Magdalena Wlodarz, M.Sc.
Zoological Institute and Museum
I am a PhD candidate and research associate at the University of Greifswald in the working group Vogelwarte. My research project deals with the effects of environmental pollutants on the breeding and feeding ecology of black-headed gulls, which, as indicator species of the coastal regions, reflect changes in their habitat at an early stage in their population numbers and breeding success. In addition to a broad survey of the general health status of breeding black-headed gulls, which is defined with the help of blood parameters, food analyses, body measurements and photometric measurements, my work aims to examine black-headed gulls populations on the coast and inland for residues of pharmaceuticals and pesticides.