The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Why Do We Like Some Birds and Dislike Others?

By Dr Stefan Dorondel, New Europe College I have always wondered why people like some birds and hate, or at least are indifferent to, others. Some reasons may have to do with the color of the birds and their song.[1] The canary (Serinus canaria domestica) for instance is brightly colored and sings nicely. Other birdsContinue reading “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Why Do We Like Some Birds and Dislike Others?”

The Art of EnviroCitizen

The EnviroCitizen project has commissioned artworks by Jacek Matysiak. Jacek is a freelance illustrator who specialises in digital illustration with wilderness and nature themes. Our logo and main banner image are both by him. Alongside these, he has produced several other images that will be used to illustrate elements of the project. These are presentedContinue reading “The Art of EnviroCitizen”

How birds of the world get their Estonian names

By Dr Elle-Mari Talivee, Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Eestikeelse postituse lugemiseks vajuta siia In the newly established republic of Estonia in 1918 among immense political and societal reformation arose the idea of naming birds in Estonian. The plan stopped for two years, however, due to the War ofContinue reading “How birds of the world get their Estonian names”

Kuidas linnud omale eestikeelsed nimed saavad

Elle-Mari Talivee, Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia Underi ja Tuglase Kirjanduskeskuse vanemteadur, PhD Click here to read in English 1918. aastal, kui oli sündinud Eesti Vabariik, alustati muuhulgas ka eestikeelsete linnunimede korrastamisega. Alanud Vabadussõja tõttu tegevus mõneks ajaks katkes, ent sai uue hoo sisse Tartu Ülikooli juurde 1921. aastal loodud eestikeelsete oskussõnade loomise komisjonis. Samal aastal asutatiContinue reading “Kuidas linnud omale eestikeelsed nimed saavad”

Reading List: Handbook of Citizen Science in Ecology and Conservation

The reading list is an intermittent series of book recommendations from our team. Dr Michalis A. Vasiliades of CYCERE offers the first in this series. Author(s): Noss, R.F. Series Editor(s): Lepczyk, C.A., Boyle, O.D., Vargo. T.L.V. Year: 2020 Publisher: University of California Press DOI: 10.2307/j.ctvz0h8fz ISBN(s): 9780520960473, 0520960475, 9780520284777 URL: This is the firstContinue reading “Reading List: Handbook of Citizen Science in Ecology and Conservation”

Green Volunteers in the Spotlight

Understanding action for nature through studying citizen scientists and other nature volunteers By Wessel Ganzevoort, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre Connecting Humans and Nature, Institute for Science in Society, Radboud University Klik hier voor de Nederlandse versie Considering everything going on in the world right now, we should not forget to celebrate our achievements. ThisContinue reading “Green Volunteers in the Spotlight”

Groene vrijwilligers in de schijnwerpers

Hoe het onderzoeken van citizen scientists en andere natuurvrijwilligers helpt om te begrijpen waarom mensen in actie komen voor natuur Door Wessel Ganzevoort, Postdoc Onderzoeker bij het Centre Connecting Humans and Nature, Institute for Science in Society, Radboud Universiteit Click here to read in English Gezien alles wat er op dit moment gaande is inContinue reading “Groene vrijwilligers in de schijnwerpers”

En vinterdag i Stavanger

av Endre Harvold Kvangraven, stipendiat i miljøhumaniora, Universitetet i Stavanger Click here for English Jeg har kommet til Stavanger for å forske på forholdet mellom mennesker og fugler i nordisk litteratur på 2000-tallet, og en av de første dagene går jeg ut for å kikke på det lokale fuglelivet. Det er tidlig på ettermiddagen, iContinue reading “En vinterdag i Stavanger”

A winter’s day in Stavanger

by Endre Harvold Kvangraven, PhD researcher in environmental humanities, University of Stavanger Klikk her til å lese på norsk I’ve come to Stavanger to study relations between humans and birds in Nordic literature from the 2000s, and on one of my first days I go out to have a look at the local bird life.Continue reading “A winter’s day in Stavanger”

Vrouwelijke vogelaars, bestonden die wel?

Door Caspar Beckers, Junior Onderzoeker bij Center Connecting Humans and Nature, Instituut voor Science in Society, Radboud Universiteit Click here to read in English Voor veel mensen is de wereld van vogelaars een mannenwereld. Gewapend met hun kijkers gaan ze er voor dag en dauw op uit om vogels te spotten. Maar in dit gezelschapContinue reading “Vrouwelijke vogelaars, bestonden die wel?”