Rawal Prakhar

This project will study two aspects of wetland bird communities – diversity and reproductive success – in two contrasting study systems, India and Finland. Identifying the drivers of these aspects across the two regions will help ensure that suitable breeding and wintering wetland habitats can be managed, restored, and constructed with improved efficiency for bird communities. With wetlands being lost worldwide at unprecedented rates, and waterfowl populations declining globally, the results of this study will provide vital information for planning wetland restoration projects.