Johannes KampDr Johannes Kamp

Working Group Ecosystem Research
Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstr. 2, 48149 Münster
room 505
phone +49(0)251-83 30 212
e-mail johannes.kamp [at] uni-muenster.de

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Curriculum Vitae


since 02/2012 Scientific Coordinator, BMBF research project ´SASCHA´, University of Münster, Institute of Landscape Ecology   SASCHA Homepage      SASCHA Blog
2012 PhD, Faculty of Geosciences, University of Münster and RSPB. Thesis: Post-Soviet land use change and conservation of avian biodiversity across the Eurasian steppe belt Download
2008-2012 Senior Research Assistant, Conservation Science Department, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Großbritannien
2007

MSc in Landscape Ecology, University of Oldenburg, Germany

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research interests


Much of my research focuses on the impacts of changing land-use on biodiversity, especially the far-reaching changes in agriculture that affected large territories after the break-up of the Soviet Union. With increasing pressure on land and increasing land-use intensity, I try to contribute to ideas that promote more sustainable land management for the conservation of wild nature, currently mostly in projects in Siberia and Central Asia.

I am also interested in the conservation ecology of globally threatened and endemic bird species. On-going research includes projects on Sociable Lapwing, Yellow-breasted Bunting and Black Lark. I use a wide array of methods including distribution and population modelling and satellite tracking to inform conservation action for declining species.

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Publications


International publications (peer-reviewed)

submitted

  • Kamp J, Pelster A, Gaedicke L, Karthäuser J, Dieker P, Mantel K (submitted) High nest survival and productivity in Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus breeding on urban brownfields.
  • Sutcliffe L, Batáry P, Kormann U, Baldi A, Dicks LV, Herzon I, Kleijn D, Tryjanowski P, Apostolova I, Arlettaz R, Aunins A, Aviron S, Balezentiene L, Čierna-Plassmann M, Fischer C, Gabrielovà J, Halada L, Hartel T, Helm A, Hristov I, Jelaska SD, Kaligarič M, Kamp J, Klimek S, Koorberg P, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kuemmerle T, Leuschner C, Lindborg R, Loos J, Maccherini S, Marja R, Máthé O, Proença V, Rey-Benayas J, Sans FX, Seifert C, Stalenga J, Timaeus J, Török P, van Swaay C, Viik E, Tscharntke T (submitted) East meets West - overcoming the divide in European farmland conservation
  • Wagner V, Chytrý M, Zelený D, von Wehrden H, Brinkert A, Danihelka J, Hölzel N, Kamp J, Lustyk P, Merunková K, Palpurina S, Preislerová Z, Wesche K (submitted) The geographic variability of the plant soil pH niche along a large precipitation gradient in Eurasia

published

  • Kamp J (2014) Weighing up the reuse of Soviet croplands. Nature 505: 483 [doi:10.1038/505483d]
  • Sheldon RD, Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Urazaliev RS, Iskakov TK, Field RH, Salemgareev AR, Khrokov VV, Zhuly VA, Sklyarenko SL, Donald PF (2013) Breeding ecology of the globally threatened Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius and the demographic drivers of recent declines. Journal of Ornithology 154 (2): 501-516 [doi:10.1007/s10336-012-0921-4]
  • Kamp J, Siderova T, Salemgaarev A, Urazaliev R, Donald PF, Hölzel N (2012) Niche separation of larks (Alaudidae) and agricultural change on the drylands of the former Soviet Union. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 155: 41–49. [doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2012.03.023]
  • Kamp J, Urazaliev R, Donald PF, Hölzel, N (2011) Post-Soviet agricultural change predicts future declines after recent recovery in Eurasian steppe bird populations. Biological Conservation 144: 2607–2614. [doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.010]
  • Schielzeth H, Kamp J, Eichhorn G, Heinecke T, Koshkin MA, Lachmann L, Sheldon RD, Koshkin AV (2010) Wader, gull and tern population estimates for a key breeding and stopover site in Kazakhstan. Bird Conservation International 20: 186–199. [doi:10.1017/S0959270910000031]
  • Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Sheldon RD (2010) Historical breeding of Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in Xinjiang. Chinese Birds 1: 70–73.
    [doi: 10.5122/cbirds.2009.0001]
  • Kamp J, Sheldon RD, Koshkin MA, Donald PF, Biedermann R (2009) Post-Soviet steppe management causes pronounced synanthropy in the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius. Ibis 151: 452–463.
    [doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2009.00938.x]
  • Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Sheldon RD (2009) Population size, breeding performance and habitat selection of the Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni. Bird Conservation International 19: 149–163.
    [doi: 10.1017/S0959270908008150]
  • Schielzeth H, Eichhorn G, Heinicke T, Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Koshkin AV, Lachmann L (2008) Waterbird migration on the Central Asian flyway: Population size estimates from a key staging area in Central Kazakhstan. Bird Conservation International 18: 71–86 [doi: 10.1017/S0959270908000087]

Other Publications

  • Kamp J (2013) Book review: ‘Birds of Central Asia’ by R. Aye, M. Schweizer and T.Roth. Ibis 155:681–682
  • Urazaliev R, Iskakov T, Kamp J (2012) Aggressive intraspecific behaviour in Black Larks Melanocorypha yeltoniensis in winter. British Birds 105: 40–42
  • Kamp J (2011) "The Amazing Journey" - der Zug des Steppenkiebitzes. Der Falke 58: 101–103 Download
  • Kamp J (2010) Große Trupps und starke Bejagung – Neues vom Steppenkiebitz. Der Falke 57: 113–115 Download
  • Kamp J, Sohni V (2008) Die Vogelwelt der Ostfriesischen Inseln. In: Niedringhaus R, Haeseler V, Janiesch P (Hrsg.) Die Flora und Fauna der Ostfriesischen Inseln. Schriftenreihe Nationalparkverwaltung Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer 11, Wilhelmshaven: 421–439   
  • Kamp J (2008) Forschung an einer weltweit bedrohten Vogelart – der Steppenkiebitz. Der Falke 55: 130–135 Download
  • Kamp J, Grishina KV (2008) Rooks killing adult Black-tailed Godwit. British Birds 101: 447
  • Kamp J (2007) Verbreitung, Bestand und Habitatnutzung des Mittelspechts Dendrocopos medius in NW-Niedersachsen. Vogelkundliche Berichte aus Niedersachsen 39: 77–96
  • Kamp J, Sohni V (2006) Habitat use and population densities of the Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius caucasicus in the NW Caucasus mountains (Russia). Vogelwelt 129: 69–75

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Fijen TPM, Kamp J, Lameris TK, Urazaliev RS, Kleijn D, Donald PF (2013) Why do birds use dung in and around nests? A case study on the Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis. Symposium presentation, 146th annual meeting of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (DO-G), Regensburg, Germany 02–07/10/2013
  • Kamp J (2013) One step(pe) further east – conservation strategies for agricultural landscapes in Kazakhstan and Western Siberia. Invited Talk at “East meets West workshop", Göttingen, Germany, 13–15/02/2013
  • Kamp J, Urazaliev R, Salemgareev A, Donald PF, Brinkert A, Sidorova T, Hölzel N (2013) Agricultural change, biodiversity and future conservation strategies for the Eurasian steppes. Talk, International Conference “Conservation of steppe and semi-desert ecosystems in Eurasia”, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 13–14/03/2013
  • Kamp J (2012) Impacts of post-Soviet land-use change on steppe biodiversity. Talk at the 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB), Glasgow, UK, 28/8–1/9/2012
  • Kämpfer S, Kamp J, Hölzel N (2012) The impact of climate and land-use change on farmland bird communities of the Western Siberianforest steppe. Poster, 145th annual meeting of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (DO-G), Saarbrücken, Germany 03–08/10/2012 [pdf]
  • Sheehan D, Ewing S, Kamp J, Atkinson PW, Hewson C, Buchanan G, Vickery J (2011) Why Africa matters: Distribution and habitat associations of Palaearctic-African migrant birds in West Africa. Talk at the 8th Conference of the European Ornithologists' Union (EOU), Riga, Latvia, 27–30/8/2011
  • Sheldon RD, Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Donald PF (2011) Assessing the migration routes of the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius using historical records and satellite telemetry. Talk at the Annual Conference of the British Ornithologists’ Union, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 5–7/4/2011
  • Kamp J, Sheldon RD, Koshkin MA, Donald PF (2011) Inference on bird migration routes using historical field records, museum specimens and satellite tracking - the Sociable Lapwing database. Poster at AEWA workshop, Palmyra, Syria, 18–20/3/2011
  • Urazaliev R, Kamp J (2011) Impacts of post-Soviet and current changes in agriculture on grassland birds. Talk at the 12. Student Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 22–24/3/2011
  • Kamp J (2010) The impact of changing land use and grazing patterns on biodiversity of the Eurasian steppes. Invited talk at the European Regional Launch Event, United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, UNCCD, London, 16/12/2010
  • Kamp J, Fisher I, Heldbjerg H, Nyegaard, T, Buchanan G, Donald PF, Eaton M, Gregory R (2010) Potential uses of ad hoc data from birdwatchers for monitoring and conservation: the Worldbirds family of web tools. Talk at the 18th International Conference of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC), Cáceres, Spain, 22–26/03/2010
  • Kamp J, Donald PF, Hölzel N (2010) The impact of post-Soviet land use change on steppe bird populations in Kazakhstan. Talk at the 18th International Conference of the European Bird Census Council(EBCC), Cáceres, Spain, 22–26/03/2010
  • Kamp J, Donald PF, Koshkin MA, Schäffer N, Sheldon RD (2008) Zugrouten und Winterquartiere des global bedrohten Steppenkiebitzes Vanellus gregarius. Vogelwarte 46:304–305. Symposium presentation, 141th annual meeting of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (DO-G), Bremen 01–06/10/2008
  • Kamp J (2008) Bestandszunahme und Ausbreitung des Mittelspechts Dendrocopus medius in NW-Deutschland. Vogelwarte 46:280. Symposium presentation, 141th annual meeting of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (DO-G), Bremen 01–06/10/2008
  • Kamp J, Sheldon RD, Biedermann R (2007) Habitat selection of the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in central Kazakhstan. Wader Study Group Bull. 114:20–21. Symposium presentation, 34.th annual meeting of the International Wader Study Group, La Rochelle, Frankreich, 28/09–01/10/2007
  • Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Sheldon RD (2007) A new world population estimate for the Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni. Symposium presentation, 12th annual meeting of the Russian Wader Study Group, Michurinsk, Russland, 04–09/02/2007
  • Koshkin MA, Sheldon RD, Kamp J, Khrokov VV, Donald PF (2006) Breeding biology of the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in central Kazakhstan and implications for conservation management. Wader Study Group Bull. 111:17–18. Symposium presentation, 33th annual meeting of the International Wader Study Group, Falsterbo, Sweden, 13/10–17/10/2006
  • Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Sheldon RD (2006) Population numbers and habitat use of the Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni in central Kazakhstan. Wader Study Group Bull. 111:27–28. Poster presentation, 33th annual meeting of the International Wader Study Group, Falsterbo, Sweden, 13/10–17/10/2006
  • Sheldon RD, Grishina VA, Kamp J, Khrokov VV, Knight A , Koshkin MA (2006) Revising the breeding population estimate and distribution of the Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius. Wader Study Group Bull. 111:30–31. Poster presentation, 33th annual meeting of the International Wader Study Group, Falsterbo, Sweden, 13/10–17/10/2006

Theses

  • Kamp J (2012) Post-Soviet land-use change and conservation of avian biodiversity across the Eurasian steppe belt. Dissertation, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster und RSPB. Download
  • Kamp J (2007) Habitat selection of the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in Central Kazakhstan - a modelling approach. Diplomarbeit, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg. Download



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