Our annual Ornithology Lecture in December always brings exciting tales of research and adventure, and this past lecture was no exception! Professor Jan-Ake Nilsson, of the University of Lund, has a passion for birds, which has led him to do some fascinating research to understand the life strategies of small passerines.

Naturally Speaking‘s Steve Larcombe and Karen Hotopp (@KarenHotopp) sat down with Jan-Ake to talk about his many research interests, some of his favorite birds, and the body strain of attempting to mimic a rock.

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Blue tits are a common study species across Europe. Colin Frankland [CC BY-NC 2.0], via Flickr.

Episode 48: Sweden’s Avian Renaissance Man—Conversations with Professor Jan-Ake Nilsson

Prof. Jan-Ake Nilsson, University of Lund, delivers the annual Ornithology Christmas Lecture. ©Shaun Killen

Prof. Jan-Ake Nilsson, University of Lund, delivers the annual Ornithology Christmas Lecture. ©Shaun Killen

You can see more photos from our Christmas celebrations, including the Institute band, the potluck, and the ceilidh, on our 2016 end-of-year podcast, Episode 47: Years Reflections (and Happy Holidays)!

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Intro and outro music sampled from: “The Curtain Rises” and “Early RiserKevin MacLeod [CC BY 3.0]

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