I am an ornithologist specialized in radar ornithology and conservation biology. My research has mainly dealt with bird migration and how topographical and meteorological factors influence it using different remote sensing tools (various radars, thermal imaging) and visual methods. Predominantly as a leisure activity, I have been involved in various wintering, breeding bird and migration surveys in different countries for about 20 years, and I was an active ringer for about 10 years. Furthermore I regularly organize ornithological courses and work as a guide.


2018– Postdoc position at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) as part of the international project GloBAM.

2013-2016 PhD in radar ornithology at Aranzadi, Society of Sciences, Spain, "The role of seas as a geographical barrier for migratory landbirds - Approach to the Bay of Biscay" (short video presentation can be found here)

2007 MSc in Biology at the Department for Conservation Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Master thesis on "Habitat selection by foraging wrynecks Jynx torquilla during breeding season: identifying optimal species habitat"


Peer-reviewed publications:

Liechti, F., Aschwanden, J., Blew, J., Boos, M., Brabant, R., Dokter, AM, Kosarev, V., Lukach, M., Maruri, M., Reyniers, M., Schekler, I., Schmaljohann, H., Schmid, B., Weisshaupt, N., Sapir, N. (2018) Cross- calibration of different radar systems for monitoring nocturnal bird migration across Europe and the Near East. Ecography, doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04041.

Nilsson, C., Dokter, A.M., Verlinden, L., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Schmid, B., Desmet, P., Bauer, S., Chapman, J., Alves, J.A., Stepanian, P.M., Sapir, N., Wainwright, C., Boos, M., Górska, A., Menz, M.H.M., Rodrigues, P., Leijnse, H., Zehtindjiev, P., Brabant, R., Haase, G., Weisshaupt, N., Ciach, M. and Liechti, F. (2018) Revealing patterns of nocturnal migration using the European weather radar network. Ecography, doi: 10.1111/ecog.04003.

Weisshaupt, N., Dokter, A.M., Arizaga J. and Maruri, M. (2018) Effects of a sea barrier on large-scale migration patterns studied by a network of weather radars. Bird Study, DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2018.1476457.

Weisshaupt, N., Arizaga J. and Maruri, M. (2017) The role of radar wind profilers in radar ornithology. Ibis. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12562.

Weisshaupt, N. & Rodriguez-Perez, J. (2017) Habitat use of the Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix during spring migration versus breeding season based on citizen science data. Bird Study, 64(3):386-392. DOI 10.1080/00063657.2017.1364696. 

Weisshaupt, N., Lehmann, V., Arizaga J. and Maruri, M. (2017) Radar wind profilers and avian migration - a qualitative and quantitative assessment verified by thermal imaging and moon watching. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12763.

Weisshaupt, N., Maruri, M. and Arizaga J. (2016) Nocturnal bird migration at the southeastern Bay of Biscay as observed by thermal-imaging camera. Bird Study, 63(4):533-542.

Weisshaupt, N., Maruri, M. and Arizaga J. (2016) Preliminary assessment of nocturnal bird migration at the Bay of Biscay as observed by moon-watching. Munibe, 64. DOI: 10.21630/mcn.2016.64.03.

A. Ioset-Tagmann, M. Schaub, T. S. Reichlin, N. Weisshaupt & R. Arlettaz (2012) Bare ground as a crucial habitat feature for a rare terrestrially foraging farmland bird of Central Europe. Acta Oecologica, 39: 25-32.

N. Weisshaupt, Arlettaz, R., Reichlin, T. S., Tagmann-Ioset, A. & M. Schaub (2011) Habitat selection by foraging Wrynecks Jynx torquilla during the breeding season: identifying the optimal habitat profile. Bird Study: 58, 111-119.


M. Schaub, N. Martinez, A. Tagmann-Ioset, N. Weisshaupt, M. L. Maurer, T. S. F.Abadi, N. Zbinden, L. Jenni & R. Arlettaz (2010) Patches of Bare Ground as a Staple Commodity for Declining Ground-Foraging Insectivorous Farmland Birds.
PLoS ONE, 5:10.

N. Weisshaupt & A. Vilches-Morales (2010) Age determination of Corn Buntings Emberiza calandra by skull ossification after the autumn moult. Ringing & Migration, 25, 56-58.

Schaub, M. Zbinden, N. Martinez, M. Maurer, A. Ioset, R. Spaar, N. Weisshaupt & R. Arlettaz (2008): Vögel brauchen lückige Vegetation zur Nahrungssuche. Faktenblatt. Schweizerische Vogelwarte, Sempach.


Conference papers:

Weisshaupt, N., Lehmann, V., Haefele, A. and Maruri, M. (2018) Time-series based approach to identify and process biological targets in radar wind profiler data for cross disciplinary purposes. Proceedings of the European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD), Ede-Wageningen, Holland.

Weisshaupt, N., Lehmann, V., Maruri, M. (2017) Advanced identification and analysis of biologicaltargets in time series data from radar wind profilers. Proceedings of the Conference ofthe European Ornithologists’ Union in Turku, Finland.

Weisshaupt, N., Lehmann, V., Arizaga, J., Maruri, M. (2017) A qualitative and quantitative approach to study bird migration based on time series data from radar wind profilers. International Conference on Radar aeroecology: applications and perspectives, Rome, 23-24 Feb 2017.

Weisshaupt, N. (2016) Bird migration across the Bay of Biscay observed by wind profiler and thermal-imaging camera. Oral presentation. I. Congreso ornitologico de Euskadi.

Maruri, M., Lehmann, V. and Weisshaupt, N. (2016) Analytics tools for inspecting structured time series data of a boundary layer wind profiler in different meteorological conditions. Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO TECO), Madrid, Spain.

Weisshaupt, N., Maruri, M. and Arizaga J. (2015) Bird migration across the Bay of Biscay observed by wind profiler and thermal-imaging camera. Proceedings of the Conference of the European Ornithologists’ Union in Badajoz, Spain.

Weisshaupt, N. (2015) L’utilisation des radars météorologiques et des caméras infrarouges pour l’étude de la migration des oiseaux le long de la côte atlantique : l’expérience du Pays Basque. Oral presentation. Colloque francophone international “Ecosystemes estuariens - quels enjeux pour la biodiversité?”. 29-31 January 2015, Royan, France.

Weisshaupt, N., Maruri, M. and Arizaga J. (2014) Bird migration across the Bay of Biscay observed by meteorological radar. Proceedings of the European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
 

Other publications:

Weisshaupt, N. (2017). Vogel-Wolken auf dem Radarschirm. Ornis, 5.

Weisshaupt, N. (2017) Räkna röda glador. Vår Fågelvärld, 2: 40-41.

Weisshaupt, N. 2017. A mathematical approach to process and analyse biological signatures in wind profiler data. STSM report, Cost Action ES1305-European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement (ENRAM). Available at http://www.enram.eu/stsm/

Weisshaupt, N. 2017. Verification of insect presence in raw data of radar wind profilers. STSM report, Cost Action ES1305-European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement (ENRAM). Available at http://www.enram.eu/stsm/

Weisshaupt, N. (2016) El efecto del mar en la migración nocturna. Txantxangorri, 59:4-6.

Weisshaupt, N. 2015. Analysis of wind profiler data in the context of bird migration. STSM report, Cost Action ES1305-European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement (ENRAM). Available at http://www.enram.eu/stsm/

Weisshaupt, N. 2015. Analysis of weather radar data in the context of bird migration. STSM report, Cost Action ES1305-European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement (ENRAM). Available at http://www.enram.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2016_STSM_Report_FINAL_nadja.pdf/