The applied research group on Meadow Birds focuses on teaching, sharing information, setting up practical monitoring systems, and business/revenue models in meadow bird regions. The applied research group on Meadow Birds launched on 1 May 2016, led by Dr. Astrid Manhoudt. The applied research group works by responding to issues as they arise in the region. It works closely with the Animal Management, Animal Husbandry and Business Administration and Agribusiness study programmes, and with secondary vocational (MBO) programmes. As of 1 November 2022, Astrid Manhoudt is no longer working as a professor for the University. Work will continue on projects that are already running while we plan next steps for the applied research group.
The main focus of the applied research group is the improvement of meadow bird management in practice, the efficient and effective organisation of monitoring activities, and the development of revenue models for agriculture. Universities, site managers and agricultural cooperatives already have a wealth of knowledge about meadow bird management. However, there’s often limited knowledge exchange between these stakeholders due to the lack of a common narrative, coordination, and a process of translating knowledge into practical implementation. The applied research group on Meadow Birds is committed to making the sustainable and effective management, organisation and monitoring of meadow bird protection a core part of dairy farming, agricultural collectives and study programmes through collaborative learning and work in the field, teaching and research.
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Everything published by the Meadow Birds applied research group can be found on Greeni, the online library for the green universities of applied sciences.
If you have any questions about the applied research group, please email [email protected]