Celine Arzel
Docent, Wildlife Research and Management. PhD

Department of Biology (Department of Biology)
Wetland Ecology Group, University of Helsinki
celine.arzel@utu.fi




Areas of expertise
Wildlife; Game species management; bird migration; Behavioral Ecology; Foraging Ecology; Wetland Ecology, Waterbirds

Research

I am interested to unravel the mechanisms that drive wildlife population dynamic and their habitat choice in order to provide management and monitoring tools to managers and decision makers. I have particularly focused my research on game species with special emphasis on Anatidae. I have studied their ecology (from foraging ecology to habitat use) on their wintering, staging and breeding ground in Europe.

Through my current project funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation Häme Regional Fund, I am investigating the effects of water browning on lake ecosystem functioning in the boreal zone based on long-term data sets collected in the Evo area, Finland. These data sets include long-term water quality, land-use , vegetation, invertebrates, fish and waterbird databases. I am working in close collaboration with wetland managers with the goal to provide best management practices to improve water and waterfowl habitat quality.

In addition, I am studying the evolution of waterbird community, land-use and climate change in the Archipelago Sea based on a 40 year bird survey database.

Finally, I have launched the DiSRUPT - Ducks as Sentinels of endocRine disRUPTing chemicals in surface water- initiative in 2018.  DiSRUPT is an International effort to study the effect of Endocrine disruptive contaminants in ducks. 47 researchers from 16 countries from North America to Russia collaborate to this endeavor.



Teaching



2019: Organization
and coordination of a NOVA joint course for Master and PhD students on Wetland
ecology and management. 3.5 ECTS, course to be hold at Lammi Biological
Station, 2-6th of September 2019.

2006 - 2007: 2
weeks, Organization of a training course for PhD students and post-doc fellows:
Introduction to R software and statistical treatments of databases, Tour du
Valat Biological Station, France.

2006: 6 months,
147 hours, Assistant lecturer in Animal Biology at Toulouse University, France

2005: Lecture on
waterfowl migratory ecology to Finnish Master and PhD students at Helsinki
University, Finland (as part of a NOVA course).



Publications
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Sustainable management of migratory European ducks: finding model species (2018)
Wildlife Biology
Holopainen S, Arzel C, Elmberg J, Fox AD, Guillemain M, Gunnarsson G, Nummi P, Sjoberg K, Vaananen VM, Alhainen M, Poysa H
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Agent-based Modeling May Help to Merge Research Traditions in Foraging Ecology in Europe and North America (2017) Guillemain M., Pernollet C., Elmberg J., Arzel C., Eadie J.
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B1 Journal article)

Sinisorsanpoikaset välttelevät synnynnäisesti erityyppisiä petoja (2016)
Suomen Riista
Dessborn L, Rönkä M, Arzel C, Elmberg J
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Spatial information in ecosystem service assessment: data applicability in the cascade model context (2016)
Journal of Land Use Science
Harri Tolvanen, Mia Rönkä, Petteri Vihervaara, Matti Kamppinen, Céline Arzel, Nina Aarras, Sirpa Thessler
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Birdwatchers’ participation in bird monitoring – PEDS IV, 7.–11.4.2015, Hanko (2015) Arzel C., Rönkä M., Sonck K., Tolvanen H., Lehikoinen E.
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I1 Audiovisual material)

Birdwatchers’ participation in bird monitoring – World Seabird Conference, 26.–30.10.2015, Kapkaupunki, Etelä-Afrikka (2015) Arzel C., Rönkä M., Sonck K., Tolvanen H., Lehikoinen E.
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I1 Audiovisual material)

Diversity, abundance and brood numbers of waterbirds in relation to habitat properties – PEDS IV, 7.–11.4.2015, Hanko (2015) Arzel C., Rönkä M., Tolvanen H., Kamppinen M., Lehikoinen E.
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I1 Audiovisual material)

Habitat use in ducks breeding in boreal freshwater wetlands: a review (2015)
European Journal of Wildlife Research
Holopainen S, Arzel C, Dessborn L, Elmberg J, Gunnarsson G, Nummi P, Poysa H, Sjoberg K
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Population dynamics in the common Teal – importance of climate in breeding and wintering areas. 4th Pan European Duck Symposium, Hanko, Finland, 7-11 April 2015. (2015) Holopainen, S., Arzel, C., Nummi, P., Rintala, J., Guillemain, M., Tamisier, A., Pöysä, H
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O2 Other)

Så undviker andungarna rovdjuren (2015) Johan Elmberg, Lisa Dessborn, Celine Arzel
(
B1 Journal article)

Species diversity, abundance and brood numbers of breeding waterbirds in relation to habitat properties in an agricultural watershed (2015)
Annales Zoologici Fennici
Céline Arzel, Mia Rönkä, Harri Tolvanen, Nina Aarras, Matti Kamppinen, Petteri Vihervaara
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Time use and foraging behaviour in pre-breeding dabbling ducks Anas spp. in sub-arctic Norway (2015)
Journal of Ornithology
Céline Arzel, Johan Elmberg
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Andungar har bra koll när faran hotar (2014) Johan Elmberg, Lisa Dessborn, Celine Arzel
(
B1 Journal article)

Early springs and breeding performance in two sympatric duck species with different migration strategies (2014)
Ibis
Céline Arzel, Lisa Dessborn, Hannu Pöysä, Johan Elmberg, Petri Nummi, Kjell Sjöberg
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-22-07 at 02:20