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Batbayar, Nyambayar

Batbayar holding falcon

In 2004, Nyamba received his M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying Cinereous Vultures in central Mongolia.


Thesis Abstract

Thesis Research & Resulting Publications

Nyamba and his colleagues have been monitoring a small population of Cinereous Vultures in central Mongolia for the last 10 years.

Currently, he is working on his Ph.D. degree at the University of Oklahoma, USA. He is studying migration strategies of two geese species that are found in East Asia using satellite telemetry and remote sensing data.

He is the director of Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia. Also he is an adjunct ornithologist for the Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences. He also serves as national representative for the Oriental Bird Club, IUCN’s Crane Specialists Group, Pelican Specialists Group, Bat Working Group, and Wetlands International’s Anatidae Working Group. He is a member of the Mongolian Biodiversity Taxon Steering Committee.


Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:

Newman, S.H., N.J. Hill, K.A. Spragens, D. Janies, I.O. Voronkin, D.J. Prosser, B. Yan, F. Lei, N. Batbayar, T. Natsagdorj, C.M. Bishop, P.J. Butler, M. Wikelski, S. Balachandran, T. Mundkur, D.C. Douglas, and J.Y. Takekawa. 2012. Eco-virological approach for assessing the role of wild birds in the spread of Avian Influenza H5N1 along the Central Asian Flyway. PLoS One 7:e30636.

Dixon, A., N. Batbayar, and G.Purev-Ochir. 2011. Autumn migration of an Amur Falcon Falco amurensis from Mongolia to the Indian Ocean tracked by satellite. Forktail 27:81-84.

Batbayar, N., J.Y. Takekawa, S.H. Newman, D.J. Prosser, T. Natsagdorj, and X. Xiao. 2011. Migration strategies of Swan Geese Anser cygnoides from northeast Mongolia. Wildfowl 61:90–109.

Hawkes, L.A., S. Balachandran, N. Batbayar, P.J. Butler, P.B. Frappell, W.K. Milsom, N. Tseveenmyadag, S.H. Newman, G.R. Scott, P. Sathiyaselvam, J.Y. Takekawa, M. Wikelski, and C.M. Bishop. 2011. The trans-Himalayan flights of Bar-headed Geese (Anser indicus). PNAS 108: 9516-9519.

Gilbert, M., S.H. Newman, J.Y. Takekawa, L. Loth, C. Biradar, D.J. Prosser, S. Balachandran, M.V.S. Rao, T. Mundkur, B.P. Yan, Z. Xing, Y.S. Hou, N. Batbayar, T. Natsagdorj, L. Hogerwerf, J. Slingenbergh, and X.M. Xiao. 2010. Flying over an infected landscape: distribution of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 risk in South Asia and satellite tracking of wild waterfowl. EcoHealth 7:448-458.

Takekawa, J.Y., S.R. Heath, D.C. Douglas, W.M. Perry, S. Javed, S.H. Newman, R.N. Suwal, A.R. Rahmani, B.C. Choudhury, D.J. Prosser, B. Yan, Y. Hou, N. Batbayar, T. Natsagdorj, C.M. Bishop, P.J. Butler, P.B. Frappell, W.K. Milsom, G.R. Scott, L.A. Hawkes, and M. Wikelski. 2009. Geographic variation in Bar-headed Geese Anser indicus: connectivity of wintering areas and breeding grounds across a broad front. Wildfowl 59:102-125.