Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Presentations on ACAP-listed seabirds at the 12th International Seabird Conference, Oxford, UK, March 2014

The 12th International Conference of the [United Kingdom] Seabird Group was held over 21-23 March 2014 in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Abstracts of oral and poster presentations made at the conference on ACAP-listed species by senior author and title are listed below.  Click here to read their full authorship and abstracts, as well as a number of presentations on other procellariiform seabirds, including on potential candidate taxa for ACAP listing, such as Calonectris shearwaters.

Oral presentations

Alice Carravieri.  Foraging ecology drives contamination by persistent organic pollutants and mercury in the Wandering Albatross

Filipe Ceia.  Consistency in the foraging niche of seabirds: possible causes and ecological implications [Wandering Albatross]

Hannah Froy.  Age-related variation in reproductive traits in the Wandering Albatross

Rhiannon Meier.  Combining multiple tracking systems reveals at sea behaviour and a pattern of annual variation in breeding season movements of a Critically Endangered seabird [Balearic Shearwater]

Deborah Pardo.  Comparative albatross demography; species-specific responses to changing climate and fishing pressure [Wandering, Grey-headed and Black-browed Albatrosses]

Samantha Patrick.  Senescence rates are strongly influenced by personalities in Wandering Albatross

 

A Wandering Albatross and its chick at Marion Island

Photograph by John Cooper

Poster Presentations

Thomas Clay.  Population-level differences in the distribution and habitat characteristicsof non-breeding Grey-headed Albatrosses

Lucas Krüger.  The sexual year-round spatial segregation on an Antarctic population of Southern Giant Petrel

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 15 April 2014

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