Australian research on albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters presented at the Fifth International Albatross and Petrel Conference

A number of Australian marine ornithologists crossed the Tasman Sea to attend the Fifth International Albatross and Petrel Conference in Wellington, New Zealand last month.

Authors and titles of six Aussie oral and poster presentations at IAPC5 are listed below.

Rachael Alderman & Rosemary Gales:  Macquarie Island's giant petrels and the impacts of the pest eradication program.  O38.

Rachael Alderman & Rosemary Gales:   The Shy Albatross: status, survival and threats.  P1.

Nicholas Carlile, Matt Rayner, Yuna Kim, David Priddel, Dean Portelli & Vincent Bretagnolle:  Consistency between historic at-sea observations and modern geolocation estimates: a case study of Gould's Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera, P. l. caledonica).  O9.

Fiona McDuie, Scarla Weeks & Brad Congdon:  How do oceanography and climate impact prey availability of tropical seabirds: electronic tracking of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters to identify critical foraging resources of the Great Barrier Reef.  O12.

Julie McInnes, Cassy Faux, Andrea Polanowski, Louise Emmerson, Colin Southwell, Rosemary Gales & Simon Jarman:  Investigating albatross diet using next generation sequencing.  P33.

Geoff Tuck:  Why you should not rely on bycatch rates alone to manage seabird interactions in your fishery.  P29.

Click here to read the abstracts of the above (and other) papers in the conference booklet.

Shy Abatrosses on Albatross Island in Australia's Bass Strait
Photograph by Rachael Alderman

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 10 September 2012

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