The Seabird Group will hear talks on albatrosses and petrels next month in Edinburgh at its 13th Conference

The Seabird Group will hold its 13th International Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland over 6-9 September 2016.  Titles and authors of talks and posters are now available on line.

Great-headed Albatross, photograph by Mickey Reeves

A list of presentations (plenaries, orals and posters) dealing with aspects of the biology and conservation of procellariiform birds follows.

Tony Martin:  Invasive alien species on seabird islands: problems and solutions

Rob Thomas:  A Long-Term Study of Migrating European Storm Petrels

Ingrid Pollet:  What factors influence breeding success of Leach's Storm-Petrels?

Nicky McArthur:  A New Zealand conservation story of a globally unique seabird, Kaikoura’s Titi, the Hutton’s shearwater

Steffen Oppel:  Using globally threatened pelagic birds to identify priority sites for marine conservation in the South Atlantic Ocean

Paulo Catry: Dancing in the moonlight: effects of light regime on seabird activity patterns

Nina Dehnhard:  Soaring with the wind?  Foraging behaviour of sympatric Antarctic fulmarine petrels in East Antarctica in relation to habitat characteristics

Agnes Olin:  Effects of changing environmental conditions and intrinsic variation on the breeding success of northern fulmars

Deborah Pardo:  Demographic buffering in declining populations: can pre and non-breeders save the greyheaded albatross?

Dimas Gianuca:  Influence of allochrony on the population trajectories of northern and southern giant petrels

Matt Wood:  Climatic variation and demography of Manx shearwaters in the Irish Sea

Saskia Wischnewski:  Exceptionally large foraging ranges in provisioning Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus): A triple foraging strategy facilitated by environmental variables?

Martin Berg:  Have ecosystem changes altered the trophic niche of the fluttering shearwater (Puffinus gavia)? - A 134-year stable isotope record from feathers and prey collected in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

Bernard Cadiou:  New data about the secret life of the wandering prebreeding European storm petrels at colonies

Dimas Gianuca:  Comparative trials of Lumo Leads and traditional line weighting in the Brazilian pelagic longline fishery

Dilek Sahin:  High migration counts in Turkey suggest the existance [sic] of undiscovered colonies of the Yelkouan shearwater

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 19 August 2016

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