Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

French sub-Antarctic research on ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels presented at the Fifth International Albatross and Petrel Conference

Four papers were presented on ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels at the Fifth International Albatross and Petrel Conference in Wellington, New Zealand last month that covered the French-sub-Antarctic islands in the southern Indian Ocean.

Authors and titles of these French presentations at IAPC5 are listed below.

Clara Péron, Henri Weimerskirch, Stephen Nicol & David Grémillet:  Do prey fields improve the predictive performance of seabird habitat models?  O5.

Louise Riotte-Lambert & Henri Weimerskirch:  Change in foraging movements through age in Wandering Albatrosses.  O1.

Laurie Thiers, Karine Delord, Christophe Barbraud, Richard Phillips & Henri Weimerskirch:  At-sea distribution and activity of male and female giant petrels, Macronectes halli and Macronectes giganteus through the life cycle: implication for their conservation.  O21.

Geoff Tuck, Robin Thomson, Christophe Barbraud, Karine Delord, Maite Louzao & Henri Weimerskirch:  Modelling the consequences of differential fishing mortality on susceptible behaviour types: potential evidence from Crozet Wandering Albatross.  O19.

Click here to read the abstracts of the above papers in the conference booklet.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 15 September 2012