Using Seabirds to monitor the health of our Oceans

Lecture Theatre 203 - Haworth Building
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Monday 6th October 2014 (17:30-18:00)
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Part of the Evening Biology Lectures series

Dr Jim Reynolds, School of Biosciences

17:30 Refreshments
18:00 Lecture starts

Seabirds are one of the most enigmatic groups of birds but to most people they are the devil incarnate - they make holidays to the seaside noisy and often their omnivorous feeding habits result in spilt bags of chips or dislodged ice cream from cones. However, understanding where and how they forage tells us much about not just their breeding biology but also the health of entire marine ecosystems. In this talk I will tell a story about one such seabird species on a remote island in the South Atlantic. I will describe the fundamental importance of long-term studies, 'citizen science' and modern technology in revealing the secrets of our oceans. 

Open to all who are interested in the study of Biology. Particularly suitable for A-Level students.
The lecture is free of charge. All welcome to attend, but booking is required.

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