Penguins on Parade: Conflict in South Georgia – A Slideshow

Originally posted on Animal Ecology In Focus:
The Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is home to some of the world’s largest breeding aggregations of penguins. Long-term monitoring studies reveal that the local population trends are complex. Some species and colonies have rapidly declined, but others have increased or remained stable. For example, the local population…

Density-dependence and marine bird populations: Are wind farm assessments precautionary?

In this post, Catharine Horswill discusses her paper ‘Density-dependence and marine bird populations: Are wind farm assessments precautionary?’ “Just one thing would be enough to halt c… Source: Density-dependence and marine bird populations: Are wind farm assessments precautionary?

Tagging gannets on Bass Rock

July 2016: I assisted Professor Keith Hamer and Jude Lane from the University of Leeds to deploy and retrieve tracking devices from northern gannets breeding on Bass Rock. The northern gannet colony at Bass Rock is the largest in the world and holds more than 70,ooo breeding pairs. We also collected measurements, such as bill length and body mass, in order to investigate … More Tagging gannets on Bass Rock