AMBI; the Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative

Recently I have started working on a new project, the Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative (AMBI). AMBI is a project under the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group. As I wrap up my PhD, this opportunity came up and at first I thought that I couldn’t possibly take this on, but […]

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Plastics and contaminants, studying the link

The overall research objective that I find myself continually, and increasingly, drawn to is how wildlife are affected by, and deal with cumulative effects. In wildlife for example we are concerned about how contaminants may affect birds (see here for more on mercury and birds). Additionally,  for many birds we are also concerned with the impacts from the habitat […]

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World Seabird Conference, Cape Town – 2015

The World Seabird Conference might be one of my favourite meetings. I get to meet with many of my all time favourite collaborators. Some who live in Canada, but funnily enough we sometimes hang out more at international conferences than we do on home turf. Also, because it is all about seabirds, there is hardly […]

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Wildlife Contaminants Workshop 2015

2015 marks our 8th year of holding the Wildlife Contaminants Workshop (previously the Wildlife Dissection Workshop as funded by the Nasivvik Centre, née the Seabird Dissection Workshop under the Canada’s seabird International Polar Year project, and the 9th class Environmental Technology Program to take part (due to doing both the first year and second year […]

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Marine birds and plastics themed Twitter session, summary and storified!

On August 22nd, 2015 I was privileged to host a themed #Seabirdersaturday discussion on Twitter.  The discussion focused mostly around the work that is currently being done, some trends being found, and what are some areas of research that are lacking. Those who took part were great, and the hour flew by! I want to […]

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Marine debris and seabirds: #seabirdersaturday themed discussion on August 22

#SeabirderSaturday has started themed sessions this summer with each week seeing a new topic being discussed in detail. With each new topic comes a new chair that will help guide and lead discussions. On Saturday August 22nd, 2015 I am excited about leading the group discussions on Marine debris and seabirds. We will be covering […]

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Ocean Literacy Conference – Vancouver 2015

I often find it difficult to separate my research efforts from my outreach efforts. Fortunately for me, working in the Arctic means I don’t have to. Doing science outreach is not only expected, but required from northern researchers. In fact it is mandated in many ways, and often getting the needed permits for your research […]

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