International seabird conference comes to Liverpool

An international conference showcasing the latest in seabird research is taking place on campus this week.

The 14th International Seabird Group Conference has been organised by Dr Jon Green and Dr Samantha Patrick who co-lead the Seabird Ecology Group (SEGUL) based in the University’s School of Environmental Sciences.

The conference will feature all aspects of seabird research with key note sessions considering seabird ecology, physiology and conservation. Keynote speakers include Kyle Elliott (McGill University, Canada), Ana Sanz-Aguillar (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies), and Thierry Boulinier (Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique).

The conference will also include a workshop on using drones, or UAVS, in seabird research and monitoring. Dr Green recently worked with the BBC’s `The One Show’ on an experimentthat used drone equipment to count the coastal cormorant colony on Puffin Island, off Anglesey.

The 14th International Seabird Group Conference takes place in the Central Teaching Hub on campus from the 3-6th September 2018. It will also feature posters, an early career event, student prizes and a social programme.

The Seabird Group was founded in 1966 to promote and help coordinate the study and conservation of seabirds. The group has a rich history of seabird census work, and continues to provide support to seabird research projects across the globe.

You can follow the conference on twitter @SEG_UL and with the hashtag #Seabirds18

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