Kyle Elliot

McGill University Canada

I study the diving behaviour and energetics of Arctic seabirds, particularly in the context of life-history tradeoffs. For instance, I am interested in how trade-offs with age and individual 'quality' govern physiological and behavioural 'decisions'. I am particularly interested in the seabird one-percenters: those few individuals that contribute substantially to subsequent cohorts. What makes them special? Finally, the data I collect on seabird at-sea behaviour is usually linked to conservation goals, particularly understanding how to minimize conflicts between humans and seabirds in changing oceans.