Miss Licia Calabrese

CNRS(France) and Island Consrvation Society (Sey), Italy

I'm currently a PhD student at Paris IV (La Sorbonne) university and my research is focused on two species of Shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus and Puffinus bailloni) breeding on Aride Island (Seychelles). The main 3 aims of my PhD are: to investigate the abundance, distribution and habitat selection of the two species; to assess movements at sea during breeding and inter-breeding season (using GPS and geolocators); investigate on breeding biology and foraging ecology of the two species. Before starting the PhD I've worked for 2 years as Aride Island Conservation Officer.