Prof Peter Ryan

FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, UCT, South Africa

I work on a range of bird-related conservation issues, with a strong focus on seabirds and island birds. My main scientific contributions have been on 1) the impact of ingested plastics on seabirds and the broader marine debris question; 2) the impacts of long-lining and other seabird-fishery interactions on seabird populations, and promotion of measures to reduce seabird bycatch; and 3) the impacts of invasive species on island birds, and their recovery following restoration. I mainly work at the Tristan archipelago, the sub-Antarctic Prince Edwards Islands and islands off South Africa.