Seabird sessions


Seabird sessions is a lightweight discussion series on cool seabird research!

Our aims are to bring together the seabird community for online casual conversations and to chat with some really clever scientists from all over the globe.


Our next seabird session will be on June 3rd, 2020 at 0630 GMT

The Zoom link will appear here at 0545

Join David Grémillet and Grant Humphries on ZOOM to discuss the latest and greatest in seabird research!. During every session, David and Grant will briefly introduce a few recent seabird papers and discuss them with the authors with a Q&A session from viewers.

Our first session on April 1st, 2020 brought in 60 participants from around the world!

April 8 papers

Carneiro, A.P., Pearmain, E.J., Oppel, S., Clay, T.A., Phillips, R.A., Bonnet‐Lebrun, A.S., Wanless, R.M., Abraham, E., Richard, Y., Rice, J. and Handley, J., 2020. A framework for mapping the distribution of seabirds by integrating tracking, demography and phenology. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Tanaka, K., Watanuki, Y., Takada, H., Ishizuka, M., Yamashita, R., Kazama, M., Hiki, N., Kashiwada, F., Mizukawa, K., Mizukawa, H. and Hyrenbach, D., 2020. In Vivo Accumulation of Plastic-Derived Chemicals into Seabird Tissues. Current Biology, 30(4), pp.723-728.

April 15 papers

Savoca, M.S., Brodie, S., Welch, H., Hoover, A., Benaka, L.R., Bograd, S.J. and Hazen, E.L., 2020. Comprehensive bycatch assessment in US fisheries for prioritizing management. Nature Sustainability, pp.1-9.

Delord, K., Kato, A., Tarroux, A., Orgeret, F., Cotté, C., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Cherel, Y. and Descamps, S., 2020. Antarctic petrels ‘on the ice rocks’: wintering strategy of an Antarctic seabird. Royal Society Open Science, 7(4), p.191429.

April 22 papers

Dunn, R.E., Wanless, S., Daunt, F., Harris, M.P. and Green, J.A., 2020. A year in the life of a North Atlantic seabird: behavioural and energetic adjustments during the annual cycle. Scientific reports, 10(1), pp.1-11.

Russell, J.C., Peace, J.E., Houghton, M.J., Bury, S.J. and Bodey, T.W., 2020. Systematic prey preference by introduced mice exhausts the ecosystem on Antipodes Island. Biological Invasions, 22(4), pp.1265-1278.

April 29 papers

Levy, H., Fiddaman, S.R., Vianna, J.A., Noll, D., Clucas, G.V., Sidhu, J.K., Polito, M.J., Bost, C.A., Phillips, R.A., Crofts, S. and Miller, G.D., 2020. Evidence of pathogen-induced immunogenetic selection across the large geographic range of a wild seabird. Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Assali, C., Bez, N. and Tremblay, Y., Raking the ocean surface: new patterns of coordinated motion in seabirds. Journal of Avian Biology.

May 6 papers:

Bond, A.L. and Lavers, J.L., 2020. Biological archives reveal contrasting patterns in trace element concentrations in pelagic seabird feathers over more than a century. Environmental Pollution, p.114631.

Padget, O., Stanley, G., Willis, J.K., Fayet, A.L., Bond, S., Maurice, L., Shoji, A., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Juarez-Martinez, I. and Freeman, R., 2019. Shearwaters know the direction and distance home but fail to encode intervening obstacles after free-ranging foraging trips. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(43), pp.21629-21633.

May 13 papers

Lamb, J.S., Satgé, Y.G. and Jodice, P.G., 2020. Seasonal variation in environmental and behavioural drivers of annual‐cycle habitat selection in a nearshore seabird. Diversity and Distributions, 26(2), pp.254-266.

Jones, T.B., Green, J.A., Patrick, S.C., Evans, J.C., Wells, M.R., Rodríguez‐Malagón, M.A. and Arnould, J.P., 2020. Consistent sociality but flexible social associations across temporal and spatial foraging contexts in a colonial breeder. Ecology letters.

May 20 papers

Pan, H., Cole, T.L., Bi, X., Fang, M., Zhou, C., Yang, Z., Ksepka, D.T., Hart, T., Bouzat, J.L., Argilla, L.S. and Bertelsen, M.F., 2019. High-coverage genomes to elucidate the evolution of penguins. GigaScience, 8(9), p.giz117.

Dunphy, B.J., Vickers, S., Zhang, J., Sagar, R.L., Landers, J., Bury, S.J., Hickey, A.J.R. and Rayner, M.J., 2020. Seabirds as environmental indicators: foraging behaviour and ecophysiology of common diving petrels (Pelecanoides urinatrix) reflect local‑scale differences in prey availability. Marine Biology, 167(4).

May 27 papers

Seward, A., Taylor, R.C., Perrow, M.R., Berridge, R.J., Bowgen, K.M., Dodd, S., Johnstone, I. and Bolton, M., Effect of GPS tagging on behaviour and marine distribution of breeding Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea. Ibis.

Jakubas, D., Wojczulanis-Jakubas, K., Iliszko, L.M., Kidawa, D., Boehnke, R., Błachowiak-Samołyk, K. and Stempniewicz, L., 2020. Flexibility of little auks foraging in various oceanographic features in a changing Arctic. Scientific Reports, 10(1), pp.1-18.

The next session will be on June 3rd at 0630GMT

Session 2 (Apr 8 '20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzU1_YMq-rg

Session 3 (Apr 15 '20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htbOstpfdxo

Session 4 (Apr 22 '20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtFpIP8Giy4

Session 5 (Apr 29 '20) https://youtu.be/YCYeNY39Sco

Session 6 (May 7 '20) https://youtu.be/r-ej3FFRxN8

Session 7 (May 13 '20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS9AbS22GKg

Session 8 (May 20 '20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1j-Zwas_wE&t=3s

Session 9 (May 27 '20) https://youtu.be/Ejly1OIh38s