WSU Communications

The WSU communications team includes those actively involved with WSU social media, the World Seabird Conference communications committee, and the World Seabird Twitter Conference.

Co-chair WSTC6

Virginia Morera

Virginia Morera My research is mainly focused in the migratory and feeding ecology of pelagic seabirds, Cory's, Scopoli's and Cape Verde shearwaters. Particular interests of my research are the spatial foraging distribution of breeding animals and the distributions in the wintering quarters, from a multi-colony, multi-species point of view. I also have interest in studying the diet of Yellow-legged and Auodouin's gulls using stable isotopes, and its spatiotemporal variability.

Co-chair WSTC6

Kirsty Franklin

Kirsty Franklin Kirsty is the first PhD student to be funded by the BOU’s John and Pat Warham Studentship, based at the University of East Anglia. Her research interests lie primarily with the ecology and conservation of migratory birds, with particular focus on understanding the impacts of environmental change on seabirds using remote-tracking technology. Her PhD uses a combination of spatial, genetic, demographic, and environmental data, in order to investigate the drivers of ocean movement pattern in Round Island petrels.

Past chair WSTC5

Agnes Olin

Agnes Olin I am a final year PhD student based in Glasgow, studying the impact of environmental change on a key seabird prey in the North Sea, the lesser sandeel, as well as knock-on effects on their seabird predators. In general, I am interested in the impact of environmental change on seabirds, and in particular how they may be affected by environmentally-driven changes in their prey base. I am also interested in novel techniques for studying seabirds and, more importantly, for communicating this research and have been involved with WSTC for a few years now.

Website editor

Wieteke Holthuijzen

Wieteke Holthuijzen Wieteke Holthuijzen is a National Science Foundation graduate fellow at Northern Illinois University, where she studies the ecological impacts of introduced house mice on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, the world's largest albatross colony. She is intrigued by the nexus of nature and human presence and seeks to study and contribute to the conservation of imperiled species on islands. Wieteke volunteers with the World Seabird Union as a website content editor and also serves as a board member with the non-profit organization, Friends of Midway Atoll NWR. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the cello, ukulele, banjo, and electric bass.

Webmaster

Grant Humphries

Grant Humphries I have been studying seabirds since 2006 in various ocean basins, having finally settled down in Scotland, where I work in the offshore wind-farm industry as well as studying Antarctic penguins. My heart lies in machine learning and using new tools and techniques to answer fascinating questions about distributions, and anthropogenic impacts on marine life. I am also the developer and webmaster for seabirds.net version 2.0, and served for 5 years as the World Seabird Union chair of communications.


Would you like to be part of the Seabirds.net communications team?

The WSU is always looking for volunteers to help out on the communications team, whether that be with helping to organize the World Seabird Twitter Conference, helping out with editing of content on Seabirds.net, or being actively involved with the WSU board and social media!

If you're interested, please contact The WSU Chair (Pat Jodice), the webmaster, or message us on Twitter @Seabirders


Current WSTC committee

  • Virginia Morera - Co-Chair
  • Kirsty Franklin - Co-Chair
  • Ingrid Pollet
  • Marie Claire Gatt
  • Sophie Bennett
  • Sabiya Sheikh
  • Anthony Wetherhill
  • Alice Edney
  • Zoe Deaken
  • Natalia G Rosciano
  • Agnes Olin
  • Nico Lois


WSTC1

  • Grant Humphries - Chair
  • Alex Robbins
  • Michelle Goh
  • Sjurdur Hammer
  • James Grecian

WSTC2

  • Sjurdur Hammer - Chair
  • Helen Wade
  • Stephanie Avery-Gomm
  • Max Czapanskiy
  • Stephanie Borrelle
  • Danielle Fife
  • Katherine Keogan
  • Grant Humphries

WSTC3

  • Saskia Wischnewski - Chair
  • Stephanie Borrelle
  • Max Czapanskiy
  • Corey Clatterbuck
  • Laura Bliss
  • Stephanie Symons
  • Nina O'Hanlon
  • Sjurdur Hammer
  • Ingrid Pollet
  • Xavier Meyer
  • Katherine Keogan
  • Aurelie Labbe
  • Stephanie Avery-Gomm
  • Megan Friesen
  • Rowan Mott
  • Grant Humphries

WSTC4

  • Laura Bliss - Chair
  • Corey Clatterbuck
  • Xavier Meyer
  • Aurelie Labbe
  • Elodie Camprasse
  • Rowan Mott
  • Stephanie Avery-Gomm
  • Holly Kirk
  • Virginia Morera Pujol
  • Ingrid Pollet
  • Agnes Olin
  • Nina O'Hanlon
  • Laura Gordon
  • Saskia Wischnewski
  • Max Czapanskiy
  • Lyanne Ampuero
  • Julia Gulka
  • Edward Jenkins
  • Grant Humphries

WSTC5

  • Agnes Olin - Chair
  • Virginia Morera Pujol
  • Kelly Edwards
  • Laura Bliss
  • Xavier Meyer
  • Aurelie Labbe
  • Elodie Camprasse
  • Rowan Mott
  • Stephanie Avery-Gomm
  • Virginia Morera Pujol
  • Ingrid Pollet
  • Agnes Olin
  • Saskia Wischnewski
  • Max Czapanskiy
  • Julia Gulka
  • Edward Jenkins
  • Grant Humphries