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Plastics and contaminants, studying the link

February 20, 2016

The overall research objective that I find myself continually, and increasingly, drawn to is how wildlife are affected by, and deal with cumulative effects. In wildlife for example we are concerned about how contaminants may affect birds (see here for more on mercury and birds). Additionally,  for many birds we are also concerned with the impacts from the habitat […]

Prince Leopold Island, 2012, seabird monitoring

August 27, 2012

Bird biologists have been working on PLI since the 1970s, with thick-billed murres being the focus of much of the monitoring and research, although the other species are used in a number of studies. Here are a few of the things that biologists do while on PLI. Plot monitoring: Much of the day on PLI, […]

Prince Leopold Island, 2012, important bird area

August 19, 2012

To end the summer off I got to work on Prince Leopold Island (PLI) in the high Arctic. Although I have worked in a number of low Arctic regions, this is my first time to the high north. To reach camps in the far north you work with the Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP) based […]