Teresa Militão

University of Barcelona

To date, my research has focused on evaluating the use of stable isotope analysis (SIA) as a geographic marker of seabird non-breeding distribution, on understanding the migratory ecology of seabirds using geolocation or a combination of SIA and geolocation data.

I am also interested in the implications of different migratory patterns on life-history traits of seabirds and its consequences on population dynamics, how intrinsic (breeding success, sex, age, body size or morphology) and extrinsic (environmental features) factors affect the migratory behaviour and physiology of seabird species and how they differ from terrestrial birds.

My research interests go beyond migratory ecology, encompassing avian conservation biology and population dynamics, which are essential to preserve the threatened or poorly known bird species and their habitats.

Therefore, I am also concern about the several threats birds are exposed to, such as the introduction of alien species, human harvesting, contamination (e.g. heavy metals, plastic debris, light pollution), impact of anthropogenic activities (e.g. fishery bycatch) and habitat loss.

I am also fascinated by how seabirds can be used as bio-indicators of ocean health.