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World seabird conference: Seabirds as indicators of ocean health

Mark Mallory, September 5, 2014

We are planning a session on “Seabirds as indicators of ocean health” for the upcoming 2nd World Seabird Conference ( to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, October 26-30, 2015. The session will be held in two parts:

Part 1: What do seabirds tell us about global contaminants?

Part 2: What are the physiological and fitness consequences of contaminant exposure in seabirds?

Please see the attachment for a detailed description of the session.

We hope you will be able to attend the conference and we ask you to consider making a presentation in our session. We realize that it is too early for you to make any firm commitments. However, at this time, we invite you to to submit a tentative title for a presentation in our session by completing the form at:

We would ask that you provide a tentative title by September 26th, 2014.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to colleagues who you think may be interested in this session.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Olivier Chastel, CNRS-Université de La Rochelle, Villiers-en-Bois, France Birgit Braune, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada Mark Mallory, Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada Stacy Vander Pol, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Charleston, USA Yves Cherel, CNRS-Université de La Rochelle, Villiers-en-Bois, France Jan Ove Bustnes, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Tromsø, Norway