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Update on WSC2 Meet the Masters Schedule

Amanda Gladics, March 24, 2015

Hello Seabirders,

I hope you all got a chance to watch the video of our first Meet the Masters session with Leigh Torres and Rob Suryan. If not, you can find it on our YouTube channel Meet the Masters WSC2. We had a great conversation, thanks to an excellent group of early career scientists from around the globe who posed very insightful questions. The session included a discussion of spatial ecology principles, priority setting in conservation and dynamic marine protected areas, as well as advice on career development and graduate school.

I'm getting in touch because we have some additional Meet the Masters sessions scheduled and we need more brave, early career scientists to pose their own questions! Preparation for these sessions should not take very much time - we ask that ECS's participate in a 20 minute practice session to test their connection to the video conferencing platform, and prepare 3-5 questions in advance of the live session. We are seeking up to six ECS's for each session.

Please consider signing up if you are an early career scientist or pass along to any early career researcher who might be interested! We hope to get ECS's to participate from many career stages, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral researchers.

MTMSC 2: Resolving our differences - the individual and the colony

MTMSC 3: The Future of Biologging

  • Featuring Dr. Akinori Takahashi and Dr. Stephen Votier
  • Practice session: 11 May 2015, 0800 GMT
  • Live session: 15 May 2015, 0800 GMT
  • Sign up:

MTMSC 4: Ecosystem synthesis in a changing climate

  • Featuring Dr. Thierry Boulinier and Dr. William Sydeman
  • Practice and Live sessions between 10 August -14 August, 2015
  • Exact time and date to be determined.
  • Sign up:

  • MTMSC 6: Island conservation in a community context

    • Featuring Dr. Peter Hodum and Dr. David Towns
    • Practice session: 28 September 2015, 20:00 GMT
    • Live Session: 5 October 2015, 20:30 GMT
    • Sign up:

    For more information, and to find these sign-up links all in one place visit our webpage on the World Seabird Conference website: If you are interested in just watching the sessions, there is no need to sign up - go to our YouTube channel at the time of the session and click on the live event video stream. You can also get in touch with me at or my co-organizer Sjurdur Hammer at if you have any questions.

    We sincerely hope you will consider participating in the live sessions - the series will only succeed with broad participation from a diverse set of early career researchers. Please consider bringing your perspective and curiosity to the conversation!

    Thanks, Amanda Gladics