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Seeking ECSs for Meet the Masters 5 & 6

Amanda Gladics, August 25, 2015

Early Career Seabirders,

Have you been watching the Meet the Masters sessions, and tempted to join the conversation? Do you want to meet the hotshots in Southern hemisphere seabird research and conservation? Are you working for seabird conservation and want to know the keys for successful collaboration with local communities? Are you at a career path crossroads and want to know how successful scientists have navigated similar terrain? Are you an aspiring seabird scientist at the undergraduate, honours, masters, PhD or post-doc stage?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, don't hesitate - sign up to join our Meet the Masters conversations as one of six early career scientists. We still have space in our last two sessions but they are filling up quickly. Don't miss out on your chance to participate in these online question and answer sessions in advance of the 2nd World Seabird Conference in Cape Town.

MTMSC 5: Southern Exposure - Perspectives from the South Atlantic

Leandro Bugoni

Dr. Bugoni is a professor of Ecology at the Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil and serves as the leader of the Aquatic Birds and Marine Turtles Lab. He earned his Ph.D in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Glasgow, under the guidance of Prof. Bob Furness. His research interests range across diverse topics and taxa. Bugoni works to understand movement and trophic ecology, reproductive biology and habitat connectivity of marine and aquatic birds at field sites in the coastal plains of southern Brazil and on a number of Brazilian oceanic islands. His work on marine turtles includes research into age and growth, foraging, strandings and bycatch in fisheries.

Ross Wanless

Dr. Wanless is Seabird Division manager for BirdLife South Africa, the Africa Coordinator for the Global Seabird Programme (BirdLife International), as well as an honorary research associate at Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology. He earned his award-winning PhD studying the impacts of introduced house mice on birds at Gough Island under Prof. Peter Ryan at the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology. Wanless is on the front lines of seabird conservation in the southern hemisphere. His work involves establishing marine Important Bird Areas throughout Africa and associated islands, managing the Albatross Task Force activities (to reduce seabird mortality in fisheries) in South Africa and Namibia, and strengthening seabird conservation measures and implementation in multilateral fisheries organisations, particularly the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission and ICCAT in the Atlantic Ocean.

MTMSC 6: Island conservation in a community context

Profiles for Dr. Hodum & Dr. Towns coming soon

For more information, and to find these links all in one place visit our webpage on the World Seabird Conference website:

Cheers, Amanda Gladics and Sjudur Hammer