Seabird sessions

Seabird sessions is a lightweight discussion series on cool seabird research!

Our aims are to bring together the seabird community for online casual conversations and to chat with some really clever scientists from all over the globe.


Our next seabird session will be on July 15th, 2020 at 630 GMT

July 15th papers

Carpenter-Kling, T., Pistorius, P., Reisinger, R., Cherel, Y. and Connan, M., 2020. A critical assessment of marine predator isoscapes within the southern Indian Ocean. Movement Ecology, 8(1), pp.1-18.

Watanabe, Y.Y., Ito, K., Kokubun, N. and Takahashi, A., 2020. Foraging behavior links sea ice to breeding success in Antarctic penguins. Science Advances, 6(26), p.eaba4828.

The ZOOM link will appear here at 0615 GMT

Join David Grémillet and Grant Humphries on ZOOM to discuss the latest and greatest in seabird research!. During every session, David and Grant will briefly introduce a few recent seabird papers and discuss them with the authors with a Q&A session from viewers.

Our first session on April 1st, 2020 brought in 60 participants from around the world!

July 8 papers

Geary, B., Leberg, P.L., Purcell, K.M., Walter, S.T. and Karubian, J., 2020. Breeding Brown pelicans improve foraging performance as energetic needs Rise. Scientific reports, 10(1), pp.1-9.

Anderson Hansen, K., Hernandez, A., Mooney, T.A., Rasmussen, M.H., Sørensen, K. and Wahlberg, M., 2020. The common murre (Uria aalge), an auk seabird, reacts to underwater sound. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(6), pp.4069-4074.

July 1 papers

Price, C.A., Hartmann, K., Emery, T.J., Woehler, E.J., McMahon, C.R. and Hindell, M.A., 2020. Climate variability and breeding parameters of a transhemispheric migratory seabird over seven decades. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 642, pp.191-205.

Wynn, J., Padget, O., Mouritsen, H., Perrins, C. and Guilford, T., 2020. Natal imprinting to the Earth’s magnetic field in a pelagic seabird. Current Biology.

June 24 papers

Benkwitt, C.E., Wilson, S.K. and Graham, N.A., 2020. Biodiversity increases ecosystem functions despite multiple stressors on coral reefs. Nature Ecology & Evolution, pp.1-8.

Quach, L., Miller, A.E., Hogan, B.G. and Stoddard, M.C., 2020. Egg patterns as identity signals in colonial seabirds: a comparison of four alcid species. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution.

June 17 papers

Ramos, R., Paiva, V.H., Zajková, Z., Precheur, C., Fagundes, A.I., Jodice, P.G., Mackin, W., Zino, F., Bretagnolle, V. and González-Solís, J., 2020. Spatial ecology of closely related taxa: the case of the little shearwater complex in the North Atlantic Ocean. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Towers, J.R. and Gasco, N., Giant petrels (Macronectes spp.) prey on depredating sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus).

April 8 papers

Carneiro, A.P., Pearmain, E.J., Oppel, S., Clay, T.A., Phillips, R.A., Bonnet‐Lebrun, A.S., Wanless, R.M., Abraham, E., Richard, Y., Rice, J. and Handley, J., 2020. A framework for mapping the distribution of seabirds by integrating tracking, demography and phenology. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Tanaka, K., Watanuki, Y., Takada, H., Ishizuka, M., Yamashita, R., Kazama, M., Hiki, N., Kashiwada, F., Mizukawa, K., Mizukawa, H. and Hyrenbach, D., 2020. In Vivo Accumulation of Plastic-Derived Chemicals into Seabird Tissues. Current Biology, 30(4), pp.723-728.

April 15 papers

Savoca, M.S., Brodie, S., Welch, H., Hoover, A., Benaka, L.R., Bograd, S.J. and Hazen, E.L., 2020. Comprehensive bycatch assessment in US fisheries for prioritizing management. Nature Sustainability, pp.1-9.

Delord, K., Kato, A., Tarroux, A., Orgeret, F., Cotté, C., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Cherel, Y. and Descamps, S., 2020. Antarctic petrels ‘on the ice rocks’: wintering strategy of an Antarctic seabird. Royal Society Open Science, 7(4), p.191429.

April 22 papers

Dunn, R.E., Wanless, S., Daunt, F., Harris, M.P. and Green, J.A., 2020. A year in the life of a North Atlantic seabird: behavioural and energetic adjustments during the annual cycle. Scientific reports, 10(1), pp.1-11.

Russell, J.C., Peace, J.E., Houghton, M.J., Bury, S.J. and Bodey, T.W., 2020. Systematic prey preference by introduced mice exhausts the ecosystem on Antipodes Island. Biological Invasions, 22(4), pp.1265-1278.

April 29 papers

Levy, H., Fiddaman, S.R., Vianna, J.A., Noll, D., Clucas, G.V., Sidhu, J.K., Polito, M.J., Bost, C.A., Phillips, R.A., Crofts, S. and Miller, G.D., 2020. Evidence of pathogen-induced immunogenetic selection across the large geographic range of a wild seabird. Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Assali, C., Bez, N. and Tremblay, Y., Raking the ocean surface: new patterns of coordinated motion in seabirds. Journal of Avian Biology.

May 6 papers:

Bond, A.L. and Lavers, J.L., 2020. Biological archives reveal contrasting patterns in trace element concentrations in pelagic seabird feathers over more than a century. Environmental Pollution, p.114631.

Padget, O., Stanley, G., Willis, J.K., Fayet, A.L., Bond, S., Maurice, L., Shoji, A., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Juarez-Martinez, I. and Freeman, R., 2019. Shearwaters know the direction and distance home but fail to encode intervening obstacles after free-ranging foraging trips. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(43), pp.21629-21633.

May 13 papers

Lamb, J.S., Satgé, Y.G. and Jodice, P.G., 2020. Seasonal variation in environmental and behavioural drivers of annual‐cycle habitat selection in a nearshore seabird. Diversity and Distributions, 26(2), pp.254-266.

Jones, T.B., Green, J.A., Patrick, S.C., Evans, J.C., Wells, M.R., Rodríguez‐Malagón, M.A. and Arnould, J.P., 2020. Consistent sociality but flexible social associations across temporal and spatial foraging contexts in a colonial breeder. Ecology letters.

May 20 papers

Pan, H., Cole, T.L., Bi, X., Fang, M., Zhou, C., Yang, Z., Ksepka, D.T., Hart, T., Bouzat, J.L., Argilla, L.S. and Bertelsen, M.F., 2019. High-coverage genomes to elucidate the evolution of penguins. GigaScience, 8(9), p.giz117.

Dunphy, B.J., Vickers, S., Zhang, J., Sagar, R.L., Landers, J., Bury, S.J., Hickey, A.J.R. and Rayner, M.J., 2020. Seabirds as environmental indicators: foraging behaviour and ecophysiology of common diving petrels (Pelecanoides urinatrix) reflect local‑scale differences in prey availability. Marine Biology, 167(4).

May 27 papers

Seward, A., Taylor, R.C., Perrow, M.R., Berridge, R.J., Bowgen, K.M., Dodd, S., Johnstone, I. and Bolton, M., Effect of GPS tagging on behaviour and marine distribution of breeding Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea. Ibis.

Jakubas, D., Wojczulanis-Jakubas, K., Iliszko, L.M., Kidawa, D., Boehnke, R., Błachowiak-Samołyk, K. and Stempniewicz, L., 2020. Flexibility of little auks foraging in various oceanographic features in a changing Arctic. Scientific Reports, 10(1), pp.1-18.

June 3 papers

Zhou, C., Brothers, N., Browder, J. and Jiao, Y., 2020. Seabird bycatch loss rate variability in pelagic longline fisheries. Biological Conservation, 247, p.108590.

Meitern, R., Fort, J., Giraudeau, M., Rattiste, K., Sild, E. and Sepp, T., Age‐dependent expression of cancer‐related genes in a long‐lived seabird. Evolutionary Applications.

The next session will be on July 13th at 630 GMT

Session 2 (Apr 8 '20)

Session 3 (Apr 15 '20)

Session 4 (Apr 22 '20)

Session 5 (Apr 29 '20)

Session 6 (May 7 '20)

Session 7 (May 13 '20)

Session 8 (May 20 '20)

Session 9 (May 27 '20)

Session 10 (Jun 3 '20)

Session 11 (Jun 17 '20)

Session 12 (Jun 24 '20)

Session 13 (Jul 1 '20)

Session 14 (Jul 8 '20)