Introduction: Upon completing (in 1984) my MSc at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia), I moved back to British Columbia and soon landed a contract to monitor nesting populations of gulls, cormorants, pigeon guillemots and oystercatchers along Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. Until I retired in 2022, I had worked as a seabird biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service. During that time, I was involved in monitoring the spatial / temporal distribution of seabirds off the Pacific and western Arctic coasts of Canada; marine spatial planning; identifying marine areas where seabirds face increased risks from anthropogenic stressors; and assessing seabird bycatch rates and investigating ways to minimize seabird mortalities in longline and net fisheries.
I am from:
I live in: Canada
Seabirds I study: Albatross, Auks, Fulmars, Gulls, Petrels, Shearwaters
My areas of research: Conservation biology, Ecology, Movement Ecology