The seabird team aims to understand the causes and consequences of seabird connectivity across the Western Indian Ocean Region. During the project, I will be exploring the foraging ecology of red-footed boobies and wedge-tailed shearwaters as well as dispersal and foraging mechanisms in immature red-footed boobies. This research will answer new questions about tropical seabird foraging decisions as well as informing current and future spatial protection.
We have so much to learn from tracking the at-sea movements of seabirds; about how our marine ecosystems function, and how to protect them in the face of ongoing change.
Sentinel Species ResearchThe Importance of the Chagos Archipelago for Seabirds