Postgraduate degrees awarded for studies of ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels, 2005-2009 UPDATED

A first list is provided of 11 higher degrees (Masters and Doctorates) awarded over the five-year period 2005-2009 for studies conducted on species of albatrosses and petrels listed within the Albatross and Petrel Agreement.

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Fischer, Karen Naess 2007.  Marine habitat use of Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses during the post-breeding season and their spatial and temporal overlap with commercial fisheries.  MSc Thesis, Oregon State University.  111 pp. 

Kappes, Michelle 2009.  Comparative foraging ecology and energetics of albatrosses.  PhD Thesis, University of California Santa Cruz.  173 pp. 


Petersen, Samantha L. 2008.  Assessing and managing the impacts of long-line fishing on seabirds, turtles and sharks off southern Africa.  PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. 

Pinaud, David 2005.  Relations entre les variations spatio-temporelles de l'environnement et les processus d'acquisition et d'allocation des ressources chez les Procellariiformes.  Thèse de Doctorat, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.  82 pp + appendices. 

Rolland, Virginie 2008.  Influence des changements climatiques et des pêcheries industrielles sur la dynamique des populations d 'albatros de l'océan Austral.  Thèse de Doctorat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6).  167 pp + appendices. 

Spague, Rachel Seabury 2009.  Glucocorticoid physiology and behavior during life history transitions in Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis). PhD Thesis, University of Montana.  81 pp.

Techow, N. Mareile S.M. 2007.  Phylogeny and phylogeography of four Southern Ocean petrels.  PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town.

Vincent, Zach 2008.  Survival and reproduction in a biennially breeding seabird, the Wandering Albatross.  MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town.

Wanless, Ross M. 2007.  The impacts of the introduced House Mouse on the seabirds of Gough Island.  PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town.  198 pp.

Wheeler, Mariëtte  2009.  The effects of human disturbance on the seabirds and seals at sub-Antarctic Marion Island.  Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cape Town.  pp. 228.

Young, Lindsay, C. 2009. Foraging ecology, population genetics and risk of fisheries bycatch for the Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis).  PhD Thesis, University of Hawai'i.  136 pp.

 John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 22 March 2010, last updated 2 April 2010

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