Two international conferences in South America this August will hear about ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels

The SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Open Science Conference will be held from 3-6 August 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina (click here for the conference web site).

The following presentations to be given as either orals or posters deal with ACAP-listed species.  See the full title list at  Note only the presenting author is given here:

Nestor Coria:  Geographical variation in the diet of the Southern Giant Petrel.

Leigh Gurney:  An ecosystem model to explore population dynamics of top predators at the Prince Edward Islands.

Mark Hindell:  Foraging habitats of top predators, and areas of ecological significance on the Kerguelen Plateau.

José Orgeira:  Seabird censuses onboard ship as a monitoring ecosystem tool: the case of the pelagic seabird community at Scotia Sea, 1987-1996.

María Petry:  A preliminary evaluation of temperature influences on decreases of Southern Giant Petrel from Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic.

Mariette Wheeler:  The effect of pedestrian approaches on seabirds and seals at sub-Antarctic Marion Island.

Later the same month the 25th Ornithological Congress will take place in Campos do Jordão, Brazil over 22-28 August.  A list of accepted posters on the 25IOC's web site includes only one on an ACAP-listed species:

Vincent Lecomte:  Links between stress sensitivity and ageing patterns in an extremely very long‐lived bird, the Wandering Albatross (click here to read about a related study by the same author).


More presentations on ACAP-listed species are to be expected at the 1st World Seabird Conference, to be held in Victoria, Canada from 7-11 September 2010 (click here).

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 13 July 2010

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