Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

John and Pat Warham Scholarships created to fund postgraduate research on albatrosses and petrels

The studentships are funded by the John and Pat Warham Scholarship Fund, a legacy left to the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) by the late John and Pat Warham and aim to provide training to PhD level in research on any aspect of the biology or ecology of Sphenisciformes and Procellariiformes by citizens of Commonwealth countries and who are also members of the BOU.


John Warham

John and Pat Warham in their later years

John Warham (1919-2010) was one of the pioneers in conducting field research on mainly New Zealand albatrosses and petrels as well as on penguins, publishing two important books on the former group at the end of his long career (click here to read his obituary in ACAP Latest News).  His wife Pat helped with field work in their early years together.

“Four fully-funded studentships are available and it is envisaged that one studentship will be awarded per year from 2018, although, if more than one exceptional application is received, two awards may be made in one year.  Successful proposals will combine the development of skills useful for a future career in ornithology with a sound scientific research proposal.”

Proposals must be submitted by 30 June 2017.

Read more on the studentships here.

With thanks to Mark Tasker.

Selected literature:

Warham, J. 1990. The Petrels: their Ecology and Breeding Systems. London & San Diego: Academic Press. 440 pp.

Warham, J. 1996. The Behaviour, Population Ecology and Physiology of the Petrels. London & San Diego: Academic Press. 613 pp.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 03 April 2017

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