Report from the field – DPLUS139 “Improving Falklands marine management effectiveness for marine higher predators.”

Dr Al Baylis Colonial breeding seabirds and seals link our marine and terrestrial environments. They are abundant marine predators near the top of the food chain, and are often referred to as sentinel species, because they provide clues to ecosystem health, and reflect the state of the wider marine environment. Tracking the movements of seabirds …


Soil Testing in the Lab

Dr Steffi Carter The soil testing was completed last year by Gordon Lennie at the Department of Agriculture – project partner on the soil project, who did a fantastic job handling so many samples on his own! Time constraints meant that I had to put on the lab coat myself this summer to get most …


The importance of fisheries in shaping the ecology of black-browed albatrosses in the Falkland Islands

Amanda Kuepfer PhD student Amanda has been keeping busy investigating the diet of black-browed albatross chicks. The aim of this study is to assess the extent to which chicks may be fed on fishery discards or natural prey, and how diet may affect body condition. During February and March 2019 and 2020, she spent several …


Developing Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Tools for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Dr Julian Tyne Dr Julian Tyne and Marcin Gorny are the SAERI project team based in the Turks and Caicos Islands since October 2019, working on Developing Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Tools for the Turks and Caicos Islands. We generally work from the Providenciales offices of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), the …