Farmers Week 2022

Amy Constantine From the 3rd -10th July 2022 the annual Farmers Week organised by the Falkland Islands Rural Business Association (RBA) that takes place in Stanley, kicked off with the Farmers Week Expo in the Town Hall. The Expo initiates a busy week of events organised by the RBA, which includes talks on education, tourism …


Access to data – working with small-scale fisheries in the Turks and Caicos

Dr Ed Butler Small-scale fisheries are notoriously difficult to monitor and manage, particularly in the tropics where target species include a plethora of options ranging from a variety of invertebrates to any one of more than thirty important finfish. Fisheries are also characterized by much larger fleets, on smaller vessels with less crew. What this …


Third thesis chapter submitted & Final chapter nearing completion!

Amanda Keupfer My third thesis Chapter has now been submitted to the journal of Marine Biology and is currently under review. This study uses a complementary approach (stomach content and stable isotope analysis) to assess discard use in black-browed albatross chicks. Findings show that chicks are predominantly fed a natural diet, but that there can …


Warming up for Climate Resilience

Dr Jesse Van der Grient The DarwinPlus project focusing on climate resilience in the Falkland Islands marine ecosystem and fisheries has hit the ground running with lots of different things happening. We trialed our methods for The Darwin Plus project focusing on climate resilience in the Falkland Islands marine ecosystem and fisheries has hit the …


New paper out!

Amanda Keupfer PhD researcher Amanda Kuepfer and her collaborators have published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science on discard use by black-browed albatross chicks, and how this relates to natural foraging conditions and breeding success.  Publication: Kuepfer A, Votier SC, Sherley RB, Ventura F, Matias R, Anderson O, Brickle P, Arkhipkin A, Catry P (2022) …


SAERI’s Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems Project shines the light on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems of the Southwest Atlantic

Dr Tabitha Pearman Research from the Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME) project has been show cased at the GeoHab Conference held at The Venice International University in Italy between May 16th -20th 2022. GeoHab is an international conference that brings together geological and biological mapping specialists to present the latest mapping methodological developments and findings from …


Wetlands – project completed!

Dr Steffi Carter To ensure lasting project legacy we have produced two reports that provide guidance to Falkland Islands Government and other key stakeholders on how to carry on with some of the work started during the Wetlands Project. The key to understanding long-term environmental change is to monitor environmental variables but before any change …