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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Why is marine wildlife monitoring important? Seminar

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4 August 2011
National Oceanography Centre Southampton

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone National Oceanography Centre Southampton on +44 (0)23 8059 6666 .

Event details

The talk will cover the SeaWatch-SW marine wildlife survey and how four years of effort-based observation data are now being put to use.

It will discuss the broad scope of the project in terms of the range of species that are monitored and the variety of different environmental data that are used; from underwater landscape maps, through plankton samples, to satellite imagery.

There will also be discussion of some of the other fieldwork involved in the wider research project, including a trip to tag Balearic Shearwaters at the colonies in Mallorca and future plans for further seabird tagging studies.

Alice will be joined by Phil Collins, a current Masters student at NOCS, who will briefly discuss his final year project on gannet foraging behaviour.

Further information

This talk is open to members of the public, staff and students.  Admission is free.

Visitors attending the talk should arrive at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton at 7.15pm to be met in Reception.

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.

Speaker information

Alice Jones,is a third year PhD student studying marine ecology at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Her research attempts to tease out the environmental controls on the distribution of large marine species around the coast of southwest UK. She has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from The University of Manchester (2005) and an MSc in Aquatic Resource Management from Kings College London (2007). Alice previously worked as a research assistant at both Kings College London and the Marine Ecology Research Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo and has always been fascinated by the marine environment and passionate about its conservation.

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