Christophe Barbraud

Modelling and long-term monitoring of seabirds

The objective of this work is to understand the mechanisms by which environmental (including human activities) and climatic variations affect the demographic parameters (survival, reproduction,) of Southern Ocean seabirds (petrels, albatrosses, penguins), and to use these results to model the effects of environmental and climatic variations on the populations of these species. This will then make it possible to propose scenarios concerning the influence of climate variations (e.g. El Niño) on top predators in the Southern Ocean, which can be used as tools to assist in the management and conservation of species and ecosystems.

Research Director CNRS – Marine Predator Team
Head of the ORNITHOECO Programme
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