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URIAS: Understanding and Predicting the Effects of Increased Shipping on Arctic Seabirds & Seals

By February 3, 2021April 5th, 2021No Comments

Principal investigator

Dr. Kyle Elliott, McGill University 


Cycle II, Early Career Faculty 

Dr. Elliott’s project aims at determining key seabird (thick-billed murres, Uria lomvia) hotspots at-sea in the Arctic to emphasize critical habitats, using a dynamic ice map to predict future seabird hotspots and their overlap with shipping (“Risk Map”). To achieve his goal, Dr. Eliott uses an individual-based energetics modelling framework on existing datasets which will be supplemented by additional data collected during the project.