Signals from seabirds – messages from the ocean

Public Lecture by Dr. Bill Montevecchi , Psychology Department, Memorial University

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7 – 8:30 pm,

Memorial University campus, IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation

Seabirds are most visible and compelling expressions of the world’s oceans.  Their lives are shaped by the vagaries and often unforgiving challenges that the ocean presents.  Seabirds are Olympian performers in a quasi-predictable environment, and we gain new insight about marine life and the ocean by interrogating their behaviour and ecology.  Our research in the North Atlantic provides novel information about ocean climate change, fish conditions and availability, and human impacts on the sea around us.  As did aboriginal peoples, New World explorers and settlers, we look to the ocean and study the seabirds for their mystery and the information that they provide about their own well-being and ours.

Program is free and registration is not required.  Everyone is welcome.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.