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Pathogens as a threat to seabirds in the falkland islands

 

Key Facts

FUNDING SCHEME ICON
FUNDING SCHEME
Darwin Plus
VALUE ICON
VALUE
£98,135
WHERE ICON
WHERE
Falkland Islands

Summary

Infectious diseases are increasingly acknowledged as a threat to biodiversity conservation. In the Falklands Islands, recurrent seabird die-offs have been reported, but their cause(s) remain elusive. This project aims to investigate the presence of seabird pathogens on the archipelago, characterize their dynamics across species, space and time, as well as their impact on the local seabird populations. Based on this novel knowledge and capacity building, this project will improve surveillance and response protocols against infectious diseases in the Falkland Islands.
 
Status Current
Reference DPLUS167
Round 10
Start 01/07/2022
End 30/06/2024

Project Leader


Project Partners
Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Falklands Conservation, SAERI - South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute

Regions
UKOT

Countries
Falkland Islands

Documents:
Download: Half Year Report - DPLUS167 HYR2 - 12/02/2024

Download: Annual Report - DPLUS167 AR1 - 25/08/2023

Download: Half Year Report - DPLUS167 HYR1 - 21/06/2023

Download: Application Form - DPLUS167 App - 24/11/2022