John & Pat Warham Studentship | 2019

Postgraduate studies of Sphenisciform and Procellariiform seabirds

Quantifying the ecological factors under-pinning population trends
in crested penguins

The BOU is pleased to announce that Paige Green (right) has been awarded the second BOU John & Pat Warham Studentship with Professor Mark Hindell at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania and will be run in conjunction with National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand and the British Antarctic Survey in the UK.

Paige is originally from South Africa, where she obtained her MSc in Marine Biology from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She has recently returned from overwintering on Marion Island, South Africa’s sub-Antarctic island, where she collected data on penguin populations for South Africa’s Oceans and Coasts and the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

Fittingly, this second studentship will be on crested penguins, the same species group which formed the basis of John Warham’s own PhD studies in the 1970s.

Read Paige’s project update

BOU John & Pat Warham Studentships are funded by a bequest left to the BOU by the late John and Pat Warham for the study of of Sphenisciform and Procellariiform seabirds by a students from Commonwealth countries. Four fully-funded studentships are available and it is envisaged that one studentship will be awarded per year from 2018.

View 2018 project
View 2020 project

Image Credits
Top right: Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea © JJ Harrison | via Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 3.0
Bottom: Erect Crested Penguins (Eudyptes sclateri) © New Zealand Royal Navy CC BY-ND 2.0

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