My foremost research goal is to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of conservation science. My dissertation research focuses on seabird conservation and exploration of conservation tools. The first part of my research will examine the history of seabird conservation practices with particular attention to translocation. Translocation is the intentional movement of species from their native habitat as a means of securing their future. Next, my work will focus on the current state of sea bird populations nesting on islands globally. This will help prioritize where the most urgent action is needed. From the populations under the greatest threat, I will determine if translocation is viable measure and identify potential recipient sites. I hope that this work will highlight the need for action to prevent further extinctions as well as the need to innovate new conservation tools.
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