Episode 87 – Disease Ecology on Amsterdam Island: up close and personal with the albatross

In this episode, Taya Forde and Paddy McCleave are joined by Thierry Boulinier, a director of research at CNRS Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive at the Université Montpellier. Thierry’s research focuses on the dispersal and dynamics of seabirds and their parasites, where he works with a range of collaborators, such as the French Polar Institute and, more recently, researchers here at The University of Glasgow. Here we talk about a range of topics, including the removal of invasive species, vaccination against avian cholera, and some of the challenges of working in remote areas.

Albatross and chick. Photo credit: Thierry Boulinier, 2013.
Albatross colony. Photo credit: Thierry Boulinier, 2013.

Feature image courtesy of Thierry Boulinier, 2013.

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Intro and outro music sampled from: “The Curtain Rises” and “Early RiserKevin MacLeod [CC BY 3.0]

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