Adrift Lab News
All of the latest updates about our research, events and conferences our members attend, and other articles of interest about Adrift Lab.
Three Adrift students delivered their final seminars this week!
THREE Adrift Lab students delivered their brilliant final seminars this week on plastics, seabirds, bushfires and islands Full Article »
It's a “three thesis submitted” kind of day!
THREE Adrift Lab students submitted their thesis this week: Honours candidate Gabrielle Henderson and MSc candidates Meg Spiteri and Finn Otley. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone involved - an incredible interdisciplinary and international team! Full Article »
Season 17 of Lord Howe plastics monitoring: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
There’s a lot that we could say about this trip: from the record-breaking number of plastics inside birds (more than 400 pieces in a single 90-day-old chick!) to the unusually low number of beach-washed birds. What was also notable this year was the source of our funding. Full Article »
NEW PAPER: Pumice ingestion in seabirds: interannual variation, and relationships with chick growth and plastic ingestion
We analysed the amount of ingested pumice from 739 Flesh-footed & 173 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters from Lord Howe Island during 2011-2022. Pumice mass did not vary over time and there was no effect of pumice mass on chick body size at fledgling. Full Article »