The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) hosted a recent visit from Dr Igor Eulaers of the Artic Research Centre, Roskilde. During the visit Igor participated in some necropsies of birds received by the PBMS, discussed the use of stable isotope analysisand best practice for archiving tissue samples for use in the study of environmental pollution, and current chemicals of concern.
Lee Walker, coordinator for the PBMS, noted “We packed a lot into Igor’s short visit, but it is always informative to discuss with colleagues what common approaches to our studies we employ and what works best. We look forward to keeping in touch with Igor and his colleagues at Roskilde”
Igor and his team in Roskilde investigate the spatial and temporal dynamics of multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors, amongst which plasticity in feeding strategies, habitat destruction, climate change and exposure to persistent organic pollutants and mercury, as well as their health impact on different bird of prey species in northern Europe.