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A killer new paper....hot off the press

Nora Spencer, Grant Gilchrist and Mark Mallory have recently released a really cool paper in PLOS ONE detailing a multi-year tracking study examining the movements of ivory gulls in the Canadian High Arctic. Without giving away the plot, the birds rely heavily on one of the most unpredictable and poorly understood habitats on earth - the every changing, always shifting ice-edge. Implications for the continued survival of this Endangered species in Canada are discussed as well, but at the end of the day, this is a stunning piece of work on one of the hardest birds in the world to study. 

Check this link for more!

Annual Movement Patterns of Endangered Ivory Gulls: The Importance of Sea Ice

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Isabeau Pratte presents data and looks good doing it!

Calm, cool, collected. IP representing at the ArcticNet meeting.

HAGRG member Isabeau Pratte recently presented a fabulous poster at the ArcticNet Arctic Change meeting in Ottawa. Unconfirmed early reports that 'minds were blown' seem highly credible. Congrats Isabeau! 

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Dr. Mark Mallory inducted into Royal Society of Canada!

Dr. Mallory may look as small as a flower in this image, but you better believe he is a big deal.

Although he will always remain 'Man of the West' to some, Dr. Mark Mallory, a founding member of the High Arctic Gull Research Group, was recently awarded entrance into the Royal Society of Canada. We are not sure if this title comes with a castle, a license to kill, or any such tangible or practical benefits, but what is beyond a doubt is that Mark's contributions to Arctic science over the first part of his career are recognized at the highest levels. His dedication to research as well as his unwavering support of a large team (cabal?) of students at Acadia is admired and appreciated by all who know him, and we are absolutely thrilled for his success. Please check out this awesome video of Mark modelling a variety of sporty outfits while he throws some major shout-outs to Hinterland Who's Who and Jacques Cousteau

A huge congratulations to Dr. Mark Mallory, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada!



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Isabeau Pratte to present at ArcticNet Arctic Change 2014 conference in Ottawa

Whether it's Papa Bravo Burgers© or other presenters at a conference, Isabeau is gonna eat them for dinner!

Whether it's Papa Bravo Burgers© or other presenters at a conference, Isabeau is gonna eat them for dinner!

HAGRG member Isabeau Pratte is presenting a poster at the 2014 ArcticNet meeting detailing investigations into the nesting ecology of common eiders and Arctic terns on Nasaruvaalik Island. These two species are the most abundant on the island, and despite totally different breeding strategies and life histories, they have a surprising impact on each other during the nesting season.

Way to go Isabeau!

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Website is up and running!

Welcome! Come on in and take wander through the site!

Well, it only took a few years of talking about it before we decided to make it happen, and here we are! Hopefully this website will be of use to fellow researchers and the general public alike. Can't wait to share our stories and adventures with everyone, and see how this site develops. Look for updates (both relevant and irrelevant) on the News page - and if you have any news yourself, let us know and we can share it as well. You can always get in touch with us either by leaving a comment below, or sending us an email directly at arctic.gull.research@gmail.com.

Welcome, and hope to see you around!

-HAGRG team 

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