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CURRENT PROJECTS

- Research and Conservation -

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PARACAS SHOREBIRD PROJECT

2011 - 2023
Center for Ornithology and Biodiversity (CORBIDI)

This research project started as the first effort in Peru to collect data from long-distance migratory shorebirds during the non-breeding season.
Since 2014 we collect data all year around, including migrants that don't migrate and decide to 'over-summer' in the Peruvian coast.
The first 10 years of data are currently being analyzed to determine survivorship rates of Semipalmated Sandpipers, Western Sandpipers, Sanderlings and Semipalmated Plovers that use Paracas National Reserve as their non-breeding site.
This project is currently being funded by the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) from the USFWS, and it has been previously funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Optics for the Tropics.

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UNDERSTANDING THE THREATS: MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION AND MIGRATING SHOREBIRDS

MITACS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022-2024
University of Saskatchewan | Birds Canada

The first year of this study focused efforts on capturing long-distance migrants in two different sites in British Columbia, Canada. We took fecal samples and collected data about their migratory propensity. 
Microplastics are being identified thanks to the collaboration with @oceandiagnostics, and we hope to correlate the microplastic burden with some indices of migratory propensity to see how microplastic can affect the migration of these birds.
This project is being currently funded by MITACS, and has Environment and Climate Change Canada, UBC Oceans and Fisheries, University of Saskatchewan, and Birds Canada as collaborators.

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CONNECTING THE AMERICAS THROUGH SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION, OUTREACH, AND EDUCATION - MOTUS

G & C 2021-2023
Environment and Climate Change Canada | CORBIDI

This project's aim is to promote MOTUS (www.motus.org) in Latin America. I support the purchase and installation of one MOTUS tower in Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Venezuela and foster collaboration with institutional partners in each country. 
Environment and Climate Change Canada is funding this project.

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PLASTICS AS KEY LIMITING FACTOR FOR SHOREBIRD POPULATIONS

NMBCA 2022-2024
CORBIDI

This research project objective is to determine the cost of microplastic load in several species of long-distance shorebirds than spend the non-breeding season in Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, and Chile. 
Additionally, we will build local capacity in shorebird capture and identification techniques and raise awareness against plastic use in local communities through directed workshops.
The samples will be sent to Canada where the second phase of the project will start by the end of 2023.
This project is currently being funded by the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA 2022).

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