Beth Clark

Seabird Researcher
BirdLife International

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member

Background

I am a seabird ecologist and data analyst. My role at BirdLife International is to lead work on the project: Plastic connectivity: disentangling the problem of plastic pollution for pelagic seabirds. This project is funded by the CCI Collaborative Fund and includes team members from BirdLife International, the University of Cambridge, Fauna & Flora International, the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Liverpool. We are collating seabird tracking data and plastic pollution models to assess the risk of marine plastics exposure for petrels. We are modelling petrel distributions and assessing their overlap with the density of marine plastic debris. We will produce reports and submit the results for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.