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Penguins, Skuas & Whales - DNA, siblicide, & climate change

Extracting DNA from Adelie penguins; Explaining siblicide among Antarctic Skua; and How humpback whales are responding to climate change in the Southern Ocean - two speakers from the University of Auckland, Rochelle Constantine and Craig Millar.

Rochelle Constantin will talk about her work with whales in the Southern Ocean, and Craig Millar will talk about his genetic detective work on Adélie penguins, and why skuas kill their siblings!

Rochelle Constantine is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland. She is a conservation biologist using multi-disciplinary tools to answer questions about marine megafauna. Rochelle runs the humpback whale connectivity project, a key programme in the Southern Ocean Research Partnership - International Whaling Commission initiative to use non-lethal methods to study whales. She is interested in what drives whale habitat use in Antarctica and how climate change may influence whale distribution as populations recover from whaling.

Craig Millar is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland. Craig is a geneticist and his research involves genomics and evolutionary biology. Craig has two long-term Antarctic research projects one focusing on recovering ancient DNA from Adélie penguins and the other on the evolution of siblicide in the South Polar skua.

SPEAKER

Rochelle Constantin & Craig Millar

ORGANISATION

Auckland Antarctic Science Meet Up

VENUE/DATE

MacGregor Seminar Room, Old Biology Building (building 106) 3 Symonds Street ·University of Auckland

6:00pm Thu 18 October, 2018 - 8:00pm Thu 18 October, 2018