RSSAf Public talk on Marion Island in Pretoria

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“Three Decades of the Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme” is the title of a talk by Dr Nico de Bruyn, a senior lecturer and researcher in the Mammal Research Institute of the Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, is a zoologist with specialist expertise on Marion Island and its mammals. He has worked on large mammal ecology in general since 1999 and on marine mammal ecology specifically since 2003. His PhD was directed towards population demographic investigations of southern elephant seals at Marion Island, and he has spent extensive periods on Marion Island as well as shorter expeditions to other Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. His current field of research aims to identify the interactions between the populations of killer whales, and seals (fur seals and elephant seals) in the Southern Ocean, and how such interactions influence population structure and regulation for these species. He will provide an overview of the Marine Mammal Programme with insights from his own field of research.
DATE:  THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2014
TIME: 18:00. Wine and snacks will be served
VENUE: *Sci-Enza Auditorium, Main Campus, University of Pretoria

Enquiries: Professor Jane Carruthers 082 824 7766 j.carruthers@mweb.co.za

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