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Bill Montevecchi is a University Research Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland where he leads a research group focused on seabirds as messengers of environmental change. Research is aimed at tracking the movement ecology of birds throughout the world’s oceans and at the intensifying anthropogenic and climatic risks they encounter. He has more than 350 science publications, including Newfoundland Birds: Exploitation, Study, Conservation (1987, Harvard University). His new book, Seabird Capitals – The Ecological Seabird Reserves of Newfoundland and Labrador is expected for publication in 2015 by Flanker Press in St. John’s. He is a Science Advisor for Bird Studies Canada, the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves and Species Status Committees of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is Chair of the Sandy Pond Alliance to Protect Canadian Waters.  He has served on Board of Directors of Nature Canada and the Nature Conservancy Atlantic. His research is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, USFWS, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Wildlife Habitat Canada.

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