Francis van Oordt

McGill University
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Kyle Elliott
Andrew Hendry
Start: 2017-09-05
End: 2021-08-31


Foraging ecology of Peruvian resident seabirds
Seabirds move along the oceans searching for food specially in resident non migratory species. This movements may me influenced by several factors such is environmental changes or fisheries intensity and distribution. Different seabird species may respond differently to these changes as has been already described. In Peru three species of cormorants live in sympatry and research will try to understand how they forage along the Peruvian coast and their different responses to environmental pressures.


1- The Black Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii) at Lobos de Tierra Island, Northern Peru: High Densities in Small Areas
Quiñones, Javier, Ignacio García-Godos, Miguel Llapapasca, Francis Van Ordt, Evelyn Paredes
2015 South American Journal of Herpetology

2- Ecomorphology and foraging behaviour of Pacific boobies
Van Oordt, Francis, Juan Carlos Torres-Mura, Fritz Hertel
2018 Ibis