Biological traits and anthropogenic threats drive the vulnerability of the World’s seabirds
Master's research, supervised by Dr Amanda Bates, Dave Fifield and Dr Shawn Leroux
Here we compiled and imputed eight traits across 341 seabird species from multiple databases to answer three primary research questions: (1) do globally threatened and non-threatened seabirds have unique traits? (2) how do globally threatened and non-threatened seabirds differ in trait space? (3) how will the traits of seabirds shift if all globally threatened species go extinct?