“Tufted Puffins in a Dynamic Seascape”
Presented by Scott Pearson, PhD.
Tuesday, February 11th 7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview Edison Road
Mt. Vernon, Washington
Scott Pearson is a Senior Research Scientist with the Wildlife Science Division of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Olympia where he has supervised the west-side research team for the past 16 years. He received his PhD. from the University of Washington. His research is focused on assessing wildlife population status and trends, diet, habitat use and quality, evaluating the effectiveness of conservation efforts, and identifying mechanisms responsible for population declines. He is currently monitoring and conducting research projects on the marbled murrelet, tufted puffin, snowy plover, streaked horned lark, and marine birds generally. His talk will focus on tufted puffin conservation status, population trends, and natural history.