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Amanda Kuepfer

 

Overview

I am based in the Falkland Islands at the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute.

Research interest:

Seabird-fisheries interactions, seabird bycatch mitigation, anthropogenic impacts on seabirds and the wider marine ecosystem.

Publications & Reports

Bonnet-Lebrun A., Catry P., Clark T.J., Campioni L., Kuepfer A., Tierny M., Kilbride E., Wakefield E.D. 2020. Habitat preferences, foraging behaviour and bycatch risk among breeding sooty shearwaters Ardenna grisea in the Southwest Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 561: 163-181.

Kuepfer, A., Crofts, S., Tierney, M., Blake, D., Goyot, L., 2018. Falkland Islands National Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Trawl Fisheries, 2019 (FI NPOA-S-T-2019). Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Kuepfer, A. and Barton, J. 2018. Discard Management for Falkland Islands Trawlers as a Long Term Seabird Bycatch Mitigation Measure, Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Kuepfer A. & Pompert P. 2017. Discard management as a seabird bycatch mitigation tool: Results from further batch-discard trials in the Falkland Islands trawl fishery. ACAP SBWG8, Inf 16. Wellington, New Zealand, September 2017.

Kuepfer, A. 2017. An Assessment of Seabird By-Catch in Falkland Islands Trawl Fisheries July 2016 to June 2017, Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Kuepfer A. 2017. The Warp Deflector (pinkie system): Practical implications of a physical seabird bycatch mitigation device trialed in the Falkland Islands trawl fishery. ACAP SBWG8, Inf 17. Wellington, New Zealand, September 2017.

Kuepfer, A. 2016. An Assessment of Seabird By-Catch in Falkland Islands Trawl Fisheries July 2015 to June 2016, Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Kuepfer, A., Gras, M. & Pompert, J. 2016. Discard management as a seabird bycatch mitigation tool: the effect of batch-discarding on seabird interactions in the Falkland Islands trawl fishery. ACAP SBWG7, Inf 25. La Serena, Chile, May 2016.

Kuepfer A. 2016. An assessment of seabird bycatch in Falkland Islands trawl fisheries, July 2015 to June 2016. Falkland Islands Fisheries Department, 1–33. Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Kuepfer A. 2016. An assessment of seabird bycatch in Falkland Islands trawl fisheries, July 2014 to June 2015. Falkland Islands Fisheries Department, 1–33. Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Kuepfer, A. 2015. An Assessment of Seabird By-Catch in Falkland Islands Trawl Fisheries July 2014 to June 2015, Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Parsons, M., Lawson, J., Lewis, M., Lawrence, R. & Kuepfer, A. 2015. Quantifying foraging areas of little tern around its breeding colony SPA during chick-rearing. JNCC Report No. 548. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.

Parsons, M., Bingham, C., Allcock Z. & Kuepfer, A. 2014. Summary of evidence of aggregations of Balearic shearwaters in the UK Draft JNCC Report, February 2014.

Wilson L. J., Black J., Brewer, M. J., Potts, J. M., Kuepfer, A., et al. 2014. Quantifying usage of the marine environment by terns Sterna sp. around their breeding colony SPAs. JNCC Report No. 500.

Couvillon, M.J., Riddell Pearce, F.C., Harris-Jones,E.L., Kuepfer, A., et al. 2012. Intra-dance variation among waggle runs and the design of efficient protocols for honey bee dance decoding. Biology Open 1, 467-472.

Qualifications

2012 MSc Marine Environmental Protection, Bangor, UK

2010 BSc (Hons) Ecology & Conservation, University of Sussex, UK

Career

  • 2019 - present Doctoral Research: Seabird-fiseheries interactions, SAERI, Falkland Islands
  • 2015 - 2019     Scientific Seabird Observer, Falkland Islands Fisheries Department, Falkland Islands
  • 2013 - 2015     Seabird Ecologist, JNCC, UK

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