The 5th International Sea Duck Conference will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, from 8-12 September 2014. As the first International Sea Duck Conference to be held outside of North America, we would like to welcome scientists, students, government, non-government, and industrial representatives, as well as sea duck enthusiasts from both North America and Europe to attend. This will be an ideal venue for connecting with international collaborators, forging new partnerships, and communicating research results to the sea duck community.
A primary focus of the 5th International Sea Duck Conference will be directed at the effects of climate change and other anthropogenic effects on population dynamics of sea ducks. The conference will also feature sessions dedicated to Aboriginal wildlife co-management, breeding biology, migration ecology, winter ecology, at-sea foraging, physiology, diseases, and contaminants. Other conference sessions will examine techniques for determining population status and trends, population dynamics, survival and recruitment, migratory pathways, critical at-sea habitats, and management options.