Andrew Power, MFRC PhD student, was the winner of the clear communication of research category in the Irish Research Council’s Why Research Matters video competition. Andrew’s four minute video gives a clear introduction to his research, with fantastic video footage of the species that he his studying. For his PhD research, Andrew is analysing toxic contaminants in seabird eggs in Ireland with a view to developing an indicator of certain pollutants in marine waters. The project, entitled “Seabird eggs as a higher trophic level indicator of contaminants in Irish marine waters” (Grant aid agreement CF/16/01) is carried out with the support of the Marine Institute and funded under the marine research programme by the Irish government. The research is conducted as a collaboration between the MFRC, the Marine Institute and Birdwatch Ireland.
Andrew’s prize winning video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1WenGwL7EA