Project Coordinator Nicholas Barbara
When Nicholas first started working for BirdLife Malta it was as the Project Coordinator for the EU Life Yelkouan Shearwater Project. Now Nicholas is BirdLife Malta's Conservation Manager, with responsibility for coordinating all BirdLife Malta's conservation projects, including the Life+ Malta Seabird Project, which builds on the achievements of the Yelkouan Project.
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Head Researcher Dr Benjamin Metzger
Benjamin joined the LIFE+ Malta Seabird Team at the start of the project in December 2011. As Head of Research Benjamin is responsible for conducting and supervising research on the three seabird species of the LIFE+ project.
Benjamin spends most of his time at the seabird colonies, ringing and tagging birds and tracking their movements. This data collection, which involves the trialling of new and innovative technology, will help the project identify the habitat use and spatial and temporal distribution patterns of the three species of tubenoses in Maltese waters.
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Project Administrator Mandi Bennetti
Mandi specialises in office management and finance. She has already experience of administering two LIFE Projects.
Field Researcher and Consultant John Borg
John is the Senior Curator of the National Museum of Natural History, Mdina. His research interests are ecology and breeding biology of Mediterranean Procellariiformes. John has been conducting local and involved in foreign research projects on tubensoses for the past 30 years.
Seasonal Field Assistant Maria De Filippo
Maria joined LIFE+Malta Seabird Team in May 2012 as a volunteer. From October she began working as a field assistant; responsible for carrying out boat-based observations following the ESAS methodology, and participates in other aspects of field work too. Maria has an MSc in Sciences and Wildlife Management. She collaborated in several research projects, developing a solid experience in monitoring wildlife through various methods, ranging from radio telemetry to wildlife census.