Jemma Welch

Jemma has been studying and working with seabirds for close to 4 years. She completed her Master of Science from the University of Auckland in 2014 studying variations in the breeding biology of the grey-faced petrel. Since completing her MSc she has had contracts with the University of Auckland, DOC and Auckland Council carrying out seabird and kauri dieback surveys. In her free time, she loves being able to volunteer on a number of projects including seabird restoration at Tawharanui Regional Park, mottled petrel monitoring on Whenua Hou (Codfish Island) and translocations to Boundary Stream in Napier. What Jemma loves most about her work is building a better understanding of these animals with the goal of improving conservation efforts in the long term.