And the 2016 IWSG Small Grant Winner is….

We received a number of strong applications for the 2016 IWSG Small Projects Grants, and after a careful consideration we are very pleased to inform you that, for its first year, the grant will support the project proposal of Glenda D. Hevia & Verónica L. D’Amico on the impact of human activities on Two-Banded Plovers (Charadrius falklandicus) breeding at beaches in Northern Patagonia, Argentina.

Glenda Hevia is conducting PhD research on the impact of human disturbance on reproductive success, blood parameters and physical condition of the Two-Banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus) during their breeding season in northern Patagonia. She is supervised by Verónica L. D’Amico at the Centro para el Estudio de Sistemas Marinos, Centro Nacional Patagónico (CESIMAR – CCT CONICET – CENPAT).

More details can be found on the IWSG Small Projects Grants page:

You can follow the study at this ResearchGate Project page!:

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©Darío Podestá. Glenda D. Hevia collecting data from Two-Banded Plover nests during fieldwork at Península Valdés, Patagonia Argentina.

We wish Glenda and Verónica every success with their fieldwork and research! The call for the 2017 grants will open in the Spring.


Photo: ©Darío Podestá. Two-Banded Plover adult breeder incubating a nest in Cerro Avanzado beach near Puerto Madryn city, Chubut, Patagonia Argentina.