Evaluation of the impact of climate change on king penguins by a biologging system

October 2008 - 2011

This project, implemented by the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien and the IPHC (CNRS), consisted of fitting biologgers and a GPS system on king penguins of a known age and background as part of a field campaign carried out in Crozet in sub-Antarctica.

The aim was to monitor, without causing any disruption, the consequences of seasonal and inter-annual variations on the environment and on the food chains.




Evaluation of the impact of climate change on king penguins by a biologging system
©Y. Ropert-Coudert
Evaluation of the impact of climate change on king penguins by a biologging system
© Y . Ropert-Coudert
Evaluation of the impact of climate change on king penguins by a biologging system
© B. Lequette

Localisation: Laboratoire du DEPE de l'Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien du CNRS in Strasbourg and in the archipelago of Crozet

Laboratoire du DEPE de l'Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien du CNRS in Strasbourg and in the archipelago of Crozet

Project Initiator

Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien