I study the way that human and non-human animals have interacted and defined the spaces that they inhabit in Antarctica. I have a particular interest in the way these relationships change across time. My research focuses on Bird Island and particularly the breeding populations of seabirds that are present on the Island. I ask questions such as: What is the animal atmosphere on Bird Island and how has this changed over time? How have human attitudes, discourses and behaviours influenced this atmosphere? I aim to bring into conversation the fields of more-than-human geography and ethnography, environmental history, and ornithological scientific research. I am supervised by Doctor Richard Powell.