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I am a quantitative ecologist based in the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) and the School of Biology.

I work on multiple aspects of the ecology, behaviour, physiology and population biology of marine mammals and other marine predators, at the interface between biology and statistics. I am interested in developing and applying robust analytical tools to quantify the relationships of these species with their environment and their interactions with human activities. In particular, a lot of my research so far has focused on the assessment of the effects of both natural and anthropogenic stressors on marine mammals, ranging from individual responses through to consequences for populations.

I strive for my work to inform policy makers, managers, and the industry, and therefore to support the sustainable use of marine resources and the long-term conservation of marine wildlife. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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  • Scottish Research Showcase 2023

    Kirsty Ross (Organiser), Sam Langford (Organiser), Anne-Marie Weijmans (Participant), Catriona M Harris (Participant), Simon Christopher Reynolds (Participant), Giorgia Kidd (Participant), Annah Mccurry (Participant), Maria Zacarias (Participant), Enrico Pirotta (Participant), Tiago A. Marques (Participant), Jason Sumner-Kalkun (Participant), Jennifer Newton (Participant), Emily Messer (Participant), Yvonne Skipper (Participant), Christelle Robert (Participant), Bo Wang (Participant), Rosie Tatham (Participant), Isla Mitchell (Participant), Ramona Fotiade (Participant), Mhairi McCormack (Participant), Hana Mlcochova (Participant), Kathleen Duffin (Participant), Antonia Ho (Participant), David Ben Hall (Participant), Naomi Miall (Participant), Erin Williams (Participant), Victoria Ferguson (Participant), Louis Banda (Participant), Marcia Kamanga (Participant), Wisdom Nakanga (Participant), Owen Nkoka (Participant), Glory Nyirenda (Participant) & Albert Dube (Participant)

    8 Sept 2023

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