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    United Kingdom

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Research overview

My research interests focus on the behaviour and habitat use of marine vertebrates at sea. Using biologging technologies to track marine predators, I investigate the factors that affect their movement strategies and how they interact with their environment. I am particularly interested in how behavioural strategies develop in juvenile animals, and how we can quantify these behaviours from animal movement data using emerging statistical modelling techniques. My current project aims to investigate the ecosystem-level significance of anthropogenic structures as artificial reefs in the North Sea, using predators as indicator species.

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, From pup to predator: ontogeny of foraging behaviour in grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pups, UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

1 Sept 201428 Feb 2018

Award Date: 13 Jun 2018

Master in Science, GPS tracking reveals rafting behaviour of Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus): implications for foraging ecology and conservation, University of Exeter

1 Sept 201331 Jul 2014

Award Date: 1 Jul 2014

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