Teaching and research
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dissertations
Most of my research in population biology is on islands in Pembrokeshire (Wales), from the dynamics of seabird populations to disease ecology. Projects include: climate and the demography of seabirds, microplastics in marine ecosystems, and developing new technologies for seabird monitoring, including thermal imaging and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones).
- Analytical tool for playback census of burrow nesting seabirds (JNCC)
- Historical reanalysis of population estimates of European Storm Petrels on Skokholm Island, Wales (Natural Resources Wales)
- Whole island censuses of European Storm Petrels and Manx Shearwaters on Skokholm, Skomer and Middleholm Islands (Natural Resources Wales, National Trust)
I am the Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Natural & Social Sciences