I’m a binocular-wearing field biologist with a fondness for islands, and I feel very fortunate to work in such spectacular outdoor laboratories. I specialise in the analysis of threats to seabird populations, and the use of new technologies in the development of innovative approaches to seabird monitoring.
The study of seabirds in wild places is fascinating, but it’s becoming increasingly important to understand how and why many of their populations are changing in such a rapidly changing world. That drive underpins my teaching in ecology, evolution, marine biology, and biostatistics.
I am also Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Natural, Social & Sport Sciences.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
British Ecological Society, British Trust for Ornithology, UK Seabird Group
NS4201 Diversity & Evolution
NS5218 Marine Biology
NS6203 Population & Community Ecology
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dissertations
My research focuses on seabirds, from population dynamics to disease ecology. Recent projects include: climate and the demography of seabirds, assessment of the potential impact of offshore wind on seabird, microplastics in marine ecosystems, and developing new technologies for seabird monitoring
Analytical tool for playback census of burrow nesting seabirds (JNCC), available as the Stormie Shiny app web platform
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)
Associate Editor, Ibis (International Journal of Avian Science)
Member, Skokholm & Skomer Islands Conservation Advisory Committee Seabirds Group
Member, BTO-JNCC Seabird Monitoring Programme Advisory Group