Research

Projects
We currently have three research programmes under way:
 
1. Ringing
Unique individual rings carried by birds allow us monitor their life stories and movements (more).
 
2. Monitoring
Regular checks on the nests of birds tell us how they respond to their environment (more).

3. Foraging behaviour
State-of-the-art technology tells us where the birds go and what they do (more).  
 
 
 
Outputs
Below is a list of scientific papers resulting from our studies since 2010 with links to the journal websites when available. 

Wakefield ED, Owen E, Baer J, Carroll M, Daunt F, Dodd SG, Green JA, Guilford T, Mavor RA, Miller PI, Newell MA, Newton SF, Robertson GS, Shoji A, Soanes LM, Votier SC, Wanless S & Bolton M (2017) Breeding density, fine-scale tracking, and large-scale modeling reveal the regional distribution of four seabird species. Ecological Applications 27: 7 2074-2091 LINK

Collins PM, Halsey LG, Arnould JPY, Shaw P, Dodd SG & Green JA (2016) Energetic consequences of time-activity budgets for a breeding seabird. Journal of Zoology 300:3 153-162 LINK

Carroll, M.J., Butler, A., Owen, E., Ewing, S.R., Cole, T., Green, J.A., Soanes, L.M., Arnould, J.P.Y., Newton, S.F., Baer, J., Daunt, F., Wanless, S., Newell, M.A., Robertson, G.S., Mavor, R.A. & Bolton, M. (2015) Effects of sea temperature and stratification changes on seabird breeding success. Climate Research. 66: 75-89 LINK

Collins PM, Green JA, Warwick-Evans V, Dodd SG, Shaw P, Arnould JPY & Halsey LG (2015) Interpreting behaviors from accelerometry: a method combining simplicity and objectivity Ecology and Evolution LINK

Soanes LM, Arnould JPY, Dodd SG, Milligan G & Green JA (2014) Factors affecting the foraging behaviour of the European shag: implications for seabird tracking studies Marine Biology 161: 1335-1348 LINK

Collins P, Green JA, Dodd SG, Shaw P & Halsey LG (2014) Predation of black-legged kittiwake chicks Rissa tridactyla by a peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus: insights from time-lapse cameras. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126: 158-161 LINK
 
Soanes LM, Arnould JPY, Dodd SG, Sumner MD & Green JA (2013) How many seabirds do we need to track to define home-range area? Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 671-679 LINK
 
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