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6th March 2017

Using cameras to investigate egg predation

Posted in: nest predation, predation, Seabirds

Investigating Brown Rat predation of seabird eggs using camera traps and experimental nests

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13th February 2017

Bird photography is here to stay

Posted in: moult, plumage, Seabirds

Using field photography to study avian moult

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22nd August 2016

Is handling stressful for birds?

Posted in: bird handling, fledglings, Seabirds

Assessing the effects of handling on nestlings: a case study of the European Storm Petrel

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11th January 2016

Living close, doing differently

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, colour ringing/banding, Science, Seabirds, tracking, winter, wintering

Breeding and wintering Mediterranean Gulls do not mix

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21st December 2015

Using seabird tracking data for marine conservation

Posted in: Conservation, distribution, Science, Seabirds, tracking

An unprecedented initiative to tackle threats to seabirds

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5th October 2015

Puffins have an eye for small fry

Posted in: adaptation, behaviour, evolution, foraging, Science, Seabirds

Visual fields in auks

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7th September 2015

Parental resource allocation varies throughout offspring development

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, foraging, Science, Seabirds

Response to changing offspring energy demands

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20th July 2015

Tracking seabird mortality induced by light pollution

Posted in: breeding, light pollution, mortality, News, Science, Seabirds, tracking

Impact of artificial lights on seabird fledglings

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8th June 2015

Range expansion of non-native Acacia species: Acacia cyclops and birds

Posted in: Conservation, foraging, habitat, News, non-natives, Seabirds

Do birds disperse non-native plants?

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3rd April 2015

Godman Salvin Medal – Sarah Wanless

Posted in: awards, Community, Conferences, People, Science, Seabirds, tracking

Seabird ecologist honoured by the BOU

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19th January 2015

Bycatch in gillnet fisheries: a bird’s eye view

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conservation, fisheries, foraging, mortality, Science, Seabirds

Can we reduce the 400,000 bird deaths caused by gillnets each year?

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24th November 2014

Offshore wind: the importance of bird density and breeding season definitions

Posted in: Bird Protection, breeding, Conservation, Disturbance, Migration, News, renewable energy, Seabirds, tracking, wind farms

Offshore collision risk modelling can be insufficiently precautionary

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10th November 2014

Saving long-term studies

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, crowd-sourcing, funding, phenology, protected areas, Seabirds, tracking

Crowd-funding research

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6th October 2014

Identifying offshore protected areas for seabirds

Posted in: breeding, foraging, geolocator, protected areas, Science, Seabirds

Where do seabirds forage? And why do we need to know?

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25th August 2014

Adult survival declines as African Penguin population plummets

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, Science, Seabirds

Urgent action is needed to save the African Penguin

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14th April 2014

Beyond the maps

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, Farmland birds, Science, Seabirds, upland birds, woodland birds

What now for all that data collected from the #birdatlas?

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4th March 2014

Birds and dynamic soaring

Posted in: Science, Seabirds

Can a bird use dynamic soaring in a steady homogenous wind?

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17th April 2013

Marine renewables and birds

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conferences, Science, Seabirds

Marine renewables and birds – how far have we come and where next for research?

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28th February 2013

Lost and found – the storm-petrel back from extinction

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conservation, News, Seabirds

‘Extinct’ New Zealand Storm-petrel found breeding 150 years after last being seen

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