Dr Adam Seward

Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science


I am using statistical modelling to try to understand the demographics of the roseate tern metapopulation in northwest Europe.

This involves using data on colony counts, breeding productivity and capture-mark-recapture (resighting) to estimate rates such as survival and movement between colonies and how these vary with age.

As part of the same overall project, I am also analysing tracking data collected by GPS tags and visually tracking terns by boat.

I have also investigated the effect of changing food availability on northern wheatear behaviour, productivity and survival with field experiments and run a monitoring and research programme on red and grey squirrels.

Partners and Collaboration

  • Dr Richard Caldow, Natural England
  • Dr Stephen Newton, Birdwatch Ireland
  • Dr Norman Ratcliffe, British Antarctic Survey


Adam Seward

Dr Adam Seward

Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science

Tayside & Fife Ground Floor Robertson House 1 Whitefriars Crescent Perth PH2 0PA



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