The work I do directly investigates the fundamental aspects of how and where seabirds feed through the use of miniature tagging technology. This allows us to follow birds in incredible detail on their feeding trips.
With one of the largest databases of its kind we are introducing new information to address the problem that many of the UK's internationally important seabird populations are declining, some of them dramatically so.
Part of the solution will be to manage our seas with the needs of wildlife properly provided for through conservation solutions such as marine protected areas (MPAs) and sensitive marine spatial planning.
Communicating the results of our work with the public and all users of the marine environment is essential to promote conservation action for marine wildlife.
- 2012 - 2016: Secretary of the UK Seabird Group