Dr Jude Lane

Conservation Scientist


I work within the Monitoring Section of Conservation Science where I am part of a team that works to increase our understanding of seabird behaviour at sea and provides scientific advice for policy and casework.

My primary research focuses on the foraging behaviour of northern gannets breeding on the Bass Rock. I have been involved in tracking northern gannets with data loggers since 2015, work which has provided new insights into where they go and what they do when they are away from the colony at sea. This research contributes to our understanding of the potential interactions between gannets and offshore wind developments. 

I also provide science support for site conservation and casework, principally related to offshore wind developments.

I have previously worked for the RSPB as a project officer on peatland restoration projects and monitoring and protecting breeding birds of prey. These roles have involved working with large and diverse groups of stakeholders and managing teams of staff and volunteers. 


Dr Jude Lane

Conservation Scientist

RSPB UK Headquarters, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL



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