Title: The Development of robust predictors of seabird behaviour whilst at sea

Funding Body: Irish Research Council

Research Area: Marine Ecology

Key Contact: Ashley Bennison

4 year Phd Project – The Development of robust predictors of seabird behaviour whilst at sea. This project aims to :

  • Collect high-resolution depth and accelerometry data and use this to better define behaviours (diving, resting, feeding and flying) to understand how seabirds use the marine environment
  • Identify offshore hotspots or areas of high usage for seabirds and where seabirds are most likely at risk from human activities
  • Explore correlations between seabird distribution and environmental variables to predict seabird distribution in poorly surveyed areas.