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 behaviors (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.