Seabird Ecology Group, University of Liverpool
We are a group of marine ecologists, based in the UK, specialising in the study, research and conservation of seabirds around the world.
We are excited that post-doc Tommy Clay is taking up a new role at University of California, Santa Cruz where he will be researching cetacean habitat use. We can't wait to see what Tommy gets up to!
We will really miss Tommy and would like to thank him for all of his contributions to SEGUL during his time in Liverpool. All the best for the future, Tommy!
Dr Ruth Dunn recently successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled "Annual Cycles in the Behaviour and Energetics of North Atlantic Seabirds".
Ruth has published work from her thesis in Biology Letters, Journal of Avian Biology and Scientific Reports. Head to our Research Page to have a read.
Ruth is fledging SEGUL to studying sharks and rays as a postdoctoral researcher at Florida International University. Follow her career via her personal website.
Catch up with all of our SEGUL Alumni here.
SEGUL were thrilled to welcome two new members to our group at the beginning of the academic year!
Dr Lucía Martina Martin López has recently taken up a Postdoctoral Research Associate position studying the influence of infrasound on seabird movements and navigation. Meanwhile Eve Merrall is starting her PhD studentship under the supervision of Jon Green.
We look forward to posting updates on their exciting research!
For an extensive list of SEGUL publications, please see the Research tab.
Tommy Clay has co-authored a paper in Diversity and Distributions investigating the environmental drivers of contrasting movements of juvenile and adult seabirds, and their implications for conservation.
Alice Carravieri has published work form her Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship in Environmental Science and Technology. Alice has identified associations between environmental contaminants and gastrointestinal parasites in European shags.
The second chapter of Teri Jones' PhD thesis has been pubished in Ecology Letters. Teri utilised a multi-layer social network approach to look at how seabird social associations change across different foraging states and environments.
Tommy Clay has co-authored a paper in Diversity and Distributions evaluating the effectiveness of the large Marine Protected Area around South Georgia in protecting key habitats for 14 marine predator species.
Tommy Clay has co-authored a Journal of Applied Ecology paper presenting a framework to combine biologging, phenology and demography data to map year-round seabird distributions, applying it to 22 albatross and petrels in the Southern Ocean.
The Journal of Animal Ecology Biologging Special Issue is out now, featuring Steph Harris' research on personality and foraging site fidelity in kittiwakes.