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.
Join us in welcoming SEGUL's newest team member, Tash Gillies!
Having recently completed her PhD on the breeding behaviour of pelagic seabirds, Tash will now be conducting a post-doc on the effects of wind and personality on foraging behaviour in wandering albatrosses.
Best of luck as you start your project, Tash! Stay tuned to our website and Twitter page for updates on Tash's work.
SEGUL are thrilled to welcome our newest post-doc Jack Thorley to our ranks!
Jack's recent work has focused on cooperatively breeding mammals, but now he's switching to seabirds as he investigates the impact of personality on foraging plasticity in wandering albatrosses.
Welcome to the team Jack! We can't wait to see what you get up to!
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!
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.