My PhD aims to investigate the interactions between marine top predators and their environment. I am interested in which physical features drive the foraging behaviour of coastal seabirds, as well as how environmental heterogeneity influences behaviour and reproductive success. Furthermore, widespread evidence is mounting that individual animals display consistent behavioural differences. I am interested in the role of the environment in shaping these behaviours, and hope to investigate how they will in turn influence the response of different populations and species to our changing climate.
Trevail A M, Green J, Sharples J, Polton J, Arnould J, Patrick, S (2018) Environmental heterogeneity amplifies behavioural response to a temporal cycle. Oikos, DOI: 10.1111/oik.05579