James Duckworth

My main research interests lie in how seabirds respond to anthropocentric change at key moments in their life cycles. Specifically, I am interested in how construction of off shore wind farms can lead to displacement of birds and increase energetic stress during the most critical period of their annual cycle.


My PhD project focuses on the Red-Throated Diver, a species currently identified as one of the most vulnerable to displacement by off shore wind farms. I approach the problem from an energetic standpoint to determine current Red-Throated Diver energy budgets and quantify the increased costs of displacement.