Tommy Clay


My research has focussed on the ecology and conservation of marine predators; in particular, the drivers of variation in movement and foraging strategies and their influence on population dynamics. I am also interested in using large archival datasets to inform marine conservation, such as the extent to which animals overlap or interact with human activities such as fisheries.

I am a currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate as part of a large collaborative and interdisciplinary project which aims to investigate the influence of infrasound on seabird movements and navigation. Working alongside physicists, physiologists and mathematicians, we are linking seabird tracking datasets to atmospheric and oceanographic models in order to better understand movement decisions at various ecological scales. The project is funded by the Human Frontier Science Program.