I am occasionally involved in supervising or co-supervising students and staff. Current opportunities are listed below. Contact me for information.
Conservation status of large gulls (Larus spp.) in the North Atlantic
Suitable for an Honours of UK Masters project
Despite being ubiquitous in costal and urban environments throughout the North Atlantic, the populations of many large species of gulls (Great Black-backed Gull, European Herring Gull, American Herring Gull) have declined significantly in the last 30 years, for a variety of reasons. Depending on the scope of project, location of the student, and time available, this desk-based project will examine the population trends of 1-3 species of large gull in the North Atlantic and reassess their global conservation status using recent counts, historical data, and unpublished surveys.
This project is ideal for a North American or UK Honours student, or a UK Masters student, where 6-9 months will be dedicated to the work. Students must have a university supervisor, and be accepted into the programme. Students, or supervisors with prospective students are encouraged to contact me for more details.
If you’re looking for some data to analyse for your honours, MSc, or other project (that doesn’t require field work), check out my Languishing Projects, and get in touch.