- Current Projects
- The evolutionary ecology of cognition across a heterogeneous landscape
- ObSERVE aerial surveys
- The distribution, diet, vulnerability of far-ranging pelagic-foraging seabirds to oil spills
- EIRwind – Understanding seabird vulnerability to offshore windfarms
- MarPAMM - Marine Protected Area Management and Monitoring
- The development of robust predictors of seabird behaviour at sea
- The Ecology of a Cryptic Game Species
- Dipper Ecology
- Developing a tool to predict the distribution of seabirds
- Developing and assessing a monitoring strategy for burrow nesting seabirds in Ireland
- How Wintering Waterbirds use Dublin Bay
- Eurasian Woodcock Satellite Tagging and Tracking Project 2012-2016
- Modelling the impacts of fossils and renewable energy industries on internationally protected seabird populations around Ireland
- The evolutionary ecology of individual variation in cognitive performance
- ADAPT - Avian Diversity and Afforestation Planning Tool
- Interactions between Hen Harriers and Wind Turbines
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Dr Gavin Arneill
Gavin is a Post Doctoral Researcher at the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, currently examining the interactions between marine top predators and shipping activity.
Gavin graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Zoology from University College Cork in 2015. He went on to complete his PhD entitled “Developing and assessing methods to census and monitor burrow-nesting seabirds in Ireland” in August 2018. The PhD research was funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and supervised by Prof. John Quinn and Dr. Mark Jessopp.
Gavin’s research interests are centered to applied ornithology and throughout his bachelors, this interest was geared towards marine ecology. He is interested in long-term monitoring studies, primarily the effects of anthropogenic activities and climate change on the population dynamics and distribution of seabirds. Gavin’s PhD research directly informed the methodologies used by NPWS to fulfill their international obligations to report the conservation status of these populations. Throughout his PhD he developed an interest in spatial statistics, pursuing this interest in his current research during the Post-Doctoral position in MaREI.