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 Hannah Hereward

Hannah Hereward

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol y Biowyddorau

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I am a marine biologist and conservationist studying the breeding biology - behaviours and threats of two sibling species of seabird (storm-petrels) that breed on the same islet in the Azores archipelago, but at different times of year. Seabirds are important indicators of marine ecosystem health, but they are also considered to be one of the most threatened avian groups globally. My work focuses on an offshore islet and combines fieldwork (to assess the behaviours, threats, breeding success and population dynamics), with computational analysis (of videos and GPS tracks).

“World of Seabirds: Praia Islet, Azores” - click here to see my World Seabird Video summarising some of my PhD fieldwork and islet life. Filmed and edited by Ben Porter.

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  • Current Reserach: Seabirds are important indicators of marine ecosystem health, but they are also considered to be one of the most threatened avian groups globally. My research assesses the breeding biology of two sibling species that breed on the same islet within the Azores archipelago, but at different times of year. I combine traditional nest monitoring techniques alongside employing modern techniques – such as in and near nest cameras and GPS tracking of adult birds, as well as studying the wider population dynamics through mist-netting sessions. The results of my work will contribute to the conservation management of the two species as well as of the islet they both breed on.
  • General Research Interests: My research interests sit broadly within wildlife ecology and conservation, although typically include the marine environment and more specifically seabirds. Within the area of seabird research, I am interested in studying their breeding biology, threats to their survival and their breeding success, with a view to integrating these findings into future conservation actions.
  • Previous Research: I’ve previously worked within various habitats, studying a range of species, including:
    • UK rocky intertidal temperate reefs, including specifically a species of kelp and the blue-rayed limpet (MRes dissertation - see published papers; internship project summary page; A Rocha UK and A Rocha International),
    • Canadian barn and cliff swallow breeding success (A Rocha Canada; Report).
    • Kenyan coral reef fish and invertebrates and tropical beach ghost crabs (A Rocha Kenya; BSc(Hons) dissertation; see published papers; Kenyan hawkfish project summary page)

Qualifications:

  • BSc(Hons) Wildlife Conservation (First Class), Nottingham Trent University, 2011-2015
  • MRes Marine Biology (Distinction), The University of Plymouth, 2015-2017

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  • Co-supervised final year and masters student dissertations (2019-2020).
  • Demonstrator on the Marine Field course (2021).

Traethawd ymchwil

The conservation implications of climatic and tropic interactions on population change in the Monteiro's Storm-petrel and its sister species

Ffynhonnell ariannu

NERC GW4+ DTP

Goruchwyliaeth

Dr Robert Thomas

Dr Robert Thomas

Lecturer

Dr Frank Hailer

Dr Frank Hailer

Lecturer

Dr Renata Medeiros-Mirra

Darlithydd mewn Ystadegau

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