Mr Kelly Atkins

University of Exeter, United Kingdom

My research examines how the utilisation of food subsidies, in the form of discards from commercial fisheries, influences the foraging behaviour and spatial ecology of northern gannets (Morus bassanus), across age classes, during the breeding and non-breeding seasons. Understanding the extent to which this occurs throughout the population and geographic range of the species can help inform marine spatial planning efforts and shed light on the consequences of fisheries policy changes.