Dr Steve Votier

University of Exeter, United Kingdom

I am a seabird ecologist primarily interested in understanding responses to global change. To achieve this my research focusses on the behaviour of individuals, scaling this up to population, community and eco-system levels. Although I would ultimately like to understand all factors influencing change in seabird communities, I am particularly interested in the impact of fisheries, climate change, pollution and marine renewables.

My research also incorporates the use of a wide variety of techniques including bio-logging (from GLS to GPS, accelerometry and bird-borne cameras), analysis of bio-geochemical markers (stable isotopes, fatty acids and highly branched isoprenols) in tandem with more conventional techniques of dietary assessment and monitoring.