Dr Viola Ross-Smith


British Trust for Ornithology, United Kingdom

I have a strong interest in seabirds, their behaviour, ecology and life history adaptations. Since joining the BTO in September 2010, I have worked on a variety of projects, including assessing the effectiveness of MPAs for seabirds, and using GPS to investigate how Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Great Skuas interact with offshore wind farms. In my free time, I coordinate gull nest counting and colour ringing on Flat Holm Island, where I did my PhD.