Lucy Quinn (PhD 2014)Lucy Quinn holding fulmar

Lucy’s PhD research was identifying non-breeding foraging areas of the northern fulmar and investigating whether individual differences in area use affects subsequent reproduction or survival. To do this, a combination of tracking birds at sea from different colonies and analyses of feather metal loadings and stable isotope analysis was carried out.

Lucy’s PhD took her to Orkney, Ireland and Iceland. She is now headed south to Bird Island, where she will spend the next two Antarctic summers working as a seabird ecologist for British Antarctic Survey (