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I am an ecologist at Cardiff University and a wildlife photographer. My personal website has further information on my research and has a portfolio of my images. I am also a founder of, which includes a comprehensive library of wildlife, landscape and travel images available for purchase and instant download.

I was originally inspired to write this blog as my PhD research took me to Disko Island in Greenland in 2010, and that doesn’t happen every day.

I am studying the impacts of climate change on a migratory bird, the northern wheatear for my PhD at Cardiff University and James Hutton Institute. On Disko I looked at how changes in food availability affect the migratory behaviour of the Greenland race of wheatear.

My main interests are in the effects of environmental change on animal population regulation, distributions and behaviour. I am particularly interested in how environmental change affects individual fitness of long-distance migratory birds. To do this, I use food supplementation experiments in the field to examine effects of changing food availability on reproductive success, migratory fuelling and survival of northern wheatears at their breeding, stopover and wintering grounds.

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