• Ormlie Road

    KW14 7EE Thurso

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

  • 609 Citations
  • 12 h-Index

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Personal profile

Research expertise

I am a research fellow based at the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso. My current research focuses on the potential impacts of human activities such as renewable energy (wind, wave, and tidal), oil and gas developments and marine litter on the environment, and particularly seabirds. I also have an interest in cumulative impacts related to renewable energy. More generally I am interested in population dynamics and spatial ecology including animal movement as well as ecological modelling.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Research, University of York

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Bachelor of Science, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

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Research Output

  • 609 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 26 Article
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Chapter
Open Access
  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Proposing a Method for Calculating an Oil Vulnerability Index for the Arctic Seabirds

    O'Hanlon, N. J., Bond, A., Masden, E. & James, N., 10 Mar 2020, Arctic Marine Sustainability: Arctic Maritime Businesses and the Resilience of the Marine Environment. Springer, p. 73-94 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Avian vulnerability to wind farm collision through the year: Insights from lesser black‐backed gulls (Larus fuscus) tracked from multiple breeding colonies

    Thaxter, C. B., Ross‐smith, V. H., Bouten, W., Clark, N. A., Conway, G. J., Masden, E. A., Clewley, G. D., Barber, L. J., Burton, N. H. K. & Choi, C. (ed.), 4 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, 11, p. 2410-2422 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Considerations for upscaling individual effects of wind energy development towards population-level impacts on wildlife

    May, R., Masden, E. A., Bennet, F. & Perron, M., 15 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 230, p. 84-93 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    16 Downloads (Pure)

    Monitoring nest incorporation of anthropogenic debris by Northern Gannets across their range

    O'Hanlon, N. J., Bond, A. L., Lavers, J. L., Masden, E. A. & James, N. A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Environmental Pollution. 255, Part 1, p. 113152 113152.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)


    • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Understanding the risk of birds colliding with offshore wind turbines

    Elizabeth Masden (Contributor)

    Mar 2015

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Offshore protection zones vital to arrest decline of seabirds

    Elizabeth Masden (Article Author)

    21 May 2014

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Press / Media


    Investigating the foraging ecology of black guillemots Cepphus grylle in relation to tidal stream turbines and marine protected areas

    Author: Johnston, D. T., 5 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Masden, E. (Supervisor), Furness, B. (Supervisor) & Robbins, A. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by UHI)

    Investigating the potential effects of marine renewable energy developments on seabirds

    Author: Wade, H. M., 15 Sep 2015

    Supervisor: Masden, E. (Supervisor), Jackson, A. (Supervisor) & Furness, R. W. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)