• 571 Citations
  • 11 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

Master of Research, University of York

Bachelor of Science, University of St Andrews

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Research Output

  • 571 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 25 Article
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Chapter

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)
    2 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
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    15 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

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Variations in Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle natal dispersal and philopatry across Britain and Ireland

    Johnston, D. T., Furness, R. W., Robbins, A. M. C., Taggart, M. A., Tyler, G. & Masden, E. A., 18 Jan 2019, In : Bird Study. 65, 4, p. 564-569 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (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


    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)