Dr Nina O'Hanlon

Environmental Research Institute
North Highland College UHI
Ormlie Road
KW14 7EE

tel: 01847 889201
mob: 07810 300392

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I am a seabird ecologist with particular interests in foraging ecology, movement behaviour, oology and anthropogenic impacts on species and habitats. However, I am interested in all aspects of ornithology and conservation.

Current research

I am currently working on two Northern Periphery and Arctic projects: Blue Circular Economy and APP4SEA. For APP4SEA, I am focusing on the ecological impact of oil spills on seabirds in the northeastern Atlantic. For Blue Circular Economy, I am investigating nest incorporation of anthropogenic debris by seabirds and other bird species.

Research groups and interests

  • Seabirds
  • Marine plastic
  • Gulls

Selected publications

O’Hanlon, N.J., Bond A.L., Lavers, J.L., Masden, E.A. & James, N.A. (2019) Monitoring nest incorporation of anthropogenic debris by Northern Gannets across their range. Environmental Pollution, 255, 113152. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113152

O’Hanlon N.J., Alonso, S., Miller, J.A.O., McGill R.A.R. & Nager R.G. (2019) Landscape‐mediated variation in diet is associated with egg size and maculation in a generalist forager. IBIS. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12739

Finch, T., O’Hanlon, N. & Dudley, S.P. (2017) Tweeting birds: online mentions predict future citations in ornithology. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 171371. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171371

O’Hanlon, N.J., James, N.A., Masden, E.A. & Bond A.L. (2017) Seabirds and marine plastic debris in the northeastern Atlantic: a synthesis and recommendations for monitoring and research. Environmental Pollution, 231: 1291-1301. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.101