Bird Island Science Manager
I am the Science Manager for Bird Island. I joined the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in January 2021, and prior to this have been working in Ireland for the last eight years undertaking a variety of research on seabirds and marine mammals.
Ash specialises in the spatial ecology of higher predators. Movement is a trait shared by all life on Earth, and Ash’s work looks to understand how the behaviour of individual animals can inform the distribution of species. Ash’s doctoral research focused on seabirds, primarily Northern gannets and puffins, and used tagging technologies to track the movement paths of animals. He has also worked on sharks, sea bass and cetaceans.
Publications can be seen on Google Scholar
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
Krishnan, Krishnamoorthy, Garde, Baptiste, Bennison, Ashley, Cole, Nik C., Cole, Emma-L., Darby, Jamie, Elliott, Kyle H., Fell, Adam, Gómez-Laich, Agustina, de Grissac, Sophie, Jessopp, Mark, Lempidakis, Emmanouil, Mizutani, Yuichi, Prudor, Aurélien, Quetting, Michael, Quintana, Flavio, Robotka, Hermina, Roulin, Alexandre, Ryan, Peter G., Schalcher, Kim, Schoombie, Stefan, Tatayah, Vikash, Tremblay, Fred, Weimerskirch, Henri, Whelan, Shannon, Wikelski, Martin, Yoda, Ken, Hedenström, Anders, Shepard, Emily L. C.. (2022) The role of wingbeat frequency and amplitude in flight power. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 19. 15 pp. 10.1098/rsif.2022.0168
Darby, J., Clairbaux, M., Bennison, Ashley, Quinn, J. L., Jessopp, M. J.. (2022) Underwater visibility constrains the foraging behaviour of a diving pelagic seabird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 289. 9 pp. 10.1098/rspb.2022.0862