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 from NERC Open Research Archive
Bennison, Ashley ORCID record for Ashley Bennison, Clark, Bethany L., Votier, Stephen C., Quinn, John L., Darby, Jamie, Jessopp, Mark. (2023) Handedness and individual roll-angle specialism when plunge diving in the northern gannet. Biology Letters, 19. 6 pp. 10.1098/rsbl.2023.0287
Migneault, Amy, Bennison, Ashley ORCID record for Ashley Bennison, Doyle, Thomas K., James, Michael C.. (2023) High‐resolution diving data collected from foraging area reveal that leatherback turtles dive faster to forage longer. Ecosphere, 14. 14 pp. 10.1002/ecs2.4576
Krishnan, Krishnamoorthy, Garde, Baptiste, Bennison, Ashley ORCID record for Ashley Bennison, 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 ORCID record for Ashley Bennison, 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
Left or right winged? Handedness in diving northern gannets
News 6 September, 2023