Dr Hanna Granroth-Wilding

I have recently finished my PhD, which examined how parasite infection interacts with conflict between family members to influence behaviour, reproductive decisions and breeding outcome in European shags. The study was based on field experiments which I carried out on the Isle of May in Scotland. My doctoral work (thesis available at hanna.granroth-wilding.co.uk) demonstrated a far-reaching influence of parasite infection on various aspects of performance and demographically important traits, indicating a need to incorporate disease ecology more broadly into our understanding of seabird fitness and population processes. My research interests remain broad, centered around the question of how variation between individuals and in environmental influences combine to influence fitness, and linking this individual-level variability to population-level phenomena.