Miss Jenna Lane
I have recently completed a Masters degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. My Masters project was based at a seabird colony at the St Abbs Head sea cliffs, Eastern Scotland. The number of breeding pairs present at the St Abbs Head seabird colony has hugely declined over the past few decades. Therefore, it is important to determine possible impacts of their success. I investigated the impact of human disturbance, namely cliff-top visitors and boats, on the nest success of black-legged kittiwakes. I monitored approximately 300 kittiwake nests over a 12 week period, as well as cliff-top visitor and boat activity in the vicinity of the nests.
Although I am currently not researching seabirds, I am actively looking for opportunities to do a PhD on seabirds (hopefully in Scotland).