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Alex Robbins

  • MRes, BSc (Hons)
  • Policy and Advice Officer, Marine Ornithology
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Alex's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 41Followers

Recent publications

  • Assessing the sensitivity of seabird populations to adverse effects from tidal stream turbines and wave energy devices

    • Furness R
    • Wade H
    • Robbins A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Policy and Advice Officer, Marine Ornithology

Scottish Natural Heritage

September 2012 - Present

PhD Student

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow

September 2010 - Present

Seasonal Reserve Officer - Noss NNR

Scottish Natural Heritage

March 2009 - September 2010(2 years)

Area Officer

Scottish Natural Heritage

September 2009 - March 2010(6 months)

Seasonal Field Team Leader

US-FWS/Earthwatch Institute

April 2007 - September 2008(a year)

Coastal Advisor

Natural England

September 2007 - March 2008(6 months)

Assistant Conservation Officer

English Nature

June 2005 - March 2007(2 years)


MRes in Marine and Freshwater Ecology and Environmental Management (Distinction)

University of Glasgow

September 2008 - July 2010(2 years)

BSc (Hon) in Animal Management (1st Class)

Sparsholt College Hampshire (awarded by University of Portsmouth)

September 2002 - June 2005(3 years)


I started working for English Nature in 2005, responding to reactive and strategic planning permissions affecting designated sites in Hampshire. However, I left in 2007 when a research opportunity arose in Alaska, which allowed me pursue my passion, seabird ecology. I completed two field seasons in Prince William Sound studying black-legged kittiwakes, data from which contributed towards my MRes theses. I then completed my masters write-up whilst working as a warden on the Isle of Noss in Shetland. My current research and work combines both my planning related professional experience and research interests, exploring the ecological impacts of wave and tidal marine renewable installations on marine birds.


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