Professor Bob Furness

  • Affiliate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

telephone: 01413303560
email: Bob.Furness@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Using stable isotopes to assess climate-change impacts on migrations of prions (Aves: Procellariiformes).
    Natural Environment Research Council
    2011 - 2014
     
  • Ecosystem based management incorporating seabirds
    Leverhulme Trust
    2006 - 2007
     
  • An 'eco-chemical snapshot' of Scottish seabird colonies
    Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
    2006 - 2007
     
  • Mitochondrial gene sequence of eiders as a means of defining subspecies
    Joint Nature Conservation Committee
    2005 - 2006
     
  • Fisheries and pollution in the marine environment: impact on seabirds-Marie Curie Fellowship - Dr Jose Arcos
    European Commission
    2003 - 2005
     
  • Effects of Changes in Fishery Discarding Rates on Seabird Communities (DISCBIRD)
    European Commission
    2002 - 2005
     

Additional information

Editorial Board

  • 2003 - ongoing: Journal of Ornithology
  • 1998 - ongoing: Bird Study
  • 1988 - 1998: Marine Ecology Progress
  • 1988 - 1998: Marine Ornithology
  • 1988 - 1998: Colonial Waterbirds

Grant Advisory Board

  • 2010 - 2010: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) - WKSAN Benchmark Assessment of North Sea sandeel stocks
  • 2009 - 2009: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) - WKSHORT Benchmark Assessment of short-lived fish
  • 2008 - 2010: Scottish Natural Heritage - Scientific Advisory Committee
  • 2006 - 2006: DEFRA - Member of review panel for DEFRA research on animal ecology.
  • 2004 - 2006: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology - Marine Sciences and Technologies Evaluation Panel
  • 2002 - 2009: Danish Ministry of Environment & Energy, Marine Ecology Advisory Panel - Chair of International Panel of Experts in Marine Ecology (IAPEME)
  • 2002 - 2006: Scottish Executive - ACSSSI (Advisory Committee on Sites of Special Scientific Interest)
  • 2001 - 2005: Norwegian Government - Polar Research Grant Evaluation
  • 2000 - 2005: Marine Certification Systems - Pollock Evaluation Board, 2000-2003; Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Evaluation Board 2003-2005
  • 1999 - 2003: British Trust for Ornithology - Unconventional Marking Techniques Panel
  • 1997 - 2001: European Commission Framework V - Evaluator Quality of Life

Invited International Presentations

  • 2011: Cape Town, South Africa - Eur-Oceans: Marine birds and their prey
  • 2008: Edinburgh, UK - Scottish Natural Heritage Conference on Species Management: Solutions for the 21st Century
  • 2007: Hong Kong - Invited public lecture on "Seabird conservation in relation to fisheries and aquaculture", at Hong Kong University,
  • 2007: Hong Kong, China - Plenary lecture "Monitoring long term trends in mercury contamination of marine ecosystems" at the 5th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology
  • 2007: Mahe, Seychelles - Seabird-fishery Interactions in the Indian Ocean
  • 2006: University of Stockholm, Sweden - Invited research seminar.
  • 2006: Alyeska, Alaska - Invited plenary lecture at the Pacific Seabird Group Conference.
  • 2006: Cork, Ireland - Invited lecture on Workload models for the Universities of Ireland.
  • 2005: Copenhagen, Denmark - Invited keynote speech on environmental priority issues at the EU Council of Energy Ministers High Level European Policy Seminar on Offshore Wind Power.
  • 2004: Groningen, Netherlands - Implications of the EU CFP for seabird community stability, University of Groningen
  • 2004: Galway, Ireland - Mercury in marine food webs, EUROCEAN 2004 Conference
  • 2004: Wellington, New Zealand - Isotopes of C and N as indicators of diet of seabirds, International Conference on Stable Isotopes in Ecological Research
  • 2003: Copenhagen, Denmark - Workshop on the ecological impacts of marine wind farms
  • 2003: Tallinn, Estonia - Reference points for Ecosystem Management to minimize impacts of fisheries on seabirds and marine mammals, ICES Annual Science Conference
  • 2003: Seattle, USA - Invited Bevan Lecturer on Sustainable Fisheries, University of Washington
  • 2002: Juneau, Alaska, USA - Workshop on seabird-fishery interactions in the Eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska
  • 2002: Beijing, China - Fisheries impacts on food supply to seabirds, symposium paper at International Ornithological Congress
  • 2002: Seattle, USA. - Workshop on sustainability of the USA walleye Pollock fishery
  • 2001: Melbourne, Australia - workshop at the Howard Florey Institute on mineral deficiencies, osteophagia and bird killing behaviour in herbivores, University of Melbourne
  • 2001: Hamburg, Germany - Review paper on seabird interactions with sandeel fisheries, IMPRESS symposium
  • 2001: Albury, NSW, Australia - Seminar on seabird-fishery interactions, Charles Sturt University, Albury

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

  • 2008: Royal Society of Edinburgh - Elected Fellow
  • 2001: German Ornithological Society, Honorary Fellowship

Professional Learned Society

  • 2010 - 2013: British Trust for Ornithology - Member of Council
  • 2003 - 2006: ICES - Regional Ecosystem Study Group
  • 2002 - 2006: International Ornithological Congress - Seabird Ecology Standing Committee
  • 2002 - 2006: ICES Seabird Ecology Working Group - Chair
  • 1999 - 2003: ICES - Study Group on Sandeel Management
  • 1996 - 2002: International Ornithological Congress - Applied Ornithology, Standing Committee
  • 1996 - 2002: International Ornithological Congress - Birds as Indicators of Environmental Change Study Group, Chair
  • 1972 - ongoing: British Ecological Society - Member
  • 1967 - ongoing: British Ornithologists Union - Member

Research Fellowship

  • 2006 - 2007: Leverhulme Research Fellowship
  • 2006 - 2007: Leverhulme Research Fellowship
  • 2001 - ongoing: German Ornithological Society Honorary Fellowship
  • 1998 - 2000: International Fishmeal and Oil Manufacturers Association (IFOMA)