Elizabeth Masden

Elizabeth Masden

Academic History

Academic History

  • 2007-present: PhD "Assessing the cumulative impacts of wind farms on bird populations", University of Glasgow
  • 2005-2006: MRes Ecology and Environmental Management, University of York
  • 2000-2004: BSc Marine and Environmental Biology, University of St Andrews

The focus of my PhD is researching the cumulative impacts of wind farms on bird populations. The PhD is funded by SNH - Scottish Natural Heritage, and supervised by Prof. Bob Furness, Prof. Dan Haydon and Tony Fox (NERI, Denmark).

Scholarships

Scholarships

  • 2007-2010: Scottish Natural Heritage
  • 2006: Buckland-Smith Fisheries Research Studentship

Previous research projects

Previous research projects

  • Is St Andrews Bay an important area to consider when monitoring Bottlenose Dolphins in NE Scotland? Modelling the survival and abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Moray Firth, Scotland (Prof. Phil Hammond, Sea Mammal Research Unit)
  • Using image analysis and aerial photography to estimate the abundance of macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) around South Georgia (Dr Phil Trathan, British Antarctic Survey)
  • Identifying candidate sites for a network of marine protected areas on the high seas. (Prof. Callum Roberts, University of York): http://oceans.greenpeace.org/en/documents-reports/roadmap-to-recovery
  • Cod and Climate Change: modelling the distribution of cod (Gadus morhua) in the north sea in response to temperature (Dr David Righton, Cefas)

Publications

Publications

Masden, E.A., Fox, A.D., Furness, R.W., Bullman, R., & Haydon, D.T. 2009 Cumulative impact assessments and bird/wind farm interactions:
developing a conceptual framework
. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 30:1-7

Masden, E.A., Haydon, D.T., Fox, A.D., and Furness, R.W 2009 Barriers to movement: modelling energetic costs of avoiding marine wind farms amongst breeding seabirds. Marine Pollution Bulletin. In Press

Masden, E. A., Haydon, D. T., Fox, A. D., Furness, R. W., Bullman, R., and Desholm, M. 2009. Barriers to movement: impacts of wind farms on migrating birdsICES Journal of Marine Science, 66