Post-doctoral Research Associate – Seabird Ecologist
|Joined the ERI||
October 31, 2016
I am currently working on two NPA projects: Circular Ocean and APP4SEA. For Circular Ocean, I am involved in providing a baseline assessment of current knowledge concerning the impact of marine plastic on seabirds in northern Europe and the Arctic region. As part of APP4SEA I am investigating the potential implications of oil spills on seabirds in the northeast Atlantic with the aim of identifying locations and species most at risk, taking into account species vulnerability to oil spills, seabird spatial distributions, current and proposed protected areas, and patterns of ship traffic and hydrocarbon extraction.
2012 – 2016 PhD “Spatial variation in Herring gull traits“. Supervised by Ruedi Nager, University of Glasgow
2010 – 2011 MRes Ecology and Environmental Management, University of York
2002 – 2005 BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Finch, T., O’Hanlon, N. & Dudley, S.P. (2017) Tweeting birds: online mentions predict future citations in ornithology. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 171371. 10.1098/rsos.171371
O’Hanlon, N.J., James, N.A., Masden, E.A. & Bond A.L. (2017) Seabirds and marine plastic debris in the northeastern Atlantic: a synthesis and recommendations for monitoring and research. Environmental Pollution. 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.101
O’Hanlon N.J., McGill R.A.R. & Nager R.G. (2017) Increased use of intertidal resources benefits breeding success in a generalist gull species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 574: 193-210. 10.3354/meps12189
O’Hanlon, N.J. & Lambert, M.S. (2017) Investigating brown rat Rattus norvegicus egg predation using experimental nests and camera traps. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 63: 18. 10.1007/s10344-016-1063-4
Nager, G.R & O’Hanlon, N.J. (2016) Changing numbers of three gull species in the British Isles. Waterbirds, 39, 15-28. 10.1675/063.039.sp108
Gillingham, P.G., Bradbury, R.B., Roy, D.B., Anderson, B.J., Baxter, J.M., Bourne, N.A.D., Crick, H, Q., Findon, R.A., Fox, R., Franco, A., Hill, J.K., Hodgson, J.A., Holt, A.R., Morecroft, M.D., O’Hanlon, N.J., Oliver, T.H., Pearce-Higgins, J, W., Procter, D.A., Thomas, J.A., Walker, K.J., Walmsley, C.A., Wilson, R.J. & Thomas, C.D. (2015) The effectiveness of protected areas in the conservation of species with changing geographical ranges. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115, 707-717.10.1111/bij.12506
Thomas, C.D., Gillingham, P.G., Bradbury, R.B., Roy, D.B., Anderson, B.J., Baxter, J.M., Bourne, N.A.D., Crick, H, Q., Findon, R.A., Fox, R., Hodgson, J.A., Holth, A.R., Morecroft, M.D., O’Hanlon, N.J., Oliver, T.H., Pearce-Higgins, J, W., Procter, D.A., Thomas, J.A., Walker, K.J., Walmsley, C.A., Wilson, R.J. & Hill, J.K. (2012) Protected areas facilitate species’ range expansions. PNAS, 109, 14063-14068. 10.1073/pnas.1210251109
Phillips, R.D., Chapman, G.C., O’Hanlon, N.J. & Morris, L.C. (2008) A short-term avifauna survey of Faraway Bay in the north Kimberley, Western Australia. Amytornis Western Australian Journal of Ornithology, 1, 17-21.