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Luke Ozsanlav-Harris

PhD Student

 Daphne du Maurier 


Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am a PhD student and my research is centred on understanding the demographic drivers of population decline in the Greenland White-fronted Goose. This work is carried out in Stuart Bearhop's research group and in partnership with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. 

I am exploring potential drivers of decline right across the global range of the Greenland White-fronted Goose. My research focusses on the following areas:

  • The effects of a changing arctic climate on breeding success in Greenland
  • The impacts of hunting on adult survival on the Icelandic staging grounds
  • How changes to weather regimes in the North Atlantic might impact migratory energetics and survival
  • The extent of anthropogenic disturbance on the British wintering grounds and its effects on movement and behavioural patterns

To understand the magnitude of these effects I am utilising biologging technology, remote sensing data, in field observations and individual marking.


MSc Applied Ecology, University of Exeter

BSc Natural Sciences, University of Durham


Research interests

More broadly I am interested in:

  • How demographic processes drive declines in migratory populations
  • Carry over effects or reversible state effects in migrants
  • Consequences, costs and benefits of range shifts in migrants
  • Applications of biologging technology


Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category

Publications by year


Ozsanlav-Harris L (2023). The decline of the Greenland White-fronted Goose: diagnosing causes, identifying solutions.  Abstract.

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