[03-02-2009 to 31-03-2009]
£477K NERC Award
Dr P Pomeroy, Sea Mammal Research Unit has received funding from NERC (£477K)
and the Esmée Fairburn Foundation (£49K) to examine how seal populations are
changing around the UK. New software will be developed allowing digital
comparison of natural markings on seals to extend existing
capture-mark-recapture studies with CREEM, St Andrews. Working with Lex Hiby,
Conservation Research and Dr S Twiss, University of Durham, thousands of images
collected during long term seal studies will be included for analysis.
Provision of this expertise across a network of users will
make the group an international focus for such work.
contact: Dr Paddy Pomeroy