Professor Richard Phillips
Honorary Professor


I am the leader of the Higher Predators and Conservation group within the Ecosystems team at British Antarctic Survey, and an Honorary Professor in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. My research interests are in the ecology and conservation of seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels, and in food webs in temperate and polar ecosystems. I am also involved with the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) as convenor of the ACAP Populations and Conservation Status working group, and am a member of the Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammals of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). These international agreements develop strategies to promote research on seabirds and other marine taxa, particularly where this is of relevance to understanding and managing marine and terrestrial threats.

Broad research specialisms:

Population dynamics, physiology, evolutionary ecology, foraging ecology and conservation of seabirds.


BSc. (Hons.), PhD

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