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Dr Stephen Votier Associate Professor

Dr Stephen Votier Associate Professor

Associate Professor Marine Ecology & Conservation

 01326 259416

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 02.15

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

I am an ornithologist with a particular interest in seabirds. The aim of my research is to understand the impact of global change on marine top predators. Most my work is field-based, where I study how key stressors - such as fish extraction, climate change, pollution and industrial development - have impacts at the individual, population and community levels. This work is also heavily influenced by the recently emerging fields of bio-logging and analysis of intrinsic biogeochemical markers.

I am a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute (Room 02.15).

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Office Hours:

I am available to meet students at the following times (no appointment necessary, but you will need to ask on the front desk to be let in):

- Thursday - 15:00 to 16:00

- Friday - 16:00 to 17:00

Qualifications

2001 PhD Zoology (University of Glasgow)
1995 BSc Biology of Plants and Animals (University of Newcastle)

Research

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Votier SC, Grecian WJ, Witt MJ, Bearhop, Attrill M, Godley BJ (In Press). Seabird diversity hotspot linked to ocean productivity in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Biology Letters Full text.
Navarro J, Votier SC, Aguzzi J, Chiesa JJ, Forero MG, Phillips RA (2013). Ecological segregation in space, time and trophic niche of sympatric planktivorous petrels. PLoS One, 8(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bicknell AWJ, Oro D, Camphuysen KC, Votier SC (2013). Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities. Journal of Applied Ecology
Bicknell AWJ, Oro D, Camphuysen KCJ, Votier SC (2013). Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(3), 649-658. Abstract.
Wakefield ED, Bodey TW, Bearhop S, Blackburn J, Colhoun K, Davies R, Dwyer RG, Green JA, Grémillet D, Jackson AL, et al (2013). Space partitioning without territoriality in gannets. Science, 341(6141), 68-70. Abstract.
Calosi P, Bilton DT, Spicer JI, Votier SC, Atfield A (2010). What determines a species' geographical range? Thermal biology and latitudinal range size relationships in European diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). J Anim Ecol, 79(1), 194-204. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Cleasby I, Bell F, Parr N, Schultz A, Votier SC (In Press). A phylogenetically controlled meta-analysis of biologging device effects on birds: Deleterious effects and a call for more standardized reporting of study data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Soriano-Redondo A, Bearhop S, Cleasby IR, Lock L, Votier SC, Hilton GM (In Press). Ecological Responses to Extreme Flooding Events: a Case Study with a Reintroduced Bird. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Votier SC, Fayet A, Bearhop S, Bodey T, Clark B, Grecian WJ, Guilford T, Hamer K, Jeglinski J, Morgan G, et al (In Press). Effects of age and reproductive status on individual foraging site fidelity in a long-lived marine predator. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Full text.
Patrick SC, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Grecian WJ, Hamer KC, Lee J, Votier SC (In Press). Individual seabirds show consistent foraging strategies in response to predictable fisheries discards. Journal of Avian Biology, 46, 1-10. Abstract.
Wakefield ED, Cleasby IR, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Davies R, Miller PI, Newton J, Votier SC, Hamer KC (In Press). Long-term individual foraging site fidelity – why some gannets don’t change their spots. Ecological Monographs Abstract.
Votier SC, Grecian WJ, Witt MJ, Bearhop, Attrill M, Godley BJ (In Press). Seabird diversity hotspot linked to ocean productivity in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Biology Letters Full text.
Votier SC, Cox SL, Miller PI, Embling CB, Scales KL, Bicknell AWJ, Hosegood PJ, Morgan G, Ingram SN (In Press). Seabird diving behaviour reveals the functional significance of shelf-sea fronts as foraging hotspots. Royal Society Open Science Full text.
Sherley RB, Barham BJ, Barham PJ, Campbell KJ, Crawford RJM, Grigg J, Horswill C, McInnes A, Morris TL, Pichegru L, et al (2018). Bayesian inference reveals positive but subtle effects of experimental fishery closures on marine predator demographics. Proc Biol Sci, 285(1871). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Votier S (2018). Bird Migration: Life on the High Seas. Current Biology, 28(1), R21-R23. Abstract.
Bennison A, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Votier SC, Grecian WJ, Wakefield ED, Hamer KC, Jessopp M (2018). Search and foraging behaviors from movement data: a comparison of methods. Ecology and Evolution, 8(1), 13-24. Abstract.  Full text.
Wakefield ED, Owen E, Baer J, Carroll MJ, Daunt F, Dodd SG, Green JA, Guilford T, Mavor RA, Miller PI, et al (2017). Breeding density, fine-scale tracking, and large-scale modeling reveal the regional distribution of four seabird species. Ecol Appl, 27(7), 2074-2091. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gianuca D, Phillips RA, Townley S, Votier SC (2017). Global patterns of sex- and age-specific variation in seabird bycatch. Biological Conservation, 205, 60-76. Abstract.  Full text.
Soriano-Redondo A, Bearhop S, Lock L, Votier SC, Hilton GM (2017). Internet-based monitoring of public perception of conservation. Biological Conservation, 206, 304-309. Abstract.
Sherley RB, Votier SC (2017). Metapopulation Tracking Juvenile Penguins Reveals an Ecosystem-wide Ecological Trap. Current Biology Full text.
Votier SC, Sherley RB (2017). Seabirds. Curr Biol, 27(11), R448-R450. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cox SL, Witt MJ, Embling CB, Godley BJ, Hosegood PJ, Miller PI, Votier SC, Ingram SN (2017). Temporal patterns in habitat use by small cetaceans at an oceanographically dynamic marine renewable energy test site in the Celtic Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 141, 178-190. Abstract.
Sztukowski LA, van Toor ML, Weimerskirch H, Thompson DR, Torres LG, Sagar PM, Cotton PA, Votier SC (2017). Tracking reveals limited interactions between Campbell Albatross and fisheries during the breeding season. Journal of Ornithology, 158(3), 725-735. Abstract.
Meier RE, Votier SC, Wynn RB, Guilford T, McMinn Grivï M, Rodrï guez A, Newton J, Maurice L, Chouvelon T, Dessier A, et al (2017). Tracking, feather moult and stable isotopes reveal foraging behaviour of a critically endangered seabird during the non-breeding season. Diversity and Distributions, 23(2), 130-145. Abstract.  Full text.
Bicknell AWJ, Godley BJ, Sheehan EV, Votier SC, Witt MJ (2016). Camera technology for monitoring marine biodiversity and human impact. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14(8), 424-432. Abstract.  Full text.
Thaxter CB, Ross-Smith VH, Clark JA, Clark NA, Conway GJ, Masden EA, Wade HM, Leat EHK, Gear SC, Marsh M, et al (2016). Contrasting effects of GPS device and harness attachment on adult survival of Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus and Great Skuas Stercorarius skua. Ibis, 158(2), 279-290. Abstract.
Carter MID, Cox SL, Scales KL, Bicknell AWJ, Nicholson MD, Atkins KM, Morgan G, Morgan L, Grecian WJ, Patrick SC, et al (2016). GPS tracking reveals rafting behaviour of Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus): implications for foraging ecology and conservation. Bird Study, 1-13. Abstract.
Evans JC, Votier SC, Dall SRX (2016). Information use in colonial living. Biological Reviews, 91(3), 658-672. Abstract.
Evans JC, Dall SRX, Bolton M, Owen E, Votier SC (2016). Social foraging in European shags: GPS tracking reveals birds in neighbouring colonies have shared foraging grounds. Journal of Ornithology, 157(1), 23-32. Abstract.
Votier SC, Aspinall S, Bearhop S, Bilton D, Newton J, Alström P, Leader P, Carey G, Furnes RW, Olsson U, et al (2016). Stable isotopes and mtDNA reveal niche segregation but no evidence of intergradation along a habitat gradient in the Lesser Whitethroat complex (Sylvia curruca; Passeriformes; Aves). Journal of Ornithology, 157(4), 1017-1027. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet P-A, Kirwan GM, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2016). Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palearctic birds: 11th report. IBIS, 158(1), 206-212. Author URL.
Sherley RB, Winker H, Altwegg R, van der Lingen CD, Votier SC, Crawford RJM (2015). Bottom-up effects of a no-take zone on endangered penguin demographics. Biol Lett, 11(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Meier RE, Wynn RB, Votier SC, McMinn Grivé M, Rodríguez A, Maurice L, van Loon EE, Jones AR, Suberg L, Arcos JM, et al (2015). Consistent foraging areas and commuting corridors of the critically endangered Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus in the northwestern Mediterranean. Biological Conservation, 190, 87-97. Abstract.
Cleasby IR, Wakefield ED, Bodey TW, Davies RD, Patrick SC, Newton J, Votier SC, Bearhop S, Hamer KC (2015). Sexual segregation in a wide-ranging marine predator is a consequence of habitat selection. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 518, 1-12. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet PA, Kirwan GM, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2015). Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palaearctic birds: 10th report. Ibis, 157(1), 193-200.
Cleasby IR, Wakefield ED, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Votier SC, Hamer KC (2015). Three-dimensional tracking of a wide-ranging marine predator: Flight heights and vulnerability to offshore wind farms. Journal of Applied Ecology Abstract.
Navarro J, Votier SC, Phillips RA (2014). Diving capabilities of diving petrels. Polar Biology
Navarro J, Votier SC, Phillips RA (2014). Diving capabilities of diving petrels. Polar Biology, 37(6), 897-901. Abstract.
Vandenabeele SP, Grundy E, Friswell MI, Grogan A, Votier SC, Wilson RP (2014). Excess baggage for birds: inappropriate placement of tags on gannets changes flight patterns. PLoS One, 9(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Megson D, Brown TA, Johnson GW, O'Sullivan G, Bicknell AWJ, Votier SC, Lohan MC, Comber S, Kalin R, Worsfold PJ, et al (2014). Identifying the provenance of Leach’s storm petrels in the North Atlantic using polychlorinated biphenyl signatures derived from comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Chemosphere, 114, 195-202.
Patrick SC, Bearhop S, Grémillet D, Lescroël A, Grecian WJ, Bodey TW, Hamer KC, Wakefield E, Le Nuz M, Votier SC, et al (2014). Individual differences in searching behaviour and spatial foraging consistency in a central place marine predator. Oikos, 123(1), 33-40. Abstract.
Bicknell AWJ, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Campbell M, Reid JB, Newton J, Votier SC (2014). Intercolony movement of pre-breeding seabirds over oceanic scales: Implications of cryptic age-classes for conservation and metapopulation dynamics. Diversity and Distributions, 20(2), 160-168. Abstract.
Campbell MS, Stehfest KM, Votier SC, Hall-Spencer JM (2014). Mapping fisheries for marine spatial planning: Gear-specific vessel monitoring system (VMS), marine conservation and offshore renewable energy. Marine Policy, 45, 293-300. Abstract.
Scales KL, Miller PI, Embling CB, Ingram SN, Pirotta E, Votier SC (2014). Mesoscale fronts as foraging habitats: composite front mapping reveals oceanographic drivers of habitat use for a pelagic seabird. J R Soc Interface, 11(100). Abstract.  Author URL.
Scales KL, Miller PI, Hawkes LA, Ingram SN, Sims DW, Votier SC (2014). On the Front Line: Frontal zones as priority at-sea conservation areas for mobile marine vertebrates. Journal of Applied Ecology
Scales KL, Miller PI, Hawkes LA, Ingram SN, Sims DW, Votier SC (2014). On the front line: Frontal zones as priority at-sea conservation areas for mobile marine vertebrates. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(6), 1575-1583. Abstract.
Bodey TW, Jessopp MJ, Votier SC, Gerritsen HD, Cleasby IR, Hamer KC, Patrick SC, Wakefield ED, Bearhop S (2014). Seabird movement reveals the ecological footprint of fishing vessels. Curr Biol, 24(11), R514-R515. Abstract.  Author URL.
Waggitt JJ, Briffa M, Grecian WJ, Newton J, Patrick SC, Stauss C, Votier SC (2014). Testing for sub-colony variation in seabird foraging behaviour: Ecological and methodological consequences for understanding colonial living. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 498, 275-285. Abstract.
McClellan CM, Brereton T, Dell'Amico F, Johns DG, Cucknell A-C, Patrick SC, Penrose R, Ridoux V, Solandt J-L, Stephan E, et al (2014). Understanding the distribution of marine megafauna in the English channel region: identifying key habitats for conservation within the busiest seaway on earth. PLoS One, 9(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Votier SC, Bicknell A, Cox SL, Scales KL, Patrick SC (2013). A bird's eye view of discard reforms: bird-borne cameras reveal seabird/fishery interactions. PLoS One, 8(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Navarro J, Votier SC, Aguzzi J, Chiesa JJ, Forero MG, Phillips RA (2013). Ecological segregation in space, time and trophic niche of sympatric planktivorous petrels. PLoS One, 8(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bicknell AWJ, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Campbell M, Reid JB, Newton J, Votier SC (2013). Intercolony movement of pre-breeding seabirds over oceanic scales: Implications of cryptic age-classes for conservation and metapopulation dynamics. Diversity and Distributions
Campbell MS, Stehfest KM, Votier SC, Hall-Spencer JM (2013). Mapping fisheries for marine spatial planning: Gear-specific vessel monitoring system (VMS), marine conservation and offshore renewable energy. Marine Policy
Brown TA, Bicknell AWJ, Votier SC, Belt ST (2013). Novel molecular fingerprinting of marine avian diet provides a tool for gaining insights into feeding ecology. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 1-6.
Brown TA, Bicknell AWJ, Votier SC, Belt ST (2013). Novel molecular fingerprinting of marine avian diet provides a tool for gaining insights into feeding ecology. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 11(3), 283-288. Abstract.
Bicknell AWJ, Oro D, Camphuysen KC, Votier SC (2013). Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities. Journal of Applied Ecology
Bicknell AWJ, Oro D, Camphuysen KCJ, Votier SC (2013). Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(3), 649-658. Abstract.
Lauria V, Attrill MJ, Brown A, Edwards M, Votier SC (2013). Regional variation in the impact of climate change: Evidence that bottom-up regulation from plankton to seabirds is weak in parts of the Northeast Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 488, 11-22. Abstract.
Wakefield ED, Bodey TW, Bearhop S, Blackburn J, Colhoun K, Davies R, Dwyer RG, Green JA, Grémillet D, Jackson AL, et al (2013). Space partitioning without territoriality in gannets. Science, 341(6141), 68-70. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet P-A, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2013). Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palearctic birds: Ninth report. Ibis
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet PA, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2013). Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palearctic birds: Ninth report. Ibis, 155(4), 898-907.
Grecian WJ, Witt MJ, Attrill MJ, Bearhop S, Godley BJ, Grémillet D, Hamer KC, Votier SC (2012). A novel projection technique to identify important at-sea areas for seabird conservation: an example using Northern gannets breeding in the North East Atlantic. Biological Conservation
Grecian WJ, Witt MJ, Attrill MJ, Bearhop S, Godley BJ, Grémillet D, Hamer KC, Votier SC (2012). A novel projection technique to identify important at-sea areas for seabird conservation: an example using Northern gannets breeding in the North East Atlantic. Biological Conservation, 156, 43-52. Abstract.
Witt MJ, Sheehan EV, Bearhop S, Broderick AC, Conley DC, Cotterell SP, Crow E, Grecian WJ, Halsband C, Hodgson DJ, et al (2012). Assessing wave energy effects on biodiversity: the Wave Hub experience. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370(1959), 502-529.
Witt MJ, Sheehan EV, Bearhop S, Broderick AC, Conley DC, Cotterell SP, Crow E, Grecian WJ, Halsband C, Hodgson DJ, et al (2012). Assessing wave energy effects on biodiversity: the wave hub experience. Philos Trans a Math Phys Eng Sci, 370(1959), 502-529. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lauria V, Attrill MJ, Pinnegar JK, Brown A, Edwards M, Votier SC (2012). Influence of climate change and trophic coupling across four trophic levels in the Celtic Sea. PLoS One, 7(10). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Fort J, Pettex E, Tremblay Y, Lorentsen SH, Garthe S, Votier S, Pons JB, Siorat F, Furness RW, Grecian WJ, et al (2012). Meta-population evidence of oriented chain migration in northern gannets (Morus bassanus). Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10(5), 237-242. Abstract.
Bicknell AWJ, Knight ME, Bilton D, Reid JB, Burke T, Votier SC (2012). Population genetic structure and long-distance dispersal among seabird populations: implications for colony persistence. Mol Ecol, 21(12), 2863-2876. Abstract.  Author URL.
Stauss C, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Garthe S, Gunn C, Grecian WJ, Inger R, Knight ME, Newton J, Patrick SC, et al (2012). Sex-specific foraging behaviour in northern gannets Morus bassanus: incidence and implications. Marine Ecology Progress Series(457), 151-162. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet PA, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2012). Taxonomic recommendations for British birds: Eighth report. Ibis, 154(4), 874-883.
(2011). British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee: 40th Report (October 2011). Ibis, 154(1), 212-215.
Bicknell AWJ, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Votier SC (2011). Characterisation and predicted genome locations of Leach's storm-petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) microsatellite loci (Procellariidae, Aves). Conservation Genetics Resources, 3(4), 711-716. Abstract.
Bicknell AWJ, Campbell M, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Newton J, Votier SC (2011). Effects of formalin preservation on stable carbon and nitrogen isotope signatures in Calanoid copepods: implications for the use of Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey samples in stable isotope analyses. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 25(13), 1794-1800. Abstract.  Author URL.
Votier SC, Grecian WJ, Patrick S, Newton J (2011). Inter-colony movements, at-sea behaviour and foraging in an immature seabird: Results from GPS-PPT tracking, radio-tracking and stable isotope analysis. Marine Biology, 158(2), 355-362. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet PA, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Svensson L, Votier SC (2011). Taxonomic recommendations for British birds: Seventh report. Ibis, 153(4), 883-892.
Votier SC, Archibald K, Morgan G, Morgan L (2011). The use of plastic debris as nesting material by a colonial seabird and associated entanglement mortality. Mar Pollut Bull, 62(1), 168-172. Abstract.  Author URL.
Torres LG, Thompson DR, Bearhop S, Votier S, Taylor GA, Sagar PM, Robertson BC (2011). White-capped albatrosses alter fine-scale foraging behavior patterns when associated with fishing vessels. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 428, 289-301. Author URL.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Witt MJ, Inger R, Thompson D, Newton J (2010). Individual responses of seabirds to commercial fisheries revealed using GPS tracking, stable isotopes and vessel monitoring systems. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 47(2), 487-497. Author URL.
Grecian WJ, Inger R, Attrill MJ, Bearhop S, Godley BJ, Witt MJ, Votier SC (2010). Potential impacts of wave-powered marine renewable energy installations on marine birds. Ibis, 152, 683-697. Abstract.
Calosi P, Bilton DT, Spicer JI, Votier SC, Atfield A (2010). What determines a species' geographical range? Thermal biology and latitudinal range size relationships in European diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). J Anim Ecol, 79(1), 194-204. Abstract.  Author URL.
Votier SC, Hatchwell BJ, Mears M, Birkhead TR (2009). Changes in the timing of egg-laying of a colonial seabird in relation to population size and environmental conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 393, 225-233. Abstract.
Inger R, Attrill MJ, Bearhop S, Broderick AC, Grecian WJ, Hodgson DJ, Mills C, Sheehan E, Votier SC, Witt MJ, et al (2009). Marine renewable energy: potential benefits to biodiversity? an urgent call for research. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 46(6), 1145-1153. Author URL.
Bicknell TWJ, Reid JB, Votier SC (2009). Probable predation of Leach's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa eggs by St Kilda Field Mice Apodemus sylvaticus hirtensis. Bird Study, 56(3), 419-422. Abstract.
Trinder MN, Hassell D, Votier S (2009). Reproductive performance in arctic-nesting geese is influenced by environmental conditions during the wintering, breeding and migration seasons. Oikos, 118(7), 1093-1101. Abstract.
Votier SC, Bowen GJ, Newton J (2009). Stable-hydrogen isotope analyses suggest natural vagrancy of Baikal Teal to Britain. British Birds, 102(12), 697-699. Abstract.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Attrill MJ, Oro D (2008). Is climate change the most likely driver of range expansion for a critically endangered top predator in northeast Atlantic waters?. Biol Lett, 4(2), 204-205. Author URL.
Votier SC, Birkhead TR, Oro D, Trinder M, Grantham MJ, Clark JA, McCleery RH, Hatchwell BJ (2008). Recruitment and survival of immature seabirds in relation to oil spills and climate variability. J Anim Ecol, 77(5), 974-983. Abstract.  Author URL.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Fyfe R, Furness RW (2008). Temporal and spatial variation in the diet of a marine top predator-links with commercial fisheries. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 367, 223-232. Author URL.
Votier SC, Heubeck M, Furness RW (2008). Using inter-colony variation in demographic parameters to assess the impact of skua predation on seabird populations. Ibis, 150(SUPPL.1), 45-53. Abstract.
Bearhop, S. (2007). Seabird predation by great skuas Stercorarius skua - intra-specific competition for food?. Journal of Avian Biology, 38, 234-246.
Kennedy, M. Bearhop, S. (2007). Supplementary DNA evidence fails to confirm presence of Brown Skuas Stercorarius antarctica in Europe: a retraction of Votier et al. Ibis, 149, 619-621.
Furness RW, Crane JE, Bearhop S, Garthe S, Kakela A, Kakela R, Kelly A, Kubetzki U, Votier SC & Waldron S (2007). Techniques to link individual migration patterns of seabirds with diet specialization, condition and breeding performance. Ardea, 94, 631-638.
Käkelä A, Crane J, Votier SC, Furness RW, Käkelä R (2006). Fatty acid signatures as indicators of diet in great skuas Stercorarius skua, Shetland. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 319, 297-310. Abstract.
Votier SC, Crane JE, Bearhop S, de Leon A, McSorley CA, Minguez E, Mitchell IP, Parsons M, Phillips RA & Furness RW (2006). Nocturnal foraging by great skuas Stercorarius skua: implications for conservation of storm-petrel populations. Journal of Ornithology, 147, 405-413.
Bearhop S, Fiedler W, Furness RW, Votier SC, Waldron S, Newton J, Bowen GJ, Berthold P, Farnsworth K (2005). Assortative mating as a mechanism for rapid evolution of a migratory divide. Science, 310(5747), 502-504. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bearhop S, Fiedler W, Furness RW, Votier SC, Waldron S, Newton J, Bowen GJ, Berthold P, Farnsworth K (2005). Evolution: Assortative mating as a mechanism for rapid evolution of a migratory divide. Science, 310(5747), 502-504. Abstract.
Votier SC, Hatchwell BJ, Beckerman A, McCleery RH, Hunter FM, Pellatt J, Trinder M, Birkhead TR (2005). Oil pollution and climate have wide-scale impacts on seabird demographics. Ecol Lett, 8(11), 1157-1164. Abstract.  Author URL.
SBearhop, Crane JE, Furness RW, Votier SC (2004). Changes in fisheries discard rates and seabird communities. Nature, 427(6976), 727-730.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Newell RG, Orr K, Furness RW, Kennedy M (2004). Erratum: the first record of Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica in Europe (IBIS (2004) 146 (95-102)). Ibis, 146(2).
Bearhop, S. Ratcliffe, N. Phillips, R.A. (2004). Predation by great skuas at a large Shetland seabird colony. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41: 1117-1128
Bearhop, S. Ratcliffe, N. Furness, R.W. (2004). Reproductive consequences for great skuas specializing as seabird predators. Condor, 106: 275-287
Hilton, G. Votier, S.C. Waldron, S. (2004). Stable isotope ratios indicate that body condition in migrating passerines is influenced by winter habitat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 271(Supp 4), S215-S218.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Newell RG, Orr K, Furness RW, Kennedy M (2004). The first record of Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica in Europe. IBIS, 146(1), 95-102. Author URL.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Newell RG, Orr K, Furness RW & Kennedy M (2004). The first record of Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica in Eurpoe. Ibis, 146
Furness, R.W. Hilton, G. Votier, S.C. (2003). A forensic approach to understanding diet and habitat use from stable isotope analysis of (avian) claw material. Functional Ecology, 17: 270-275
Votier SC, Harrop AHJ, Denny M (2003). A review of the status and identification of American Wigeon in Britain & Ireland. British Birds, 96(1), 2-22. Abstract.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, MacCormick A, Ratcliffe N & Furness RW (2003). Assessing the diet of great skuas, Catharacta skua, using five different techniques. Polar Biology, 26, 20-26.
Waldron, S. Votier, S.C. Furness, R.W. (2002). Factors influencing turnover and fractionation of nitrogen and carbon stable isotopes in avian blood and feathers. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 75: 451-458
Bearhop S, Waldron S, Votier SC, Furness RW (2002). Factors that influence assimilation rates and fractionation of nitrogen and carbon stable isotopes in avian blood and feathers. Physiol Biochem Zool, 75(5), 451-458. Abstract.  Author URL.
Thompson, D.R. Phillips, R.A. Waldron, S. (2001). Annual variation in great skua diets: the importance of commercial fisheries and predation on seabirds revealed by combining dietary analyses. Condor, 103: 802-809
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Ratcliffe N & Furness RW (2001). Pellets as indicators of diet in Great Skuas Catharacta skua. Bird Study, 48, 373-376.
Riddington R, Votier SC, Steele J (2000). The influx of redpolls into Western Europe, 1995/96. British Birds, 93(2), 59-67. Abstract.
Votier S, Bradshaw C (1996). Identification of chestnut bunting. British Birds, 89(10), 437-449. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Cleasby I, Bell F, Parr N, Schultz A, Votier SC (In Press). A phylogenetically controlled meta-analysis of biologging device effects on birds: Deleterious effects and a call for more standardized reporting of study data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Soriano-Redondo A, Bearhop S, Cleasby IR, Lock L, Votier SC, Hilton GM (In Press). Ecological Responses to Extreme Flooding Events: a Case Study with a Reintroduced Bird. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Votier SC, Fayet A, Bearhop S, Bodey T, Clark B, Grecian WJ, Guilford T, Hamer K, Jeglinski J, Morgan G, et al (In Press). Effects of age and reproductive status on individual foraging site fidelity in a long-lived marine predator. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Full text.
Patrick SC, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Grecian WJ, Hamer KC, Lee J, Votier SC (In Press). Individual seabirds show consistent foraging strategies in response to predictable fisheries discards. Journal of Avian Biology, 46, 1-10. Abstract.
Wakefield ED, Cleasby IR, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Davies R, Miller PI, Newton J, Votier SC, Hamer KC (In Press). Long-term individual foraging site fidelity – why some gannets don’t change their spots. Ecological Monographs Abstract.
Votier SC, Grecian WJ, Witt MJ, Bearhop, Attrill M, Godley BJ (In Press). Seabird diversity hotspot linked to ocean productivity in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Biology Letters Full text.
Votier SC, Cox SL, Miller PI, Embling CB, Scales KL, Bicknell AWJ, Hosegood PJ, Morgan G, Ingram SN (In Press). Seabird diving behaviour reveals the functional significance of shelf-sea fronts as foraging hotspots. Royal Society Open Science Full text.

2018

Sherley RB, Barham BJ, Barham PJ, Campbell KJ, Crawford RJM, Grigg J, Horswill C, McInnes A, Morris TL, Pichegru L, et al (2018). Bayesian inference reveals positive but subtle effects of experimental fishery closures on marine predator demographics. Proc Biol Sci, 285(1871). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Votier S (2018). Bird Migration: Life on the High Seas. Current Biology, 28(1), R21-R23. Abstract.
Bennison A, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Votier SC, Grecian WJ, Wakefield ED, Hamer KC, Jessopp M (2018). Search and foraging behaviors from movement data: a comparison of methods. Ecology and Evolution, 8(1), 13-24. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Wakefield ED, Owen E, Baer J, Carroll MJ, Daunt F, Dodd SG, Green JA, Guilford T, Mavor RA, Miller PI, et al (2017). Breeding density, fine-scale tracking, and large-scale modeling reveal the regional distribution of four seabird species. Ecol Appl, 27(7), 2074-2091. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gianuca D, Phillips RA, Townley S, Votier SC (2017). Global patterns of sex- and age-specific variation in seabird bycatch. Biological Conservation, 205, 60-76. Abstract.  Full text.
Soriano-Redondo A, Bearhop S, Lock L, Votier SC, Hilton GM (2017). Internet-based monitoring of public perception of conservation. Biological Conservation, 206, 304-309. Abstract.
Sherley RB, Votier SC (2017). Metapopulation Tracking Juvenile Penguins Reveals an Ecosystem-wide Ecological Trap. Current Biology Full text.
Votier SC, Sherley RB (2017). Seabirds. Curr Biol, 27(11), R448-R450. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cox SL, Witt MJ, Embling CB, Godley BJ, Hosegood PJ, Miller PI, Votier SC, Ingram SN (2017). Temporal patterns in habitat use by small cetaceans at an oceanographically dynamic marine renewable energy test site in the Celtic Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 141, 178-190. Abstract.
Sztukowski LA, van Toor ML, Weimerskirch H, Thompson DR, Torres LG, Sagar PM, Cotton PA, Votier SC (2017). Tracking reveals limited interactions between Campbell Albatross and fisheries during the breeding season. Journal of Ornithology, 158(3), 725-735. Abstract.
Meier RE, Votier SC, Wynn RB, Guilford T, McMinn Grivï M, Rodrï guez A, Newton J, Maurice L, Chouvelon T, Dessier A, et al (2017). Tracking, feather moult and stable isotopes reveal foraging behaviour of a critically endangered seabird during the non-breeding season. Diversity and Distributions, 23(2), 130-145. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Bicknell AWJ, Godley BJ, Sheehan EV, Votier SC, Witt MJ (2016). Camera technology for monitoring marine biodiversity and human impact. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14(8), 424-432. Abstract.  Full text.
Thaxter CB, Ross-Smith VH, Clark JA, Clark NA, Conway GJ, Masden EA, Wade HM, Leat EHK, Gear SC, Marsh M, et al (2016). Contrasting effects of GPS device and harness attachment on adult survival of Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus and Great Skuas Stercorarius skua. Ibis, 158(2), 279-290. Abstract.
Carter MID, Cox SL, Scales KL, Bicknell AWJ, Nicholson MD, Atkins KM, Morgan G, Morgan L, Grecian WJ, Patrick SC, et al (2016). GPS tracking reveals rafting behaviour of Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus): implications for foraging ecology and conservation. Bird Study, 1-13. Abstract.
Evans JC, Votier SC, Dall SRX (2016). Information use in colonial living. Biological Reviews, 91(3), 658-672. Abstract.
Evans JC, Dall SRX, Bolton M, Owen E, Votier SC (2016). Social foraging in European shags: GPS tracking reveals birds in neighbouring colonies have shared foraging grounds. Journal of Ornithology, 157(1), 23-32. Abstract.
Votier SC, Aspinall S, Bearhop S, Bilton D, Newton J, Alström P, Leader P, Carey G, Furnes RW, Olsson U, et al (2016). Stable isotopes and mtDNA reveal niche segregation but no evidence of intergradation along a habitat gradient in the Lesser Whitethroat complex (Sylvia curruca; Passeriformes; Aves). Journal of Ornithology, 157(4), 1017-1027. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet P-A, Kirwan GM, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2016). Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palearctic birds: 11th report. IBIS, 158(1), 206-212. Author URL.

2015

Sherley RB, Winker H, Altwegg R, van der Lingen CD, Votier SC, Crawford RJM (2015). Bottom-up effects of a no-take zone on endangered penguin demographics. Biol Lett, 11(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Meier RE, Wynn RB, Votier SC, McMinn Grivé M, Rodríguez A, Maurice L, van Loon EE, Jones AR, Suberg L, Arcos JM, et al (2015). Consistent foraging areas and commuting corridors of the critically endangered Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus in the northwestern Mediterranean. Biological Conservation, 190, 87-97. Abstract.
Cleasby IR, Wakefield ED, Bodey TW, Davies RD, Patrick SC, Newton J, Votier SC, Bearhop S, Hamer KC (2015). Sexual segregation in a wide-ranging marine predator is a consequence of habitat selection. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 518, 1-12. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet PA, Kirwan GM, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2015). Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palaearctic birds: 10th report. Ibis, 157(1), 193-200.
Cleasby IR, Wakefield ED, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Votier SC, Hamer KC (2015). Three-dimensional tracking of a wide-ranging marine predator: Flight heights and vulnerability to offshore wind farms. Journal of Applied Ecology Abstract.

2014

Navarro J, Votier SC, Phillips RA (2014). Diving capabilities of diving petrels. Polar Biology
Navarro J, Votier SC, Phillips RA (2014). Diving capabilities of diving petrels. Polar Biology, 37(6), 897-901. Abstract.
Vandenabeele SP, Grundy E, Friswell MI, Grogan A, Votier SC, Wilson RP (2014). Excess baggage for birds: inappropriate placement of tags on gannets changes flight patterns. PLoS One, 9(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Megson D, Brown TA, Johnson GW, O'Sullivan G, Bicknell AWJ, Votier SC, Lohan MC, Comber S, Kalin R, Worsfold PJ, et al (2014). Identifying the provenance of Leach’s storm petrels in the North Atlantic using polychlorinated biphenyl signatures derived from comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Chemosphere, 114, 195-202.
Patrick SC, Bearhop S, Grémillet D, Lescroël A, Grecian WJ, Bodey TW, Hamer KC, Wakefield E, Le Nuz M, Votier SC, et al (2014). Individual differences in searching behaviour and spatial foraging consistency in a central place marine predator. Oikos, 123(1), 33-40. Abstract.
Bicknell AWJ, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Campbell M, Reid JB, Newton J, Votier SC (2014). Intercolony movement of pre-breeding seabirds over oceanic scales: Implications of cryptic age-classes for conservation and metapopulation dynamics. Diversity and Distributions, 20(2), 160-168. Abstract.
Campbell MS, Stehfest KM, Votier SC, Hall-Spencer JM (2014). Mapping fisheries for marine spatial planning: Gear-specific vessel monitoring system (VMS), marine conservation and offshore renewable energy. Marine Policy, 45, 293-300. Abstract.
Scales KL, Miller PI, Embling CB, Ingram SN, Pirotta E, Votier SC (2014). Mesoscale fronts as foraging habitats: composite front mapping reveals oceanographic drivers of habitat use for a pelagic seabird. J R Soc Interface, 11(100). Abstract.  Author URL.
Scales KL, Miller PI, Hawkes LA, Ingram SN, Sims DW, Votier SC (2014). On the Front Line: Frontal zones as priority at-sea conservation areas for mobile marine vertebrates. Journal of Applied Ecology
Scales KL, Miller PI, Hawkes LA, Ingram SN, Sims DW, Votier SC (2014). On the front line: Frontal zones as priority at-sea conservation areas for mobile marine vertebrates. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(6), 1575-1583. Abstract.
Bodey TW, Jessopp MJ, Votier SC, Gerritsen HD, Cleasby IR, Hamer KC, Patrick SC, Wakefield ED, Bearhop S (2014). Seabird movement reveals the ecological footprint of fishing vessels. Curr Biol, 24(11), R514-R515. Abstract.  Author URL.
Waggitt JJ, Briffa M, Grecian WJ, Newton J, Patrick SC, Stauss C, Votier SC (2014). Testing for sub-colony variation in seabird foraging behaviour: Ecological and methodological consequences for understanding colonial living. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 498, 275-285. Abstract.
McClellan CM, Brereton T, Dell'Amico F, Johns DG, Cucknell A-C, Patrick SC, Penrose R, Ridoux V, Solandt J-L, Stephan E, et al (2014). Understanding the distribution of marine megafauna in the English channel region: identifying key habitats for conservation within the busiest seaway on earth. PLoS One, 9(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Votier SC, Bicknell A, Cox SL, Scales KL, Patrick SC (2013). A bird's eye view of discard reforms: bird-borne cameras reveal seabird/fishery interactions. PLoS One, 8(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Navarro J, Votier SC, Aguzzi J, Chiesa JJ, Forero MG, Phillips RA (2013). Ecological segregation in space, time and trophic niche of sympatric planktivorous petrels. PLoS One, 8(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bicknell AWJ, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Campbell M, Reid JB, Newton J, Votier SC (2013). Intercolony movement of pre-breeding seabirds over oceanic scales: Implications of cryptic age-classes for conservation and metapopulation dynamics. Diversity and Distributions
Campbell MS, Stehfest KM, Votier SC, Hall-Spencer JM (2013). Mapping fisheries for marine spatial planning: Gear-specific vessel monitoring system (VMS), marine conservation and offshore renewable energy. Marine Policy
Brown TA, Bicknell AWJ, Votier SC, Belt ST (2013). Novel molecular fingerprinting of marine avian diet provides a tool for gaining insights into feeding ecology. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 1-6.
Brown TA, Bicknell AWJ, Votier SC, Belt ST (2013). Novel molecular fingerprinting of marine avian diet provides a tool for gaining insights into feeding ecology. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 11(3), 283-288. Abstract.
Bicknell AWJ, Oro D, Camphuysen KC, Votier SC (2013). Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities. Journal of Applied Ecology
Bicknell AWJ, Oro D, Camphuysen KCJ, Votier SC (2013). Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(3), 649-658. Abstract.
Lauria V, Attrill MJ, Brown A, Edwards M, Votier SC (2013). Regional variation in the impact of climate change: Evidence that bottom-up regulation from plankton to seabirds is weak in parts of the Northeast Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 488, 11-22. Abstract.
Wakefield ED, Bodey TW, Bearhop S, Blackburn J, Colhoun K, Davies R, Dwyer RG, Green JA, Grémillet D, Jackson AL, et al (2013). Space partitioning without territoriality in gannets. Science, 341(6141), 68-70. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet P-A, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2013). Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palearctic birds: Ninth report. Ibis
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet PA, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2013). Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palearctic birds: Ninth report. Ibis, 155(4), 898-907.

2012

Grecian WJ, Witt MJ, Attrill MJ, Bearhop S, Godley BJ, Grémillet D, Hamer KC, Votier SC (2012). A novel projection technique to identify important at-sea areas for seabird conservation: an example using Northern gannets breeding in the North East Atlantic. Biological Conservation
Grecian WJ, Witt MJ, Attrill MJ, Bearhop S, Godley BJ, Grémillet D, Hamer KC, Votier SC (2012). A novel projection technique to identify important at-sea areas for seabird conservation: an example using Northern gannets breeding in the North East Atlantic. Biological Conservation, 156, 43-52. Abstract.
Witt MJ, Sheehan EV, Bearhop S, Broderick AC, Conley DC, Cotterell SP, Crow E, Grecian WJ, Halsband C, Hodgson DJ, et al (2012). Assessing wave energy effects on biodiversity: the Wave Hub experience. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370(1959), 502-529.
Witt MJ, Sheehan EV, Bearhop S, Broderick AC, Conley DC, Cotterell SP, Crow E, Grecian WJ, Halsband C, Hodgson DJ, et al (2012). Assessing wave energy effects on biodiversity: the wave hub experience. Philos Trans a Math Phys Eng Sci, 370(1959), 502-529. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lauria V, Attrill MJ, Pinnegar JK, Brown A, Edwards M, Votier SC (2012). Influence of climate change and trophic coupling across four trophic levels in the Celtic Sea. PLoS One, 7(10). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Fort J, Pettex E, Tremblay Y, Lorentsen SH, Garthe S, Votier S, Pons JB, Siorat F, Furness RW, Grecian WJ, et al (2012). Meta-population evidence of oriented chain migration in northern gannets (Morus bassanus). Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10(5), 237-242. Abstract.
Bicknell AWJ, Knight ME, Bilton D, Reid JB, Burke T, Votier SC (2012). Population genetic structure and long-distance dispersal among seabird populations: implications for colony persistence. Mol Ecol, 21(12), 2863-2876. Abstract.  Author URL.
Stauss C, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Garthe S, Gunn C, Grecian WJ, Inger R, Knight ME, Newton J, Patrick SC, et al (2012). Sex-specific foraging behaviour in northern gannets Morus bassanus: incidence and implications. Marine Ecology Progress Series(457), 151-162. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet PA, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Votier SC (2012). Taxonomic recommendations for British birds: Eighth report. Ibis, 154(4), 874-883.

2011

(2011). British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee: 40th Report (October 2011). Ibis, 154(1), 212-215.
Bicknell AWJ, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Votier SC (2011). Characterisation and predicted genome locations of Leach's storm-petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) microsatellite loci (Procellariidae, Aves). Conservation Genetics Resources, 3(4), 711-716. Abstract.
Bicknell AWJ, Campbell M, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Newton J, Votier SC (2011). Effects of formalin preservation on stable carbon and nitrogen isotope signatures in Calanoid copepods: implications for the use of Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey samples in stable isotope analyses. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 25(13), 1794-1800. Abstract.  Author URL.
Votier SC, Grecian WJ, Patrick S, Newton J (2011). Inter-colony movements, at-sea behaviour and foraging in an immature seabird: Results from GPS-PPT tracking, radio-tracking and stable isotope analysis. Marine Biology, 158(2), 355-362. Abstract.
Sangster G, Collinson JM, Crochet PA, Knox AG, Parkin DT, Svensson L, Votier SC (2011). Taxonomic recommendations for British birds: Seventh report. Ibis, 153(4), 883-892.
Votier SC, Archibald K, Morgan G, Morgan L (2011). The use of plastic debris as nesting material by a colonial seabird and associated entanglement mortality. Mar Pollut Bull, 62(1), 168-172. Abstract.  Author URL.
Torres LG, Thompson DR, Bearhop S, Votier S, Taylor GA, Sagar PM, Robertson BC (2011). White-capped albatrosses alter fine-scale foraging behavior patterns when associated with fishing vessels. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 428, 289-301. Author URL.

2010

Votier SC, Bearhop S, Witt MJ, Inger R, Thompson D, Newton J (2010). Individual responses of seabirds to commercial fisheries revealed using GPS tracking, stable isotopes and vessel monitoring systems. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 47(2), 487-497. Author URL.
Grecian WJ, Inger R, Attrill MJ, Bearhop S, Godley BJ, Witt MJ, Votier SC (2010). Potential impacts of wave-powered marine renewable energy installations on marine birds. Ibis, 152, 683-697. Abstract.
Calosi P, Bilton DT, Spicer JI, Votier SC, Atfield A (2010). What determines a species' geographical range? Thermal biology and latitudinal range size relationships in European diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). J Anim Ecol, 79(1), 194-204. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Votier SC, Hatchwell BJ, Mears M, Birkhead TR (2009). Changes in the timing of egg-laying of a colonial seabird in relation to population size and environmental conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 393, 225-233. Abstract.
Inger R, Attrill MJ, Bearhop S, Broderick AC, Grecian WJ, Hodgson DJ, Mills C, Sheehan E, Votier SC, Witt MJ, et al (2009). Marine renewable energy: potential benefits to biodiversity? an urgent call for research. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 46(6), 1145-1153. Author URL.
Bicknell TWJ, Reid JB, Votier SC (2009). Probable predation of Leach's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa eggs by St Kilda Field Mice Apodemus sylvaticus hirtensis. Bird Study, 56(3), 419-422. Abstract.
Trinder MN, Hassell D, Votier S (2009). Reproductive performance in arctic-nesting geese is influenced by environmental conditions during the wintering, breeding and migration seasons. Oikos, 118(7), 1093-1101. Abstract.
Votier SC, Bowen GJ, Newton J (2009). Stable-hydrogen isotope analyses suggest natural vagrancy of Baikal Teal to Britain. British Birds, 102(12), 697-699. Abstract.

2008

Votier SC, Bearhop S, Attrill MJ, Oro D (2008). Is climate change the most likely driver of range expansion for a critically endangered top predator in northeast Atlantic waters?. Biol Lett, 4(2), 204-205. Author URL.
Votier SC, Birkhead TR, Oro D, Trinder M, Grantham MJ, Clark JA, McCleery RH, Hatchwell BJ (2008). Recruitment and survival of immature seabirds in relation to oil spills and climate variability. J Anim Ecol, 77(5), 974-983. Abstract.  Author URL.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Fyfe R, Furness RW (2008). Temporal and spatial variation in the diet of a marine top predator-links with commercial fisheries. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 367, 223-232. Author URL.
Votier SC, Heubeck M, Furness RW (2008). Using inter-colony variation in demographic parameters to assess the impact of skua predation on seabird populations. Ibis, 150(SUPPL.1), 45-53. Abstract.

2007

Bearhop, S. (2007). Seabird predation by great skuas Stercorarius skua - intra-specific competition for food?. Journal of Avian Biology, 38, 234-246.
Kennedy, M. Bearhop, S. (2007). Supplementary DNA evidence fails to confirm presence of Brown Skuas Stercorarius antarctica in Europe: a retraction of Votier et al. Ibis, 149, 619-621.
Furness RW, Crane JE, Bearhop S, Garthe S, Kakela A, Kakela R, Kelly A, Kubetzki U, Votier SC & Waldron S (2007). Techniques to link individual migration patterns of seabirds with diet specialization, condition and breeding performance. Ardea, 94, 631-638.

2006

Käkelä A, Crane J, Votier SC, Furness RW, Käkelä R (2006). Fatty acid signatures as indicators of diet in great skuas Stercorarius skua, Shetland. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 319, 297-310. Abstract.
Votier SC, Crane JE, Bearhop S, de Leon A, McSorley CA, Minguez E, Mitchell IP, Parsons M, Phillips RA & Furness RW (2006). Nocturnal foraging by great skuas Stercorarius skua: implications for conservation of storm-petrel populations. Journal of Ornithology, 147, 405-413.

2005

Bearhop S, Fiedler W, Furness RW, Votier SC, Waldron S, Newton J, Bowen GJ, Berthold P, Farnsworth K (2005). Assortative mating as a mechanism for rapid evolution of a migratory divide. Science, 310(5747), 502-504. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bearhop S, Fiedler W, Furness RW, Votier SC, Waldron S, Newton J, Bowen GJ, Berthold P, Farnsworth K (2005). Evolution: Assortative mating as a mechanism for rapid evolution of a migratory divide. Science, 310(5747), 502-504. Abstract.
Votier SC, Hatchwell BJ, Beckerman A, McCleery RH, Hunter FM, Pellatt J, Trinder M, Birkhead TR (2005). Oil pollution and climate have wide-scale impacts on seabird demographics. Ecol Lett, 8(11), 1157-1164. Abstract.  Author URL.

2004

SBearhop, Crane JE, Furness RW, Votier SC (2004). Changes in fisheries discard rates and seabird communities. Nature, 427(6976), 727-730.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Newell RG, Orr K, Furness RW, Kennedy M (2004). Erratum: the first record of Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica in Europe (IBIS (2004) 146 (95-102)). Ibis, 146(2).
Bearhop, S. Ratcliffe, N. Phillips, R.A. (2004). Predation by great skuas at a large Shetland seabird colony. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41: 1117-1128
Bearhop, S. Ratcliffe, N. Furness, R.W. (2004). Reproductive consequences for great skuas specializing as seabird predators. Condor, 106: 275-287
Hilton, G. Votier, S.C. Waldron, S. (2004). Stable isotope ratios indicate that body condition in migrating passerines is influenced by winter habitat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 271(Supp 4), S215-S218.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Newell RG, Orr K, Furness RW, Kennedy M (2004). The first record of Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica in Europe. IBIS, 146(1), 95-102. Author URL.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Newell RG, Orr K, Furness RW & Kennedy M (2004). The first record of Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica in Eurpoe. Ibis, 146

2003

Furness, R.W. Hilton, G. Votier, S.C. (2003). A forensic approach to understanding diet and habitat use from stable isotope analysis of (avian) claw material. Functional Ecology, 17: 270-275
Votier SC, Harrop AHJ, Denny M (2003). A review of the status and identification of American Wigeon in Britain & Ireland. British Birds, 96(1), 2-22. Abstract.
Votier SC, Bearhop S, MacCormick A, Ratcliffe N & Furness RW (2003). Assessing the diet of great skuas, Catharacta skua, using five different techniques. Polar Biology, 26, 20-26.

2002

Waldron, S. Votier, S.C. Furness, R.W. (2002). Factors influencing turnover and fractionation of nitrogen and carbon stable isotopes in avian blood and feathers. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 75: 451-458
Bearhop S, Waldron S, Votier SC, Furness RW (2002). Factors that influence assimilation rates and fractionation of nitrogen and carbon stable isotopes in avian blood and feathers. Physiol Biochem Zool, 75(5), 451-458. Abstract.  Author URL.

2001

Thompson, D.R. Phillips, R.A. Waldron, S. (2001). Annual variation in great skua diets: the importance of commercial fisheries and predation on seabirds revealed by combining dietary analyses. Condor, 103: 802-809
Votier SC, Bearhop S, Ratcliffe N & Furness RW (2001). Pellets as indicators of diet in Great Skuas Catharacta skua. Bird Study, 48, 373-376.

2000

Riddington R, Votier SC, Steele J (2000). The influx of redpolls into Western Europe, 1995/96. British Birds, 93(2), 59-67. Abstract.

1996

Votier S, Bradshaw C (1996). Identification of chestnut bunting. British Birds, 89(10), 437-449. Abstract.

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