Calum Laver
MRes student


I am postgraduate field zoologist with a keen interest in marine ecology and marine vertebrate conservation as well as understanding the impact of human driven global change on marine top predators. My research focuses on exploring the interactions between climate change and heat stress in marine vertebrate communities, using Northern gannets as a model species.  This is done non-invasively through the use of remote sensing technologies and infrared thermography.

During my time as an undergraduate at the University of Exeter I worked as a volunteer with the Marine Turtle Conservation Project in Northern Cyprus in order to gain practical marine conservation field experience. I assisted with the collection and collation of both nesting and hatchling data for Green and Loggerhead sea turtles collecting morphometric data, flipper and PIT tagging, coordinating daily beach surveys, monitoring nest emergence as well as coordinating and carrying out nest excavations.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Marine Vertebrate Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Infrared Thermography


BSc Hons Zoology (Class I) (University of Exeter)

Contact details

AddressEnvironment and Sustainability Institute
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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