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Dr Phil Doherty

Dr Phil Doherty

Postdoctoral Researcher

 The Farmhouse 

 

The Farmhouse, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

My research involves investigating the spatial patterns of sharks to try and identify areas of high importance and to ascertain the drivers behind these movements and their links to environmental variables and seasons. This research will hopefully inform management and create mitigation and protection measures against threats, especially those of human origin (i.e. fisheries, renewable energy construction or areas of oil/gas extraction).

Qualifications

2011  MSc Biodiversity & Conservation (University of Exeter)
2007  BSc (Hons) Marine Biology (Swansea University)

Career

October 2013 - present PhD student at University of Exeter
January 2012-September 2013 Associate research fellow, University of Exeter                      
March 2011-July 2011 MSc thesis and research assistant, Pro Delphinus, Peru         
January 2010-March 2010 Intern for PhD student (Nick Hill) at Institute of Zoology, ZSL, London    
February 2009-April 2009 Volunteer scientific diver, Project Seahorse Foundation, Philippines           

Research

Research interests

  • Shark ecology
  • Marine conservation
  • Marine vertebrate migration
  • Fishery science
  • Spatial ecology
  • Policy
  • Shark behaviour

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Doherty PD, Baxter JM, Gell FR, Godley BJ, Graham RT, Hall G, Hall J, Hawkes LA, Henderson SM, Johnson L, et al (In Press). Long-term satellite tracking reveals variable seasonal migration strategies of basking sharks in the north-east Atlantic. Scientific Reports Full text.
Doherty PD, Baxter JM, Godley BJ, Graham RT, Hall G, Hall J, Hawkes LA, Henderson SM, Johnson L, Witt MJ, et al (In Press). Testing the boundaries: Seasonal residency and inter-annual site fidelity of basking sharks in a proposed marine protected area. Biological Conservation Full text.
Alfaro-Shigueto J, Mangel JC, Darquea J, Donoso M, Baquero A, Doherty PD, Godley BJ (2018). Untangling the impacts of nets in the southeastern Pacific: Rapid assessment of marine turtle bycatch to set conservation priorities in small-scale fisheries. FISHERIES RESEARCH, 206, 185-192. Author URL.
Dawson TM, Formia A, Agambou√© PD, Asseko GM, Boussamba F, Cardiec F, Chartrain E, Doherty PD, Fay JM, Godley BJ, et al (2017). Informing Marine Protected Area Designation and Management for Nesting Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Using Satellite Tracking. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4
Doherty PD, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Hodgson DJ, Mangel JC, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2014). Big catch, little sharks: Insight into Peruvian small-scale longline fisheries. Ecology and Evolution, 4(12), 2375-2383. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Witt M, Godley B, Bicknell A, Doherty P, Sheehan E (In Press). Assessing the impact of introduced infrastructure at sea with cameras: a case study for spatial scale, time and statistical power. Marine Environmental Research Full text.
Doherty PD, Baxter JM, Gell FR, Godley BJ, Graham RT, Hall G, Hall J, Hawkes LA, Henderson SM, Johnson L, et al (In Press). Long-term satellite tracking reveals variable seasonal migration strategies of basking sharks in the north-east Atlantic. Scientific Reports Full text.
Witt M, Hawkes L, Pikesley SK, Doherty P, Solandt J-L, Speedie C, Johnson L, Henderson S, Inger R (In Press). Predicting habitat suitability for basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) in UK waters using ensemble ecological niche modelling. Journal of Sea Research Full text.
Doherty P, Hawkes LA, Godley BJ, Witt M, Henderson S, Graham R, Hall J, Hall G, Speedie C, Johnson L, et al (In Press). Seasonal changes in basking shark vertical space-use in the north-east Atlantic. Marine Biology Full text.
Doherty PD, Baxter JM, Godley BJ, Graham RT, Hall G, Hall J, Hawkes LA, Henderson SM, Johnson L, Witt MJ, et al (In Press). Testing the boundaries: Seasonal residency and inter-annual site fidelity of basking sharks in a proposed marine protected area. Biological Conservation Full text.
Alfaro-Shigueto J, Mangel JC, Darquea J, Donoso M, Baquero A, Doherty PD, Godley BJ (2018). Untangling the impacts of nets in the southeastern Pacific: Rapid assessment of marine turtle bycatch to set conservation priorities in small-scale fisheries. FISHERIES RESEARCH, 206, 185-192. Author URL.
Dawson TM, Formia A, Agambou√© PD, Asseko GM, Boussamba F, Cardiec F, Chartrain E, Doherty PD, Fay JM, Godley BJ, et al (2017). Informing Marine Protected Area Designation and Management for Nesting Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Using Satellite Tracking. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4
Doherty PD, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Hodgson DJ, Mangel JC, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2014). Big catch, little sharks: Insight into Peruvian small-scale longline fisheries. Ecology and Evolution, 4(12), 2375-2383. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Witt M, Godley B, Bicknell A, Doherty P, Sheehan E (In Press). Assessing the impact of introduced infrastructure at sea with cameras: a case study for spatial scale, time and statistical power. Marine Environmental Research Full text.
Doherty PD, Baxter JM, Gell FR, Godley BJ, Graham RT, Hall G, Hall J, Hawkes LA, Henderson SM, Johnson L, et al (In Press). Long-term satellite tracking reveals variable seasonal migration strategies of basking sharks in the north-east Atlantic. Scientific Reports Full text.
Witt M, Hawkes L, Pikesley SK, Doherty P, Solandt J-L, Speedie C, Johnson L, Henderson S, Inger R (In Press). Predicting habitat suitability for basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) in UK waters using ensemble ecological niche modelling. Journal of Sea Research Full text.
Doherty P, Hawkes LA, Godley BJ, Witt M, Henderson S, Graham R, Hall J, Hall G, Speedie C, Johnson L, et al (In Press). Seasonal changes in basking shark vertical space-use in the north-east Atlantic. Marine Biology Full text.
Doherty PD, Baxter JM, Godley BJ, Graham RT, Hall G, Hall J, Hawkes LA, Henderson SM, Johnson L, Witt MJ, et al (In Press). Testing the boundaries: Seasonal residency and inter-annual site fidelity of basking sharks in a proposed marine protected area. Biological Conservation Full text.

2018

Alfaro-Shigueto J, Mangel JC, Darquea J, Donoso M, Baquero A, Doherty PD, Godley BJ (2018). Untangling the impacts of nets in the southeastern Pacific: Rapid assessment of marine turtle bycatch to set conservation priorities in small-scale fisheries. FISHERIES RESEARCH, 206, 185-192. Author URL.

2017

Dawson TM, Formia A, Agambou√© PD, Asseko GM, Boussamba F, Cardiec F, Chartrain E, Doherty PD, Fay JM, Godley BJ, et al (2017). Informing Marine Protected Area Designation and Management for Nesting Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Using Satellite Tracking. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4

2014

Doherty PD, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Hodgson DJ, Mangel JC, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2014). Big catch, little sharks: Insight into Peruvian small-scale longline fisheries. Ecology and Evolution, 4(12), 2375-2383. Abstract.  Full text.

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