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Richard Sherley (Dr)

Richard is a marine ecologist and conservation biologist interested in the impacts of anthropogenic and environmental change on mobile marine predators. His work uses long-term data on the components of population change, technology-driven approaches to monitor behaviour and modelling approaches to study relationships between forage fish populations, economically important fisheries and marine predators, mainly in the Benguela ecosystem of southern Africa. He is particularly interested in the drivers of dispersal behaviour and survival of non-breeding individuals, as these issues have received little attention, even though they may play vital roles in buffering populations against collapse.Recently formed international collaborations have also shaped interests in understanding predator-prey interactions in the open ocean and within the context of foraging ecology. Richard is also a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute and the Bristol Zoological Society. You can find out more about his work at