Dr Claire Tanner

Research Interests

My pronouns are she/her.

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biology at the University of Oxford. My research broadly spans animal behaviour responses and human wildlife conflict. I have previously worked in sea turtle conservation (in Costa Rica, Cape Verde and Ghana) and artisanal bycatch of turtles and sharks (Ghana). My PhD concentrated on the parental care behaviour of shorebird species in Madagascar, with an aim to understanding the differences between an endangered species compared to two non-endangered species in the same habitat. As a Postdoctoral Researcher in the MCEM group, I am investigating the human wildlife conflict between fisheries and pinnipeds in the UK. This includes developing population data projections and assessing the potential and current impact of pinnipeds on UK fisheries.