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I am a PhD researcher in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and am interested in human-wildlife interactions. My research focuses on the impacts of human disturbance on wintering waders - using field observations and simulation modelling. My PhD supervisors are Richard Stillman and Roger Herbert, along with Matt Ellis at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

Prior to joining Bournemouth Uni, I was Biodiversity Action Plan Co-ordinator at Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership.

Journal Articles


  • Collop, C., 2016. Impact of human disturbance on coastal birds: population consequences derived from behavioural responses. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science and Thechnology.

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Presentation given to the Severn Estuary Users Group
  • Talk for Dorset Wildfowlers' Association
  • Recreational Disturbance Workshop
  • Recreational Disturbance Symposium
  • Talk for Dorset Wildlife Trust Local Group (Poole)
  • Talk for Bournemouth Natural Science Society

Conference Presentations

  • African-Eurasian Waterbirds Agreement Meeting of Parties 6 - Recreational Disturbance Side Event, A method for assessing the impacts of disturbance on wintering waders, 10 November 2015, Bonn, Germany
  • International Wader Study Group, A comparison of the disturbance impacts of two recreational activities on wintering birds in Poole Harbour, UK., 2 October 2015, Ásbrú, Iceland
  • British Association for Shooting and Conservation Wildfowling Conference, Wintering birds and disturbance., 15 March 2014, Sutton Coldfield, UK
  • International Wader Study Group, Conflict between birds and human activities., 26 September 2014, Haapsalu, Estonia
  • International Wader Study Group, Understanding birds’ responses to human disturbance., 27 September 2013, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
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