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Sue Lewis

I am a NERC Research Fellow at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology.  I am a population ecologist and my overall research aims are to understand variation amongst individuals in demographic rates and explore the consequences of this variation on population dynamics.  I use long term individual-based data of wild animal populations to examine these questions. This research area is important in understanding environmental drivers of population change and predicting future change.


Career breaks

Maternity leave from Nov 2007-Sep 2008; Aug 2009-Aug 2010; Jul 2012-Jul 2013; otherwise 50% time.


Current students

Katharine Keogan (University of Edinburgh, Principal Career Development Scholarship) "Global responses of seabird populations to climate change" with Ally Phillimore (Edinburgh), Francis Daunt (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Sarah Wanless (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) and Richard Phillips (British Antarctic Survey)

Rebecca Rodgers (University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology Summer Project) "Costs of coloniality and climate change"


Former students

Laura Gordon (University of Edinburgh, Carnegie Vacation Scholarship) "Gannets and climate change"

Hannah Froy (University of Edinburgh PhD student, Macdougal Mackintosh Scholarship) "Individual quality, phenotypic plasticity and ageing in albatross populations" with Dan Nussey (Edinburgh) and Richard Phillips (British Antarctic Survey)

Hanna Granroth-Wilding (University of Edinburgh PhD student, NERC) with Emma Cunningham (Edinburgh), Francis Daunt (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) and Sarah Burthe (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)

Rachel Davies (University of Leeds PhD student, NERC) with Keith Hamer (University of Leeds) and Sarah Wanless (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)

Anton Caius Gurgu (University of Edinburgh, NERC summer student)

Sergio Ancona (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: PhD student) with Hugh Drummond (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)and Loeske Kruuk (Edinburgh)