William Kay

MSc by Research Student

Contact Me

Telephone: +44 (0)7702040692

Email: willmarine92@gmail.com

About Me

Graduated from Swansea University in July 2013 with a First Class Honors in BSc Marine Biology and went on to undertake an MSc by Research in Animal Movement Science. My research concentrates on the foraging behaviour of diving, marine mammals with a focus on describing their range of behaviours and the energetic costs of their activities. For my masters’ thesis I am analysing a vast data set (comprised of diving and GPS data) from Harbour Seals (Phoca vitulina) in the Wadden Sea, Germany. I hope to increase our understanding of their movements and describe their behaviours using novel, logical techniques.

Areas of Expertise

OriginLab software - Graphical visualisations and statistical analyses

SPSS - Statistical analyses and data transformations

Microsoft Office packages

Data-logging animal tracking devices (Daily Diaries, GPS, TDR and underwater cameras)

Scientific communication and proof-reading