Tom Hart

Tom Hart

Research Interests

Predicting how animals use their environment and respond to stressors has been studied in a variety of ways from modelling to behavioural measurements. This is vital to our understanding of ecosystems and their resilience, but rarely if ever can we directly measure animals at a sufficiently large spatio-temporal scale.  Nowhere is this data deficiency more acute than in the Polar Regions, where we are using a variety of non-invasive or minimally-invasive techniques to allow us to measure animals at very large scales. In particular, we use time-lapse cameras and population genomics to measure the behaviour, breeding ecology and large-scale population structure in penguins and other polar species. DPhil projects are negotiable depending on the student’s interests and skills.

 

Associated Research Streams

seabirds, phenology, population genetics, genomics, foraging behaviour

Tom Hart

Contact information

  • Email: tom.hart@zoo.ox.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 1865 600170
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  • Address:
    Department of Zoology
    Zoology Research and Administration Building
    11a Mansfield Road
    Oxford
    OX1 3SZ