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Luke Sutton

   Biography

Early career raptor ecologist currently studying BSc conservation biology at Plymouth University. Interested in how apex predators function in ecosystems and food web dynamics. Recent and current work has focused on foraging behaviour, population ecology and dispersal of coastal peregrine falcons. Current and future research aims are using species distribution modelling to identify potential breeding and wintering areas for the saker falcon. During 2013-2014 I was employed as Survey Officer for the Barn Owl Trust, researching the distribution of the Barn Owl population in Devon.

University of Plymouth
 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luke_Sutton4
 United Kingdom
Email: lukesutton696@gmail.com


   Research Interests

Population ecology and dynamics, foraging behaviour and diet, movements and migration, behavioural ecology.

Species of Interest: 
  • Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)
  • Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
  • Peregrine (Falco peregrinus)


   Publications

Sutton, L.J. 2014. Large prey species taken by Peregrine Falcons breeding in Devon. British Birds. 107, 704-705.

Sutton, L.J. 2015. Population status of the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus on Lundy. Lundy Field Society Annual Report 2014. 64, 98-102.

Sutton, L.J. 2015. Prey spectrum and foraging behaviour of Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus in South Devon. Devon Birds. 68:2, 3-12.

Sutton, L.J. 2016. Status of the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus on Lundy: Breeding ecology and prey spectrum. Journal of the Lundy Field Society. 5, 75-88.

Sutton, L.J. 2016. Further evidence for Shag as prey of coastal Peregrine Falcons breeding in Devon. Peregrine. 104, 8.

Sutton, L.J. In press. Low-light hunting by coastal Peregrine Falcons. British Birds.



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