Lucas Mander

Lucas Mander

Research Associate

Faculty of Science and Engineering

+44 (0) 1482 466805

Lucas is a bird ecologist with a particular interest in shorebirds. He has more than 15 years' experience in ornithological field studies.

His current work focuses on the effects and impacts of human-related activities on seabirds and waterbirds, including offshore wind farms, port developments and habitat restoration in estuaries.



Research Interests

  • Estuarine bird ecology
  • Foraging behaviour of waders
  • GPS bird tracking and ringing
  • Habitat restoration and compensation in estuaries
  • Seabird interactions with offshore wind farms

Research groups

  • Senior Bird Ecologist at the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) at the University of Hull


D. Burdon, T. Potts, C. Barbone and L. Mander., 2017. 'The matrix revisited: A bird's-eye view of marine ecosystem service'. Marine Policy, Vol 77, pp 78–89.

M. Elliott, L. Mander, K. Mazik, C Simenstad, F Valesini, A. Whitfield, E. Wolanski, 2016. 'Ecoengineering with Ecohydrology: Successes and failures in estuarine restoration'. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol 176, pp 12-35.

L. Mander, L. Marie-Orleach & M. Elliott, 2013. 'The value of wader foraging behaviour study to assess the success of restored intertidal areas'. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol 131, pp 1–5.

K. Mazik, W. Musk, O. Daves, K. Solyanko, S. Brown, L. Mander and M. Elliott, 2010. 'Managed realignment as compensation for the loss of intertidal mudflat: A short term solution to a long term problem?', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol 90 (1): pp 11-20.

L. Mander, N.D. Cutts, J.H. Allen & K. Mazik, 2007. 'Assessing the development of newly created habitat for wintering estuarine birds'. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol 75, 1-2 pp 163-174.


Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc by Research in Estuarine Science, University of Hull, 2004
  • BSc Countryside Management (with Ornithology), University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, 2000

External roles

  • Member of the Humber Wader Ringing Group (HWRG)
  • Member of the Humber Managed Realignment Working Group

Professional highlights

Awarded more than £2 million of funding from the offshore wind industry to carry out Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and post-construction seabird research work at offshore wind farms since 2002.