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Mr Nick Cutts

Deputy Director, Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Summary

Nick has more than 25 years' experience as a professional ornithologist and specialises in estuarine avifaunal communities. He has carried out numerous surveys of estuarine and marine communities around the UK, with derived data used for a variety of purposes. These include ornithological baseline characterisation, appropriate assessments, environmental impact assessments and habitat management. Most recently, Nick has been investigating the effects of disturbance on waterbirds from a range of anthropogenic sources. The aim is to establish a better evidence base for consenting requirements, as well as tools to assist estuarine planners and managers.

Book Chapter

Temperate Estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes

Ducrotoy, J., Elliott, . M., Cutts, N., Franco, A., Little, S., Mazik, K., & Wilkinson, M. (2019). Temperate Estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes. In E. Wolanski, J. Day, M. Elliott, & R. Ramesh (Eds.), Coasts and Estuaries: The Future, 577-594. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/C2017-0-00731-0

Journal Article

Coastal and offshore wind energy generation: is it environmentally benign"

Wilson, J. C., Elliott, M., Cutts, N. D., Mander, L., Mendão, V., Perez-Dominguez, R., & Phelps, A. (2010). Coastal and offshore wind energy generation: is it environmentally benign?. Energies, 3(7), 1383-1422. https://doi.org/10.3390/en3071383

A typology of marine and estuarine hazards and risks as vectors of change : a review for vulnerable coasts and their management

Elliott, M., Cutts, N. D., & Trono, A. (2014). A typology of marine and estuarine hazards and risks as vectors of change : a review for vulnerable coasts and their management. Ocean and Coastal Management, 93, 88-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.03.014

Migration flyway of the Mediterranean breeding Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis emigratus

Hamza, A., Baccetti, N., Sultana, J., Yahia, J., Zantello, M., de Faveri, A., …Elliott, M. (2017). Migration flyway of the Mediterranean breeding Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis emigratus. The Ostrich, 88(1), 53-58. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2016.1231139

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Urban Gull Population Assessment 2019 Scarborough & Whitby

Funder

Scarborough Borough Council

Grant

£10,420.00

Started

1 May 2019

Status

Ongoing

Project

Waterbird assessment for proposed habitat compensatory sites

Funder

Environment Agency

Grant

£7,200.00

Started

15 July 2016

Status

Complete

Project

Investigation on the origin of the deep mud habitat in Whitsand and Looe Bay MCZ

Funder

Natural England

Grant

£0.00

Started

26 August 2016

Status

Complete

Project

2017/2018 Waterbird use of Welwick Realignment Site (Humber Estuary)

Funder

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd

Grant

£6,586.00

Started

1 September 2017

Status

Complete

Project

Coastal SSSI series review implementation: scoping study of evidence requirements to support notification of managed realignment sites

Funder

Natural England

Grant

£8,080.00

Started

1 January 2018

Status

Complete