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.
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
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., â€¦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
Coastal and offshore wind energy generation: is it environmentally benign?
Wilson, J. C., Elliott, M., Cutts, N. D., Mander, L., MendÃ£o, 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
Assessing the development of newly created habitat for wintering estuarine birds
Allen, J., Mander, L., Mazik, K., & Cutts, N. (2007). Assessing the development of newly created habitat for wintering estuarine birds. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 75(42767), 163 - 174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2007.04.028