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
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
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