Dr Nancy Harrison

Nancy Harrison

Principal Lecturer

Location: Cambridge
Tel No: +44 (0)1223 363271 (ext. 2524)
Fax No: +44 (0)1223 417712
Email: Nancy.Harrison@anglia.ac.uk

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate teaching

Module leader for:
Biological Oceanography
Population Ecology and Wildlife Management

Other modules: Animal Behaviour, British Wildlife and Conservation

MSc teaching

Module leader for:
Technology and Techniques in the Study of Animal Behaviour
Landscapes, ecological networks and ecosystem services
MSc Research

Other modules: Communications skills for conservation, GIS tools for biodiversity mapping and conservation, Research methods


  • Avian behaviour
  • Avian conservation
  • Habitat restoration
  • Seabird ecology and conservation
  • Urban biodiversity and conservation

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Working Group on Seabird Ecology of ICES ? International Council for Exploration of the Seas


Whitehouse, M.J., Harrison, N.M. , Mackenzie, JM and Hinsley, SA (2013) Preferred Habitat of Breeding Birds may be Compromised by Climate Change: Unexpected Effects of an Exceptionally Cold, Wet Spring. PLoS One doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075536

Harrison, N. M., Whitehouse, M. J. and Madureira, L.A.D.P (2013) "Observations of the under-described avifauna of the Mostardas Peninsula, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil". Check List 9(2):391-399

Harrison, N. M. and Whitehouse, M. J. (2012) "Drivers of songbird productivity at a restored gravel pit: Influence of seasonal flooding and rainfall patterns and implications for habitat management" Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment162: 138-143.

Richards, N.L., Hall, S., Scott, K.S. & Harrison, N.M. (2011) "Short communication: First instance of detection of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug flunixin in sheep's wool". Environmental Pollution 159 (5):1446-1450.

Richards, N.L., Cooke, G., Simpson, V. Hall, S., Harrison, N.M. & Scott, K.S. (2011) "Short communication: Qualitative detection of the NSAIDs diclofenac and ibuprofen in the hair of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) occupying UK waterways with GC-MS". European Journal of Wildlife Research.

Harrision, N M
and Whitehouse, J M. (2011 ) "Mixed-species flocks: an example of niche construction?" Animal Behaviour 81: 675-682. 5 January 2011.

Gordon, AIV & Harrison, NM. 2010. Observations of mixed-species bird flocks at Kichwa Tembo Camp, Kenya. Ostrich 81 : 259-264.

Ridley, C., Harrison, N.M. and Pugh, P.J.A. (2010) ?Identifying the origins of fishing gear ingested by seabirds foraging over the Southern Ocean: a novel multivariate approach?. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Systems 20: 621-631.

Phillips, R.A., Ridley, C., Reid, K., Pugh, P.J.A., Tuck, G.N. and Harrison, N. (2010): "Ingestion of fishing gear and entanglements of seabirds: Monitoring and implications for management." Biological Conservation 143: 501-512.

Hinsley, S., Hill, R., Bellamy, P., Broughton, R.K., Harrison, N., Mackenzie, J.A., Speakman, and Ferns, P. (2009): "Do highly modified landscapes favour generalists at the expense of specialists? An example using woodland birds." Landscape Research 34: 509-26.

Hinsley, S., Hill, R., Bellamy, P., Harrison, N., Speakman, J., Wilson, A., and Ferns, P. (2008) "Effects of structural and functional gaps on breeding birds: working harder for less." Landscape Ecology 23: 615-626.

Miles, W., Freeman, S.N., Harrison, N.M. and Balmer, D.E. (2007) Measuring passerine productivity using constant effort sites: the effect of missed visits. Ringing and Migration 23: 231-237.

Richards, N L, Scott, K S, Hall, S, Harrison, N M (2006): "Detection of NSAISs in livestock animals and scavenging birds of prey with emphasis on vultures and condors". Vulture News 54: 68-71.

Bellamy, P E, Hinsley, S A, Taylor, A, Harrison, N M (2005): "The Birds of Brampton Wood; the Results from 12 Years of Study" in Collins, T, Dickerson, B, Walker, P E G, Wells, T C E (eds), Brampton Wood - A Natural History. Huntingdonshire Fauna & Flora Society. Witley Press Ltd. Hunstanton.

Harrison, N M, Whitehouse, M J, Prince, P A, and Huin, N (2000): "What problems do local habitat change represent for the Constant Effort Site ringing scheme?" Ringing and Migration 20:1-8.

Russell, R W, Harrison, N M and Hunt, G L, Jr (1999): "Foraging at a front: Hydrography, zooplankton and arian planktivory in the northern Bering Sea". Marine Ecology - Progress Series 182:77-93.

Durazo, R, Harrison, N M, Hill, A E (1998): "Seabird observations at a tidal mixing front in the Irish Sea". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 47:153-164.

Harrison, N M, Webb, A and Leaper, G (1994): "Patterns in seabird distribution west of Scotland". Aquatic Conservation 4:21-30.

Harrison, N M (1994): "Fisheries Review: with emphasis on nature conservation- fisheries interactions". Marine Environmental Management - Review of events in 1993 and future trends. Vol 1:49-52.

Hunt, G L, Jr, Harrison, N M and Piatt, J F (1993): "Foraging ecology as related to the distribution of planktivorous auklets in the Bering Sea" in Vermeer, K, Briggs KT, Morgan, K H and Siegel-Causey, D (eds), The status, ecology and conservation of marine birds of the North Pacific. Can. Wild. Serv. Spec. Publ, Ottawa.

Grebmeier, J M and Harrison, N M (1992): "Seabird feeding on benthic amphipods facilitated by gray whale activity in the northern Bering Sea". Marine Ecology Progress Series 80:125-133.

Harrison, N M, Whitehouse, M J, Heinemann, D, Prince, P A, Hunt Jnr, G L, and Veit, R R (1991): "Observations of multispecies seabird flocks around South Georgia". Auk 108:801-810.

Harrison, N M, Hunt, G L, Jr, and Cooney R T (1990): "Front affecting the distribution of seabirds in the northern Bering Sea". Polar Res. 8:29-31.

Hunt, G L, Jr, and Harrison, N M (1990): "Foraging habitat and prey taken by least auklets at King Island, Alaska". Marine Ecology Progress Series 65:141-150.

Harrison, N M (1990): "Gelatinous zooplankton in the diet of the Parakeet Auklet:Comparisons with other auklets". Studies in Avian Biology 14: 114-124.

Schneider, D C, Harrison, N M and Hunt, G L, Jr, (1990): "Seabird diet at a front near the Pribilif Islands, Alaska". Studies in Avian Biology 14:61-66.

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