I’m an ecologist interested in measuring and understanding the impacts of environmental change on natural systems, with a current focus on climate change. I completed my Ph.D. at the Australian National University in the van de Pol and Langmore labs.
My Ph.D. was focused on the impacts of increased flooding on a species of long-lived shorebird, the Eurasian oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), involving long-term field work, behavioural ecology and broader landscape scale ecology. My work has also encompassed programming in R, where I have released a new package (‘climwin‘) designed to assist researchers in identifying periods of greatest climate sensitity, or climate windows, for species.
I’m was recently based at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) as an Endeavour Fellow, working on spatial variation in the response of great tits (Parus major) to temperature change.
I am now based as a Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin. My current project involves demographic modelling of Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) with the aim of understanding how their social system may be affected by the environment.
liam.bailey [at] liamdbailey.com