Areas of expertise
- Carbon, Climate and Risk
- Energy and the Environment
- Environmental Impacts
- Renewable Energy
Dr Andrew Gill is a Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology; 20+ years international experience in fish and fisheries ecology and research into animal responses to environmental changes and ecological impacts from human activity.
Andrew started his career in 1989 as a NERC funded Research Assistant at Leicester University. Following his PhD, he worked for three years with a coral reef conservation organisation on field projects mapping reefs communities and providing scientific advice and support for the development of marine protected areas in Belize and the Philippines. On returning to the UK in 1996, Andrew took up a temporary lectureship in Fish and Fisheries Biology at Liverpool University and in 1999 set up a new postgraduate MSc course in Restoration Ecology and was appointed Course Director. In late 2003, Andrew moved to Cranfield to take up the position of Lecturer in applied aspects of aquatic ecology. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology in 2010.
He is currently the co-Chair of the ICES working group on Marine Benthal and Renewable Energy Developments, vice-Chair of the River Restoration Centre Board of Directors, a Council Member of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles and Chair of the Small Grants Committee, and serves on several international scientific committees.
Andrew is a member of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, a member and Scientific Advisor to the Shark Trust, a member of British Ecological Society, a member of the Marine Biological Association UK and an previous MBA Visiting Fellow. He was the Marine and Aquatic Editor for the international journal Biological Conservation 2005-2010 and subsequently served on the Editorial Board.
- Pioneering field-based experimental research into coastal environmental impacts of offshore renewable energy developments - particularly interactions with electromagnetic and noise sensitive species.
- Experimental studies of behavioural response of receptor animals (principally fish)to electromagnetic fields and underwater noise using acoustic tracking methods.
- Leading research projects on assessing aquatic species movement in relation to barriers.
- Developing spatial ecology analysis to determine emergent properties from individual animal behaviour.
- Ecological impact assessment (EcIA) of aquatic and coastal developments particularly related to offshore/marine renewable energy.
- Developing and applying in situ monitoring methods to determine ecologically relevant changes within aquatic ecosystems.
- Assessing risk and uncertainty frameworks and methods for knowledge transfer to the marine renewable energy sector.
- Collaborative Offshore Wind Research into the Environment (COWRIE)/Crown Estate
- University of Rhode Island
- USA Electric Power Research Institute,
- USA Department of Energy,
- USA Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
- British Ecological Society
- Fisheries Society of the British Isles
- Environment Agency
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- Natural England
- Countryside Council for Wales
- British Waterways
- Marine Management Organisation
- Directorate General VIII, European Union
- Belizean Government
- Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation
- Operation Wallacea
- Natural History Museum.
Articles In Journals
- Willsteed EA, Jude S, Gill AB & Birchenough SNR (2018) Obligations and aspirations: a critical evaluation of offshore wind farm cumulative impact assessments, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 82 (3) 2332-2345.
- Causon PD & Gill AB (2018) Linking ecosystem services with epibenthic biodiversity change following installation of offshore wind farms, Environmental Science and Policy, 89 (November) 340-347.
- Willsteed E, Gill AB, Birchenough SN & Jude S (2017) Assessing the cumulative environmental effects of marine renewable energy developments: establishing common ground, Science of the Total Environment, 577 (January) 19-32.
- Zemanova, MA, Perotto-Baldivieso HL, Dickins EL, Gill AB, Leonard JP & Wester DB (2017) Impact of deforestation on habitat connectivity thresholds for large carnivores in tropical forests, Ecological Processes, 6 (21).
- Eaton L, Sloman K, Wilson R, Gill A & Harborne A. (2016) Non-consumptive effects of native and invasive predators on juvenile Caribbean parrotfish, Environmental Biology of Fishes, 99 (5) 499-508.
- Lindeboom H, Degraer S, Dannheim J, Gill AB & Wilhelmsson D (2015) Offshore wind park monitoring programmes, lessons learned and recommendations for the future, Hydrobiologia, 756 (1) 169-180.
- Degraer S, Dannheim J, Gill AB, Lindeboom H & Wilhelmsson D (2015) Preface: the WinMon.BE 2013 conference: steps towards an efficient and effective offshore wind farm environmental impact assessment, Hydrobiologia, 756 (1) 1-2.
- Ball RE, Oliver MK & Gill AB (2015) Early life sensory ability—ventilatory responses of thornback ray embryos (Raja clavata) to predator-type electric fields, Developmental Neurobiology, 76 (7) 721-729.
- Kimber JA, Sims DW, Bellamy PH & Gill AB (2014) Elasmobranch cognitive ability: using electroreceptive foraging behaviour to demonstrate learning, habituation and memory in a benthic shark, Animal Cognition, 17 (1) 55-65.
- Gill AB, Bartlett M & Thomsen F (2012) Potential interactions between diadromous fishes of U.K. conservation importance and the electromagnetic fields and subsea noise from marine renewable energy developments, Journal of Fish Biology, 81 (2) 664-695.
- Kimber JA, Sims DW, Bellamy PH & Gill AB (2011) The ability of a benthic elasmobranch to discriminate between biological and artificial electric fields, Marine Biology, 158 (1) 1-8.
- Hopkins K, Moss BR & Gill AB (2011) Increased ambient temperature alters the parental care behaviour and reproductive success of the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), Environmental Biology of Fishes, 90 (2) 121-129.
- Boehlert GW & Gill AB (2010) Environmental and ecological effects of ocean renewable energy development: a current synthesis, Oceanography, 23 (2) 68-81.
- Kimber JA, Sims DW, Bellamy PH & Gill A (2009) Male-female interactions affect foraging behaviour within groups of small-spotted catshark, Scyliorhinus canicula, Animal Behaviour, 77 (6) 1435-1440.
- Mumby PJ, Dahlgren CP, Harborne AR, Kappel CV, Micheli F, Brumbaugh DR, Holmes KE, Mendes JM, Broad K, Sanchirico JN, Buch K, Box S, Stoffle RW & Gill AB (2006) Fishing, trophic cascades, and the process of grazing on coral reefs, Science (AAAS), 311 (5757) 98-101.
- Mumby P, Dahlgren C, Harborne A, Kappel C, Micheli F, Brumbaugh D, Holmes K, Mendes J, Broad K, Sanchirico J, Buch K, Box S, Stoffle R & Gill A (2006) Fishing, Trophic Cascades, and the Process of Grazing on Coral Reefs., Science (AAAS), 311 (5757) 98-101.
- Mumby PJ, Micheli F, Dahlgren CP, Litvin SY, Gill A, Brumbaugh DR, Broad K, Sanchirico JN, Kappel CV, Harborne AR & Holmes KE (2006) Marine Parks Need Sharks? Response., Science (AAAS), 312 (5773) 527-528.
- Gill A (2005) Offshore renewable energy - ecological implications of generating electricity in the coastal zone., Journal of Applied Ecology, 42 (4) 605-615.
- Gill A & Kimber J (2005) The potential for cooperative management of elasmobranchs and offshore renewable energy development in UK waters., Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 85 (5) 1075-1081.
- Gill A (2003) The dynamics of prey choice in fish: the importance of prey size and satiation, Journal of Fish Biology, 63 (Suppl.A) 105-116.
- Perotto-Baldivieso HL, Rivero K, Pinto-Ledezma J & Gill AB (2012) Distributing biodiversity data through the web: The Geospatial Center for Biodiversity in Bolivia. In: 4° Simpósio de Geotecnologias no Pantanal [4th Symposium on Geotechnologies in the Pantanal – GeoPantanal], Bonito, 20 October 2012.
- Morris J, Hess TM, Gill A, Howsam P & White SM (2004) The Water Framework Directive and Flood Management. In: DEFRA 2004 39th Flood Catchment Management Conference, London, 1 January 2004.
- Thomsen F, Mueller-Blenkle C, Gill A, Metcalfe J, McGregor PK, Bendall V, Andersson M, Sigray P & Wood D (2012) Effects of Pile Driving on the Behavior of Cod and Sole. In: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, New York: Springer New York, p. 387-388.
- Mueller-Blenkle C, Gill AB, McGregor PK, Andersson MH, Sigray P, Bendall V, Metcalfe J & Thomsen F (2012) A Novel Field Study Setup to Investigate the Behavior of Fish Related to Sound. In: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, New York: Springer New York, p. 389-391.