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Dr. Richard Phillips - Profile

Small, C., Waugh, S.M. and Phillips, R.A. (in press) The justification, design and implementation of Ecological Risk Assessments of the effects of fishing on seabirds. Marine Policy.

Ceia, F.R., Phillips, R.A., Ramos, J.A., Cherel, Y., Vieira, R.P., Richard, P. and Xavier, J.C. (in press) Short- and long-term consistency in the foraging niche of wandering albatrosses. Marine Biology.

Lewis, S., Nussey, D.H., Wood, A.G., Croxall, J.P. and Phillips, R.A. (in press) Intrinsic determinants of a population trend in timing of breeding in the wandering albatross. Oikos.

Rayner, M.J., Taylor, G.A., Gummer, H.D., Phillips, R.A., Sagar, P.M., Shaffer, S.A. and Thompson, D.R. (in press) The breeding cycle, year-round distribution and activity patterns of the endangered Chatham petrel (Pterodroma axillaris). Emu.

Stauss, C., Bearhop, S., Bodey, T., Garthe, S., Gunn, C., Grecian, W.J., Inger, R., Knight, M.E., Newton, J., Patrick, S.C., Phillips, R.A., Waggitt, J.J. and Votier, S.C. (in press) Sex-specific foraging behaviour in a monomorphic seabird: incidence and implications. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Wakefield, E.D., Phillips, R.A. and Belchier, M. (in press) Foraging black-browed albatrosses target waters overlaying moraine banks – a consequence of upward benthic-pelagic coupling? Antarctic Science.

Crossin, G. T., Trathan, P. N., Phillips, R. A., Gorman, K. B., Dawson, A., Sakamoto, K. Q. & Williams, T. D. (in press) Corticosterone predicts foraging behaviour and parental care in macaroni penguins. American Naturalist.

Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W.A., McFarlane‐Tranquilla. L., Burke, C.M., Fifield, D.A., Robertson, G.J., Phillips, R.A., Gjerdrum, C. and P.M. Regular (in press) Reducing uncertainty on the Grand Bank: Tracking and vessel surveys indicate mortality risks for common murres in the Northwest Atlantic. Animal Conservation.

Montevecchi, W.A., Hedd, A., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Fifield, D.A., Burke, C.M., Regular, P.M., Davoren, G.K., Garthe, S., Gaston, A.J., Robertson, G.J and Phillips, R.A. (in press) Tracking seabirds to identify ecologically important and high risk marine areas. Biological Conservation.

Crossin, G.T., Phillips, R.A., Trathan, P.N., Fox, D.S., Dawson, A., Wynne-Edwards, K.E. and Williams, T.D. (2012) Migratory carryover effects and endocrinological correlates of reproductive decisions and reproductive success in female albatrosses. General and Comparative Endocrinology 176, 151-157.

Lewison, R., Oro, D., Godley, B., Underhill, L., Bearhop, S., Wilson, R.P., Ainley, D., Arcos, J.M., Boersma, P.D., Borboroglu, P., Boulinier, T., Frederiksen, M., Genovart, M., González-Solís, J., Green, J.A., Grémillet, D., Hamer, K.C., Hilton, G.M., Hyrenbach, K.D., Martínez-Abraín, A., Montevecchi, W.A., Phillips, R.A., Ryan, P.G., Sagar, P., Sydeman, W.J., Wanless, S., Watanuki, Y., Weimerskirch, H. and Yorio, P. (2012) Research priorities for seabirds: improving seabird conservation and management in the 21st century. Endangered Species Research 17, 93-121.

Pinet, P., Jaquemet, S., Phillips, R.A. and Le Corre, M. (2012) Sex-specific foraging strategies throughout the breeding season in a tropical, sexually-monomorphic small petrel. Animal Behaviour 83, 979-989.

Frederiksen, M., Moe, B., Daunt, F., Phillips, R.A. et al. (2012) Multi-colony tracking reveals the non-breeding distribution of a pelagic seabird on an ocean basin scale. Diversity and Distributions 18, 530-542.

Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W.A., Otley, H., Phillips, R.A. and Fifield, D.A. (2012) Trans‐equatorial migration and habitat use of sooty shearwaters Puffinus griseus from the South Atlantic during the nonbreeding season. Marine Ecology Progress Series 449, 277-290.

Magnusdottir, E., Leat, E.H.K., Bourgeon, S., Strøm, H, Petersen, A, Phillips, R.A, Hanssen, S.A., Bustnes, J.O., Hersteinsson, P. and Furness, R.W. (2012). Wintering areas of great skuas Stercorarius skua breeding in Scotland, Iceland and Norway. Bird Study 59, 1-9.

Crossin, G.T., Dawson, A., Phillips, R.A., Trathan, P.N., Gorman, K.B., Adlard, S. and Williams, T.D. (2012) Seasonal patterns of prolactin and corticosterone secretion in an Antarctic seabird that moults during reproduction. General and Comparative Endocrinology 175, 74-81.

Mosbech, A., Johansen, K.L., Bech, N.I., Lyngs, P., Harding, A.M.A., Egevang, C., Phillips, R.A. and Fort, J. (2012) Inter-breeding movements of little auks Alle alle reveal a key post-breeding staging area in the Greenland Sea. Polar Biology 35, 305-311.

Stenhouse, I.J., Egevang, C. and Phillips, R.A.(2012) Trans-equatorial migration, staging sites and wintering area of Sabine's Gulls Larus sabini in the Atlantic Ocean. Ibis 154, 42-51.

Stowasser, G., Atkinson, A., McGill, R.A.R., Phillips, R.A., Collins, M.A. and Pond, D.W. (2012) Food web dynamics in the Scotia Sea in summer: a stable isotope study. Deep Sea Research II 59-60, 208-221.

Phillips, R.A., McGill, R.A.R., Dawson, D.A. and Bearhop, S. (2011) Sexual segregation in distribution, diet and trophic level of seabirds: insights from stable isotope analysis. Marine Biology 158, 2199-2208.

Catry, P., Dias, M.P., Phillips, R.A. and Granadeiro, J.P. (2011) Different means to the same end: long-distance migrant seabirds from two colonies differ in behaviour, despite common wintering grounds. PLoS ONE e26079.

Xavier, J.C., Phillips, R.A. and Cherel, Y. (2011) Cephalopods in marine predator diet assessments: why identifying upper and lower beaks is important. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68, 1857-1864.

Gaston, A.J., Smith, P.A., McFarlane-Tranquilla, L., Montevecchi, W.A., Fifield, D.A., Gilchrist, H.G., Hedd, A., Mallory, M.L., Roberston, G.J. and Phillips, R.A. (2011) Movements and wintering areas of breeding age thick-billed murre Uria lomvia from two colonies in Nunavut, Canada. Marine Biology 158, 1929-1941.

Kopp, M., Peter, H.-U., Mustafa, O, Lisovski, S., Ritz, M.S., Phillips, R.A. and Hahn, S. (2011). South polar skuas from a single breeding population overwinter in different oceans though show similar migration patterns. Marine Ecology Progress Series 435, 263-267.

González-Solís, J., Smyrli, M., Militão, T, Gremillet, D., Tveraa, T., Phillips, R.A., and Boulinier, T. (2011) Combining stable isotope analyses and geolocation to reveal kittiwake migration. Marine Ecology Progress Series 435, 251-261.

Tuck, G.N., Phillips, R.A., Small, C., Thomson, R.B., Klaer, N., Taylor, F., Wanless, R.M. and Arrizabalaga, H. (2011) An assessment of seabird-fishery interactions in the Atlantic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68, 1628-1637.

Rayner, M.J., Hauber, M.E., Steeves, T.E., Lawrence, H.A., Thompson, D.R., Sagar, P.M., Bury, S.J., Landers, T.J. Phillips, R.A., Ranjard, L. and Shaffer, S.A. (2011) Contemporary and historical separation of transequatorial migration between two genetically distinct seabird populations. Nature Communications 2:332 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1330.

Bogdanova, M.I., Daunt, F., Newell, M., Phillips, R.A., Harris, M.P. and Wanless, S. (2011) Seasonal interactions in the black-legged kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla: links between breeding performance and winter distribution. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 278, 2412-2418.

Wakefield, E.D, Phillips, R.A., Trathan, P.N., Arata, J., Gales, R., Huin, N., Robertson, G., Waugh, S.M., Weimerskirch, H. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2011) Habitat preference, accessibility and competition limit the global distribution of breeding black-browed albatrosses. Ecological Monographs 81, 141-167.

Mackley, E.K., Phillips, R.A., Silk, J.R.D., Wakefield, E.D., Afanasyev, V., and Furness, R.W. (2011). At-sea activity patterns of breeding and nonbreeding white-chinned petrels Procellaria aequinoctialis from South Georgia. Marine Biology 158, 429-438.

Granadeiro, J.P., Phillips, R.A., Brickle, P. And Catry, P. (2011) Albatrosses following fishing vessels: how badly hooked are they on an easy meal? PLoS ONE 6, e17467.

Guilford, T., Freeman, R., Boyle, D., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Phillips, R.A. and Perrins, C.M. (2011) A dispersive migration in the Atlantic Puffin and its implications for migratory navigation. PLoS ONE 6, e21336.

Dias, M.P., Granadeiro, J.P., Phillips, R.A., Alonso, H. and Catry, P. (2011) Breaking the routine: individual Cory’s shearwaters shift winter destinations between hemispheres and across ocean basins. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 278, 1786-1793.

Pinet, P., Jaquemet, S., Pinaud, D., Weimerskirch, H., Phillips, R.A. and Le Corre, M. (2011) Migration, wintering distribution and habitat use of an endangered tropical seabird, Barau’s Petrel Pterodroma baraui. Marine Ecology Progress Series 423, 291-302.

Foote, C.G., Daunt, F., González-Solís, J., Nasir, L., Phillips, R.A. and Monaghan, P. (2011) Individual state and survival prospects: age, sex and telomere length in a long-lived seabird. Behavioral Ecology 22, 156-161.

Landers, T.J., Rayner, M.J., Phillips, R.A. and Hauber, M.E. (2011) Dynamics of seasonal movements by a trans-Pacific migrant, the Westland petrel Procellaria westlandica. Condor 113, 71-79.

Catry, P., Granadeiro, J.P., Ramos, J., Phillips, R.A. and Oliveira, P. (2011) Either taking it easy or feeling too tired: old Cory’s Shearwaters display reduced activity levels while at sea. Journal of Ornithology 152, 549-555.

Ismar, S.M.H., Phillips, R.A., Rayner, M.J. and Hauber, M.E. (2011). Geolocation tracking of the annual migration of adult Australasian Gannets Morus serrator breeding in New Zealand. Wilson Bulletin 123, 121-125.

Grant, S.M., Convey, P., Hughes, K.A., Phillips, R.A. and Trathan, P.N. (2011) Conservation of Antarctic marine and terrestrial ecosystems. In Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World (eds. A.D. Rogers, N.M. Johnston, E.J. Murphy and A. Clarke). Pp. 467-497. Blackwell Publishing.


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.

Phillips, R.A. Eradications of invasive mammals from islands: why, where, how and what next? (2010). Emu 110, i-vii.

Mackley, E.K., Phillips, R.A., Silk, J.R.D., Wakefield, E.D., Afanasyev, V., Fox, J.W. and Furness, R.W. (2010) Free as a bird? Activity patterns of albatrosses during the nonbreeding period. Marine Ecology Progress Series 406, 291-303.

Anderson, O.R.J., Phillips, R.A., Shore, R.F., McGill, R.A., McDonald, R.A. and Bearhop, S. (2010) Element patterns in albatrosses and petrels: Influence of trophic position, foraging range, and prey type. Environmental Pollution 158, 98-107.

Catry, P., Phillips, R.A., Forster, I.P, Matias, R., Lecoq, M., Granadeiro, J.P. and Strange, I.J. (2010) Brood-guarding duration in black-browed albatrosses Thalassarche melanophris: temporal, geographical and individual variation. Journal of Avian Biology 41, 460-469.

Egevang, C., Stenhouse, I.J., Phillips, R.A., Petersen, A., Fox, J.W. and Silk, J.R.D. (2010). Tracking of Arctic terns Sterna paradisaea reveals longest animal migration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107, 2078-2081.

Crossin, G.T, Trathan, P.N., Phillips, R.A., Dawson, A., Le Bouard, F. And Williams, T.D. (2010) A carryover effect of migration underlies individual variation in reproductive readiness and extreme egg size dimorphism in macaroni penguins. American Naturalist 176, 357-366.

Péron, C., Delord, K., Phillips, R.A., Charbonnier, Y., Marteau, C., Louzao, M., and Weimerskirch, H. (2010) Seasonal variations in oceanographic habitat and behaviour of white-chinned petrels Procellaria aequinoctialis from Kerguelen Island. Marine Ecology Progress Series 416, 267-284.

Techow, NMSM, O’Ryan, C., Phillips, R.A., Gales, R., Marin, M., Patterson-Fraser, D., Quintana, F., Ritz, M.S., Thompson, D.R., Wanless, R.M., Weimerskirch, H. and Ryan, P.G. (2010) Speciation and phylogeography of giant petrels Macronectes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54, 472-487.

Rayner, M.J., Hartill, B. W., Hauber, M.E. and Phillips, R,A. (2010) Central place foraging by breeding Cook's petrel Pterodroma cookii: foraging duration reflects range, diet and chick meal mass. Marine Biology 157, 2187-2194.

Ridley, C., Harrison, N., Phillips, R.A. and Pugh, P.J.A. (2010). Identifying the origins of fishing gear ingested by seabirds: a novel multivariate approach. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 20, 621-631.

Harris, M.P., Daunt, F., Newell, M., Phillips, R.A. and Wanless, S. (2010) Wintering areas of adult Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica from a North Sea colony as revealed by geolocation technology. Marine Biology 157, 827-836.

Phillips, R.A., Bearhop, S., McGill, R.A.R. and Dawson, D.A. (2009) Stable isotopes reveal individual variation in migration strategies and habitat preferences in a suite of seabirds during the nonbreeding period. Oecologia 160, 795-806.

Phillips, R.A., Wakefield, E.D., Croxall, J.P., Fukuda, A. and Higuchi, H. (2009) Albatross foraging behaviour: no evidence for dual foraging, and limited support for anticipatory regulation of provisioning at South Georgia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 391, 279-292.

Wakefield, E.D., Phillips, R.A., Matthiopoulos, J., Fukuda, A., Higuchi, H., Marshall, G.J. and Trathan, P.N. (2009). Wind field and sex constrain flight speeds of central-place foraging albatrosses. Ecological Monographs 79, 663-679.

Wakefield, E.D., Phillips, R.A. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2009) Quantifying habitat use and preferences of pelagic seabirds using individual movement data: a review. Marine Ecology Progress Series 391,165-182.

Anderson, O.R.J., Phillips, R.A., McDonald, R.A., Shore, R.F., McGill, R.A. and Bearhop, S. (2009) Influence of trophic position and foraging range on mercury levels within a seabird community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 375, 277-288.

Catry, T., Ramos, J.A., Le Corre, M. and Phillips, R.A. (2009) Movements, at-sea distribution and behaviour of a tropical pelagic seabird: the wedge-tailed shearwater in the western Indian Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 391, 231-242.

Guilford, T., Meade, J., Willis, J., Phillips, R.A., Boyle, D., Roberts, S., Collett, M., Freeman, R. and Perrins, C.M. (2009) Migration and stopover in a small pelagic seabird, the Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus: insights from machine learning. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 276, 1215-1223.

Granadeiro, J.P., Alonso, H., Almada, V., Menezes, D., Phillips, R.A. and Catry, P. (2009) Mysterious attendance cycles in Cory's shearwater Calonectris diomedea: an exploration of patterns and hypotheses. Animal Behaviour 78, 1455-1462.

Anderson, O.R.J., Phillips, R.A., Shore, R.F., McGill, R.A., McDonald, R.A. and Bearhop, S. (2009) Diet, individual specialisation and breeding of brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi): an investigation using stable isotopes. Polar Biology 32, 27-33.

Ramos, J.A., Granadeiro, J.P., Phillips, R.A. Catry, P. (2009) Flight morphology and foraging behavior of male and female Cory’s shearwaters. Condor 111, 424-432.

Forster, I.P and Phillips, R.A. (2009) Influence of nest location, density and topography on breeding success in the black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophris. Marine Ornithology 37, 213-217.

Phillips, R.A., Croxall, J.P., Silk, J.R.D. and Briggs, D.R. (2008) Foraging ecology of albatrosses and petrels from South Georgia: two decades of insights from tracking technologies. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 17, S6-S21.

Petersen, S.L., Phillips, R.A., Ryan, P.G. and Underhill, L.G. (2008) Albatross overlap with fisheries in the Benguela Upwelling System: implications for conservation and management. Endangered Species Research 5, 117-127.

Reed, T.E., Daunt, F., Hall, M.E., Phillips, R.A., Wanless, S. and Cunningham, E.J.A (2008) Parental treatment affects maternal investment in sons. Science 321, 1681-1682.

Ritz, M.S., Millar, C., Miller, G.D., Phillips, R.A., Ryan, P., Sternkopf, V., Liebers-Helbig, D. and Peter, H.-U. (2008) Phylogeography of the southern skua complex - rapid colonisation of the southern hemisphere during a glacial period and reticulate evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49, 292-303.

Rayner, M.J., Hauber, M.E., Clout, M.N., Seldon, D.S., Van Dijken, S., Bury, S. and Phillips, R.A. (2008). Foraging ecology of the Cook’s petrel Pterodroma cookii during the austral breeding season: a comparison of its two populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 370, 271-284.

Fuller, W.J., Broderick, A.C., Phillips, R.A., Silk, J.R.D. and Godley, B.J. (2008) Utility of geolocating light loggers to indicate at-sea movements in sea turtles. Endangered Species Research 4, 139-146.

Phillips, R.A., Catry, P., Silk, J.R.D., Bearhop, S., McGill, R., Afanasyev, V. and Strange, I.J. (2007) Movements, winter distribution and activity patterns of Falkland and brown skuas: insights from loggers and isotopes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 345, 281-291.

Edwards, A.M., Phillips, R.A., Watkins, N.W., Freeman, M.P., Murphy, E.J., Afanasyev, V., Buldyrev, S.V., da Luz, M.G.E., Raposo, E.P., Stanley, H.E. and Viswanathan, G.M. (2007) Overturning evidence of Levy flight searches by wandering albatrosses, bumblebees and deer. Nature 449, 1044-1049.

Phalan, B, Phillips, R.A., Silk, J.R.D., Afanasyev, V., Fukuda, A., Fox, J., Catry, P., Higuchi, H. and Croxall, J.P. (2007) Foraging behaviour of four albatross species by night and day. Marine Ecology Progress Series 340, 271-286.

Kabat, A., Phillips, R.A., Croxall, J.P., Woakes, A. and Butler, P. (2007) Differences in metabolic costs of terrestrial mobility in two closely related species of albatrosses. J. Exp. Biol 210, 2851-2858.

Ryan, P.G., Phillips, R.A., Nel, D.C. and Wood, A.G. (2007) Breeding frequency in Grey-headed Albatrosses. Ibis 149, 45-52.

Otley, H., Reid, T., Phillips, R.A., Wood, A.G., Phalan, B. and Forster, I.P. (2007). Origin, age, sex and status of wandering albatrosses (Diomedea exulans), northern (Macronectes halli) and southern giant petrels (M. giganteus) attending demersal longliners in Falkland Islands and Scotia Ridge waters, 2001 – 2005. Polar Biology 30, 359-368.

Hamer, K.C., Humphreys, E.M., Garthe, S., Hennicke, J., Peters, G., Phillips, R.A., Harris, M.P. and Wanless, S. (2007) Annual variation in diets, feeding locations and foraging behaviour of gannets in the North Sea: flexibility, consistency and constraint. Marine Ecology Progress Series 338, 295-305.

Phillips, R.A., Silk, J.R.D., Croxall, J.P. and Afanasyev, V. (2006) Year-round distribution of white-chinned petrels from South Georgia: relationships with oceanography and fisheries. Biological Conservation 129, 336-347.

Phillips, R.A. (2006) Efficacy and effects of diet sampling of albatross chicks. Emu 106, 305-308.

Cherel, Y., Phillips, R.A., Hobson, K.A. and McGill, R. (2006). Stable isotope evidence of diverse species-specific and individual wintering strategies in seabirds. Biology Letters 2, 301-303.

Catry, P., Phillips, R.A., Phalan, B. and Croxall, J.P. (2006) Senescence effects in an extremely long-lived bird: the grey-headed albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 273, 1625-1630.

Catry, P., Phillips, R.A., Forcada, J. and Croxall, J.P. (2006) Factors affecting the solution of a parental dilemma in albatrosses: at what age should chicks be left unattended? Animal Behaviour 72, 383-391

Bearhop, S., Phillips, R.A., McGill, R., Cherel, Y., Dawson, D.A. and Croxall, J.P. (2006) Stable isotopes indicate sex-specific and long-term individual foraging specialisation in diving seabirds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 311, 157-164.

Poncet, S., Robertson, G., Phillips, R.A., Lawton, K., Phalan, B., Trathan, P.N. and Croxall, J.P. (2006) Status and distribution of wandering, black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses at South Georgia. Polar Biology 29, 772-781.

Hamer, K.C., Lewis, S., Wanless, S., Phillips, R.A., Sherratt, T.N., Humphreys, E.M., Hennicke, J. and Garthe, S. (2006) Use of gannets to monitor prey availability in the northeast Atlantic Ocean: colony size, diet and foraging behaviour. In: Top predators in marine ecosystems: their role in monitoring and management (eds Boyd, I.L., Wanless, S. & Camphuysen, C.J.). Pp. 236-248. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Votier, S.C., Crane, J.E., Bearhop, S., de León, A., McSorley, C.A., Mínguez, E., Mitchell, I.P., Parsons, M., Phillips, R.A., and Furness, R.W. (2006) Nocturnal foraging by great skuas Stercorarius skua: implications for conservation of storm-petrel populations. Journal of Ornithology 147, 405-413.

Phillips, R.A., Silk, J.R.D. and Croxall, J.P. (2005) Foraging and provisioning strategies of the light-mantled sooty albatross at South Georgia: competition and co-existence with sympatric pelagic predators. Marine Ecology Progress Series 285, 259-270.

Phillips, R.A., Silk, J.R.D., Croxall, J.P., Afanasyev, V. and Bennett, V.J. (2005) Summer distribution and migration of nonbreeding albatrosses: individual consistencies and implications for conservation. Ecology 81, 2386-2396.

Croxall, J.P., Silk, J.R.D., Phillips, R.A., Afanasyev, V. and Briggs, D.R. (2005) Global circumnavigations: tracking year-round ranges of non-breeding albatrosses. Science 307, 249-250.

Catry, P., Phillips, R.A. and Croxall, J.P. (2005) Sexual segregation in birds: patterns, processes and implications for conservation. In: Sexual segregation: ecology of the two sexes (eds. Ruckstuhl, K.E. and Neuhaus, P.). Pp. 351-378. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Phillips, R.A, Silk, J.R.D., Phalan, B., Catry, P. & Croxall, J.P (2004) Seasonal sexual segregation in two Thalassarche albatross species: competitive exclusion, reproductive role specialization or trophic niche divergence? Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 271, 1283-1291.

Phillips, R.A., Phalan, B. and Forster, I.P. (2004) Diet and long-term changes in population size and productivity of brown skuas Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi at Bird Island, South Georgia. Polar Biology 27, 555-561.

Phillips, R.A., Silk, J.R.D., Croxall, J.P., Afanasyev, V. and Briggs, D.R. (2004) Accuracy of geolocation estimates for flying seabirds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 266, 265-272.

Catry, P., Phillips, R.A., Phalan, B., Silk, J.R.D. and Croxall, J.P. (2004) Foraging strategies of grey-headed albatrosses Thalassarche chrysostoma: integration of movements, activity and feeding events. Marine Ecology Progress Series 280, 261-273.

Catry, P., Phillips, R.A. and Croxall, J.P. (2004) Sustained fast travel by a grey-headed albatross riding an Antarctic storm. Auk 121, 1208-1213.

Votier, S.C., Bearhop, S., Ratcliffe, N., Phillips, R.A., and Furness, R.W. (2004) Predation by great skuas at a large Shetland seabird colony. Journal of Applied Ecology 41, 1117-1128.

Votier, S.C., Furness, R.W., Bearhop, S., Crane, J.E., Caldow, R.W.G., Catry, P., Ensor, K., Hamer, K.C., Hudson, A.V., Kalmbach, E., Klomp, N.I., Pfeiffer, S., Phillips, R.A., Prieto, I. and Thompson, D.R (2004) Changes in fisheries discard rates and seabird communities. Nature 427, 727-730.

Phalan, B., Phillips, R.A. and Double, M.C. (2004) A white-capped Albatross Thalassarche steadi at South Georgia: first confirmed record in the southwest Atlantic. Emu 104, 359-361.

Fukuda, A., Miwa, K., Hirano, E., Suzuki, M., Higuchi, H., Morishita, E., Anderson, D., Waugh, S. and Phillips, R.A. (2004) BGDL-II: A GPS Data Logger for Birds. Memoirs of National Institute for Polar Research, Special Issue, 58, 234-245.

Phillips, R.A., Xavier, J.C. and Croxall, J.P. (2003) Effects of satellite transmitters on albatrosses and petrels. Auk 120, 1082-1090.

Phillips, R.A. and Croxall, J.P. (2003) Control of provisioning in grey-headed albatrosses: do adults respond to chick condition? Canadian Journal of Zoology 81, 111-116.

Phillips, R.A., Cope, D.R., Rees, E.C. and O’Connell, M.J. (2003) Site fidelity and range size of wintering barnacle geese. Bird Study 50, 161-169.

Phillips, R.A., Green, J.A., Phalan, B., Croxall, J.P. and Butler, P.J. (2003) Chick metabolic rate and growth in three species of albatross: a comparative study. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 135, 185-193.

Gray, C.M., Phillips, R.A., and Hamer, K.C. (2003). Non-random nestling mortality in northern fulmars: implications for monitoring marine environments. Journal of Zoology, London 259, 109-114.

Cuthbert, R., Phillips, R.A. and Ryan, P. (2003) Separating Tristan albatrosses Diomedea [e.] dabbenena and wandering albatrosses Diomedea [e.] exulans using morphometric measurements. Waterbirds 26, 338-344.

Phillips, R.A., Dawson, D.A. and Ross, D.J. (2002) Mating patterns and reversed size dimorphism in Southern skuas (Stercorarius skua lonnbergi). Auk 119, 858-863.

Phillips, R.A. (2002) Trios of brown skuas at Bird Island, South Georgia: incidence and composition. Condor 104, 694-697.

Phillips, R.A., Patterson, D. and Shimmings, P. (2002) Increased use of ponds by breeding natterjack toads, Bufo calamita, following management. Herpetological Journal 12, 75-78.

Phillips, R.A. (2001) Stercorarius parasiticus Arctic skua. Birds of the Western Palearctic Update 3, 25-41.

Hamer, K.C., Phillips, R.A., Hill, J.K., Wanless, S. and Wood, A.G. (2001) Contrasting foraging strategies of gannets Morus bassanus at two North Atlantic colonies: foraging trip duration and foraging area fidelity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 224, 283-290.

Bearhop, S., Thompson, D.R., Phillips, R.A., Waldron, S., Hamer, K.C., Gray, C.M., Votier, S.C., Ross, B.P., and Furness, R.W. (2001) Annual variation in great skua diets: the importance of commercial fisheries and predation on seabirds revealed by combining dietary analyses. Condor 103, 802-809.

Phillips, R.A. and Hamer, K.C. (2000) Postnatal development of northern fulmar chicks Fulmarus glacialis. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 73, 597-604.

Phillips, R.A. and Hamer, K.C. (2000) Growth and provisioning strategies of northern fulmars Fulmarus glacialis. Ibis 142, 435-445.

Phillips, R.A. and Hamer, K.C. (2000) Periodic weighing and the assessment of meal mass and feeding frequency in seabirds. Journal of Avian Biology 31, 75-80.

Thompson, D.R., Phillips, R.A., Stewart, F.M. and Waldron, S. (2000) Low 13C signatures in pelagic seabirds: lipid ingestion as a potential source of 13C-depleted carbon in Procellariiformes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 208, 265-271.

Hamer, K.C., Phillips, R.A., Wanless, S., Harris, M.P. and Wood, A.G. (2000) Foraging ranges, diets and feeding locations of gannets in the North Sea: evidence from satellite telemetry. Marine Ecology Progress Series 200, 257-264.

Bearhop, S., Phillips, R.A., Thompson, D.R., Waldron, S. and Furness, R.W. (2000) Mercury dynamics in great skuas Catharacta skua in relation to colony, diet and trophic status inferred from stable isotope signatures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 195, 261-268.

Phillips, R.A. and Hamer, K.C. (1999) Lipid reserves, fasting capability and the evolution of nestling obesity in procellariiform seabirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 266, 1329-1334.

Phillips, R.A., Petersen, M.K., Lilliendahl, K., Solmundsson, J., Hamer, K.C., Camphuysen, C.J. and Zonfrillo, B. (1999) Diets of northern fulmars Fulmarus glacialis: reliance on commercial fisheries? Marine Biology 135, 159-170.

Phillips, R.A., Thompson, D.R. and Hamer, K.C. (1999) The impact of great skua predation on seabird populations at St Kilda: a bioenergetics model. Journal of Applied Ecology 36, 218-232.

Phillips, R.A., Bearhop, S., Hamer, K.C. and Thompson, D.R. (1999) Rapid population growth of great skuas at St Kilda: implications for management and conservation. Bird Study 46, 174-183.

Stewart, F.M., Phillips, R.A., Bartle, J.A., Craig, J. and Shooter, D. (1999) The influence of phylogeny, diet, moult and sex on heavy metal concentrations in New Zealand Procellariiformes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 178, 295-305.

Catry, P., Phillips, R.A. and Furness, R.W. (1999) Evolution of reversed sexual size dimorphism in skuas and jaegers. Auk 116, 158-168.

Thompson, D.R., Lilliendahl, K., Solmundsson, J., Furness, R.W., Waldron, S. and Phillips, R.A. (1999). Trophic relationships among six species of Icelandic seabirds as determined through stable isotope analysis. Condor 101, 898-903.

Phillips, R.A. and Furness, R.W. (1998) Measurement of heritability of hatching date and chick condition in Parasitic Jaegers. Canadian Journal of Zoology 76, 2290-2294.

Phillips, R.A., Furness, R.W. and Stewart, F.M. (1998) The influence of territory density on the vulnerability of Arctic Skuas Stercorarius parasiticus to predation. Biological Conservation 86, 21-31.

Phillips, R.A. and Furness, R.W. (1998) Polymorphism, mating preferences and sexual selection in the Arctic skua. Journal of Zoology, London 245, 245-252.

Phillips, R.A. and Furness, R.W. (1998) Repeatability of breeding parameters in the Arctic skua. Journal of Avian Biology 29, 190-196.

Catry, P., Phillips, R.A., Hamer, K.C., Ratcliffe, N. and Furness, R.W. (1998) The incidence of non-breeding by adult great skuas and parasitic jaegers from Foula, Shetland. Condor 100, 448-455.

Thompson, D.R., Hamer, K.C and Phillips, R.A. (1998) Fish prey in the diet of great skuas at St Kilda. Scottish Birds 19, 160-165.

Phillips, R.A., Catry, P., Thompson, D.R., Hamer, K.C. and Furness, R.W. (1997) Inter-colony variation in diet and reproductive performance of great skuas. Marine Ecology Progress Series 152, 285-293.

Phillips, R.A. and Furness, R.W. (1997) Sex specific variation in the loss of mass by breeding Arctic skuas. Journal of Avian Biology 28, 163-170.

Phillips, R.A. and Furness, R.W. (1997) Predicting the sex of parasitic jaegers by discriminant analysis. Colonial Waterbirds 20, 14-23.

Stewart, F.M., Phillips, R.A., Catry, P. and Furness, R.W. (1997) Influence of species, age and diet on mercury concentrations in Shetland seabirds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 151, 237-244.

Phillips, R.A., Caldow, R.W.G. and Furness, R.W. (1996) The influence of food availability on the breeding effort and reproductive success of Arctic skuas Stercorarius parasiticus. Ibis 138, 410-419.

Phillips, R.A., Furness, R.W. and Caldow, R.W.G. (1996) Behavioural responses of Arctic skuas Stercorarius parasiticus to changes in sandeel availability. In Aquatic predators and their prey (eds. S.P.R. Greenstreet and M.L. Tasker) pp. 17-25. Blackwell Scientific Press, Oxford.