University of Aberdeen
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Current Position Research Fellow
Previous Position NERC Postdoctoral Research fellow
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling



Phonetic spelling of name: Ana

Key Research Interests

  • Spatial and temporal population dynamics (seasonality, non-lineal dynamics and density dependence).
  • Prey-predator interactions
  • Evolutionary demography
  • Conservation biology
  • Human Wildlife Conflict

Recent Key Papers

  • Payo-Payo, A. et al. 2017. Colonisation in social species: the importance of breeding experience for dispersal in overcoming information barriers. – Sci. Rep.7:42866.
  • Payo-Payo, A. et al. 2018. Predator arrival elicits differential dispersal, change in age structure and reproductive performance in a prey population. – Sci. Rep. 8: 1971.
  • Reid, J. M. et al. 2020. Among-individual and within-individual variation in seasonal migration covaries with subsequent reproductive success in a partially migratory bird. – Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. 287: 20200928.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • QUADRAT DTP student, Rowan Kuminski: Cumulative effects of predation and bycatch in Northern Fulmar metapopulation dynamics (CASE partnered with JNCC and MSS)