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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Head of Marine Advice
Institution
Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Aberdeen Office ( JNCC)
Inverdee House Baxter Street Aberdeen AB11 9QA
Address
Aberdeen
Scotland
AB11 9QA
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality United Kingdom
Tel (44) 1224 266551
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Website http://www.jncc.gov.uk
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree BSc
Job type Decision Making & Policy , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Pollution
Research Activities Convenor of the Taxonomy Working Group of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels; Vice-chair, Advisory Committee, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
Skills/Expertise Seabirds, Cetaceans, Fisheries, Offshore industries, Marine Nature Conservation, Underwater sound
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Mr Mark TASKER)

Johnston, C.M., Turnbull, C.G. & Tasker, M.L. 2002. Natura 2000 in UK offshore waters: advice to support the implementation of the EC Habitats and Birds Directives in UK offshore waters. JNCC Report 325. 162pp.
Tasker, ML, Camphuysen, CJ, Cooper, J, Garthe, S, Montevecchi WA, & Blaber, SJM. 2000. The impacts of fishing on marine birds. ICES Journal of Marine Science 57: 531-547.
Furness RW & Tasker ML 2000. Seabird-fishery interactions: quantifying the sensitivity of seabirds to reductions in sandeel abundance, and identification of key areas for sensitive seabirds in the North Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series
Tasker ML, Knapman PA & Laffoley D 2000. Effects of fishing on non-target species and habitats: identifying key nature conservation issues. pp 281-289 in: Kaiser MJ and de Groot SJ (eds.) Effects of fishing on non-target species and habitats. Biological, conservation and socio-economic issues. Blackwell Science, Oxford
Harris MP and Tasker ML 1999. Conservation value of ringing seabirds in Britain and Ireland. Ringing and Migration 19 (suppl.) S95-106.
Tasker M and Knapman, P 1999. Marine environmental management and fisheries. Pp 127-135 in: Symes, D. (ed) Alternative Management Systems for Fisheries. Fishing News Books, Oxford.
Furness RW and ML Tasker 1997. Seabird consumption in sand lance MSVPA models for the North Sea, and the impact of industrial fishing on seabird population dynamics. In Proceedings of forage fish in marine ecosystems, Alaska Sea Grant College Program, pp147-169
Clark CW, ML Tasker, M Ferguson, JP Hartley, I Fletcher, A Whitehead, AA Duff, JF Appelbee, C Pickton, J Spink, C MacDuff-Duncan, SJ Knight, AH Walls, A Onder, J Urbanus and I. Buchanan 1997. Monitoring the occurrence of large whales off north and west Scotland using passive acoustic arrays. Pp 23-29 in Proceedings of “Contributing to environmental progress - getting the message across” SPE/UKOOA European Environmental Conference Aberdeen, Scotland, 15-16 April 1997 (Paper SPE 37831). Dallas, Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Pollock CM, JB Reid, A Webb and ML Tasker 1997. The distribution of seabirds and cetaceans in the waters around Ireland. JNCC Report, No. 267.
Tasker ML and L Canova 1997. Marine habitats. pp 59-91 in: Tucker GM and Evans, MI Habitats for birds in Europe: a conservation strategy for the wider environment. Cambridge, BirdLife International.
Begg GS, JB Reid, ML Tasker and A Webb 1997. Assessing the vulnerability of seabirds to oil pollution: sensitivity to spatial scale. Colonial Waterbirds 20: 339-352.
Ollason, JG, AD Bryant, PM Davis, BE Scott and ML Tasker 1997. Predicted seabird distributions in the North Sea: the consequences of being hungry. ICES Journal of Marine Science 54: 507-517.
Greenstreet, SPR and ML Tasker (eds.) 1996. Aquatic predators and their prey. Fishing News Books, Oxford. 191pp.
Bloor, PD, JB Reid, A Webb, G Begg and ML Tasker 1996 The distribution of seabirds and cetaceans between the Shetland and Faroe Islands. JNCC Report No. 226.
Tasker ML and RW Furness 1996. Estimation of food consumption by seabirds in the North Sea. pp 6-42 in: Hunt, GL, Jr. and RW Furness (eds.) Seabird/fish interactions, with particular reference to seabirds in the North Sea. ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 216. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Copenhagen.
Tasker ML 1995. Bird and marine life. pp 60 - 72 in: Buchanan M (ed.) St Kilda: the continuing story of the islands. Edinburgh, HMSO.
Stone CJ, A Webb and ML Tasker 1995. The distribution of auks and Procellariiformes in north-west European waters in relation to depth of sea. Bird Study 42: 50-56
Williams, JM, ML Tasker, IC Carter and A Webb 1995. A method of assessing seabird vulnerability to surface pollutants. Ibis 137 (supplement): S147 - S152
Northridge SP, ML Tasker, A Webb and JM Williams 1995. The distribution of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena L.), white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris Gray), and minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacepède) around the British Isles. ICES Journal of Marine Science 52: 55 - 66. (Errata in ICES Journal of Marine Science 52: 1005 - 1012.)
Walsh, PM, DJ Halley, MP Harris, A del Nevo, IMW Sim and ML Tasker 1995. Seabird monitoring handbook for Britain and Ireland. Peterborough, Joint Nature Conservation Committee/ Royal Society for the Protection of Birds/ Institute of Terrestrial Ecology/ Seabird Group. 120pp.
Webb A, A Stronach, ML Tasker, CJ Stone 1995. Vulnerable concentrations of seabirds south and west of Britain. Peterborough, Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 47pp.
Stone CJ, A Webb, C Barton, N Ratcliffe, TC Reed, ML Tasker, CJ Camphuysen and MW Pienkowski 1995. An atlas of seabird distribution in north-west European waters. Peterborough, Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 326pp.
Skov H, J Durinck, MF Leopold and ML Tasker 1995. Important bird areas for seabirds in the North Sea, including the Channel and Kattegat. Cambridge, BirdLife International. 155pp
Stone, CJ, A Webb and ML Tasker 1994. The distribution of Manx shearwaters Puffinus puffinus in north-west European waters. Bird Study 41: 170-180
Camphuysen CJ, K Ensor, RW Furness, S Garthe, O Huppop, G Leaper, H Offringa and ML Tasker 1993. Seabirds feeding on discards in winter in the North Sea. Final report to the European Commission of study contract 92/3505. NIOZ Rapport 1993-8. Texel, Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. 142pp.
Aspinall S and ML Tasker 1992. Birds of the Solent. Aberdeen, Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 48pp.
Tasker ML and PH Becker 1992. Influences of human activities on seabird populations in the North Sea. Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology 26: 59 - 73.
Tasker ML, A Webb and JM Matthews 1991. A census of the large inland common gull colonies of Grampian. Scottish Birds 16: 106 - 112.
Lloyd CS, ML Tasker and KE Partridge 1991. The status of seabirds in Britain and Ireland. London, Poyser.
Harris MP, A Webb, ML Tasker 1991. Growth of young guillemots Uria aalge after leaving the colony. Seabird 13: 40-44.
Tasker ML 1990. Coastal birds and seabirds. pp 466 - 469 in: Buckland ST, MV Bell and N Picozzi (eds.) Birds of North-East Scotland. Aberdeen, North-East Scotland Bird Club.
Dunnet GM, RW Furness, ML Tasker and PH Becker 1990. Seabird ecology in the North Sea. Netherlands Journal of Sea Research 26: 387-425.
Aspinall S and ML Tasker 1990. Coastal birds of east Dorset. Aberdeen, Nature Conservancy Council. 48pp
Tasker ML, A Webb, NM Harrison and MW Pienkowski 1990. Vulnerable concentrations of marine birds west of Britain. Peterborough, Nature Conservancy Council. 48pp
Webb A, NM Harrison, GM Leaper, RD Steele, ML Tasker and MW Pienkowski 1990. Seabird distribution west of Britain. Peterborough, Nature Conservancy Council. 282pp
Benn S, S Murray and ML Tasker 1989. The birds of North Rona and Sula Sgeir. Peterborough, Nature Conservancy Council. 48pp.
Tasker ML 1989. The conservation of seabirds in the North Sea. Peterborough, Nature Conservancy Council. 20pp
Tasker ML, PR Moore and RA Schofield 1988. The seabirds of St Kilda, 1987. Scottish Birds 15: 21 - 29.
Hall AJ, ML Tasker and A Webb 1987. The marine distribution of sooty shearwater, Manx shearwater, storm petrel and Leach's petrel in the North Sea. Seabird 10: 60 - 70.
Tasker ML and MW Pienkowski 1987. Vulnerable concentrations of birds in the North Sea. Peterborough, Nature Conservancy Council. 48pp.
Tasker ML, A Webb, AJ Hall, MW Pienkowski and DR Langslow 1987. Seabirds in the North Sea. Peterborough, Nature Conservancy Council. 336pp
Tasker ML, PH Jones, BF Blake, TJ Dixon and AW Wallis 1986. Seabirds associated with oil production platforms in the North Sea. Ringing and Migration 7: 7 - 14
Benn S, ML Tasker and A Reid 1986. Changes in numbers of cliff-nesting seabirds in Orkney, 1976 - 1985. Seabird 10: 51 - 57
Tasker ML, PH Jones, BF Blake and TJ Dixon 1985. Distribution and feeding habits of the great skua Catharacta skua in the North Sea. Seabird 8: 34 -43.
Blake BF, TJ Dixon, PH Jones and ML Tasker 1985. Seasonal changes in the feeding ecology of guillemots (Uria aalge) off North and East Scotland. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 20: 559 - 568.
Ewins PJ and ML Tasker 1985. The breeding distribution of black guillemots Cepphus grylle in Orkney and Shetland, 1982 - 84. Bird Study 32: 186 - 193
Tasker ML, PH Jones, BF Blake and TJ Dixon 1985. The marine distribution of the gannet Sula bassana in the North Sea. Bird Study 32: 82 - 90.
Tasker ML, PH Jones, TJ Dixon and BF Blake 1984. Counting seabirds at sea from ships: a review of methods employed and a suggestion for a standardized approach. Auk 101: 567 - 577.

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Created: 1997-04-06 Last Updated: 2016-06-16