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Chair of SNH Scientific Advisory Committee

Bob Furness was Professor of Seabird and Fishing Interactions at the University of Glasgow. He is now Principal Ornithologist at MacArthur Green, a member of the Board of Scottish Natural Heritage and chair of SNH’s Scientific Advisory Committee. His main research interests are seabird ecology, marine renewables, marine pollution, and fisheries ecology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, has chaired ICES Working Groups on sandeel biology, short-lived pelagic fish stock assessment, and seabird ecology. His first, and highly influential, experience of seabirds was as a schoolboy in Edinburgh when taken by his biology teacher on a day trip to the Bass Rock to ring gannets.