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Ruth Tingay
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Ruth Tingay

   Biography

A conservationist with field experience from North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South East Asia. Ruth studied the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle for an MSc and PhD at the University of Nottingham (UK). Has worked collaboratively with colleagues at Hawk Mountain (USA), The Peregrine Fund (USA), University of Reading (UK), Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of Ornithology at the University of Capetown (South Africa), University of Arizona (USA), Pronatura (Mexico), Scottish Raptor Study Group, University of Edinburgh (UK), HawkWatch International (USA), Natural Research (Scotland), University of Sheffield (UK), Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group, Virginia Tech (USA), the Wildlife Conservation Society (Cambodia & Mongolia), Golden Eagle Trust (Ireland), RSPB (Scotland), Scottish Environment LINK. Ruth is a member of the IUCN Red List Authority (Birds) and a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission expert network. She serves on the management committee of the Scottish Raptor Study Group. She served for six years as an International Director of the Raptor Research Foundation followed by four years as President. Twitter: @RuthTingay

 
 United Kingdom
Email: dimlylit100@hotmail.com


   Research Interests

Currently researching the illegal persecution of raptors and its link to driven grouse shooting in the British uplands.

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   Publications

Wightman, A. and Tingay, R.E. (2015). The Intensification of Grouse Moor Management in Scotland. Commissioned and published by the League Against Cruel Sports, UK.

Ogden, R., Heap, E., McEwing, R., Tingay, R. and Whitfield, D.P. (2015). Population structure and dispersal history in Scottish golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) revealed by molecular genetic analysis of territorial birds. Ibis 157(4): 837-848.

Tingay, R.E. (2015). Natural Injustice: A Review of the Enforcement of Wildlife Protection Legislation in Scotland. Scottish Environment LINK, Perth, Scotland.

Gilbert, M., Tingay, R.E., Losolmaa, J., Sureda, N., Gilbert, C., Batmunkh, D. and Gombobaatar, S. (2014). Distribution and status of the Pallas's fish eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) in Mongolia: a cause for conservation concern. Bird Conservation International 24 (3): 379-388.

Matz, A., Tingay, R.E., Sun, V., Taylor, R., Anderson, D.I.K., Graham, R. and Keatts, L. (2014). Mercury in Grey-headed Fish Eagles and their prey at Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. SETAC annual conference, 9-13 November 2014, Vancouver, Canada.

Tingay, R.E. (2013). The illegal persecution of raptors in Scotland. I Worldwide Raptor Conference, 21-24 October 2013, Bariloche, Argentina.

Whitfield, D.P., Marquiss, M., Reid, R., Grant, J., Tingay, R.E. & Lewis, R.J. (2012). Breeding season diets of sympatric White-tailed eagles and Golden eagles in Scotland: no evidence for competitive effects. Bird Study 60(1): 67-76.

Tingay, R.E., Sun, V. and Nicoll, M.A.C.(2012). Ecology and conservation of the Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) at Prek Toal, Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Ornis Mongolica: The Journal of Ornithology 1: 26-29.

Tingay, R.E. (2012). Learning from history: when a reintroduction might not be the best option. International workshop on design of avian reintroduction projects: establishing guidelines, 15-17 October 2012, Universidad Internacional de Andalucia, Baeza, Spain.

Tingay, R.E. (2012). Grey-headed Fish Eagle Project, Cambodia. Notes from the Field. The Peregrine Fund, USA.

Tingay, R.E. (2011). The effect of carbofuran poisoning and other illegal persecution methods on raptor populations in Scotland. In Richards, N. (Ed.). Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning: Global Perspectives and Forensic Approaches. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK. Pp. 174-178.

Tingay, R.E. (2011). Fish Eagles of the Flooded Forest. Hawk Mountain News, Autumn 2011: 28-31.

Heap, E.A., McEwing, R., Roberts, M.F., Tingay, R.E., Mougeot, F., Terraube, J., Madders, M. and Ogden, R.S. (2011). Cross-species microsatellite amplification in the Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) and two other harrier species, Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) and Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus). Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 1124-1126.

Tingay, R.E., Nicoll, M.A.C., Whitfield, D.P., Sun, V. and McLeod, D.R.A. (2010). Nesting ecology of the Grey-headed fish eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) at Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Journal of Raptor Research 44 (3): 165-174.       pdf

Tingay, R.E. (2010). Madagascar Fish Eagle. African Raptor Network. www.africanraptors.org

Tingay, R.E. and Clarke, M.L. Re-assessing the population history of the Madagascar Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides): a critical evaluation of the historical literature.

Tingay, R.E. and Katzner, T.E. (Eds.) (2010). The Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.

Katzner, T.E. & Tingay, R.E. (2010). Eagle diversity, ecology and conservation. In Tingay, R.E. & Katzner, T.E. (Eds.). The Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. Pp. 1-25.

Tingay, R.E. (2010). Madagascar Fish Eagle. In Tingay, R.E. & Katzner, T.E. (Eds.). The Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. Pp. 112-118.

Tingay, R.E. & Katzner, T.E. (2010). Conservation status of the world's eagles. In Tingay, R.E. & Katzner, T.E. (Eds.). The Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. P.p. 223-228.

Whitfield, D.P., Reid, R., Haworth, P.F., Madders, M., Marquiss, M., Tingay, R.E. & Fielding, A.H. (2009). Diet specificity is not associated with increased reproductive performance of Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos in western Scotland. Ibis 151: 255-264.       pdf

Tingay, R.E. (2009). Raptor DNA studies in Scotland. Scottish Raptor 8: 8-10.

Rae, S., Jones, M.G.W., Stewart, F. & Tingay, R.E. (2009). Counts of spring passage Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) in north Lewis, Scotland. Ringing & Migration 24: 253-258.       pdf

Johnson, J., Tingay, R.E., Culver, M., Hailer, F., Clarke, M.L. and Mindell, D. (2009). Long-term survival despite low genetic diversity in the critically endangered Madagascar fish-eagle. Molecular Ecology 18 (1): 54-63.       pdf

Tingay, R.E., Whitfield, D.P., Reid, R., Ogden, R. and McEwing, R. (2009). Using DNA to monitor turnover and survival of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Scotland. Raptor Research Foundation annual conference, 29 Sept-3 Oct 2009, Pitlochry, Scotland.

Tingay, R.E. (2009). Advanced monitoring techniques: collection of feather and buccal swabs for DNA analysis. Hen Harrier Monitoring Workshop, 28-29 March 2009, Queen's University, Belfast.

Tingay, R.E. (2009). Review of Scott, D. (2008). Harriers: Journeys Around the World. Journal of Raptor Research 43(3): 259-260.       pdf

Tingay, R.E., Sureda, N. and Gilbert, M. (2008). Steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis) foraging behavior in Mongolia: a combined use of diversionary and covert ambush tactics? Journal of Raptor Research 42 (2): 155-156.       pdf

Tingay, R.E., Whitfield, D.P., McLeod, D.R.A., Nicoll, M.A. and Sun, V. (2008). Ecology and conservation of a regionally significant Grey-headed fish eagle population in Cambodia. Raptor Research Foundation annual conference, 24-28 September 2008, Missoula, Montana.

Tingay, R.E., Dawson, D.A., Pandhal, J., Clarke, M.L., David, V., Hailer, F. and Culver, M. (2007). Isolation of twenty-two new Haliaeetus microsatellite loci and their characterisation in the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides and three other Haliaeetus eagle species. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 711-715.       pdf

Tingay, R.E., Culver, M., and Watson, R.T. (2007). Using molecular sexing to assess field-based techniques for gender assignment in the Madagascar fish eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides. Journal of Raptor Research 41 (1): 45-49       pdf

Tingay, R.E., Nicoll, M.A.C. and Sun, V. (2006). Status and distribution of the grey-headed fishing eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus in the Prek Toal Core Area of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Journal of Raptor Research 40(4): 277-283.       pdf

Tingay, R.E., Culver, M. and Watson, R.T. (2006). Conservation genetics of the Madagascar Fish Eagle. IV North American Ornithological Conference, 3-7 October 2006, Veracruz, Mexico.

Tingay, R.E. (2005). Historical distribution, contemporary status and cooperative breeding in the Madagascar fish eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides: Implications for conservation. PhD dissertation, University of Nottingham, UK. Pp. 410.

Tingay, R.E., Clarke, M.L., Watson, R.T., Thorstrom, R. and Kalavah, L. (2004). Survival and behaviour of a one-footed Madagascar fish eagle in the wild. Journal of Raptor Research 38: 85-88.       pdf

Tingay, R.E., Clarke, M.L. and Culver, M. (2004). Re-evaluating the conservation status of the critically endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle: historical population decline or a naturally small population? Raptor Research Foundation annual conference, 10-13 November 2004, Bakersfield, California.

Tingay, R.E. (2002). Three years with Madagascar fish eagles. The Peregrine Fund Newsletter 33: 14-16.

Tingay, R.E. (2002). Three-in-a-nest sex romp shocker: implications for the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle. Bulletin British Ornithological Club 122 (2): 81-82.

Tingay, R.E, Culver, M., Hallerman, E., Watson, R.T. and Fraser, J. (2002). Subordinate Madagascar fish eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides males sire young in polyandrous breeding trios. Journal of Raptor Research 36 (4): 280-286.       pdf

Gilbert, M. and Tingay, R.E. (2001). Predation of a Fat-tailed dwarf lemur Cheirogaleus medius by a Madagascar harrier-hawk Polyboroides radiatus: an incidental observation. IUCN Primate Specialist Group Newsletter 6: 6.

Tingay, R.E. and Gilbert, M. (2000). Behaviour of Banded kestrel Falco zoniventris in western Madagascar: a possible foraging association with Sickle-billed vanga Falculea palliata. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 7 (2): 111-113.

Ruelas, E., Hoffman, S.W., Goodrich, L.J. and Tingay, R.E. (2000). Conservation strategies for the world's largest known raptor migration flyway: Veracruz, the River of Raptors. In Chancellor, R.D. & Meyburg, B.-U. (Eds.). Raptors At Risk: Proceedings of the V World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls, August 1998, Johannesburg, South Africa. WWGBP/Hancock House, Surrey, UK. Pp. 591-596.

Tingay, R.E. (2000). Sex, lies and dominance: behaviour and paternity of extra-pair Madagascar fish eagles. MSc dissertation, University of Nottingham, UK.

Tingay, R.E. (2000). Madagascar Fish Eagle Project. Notes from the Field. The Peregrine Fund, USA.

Tingay, R.E. and Gilbert, M. (1999). Annotated list of the birds of Lacs Soamalipo, Befotaka and Ankerika and surrounding Tsimembo Forest, western Madagascar. Working Group on Birds in the Madagascar Region Newsletter 9 (1): 26-30.

Tingay, R.E. (1999). Madagascar Fish Eagle Project. Notes from the Field. The Peregrine Fund, USA.

Tingay, R.E. (1998). Veracruz: A River of Raptors. Hawk and Owl Trust Annual Review 25: 17-21.

Tingay, R.E., Atkinson, E.C. and Bildstein, K.L. (1996). Philopatry and inter-year nest site fidelity in American kestrels (Falco sparverius). North American Ornithological Conference, 13-17 August 1996, Boise, Idaho, USA.



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