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Luke Sutton

Luke Sutton


PhD researcher working on Harpy Eagle distribution ecology, species-environment relationships and predator-prey interactions.

University of Plymouth & The Peregrine Fund
 United Kingdom
Email: luke.sutton@plymouth.ac.uk

   Research Interests

Spatial ecology, distributions, climate change, population ecology, foraging behaviour

Species of Interest: 
  • Harpia harpyja
  • Falco biarmicus
  • Falco cherrug
  • Falco jugger
  • Accipiter gentilis
  • Falco peregrinus


Sutton, L.J. 2014. Large prey species taken by Peregrine Falcons breeding in Devon. British Birds. 107, 704-705.

Sutton, L.J. 2015. Population status of the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus on Lundy. Lundy Field Society Annual Report 2014. 64, 98-102.

Sutton, L.J. 2015. Prey spectrum and foraging behaviour of Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus in South Devon. Devon Birds. 68:2, 3-12.

Sutton, L.J. 2016. Status of the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus on Lundy: Breeding ecology and prey spectrum. Journal of the Lundy Field Society. 5, 75-88.

Sutton, L.J. 2016. Low-light hunting by coastal Peregrine Falcons. British Birds. 109: 549-550.

Sutton, L.J., Burrell, R.A. & Loram, S. 2017. Spatio-temporal trends in the predation of large gulls in an insular breeding population of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus). Slovak Raptor Journal. 11: 103-109.

Sutton, L.J. & Puschendorf, R. (2018). Climatic niche of the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug: predicted new areas to direct population surveys in Central Asia. Ibis. 162: 27-41. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12700

Leonardi, G. & Sutton, L.J. (2020). Falco lanarius: the contorted history of a poetical archetype and a taxonomic puzzle. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 12: 22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-00995-1

Sutton, L.J., McClure, C.J.W., Kini, S., Shah, R. & Leonardi, G. 2020. Climatic constraints on Laggar Falcon distribution predicts multi-directional range movements under future climate change scenarios. Journal of Raptor Research. 54: 1-17. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3356/0892-1016-54.1.1

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