April Burt

Group Leader

Dr Lindsay Turnbull

Research area

Plant ecology

Research Description

I am interested in improving the effective management of island ecosystems within small island developing states. I will be working with Dr Lindsay Turnbull and Professor Alex Rogers to determine how best Island ecosystems should be managed and how connected these ecosystems are.


Jörgensen, T, L. Martin, E., Burt, A. J. 2015. Spatial variability in habitat structure and heterogenic coral reef fish assemblages inside a small-scale marine reserve after a coral mass mortality event. Journal of Ocean and Coastal management, 114: 32-41.

Burt, A. J. Dunn, N. Mason-Parker, C. Antha, S. Mortimer, J.M. 2015. Curieuse National Park, Seychelles: Critical Management Needs for Protection of an Important Nesting Habitat. Marine Turtle Newsletter, 147:6-11.

Burt, A.J. Gane, J. Olivier, I. Calabrese, L. De Groen, A. Liebrick, T. Marx, D. Shah, N.J. 2016. The History, Status and Trends of the Endangered Seychelles Magpie-Robin Copsychus sechellarum. Bird Conservation International. doi:10.1017/S0959270915000404

Gane, J. Burt, A J. 2016. Longevity and Survival of the Endangered Seychelles Magpie-Robin Copsychus sechellarum. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology, 87(1), 81-83.

Montoya-Maya PH, Smit KP, Burt AJ, Frias-Torres S (2016) Large-scale coral reef restoration could assist natural recovery in Seychelles, Indian Ocean. Nature Conservation 16: 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3897/natureconservation.16.8604