Claire Tanner is a PhD student at the University of Bath studying sex ratios and breeding behaviour in shorebirds, supervised by Prof Tamás Székely (Bath University), and Dr Daniel Field (Cambridge University). Claire is specifically investigating mating systems in Kittlitz’s plovers in South Africa, and will be comparing the breeding systems in this population to a population previously studied in Madagascar. Claire previously studied a Masters degree at the University of Exeter (2016), researching the effects of climate change on sea turtle hatchling sex ratios, where she gained her enthusiasm for research and social behaviour.