As a Conservation Scientist in our Monitoring section, I regularly lead large-scale site or species surveys, as well as undertaking single species research project to investigate causes of decline. I have also worked on species status assessments and co-authored the 2019 State of Nature report. Current and previous research include:
- The next Birds of Conservation Concern, due to be published around the end of 2021.
- Investigating the causes of whinchat decline in the UK.
- Led the regional IUCN red-list assessment for birds in Great Britain.
- Prioritising islands in the UK for the removal of non-native vertebrates.
- Past national snow bunting, cirl bunting, ring ouzel and dotterel surveys.
- Studies into hawfinch and common crane ecology in the UK.
- Breeding bird surveys on Salisbury Plain Training Area, Dartmoor and Exmoor
- The Beached Bird Survey.
I am experienced in a wide range of ornithological fieldwork, particularly breeding bird survey, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), nest finding and radio-telemetry.