As a Conservation Scientist in the Species Monitoring and Research Section, I’m mainly engaged with setting up, coordinating and analysing large-scale surveys. I have been involved a broad range of projects including:
- Running the RSPB component of the recent Breeding Waders of English Upland Farmland Survey
- National cirl bunting, ring ouzel and dotterel surveys
- Single species research to understand the causes of hawfinch decline in the UK
- Studies into common crane ecology in the UK
- Prioritising islands in the UK for the removal of non-native vertebrates
- Breeding bird surveys on Salisbury Plain Training Area, Dartmoor and Exmoor
I am experienced in a wide range of ornithological fieldwork, particularly breeding bird survey, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), nest finding and radio-telemetry. I'm currently carrying out an IUCN red-list assessment for birds in Great Britain and helping to coordinate the Beached Bird Surveys.