I am a Senior Conservation Scientist specialising in grassland ecology. I mainly work on diagnosing the causes of farmland bird declines and developing practical solutions.
I have been heavily involved in efforts to make agri-environment schemes work on livestock rearing and mixed farms. This work has focused on cirl buntings, yellowhammers, skylarks, linnets, set-aside/fallows and latterly starlings.
I am increasingly working on entomology and botany, to understand how conservation interventions can be improved. This work is expanding into wider invertebrate conservation ecology as RSPB seeks to widen its remit to all taxonomic groups.
- 2011 to present: Associate Editor of Forktail
- 2009 to present: Chair of Oriental Bird Club Conservation Committee and Council Member
Dr David Buckingham
Senior Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL