Based in the North Wales Office since 1998, I lead a team of one to two staff who use a range of approaches to address nature conservation issues.
- Stratified random bird and habitat surveys.
- Testing candidate agri-environment options through landscape-scale experiments.
- Quantifying trade-offs between different ecosystem goods and services and investigating the causes of species declines in Wales and sometimes the wider UK.
A common theme running through the team's current work is the uplands and their margins, where science has a key role to play in informing tensions between carbon, water, farming and priority biodiversity.
As well as working closely with a range of teams within RSPB Cymru, I collaborate with Natural Resources Wales, conservation NGOs and Welsh universities. Recent sources of funding for the science team in Wales include Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and Defra.
Partners and Collaboration
- Dr Mariecia Fraser, Aberystwyth University
Dr Ian Johnstone
Senior Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science
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