I manage a team of scientists undertaking research in collaboration with partner organisations throughout the world. This research underpins conservation solutions for biological diversity at the species, site and habitat level.
Key personal interests are the causes of declines of and potential conservation action required for Afro-Palearctic migrant land birds, the problems relating to the impact of agriculture on biodiversity in temperate and tropical systems and the impact of invasive non-native species on the ecosystems of UK Overseas Territories.
Developing the scientific and technical capacity of partner organisations, particularly in Africa and South-East Asia, is a key part of our international work and is achieved mainly through embedding local staff in field teams, running training courses, supervision of PhD and Masters students and hosting internships.
- 2017 to present: Vice President of the British Ornithologists' Union
- 2016 to present: Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
- 2014 to present: Member of the Expert Committee for the Darwin Initiative Grant
- 2010 to present: Chair of the Public and Policy Committee, British Ecological Society
Partners and Collaboration
- Dr Stuart Butchart, Birdlife International
- Prof Bill Adams, University of Cambridge
- Prof Will Cresswell, University of St Andrews
- Prof Jenny Gill, University of East Anglia