I am a conservation ecologist with over 10 years' experience in avian ecology and applied conservation research.
My research has predominantly focussed on the ecology of breeding waders and the development and testing of conservation solutions to address their population declines. This has included a variety of projects tackling the predation issues faced by breeding waders on lowland wet grassland, and identifying conservation grazing management solutions to address the declines of redshank on coastal saltmarsh.
I have also been involved in research into the impacts of climate change on European and North American bird species, and recently lead an evidence review of the impacts of non-native gamebird releasing in the UK.
I have experience managing a large number of research assistants and postgraduate students and am well-practiced in advanced statistical analysis techniques, literature review and scientific writing. In the past I have conducted and provided training in field skills such as wader nest finding and chick ringing, radio-telemetry, predator monitoring, bird survey techniques, plant identification and habitat surveys.