Stephen Dodd

Senior Research Assistant (Out-posted), Conservation Science


Most of my work involves fieldwork, mainly looking at issues relating to farmland birds. My most recent project was looking at the benefit of rye grass setting seed as a winter food source for buntings.

In 2016 I worked on the RSPB Curlew Project, looking at potential benefits of habitat management and predator control. 

Additional pieces of work include seabird tracking using GPS tags fixed with Tessa tape, and remote download GPS tags on curlew & Arctic terns.

External Activities

  • Dr Rachel Taylor, British Trust for Ornithology
  • Dr Jonathan Green, Liverpool University


Steve Dodd

Stephen Dodd

Senior Research Assistant (Out-posted), Conservation Science

North Wales Office, Uned 14, Llys Castan, Ffordd Y Parc, Parc Menai, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4FH


Agriculture Marine New methods and technologies Upland

Selected Publications

Negative impacts of hunting and suction-dredging on otherwise high and stable survival rates in curlew Numenius arquata

Capsule: A stable annual survival rate of 90% was estimated for adult Curlew Numenius arquata from 1974 to 2011. Survival was reduced by mechanized cockle harvesting and hunting prior to the UK ban in...

05 April 2013
RSPB Authors
Stephen Dodd
Taylor, R.C. & Dodd, S.G.
Published in
Bird Study
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