Since joining the conservation science team in 1996 I have worked on a variety of projects spanning agricultural, woodland and urban themes.
Hawfinches are the main focus of my current work, leading a study investigating the causes of recent declines and the conservation measures that could help their recovery. Understanding the problems facing declining species, developing solutions and testing their effectiveness through experimental trials are key components of my work for the RSPB.
Experienced in a wide range of ornithological fieldwork, particularly bird ringing, nest finding and radio-telemetry, I have a broad knowledge of sampling and monitoring other taxa groups including small mammals, moths, butterflies and other invertebrates.
As secretary of the RSPB ringing group I help co-ordinate the society’s scientific ringing work in the UK and abroad. I am the designated species lead for hawfinch and yellow wagtail.
Partners and Collaboration
- Phil Grice, Natural England