BTO science is fundamental to conservation action in the UK, and contributes significantly to Europe-wide assessments. BTO's long-term monitoring schemes provide the data to inform conservation priorities, but also BTO research contributes significantly to conservation science. This has been both at the level of individual species, identifying causes of decline and testing solutions, and providing the evidence to inform more cross-cutting policy needs.
Investigating wader breeding productivity in the East Cairngorms Moorland Partnership Area using collaborative methods
Calling in the wilderness - a PhD opportunity
A call out to graduates to work on an exciting acoustic monitoring project in 2020.
Effects of Natura 2000 on nontarget bird and butterfly species based on citizen science data
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.
<p>First formal estimate of the world population of the Critically Endangered spoon-billed sandpiper Calidris pygmaea</p>
<p>Economic Analysis for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Synthesis and Scenario Valuation of Changes in Ecosystem Services</p>
General licences and BTO
Andy Clements, BTO Chief Executive, sets out BTO’s position regarding the current debate about wildlife licensing.
Making agri-environment schemes effective
BTO research is helping to shape the modern farmed landscape by informing agri-environment schemes.
Promoting BTO science - walking the line
Can we move and inspire people with passionate, powerful communications without compromising our impartiality and scientific credentials?
An assessment of the state of nature in the United Kingdom: A review of findings, methods and impact
Assessing habitat use of Herring Gulls in the Morecambe Bay SPA using GPS tracking devices
Record the bats in your local area
No knowledge of bats is required, simply borrow a detector from your local pick up point and put it out overnight to record any passing bats.
Take part in BBS - counting for conservation
The Breeding Bird Survey is the main scheme for monitoring the population changes of the UK’s common and widespread breeding birds.
Keep an eye on Herons and egrets with the Heronries Census
Contribute to the annual survey of all Grey Herons, Little Egrets, Cormorants and scarcer herons nesting in the UK.