Habitat forms a natural way of classifying wildlife populations, such as woodland birds, but determining how many of which species might be found in a habitat patch and how numbers change over time is complex. Field surveys, analyses of scheme data and targeted experiments by BTO have investigated habitat composition effects, such as of woodland structure, farmland heterogeneity, connectivity among freshwaters and heathland vegetation, on bird abundance, movements, breeding success and survival.
Calling in the wilderness - a PhD opportunity
A call out to graduates to work on an exciting acoustic monitoring project in 2020.
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.
<p>Habitat diversity and structure regulate British bird richness: Implications of non-linear relationships for conservation</p>
<p>Quantifying the importance of multi‐scale management and environmental variables on moorland bird abundance</p>
Hydrologically driven ecosystem processes determine the distribution and persistence of ecosystem-specialist predators under climate change
Habitat- and species-mediated short- and long-term distributional changes in waterbird abundance linked to variation in European winter weather.
Help monitor waders in NI grasslands
Investigating whether Northern Irish lowland grasslands are supporting breeding waders.