The uplands include the most extensive areas of semi-natural habitats in Britain. As well as supporting typically upland bird communities, they have become a refuge for some formerly more widespread species. They present some of the greatest opportunities for habitat restoration and creation. Our research focuses on:
- The influences of alternative land uses
- Autecological studies to identify mechanisms of change
- Exploring opportunities for enhanced monitoring
Breeding bird assemblages supported by developing upland shrub woodland are influenced by micro-climate and habitat structure
<p>Effects on bird abundance and species richness of edge restructuring to include shrubs at the interface between conifer plantations and moorland</p>
<p>Quantifying the importance of multi‐scale management and environmental variables on moorland bird abundance</p>
Investigating wader breeding productivity in the East Cairngorms Moorland Partnership Area using collaborative methods
Review of data and monitoring options for assessing the status of breeding wader populations in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
This report assesses the availability and quality of information relating to breeding populations of six of the most numerous wader species (Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Snipe, Curlew,...
Declining population trends of European mountain birds
Mountain areas often hold special species communities, and they are high on the list of conservation concern. Global warming and changes in human land use, such as grazing pressure and afforestation...
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. The survey involves two early-morning spring visits ...
Monitoring Breeding Waders in Wensleydale: trialling surveys carried out by farmers and gamekeepers
John is responsible for managing, developing and undertaking research projects relevant to Scotland, in particular the development of BTO Scotland’s portfolio of studies related to forest and moorland management.