Climate change drives bird populations on both sides of the Atlantic
New research involving the BTO shows how the populations of hundreds of species of common birds are consistently responding to the effects of climate change on two continents - Europe and North America.
Summer migrants stay for longer as the UK climate warms
New BTO research has used volunteer data from long-running citizen science schemes to show how the timing of bird migration to and from the UK has changed since the 1960s.
What drives biodiversity change in the UK?
A new collaborative study involving BTO shows how climate change and agricultural intensification have driven changes in biodiversity for more than 400 UK species since 1970.
From birds to butterflies: how widely can trends be applied?
Headlines about biodiversity declines abound, but the monitoring behind such stories is much more complete for some species groups than for others. How general then are the reported declines, and can trends be inferred in unmonitored taxa? BTO research has investigated these questions using data from bird and butterfly monitoring.
Is offshore wind farm risk to seabirds constant?
Offshore wind farms are being developed on an unprecedented scale, but their effect on wildlife is not yet well understood. BTO research shows how seabirds’ use of an area earmarked for wind farm development varies, with implications for the likelihood that individuals would be adversely affected by the presence of turbines.