Andy Clements

Andy Clements

Position

Director (salary 2014/15 £72,099)

Role

Responsible for leading the work of the Trust, under the governance and strategy of the Council.

Research Interests / Responsibilities

I was educated at the University of Wales, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree (1976) and PhD in Zoology (1980) before lecturing in Zoology and researching birdsong at the University of Sussex. 

I joined the Nature Conservancy Council in 1982, and  my 24 years with the Government nature conservation agency included field-work on upland birds, Communications and European work and securing Lottery funds for local community areas for wildlife.  After species work was seconded to the Department of the Environment, I returned to English Nature as Director of Protected Areas with overall responsibility for nationally and internationally important wildlife sites.  I also led the successful defence of Dibden Bay at Public Enquiry.

After assisting the setting up in early 2006 of Natural England, as Director of Science, Evidence & Policy, I undertook freelance strategic environmental consultancy before coming to the BTO as Director in August 2007.  My work at BTO has included leadership of the BTO Strategy 2009-2014, representing BTO in Government and ensuring our strong profile alongside other Third Sector wildlife organisations.  I sit on the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Steering Group www.conservation.cam.ac.uk, helping to link BTO scientific research with policy. I am a Board Member of Natural England and a Trustee of the National Biodiversity Network.

Other Information 

Out of work, I divide my  time between looking after my two children, birding and wildlife travel. 

Selected Publications 

Sutherland, W.J. & Clements, A. et al. 2013.  What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2012? Bulletin of the British Ecologica Society 43 (1) 12-19.

Clements, A. 2013.  Citizen Science: Public participation in Environmental Research (a review).  The Auk 130 (2): 395-396.

BOU Proceedings 2010: The Impacts of non-native species bouproc.blogspot.com/2010/06: Clements A. The impacts of non-native species - an introduction.

Sutherland, W.J. & Clements, A. et al. 2013.  What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2012? Bulletin of the British Ecologica Society 43(1) 12-19.

Clements, A. 2013.  Citizen Science: Public participation in Environmental Research (a review).  The Auk 130 (2): 395-396.

Clements, A. 2010. Conservation in action in Britain or Ireland. In: Maclean, N. (ed) Silent Summer: the state of wildlife in Britain and Ireland. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Rands, M.R.W., Adams, W.M., Bennun, L., Butchart, S.H.M., Clements, A., Coomes, D., Entwistle, A., Hodge, I., Kapos, V., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Sutherland. W.J. & Vira, B. 2010. Biodiversity Conservation: Challenges Beyond 2010. Science 329: 1298-1303.

Sutherland, W.J. & Clements, A. et al. 2010. The identification of priority policy options for UK nature conseration. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:955-965. 

Contact Details

Email: andy.clements [at] bto.org
Twitter: @_AndyClements
Telephone: 01842 750050
Fax: 01842 750030
Postal address: British Trust for Ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, IP24 2PU, UK.