Andy Musgrove

Andy Musgrove

Job Description

Associate Director, Information Systems

Role

Andy oversees the work of the Information Systems team, who manage the technical systems, websites, web applications and databases that underpin the work of BTO.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Bristol University, 1989-1992
PhD Investigations into a Raptor-Human Conflict, Bristol University, 1992-1996

Interests & Responsibilities

Andy represents the Information Systems team within the management of BTO, presenting and promoting IS topics in particular and developing key strategic computing objectives. He coordinates the development of new and existing software projects, working with other departments (particularly Monitoring and Communications) to plan resources and scheduling of projects. He also interacts with a wide range of external partners in the biological recording sector, with a view to collaborating and sharing best practice where possible. Additionally, Andy is responsible for the computing provision, security, licensing and support within BTO.

Other Information

Andy was previously Associate Director (Monitoring) within BTO. He is a member of the British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee and is a long-term birder and all-round naturalist. Andy has been particularly involved with the development of BirdTrack, and more widely is interested in understanding to what extent the UK's volunteer birdwatching network can be mobilised to collect useful data on non-avian taxa.

Recent BTO Publications

Newson, S.E., Moran, N.J., Musgrove, A.J., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Gillings, S., Atkinson, P.W., Miller, R., Grantham, M.J. & Baillie, S.R. 2016. Long-term changes in the migration phenology of UK breeding birds detected by large-scale citizen science recording schemes. Ibis 158 (part 3) : 481-495 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12367)
Méndez, V., Austin, G.E., Musgrove, A.J., Ross-Smith, V.H., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Chas A. Holt, C.A. 2015. Use of environmental stratification to derive non-breeding population estimates of dispersed waterbirds in Great Britain. Journal for Nature Conservation View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2015.09.001)
Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Newson, S.E., Eaton, M.A., Balmer, D.E., Noble, D.G., Musgrove, A.J., Gillings, S., Procter, D. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2015. The Breeding Bird Survey 2014. Research Report no. 673. Link to publication ISBN: 978-1-908581-56-3 24pp
Harris, S.J., Risely, K., Massimino, D., Newson, S.E., Eaton, M.A., Musgrove, A.J., Noble, D.G., Procter, D. & Baillie, S.R. 2014. The Breeding Bird Survey 2013. Research Report no. 658. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford PDF icon Download Report (2.64 MB)
Andy Musgrove, Iain Downie, Mark Hammond, Nick Moran & Karen Wright 2014. Odonata recording within BirdTrack: Non-technical specification. Research Report no. 614. ISBN: 978-1-908581-12-9 24pp PDF icon Download Report (580.71 KB)
Crowe, O., Musgrove, A.J. & O'Halloran, J. 2014. Generating population estimates for common and widespread breeding birds in Ireland. Bird Study 61 (part 1) : 82-90 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.868401)