Charlotte Ward

Research Ecologist

Charlotte is a Research Ecologist in the Terrestrial Ecology team, principally working on the responses of birds to agri-environment schemes.

Interests & Responsibilities

As part of the Terrestrial Ecology team, Charlotte uses BTO citizen science data for a range of projects. These include exploring multi-taxa responses to agri-environment scheme measures throughout England, and analysing the effect of culling programmes on terrestrial birds.

Charlotte has an interest in infectious disease epidemiology, and the response of species to our changing climate. She has a strong mathematical background, having completed a Master’s degree in pure mathematics and a PhD in theoretical modelling of host-parasite relationships.


2017-2020 -  PhD, The Effect of Seasonal Variation in Birth and Transmission Rates on Host-Parasite Relationships, The University of Sheffield.
2011-2015 - MMath Mathematics, The University of Sheffield.

Recent BTO Publications

Ward, C.V., Heydon, M., Lakin, I., Sullivan, A.J. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2022. Breeding bird population trends during 2013–2019 inside and outside of European Badger control areas in England. Journal of Zoology Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/jzo.13010)

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