Daria Dadam

Research Ecologist

Daria works on a range of projects aimed at understanding the impact of land-use change on bird populations, with particular emphasis on agri-environment schemes, woodland management, and urbanisation.

2010 PhD University of Liverpool, Liverpool. Is disease an important factor in the decline of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in Greater London?

2006 MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, Imperial College, London.

2004 MBiol Biology, University of Bath, Bath.

Interests & Responsibilities

Daria’s research interests mainly focus on the impact of land-use and habitat change on populations of birds and other taxa. She has been using large national datasets to address key questions in relation to the effectiveness of agri-environment schemes and to model demographic changes. Daria is also interested in woodland management and its impact on birds and non-avian taxa, using a combination of field-based research, including the use of tracking technologies, and analysis of national datasets. She is also involved in projects focusing on the urban environment, in particular about avian connectivity between the suburban and agricultural landscapes, and demographic changes of birds and butterflies in gardens. Daria has a strong interest in avian diseases as well as birds as vector of pathogens. She has extensive field-work experience on birds and other taxa in the UK and abroad.

A keen bird-watcher and bird-ringing trainer, Daria has a wide experience in working with volunteers. She is very enthusiastic about sharing her passion for ornithology and science with others, in particular motivating the next generation to be curious about nature.

Recent BTO Publications

Dadam, D., Robinson, R.A., Clements, A., Peach, W.J., Bennett, M., Rowcliffe, J.M. & Cunningham, A.A. 2019. Avian malaria-mediated population decline of a widespread iconic bird species. Royal Society Open Science 6 (part 7) View at journal website (DOI: 10.1098/rsos.182197)
Dadam, D. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2019. Agri-environment effects on birds in Wales: Tir Gofal benefited woodland and hedgerow species . Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 284 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2019.106587)
Broughton, R.K., Dadam, D., Maziarz, M., Bellamy, P.E. & Hinsley, S.A. 2018. An efficient survey method for estimating populations of marsh tits Poecile palustris, a low-density woodland passerine. Bird Study 65 (part 3) : 299-305 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2018.1517243) 7pp
Broughton, R.K., Alker, P.J., Bellamy, P.E., Britton, S., Dadam, D., Day, J.C., Miles, M. & Hinsley, S.A. 2016. <p>Comparative biometrics of British Marsh Tits Poecile palustris and Willow Tits P. montana</p> . Ringing & Migration 31 (part 1) : 30-40 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/03078698.2016.1195209) 11pp
Broughton, R.K., Burgess, M.D., Dadam, D, Hebda, G., Bellamy, P.E. & Hinsley, S.A. 2016. Morphology, geographical variation and the subspecies of Marsh Tit Poecile palustris in Britain and Central Europe. Bird Study 63 (part 1) : 58-65 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2015.1132187)
Robinson, R.A., Marchant, J.H., Leech, D.I., Massimino, D., Sullivan, M.J.P., Eglington, S.M., Barimore, C., Dadam, D., Downie, I.S., Hammond, M.J., Harris, S.J., Noble, D.G., Walker, R.H. & Baillie, S.R. 2015. Bird Trends 2015: trends in numbers, breeding success and survival for UK breeding birds. Research Report no. 678. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk Link to publication

Other Publications

Condello, C., Piano, V., Dadam, D., Pinessi, L. and Minet-Lanteri, M. 2014. Pain beliefs and perceptions inventory : a cross-sectional study in chronic and episodic migraine. Headache, 55, 136-148.

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