Heidi Mellan

Heidi Mellan

Position

WeBS Counter Network Organiser

Role

I am a member of the Monitoring Team and I jointly organise the Wetland Bird Survey with Chas Holt and Neil Calbrade.

Research Interests / Responsibilities

I am responsible for maintaining the WeBS Counter and Local Organiser database, providing access to WeBS Online and liaising with WeBS volunteer counters and the network of volunteer WeBS Local Organisers. I also help to organise the WeBS LOAC (Local Organiser Advisory Committee), and help to update the WeBS website.

Selected Publications

Banks, A.N., Austin, G.E., Burton, N.H.K. & Mellan, H.J. 2005. Investigating possible movements of waterbirds between the Medway Estuary & Marshes SPA and neighbouring areas of the Thames and Swale Estuaries. BTO Research Report 400. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, UK.

Maclean, I.M.D., Austin, G.E. & Mellan, H.J. 2005. Wetland Bird Survey Alerts 2003/04 Changes in numbers of wintering waterbirds in the constituent countries of the UK, Special Protection Areas (SPA’s) and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s). BTO Research Report 416. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, UK Web report link

Austin, G.E., Armitage, M.J.S., Atkinson, P.W., Burton, N.H.K., Leech, D.I., Marshall, A.R., Mellan, H., Musgrove, A.J. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2003. WeBs Alerts 1999/2000: Changes in numbers of wintering waterbirds in the UK, its constituent countries, Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). BTO Research Report 306. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, UK.

Holloway, S.J., Armitage, M.J.S. & Mellan, H.J. 2003. The Role of Birds as a Potential Source of Bacterial Contamination Along the Blackpool Shoreline – Year 2 (2002). BTO Research Report 304. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, UK.

Armitage, M., Burton, N., Atkinson, P., Austin, G., Clark, N., Mellan, H. & Rehfisch, M. M. 2002. Reviewing the impact of agency permissions and activities on bird populations in SPAs Level 1 interpretation. BTO Research Report 296. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, UK.

Holloway, S.J., Armitage, M.J.S., Austin, G.E., Mellan, H.J. & Rehfisch, M.M.R. 2002. The Role of Birds as a Potential Source of Bacterial Contamination along Blackpool Shoreline. BTO Research Report 279. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, UK.

Contact details

Email: heidi.mellan [at] bto.org
Telephone: 01842 750050
Fax: 01842 750030
Postal address: British Trust for Ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, IP24 2PU, UK.