Robert Jaques

Training Officer

Robert began working at BTO in 2018 on Garden BirdWatch (GBW), where he now regularly contributes to Bird Table magazine, reviews quarterly GBW data, and manages the GBW Ambassador programme as part of his responsibilities.

Interests & Responsibilities

Prior to joining BTO, Robert worked as a lab and field assistant for various universities working on projects involving nesting birds, upland bird surveying, eDNA and pollinators, among others. He is a keen natural historian, with an interest in a range of taxonomic groups, particularly Diptera.


MSc Biological Recording, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017-2020

Recent BTO Publications

Malm, L.E., Pearce‐Higgins, J.W., Littlewood, N.A., Karley, A.J., Karaszewska, E., Jaques, R., Pakeman, R.J., Redpath, S.M. & Evans, D.M. 2020. Livestock grazing impacts components of the breeding productivity of a common upland insectivorous passerine: Results from a long‐term experiment. Journal of Applied Ecology View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13647) 10pp
Littlewood, N.A, Mason, T.H.E., Hughes, M., Jacques, R., Whittingham, M.J. & Willis, S.G. 2019. The influence of different aspects of grouse moorland management on nontarget bird assemblages . Ecology and Evolution View at journal website (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5613) 13pp

Other Publications

Street, S.E., Jaques, R. & De Silva, T.N. 2022. Convergent evolution of elaborate nests as structural defences in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2022.1734)

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