Supporter Development 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 & ResponsibilitiesPrior 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.
QualificationsMSc Biological Recording, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017-2020
Recent BTO Publications
Other PublicationsStreet, 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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