Teresa Frost

Teresa Frost


WeBS National Organiser


I am responsible for managing the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS). WeBS is a partnership between the British Trust for Ornithology, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee in association with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.


PhD - Stochastic Modelling and Analysis of Wildfowl Anatidae Monitoring Data from the Wetland Bird Survey, University of Kent, 2004 - 2009
MRes, Mathematics in the Living Environment, York University, 2003-2004
MMath (Hons) Mathematics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1999-2003

Research Interests/Responsibilities

I lead all aspects of the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), including enagement with partners and external stakeholders, scheme development, data management, annual reporting, special projects and ensuring the smooth running of the scheme in conjunction with colleagues.

My research interests include the statistics of population indices of seasonal monitoring data such as WeBS.

Other Information

Prior to joining the BTO in November 2015, I worked in Local Environmental Records Centres for several years and sat on the Boards of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres and the National Biodiversity Network. I am interested in engaging people in recording and monitoring their local wildlife and fostering cross-taxa collaboration between wildlife organisations and groups; and in making better and more extensive use of biodiversity recording and monitoring data for policy, research and conservation at all scales. I am a keen but novice naturalist and record moths and other invertebrates as well as enjoying birding.

I sit on the Strategic Working Group of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership.

Selected Publications 

Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre/Cumbria Bird Club 2015.  Cumbria Bird Atlas 2007-11. http://www.cbdc.org.uk/bird-atlas-maps

Frost, T. & Hewitt, S. 2014. Scoping Report: Identifying Sites of Invertebrate Significance in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Report for North Pennines AONB. Tullie House Museum, Carlisle.

Contact Details

Email: teresa.frost [at] bto.org
Twitter: @ZarFrost
Telephone: 01842 750050
Fax: 01842 750030
Postal address: British Trust for Ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, IP24 2PU, UK.