Teresa Frost

Teresa Frost

Job Description

WeBS National Organiser


Teresa is 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

Interests & Responsibilities

Teresa leads 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.

Her 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, Teresa 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. She is 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. She is a keen but novice naturalist and record moths and other invertebrates as well as enjoying birding.

Teresa sits on the Strategic Working Group of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership.

Recent BTO Publications

Graham E. Austin, Teresa M. Frost and Kathryn Ross 2017. Providing Data for Rapid Condition Assessment of Non-Breeding Waterbird SPAs in England: Phase II. Research Report no. 684. British Trust for Ornithology ISBN: 978-1-908581-73-0 29pp PDF icon Download Report (770.82 KB)

Other publications

Frost, T.M., Austin, G.E., Calbrade, N.A., Mellan, H.J., Hall, C., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Balmer, D.E. 2017. Waterbirds in the UK 2015/16: The Wetland Bird Survey. BTO, RSPB and JNCC, in association with WWT. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Frost, T.M., Austin, G.E., Calbrade, N.A., Holt, C.A., Mellan, H.J., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Balmer, D.E. 2016. Waterbirds in the UK 2014/15: The Wetland Bird Survey. BTO, RSPB and JNCC, in association with WWT. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

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.