Climatic and soil conditions in the Brecks are such that a particularly notable assemblage of plants is found locally.
Breckland hosts a broad range of mammal, reptile and amphibian species which, because of their often secretive nature, can be difficult to track down without some local knowledge.
Assessing factors associated with changes in the numbers of birds visiting gardens in winter: Are predators partly to blame?
The current state of nature
An overview of how the country’s wildlife is faring, looking back over nearly 50 years of monitoring to see how nature has changed.
Avian vulnerability to wind farm collision through the year: insights from Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) tracked from multiple breeding colonies
New BTO research has explored how vulnerable Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding in Britain are to collisions with wind turbines whilst on migration and during the winter months, as well as during the breeding season.
One-third of English breeding bird species show evidence of population responses to climatic variables over 50 years
Population growth rates affected by climatic variables
Research by BTO and Natural England, suggests that climate change has had a detectable impact on a sizeable proportion of England’s avifauna over the last 50 years.
An assessment of the impact of BTO science over the period 2012–2018, this report was part of the evidence provided to an independent expert review panel.
Like in many countries, Britain faces the challenge of housing a growing population, but urban expansion to address this can lead to locally high rates of biodiversity loss, along with fragmentatio
The environmental predictors of spatio-temporal variation in the breeding phenology of a passerine bird
Warmer springs have seen many of our birds breeding earlier, but scientists still do not know how they actually decide when to start building nests and laying eggs.
Avian malaria linked to decline in London's House Sparrows
The once ubiquitous House Sparrow is now absent from many urban areas. New research suggests that malarial parasites may be involved in this decline.
Breeding bird assemblages supported by developing upland shrub woodland are influenced by micro-climate and habitat structure
Pheasants and Red-legged Partridges for commercial shoots may be boosting numbers of the avian predators and scavengers.
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.
What effect might annual releases of non-native gamebirds be having on native biodiversity?
Henrietta Pringle reveals the work behind a recent paper on gamebirds and predation