The Journal of the British Trust for Ornithology.
Editor: Dr Ian Hartley, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
Aims and scope
Bird Study publishes high quality papers relevant to the sphere of interest of the British Trust for Ornithology: broadly, field ornithology, especially related to evidence-based bird conservation. Papers are especially welcome on: patterns of distribution and abundance, movements, habitat preferences, developing field census methods, ringing and other techniques for marking and tracking birds.
Bird Study concentrates on research concerning bird species that occur in the Western Palearctic. This includes research on their biology outside of the Western Palearctic, for example on wintering grounds in Africa. Bird Study also welcomes papers from any part of the world if they are of general interest to the broad areas of investigation outlined above.
The following types of articles are published:
Original research papers (any length), Short original research papers (less than 2500 words), Scientific reviews, Forum articles covering general ornithological issues, including non-scientific ones, short feedback articles that make scientific criticisms of papers published recently in the Journal.
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Editor: Dr Ian R. Hartley
Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ UK
Editorial Board: Mattia Brambilla Fondazione Lombardia per l'Ambiente, Italy; Richard Broughton, CEH, Wallingford, UK;Dan Chamberlain University of Turin, Italy; Tom Finch RSPB Centre of Conservation Science, UK; Charlotte Francesiaz – OFB, Juvignac, France; Matthew Geary, University of Chester, UK; Anne Goodenough University of Gloucestershire, UK; Rhys Green Cambridge University & RSPB, UK; Martin Gruebler Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland; Shelley Hinsley CEH, Wallingford, UK; John Mallord RSPB, UK; Nina O'Hanlon, BTO, UK, Juan Carlos Senar Zoology Museum, Barcelona, Spain; Mark Wilson, BTO, UK.
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