Whilst a number of core BTO surveys encourage volunteers to capture data on non-avian taxa, recent field projects have also sampled other groups, often integrated with surveys of birds, to provide a greater understanding of the environment. This has included research on urban moth, butterfly and bat populations, fieldwork on the abundance of many different taxa on farmland, the development of passive sound-recording to monitor bats, bush crickest, birds and small mammals, and a wide range of research studies looking across taxa at a variety of issues, from climate change to conservation effectiveness.
Bats in urbanising landscapes: habitat selection and recommendations for a sustainable future
Improving our understanding of the distribution and status of bats within the Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership Scheme area
Continuing influences of introduced hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus as a predator of wader (Charadrii) eggs four decades after their release on the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Stuart is a Senior Research Ecologist in the Population Modelling and Ecology Research Team where he is responsible for survey design and analysis of data from large national surveys of wild bird and mammal populations. Projects include a number of collaborations involving the large-scale analyses of bat and bird survey data with UK and overseas university academics and NGO researchers.