The uplands include the most extensive areas of semi-natural habitats in Britain. As well as supporting typically upland bird communities, they have become a refuge for some formerly more widespread species. They present some of the greatest opportunities for habitat restoration and creation. Our research focuses on:
- The influences of alternative land uses
- Autecological studies to identify mechanisms of change
- Exploring opportunities for enhanced monitoring
Investigating wader breeding productivity in the East Cairngorms Moorland Partnership Area using collaborative methods
Review of data and monitoring options for assessing the status of breeding wader populations in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Take part in BBS - counting for conservation
The Breeding Bird Survey is the main scheme for monitoring the population changes of the UK’s common and widespread breeding birds.
Monitoring Breeding Waders in Wensleydale: trialling surveys carried out by farmers and gamekeepers
Mark is responsible for developing and undertaking research projects in Scotland, and is leading research on several projects involving raptors and upland birds.