Urban landscapes are increasingly being recognised for their potential to support wildlife and bring people closer to nature. BTO is conducting research to:
- Describe the processes influencing urban biodiversity; and
- Better understand the value of urban biodiversity for human well-being.
This work provides a crucial evidence base for informing wildlife-friendly urban landscape planning and management across the UK.
Bats in urbanising landscapes: habitat selection and recommendations for a sustainable future
Robert began working at BTO in 2018 on Garden BirdWatch, where he now edits Bird Table magazine and manages the GBW ambassador program as part of his responsibilities.
Hugh is a Research Ecologist in the Terrestrial Ecology team working primarily on urban birds and long term agri-environment scheme research projects. In addition Hugh also works with the Survey and Monitoring teams as the Coordinator for Project Owl and is the National Organiser for all associated surveys.
Ian supports the Ecologists within BTO who are undertaking research into bird populations and ecology.
Carl is a member of the Nest Records Office, under Dr. Dave Leech, and he administers both the Nest Records Scheme and the Barn Owl Monitoring Project
Kate's principal role is to conduct research into avian responses to environmental change, particularly urbanisation. Kate uses BTO’s large-scale citizen science datasets and novel field surveys to address important questions about urban wildlife.