Each of the UK countries has ambitious targets for forest expansion which provide both opportunities and threats for different birds. BTO’s research includes identifying influences of different silvicultural systems and restructuring within forests and also the opportunities and constraints associated with forest expansion. Studies sites include a range of forest sizes and ages small farm woodlands through to extensive plantations and newly planted or regenerating woodlands through to ancient stands.
Agri-environment effects on birds in Wales: Tir Gofal benefited woodland and hedgerow species
Breeding bird assemblages supported by developing upland shrub woodland are influenced by micro-climate and habitat structure
<p>Effects on bird abundance and species richness of edge restructuring to include shrubs at the interface between conifer plantations and moorland</p>
An efficient survey method for estimating populations of marsh tits Poecile palustris, a low-density woodland passerine
How can assemblage structure indices improve monitoring of change in bird communities using ongoing survey data?
Implications of transformation to irregular silviculture for woodland birds: A stand wise comparison in an English broadleaf woodland
John is responsible for managing, developing and undertaking research projects relevant to Scotland, in particular the development of BTO Scotland’s portfolio of studies related to forest and moorland management.
Ian is part of Terrestrial Ecology team. Principal roles are in project development, project management, field ecology and data analysis.