GWCT science again

The GWCT describes itself thus: ‘The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is the leading UK charity conducting scientific research to enhance the British countryside for public benefit’. Not, you note as ‘very good’ or ‘one of the leading’ or ‘has a distinguished record’ but ‘the leading’.  That’s blowing one’s own trumpet quite loudly.  I only…

Guest blog – BTO science by Andy Clements

Dr Andy Clements was trained as a scientist with a PhD in animal behaviour from the University of Wales, and has spent 30 years as a professional nature conservationist. He is currently the Chief Executive of the BTO.   It was great to see science for nature conservation discussed in Mark’s blog last week,  and…

The two, or three, cultures

I had a great time at the New Networks for Nature meeting at Stamford on Thursday and Friday.  This was partly because it blended art and science in a novel and stimulating way. Where else, in the space of less than 24 hours would you be able to hear about their work from the lips…

It’s always nice to hear from you…

I received this letter by email a little while ago.  I thought I’d share it with you, without commenting on it (except I couldn’t resist adding a photo (or three) of a magnificent sea eagle (or sea eagles)).   Dear Mr. Avery I have never written to you before but have heard a great deal…