Guest blog – Eyot Notes by Tim Reed

Although an ornithologist by training, Tim Reed has a background in monitoring and data quality- starting with standardising management planning and data recording for the statutory sector, moving on to developing the widely-used Common Standards site condition model. After a long period introducing peer-reviewable data and biodiversity and ecosystem reporting models in big corporates around…

Guest blog – Shifting Baselines by Roderick Leslie

I started birdwatching at 12, leading to a career in the Forestry Commission where I led on Environment and Recreation. I was a member of RSPB Council and co-authored the Poyser ‘Birds and Forestry’ with Mark. Now most of my birdwatching is in a magic valley in the Languedoc swarming with Nightingale, Turtle Dove, Corn…

Guest blog – HS2 and Jones Hill Wood by Dominic Woodfield

Dominic Woodfield is the Managing Director of Bioscan, a long established and well-respected consultancy specialising in applied ecology. He is a life-long birder, a specialist in botany, habitat restoration and creation and in protected fauna including bats, herpetofauna and other species. He is also a highly experienced practitioner in Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats Regulations…

Guest blog – How a suppressed BTO report became published as a ‘joint’ BTO/NE study by Dominic Woodfield

  Dominic Woodfield is the Managing Director of Bioscan, a long established and well-respected consultancy specialising in applied ecology. He is a life-long birder, a specialist in botany, habitat restoration and creation and in protected fauna including bats, herpetofauna and other species. He is also a highly experienced practitioner in Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats…