Dominic Couzens is one of Britain’s best known and most prolific writers on nature. In 2022 he will publish his 40th book, and he has written literally hundreds of articles over the last 30 or so years in magazines and papers such as Nature’s Home, Bird Watching, Water Life, the Guardian, the Telegraph, BBC […]
Mike Toms is an Associate Director at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), responsible for science communication. Much of his work is geared towards public engagement in ‘Citizen Science’, delivering quality research through networks of keen amateurs. He has been with the BTO since 1994 and has also worked on owls, bird migration, monitoring methods and
Jeremy Mynott is the author of: Birdscapes: birds in our experience and imagination(2009), described by the Guardian reviewer as ‘the finest book written on why we watch birds’; Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words (2018), shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize; Knowing your Place: Wildlife in Shingle Street (2016), arising from a local biodiversity survey; and most recently, with Michael
Stephen Moss is a nature writer and broadcaster, specialising in birds and British wildlife. In a long career at the Natural History Unit in Bristol, he produced Birding with Bill Oddie, Big Cat Diary, The Nature of Britain, Birds Britannia, and the BAFTA-award-winning Springwatch. His books include include Wild Kingdom, Skylarks with Rosie, and bestselling biographies of the Robin, Wren, Swallow and Swan. He is President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust, and teaches an MA
Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, artist, and historian of science. She’s worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, as a professional falconer, and has helped manage raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She is an affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, and her
CERI LEVY is a film-maker, who started out making music videos before moving into the world of documentaries. His works include Bananaz, a film about the inner machinations of the group Gorillaz, and the forthcoming The Bird Effect; he is also co-curator of Ghosts of Gone Birds, and therefore a crucial cog in the boids’ creation myth.
Paul Jepson came to academia after a successful career in conservation management and policy. He has consulted for a wide range of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations and was Indonesia Programme Coordinator for BirdLife International (1991-1997). He started his career as a local government countryside officer developing new urban conservation initiatives in Manchester and Shrewsbury (UK).
Clem Fisher has been a curator in the Vertebrate Zoology Section of National Museums Liverpool since 1975, having previously worked for the distinguished ornithologist David Snow at the Natural History Museum. Her main research interest is Australian natural history collections 1838–1850, and she is taking up a two-year Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship to work on the
John Fanshawe is an author, curator and environmentalist based in north Cornwall. Over the last 35 years, he has worked on bird and biodiversity conservation in the UK, Kenya and Tanzania, primarily for the charity BirdLife. With Terry Stevenson, he is co-author of field guide, Birds of East Africa (2001, 2021), and with Nigel Redman and Terry Stevenson of Birds
MARK COCKER is an author of creative non-fiction. He is also a naturalist and environmental tutor, who writes and broadcasts on nature and wildlife in a variety of national media. In 2018 he released to huge acclaim his new book Our Place (Cape) on the fate of British nature since the beginning of the twentieth