Toms, Mike

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 …

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Mynott, Jeremy

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 …

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Moss, Stephen

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, television producer, writer and broadcaster specialising in British wildlife. In a 30 year career at the BBC, much of it based at the Natural History Unit in Bristol, he has been responsible for many successful series, including Birding with Bill Oddie, Big Cat Diary, The Nature of Britain, Springwatch, Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival and Birds Britannia, …

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Macdonald, Helen

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 …

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Levy, Ceri

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.

Jepson, Paul

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). …

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Fisher, Clem

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 …

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Fanshawe, John

John Fanshawe is an author and environmentalist based in north Cornwall. Over the last three decades, 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 a field guide, Birds of East Africa(2001), and with Nigel Redman and Terry Stevenson of …

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Cocker, Mark

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 …

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Charmantier, Isabelle

Isabelle Charmantier gained a PhD in history of science from the University of Sheffield in 2008, which was followed by a post-doctoral position at the University of Exeter (2009–2013), working on a Wellcome Trust funded project on Carl Linnaeus’s manuscripts. Having retrained as an archivist, she was employed by the Linnean Society to catalogue Linnaeus’s …

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