Harrison, Melissa

Melissa Harrison is a writer, magazine sub-editor and photographer who grew up largely outdoors with her five siblings. She won the John Muir Trust’s ‘Wild Writing’ award for 2010 and her debut novel, Clay, is published by Bloomsbury. She lives in South London with her husband, Anthony, and rescue dog, Scout, and blogs about urban wildlife at …

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Elphick, Jonathan

Jonathan Elphick is a naturalist, specialising in ornithology, who has worked since 1969 as a writer, editor and consultant for many publishers, including the Natural History Museum and the BBC. He is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. His books include The Birdwatcher’s Handbook, …

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Ellis, Hattie

Hattie Ellis is a food writer and author of nine books on food and drink that focus on where food comes from and the people who grow, farm, collect and produce it. Her latest book is What to Eat(Portobello, 2012), which explores food dilemmas like – What is a sustainable fish? What is a green kitchen? …

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Brown, Peter

Peter Brown is an ecologist and senior lecturer in zoology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. From 2005 to 2008 he worked in the Biological Records Centre at Monks Wood (part of NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), where he was initially employed as project officer for the UK Ladybird Survey. He then had a role in …

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Birkhead, Tim

Tim Birkhead, the Chair of Trustees, is emeritus professor of behaviour and evolution at the University of Sheffield. His research on promiscuity and sperm competition in birds helped to re-shape current understanding of bird mating systems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and as well as a passion for research, Tim has been committed …

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Barlow, John

John Barlow is a poet, editor, publisher and designer. A contributor to Caught By The River and Where the River Goes: The Nature Tradition in English-Language Haiku, his haiku and other short poems have received more than 100 awards, while works he has edited have been honoured by the Haiku Society of America and the Poetry Society …

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Baines, Chris

Chris Baines is one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists and an award winning writer and broadcaster. He is self-employed and works as an adviser to central and local government and to a number of corporate clients in the water, financial management and urban regeneration industries. He trained originally as a horticulturist and he has been …

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Avery, Mark

Dr Mark Avery worked for the RSPB for twenty-five years – first as a scientist and for the latter half of that time as the Society’s Conservation Director. He is now a freelance writer and environmental commentator. His book, Fighting for Birds: 25 years in nature conservation, was published in 2012 by Pelagic Publishing. He writes a …

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