2014

2014

Roberts, Callum

Callum Roberts is a professor of marine conservation at the University of York. His disparate research interests range from subjects such as the origins and maintenance of biodiversity on coral reefs, to historical ecology to the ecosystem effects of fishing. He has helped demonstrate that use of marine reserves, areas closed to fishing, can improve the …

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Richardson, Rosamund

Rosamond Richardson was an author, journalist, essayist and walker who was at her happiest wandering about in wild places. Author of several books about things natural, including the international bestseller Country Wisdom, she wote for The Countryman and contributed regularly to Countryside NFU magazine. She had a special interest in our relationship with wild flowers and trees, their …

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Remblance, Michelle

Michelle Remblance lives in, and enjoys exploring, Norfolk. Her love for nature is expressed in her writing, and she has recently completed a novel re-writing The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in an attempt to try and understand why anyone would shoot an albatross. After researching hundreds of possible explanations that have spanned …

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Porteous, Katrina

Katrina Porteous is a poet, historian and broadcaster, much of whose work involves a detailed and loving celebration of the people, landscapes and wildlife of the Northumbrian coast where she lives. She has written extensively about local inshore fishing traditions, and often works in collaboration with artists and musicians, including painter James Dodds (Longshore Drift) and …

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Phelps, Lyndall

Lyndall Phelps is an artist whose curiosity in the world around us has shaped her artistic output. Describing herself as an enthusiastic amateur of many things, her art practice embraces extensive research and collaboration with a wide range of individuals whose interests reflect her own, from pigeon fanciers to radar scientists. Science, history and the natural …

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Penrose, Jessica

Jessica Penrose is a poet and creative facilitator. She grew up in Scotland, and spent most of her adult life in Yorkshire where she fell in love with the wild, rolling landscape of the Dales. Since 2011 she has been learning to find beauty in the open spaces of Cambridgeshire. Jessica is currently working towards a …

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Pain, Debbie

Debbie Pain is Director of Conservation at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. She began her career as an environmental chemist and then moved on to do a DPhil on lead poisoning in birds at Oxford University. She subsequently worked for four years in the Camargue, France, on ecotoxicology and behavioural ecology projects. She then joined the …

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Niemann, Derek

Derek Niemann has spent 28 years as a volunteer and professional communicator in nature conservation, making up for a lost childhood in which he was “an enthusiastic, untutored and inept naturalist”. In November 2014 he leaves the RSPB to become a freelance writer and editor, after spending 16 years as editor of the RSPB’s youth magazines. …

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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 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 …

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