Robert Fuller

Robert Fuller


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Professor Fuller has been made an honorary professor.

He is a member of the senior management team of the British Trust for Ornithology and leads one of the BTO’s two main research groups which includes four teams: monitoring, wetland and marine research, land-use research and international research.

His department at the BTO undertakes research on ornithological consequences of land-use change, habitat management and habitat loss. This work forms the basis of information and advice for government agencies and NGOs on wide-ranging issues concerning conservation of terrestrial and wetland birds and their habitats. Studies of the relationships between agriculture and biodiversity have been a major component of his work in recent years. However, he has a long-term and ongoing research interest in factors influencing variation in temperate scrub and woodland bird communities. Issues of particular interest include: successional dynamics of bird communities, edge effects and habitat mosaics, effects of habitat management, impacts of increasing deer populations, and large-scale spatial variation in habitat selection by birds. Whilst his work has been mainly on birds, he is increasingly working on wider strategies and policies for sustaining future biodiversity against a background of climate change and intensifying pressures on habitats.

Additional Contacts

British Trust for Ornithology
The Nunnery
IP24 2PU
Tel. 01842 750050

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land