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Event Date
Fri 07-Oct-2022
Samantha Franks

BTO WORK on CURLEWS and WADERSSamantha Franks’ interest focuses on exploring how our changing environment is influencing bird populations. After several years in the Alaskan Arctic, she joined the BTO in 2013 and is leading elements of the BTO’s breeding wader research, with a particular focus on Curlew. Currently, she represents BTO at National Curlew forums, supervises a PhD project investigating landscape-scale conservation management for breeding Curlew in the Breckland, and leads the BTO’s role in the Eastern England Curlew headstarting project. Her talk will cover the causes of Curlew declines, and how the BTO’s research on Curlew and other waders is contributing towards the future of wader conservation in the UK.