Dr Niamh McHugh

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Postdoctoral researcher, who conducted her PhD on evaluating the value of various agri-environment schemes for farmland birds.

Dr McHugh's research focused on yellowhammer and tree sparrow. Since 2015 she has managed her own projects on the use of agri-environment habitats by barn swallow and bats (Agribats) that both included measurements of agri-environment scheme quality (food abundance and habitat structure). She is experienced in a range of bird survey techniques and also holds a bird ringing licence with a mist net endorsement. NM is an experienced statistician with expertise in mixed effects modelling, information theory, stepwise regression, principal component analysis, bootstrapping and kernel analysis.