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.

Increasing knowledge and finding solutions to the challenges of biodiversity loss alongside farmers, citizens, value chains, government policymakers and others. We're working to ensure that biodiversity sensitive farming is valued.

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