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Dr Nicholas Aebischer

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Deputy Director of GCT Research, but also a biometrician whose expertise in study design and statistical analysis underpins all research carried out at the Trust.

Dr Aebischer has over 30 years’ experience in ornithological, ecological and statistical research. He has authored over 150 scientific papers, contributed to 7 books and edited 6 conference proceedings. He has served on various committees, both national and international, many of which draw on his internationally recognised expertise in experimental design and analysis. He is responsible for the supervision and management of staff and students undertaking research on farmland ecology and land use, including declining farmland birds. Current and past projects include assessing long-term changes in grey partridge population dynamics in relation to changes in agri-environment scheme habitats, the role of agricultural intensification and other factors on the declines of farmland birds and invertebrates, land management and releasing of grey partridges as tools for population recovery.