Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) Edinburgh, UK
Involved with the BOU as:
Member of Meetings Committee
BOU member since: 1997
Most likely to be found . . .
. . . on rocky islands working with seabirds (when I’m not in the office – boo hiss).
Why are you a member of the BOU?
Ever since I joined, I have looked forward to IBIS arriving through the letter box – there are always lots of interesting papers to read. More recently, I have started attending the excellent BOU conferences – the tracking conference was my third in the last three years. I am also happy to support the important work of the Union.
What is your role on the BOU Council or committee on which you sit?
I am an Ordinary Member of the Meetings Committee. I support Steve Dudley and the Chair in selecting themes for future conferences.
What do you enjoy most about your involvement with the BOU?
I appreciate being part of a thriving community of people who share an interest in research on birds. I particularly enjoy meeting new people at BOU conferences and committee meetings.
What would you say to anyone who is considering joining (or leaving!) the BOU?
Please support a hugely important ornithological organisation.