Tag Archive for 'British Trust for Ornithology'

Great tit, Parus major, vulnerable to newly arrived strain of bird virus

December 21st, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

A new strain of avian pox is taking its toll on garden birds in Britain. Three papers (1,2,3) on this avian pox have been published recently in PLOS ONE. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), University of Oxford, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and RSPB report on the impact avian pox is […]

Globalisation increasing number of new species arriving in British Isles

July 11th, 2012 by Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A report, ‘Non-Native Species in Great Britain: establishment, detection and reporting to inform effective decision making’, has found that there has been a dramatic increase over time in the number of non-native species arriving in Britain. In the six decades from 1950 over 600 non-native species have arrived in Britain. Invasive non-native species are considered […]