Online resources to accompany the McCrea & Morgan text


Web Links

State of Nature Report

The inaugural state of nature report published in May 2013 can be found here.

National Centre for Statistical Ecology (NCSE)

The NCSE is a joint research centre, spanning a number of institutions. It was established in 2005 as a joint research centre between the Universities of Kent, Cambridge and St Andrews, with the aid of a mathematics Multidisciplinary Critical Mass Award from EPSRC. In 2010, it was expanded to include the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Glasgow and Sheffield, together with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, although the University of Cambridge dropped out, following departure of staff. This expansion was achieved with the aid of a joint EPSRC/NERC grant. Four further organisations are Project Partners: Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland; the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust; and Marine Scotland.

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

The BTO is an independent charitable research institute combining professional and citizen science aimed at using evidence of change in wildlife populations, particularly birds, to inform the public, opinion-formers and environmental policy- and decision-makers.


Euring is the co-ordinating organisation for European bird-ringing schemes.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, protecting threatened birds and wildlife.

UK Biodiversity Indicators

In October 2013 a new index for priority species in the UK was released, indicating declines since 1970; see detailed report.

Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE)

DICE is the largest academic institute dedicated to conservation in the UK. The Great crested newt study described within the book is run by Professor Richard Griffiths, the current director of DICE.

Centre d'Ecologie Foncionnelle & Evolutive (CEFE)

CEFE is a large ecological research centre based in Montpellier.


eBird is an online system which documents the presence or absence of species, as well as bird abundance through checklist data collected in North America. eBird's goal is to maximise the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center webpage is a rich source of information on monitoring schemes and sampling methods for wildlife populations.


Byron's retirement was recognised at the International Statistical Ecology Conference, 2014 in Montpellier. He was presented with a poster of his academic achievments and a paper of contributions from students and colleagues past and present.

Bird Imprints on Windows!

A fascinating webpage showing the imprints that birds can leave on windows.