Stuart Newson

Stuart Newson is a Senior Research Ecologist at the British Trust for Ornithology, where he is involved in survey design and data analysis from national ‘citizen-science’ surveys. While birds have been the core of his work, Stuart has an interest in bats and acoustic monitoring – in particular, how technology can deliver opportunities for conservation and provide ways to engage with large audiences. Stuart’s work on bioacoustics has included creating tools to identify European bats, bush-crickets and small mammal species from their ‘calls’. This resulted in the BTO Acoustic Pipeline, which integrates online tools for coordinating fieldworkers, processing recordings, and returning feedback to encourage large-scale participation in acoustic surveys. Stuart is also a member of Natural England’s Bat Expert Panel.