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Marsh Award for Ornithology

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Ian Hartley (Recipient)

At a ceremony hosted by the Society for Wildlife Artists (SWLA), Ian was presented with the Marsh Award for Ornithology by the Chair of the BTO, Professor Ian Newton, for the significant contribution Ian has made to British ornithology. With over forty scientific papers to his name, Ian’s work has focussed on understanding the interactions between individuals within families. This has involved studies of sexual conflict, offspring begging behaviour, and parent-offspring conflict in a range of species, including Corn Buntings, Alpine Accentors, Blue Tits and Swallows. In addition, Ian serves on several national committees including the the councils of the BTO and the British Ornithologists’ Union, and is involved with the running or editing of several academic journals. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, where he carries out his research and teaches animal behaviour and evolution to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Professor Ian Newton, presenting the award said, “Ian has made not only an outstanding scientific contribution, but has been a strong supporter and collaborator of the BTO. He has done much to help and train young researchers, and has contributed in many other ways to the greater good of ornithology, he is a very fitting recipient of this award and I am delighted to present Ian with it.”
Awarded date2011
Granting OrganisationsBritish Trust for Ornithology