Mark Wilson works as Research Ecologist at BTO Scotland.
Since December 2013 Mark has been employed as a Research Ecologist at BTO Scotland, where his work currently involves working on the National Peregrine Survey and assessments of upland bird populations in relation to predation processes and wind farm developments.
Mark also works closely with Amy Challis, the Raptor Monitoring Coordinator, spending time working on behalf of the SRMS to help with data curation, research and analytical support which are all important to the SRMS achieving its objectives.
Mark has been studying birds for most of the past 20 years. Mark undertook a BSc in Ecological Science at Edinburgh, before going to Sheffield to undertake a PhD on Willow Warbler breeding biology. After a brief interlude working on the Repeat Upland Bird Survey for RSPB, Mark went to Ireland to undertake post-doctoral research at the University College Cork on biodiversity of forested Irish landscapes. Mark stayed in Ireland for over 10 years, the last period of which was spent studying the ecology of Hen Harriers in relation to upland land use.