Impacts Theme Group Lead
Dr James Pearce-Higgins is Director of Science at the British Trust for Ornithology, where he also leads the BTO’s work on climate change, managing research to understand the impacts of climate change on UK biodiversity, modelling future impacts of climate change upon species’ distributions and abundance, and developing climate change adaptation strategies. He has also led a programme of research on the impacts of renewable energy upon biodiversity. James has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers, multiple reports and book chapters, and with Rhys Green, wrote Birds and Climate Change: Impacts and Conservation Responses, published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. He is an Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Reader, School of Biological Sciences, at the University of East Anglia, member of the Climate Change working group for CMS, and vice-chair of the CMS Energy Task Force.