Lecturer

Dr Geoff M Hilton

Head of Conservation Evidence
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

After completing a PhD on seabird physiological ecology at Glasgow University, Geoff worked for 10 years as a scientist in the International Research Section of RSPB, working in Sri Lanka, Belarus, various Caribbean Islands and the South Atlantic. Geoff joined WWT in 2009, and since then has established the Conservation Evidence department, delivering applied science to support wetland conservation. The department has doubled in size since 2021, and spans the disciplines of social, physical, and biological sciences. It works in the UK and globally, particularly in WWT's focal countries of Cambodia and Madagascar. Dr Hilton's scientific background is broadly in conservation science, with a specialism in threatened species recovery. He has co-authored over 120 scientific papers and supervised seven PhD students to completion. He is a member of the Convention on Wetlands ‘Scientific and Technical Review Panel’.

See https://www.wwt.org.uk/our-work/wetland-conservation-unit/meet-the-team/geoff-hilton

Publications

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Lectures

Wetland monitoring strategies
(Foundation course, Unit 3, Topic 3)