About this Research Theme

Birds are important indicators of a healthy function ecosystem. Birds provide ecological services by playing a vital role in pest control, pollinators of plants and seed dispersal. Urban bird biodiversity with urban, peri-urban areas are useful indicators of biodiversity in Green Spaces. Within Gibraltar, there are opportunities to investigate bird biodiversity within urban areas, protected green spaces and within the Nature Reserve. Learn more about the lives of Pallid Swifts here.

Thematic Leaders

Dr. Awantha Dissanayake
Head of School (Marine and Environmental Science)
Bethany Gadd
Associate Lecturer
Dr Keith Bensusan
Research Fellow