Professor Will Cresswell

Professor of Biology
Centre of Biological Diversity
University of St Andrews

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member


I am Professor of Biology at St Andrews University and have been studying the ecology of migrant birds for the last 25 years. Current research priorities are to understand the factors determining the density and distribution of Palearctic migrants wintering in West Africa so that we can address their continuing declines in the face of anthropogenic habitat and climate change. As part of the solution I am involved with capacity building in the region through helping to run the AP Leventis Ornithological Research Institute that trains future African ornithologists.