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Prof Steve Ormerod  -  MSc, PhD, FIEEM

Awards, positions and responsibilities

Recognition and awards include:

Elected Fellow, Society of Biology (2013) 

Elected Fellow, Learned Society of Wales (2013) 

Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation (2012;  Zoological Society of London) 

Past-President’s Medal, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (2010)

Ralph Brown Expedition Award (1999; Royal Geographical Society) 

Elected Fellow, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (1997) 

Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (1987)


Current responsibilities include:

Chair of Council, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (2012- )

Chair of Science Development Group, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2013 - )

Vice-Chair, Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water Environment Advisory Panel (2012- ) 

Full Member, NERC Peer-review College (2011- ) 

Co-chair, Cardiff Water Research Consortium (2010- )

Member of Council and Trustee, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (2001- )

Member, editorial board Freshwater Biology (1992- );

Member, editorial board of Aquatic Conservation : Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (1998- )


Past responsibilities have included:

Member of Council of the Countryside Council for Wales (1991-1994);

Member, Department of the Environment Acid Waters Review Group (1987-1988);

Member, Department of the Environment Review Group on Nitrogen Deposition (1991-1992);

Member, DETR Critical Loads Advisory Group (1989-1996);

Member, DETR National Expert Group on Transboundary Air Pollution (1999-2002);

Co-ordinating peer reviewer, Defra ‘Farmland Conservation and Biodiversity’ research (2004-2005)

Member, Agence National de la Recherche : Institut Français de la Biodiversité, Commission d'évaluation de la recherche en Biodiversité (2005)

Member, Ecology and Environmental Biology Review Panel, Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE The Netherlands)

Member, Science Advisory Committee of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (1996-2006)

Member, Ornithological Affairs Committee, British Ornithologists’ Union (1998-2002);

Member of Council, Freshwater Biological Association (2000-2004)

Member, RSPB Wales’ Advisory Committee (1996-2007)

Chief Editor of the Journal of Applied Ecology (1999-2005)

Editorial board member, Environmental Pollution (1988-2002 )

President, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management  Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (2008-2011)

Chairman, RSPB Wales Advisory Committee (2007-2012)

Trustee, The Rivers Trust (2008-21012)

Expert Panel Member and Freshwater co-leader, National Ecosystem Assessment (2009-2012) for Defra and the Devolved Administrations 

Trustee and Council Member, British Trust for Ornithology (2011-2012) 

Lead reviewer, Defra Environmental Stewardship Research (2011-2012) 

Photo of Prof Steve Ormerod with Ed MilibandMy work brings me often into contact with stakeholders and policy makers