Name: Simon Nicholas Delany
Family: Married, two children (born 2000 and 2002)
Address: Rijnbandijk 22, 4043 JL Opheusden, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)488 441 036+31 (0)488 441 036
Mobile: +31 (0) 655 684 550+31 (0) 655 684 550
- Industrious, reliable, academic, communicative, enthusiast with reputation for high quality publications and attention to detail.
- Ornithologist with over 20 years’ experience at local, national, continental and global scales, and with prolific record of publications and presentations.
- Former focal point of global waterbird conservation networks, responsible for the scientific basis of measures under the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (UNEP-AEWA), The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the European Commission Birds Directive.
- Producing high-quality publications on complex and large-scale projects, individually and in teams.
- Managing projects effectively and productively at national, European and global scales.
- Communicating verbally and in writing to motivate colleagues and collaborators and report results to a wide variety of audiences.
|June 2011 onward||Consultant, Delany Environmental||Specialist in: 1. Biodiversity assessment and reporting, ornithology and the natural environment; and 2. English language writing, editing and translation services.|
|Dec 1997 – May 2011||Senior Technical Officer – Waterbird Conservation and Waterbird Conservation Officer, Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands.||Leading coordination of global International Waterbird Census and Waterbird Population Estimates programmes and numerous international projects (see publications).|
|Oct 1994 – Nov 1997||Irish Wetland Bird Survey (I-WeBS) National Coordinator, BirdWatch Ireland.||Established the highly successful I-WeBS scheme and ran it for its first three seasons.|
|Sept 1989 – Oct 1994||Research Officer (Special Surveys), Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK.||Coordinated national breeding season surveys of five species and monthly monitoring of two key wetland complexes in western England.|
|June 1985 – June 1989||Zoological Field Assistant, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK. Includes one year spent travelling in South America en route home from Antarctica.||Two and a half years fulfilling childhood dream on Bird Island, South Georgia, conducting fieldwork on albatrosses, penguins and fur seals, followed by the trip of a lifetime.|
|March 1983 – June 1985||Countryside Ranger, Oldham BoroughCouncil, UK.||Management and interpretation of river valley between Manchester and the Peak District.|
|1981 – 1982, 1980 & 1977||Member of three Southampton University Expeditions to the Himalayas studying bird distribution and migration, Ladakh, India.||Three expeditions to Ladakh, India. Recorded 62 new bird species for a region the size of England and four new for India; ringed over 10,000 passerines.|
|3/79 – 3/80||Countryside Interpreter, The Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu, UK..||Interpreting the natural environment of the Beaulieu Estate to schoolchildren and visitors.|
|3/78 – 11/78||Assistant Warden and Warden, Portland Bird Observatory, Dorset, UK.||Monitoring migration through Portland by daily census and ringing. Managing hostel.|
The book An Atlas of Wader Populations in Africa and Western Eurasia was awarded third place in the British Trust for Ornithology/British Birds “Best bird book of the year 2009” competition.
2014 Wageningen University Resource Ecology Group
Ph.D. thesis in preparation:
The migration and ecology of bird communities in Ladakh in the north-west Himalayas
1974 – 1977 Southampton University – BSc (hons) Geography 2(i)
Dissertations: The development and changing ecology of Radipole Lake, Weymouth; The reclamation of wetlands in England
Final year options: Ecology and environmental change; Rural development and planning, Geomorphology.
1967 – 1974 Hardye’s Grammar School, Dorchester, Dorset, UK
3 GCE ‘A’ Levels, 9 GCE ‘O’ Levels.