Below we have links to some current or recent projects from the Network.

Field Studies Council

FSC BioLinks

FSC BioLinks is an exciting new project for FSC which will bring together existing volunteers with skills in biological recording and identification, and new volunteers. The aim is to unite them in a community with a shared vision and sense of purpose by providing training and learning opportunities. This in turn will increase the quality of invertebrate species data being submitted to our national biodiversity datasets and develop individuals as more highly skilled biodiversity volunteers.

FSC has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £1.23 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for this project. Work began in early 2018.

FSC BioLinks


Tomorrow’s Biodiversity is a Field Studies Council project which was funded by Esmée Fairbairn for five years (2013-2017 inclusive). It helped to identify gaps in biodiversity monitoring and barriers to wider uptake and participation in biodiversity monitoring. The project enabled the FSC to play its part in filling the gaps and overcoming barriers. The initial two year research and consultation phase was used to identify a number of ‘exemplar’ projects which were delivered over the period 2015-2017.  The TomBio project finished on 1st January 2018.

Tomorrows Biodiversity web address 


ID Signpost 

Bristol Natural History Consortium

Let’s Talk About Data

Communication principles for the wildlife recording community – The Let’s Talk About Data Toolkit has been designed in consultation with 90 members of the UK recording community and communications experts to help recorders, organisations and volunteer groups communicate about recording and data more effectively.