Will is Professor of Biology at St Andrews University and has been studying migrants in Africa since 1994. Key interests are determining the factors determining the density, distribution and migratory connectivity of Palearctic migrants in West Africa and particularly how they survive in anthropogenic and degraded habitats. Key species to date have been common whitethroats, whinchats and Cyprus wheatears. Will is heavily involved in capacity building for conservation in West Africa, managing and teaching at the AP Leventis Ornithological Research Institute in Nigeria since 2001. Will has been an Editor for Ibis, Bird Study, Behavioural Ecology & Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.