Publications 2008

Anderson, B.J., Arroyo, B.E., Collingham, Y.C., Etheridge, B., Fernandez-de-Simon, J., Gillings, S., Gregory, R.D., Leckie, F.M., Sim, I.M.W., Thomas, C.D., Travis, J. & Redpath, S.M.

2008.

Using distribution models to test alternative hypotheses about a species’ environmental limits and recovery prospects

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Biological Conservation 142: 488–499. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2008.10.036)

Baillie, S.R., Brooks, S.P., King, R. & Thomas, L.

2008.

Using a state-space model of the British Song Thrush Turdus philomelos population to diagnose the causes of a population decline

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541–561. In Thomson, D.L., Cooch, E.G. & Conroy, M.J. (eds) Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations. Series: Environmental and Ecological Statistics , Vol. 3
ISBN 978-0-387-78150-1

Balmer, D.E., Coiffait, L., Clark, J.A. & Robinson, R.A.

2008.

Bird Ringing

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BTO, Thetford
ISBN 1-9062-0445-4

Banks, A.N., Sanderson, W.G., Hughes, B., Cranswick, P.A., Smith, L.E., Whitehead, S., Musgrove, A.J., Haycock, B. & Fairney, N.P.

2008.

The Sea Empress oil spill (Wales, UK): effects on Common Scoter Melanitta nigra in Carmarthen Bay and status ten years later

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Marine Pollution Bulletin 56: 895–902. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.01.032)

Brooks, S.P., Freeman, S.N., Greenwood, J.J.D., King, R. & Mazzetta, C.

2008.

Quantifying conservation concern - Bayesian statistics, birds and the Red Data lists

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Biological Conservation 141: 1436–1441. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2008.03.009 )

Burton, N.H.K. & Armitage, M.J.S.

2008.

Settlement of Redshank Tringa totanus following winter habitat loss: effects of prior knowledge and age

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Ardea 96: 191–205. Abstract

Burton, N.H.K. & Rehfisch, M.M.

2008.

The European Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey: background and methodology

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1–3. In Burton, N.H.K., Rehfisch, M.M., Stroud, D.A. & Spray C.J. (eds) The European Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey International Wader Studies 18. International Wader Study Group, Thetford, UK Abstract

Burton, N.H.K., Blew, J., Colhoun, K., Cortes, J., Deceuninck, B., Devos, K., Hortas, F., Mendes, L., Nilsson, L., Radovic, D., Rehfisch, M.M., van Roomen, M., Soldatini, C., Thorup, O. & Stroud, D.A.

2008.

Population status of waders wintering on Europe's non-estuarine coasts

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95–101. In Burton, N.H.K., Rehfisch, M.M., Stroud, D.A. & Spray, C.J. (eds) The European Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey. International Wader Studies 18. International Wader Study Group, Thetford, UK., Abstract

Burton, N.H.K., Rehfisch, M.M., Spray, C.J. & Stroud, D.A. (eds)

2008.

The European Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey

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International Wader Studies 18. International Wader Study Group, Thetford, UK. ,

Cave, V.M., Freeman, S.N., Brooks, S.P., King, R., & Balmer, D.E.

2008.

On adjusting for missed visits in the indexing of abundance from 'Constant Effort' ringing

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Environmental and Ecological Statistics 3: 951–966. In Thomson, D.L., Cooch, E.G. & Conroy, M.J. (eds) Modelling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations, Environmental and Ecological Statistics Vol. 3 Springer, Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-78151-8-43)

Coiffait, L., Clark, J.A., Robinson, R.A., Blackburn, J.R., Grantham, M.J., Marchant, J.H., Barber, L., de Palacio, D., Griffin, B.M. & Moss, D.

2008.

Bird ringing in Britain and Ireland in 2007

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Ringing & Migration 24: 104–144. Abstract

Coiffait, L., Clark, J.A., Robinson, R.A., Blackburn, J.R., Griffin, B.M., Risely, K., Grantham, M.J., Marchant, J.H., Girling, T. & Barber, L.

2008.

Bird ringing in Britain and Ireland in 2006

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Ringing & Migration 24: 15–79. Abstract

Colhoun, K., Austin, G. & Newton, S.

2008.

Wader populations on non-estuarine coasts in the Republic of Ireland: results of the 1997/98 Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey (Ireland-NEWS)

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39–47. In Burton, N.H.K., Rehfisch, M.M., Stroud, D.A. & Spray, C.J. (eds) The European Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey. International Wader Studies 18. International Wader Study Group, Thetford, UK., Abstract

Crowe, O., Austin, G.E., Colhoun, K., Cranswick, P.A., Kershaw, M. & Musgrove, A.J.

2008.

Estimates and trends of waterbird numbers wintering in Ireland, 1994/95 to 2003/04

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Bird Study 55: 66–67. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063650809461506 )

Douglas, D.J.T., Evans, D.M. & Redpath, S.M.

2008.

Selection of foraging habitat and nestling diet by Meadow Pipits Anthus pratensis breeding on intensively grazed moorland

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Bird Study 55: 290–296. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063650809461534 )

Eaton, M.A., Balmer, D., Burton, N., Grice, P.V., Musgrove, A.J., Hearn, R., Hilton, G., Leech, D., Noble, D.G., Ratcliffe, N., Rehfisch, M.M., Whitehead, S. & Wotton, S.

2008.

The State of the UK's birds 2007

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RSPB, BTO, WWT, CCW, EHS, NE and SNH, Sandy, Bedfordshire.,

Evans, K.L., Newson, S.E., Storch, D., Greenwood, J.J.D., & Gaston, K.J.

2008.

Spatial scale, abundance and the species-energy relationships in British birds

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Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 395–405. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01332.x)

Firbank, L.G., Petit, S., Smart, S., Blain, A. & Fuller, R.J.

2008.

Assessing the impacts of agricultural intensification on biodiversity: a British perspective

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Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B 363: 777–787. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2007.2183 )

Freeman, S.N. & Newson, S.E.

2008.

On a log-linear approach to detecting ecological interactions in monitored populations

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Ibis 150: 250–258. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919x.2007.00770.x.)

Fuller, R.J. & Ausden, M.

2008.

Birds and habitat change in Britain. Part 1: a review of losses and gains in the twentieth century

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British Birds 101: 644–675.

Gillings, S.

2008.

Designing a winter bird atlas field methodology: issues of time and space in sampling and interactions with habitat

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Journal of Ornithology 149: 345–355. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-008-0286-x)

Gillings, S., Wilson, A.M., Conway, G.J., Vickery, J.A. & Fuller, R.J.

2008.

Distribution and abundance of birds and their habitats within the lowland farmland of Britain in winter

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Bird Study 55: 8–22. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063650809461500)

Gunnarsson, T.G., Appleton, G.F., Garðarsson, A., Gíslason, H. & Gill, J.A.

2008.

Large-scale habitat selection and geographical distribution of Greylag Geese in Iceland during the breeding season/ Búsvæðaval og stofnstærd grágæsa á láglendi

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Bliki 29: 11–18.

Harris, C.M., Calladine, J.R., Wernham, C.V. & Park, K.J.

2008.

Impacts of piscivorous birds on salmonid populations and game fisheries in Scotland: a review

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Wildlife Biology 14: 395–411. Abstract

Kovács, A., Mammen, U.C.C. & Wernham, C.V.

2008.

European monitoring for raptors and owls: state of the art and future needs

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Ambio 37: 408–412. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1579/0044-7447(2008)37[408:EMFRAO]2.0.CO;2)

Lack, P., Showell, C. & Toomer, J.

2008.

BTO is 75 years old - what have its archives got to offer?

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British Wildlife 19: 323–329.

Maclean, I.M.D., Austin, G.E., Rehfisch, M.M., Blew, J., Crowe, O., Delany, S., Devos, K., Deceuninck, B., Günther, K., Laursen, K., van Roomen, M. & Wahl, J.

2008.

Climate change causes rapid changes in the distribution and site abundance of birds in winter

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Global Change Biology 14: 2489–2500. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01666.x)

MacLeod, R., Clark, J. & Cresswell, W.

2008.

The starvation-predation risk trade-off, body mass and population status in the Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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Ibis 150 (Suppl s1): 199–208. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00820.x)

Newson, S.E. & Noble, D.G.

2008.

The Breeding Bird Survey for mapping Britain’s birds: a preliminary assessment of performance at two spatial scales

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Revista Catalana d’Ornithologia 24: 107–117.

Newson, S.E., Evans, K.L., Noble, D.G., Greenwood, J.J.D. & Gaston, K.J.

2008.

Use of distance sampling to improve estimates of national population sizes for common and widespread breeding birds in the UK

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Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1330–1338. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01480.x)

Newson, S.E., Mendes, S., Crick, H.Q.P., Dulvy, N.K., Houghton, J.D.R., Hays, G.C., Hutson, A.M., Macleod, C.D., Pierce, G.J. & Robinson, R.A.

2008.

Indicators of the impact of climate change on migratory species

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Endangered Species Research 7: 101–113. Link to Article (DOI: 10.3354/esr00162)

Newson, S.E., Mitchell, P.I., Parsons, M., O'Brian, S.H., Austin, G.E., Benn, S., Black, J., Blackburn, J., Brodie, B., Humphreys, E., Leech, D., Prior, M. & Webster, M.

2008.

Population decline of Leach's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa within the largest colony in Britain and Ireland

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Seabird 21: 77–84. Abstract

Niles, L.J., Sitters, H.P., Dey, A.D., Atkinson, P.W., Bake, A.J., Bennett, K.A., Carmona, R., Clark, K.E., Clark, N.A., Espoz, C., González, P.M., Harrington, B.A., Hernández, D.E., Kalasz, K.S., Lathrop, R.G., Matus, R.N., Minton, C.D.T., Morrison, R.I.G., Peck, M.K., Pitts, W., Robinson, R.A. & Serrano, I.L.

2008.

Status of the Red Knot Calidris canutus rufa in the Western Hemisphere

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Studies in Avian Biology 36: 1–185. Cooper Ornithological Siciety, Link to Article (DOI: ISBN: 978-0-943610-83-2)

Norton, L., Johnson, P., Joys, A., Stuart, R., Chamberlain, D., Feber, R., Firbank, L., Manley, W., Wolfe, M., Hart, B., Mathews, F., Macdonald, D. & Fuller, R.J.

2008.

Consequences of organic and non-organic farming practices for field, farm and landscape complexity

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Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 129: 221. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2008.09.002)

Park, K.J., Graham, K.E., Calladine, J. & Wernham, C.V.

2008.

Impacts of birds of prey on gamebirds in the UK: a review

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Ibis 150 (Suppl s1): 9–26. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00847.x)

Rehfisch, M. & Maclean, I.

2008.

Guidelines on the measures needed to help waterbirds adapt to climate change

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AEWA Conservation Guidelines No. 12, AEWA Technical Series No. 27, Bonn. Germany Abstract

Rehfisch, M.M., Austin, G.E. & Burton, N.H.K.

2008.

The future of wader monitoring on Europe's non-estuarine coasts

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103–108. In Burton, N.H.K., Rehfisch, M.M., Stroud, D.A. & Spray, C.J. (eds) The European Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey. International Wader Studies 18. International Wader Study Group, Thetford, UK. , Abstract

Robb, G.N., MacDonald, R.A., Chamberlain, D.E. & Bearhop, S.

2008.

Food for thought: supplementary feeding as a driver of ecological change in avian populations

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6: 476-484 6: 476–484. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1890/060152)

Robb, G.N., MacDonald, R.A., Chamberlain, D.E., Reynolds, S.J., Harrison, T.J.E. & Bearhop, S.

2008.

Winter feeding of birds increases productivity in the subsequent breeding season

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Biology Letters 4: 220–223. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0622)

Robinson, R.A.

2008.

Swan Lake: use by migrating waterfowl of the lakes in southern Sukhbaatar, Mongolia

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Wildfowl 58: 97–105.

Robinson, R.A., Balmer, D.E. & Marchant, J.H.

2008.

Survival rates of hirundines in relation to British and African rainfall

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Ringing & Migration 24: 1–6. Abstract

Robinson, R.A., Crick, H.Q.P., Learmonth, J.A., Maclean, I.M.D., Thomas, C.D., Bairlein, F., Forchhammer, M.C., Francis, C.M., Gill, J.A., Godley, B.J., Harwood, J., Hays, G.C., Huntley, B., Hutson, A.M., Pierce, G.J., Rehfisch, M.M., Sims, D.W., Santos, M.B., Sparks, T.H., Stroud, D.A. & Visser, M.E.

2008.

Travelling through a warming world: climate change and migratory species

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Endangered Species Research 7: 87–99. Link to Article (DOI: 10.3354/esr00095 )

Sharpe, F., Clark, J. & Leech, D.

2008.

Does variation in demographic parameters account for regional variation in Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus population declines across Great Britain?

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Bird Study 55: 247–256. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063650809461530 )

Shaw, L.M., Chamberlain, D.E. & Evans, M.R.

2008.

The house sparrow, Passer domesticus in urban areas: reviewing a possible link between post-decline distribution and human socioeconomic status

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Journal of Ornithology 149: 293–299. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-008-0285-y)

Sims, V., Evans, K.L., Newson, S.E., Tratalos, J.A. & Gaston, K.J.

2008.

Avian assemblage structure and domestic cat densities in urban environments

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Diversity and Distributions 14: 387–399. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2007.00444.x)

Siriwardena, G.M., Calbrade, N.A. & Vickery, J.A.

2008.

Farmland birds and late winter food: does seed supply fail to meet demand?

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Ibis 150: 585–595. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00828.x)

Skov, H., Humphreys, E., Garthe, S., Geitner, K., Grémillet, D., Hamer, K.C., Hennicke, J., Parner, H. & Wanless, S.

2008.

Application of habitat suitability modelling to tracking data of marine animals as a means of analyzing their feeding habitats

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Ecological Modelling 212: 504–512. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.11.006)

Sutherland, W.J., Bailey, M.J., Bainbridge, I.P., Brereton, T., Dick, J.T.A., Drewitt, J., Dulvy, N.K., Dusic, N.R., Freckleton, R.P., Gaston, K.J., Gilder, P.M., Green, R.E., Heathwaite, A.L., Johnson, S.M., Macdonald, D.W., Mitchell, R., Osborn, D., Owen, R.P., Pretty, J., Prior, S.V., Prosser, H., Pullin, A.S., Rose, P., Stott, A., Tew, T., Thomas, C.D., Thompson, D.B.A., Vickery, J.A., Walker, M., Walmsley, C., Warrington, S., Watkinson, A.R., Williams, R.J., Woodroffe, R. & Woodroof, H.J.

2008.

Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning

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Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 821–833. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01474.x )

Thorup, O., Ettrup, H. & Burton, N.H.K.

2008.

The 1997/98 Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey in Denmark

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19–21. In Burton, N.H.K., Rehfisch, M.M., Stroud, D.A. & Spray, C.J. (eds) The European Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey. International Wader Studies 18. International Wader Study Group, Thetford, UK. , Abstract

Votier, S.C., Birkhead, T.R., Oro, D., Trinder, M., Grantham, M.J., Clark, J.A., McCleery, R.H. & Hatchwell, B.J.

2008.

Recruitment and survival of immature seabirds in relation to oil spills and climate variability

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Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 974–983. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01421.x)

Wernham, C.V., Etheridge, B., Holling, M., Riddle, G., Riley, H.T., Stirling-Aird, P.K., Stroud, D., Thompson, D.B.A. & Wilson, J.

2008.

The Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme: objectives, achievements in the first four years, and plans for future development

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Ambio 37: 460–465. Link to Article (DOI: 10.1579/0044-7447(2008)37[463:TSRMSO]2.0.CO;2)