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Burton, N.H.K., Maclean, I..M.D. & Austin, G.E. 2007. An assessment of the feasibility of annual monitoring of winter gull roosts in the UK and possible outputs from such a scheme. Research Report no. 483. ISBN: 978-1-906204-54-9 54pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Atkinson, P.W., Austin, G.E., Rehfisch, M.M., Baker, H., Cranswick, P., Kershaw, M., Robinson, J., Langston, R.H.W., Stroud, D.A., Van Turnhout, C. & Maclean, I.M.D. 2006. Identifying declines in waterbirds: the effects of missing data, population variability and count period on the interpretation of long-term survey data. Biological Conservation 130 : 549-559 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2006.01.018)
Austin, G.E., Banks, A.N. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2006. Developing a Scottish Wintering Waterbird Indicator. Research Report no. 441. Link to publication
Austin, G.E., Burton, N.H.K. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2006. Newport Wetlands Reserve: assessment of the SPA potential of a newly established wetland 2000/01 to 2005/06. Research Report no. 451. ISBN: 978-1-906204-00-6 32pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E., Holloway, S. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2006. 2007 Non-estuarine coastal waterbird survey preparations and stratification. Research Report no. 438. ISBN: 1-904870-99-6 15pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E., Maclean, I.M.D., Atkinson, P.W. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2006. The UK Waterbirds Alerts System. Book title: Waterbirds around the World The Stationery Office, Edinburgh : 705-710 ISBN: 0114973334 / 978-0114973339
Banks, A.N., Burton, N.H.K., Calladine, J.R. & Austin, G.E. 2006. Winter gulls in the UK: population estimates from the 2003/04-2005/06 Winter Gull Roost Survey. Research Report no. 456. ISBN: 978-1-904870-93-7 58pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Banks, A.N., Collier, M.P., Austin, G.E., Hearn, R.D. & Musgrove, A.J. 2006. Waterbirds in the UK 2004/05: the Wetland Bird Survey. BTO/WWT/RSPB/JNCC, Thetford
Banks, A.N., Maclean, I.M.D., Burton, N.H.K., Austin, G.E., Carter, N., Chamberlain, D.E., Holt, C., Rehfisch, M.M., Pinder, S., Batty, A., Wakefield, E. & Gill, P. 2006. The potential effects on birds of the Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm: report for February 2004 to April 2006. Research Report no. 440. ISBN: 978-1-906204-05-1 267pp £20.00 Download Report (PDF)
Gillings, S., Austin, G.E., Fuller, R.J. & Sutherland, W.J. 2006. Distribution shifts in wintering Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria and Lapwing Vanellus vanellus in Britain. Bird Study 53 : 274-284 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063650609461443)
Jackson, S.F., Austin, G.E. & Armitage, M.J. 2006. Surveying waterbirds away from major waterbodies: implications for waterbird population estimates in Great Britain. Bird Study 53 : 105-111 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063650609461423)
Maclean, I.M.D., Burton, N.H.K. & Austin, G.E. 2006. Declines in over-wintering diving ducks at Lough Neagh and Lough Beg: comparisons of within site, regional, national and European trends. Research Report no. 432. ISBN: 978-1-906204-06-8 69pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Rehfisch, M.M. & Austin, G.E. 2006. Climate change and coastal waterbirds - the United Kingdom experience reviewed. Book title: Waterbirds around the World The Stationery Office, Edinburgh : 398-404 ISBN: 0114973334 / 978-0114973339
Austin, G.E. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2005. Shifting nonbreeding distributions of migratory fauna in relation to climatic change. Global Change Biology 11 : 31-38 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2003.00876.x)
Banks, A.N., Austin, G.E., Burton, N.H.K. & Mellan, H.J. 2005. Investigating possible movements of waterbirds between the Medway Estuary & Marshes SPA and neighbouring areas of the Thames and Swale Estuaries. Research Report no. 400. ISBN: 1-904870-43-0 162pp £15.00 Download Report (PDF), Download Report (PDF)
Banks, A.N., Burton, N.H.K., Austin, G.E., Carter, N., Chamberlain, D.E., Holt, C., Rehfisch, M.M., Wakefield, E. & Gill, P. 2005. The potential effects on birds of the Greater Gabbard offshore windfarm. Report for February 2004 - March 2005. Research Report no. 419. ISBN: 978-1-906204-04-4 195pp £15.00 Download Report (PDF)
Baylis, S.M., Austin, G.E., Hughes, G.J., Musgrove, A.J. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2005. Estimating Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo population changes as an aid to management. Research Report no. 406. ISBN: 1-904870-49-x 45pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Burton, N.H.K., Banks, A.N., Calladine, J.R., Austin, G.E., Armitage, M.J. & Holloway, S.J. 2005. Indexing winter gull populations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: an analysis of data from the 1953 to 2004 Winter Gull Roost Surveys. Research Report no. 380. ISBN: 978-1-906204-37-2 41pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Clark, N.A. & Austin, G.E. 2005. The use of tape recordings of roosting wader flocks to increase wader mist netting success. Wader Study Group Bulletin 107 : 46-49 Link to publication
Wither, A., Rehfisch, M. & Austin G. 2005. The impact of bird populations on the microbiological quality of bathing waters. Water Science & Technology 51 : 199-207 Link to publication
Austin, G.E. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2004. Shifting nonbreeding distributions of migratory fauna in relation to climatic change. Global Change Biology 11 (part 1) : 31-38 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2003.00876.x)
Banks, A.N. & Austin, G.E. 2004. Statistical comparisons of waterbird site trends with regional and national trends for incorporation within the WeBS Alerts system. Research Report no. 359. ISBN: 1-904870-15-5 31pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Banks, A.N., Austin, G.E. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2004. Southwest London waterbodies SPA wildfowl population analysis. Research Report no. 361. ISBN: 1-904870-09-0 74pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Burton, N.H.K., Jones, T.E., Austin, G.E., Watt, G.A., Rehfisch, M.M. & Hutchings, C.J. 2004. Effects of reductions in organic and nutrient loading on bird populations in estuaries and coastal waters of England and Wales. Phase 2 Report June 2003. Research Report no. 326. 150pp Download Report (PDF)
Burton, N.H.K., Jones, T.E., Austin, G.E., Watt, G.A., Rehfisch, M.M. & Hutchings, C.J. 2004. Effects of reductions in organic and nutrient loading on bird populations in estuaries and coastal waters of England and Wales. Phase 2 Report. EN Research Report No 586. English Nature, Peterborough ISBN: 0967-876X
Rehfisch, M.M., Austin, G.E., Freeman, S.N., Armitage, M.J.S. & Burton, N.H.K. 2004. The possible impact of climate change on the future distributions and numbers of waders on Britain's non-estuarine coast. Ibis 146 Book title: Climate Change and Coastal Birds : 70-81 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2004.00330.x)
Armitage, M.J.S, Austin, G.E., Ravenscroft, N.O.M. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2003. Towards determining the causes of declines in waterbird numbers on the Stour and Orwell estuaries SPA. Research Report no. 338. ISBN: 1-904870-04-X 64pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2003. The likely impact of sea level rise on waders (Charadrii) wintering on estuaries. Journal of Nature Conservation 11 : 43-58 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1078/1617-1381-00029)
Austin, G.E., Armitage, M.J.S., Burton, N.H.K., Fuller, R.A., Holloway, S.J., Musgrove, A.J., Rehfisch, M.M. & Willis, S.G. 2003. 2002-03 Pilot Winter Gull Roost Survey (including preliminary details of 2003-04 full winter gull roost survey). Research Report no. 325. ISBN: 1-902576-75-6 41pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Rehfisch, M.M., Austin, G.E., Armitage, M.J.S., Atkinson, P.W., Holloway, S.J., Musgrove, A.J. & Pollitt, M.S. 2003. Numbers of wintering waterbirds in Great Britain and the Isle of Man (1994/1995-1998/1999): II Coastal waders (Charadrii). Biological Conservation 112 : 329-341 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(02)00330-0)
Rehfisch, M.M., Holloway, S.J. & Austin. G.E. 2003. Population estimates of waders on the non-estuarine coasts of the UK and the Isle of Man during the winter of 1997-98. Bird Study 50 : 22-32 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063650309461286)
Wither, A., Rehfisch, M. & Austin, G. 2003. The impact of bird populations on the microbiological quality of bathing waters.. Book title: Diffuse Pollution Conference, Dublin 2003. Section 6. : 52-57 Link to publication
Armitage, M.J.S., Burton, N.H.K., Atkinson, P.W., Austin, G.E., Clark, N.A., Mellan, H.J. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2002. Reviewing the impact of agency permissions and activities on bird populations in SPAs Level 1 interpretation. + Appendices. Research Report no. 296. ISBN: 1-902576-82-9 573pp £25.00 Download Report (PDF)
Atkinson, P.W., Austin, G.E. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2002. WeBS Alert III - methodological and presentational considerations. Research Report no. 287. ISBN: 978-1-908581-06-8 40pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E. 2002. Determining Greylag and Canada Goose habitat associations during the breeding season. Research Report no. 286. ISBN: 1-902576-48-9 44pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E., Musgrove, A.J., Rehfisch, M.M. & Armitage, M.J.S. 2002. An objective method of quantifying the avian interest of an area by means of a weighted population index. Wader Study Group Bulletin 99 : 60-63 View at journal website (DOI: http://www.waderstudygroup.org/pubs/wsgbull/content.php)
Holloway, S.J., Armitage, M.J.S., Austin, G.E., Mellan, H.J. & Rehfisch, M.M.R. 2002. The role of birds as a potential source of bacterial contamination along Blackpool shoreline. Research Report no. 279. ISBN: 1-902576-51-9 82pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
Rehfisch, M.M, Austin, G.E., Holloway, S.J., Allan, J.R. & O'Connell, M. 2002. An approach to the assessment of change in the numbers of Canada Geese Branta canadensis and Greylag Geese Anser anser in southern Britain. Bird Study 49 : 50-59 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063650209461244)
Armitage, M.J.S., Austin, G.E. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2001. Cormorants along the River Wensum: an analysis of habitat associations. Research Report no. 262. ISBN: 1-902576-38-1 39pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Armitage, M.J.S., Austin, G.E., Holloway, S.J. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2001. The Pilot Dispersed Waterbirds Survey. Research Report no. 271. ISBN: 1-904870-63-5 35pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E., Rehfisch, M.M., Viles, H.A., & Berry, P.M. 2001. Impacts on coastal environments. : 177-228 Link to publication
Harrison, P.A., Berry, P.M., Viles, H.A., Austin, G.E., Hossell, J.E. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2001. Overview of impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Book title: Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Britain and Nature Conservation in Britain and Ireland - modelling natural resource responses to climate change (the MONARCH project).(Chapter 8) UKCIP Technical Report, Oxford : 241-256 Link to publication
Harrison, P.A., Dawson, T.P., Viles, H.A., Austin, G.E., & Berry, P.M. 2001. The MONARCH project: Study aims and methods. Book title: Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Britain and Nature Conservation in Britain and Ireland - modelling natural resource responses to climate change (the MONARCH project).(Chapter 1) UKCIP Technical Report, Oxford : 1-12 Link to publication
Atkinson, P.W., Austin, G.E., Burton, N.H.K., Musgrove, A.J., Pollitt, M. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2000. WeBS Alerts 1998/99: changes in numbers of wintering waterbirds in the UK at national, country and Special Protection Area (SPA) scales. Research Report no. 239. ISBN: 1-902576-47-0 143pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E., Peachel, I. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2000. Regional trends in coastal wintering waders in Britain. Bird Study 47 : 352-371 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063650009461195)
Rehfisch, M.M., Austin, G.E., Clark, N.A., Clarke, R.T., Holloway, S.J., Yates, M.G., dit Durrel, S.E.A. le V., Eastwood, J.A., Goss-Custard, J.D., Swetnam, R.D. & West, J.R. 2000. Predicting densities of wintering Redshank Tringa totanus from estuary characteristics: a method for assessing the likely impact of habitat change. Acta Ornithologica 35 : 25-32
Field, R.H., Armitage, M.J.S., Rehfisch, M.M., Austin, G.E., Musgrove, A.J. & Holloway, S.J. 1998. Lappel Bank and Fagbury Flats compensatory measures site suitability for waterfowl. Research Report no. 210. 85pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E. & Houston, D.C. 1997. Nest site selection by buzzards in mid-Argyll. Scottish Birds 19 : 55-57
Austin, G.E. & Houston, D.C. 1997. The breeding performance of the Buzzard Buteo buteo in Argyll, Scotland and a comparison with other areas in Britain. Bird Study 44 : 146-154 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063659709461050)

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