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Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Balmer, D.E., Eaton, M.A., Noble, D.G., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Woodcock, P. & Gillings, S. 2021. The Breeding Bird Survey 2020. Research Report no. 736. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk ISBN: 978-1-912642-28-1 Download Report (PDF)
Darvill, B., Harris, S.J., Martay, B., Wilson, M. & Gillings, S. 2020. Delivering robust population trends for Scotland's widespread breeding birds. Scottish Birds 40 (part 4) : 297-304 8pp Download Report (PDF)
Massimino, D., Harris, S.J. & Gillings, S. 2020. Phenological mismatch between breeding birds and their surveyors and implications for estimating population trends. Journal of Ornithology 162 : 143-154 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-020-01821-5)
Plummer, K.E., Gillings, S. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2020. Evaluating the potential for bird‐habitat models to support biodiversity‐friendly urban planning. Journal of Applied Ecology 57 : 1 902-1 914 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13703)
Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Balmer, D.E., Eaton, M.A., Noble, D.G., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Woodcock, P. & Gillings, S. 2020. The Breeding Bird Survey 2019. Research Report no. 726. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-912642-15-1 Download Report (PDF)
Border, J.A. & Gillings, S. 2020. Fine-scale mapping of relative abundance and trends, and extraction of small-area population trends for breeding birds. Research Report no. 720. BTO, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-912642-08-3 28pp Download Report (PDF)
Hill, A., Gillings, S., Berriman, A., Brouwer, A., Breed, A.C., Snow, L., Ashton, A., Byrne, C. & Irvine, R.M. 2019. Quantifying the spatial risk of Avian Influenza introduction into British poultry by wild birds. Scientific Reports 9 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-56165-9)
Gili, F., Newson, S.E., Gillings, S., Chamberlain, D.E. & Border, J.A. 2019. Bats in urbanising landscapes: habitat selection and recommendations for a sustainable future. Biological Conservation 241 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108343)
Burgess, M., Gregory, R., Wilson, J., Gillings, S., Evans, A., Chisholm, K., Southern, A. & Eaton, M. 2019. A new framework of spatial targeting for single-species conservation planning. Landscape Ecology : 2 765-2 778 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10980-019-00919-3) 14pp
Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Eaton, M.A., Gillings, S., Noble, D.G., Balmer, D.E., Pearce-Higgins, J.W. & Woodcock, P. 2019. The Breeding Bird Survey 2018. Research Report no. 702. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-912642-05-2 Download Report (PDF)
Gillings, S., Balmer, D.E., Caffrey, B.J., Downie, I.S., Gibbons, D.W., Lack, P.C., Reid, J.B., Sharrock, J.T.R., Swann, R.L. & Fuller, R.J. 2019. Breeding and wintering bird distributions in Britain and Ireland from citizen science bird atlases. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28 : 866-874 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/geb.12906)
Graham, L.J., Spake, R., Gillings, S., Watts, K. & Eigenbrod, F. 2019. Incorporating fine-scale environmental heterogeneity into broad-extent models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10 : 767-778 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13177) 12pp
Finch, T., Gillings, S., Green, R.E., Massimino, D., Peach, W.J. & Balmford, A. 2019. Bird conservation and the land sharing‐sparing continuum in farmland‐dominated landscapes of lowland England. Conservation Biology 33 : 1 045-1 055 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13316)
Massimino D. & Gillings S. 2018. Updating information on the period of reproduction and prenuptial migration for UK and Irish species included on Annex II of the EU Birds Directive. Research Report no. 711. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 9781908581976 30pp Download Report (PDF)
Clark, J.A., Atkinson, P.W., Dey, A., Gillings, S., Mace, J. & Neima, S. 2018. Large gulls taking fully grown shorebirds during spring passage in Delaware Bay, USA. Wader Study 125 (part 2) : 144-146 View at journal website (DOI: 10.18194/ws.00119) 3pp
Jennifer A. Border, Dario Massimino, Simon Gillings 2018. Potential Future Distribution & Abundance Patterns of Common Buzzards Buteo Buteo. Research Report no. 707. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-908581-95-2 34pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Massimino D., Harris S.J., Gillings, S 2018. Evaluating spatiotemporal trends in terrestrial mammal abundance using data collected during bird surveys. Biological Conservation 226 : 153-167 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.07.026)
Martay, B., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Harris, S.J. & Gillings, S. 2018. Monitoring landscape-scale environmental changes with citizen scientists: Twenty years of land use change in Great Britain. Journal for Nature Conservation 44 : 33-42 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2018.03.001)
Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Baillie, S.R., Boughey, K., Bourn, N.A.D., Foppen, R.P.B., Gillings, S., Gregory, R.D., Hunt, T., Jiguet, F., Lehikoinen, A., Musgrove, A.J., Robinson, R.A., Roy, D.B., Siriwardena, G.M., Walker, K.J., Wilson, J.D 2018. Overcoming the challenges of public data archiving for citizen science biodiversity recording and monitoring schemes. Journal of Applied Ecology 55 : 2 544-2 551 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13180)
Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Gillings, S., Eaton, M.A., Noble, D.G., Balmer, D.E., Procter, D., PearceHiggins, J.W. & Woodcock, P. 2018. The Breeding Bird Survey 2017. Research Report no. 701. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-908581-92-1 Download Report (PDF)
Border, J.A., Johnston, A. & Gillings, S. 2018. Can climate matching predict the current and future climatic suitability of the UK for the establishment of non-native birds?. Bird Study 65 : 72-83 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2018.1438362)
Newson, S.E., Evans, H.E., Gillings, S., Jarret, D., Raynor, R., Wilson, M.W. 2017. Large-scale citizen science improves assessment of risk posed by wind farms to bats in southern Scotland. Biological Conservation 215 : 61-71 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.09.004)
Massimino, D., Johnston, A., Gillings, S., Jiguet, F. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2017. Projected reductions in climatic suitability for vulnerable British Birds. Climatic Change 145 : 117-130 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-2081-2)
Franks, S.E., Douglas, D.J.T., Gillings, S. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2017. Environmental correlates of breeding abundance and population change of Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata in Britain. Bird Study 64 : 393-409 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2017.1359233)
Stanbury, A., Brown, A., Eaton, M., Aebischer, N., Gillings, S., Hearn, R., Noble, D., Stroud, D. & Gregory, R. 2017. The risk of extinction for birds in Great Britain. British Birds 110 : 502-517
Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Gillings, S.E., Eaton, M.A, Noble, D.G., Balmer, D.E., Procter, D. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2017. The Breeding Bird Survey 2016. Research Report no. 700. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford Download Report (PDF)
Border, J.A., Newson, S.E., White, D.C.J. & Gillings, S. 2017. Predicting the likely impact of urbanisation on bat populations using citizen science data, a case study for Norfolk, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning 162 : 44-55 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.02.005)
Newson, S. E., Bas, Y., Murray, A. & Gillings, S. 2017. Potential for coupling the monitoring of bush-crickets with established large-scale acoustic monitoring of bats. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8 : 1 051-1 062 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12720)
Oliver, T.H., Gillings, S., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Brereton, T., Crick, H.Q.P., Duffield, S.J., Morecroft, M.D. & Roy, D.B. 2017. Large extents of intensive land use limit community reorganization during climate warming. Global Change Biology 23 : 2 272-2 283 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13587)
Kosmider, R., Smith, J., Gillings, S., Snow, L., Breed, A.C., Irvine, R.M. & Hill, A. 2016. Updated risk of H5N1 HPAI incursion to poultry in Great Britain via wild birds. Veterinary Record 179 : 464-464 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1136/vr.103700) 2pp
Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Newson, S.E., Eaton, M.A., Marchant, J.H., Balmer, D.E., Noble, D.G., Gillings, S., Procter, D. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2016. The Breeding Bird Survey 2015. Research Report no. 687. ISBN: 978-1-908581-69-3 23pp Download Report (PDF)
Dyer, R.J., Gillings, S., Pywell, R.F., Fox, R., Roy, D.B. & Oliver, T.H. 2016. Developing a biodiversity-based indicator for large-scale environmental assessment: a case study of proposed shale gas extraction sites in Britain. Journal of Applied Ecology 54 : 872-882
Holloway, P., Miller, J.A. & Gillings, S. 2016. Incorporating movement in species distribution models: how do simulations of dispersal affect the accuracy and uncertainty of projections?. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 30 : 2 050-2 074 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2016.1158823)
B Martay, J W Pearce-Higgins, S Gillings & S R Baillie 2016. An assessment of the potential benefits of additional stratification of BBS squares by habitat and accessibility to enhance the monitoring of rare species and habitats. . Research Report no. 677. ISBN: 978-1-908581-59-4 39pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Newson, S.E., Moran, N.J., Musgrove, A.J., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Gillings, S., Atkinson, P.W., Miller, R., Grantham, M.J. & Baillie, S.R. 2016. Long-term changes in the migration phenology of UK breeding birds detected by large-scale citizen science recording schemes. Ibis 158 (part 3) : 481-495 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12367)
Stuart E. Newson, David J. Turvey, Samuel Neal, Simon Gillings 2016. Earth Observation Data Integration Pilot Project 5 - Developing community and crowd-sourced validation of 'Living Maps'. Research Report no. 682. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford 382pp Download Report (PDF)
Heward, C.J., Hoodless, A.N., Conway,G.J., Aebischer,N.J., Gillings, S. & Fuller, R.J. 2015. Current status and recent trend of the Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola as a breeding bird in Britain. Bird Study View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2015.1092497)
Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Newson, S.E., Eaton, M.A., Balmer, D.E., Noble, D.G., Musgrove, A.J., Gillings, S., Procter, D. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2015. The Breeding Bird Survey 2014. Research Report no. 673. ISBN: 978-1-908581-56-3 24pp Download Report (PDF)
Mason, S.C., Palmer, G., Fox, R., Gillings, S., Hill, J.K., Thomas, C.D. & Oliver, T.H. 2015. Geographical range margins of many taxonomic groups continue to shift polewards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 115 (part 3) : 586-597 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/bij.12574)
Kirby, W.B., Bellamy, P.E., Stanbury, A.J., Andrew J. Bladon, A.J, Grice, P.V. & Gillings, S. 2015. Breeding season habitat associations and population declines of British Hawfinches Coccothraustes coccothraustes. Bird Study 62 (part 3) : 348-357 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2015.1046368)
Newson, S.E., Evans, H.E. & Gillings, S. 2015. A novel citizen science approach for large-scale standardised monitoring of bat activity and distribution, evaluated in eastern England. Biological Conservation 191 : 38-49 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.009)
Burgess, M.D., Bellamy, P.E., Gillings, S., Noble, D., Grice, P.V. & Conway, G.J. 2015. The impact of changing habitat availability on population trends of woodland birds associated with early successional plantation woodland. Bird Study 62 (part 1) : 39-55 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2014.998622)
Gillings, S., Balmer, D.E. & Fuller, R.J. 2015. Directionality of recent bird distribution shifts and climate change in Great Britain. Global Change Biology 21 : 2 155-2 168 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12823)
Gillings, S. 2014. Forty years of distribution change in the uplands: insights from atlases. Book title: Ecology and conservation of birds in upland and alpine habitats: Proceedings of the BOU Annual Conference held at the University of Leicester, 1-3 April 2014 BOU Link to publication
Henderson, I., Calladine, J., Massimino, D., Taylor, J.A. & Gillings, S. 2014. Evidence for contrasting causes of population change in two closely related, sympatric breeding species the Whinchat Saxicola rubetra and Stonechat Saxicola torquata in Britain. Bird Study 61 (part 4) : 553-565 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2014.962482)
Newson, S.E., Oliver, T.H., Gillings, S., Crick, H.Q.P., Morecroft, M.D., Duffield, S.J., Macgregor, N.A. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2014. Can site and landscape-scale environmental attributes buffer bird populations against weather events?. Ecography 37 (part 9) : 872-882 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ecog.00575)
Rapacciuolo, G., Roy, D.B., Gillings, S. & Purvis, A. 2014. Temporal validation plots: quantifying how well correlative species distribution models predict species' range changes over time. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5 : 407-420 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12181)

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