All publications for Simon Gillings

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 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2018.1438362)
Newson, S. E., Evans, H. E., Gillings, S.G., 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 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-2081-2)
Franks, S.E., Douglas, D.J.T., Gillings, S. & Pearce-Higgings, J.W. 2017. Environmental correlates of breeding abundance and population change of Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata in Britain. Bird Study 64 (part 3) 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 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 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 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. Link to publication ISBN: 978-1-908581-69-3 23pp
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
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 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)
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 early online 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. Link to publication ISBN: 978-1-908581-56-3 24pp
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 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
Gillings, S., Balmer, D.E. & Fuller, R.J. 2014. Directionality of recent bird distribution shifts and climate change in Great Britain. Global Change Biology View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12823)
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)
Dawn Balmer, Simon Gillings, Brian Caffrey, Bob Swann, Iain Downie, Rob Fuller 2013. Bird Atlas 2007-11: The Breeding and Wintering Birds of Britain and Ireland. British Trust for Ornithology Link to publication ISBN: 978-1908581280 720pp £69.99
Balmer, D.E., Gillings, S., Caffrey, B.J., Swann, R.L. & Fuller, R.J. 2013. Setting the scene. Book title: Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland BTO Books, Thetford : 18-30 ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0
Balmer, D.E., Gillings, S., Caffrey, B.J., Swann, R.L., Downie, I.S. & Fuller, R.J. 2013. Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland. Book title: Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland BTO Books, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0
Downie, I.S., Gillings, S. & Wright, K.M.H. 2013. Online data capture and engagement. Book title: Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland BTO Books, Thetford : 48-63 ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0
Fuller, R.J., Gillings, S., Lauder, A. & Crowe, O. 2013. Pattern and change in the British and Irish avifaunas over a 40-year period. Book title: Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland BTO Books, Thetford : 115-147 ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0
Gillings, S. 2013. Data analysis and map production. Book title: Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland BTO Books, Thetford : 66-87 ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0
Gillings, S. & Balmer, D.E. 2013. Interpretation of species accounts. Book title: Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland BTO Books, Thetford : 149-156 ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0
Gillings, S., Balmer, D.E., Caffrey, B.J. & Swann, R.L. 2013. Survey methods and data sources. Book title: Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland BTO Books, Thetford : 33-45 ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0
Gillings, S., Balmer, D.E., Swann, R.L. & Caffrey, B.J. 2013. Coverage and effort. Book title: Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland BTO Books, Thetford : 90-113 ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0
Thomas, C.D., Anderson, B.J., Moilanen, A., Eigenbrod, F., Heinemeyer, A., Quaife, T., Roy, D.B., Gillings, S., Armsworth, P.R. & Gaston, K.J. 2013. Reconciling biodiversity and carbon conservation. Ecology Letters 16 : 39-47 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ele.12054)
Gillings, S., Avontins, A., Crowe, O., Dalakchieva, S., Devos, K., Elts, J., Green, M., Gunnarsson, T.G., Kleefstra, R., Kubelka, V., Lehtiniemi, T., Meissner, W., Pakstyte, E., Rasmussen, L., Szimuly, G. & Wahl, J. 2012. Results of a coordinated count of Eurasian Golden Plovers Pluvialis apricaria in Europe during October 2008.. Wader Study Group Bulletin 119 : 125-128
Oliver, T.H., Gillings, S., Girardello, M., Rapacciuolo, G., Brereton, T.M., Siriwardena, G., Roy, D.B., Pywell, R. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. Population density but not stability can be predicted from species distribution models. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 (part 3) : 581-590 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02138.x)
Rappaccioulo, G., Roy, D.B., Gillings, S., Fox, R., Walker, K. & Purvis, A. 2012. Climatic associations of British species distributions show good transferability in time but low predictive accuracy for range change. PLOS ONE 7 (part 7) Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040212)
Holland, R.A., Eigenbrod, F., Armsworth, P.R., Anderson, B.J., Thomas, C.D., Heinemeyer, A., Gillings, S., Roy, D.B. & Gaston, K.J. 2011. Spatial covariation between freshwater and terrestrial ecosystem services. Ecological Applications 21 : 2 034-2 048
Moilanen, A., Anderson, A.J., Eigenbrod, F., Heinemeyer, A., Roy, D.B., Gillings, S., Armsworth, P.R., Gaston, K.J. & Thomas, C.D. 2011. Balancing alternative land uses in conservation prioritization. Ecological Applications 21 : 1 419-1 426
Gillings, S., Swann, B., Balmer, D. & Wernham, C. 2011. Bird Atlas 2007-11: Measuring Change in Bird Distribution and Abundance. Book title: The Changing Nature of Scotland. The Stationery Office, Scotland, Edinburgh : 67-72
Butler, S.J., Mattison, E.H.A., Glithero, N.J., Robinson, L.J., Atkinson, P.W., Gillings, S., Vickery, J.A. & Norris, K. 2010. Resource availability and the persistence of seed-eating bird populations in agricultural landscapes : a mechanistic modelling approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 47 : 67-75 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01750.x)
Eigenbrod, F., Anderson, B.J., Armsworth, P.R., Heinemeyer, A., Gillings, S., Roy, D.B., Thomas, C.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2010. Representation of ecosystem services by tiered conservation strategies. Conservation Letters 3 : 184-191 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00102.x)
Eigenbrod, F., Armsworth, P.R., Anderson, B.J., Heinemeyer, A., Gillings, S., Roy, D.B., Thomas, C.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2010. Error propagation associated with benefits transfer based mapping of ecosystems. Biological Conservation 143 : 2 487-2 493 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.06.015)
Eigenbrod, F., Armsworth, P.R., Anderson, B.J., Heinemeyer, A., Gillings, S., Roy, D.B., Thomas, C.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2010. The impact of proxy-based methods on mapping the distribution of ecosystem services. Journal of Applied Ecology : 377-385 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01777.x)
Gillings, S., Henderson, I.G., Morris, A.J. & Vickery, J.A. 2010. Assessing the implications of the loss of set-aside for farmland birds. Ibis 152 : 713-723 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01058.x)
Gillings, S., Swann, B., Balmer D. & Wernham C. 2010. Bird Atlas 2007-11: measuring change in bird distribution and abundance. Book title: The Changing Nature of Scotland The Stationery Office, Edinburgh ISBN: 9.78E+12
Anderson, B.J., Armsworth, P.R., Eigenbrod, F., Thomas, C.D., Gillings, S., Heinemeyer, A., Roy, D.B. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. Spatial covariance between biodiversity and other ecosystem service priorities. Journal of Applied Ecology 46 : 888-896 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01666.x)

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