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Cooke, S.C., Balmford, A., Johnston, A., Massimino, D., Newson, S.E. & Donald, P.F. 2019. Road exposure and the detectability of birds in field surveys. Ibis View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12787)
Barre. K., Le Viol, I., Julliard, R., Pauwels, J. Newson, S.E., Julien, J-F., Claireau, F., Kerbiriou, C. & Bas, Y. 2019. Accounting for automated identification errors in acoustic surveys. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13198)
Newson S.E., Berthinussen A. 2019. Improving our understanding of the distribution and status of bats within the Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership Scheme area. Research Report no. 716. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 9781912642021 52pp £15.00 Download Report (PDF)
Denerley, C., Redpath, S.M., van der Wal, R., Newson, S.E., Chapman, J.W. & Wilson, J.D. 2018. Breeding ground correlates of the distribution and decline of the Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus at two spatial scales. Ibis View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12612)
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)
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)
Sullivan, M.J.P., Newson, S.E. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2016. Changing densities of generalist species underlie apparent homogenization of UK bird communities. Ibis 158 (part 3) : 645-655 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12370)
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)
Zeale, M.R.K., Bennitt, E., Newson, S.E., Packman, C., Browne, W.J., Harris, S., Jones, G. & Stone, E. 2016. Mitigating the Impact of Bats in Historic Churches: The Response of Natterer’s Bats Myotis nattereri to Artificial Roosts and Deterrence. PLoS ONE 11 (part 1) Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146782)
Sullivan, M.J.P., Newson, S.E. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2015. Using habitat-specific population trends to evaluate the consistency of the effect of species traits on bird population change. Biological Conservation 192 : 343-352 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.10.009)
Stone, E., Zeale, M.R.K., Newson S.E., Browne, W.J., Harris, S. & Jones, G. 2015. Managing Conflict between Bats and Humans: The Response of Soprano Pipistrelles (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) to Exclusion from Roosts in Houses. PLOS ONE 10 (part 8) Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131825)
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)
Pocock, M.J.O., Newson, S.E., Henderson, I.G., Peyton, J., Sutherland, W.J., Noble, D.G., Ball, S.G., Beckmann, B.C., Biggs, J., BreretonT., Bullock, D.J., Buckland, S.T., Edwards, M., Eaton, M.A., Harvey, M.C., Hill, M.O., Horlock, M., Hubble, D.S., Julian, A.M., Mackey, E.C., Mann, D.J., Marshall, M.J., Medlock, J.M., O'Mahony, E.M., Pacheco, M., Porter. K., Prentice, S., Procter, D.A., Roy, H.E., Southway, S.E., Shortall, C.R., Stewart, A.J.A., Wembridge, D.E., Wright, M.A. & Roy, D.B. 2015. Developing and enhancing biodiversity monitoring programmes: a collaborative assessment of priorities. Journal of Applied Ecology 52 (part 3) : 686-695 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12423)
Sullivan, M.J.P., Newson, S.E. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2015. Evidence for the buffer effect operating in multiple species at a national scale. Biology Letters 11 (part 1) Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0930)
Newson, S.E., Ross-Smith,V., Evans, I.,Harold, R.,Miller, R. & Barlow,K. 2014. Bat-monitoring: a novel approach. British Wildlife 25 : 264-269
Baillie, S.R., Marchant, J.H., Leech, D.I., Massimino, D., Sullivan, M.J.P., Eglington, S.M., Barimore, C., Dadam, D., Downie, I.S., Harris, S.J., Kew, A.J., Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G., Risely, K. & Robinson, R.A. 2014. BirdTrends 2014: trends in numbers, breeding success and survival for UK breeding birds. Research Report no. 662. Link to publication
Johnston, A., Newson, S.E., Risely, K., Musgrove, A.J., Massimino, D., Baillie, S.R. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2014. Species traits explain variation in detectability of UK birds. Bird Study 61 (part 3) : 340-350 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2014.941787)
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)
Wright, L.J., Newson, S.E. & Noble, D.G. 2014. The value of a random sampling design for annual monitoring of national populations of larger British terrestrial mammals. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60 : 213-221 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10344-013-0768-x)
Newson, S.E., Marchant, J.H., Sellers, R.M., Ekins, G.R., Hearn, R.D. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Colonisation and range expansion of inland-breeding Cormorants in England. British Birds 106 : 737-743 Download Report (PDF)
Chamberlain, D.E., Austin, G.E., Newson, S.E., Johnston, A. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Licensed control does not reduce local Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo population size in winter. Journal of Ornithology 154 (part 3) : 739-750 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-013-0938-3)
Johnston, A., Ausden, M., Dodd, A.M., Bradbury, R.B., Chamberlain, D.E., Jiguet, F., Thomas, C.D., Cook, A.S.C.P., Newson, S.E., Ockendon, N., Rehfisch, M.M., Roos, S., Thaxter, C.B., Brown, A., Crick, H.Q.P., Douse, A., McCall, R.A., Pontier, H., Stroud, D.A., Cadiou, B., Crowe, O., Deceuninck, B., Hornman, M. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2013. Observed and predicted effects of climate change on species abundance in protected areas. Nature Climate Change 3 : 1 055-1 061 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2035)
Musgrove, A.J., Aebischer, N.J., Eaton, M.A., Hearn, R.D., Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G., Parsons, M., Risely, K. & Stroud, D.A. 2013. Population estimates on birds in Great Britain and the United Kingdom. British Birds 106 : 64-100 Download Report (PDF)
Newson, S.E., Massimino, D., Johnston, A., Baillie, S.R. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2013. Should we account for detectability in population trends?. Bird Study 60 (part 3) : 384-390 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.805729)
Studeny, A.C., Buckland, S.T., Harrison, P.J., Illian, J.B., Magurran, A.E. & Newson, S.E. 2013. Fine-tuning the assessment of large-scale temporal trends in biodiversity using the example of British breeding birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 50 : 190-198 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12026)
Davey, C.M., Chamberlain, D.E., Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Johnston A. 2012. Rise of the Generalists: evidence for climate driven homogenization in avian communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21 (part 5) : 568-578 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00693.x)
Newson, S.E., Johnston, A., Renwick, A.R., Baillie, S.B. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. Modelling large-scale relationships between increasing abundance of deer and changes changes in bird populations in lowland England. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 (part 1) : 278-286 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02077.x)
Norman, D., Harris, R.J. & Newson, S.E. 2012. Producing regional estimates of population size for common and widespread breeding birds from national monitoring data. Bird Study 59 (part 1) : 10-21 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2011.623766)
Renwick, A.R., Johnston, A., Joys, A., Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2012. Composite bird indicators robust to variation in species selection and habitat specificity. Ecological Indicators 18 : 200-207 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.11.008)
Renwick, A.R., Massimino, D. Newson, S.E., Chamberlain, D.E., Pearce-Higgins, J.W. & Johnston, A. 2012. Modelling changes in species' abundance in response to projected climate change. Diversity and Distributions 18 : 121-132 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00827.x)
Buckland, S.T., Studeny, A., Magurran, A.E. & Newson, S.E. 2011. Biodiversity monitoring: the relevance of detectability. Book title: Biological diversity: frontiers in measurement and assessment Oxford University Press
Buckland, S.T., Studeny, A.C., Magurran, A.E., Illian, J.B. & Newson, S.E. 2011. The geometric mean of relative abundance indices: a biodiversity measure with a difference. Ecosphere 2 (part 9) : 1-19 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1890/ES11-00186.1)
Newson, S.E., Johnston, A., Parrott, D. & Leech, D.I. 2011. Evaluating the population-level impact of an invasive species, Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri, on native avifauna. Ibis 153 : 509-516 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2011.01121.x)
Baker, P.J., Thomas, R.L., Newson, S.E., Thompson, V. & Paling, N.R.D. 2010. Habitat associations and breeding bird community composition within the city of Bristol, UK. Bird Study 57 : 183-196 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063650903490270)
Douglas, D.J.T., Newson, S.E., Leech, D.I., Noble, D.G. & Robinson, R.A. 2010. How important are climate-induced changes in host availability for population processes in an obligate brood parasite, the European cuckoo?. Oikos View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18388.x)
Leech, D.I., Barimore, C.J., Shawyer, C.R. & Newson, S.E. 2010. The BTO Barn Owl Monitoring Programme: 2000-2008. Research Report no. 557. ISBN: 978-1-906204-77-8 44pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Newson, S.E, Leech, D.I., Hewson, C.M. Crick, H.Q.P. & Grice, P.V. 2010. Potential impact of Grey Squirrels Sciurus carolinensis on woodland bird populations in England. Journal of Ornithology : 211-218 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-009-0445-8)
Newson, S.E., Rexstad, E.A., Baillie, S.R., Buckland, S.T. & Aebischer, N.J. 2010. Population change of avian predators and grey squirrels in England: is there evidence for an impact on avian prey populations?. Journal of Applied Ecology : 244-252 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01771.x)
Evans, K.L., Newson S.E. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. Habitat influences on urban avian assemblages. Ibis 151 : 19-39 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00898.x)
MacLeod, C.J., Newson, S.E., Blackwell, G. & Duncan, R.P. 2009. Enhanced niche opportunities: can they explain the success of New Zealand's introduced bird species?. Diversity and Distributions 15 : 41-49 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00498.x)
Newson, S.E., Leech, D.I., Hewson, C.M., Crick, H.Q.P. & Grice, P.V. 2009. Population impact of grey squirrels Sciurus carolinensis on woodland bird populations in England. Journal of Ornithology 151 : 211-218 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-009-0445-8)
Newson, S.E., Ockendon, N., Joys, A., Noble, D.G. & Baillie, S.R. 2009. Comparison of habitat-specific trends in the abundance of breeding birds in the UK. Bird Study 56 : 233-243 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063650902792098)
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. Journal of Animal Ecology 77 : 395-405 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01332.x)
Freeman, S.N. & Newson, S.E. 2008. On a log-linear approach to detecting ecological interactions in monitored populations. Ibis 150 : 250-258 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919x.2007.00770.x.)
Newson, S.E., Dulvy, N., Hays, G.C., Houghton, J.D.R., Gerard, F.F., Hutson, A.M., Macleod, C.D., Mendes, S., Robinson, R., Sparks, T.H., Pierce, G.J. & Crick, H.Q.P. 2008. Indicators of the impact of climate change on migratory species. Research Report no. 495. ISBN: 978-1-906204-40-2 106pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
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. Journal of Applied Ecology 45 : 1 330-1 338 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01480.x)

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