Jennifer Border

Spatial Ecologist

Jennifer works on a range of large scale projects using spatial modelling to better understand factors determining bird distributions.

2012-2015 - PhD, Lancaster University, “Determinants of survival, productivity and recruitment in a declining migrant bird, the whinchat, Saxicola rubetra”.
2005-2009 - BSc Honours Ecology and Conservation, University of St Andrews.

Interests & Responsibilities

Jennifer undertakes a wide range of projects at BTO. Current projects include investigating the potential for non-native species to invade the UK, and determining how bats are affected by human population density, looking at the best ways to plan future housing to minimise this impact.

Prior to joining BTO Jennifer was involved in research such as determining population limitations in a lowland grassland migrants (the whinchat), tagging and tracking seabirds and eradication of the invasive myna birds in the Seychelles.

Recent BTO Publications

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 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108343)
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
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)
Border, J.A., Atkinson, L.R., Henderson, I.G., Hartley, I.R. 2017. Nest monitoring does not affect nesting success of Whinchats Saxicola rubetra. IBIS View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12574)
Border, J.A., Henderson, I.G., Ash, D. & Hartley, I.R. 2017. Characterising demographic contributions to observed population change in a declining migrant bird. Journal of Avian Biology 48 : 1-11 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/jav.01305) 11pp
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)

Other Publications

Feare, C.J., van der Woude, J., Greenwell, P., Edwards, H.A., Taylor, J.A., Larose, C.S., Ahlen, P.-A., West, J.,Chadwick, W., Pandey, S., Garcia, F., Komdeur, J. & de Groene, A. 2016. Eradication of Common Mynas Acridotheres tristis from Denis Island, Seychelles. Pest Management Science. DOI 10.1002/ps.4263.

Taylor, J. A. 2015. Determinants of variation in productivity, adult survival and recruitment in a declining migrant bird: the Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra. PhD Thesis. Lancaster University, Lancaster.

Taylor, J. A., Henderson, I. G., Hartley, I. R. 2015. Breeding Whinchats (Saxicola rubetra) on Salisbury Plain: Evidence that carrying capacity is not currently limited by habitat or food availability. In: Bastian, H-V., Feulner, J. (eds): Living on the Edge of Extinction in Europe. Proc. 1st European Whinchat symposium: 211-218. LBV Hof, Helmbrechts.

Feare, C.J., Edwards,H., Taylor, J.A., Greenwell, P. A., Larose,C. S., Mokhoko, E. & Dine. M. 2015. Stars in their eyes: iris colour and pattern in Common Mynas Acridotheres tristis on Denis and North Islands, Seychelles. Bull. B.O.C. 2015135: 61-68.

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