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Langley, L.P., Bearhop, S., Burton, N.H.K., Banks, A.N., Frayling, T., Thaxter, C., Clewley G., Scragg, E. & Votier, S.C. 2021. GPS tracking reveals landfill closures induce higher foraging effort and habitat switching in gulls. Movement Ecology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1186/s40462-021-00278-2)
Breiner, F.T., Anand, M., Butchart, S.H.M., Flörke, M., Fluet-Chouinard, E., Guisan, A., Hilarides, L., Jones, V.R., Kalyakin, M., Lehner, B., Leeuwen, M., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Voltzit, O. & Nagy, S. 2021. Setting priorities for climate change adaptation of Critical Sites in the Africa-Eurasian waterbird flyways. Global Change Biology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15961)
Kettel, E., Thaxter, C.B., Oppel, S., Carryer, A., Innis, L. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2021. Better utilisation and transparency of bird data collected by powerline companies. Journal of Environmental Management 302 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.114063)
Morrison C.A., Auniņš A., Benkő Z., Brotons L., Chodkiewicz T., Chylarecki P., Escandell V., Eskildsen D.P, Gamero A., Herrando S., Jiguet F., Kålås J.A., Kamp J., Klvaňová A., Kmecl P., Lehikoinen A., Lindström Å., Moshøj C., Noble D.G., Øien I.J., Paquet J-Y., Reif J., Sattler T., Seaman B.S., Teufelbauer N., Trautmann S., van Turnhout C.A.M., Vořišek P. & Butler S.J. 2021. Bird population declines and species turnover are changing the acoustic properties of spring soundscapes. Nature Communications View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26488-1)
Fuller, R. 2021. Woodland management and birds. Part 2. Conservation measures and strategies. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 115 (part 4) : 238-244
Mander, L., Scapin, L., Thaxter, C.B., Forster, R. & Burton, N.H.K. 2021. Long term changes in the abundance of benthic foraging birds in a restored wetland. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2021.673148)
Thomas, A., Cosby, B.J., Gooday, R., Lyons, H., Siriwardena, G., Kettel, E., Matthews, D., Beauchamp, K., Petr, M. & Emmet, B.A. 2021. Rapid adaptive modelling for policy support towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Brexit and the livestock sector in Wales. Environmental Science & Policy 125 Elsevier : 21-31 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.08.009)
Clewley, G. D., Barber, L.J., Conway, G.J., Clark, N.A., Donato, B.J., Thaxter, C.B. & Burton, N.H.K. 2021. Foraging habitat selection by breeding Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) from a declining coastal colony in the United Kingdom. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 261 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107564)
Gosal, A.S., McMahon, J.A., Bowgen, K.M., Hoppe, C.H. & Ziv, G. 2021. Identifying and Mapping Groups of Protected Area Visitors by Environmental Awareness. Land 10 Link to Article (DOI: 10.3390/land10060560)
Chang, Q., Ki, T.L.T., Anderson, G.Q.A., Brides, K., Clark, N.A., Ding, J., Leung, K.K.S., Li, J., Melville, D.S., Phillips, J., Weston, E., Yang, Z. & Green, R.E. 2021. Numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpipers in Jiangsu Province, China, during the post-breeding moult in relation to recent changes in the intertidal zone.. Wader Study 128 (part 2) : 125-136 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.18194/ws.00233)
Hughes, R., O'Hanlon, N.J., Calladine, J. & Harvey, P.V. 2021. The Shetland Bird Survey: Population trends for widespead breeding birds 2002-2019. Bird Study/Ringing & Migration View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2021.1955823)
Fuller, R. 2021. Woodland management and birds. Part 1. Sylvicultural systems and tree species.. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 115 : 168-174
Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2021. Engaging schools with long-term monitoring of nature. School Science Review 102 The Association for Science Education : 27-31 View Abstract
Hordley, L.A., Gillings, S., Petchey, O.L., Tobias, J.A. & Oliver, T.H. 2021. Diversity of response and effect traits provides complementary information about avian community dynamics linked to ecological function. Functional Ecology 35 (part 9) : 1 938-1 950 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13865)
Masden, E.A., Cook, A.S.C.P., McCluskie, A., Bouten, W., Burton, N.H.K. & Thaxter, C.B. 2021. When speed matters: The importance of flight speed in an avian collision risk model. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 90 Elsevier Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2021.106622)
Douglas, D.J.T., Brown, D., Cohen, S., Colwell, M., Donaghy, A., Drewitt, A., Finney, K., Franks, S., Heptinstall, D., Hilton, G., Kelly, S., Lindley, P., McCarthy, B., McCulloch, N., O’Donoghue, B., Sanders, S., Thompson, P. & Whitehead, S. 2021. Recovering the Eurasian Curlew in the UK and Ireland: progress since 2015 and looking ahead. British Birds 114 : 341-350
Cook, A.S.C.P., Burton, N.H.K., Dodd, S.G., Foster, S., Pell, R.J., Ward, R.M., Wright, L.J. & , Robinson, R.A. 2021. Temperature and density influence survival in a rapidly declining migratory shorebird. Biological Conservation Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109198)
van Rees, C.B., Aragonés, D., Bouten, B., Thaxter, C.B., Stienen, E., Bustamante, J. & Green, A.J. 2021. Dynamic space use of Andalusian rice fields by Lesser Black-Backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) is driven by flooding. Ibis Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12968)
Petrusková, T., Kahounová, H., Pišvejcová, I., Čermáková, A., Brinke, T., Burton, N.H.K. & Petrusek, A. 2021. Evaluating the potential effects of capturing and handling on subsequent observations of a migratory passerine through individual acoustic monitoring. Journal of Avian Biology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/jav.02739)
Nagy, S., Breiner, F.T., Anand, M., Butchart, S.H.M., Flörke, M., Fluet-Chouinard, E., Antoine Guisan, A., Hilarides, L., Jones, V.R., Kalyakin, M., Lehner, B., Pearce-Higgins, J.W. & Olga Voltzit, O. 2021. Climate change exposure of waterbird species in the African-Eurasian flyways. Bird Conservation International Link to Article (DOI: 10.1017/S0959270921000150)
Van Doren, B.M., Conway, G.J., Phillips, R.J., Evans, G.C., Roberts, G.C.M., Liedvogel, M. & Sheldon, B.C. 2021. Human activity shapes the wintering ecology of a migratory bird. Global Change Biology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15597)
Laidlaw, R.A., Smart, J., Ewing, H., Franks, S.E., Belting, H., Donaldson, L., Hilton, G.M., Hiscock, N., Hoodless, A.N., Hughes, B., Jarrett, N.S., Kentie, R., Kleyheeg, E., Lee, R., Roodbergen, M., Scott, D.M., Short, M.J., Syroechkovskiy, E.E., Teunissen, W., Ward, H., White, G. & Gill, J.A, 2021. Predator management for breeding waders: a review of current evidence and priority knowledge gaps. Wader Study
Brlík, V., Šilarová, E., Škorpilová, J., Alonso, H., Anton, M., Aunins, A., Benkö, Z., Biver, G., Busch, M., Chodkiewicz, T., Chylarecki, P., Coombes, D., de Carli, E., del Moral, J.C., Derouaux, A., Escandell, V., Eskildsen, D.P., Fontaine, B., Foppen, R.P.B., Gamero, A., Gregory, R.D., Harris, S., Herrando, S., Hristov, I., Husby, M., Ieronymidou, C., Jiquet, F., Kålås, J.A., Kamp, J., Kmecl, P., Kurlavičius, P., Lehikoinen, A., Lewis, L., Lindström, Å., Manolopoulos, A., Martí, D., Massimino, D., Moshøj, C., Nellis, R., Noble, D., Paquet, A., Paquet, J.-Y., Portolou, D., Ramírez, I., Redel, C., Reif, J., Ridzoň, J., Schmid, H., Seaman, B., Silva, L., Soldaat, L., Spasov, S., Staneva, A., Szép, T., Florenzano, G.T., Teufelbauer, N., Trautmann, S., van der Meij, T., van Strien, A., van Turnhout, C., Vermeersch, G., Vermouzek, Z., Vikstrøm, T., Voříšek, P., Weiserbs, A. & Klvaňová, A. 2021. Long-term and large-scale multispecies dataset tracking population changes of common European breeding birds. Scientific Data Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41597-021-00804-2)
Nguyen, K.H., Boersch-Supan, P.H., Hartman, R.B., Mendiola, S.Y., Harwood, V.J., Civitello, D.J. & Rohr, J.R. 2021. Interventions can shift the thermal optimum for parasitic disease transmission. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 118 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2017537118)
Humphreys, E.M., Austin, G.E., Frost, T.M., Mellan, H.J., Boersch-Supan, P., Burton, N.H.K., Balmer, D.E. 2021. Wader populations on the UK’s open coast: results of the 2015/16 Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey (NEWS-III) and a review of population trends. Bird Study 67 : 371-384 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2021.1884184)
Morrison, C.A., Butler, S.J., Robinson, R.A., Clark, J.A., Arizaga, J., Aunins, A., Baltà, O., Cepák, J., Chodkiewicz, T., Escandell, V., Foppen, R.P.B., Gregory, R.D., Husby, M., Jiguet, F., Kålås, J.A., Lehikoinen, A., Lindström, Å., Moshøj, C.M., Nagy, K., Nebot, A.L., Piha, M., Reif, J., Sattler, T., Škorpilová, J., Szép, T., Norbert Teufelbauer, N., Thorup, K., van Turnhout, C., Wenninger, T. & Gill, J.A. 2021. Covariation in population trends and demography reveals targets for conservation action. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2955)
Gutiérrez‐Cánovas, C., Worthington, T.A., Jâms, I.B., Noble, D.G., Perkins, D.M., Vaughan, I.P., Woodward, G., Ormerod, S.J. & Durance, I. 2021. Populations of high‐value predators reflect the traits of their prey. Ecography 44 : 1-13 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ecog.05438)
Kettel, E.F., Lakin, I., Heydown, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M. 2021. A comparison of breeding bird populations inside and outside of European Badger Meles meles control areas. Bird Study Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2021.1889460)
Green, R.E., Taggart, M.A., Pain, D.J., Clark, N.A., Clewley, L., Cromie, R., Elliot, B., Green, R.M.W., Huntley, B., Huntley, J., Leslie, R., Porter, R., Robinson, J.A., Smith, K.W., Smith, L., Spencer, J. & Stroud, D. 2021. Effect of a joint policy statement by nine UK shooting and rural organisations on the use of lead shotgun ammunition for hunting common pheasants Phasianus colchicus in Britain. Conservation Evidence 18 : 1-9 View Abstract
Green, R.E., Syroechkovskiy, E.E., Anderson, G.Q.A., Chang, Q., Chowdhury, S.U., Clark, J.A., Mohammod Foysal, M., Gerasimov, Y., Hughes, B., Kelly, C., Lappo, E., Lee, R., Leung, K.K.S., Li, J., Loktionov, E.Y., Melville, D.S., Phillips, J., Tomkovich, P.S., Weston, E., Weston, J., Yakushev, N. & Clark, N.A. 2021. New estimates of the size and trend of the world population of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper using three independent statistical models. Wader Study 128 Link to Article (DOI: 10.18194/ws.00218)
Nicolau, P.G., Burgess, M.D., Marques, T.A., Baillie, S.R., Moran, N.J., Leech, D.I. & Johnston, A. 2021. Latitudinal variation in arrival and breeding phenology of the pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca using large-scale citizen science data. Journal of Avian Biology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/jav.02646)
Martín‐Vélez, V., van Leeuwen, C.H.A., Sánchez, M.I., Hortas, F., Shamoun‐Baranes, J., Thaxter, C.B., Lens, L., Camphuysen, C.J. & Green, A.J. 2021. Spatial patterns of weed dispersal by wintering gulls within and beyond an agricultural landscape. Journal of Ecology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13619)
Brown, J.M., van Loon, E.E., Bouten, W., Camphuysen, K.C.J., Lens, L., Müller, W., Thaxter, C.B. & Shamoun‐Baranes, J. 2021. Long‐distance migrants vary migratory behaviour as much as short‐distance migrants: an individual‐level comparison from a seabird species with diverse migration strategies. Journal of Animal Ecology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13431)
Buchan, C., Gilroy, J.J., Catry, I., Bustamante, J., Marca, A.D., Atkinson, P.W., González, J.M. & Franco, A.M.A. 2021. Carryover effects of long-distance avian migration are weaker than effects of breeding environment in a partially migratory bird. Scientific Reports 11 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-80341-x)
Largey, N., Cook, A.S.C.P., Thaxter, C.B., McCluskie, A., Stokke, B.G., Wilson, B. & Masden, E.A. 2021. Methods to quantify avian airspace use in relation to wind energy development. Ibis Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12913)
Jellesmark, S., Ausden, M., Blackburn, T.M., Gregory, R.D., Hoffmann, M., Massimino, D., McRae, L. & Visconti, P. 2021. A counterfactual approach to measure the impact of wet grassland conservation on UK breeding bird populations. Conservation Biology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13692)
Goddard, M.A., Davies, Z.G., Guenat, S., Ferguson, M.J., Fisher, J.C., Akanni, A., Ahjokoski, T., Anderson, P.M.L., Angeoletto, F., Antoniou, C., Bates, A.J., Barkwith, A., Berland, A., Bouch, C.J., Rega-Brodsky, C.C., Byrne, L.B., Cameron, D., Canavan, R., Chapman, T., Connop, S., Crossland, S., Dade, M.C., Dawson, D.A, Dobbs,C., Downs, C.T., Ellis, E.C., Escobedo, F.J., Gobster, P., Gulsrud, N.M., Guneralp, B., Hahs, A.K., Hale, J.D., Hassall, C., Hedblom, M., Hochuli, D.F., Inkinen, T., Ioja, I.-C., Kendal, D., Knowland, T., Ingo Kowarik, I., Langdale, S.J., Lerman, S.B., MacGregor-Fors, I., Manning, P., Massini, P., McLean, S., Mkwambisi, D.D., Ossola, A., Luque, G.P., Pérez-Urrestarazu, L., Perini, K., Perry, G., Pett, T.J., Plummer, K.E., Radji, R.A., Roll, U., Potts, S.G., Rumble, H., Sadler, J.P., de Saille, S., Sautter, S., Scott, C.E., Shwartz, A., Smith, T., Snep, R.P.H. et al 2021. A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-01358-z)
Newson, S.E., Middleton, N., & Pearce, H. 2020. The acoustic identification of small terrestrial mammals in Britain. British Wildlife 32 : 186-194 View Abstract
Samplonius, J.M., Atkinson, A., Hassall, C., Keogan, K., Thackeray, S.J., Assmann, J.J., Burgess, M.D., Johansson, J., Macphie, K.H., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Simmonds, E.G., Varpe, Ø., Weir, J.C., Childs, D.Z., Cole, E.F., Daunt, F., Hart, T., Lewis, O.T., Pettorelli, N., Sheldon, B.C. & Phillimore, A.B. 2020. Strengthening the evidence base for temperature-mediated phenological asynchrony and its impacts. Nature Ecology & Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-01357-0)
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
Marchowski, D., Ławicki, Ł., Fox, A.D., Nielsen, R.D., Petersen, I.K., Hornman, M., Nilsson, L., Haas, F., Wahl, J., Kieckbusch, J., Nehls, H.W., Calbrade, N., Richard Hearn, R., Meissner, W., Fitzgerald, N., Luigujoe, L., Zenatello, M., Gaudard, C. & Koschinski, S. 2020. Effectiveness of the European Natura 2000 network to sustain a specialist wintering waterbird population in the face of climate change. Scientific Reports 10 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-77153-4)
Alder, D.C., Poore, A., Norrey, J., Newson, S.E. & Marsden, S.J. 2020. Irregular silviculture positively influences multiple bat species in a lowland temperate broadleaf woodland. Forest Ecology and Management Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118786)
Sutherland, W.J., Atkinson, P.W., Broad, S., Brown, S., Clout, M., Dias, M.P., Dicks, L.V., Doran, H., Fleishman, E., Garratt, E.L., Gaston, K.J., Hughes, A.C., Le Roux, X., Lickorish, F.A., Maggs, L., Palardy, J.E., Peck, L.S., Pettorelli, N., Pretty, J., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H., Walpole, M., Watson, J.E.M., Wentworth, J. & Thornton, A. 2020. A 2021 Horizon Scan of Emerging Global Biological Conservation Issues. Trends in Ecology and Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2020.10.014)