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Johnston, A., Moran, N., Musgrove, A., Fink, D. & Baillie, S.R. 2020. Estimating species distributions from spatially biased citizen science data. Ecological Modelling 422 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108927)
Martay, B. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2020. Opening a can of worms: Can the availability of soil invertebrates be indicated by birds?. Ecological Indicators 113 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106222)
Ainsworth, G.B., Redpath, S.M., Wilson, M., Wernham, C. & Young, J.C. 2020. Integrating scientific and local knowledge to address conservation conflicts: Towards a practical framework based on lessons learned from a Scottish case study. Environmental Science & Policy 107 : 46-55 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.02.017)
Burgess, M.D., Finch, T., Border, J.A., Castello, J., Conway, G., Ketcher, M., Lawrence, M., Orsman, C.J., Mateos, J., Proud, A., Westerberg, S., Wiffen, T. & Henderson, I.G. 2020. Weak migratory connectivity, loop migration and multiple non‐breeding site use in British breeding Whinchats <i>Saxicola rubetra</i>. Ibis Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12825)
Finch, T., Green, R.E., Massimino, D., Peach, W.J. & Balmford, A. 2020. Optimising nature conservation outcomes for a given region‐wide level of food production. Journal of Applied Ecology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13594)
Woodward, I., Aebischer, N., Burnell, D., Eaton, M., Frost, T., Hall, C., Stroud, S. & Noble, D. 2020. APEP 4 - Population estimates of birds in Great Britain and the United Kingdom. British Birds 113 : 69-104
Boeri, M., Stojanovic, T.A., Wright, L.J., Burton, N.H.K., Hockley, N. & Bradbury, R.B. 2020. Public preferences for multiple dimensions of bird biodiversity at the coast: insights for the cultural ecosystem services framework. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106571)
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 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-56165-9)
Jiguet, F., Burgess, M., Thorup, K., Conway, G., Arroyo Matos, J.L., Barber, L., Black, J., Burton, N., Castelló, J., Clewley, G., Copete, J.L., Czajkowski, M.A., Dale, S., Davis, T., Dombrovski, V., Drew, M., Elts, J., Gilson, V., Grzegorczyk, E., Henderson, I., Holdsworth, M., Husbands, R., Lorrilliere, R., Marja, R., Minkevicius, S., Moussy, C., Olsson, P., Onrubia, A., Pérez, M., Piacentini, J., Piha, M., Pons, J.-M., Procházka, P., Raković, M., Robins, H., Seimola, T., Selstam, G., Skierczyński, M., Sondell, J., Thibault, J.-C., Tøttrup, A.P., Walker, J. & Hewson, C. 2019. Desert crossing strategies of migrant songbirds vary between and within species. Scientific Reports 9 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-56677-4)
Chapman, D.S., Gunn, I.D.M., Pringle, H.E.K., Siriwardena, G.M., Taylor, P., Thackeray, S.J., Willby, N.J. & Carvalho, L. 2019. Invasion of freshwater ecosystems is promoted by network connectivity to hotspots of human activity. Global Ecology and Biogeography Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/geb.13051)
Milanesi, P., Della Rocca, F. & Robinson, R.A. 2019. Integrating dynamic environmental predictors and species occurrences: Toward true dynamic species distribution models. Ecology and Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5938)
Martín-Vélez, V., Mohring, B., an Leeuwen, C.H.A., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Thaxter, C.B., Baert, J.M., Camphuysen, C.J. & Green, A.J. 2019. Functional connectivity network between terrestrial and aquatic habitats by a generalist waterbird, and implications for biovectoring. Science of the Total Environment 705 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135886)
Morecroft, M.D., Duffield, S., Harley, M., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Stevens, N., Watts, O. & Whitaker, J. 2019. Measuring the success of climate change adaptation and mitigation in terrestrial ecosystems. Science 366 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw9256 )
Dadam, D., Siasou, E., Woodward, S. & Clark, J.A. 2019. Migratory passerine birds in Britain carry Phytophthora ramorum inoculum on their feathers and "feet" at low frequency. Forest Pathology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/efp.12569)
Sutherland, W.J., Dias, M.P., Dicks, L.V., Doran, H., Entwistle, A.C., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D.W., Hails, R., Hughes, A.C., Hughes, J., Kelman, R., Le Roux, X., LeAnstey, B., Lickorish, F.A., Maggs, L., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Peck, L.S., Pettorelli, N., Pretty, J., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H., Wentworth, J. & Thornton, A. 2019. A Horizon Scan of Emerging Global Biological Conservation Issues for 2020. Trends in Ecology & Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.10.010)
Blackburn, E., Burgess, M., Freeman, B., Risely, A., Izang, A., Ivande, S., Hewson C. & Cresswell, W. 2019. Light stalks increase the precision and accuracy of non-breeding locations calculated from geolocator tags: a field test from a long-distance migrant. Bird Study Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2019.1690421)
Lewis-Phillips, J., Brooks, S.J., Sayer, C.D., McCrea, R., Siriwardena, G., Robson, H., Harrison A.L. & Axmacher, J.C. 2019. Seasonal benefits of farmland pond management for birds. Bird Study Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2019.1688762)
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 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108343)
Pellissier, V., Schmucki, R., Pe'er, G., Aunins, A., Brereton, T.M., Brotons, L., Carnicer, J., Chodkiewicz, T., Chylarecki, P., del Moral, J.C., Escandell, V., Evans, D., Foppen, R., Harpke, A., Heliölä, J., Herrando, S., Kuussaari, M., Kühn, E., Lehikoinen, A., Lindström, Å., Moshøj, C.M., Musche, M., Noble, D., Oliver, T.H., Reif, J., Richard, D., Roy, D.B., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Stefanescu, C., Teufelbauer, N., Touroult, J., Trautmann, S., van Strien, A.J., van Swaay, C.A.M., van Turnhout, C., Vermouzek, Z., Voříšek, P., Jiguet, F. &Julliard, R. 2019. Effects of Natura 2000 on nontarget bird and butterfly species based on citizen science data. Conservation Biology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13434)
Boersch-Supan, P.H., Trask, A.E. & Baillie, S.R. 2019. Robustness of simple avian population trend models for semi-structured citizen science data is species-dependent. Biological Conservation 240 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108286)
Isaac, N.J.B., Jarzyna, M.A., Keil, P., Dambly, L.I., Boersch-Supan, P.H., Browning, E., Freeman, S.N., Golding, N., Guillera-Arroita, G., Henrys, P.A., Jarvis, S., Lahoz-Monfort, J., Pagel, J., Pescott, O.L., Schmucki, R., Simmonds, E.G. & O’Hara, R.B. 2019. Data integration for large-scale models of species distributions. Trends in Ecology & Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.08.006)
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 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10980-019-00919-3)
Swallow, B., Buckland, S.T., King, R & Toms, M.P. 2019. Assessing factors associated with changes in the numbers of birds visiting gardens in winter: Are predators partly to blame? . Ecology and Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5702)
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 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12787)
Mason, L.R., Green, R.E., Howard, C., Stephens, P.A., Willis, S.G., Aunins, A., Brotons, L., Chodkiewicz, T., Chylarecki, P., Escandell, V., Foppen, R.P.B., Herrando, S., Husby, M., Jiguet, F., Kålå, J.A., Lindström, Å., Massimino, D., Moshøj, C., Nellis, R., Paquet, J.-Y., Reif, J., Sirkiä, P.M., Szép, T., Tellini Florenzano, G., Teufelbauer, N., Trautmann, S., van Strien, A., van Turnhout, C.A.M., Voříšek, P. & Gregory, R.D. 2019. Population responses of bird populations to climate change on two continents vary with species' ecological traits but not with direction of change in climate suitability. Climatic Change Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10584-019-02549-9)
Tucker, A.M., McGowan, C.P., Catalano, M.J., DeRose‐Wilson, A., Robinson, R.A. & Zimmerman, J. 2019. Foraging ecology mediates response to ecological mismatch during migratory stopover. Ecosphere 10 (part 10) Link to Article (DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2898)
Norevik, G., Åkesson, S., Artois, T., Beenaerts, N., Conway, G., Cresswell, B., Evens, R., Henderson, I., Jiguet, F. & Hedenström, A. 2019. Wind‐associated detours promote seasonal migratory connectivity in a flapping flying long‐distance avian migrant. Journal of Animal Ecology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13112)
Heldbjerg, H., Fox, A.D., Lehikoinen, A., Sunde, P., Aunins, A., Balmer, D.E., Calvi, G., Chodkiewicz, T., Chylarecki, P., Escandell, V., Foppen, R., Gamero, A., Hristov, I., Husby, M., Jiguet, F., Kmecl, P., Kålås, J.A., Lewis, L.J., Lindström, Å., Moshøj, C., Nellis, R., Paquet, J-Y., Portolou, D., Ridzon, J., Schmid, H., Skorpilová, J., Szabó, Z.D., Szép, T., Teufelbauer, N., Trautmann, S., van Turnhout, C., Vermouzek, Z., Voríšek, P. & Weiserbs, A. 2019. Contrasting population trends of Common Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) across Europe. Ornis Fennica 96 View Abstract
Littlewood, N.A, Mason, T.H.E., Hughes, M., Jacques, R., Whittingham, M.J. & Willis, S.G. 2019. The influence of different aspects of grouse moorland management on nontarget bird assemblages . Ecology and Evolution Link to Article (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5613)
Thaxter, C.B., Ross-Smith, V.H., Bouten, W., Clark, N.A., Conway, G.J., Masden, E.A., Clewley, G.D., Barber, L.J. & Burton, N.H.K. 2019. Avian vulnerability to wind farm collision through the year: insights from Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) tracked from multiple breeding colonies. Journal of Applied Ecology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13488)
Pearce-Higgins, J.W. & Crick, H.Q.P. 2019. One-third of English breeding bird species show evidence of population responses to climatic variables over 50 years. Bird Study Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2019.1630360)
Shutt, J.D., Cabello, I.B., Keogan, K., Leech, D.I., Samplonius, J.M., Whittle, L., Burgess, M.D. & Phillimore, A.B. 2019. The environmental predictors of spatio-temporal variation in the breeding phenology of a passerine bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0952)
Martín‐Vélez, V., Sánchez, M.I., Shamoun‐Baranes, J. Thaxter, C.B., Stienen, E.W.M., Camphuysen, C.J. & Green, A.J. 2019. Quantifying nutrient inputs by gulls to a fluctuating lake, aided by movement ecology methods. Freshwater Biology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13374)
Sirami, C., Gross, N., Bosem Baillod, A., Bertrand, C., Carrié, R., Hass, A., Henckel, L., Miguet, P., Vuillot, C., Alignier, A., Girard, J., Batár, P., Clough, Y., Violle, C., Giralt, D., Bota, G., Badenhausser, I., Lefebvre, G., Gauffre, B., Vialatte, A., Calatayud, F., Gil-Tenam A,, Tischendorf, L., Mitchell, S., Lindsay, K., Georges, R., Hilaire, S., Recasens, J., Solé-Senan, X.O., Robleño, I., Bosch, J., Barrientos, J.A., Ricarte, A., Marcos-Garcia, M.A., Miñano, J., Mathevet, R., Gibon, A., Baudry, J., Balent, G., Poulin, B., Burel, F., Tscharntke, T., Bretagnolle, V., Siriwardena, G.M., Ouin, A., Brotons, L., Martin, J.-L. & Fahrig, L. 2019. Increasing crop heterogeneity enhances multitrophic diversity across agricultural regions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Link to Article (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1906419116)
Calladine, J., Jarrett, D. & Wilson, M. 2019. Breeding bird assemblages supported by developing upland shrub woodland are influenced by micro-climate and habitat structure. Bird Study Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2019.1635986)
Dadam, D., Robinson, R.A., Clements, A., Peach, W.J., Bennett, M., Rowcliffe, J.M. & Cunningham, A.A. 2019. Avian malaria-mediated population decline of a widespread iconic bird species. Royal Society Open Science 6 (part 7) Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rsos.182197)
Dadam, D. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2019. Agri-environment effects on birds in Wales: Tir Gofal benefited woodland and hedgerow species . Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 284 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2019.106587)
Pringle, H., Wilson, M., Calladine, J. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2019. Associations between gamebird releases and general predators. Journal of Applied Ecology Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13451)
Herrando, S., Keller, V., Bauer, H.-G., Brotons, L., Eaton, M., Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Lehikoinen, A., Milanesi,P., Noble, D., Ramírez, I., Voříšek P. & Foppen, R. 2019. Using the first European Breeding Bird Atlas for science and perspectives for the new Atlas. Bird Study Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2019.1618242)
Douglas, D.J.T. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2019. Variation in ectoparasitic sheep tick Ixodes ricinus infestation on European Golden Plover chicks Pluvialis apricaria and implications for growth and survival. Bird Study 66 (part 1) : 92-102 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2019.1617234)
Grafius, D.R., Corstanje, R., Warren, P.H., Evans, K.L., Norton, B.A., Siriwardena, G.M., Pescott, O.L., Plummer, K.E., Mears, M., Zawadzka, J., Richards, J.P. & Harris, J.A. 2019. Using GIS-linked Bayesian Belief Networks as a tool for modelling urban biodiversity . Landscape and Urban Planning 189 : 382-395 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.05.012)
Siriwardena, G.M., Henderson, I.G., Noble, D.G., & Fuller, R.J. 2019. How can assemblage structure indices improve monitoring of change in bird communities using ongoing survey data?. Ecological Indicators 104 : 669-685 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.05.046)
Plummer, K.E., Risely, K., Toms, M.P. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2019. The composition of British bird communities is associated with long-term garden bird feeding. Nature Communications Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10111-5)
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 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13198)
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 Link to Article (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 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13177)
Burke, B., Lewis, L. J., Fitzgerald, N., Frost, T., Austin, G. & Tierney, T. D. 2019. Estimates of waterbird numbers wintering in Ireland, 2011/12–2015/16. Irish Birds 41 : 1-12
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 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13316)
Dale, C.A., Nocera, J.J., Franks, S.E., Kyser, T.K. & Ratcliffe, L.M. 2019. Correlates of alternative migratory strategies in western bluebirds . Journal of Avian Biology View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/jav.02031)

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