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It is BTO’s policy to make public the results of our research. Our aim is to publish as much as possible of our work in the peer reviewed scientific literature.  Many results are also published in our BTO Research Report series.

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
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
Bateman, I.J., Harwood, A.R., Mace, G.M., Watson, R.T., Abson, D.J., Andrews, B., Binner, A., Crowe, A., Day, B.H., Dugdale, S., Fezzi, C., Foden, J., Hadley, D., Haines-Young, R., Hulme, M., Kontoleon, A., Lovett, A.A., Munday, P., Pascual, U., Paterson, J., Perino, G., Sen, A., Siriwardena, G. van Soest, D. & Termansen, M. 2013. Bringing Ecosystem Services into Economic Decision-Making: Land Use in the United Kingdom. Science 341 : 45-50 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1126/science.1234379)
Bateman, I.J., Harwood, A.R., Mace, G.M., Watson, R.T., Abson, D.J., Andrews, B., Binner, A., Crowe, A., Day, B.H., Dugdale, S., Fezzi, C., Foden, J., Hadley, D., Haines-Young, R., Hulme, M., Kontoleon, A., Lovett, A.A., Munday, P., Pascual, U., Paterson, J., Perino, G., Sen, A., Siriwardena, G., van Soest, D. & Termansen, M. 2013. Ecosystem services: accounting standards, the farmer's challenge and nature's balance sheet - response. Science 342 : 420-421 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6157.421-b)
Burton, N.H.K., Banks, A.N., Calladine, J.R & Austin, G.E. 2013. The importance of the United Kingdom for wintering gulls: population estimates and conservation requirements. Bird Study 60 (part 1) : 87-101 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2012.748716)
Calladine, J. & Morrison, N. 2013. Diurnal and nocturnal ranging behaviour by moorland-breeding Short-eared Owls Asio flammeus in Scotland. Bird Study 60 (part 1) : 44-51 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2012.736471)
Calladine, J., Bielinski, A. & Shaw, G. 2013. Effects on bird abundance and species richness of edge restructuring to include shrubs at the interface between conifer plantations and moorland. Bird Study 60 (part 3) : 345-356 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: DOI:10.1080/00063657.2013.797953)
Chamberlain, D. & Pearce-Higgins, J. 2013. Impacts of climate change on upland birds: complex interactions, compensatory mechanisms and the need for long-term data. Ibis 155 (part 3) : 451-455 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12070)
Chamberlain, D.E., Austin, G.E., Green, R.E., Hulme, M.F. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Improved estimates of population trends of Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo in England and Wales for effective management of a protected species at the centre of a human-wildlife conflict. Bird Study 60 (part 3) : 335-344 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.798258)
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 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-013-0938-3)
Crowe, O. & Holt, C.A. 2013. Estimates of waterbird numbers wintering in Ireland, 2006/07 - 2010/11. Irish Birds 9 : 545-552
Dadam, D., Clark, J.A., Robinson, R.A., Leech, D.I., Moss, D., Kew, A.J., Barber, L.J., Barimore, C.J., Blackburn, J.R., De Palacio, D.X., Grantham, M.J., Griffin, B.M. & Schäfer, S. 2013. Bird ringing and nest recording in Britain and Ireland in 2012.. Ringing & Migration 28 : 113-155 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/03078698.2013.872947)
de Lima, R.F., Dallimer, M., Atkinson, P.W. & Barlow, J. 2013. Biodiversity and land-use change: understanding the complex responses of an endemic-rich bird assemblage. Diversity and Distributions 19 (part 4) : 411-422 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12015)
de Lima, R.F., Olmos, R., Dallimer, M., Atkinson, P.W. & Barlow, J. 2013. Can REDD+ help the Conservation of Restricted-Range Island species? Insights from the endemism hotspot of Sao Tome. PLOS ONE 8 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074148)
Dicks, L.V., Bardgett, R.D., Bell, J., Benton, T.G., Booth, A., Bouwman, J., Brown, C., Bruce, A., Burgess, P.J., Butler, S.J., Crute, I., Dixon, F., Drummond, C., Freckleton, R.P., Gill, M., Graham, A., Hails, R.S., Hallett, J., Hart, B., Hillier, J.G., Holland, J.M., Huxley, J.N., Ingram, J.S.I., King, V., MacMillan, T., McGonigle, D.F., McQuaid, C., Nevard, T., Norman, S., Norris, K., Pazderka, C., Poonaji, I., Quinn, C.H., Ramsden, S.J., Sinclair, D., Siriwardena, G.M., Vickery, J.A., Whitmore, A.P., Wolmer, W. & Sutherland, W.J. 2013. What Do We Need to Know to Enhance the Environmental Sustainability of Agricultural Production? A Prioritisation of Knowledge Needs for the UK Food System. Sustainability 5 (part 7) : 3 095-3 115 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.3390/su5073095)
Dicks, L.V., Hodge, I., Randall, N.P., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Siriwardena, G.M., Smith, H.G., Smith R.K., & Sutherland, W.J. 2013. A transparent process for 'evidence-informed' policy making. Conservation Letters View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/conl.12046)
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
Fuller, R.J. 2013. FORUM: Searching for biodiversity gains through woodfuel and forest management. Journal of Applied Ecology 50 : 1 295-1 300 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12152)
Fuller, R.J. & Rothery, P. 2013. Temporal consistency in fine-scale habitat relationships of woodland birds during a period of habitat deterioration.. Forest Ecology and Management 289 : 164-174 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.09.035)
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
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
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
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
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
Graystock, P., Yates, K., Evison, S.E.F., Darvill, B., Goulson, D. & Hughes, W.O.H. 2013. The Trojan hives: pollinator pathogens, imported and distributed in bumblebee colonies. Journal of Applied Ecology View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12134)
Green J.M.H., Larrosac, C., Burgess, N.D., Balmford A., Johnston, A., Mbilinyi, B.P., Platts, P.J. & Coad, L. 2013. Deforestation in an African biodiversity hotspot: Extent, variation and the effectiveness of protected areas. Biological Conservation 164 : 62-72 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.04.016)
Gullett, P., Hatchwell, B.J., Robinson, R.A., & Evans, K.L. 2013. Phenological indices of avian reproduction: cryptic shifts and prediction across large spatial and temporal scales. Ecology and Evolution 3 (part 7) : 1 864-1 877 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.558)
Hardey, J., Crick, H.Q.P., Wernham, C.V., Riley, H., Etheridge, B. & Thompson, D.B.A. 2013. <p>Raptors: a field guide for surveys and monitoring [3rd Edition]</p>. The Stationary Office, Edinburgh
Harrison, T.J.E, Smith, J.A., Martin, G.R., Chamberlain, D.E., Bearhop, S., Robb, G.N. & Reynolds, S.J. 2013. Does food supplementation really enhance productivity of breeding birds?. Oecologia 164 : 311-320 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1645-x)
Holt, C. 2013. The changing status of the Great White Egret in Britain. British Birds 106 : 246-257
Hulme, M.F., Vickery, J.A., Green, R.E., Phalan, B., Chamberlain, D.E., Pomeroy, D., Nalwanga, D., Mushabe, D., Katebaka, R. and Atkinson, P.W. 2013. Conserving the Birds of Uganda's Banana-Coffee Arc: Land Sparing and Land Sharing Compared. PLOS ONE 8 (part 2) View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054597)
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 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2035)
Kaminski, P., Jzerzak, L., Sparks, T.H., Johnston, A., Bochenski, M., Kasprzak, M., Wiśniewska, E., Mroczkowski, S. & Tryjanowski, P. 2013. Sex and other sources of variation in the haematological parameters of White Stork Ciconia ciconia chicks. Journal of Ornithology View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-013-1016-6)
Kariuki Ndang'ang'a, P., Njoroge, J.B.M., Ngamau, K., Kariuki, W., Atkinson, P.W. & Vickery, J. 2013. Avian foraging behaviour in relation to provision of ecosystem services in a highland East African agroecosystem. 60 (part 2) : 156-168 View Abstract
Lehikoinen, A., Jaatinen, K., Vähätalo, A.V., Clausen, P., Crowe, O., Deceuninck, B., Hearn, R, Holt, C.A., Hornman, M., Keller, C., Nilsson, L., Langendoen, T, Tománková, Wahl, J. & Fox, A.D. 2013. Rapid climate driven shifts in wintering distributions of three common waterbird species. Global Change Biology 19 (part 7) : 2 071-2 081 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12200)
Linnerud, M., Saether, B.E., Grotan, V., Engen, S., Noble, D.G., Freckleton, R.P. & Robert, P. 2013. Interspecific differences in stochastic population dynamics explains variation in Taylor's temporal power law. Oikos 122 (part 8) : 1 207-1 216 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20517.x)
Maclean, I.M.D., Rehfisch, M.M., Skov, H. & Thaxter, C.B. 2013. Evaluating the statistical power of detecting changes in the abundance of seabirds at sea. Ibis 155 (part 1) : 113-126 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2012.01272.x)
Morrison, C.A, Robinson, R.A., Clark, J.A., Risely, K. & Gill, J.A. 2013. Recent population declines in Afro-Palaearctic migratory birds: the influence of breeding and non-breeding seasons. Diversity and Distributions 19 (part 8) : 1 051-1 058 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12084)
Morrison, C.A., Robinson, R.A., Clark, J.A., Marca, A.D., Newton, J & Gill, J.A. 2013. Using stable isotopes to link breeding population trends to winter ecology in Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus. Bird Study 60 (part 2) : 211-220 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.767773)
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
Ndang'ang'a, P.K., Njoroge, J.B.M., Ngamau, K., Kariuki, W., Atkinson, P.W. & Vickery, J. 2013. Effects of crop diversity on bird species richness and abundance in a highland East African agricultural landscape. Ostrich 84 (part 1) : 33-39 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.2989/00306525.2013.775189)
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 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.805729)
Peach, W.J., Mallord, J.W., Orsman, C.J., Ockendon, N. & Haines, W.G. 2013. Testing assumptions of a supplementary feeding experiment aimed at suburban House Sparrows Passer domesticus. Bird Study 60 (part 3) : 308-320 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.809048)
Plummer, K.E., Bearhop, S., Leech, D.I., Chamberlain, D.E. & Blount, J.D. 2013. Fat provisioning in winter impairs egg production during the following spring: a landscape-scale study of blue tits. Journal of Animal Ecology 82 (part 3) : 673-682 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12025)
Plummer, K.E., Bearhop, S., Leech, D.I., Chamberlain, D.E. & Blount, J.D. 2013. Winter food provisioning reduces future breeding performance in a wild bird. Scientific Reports 3 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/srep02002)

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