Filter Publications

Peer-reviewed papers

Peer Journal sample covers

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.

Ross-Smith, V.H, Conway, G.J., Facey, R.J., Bailey, B.H., Lipton, M., Whitfield, S.A. & Ferns, P.N. 2013. Population size, ecology and movements of gulls breeding on Flat Holm Island.. Birds in Wales 10 (part 1) : 7-21
Royan, A., Hannah, D.M., Reynolds, S.J., Noble, D.G. & Sadler, J.P. 2013. Avian community responses to variability in river hydrology. PLOS ONE 8 (part 12) Link to Article (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083221)
Smith, J.A., Harrison, T.J.E., Martin, G.R., Reynolds, S.J. 2013. Feathering the nest: food supplementation influences nest construction by Blue (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Great Tits (Parus major). Avian Biology Research 6 (part 1) : 18-25 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.3184/175815512X13530764553094)
Soanes, L.M., Atkinson, P.W., Gauvain, R.D. & Green, J.A. 2013. Individual consistency in the foraging behaviour of Northern Gannets: Implications for interactions with offshore renewable energy developments. Marine Policy 38 : 507-514 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.08.006)
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 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12026)
Sutherland, W.J., Clements, A., Harper, M., Herkenrath, P., Margerison, C., Martin, J., Monk, K.A. & Thompson, D.B.A. 2013. What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2013?. British Ecological Society Bulletin 44 (part 1) : 38-43
Taylor, R.C. & Dodd, S.G. 2013. Negative impacts of hunting and suction-dredging on otherwise high and stable survival rates in Curlew Numenius arquata. Bird Study 60 (part 2) : 221-228 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.775215)
Thaxter, C., Ross-Smith, V., Burton, N., Wade, H., Masden, E. & Bouten, W. 2013. Connectivity between seabird features of protected sites and offshore wind farms: Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Great Skuas through the breeding, migration and non-breeding seasons. Book title: BOU Proceedings - Marine Renewables and Birds BOU View Abstract
Thomas, C.D., Anderson, B.J., Moilanen, A., Eigenbrod, F., Heinemeyer, A., Quaife, T., Roy, D.B., Gillings, S., Armsworth, P.R. & Gaston, K.J. 2013. Reconciling biodiversity and carbon conservation. Ecology Letters 16 : 39-47 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/ele.12054)
Wakefield, E.D., Bodey, T.W., Bearhop, S., Blackburn, J., Colhoun, K., Davies, R., Dwyer, R.G., Green, J.A., Gremillet, D., Jackson, A.L., Jessopp, M.J., Kane, A., Langston, R.H.W., Lescroel, A., Murray, S., Le Nuz, M., Patrick, S.C., Peron, C., Soanes, L.M., Wanless, S., Votier, S.C. & Hamer, K.C. 2013. Space Partitioning Without Territoriality in Gannets. Science 341 (part 6 141) : 68-70 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1126/science.1236077)
Allcorn, R.I., Hilton, G.M., Fenton, C., Atkinson, P.W., Bowden, C.G.R., Gray, G.A.L., Hulme, M., Madden, J., Mackley, E.K. & Oppel, S. 2012. Demography and breeding ecology of the Critically Endangered Montserrat Oriole. Condor 114 : 227-235 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1525/cond.2011.110033)
Alves, J.A., Gunnarsson, T.G., Hayhow, D.B., Appleton, G.F., Potts, P.M., Sutherland, W. & Gill, J.A. 2012. Costs, benefits and fitness consequences of different migratory strategies. Ecology View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1890/12-0737.1)
Appleton, G.F. & Wernham, C.V. 2012. Scotland's long-distance migrants - contrasting changes and new challenges. Scottish Birds 32 (part 2) : 148-154
Baker, D.J., Freeman, S.S., Grice, P.V. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2012. Landscape-scale responses of birds to agri-environment management: a test of the English Environmental Stewardship scheme. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 (part 4) : 871-882 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02161.x)
Barshep, Y., Ottosson, U., Waldentrom, J. & Hulme, M. 2012. Non-breeding ecology of the Whinchat Saxicola rubetra in Nigeria. Ornis Svecica 22 : 23-25
Bayly, N.J., Atkinson, P.W. & Rumsey, S.J.R. 2012. Fuelling for the Sahara crossing: variation in site use and the onset and rate of spring mass gain by 38 Palearctic migrants in the western Sahel. Journal of Ornithology 153 (part 3) : 931-945 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-012-0823-5)
Both, C., Robinson, R.A. & van der Jeugd, H. 2012. Long-distance dispersal in migratory pied flycatchers is relatively common between the UK and The Netherlands. Journal of Avian Biology 43 (part 3) : 193-197 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05721.x)
Buckland, S.T., Baillie, S.R., Dick, J. McP., Elston, D.A., Magurran, A.E., Scott, E.M., Smith, R.I., Somerfield, P.J., Studeny, A.C. & Watt, A. 2012. How should regional biodiversity be monitored?. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 19 : 601-606 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10651-012-0202-7)
Calladine, J., du Feu, C. & du Feu, R. 2012. Changing migration patterns of the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus in Europe: an analysis of ringing recoveries. Journal of Ornithology 153 (part 3) : 691-698 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-011-0786-y)
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., Griffin, B.M. & Sch 2012. Bird ringing and nest recording in Britain and Ireland in 2011. Ringing & Migration 27 (part 2) : 109-153 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/03078698.2012.756293)
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 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00693.x)
Devictor, V., van Swaay, C., Brereton, T., Brotons, L., Chamberlain, D., Heliölä, J., Herrando, S., Julliard, R., Kuussaari, M., Lindström, Å., Reif, J., Roy, D.B., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Stefanescu, C., Van Serien, A., Van Turnhout, C., Vermouzek, Z., DeVries, M.W., Wynhoff, I. & Jiguet, F. 2012. Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale. Nature Climate Change Link to Article (DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1347)
Dobson, A., Holling, M., Jones, K. & Wernham, C. 2012. A preliminary overview of monitoring for raptors in Great Britain. Acrocephalus 33 (part 154) : 225-232
Dobson, A.D.M., Clarke, R.G., Kjellen, N. & Clarke, M.L. 2012. New insights into the size and migratory origins of the British wintering population of the Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus. Bird Study 59 (part 2) : 218-227 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2012.664541)
Douglas, D.J.T., Follestad, A., Langston, R.H.W. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2012. Modelled sensitivity of avian collision rate at wind turbines varies with number of hours of flight activity input data. Ibis 154 (part 4) : 858-861 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2012.01239.x)
Eglington, S.M. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2012. Disentangling the Relative Importance of Changes in Climate and Land-Use Intensity in Driving Recent Bird Population Trends. PLOS ONE 7 (part 3) View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030407)
Eglington, S.M., Noble, D.G. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. A meta-analysis of spatial relationships in species richness across taxa: Birds as indicators of wider biodiversity in temperate regions. Journal for Nature Conservation 20 (part 5) : 301-309 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2012.07.002)
Fuller, R.J. 2012. Avian responses to transitional habitats in temperate cultural landscapes: woodland edges and young-growth. Book title: Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes Cambridge University Press, Cambridge : 125-149
Fuller, R.J. 2012. Birds and their changing habitat: thoughts on research and conservation strategies. Book title: Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes Cambridge University Press, Cambridge : 516-529
Fuller, R.J. 2012. Habitat quality and habitat occupancy by birds in variable environments. Book title: Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes Cambridge University Press, Cambridge : 37-62
Fuller, R.J. 2012. The bird and its habitat: an overview of concepts. Book title: Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes Cambridge University Press, Cambridge : 4-36
Fuller, R.J., Smith, K.W. & Hinsley, S.A. 2012. Temperate western European woodland as a dynamic environment for birds: a resource-based view. Book title: Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes Cambridge University Press, Cambridge : 352-380
Garrett, K.A., Dobson, A.D.M., Kroschel, J., Natarajan, B., Orlandini, S., Tonnang, H.E.Z. & Valdivia, C. 2012. The effects of climate variability and the color of weather time series on agricultural diseases and pests, and on decisions for their management. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.04.018)
Gillings, S., Avontins, A., Crowe, O., Dalakchieva, S., Devos, K., Elts, J., Green, M., Gunnarsson, T.G., Kleefstra, R., Kubelka, V., Lehtiniemi, T., Meissner, W., Pakstyte, E., Rasmussen, L., Szimuly, G. & Wahl, J. 2012. Results of a coordinated count of Eurasian Golden Plovers Pluvialis apricaria in Europe during October 2008.. Wader Study Group Bulletin 119 : 125-128
Hallgrimsson, G.T., Summers, R.W., Etheridge, B. & Swann, R.L. 2012. The winter range of Nearctic Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima on the East Atlantic flyway. Ardea 100 : 13-18
Henderson, I.G., Holland, J.M., Starkey, J., Lutman, P., Orson, J. & Simper, J. 2012. Effects of the proportion and spatial arrangement of un-cropped land on breeding bird abundance in arable rotations. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 (part 4) : 883-891 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02166.x)
Holt, C.A., Fraser, K.H., Bull, A.J. & Dolman, P.M. 2012. Habitat use by Nightingales in a scrub-woodland mosaic in central England. Bird Study 59 (part 4) : 416-425 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2012.722191)
Holt, C.A., Hewson, C.M. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. The Nightingale in Britain: status, ecology and conservation needs. British Birds 105 : 172-187
Hui, C., Roura-Pascual, N., Brotons, L., Robinson, R.A. & Evans, K.L. 2012. Flexible dispersal strategies in native and non-native ranges: environmental quality and the "good-stay, bad-disperse" rule. Ecography View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.07697.x)
Lawson, B., Lachish, S., Colville, K.M., Durrant, C., Peck, K.M., Toms, M.P., Sheldon, B.C. & Cunningham, A.A. 2012. Emergence of a Novel Avian Pox Disease in British Tit Species. PLOS ONE 7 (part 11) View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040176)
Lawson, B., Robinson, R.A., Colvile, K.M., Peck, K.M., Chantrey, J., Pennycott, T.W., Simpson, V.R., Toms, M.P. & Cunningham, A.A. 2012. The emergence and spread of finch trichomonosis in the British Isles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367 : 2 852-2 863 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0130)
Le Viol, I., Jiguet, F., Brotons, L., Herrando, S., Lindström, Å., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Reif, J., Van Turnhout, C. & Devictor, V. 2012. More and more generalists: two decades of changes in the European avifauna. Biology Letters View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0496)
Lisovski, S., Hewson, C.M., Klaasen, R.H.G., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Kristensen, M.W. & Hahn, S. 2012. Geolocation by light: accuracy and precision affected by environmental factors. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3 (part 3) : 603-612 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00185.x)
Maclean, I.M.D., Rehfisch, M.M., Skov, H. & Thaxter, C.B. 2012. 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)
McCrea, R.S., Morgan, B.J.T., Brown, D.I. & Robinson, R.A. 2012. Conditional modelling of ring-recovery data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3 (part 5) : 823-831 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00226.x)
McGowan, C.P., Hines, J.E., Nichols, J.D., Lyons, J.E., Smith, D.R., Kalasz, K.S., Niles, L.J., Dey, A.D., Clark, N.A., Atkinson, P.W., Minton, C.D.T. & Kendall, W. 2012. Demographic consequences of migratory stopover: linking red knot survival to horseshoe crab spawning abundance.. Ecosphere 2 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1890/ES11-00106.1)