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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.

Guillemain, M., Devineau, Gauthier-Clerc, M., Hearn, R., King, R., Simon, G. & Grantham, M. 2011. Changes in ring recovery rates over the last 50 years: shall we continue to ring ducks?. Journal of Ornithology 152 (part 1) : 56-61 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-010-0546-4)
Hewson, C.M., Austin, G.E., Gough, S.J. & Fuller, R.J. 2011. Species-specific responses of woodland birds to stand-level habitat characteristics: the dual importance of forest structure and floristics. Forest Ecology and Management 261 : 1 224-1 240
Holt, C.A., Fuller, R.J., and Dolman, P.M. 2011. Breeding and post-breeding responses of woodland birds to modification of habitat structure by deer. Biological Conservation 144 (part 9) : 2 151-2 162 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.05.004)
Lawson, B., Robinson, R.A., Neimanis, A., Handeland, K., Isomursu, M., Agren, E.O., Hamnes, I.S., Tyler, K.M., Chantrey, J., Hughes, L.A., Pennycott, T.W., Simpson, V.R., John, S.K., Peck, K.M., Toms, M.P., Bennett, M., Kirkwood, J.K. & Cunningham, A.A. 2011. Evidence of spread of emerging infectious disease, finch trichomonosis, by migrating birds. Ecohealth 8 (part 2) : 143-153 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10393-011-0696-8)
Maclean, I.M.D., Boar, R.R. & Lugo, C. 2011. A review of the relative merits of conserving, using, or draining papyrus swamps. Environmental Management 47 : 218-229
Marchant, J.H. 2011. An overview of Norfolk's birds. Book title: The Norfolk Bird Atlas: summer and winter distributions 1999-2007. BTO Books, Thetford. : 479-499
McKenzie, A.J., Vickery, J.A., Leifert, C., Shotton, P. & Whittingham, M.J. 2011. Disentangling the effects of fertilisers and pesticides on winter stubble use by farmland birds. Basic and Applied Ecology 12 : 80-88
Morrison, C.A., Sparling, C., Sadler. L., Charles, A., Sharples, R. & McConnell B. 2011. Post release dive ability in rehabilitated harbour seals. Marine Mammal Science 28 (part 2) : 110-123 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.17487692.2011.00510.x)
Musgrove, A.J., Austin, G.E., Hearn, R.D, Holt, C.A., Stroud, D.A. & Wotton, S.R. 2011. Overwinter population estimates of British waterbirds. British Birds 104 : 364-397 View Abstract
Newson, S.E., Johnston, A., Parrott, D. & Leech, D.I. 2011. Evaluating the population-level impact of an invasive species, Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri, on native avifauna. Ibis 153 : 509-516 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2011.01121.x)
Pain, D., Green, R., Clark, N. 2011. On the edge:can the Spoon-billed Sandpiper be saved?. British Birds 104 : 350-363 View Abstract
Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Bradbury, R.B., Chamberlain, D.E., Drewitt, A., Langston, R.H.W. & Willis, S.G. 2011. Targeting research to underpin climate change adaptation for birds. Ibis 153 : 207-211 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01086.x)
Pickett, S.R.A. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2011. The relationship between multi-scale habitat heterogeneity and farmland bird abundance. Ecography 34 (part 6) : 955-969 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06608.x)
Quine, C.P., Barnett, J., Dobson, A.D.M., Marcu, A., Marzano, M., Moseley, D., O'Brien, L., Randolph, S.E., Taylor, J.L. & Uzzell, D. 2011. Frameworks for risk communication and disease management: the case of Lyme disease and countryside users. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366 : 2 010-2 022 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0397)
Reynolds, T.J., Harris, M.P., King, R., Swann, R.L., Jardine, D.C., Frederiksen, M. & Wanless, S. 2011. Among-colony synchrony in the survival of Common Guillemots Uria aalge reflects shared wintering areas. Ibis 153 (part 4) : 818-831 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2011.01149.x)
Robb, G.N., McDonald, R.A., Inger, R., Reynolds, S.J., Newton, J., McGill, R.A.R., Chamberlain, D.E., Harrison, T.J.E. & Bearhop, S. 2011. Using stable-isotope analysis as a technique for determining consumption of supplementary foods by individual birds.. Condor 113 (part 3) : 475-482 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1525/cond.2011.090111)
Sage, R.B., Hoodless, A.N, Hewson, C.M., Wilson, S., Le Clare, C., Marchant, J.H., Draycott, R.A.H. & Fuller, R.J. 2011. Assessing breeding success in common woodland birds using a novel method. Bird Study 58 : 409-420 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2011.606497)
Studeny, A.C., S.T. Buckland, J.B. Illian, A. Johnston & A.E. Magurran 2011. Goodness-of-fit Measures of Evenness: A New Tool for Exploring Changes in Community Structure. Ecosphere 2 (part 2) : 1-19 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1890/ES10-00074.1)
Sæther, B.-E., Grøtan, V., Engen, S., Noble, D.G. & Freckleton, R.P. 2011. Rarity, life history and scaling of the dynamics in time and space of British birds . Journal of Animal Ecology 80 : 215-224 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01751.x)
Taylor, M., & Marchant, J.H. 2011. The Norfolk Bird Atlas: summer and winter distributions 1999-2007. BTO Books, Thetford
Toms, M., Humphreys, L. & Wernham, C. 2011. Developing our Understanding of Biodiversity in Scotland's Gardens: the Role of the BTO's Garden Birdwatch. Book title: The Changing Nature of Scotland TSO Scotland, Edinburgh : 479-484
Wotton, S., Grantham, M.J., Moran, N.J. & Gilbert, G. 2011. Eurasian Bittern distribution and abundance in the UK during the 2009/10 winter. British Birds 104 : 636-641
Dolman, P., Fuller, R., Gill, R., Hooton, D. & Tabor, R. 2010. Escalating ecological impacts of deer in lowland woodland. British Wildlife : 242-254
Thackeray, S.J., Sparks, T.H., Frederiksen, M., Burthe, S., Bacon, P.J., Bell, J.R., Botham, M.S., Brereton, T. M., Bright, P.W., Carvalho, L., Clutton-Brock, T., Dawson, A., Edwards, M., Elliott, J.M., Harrington, R., Johns, D., Jones, D., Jones, I.D., Jones, J.T., Leech, D.I., Roy, D.B., Scott, W.A., Smith, M., Smithers, R.J., Winfield, I.J. & Wanless, S. 2010. Trophic level asynchrony in rates of phenological change for marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments.. Global Change Biology 16 (part 12) : 3 304-3 313 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02165.x)
Amar, A., Smith, K.W., Butler, S., Lindsell, J.A., Hewson, C.M., Fuller, R.J. & Charman, E.C. 2010. Recent patterns of change in vegetation structure and tree composition of British broadleaved woodland: evidence from large-scale surveys. Forestry 83 : 345-356 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpq017)
Atkinson, P.W., Maclean, I.M. & Clark, N.A 2010. Impacts of shellfisheries and nutrient inputs on waterbird communities in the Wash, England. Journal of Applied Ecology 47 : 191-199 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01760.x)
Austin, G.E., Cook, A.S.C.P., Maclean, I.M.D., Mitchell, P.I., Rehfisch, M.M. & Wright, L.J. 2010. Healthy & Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group Technical Report Series: Evaluation and gap analysis of current and potential indicators for Seabirds & Waterbirds. JNCC, Peterborough.
Baker, P.J., Thomas, R.L., Newson, S.E., Thompson, V. & Paling, N.R.D. 2010. Habitat associations and breeding bird community composition within the city of Bristol, UK. Bird Study 57 : 183-196 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063650903490270)
Banks, A.N., Crick, H.Q.P., Coombes, R., Benn, S., Ratcliffe, D.A. & Humphreys, E.M. 2010. The breeding status of Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus in the UK and Isle of Man in 2002. Bird Study 57 : 421-436 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2010.511148)
Bell, C.P., Baker, S.W., Parkes, N.G., Brooke, M.D. & Chamberlain, D.E. 2010. The role of the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) in the decline of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in Britain. Auk 127 : 411-420 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1525/auk.2009.09108)
Burton, N.H.K., Baker, H., Carter, I., Moore, N. & Clements, A. 2010. The impacts of non-native species: a review of the British Ornithologists' Union's Autumn 2008 Scientific Meeting. Ibis 152 : 654-659 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01033.x)
Burton, N.H.K., Musgrove, A.J., Rehfisch, M.M. & Clark, N.A. 2010. Birds of the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel: their current status and key environmental issues. Marine Pollution Bulletin 61 : 115-123 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.12.018)
Burton, N.H.K., Thaxter, C.B., Cook, A.S.C.P., Austin, G.E., Wright, L.J. & Clark, N.A. 2010. Evaluating the potential impacts of tidal power schemes on estuarine waterbirds. BOU Proceedings 2010 - Climate Change and Birds View Abstract
Butler, S.J., Mattison, E.H.A., Glithero, N.J., Robinson, L.J., Atkinson, P.W., Gillings, S., Vickery, J.A. & Norris, K. 2010. Resource availability and the persistence of seed-eating bird populations in agricultural landscapes : a mechanistic modelling approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 47 : 67-75 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01750.x)
Calbrade, N.A., Holt, C.A., Austin, G.E., Mellan, H.J., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Musgrove, A.J. 2010. Waterbirds in the UK 2008/09: The Wetland Bird Survey. BTO/RSPB/JNCC, Thetford.
Calladine, J., Garner, G., Wernham, C. & Buxton, N. 2010. Variation in the diurnal activity of breeding Short-eared Owls Asio flammeus: implications for their survey and monitoring. Bird Study 57 : 89-99 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063650903437503)
Cave, V.M., King, R. & Freeman, S.N. 2010. An Integrated Population Model from Constant Effort bird-ringing data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 15 : 199-137
Chamberlain, D.E., Joys, A., Johnson, P.J., Norton, L., Feber, R.E. & Fuller, R.J. 2010. Does organic farming benefit farmland birds in winter?. Biology Letters 6 : 82-84 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0643)
Clark, J.A., Robinson, R.A., du Feu, C., Wright, L.J., Conway, G.J., Blackburn, J.R., Leech, D.I., Barber, L.J., de Palacio, D., Griffin, B.M., Moss, D. & Schaefer, S. 2010. Bird ringing in Britain and Ireland in 2009. Ringing & Migration 25 : 88-127 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/03078698.2010.9674421)
Clark, N.A., Minton, C.D., Fox, J.W., Gosbell, K., Lanctot, R.B., Porter, R.R. & Yezerinac, S. 2010. The use of light-level geolocators to study wader movements. Wader Study Group Bulletin 117 View Abstract
Clements, A. 2010. Conservation in action in Britain & Ireland. Book title: Silent Summer: the state of wildlife in Britain and Ireland. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Davey, C., Vickery, J., Boatman, N., Chamberlain, D., Parry, H. & Siriwardena, G. 2010. Assessing the impact of Environmental Stewardship on lowland farmland birds in England. Aspects of Applied Biology 100 : 51-58 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2009.01001.x)
Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A., Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2010. Entry Level Stewardship may enhance bird numbers in boundary habitats. Bird Study 57 : 415-420 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2010.505642)
Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A., Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E., Parry, H.R. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2010. Assessing the impact of Entry Level Stewardship on lowland farmland birds in England. Ibis 152 : 459-474 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919x.2009.01001.x)
Douglas, D.J.T., Benton, T.G. & Vickery, J.A. 2010. Contrasting patch selection of breeding Yellowhammers Emberiza citrinella in set-aside and cereal crops. Bird Study 57 : 69-74 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063650903311518)