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.

Morrison, C. A., Robinson, R.A., Leech, D.I., Dadam, D. & Toms. M.P. 2014. Using citizen science to investigate the role of productivity in House Sparrow Passer domesticus population trends. Bird Study 61 (part 1) : 91-100 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.874975)
Sutherland, W.J., Clements, A., Crane, E., Pilbeam, C., Martin, J., Monk, K.A., Rogalla von Bieberstein K., & Thompson, D.B.A. 2014. What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2014?. British Ecological Society Bulletin 45 (part 1) : 32-37
Newson, S.E., Marchant, J.H., Sellers, R.M., Ekins, G.R., Hearn, R.D. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Colonisation and range expansion of inland-breeding Cormorants in England. British Birds 106 : 737-743
Gill, J.A., Alves, J.A., Sutherland, W.J., Appleton, G.F., Potts, P.M. & Gunnarsson, T.G. 2013. Why is timing of bird migration advancing when individuals are not?. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 1098/rspb.2013.2161)
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
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)
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) View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083221)
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
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
Alves, J.A., Gunnarsson, T.G., Hayhow, D.B., Appleton, G.F., Potts, P.M., Sutherland, W.J. & Gill, J.A. 2013. Costs, benefits, and fitness consequences of different migratory strategies. Ecology 94 (part 1) : 11-17 View Abstract
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Alves, J.A., Gunnarsson, T.G., Hayhow, D.B., Appleton, G.F., Potts, P.M., Sutherland, W.J. & Gill, J.A. 2013. Energetic trade-offs of Black-tailed Godwits. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America : 95-99 View Abstract
Crowe, O. & Holt, C.A. 2013. Estimates of waterbird numbers wintering in Ireland, 2006/07 - 2010/11. Irish Birds 9 : 545-552
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Baker, D.J., Grice, P.V. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2013. How has Environmental Stewardship affected English farmland bird populations? Results and lessons from a national assessment. Aspects of Applied Biology 118 : 47-54
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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., 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
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)
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
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
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)

Pages