Peer-reviewed papers

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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.

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)
Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Stephen, L., Douse, A. & Langston, R.H.W. 2012. Greater impacts of wind farms on bird populations during construction than subsequent operation: results of a multi-site and multi-species analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 (part 2) : 386-394 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02110)
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
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)
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)
Siriwardena, G., Cooke, I.R., & Sutherland, W.J. 2012. Landscape, cropping and field boundary influences on bird abundance. Ecography 35 (part 2) : 162-173 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06839.x)
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)
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)
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)
Renwick, A.R., Massimino, D. Newson, S.E., Chamberlain, D.E., Pearce-Higgins, J.W. & Johnston, A. 2012. Modelling changes in species' abundance in response to projected climate change. Diversity and Distributions 18 : 121-132 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00827.x)
Newson, S.E., Johnston, A., Renwick, A.R., Baillie, S.B. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. Modelling large-scale relationships between increasing abundance of deer and changes changes in bird populations in lowland England. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 (part 1) : 278-286 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02077.x)
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)
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)
Barshep, Y., Ottosson, U., Waldentrom, J. & Hulme, M. 2012. Non-breeding ecology of the Whinchat Saxicola rubetra in Nigeria. Ornis Svecica 22 : 23-25
Vrezec, A., Duke, G., Kovács, A., Saurola, P., Wernham,C., Burfield, I., Movalli, P., Bertoncelj I. 2012. Overview of raptor monitoring activities in Europe. Acrocephalus 33 (part 154) : 145-157
Randolph, S.E. & Dobson, A.D.M. 2012. Pangloss revisited: a critique of the dilution effect and the biodiversity-buffers-disease paradigm. Parasitology 139 (part 7) : 847-863 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1017/S0031182012000200)
Oliver, T.H., Gillings, S., Girardello, M., Rapacciuolo, G., Brereton, T.M., Siriwardena, G., Roy, D.B., Pywell, R. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. Population density but not stability can be predicted from species distribution models. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 (part 3) : 581-590 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02138.x)
Robinson, R.A., Baillie, S.R. & King, R. 2012. Population processes in European Blackbirds Turdus merula: a state-space approach. Journal of Ornithology 152 : 419-433 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-010-0612-y)
Norman, D., Harris, R.J. & Newson, S.E. 2012. Producing regional estimates of population size for common and widespread breeding birds from national monitoring data. Bird Study 59 (part 1) : 10-21 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2011.623766)
Thomas, C.D., Gillingham, P.K., Bradbury, R.B., Roy, D.B., Anderson, B.J., Baxter, J.M., Bourn, N.A.D., Crick, H.Q.P., Findon, R.A., Fox, R., Hodgson, J.A., Holt, A.R., Morecroft, M.D., O'Hanlon, N.J., Oliver, T.H., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Procter, D.A., Thomas, J.A., Walker, K.J., Walmsley, C.A., Wilson, R.J. & Hill, J.K. 2012. Protected areas facilitate species' range expansions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1210251109)
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
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)
Appleton, G.F. & Wernham, C.V. 2012. Scotland's long-distance migrants - contrasting changes and new challenges. Scottish Birds 32 (part 2) : 148-154
Thaxter, C.B., Lascelles, B., Sugar, K., Cook, A.S.C.P., Roos, S., Bolton, M., Langston, R.H.W. & Burton, N.H.K. 2012. Seabird foraging ranges as a preliminary tool for identifying candidate Marine Protected Areas. Biological Conservation View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.12.009)
Wesołowski, T. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. Spatial variation and temporal shifts in habitat use by birds at the European scale. Book title: Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes Cambridge University Press, Cambridge : 63-92
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
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
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)
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)
Holt, C.A., Hewson, C.M. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. The Nightingale in Britain: status, ecology and conservation needs. British Birds 105 : 172-187
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
Sutherland W.J., Barlow R., Clements A., Harper M., Herkenrath P., Margerison C., Monk K.A., Robinson J.A. & Thompson D.B.A. 2012. What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2011?. British Ecological Society Bulletin 43 (part 1) : 12-19
Holland, R.A., Eigenbrod, F., Armsworth, P.R., Anderson, B.J., Thomas, C.D., Heinemeyer, A., Gillings, S., Roy, D.B. & Gaston, K.J. 2011. Spatial covariation between freshwater and terrestrial ecosystem services. Ecological Applications 21 : 2 034-2 048
Moilanen, A., Anderson, A.J., Eigenbrod, F., Heinemeyer, A., Roy, D.B., Gillings, S., Armsworth, P.R., Gaston, K.J. & Thomas, C.D. 2011. Balancing alternative land uses in conservation prioritization. Ecological Applications 21 : 1 419-1 426
McKenzie, A.J., Vickery, J.A., Leifert, C., Shotton, P. & Whittingham, M.J. 2011. Basic and Applied Ecology 12 : 80-88
Maclean, I.M.D., Boar, R.R. & Lugo, C. 2011. Environmental Management 47 : 218-229
Ambrosini, R., Rubolini, D., Moller, A.P., Bani, L., Clark, J., Karcza, Z., Vangeluwe, D., du Feu, C., Spina, F. & Saino, N. 2011. Climate Research 49 : 131-141
Ferguson-Lees, J., Castell, R. & Leech, D. 2011. A Field Guide to Monitoring Nests. BTO Books, Thetford
Taylor, M., & Marchant, J.H. 2011. The Norfolk Bird Atlas: summer and winter distributions 1999-2007. BTO Books, Thetford
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)
Butler, S., Freckleton, R., Renwick, A.R. & Norris, K. 2011. An objective, niche-based approach to indicator species selection. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3 (part 2) : 317-326 View Abstract Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00173.x)
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
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)
Bolton, M., Bamford, R., Blackburn, C., Cromarty, J., Eglington, S., Ratcliffe, N., Sharpe, F., Stanbury, A. & Smart, J. 2011. Assessment of simple survey methods to determine breeding population size and productivity of a plover, the Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus. Wader Study Group Bulletin 118 (part 3) : 141-152
Cornulier, T., Robinson, R.A., Elston, D., Lambin, X., Sutherland, W.J. & Benton, T.G. 2011. Bayesian reconstitution of environmental change from disparate historical records: hedgerow loss and farmland bird declines. Methods In Ecology and Evolution 2 : 86-94 Link to Article (DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00054.)
Buckland, S.T., Studeny, A., Magurran, A.E. & Newson, S.E. 2011. Biodiversity monitoring: the relevance of detectability. Book title: Biological diversity: frontiers in measurement and assessment Oxford University Press
Gillings, S., Swann, B., Balmer, D. & Wernham, C. 2011. Bird Atlas 2007-11: Measuring Change in Bird Distribution and Abundance. Book title: The Changing Nature of Scotland. The Stationery Office, Scotland, Edinburgh : 67-72

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