Publications for Alison Beresford

Phenology and climate change in Africa and the decline of Afro-Palearctic migratory bird populations

The populations of many Afro-Palearctic migratory bird species have declined over the last 50 years, for reasons that remain poorly understood, but which could include major environmental changes in Africa.

Date
04 March 2019
RSPB Authors
Alison Beresford, Dr Fiona Sanderson, Dr Paul Donald, Prof Juliet Vickery, Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Beresford, A. E. Sanderson, F. J. Donald, P. F. Burfield, I. J. Butler, A. Vickery, J. A. Buchanan, G. M.
Published in
Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 5(1): 55-69.
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Correlates of long-term land-cover change and protected area performance at priority conservation sites in Africa

The loss of natural habitats is a major threat to biodiversity, and protected area designation is one of the standard responses to this threat. However, greater understanding of the drivers of habitat loss and of the circumstances under which protected areas succeed or fail is still needed. We use visual assessment ...

Date
01 March 2018
RSPB Authors
Alison Beresford, Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Beresford, A. E., Buchanan, G. M., Phalan, B., Eshiamwata, G. W., Balmford, A., Brink, A. B., Fishpool, L. D. C., Donald, P. F.
Published in
Environmental Conservation 45: 49-57
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The contributions of the EU Nature Directives to the CBD and other multilateral environmental agreements

Through a review of published studies and new analyses of publicly available data, we assess how the European Union (EU) Nature Directives complements the CBD strategic goals for 2020 as set out in the 20 Aichi Targets, thereby addressing a question posed by the European Commission about the coherence of the Directives with other international biodiversity...

Date
01 June 2016
RSPB Authors
Alison Beresford, Dr Graeme Buchanan, Dr Fiona Sanderson, Dr Rebecca Jefferson
Authors
Beresford, A.E., Buchanan, G.M., Sanderson, F.J., Jefferson, R. & Donald, P.F.
Published in
Conservation Letters
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Toward quantification of the impact of 21st century deforestation on the extinction risk of terrestrial vertebrates

Conservation actions need to be prioritised, often taking into account species’ extinction risk. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List provides an accepted objective framework for the assessment of extinction risk, but field data to apply the IUCN Red List criteria ...

Date
26 May 2016
RSPB Authors
Alison Beresford, Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Tracewski, L., Butchart, S.H.M., Di Marco, M., Ficetola, G.F., Rondinini, C., Symes, A., Wheatley, H., Beresford, A.E. & Buchanan, G.M.
Published in
Conservation Biology
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The winter distribution of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaeus

Declines in populations of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaeus have been rapid, with the breeding population now perhaps numbering fewer than 120 pairs. The reasons for this decline remain unresolved. Whilst there is evidence ...

Date
02 May 2016
RSPB Authors
Alison Beresford, Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Zockler, C., Beresford, A.E., Bunting, G., Chowdhury, S.U., Clark, N.A., Fu, V.W.K., Htin Hla, T., Morozov, V.V., Syroechkovskiy, E.E., Kashiwagi, M., Lappo, E.G., Trai Le Long, M.T., Yu, Y., Huettmann, F., Akasofu, H.K., Tomida, H. & Buchanan, G.M.
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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