Publications for Dr Allan Perkins

Adaptive management and targeting of agri-environment schemes does benefit biodiversity: a case study of the corn bunting

Agri-environment schemes (AES) are the main European policy response to biodiversity loss caused by agricultural intensification. Maximizing their effectiveness is a key policy challenge. Monitor...

Date
08 February 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Maggs, H.E., Watson, A. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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Corn bunting Scotland Agriculture UK species

Conservation insights from changing associations between habitat, territory distribution and mating system of corn buntings Emberiza calandra over a 20-year population decline

Associations between habitat and animal distributions are widely used to make conservation recommendations. However, short-term studies do not allow investigation of temporal variation in associations...

Date
21 June 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Watson, A., Maggs, H.E. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Ibis
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Scotland Agriculture UK species

Does organic farming benefit biodiversity?

The intensification and expansion of modern agriculture is amongst the greatest current threats to worldwide biodiversity. Over the last quarter of the 20th century, dramatic declines in both range and...

Date
01 January 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Hole, D.G., Perkins, A.J., Wilson, J.D., Alexander, I.H., Grice, F. & Evans, A.D.
Published in
Biological Conservation
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International Agriculture

Winter bird use of seed-rich habitats in agri-environment schemes

To assess the effectiveness of over-winter seed provision by agri-environment schemes, bird use of patches of seed-bearing crops was compared with that of other seed-rich habitats on 53 farms in eastern...

Date
11 March 2008
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Maggs, H.E. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Scotland Farmland birds Agriculture UK species

Seed food preferences of granivorous farmland passerines

Large buntings prefer cereal grains whilst sparrows also take oily seeds. To determine seed food preferences of tree sparrow Passer montanus and corn bunting Emberiza calandra.

Date
01 January 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Guy Anderson, Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Anderson, G. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Bird Study
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Corn bunting Tree sparrow England Agriculture

Targeted management intervention reduces rate of population decline of corn buntings Emberiza calandra in eastern Scotland

Breeding populations were less likely to decline when farmland was subject to management intervention designed to benefit the species. To determine whether targeted management intervention...

Date
01 January 2008
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Maggs, H.E., Wilson, J.D., Watson, A. & Smout, C.
Published in
Bird Study
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Corn bunting Scotland Agriculture UK species

Habitat and weather are weak correlates of nestling condition and growth rates of four UK farmland passerines

Agricultural intensification is believed to have driven declines of farmland bird populations and the invertebrates and weeds on which they feed. We investigated whether habitat and weather, as surrog...

Date
01 January 2003
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Tony Morris, Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Bradbury, R. B. and colleagues
Published in
Ibis
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England Agriculture

Habitat characteristics affecting use of lowland agricultural grassland by birds in winter

Almost a third of the bird species designated as Species of European Conservation Concern exploit agricultural grasslands, yet few studies have focused on their use as foraging habitats for birds. Thi...

Date
01 January 2000
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Tony Morris, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A. J. and colleagues
Published in
Biological Conservation
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England Farmland birds Agriculture UK species

Use of time-lapse video cameras to determine causes of nest failure of Slavonian Grebes Podiceps auritus

Few clutches were predated, with Otter Lutra lutra the most frequent predator filmed. To determine the rate of nest predation and identify predators of the Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus in Scotland...

Date
01 January 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Nigel Butcher, Dr Ron Summers, Dr Mark Hancock
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Hancock, M.H., Butcher, N. & Summers, R.W.
Published in
Bird Study
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Slavonian grebe Scotland UK species

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs foraging patterns, nestling survival and territory distribution on lowland farmland

Numbers of many bird species which breed ore farmland, arid are reliant ore cropped land for feeding or nesting, declined between the 1960s and 1990s. In contrast, chaffinch Fringilla coelebs numbers ...

Date
01 January 2001
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Tony Morris, Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Whittingham, M. J. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Chaffinch England Agriculture UK species