Publications for Dr David Buckingham

Manipulating grass silage management to boost reproductive output of a ground-nesting farmland bird

Grass fodder crops are attractive nesting habitats for a suite of declining farmland bird species that nest in taller grass swards. Multiple, early silage harvests cause substantial losses of nests and flightless fledglings, making this widespread crop an influential population sink in temperate farmland. We ...

Date
28 April 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Buckingham, D., Giovannini, P. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
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Effects of reduced grazing intensity on pasture vegetation and invertebrates

The lack of invertebrate prey on intensively grazed agricultural grassland can limit reproductive success in farmland birds. The impacts of lenient early season grazing followed by early cessation of ...

Date
01 March 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach, Dr David Buckingham
Authors
Eschen, R., Brook, A.J., Maczey, N., Bradbury, A., Mayo,A., Watss, P., Buckingham, D., Wheeler, K. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Plant and invertebrate resources for farmland birds in pastoral landscapes

On 16 UK livestock holdings within pastoral landscapes, we investigated the provision of plant and invertebrate resources for farmland birds in spring barley and winter wheat cereal-based whole crop...

Date
12 June 2011
RSPB Authors
Stephen Dodd, Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Westbury, D.B., Mortimer, S.R., Brook, A.J., Harris, S.J., Kessock-Phillip, R., Edwards, A.R., Chaney, K., Lewis, P., Dodd, S., Buckingham, D.L. & Peach, W.J.
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Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Seeded ryegrass swards allow granivorous birds to winter in agriculturally improved grassland landscapes

We experimentally managed silage fields to provide abundant seed as a conservation measure for wintering birds. Buntings Emberiza strongly selected seeded ryegrass plots, where they fed predominantly...

Date
12 June 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach, Stephen Dodd
Authors
Buckingham, D.L., Bentley, S., Dodd, S. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Cereal-based wholecrop silages: A potential conservation measure for farmland birds in pastoral landscapes

Declines of farmland birds have been pronounced in landscapes dominated by lowland livestock production and densities of seed-eating birds are particularly low in such areas. Modern livestock producti...

Date
22 December 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach, Dr David Buckingham, Stephen Dodd
Authors
Peach, W.J., Dodd, S., Westbury, D.B., Mortimer, S.R., Lewis, P., Brook, A.J., Harris, S.J., Kessock-Phillip, R., Buckingham, D.L. & Chaney, K.
Published in
Biological Conservation
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New conservation measures for birds on grasslands and livestock farms

This paper reviews recent research into the development of bird conservation measures for livestock farms in lowland Britain. Most work has focused on measures for managing grasslands, but some arable...

Date
01 January 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Buckingham, D.L., Atkinson, P.W., Peel, S. & Peach, W.
Published in
Conservation Evidence
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Dry season habitat use by critically endangered white-shouldered ibis in northern Cambodia

We present the first scientific study of white-shouldered ibis Pseudibis davisoni habitat preferences in dry dipterocarp forest. Foraging sites included seasonal pools, forest understorey grasslands and...

Date
27 July 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham
Authors
Wright, H.L., Buckingham, D.L. & Dolman, P.M.
Published in
Animal Conservation
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Leaving final-cut grass silage in situ overwinter as a seed resource for declining farmland birds

The loss of seed-rich wintering habitats has been a major contributory cause of farmland bird population declines in western Europe. Agricultural grasslands are particularly poor winter foraging habitat...

Date
01 November 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Buckingham, D.L. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Biodiversity and Conservation
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Effects of agricultural management on the use of lowland grassland by foraging birds

A field-scale correlative study was used to identify which factors had the greatest influence on the usage of agricultural grassland by foraging birds in the English West Midlands. The study extended...

Date
01 January 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Buckingham, D.L., Peach, W.J. & Fox, D.S.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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The influence of livestock management on habitat quality for farmland birds

This review covers research linking foraging habitat quality for birds to livestock management in lowland farmland. Based on this research we propose a framework for predicting the value of grazing...

Date
01 October 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Buckingham, D.L. & Peach, W.
Published in
Animal Science
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