Publications for Dr David Douglas

Upland land use predicts population decline in a globally near-threatened wader

Changes in large-scale land use may fragment and degrade habitats, affecting animal species adapted to these habitats.

Date
16 October 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr David Douglas, Paul Bellamy, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Douglas, D.J.T., Bellamy, P.E., Stephen, L.S., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Wilson, J.D. & Grant, M.C.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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Curlew UK UK species Upland

The importance of native trees for forest bird conservation in tropical farmland

Trees in farmland provide valuable ecosystem services that enhance agricultural productivity and income, as well as supporting biodiversity such as birds. A better understanding of the benefits of far...

Date
13 December 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr David Douglas, Dr Juliet Vickery
Authors
Douglas, D. J. T., Nalwanga, D., Katebaka, R., Atkinson, P.W., Pomeroy, D.E., Nkuutu, D. & Vickery, J.A.
Published in
Animal Conservation
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International Agriculture Tropical forests

Native woodland creation is associated with increase in a Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix population

Capsule: Black Grouse population increases were greatest where new native woodland (NNW) within 1500m of leks comprised approximately 30% of land area and averaged 5 years old.Aims: To examine whether...

Date
03 January 2017
RSPB Authors
Dr David Douglas
Authors
Scridel, D., Groom, J.D. & Douglas, D.J.T.
Published in
Bird Study 64: 70-83
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Woodland

The role of habitat change in driving black grouse Tetrao tetrix population declines across Scotland

Capsule Black Grouse declines across Scotland were greatest on less heterogeneous moorland, at low to intermediate altitudes and, more weakly, around post-thicket woodland...

Date
09 February 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Lucy Mason, Dr David Douglas
Authors
Pearce-Higgins, J., Wright, L., Grant, M. & Douglas, D.
Published in
Bird Study
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Black grouse Scotland UK species

Vegetation burning for game management in the UK uplands is increasing and overlaps spatially with soil carbon and protected areas

Burning for habitat management is globally widespread. Burning over carbon-rich soils is a global environmental concern due to the potential contribution to climate change. In the UK upland heath and blanket bog, so-called 'moorland', often overlies carbon-rich soils, and has internationally important...

Date
01 November 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr David Douglas, Dr Graeme Buchanan, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Douglas, D.J.T., Buchanan, G.M., Thompson, P., Amar, A., Fielding, D.A., Redpath, S.M. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Biological Conservation 191: 243-250
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UK Upland

Environmental impacts of high-output driven shooting of Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica)

Recreational hunting of game birds and mammals is globally widespread (Loveridge et al. 2009). Habitat and predator management is sometimes undertaken to increase game abundance and hunting bags (e.g. Hudson 1992, Arroyo et al. 2012). This can have environmental...

Date
03 October 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr David Douglas, Dr Staffan Roos, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Thompson, P.S., Douglas, D.J.T., Hoccom, D.G., Knott, J., Roos, S. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Ibis 158: 446-452
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UK UK species Woodland

The relative importance of prey abundance and habitat structure as drivers of shorebird breeding success and abundance

Understanding large-scale drivers of animal breeding densities and demography has a range of important uses, including ...

Date
01 April 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr David Douglas
Authors
Douglas, D.J.T & Pearce-Higgins, J.W.
Published in
Animal Conservation
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Golden plover Scotland Climate change International species

Changes in moorland and heathland bird abundance in southwest England in relation to environmental change

Capsule: Population changes of many moorland and heathland birds in southwest England show associations with environmental change, and the area supports notable breeding populations of species of conservation...

Date
03 October 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Innes Sim, Dr David Douglas
Authors
Sim, I.M.W., Stanbury, A.J., Tománková, I. & Douglas, D.J.T.
Published in
Bird Study 63: 543-553
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England UK species

Changes in the abundance and distribution of upland breeding birds at an operational wind farm

Capsule No evidence for sustained declines in abundance or re-distribution of two key upland bird species on a wind farm site in the first three years of operation. Aims To describe changes in the...

Date
16 February 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr David Douglas, Paul Bellamy
Authors
Douglas, D.J.T., Bellamy, P.E. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W.
Published in
Bird Study
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Golden plover Red grouse Scotland Upland

Modelled sensitivity of avian collision rate at wind turbines varies with number of hours of flight activity input data

Collision risk modelling of birds at wind turbines typically requires vantage point (VP) data to quantify bird flight activity. The number of VP observation hours required to provide such data, and...

Date
01 June 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr David Douglas
Authors
Douglas, D.J.T., Follestad, A., Langston, R.H.W. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W.
Published in
Ibis
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International UK Climate change