Publications for Dr David Gibbons

A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2013

This paper presents the findings of our fourth annual horizon-scanning exercise, which aims to identify topics that increasingly may affect conservation of biological diversity. The 15 issues were ide...

Date
07 December 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Sutherland, W. J., Aveling, R., Brooks, T.M., Clout, M., Dicks, L.V., Fellman, L., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D.W., Keim, B., Lickorish, F., Monk, K.A., Mortimer, D., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Rockström, J., Rodríguez, J.P., Smith, R.K., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H. & Watkinson, A.R.
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution
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Using conservation science to solve conservation problems

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a UK charity taking action for the conservation of wild birds and the environment. It aims to reverse biodiversity loss and ensure sustainable management of the planet’s natural resources...

Date
13 May 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons, Prof Rhys Green, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Gibbons, D.W., Wilson, J.D. & Green, R.E.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe

We present the results of a process to attempt to identify 100 questions that, if answered, would make a substantial difference to terrestrial and marine landscape restoration in Europe. Representatives from a wide range of European governmental and non-governmental conservation organisations, universities, independent ecologists...

Date
01 May 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Ockendon, N., Thomas, D.H.L., Cortina, J., Adams, W.M., Aykroyd, T., Barov, B., Boitani, L., Bonn, A., Branquinho, C., Brombacher, M., Burrell, C., Carver, S., Crick, H.Q.P., Duguy, B., Everett, S., Fokkens, B., Fuller, R.J., Gibbons, D.W., Gokhelashvili, R., Griffin, C., Halley, D.J., Hotham, P., Hughes, F.M.R., Karamanlidis, A.A., McOwen, C.J., Miles, L., Mitchell, R., Rands, M.R.W., Roberts, J., Sandom, C.J., Spencer, J.W., Broeke, E.T., Tew, E.R., Thomas, C.D., Timoshyna, A., Unsworth, R.K.F., Warrington, S. & Sutherland, W.J.
Published in
Biological Conservation 211: 198-208
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A review of predation as a limiting factor for bird populations in mesopredator-rich landscapes: a case study of the UK

The impact of increasing vertebrate predator numbers on bird populations is widely debated among the general public, game managers and conservationists across Europe. However, there are few systematic reviews of whether predation limits the population sizes of European bird...

Date
01 November 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart, Dr David Gibbons, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Roos, S., Smart, J., Gibbons, D.W. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Biological Reviews 94(4): 1915-1937
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Identifying problems UK monitoring and indicators UK species

Ten Years On: A Review of the First Global Conservation Horizon Scan

Our first horizon scan, conducted in 2009, aimed to identify novel but poorly known issues with potentially significant effects on global conservation of biological diversity. Following completion of the tenth annual scan, we reviewed the 15 topics identified a decade ago and assessed their development in the scientific literature and news media

Date
04 February 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Sutherland, W. J. Fleishman, E. Clout, M. Gibbons, D. W. Lickorish, F. Peck, L. S. Pretty, J. Spalding, M. Ockendon, N.
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Trends in Ecology & Evolution 34(2): 139-153.
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The status of the cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus in the UK and the Channel Islands in 1998

A survey of breeding Cirl Buntings in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands was undertaken in 1998. An estimated 453 (95% CI, 415-504) territories were recorded in 103 tetrads in Devon. This amou...

Date
01 January 2000
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Dr Rowena Langston, Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Wotton, S. R. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, but are not widely known or well understood. A group of professional horizon scanners....

RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Sutherland, W.J., Clout, M., Depledge, M., Dicks, L.V., Dinsdale, J., Entwistle, A.C., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D.W., Keim, B., Lickorish, F.A., Monk, K.A., Ockendon, N., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Rockstrom, J., Spalding, M.S., Tonneijck, F.H. and Wintle, B.C.
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Trends in Ecology & evolution
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A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016

This paper presents the results of our seventh annual horizon scan, in which we aimed to identify issues that could have substantial effects on global biological diversity in the future, but are not currently widely well known or understood...

Date
02 January 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Sutherland, W., Broad, S., Caine, J., Clout, M., Dicks, L.V., Doran, H., Entwistle, A.C., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D., Keim, B., LeAnstey, B., Lickorish, F.A., Markillie, P., Monk, K.A., Mortimer, D., Ockendon, N., Pearce-Higgins, J., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Rockstrom, J., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H., Wintle, B.C. & Wright, K.E.
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Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31, 44-53.
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A review of the direct and indirect effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on vertebrate wildlife

Concerns over the role of pesticides affecting vertebrate wildlife populations have recently focussed on systemic products which exert broad-spectrum toxicity. Given that the neonicotinoids have become the fastest-growing class of ...

Date
01 January 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Gibbons, D., Morrissey, C. & Mineau, P.
Published in
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
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Agriculture Identifying problems

Conclusions of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment on the risks of neonicotinoids and fipronil to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

The side effects of the current global use of pesticides on wildlife, particularly at higher levels of biological organization: populations, communities and ecosystems, are poorly understood (Köhler and Triebskorn 2013). Here, we focus...

Date
10 October 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
van der Sluijs, J.P., Amaral-Rogers, V., Belzunces, L.P., Bijleveld van Lexmond, M.F.I.J., Bonmatin, J.,-M., Chagnon, M., Downs, C.A., Furlan, L., Gibbons, D.W., Giorio, C., Girolami, V., Goulson, D., Kreutzweiser, D.P., Krupke, C., Liess, M., Long, E., McField, M., Mineau, P., Mitchell, E.A.D. et al.
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Environmental Science and Pollution Research
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International Identifying problems