Publications for Dr David Gibbons

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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The predation of wild birds in the UK: a review of its conservation impact and management

Predation is a natural phenomenon to which all bird species are subject, and predators have lived alongside most of their current natural bird prey for millennia without eliminating them. However, bird populations can decline or their numbers can be held low where levels of predation on them are high.

RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons, Dr Guy Anderson, Dr Mark Bolton, Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Ian Johnstone, Dr Will Peach, Dr Ron Summers, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Gibbons D.W. and colleagues
Published in
RSPB Research Report no 23. RSPB, Sandy
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Predicting the global spread of H5N1 avian influenza

The spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza into Asia, Europe, and Africa has resulted in enormous impacts on the poultry industry and presents an important threat to human health. The pathways...

Date
19 December 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Kilpatrick, A.M., Chmura, A.A., Gibbons, D.W., Fleischer, R.C., Marra, P.P. & Daszak, P.
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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Regional IUCN red listing: the process as applied to birds in the United Kingdom

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) has developed guidelines that enable the assessment of extinction risk at a regional scale. We used these guidelines to assess the,extinction risk of birds in the...

Date
01 September 2005
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Eaton, M.A., Gregory, R.D., Noble, D.G., Robinson, J.A., Hughes, J., Proctor, D., Brown, A.F. & Gibbons, D.W.
Published in
Conservation Biology
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Status of the volcanically threatened Montserrat Oriole

The Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi is endemic to the Caribbean island of Montserrat where, prior to 1995, it was widely distributed across the island's three main interior mountain ranges: the Centre...

Date
01 January 1999
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Arendt, W. J. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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International Montserrat oriole International species

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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Weed seed resources for birds in fields with contrasting conventional and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops

The UK Farm Scale Evaluations (FSEs) have shown that the use of broad spectrum herbicides on genetically modified herbicide-tolerant (GMHT) crops can have dramatic effects on weed seed production compared...

Date
07 August 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Gibbons, D.W., Bohan, D.A., Rothery, P., Stuart, R.C., Haughton, A.J., Scott, R.J., Wilson, J.D., Perry, J.N., Clark, S.J., Dawson, R.J.G. & Firbank, L.G.
Published in
Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
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UK Agriculture Identifying problems UK species

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.
Published in
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.
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31, 44-53.
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