Publications for Dr Fiona Burns

The State of Nature 2019

The State of Nature report 2019 presents an overview of how wildlife is faring in the UK and its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. Additionally, it assesses the pressures that are acting on nature, and the responses being made, collectively, to counter these pressures

Date
07 October 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Fiona Burns, Andrew Stanbury, Will Kirby, Dr Joelene Hughes
Authors
Hayhow, Daniel Eaton, Mark Burns, Fiona Stanbury, Andrew Kirby, Will Bailey, Neil Beckmann, Björn C. Bedford, Jacob Boersch-Supan, Philipp Coomber, Frazer Dennis, Emily Dolman, Sarah Dunn, Euan Hall, Jonathan Harrower, Colin Hatfield, Jack Hawley, Jenny Haysom, Karen Hughes, Joelene Symes, Nigel
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An assessment of the state of nature in the United Kingdom: A review of findings, methods and impact

Clear, accessible, objective metrics of species status are critical to communicate the state of biodiversity and to measure progress towards biodiversity targets. However, the population data underpinning current species status metrics is often highly skewed towards particular taxonomic groups such as birds, butterflies and mammals, primarily due to...

Date
01 November 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Daniel Hayhow, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Burns, F., Eaton, M.A., Hayhow, D.B., Outhwaite, C.L., Al Fulaij, N., August, T.A., Boughey, K.L., Brereton, T., Brown, A., Bullock, D.J., Gent, T., Haysorn, K.A., Isaac, N.J.B., Johns, D.G., Macadam, C.R., Mathews, F., Noble, D.G., Powney, G.D., Sims, D.W., Smart, S.M., Stroh, P., Walker, K.J., Webb, J.R., Webb, T.J. & Gregory, R.D.
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Ecological Indicators 94: 226-236
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State of Nature 2016 – results look up tables

This document presents tables of the results referred to in the report in an easy to access format. All data presented here feature in the report in the text or graphics.

Date
15 May 2017
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Burns
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Parental cooperation in a changing climate: fluctuating environments predict shifts in care division

Aim: Parental care improves the survival of offspring and therefore has a major impact on reproductive success. It is increasingly recognized that coordinated biparental care is necessary to ensure the survival of offspring in hostile...

Date
01 March 2017
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns
Authors
Vincze, O., Kosztolányi, A., Barta, Z., Küpper, C., Alrashidi, M., Amat, J.A., Argüelles Ticó, A., Burns, F., Cavitt, J., Conway, W.C., Cruz-López, M., Desucre-Medrano, A., dos Remedios, N., Figuerola, J., Galindo-Espinosa, D., García-Peña, G.E., Gómez Del Angel, S., Gratto-Trevor, C., Jönsson, P., Lloyd, P., Montalvo, T., Parra, J., Pruner, R., Que, P., Liu, Y., Saalfeld, S.T., Schulz, R., Serra, L., St Clair, J.J.H., Stenzel, L.E., Weston, M.A., Yasué, M., Zefania, S. & Székely, T.
Published in
Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 347-358
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Agricultural management and climatic change are the major drivers of biodiversity change in the UK

Action to reduce anthropogenic impact on the environment and species within it will be most effective when targeted towards activities that have the greatest impact on biodiversity. To do this effectively we need to better understand the relative importance of different activities ...

Date
23 March 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Dr Mark Eaton, Simon Wotton, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Burns, F., Eaton, M.A., Barlow, K.E., Beckmann, B.C., Brereton, T., Brooks, D.R., Brown, P.M.J., Al Fulaij, N., Gent, T., Henderson, I., Noble, D.G., Parsons, M., Powney, G.D., Roy, H.E., Stroh, P., Walker, K., Wilkinson, J.W., Wotton, S.R. & Gregory, R.D.
Published in
Plos One
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The priority species indicator: measuring the trends in threatened species in the UK

We describe the development of two complementary priority species indicators (PSIs) to help the UK to report progress towards Aichi target 12 on the status of known threatened species. Based on species identified as national conservation priorities, the indicators present...

Date
11 August 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Fiona Burns, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Eaton, M.A., Burns, F., Isaac, N.J.B., Gregory, R.D., August, T.A., Barlow, K.E., Brereton, T., Brooks, D.R., Fulaij, N.A., Haysom, K.A., Noble, D.G., Outhwaite, C., Powney, G.D., Procter, D. & Williams, J.
Published in
Biodiversity
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Habitat-specific effectiveness of feral cat control for the conservation of an endemic ground-nesting bird species.

Invasive non-native species are one of the greatest drivers of the loss of biodiversity world-wide. Consequently, removing or controlling invasive predators should generally benefit vulnerable native species. However, especially on...

Date
24 June 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Prof Juliet Vickery, Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Oppel, S., Burns, F., Vickery, J., George, K., Ellick, G., Leo, D. & Hillman, J.C.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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Sex differences in incubation behaviour but not mortality risk in a threatened shorebird

Sex-related variation in survival is common in birds and, as it influences effective population size and population growth, is important for conservation and species management. Here we assessed incub...

Date
27 July 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Dr Mark Bolton
Authors
Burns, F., McCulloch, N., Dos Remedios, N., Bolton, M. & Szekely, T.
Published in
Ibis
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State of Nature 2013 report

The State of Nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories.

Date
22 May 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
State of Nature partnership
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The impact of introduced predators on an island endemic, the St Helena Plover, Charadrius sanctaehelenae

We investigated the impact of introduced predators on the productivity of the St Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae, a shorebird endemic to the South Atlantic island of St Helena. The nest predat...

Date
20 May 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Dr Mark Bolton
Authors
Burns, F., McCulloch, N., Szekely, T. & Bolton, M.
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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