Publications for Dr Fiona Burns

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, Dr 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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International St. Helena plover International species

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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UK Agriculture Climate change

Leg flags versus colour rings: a comparison of marking methods using a small shorebird, the St Helena Wirebird

To understand the behaviour, life-history and demography of animals it is often necessary to mark individuals in some way to tell them apart from conspecifics. It is important to choose the most effec...

Date
01 January 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Bolton, Dr Fiona Burns
Authors
Burns, F. and colleagues
Published in
Wader Study Group Bulletin
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International St. Helena plover

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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International UK Climate change

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.

RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Burns
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State of Nature 2016 Northern Ireland report

The State of Nature in Northern Ireland.

RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Burns
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State of Nature 2016

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

RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Burns
Authors
State of Nature partnership
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State of Nature 2016 Scotland report

The State of Nature in Scotland.

RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Burns
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State of Nature 2016 Wales report - Welsh

The State of Nature in Wales.

RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Burns
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No overall benefit of predator exclosure cages for the endangered St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae

Predator exclosure cages are designed to increase the clutch survival of ground-nesting birds. Predator exclosures provided for the endangered St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae, however, did...

Date
16 March 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Dr Mark Bolton
Authors
Burns, F., McCulloch, N., Szekely, T. & Bolton, M.
Published in
Ibis
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International St. Helena plover International species New methods and technologies