Publications for Dr Gillian Gilbert

Grasshopper warbler Locustella naevia breeding habitat in Britain

Capsule Structural aspects were common across a range of different habitat types and there was evidence that this breeding habitat was limited in extent. Aims To characterize Grasshopper Warbler breed...

Date
02 April 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Gilbert, G.
Published in
Bird Study
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Behaviour, home-range size and habitat use by male great bittern Botaurus stellaris in Britain

This paper describes the first use of radiotracking to follow closely the secretive Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris, and to quantify its reedbed habitat preferences at a fine scale. Eight males were...

Date
08 April 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Gilbert, G., Tyler, G. & Smith, K.W.
Published in
Ibis
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Geographical variation, sex and age in great bittern Botaurus stellaris using coloration and morphometrics

Biometrics, plumage and bare-part colour of 87 Great Bitterns Botaurus stellaris from the UK, France, Italy, Poland and Belarus, of known sex (sexed by behaviour, DNA or dissection), were analysed to...

Date
01 January 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Dmitrenok, M., Puglisi, L., Demongin, L., Gilbert, G., Polak, M. & Bretagnolle, V.
Published in
Ibis
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The influence of habitat management on the breeding success of the great bittern Botaurus stellaris in Britain

Great Bitterns Botaurus stellaris have experienced a population decline in the UK, such that in 1997 the total number of breeding males was just 11. This study aimed to identify factors affecting...

Date
01 January 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Gilbert, G., Tyler, G.A., Dunn, C.J., Ratcliffe, N. & Smith, K.W.
Published in
Ibis
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Nesting habitat selection by bitterns Botaurus stellaris in Britain and the implications for wetland management

The rarity and decline of the bittern Botaurus stellaris in Britain has prompted large-scale wetland restoration and more recently, wetland creation projects. In order to guide such habitat management...

Date
31 March 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Gilbert, G., Tyler, G.A., Dunn, C.J. & Smith, K.W
Published in
Biological Conservation
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Current dynamics and predicted vulnerability to sea-level rise of a threatened bittern

The decline of the Bittern Botaurus stellaris has long been symbolic of wetland habitat loss and fragmentation across western Europe. Wetland restoration and creation activity, targeted at Bittern, has...

Date
23 April 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert, Simon Wotton
Authors
Gilbert, G., Brown, A.F. & Wotton, S.R.
Published in
Ibis
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The status and habitat of Spotted Crakes

Capsule The first Britain-wide survey of Spotted Crakes Parzana parzana undertaken in 1999 recorded 73 singing males mostly in wet herb habitats with peak records in May. Aims To provide baseline info...

Date
01 January 2002
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Gilbert, G.
Published in
Bird Study
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Boom or bust - a sustainable future for reedbeds and Bitterns?

This article brings together the latest information on the state and future of the UK Bittern Botaurus stellaris population. It also highlights the pressures facing the Suffolk coast and the implications this has for the UK Bittern population...

Date
01 January 2009
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Wotton, S., Brown, A., Burn, A., Cunningham, R., Dodd, A., Droy, N., Gilbert, G., Rees, S., White, G. & Gregory, R.
Published in
British Wildlife
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The first case of successful double brooding in the Great Bittern

Date
01 January 2000
RSPB Authors
Dr John Mallord, Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Mallord, J. W. and colleagues
Published in
Ibis
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Bird-habitat relationships in reedswamps and fens

This chapter focuses on the habitat relationships of birds that are closely associated with reedswamps and fens in western Europe. These are normally waterlogged habitats with vegetation frequently ...

Date
01 December 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Gilbert, G. & Smith, K.W.
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