Publications for Dr Graeme Buchanan

European farmland bird distribution explained by remotely sensed phenological indices

Birds are important components of biodiversity conservation since they are capable of indicating changes in the general status of wildlife and of the countryside. The Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring...

Date
22 March 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Ivits, E., Buchanan, G., Olsvig-Whittaker & Cherlet, M.
Published in
Environmental Modeling & Assessment
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International Agriculture

Identifying priority areas for conservation: A global assessment for forest-dependent birds

Limited resources are available to address the world's growing environmental problems, requiring conservationists to identify priority sites for action. Using new distribution maps for all of the world's...

Date
19 December 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Dr Paul Donald
Authors
Buchanan, G.M., Donald, P.F. & Butchart, S.H.M
Published in
PLoS ONE
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Protected areas

Identifying the potential wintering sites of the globally threatened aquatic warbler Acrocephalus paludicola using remote sensing

The Aquatic Warbler is a threatened Afro-Palaearctic migrant with a largely unknown distribution in the winter (non-breeding) season. Protection of wintering sites may be crucial for the conservation.

Date
01 May 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Buchanan, G.M., Lachmann, L., Tegetmeyer, C., Oppel, S., Nelson, A. & Flade, M.
Published in
Ostrich
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Aquatic warbler International International species

Integrating spatially explicit habitat projections into extinction risk assessments: a reassessment of Amazonian avifauna incorporating projected deforestation

Aim We aimed to complete the first systematic assessment of extinction risk based on projected population declines derived from spatially explicit habitat projections for any taxonomic group at a regional...

Date
13 September 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Bird, J.P., Buchanan, G.M., Lees, A.C., Clay, R.P., Deverley, P.F., Yépez, Y & Butchart, S.H.M.
Published in
Diversity and Distributions
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International Tropical forests

Linked indicator sets for addressing biodiversity loss

The target adopted by world leaders of significantly reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 was not met but this stimulated a new suite of biodiversity targets for 2020 adopted by the Parties ...

Date
21 June 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Prof Rhys Green
Authors
Sparks, T.H., Butchart, S.H.M., Balmford, A., Bennun, L., Stanwell-Smith, D., Walpole, M., Bates, N. R., Bomhard, B., Buchanan, G.M., Chenery, A.M., Collen, B., Csirke, J., Diaz, R.J., Dulvy, N.K., Fitzgerald, C., Kapos, V., Mayaux, P., Tierney, M., Waycott, M., Wood, L. et al.
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Oryx
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Ecosystem services

Long term stability of White-necked Picathartes population in south-east Sierra Leone

White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus is a globally 'Vulnerable' bird endemic to the highly threatened Upper Guinea forests in West Africa. In an environment under a high level of threat...

Date
07 September 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Simon Wotton, Dr Tony Morris
Authors
Monticelli, D., Siaka, A., Buchanan, G.M., Wotton, S., Morris, T, Wardill, J.C., Lindsell, J.A.
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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International White-necked Picathartes International species

An assessment of land cover and threats in Important Bird Areas in Africa

Over 1,200 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) have been identified in Africa, each meeting at least one of four objective criteria that identify it as an area of high conservation importance for birds. Despite...

Date
01 March 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Dr Paul Donald
Authors
Buchanan, G.M., Donald, P.F., Fishpool, L.D.C., Arinaiitwe, J.A., Balman, M. & Mayaux, P.
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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International Protected areas

Characterization of moorland vegetation and the prediction of bird abundance using remote sensing

To characterize and identify upland vegetation composition and height from a satellite image, and assess whether the resulting vegetation maps are accurate enough for predictions of bird abundance. Fine-taxa...

Date
17 February 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Buchanan, G.M., Pearce-Higgins, J., Grant, M., Robertson, D. & Waterhouse, T.
Published in
Journal of Biogeography
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Scotland Upland

Comparing field-based monitoring and remote-sensing, using deforestation from logging at Important Bird Areas as a case study

Monitoring sites of biodiversity conservation importance is essential for their conservation. It allows threats to be identified and quantified, priorities to be set, responses to be developed, and fa...

Date
19 September 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Buchanan, G.M., Fishpool, L.D.C., Evans, M.I. & Butchart, S.H.M.
Published in
Biological Conservation
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International Protected areas

Delivering a global, terrestrial, biodiversity observation system through remote sensing

Land-cover change is of major concern to conservationists because of its generally negative impact on biodiversity (Brooks et al. 2002). There is a clear need to track these changes, and such information could make a major contribution...

Date
16 March 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Dr Paul Donald
Authors
Buchanan, G.M., Neslon, A., Mayaux, P., Hartley, A. & Donald, P.F.
Published in
Conservation Biology
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International New methods and technologies