Publications for Dr Jennifer Smart

Proceedings of a symposium on little terns Sterna albifrons.

Little Terns nest predominantly in the south of Britain on mainland beaches or islets in lagoons, and this makes them more susceptible to predators and human disturbance than other seabird species. Declines of Little Terns owing to...

Date
01 January 2003
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Allcorn, R.I.
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Little tern UK UK species

Wader chick condition is not limited by resource availability on wader-friendly lowland wet grassland sites in the UK

Many wader species breeding on lowland wet grassland in Western Europe are becoming increasingly restricted to wader-friendly protected sites and nature reserves where habitat conditions and management methods are more suitable ...

Date
07 December 2015
RSPB Authors
Lucy Mason, Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Mason, L.R. & Smart, J.
Published in
International Wader Study Group 122 (3)
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UK UK species

Can ecosystem services be integrated with conservation? A case study of breeding waders on grassland

We review published studies to show that changes in soil moisture levels have significant impacts on a range of wading bird species that use UK lowland grassland, including wet grassland, and obtain...

Date
16 August 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Rhymer, C.M., Robinson, R.A., Smart, J. & Whittingham, M.J.
Published in
Ibis
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UK Waders Ecosystem services

Synergies between site protection and agri-environment schemes for the conservation of waders on lowland wet grasslands

Two conservation strategies have been put in place in Europe to address precipitous population declines of wading birds that breed on lowland wet grasslands. These are site protection and agri-environment schemes (AESs) and the two ...

Date
04 April 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart, Prof Richard Gregory, Simon Wotton
Authors
Smart, J., Wotton, S., Dillion, R., Cooke, I.A., Diack, A.I., Drewitt, I., Grice, A.L., Gregory, P.V. & Richard D.
Published in
Ibis
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Curlew Lapwing Redshank Snipe England UK species

The use of predator-exclusion fencing as a management tool improves the breeding success of waders on lowland wet grassland

Waders breeding on lowland wet grassland have undergone dramatic declines across Europe in recent decades. Few species now achieve the levels of breeding success required for population stability and ...

Date
09 November 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart, Lucy Mason
Authors
Malpas, L.R., Kennerley, R.J., Hirons, G.J.M, Sheldon, R.D., Ausden, M., Gilbert, J.C. & Smart, J.
Published in
Journal for Nature Conservation
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UK Agriculture Protected areas UK species

Illegal killing slows population recovery of a re-introduced raptor of high conservation concern - The red kite Milvus milvus

The re-introduction of extirpated species is a valuable conservation tool. Red kites Milvus milvus are declining over much of their European range and have been re-introduced to England and Scotland, ...

Date
29 March 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart, Dr Innes Sim, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Smart, J., Amar, A., Sim, I.M.W., Etheridge, B., Cameron, D., Christie, G. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Biological Conservation
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Red kite Scotland UK species

National-scale analyses of habitat associations of marsh tits Poecile palustris and blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus: two species with opposing population trends in Britain

Marsh Tits were strongly associated with both the amount and species diversity of woodland understorey; Blue Tits were associated with large trees and deadwood. Aims To gather quantitative information...

Date
12 November 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Carpenter, J., Smart, J., Amar, A., Gosler, A., Hinsley, S. & Charman, E.
Published in
Bird Study
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Blue tit Marsh tit UK UK species Woodland

How social are ornithologists?

Social media platforms such as Twitter, ResearchGate and Facebook are now commonplace and have evolved from social networking fora into research tools. A survey of the social media use of 2000 researchers found that even as far back as 2010, 80% used one or more social media platforms for their work (Rowlands et al. 2011). As social media have gained traction within the research community, there is increasing evidence of...

Date
01 August 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Dudley, S. & Smart, J.
Published in
Ibis 158: 894-898
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New methods and technologies

Landscape effects on nest site selection and nest success of Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus in lowland wet grasslands

Capsule: Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus avoid nesting close to small woodland patches but nest predation rates do not vary with distance to woodland...

Date
03 January 2017
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Bertholdt, N.P., Gill, J.A., Laidlaw, R.A. & Smart, J.
Published in
Bird Study, 1-7
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UK UK species

Light grazing of saltmarshes increases the availability of nest sites for Common Redshank Tringa totanus, but reduces their quality

The breeding population of Common Redshank Tringa totanus on British saltmarshes has reduced by >50% since 1985, with declines linked to changes in grazing management. Conservation initiatives have encouraged...

Date
05 April 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Sharps, E., Garbutt, A., Hiddink, J.G., Smart, J. & Skov, M.W.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 221: 71-78
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Redshank UK Marine