Publications for Dr Jennifer Smart

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

Diversionary feeding as a means of reducing raptor predation at seabird breeding colonies

Predation can limit bird populations, especially in ground-nesting and colonial species. Solutions are usually available to reduce the impacts of predation if the predator is non-native or not legally protected (e.g. predator control or exclusion). However, when the predator is protected by law (e.g. raptors) potential solutions are limited. If predator and prey are both species of conservation concern this can bring the conservation of these species into conflict. Diversionary feeding (DF) is a potential solution, whereby...

Date
03 December 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Smart, J. & Amar, A.
Published in
Journal for Nature Conservation 46: 48-55
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Marine

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

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

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

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

Assessment of simple survey methods to determine breeding population size and productivity of a plover, the Northern lapwing Vanellus vaneluus

Assessment of population size and annual breeding performance are key aspects of breeding wader research. There is however, often a trade-off between collecting highly reliable estimates of nest and c...

Date
09 March 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart, Dr Mark Bolton
Authors
Bolton, M., Bamford, R., Blackburn, C., Cromarty, J., Eglington, S., Ratcliffe, N., Sharpe, F., Stanbury, A. & Smart, J.
Published in
Wader Study Group Bulletin
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Lapwing UK Identifying problems

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

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

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