Publications for Prof Jeremy Wilson

A review of predation as a limiting factor for bird populations in mesopredator-rich landscapes: a case study of the UK

The impact of increasing vertebrate predator numbers on bird populations is widely debated among the general public, game managers and conservationists across Europe. However, there are few systematic reviews of whether predation limits the population sizes of European bird...

Date
01 November 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart, Dr David Gibbons, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Roos, S., Smart, J., Gibbons, D.W. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Biological Reviews 94(4): 1915-1937
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Identifying problems UK monitoring and indicators UK species

Seven decades of mountain hare counts show severe declines where high-yield recreational game bird hunting is practised

1. Recreational hunting is widespread and can benefit nature conservation when well-practised, monitored, and regulated. Management for recreational red grouse Lagopus lagopus scotica shooting on upland heathland in the UK causes conservation conflict because the intensive habitat, predator, and disease management needed to...

Date
01 November 2018
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Watson, A. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology 55 (6): 2663-2672
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Identifying problems UK species

Bird conservation and agriculture: a pivotal moment?

The ‘green revolution’ driven by plant breeding and chemical crop protection advances since the 1950s has enabled global food production, if not its distribution, to outpace human population growth for the past 50 years (FAOSTAT 2009). This...

Date
08 December 2009
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Wilson, J.D., Evans, A.D. & Grice, P.V.
Published in
Ibis
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International Agriculture

Breeding ecology of twite Carduelis flavirostris in a crofting landscape

Capsule Twite nested close to and exploited rich seed sources on machair, and had high breeding productivity relative to other studies of Carduelis finches. Aims To test whether Twite nesting distribution...

Date
21 May 2010
RSPB Authors
Nick Wilkinson, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Wilkinson, N.I. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Bird Study
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Twite Scotland Agriculture UK species

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs foraging patterns, nestling survival and territory distribution on lowland farmland

Numbers of many bird species which breed ore farmland, arid are reliant ore cropped land for feeding or nesting, declined between the 1960s and 1990s. In contrast, chaffinch Fringilla coelebs numbers ...

Date
01 January 2001
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Tony Morris, Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Whittingham, M. J. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Chaffinch England Agriculture UK species

Changes in agricultural land-use and breeding performance of some granivorous farmland passerines in Britain

Analysis of the variation in demographic rates with respect to environmental heterogeneity in space and time represents a valuable technique with which the causes and mechanisms behind population chan...

Date
01 January 2001
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Siriwardena, Gavin M. and colleagues
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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UK Farmland birds Agriculture UK species

Decline of corn buntings Emberiza calandra on east Scottish study areas in 1989-2007

Adult numbers on many study areas fluctuated from year to year, but overall showed a large decline, down to extinction on most areas. Aims To measure changes in summer numbers of adult Corn...

Date
28 May 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Watson, A., Perkins, A.J., Maggs, H.E. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Bird Study
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Corn bunting Scotland Agriculture UK species

Designing lowland landscapes for farmland birds: scenario testing with GIS

Habitat association models have recently been constructed for two farmland bird species: the skylark (Alauda arvensis) and the yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella). These models are based on a number of...

Date
01 January 2005
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Swetnam, R.D., Wilson, J.D., Whittingham, M.J. & Grice, P.V.
Published in
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
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Skylark Yellowhammer England Agriculture

Diet of nestling linnets Carduelis cannabina on lowland farmland before and after agricultural intensification

Between the 1960s and 1990s, nestling diet has changed in ways consistent with the impact of agricultural intensification on the availability of seed sources. To compare the diet of nestling linnets...

Date
01 January 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Moorcroft, D., Wilson, J.D. & Bradbury, R.B.
Published in
Bird Study
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Linnet England Agriculture UK species

Delayed mowing increases corn bunting Emberiza calandra nest success in an agri-environment scheme trial

Management intensification in agricultural grasslands is a major conservation concern. During the last 50 years, meadows have been drained, re-seeded with high-yielding grasses, treated with chemicals...

Date
19 October 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Maggs, H.E., Wilson, J.D. & Watson, A.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Corn bunting Scotland Agriculture UK species