Publications for Prof Jeremy Wilson

Should conservation strategies consider spatial generality? Farmland birds show regional not national patterns of habitat association

A key assumption underlying any management practice implemented to aid wildlife conservation is that it will have similar effects on target species across the range it is applied. However, this basic...

Date
01 January 2007
RSPB Authors
Prof Juliet Vickery, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Whittingham, M.J., Krebs, J.R., Swetnam, R.D., Vickery, J.A., Wilson, J.D. & Freckleton, R.P.
Published in
Ecology Letters
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Testing novel crops in crofting areas, as winter habitats for corn buntings

Corn buntings were once one of the most common small birds of the Scottish islands, but these populations are now reduced to a remnant on the Uists, where less than 100 territories remain. This population...

Date
01 September 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Hancock, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Hancock, M.H., Boyle, Duffield, S., Jones, K. & Wilson, J.
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Use of unimproved and improved lowland grassland by wintering birds in the UK

In the last 50 years, intensification of agricultural grassland management has led to over 97% of all grassland being 'improved' in the UK. Despite grassland being an important habitat for birds in...

Date
01 January 2004
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Barnett, P.R., Whittingham, M.J., Bradbury, R.B. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Weed seed resources for birds in fields with contrasting conventional and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops

The UK Farm Scale Evaluations (FSEs) have shown that the use of broad spectrum herbicides on genetically modified herbicide-tolerant (GMHT) crops can have dramatic effects on weed seed production compared...

Date
07 August 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Gibbons, D.W., Bohan, D.A., Rothery, P., Stuart, R.C., Haughton, A.J., Scott, R.J., Wilson, J.D., Perry, J.N., Clark, S.J., Dawson, R.J.G. & Firbank, L.G.
Published in
Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
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A role for liming as a conservation intervention? Earthworm abundance is associated with higher soil pH and foraging activity of a threatened shorebird in upland grasslands

The relationship between farmland bird populations and agricultural intensification has been well studied. However, the impact of variation in soil conditions and soil management is an exception, especially in upland (sub-alpine) farming ...

Date
02 May 2016
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
McCallum, H.M., Wilson, J.D., Beaumont, D., Sheldon, R., O'Brien, M.G. & Park, K.J.
Published in
Agricultural, Ecosystems and Environment 233: 182-189
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Crop sward structure explains seasonal variation in nest site selection and informs agri-environment scheme design for a species of high conservation concern: the Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

Capsule: Corn Buntings nested in tall dense grasses and cereals, selecting for sward density over height, and cereal fields with high weed scores.

Date
11 September 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Maggs, H.E. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Bird Study
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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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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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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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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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