Publications for Prof Jeremy Wilson

Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula breeding ecology in lowland farmland and woodland: comparisons across time and habitat

Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula populations decreased by 33% in Britain over the years 1977-82, the period of steepest decline. The timing of this decline and its greater severity on farmland (-65%) than...

Date
16 November 2004
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Proffitt, F.M., Newton, I., Wilson, J.D. & Siriwardena, G.M.
Published in
Ibis
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Bullfinch England Agriculture UK species Woodland

Changes in the breeding wader populations of the machair of the Western Isles, Scotland, between 2000 and 2007

The machair of the Uists continues to support one of the most important assemblages of breeding waders in Europe, but there have been major variations in population change across the archipelago...

Date
04 February 2010
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Fuller, R.J., Humphreys, E.M., Wilson, J.D., Hoccom, D.G. & Calladine, J.
Published in
Bird Study
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Scotland Waders Identifying problems

Correlates of the population increase of common buzzards Buteo buteo in the West Midlands between 1983 and 1996

Buzzard density and distribution increased significantly in the West Midlands between 1983 and 1996. The number of soaring Buzzards counted in spring increased by 118% in the main range, 348% in the edge range and 231% overall.

Date
01 January 2000
RSPB Authors
Dr Innes Sim, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Sim, I. M. W. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Buzzard England UK species

Does organic farming benefit biodiversity?

The intensification and expansion of modern agriculture is amongst the greatest current threats to worldwide biodiversity. Over the last quarter of the 20th century, dramatic declines in both range and...

Date
01 January 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Hole, D.G., Perkins, A.J., Wilson, J.D., Alexander, I.H., Grice, F. & Evans, A.D.
Published in
Biological Conservation
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International Agriculture

Effect of cereal harvesting method on a recent population decline of corn buntings Emberiza calandra on the Western Isles of Scotland

Population decline since 1995 is associated with the harvesting of cereals as arable silage. To survey Corn Bunting populations on the Western Isles and test whether population changes since 1995 are...

Date
01 January 2007
RSPB Authors
Nick Wilkinson, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Wilson, J.D., Boyle, J., Jackson, D.B., Lowe, B. & Wilkinson, N.I.
Published in
Bird Study
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Corn bunting Scotland Agriculture UK species

Natal and breeding dispersal in a reintroduced population of white-tailed eagles Haliaeetus albicilla

Natal dispersal distance was significantly shorter in males than in females. To examine the correlates of variation in dispersal in a reintroduced population of white-tailed eagles Haliaeetus albicilla...

Date
28 May 2009
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Whitifield, D.P., Douse, A., Evans, R.J., Grant, J., Love, J., McLeod, D.R.A., Reid, R. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Bird Study
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White-tailed eagle Scotland UK species Upland

Agricultural habitat-type and the breeding performance of granivorous farmland birds in Britain

Conservation concern about granivorous birds has led to the implication of changing agricultural practices as causes of widespread population decline. We investigate relationships between breeding per...

Date
01 January 2000
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Siriwardena, G. M. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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UK Farmland birds Agriculture UK species

Agricultural land-use and the spatial distribution of granivorous lowland farmland birds

Current agricultural practices are believed to have contributed to the declines of many farmland bird species, especially seed-eaters, throughout Europe. We investigated associations between the spati...

Date
01 January 2000
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Siriwardena, Gavin M. and colleagues
Published in
Ecography
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UK Farmland birds Agriculture UK species

Associations between distance to forest and spatial and temporal variation in abundance of key peatland breeding bird species

Negative forest edge effects were detected for willow ptarmigan (red grouse) Lagopus lagopus and dunlin Colidris alpina. Aims To investigate the effects of distance to forest on the abundance...

Date
24 March 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Hancock, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Hancock, M.H. Grant, M.C. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Bird Study
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Dunlin Golden plover Greenshank Ptarmigan Red grouse Scotland UK species Upland Woodland

Hunting habitat selection by hen harriers on moorland: Implications for conservation management

We examine habitat use by hunting hen harriers Circus cyaneus at three study sites in Scotland to evaluate whether foraging patterns differ between sexes, sites, and stages of the breeding period. We ...

Date
03 January 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Arroyo, B., Amar, A., Leckie, F., Buchanan, G., Wilson, J.D. & Redpath, S.
Published in
Biological Conservation
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Hen harrier Scotland UK species Upland