Publications for Prof Jeremy Wilson

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

Field use by farmland birds in winter: an analysis of field type preferences using resampling methods

This study examined the habitat preferences of 26 field-feeding bird species wintering on mixed, lowland farmland. Resampling methods were used to determine for each species whether the total number o...

Date
01 January 1996
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Wilson, J. D. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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UK Agriculture

Foraging habitat selection by yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella) nesting in agriculturally contrasting regions in lowland England

Fine-scale habitat use by yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella), searching for food to provision nestlings was compared in three agriculturally contrasting regions of lowland England. Log-linear modelli...

Date
01 January 2001
RSPB Authors
Dr Tony Morris, Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr David Buckingham, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Morris, A. J. and colleagues
Published in
Biological Conservation
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Yellowhammer England Agriculture UK species

Habitat and weather are weak correlates of nestling condition and growth rates of four UK farmland passerines

Agricultural intensification is believed to have driven declines of farmland bird populations and the invertebrates and weeds on which they feed. We investigated whether habitat and weather, as surrog...

Date
01 January 2003
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Tony Morris, Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Bradbury, R. B. and colleagues
Published in
Ibis
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England Agriculture

Habitat associations of British breeding farmland birds

Capsule Territory distribution for ten species was most strongly positively influenced by the presence of hedges and woodland edge. Aims To describe and rank the importance of different habitat predictors...

Date
24 March 2009
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Whittingham, M.J., Krebs, J.R., Swetnam, R.D., Thewlis, R.M., Wilson, J.D. & Freckleton, R.P.
Published in
Bird Study
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England Agriculture UK species

Habitat characteristics affecting use of lowland agricultural grassland by birds in winter

Almost a third of the bird species designated as Species of European Conservation Concern exploit agricultural grasslands, yet few studies have focused on their use as foraging habitats for birds. Thi...

Date
01 January 2000
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Tony Morris, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A. J. and colleagues
Published in
Biological Conservation
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England Farmland birds Agriculture UK species

Habitat selection by yellowhammers Emberiza citrinella on lowland farmland at two spatial scales: implications for conservation management

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella populations have declined rapidly in the UK over recent decades, and a clear understanding of their habitat requirements is important to help inform conservation schemes...

Date
14 March 2005
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Whittingham, M.J., Swetnam, R.D., Wilson, J.D., Chamberlain, D.E. & Freckleton, R.P.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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Yellowhammer UK Agriculture UK species