Publications for Prof Jeremy Wilson

Effects of crop type and aerial invertebrate abundance on foraging barn swallows Hirundo rustica

The influence of crop type (pasture, silage and cereal) on the abundance of aerial invertebrates and the density of foraging barn swallows Hirundo rustica was investigated in lowland mixed farmland in...

Date
01 March 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Evans, K.L., Wilson, J.D. & Bradbury, R.B.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Swallow England Agriculture

Farmland biodiversity: is habitat heterogeneity the key?

Agricultural intensification has led to a widespread decline in farmland biodiversity measured across many different taxa. The changes in agricultural practices affect many different aspects of the fa...

Date
01 January 2003
RSPB Authors
Dr Juliet Vickery, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Benton, T. G. and colleagues
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution
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International Agriculture

The breeding bird community of managed and unmanaged willow scrub at Leighton Moss, Lancashire

Coppiced willow supports a much higher density of breeding birds than unmanaged more mature willow. This appears to be because it retains richer vegetation cover, especially in the herb layer, and so ...

Date
01 January 1992
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Wilson, J.
Published in
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section B-Biological Sciences
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The conservation uses of ringing data. Conclusions of the JNCC/BTO workshop, 4–5 November 1995, Norwich

The monitoring of both population size and demographic variables is important for understanding the causes of population changes. The main function of the Ringing Scheme should continue to be the m...

Date
01 January 1999
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Baillie, Stephen R. and colleagues
Published in
Ringing & Migration
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The management of crop structure: a general approach to reversing the impacts of agricultural intensification on birds?

Agricultural intensification is accepted widely as a cause of bird population declines on farmland in Europe and North America. Although intensification is multivariate, one common theme is the impact...

Date
30 June 2005
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson, Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Wilson, J.D., Whittingham, M.J. & Bradbury, R.B.
Published in
Ibis
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International Agriculture

Trends in the abundance of farmland birds: a quantitative comparison of smoothed Common Birds Census indices

Widespread declines in the populations of many British farmland birds have occurred since the early 1970s. We must understand the causes of these declines to make recommendations about conservation a...

Date
01 January 1998
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Siriwardena, Gavin M. and colleagues
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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UK Farmland birds Agriculture

Using repeated winter surveys to estimate changes in abundance of seed-eating passerines

Winter Atlas surveys of 16 species on lowland farmland revealed significant changes in count for four species. Aims To estimate changes in abundance between the early 1980s and late 1990s...

Date
24 March 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Hancock, Trevor Smith, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Hancock, M.H., Smith, T., Chamberlain, D.E., Wilson, D.E. & Lack, P.C.
Published in
Bird Study
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Corn bunting Goldfinch Linnet Tree sparrow Yellowhammer Scotland Agriculture UK species

Widespread local house-sparrow extinctions - Agricultural intensification is blamed for the plummeting populations of these birds

House-sparrow populations have declined sharply in Western Europe in recent decades, but the reasons for this decline have yet to be identified, despite intense public interest in the matter. Here we ...

Date
01 January 2002
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Guy Anderson, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Hole, D. G. and colleagues
Published in
Nature
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House sparrow England Agriculture UK species

Biometrics and wing moult of migrating red-rumped swallows Hirundo daurica in Greece

Published data describing the biometrics, moult and fat loads of migrant Red?rumped Swallows Hirundo daurica are scarce. Here we present data on wing and tarsus length, tail measurements, abdominal fat...

Date
01 January 2006
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Wilson, J.D., Akriotis, T., Balmer, D.E., Hatton, L. & Millar, S.
Published in
Ringing & Migration
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International International species

Farmland habitat change and abundance of yellowhammers Emberiza citrinella: an analysis of Common Birds Census data

Many granivorous farmland birds in the UK have declined substantially since the 1970s, coinciding with widespread agricultural intensification. The population trend of the Yellowhammer is, however, un...

Date
01 January 1998
RSPB Authors
Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Kyrkos, A. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Yellowhammer UK Agriculture UK species