Publications for Dr Malcolm Burgess

An experimental evaluation of the effects of geolocator design and attachment method on between-year survival on whinchats Saxicola rubetra

Data from location logging tags have revolutionised our understanding of migration ecology, but methods of tagging that do not compromise survival need to be identified. We compared ...

Date
01 July 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess
Authors
Blackburn, E., Burgess, M., Freeman, B., Risely, A., Izang, A., Ivande, S., Hewson, C. & Cresswell, W.
Published in
Journal of Avian Biology 47: 1-10
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Large-scale variation in the temporal patterns of the frass fall of defoliating caterpillars in oak woodlands in Britain: implications for nesting woodland birds

Capsule Frass fall was later and of longer duration in woods to the north and west of Britain compared with those in the southeast. Aims Defoliating caterpillars are a major food resource for woodland...

Date
06 September 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess, Dr John Mallord
Authors
Smith, K.W., Smith, L., Charman, E., Briggs, K., Burgess, M., Dennis, C., Harding, M., Isherwood, C., Isherwood, I. & Mallord, J.
Published in
Bird Study
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Geolocators reveal new insights into ring ouzel Turdus torquatus migration routes and non-breeding areas

Capsule: The first details of the migration pattern of a male Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus, fitted with a geolocator on its Scottish breeding grounds, showed that it wintered in the Algerian Atlas Mountains, substantially east of the suspected main wintering area.

Date
02 September 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Innes Sim, Prof Rhys Green, Dr Malcolm Burgess
Authors
Sim, I.M.W., Green, M., Rebecca, G.W. & Burgess, M.D.
Published in
Bird Study
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Influence of agri-environment scheme options on territory settlement by Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra).

Conserving farmland birds is a key objective for agri-environment schemes (AES) across Europe, with a number of management options aimed at providing invertebrate food and nesting habitats. We analysed territory settlement by ...

Date
01 January 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess, Dr Will Peach, Dr Rob Field, Dr Tony Morris
Authors
Burgess, M.D., Bright, J.A., Morris, A.J., Field, R.H., Grice, P.V., Cooke, A.L. & Peach, W.
Published in
Journal of Ornithology
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Morphology, geographical variation and the subspecies of Marsh Tit poecile palustris in Britain and central Europe

Capsule: All British Marsh Tits belong to subspecies Poecile palustris dresseri, being smaller ...

Date
01 February 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess, Paul Bellamy
Authors
Broughton, R.K., Burgess, M.D., Dadam, D., Hebda, G., Bellamy, P.E. & Hinsley, S.A.
Published in
Bird Study 63: 58-65
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Nestboxes and fieldcraft for monitoring Willow Tits

Our understanding of the reasons for the serious decline of the Willow Tit in Britain is constrained by an incomplete knowledge of the species’ ecology and demography, which is partly due to the difficulty of persuading Willow Tits to...

Date
13 January 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess
Authors
Last, J. & Burgess, M.D.
Published in
British Birds
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Restoring abandoned coppice for birds: Few effects of conservation management on occupancy, fecundity and productivity of hole nesting birds

Changes in woodland management practices are implicated in observed population changes of many European woodland birds, yet the long-term effects of woodland management on bird demographics is poorly understood. Using detailed long-term ...

Date
08 August 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess
Authors
Burgess, M.
Published in
Forest Ecology and Management
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The impact of changing habitat availability on population trends of woodland birds associated with early successional plantation woodland

Date
28 January 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess
Authors
Burgess, M.D., Bellamy, P., Gillings, S., Noble, D.G., Grice, P.V. & Conway, G.J.
Published in
Bird Study
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Phenological sensitivity to climate change is higher in resident than in migrant bird populations among European cavity breeders

Many organisms adjust their reproductive phenology in response to climate change, but phenological sensitivity to temperature may vary between species. For example, resident and migratory birds have vastly different annual cycles, which can cause differential temperature sensitivity at the breeding grounds, and may affect...

Date
01 August 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess
Authors
Samplonius, J.M., Bartosova, L., Burgess, M.D., Bushuev, A.V., Eeva, T., Ivankina, E.V., Kerimov, A.B., Krams, I., Laaksonen, T., Magi, M., Mand, R., Potti, J., Torok, J., Trnka, M., Visser, M.E., Zang, H. & Both, C.
Published in
Global Change Biology 24 (8): 3780-3790
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Weak effects of geolocators on small birds: A meta-analysis controlled for phylogeny and publication bias

Currently, the deployment of tracking devices is one of the most frequently used approaches to study movement ecology of birds. Recent miniaturization of light-level geolocators enabled studying small bird species whose migratory patterns were widely unknown

Date
04 February 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess
Authors
Brlík, Vojtěch Koleček, Jaroslav Burgess, Malcolm Hahn, Steffen Humple, Diana Krist, Miloš Ouwehand, Janne Weiser, Emily L. Adamík, Peter Alves, José A. Arlt, Debora Barišić, Sanja Becker, Detlef Belda, Eduardo J. Beran, Václav Both, Christiaan Bravo, Susana P. Briedis, Martins Chutný, Bohumír Ćiković, Davor Cooper, Nathan W. Costa, Joana S. Cueto, Víctor R. Emmenegger, Tamara Fraser, Kevin Gilg, Olivier Guerrero, Marina Hallworth, Michael T. Hewson, Chris Jiguet, Frédéric Johnson, James A. Kelly, Tosha Kishkinev, Dmitry Leconte, Michel Lislevand, Terje Lisovski, Simeon López, Cosme McFarland, Kent P. Marra, Peter P. Matsuoka, Steven M. Matyjasiak, Piotr Meier, Christoph M. Metzger, Benjamin Monrós, Juan S. Neumann, Roland Newman, Amy Norris, Ryan Pärt, Tomas Pavel, Václav Perlut, Noah Piha, Markus Reneerkens, Jeroen Rimmer, Christopher C. Roberto-Charron, Amélie Scandolara, Chiara Sokolova, Natalia Takenaka, Makiko Tolkmitt, Dirk van Oosten, Herman Wellbrock, Arndt H. J. Wheeler, Hazel van der Winden, Jan Witte, Klaudia Woodworth, Bradley K. Procházka, Petr
Published in
Journal of Animal Ecology
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