Publications for Dr Mark Eaton

The State of Nature 2019

The State of Nature report 2019 presents an overview of how wildlife is faring in the UK and its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. Additionally, it assesses the pressures that are acting on nature, and the responses being made, collectively, to counter these pressures

Date
07 October 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Fiona Burns, Andrew Stanbury, Will Kirby, Dr Joelene Hughes
Authors
Hayhow, Daniel Eaton, Mark Burns, Fiona Stanbury, Andrew Kirby, Will Bailey, Neil Beckmann, Björn C. Bedford, Jacob Boersch-Supan, Philipp Coomber, Frazer Dennis, Emily Dolman, Sarah Dunn, Euan Hall, Jonathan Harrower, Colin Hatfield, Jack Hawley, Jenny Haysom, Karen Hughes, Joelene Symes, Nigel
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Using the first European Breeding Bird Atlas for science and perspectives for the new Atlas

Capsule: The first European Bird Census Council (EBCC) Atlas of European Breeding Birds has been widely used in scientific publications. Aims: To quantify how scientific publications have used data from the first European Bird Census Council (EBCC) Atlas of European Breeding Birds, what the topics of these studies...

Date
03 June 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Herrando, S., Keller, V., Bauer, H.-G., Brotons, L., Eaton, M., Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Lehikoinen, A., Milanesi, P., Noble, D., Ramírez, I., Voříšek, P. & Foppen, R
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Bird Study
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Breeding status of Red-billed Choughs Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax in the UK and Isle of Man in 2014

In 2014 a survey of Red-billed Choughs Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax in the UK and Isle of Man found substantial variation in regional trends. The population has, however, remained stable overall since 2002, with a total of 433 breeding pairs recorded.Aims: The aim of the survey was to produce new estimates of the breeding populations and...

Date
01 November 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Ian Johnstone, Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Hayhow, D.B., Johnstone, I., Moore, A.S., Mucklow, C., Stratford, A., Šúr, M. & Eaton, M.A.
Published in
Bird Study 65 (4): 458-470
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An assessment of the state of nature in the United Kingdom: A review of findings, methods and impact

Clear, accessible, objective metrics of species status are critical to communicate the state of biodiversity and to measure progress towards biodiversity targets. However, the population data underpinning current species status metrics is often highly skewed towards particular taxonomic groups such as birds, butterflies and mammals, primarily due to...

Date
01 November 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Daniel Hayhow, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Burns, F., Eaton, M.A., Hayhow, D.B., Outhwaite, C.L., Al Fulaij, N., August, T.A., Boughey, K.L., Brereton, T., Brown, A., Bullock, D.J., Gent, T., Haysorn, K.A., Isaac, N.J.B., Johns, D.G., Macadam, C.R., Mathews, F., Noble, D.G., Powney, G.D., Sims, D.W., Smart, S.M., Stroh, P., Walker, K.J., Webb, J.R., Webb, T.J. & Gregory, R.D.
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Ecological Indicators 94: 226-236
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Status of the Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus in the UK and Isle of Man in 2016

Capsule: The fifth UK and the Isle of Man survey of Hen Harrier in 2016 showed varying trends by country and region.Aim: To estimate the size of the breeding Hen Harrier population (with associated 95% confidence intervals) in the UK and Isle of Man, constituent...

Date
02 July 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Wotton, S.R., Bladwell, S., Mattingley, W., Morris, N.G., Raw, D., Ruddock, M., Stevenson, A. & Eaton, M.A.
Published in
Bird Study 65 (2): 145-160
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The population status of breeding Twite Linaria flavirostris in the UK in 2013

Capsule: The second national survey of Twite Linaria flavirostris estimated a UK breeding population of 7831 pairs (95% confidence limits: 5829-10137) in 2013. Aims: To estimate the breeding population size of Twite in the UK and constituent countries and to calculate change...

Date
01 June 2018
RSPB Authors
Nick Wilkinson, Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Wilkinson, N.I., Eaton, M.A., Colhoun, K. & Drewitt, A.L
Published in
Bird Study 65 (2):174-188
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The population status of Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus in Scotland during winter 2015-16

Capsule: The population size of Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus in Scotland was estimated at 1114 individuals with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of 805-1505. Aim: To produce an updated estimate of Capercaillie population size in Scotland, with improved precision...

Date
01 March 2018
RSPB Authors
Nick Wilkinson, Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Wilkinson, N.I., Eaton, M.A., Marshall, G. & Haysom, S.
Published in
Bird Study 65 (1) 20-35
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The first UK survey and population estimate of breeding Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

The first national survey for Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis in the UK was carried out in 2011 and estimated the breeding population at 60 territories (95% confidence intervals = 48-83). Aims: To estimate breeding population size for Snow Buntings in the UK by surveying all sites with...

Date
01 March 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Andrew Stanbury
Authors
Hayhow, D.B., Eaton, M.A., Stanbury, A.J., Douse, A. & Marquiss, M.
Published in
Bird study 65 (1): 36-43
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Dialects of an invasive songbird are preserved in its invaded but not native source range

Biological invasions are not only events with substantial environmental and socioeconomic impacts but are also interesting natural experiments, allowing the study of phenomena such as the cultural evolution of bird song following introduction.

Date
01 February 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Pipek, P., Petruskova, T., Petrusek, A., Diblikova, L., Eaton, M.A. & Pysek, P.
Published in
Ecography 41 (2): 245-254
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State of Nature 2016 – results look up tables

This document presents tables of the results referred to in the report in an easy to access format. All data presented here feature in the report in the text or graphics.

Date
15 May 2017
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Burns
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