Publications for Nick Wilkinson

Breeding ecology of twite Carduelis flavirostris in a crofting landscape

Capsule Twite nested close to and exploited rich seed sources on machair, and had high breeding productivity relative to other studies of Carduelis finches. Aims To test whether Twite nesting distribution...

Date
21 May 2010
RSPB Authors
Nick Wilkinson, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Wilkinson, N.I. & Wilson, J.D.
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Bird Study
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Twite Scotland Agriculture UK species

Capercaillie

Capsule A second full survey in which we estimate the population at 1073 birds (95% CL 549-2041). Aims To provide an up-to-date estimate of the population size of Capercaillie in Britain and to identi...

Date
01 January 2002
RSPB Authors
Nick Wilkinson, Dr Rowena Langston, Dr David Gibbons, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Wilkinson, N. I. and colleagues
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Bird Study
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Capercaillie Scotland Identifying problems UK species

State of the UK's Birds 2014

This is the 15th The state of the UK's birds (SUKB) report. Published in 2014, it contains results from annual, periodic and one-off surveys and studies from as recently as 2013. It draws on many sources of information to give an up-to-date overview of the health of bird populations in the UK and its Overseas Territories.

Date
16 October 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Simon Wotton, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Steffen Oppel, Nick Wilkinson
Authors
RSPB
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International UK UK species

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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Identifying problems UK monitoring and indicators

Age structure and history of stand types of Pinus sylvestris in Abernethy Forest, Scotland

Abernethy Forest comprises the largest area of semi-natural (native) pinewood in Scotland. It also has plantations of various ages. This study describes the sizes and ages of Scots pines (Pinus sylves...

Date
14 February 2008
RSPB Authors
Dr Ron Summers, Nick Wilkinson
Authors
Summers, R.W., Wilkinson, N.I. & Wilson, E.R.
Published in
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
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Scotland Woodland

Agri-environment management for corncrake Crex crex delivers higher species richness and abundance across other taxonomic groups

This study tested whether agri-environment scheme (AES) management for corncrakes in the UK is associated with higher diversity or abundance of non-target flora and fauna relative to similar land outside...

Date
21 April 2012
RSPB Authors
Nick Wilkinson, Dr Guy Anderson, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Wilkinson, N.I., Wilson, J.D. & Anderson, G.Q.A.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Corncrake UK Agriculture

Food supplementation does not increase demographic rates in a passerine species of conservation concern

Numerous studies have examined the effects of the provision of supplementary food on aspects of avian reproductive success, but far fewer have gone on to examine the potential positive effects of food supplementation on the demographic rates which are key for population growth rate. Testing for potential effects ...

Date
02 May 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Innes Sim, Dr Staffan Roos, Nick Wilkinson
Authors
Sim, I., Wilkinson, N., Scridel, D., Anderson, D. & Roos, S.
Published in
Nature Conservation
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Ring ouzel Upland

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.
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Bird Study
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Corn bunting Scotland Agriculture UK species

The abundance of twite wintering in Caithness and Sutherland in 2006/07

A repeat survey of Twite wintering in Caithness was undertaken in 2006/07 to give a comparable estimate of abundance to that of earlier surveys during 1992–98. To determine winter abundance and distribution...

Date
01 December 2010
RSPB Authors
Nick Wilkinson
Authors
Wilkinson, N.I., Carmouche, K. & Graham, K.
Published in
Scottish Birds
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Twite Scotland Identifying problems UK species

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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Twite Identifying problems UK monitoring and indicators