Publications for Dr Richard Bradbury

Conservation tillage encourages early breeding by skylarks Alauda arvensis

Capsule Increased crop residue on the soil surface, left as a result of conservation tillage, encouraged earlier nesting in winter wheat fields.

Date
01 January 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field, Dr Richard Bradbury, Will Kirby
Authors
Field, R. H. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Skylark UK Agriculture

Farmland birds and resource protection in the UK: Cross-cutting solutions for multi-functional farming?

Farmland bird declines in Europe are well documented. In the UK, agri-environment schemes are key mechanisms for reversing the declines of birds and other farmland biodiversity, but recent reviews...

Date
06 January 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Will Kirby
Authors
Bradbury, R.B. & Kirby, W.B.
Published in
Biological Conservation
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UK Agriculture Identifying problems UK species

Five-year evaluation of the impact of the Arable Stewardship Pilot Scheme on birds

Agri-environment schemes could play a key role in the reversal of farmland bird declines. The effectiveness of the Arable Stewardship Pilot Scheme for delivering farmland birds was tested in a replicated...

Date
16 November 2004
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Bradbury, R.B., Browne, S.J., Stevens, D.K. & Aebischer, N.J.
Published in
Ibis
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England Agriculture

Territory and nest-site habitat associations of spotted flycatchers Muscicapa striata breeding in central England

The spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata is a Red Listed Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Priority Species, which is declining dramatically across all habitats in the UK; the population fell by 75% from 1974 to 1999 (Gregory et al. 2002)...

Date
30 March 2005
RSPB Authors
Will Kirby, Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Kirby, W., Black, K., Pratt, S. & Bradbury, R.
Published in
Ibis
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Spotted flycatcher England UK species

TESSA: A toolkit for rapid assessment of ecosystem services at sites of biodiversity conservation importance

Sites that are important for biodiversity conservation can also provide significant benefits (i.e. ecosystem services) to people. Decision-makers need to know how change to a site, whether development...

Date
09 July 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Peh, K.S.-H., Balmford, A., Bradbury, R.B., Brown, C., Butchart, S.H.M., Hughes, F.M.R., Stattersfield, A., Thomas, D.H.L., Walpole, M., Bayliss, J., Gowing, D., Jones, J.P.G., Lewis, S.L., Mulligan, M., Pandeya, B., Stratford, C., Thompson, J.R., Turner, K., Vira, B., Willcock, S. et al.
Published in
Ecosystem Services
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International UK Ecosystem services

The efficacy of an ultrasonic cat deterrent

Ultrasound deterrents for a variety of mammals, including cats, are widely available in the commercial market, but few have been independently tested for efficacy. This study tested the efficacy of an...

Date
01 January 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Nelson, S.H., Evans, A.D. & Bradbury, R.B.
Published in
Applied Animal Behaviour Science
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UK Identifying problems

The influence of climate and topography in patterns of territory establishment in a range-expanding bird

The Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata has recently expanded its range northwards and upwards in the UK, consistent with the hypothesis that this cold-sensitive species has responded to a warming climate....

Date
22 February 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Simon Wotton
Authors
Bradbury, R.B., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Wotton, S.R., Conway, G.J. & Grice, P.V.
Published in
Ibis
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Dartford warbler UK Climate change Protected areas

The role of agri-environment schemes and farm management practices in reversing the decline of farmland birds in England

European farmland bird declines can largely be attributed to agricultural intensification. An English Government target aims to reverse the decline in the 'Farmland Bird Index' (population trends of 20...

Date
07 April 2004
RSPB Authors
Dr Juliet Vickery, Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Vickery, J.A., Bradbury, R.B., Henderson, I.G., Eaton, M.A. & Grice, P.V.
Published in
Biological Conservation
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UK Farmland birds Agriculture

Non-inversion tillage and farmland birds in winter

Date
01 January 2003
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Cunningham, H. M. and colleagues
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UK Agriculture

Non-inversion tillage and farmland birds: a review with special reference to the UK and Europe

This paper reviews the current knowledge of the effects of non-inversion tillage (NIT) on farmland birds and their food resources. NIT is a method of establishing a crop without using a mouldboard ploughing...

Date
16 November 2004
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Cunningham, H.M., Chaney, k., Bradbury, R.B. & Wilcox, A.
Published in
Ibis
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UK Farmland birds Agriculture