Publications for Prof Richard Gregory

An analysis of trends, uncertainty and species selection shows contrasting trends of widespread forest and farmland birds in Europe

Composite, multispecies biodiversity indices are increasingly used to report against international and national environmental commitments and targets, the Wild Bird Index being a prominent example in Europe, but methods to assess trends, error and species selection for such indices are poorly developed

Date
01 April 2019
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Gregory, Richard D. Skorpilova, Jana Vorisek, Petr Butler, Simon
Published in
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17(5): 265-269.
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Relating characteristics of global biodiversity targets to reported progress

To inform governmental discussions on the nature of a revised Strategic Plan for Biodiversity of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), we reviewed the relevant literature and assessed the framing of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets in the current strategic plan

Date
01 April 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Green, Elizabeth J. Buchanan, Graeme M. Butchart, Stuart H. M. Chandler, Georgina M. Burgess, Neil D. Hill, Samantha L. L. Gregory, Richard D.
Published in
Conservation Biology 33(6): 1360-1369.
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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.
Published in
Ecological Indicators 94: 226-236
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Overcoming the challenges of public data archiving for citizen science biodiversity recording and monitoring schemes

1. Public data archiving (PDA) is widely advocated as a means of achieving open data standards, leading to improved data preservation, increased scientific reproducibility, and transparency, as well as additional data use. 2. Public data archiving was primarily conceived to archive data from short-term, single-purpose...

Date
01 November 2018
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Baillie, S.R., Boughey, K., Bourn, N.A.D., Foppen, R.P.B., Gillings, S., Gregory, R.D., Hunt, T., Jiguet, F., Lehikoinen, A., Musgrove, A.J., Robinson, R.A., Roy, D.B., Siriwardena, G.M., Walker, K.J. & Wilson, J.D.
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Journal of Applied Ecology 55 (6): 2544-2551
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Defining and delivering resilient ecological networks: Nature conservation in England

Planning for nature conservation has increasingly emphasised the concepts of resilience and spatial networks. Although the importance of habitat networks for individual species is clear, their significance for long-term ecological resilience and multi-species conservation strategies is less established. 2. Referencing spatial network theory, we describe the conceptual basis for defining and...

Date
01 November 2018
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Isaac, N.J.B., Brotherton, P.N.M., Bullock, J.M., Gregory, R.D., Boehning-Gaese, K., Connor, B., Crick, H.Q.P., Freckleton, R.P., Gill, J.A., Hails, R.S., Hartikainen, M., Hester, A.J., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Oliver, T.H., Pearson, R.G., Sutherland, W.J., Thomas, C.D., Travis, J.M.J., Turnbull, L.A., Willis, K., Woodward, G. & Mace, G.M.
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Journal of Applied Ecology 55 (6): 2537-2543
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Prior specification in Bayesian occupancy modelling improves analysis of species occurrence data

Multi-species biodiversity indicators are increasingly used to assess progress towards the 2020 'Aichi' targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity. However, most multi-species indicators are biased towards a few well studied taxa for which suitable abundance data...

Date
01 October 2018
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Outhwaite, C.L., Chandler, R.E., Powney, G.D., Collen, B., Gregory, R.D. & Isaac, N.J.B
Published in
Ecological Indicators 93: 333-343
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Wetzel et al. fail to identify the real gaps in European bird monitoring

Date
03 September 2018
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Vorisek, P., Gregory, R.D., Keller, V., Herrando, S., Lindstrom, A., Nagy, S., Burfield, I.J., Noble, D., Ramirez, I. & Foppen, R.P.B.
Published in
Biological Conservation 225
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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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Tracking progress towards EU Biodiversity Strategy Targets: EU policy effects in preserving its common farmland birds

This paper shows that EU policy (in the form of agri-environmental schemes, special protected areas and Annex I designation) all benefit farmland birds that live in Europe; but those effects are not strong enough to deliver population...

Date
01 February 2017
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Gamero, A., Brotons, L., Brunner, A., Foppen, R., Fornasari, L., Gregory, R.D., Herrando, S., Horak, D., Jiguet, F., Kmecl, P., Lehikoinen, A., Lindstrom, A., Paquet, J.-Y., Reif, J., Sirkia, P.M., Skorpilova, J., Strien, A.V., Szep, T., Telensky, T., Teufelbauer, N., Trautmann, S., Turnhout, C.A.M., Vermouzek, S., Vikstrom, T. & Vorisek, P.
Published in
Conservation Letters
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Diet flexibility in a declining long-distance migrant may allow it to escape the consequences of phenological mismatch with its caterpillar food supply

Climate-driven shifts in prey phenology may lead to asynchrony with the timing of peak resource requirements of their predators, leading to a reduction in productivity and population declines. Migrant species that...

Date
03 January 2017
RSPB Authors
Dr John Mallord, Chris Orsman, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Mallord, J.W., Orsman, C.J., Cristinacce, A., Stowe, T.J., Charman, E.C. & Gregory, R.D.
Published in
Ibis 159: 76-90.
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