Publications for Dr Rob Field

Breeding ecology of the globally threatened sociable lapwing Vanellus gregarius and the demographic drivers of recent declines

We assessed demographic rates and numbers of the globally threatened sociable lapwing Vanellus gregarius in central Kazakhstan from 2005 to 2012 to identify drivers of recent declines...

Date
25 December 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field, Dr Paul Donald
Authors
Sheldon, R.D., Kamp, J., Koshkin, M.A., Urazaliev, R.S., Iskakov, T.K., Field, R.H., Salemgareev, A.R., Khrokov, V.V., Zhuly, V.A., Sklyarenko, S.L. & Donald, P.
Published in
Journal of Ornithology
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International Sociable Lapwing International species

The provision of winter bird food by the English Environmental Stewardship scheme

Environmental Stewardship (ES) is the main mechanism for reversing the decline in farmland birds in England, and includes a range of options designed to provide winter foraging for seed-eating species...

Date
22 November 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field, Dr Tony Morris
Authors
Field, R.H., Morris, A.J., Grice, P.V. & Cooke, A.
Published in
Ibis
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Skylark England Agriculture

The Challenges of integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services monitoring and evaluation at a landscape-scale wetland restoration project in the UK

There is an increasing emphasis on the restoration of ecosystem services as well as of biodiversity, especially where restoration projects are planned at a landscape scale. This increase in the diversity of restoration aims has a number of conceptual and practical implications for the way that restoration projects are monitored and evaluated. Landscape-scale projects require...

Date
24 June 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field
Authors
Hughes, F.M.R., Adams, W.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Field, R.H., Peh, K.S.H. & Warrington, S.
Published in
Ecology & Society 21
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Ecosystem services UK species

The potential for land sparing to offset greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture

Greenhouse gas emissions from global agriculture are increasing at around 1% per annum, yet substantial cuts in emissions are needed across all sectors...

Date
04 January 2016
RSPB Authors
Prof Rhys Green, Dr Rob Field
Authors
Lamb, A., Green, R., Bateman, I., Broadmeadow, M., Bruce, T., Burney, J., Carey, P., Chadwick, D., Crane, E., Field, R., Goulding, K., Griffiths, H., Hastings, A., Kasoar, T., Kindred, D., Phalan, B., Pickett, J., Smith, P., Wall, E., Ermgassen, E.K.H.J. & Balmford, A.
Published in
Nature Climate Change
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Ecosystem services

Using birds as indicators of biodiversity

Here we develop a new method for reducing information on population trends for a large number of bird species into a simple composite indicator. This approach standardises species trends and creates...

RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field
Authors
Gregory, R. D., Noble, D., Field, R., Marchant, J., Raven, M. and Gibbons, D. W.
Published in
Ornis Hungarica
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Land-use correlates of breeding performance and diet in tree sparrows Passer montanus

Chick diet varies seasonally and between wet and dry habitats, and there is little evidence for a link between habitat type and productivity. Aim To examine the influence of habitat compositio...

Date
01 September 2008
RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field, Dr Guy Anderson, Derek Gruar
Authors
Field, R.H., Anderson, G.Q.A. & Gruar, D.J.
Published in
Bird Study
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Tree sparrow UK Agriculture UK species

Evaluating the English Higher Level Stewardship scheme for farmland birds

Agri-environment schemes (AESs) are the key mechanism for delivering the UK Government’s Public Service Agreement (PSA) target of reversing the decline in farmland bird populations in England by 2020....

Date
01 January 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field, Dr Tony Morris
Authors
Field, R.H., Morris, A.J., Grice, P.V. & Cooke, A.I.
Published in
Aspects of Applied Biology
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UK Agriculture UK species

Habitat use by breeding tree sparrows Passer montanus

Tree Sparrows Passer montanus showed a strong preference for nest-sites adjacent to wetland habitats, and avoidance of sites on intensively managed mixed farmland distant from Rutland Water. A variety...

Date
16 November 2004
RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field, Dr Guy Anderson
Authors
Field, R.H. & Anderson, G.Q.A.
Published in
Ibis
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Tree sparrow UK Agriculture

Benefits and costs of ecological restoration: Rapid assessment of changing ecosystem service values at a U.K. wetland

Restoration of degraded land is recognized by the international community as an important way of enhancing both biodiversity and ecosystem services, but more information is needed about its costs and benefits. In Cambridgeshire, U.K....

Date
23 September 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Rob Field
Authors
Peh, K.S.-H., Balmford, A., Field, R.H., Lamb, A., Birch, J.C., Bradbury, R.B., Brown, C., Butchart, S.H.M., Lester, M., Morrison, R., Sedgwick, I., Soans, C., Stattersfield, A.J., Stroh, P.A., Swetnam, R.D., Thomas, D.H.L., Walpole, M., Warrington, S., & Hughes, F.M.R.
Published in
Ecology & Evolution
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England Climate change Ecosystem services

Case study No. 12: The science of peatland restoration

A continuation of RSPB Centre for Conservation Science report exploring the science of peatland restoration

Date
08 October 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Hancock, Dr Rob Field
Authors
Hancock, M., Cowie, N. & Field, R
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UK Ecosystem services Upland