Publications for Simon Wotton

The status of the Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus in the UK in 2012

Capsule: There were up to 6348 Ring Ouzel territories in the UK in 2012.Aims: To produce estimates of the size of the Ring Ouzel breeding population in the UK and its constituent countries.Methods: A stratified random selection of tetrads was surveyed within...

Date
02 May 2016
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Wotton, S.R., Stanbury, A.J., Douse, A. & Eaton, M.A.
Published in
Bird Study 63: 155-164
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Waterbirds in the UK 2012/13: The Wetland Bird Survey

Th is is the 32nd annual report of the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), produced in conjunction with an online report at www.bto.org/webs-reporting. WeBS is the principal scheme for monitoring the UK’s wintering waterbird populations...

Date
30 July 2014
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton
Authors
Austin, G.E., Calbrade, N.A., Mellan, H.J., Musgrove, A.J., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Holt, C.A.,
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Breeding status of the Red Kite

Capsule The first co-ordinated Red Kite survey across Britain since the reintroduction programme began in 1989, yields 430 breeding pairs. Aims To estimate the current size and extent of the British b...

Date
01 January 2002
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Wotton, S. R. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Changes in the numbers of breeding waders on lowland wet grasslands in England and Wales between 1982 and 2002

Lapwing, Snipe, Curlew and Redshank decreased significantly between 1982 and 2002, while over the same period Oystercatcher increased. To provide current status and population trends for waders breeding...

Date
01 January 2005
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Dr Rowena Langston, Prof Juliet Vickery
Authors
Wilson, A.M., Vickery, J.A., Brown, A., Langston, R.H.W., Smallshire, D., Wotton, S. & Vanhinsbergh, D.
Published in
Bird Study
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Current dynamics and predicted vulnerability to sea-level rise of a threatened bittern

The decline of the Bittern Botaurus stellaris has long been symbolic of wetland habitat loss and fragmentation across western Europe. Wetland restoration and creation activity, targeted at Bittern, has...

Date
23 April 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Gillian Gilbert, Simon Wotton
Authors
Gilbert, G., Brown, A.F. & Wotton, S.R.
Published in
Ibis
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A best practice guide for wild bird monitoring schemes

This book summarises recommendations on establishing, running andimproving national wild bird monitoring schemes. The methodologyis described in details and includes field methods, samplingdesign, data management and analysis, and...

Date
01 January 2008
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Voríšek, P., Klvanová, A., Wotton, S. & Gregory, R.
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Bitterns and Bittern Conservation in the UK

Once widespread and even locally numerous across the lowlands of the UK, the Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris had been extirpated by a combination of habitat loss and persecution by the late 1880s....

Date
01 January 2012
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton
Authors
Brown, A., Gilbert, G. & Wotton, S.
Published in
British Birds
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Status and distribution of European nightjars Caprimuigus europaeus in the UK in 2004

The population of Nightjars in the UK increased by over 36% between 1992 and 2004. To determine the population size and distribution of Nightiars in the UK and examine associations with forestry and...

Date
01 January 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Rowena Langston, Simon Wotton
Authors
Conway, G., Wotton, S., Henderson, I., Langston, R., Drewitt, A. & Currie, F.
Published in
Bird Study
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Long term stability of White-necked Picathartes population in south-east Sierra Leone

White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus is a globally 'Vulnerable' bird endemic to the highly threatened Upper Guinea forests in West Africa. In an environment under a high level of threat...

Date
07 September 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Simon Wotton, Dr Tony Morris
Authors
Monticelli, D., Siaka, A., Buchanan, G.M., Wotton, S., Morris, T, Wardill, J.C., Lindsell, J.A.
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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Agricultural management and climatic change are the major drivers of biodiversity change in the UK

Action to reduce anthropogenic impact on the environment and species within it will be most effective when targeted towards activities that have the greatest impact on biodiversity. To do this effectively we need to better understand the relative importance of different activities ...

Date
23 March 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Burns, Dr Mark Eaton, Simon Wotton, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Burns, F., Eaton, M.A., Barlow, K.E., Beckmann, B.C., Brereton, T., Brooks, D.R., Brown, P.M.J., Al Fulaij, N., Gent, T., Henderson, I., Noble, D.G., Parsons, M., Powney, G.D., Roy, H.E., Stroh, P., Walker, K., Wilkinson, J.W., Wotton, S.R. & Gregory, R.D.
Published in
Plos One
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