Publications for Dr Steffen Oppel

Effect of mowing on productivity in the endangered aquatic warbler Acrocephalus paludicola

The aquatic warbler Acrocephalus paludicola is a globally threatened habitat specialist that breeds in open fens in Central and Eastern Europe. Because bush and reed encroachment threaten many...

Date
28 March 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Kubacka, J., Oppel, S., Dyrcz, A., Lachmann, L., Da Costa, J.P.D.B., Kail, U. & Zdunek, W.
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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Identifying the potential wintering sites of the globally threatened aquatic warbler Acrocephalus paludicola using remote sensing

The Aquatic Warbler is a threatened Afro-Palaearctic migrant with a largely unknown distribution in the winter (non-breeding) season. Protection of wintering sites may be crucial for the conservation.

Date
01 May 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Buchanan, G.M., Lachmann, L., Tegetmeyer, C., Oppel, S., Nelson, A. & Flade, M.
Published in
Ostrich
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Assessing the impact of introduced cats on island biodiversity by combining dietary and movement analysis

Populations of feral (not owned by humans) and domestic cats Felis catus coexist in most inhabited islands, and they have similar impacts on native species. Feral cats are generally believed to vary t...

Date
05 November 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Hervías, S., Oppel, S., Medina, F.M., Pipa, T., Díez, A., Ramos, J.A., Ruiz de Ybáñez, R. & Nogales, M.
Published in
Journal of Zoology
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Estimating population size of a nocturnal burrow-nesting seabird using acoustic monitoring and habitat mapping

Population size assessments for nocturnal burrow-nesting seabirds are logistically challenging because these species are active in colonies only during darkness and often nest on remote islands where ...

Date
01 January 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Oppel, S. and colleagues
Published in
Nature Conservation
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International International species Marine

Estimating population size of a nocturnal burrow-nesting seabird using acoustic monitoring and habitat mapping

Population size assessments for nocturnal burrow-nesting seabirds are logistically challenging because these species are active in colonies only during darkness and often nest on remote islands where ..

Date
01 January 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Oppel, S. and colleagues
Published in
Nature Conservation
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Foraging ecology of tropicbirds breeding in two contrasting marine environments in the tropical Atlantic

Studying the feeding ecology of seabirds is important not only to understand basic aspects of their ecology and threats but also for the conservation of marine ecosystems. In this regard, tropical seabirds have been relatively neglected, and in particular the trophic ecology of tropicbirds is scarcely known. We combined GPS tracking, environmental variables...

Date
02 December 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Diop, N., Zango, L., Beard, A., Ba, C.T., Ndiaye, P.I., Henry, L., Clingham, E., Oppel, S. & Gonzalez-Solis, J.
Published in
Marine Ecology Progress Series 607: 221-236
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Outstanding Challenges in the Transferability of Ecological Models

Predictive models are central to many scientific disciplines and vital for informing management in a rapidly changing world. However, limited understanding of the...

Date
01 October 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Yates, K.L., Bouchet, P.J., Caley, M.J., Mengersen, K., Randin, C.F., Parnell, S., Fielding, A.H., Bamford, A.J., Ban, S., Barbosa, A., Dormann, C.F., Elith, J., Embling, C.B., Ervin, G.N., Fisher, R., Gould, S., Graf, R.F., Gregr, E.J., Halpin, P.N., Heikkinen, R.K., Heinanen, S., Jones, A.R., Krishnakumar, P.K., Lauria, V., Lozano-Montes, H., Mannocci, L., Mellin, C., Mesgaran, M.B., Moreno-Amat, E., Mormede, S., Novaczek, E., Oppel, S., Crespo, G.O., Peterson, A.T., Rapacciuolo, G., Roberts, J.J., Ross, R.E., Scales, K.L., Schoeman, D., Snelgrove, P., Sundblad, G., Thuiller, W., Torres, L.G., Verbruggen, H., Wang, L., Wenger, S., Whittingham, M.J., Zharikov, Y., Zurell, D. & Sequeira, A.M.M.
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33 (10): 790-802
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Population status of four endemic land bird species after an unsuccessful rodent eradication on Henderson Island

Invasive rodents detrimentally affect native bird species on many islands worldwide, and rodent eradication is a useful tool to safeguard endemic and threatened species...

Date
04 March 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Juliet Vickery, Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Bond, A.L., Brooke, M.D.L., Cuthbert, R.J., Lavers, J.L., McClelland, G.T.W., Churchyard, T., Donaldson, A., Duffield, N., Forrest, A., Harrison, G., Mackinnon, L., Proud, T., Skinner, A., Torr, N., Vickery, J.A. & Oppel, S.
Published in
Bird Conservation International, 29, 124-135.
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Maximising conservation impact by prioritising islands for biosecurity

Invasive alien species are one of the primary threats to native biodiversity on islands worldwide, and their expansion continues due to global trade and travel.

RSPB Authors
Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Oppel, S. Havery, S.J. John, L. Bambini, L. Varnham, K. Dawson, J. Radford, E.
Published in
Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge. Gland, Switzerland, IUCN: 663-669.
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No short-term effect of closing a rubbish dump on reproductive parameters of an Egyptian Vulture population in Turkey

Changes in food availability that lead to lower reproductive output or lower survival probability are important drivers of the widespread declines in vulture populations.

Date
04 March 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Katzenberger, Jakob Tabur, Evrim Şen, Bİlgecan İsfendİyaroğlu, Süreyya Erkol, Itrİ Levent Oppel, Steffen
Published in
Bird Conservation International 29(1): 71-82.
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