Publications for Stephen Dodd

Factors affecting the foraging behaviour of the European shag: implications for seabird tracking studies

Seabird tracking has become an ever more popular tool to aid environmental procedures such as the designation of marine protected areas and environmental impact assessments. However, samples used are usually small and little consideration...

Date
03 April 2014
RSPB Authors
Stephen Dodd
Authors
Soanes, L., Arnould, J.P.Y., Dodd, S.G., Milligan, G. & Green, J.A.
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Shag UK Marine

The effect of supplementary winter seed food on breeding populations of farmland birds: evidence from two large-scale experiments

Low winter food availability is probably critical in the declines of many farmland bird species in Europe, leading to the implementation of ameliorative agri-environment scheme options. To date, however...

Date
22 June 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Guy Anderson, Dr Juliet Vickery, Stephen Dodd
Authors
Siriwardena, G.M., Stevens, D.K., Anderson, G.Q.A., Vickery, J.A, Calbrade, N.A. & Dodd, S.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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UK Agriculture

Negative impacts of hunting and suction-dredging on otherwise high and stable survival rates in curlew Numenius arquata

Capsule: A stable annual survival rate of 90% was estimated for adult Curlew Numenius arquata from 1974 to 2011. Survival was reduced by mechanized cockle harvesting and hunting prior to the UK ban in...

Date
05 April 2013
RSPB Authors
Stephen Dodd
Authors
Taylor, R.C. & Dodd, S.G.
Published in
Bird Study
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Curlew UK UK species

Plant and invertebrate resources for farmland birds in pastoral landscapes

On 16 UK livestock holdings within pastoral landscapes, we investigated the provision of plant and invertebrate resources for farmland birds in spring barley and winter wheat cereal-based whole crop...

Date
12 June 2011
RSPB Authors
Stephen Dodd, Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Westbury, D.B., Mortimer, S.R., Brook, A.J., Harris, S.J., Kessock-Phillip, R., Edwards, A.R., Chaney, K., Lewis, P., Dodd, S., Buckingham, D.L. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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UK Agriculture

Pre-breeding foraging and nest site habitat selection by lesser spotted woodpeckers

Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers Dendrocopos minor have dramatically declined and retracted in range in Britain. Pre-breeding foraging may be critical and, although work has been carried out elsewhere in ...

Date
01 September 2012
RSPB Authors
Derek Gruar, Stephen Dodd
Authors
Charman, E.C., Smith, K.W., Dodd, S., Gruar, D.J. & Dillon, I.A.
Published in
Ornis Fennica
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Lesser spotted woodpecker England UK species

How many seabirds do we need to track to define home-range area?

In recent years, marine predator and seabird tracking studies have become ever more popular. However, they are often conducted without first considering how many individuals should be tracked and ...

Date
25 March 2013
RSPB Authors
Stephen Dodd
Authors
Soanes, L.M., Arnould, J.P.Y., Dodd, S.G., Sumner, M.D. & Green, J.A.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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Wales Marine

Predation of black-legged kittiwake chicks Rissa tridactyla by a peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus: Insights from time-lapse cameras

We directly recorded predation of Black-legged Kittiwake chicks (Rissa tridactyla) by a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) using a remote time-lapse camera. Between 20 July 2013 and 23 July 2013, all four nests in the camera's field of...

Date
01 March 2014
RSPB Authors
Stephen Dodd
Authors
Collins, P.M., Green, J.A., Dodd, S., Shaw, P.J.A. & Halsey, L.G.
Published in
The Wilson Journal of Ornithology
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Kittiwake Peregrine UK UK species

Wader recruitment indices suggest nesting success is temperature-dependent in Dunlin Calidris alpina

Measures of annual breeding success are an important component of species monitoring programmes. It has been suggested that effective monitoring of breeding productivity for arctic breeding waders may...

Date
07 July 2006
RSPB Authors
Stephen Dodd
Authors
Beale, C.M., Dodd, S. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W.
Published in
Ibis
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Dunlin Wales Identifying problems UK species

What can seabirds tell us about the tide?

Small global positioning system (GPS) trackers are now routinely used to study the movement and behaviour of birds at sea. If the birds rest on the water they become "drifters of opportunity" and can be used to give information about surface currents. In this paper, we use a small data set from satellite-tracked razorbills...

Date
01 November 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Bolton, Dr Ellie Owen, Stephen Dodd
Authors
Cooper, M., Bishop, C., Lewis, M., Bowers, D., Bolton, M., Owen, E. & Dodd, S.
Published in
Ocean Science 14 (6): 1483-1490
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Marine

Seeded ryegrass swards allow granivorous birds to winter in agriculturally improved grassland landscapes

We experimentally managed silage fields to provide abundant seed as a conservation measure for wintering birds. Buntings Emberiza strongly selected seeded ryegrass plots, where they fed predominantly...

Date
12 June 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach, Stephen Dodd
Authors
Buckingham, D.L., Bentley, S., Dodd, S. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Reed bunting Yellowhammer England Agriculture