Publications for Dr Will Peach

The effects of edge, fragment size and degree of isolation on avian species richness in highly fragmented forest in West Africa

Almost nothing is known of the effects of forest fragmentation on bird diversity within the heavily degraded and fragmented forest remnants in West Africa. We examined the effects of edge, fragment size...

Date
01 January 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach
Authors
Manu, S., Peach, W. & Cresswell, W.
Published in
Ibis
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International International species Tropical forests

The effects of forest fragmentation on the population density and distribution of the globally Endangered Ibadan Malimbe Malimbus ibadanensis and other malimbe species

The lbadan Malimbe Malimbus ibadanensis is a globally Endangered but poorly known forest species endemic to a small region of south-western Nigeria, where almost all forest has been severely fragmented...

Date
17 October 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach
Authors
Manu, S., Peach, W., Bowden, C. & Cresswell, W.
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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International Identifying problems International species

Higher-tier agri-environment schemes: do they work and how much do we need to recover farmland birds?

Our study assessed the impact of higher‐tier agri‐environment scheme (AES) land management on the abundance of bird species associated with farmed landscapes...

Date
01 June 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Tony Morris, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Morris, A.J., Grice, P.V., Walker, L.K., Cristinacce, A., Dadam, D. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Animal Conservation 21 (3): 199-200
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Agriculture

Avian malaria-mediated population decline of a widespread iconic bird species

Parasites have the capacity to affect animal populations by modifying host survival, and it is increasingly recognized that infectious disease can negatively impact biodiversity. Populations of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) have declined in many European towns and cities, but the causes of these declines...

Date
17 July 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach
Authors
Dadam, D., Robinson, R.A., Clements, A., Peach, W.J., Bennett, M., Rowcliffe, J.M. & Cunningham, A.A.
Published in
Royal Society Open Science 6 (7)
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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

Density-dependent survival and recruitment in a long-distance Palaearctic migrant, the sand martin Riparia riparia

Long-term studies can provide powerful insights into the relative importance of different demographic and environmental factors determining avian population dynamics. Here we use 23 years of ...

Date
16 March 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach
Authors
Norman, D. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Ibis
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Sand martin International International species

Effects of reduced grazing intensity on pasture vegetation and invertebrates

The lack of invertebrate prey on intensively grazed agricultural grassland can limit reproductive success in farmland birds. The impacts of lenient early season grazing followed by early cessation of ...

Date
01 March 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach, Dr David Buckingham
Authors
Eschen, R., Brook, A.J., Maczey, N., Bradbury, A., Mayo,A., Watss, P., Buckingham, D., Wheeler, K. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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England Agriculture

Demographic and environmental causes of the decline of rural song thrushes Turdus philomelos in lowland Britain

We review current knowledge of demographic mechanisms and environmental factors implicated in the population decline of Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos in rural Britain since the mid-1970s, and present...

Date
16 November 2004
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach
Authors
Peach, W.J., Robinson, R.A. & Murray, K.A.
Published in
Ibis
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Song thrush UK UK species

Effect of plot type, age and date on seed depletion and bird use of Wild Bird Seed Mixtures in England

Bird and seed abundances decreased in both standard and enhanced Agri-Environment Scheme seed mixtures (plots of seed-bearing crops) between November and February. We analysed effects of Agri-Environment seed mixture type (‘standard’...

Date
26 September 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Rob Field, Dr Will Peach, Dr Tony Morris
Authors
Bright, J.A., Field, R.H., Morris, A.J., Cooke, A.I., Fern, J., Grice, P.V. & Peach, W.
Published in
Bird Study
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England Agriculture Identifying problems

Habitat associations of farmland birds in South Devon

Between 2003 and 2009 there was a 70% reduction in the area of set-aside and a large increase in the area of Devon farmland managed under agri-environment (AE) agreements (mainly ELS hedge and grassland options). Breeding farmland birds selected localities with hedges...

Date
01 April 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach
Authors
Peach, W.J., Wotton, S.R., Stanbury, A.J. & Davies, M.
Published in
Aspects of Applied Biology 118: 63-70
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England Agriculture