Publications for Dr Will Peach

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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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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Habitat selection by song thrushes in stable and declining farmland populations

Losses of farmland birds from the wider countryside have become a major conservation issue in the UK and Europe. Song thrush Turdus philomelos populations in lowland rural Britain declined by approximately...

Date
07 April 2004
RSPB Authors
Derek Gruar, Dr John Mallord, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Peach, W.J., Denny, M., Cotton, P.A., Hill, I.F., Gruar, D., Barritt, D., Impey, A. & Mallord, J.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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Modelling the survival of British lapwings Vanellus vanellus using ring-recovery data and weather covariates

Two sets of data are considered. One describes recovery data from Lapwings ringed as young in Britain in 1963??92. The other provides several weather covariates for the same period.

Date
01 January 1999
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach
Authors
Catchpole, Edward A. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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The development of Farmland Bird Packages for arable farmers in England

A literature review was undertaken to find the best evidence available to develop a quantified package of Environmental Stewardship options that are beneficial to farmland birds, for presentation to arable farmers and their advisers in England. The evidence suggests that...

Date
10 April 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Will Peach
Authors
Winspear, R., Grice, P., Peach, W., Phillips, J., Aebischer, N., Thompson, P., Egan, J. & Nowakowski, M.
Published in
Aspects of Applied Biology 100
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The impacts of crop tiller density on the breeding performance of a cereal-nesting specialist: ecological trap and potential management tool

In the pursuit of maximizing agricultural yields and profits, crop management under intensive agriculture has reduced the heterogeneity of crop sward structure within fields. Several farmland bird specialists ...

Date
18 July 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Rosemary Setchfield, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Setchfield, R.P. & Peach, W.J.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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The predation of wild birds in the UK: a review of its conservation impact and management

Predation is a natural phenomenon to which all bird species are subject, and predators have lived alongside most of their current natural bird prey for millennia without eliminating them. However, bird populations can decline or their numbers can be held low where levels of predation on them are high.

RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons, Dr Guy Anderson, Dr Mark Bolton, Dr Richard Bradbury, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Ian Johnstone, Dr Will Peach, Dr Ron Summers, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Gibbons D.W. and colleagues
Published in
RSPB Research Report no 23. RSPB, Sandy
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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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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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New conservation measures for birds on grasslands and livestock farms

This paper reviews recent research into the development of bird conservation measures for livestock farms in lowland Britain. Most work has focused on measures for managing grasslands, but some arable...

Date
01 January 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Will Peach
Authors
Buckingham, D.L., Atkinson, P.W., Peel, S. & Peach, W.
Published in
Conservation Evidence
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