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Wetland Bird Survey Report - Waterbirds in the UK 2013/14

The annual report of the Wetland Bird Survey.

Date
22 April 2015
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UK UK species

Wetzel et al. fail to identify the real gaps in European bird monitoring

Date
03 September 2018
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Vorisek, P., Gregory, R.D., Keller, V., Herrando, S., Lindstrom, A., Nagy, S., Burfield, I.J., Noble, D., Ramirez, I. & Foppen, R.P.B.
Published in
Biological Conservation 225
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Identifying problems International monitoring and indicators

What benefits do community forests provide, and to whom? A rapid assessment of ecosystem services from a Himalayan forest, Nepal

In Nepal, community forestry is part of a national strategy for livelihoods improvement and environmental. However, analysis ...

Date
13 April 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Birch, J. C., Thapa, I., Balmford, A., Bradbury, R.B., Brown, C., Butchart, S.H.M., Gurung, H., Hughes, F.M.R, Mulligan, M., Pandeya, B., Peh, K.S.H., Stattersfield, A.J., Walpole, M. & Thomas, D.H.L.
Published in
Ecosystem Services
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International Ecosystem services

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

What conservationists need to know about farming

Farming is the basis of our civilization yet is more damaging to wild nature than any other sector of human activity. Here, we propose that in order to limit its impact into the future, conservation ...

Date
25 April 2012
RSPB Authors
Prof Rhys Green
Authors
Balmford, A., Green, R. & Phalan, B.
Published in
Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
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International Agriculture

What Do We Need to Know to Enhance the Environmental Sustainability of Agricultural Production? A Prioritisation of Knowledge Needs for the UK Food System

Increasing concerns about global environmental change and food security have focused attention on the need for environmentally sustainable agriculture. This is agriculture that makes efficient use of ...

Date
17 July 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Juliet Vickery
Authors
Dicks, L.V., Bardgett, R.D., Bell, J., Benton, T.G., Booth, A., Bouwman, J., Brown, C., Bruce, A., Burgess, P.J., Butler, S.J., Crute, I., Dixon, F., Drummond, C., Freckleton, R.P., Gill, M., Graham, A., Hails, R.S., Hallet, J., Hart, B., Hillier, J.G. et al.
Published in
Sustainability
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UK Agriculture

What effects do walkers and dogs have on the distribution and productivity of breeding European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus?

Several successive studies of European Nightjars Caprimulgus europaeus (hereafter, Nightjar) on the Dorset heaths demonstrated negative effects of the proximity of urban development and associated...

Date
05 March 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Rowena Langston
Authors
Langston, R.H.W., Liley, D., Murison, G., Woodfield, E. & Clarke, R.T.
Published in
Ibis
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Nightjar England Identifying problems UK species

What factors determine where invertebrate-feeding birds forage in dry agricultural grasslands?

Increases in the intensity of the management of agricultural grasslands over the past 50 years have reduced plant species diversity in swards and increased uniformity in structure through changes in...

Date
16 November 2004
RSPB Authors
Dr David Buckingham, Dr Tony Morris
Authors
Atkinson, P.W., Buckingham, D & Morris, A.J.
Published in
Ibis
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UK Agriculture

What makes an urban bird?

Urban development is increasing across the globe. This poses a major threat to biodiversity, which is often relatively poor in towns and cities. Despite much interest in identifying species' traits that...

Date
13 May 2010
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Evans, K.L., Chamberlain, D.E., Hatchwell, B.J., Gregory, R.D. & Gaston, K.J.
Published in
Global Change Biology
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UK UK species

When is a marine protected area network ecologically coherent? A case study from the North-east Atlantic

Creating representative networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) as part of an ecosystem-based management approach is generally advocated to protect the full spectrum of marine ecosystems and vulnerable species. Core objectives...

Date
13 November 2014
Authors
Johnson, D. Ardron, J. Billett, D. Hooper, T. Mullier, T. Chaniotis, P. Ponge, B. Corcoran, E.
Published in
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
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International Marine Protected areas