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Active blood parasite infection is not limited to the breeding season in a declining farmland bird

Avian blood parasites can have significant impacts on adult breeding birds but studies of parasitism outside the breeding season are rare, despite their potentially important implications for host–parasite dynamics...

Date
22 January 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Jenny Dunn
Authors
Dunn, J.C., Goodman, S.J., Benton, T.G. & Hamer, K.C.
Published in
Journal of Parasitology
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Yellowhammer England Identifying problems UK species

Adaptive management and targeting of agri-environment schemes does benefit biodiversity: a case study of the corn bunting

Agri-environment schemes (AES) are the main European policy response to biodiversity loss caused by agricultural intensification. Maximizing their effectiveness is a key policy challenge. Monitor...

Date
08 February 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Maggs, H.E., Watson, A. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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Corn bunting Scotland Agriculture UK species

Adult sex ratios in wild bird populations

Offspring sex ratios in wild bird populations, and the extent to which they vary from the equality expected by random genotypic sex determination, have received much recent attention. Adult sex ratios...

Date
19 June 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Paul Donald
Authors
Donald, P.F.
Published in
Ibis
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International Identifying problems

Adult survival and breeding dispersal of roseate terns within the Northwest European metapopulation

Roseate terns are rare and restricted range breeders in NW Europe, with a population size of below 1,100 pairs and 95% of these within four colonies. The apparent survival and breeding dispersal laws...

Date
01 September 2008
Authors
Ratcliffe, N., Newton, S., Morrison, P., Merne, O., Cadwallender, T. & Frederiksen, M.
Published in
Waterbirds
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Roseate tern International International species Marine

Advancing terrestrial conservation through remote sensing

Conservationists recognise that remote sensing can make a substantial contribution to their effort to monitor the environment to better understand and reduce the impact of anthropogenic activities. However, often it is perceived that the needs of...

Date
04 June 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Buchanan, G.M., Brink, A.B., Leidner, A.K., Rose, R. & Wegmann, M.
Published in
Ecological Informatics
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Ecosystem services New methods and technologies

Aerobic culturable bacterial microflora in resident Gyps vulture species of India

Microflora of three Critically Endangered, resident Gyps species of Indian vultures was studied at the Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore, Panchkula district, Haryana. Cloacal and choanal swabs from 32 adult Gyps vultures...

Date
28 January 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Toby Galligan
Authors
Shringarpure, R.N., Kulkarni, M.D., Sawant, C., Bhagwat, A., Galligan, T. & Prakash, V.
Published in
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 111 (1): 29-35
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International Vultures International species

Ages of storm petrels Hydrobates pelagicus prospecting potential breeding colonies

Each year, ringers using sound lures mark and recapture immature Storm Petrels Hydrobates pelagicus prospecting potential breeding colonies. Attempts have been made to estimate the size of this population...

Date
01 January 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Bolton
Authors
Okill, J.D. & Bolton, M.
Published in
Ringing & Migration
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Storm petrel Scotland Marine UK species

Age structure and history of stand types of Pinus sylvestris in Abernethy Forest, Scotland

Abernethy Forest comprises the largest area of semi-natural (native) pinewood in Scotland. It also has plantations of various ages. This study describes the sizes and ages of Scots pines (Pinus sylves...

Date
14 February 2008
RSPB Authors
Dr Ron Summers, Nick Wilkinson
Authors
Summers, R.W., Wilkinson, N.I. & Wilson, E.R.
Published in
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
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Scotland Woodland

Age-dependent changes in the shape of the secondary remiges of individual adult corncrakes Crex crex

A comparison of corncrakes Crex crex of known age showed that the tips of the secondary remiges were, on average, more pointed for birds with remiges grown in the hatching (HY) than for adult adults with remiges grown after the hatching...

Date
01 January 2004
RSPB Authors
Prof Rhys Green
Authors
Green, R.E.
Published in
Ringing & Migration
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Corncrake UK UK species

Agricultural development and the conservation of avian biodiversity on the Eurasian steppes: a comparison of land-sparing and land-sharing approaches

The break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the abandonment of >40 million ha of cropland, a collapse in livestock numbers, and the recovery of depleted biodiversity on the steppe grasslands of Kazakhstan and southern Russia. More recently...

Date
23 September 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Paul Donald, Prof Rhys Green
Authors
Kamp, J., Urazaliev, R., Balmford, A., Donald, P.F., Green, R.E., Lamb, A.J. & Phalan, B.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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International Agriculture International species