30th April 2018
The year-round benefits of occupying preferred habitat
Do habitat features that influence over-winter survival also influence reproductive success in a territorial, year-round resident?
22nd January 2018
The importance of new native woodland for Black Grouse
Could the creation of new native woodland contribute to landscape-scale recovery of black grouse after decades of decline?
15th January 2018
How resilient are Wood Warblers to forest loss on the wintering grounds?
Is it too simplistic to assume there is a causal link between declines in Afro-Palaearctic migrants and widespread land-use change in Africa?
6th December 2017
The heat is on for British birds
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What is the evidence for climate change? How will UK bird communities adapt?
4th September 2017
Umbrellas for grassland bird conservation
Can we conserve the entire grassland avifauna by protecting the Corncrake only?
2nd August 2017
Keep it simple
Structural diversity in forests favors avian diversity – but not the endangered Wood Warbler
17th July 2017
Longing for the ground
Bare patches and additional tramlines increase suitability of conventional arable land for the Skylark
30th January 2017
Breeding Whimbrel habitat characteristics in Shetland
Do Whimbrel adults and chicks use different habitats?
21st November 2016
Habitat restoration goes downhill
Do bird communities recover when alpine ski pistes are restored?
31st October 2016
Let’s ‘chat’ about habitat
Can large-scale data reflect fine-scale habitat preferences?
8th August 2016
The march of the triffids
Shifting agriculture supports more rainforest birds than oil palm or teak monocultures.
23rd May 2016
What do Galapagos Hawks eat after the goats are gone?
After the eradication of exotic goats on Santiago Island, Galapagos hawks prey deliveries consist mainly of introduced black rats
16th May 2016
Bird whereabouts reveal key habitat attributes
Songbird movements within home ranges point to important habitat features Vitek Jirinec College of William & Mary, Virginia, USA Robert E. Isdell Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA Matthias Leu College of William & Mary, Virginia, USA LINKED PAPER Prey availability and habitat structure explain breeding space use of a migratory […]
7th March 2016
Avian camouflage really does hinder predators
Camouflage does protect nesting birds from being eaten
22nd February 2016
Figurehead bird conservation – wider biodiversity benefits?
Will creating Stone-curlew habitat benefit rare plants and invertebrates?
16th November 2015
Ghost robins in the New Guinean cloud forest
2nd November 2015
Improving foraging conditions for Montagu’s Harriers
26th October 2015
Nesting in the muck
Black Larks’ love for dung
28th September 2015
Can Icelandic Whimbrels rise from the ashes?
When in Spring 2010 Eyjafjallajökull’s volcanic eruption grounded most of the western world, Icelandic Whimbrels kept pushing North through the dust cloud. José A. Alves Universities of Aveiro (CESAM) and Iceland LINKED PAPER The effects of habitat type and volcanic eruptions on the breeding demography of Icelandic Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus. Katrínardóttir, B., Alves, […]