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Proceedings

From populations to policy impact: avian demography in a changing world

The proceedings of the BOU's 2013 annual conference supported by
BTO, University of Sheffield, Defra and University of Aberdeen
 

PLENARY

Why birth and death matter for bird conservation
Rhys E. Green
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DEMOGRAPHIC VARIATION – ESTIMATING THE UNKNOWABLE?

Field estimation of over-winter survival rates
Gavin Siriwardena
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Occupancy estimation on winter grounds: integrating process-observation occupancy models with automated acoustic sampling
John E. Quinn, Amy Oden & James R. Brandle
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A method for deriving time-variable avian re-nesting probability functions for use in seasonal productivity models
Patrick J.C. White, Chris Stoate, John Szcur, Nicholas Aebischer & Ken Norris
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The use of stochastic re-nesting models to measure fecundity in birds
Rosemary Setchfield, Norman Ratcliffe, Dave Buckingham, Rhys E. Green & Will Peach
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LIFE AND DEATH: PREDATORS, PARASITES AND POPULATIONS

Sex-biased survival in a declining long-distance migratory bird: implications for population dynamics
Catriona A. Morrison, Robert R. Robinson, Jacquie A. Clark & Jennifer A. Gill
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Sub-lethal and indirect effects of mammalian predators on urban birds
Karl Evans, Colin Bonnginton & Kevin Haston
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Reversal of anti-predator response to predation risk under changing environmental conditions and its implications for population dynamics
Ross MacLeod
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Living in a wormy world: do gut parasites impact demography of the European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis?
Sarah Burthe, Mark A. Newell, Hanna Granroth-Wilding, Tom Reed, Gidona Goodman, Adam Butler, Thomas Bregnballe, Eileen Harris, Sarah Wanless, Emma J. A. Cunningham & Francis Daunt
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Climate change and survival in Long-tailed Tits Aegithalos caudatus
Philippa Gullett, Robert Robinson, Ben Hatchwell & Karl Evans
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AWARDED BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION
 

FROM INDIVIDUALS TO POPULATIONS: THE ROLE OF GENETICS AND DISPERSAL

Seasonal patterns of arrival and post-juvenile dispersal in a multi-brooded reedbed specialist
Dave Leech
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The relative roles of nestboxes and immigration on the growth of a Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus population
Res Altwegg, Fitsum Abadi & Andrew Jenkins
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Linking dispersal strategies with population dynamics: a case example with the Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
Maria del mar Delgado & Vincenzo Penteriani
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Patterns of spatial variation in morphology, life-history and genetic structure at small spatial scales: a case study of Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris
Jessica Walkup, Peter Evans & Jane Reid
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FROM TIME TO TIME: THE IMPORTANCE OF CROSS-SEASONAL LINKAGES

Individual variation and winter site fidelity in a partially migratory seabird
Hannah Grist, Francis Daunt, Sarah Wanless & Jane Reid
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Settlement decisions of juvenile shorebirds: implications for seasonal interactions
Tómas Gunnarsson, José Alves, William J. Sutherland, Peter M. Potts & Jennifer A. Gill
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Carry-over effects on trans-Saharan migrant phenology and fecundity
Tom Finch, James Pearce-Higgins, David Leech & Karl Evans
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Demographic consequences of migration stopover: linking of Red Knot Calidris canutus populations to Atlantic Horseshoe Crab spawning and harvest in Delaware Bay
Conor McGowan
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CAN POPULATION MODELS BE PREDICTIVE IN THE FACE OF NON-LINEARITY?

Effects of climate change on stochastic demography in a population of Eurasian Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus
Martin van de Pol, Yngvild Vindines, Bernt-Erik Sæther, Steiner Engen, Bruno J. Ens, Kees Oosterbeek & Joost Tintbergen
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Can we predict population changes in the Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus?
Bruno J. Ens, Martijn van de Pol, Caspar Hallmann, Kees Oosterbeek & Kees Rappoldt
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Integrating landscape simulation and population modelling for Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix in a changing upland landscape
Matthew Geary, Alan H. Fielding, Philip J. McGowan & Stuart J. Marsden
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The impact of transients on predicting the demographic drivers of near-term population dynamics
Thomas H.G. Ezard & Peter H. Becker
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DIAGNOSING ENVIRONMENTAL MECHANISMS OF POPULATION CHANGE

Avian demographic responses to a warming world
James Pearce Higgins & Rhys E. Green
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Population dynamics and demographic processes in a reintroduced population of the Mauritius Kestrel Falco puntcatus
Malcolm A.C. Nicoll, Debora Arlt, Malcolm Burgess, Sam Cartwright, Carl G. Jones, Marie Nevoux, Deepa Denapathi, Vikash Tatayah & Ken Norris
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Using mark-recapture methods to assess contributions to population growth rate in the endangered Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri
Lianne Concannon, Carl G. Jones, Malcolm A.C. Nicoll, Vikash Tatayah, Bicolas Zuël & Ken Norris
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Red Kites Milvus milvus flying high or caught in mid-air?
Jennifer Smart, Arjun Amar, Innes M.W. Sim, Brian Etheridge, Duncan Cameron, George Christie & Jeremy D. Wilson
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Identifying links between environment and demography: a methodological overview
Morten Frederiksen
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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

Was cock robin killed? Application of bayesian integrated population models to national bird monitoring
Robert A. Robinson, Catriona A. Morrison & Stephen R. Baillie
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Citizen science and integrated goose population monitoring
Tony Fox
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Impacts of fisheries on the population dynamics of albatrosses
Richard A. Phillips, Geoffrey N. Tuck, Andrew G. Wood & John P. Croxall
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Conservation, conflicts and stakeholder engagement
Steve Redpath
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Making Space for Nature: the science-policy interface
Sir John Lawton
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POSTERS

Application of automatic visual surveillance system in seabird conservation
Chung-Hang Hong, Chia-Pang Chen, Joe-Air Jiang & Hsiao-Wei Yuan
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Terminal improvement following senescence: age-related variation in reproductive traits in the Wandering Albatross
Hannah Froy, Richard A. Phillips, Daniel H. Nussey & Sue Lewis
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Endoparasites of nestling Shags affect siblings unequally
Hanna Granroth-Wilding, Sarah Burthe, Sue Lewis, Francis Daunt & Emma Cunningham
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Top-down and bottom-up effects drive survival in Macaroni Penguins
Catharine Horswill, Jason Mattiopoulos, Jonathan A. Green, Phil Trathan, Michael P. Meredith & Norman Ratcliffe
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AWARDED BEST STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATION

Spatial abundance patterns of European birds: the role of the environmental niche
Christine Howard, Philip Stephens, James Pearce-Higgins & Stephen Willis
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Influence of agricultural management on demographic parameters of Black-tailed Godwit chicks and adults in the Netherlands
Rosemarie Kentie, Jos C. E. W. Hooijmeijer & Theunis Piersma
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Potential effects of wave devices on marine birds
Kirsty J. Lees, Elizabeth A. Masden & A. C. Jackson
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A population model as a tool to estimate effects of additional mortality on populations, illustrated by the Lesser Black-backed Gull
Rob Lensink, Peter W. van Horssen & Martin M. J. Poot
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Variation in nest mortality rates in populations of Wood Warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix with different population trends
John W. Mallord, Andrew Cristinacce, Christopher J. Orsman, Malcolm Burgess & Tony Davis
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Feeling the heat: impacts of high temperatures on the fitness of arid-zone birds
R. O. Martin, S. J. Cunningham, K. L. du Plessis, T. van de Ven, A. R. Ridley & P. A. R. Hockey
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Climate change and duck population dynamics
Carl Mitchell, Tony Fox, Matthieu Guillemain, Hannu Pöysã, Céline Arzel, Lisa Dessdorn, Johan Ekroos, Gunnar Gunnarsson, Thomas Eske Holm, Thomas Kj├ªr Christensen, Aleksi Lehikoinen, Jukka Rintala & Anders Pape Moller
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Assessing population viability of a tropical forest songbird using an integrated population model
Steffen Oppel, Geoff Hilton, Norman Ratcliffe, Richard Allcorn, Calvin Fenton, James Daley, Juliet Vickery & David Gibbons
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Age, global change and demography, a long neglected triptych
Deborah Pardo, Christoph Barbbraud, Stephanie Jenouvrier, Matthieu Authier & Henri Weimerskirch
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Factors affecting survival of overwintering Dunlin Calidris alpina in North Wales - linking weather conditions to survival
Lucy Ryan, Steve Dodd & Jonathan A. Green
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Selection harvesting may incur a long-term cost on adults in a migratory bird: a 7-year experiment
Alizée Vernouillet, Marc-André Villard & Samuel Haché
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Acknowledgements

From populations to policy impact: avian demography in a changing world, a conference organised and run by Rob Robinson (BTO), Karl Evans (University of Sheffield), Mel Kershaw (Defra), Jane Reid (University of Aberdeen), Steve Dudley (BOU) and Angela Langford (BOU) on behalf of the British Ornithologists' Union.

The BOU is grateful to the individual speakers and their respective organisations for presenting their work at the conference.

The BOU is grateful to Patrick Smith for copy-editng all contributions.

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