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Climate change causes rapid changes in the distribution and site abundance of birds in winter
Detecting coherent signals of climate change is best achieved by conducting expansive, long-term studies. Here, using counts of waders (Charadrii) collected from ca. 3500 sites over 30 years andExpand
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Predicting the spatial distribution of buzzard Buteo buteo nesting areas using a geographical information system and remote sensing
Predictive models of animal distributions based on habitat can be used to assess the likely effects of changes in landuse on a species. In this study we developed a model of the distribution ofExpand
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Estimates and trends of waterbird numbers wintering in Ireland, 1994/95 to 2003/04
Capsule There has been a decline in the numbers of waterbirds wintering in Ireland between 1994/95 and 2003/04, including a 5% decline in wildfowl and an 11% decline in waders. Aims To provideExpand
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Shifting nonbreeding distributions of migratory fauna in relation to climatic change
The distributions of eight out of nine common species of waders (Charadrii) overwintering on UK estuaries have changed in association with recent climate change. These birds represent a highExpand
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Overwinter population estimates of British waterbirds
In total, over 12.5 million waterbirds occur in Britain during the winter. Estimates of the numbers of non-breeding waterbirds visiting Britain are important for the birds' conservation, both forExpand
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The effects of food abundance on breeding performance and adult time budgets of Guillemots Uria aalge
The breeding performance, food fed to chicks and adult time budgets of Guillemots Uria aalge were examined in a year of high and a year of low food availabiIity. There was no difference between the 2Expand
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Identifying declines in waterbirds: The effects of missing data, population variability and count period on the interpretation of long-term survey data
Abstract To manage and conserve wildlife populations effectively it is necessary to use methods that identify the often non-linear trends in populations, have an inbuilt assessment of trend qualityExpand
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Functional diversity across space and time: trends in wader communities on British estuaries
Aim: British estuarine ecosystems support large populations of protected migratory waders. Understanding how wader communities vary spatially and how they may be changing temporally can greatlyExpand
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The possible impact of climate change on the future distributions and numbers of waders on Britain's non‐estuarine coast
The relationship between weather and wader distributions on non-estuarine coasts is described and used to predict how future wader distributions may respond to climate change. The distributions ofExpand
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Species-specific responses of woodland birds to stand-level habitat characteristics: The dual importance of forest structure and floristics
Several species of woodland birds have recently declined in Britain and there is a need to understand better how species are distributed across a wide spectrum of habitat types in order to developExpand
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