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The influence of hedge structure, management and landscape context on the value of hedgerows to birds: a review
In this review, we discuss the value of hedgerows as bird habitat in lowland-farming landscapes to provide a background against which decisions concerning hedgerow management might be evaluated. TheExpand
Rate of moult affects feather quality: a mechanism linking current reproductive effort to future survival
Life-history theory proposes that costs must be associated with reproduction. Many direct costs are incurred during breeding. There is also evidence for indirect costs, incurred after breeding, whichExpand
Habitat and landscape factors influencing the presence of individual breeding bird species in woodland fragments
Bird species distributions in 151 woods in a lowland arable landscape in eastern England were investigated using logistic regression analysis, finding species breeding distributions were influenced by factors associated with the wider landscape, on a scale larger than that of their immediate habitats. Expand
Serological evidence of West Nile virus, Usutu virus and Sindbis virus infection of birds in the UK.
The detection of specific neutralizing antibodies to WNV in birds provides a plausible explanation for the lack of evidence of a decrease in the bird population in the UK compared with North America. Expand
Factors influencing bird species numbers in small woods in south-east England
151 woods, ranging in size from 0.02 to 30 ha and with differing degrees of isolation, were surveyed to determine the numbers of breeding bird species present in each of three consecutive years, and numbers of woodland and edge species showed a strong relationship with woodland area. Expand
Remote sensing and the future of landscape ecology
Landscape ecology focuses on the analysis of spatial pattern and its relationship to ecological processes. As a scientific discipline, landscape ecology has grown rapidly in recent years, supportedExpand
Immaculate tits: head plumage pattern as an indicator of quality in birds
Great tits, Parus major, display their white cheek patches to one another during intraspecific encounters and selection for immaculateness by conspecifics may be one mechanism responsible for the evolution of regular head and body patterns in several species of birds and in other animals. Expand
Wildlife-friendly farming increases crop yield: evidence for ecological intensification
  • R. Pywell, M. Heard, +4 authors J. Bullock
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 October 2015
This study provides a clear demonstration that wildlife-friendly management which supports ecosystem services is compatible with, and can even increase, crop yields. Expand
Mapping tree species in temperate deciduous woodland using time‐series multi‐spectral data
The ability to discriminate and map temperate deciduous tree species in airborne multi-spectral imagery is increased using time-series data and the derived tree species map provides a more powerful ecological tool for determining woodland structural/compositional relationships than field-based measures. Expand
Modelling relationships between birds and vegetation structure using airborne LiDAR data: a review with case studies from agricultural and woodland environments
Airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that offers the ability to collect high horizontal sampling densities of high vertical resolution vegetation height data,Expand