2006 - 2010

Open access papers are marked with *

*Brereton, T.M., Warren, M.S, Roy, D.B. & Stewart, K. 2008. The changing status of the Chalkhill Blue butterfly Polyommatus coridon in the UK: the impacts of conservation policies and environmental factors. Journal of Insect Conservation 12, 629-638.

*Brook, S., McCracken, M., Bulman, C.R., Camp, P. & Bourn N.A.D. 2007. Post-burn bracken Pteridium aquilinum control to manage habitat for the heath fritillary butterfly Mellicta athalia on Exmoor, Somerset, England. Conservation Evidence 4, 81-87.

Bulman, C.R., Wilson, R.J., Holt, A.R., Gálvez Bravo, L., Early, R.I., Warren, M.S. & Thomas, C.D. 2007. Minimum viable metapopulation size, extinction debt, and the conservation of a declining species. Ecological Applications 17, 1460-1473.

Carroll, M.J., Anderson, B.J., Brereton, T.M., Knight, S.J., Kudrna, O. & Thomas, C.D. 2009. Climate change and translocations: The potential to re-establish two regionally-extinct butterfly species in Britain. Biological Conservation 142, 2114-2121.

Conrad, K.F., Warren, M., Fox, R., Parsons, M. & Woiwod, I.P. 2006. Rapid declines of common, widespread British moths provide evidence of an insect biodiversity crisis. Biological Conservation 132, 279-291.

Davies, H., Brereton, T.M., Roy, D.B. & Fox, R. 2007. Government targets for protected area management: will threatened butterflies benefit? Biodiversity and Conservation 16, 3719-3736.

Dennis, R.L.H., Shreeve, T.G., Isaac, N.J.B., Roy, D.B., Hardy, P.B., Fox, R. & Asher, J. 2006. The effects of visual apparency on bias in butterfly recording and monitoring. Biological Conservation 128, 486-492.

*Franco, A.M.A., Anderson, B.J., Roy, D.B., Gillings, S., Fox, R., Moilanen, A. & Thomas, C.D. 2009. Surrogacy and persistence in reserve selection: landscape prioritisation for multiple taxa in Britain. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 82-91.

Franco, A.M.A., Hill, J.K., Kitschke, C., Collingham, Y.C., Roy, D.B., Fox, R., Huntley, B. & Thomas, C.D. 2006. Impacts of climate warming and habitat loss on extinctions at species’ low-latitude range boundaries. Global Change Biology 12, 1545-1553.

González-Megías, A., Menéndez, R., Roy, D., Brereton, T. & Thomas, C.D. 2008. Changes in the composition of British butterfly assemblages over two decades. Global Change Biology 14, 1464-1474.

Hickling, R., Roy, D.B., Hill, J.K., Fox, R. & Thomas, C.D. 2006. The distributions of a wide range of taxonomic groups are expanding polewards. Global Change Biology 12, 450-455.

Hodgson, J.A., Moilanen, A., Bourn, N.A.D., Bulman, C.R. & Thomas, C.D. 2009. Managing successional species: Modelling the dependence of heath fritillary populations on the spatial distribution of woodland management. Biological Conservation 142, 2743-2751.

Menéndez, R., González-Megías, A., Collingham, Y., Fox, R., Roy, D.B., Ohlemüller R. & Thomas, C.D. 2007. Direct and indirect effects of climate and habitat factors on specialist and generalist butterfly diversity. Ecology 88, 605-611.

Menéndez, R., González-Megías, A., Hill, J.K., Braschler, B., Willis, S.G., Collingham, Y.,  Fox, R., Roy, D.B. & Thomas, C.D. 2006. Species richness changes lag behind climate change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273, 1465-1470.

Merckx, T., Feber, R.E., Dulieu, R.L., Townsend, M.C., Parsons, M.S., Bourn, N.A.D., Riordan, P. & Macdonald, D.W. 2009. Effect of field margins on moths depends on species mobility: field-based evidence for landscape-scale conservation. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 129, 302-309.

Merckx, T., Feber, R.E., Mclaughlan, C., Bourn, N.A.D., Parsons, M.S., Townsend, M.C., Riordan, P. & Macdonald, D.W. 2010. Shelter benefits less mobile moth species: The field-scale effect of hedgerow trees. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 138, 147-151.

Merckx, T., Feber, R.E., Parsons, M.S., Bourn, N.A.D., Townsend, M.C., Riordan, P. & Macdonald, D.W. 2010. Habitat preference and mobility of Polia bombycina: are non-tailored agri-environment schemes any good for a rare and localised species? Journal of Insect Conservation 14, 499-510.

Merckx, T., Feber, R.E., Riordan, P., Townsend, M.C., Bourn, N.A.D., Parsons, M.S. & Macdonald, D.W. 2009. Optimizing the biodiversity gain from agri-environment schemes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 130, 177-182.

Oliver, T., Hill, J.K., Thomas, C.D., Brereton, T. & Roy, D.B. 2009. Changes in habitat specificity of species at their climatic range boundaries. Ecology Letters 12, 1091-1102.

Oliver, T., Roy, D.B., Hill, J.K., Brereton, T. & Thomas, C.D. 2010. Heterogeneous landscapes promote population stability. Ecology Letters 13, 473-484.

*Roy, D.B., Rothery, P. & Brereton, T. 2007. Reduced‐effort schemes for monitoring butterfly populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 44, 993-1000.

*Sutherland, W.J., Albon, S.D., Allison, H., Armstrong‐Brown, S., Bailey, M.J., Brereton, T., Boyd, I.L., Carey, P., Edwards, J., Gill, M., Hill, D., Hodge, I., Hunt, A.J., Le Quesne, W.J., Macdonald, D.W., Mee, L.D., Mitchell, R., Norman, T., Owen, R.P., Parker, D., Prior, S.V., Pullin, A.S., Rands, M.R., Redpath, S., Spencer, J., Spray, C.J., Thomas, C.D., Tucker, G.M., Watkinson, A.R. & Clements, A. 2010. The identification of priority policy options for UK nature conservation. Journal of Applied Ecology 47, 955-965.

*Sutherland, W.J., Armstrong-Brown, S., Armsworth, P.R., Brereton, T., Brickland, J., Campbell, C.D., Chamberlain, D.E., Cooke, A.I., Dulvy, N.K., Dusic, N.R., Fitton, M.G., Freckleton, R.P., Godfray, H.C.J., Grout, N., Harvey, H.J., Hedley, C., Hopkins, J.J., Kift, N.B., Kirby, J., Kunin, W.E., Macdonald, D.W., Marker, B., Naura, M., Neale, A.R., Oliver, T., Osborn, D., Pullin, A.S., Shardlow, M.E.A., Showler, D.A., Smith, P.L., Smithers, R.J., Solandt, J.-L., Spencer, J., Spray, C.J., Thomas, C.D., Thompson, J., Webb, S.E., Yalden, D.W. & Watkinson, A.R. 2006. The identification of 100 ecological questions of high policy relevance in the UK. Journal of Applied Ecology 43, 617-627.

*Sutherland, W.J., Bailey, M.J., Bainbridge, I.P., Brereton, T., Dick, J.T., Drewitt, J., Dulvy, N.K., Dusic, N.R., Freckleton, R.P., Gaston, K.J., Gilder, P.M., Green, R.E., Heathwaite, A.L., Johnson, S.M., Macdonald, D.W., Mitchell, R., Osborn, D., Owen, R.P., Pretty, J., Prior, S.V., Prosser, H., Pullin, A.S., Rose, P., Stott, A., Tew, T., Thomas, C.D., Thompson, D.B., Vickery, J.A., Walker, M., Walmsley, C., Warrington, S., Watkinson, A.R., Williams, R.J., Woodroffe, R. & Woodroof, H.J. 2008. Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning. Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 821-833.

*Thackeray, S.J., Sparks, T.H., Frederiksen, M., Burthe, S., Bacon, P.J., Bell, J.R., Botham, M.S., Brereton, T.M., Bright, P.W., Carvalho, L., Clutton-Brock, T., Dawson, A., Edwards, M., Elliott, J.M., Harrington, R., Johns, D., Jones, I.D., Jones, J.T., Leech, D.I., Roy, D.B., Scott, W.A., Smith, M., Smithers, R.J., Winfield, I.J. & Wanless, S. 2010. Trophic level asynchrony in rates of phenological change for marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Global Change Biology 16, 3304-3313.

*Thomas, C.D., Bulman, C.R. & Wilson, R.J. 2008. Where within a geographical range do species survive best? A matter of scale. Insect Conservation and Diversity 1, 2-8.

*Willis, S.G., Hill, J.K., Thomas, C.D., Roy, D.B., Fox, R., Blakeley, D.S. & Huntley, B. 2009. Assisted colonization in a changing climate: a test-study using two U.K. butterflies. Conservation Letters 2, 45-51.

Willis, S.G., Thomas, C.D., Hill, J.K., Collingham, Y.C., Telfer, M.G., Fox, R. & Huntley, B. 2009. Dynamic distribution modelling: predicting the present from the past. Ecography 32, 5-12.