Population and community ecology: conservation and dynamics

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2008 to end of 31 Mar 2012
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS4969
4969
DepartmentPlant and Invertebrate Ecology (PIE)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004969
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004969

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Generalist predators disrupt parasitoid aphid control by direct and coincidental intraguild predation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Traugott, M., Bell, J. R., Raso, L., Sint, D. and Symondson, W. O. C. 2012. Generalist predators disrupt parasitoid aphid control by direct and coincidental intraguild predation. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 102, pp. 239-247.

Climatic change is advancing the phenology of moth species in Ireland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
O'Neill, B. F., Bond, K., Tyner, A., Sheppard, R., Bryant, T., Chapman, J. W., Bell, J. R. and Donnelly, A. 2012. Climatic change is advancing the phenology of moth species in Ireland. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 143 (1), pp. 74-88.

New records of Triple-spotted Pug Eupithecia trisignaria H.-S. (Lep.: Geometridae) in Bedfordshire, VC 30

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2012. New records of Triple-spotted Pug Eupithecia trisignaria H.-S. (Lep.: Geometridae) in Bedfordshire, VC 30. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 124, p. 25.

The Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap on Jersey - specimens of note from 2009

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2012. The Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap on Jersey - specimens of note from 2009. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 124, pp. 26-27.

First record of the Large Thorn Ennomos autumnaria Werneb. (Lep.: Geometridae) in Leicestershire

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2012. First record of the Large Thorn Ennomos autumnaria Werneb. (Lep.: Geometridae) in Leicestershire. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 124, pp. 19-20.

Seasonal migration to high latitudes results in major reproductive benefits in an insect

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chapman, J. W., Bell, J. R., Burgin, L. E., Reynolds, D. R., Pettersson, L. B., Hill, J. K., Bonsall, M. B. and Thomas, J. A. 2012. Seasonal migration to high latitudes results in major reproductive benefits in an insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS. 109 (37), pp. 14924-14929.

Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brooks, D. R., Bater, J., Clark, S. J., Monteith, D. T., Andrews, C., Corbett, S. J., Beaumont, D. A. and Chapman, J. W. 2012. Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology. 49 (5), pp. 1009-1019.

Trophic links between functional groups of arable plants and beetles are stable at national scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brooks, D. R., Storkey, J., Clark, S. J., Firbank, L. G., Petit, S. and Woiwod, I. P. 2012. Trophic links between functional groups of arable plants and beetles are stable at national scale. Journal of Animal Ecology. 81 (1), pp. 4-13.

Acleris abietana (Hb.) (Lep.: Tortricidae) new to the Roxburghshire (VC 80) county list

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2011. Acleris abietana (Hb.) (Lep.: Tortricidae) new to the Roxburghshire (VC 80) county list. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 123, p. 241.

Oegoconia quadripuncta (Haworth) (Lep.: Autostichidae) new to the Denbighshire (VC 50) county list

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2011. Oegoconia quadripuncta (Haworth) (Lep.: Autostichidae) new to the Denbighshire (VC 50) county list. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 123, p. 293.

Animal orientation strategies for movement in flows

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chapman, J. W., Klaassen, R. H. G., Drake, V. A., Fossette, S., Hays, G. C., Metcalfe, J. D., Reynolds, A. M., Reynolds, D. R. and Alerstam, T. 2011. Animal orientation strategies for movement in flows. Current Biology. 21, pp. R861-R870.

Flight altitude selection increases orientation performance in high-flying nocturnal insect migrants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Aralimarad, P., Reynolds, A. M., Lim, K. S., Reynolds, D. R. and Chapman, J. W. 2011. Flight altitude selection increases orientation performance in high-flying nocturnal insect migrants. Animal Behaviour. 82, pp. 1221-1225.

Convergent patterns of long-distance nocturnal migration in noctuid moths and passerine birds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alerstam, T., Chapman, J. W., Backman, J., Smith, A. D., Karlsson, H., Nilsson, C., Reynolds, D. R., Klaassen, R. H. G. and Hill, J. K. 2011. Convergent patterns of long-distance nocturnal migration in noctuid moths and passerine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 278, pp. 3074-3080.

Important Lepidoptera records from the Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap at Starcross, Devon (VC 3) in 2009

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2011. Important Lepidoptera records from the Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap at Starcross, Devon (VC 3) in 2009. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 123, p. 12.

The Vapourer Orgyia antiqua L. (Lep.: Lymantriidae), on the Channel Islands

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2011. The Vapourer Orgyia antiqua L. (Lep.: Lymantriidae), on the Channel Islands. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 123, pp. 50-51.

Evaluation of substitutes for paraquat in soil microbial ATP determinations using the trichloroacetic acid based reagent of Jenkinson and Oades (1979)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Redmile-Gordon, M. A., White, R. P. and Brookes, P. C. 2011. Evaluation of substitutes for paraquat in soil microbial ATP determinations using the trichloroacetic acid based reagent of Jenkinson and Oades (1979). Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43, pp. 1098-1100.

A comparison of ecosystem services delivered by 11 long-term monitoring sites in the UK environmental change network

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dick, J., Andrews, C., Beaumont, D. A., Benham, S., Brooks, D. R., Corbett, S., Lloyd, D., Mcmillan, S., Monteith, D. T., Pilgrim, E. S., Rose, R., Scott, T., Scott, A., Smith, R. I., Taylor, C., Taylor, M., Turner, A. and Watson, H. 2011. A comparison of ecosystem services delivered by 11 long-term monitoring sites in the UK environmental change network. Environmetrics. 22 (5), pp. 639-648.

Cues and decision rules in animal migration

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Bauer, S., Nolet, B. A., Giske, J., Chapman, J. W., Akesson, S. and Hedenstrom, A. 2011. Cues and decision rules in animal migration. in: Fryxell, J. M., Sinclair, A. R. E. and Milner-Gulland, E. J. (ed.) Animal migration: a synthesis Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford. pp. 68-87

Recent insights from radar studies of insect flight

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chapman, J. W., Drake, V. A. and Reynolds, D. R. 2011. Recent insights from radar studies of insect flight. Annual Review of Entomology. 56, pp. 337-356.

From aphids to zygaenids: the Rothamsted Insect Survey

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Harrington, R. and Chapman, J. W. 2010. From aphids to zygaenids: the Rothamsted Insect Survey. Abstracts Beyond 2010: Strategies for Understanding and Responding to Long-term Trends in UK Biodiversity, London, 16-17 November 2010 .

Important records from the Rothamsted Estate, Harpenden, Hertfordshire (VC 20) in 2009

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2010. Important records from the Rothamsted Estate, Harpenden, Hertfordshire (VC 20) in 2009. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 122, pp. 254-256.

The Small Ranunculus Hecatera dysodea (D. & S.) (Lep.: Noctuidae) in Rothamsted Insect Survey light traps

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2010. The Small Ranunculus Hecatera dysodea (D. & S.) (Lep.: Noctuidae) in Rothamsted Insect Survey light traps. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 122, pp. 277-278.

Second record of the Clay Fan-foot Paracolax tristalis Fabr. (Lep.: Noctuidae) for Dorset, VC 9

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2010. Second record of the Clay Fan-foot Paracolax tristalis Fabr. (Lep.: Noctuidae) for Dorset, VC 9. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 122, pp. 276-277.

The status of the Olive Crescent Trisateles emortualis (D. & S.) (Lep.: Noctuidae) and the Many-lined, Costaconvexa polygrammata Borkh. (Lep.: Geometridae) on the Channel Islands

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2010. The status of the Olive Crescent Trisateles emortualis (D. & S.) (Lep.: Noctuidae) and the Many-lined, Costaconvexa polygrammata Borkh. (Lep.: Geometridae) on the Channel Islands. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 122, pp. 217-218.

Ethmia quadrillella Goeze (Lep.: Ethmiidae) on the Channel Islands - a correction

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2010. Ethmia quadrillella Goeze (Lep.: Ethmiidae) on the Channel Islands - a correction. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 122, p. 224.

The Raspberry Clearwing Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Laspeyres) (Lep.: Sesiidae) in Hertfordshire, VC 20

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2010. The Raspberry Clearwing Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Laspeyres) (Lep.: Sesiidae) in Hertfordshire, VC 20. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 122, pp. 202-203.

Pseudatemelia flavifrontella (D. & S.) (Lep.: Oecophoridae) new to Huntingdonshire, VC 31

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2010. Pseudatemelia flavifrontella (D. & S.) (Lep.: Oecophoridae) new to Huntingdonshire, VC 31. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 122, p. 213.

Aerial insect biomass: trends from long-term monitoring

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Harrington, R., Shortall, C. R. and Woiwod, I. P. 2010. Aerial insect biomass: trends from long-term monitoring. in: Maclean, N. (ed.) Silent summer: the state of wildlife in Britain and Ireland Cambridge Cambridge University Press (CUP). pp. 540-555

Insect migration

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Chapman, J. W. and Drake, V. A. 2010. Insect migration. in: Moore, J. and Breed, M. D. (ed.) Encyclopedia of animal behavior, vol 2 Academic Press, Oxford. pp. 161-166

Research needs for incorporating the ecosystem service approach into EU biodiversity conservation policy

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Anton, C., Young, J., Harrison, P. A., Musche, M., Bela, G., Feld, C. K., Harrington, R., Haslett, J. R., Pataki, G., Rounsevell, M. D. A., Skourtos, M., Sousa, J. P., Sykes, M. T., Tinch, R., Vanderwalle, M., Watt, A. and Settele, J. 2010. Research needs for incorporating the ecosystem service approach into EU biodiversity conservation policy. Biodiversity and Conservation. 19, pp. 2979-2994.

Crop domestication and the disruption of species interactions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macfadyen, S. and Bohan, D. A. 2010. Crop domestication and the disruption of species interactions. Basic and Applied Ecology. 11, pp. 116-125.

A single wind-mediated mechanism explains high-altitude 'non-goal oriented' headings and layering of nocturnally migrating insects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Reynolds, D. R., Smith, A. D. and Chapman, J. W. 2010. A single wind-mediated mechanism explains high-altitude 'non-goal oriented' headings and layering of nocturnally migrating insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 277, pp. 765-772.

Layers of nocturnal insect migrants at high-altitude: the influence of atmospheric conditions on their formation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wood, C. R., Clark, S. J., Barlow, J. F. and Chapman, J. W. 2010. Layers of nocturnal insect migrants at high-altitude: the influence of atmospheric conditions on their formation. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 12 (1), pp. 113-121.

Important records from the Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap on Guernsey 2008

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2010. Important records from the Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap on Guernsey 2008. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 122, pp. 28-29.

Flight orientation behaviors promote optimal migration trajectories in high-flying insects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chapman, J. W., Nesbit, R. L., Burgin, L. E., Reynolds, D. R., Smith, A. D., Middleton, D. R. and Hill, J. K. 2010. Flight orientation behaviors promote optimal migration trajectories in high-flying insects. Science - AAAS. 327 (5966), pp. 682-685.

Like moths to a flame: the Rothamsted light-trap network

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. and Woiwod, I. P. 2009. Like moths to a flame: the Rothamsted light-trap network. Biodiversity Ireland. 4, pp. 7-8.

The Square-spotted Clay Xestia rhomboidea (Esp.) (Lep.: Noctuidae) in Huntingdonshire (VC 31)

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. and Dickerson, B. 2009. The Square-spotted Clay Xestia rhomboidea (Esp.) (Lep.: Noctuidae) in Huntingdonshire (VC 31). Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 121, pp. 150-151.

Very late flying Beautiful Snout Hypena crassalis (Fabr.) (Lep.: Noctuidae) from a Rothamsted light trap

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2009. Very late flying Beautiful Snout Hypena crassalis (Fabr.) (Lep.: Noctuidae) from a Rothamsted light trap. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 121, p. 191.

The Orange Moth Angerona prunaria Linn. (Lep.: Geometridae) in Monks Wood, Huntingdonshire, VC31

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2009. The Orange Moth Angerona prunaria Linn. (Lep.: Geometridae) in Monks Wood, Huntingdonshire, VC31. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 1221, pp. 255-256.

Important records from the Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap at Monymusk, South Aberdeenshire, VC92

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Gould, P. J. L. 2009. Important records from the Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap at Monymusk, South Aberdeenshire, VC92. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 121, pp. 288-291.