Movement and spatial ecology in agricultural landscapes

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2012 to end of 31 Mar 2017
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorAndy Reynolds
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS5195
5195
DepartmentAgroecology (AGEC)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00005195
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00005195

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Olfactory-cued navigation in shearwaters: linking movement patterns to mechanisms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Abolaffio, M., Reynolds, A. M., Cecere, J. G., Paiva, V. H. and Focardi, S. 2018. Olfactory-cued navigation in shearwaters: linking movement patterns to mechanisms. Scientific Reports. 8 (11590). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29919-0

Levy foraging patterns of rural humans

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Ceccon, E., Baldauf, C., Medeiros, T. K. and Miramontes, O. 2018. Levy foraging patterns of rural humans. PLOS ONE. 13 (6), p. e0199099. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199099

Semiochemical-based alternatives to synthetic toxicant insecticides for pollen beetle management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mauchline, A. L., Hervé, M. R. and Cook, S. M. 2017. Semiochemical-based alternatives to synthetic toxicant insecticides for pollen beetle management. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-017-9569-6

Manipulating field margins to increase predation intensity in fields of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mansion-Vaquie, A., Ferrante, M., Cook, S. M., Pell, J. K. and Lovei, G. L. 2017. Manipulating field margins to increase predation intensity in fields of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum). Journal of Applied Entomology. 141 (8), pp. 600-611. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12385

Migratory flight behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mauchline, A. L., Cook, S. M., Powell, W., Chapman, J. W. and Osborne, J. L. 2017. Migratory flight behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus. Pest Management Science. 73 (6), pp. 1076-1082. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.4550

Chaotic model for lévy walks in swarming bacteria

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ariel, G., Be’er, A. and Reynolds, A. M. 2017. Chaotic model for lévy walks in swarming bacteria. Physical Review Letters. 118 (22), p. 228102. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.228102

A functional overview of conservation biological control

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Begg, G. S., Cook, S. M., Dye, R., Ferrante, M., Franck, P., Lavigne, C., Lovei, G. L., Mansion-Vaquie, A., Pell, J. K., Petit, S., Quesada, N., Ricci, B., Wratten, S. D. and Birch, A. N. E. 2017. A functional overview of conservation biological control. Crop Protection. 97 (July), pp. 145-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2016.11.008

Meteorological and landscape influences on pollen beetle immigration into oilseed rape crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Skellern, M., Welham, S. J., Watts, N. P. and Cook, S. M. 2017. Meteorological and landscape influences on pollen beetle immigration into oilseed rape crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 241 (1 April), pp. 150-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.03.008

Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) as a resource for farmland insect pollinators: quantifying floral traits in conventional varieties and breeding systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Carruthers, J. M., Cook, S. M., Wright, G. A., Osborne, J. L., Clark, S. J., Swain, J. L. and Haughton, A. J. 2017. Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) as a resource for farmland insect pollinators: quantifying floral traits in conventional varieties and breeding systems. GCB Bioenergy. 9 (8), pp. 1370-1379. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12438

The Cahn-Hilliard phase separation principle maybe the tip of an iceberg Comment on "Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns" by Q.-X. Liu et al

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2016. The Cahn-Hilliard phase separation principle maybe the tip of an iceberg Comment on "Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns" by Q.-X. Liu et al. Physics of Life Reviews. 19, pp. 135-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2016.09.007

Mass seasonal bioflows of high-flying insect migrants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hu, G., Lim, K. S., Horvitz, N., Clark, S. J., Reynolds, D. R., Sapir, N. and Chapman, J. W. 2016. Mass seasonal bioflows of high-flying insect migrants. Science - AAAS. 354 (6319), pp. 1584-1587. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aah4379

Phenological sensitivity to climate across taxa and trophic levels

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thackeray, S. J., Henrys, P. A., Hemming, D., Bell, J. R., Botham, M. S., Burthe, S., Helaouet, P., Johns, D. G., Jones, I. D., Leech, D. I., Mackay, E. B., Massimino, D., Atkinson, S., Bacon, P. J., Brereton, T. M., Carvalho, L., Clutton-Brock, T. H., Duck, C., Edwards, M., Elliott, J. M., Hall, S. J. G., Harrington, R., Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Hoye, T. T., Kruuk, L. E. B., Pemberton, J. M., Sparks, T. H., Thompson, P. M., White, I., Winfield, I. J. and Wanless, S. 2016. Phenological sensitivity to climate across taxa and trophic levels. Nature. 535 (7611), pp. 241-5. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature18608

Similarities and differences in path integration and search in two species of desert ants inhabiting a visually rich and a visually barren habitat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Schultheiss, P., Stannard, T., Pereira, S., Reynolds, A. M., Wehner, R. and Cheng, K. 2016. Similarities and differences in path integration and search in two species of desert ants inhabiting a visually rich and a visually barren habitat. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 70 (8), pp. 1319-1329. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-016-2140-0

Optimal search patterns in honeybee orientation flights are robust against emerging infectious diseases

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wolf, S., Nicholls, E., Reynolds, A. M., Wells, P. M., Lim, K. S., Paxton, R. J. and Osborne, J. L. 2016. Optimal search patterns in honeybee orientation flights are robust against emerging infectious diseases. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 32612. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep32612

Orientation in high-flying migrant insects in relation to flows: mechanisms and strategies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Reynolds, D. R., Sane, S. P., Hu, G. and Chapman, J. W. 2016. Orientation in high-flying migrant insects in relation to flows: mechanisms and strategies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 371 (1704), p. 20150392. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0392

Swarm dynamics may give rise to Lévy flights

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. and Ouellette, N. T. 2016. Swarm dynamics may give rise to Lévy flights. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 30515. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep30515

Flight performance of actively foraging honey bees is reduced by a common pathogen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wells, T., Wolf, S., Nicholls, E., Groll, H., Lim, K. S., Clark, S. J., Swain, J. L., Osborne, J. L. and Haughton, A. J. 2016. Flight performance of actively foraging honey bees is reduced by a common pathogen. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 8 (5), pp. 728-737. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12434

Signatures of chaos in animal search patterns

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Bartumeus, F., Kolzch, A. and van de Koppel, J. 2016. Signatures of chaos in animal search patterns. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 23492. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep23492

Levy patterns in seabirds are multifaceted describing both spatial and temporal patterning

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Paiva, V. H., Cecere. J. G. and Focardi, S. 2016. Levy patterns in seabirds are multifaceted describing both spatial and temporal patterning. Frontiers in Zoology. 13, p. 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-016-0160-2

Soil acidification and the importance of liming agricultural soils with particular reference to the United Kingdom

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Goulding, K. W. T. 2016. Soil acidification and the importance of liming agricultural soils with particular reference to the United Kingdom. Soil Use and Management. 32 (3), pp. 390-399. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12270

Changes in large-scale climate alter spatial synchrony of aphid pests

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sheppard, L. W., Bell, J. R., Harrington, R. and Reuman, D. C. 2016. Changes in large-scale climate alter spatial synchrony of aphid pests. Nature Climate Change. 6, pp. 610-613. https://doi.org/10.1038/NCLIMATE2881

Dedicated biomass crops can enhance biodiversity in the arable landscape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Haughton, A. J., Bohan, D. A., Clark, S. J., Mallott, M. D., Mallott, V., Sage, R. and Karp, A. 2016. Dedicated biomass crops can enhance biodiversity in the arable landscape. GCB Bioenergy. 8 (6), pp. 1071-1081. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12312

The potential of decision support systems to improve risk assessment for pollen beetle management in winter oilseed rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ferguson, A. W., Skellern, M. P., Johnen, A., Von Richthofen, J-S., Watts, N. P., Bardsley, E., Murray, D. A. and Cook, S. M. 2016. The potential of decision support systems to improve risk assessment for pollen beetle management in winter oilseed rape. Pest Management Science. 72 (3), pp. 609-617. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.4069

The effects of Nosema ceranae on honey bee flight distance

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Wells, T., Nicholls, B., Wolf, S., Groll, H., Lim, K. S., Clark, S. J., Swain, J. L., Osborne, J. L. and Haughton, A. J. 2015. The effects of Nosema ceranae on honey bee flight distance. British bee journal. (2), p. 6.

Detection of flow direction in high-flying insect and songbird migrants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chapman, J. W., Nilsson, C., Lim, K. S., Backman, J., Reynolds, D. R., Alerstam, T. and Reynolds, A. M. 2015. Detection of flow direction in high-flying insect and songbird migrants. Current Biology. 25, pp. R751-R752. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.07.074

Thirteen challenges in modelling plant diseases

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cunniffe, N. J., Koskella, B., Metcalf, C. J. E., Parnell, S., Gottwald, T. R. and Gilligan, C. A. 2015. Thirteen challenges in modelling plant diseases. Epidemics. 10, pp. 6-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2014.06.002

Integrated pest management of insect pests of rapeseed

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Cook, S. M. 2015. Integrated pest management of insect pests of rapeseed. Abstracts 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, 5-9 July 2015 .

The effect of sowing date (autumn vs. spring) on the flowering period of biennial margin mixes and their resource value for enemies of crop pests

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Baverstock, J., Torrance, M. T., Skellern, M. P., Pell, J. K., Hartwell, G. and Cook, S. M. 2015. The effect of sowing date (autumn vs. spring) on the flowering period of biennial margin mixes and their resource value for enemies of crop pests. Proceedings BASF Farm Network Conference, Bad Durkheim, 23-24 November 2015 . pp. 6-11

Searching behavior in social Hymenoptera

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Schultheiss, P., Cheng, K. and Reynolds, A. M. 2015. Searching behavior in social Hymenoptera. Learning and motivation. 50, pp. 59-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2014.11.002

Tsallis distributions, Levy walks and correlated-type anomalous diffusion result from state-dependent diffusion

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. and Geritz, S. A. H. 2015. Tsallis distributions, Levy walks and correlated-type anomalous diffusion result from state-dependent diffusion. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 424, pp. 317-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2015.01.034

Venturing beyond the Levy flight foraging hypothesis: reply to comments on 'Liberating Levy walk research from the shackles of optimal foraging'

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2015. Venturing beyond the Levy flight foraging hypothesis: reply to comments on 'Liberating Levy walk research from the shackles of optimal foraging'. Physics of Life Reviews. 14, pp. 115-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2015.07.013

Beyond optimal searching: recent developments in the modelling of animal movement patterns as Levy walks

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Reynolds, A. M. 2015. Beyond optimal searching: recent developments in the modelling of animal movement patterns as Levy walks. in: Lewis, M. A., Petrovskii, S. V. and Maini, P. K. (ed.) Dispersal, individual movement and spatial ecology. Lecture Notes in Mathematics 2071 Springer, Berlin. pp. 53-76

Pelagic seabird flight patterns are consistent with a reliance on olfactory maps for oceanic navigation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Cecere. J. G., Paiva, V. H., Ramos, J. A. and Focardi, S. 2015. Pelagic seabird flight patterns are consistent with a reliance on olfactory maps for oceanic navigation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 282, p. 20150468. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0468

Evidence for a pervasive 'idling-mode' activity template in flying and pedestrian insects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Jones, H. B. C., Hill, J. K., Pearson, A. J., Wilson, K., Wolf, S., Lim, K. S., Reynolds, D. R. and Chapman, J. W. 2015. Evidence for a pervasive 'idling-mode' activity template in flying and pedestrian insects. Royal Society Open Science. 2, p. 150085. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150085

A priority-based queuing process explanation for scale-free foraging behaviours

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Kato, A., Chiaradia, A. and Macintosh, A. J. J. 2015. A priority-based queuing process explanation for scale-free foraging behaviours. Animal Behaviour. 108, pp. 67-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.07.022

Extending Levy search theory from one to higher dimensions: Levy walking favours the blind

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2015. Extending Levy search theory from one to higher dimensions: Levy walking favours the blind. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 471, p. 20150123. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2015.0123

10 years later: revisiting priorities for science and society a decade after the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Mulder, C., Bennett, E. M., Bonkowski, M., Carpenter, S. R., Chalmers, R., Cramer, W., Durance, I., Eisenhauer, N., Fontaine, C. and Haughton, A. J. 2015. 10 years later: revisiting priorities for science and society a decade after the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. in: Woodward, G. and Bohan, D. A. (ed.) Elsevier.

Liberating Levy walk research from the shackles of optimal foraging

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2015. Liberating Levy walk research from the shackles of optimal foraging. Physics of Life Reviews. 14, pp. 59-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2015.03.002

Early detection surveillance for an emerging plant pathogen: a rule of thumb to predict prevalence at first discovery

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Parnell, S., Gottwald, T. R., Cunniffe, N. J., Alonso Chavez, V. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2015. Early detection surveillance for an emerging plant pathogen: a rule of thumb to predict prevalence at first discovery. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 282, p. 20151478. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1478

Large-scale migration synchrony between parasitoids and their host

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Perez-Rodriguez, J., Shortall, C. R. and Bell, J. R. 2015. Large-scale migration synchrony between parasitoids and their host. Ecological Entomology. 40 (5), pp. 654-659. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.12241