Research into spatio-temporal dynamics for ecological and agricultural populations

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 1999 to end of 31 Mar 2008
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project number4194
DepartmentPlant and Invertebrate Ecology (PIE)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004194
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004194

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Functional approaches for assessing plant and invertebrate abundance patterns in arable systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawes, C., Haughton, A. J., Bohan, D. A. and Squire, G. R. 2009. Functional approaches for assessing plant and invertebrate abundance patterns in arable systems. Basic and Applied Ecology. 10, pp. 34-42.

Endoparasitism in cereal aphids: molecular analysis of a whole parasitoid community

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Traugott, M., Bell, J. R., Broad, G. R., Powell, W., Van Veen, F. J. F., Vollhardt, I. M. G. and Symondson, W. O. C. 2008. Endoparasitism in cereal aphids: molecular analysis of a whole parasitoid community. Molecular Ecology. 17 (17), pp. 3928-3938.

Do functional traits improve prediction of predation rates for a disparate group of aphid predators?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R., Mead, A., Skirvin, D. J., Sunderland, K. D., Fenlon, J. S. and Symondson, W. O. C. 2008. Do functional traits improve prediction of predation rates for a disparate group of aphid predators? Bulletin of Entomological Research. 98, pp. 587-597.

Avoidance of conspecific odour by carabid beetles: a mechanism for the emergence of scale-free searching patterns

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guy, A. G., Bohan, D. A., Powers, S. J. and Reynolds, A. M. 2008. Avoidance of conspecific odour by carabid beetles: a mechanism for the emergence of scale-free searching patterns. Animal Behaviour. 76, pp. 585-591.

Beneficial links for the control of aphids: the effects of compost applications on predators and prey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R., Traugott, M., Sunderland, K. D., Skirvin, D. J., Mead, A., Kravar-Garde, L., Reynolds, K., Fenlon, J. S. and Symondson, W. O. C. 2008. Beneficial links for the control of aphids: the effects of compost applications on predators and prey. Journal of Applied Ecology. 45 (4), pp. 1266-1273.

The importance of temperature and moisture to the egg-laying behaviour of a pest slug, Deroceras reticulatum

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Willis, J. C., Bohan, D. A., Powers, S. J., Choi, Y. H., Park, J. and Gussin, E. 2008. The importance of temperature and moisture to the egg-laying behaviour of a pest slug, Deroceras reticulatum. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 153 (1), pp. 105-115.

Weed and invertebrate community compositions in arable farmland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Smith, V., Bohan, D. A., Clark, S. J., Haughton, A. J., Bell, J. R. and Heard, M. S. 2008. Weed and invertebrate community compositions in arable farmland. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 2, pp. 21-30.

The implications of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops for UK farmland biodiversity: a summary of the results of the Farm Scale Evaluations project

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Brooks, D. R., Firbank, L. G., Bohan, D. A., Champion, G. T., Clark, S. J., Dewar, A. M., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., May, M. J., Osborne, J. L., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Roy, D. B., Scott, R. J., Squire, G. R. and Woiwod, I. P. 2007. The implications of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops for UK farmland biodiversity: a summary of the results of the Farm Scale Evaluations project. Proceedings Open Seminar on the Cultivation of Genetically Modified Crops and Evaluation of Ecological Effects, Tokyo, 3 November 2007 . NIAES, Tsukuba. pp. 29-52

Mitigation of indirect environmental effects of GM crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pidgeon, J. D., May, M. J., Perry, J. N. and Poppy, G. M. 2007. Mitigation of indirect environmental effects of GM crops. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 274, pp. 1475-1479.

Effects of successive seasons of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant maize cropping on weeds and invertebrates

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Heard, M. S., Clark, S. J., Rothery, P., Perry, J. N., Bohan, D. A., Brooks, D. R., Champion, G. T., Dewar, A. M., Hawes, C., Haughton, A. J., May, M. J., Scott, R. J., Stuart, R. S., Squire, G. R. and Firbank, L. G. 2006. Effects of successive seasons of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant maize cropping on weeds and invertebrates. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 149 (3), pp. 249-254.

Weed seed resources for birds in fields with contrasting conventional and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gibbons, D. W., Bohan, D. A., Rothery, P., Stuart, R. C., Haughton, A. J., Scott, R. J., Wilson, J. D., Perry, J. N., Clark, S. J., Dawson, R. J. G. and Firbank, L. G. 2006. Weed seed resources for birds in fields with contrasting conventional and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 273, pp. 1921-1928.

Effects of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant cropping systems on weed seedbanks in two years of following crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Firbank, L. G., Rothery, P., May, M. J., Clark, S. J., Scott, R. J., Stuart, R. C., Boffey, C. W. H., Brooks, D. R., Champion, G. T., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., Dewar, A. M., Perry, J. N. and Squire, G. R. 2006. Effects of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant cropping systems on weed seedbanks in two years of following crops. Biology Letters. 2, pp. 140-143.

Farm Scale Evaluations of spring-sown genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops: a statistical assessment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clark, S. J., Rothery, P. and Perry, J. N. 2006. Farm Scale Evaluations of spring-sown genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops: a statistical assessment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 272, pp. 237-243.

Large-scale temporal changes in spatial pattern during declines of abundance and occupancy in a common moth

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Conrad, K. F., Perry, J. N., Woiwod, I. P. and Alexander, C. J. 2006. Large-scale temporal changes in spatial pattern during declines of abundance and occupancy in a common moth. Journal of Insect Conservation. 10, pp. 53-64.

Can simple experimental electronics simulate the dispersal phase of spider ballooners?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R., Bohan, D. A., Le Fevre, R. and Weyman, G. S. 2005. Can simple experimental electronics simulate the dispersal phase of spider ballooners? Journal Of Arachnology. 33, pp. 523-532.

Statistical modelling of weed seedbanks to consider the effect of crop rotations

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powers, S. J. and Bohan, D. A. 2005. Statistical modelling of weed seedbanks to consider the effect of crop rotations. Cambridge University Press (CUP).

Predicting longer-term changes in weed populations under GMHT crop management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Heard, M. S., Rothery, P., Perry, J. N. and Firbank, L. G. 2005. Predicting longer-term changes in weed populations under GMHT crop management. Weed Research. 45 (5), pp. 331-338.

A view on the GM Farm Scale Evaluations

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Bohan, D. A. 2005. A view on the GM Farm Scale Evaluations. ISB News Report. June 2005, pp. 1-3.

A summary of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically-modified herbicide tolerant crops

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Perry, J. N. 2005. A summary of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically-modified herbicide tolerant crops. Science Matters. 26, pp. 3-4.

Long-term population declines in widespread British moths: national patterns

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Conrad, K. F., Woiwod, I. P., Parsons, M., Fox, R. and Warren, M. S. 2005. Long-term population declines in widespread British moths: national patterns. Abstracts Butterfly Conservation 5th International Symposium: Lepidoptera as Indicators of Biodiversity Conservation, Southampton, 8-10 April 2005 . pp. 13

Ballooning dispersal using silk: world fauna, phylogenies, genetics and models

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R., Bohan, D. A., Shaw, E. M. and Weyman, G. S. 2005. Ballooning dispersal using silk: world fauna, phylogenies, genetics and models. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 95, pp. 69-114.

Behavioural responses by slugs to chemicals from a generalist predator

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Armsworth, C. G., Bohan, D. A., Powers, S. J., Glen, D. M. and Symondson, W. O. C. 2005. Behavioural responses by slugs to chemicals from a generalist predator. Animal Behaviour. 69, pp. 805-811.

Spatial analysis in crop protection: new challenges for biometry

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Gonzales-Andujar, J. L. and Perry, J. N. 2005. Spatial analysis in crop protection: new challenges for biometry. Proceedings 10 Confrencia Espanola de Biometria, Oviedo, 2005 . Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo. pp. 3-8

Predatory activity and spatial pattern: the response of generalist carabids to their aphid prey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Winder, L., Alexander, C. J., Holland, J. M., Symondson, W. O. C., Perry, J. N. and Woolley, C. 2005. Predatory activity and spatial pattern: the response of generalist carabids to their aphid prey. Journal of Animal Ecology. 74 (3), pp. 443-454.

Effects on weed and invertebrate abundance and diversity of herbicide management in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant winter-sown oilseed rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bohan, D. A., Boffey, C. W. H., Brooks, D. R., Clark, S. J., Dewar, A. M., Firbank, L. G., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., May, M. J., Osborne, J. L., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Roy, D. B., Scott, R. J., Squire, G. R., Woiwod, I. P. and Champion, G. T. 2005. Effects on weed and invertebrate abundance and diversity of herbicide management in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant winter-sown oilseed rape. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 272, pp. 463-474.

Individual based modelling of temporal and spatial slug dynamics

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Choi, Y. H., Bohan, D. A. and Semenov, M. A. 2004. Individual based modelling of temporal and spatial slug dynamics. Cambridge University Press (CUP).

Changes in data handling and analysis

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Perry, J. N. 2004. Changes in data handling and analysis. in: Millman, C. A., Thompson, A. R. and Langton, F. A. (ed.) Association of Applied Biologists 1904-2004: a celebration of achievement Association of Applied Biologists, Wellesbourne. pp. 48-49

The spatial dynamics of crop and ground active predatory arthropods and their aphid prey in winter wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Holland, J. M., Winder, L., Woolley, C., Alexander, C. J. and Perry, J. N. 2004. The spatial dynamics of crop and ground active predatory arthropods and their aphid prey in winter wheat. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 94, pp. 419-431.

Farm scale evaluations of GM crops: effects of the management of field scale releases of genetically-modified herbicide-tolerant crops on the abundance and diversity of farmland wildlife. Interim report 1 April 2003

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Firbank, L. G., Brooks, D., Bohan, D. A., Champion, G. T., Clark, S. J., Daniels, R., Dewar, A. M., Fairfax, C., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M., Hill, M., May, M. J., Osborne, J. L., Pidgeon, J. D., Perry, J. N., Rossall, M., Rothery, P., Roy, D., Scott, R., Squire, G., Whittaker, D. and Woiwod, I. P. 2003. Farm scale evaluations of GM crops: effects of the management of field scale releases of genetically-modified herbicide-tolerant crops on the abundance and diversity of farmland wildlife. Interim report 1 April 2003.

Farm scale evaluations of GM crops: effects of the management of field scale releases of genetically-modified herbicide-tolerant crops on the abundance and diversity of farmland wildlife. Interim report 1 November 2003

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Firbank, L. G., Brooks, D., Bohan, D. A., Champion, G. T., Clark, S. J., Daniels, R., Dewar, A. M., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M., Hill, M., May, M. J., Osborne, J. L., Pidgeon, J. D., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Roy, D., Scott, R., Squire, G. and Woiwod, I. P. 2003. Farm scale evaluations of GM crops: effects of the management of field scale releases of genetically-modified herbicide-tolerant crops on the abundance and diversity of farmland wildlife. Interim report 1 November 2003.

GM crops and the environment

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Perry, J. N. 2003. GM crops and the environment. Ford, B. J. (ed.) GM crops: the scientists speak. Proceedings Cambridge Conference on Genetically Modified Crops and Food, 2002 . Rothay House, Cambridge. pp. 43-66

The implications of spring-sown genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops for farmland biodiversity: a commentary on the Farm Scale Evaluations of spring sown crops (DEFRA report)

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Firbank, L. G., Perry, J. N., Squire, G. R., Bohan, D. A., Brooks, D. R., Champion, G. T., Clark, S. J., Daniels, R. E., Dewar, A. M., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., Hill, M. O., May, M. J., Osborne, J. L., Rothery, P., Roy, D. B., Scott, R. J. and Woiwod, I. P. 2003. The implications of spring-sown genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops for farmland biodiversity: a commentary on the Farm Scale Evaluations of spring sown crops (DEFRA report).

Responses of plants and invertebrate trophic groups to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawes, C., Haughton, A. J., Osborne, J. L., Roy, D. B., Clark, S. J., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Bohan, D. A., Brooks, D. R., Champion, G. T., Dewar, A. M., Heard, M. S., Woiwod, I. P., Daniels, R. E., Young, M. W., Parish, A. M., Scott, R. J., Firbank, L. G. and Squire, G. R. 2003. Responses of plants and invertebrate trophic groups to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 358, pp. 1899-1913.

Invertebrates and vegetation of field margins adjacent to crops subject to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Roy, D. B., Bohan, D. A., Haughton, A. J., Hill, M. O., Osborne, J. L., Clark, S. J., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Scott, R. J., Brooks, D. R., Champion, G. T., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S. and Firbank, L. G. 2003. Invertebrates and vegetation of field margins adjacent to crops subject to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 358, pp. 1879-1898.

Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. II. Within-field epigeal and aerial arthropods

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Haughton, A. J., Champion, G. T., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., Brooks, D. R., Bohan, D. A., Clark, S. J., Dewar, A. M., Firbank, L. G., Osborne, J. L., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Roy, D. B., Scott, R. J., Woiwod, I. P., Birchall, C., Skellern, M. P., Walker, J. H., Baker, P., Browne, E. L., Dewar, A. J. G., Garner, B. H., Haylock, L. A., Horne, S. L., Mason, N. S., Sands, R. J. N. and Walker, M. J. 2003. Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. II. Within-field epigeal and aerial arthropods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 358, pp. 1863-1877.

Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. I. Soil-surface-active invertebrates

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brooks, D. R., Bohan, D. A., Champion, G. T., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., Clark, S. J., Dewar, A. M., Firbank, L. G., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Scott, R. J., Woiwod, I. P., Birchall, C., Skellern, M. P., Walker, J. H., Baker, P., Bell, D., Browne, E. L., Dewar, A. J. G., Fairfax, C. M., Garner, B. H., Haylock, L. A., Horne, S. L., Hulmes, S. E., Mason, N. S., Norton, L. R., Nuttall, P., Sands, R. J. N. and Walker, M. J. 2003. Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. I. Soil-surface-active invertebrates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 358, pp. 1847-1862.

Weeds in fields with contrasting conventional and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. II. Effects on individual species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Heard, M. S., Hawes, C., Champion, G. T., Clark, S. J., Firbank, L. G., Haughton, A. J., Parish, A. M., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Roy, D. B., Scott, R. J., Skellern, M. P., Squire, G. R. and Hill, M. O. 2003. Weeds in fields with contrasting conventional and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. II. Effects on individual species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 358, pp. 1833-1846.

Weeds in fields with contrasting conventional and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. I. Effects on abundance and diversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Heard, M. S., Hawes, C., Champion, G. T., Clark, S. J., Firbank, L. G., Haughton, A. J., Parish, A. M., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Scott, R. J., Skellern, M. P., Squire, G. R. and Hill, M. O. 2003. Weeds in fields with contrasting conventional and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. I. Effects on abundance and diversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 358, pp. 1819-1832.

Crop management and agronomic context of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Champion, G. T., May, M. J., Bennett, S., Brooks, D. R., Clark, S. J., Daniels, R. E., Firbank, L. G., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., Perry, J. N., Randle, Z., Rossall, M. J., Rothery, P., Skellern, M. P., Scott, R. J., Squire, G. R. and Thomas, M. R. 2003. Crop management and agronomic context of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 358, pp. 1801-1818.

On the rationale and interpretation of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Squire, G. R., Brooks, D. R., Bohan, D. A., Champion, G. T., Daniels, R. E., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., Hill, M. O., May, M. J., Osborne, J. L., Perry, J. N., Roy, D. B., Woiwod, I. P. and Firbank, L. G. 2003. On the rationale and interpretation of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 358, pp. 1779-1799.