The Rothamsted Insect Survey - National Capability [2017-2022]

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorJames Bell
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberJ0200
DepartmentBiointeractions and Crop Protection
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/000J0200
Grant IDBBS/E/C/000J0200

Outputs

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Quantifying inherent predictability and spatial synchrony in the aphid vector Myzus persicae - field-scale patterns of abundance and regional forecasting error in the UK

N - Datasets
Bell, J. R. 2022. Quantifying inherent predictability and spatial synchrony in the aphid vector Myzus persicae - field-scale patterns of abundance and regional forecasting error in the UK. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98qvq

Inconsistent results from trait-based analyses of moth trends point to complex drivers of change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tordoff, G. M., Dennis, E. B., Fox, R., Cook, P. M., Davis, T. M., Blumgart, D. and Bourn, N. A. D. 2022. Inconsistent results from trait-based analyses of moth trends point to complex drivers of change. Biodiversity and Conservation. 31, pp. 2999-3018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-022-02469-8

Demography of Common Swifts (Apus apus) breeding in the UK associated with local weather but not aphid biomass

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Finch, T., Bell, J. R., Robinson, R. A. and Peach, W. J. 2022. Demography of Common Swifts (Apus apus) breeding in the UK associated with local weather but not aphid biomass. Ibis. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.13156

The "by-catch" recorded from selected Rothamsted light-traps concentrating on 2018 and 2019

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sims, I., Cole, J. and Shortall, C. R. 2022. The "by-catch" recorded from selected Rothamsted light-traps concentrating on 2018 and 2019. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History. 35 (4), pp. 371-393.

Disorder or a new order - How climate change affects phenological variability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stemkovski, M., Bell, J. R., Ellwood, E. R., Inouye, B. D., Kobori, H., Lee, S. D., Lloyd-Evans, T., Primack, R. B., Templ, B. and Pearse, W. D. 2022. Disorder or a new order - How climate change affects phenological variability. Ecology. p. e3846. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3846

Quantifying inherent predictability and spatial synchrony in the aphid vector Myzus persicae - field-scale patterns of abundance and regional forecasting error in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R., Clark, S. J., Stevens, M. and Mead, A. 2022. Quantifying inherent predictability and spatial synchrony in the aphid vector Myzus persicae - field-scale patterns of abundance and regional forecasting error in the UK. Pest Management Science. p. 7292. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7292

Rothamsted Insect Survey Online Database

N - Datasets
Rothamsted Insect Survey 2022. Rothamsted Insect Survey Online Database. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.989y5

Yearly occurrence of 544 species of moths (UK 1990-2019), with trait values and putative environmental drivers.

N - Datasets
Bourhis, Y., Bell, J. R., Shortall, C. R. and Milne, A. E. 2022. Yearly occurrence of 544 species of moths (UK 1990-2019), with trait values and putative environmental drivers. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.988z5

Where and why are species’ range shifts hampered by unsuitable landscapes?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hodgson, J., Randle, Z., Shortall, C. R. and Oliver, T. 2022. Where and why are species’ range shifts hampered by unsuitable landscapes? Global Change Biology. 28 (16), pp. 4765-4774. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16220

Moth declines are most severe in broadleaf woodlands despite a net gain in habitat availability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blumgart, D., Botham, M. S., Menendez, R. and Bell, J. R. 2022. Moth declines are most severe in broadleaf woodlands despite a net gain in habitat availability. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 15 (5), pp. 496-509. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12578

Moth declines are most severe in broadleaf woodlands despite a net gain in habitat availability - data and code for analysis

N - Datasets
Blumgart, D., Botham, M., Menéndez, R. and Bell, J. R. 2022. Moth declines are most severe in broadleaf woodlands despite a net gain in habitat availability - data and code for analysis. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98852

Likelihood of Extreme Early Flight of Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Across the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hemming, D., Bell, J. R., Collier, R., Dunbar, T., Dunstone, N., Everatt, M., Eyre, D., Kaye, N., Korycinska, A., Pickup, J. and Scaife, A. A. 2022. Likelihood of Extreme Early Flight of Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Across the UK. Journal of Economic Entomology. 115 (5), pp. 1342-1349. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toac012

The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shortall, C. R., Perryman, S. A. M., Halsey, K. and West, J. S. 2022. The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species. Outlooks on Pest Management. 33 (1), pp. 13-16(4). https://doi.org/10.1564/v33_feb_05

Rothamsted Insect Survey Online Database

N - Datasets
Rothamsted Insect Survey 2022. Rothamsted Insect Survey Online Database. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.987q7

Density-independent prey choice, taxonomy, life history, and web characteristics determine the diet and biocontrol potential of spiders (Linyphiidae and Lycosidae) in cereal crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cuff, J. P., Tercel, M. P. T. G., Drake, L. E., Vaughan, I. P., Bell, J. R., OrozcoterWengel, P., Muller, C. T. and Symondson, W. O. 2021. Density-independent prey choice, taxonomy, life history, and web characteristics determine the diet and biocontrol potential of spiders (Linyphiidae and Lycosidae) in cereal crops. Environmental DNA. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.272

High-altitude migration of Psylloidea (Hemiptera) over England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Greenslade, A. F. C., Chapman, J. W. and Reynolds, D. R. 2021. High-altitude migration of Psylloidea (Hemiptera) over England. Entomologist's gazette. 72 (3), pp. 189-198. https://doi.org/10.31184/G00138894.723.1817

Using network ecology to understand and mitigate long‐term insect declines

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Petsopoulos, D., Lunt, D. H., Bell, J. R., Kitson, J. J. N., Collins, L., Boonham, N., Morales-Hojas, R. and Evans, D. M. 2021. Using network ecology to understand and mitigate long‐term insect declines. Ecological Entomology. 46 (4), pp. 693-698. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.13035

The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Fox, R., Dennis, E. B., Harrower, C. A., Blumgart, D., Bell, J. R., Shortall, C. R., Cook, P., Davis, A. M., Evans-Hill, L. J., Haynes, F., Hill, D., Isaac, N. J. B., Parsons, M. S., Pocock, M. J. O., Prescott, T., Randle, Z., Tordoff. G. M., Tuson, D. and Bourn N. A. D. 2021. The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021. Butterfly Conservation, Rothamsted Research and UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Butterfly Conservation.

MEDI: Macronutrient Extraction and Determination from invertebrates, a rapid, cheap and streamlined protocol

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cuff, J. P., Wilder, S. M., Maximillian, P .T. G., Hunt, R., Oluwaseun, S., Morley, P. S., Badell-Grau, R. A., Vaughan, I. P., Bell, J. R., Orozco-terWengel, P., Symondson, W. O. C. and Muller, C. T. 2021. MEDI: Macronutrient Extraction and Determination from invertebrates, a rapid, cheap and streamlined protocol. Methods in ecology and evolution. 12 (4), pp. 593-601. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13551

Artificial neural networks for monitoring network optimisation—a practical example using a national insect survey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourhis, Y., Bell, J. R., Van Den Bosch, F. and Milne, A. E. 2021. Artificial neural networks for monitoring network optimisation—a practical example using a national insect survey. Environmental Modelling and Software. 135, p. 104925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104925

Resolving the identification of weak-flying insects during flight: a coupling between rigorous data processing and biology

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassall, K. L., Dye, A., Potamitis, I and Bell, J. R. 2021. Resolving the identification of weak-flying insects during flight: a coupling between rigorous data processing and biology. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12453

Investigating the Mechanisms Behind Moth Declines: Plants, Land-use and Climate

F - Theses
Blumgart, D. 2020. Investigating the Mechanisms Behind Moth Declines: Plants, Land-use and Climate. F - Theses Rothamsted Research

Money spider dietary choice in pre‐ and post‐harvest cereal crops using metabarcoding

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cuff, J. P., Drake, L. E., Tercel, M. P. T. G., Stockdale, J. E., Orozco‐ter Wengel, P., Bell, J. R., Vaughan, I. P., Muller, C. T. and Symondson, W. O. C. 2020. Money spider dietary choice in pre‐ and post‐harvest cereal crops using metabarcoding. Ecological Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.12957

Ten amazing facts about aphids

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Harrington, R. 2020. Ten amazing facts about aphids. Transactions of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society. 52 (1), pp. 69-72.

Extracted features from opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles

N - Datasets
Hassall, K. L., Dye, A. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Extracted features from opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.981w8

Opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles

N - Datasets
Hassall, K. L., Dye, A. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.981w7

Aerial psyllid (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) detection and monitoring using suction traps in Britain: population observations, new species found and a revised British checklist

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Greenslade, A. F. C., Carnegie, M., Ouvrard, D., Sjolund, M. J., Highet, F., Sigvald, R., Kenyon, D. M and Bell, J. R. 2020. Aerial psyllid (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) detection and monitoring using suction traps in Britain: population observations, new species found and a revised British checklist. Entomologist's gazette. 71, pp. 151-163. https://doi.org/10.31184/G00138894.713.1749

Smart Armyworm Surveillance: Project Technical Report

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Pearson, A. J., Bell, J. R., Subramanian, S. and Ouma, K. 2020. Smart Armyworm Surveillance: Project Technical Report. Harpenden Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.mx3c-6k94

Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Jingxuan, S., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Tan, X. and Chen, J. 2020. Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes. Ecology and Evolution. 10 (18), pp. 9647-9662. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6565

UK aphid migration percentiles, covariates and model outputs from the Rothamsted Insect Survey's 12.2 m suction-trap network: 1965 to 2018

N - Datasets
Bourhis, Y., Bell, J. R., Van Den Bosch, F. and Milne, A. E. 2020. UK aphid migration percentiles, covariates and model outputs from the Rothamsted Insect Survey's 12.2 m suction-trap network: 1965 to 2018. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.979yv

Changes in phenology and abundance of suction‐trapped Diptera from a farmland site in the UK over four decades

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Grabener, S., Oldeland, J., Shortall, C. R. and Harrington, R. 2020. Changes in phenology and abundance of suction‐trapped Diptera from a farmland site in the UK over four decades. Ecological Entomology. 45 (5), pp. 1215-1219. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.12873

Phenology of the Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella) in the UK and Provision of Decision Support for Brassica Growers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wainwright, C. E., Jenkins, S., Wilson, D., Elliott, M., Jukes, A. and Collier, R. 2020. Phenology of the Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella) in the UK and Provision of Decision Support for Brassica Growers. Insects. 11 (2), p. 118. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11020118

Rothamsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data

N - Datasets
Bell, J. R., Blumgart, D. and Shortall, C. R. 2020. Rothamsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.975qz

A diagnostic real-time PCR assay for the rapid identification of the tomato-potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc, 1909) and development of a psyllid barcoding database

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sumner-Kalkun, J. C., Sjolund, M. J., Arnsdorf, Y. M., Carnegie, M., Highet, F., Ouvrard, D., Greenslade, A. F. C., Bell, J. R., Sigvald, R. and Kenyon, D. M. 2020. A diagnostic real-time PCR assay for the rapid identification of the tomato-potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc, 1909) and development of a psyllid barcoding database. PLOS ONE. 15 (3), p. e0230741. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230741

Are insects declining and at what rate? An analysis of standardised, systematic catches of aphid and moth abundances across Great Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R., Blumgart, D. and Shortall, C. R. 2020. Are insects declining and at what rate? An analysis of standardised, systematic catches of aphid and moth abundances across Great Britain. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 13 (2), pp. 115-126. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12412

Population genetic structure and predominance of cyclical parthenogenesis in the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Jenkins, T., Alderson, L. J., Kruger, T., Hall, M. J., Greenslade, A. F. C., Shortall, C. R. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Population genetic structure and predominance of cyclical parthenogenesis in the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in England. Evolutionary Applications. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.12917

Moth biomass increases and decreases over 50 years in Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macgregor, C. J., Williams, J. H., Bell, J. R. and Thomas, C. D. 2019. Moth biomass increases and decreases over 50 years in Britain. Nature Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-1028-6

Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macgregor, C.J, Thomas, C.D., Roy, D.B., Beaumont, M., Bell, J. R., Brereton, T., Bridle, J., Dytham, C., Fox, R., Gotthard, K., Hoffmann, A., Martin, G., Middlebrook, I., Nylin, S., Platts, P., Rasteiro, R., Saccheri, I., Villoutreix, R., Wheat, C. and Hill, J. 2019. Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year. Nature Communications. 10 (4455). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12479-w

Genetic structure at national and regional scale in a long-distance dispersing pest organism, the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Jenkins, T., Alderson, L. J., Kruger, T., Hall, M. J., Greenslade, A. F. C., Shortall, C. R. and Bell, J. R. 2019. Genetic structure at national and regional scale in a long-distance dispersing pest organism, the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/829986

Is the Insect Apocalypse upon us? How to Find Out

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Montgomery, G. A., Dunn, R., Fox, R., Jongejans, E., Leather, S. R., Saunders, M. E., Shortall, C. R., Tingley, M. W. and Wagner, D. L. 2019. Is the Insect Apocalypse upon us? How to Find Out. Biological Conservation. (22 November), p. 108327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108327