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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Rothmsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data

N - Datasets
Bell, J. R., Blumgart, D. and Shortall, C. R. 2020. Rothmsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data. Rothamsted Research.

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.

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 Julian Chen 2020. Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes. bioRxiv.

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.

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.

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 Ecology & Evolution. 10 (4455).

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.

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.

Bucking the trend: the diversity of Anthropocene ‘winners’ among British moths

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Boyes, D. H., Fox, R., Shortall, C. R. and Whittaker, R. J. 2019. Bucking the trend: the diversity of Anthropocene ‘winners’ among British moths . Frontiers of Biogeography. 11 (3), p. e43862.

Ecological traits predict population changes in moths

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Coulthard, E., Norrey, J., Shortall, C. R. and Harris, W. E. 2019. Ecological traits predict population changes in moths. Biological Conservation. 233, pp. 213-219.

Trends and indicators for quantifying moth abundance and occupancy in Scotland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dennis, E. B., Brereton, T. M., Morgan, B. J. T., Fox, R., Shortall, C. R., Prescott, T. and Foster, S. 2019. Trends and indicators for quantifying moth abundance and occupancy in Scotland. Journal of Insect Conservation.

Spatial and habitat variation in aphid, butterfly, moth and bird phenologies over the last half century

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R., Botham, M. S., Henrys, P. A., Leech, D. I., Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Shortall, C. R., Brereton, T. M., Pickup, J. and Thackeray, S. J. 2019. Spatial and habitat variation in aphid, butterfly, moth and bird phenologies over the last half century. Global Change Biology. 25 (6), pp. 1982-1994.

Long‐term shifts in the seasonal abundance of adult Culicoides biting midges and their impact on potential arbovirus outbreaks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sanders, C., Shortall, C. R., England, M., Harrington, R., Purse, B., Burgin, L., Carpenter, S. and Gubbins, S. 2019. Long‐term shifts in the seasonal abundance of adult Culicoides biting midges and their impact on potential arbovirus outbreaks. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56 (7), pp. 1649-1660.

Climate Change And Insect Pests: Monitoring And Surveillance Of The Migratory Phase For Smart Crop Protection

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R. 2018. Climate Change And Insect Pests: Monitoring And Surveillance Of The Migratory Phase For Smart Crop Protection. Phytoma. 300 (June), pp. 84-86.

Dynamic selection of environmental variables to improve the prediction of aphid phenology: A machine learning approach

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Holloway, P., Kudenko, D. and Bell, J. R. 2018. Dynamic selection of environmental variables to improve the prediction of aphid phenology: A machine learning approach. Ecological Indicators. 88 (May), pp. 512-521.

The origins of global invasions of the German wasp (Vespula germanica) and its infection with four honey bee viruses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brenton-Rule, E., Doblemann, J., Baty, J. W., Brown, R., Dvorak, L., Grangier, J., Massiochi, M., McGrannachan, C., Shortall, C. R., Schmack, J., Van Zyl, C., Veldtman, R. and Lester, P. J. 2018. The origins of global invasions of the German wasp (Vespula germanica) and its infection with four honey bee viruses. Biological Invasions. 20 (12), p. 3445–3460.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Perryman, S. A. M., Shortall, C. R., Halsey, K. and West, J. S. 2018. The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species.

The sensitivity of breeding songbirds to changes in seasonal timing is linked to population change but cannot be directly attributed to the effects of trophic asynchrony on productivity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Franks, S. E., Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Atkinson, S., Bell, J. R., Botham, M. S., Brereton, T. M., Harrington, R. and Leech, D. I. 2018. The sensitivity of breeding songbirds to changes in seasonal timing is linked to population change but cannot be directly attributed to the effects of trophic asynchrony on productivity. Global Change Biology. 24 (3), pp. 957-971.

Aphid population dynamics: from fields to landscapes

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Bell, J. R., Pierre, J-S. and Dedryver, C. A. 2017. Aphid population dynamics: from fields to landscapes. in: Van Emden, H. F. and Harrington, R. (ed.) In: Aphids as crop pests, 2nd edition (Chapter 13) CABI International, Wallingford, Oxon (CABI). pp. 280-302

A New Approach to Modelling the Relationship Between Annual Population Abundance Indices and Weather Data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Elston, D. A., Brewer, M. J., Martay, B., Johnston, A., Henrys, P. A., Bell, J. R., Harrington, R., Monteith, D. T., Brereton, T. M., Boughey, K. L. and Pearce-Higgins, J. W. 2017. A New Approach to Modelling the Relationship Between Annual Population Abundance Indices and Weather Data. Journal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics. 22 (4), pp. 427-445.

Molecular ecology of insect pests of agricultural importance: the case of aphids

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R. 2017. Molecular ecology of insect pests of agricultural importance: the case of aphids. Ecological Entomology. 42 (Suppl. 1), pp. 18-27.

Impacts of climate change on national biodiversity population trends

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Martay, B., Dennis, E. B., Brereton, T. M., Bell, J. R., Crick, H. Q. P., Morecroft, M. D., Roy, D. B. and Pearce-Higgins, J. W. 2017. Impacts of climate change on national biodiversity population trends. Ecography. 40 (10), p. 1139–1151.