Carrington Bonsor Williams

NameCarrington Bonsor Williams
Job titleFormer Head of Entomology - known as C. B. Williams or just "C.B." entomologist and ecologist. His name is particularly associated with insect migration, statistical ecology and biogeography.
Web address (URL)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.B._Williams
Preferred citationWilliams, C. B.

Research outputs

Observations on the migration of insects in the Pyrenees in the autumn of 1953

Williams, C. B., Common, I. F. B., French, R. A., Muspratt, V. and Williams, M. C. 1956. Observations on the migration of insects in the Pyrenees in the autumn of 1953. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 108 (9), pp. 385-407. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1956.tb01276.x

Observations on the migration of insects in the Pyrenees in the autumn of 1953

Williams, C. B., Common, I. F. B., French, R. A., Muspratt, V. and Williams, M. C. 1956. Observations on the migration of insects in the Pyrenees in the autumn of 1953. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 108 (9), pp. 385-407. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1956.tb01276.x

An investigation into the possible effects of moonlight on the activity of insects in the field

Williams, C. B., Singh, B. P. and Ziady, S. El 1956. An investigation into the possible effects of moonlight on the activity of insects in the field. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 31 (10‐12), pp. 135-144. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1956.tb00197.x

A second Experiment on testing the reative Efficiency of Insect Traps

Williams, C. B., French, R. A. and Hosni, M. M. 1955. A second Experiment on testing the reative Efficiency of Insect Traps. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 46 (1), pp. 193-204. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007485300030844

A second experiment on testing the reative efficiency of insect traps

Williams, C. B., French, R. A. and Hosni, M. M. 1955. A second experiment on testing the reative efficiency of insect traps. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 46 (1), pp. 193-204. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007485300030844

Notes on some migrations of butterflies in West Africa

Williams, C. B. 1954. Notes on some migrations of butterflies in West Africa. The Entomologist.

Phenology - the study of the seasons

Williams, C. B. 1954. Phenology - the study of the seasons. Advances in Science.

A migration of Lepidoptera and Diptera in Nepal

Westmacott, M. H. and Williams, C. B. 1954. A migration of Lepidoptera and Diptera in Nepal. The Entomologist.

Notes on a small collection of Sphingidae from Nigeria

Williams, C. B. 1954. Notes on a small collection of Sphingidae from Nigeria. The Nigerian Field. 19, pp. 176-179.

The statistical outlook in relation to ecology

Williams, C. B. 1954. The statistical outlook in relation to ecology. Journal of Ecology. 42 (1), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.2307/2256976

Graphical and statistical methods in the study of insect phenology

Williams, C. B. 1953. Graphical and statistical methods in the study of insect phenology. Transactions of the 9th International Congress of Entomology.

The relative abundance of different species in a wild animal population

Williams, C. B. 1953. The relative abundance of different species in a wild animal population. Journal of Animal Ecology. 22 (1), pp. 14-31. https://doi.org/10.2307/1687

Some bioclimatic observations in the Egyptian desert

Williams, C. B. 1952. Some bioclimatic observations in the Egyptian desert. Cloudsley-Thompson, J. L. (ed.) In : Biology of Deserts Symposium Biology of Hot and Cold Desert Proceedings.

Sequences of wet and of dry days considered in relation to the logarithmic series

Williams, C. B. 1952. Sequences of wet and of dry days considered in relation to the logarithmic series. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 78 (335), pp. 91-96. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.49707833514

Comparing the efficiency of insect traps

Williams, C. B. 1951. Comparing the efficiency of insect traps. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 42 (3), pp. 513-517. https://doi.org/10.1017/S000748530002890X

Effect of moonlight on insect activity

Williams, C. B. and Singh, B. P. 1951. Effect of moonlight on insect activity. Nature. 167, p. 853. https://doi.org/10.1038/167853a0

Changes in insect populations in the field in relation to preceding weather conditions

Williams, C. B. 1951. Changes in insect populations in the field in relation to preceding weather conditions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 138 (890), pp. 130-156. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1951.0011

A note on the relative sizes of genera in the classification of animals and plants

Williams, C. B. 1951. A note on the relative sizes of genera in the classification of animals and plants. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. 162 (2), pp. 171-175. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.1951.tb00610.x

Seasonal changes in flight direction of migrant butterflies in the British Isles

Williams, C. B. 1951. Seasonal changes in flight direction of migrant butterflies in the British Isles. Journal of Animal Ecology. 20 (2), pp. 180-190. https://doi.org/10.2307/1537

Intra-generic competition as illustrated by Moreau's records of East African bird communities

Williams, C. B. 1951. Intra-generic competition as illustrated by Moreau's records of East African bird communities. Journal of Animal Ecology. 20 (2), pp. 246-253. https://doi.org/10.2307/1544

Diversity as a measurable character of an animal or plant population

Williams, C. B. 1950. Diversity as a measurable character of an animal or plant population. Collogue International du Centre National Recherce Science Ecologie.

Phase coloration in larvae of Lepidoptera

Williams, C. B. and Long, D. B. 1950. Phase coloration in larvae of Lepidoptera. Nature. 166, p. 1035. https://doi.org/10.1038/1661035b0

The application of the logarithmic series to the frequency of occurrence of plant species in quadrats

Williams, C. B. 1950. The application of the logarithmic series to the frequency of occurrence of plant species in quadrats. Journal of Ecology. 38 (1), pp. 107-138. https://doi.org/10.2307/2256527

Jaccard's generic coefficient and coefficient of floral community, in relation to the logarithmic series and the index of diversity

Williams, C. B. 1949. Jaccard's generic coefficient and coefficient of floral community, in relation to the logarithmic series and the index of diversity. Annals of Botany. 13 (49), pp. 53-58.

Migration in lepidoptera and the problem of orientation

Williams, C. B. 1949. Migration in lepidoptera and the problem of orientation. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series C Journal of Meetings. 13 (12), pp. 70-84. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1946-150X.1949.tb00781.x

The logarithmic series and its application to biological problems

Williams, C. B. 1947. The logarithmic series and its application to biological problems. Journal of Ecology. 34 (2), pp. 253-272. https://doi.org/10.2307/2256719

The logarithmic series and the comparison of island floras

Williams, C. B. 1947. The logarithmic series and the comparison of island floras. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. 158 (2), pp. 104-108. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.1947.tb00454.x

The field of research in preventive entomology

Williams, C. B. 1947. The field of research in preventive entomology. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 34 (2), pp. 175-185. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7348.1947.tb06353.x

The generic relations of species in small ecological communities

Williams, C. B. 1947. The generic relations of species in small ecological communities. Journal of Animal Ecology. 16 (1), pp. 11-18. https://doi.org/10.2307/1502

Yules characteristic and the index of diversity

Williams, C. B. 1946. Yules characteristic and the index of diversity. Nature.

Climate and insect life

Williams, C. B. 1946. Climate and insect life. Nature. 157 (23 February), pp. 214-215. https://doi.org/10.1038/157214a0

Index of diversity as applied to ecological problems

Williams, C. B. 1945. Index of diversity as applied to ecological problems. Nature. 155, p. 390. https://doi.org/10.1038/155390b0

Occurrence of Vanessa Cardui (Lepidoptera) at sea off the West African coast

Williams, C. B. 1945. Occurrence of Vanessa Cardui (Lepidoptera) at sea off the West African coast. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 20 (1‐3), pp. 4-5. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1945.tb01042.x

Notes on the fat content of two british migrant moths (lepidoptera)

Williams, C. B. 1945. Notes on the fat content of two british migrant moths (lepidoptera). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 20 (1‐3), pp. 6-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1945.tb01043.x

Geographical variation in the wing length of Danaus Plexippus (Lep. Rhopalocera)

Beall, G. and Williams, C. B. 1945. Geographical variation in the wing length of Danaus Plexippus (Lep. Rhopalocera). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 20 (7‐9), pp. 65-76. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1945.tb01068.x

Some applications of the logarithmic series and the index of diversity to ecological problems

Williams, C. B. 1944. Some applications of the logarithmic series and the index of diversity to ecological problems. Journal of Ecology. 32 (1), pp. 1-44. https://doi.org/10.2307/2256485

The Relation Between the Number of Species and the Number of Individuals in a Random Sample of an Animal Population

Fisher, R. A., Corbet, A. S. and Williams, C. B. 1943. The Relation Between the Number of Species and the Number of Individuals in a Random Sample of an Animal Population. Journal of Animal Ecology. 12 (1), pp. 42-58. https://doi.org/10.2307/1411

Studies of wild populations

Williams, C. B. 1943. Studies of wild populations. Nature.

Birds and butterflies

Williams, C. B. 1943. Birds and butterflies. Nature.

Area and number of species

Williams, C. B. 1943. Area and number of species. Nature. 152, p. 264. https://doi.org/10.1038/152264a0

A method of collecting and storing without pressure insects and galls attached to leaves

Williams, C. B. 1943. A method of collecting and storing without pressure insects and galls attached to leaves. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 18 (1‐3), pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1943.tb00512.x

A safe method of measuring the wings of set butterflies

Williams, C. B. 1943. A safe method of measuring the wings of set butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 18 (1‐3), pp. 3-5. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1943.tb00513.x

The numbers of publications written by biologists

Williams, C. B. 1943. The numbers of publications written by biologists. Annals of Eugenics. 12 (1), pp. 143-146. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1809.1943.tb02316.x

The relation between the number of species and the number of individuals in a random sample of an animal population

Fisher, R. A., Corbet, A. S. and Williams, C. B. 1943. The relation between the number of species and the number of individuals in a random sample of an animal population. Journal of Animal Ecology. 12 (1), pp. 42-58. https://doi.org/10.2307/1411

Studies in the migration of lepidoptera

Williams, C. B., Cockbill, G. F., Gibbs, M. E. and Downes, J. A. 1942. Studies in the migration of lepidoptera. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 92 (1), pp. 101-174. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1942.tb03319.x

An analysis of four years captures of insects in a light trap. Part II The effect of weather conditions on insect activity; and the estimation and forecasting of changes inthe insect population

Williams, C. B. 1940. An analysis of four years captures of insects in a light trap. Part II The effect of weather conditions on insect activity; and the estimation and forecasting of changes inthe insect population. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 90 (8), pp. 227-306. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1940.tb03000.x

The numbers of insects caught in a light trap at Rothamsted during four years 1933–1937

Williams, C. B. 1940. The numbers of insects caught in a light trap at Rothamsted during four years 1933–1937. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 15 (7‐9), pp. 78-80. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1940.tb00593.x

A note on the statistical analysis of sentence-length as a criterion of literary style

Williams, C. B. 1940. A note on the statistical analysis of sentence-length as a criterion of literary style. Biometrika. 31 (3/4), pp. 356-361. https://doi.org/10.2307/2332615

An analysis of four years captures of insects in a light trap Part I General survey; sex proportion; phenology; and time of flight

Williams, C. B. 1939. An analysis of four years captures of insects in a light trap Part I General survey; sex proportion; phenology; and time of flight. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 89 (6), pp. 79-131. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1939.tb00738.x

Records of butterfly migration in Africa (lepidoptera)

Williams, C. B. 1939. Records of butterfly migration in Africa (lepidoptera). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 14 (4‐6), pp. 69-74. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1939.tb00032.x

Some butterfly migrations in Europe, Asia and Australia

Williams, C. B. 1939. Some butterfly migrations in Europe, Asia and Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 14 (9‐12), pp. 131-137. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1939.tb00074.x

The migration of the cabbage white butterfly

Williams, C. B. 1938. The migration of the cabbage white butterfly. 7th International Kongress Entomogie Berlin.

Recent Progress in the Study of Some North American Migrant Butterflies

Williams, C. B. 1938. Recent Progress in the Study of Some North American Migrant Butterflies. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 31 (2), pp. 211-239. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/31.2.211

The migration of butterflies in India

Williams, C. B. 1938. The migration of butterflies in India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 40, pp. 439-457.

Butterfly migrations in the tropics - Set E.58

Williams, C. B. 1937. Butterfly migrations in the tropics - Set E.58. British Museum of Natural History.

Butterfly migrations in the tropics

Williams, C. B. 1937. Butterfly migrations in the tropics. British Museum of Natural History.

The migrations of day-flying moths of the genus Urania in tropical America

Williams, C. B. 1937. The migrations of day-flying moths of the genus Urania in tropical America. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 12 (10‐12), pp. 141-147. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1937.tb00930.x

The use of logarithms in the interpretation of certain entomological problems

Williams, C. B. 1937. The use of logarithms in the interpretation of certain entomological problems. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 24 (2), pp. 404-414. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7348.1937.tb05042.x

IX - The influence of moonlight on the activity of certain nocturnal insects, particularly of the family Noctuidae as indicated by a light trap

Williams, C. B. 1936. IX - The influence of moonlight on the activity of certain nocturnal insects, particularly of the family Noctuidae as indicated by a light trap. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 226 (537), p. 357. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.1936.0010

The work of the Entomological Department at Rothamsted 1915-1936

Williams, C. B. 1936. The work of the Entomological Department at Rothamsted 1915-1936. Rothamsted Experimental Station Report.

Our butterfly visitors from abroad

Williams, C. B. 1936. Our butterfly visitors from abroad. Countryside.

British immigrant butterflies and moths - Set E.57

Williams, C. B. 1936. British immigrant butterflies and moths - Set E.57. British Museum of Natural History.

British immigrant butterflies and moths

Williams, C. B. 1936. British immigrant butterflies and moths. British Museum of Natural History.

Collected records relating to insect migration: Third series

Williams, C. B. 1936. Collected records relating to insect migration: Third series. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology. 11 (1‐2), pp. 6-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1936.tb00850.x

A modified Greenwich night-cloud recorder used for ecological work

Williams, C. B. 1936. A modified Greenwich night-cloud recorder used for ecological work. Journal of Animal Ecology. 5 (2), pp. 348-350. https://doi.org/10.2307/1038

Hemerobiidae and Chrysopidae (Neur) in a light trap at Rothamsted Experimental Station

Williams, C. B. and Killington, F. J. 1935. Hemerobiidae and Chrysopidae (Neur) in a light trap at Rothamsted Experimental Station. Transactions Society British Entomology.

Further evidence for the migration of butterflies

Williams, C. B. 1935. Further evidence for the migration of butterflies. Bulletin Society Royal Entomology Egypte.

Butterfly immigrants in Britain

Williams, C. B. 1935. Butterfly immigrants in Britain. Discovery.

A mechanical insect trap

Williams, C. B. and Milne, P. S. 1935. A mechanical insect trap. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 26 (4), pp. 543-551. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007485300036889

Immigration of Insects into the British Isles

Williams, C. B. 1935. Immigration of Insects into the British Isles. Nature. 135, p. 9. https://doi.org/10.1038/135009a0

The times of activity of certain nocturnal insects, chiefly lepidoptera, as indicated by a light-trap

Williams, C. B. 1935. The times of activity of certain nocturnal insects, chiefly lepidoptera, as indicated by a light-trap. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 83 (4), pp. 523-556. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1935.tb02998.x

British immigrant insects

Williams, C. B. 1934. British immigrant insects. Transactions South East University Science Society.

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