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Warren, P., Atterton, F., Baines, D., & White, P. J. C. (2013). Black Grouse Conservation In Southern Scotland. Inverness, Scotland: Scottish Natural Heritage
Black grouse in southern Scotland have declined in both numbers and range, with the Scottish Black Grouse Biodiversity Action Plan Steering Group identifying this area as a pr...
White, P., Warren, P., & Baines, D. (2013). Spatial and structural habitat requirements of black grouse in Scottish forests. Inverness: Scottish Natural Heritage
Sympathetic management and placement of forests to provide/protect suitable habitat is a key focus of Scottish black grouse conservation. More information about how...
White, P. J. C., Lee, M. A., Roberts, D. J., & Cole, L. J. (2019). Routes to achieving sustainable intensification in simulated dairy farms: The importance of production efficiency and complimentary land uses. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(5), 1128-1139. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13347
1. Sustainable intensification (SI) is a global challenge, aiming to increase food production whilst conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services. This is contrary to the ob...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Continuous Monitoring of Marine Soundscapes: Assessing Anthropogenic Noise Near Breeding Seabird Colonies
The AEB Charitable Trust
Collaboration with the National Trust for Scotland, St Abb's Head to determine the impacts of cliff-top walkers and boats on the nesting success of seabirds at St Abbs's Head, Scotland
Findlay, M. A., Briers, R. A., & White, P. J. C. (2018). Optimising camera trap data quality at mammal resting places. In Practice, 24-28
A thorough understanding of how camera traps function is essential for ensuring correct set-up and quality of data. We illustrate the challenges through a case study of camera...
Findlay, M., Briers, R., Diamond, N., & White, P. (2017). Developing an empirical approach to optimal camera-trap deployment at mammal resting sites: evidence from a longitudinal study of an otter Lutra lutra holt. European journal of wildlife research, 63(6),
The study of nocturnal mammals relies on indirect evidence or invasive methods involving capture and tagging of individuals. Indirect methods are prone to error, while capture...
Weier, S. M., Linden, V. M., Gaigher, I., White, P. J., & Taylor, P. J. (2017). Changes of bat species composition over altitudinal gradients on northern and southern aspects of the Soutpansberg mountain range, South Africa. Mammalia, 81(1), doi:10.1515/mammalia-2015-0055. ISSN 0025-1461
In order to gain insight into the pattern of bat species composition over altitude and the environmental variables driving the observed pattern, we compared data from moist so...
Maggs, G., Nicoll, M., Zuël, N., White, P. J. C., Winfield, E., Poongavanan, S., …Norris, K. (2015). Rattus management is essential for population persistence in a critically endangered passerine: combining small-scale field experiments and population modelling. Biological Conservation. 191, 274-281. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.039. ISSN 0006-3207
Invasive species are a major threat for island biodiversity, causing species decline and extinction globally. Of all invasive mammals rats are one of the most detrimental and ...
White, P. J. C., Warren, P., & Baines, D. (2015). Habitat use by Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix in a mixed moorland-forest landscape in Scotland and implications for a national afforestation strategy. Bird Study, 62(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2014.1000261
Capsule Long-term conservation of Black Grouse in Scotland may rely upon the retention of sufficiently large and well-connected patches of moorland and a diversity of adjacent...
White, P. J. C., Stoate, C., Szczur, J., & Norris, K. (2014). Predator reduction with habitat management can improve songbird nest success: Predator Reduction and Songbird Nest Success. The journal of wildlife management, 78(3), 402-412. doi:10.1002/jwmg.687
Predation pressure on many threatened species, including European farmland songbirds, may have increased over recent decades. Predator reduction to protect declining bird popu...
White, P. J. C., Warren, P., & Baines, D. (2013). Forest expansion in Scotland and its potential effects on black grouse Tetrao tetrix conservation. Forest Ecology and Management, 308, 145-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2013.07.038
Increasing forest cover has been the policy of various countries in recent decades. The Scottish government aims to increase national forest cover from 18% to 25% by 2050. Mid...
Warren, P., White, P. J. C., Baines, D., Atterton, F. & Brown, M. J. (2013). Variations in Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix winter survival in a year with prolonged snow cover. Bird Study. 60(2), 257-263. doi:10.1080/00063657.2013.778225. ISSN 0006-3657
Capsule Low Black Grouse survival rate in northern England during a severe winter with prolonged snow was attributed to limited availability and proximity of woodland.
White, P. J. C. (2012). Song characteristics vary clinally across an active colonization zone in Eurasian NuthatchesSitta europaea. Bird Study, 59, 296-302. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2012.672399
Capsule Eurasian Nuthatches have experienced a northward range expansion in Britain. Younger, more isolated, populations have smaller song meme-pool size, diversity and indivi...
White, P. J. C., Stoate, C., Szczur, J., & Norris, K. (2008). Investigating the effects of predator removal and habitat management on nest success and breeding population size of a farmland passerine: a case study. Ibis, 150, 178-190. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00858.x
Passerines are especially vulnerable to predation at the pre-independence stage. Although the role of nest success in British farmland passerine declines is contentious, impro...
White, P., Lee, M., Roberts, D., & Cole, L. (2019). Data from: Routes to achieving sustainable intensification in simulated dairy farms - the importance of production efficiency and complimentary land uses. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2019.1497843
This is the final version for datasets related to output IDs 1122039 Data from: Sustainable intensification of a dairy farming system
and 1141073 Data from: "Land-sharing via...
White, P. (2014). A method for deriving time-variable avian re-nesting probability functions for use in seasonal productivity models. In Proceedings of the BOU’s 2013 Annual Conference - From populations to policy impact: avian demography in a changing world
The demographic parameters productivity, survival and migration ultimately determine local avian population trends. Their measurement is essential in bird conservation, for di...
A research project lead by Dr Patrick White in the School of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues at Scotland's Rural College and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew made the front page of ...
18 March 2019
The Environment Agency Office
King’s Meadow House
King's Meadow Road
22 March 2019
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Rd,
15 September 2017