BESS Publications

Publications from BESS funded authors:

Austin, Z., A. McVittie, D. McCracken, A. Moxey, D. Moran and P. C. L. White (2015). "Integrating quantitative and qualitative data in assessing the cost-effectiveness of biodiversity conservation programmes." Biodiversity and Conservation 24(6): 1359-1375.

Austin, Z., M. Penic, D. G. Raffaelli and P. C. L. White (2015). "Stakeholder perceptions of the effectiveness and efficiency of agri-environment schemes in enhancing pollinators on farmland." Land Use Policy 47: 156-162.

Batáry, P., L. V. Dicks, D. Kleijn and W. J. Sutherland (2015). "The role of agri-environment schemes in conservation and environmental management." Conservation Biology 29(4): 1006-1016.

Bennett, E. M., W. Cramer, A. Begossi, G. Cundill, S. Díaz, B. N. Egoh, I. R. Geijzendorffer, C. B. Krug, S. Lavorel, E. Lazos, L. Lebel, B. Martín-López, P. Meyfroidt, H. A. Mooney, J. L. Nel, U. Pascual, K. Payet, N. P. Harguindeguy, G. D. Peterson, A.-H. Prieur-Richard, B. Reyers, P. Roebeling, R. Seppelt, M. Solan, P. Tschakert, T. Tscharntke, B. L. Turner Ii, P. H. Verburg, E. F. Viglizzo, P. C. L. White and G. Woodward (2015). "Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability." Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 14: 76-85.

Bradley, A. V., I. M. D. Rosa, R. G. Pontius Jr, S. E. Ahmed, M. B. Araújo, D. G. Brown, A. Brandão Jr, G. Câmara, T. G. S. Carnerio, A. J. Hartley, M. J. Smith and R. M. Ewers (2016). "SimiVal, a multi-criteria map comparison tool for land-change model projections." Environmental Modelling & Software 82: 229-240.

Brooks, S., T. Spencer, A. McIvor and I. Möller (2016). "Reconstructing and understanding the impacts of storms and surges, southern North Sea." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41(6): 855-864.

Burrows, M. T., N. A. Kamenos, D. J. Hughes, H. Stahl, J. A. Howe and P. Tett (2014). Assessment of carbon budgets and potential blue carbon stores in Scotland's coastal and marine environment. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 761, Scottish Association for Marine Science.

Carvalheiro, L. G., J. C. Biesmeijer, G. Benadi, J. Fründ, M. Stang, I. Bartomeus, C. N. Kaiser-Bunbury, M. Baude, S. I. F. Gomes, V. Merckx, K. C. R. Baldock, A. T. D. Bennett, R. Boada, R. Bommarco, R. Cartar, N. Chacoff, J. Dänhardt, L. V. Dicks, C. F. Dormann, J. Ekroos, K. S. E. Henson, A. Holzschuh, R. R. Junker, M. Lopezaraiza-Mikel, J. Memmott, A. Montero-Castaño, I. L. Nelson, T. Petanidou, E. F. Power, M. Rundlöf, H. G. Smith, J. C. Stout, K. Temitope, T. Tscharntke, T. Tscheulin, M. Vilà and W. E. Kunin (2014). "The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness." Ecology Letters 17(11): 1389-1399.

CBESS (2016). The Saltmarsh App.

CBESS (2016). The Saltmarsh Carbon Stock Predictor

Cool Farm Alliance (2016). Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity Metric description.  

Cool Farm Alliance (2016). The Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity Metric: a user's guide.  

Cox, D. T. C. and K. J. Gaston (2015). "Likeability of garden birds: Importance of species knowledge & richness in connecting people to nature." PLoS ONE 10(11): e0141505.

Cox, D. T. C. and K. J. Gaston (2016). "Urban bird feeding: connecting people with nature." PLoS ONE 11(7): e0158717.

Cox, D. T. C., R. Inger, S. Hancock, K. Anderson and K. J. Gaston (2016). "Movement of feeder-using songbirds: the influence of urban features." Scientific Reports 6: 37669.

Cox, D. T. C., H. L. Hudson, D. F. Shanahan, R. A. Fuller and K. J. Gaston (2017). "The rarity of direct experiences of nature in an urban population." Landscape and Urban Planning 160: 79-84.

Cox, D. T. C., D. F. Shanahan, H. L. Hudson, K. E. Plummer, G. M. Siriwardena, R. A. Fuller, K. Anderson, S. Hancock and K. J. Gaston (2017). "Doses of neighborhood nature: The benefits for mental health of living with nature." BioScience biw173.

Cox, D., D. Shanahan, H. Hudson, R. Fuller, K. Anderson, S. Hancock and K. Gaston (2017). "Doses of Nearby Nature Simultaneously Associated with Multiple Health Benefits." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(2): 172.

Díaz‐Porras, D. F., K. J. Gaston and K. L. Evans (2015). "110 years of change in urban tree stocks and associated carbon storage." Ecology and Evolution 4(8): 1413-1422.

Dicks, L. V., M. Baude, S. P. M. Roberts, J. Phillips, M. Green and C. Carvell (2015). "How much flower-rich habitat is enough for wild pollinators? Answering a key policy question with incomplete knowledge." Ecological Entomology 40: 22-35.

Dicks, L. V., J. Walsh and W. Sutherland (2014). "Organising evidence for environmental management decisions: a ‘4S’ hierarchy." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29(11): 607-613.

Dicks, L. V., H. L. Wright, J. E. Ashpole, J. Hutchison, C. G. McCormack, B. Livoreil, K. P. Zulka and W. J. Sutherland (2016). "What works in conservation? Using expert assessment of summarised evidence to identify practices that enhance natural pest control in agriculture." Biodiversity and Conservation: 1-17.

Donohue, I., H. Hillebrand, J. M. Montoya, O. L. Petchey, S. L. Pimm, M. S. Fowler, K. Healy, A. L. Jackson, M. Lurgi, D. McClean, N. E. O'Connor, E. J. O'Gorman and Q. Yang (2016). "Navigating the complexity of ecological stability." Ecology Letters 19(9): 1172-1185.

Durance, I., M. W. Bruford, R. Chalmers, N. A. Chappell, M. Christie, B. J. Cosby, D. Noble, S. J. Ormerod, H. Prosser, A. Weightman and G. Woodward (2016). Chapter Three - The challenges of linking ecosystem services to biodiversity: lessons from a large-scale freshwater study. Advances in Ecological Research. W. Guy and A. B. David, Academic Press. 54: 87-134.

Fazey, I., A. C. Evely, M. S. Reed, L. C. Stringer, J. Kruijsen, P. C. L. White, A. Newsham, L. Jin, M. Cortazzi, J. Phillipson, K. Blackstock, N. Entwistle, W. Sheate, F. Armstrong, C. Blackmore, J. Fazey, J. Ingram, J. O. N. Gregson, P. Lowe, S. Morton and C. Trevitt (2013). "Knowledge exchange: a review and research agenda for environmental management." Environmental Conservation 40(1): 19-36.

Ford, H., A. Garbutt, C. Ladd, J. Malarkey and M. W. Skov (2016). "Soil stabilization linked to plant diversity and environmental context in coastal wetlands." Journal of Vegetation Science 27(2): 259-268.

Gaston, K. J., M. L. Ávila-Jiménez and J. L. Edmondson (2013). "Managing urban ecosystems for goods and services." Journal of Applied Ecology 50(4): 830-840.

Grafius, D. R., R. Corstanje, P. H. Warren, K. L. Evans, S. Hancock and J. A. Harris (2016). "The impact of land use/land cover scale on modelling urban ecosystem services." Landscape Ecology 31(7): 1509-1522.

Green, J. M. H., G. R. Cranston, W. J. Sutherland, H. R. Tranter, S. J. Bell, T. G. Benton, E. Blixt, C. Bowe, S. Broadley, A. Brown, C. Brown, N. Burns, D. Butler, H. Collins, H. Crowley, J. DeKoszmovszky, L. G. Firbank, B. Fulford, T. A. Gardner, R. S. Hails, S. Halvorson, M. Jack, B. Kerrison, L. S. C. Koh, S. C. Lang, E. J. McKenzie, P. Monsivais, T. O’Riordan, J. Osborn, S. Oswald, E. Price Thomas, D. Raffaelli, B. Reyers, J. S. Srai, B. B. N. Strassburg, D. Webster, R. Welters, G. Whiteman, J. Wilsdon and B. Vira (2016). "Research priorities for managing the impacts and dependencies of business upon food, energy, water and the environment." Sustainability Science: doi: 10.1007/s11625-11016-10402-11624.

Hails, R. S. and S. J. Ormerod (2015). "Ecological science for ecosystem services and the stewardship of natural capital." Journal of Applied Ecology 50(4): 807-810.

Hancock, S., J. Armston, Z. Li, R. Gaulton, P. Lewis, M. Disney, F. Mark Danson, A. Strahler, C. Schaaf, K. Anderson and K. J. Gaston (2015). "Waveform lidar over vegetation: An evaluation of inversion methods for estimating return energy." Remote Sensing of Environment 164: 208-224.

Hancock, S., K. Anderson, M. Disney and K. J. Gaston (2017). "Measurement of fine-spatial-resolution 3D vegetation structure with airborne waveform lidar: Calibration and validation with voxelised terrestrial lidar." Remote Sensing of Environment 188: 37-50.

Harrison, L.J., P.C.L White and S. Odell (2016). Connectivity and ecological networks.  Landscape Institute Technical Information Note. 01/2016  

Inger, R., D. T. C. Cox, E. Per, B. A. Norton and K. J. Gaston (2016). "Ecological role of vertebrate scavengers in urban ecosystems in the UK." Ecology and Evolution 6(19): 7015-7023.

Jones, T. D. and N. A. Chappell (2014). "Streamflow and hydrogen ion interrelationships identified using data-based mechanistic modelling of high frequency observations through contiguous storms." Hydrology Research 45(6): 868-892.

Jones, T. D., N. A. Chappell and W. Tych (2014). "First dynamic model of dissolved organic carbon derived directly from high-frequency observations through contiguous storms." Environmental Science and Technology 48(22): 13289-13297.

Kenter, J. O., L. O'Brien, N. Hockley, N. Ravenscroft, I. Fazey, K. N. Irvine, M. S. R. , M. Christie, E. Brady, R. Bryce, A. Church, N. Cooper, A. Davies, A. Evely, M. Everard, R. Fish, J. A. Fisher, N. Jobstvogt, C. Molloy, J. Orchard-Webb, S. Ranger, M. Ryan, V. Watson and S. Williams (2015). "What are shared and social values of ecosystems?" Ecological Economics 111: 86–99.

Kenter, J. O., M. S. Reed, K. N. Irvine, L. O’Brien, E. Brady, R. Bryce, M. Christie, A. Church, N. Cooper, A. Davies, A. Evely, M. Everard, I. Fazey, N. Hockley, N. Jobstvogt, C. Molloy, J. Orchard-Webb, N. Ravenscroft, M. Ryan and V. Watson (2014). UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-on: Work Package Report 6: Shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems.

King, H., A. R. Graves, J. Morris and R. B. Bradbury (2013). Exploring cultural ecosystem services in the Wessex region. Wessex-Bess WP5 Project Report I: Exploratory Workshop Results.  (pdf)

LWEC (2013). Locating and measuring nature's benefits. Living With Environmental Change Policy & Practice Note 2.

LWEC (2014). What is causing the decline in pollinating insects?  Living With Environmental Change Policy & Practice Note 9.

LWEC (2016). "Spatial targeting brings new opportunities for agri-environment schemes." Living With Environmental Change Policy and Practice Note 28.

LWEC (2016). Improving urban grassland for people and wildlife. Living With Environmental Change Policy & Practice Note 32.

Martin, P. A., A. C. Newton, E. Cantarello and P. Evans (2015). "Stand dieback and collapse in a temperate forest and its impact on forest structure and biodiversity." Forest Ecology and Management 358: 130-138.

McGenity, T. J. (2014). "Hydrocarbon biodegradation in intertidal wetland sediments." Current Opinion in Biotechnology 27: 46-54.

Moilanen, A., J. Laitila, T. Vaahtoranta, L. V. Dicks and W. J. Sutherland (2014). "Structured analysis of conservation strategies applied to temporary conservation." Biological Conservation 170: 188–197.

Möller, I., M. Kudella, F. Rupprecht, T. Spencer, M. Paul, B. K. van Wesenbeeck, G. Wolters, K. Jensen, T. J. Bouma, M. Miranda-Lange and S. Schimmels (2014). "Wave attenuation over coastal salt marshes under storm surge conditions." Nature Geoscience 7(10): 727-731.

Morrissey, C. A., D. W. G. Stanton, M. G. Pereira, J. Newton, I. Durance, C. R. Tyler and S. J. Ormerod (2013). "Eurasian dipper eggs indicate elevated organohalogenated contaminants in urban rivers." Environmental Science and Technology 47(15): 8931-8939.

Morrissey, C. A., D. W. G. Stanton, C. R. Tyler, M. G. Pereira, J. Newton, I. Durance and S. J. Ormerod (2015). "Developmental impairment in eurasian dipper nestlings exposed to urban stream pollutants." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33(6): 1315-1323.

Mukherjee, N., W. J. Sutherland, L. Dicks, N. Koedam, J. Hugé and F. Dahdouh-Guebas (2014). "Ecosystem service valuations of mangrove ecosystems to inform decision making and future valuation exercises." PLOS ONE 9: e107706.

Mulder, C., E. M. Bennett, D. A. Bohan, M. Bonkowski, S. R. Carpenter, R. Chalmers, W. Cramer, I. Durance, N. Eisenhauer, C. Fontaine, A. J. Haughton, J.-P. Hettelingh, J. Hines, S. Ibanez, E. Jeppesen, J. A. Krumins, A. Ma, G. Mancinelli, F. Massol, Ó. McLaughlin, S. Naeem, U. Pascual, J. Peñuelas, N. Pettorelli, M. J. O. Pocock, D. Raffaelli, J. J. Rasmussen, G. M. Rusch, C. Scherber, H. Setälä, W. J. Sutherland, C. Vacher, W. Voigt, J. A. Vonk, S. A. Wood and G. Woodward (2015). Chapter One - 10 years later: revisiting priorities for science and society a decade after the millennium ecosystem assessment. Advances in Ecological Research. W. Guy and A. B. David, Academic Press. Volume 53: 1-53.

Newton, A. C. (2016). "Biodiversity risks of adopting resilience as a policy goal." Conservation Letters: doi: 10.1111/conl.12227.

Newton, A. C. and E. Cantarello (2015). "Restoration of forest resilience: An achievable goal?" New Forests 46(5): 645-668.

Norton, B. A., K. L. Evans and P. H. Warren (2016). "Urban Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology: Patterns, Processes and Planning." Current Landscape Ecology Reports 1(4): 178-192.

Nowakowski, M. and R. F. Pywell (2016). Habitat creation and management for pollinators. Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, UK.

Oliver, T. H., M. S. Heard, N. J. B. Isaac, D. B. Roy, D. Procter, F. Eigenbrod, R. Freckleton, A. Hector, C. D. L. Orme, O. L. Petchey, V. Proença, D. Raffaelli, K. B. Suttle, G. M. Mace, B. Martín-López, B. A. Woodcock and J. M. Bullock (2015). "Biodiversity and resilience of ecosystem functions." Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30(11): 673-684.

Oliver, T. H., N. J. B. Isaac, T. A. August, B. A. Woodcock, D. B. Roy and J. M. Bullock (2015). "Declining resilience of ecosystem functions under biodiversity loss." Nature Communications 6:10122.

Parkin, C. (2017) Ecosystem Services: more eco-babble or business opportunity? The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) briefing note.

Pe'er, G., L. V. Dicks, P. Visconti, R. Arlettaz, A. Báldi, T. G. Benton, S. Collins, M. Dieterich, R. D. Gregory, F. Hartig, K. Henle, P. R. Hobson, D. Kleijn, R. K. Neumann, T. Robijns, J. Schmidt, A. Shwartz, W. J. Sutherland, A. Turbé, F. Wulf and A. V. Scott (2014). "EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity." Science 344(6188): 1090-1092.

Prosser, H., T. Pagella and I. Durance (2015). Upland scenarios: what will the future look like? DURESS project report card.

Raffaelli, D., J. M. Bullock, S. Cinderby, I. Durance, B. Emmett, J. Harris, K. Hicks, T. H. Oliver, D. Paterson and P. C. L. White (2014). Chapter Two - Big data and ecosystem research programmes. Advances in Ecological Research. G. Woodward, A. J. Dumbrell, D. J. Baird and H. Mehrdad, Academic Press. Volume 51: 41-77.

Raffaelli, D. and P. C. L. White (2013). Chapter One - Ecosystems and their services in a changing world: an ecological perspective. Advances in Ecological Research. W. Guy and J. O. G. Eoin, Academic Press. 48: 1-70.

Santangeli, A., B. Arroyo, L. V. Dicks, I. Herzon, A. S. Kukkala, W. J. Sutherland and A. Moilanen (2016). "Voluntary non-monetary approaches for implementing conservation." Biological Conservation 197: 209-214.

Shanahan, D. F., D. T. C. Cox, R. A. Fuller, S. Hancock, B. B. Lin, K. Anderson, R. Bush and K. J. Gaston (2017). "Variation in experiences of nature across gradients of tree cover in compact and sprawling cities." Landscape and Urban Planning 157: 231-238.

Shanahan, D. F., R. A. Fuller, R. Bush, B. B. Lin and K. J. Gaston (2015). "The health benefits of urban nature: how much do we need?" Bioscience 65(5): 476-485.

Shanahan, D. F., B. B. Lin, R. Bush, K. J. Gaston, J. H. Dean, E. Barber and R. A. Fuller (2015). "Toward improved public health outcomes from urban nature." American Journal of Public Health 105(3): 470-477.

Skov, M. W., H. Ford, J. Webb, M. Kayoueche-Reeve, N. Hockley, D. Paterson, K. Lindenboum and A. Garbutt (2016). The Saltmarsh Carbon Stock Predictor: a tool for predicting carbon stocks of Welsh and English and salt marshes, UK. CBESS, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability programme

Soga, M., Y. Yamaura, S. Koike and K. Gaston (2014). "Woodland remnants as an urban wildlife refuge: a cross-taxonomic assessment." Biodiversity and Conservation 23(3): 649-659.

Soga, M., Y. Yamaura, S. Koike and K. J. Gaston (2014). "Land sharing vs. land sparing: does the compact city reconcile urban development and biodiversity conservation?" Journal of Applied Ecology 51(5): 1378-1386.

Southon, G. E., A. Jorgensen, N. Dunnett, H. Hoyle and K. L. Evans (2017). "Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space." Landscape and Urban Planning 158: 105-118.

Spencer, T., S. M. Brooks, B. R. Evans, J. A. Tempest and I. Möller (2015). "Southern North Sea storm surge event of 5 December 2013: Water levels, waves and coastal impacts." Earth-Science Reviews 146: 120-145.

Spencer, T., S. M. Brooks and I. Moller (2014). "Floods: Storm-surge impact depends on setting." Nature 505(7481): 26-26.

Spencer, T., S. M. Brooks, I. Möller and B. R. Evans (2014). "Where local matters: impacts of a major North Sea storm surge." Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 95(30): 269-270.

Stevens, C. J., T. Ceulemans, J. G. Hodgson, S. Jarvis, J. P. Grime and S. M. Smart (2015). "Drivers of vegetation change in grasslands of the Sheffield region, northern England, between 1965 and 2012/13." Applied Vegetation Science 19(2): 187-195.

Sutcliffe, L. M. E., P. Batáry, U. Kormann, A. Báldi, L. V. Dicks, I. Herzon, D. Kleijn, P. Tryjanowski, I. Apostolova, R. Arlettaz, A. Aunins, S. Aviron, L. Baležentienė, C. Fischer, L. Halada, T. Hartel, A. Helm, I. Hristov, S. D. Jelaska, M. Kaligarič, J. Kamp, S. Klimek, P. Koorberg, K, J. ostiuková, A. Kovács-Hostyánszki, T. Kuemmerle, C. Leuschner, R. Lindborg, J. Loos, S. Maccherini, R. Marja, O. Máthé, I. Paulini, V. Proença, J. Rey-Benayas, F. X. Sans, C. Seifert, J. Stalenga, J. Timaeus, P. Török, C. van Swaay, E. Viik and T. Tscharntke (2015). "Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland." Diversity and Distributions 21(6): 722-730.

Sutherland, W. J., R. Aveling, T. M. Brooks, M. Clout, L. V. Dicks, L. Fellman, E. Fleishman, D. W. Gibbons, B. Keim, F. Lickorish, K. A. Monk, D. Mortimer, L. S. Peck, J. Pretty, J. Rockström, J. P. Rodríguez, R. K. Smith, M. D. Spalding, F. H. Tonneijck and A. R. Watkinson (2014). "A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2014." Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29(1): 15-22.

Sutherland, W. J., M. Clout, M. Depledge, L. V. Dicks, J. Dinsdale, A. C. Entwistle, E. Fleishman, D. W. Gibbons, B. Keim, F. A. Lickorish, K. A. Monk, N. Ockendon, L. S. Peck, J. Pretty, J. Rockström, M. D. Spalding, F. H. Tonneijck and B. C. Wintle (2015). "A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015." Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30(1): 17-24.

Sutherland, W. J., T. Gardner, T. L. Bogich, R. B. Bradbury, B. Clothier, M. Jonsson, V. Kapos, S. N. Lane, I. Möller, M. Schroeder, M. Spalding, T. Spencer, P. C. L. White and L. V. Dicks (2014). "Solution scanning as a key policy tool: identifying management interventions to help maintain and enhance regulating ecosystem services." Ecology and Society 19(2).

Sutherland, W. J., T. A. Gardner, L. J. Haider, and L. V. Dicks (2014). "How can local and traditional knowledge be effectively incorporated into international assessments?" Oryx 48(1): 1-2.

The Quintessence Consortium (2016). "Networking our way to better ecosystem service provision." Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31(2): 105-115.

Thomas, S. M., S. W. Griffiths and S. J. Ormerod (2016). "Beyond cool: adapting upland streams for climate change using riparian woodlands." Global Change Biology 22(1): 310-324.

Tomczyk, A. M., P. C. L. White and M. W. Ewertowski (2016). "Effects of extreme natural events on the provision of ecosystem services in a mountain environment: The importance of trail design in delivering system resilience and ecosystem service co-benefits." Journal of Environmental Management 166: 156–167.

Verberk, W. C. E. P., I. Durance, I. P. Vaughan and S. J. Ormerod (2016). "Field and laboratory studies reveal interacting effects of stream oxygenation and warming on aquatic ectotherms." Global Change Biology 22(5): 1769-1778.

Walsh, J. C., L. V. Dicks and W. J. Sutherland (2015). "The effect of scientific evidence on conservation practitioners’ management decisions." Conservation Biology 29(1): 88-98.

Watson, S. C. L., D. M. Paterson, A. M. Queirós, A. P. Rees, N. Stephens, S. Widdicombe and N. J. Beaumont (2016). "A conceptual framework for assessing the ecosystem service of waste remediation: In the marine environment." Ecosystem Services 20: 69-81.