Publications for Dr Fiona Sanderson

Phenology and climate change in Africa and the decline of Afro-Palearctic migratory bird populations

The populations of many Afro-Palearctic migratory bird species have declined over the last 50 years, for reasons that remain poorly understood, but which could include major environmental changes in Africa.

Date
04 March 2019
RSPB Authors
Alison Beresford, Dr Fiona Sanderson, Dr Paul Donald, Prof Juliet Vickery, Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Beresford, A. E. Sanderson, F. J. Donald, P. F. Burfield, I. J. Butler, A. Vickery, J. A. Buchanan, G. M.
Published in
Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 5(1): 55-69.
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Improving cocoa harvest can mitigate for crop damage by wildlife in a forest-agriculture matrix

Shade-grown cocoa has been suggested as a more carbon and biodiversity friendly land use around protected forests compared with slash-and-burn farmland, and may be particularly suitable for achieving livelihood, biodiversity and forest protection goals of REDD + projects. However, loss of cocoa to wildlife perceived...

Date
01 October 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Hulme, Dr Fiona Sanderson
Authors
Hulme, M.F., Salliss, D., Konneh, M.S., Dauda, P., Witcutt, E. & Sanderson, F.J.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 265: 236-243
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Where are commodity crops certified, and what does it mean for conservation and poverty alleviation?

Voluntary sustainability standards have expanded dramatically over the last decade. In the agricultural sector, such standards aim to ensure environmentally and socially sustainable production of a variety of commodity crops. However, little is known about where agricultural...

Date
02 January 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Prof Rhys Green, Dr Fiona Sanderson, Prof Juliet Vickery
Authors
Tayleur, C., Balmford, A., Buchanan, G.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Walker, C.C., Ducharme, H., Green, R.E., Milder, J.C., Sanderson, F.J., Thomas, D.H.L., Tracewski, L., Vickery, J. & Phalan, B.
Published in
Biological Conservation 217: 36-46
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The contributions of the EU Nature Directives to the CBD and other multilateral environmental agreements

Through a review of published studies and new analyses of publicly available data, we assess how the European Union (EU) Nature Directives complements the CBD strategic goals for 2020 as set out in the 20 Aichi Targets, thereby addressing a question posed by the European Commission about the coherence of the Directives with other international biodiversity...

Date
01 June 2016
RSPB Authors
Alison Beresford, Dr Graeme Buchanan, Dr Fiona Sanderson, Dr Rebecca Jefferson
Authors
Beresford, A.E., Buchanan, G.M., Sanderson, F.J., Jefferson, R. & Donald, P.F.
Published in
Conservation Letters
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Assessing the Performance of EU Nature Legislation in Protecting Target Bird Species in an Era of Climate Change

International legislation forms a cornerstone of conservation, yet its efficacy is rarely quantified. We assess whether species listed on Annex I of the European Union (EU) Birds Directive, for which EU Member States are obliged to implement special conservation measures, differ

Date
25 August 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Sanderson, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Paul Donald
Authors
Sanderson, F.J., Pople, R.G., Ieronymidou, C., Burfield, I.J., Gregory, R.D., Willis, S.G., Howard, C., Stephens, P.A., Beresford, A.E. & Donald, P.F.
Published in
Conservation Letters
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Impacts of agricultural intensification and abandonment on farmland birds in Poland following EU accession

Intensification and abandonment of European farmland and consequent changes, usually declines, in farmland bird populations are strongly linked to the European Union's (EU) Common Agricultural Policy....

Date
15 March 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Sanderson, Dr Paul Donald
Authors
Sanderson, F.J., Kucharz, M., Jobda, M. & Donald, P.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Seeing the bigger picture: how anthropogenic landscape modification in Africa affects declining migratory birds and the need for trans-continental research and conservation

Population trends of European birds are becoming increasingly well monitored and are used to identify ecologically related suites of species that show consistent patterns of decline. This synthetic process has identified several major...

Date
18 September 2012
RSPB Authors
Dr Fiona Sanderson
Authors
Sheehan, D.K. & Sanderson, F.J.
Published in
Ibis
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Predicting the effects of agricultural change on farmland bird populations in Poland

Measures of bird species richness, and the abundance or distribution of 20 farmland species, 12 of them species of European conservation concern (SPECs), were modelled as a function of a number of habitat...

Date
01 January 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Paul Donald, Dr Fiona Sanderson
Authors
Sanderson, F.J. Kloch, A., Sachanowicz, K. & Donald, P.F.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Response to comment on "International conservation policy delivers benefits for birds in Europe"

Rodríguez-Muñoz et al. raise concerns about our study on the effectiveness of the European Union's Birds Directive, based on the provenance of the trend data used and on the predictions that were tested...

Date
01 February 2008
RSPB Authors
Dr Paul Donald, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Sanderson
Authors
Donald, P.F., Sanderson, F.J., Burfield, I.J., Bierman, S.M., Gregory, R.D. & Waliczky, Z.
Published in
Science
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International conservation policy delivers benefits for birds in Europe

Conservation of the planet's biodiversity will depend on international policy intervention, yet evidence-based assessment of the success of such intervention is lacking. Poor understanding of the effectiveness...

Date
10 August 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Paul Donald, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Sanderson
Authors
Donald, P.F., Sanderson, F.J., Burfield, I.J., Bierman, S.M., Gregory, R.D. & Waliczky, Z.
Published in
Science
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