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WTSWW Publications and Reports 2019

Conservation Team

Conservation Team Report 2018-19 (6 Mb)


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Projects and Reports

Badger Vaccination report Castle Woods 2019 (0.6 Mb)

Academic Papers relating to WTSWW’s work or nature reserves

Arneill, G.E., Perrins, C.M., Wood, M.J., Murphy, D., Pisani, L., Jessopp, M.J.n & Quinn, J.L (2019) Sampling strategies for species with high breeding-site fidelity: A case study in burrow-nesting seabirds. Plos One Link.

Birkhead, T. R., Thompson, J. E., Biggins, J. D. and Montgomerie, R. (2019), The evolution of egg shape in birds: selection during the incubation period. Ibis, 161: 605-618. doi:10.1111/ibi.12658. Link.

Guilford, T., Padget, O., Bond, S., & Syposz, M. M. (2019). Light pollution causes object collisions during local nocturnal manoeuvring flight by adult Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus. Seabird, 31, 48–55. Link.

Nelms, SE, Parry, HE, Bennett, KA, et al. What goes in, must come out: Combining scat‐based molecular diet analysis and quantification of ingested microplastics in a marine top predator. Methods Ecol Evol. 2019; 10: 17121722. Link.

Padget, O., Stanley, G., Willis, J.K., Fayet, A.L., Bond, S., Maurice, L., Shoji, A., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Juarez-Martinez, I., Freeman, R., Bolton, M & Guilford, T. (2019) Shearwaters know the direction and distance home but fail to encode intervening obstacles after free-ranging foraging trips. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 2019, 201903829; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1903829116. Link.

Shepard, E., Cole, E., Neate, A., Lempidakis, E. & Ross, A. (2019). Wind prevents cliff-breeding birds from accessing nests through loss of flight control. eLife 2019;8:e43842. DOI: Link.

Thaxter, CB, Ross‐Smith, VH, Bouten, W, et al. Avian vulnerability to wind farm collision through the year: Insights from lesser black‐backed gulls (Larus fuscus) tracked from multiple breeding colonies. J Appl Ecol. 2019; 00: 113. Link.

Trevail, A.M., Green, J. A., Sharples, J. , Polton, J. A., Arnould, J. P. and Patrick, S. C. (2019), Environmental heterogeneity amplifies behavioural response to a temporal cycle. Oikos, 128: 517-528. Link.

Trevail, A.M., Green, J.A., Sharples, J., Polton, J.A., Miller, P.I., Daunt, F., Owen, E., Bolton, M., Colhoun, K., Newton, S., Robertson, G & Patrick, S.C. (2019) Proc. R. Soc. 286 Link.


WTSWW Publications and Reports 2018

Conservation Team

Conservation Team Report 17-18  (4 Mb) A report summarising the work of the conservation staff during the financial year.


Skokholm Annual Report 2018 (6Mb)

Skomer Seabird Report 2018 (1Mb)

Skomer Island Bird Report 2018 (4.2 Mb)

Skomer Island Annual Report 2018 (1 Mb)

Skomer Seal Report 2018 (7.16 Mb)

Skokholm Seabird Report 2018 (6.5 Mb)

Annual surveillance of Chough 2018 Skomer & Skokholm Islands SPA (0.59 Mb)

Fairweather, D (2018) Oystercatcher Productivity on Skomer 2018

Ames, E (2018) Manx Shearwater Plastic Ingestion Study

Sleight, H (2018) The nutrient of soils on Skomer Island

Lloyd, T (2018) Plastic Entanglement in the Seals of Skomer Island

Projects and reports

West Glamorgan’s Wild Woodlands 2015-2018

Badger Vaccination report Castle Woods 2018


Academic Papers relating to WTSWW’s work or nature reserves

Amker-Nillsen, T et al (2018) Fit is fat: winter body mass of Atlantic Puffins Fratercula arctica. Bird Study 65(4) pp 451-457. Click to view.

Birkhead, TR et al (2018) The pyriform egg of the Common Murre (Uria aalge) is more stable on sloping surfaces. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135(4) pp. 1020–1032. Click to view.

Dunn, M et al (2018) Public attitudes towards “pest” management: Perceptions on squirrel management strategies in the UK. Biological Conservation 222 pp 52-63. Click to view.

Dunning, J et al (2018) Photoluminescence in the bill of the Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica. Bird Study 65(4) pp 570-573. Click to view.

Padget, O et al (2018) In Situ Clock Shift Reveals that the Sun Compass Contributes to Orientation in a Pelagic Seabird. Current Biology 28(2) pp 275-279. Click to view.

Riordan, J & Birkhead, T (2018) Changes in the diet composition of Common Guillemot Uria aalge chicks on Skomer Island, Wales, between 1973 and 2017. IBIS 160(2) pp 470-474. Click to view.

Rush, GP et al (2018) Can drones count gulls? Minimal disturbance and semiautomated image processing with an unmanned aerial vehicle for colony‐nesting seabirds. Ecology and Evolution 8(24) pp 12322-12334. Click to view.

Shuttleworth, CM et al (2018) Detecting viral infection in red squirrels. The Veterinary Record 184(16) pp507. Click to view.

WTSWW Publications and Reports 2017

two Oystercatchers foraging on Skomer

Conservation Team

WTSWW Conservation Team Report 16-17 – A report summarising the work of the conservation staff during the financial year. (5 Mb)


Skomer Island Bird Report 2017 (4 Mb)

Skomer Seabird Report 2017 (in prep) (1Mb)

Skomer Seal Report 2017 (6Mb)

Skokholm Seabird Report 2017 (5.2 Mb)

Skomer Island Annual Report 2017 (1 Mb)

Skokholm Annual Report 2017 (6.6 Mb)

Projects and reports

Annual Surveillance of Choughs in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 2017 – Skomer & Skokholm (0.6 Mb) – Jane Hodges report to WTSWW

Great Black-backed Gull Nest Mapping on Skomer in 2017 (0.6 Mb) – T. Faulkner

High Resolution Low Level Aerial Photography on Skomer in 2017 (2 Mb) – Mike Alexander, Denis Bellamy

The Marine Fauna of North Haven, Skomer (0.3 Mb) – J. Taylor-Bruce

The Shore Clingfish on Skomer (0.8 Mb) – R. Temple-Long

Vegetation Mapping on Skomer in 2017 (1 Mb) – T. Faulkner

Academic Papers relating to WTSWW’s work or nature reserves

Birkhead, T.R., Thompson, J.E. & Biggins, J.D. (2017) Egg shape in the Common Guillemot Uria aalge and Brunnich’s Guillemot U. lomvia: not a rolling matter? Journal of Ornithology 158 (3) pp. 679–685

Birkhead, T.R., Thompson, J.E., Jackson, D & Biggins, J.D. (2017) The point of a Guillemot’s egg. IBIS 159 (2) pp. 255-265

Fayet, AL, Shoji, A, Freeman, R et al., (2017). Within-pair similarity in migration route and female winter foraging effort predict pair breeding performance in a monogamous seabird. Marine Ecology: Progress Series.