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Professor Rhys Green

Professor Rhys Green

Honorary Professor

Principal Research Biologist at the RSPB

Room 417 Austin Building
Office Phone: 01223 (7)62840

Research Themes

Conservation Science:
All Principal Investigators:

Conservation biology of threatened bird species

Other Publications

In press 

  • Cuthbert, R.J., Taggart, M.A., Prakash, V., Chakraborty, S.S., Deori, P., Galligan, T., Kulkarni, M., Ranade, S., Saini, M., Sharma, A.K., Shringarpure, R. & Green, R.E. In press. Avian scavengers and the threat from veterinary pharmaceuticals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 000, 000­­­–000.


  • Galligan, T.H., Amano, T., Prakash, V.M., Kulkarni, M., Shringarpure, R., Prakash, N., Ranade, S., Green, R.E. & Cuthbert, R.J. 2014. Have population declines in Egyptian vulture and red-headed vulture in India slowed since the 2006 ban on veterinary diclofenac? Bird Conservation International 24: 272­–281. doi:10.1017/S0959270913000580
  • Ockendon, N., Baker, D.J., Carr, J.A., White, E.C., Almond, R.E.A., Amano, T., Bertram, E., Bradbury, R.B., Bradley, C.S.I.E., Butchart, S.H.M., Doswald, N., Foden, W., Gill, D.J.C., Green, R.E., Sutherland, W.J., Tanner, E.V.J. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2014. Mechanisms underpinning climatic impacts on natural populations: altered species interactions are more important than direct effects. Global Change Biology 20: 2221–2229. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12559.
  • Phalan, B., Green, R. & Balmford, A. 2014. Closing yield gaps: perils and possibilities for biodiversity conservation. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 369: 20120285. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0285.
  • Schaafsma, M., Morse-Jones, S., Posen, P., Swetnam, R.D., Balmford, A., Bateman, I.J., Burgess, N.D., Chamshama, S.A.O., Fisher, B., Freeman, T., Geofrey, V., Green, R.E., Hepelwa, A.S., Hernández-Sirvent, A., Hess, S., Kajembe, G.C., Kayharara, G., Kilonzo, M., Kulindwa, K., Lund, J.F., Madoffe, S.S., Mbwambo, L., Meilby, H., Ngaga, Y.M., Theilade, I., Treue, T., Beukering, P. van, Vyamana, V.G. & Turner, R.K. 2014. The importance of local forest benefits: Economic valuation of non-timber forest products in the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania. Global Environmental Change 24: 295-305.


  • Chamberlain, D.E., Austin, G.E., Green, R.E., Hulme, M.F. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Improved estimates of population trends of great cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo in England and Wales for effective management of a protected species at the centre of a human-wildlife conflict. Bird Study 60: 335–344.
  • Clarke, R.T., Sharp, J.M., Liley, D. & Green, R.E. 2013. Building development and roads: implications for the distribution of stone curlews across the Brecks. PLoS ONE 8: e72984.
  • Hulme, M.F., Vickery, J.A., Green, R.E., Phalan, B., Chamberlain, D.E., Pomeroy, D.E., Nalwanga, D., Mushabe, D., Katebaka, R. & Atkinson, P.W. 2013. Conserving the birds of Uganda’s banana–coffee arc: Land sparing and land sharing compared. PLoS ONE 8: e54597. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054597
  • Jeanes, C., Vaughan-Higgins, R., Green, R.E., Sainsbury, A.W., Marshall, R.N. & Blake, D.P. 2013. Two new Eimeria species parasitic in corncrakes (Crex crex) (Gruiformes: Rallidae) in the United Kingdom. Journal of Parasitology 99: 634–638.


  • Balmford, A., Green, R. & Phalan, B. 2012. What conservationists need to know about farming. Proc. R. Soc. B. 279: 2714–2724. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.0515
  • Bogich T.L., Barker, G.M., Mahlfeld, K., Climo, F., Green, R. & Balmford, A. 2012. Fragmentation, grazing and the species–area relationship. Ecography 35: 224–231.
  • Bowden, C.G.R., Prakash, V., Ranade, S., Routh, A, Jakati, R.D., Cuthbert, R.J., Rahmani, A.R., Green, R.E., Prakash, N. & Parry-Jones, J. 2012. Conservation breeding for the future release of the critically endangered Asian Gyps vultures: Progress of the programme in South Asia and why it is so important. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 109: 43–45.
  • Green, J.M.H., Burgess, N.D., Green, R.E., Madoffe, S.S., Munishi, P.K.T., Nashanda, E., Turner, R.K. & Balmford, A.P. 2012. Estimating management costs of protected areas: a novel approach from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Biological Conservation 150: 5–14.
  • Green, R.E. & Pain, D.J. 2012. Potential health risks to adults and children in the UK from exposure to dietary lead in gamebirds shot with lead ammunition. Food & Chemical Toxicology 50: 4180–4190
  • Phalan, B., Balmford, A. & Green, R.E. 2012. Agriculture as a key element for conservation: Reasons for caution. Conservation Letters 5(4): 323–324. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00248.x
  • Prakash, V., Bishwakarma, M.C., Chaudhary, A., Cuthbert, R,  Dave, R., Kulkarni, M., Kumar, S., Paudel, K., Ranade, S., Shringarpure, R. & Green, R.E. 2012. The population decline of Gyps vultures in India and Nepal has slowed since veterinary use of diclofenac was banned. PLoS ONE 7: e49118.
  • Prescott, G.W., Williams, D.R., Balmford, A, Green R.E. & Manica, A. 2012. Quantitative global analysis of the role of climate and people in explaining late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(12): 4527–4531. doi: 10.1073/pnas. 1113875109
  • Prescott, G.W., Williams, D.R. Balmford, A., Green, R.E. & Manica, A. 2012. Reply to Lima-Ribeiro et al: human arrival scenarios have little influence on interpretations of late Quaternary extinctions. PNAS 109(37): E2411–E2412. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1208586109
  • Schaafsma, M., Morse-Jones, S., Posen, P., Swetnam, R.D., Balmford, A., Bateman, I.J., Burgess, N.D., Chamshama, S.A.O., Fisher, B., Green, R.E.,  Hepelwa, A.S., Hernández-Sirvent, A., Kajembe, G.C., Kulindwa, K., Lund, J.F., Mbwambo, L., Meilby, H., Ngaga, Y.M., Theilade, I., Treue, T., Vyamana, V.G.  & Turner, R.K. 2012. Towards transferable functions for extraction of non-timber forest products: A case study on charcoal production in Tanzania. Ecological Economics 80: 48–62. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.04.026


  • Balmford, A., Fisher, B., Green, R.E., Naidoo, R., Strassburg, B., Turner, R.K &. Rodrigues, A.S.L. 2011. Bringing ecosystem services into the real world: An operational framework for assessing the economic consequences of losing wild nature. Environmental & Resource Economics 48: 161–175. doi: 10.1007/s10640-010-9413-2
  • Cuthbert, R.J., Prakash, V., Saini, M., Upreti, S., Swarup, D., Das, A., Green, R.E. & Taggart, M. 2011. Are conservation actions reducing the threat to India’s vulture populations? Current Science 101: 1480–1484.
  • Cuthbert, R., Taggart, M.A., Prakash, V., Saini, M., Swarup, D., Upreti, S., Mateo, R., Chakraborty, S.S., Deori, P. & Green, R.E. 2011. Effectiveness of action in India to reduce exposure of Gyps vultures to the toxic veterinary drug diclofenac. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19069.
  • Donaghy, A.M., Green, R.E. & O’ Halloran, J. 2011. Timing of autumn migration of young corncrakes Crex crex. Ibis 153: 425–428.
  • Fisher, B., Turner, R.K., Burgess, N.D., Swetnam, R.D., Green, J., Green, R., Kajembe, G., Kulindwa, K., Lewis, S., Marchant, R., Marshall, A.R., Madoffe, S., Munishi, P.K.T., Morse-Jones, S., Mwakalila, S., Paavola, J., Naidoo, R., Ricketts, T., Rouget, M., Willcock, S., White, S. & Balmford, A. 2011.  Measuring, modeling and mapping ecosystem services in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Progress in Physical Geography 35: 595–611. doi: 10.1177/0309133311422968
  • Gibbons, D.W., Wilson, J.D. & Green, R.E. 2011. Using conservation science to solve conservation problems. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 505–508.
  • Huntley, B., & Green, R.E. 2011. The utility of bioclimatic models for projecting future changes in the distribution of birds in response to climate change. In Watson, R.T., Cade, T.J., Fuller, M., Hunt, G. & Potapov, E. (eds.). Gyrfalcons and Ptarmigan in a Changing World. The Peregrine Fund: Boise, Idaho, USA.
  • Huntley, B., & Green, R.E. 2011. Bioclimatic models of the distributions of gyrfalcons and ptarmigan. In Watson, R.T., Cade, T.J., Fuller, M., Hunt, G. & Potapov E. (eds.). Gyrfalcons and Ptarmigan in a Changing World. The Peregrine Fund: Boise, Idaho, USA.
  • Pain, D., Green, R. & Clark, N. 2011. On the edge: can the spoon-billed sandpiper be saved? British Birds 104: 350–363.
  • Phalan, B., Balmford, A., Green, R.E. & Scharlemann, J.P.W. 2011. Minimising the harm to biodiversity of producing more food globally. Food Policy 36: S62–S71.
  • Phalan, B., Onial, M., Balmford, A. & Green, R.E. 2011. Reconciling food production and biodiversity conservation: Land sharing and land sparing compared. Science 333: 1289–1291.
  • Phalan, B., Onial, M., Balmford, A. & Green, R.E. 2011. Conservation: limits of land sparing. Response. Science 334: 594–595.
  • Sparks, T.H., Butchart, S.H.M., Balmford, A., Bennun, L.,  Stanwell-Smith, D., Walpole, M., Bates, N.R., Bomhard, B., Buchanan, G.M., Chenery, A.M., Collen, B., Csirke, J., Diaz, R.J., Dulvy, N.K., Fitzgerald, C., Kapos, V., Mayaux, P., Tierney, M.,  Waycott, M.,  Wood, L. &. Green, R.E. 2011. Linked indicator sets for addressing biodiversity loss. Oryx 45: 411–419.


  • Charman, T.G., Sears, J., Green, R.E. & Bourke, A.F.G. 2010. Conservation genetics, foraging distance and nest density of the scarce great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus). Molecular Ecology 19: 2661–2674.
  • Craigie, I.D., Baillie, J.E.M, Balmford, A., Carbone, C., Collen, B., Green, R.E. & Hutton, J. 2010. Large mammal population declines in Africa’s protected areas. Biological Conservation 143: 2221–2228.
  • Green, R.E. 2010. Timing of breeding, primary moult and duration of maternal care of chicks by adult female corncrakes Crex crex. Ibis 152: 826–829.
  • Green, R.E. & Pearce-Higgins, J. 2010. Species management in the face of a changing climate. In Baxter, J.M. & Galbraith, C.A. (eds.) Species Management: Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century. The Stationery Office Scotland, Edinburgh. pp. 517–536.
  • Jiguet, F., Gregory, R.D., Devictor, V., Green, R.E., Vorisek, P., Van Strien, S. & Couvet, D. 2010.  Population trends of European common birds are predicted by characteristics of their climatic niche. Global Change Biology 16: 497–505.
  • Knott, J., Gilbert, J., Hoccom, D.G. & Green, R.E. 2010. Implications for wildlife and humans of dietary exposure to lead from fragments of lead rifle bullets in deer shot in the UK.  Science of the Total Environment 409: 95–99.
  • Lacher, T.E., Bickham, J.W., Gascon, C., Green, R.E., Moore, R.D. & Mora, M. 2010. Impacts of contaminants and pesticides on biodiversity and ecosystem structure and function. In Kendall, R.J., Lacher, T.E., Cobb, G.P. & Cox, S.B. (eds) Wildlife Toxicology.  CRC Press: Boca Raton.
  • Pain, D.J., Cromie, R.L., Newth, J., Brown, M.J., Crutcher, E., Hardman, P., Hurst, L., Mateo, R., Meharg, A.A., Moran, A.C., Raab, A., Taggart, M.A. & Green, R.E. 2010. Potential hazard to human health from exposure to fragments of lead bullets and shot in the tissues of game animals. PLoS ONE.5(4): e10315.


  • Anderson, G.Q.A. & Green, R.E. 2009. The value of ringing for bird conservation. Ringing and Migration 24: 205–212.
  • Balmford, A., Carey, P., Kapos, V., Manica, A., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Green, R.E. 2009. Capturing the many dimensions of threat: Comment on Salafsky et al. Conservation Biology 23: 482–487.
  • Bechet, A., Germain, C., Sandoz, A., Hirons, G.J.M., Green, R.E., Walmsley, J.G. & Johnson, A.R. 2009. Assessment of the impacts of hydrological fluctuations and salt pans abandonment on greater flamingos in the Camargue, South of France.  Biodiversity & Conservation 18: 1575–1588.
  • Cuthbert, R., Prakash, V., Bowden, C., Das, D., Green, R., Jhala, Y., Pain, D., Senacha, K.R., Shah, N. & Taggart, M. 2009. Role of veterinary diclofenac in decline of vulture populations in South Asia.  Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine 29: 80–85.
  • Doswald, N., Willis, S.G., Collingham, Y.C., Pain, D.J., Green, R.E. & Huntley, B. 2009. Potential impacts of climatic change on the breeding and non-breeding ranges and migration distance of European Sylvia warblers. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1194–1208.
  • Ewers, R.M., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Balmford, A.P. & Green R.E. 2009. Do increases in agricultural yield spare land for nature? Global Change Biology 15: 1716–1726.
  • Fisher, B., Balmford, A., Green, R.E. & Trevelyan, R. 2009. Conservation science training: the need for an extra dimension. Oryx 43: 361–363. doi:10.1017/S0030605309990263
  • Green, R.E., Barnes, K.N. & Brooke, M. de L. 2009. How the longspur won its spurs: a study of claw and toe length in ground-dwelling passerine birds. Journal of Zoology 277: 126–133. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2008.00518
  • Gregory, R.D., Willis, S.G., Jiguet, F., Voříšek, P., Klvaňová, A., van Strien, A., Huntley, B., Collingham, Y.C., Couvet, D., Green, R.E. 2009. An indicator of the impact of climatic change on European bird populations. PLoS ONE 4: e4678. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004678
  • Knott, J., Gilbert, J., Green, R.E. & Hoccom, D.G. 2009. Comparison of the lethality of lead and copper bullets in deer control operations to reduce incidental lead poisoning; field trials in England and Scotland. Conservation Evidence 6: 71–78.
  • Sachs, J.D., Baillie, J., Sutherland, W.J., Armsworth, P.R., Ash, N., Beddington, J., Blackburn, T.M., Collen, B., Gardiner, B., Gaston, K.J., Godfray, H.C.J., Green, R.E., Harvey, P.H., House, B., Knapp, S., Kumpel, N.F., Macdonald, D.W., Mace, G.M., Mallet, J., Matthews, A., May, R.M., Petchey, O., Purvis, A., Roe, D., Safi, K., Turner, K., Walpole, M., Watson R. & Jones. K.E. 2009. Biodiversity conservation and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Science 325: 1502–1503.
  • Taggart, M.A., Senacha, K.R., Green, R.E., Cuthbert, R., Jhala, Y.V., Meharg, A.A., Mateo, R., Pain, D.J. 2009. Analysis of nine NSAIDs in ungulate tissues available to critically endangered vultures in India. Environmental Science & Technology 43: 4561–4566.
  • Wright, L.J., Hoblyn, R.A., Green, R.E., Bowden, C.G.R., Mallord, J.W., Sutherland, W.J. & Dolman, P.M. 2009. Importance of climatic and environmental change in the demography of a multi-brooded passerine, the woodlark Lullula arborea. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 1191–1202.  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01582.x


  • Brooks, T.M., Collar, N.J., Green, R.E., Marsden, S.J. & Pain, D.J. 2008. The science of bird conservation. Bird Conservation International 18: S2–S12. doi:10.1017/S0959270908000427
  • Buckland, S. T., Marsden, S.J. & Green, R.E. 2008. Estimating bird abundance: making methods work. Bird Conservation International 18: S91–S108. doi:10.1017/S0959270908000294
  • Fisher, B., Turner, K., Zylstra, M., Brouwer, R., De Groot, R., Farber, S., Ferraro, P., Green, R., Hadley, D., Harlow, J., Jefferiss, P.,  Kirkby, C., Morling, P., Mowatt, S., Naidoo, R.,  Paavola, J., Strassburg, B., Yu, D.,  Balmford, A. 2008.  Ecosystem services and economic theory: integration for policy-relevant research. Ecological Applications 18: 2050–2067.
  • Green, R.E. 2008. Demographic mechanism of a historical bird population collapse reconstructed using museum specimens. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275: 2381–2387. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0473
  • Green, R.E. 2008. Assessing the impact of culling on population size in the presence of uncertain density dependence: lessons from a great cormorant population. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1683–1688.
  • Green, R.E., Collingham, Y.C., Willis, S.G., Gregory, R.D. & Smith, K.W. 2008. Performance of climate envelope models in retrodicting recent changes in bird population size from observed climatic change. Biology Letters 4: 599–602. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0052
  • Green, R.E., Hunt, W.G., Parish, C.N. & Newton, I. 2008. Effectiveness of action to reduce exposure of free-ranging California condors in Arizona and Utah to lead from spent ammunition. PLoS ONE 3: e4022. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004022
  • Huntley, B., Collingham, Y.C., Willis, S.G. & Green, R.E. 2008. Potential impacts of climatic change on European breeding birds. PLoS ONE 3: e1439. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001439
  • Jeganathan, P., Rahmani, A.R., Green, R.E., Norris, K., Vogiatzkais, I.N., Bowden, C. & Pain, D. 2008. Quantification of threats and suggested ameliorative measures for the critically endangered Jerdon’s Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus and its habitat. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 105: 73–83.
  • Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Costanza, R., Fisher, B., Green, R.E., Lehner, B., Malcolm, T.R. & Ricketts, T.H. 2008. Global mapping of ecosystem services and conservation priorities. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105: 9495–9500.
  • Pain, D.J., Bowden, C.G.R., Cunningham, A.A., Cuthbert, R., Das, D., Gilbert, M., Jakati, R.D., Jhala, Y., Khan, A.A., Naidoo, V., Oaks, J.L., Parry-Jones, J., Prakash, V., Rahmani, A.R., Ranade, S.P.,  Baral, H.S., Senacha, K.R., Saravanan, S., Shah, N., Swan, G., Swarup, D., Taggart, M.A., Watson, R.T., Virani, M.Z., Wolter, K. &  Green, R.E. 2008. The race to prevent the extinction of South Asian vultures.  Bird Conservation International 18: S30–S48. doi:10.1017/S0959270908000324
  • Sutherland W.J., Bailey, M.J., Bainbridge, I.P., Brereton, T., Dick, J.T.A., Drewitt, J., Dulvy, N.K., Dusic, N.R., Freckleton, R.P., Gaston, K.J., Gilder, P.M., Green, R.E., Heathwaite, A.L., Johnson, S.M., Macdonald, D.W., Mitchell, R., Osborn, D., Owen,  R.P., Pretty, J., Prior, S.V., Prosser, H., Pullin, A.S., Rose, P., Stott, A., Tew, T., Thomas, C.D., Thompson, D.B.A., Vickery, J.A., Walker, M., Walmsley, C., Warrington, S., Watkinson, A.R., Williams, R.J., Woodroffe, R. & Woodroff, H.J. 2008. Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 821–833.


  • Evans, A.D. & Green, R.E. 2007. An example of a two-tiered agri-environment scheme designed to deliver effectively the ecological requirements of both localised and widespread bird species in England. Journal for Ornithology 148: S279–288.
  • Green, R.E., Taggart, M.A., Senacha, K.R., Raghavan, B., Pain, D.J., Jhala, Y., & Cuthbert, R. 2007. Rate of decline of the oriental white-backed vulture population in India estimated from a survey of diclofenac residues in carcasses of ungulates. PloS ONE 2: e686. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000686
  • Huntley, B., Green, R.E., Collingham, Y.C. & Willis, S.G. 2007. A Climatic Atlas of European Breeding Birds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.
  • Phalan, B., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Balmford, A., Green, R.E. & Ewers, R.M. 2007. Comment on “Resource conserving agriculture increases yields in developing countries”. Environmental Science & Technology 41: 1054–1055 author reply 1056–1057.
  • Prakash, V., Green, R.E., Pain, D.J., Ranade, S.P., Saravanan, S., Prakash, N., Venkitachalam, R., Cuthbert, R., Rahmani, A.R. & Cunningham, A.A. 2007. Recent changes in populations of resident Gyps vultures in India.  Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104: 129–135.
  • Roberts, R.L., Donald, P.F. & Green, R.E. 2007. Using simple species lists to monitor trends in animal populations: new methods and a comparison with independent data. Animal Conservation 10: 332–339. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2007.00117.x
  • Senapathi, D., Vogiatzakis, I.N., Jeganathan, P., Gill, J.A., Green, R.E., Bowden, C.G.R., Rahmani, A.R.,  Pain, D.J. & Norris, K. 2007. Use of remote sensing to measure change in the extent of habitat for the critically endangered Jerdon’s courser in India. Ibis 149: 328–337.
  • Swarup, D., Patra, R.C., Prakash, V., Cuthbert, R., Das, D., Avari, P., Pain, D.J., Green, R.E., Sharma, A.K., Saini, M., Das, D. & Taggart, M. 2007. Safety of meloxicam to critically endangered Gyps vultures and other scavenging birds. Animal Conservation 10: 192–198.
  • Taggart, M.A., Cuthbert, R., Das, D., Sashikumar, C., Pain, D.J., Green, R.E., Feltrer, Y., Shultz, S., Cunningham, A.A. and Meharg, A.A. 2007. Diclofenac disposition in Indian cow and goat with reference to Gyps vulture population declines. Environ. Pollut. 147: 60–65.
  • Taggart, M.A., Senacha, K.R., Green, R.E., Jhala, Y.V., Raghavan, B., Rahmani, A.R., Cuthbert, R., Pain, D.J. & Meharg, A.A. 2007. Diclofenac residues in carcasses of domestic ungulates available to vultures in India. Environment International 33: 759–765. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2007.02.010
  • Taylor, E.C., Green, R.E. & Perrins, J. 2007. Stone-curlews Burhinus oedicnemus and recreational disturbance: developing a management tool for access. Ibis 149 (Suppl. 1): 37–44.
  • Willis, S.G., Collingham, Y.C., Hilton, G., Green, R.E., Rahbeck, C. & Huntley, B. 2007. Will the African Important Bird Areas network remain viable under a changing climate? Ostrich 78: 171.


  • Cuthbert, R., Green, R.E., Ranade, S., Saravanan, S., Pain, D.J., Cunningham, A.A. & Prakash, V. 2006. Rapid population declines of Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) in India. Animal Conservation 9: 349–354.
  • Cuthbert, R., Pain, D.J., Green, R.E., Swan, G. & Swarup, D. 2006. Comparative toxicity studies of NSAIDs in birds: A criticism of Reddy et al. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
  • Cuthbert, R., Parry-Jones, J, Green, R.E. & Pain, D.J. 2006. NSAIDs and scavenging birds: potential impacts beyond Asia’s critically endangered vultures. Biology Letters 3: 90–93. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0554.
  • Freckleton, R.P., Watkinson, A.R., Green, R.E. & Sutherland, W.J. 2006. Census error and the detection of density-dependence. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 837–851.
  • Green, R.E. 2006. Decline of vultures in Asia. Science 311: 1378.
  • Green, R.E., Taggart, M.A., Das, D., Pain, D.J., Sashi Kumar, C., Cunningham, A.A & Cuthbert, R. 2006. Collapse of Asian vulture populations: risk of mortality from residues of the veterinary drug diclofenac in carcasses of treated cattle. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 949–956.
  • Huntley, B., Collingham, Y.C., Green, R.E., Hilton, G.M., Rahbek, C. & Willis, S.G. 2006. Potential impacts of climatic change upon geographical distributions of birds. Ibis 148: 8–28.
  • O’Brien, M., Green, R.E., & Wilson, J. 2006. Partial recovery of the Corncrake Crex crex population in Britain 1993–2004. Bird Study 53: 213–224.
  • Swan G.E., Cuthbert R, Quevedo, M., Green R.E., Pain, D.J., Bartels P., Cunningham, A.A., Duncan N., Meharg A.A., Oaks J.L., Parry-Jones J., Shultz S., Taggart M.A., Verdoorn G. & Wolter, K. 2006. Toxicity of diclofenac to Gyps vultures. Biology Letters 2: 279–282.. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0425
  • Swan, G., Naidoo, V., Cuthbert, R., Green, R.E., Pain D.J., Swarup, D., Prakash, V., Taggart, M., Bekker, L., Das, D,, Diekmann, J., Diekmann, M., Killian, E., Meharg A., Patra, R.C., Saini, M., Wolter, K. 2006. Removing the threat of diclofenac to critically endangered Asian vultures. PLoS Biology 4: 396–402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040066


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  • Buckland, S.T., Magurran, A.E., Green, R.E. & Fewster,R.M. 2005. Monitoring change in biodiversity through composite indices. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360: 243–254.
  • Dobson, A.P., Balmford, A., Crane, P.R., Green, R.E. & Mace G.M. 2005. Establishing indicators for biodiversity. Response. Science 308: 792.
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  • Loh, J., Green, R.E., Ricketts, T., Lamoreux, J., Jenkins, M., Kapos, V. & Randers, J. 2005. The Living Planet Index: Using species population time series to track trends in biodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360: 289–295.
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  • Thomas, C.D., Cameron, A., Green, R.E., Bakkenes, M., Beaumont, L.J., Collingham, Y.C., Erasmus, B.F.N., De Siquiera, M.F., Grainger, A., Hannah, L., Hughes, L., Huntley, B., Van Jaarsveld, A.S., Midgley, G.F., Miles, L., Ortega-Huerta, M.A., Peterson, A.T., Phillips, O. & Williams, S.E. 2004. Extinction risk from climate change. Nature 427: 145–148.
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  • Bainbridge, I.P., Evans, R.J., Broad, R.A., Crooke, C.H., Duffy, K., Green, R.E., Love, J.A. & Mudge, G.P. 2003. Re-introduction of the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) to Scotland. In Thompson, D.B.A., Redpath, S.M., Fielding, A.H., Marquiss, M. & Galbraith, C.A. (eds.) Birds of Prey in a Changing Environment. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh. pp. 393–406.
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  • Summers, R.W., Green, R.E., Etheridge, B. & Sim, I.M.W. 2003. Changes in hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) numbers in relation to grouse moor management. In Thompson, D.B.A., Redpath, S.M., Fielding, A.H., Marquiss, M. & Galbraith, C.A. (eds.) Birds of Prey in a Changing Environment. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh. pp. 487–498.


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  • Donald, P.F., Green, R.E. & Heath, M.F. 2001. Agricultural intensification and the collapse of Europe’s farmland bird populations. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 268: 25–29.
  • Green, R.E., Harley, M., Spalding, M. & Zöckler, C. (eds) 2001. Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife. The RSPB, Sandy.
  • Green, R.E., Schäffer, N. & Wend, D. 2001.A method for ageing adult corncrakes Crex crex. Ringing & Migration 20: 352–357.
  • Schäffer, N. & Green, R.E. 2001. The global status of the corncrake. RSPB Conservation Review 13: 18–24.
  • Tharme, A.P., Green, R.E., Baines, D., Bainbridge, I.P. & O’Brien, M. 2001. The effect of management for red grouse shooting on the population density of breeding birds on heather-dominated moorland. Journal of Applied Ecology 38: 439–457.


  • Aebischer, N.J., Green, R.E. & Evans, A.D. 2000. From science to recovery: four case studies of how research has been translated into conservation action in the UK. In Aebischer, N.J., Evans, A.D., Grice, P.V. & Vickery, J.A. (eds.) Ecology and Conservation of Lowland Farmland Birds. British Ornithologists’ Union, Tring. pp. 43–54. 
  • Balmford, A., Aldridge, D., Brooke, M. & Green, R. 2000. Cambridge and conservation science: establishing a centre of excellence to tackle the global extinction crisis. Cambridge 45: 33–37.
  • Green, R.E. 2000. An evaluation of three indices of eggshell thickness. Ibis 142: 676–679.
  • Green, R.E. & Gibbons, D.W. 2000. The status of the corncrake Crex crex in Britain in 1998. Bird Study 47: 129–137.
  • Green, R.E., Tyler, G.A. & Bowden C.G.R. 2000. Habitat selection, ranging behaviour and diet of the stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) in southern England. Journal of Zoology, London 250: 161–183.
  • Jackson, D.B. & Green, R.E. 2000. The importance of the introduced hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) as a predator of the eggs of waders (Charadrii) on machair in South Uist, Scotland.  Biological Conservation 93: 333–348.


  • Baillie, S.R., Furness, R.W., Clark, J.A., Green, R.E., Gosler, A.G., Ormerod, S.J., Peach, W.J., Stroud, D.J., Sutherland, W.J. & Wilson, J.D. 1999. The scientific strategy of the BTO Ringing Scheme. Ringing & Migration 19 (suppl.): S129–S143.
  • Bealey, C.E., Green, R.E., Robson, R., Taylor, C.R. & Winspear, R. 1999. Factors affecting the numbers and breeding success of stone curlews Burhinus oedicnemus at Porton Down, Wiltshire.  Bird Study 46: 145–156.
  • Green, R.E. 1999. Diagnosing the causes of bird population declines using comparative methods: the value of data from ringing. Ringing & Migration 19 (suppl.): S47–S56.
  • Green, R.E. 1999. Survival and dispersal of male corncrakes Crex crex in a threatened population. Bird Study Supplement 46: 218–229.
  • Green, R.E. 1999. Applications of large-scale studies of demographic rates to bird conservation. Bird Study Supplement 46: 279–288.
  • Green, R.E. & Etheridge, B. 1999. Breeding success of the hen harrier Circus cyaneus in relation to the distribution of grouse moors and the red fox Vulpes vulpes. Journal of Applied Ecology 36: 472–483.
  • Green, R. & Riley, H. 1999. Corncrakes. SNH, Battleby.


  • Green, R.E. 1998. Long-term decline in the thickness of eggshells of thrushes Turdus spp. in Britain.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 265: 679–684.
  • Peake, T.M., Mcgregor, P.K., Smith, K.W., Tyler, G.A. & Gilbert, G. & Green, R.E. 1998. Individuality in corncrake Crex crex vocalisations.  Ibis 140: 120–127.
  • Thomson, D.L., Green, R.E., Gregory, R.D. & Baillie, S.R. 1998. The widespread declines of songbirds in rural Britain do not correlate with the spread of their avian predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 265: 2057–2062.
  • Tyler, G.A., Green, R.E. & Casey, C. 1998. Survival and behaviour of corncrake Crex crex chicks during the mowing of agricultural grassland.  Bird Study 45: 35–50.


  • Campbell, L.H., Avery, M.I., Donald, P., Evans, A.D., Green, R.E. & Wilson, J.D. 1997. A Review of the Indirect Effects of Pesticides on Birds.  JNCC Report No. 227.
  • Crockford, N.J., Green, R.E., Rocamora, G., Schäffer, N., Stowe, T.J. & Williams, G. M. 1997. A summary of the European Action Plan for the corncrake Crex crex.  Vogelwelt 118: 169–173.
  • Etheridge, B., Summers, R.W. & Green, R.E. 1997. The effects of illegal killing and destruction of nests by humans on the population dynamics of the hen harrier Circus cyaneus in Scotland.  Journal of Applied Ecology 34: 1081–1105.
  • Green, R.E. 1997. The influence of numbers released on the outcome of attempts to introduce exotic bird species to New Zealand. Journal of Animal Ecology 66: 25–35.
  • Green, R.E., Hodson, D.P. & Holness, P.R. 1997. Survival and movements of stone curlews Burhinus oedicnemus ringed in England.  Ringing & Migration 18: 24–34.
  • Green, R.E., Rocamora, G. & Schäffer, N. 1997. Populations, ecology and threats to the corncrake Crex crex in Europe. Vogelwelt 118: 117–134.
  • Green, R.E., Tyler, G.A., Stowe, T.J. & Newton, A.V. 1997. A simulation model of the effect of mowing of agricultural grassland on the breeding success of the corncrake (Crex crex) Journal of Zoology, London 243: 81–115.
  • Stowe, T.J. & Green, R.E. 1997: Response of corncrake Crex crex populations in Britain to conservation action Vogelwelt 118: 161–168.
  • Stowe, T.J. &  Green, R.E. 1997. Threats to the corncrake Crex crex on migration and in the winter quarters. Vogelwelt 118: 175–178.
  • Williams, G., Green, R.E., Casey, C., Deceuninck, B. & Stowe, T.J. 1997. Halting declines in globally threatened species: the case of the corncrake. RSPB Conservation Review 11: 22–31.


  • Baha El Din, S.M., Salama, W., Grieve, A., Green, R.E. 1996. Trapping and shooting of corncrakes Crex crex on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt.  Bird Conservation International 6: 213–227
  • Crockford, N.J., Green, R.E., Rocamora, G., Schäffer, N., Stowe, T.J.  & Williams, G.M. 1996. Corncrake. In Heredia, B., Rose, L. & Painter, M. (eds.) Globally Threatened Birds in Europe: Action Plans. Council of Europe.
  • Green, R.E. 1996. The status of the golden eagle in Britain in 1992. Bird Study 43: 20–27.
  • Green, R.E. 1996. Factors affecting the population density of the corncrake Crex crex in Britain and Ireland.  Journal of Applied Ecology 33: 237–248.
  • Green, R.E. & Bowden, C.G.R. 1996. The ecology of woodlarks and nightjars breeding on pine plantations in Thetford Forest. In Ratcliffe, P. & Claridge J (eds.) Thetford Forest Park: The Ecology of a Pine Forest. Forestry Commission Technical Paper 13. pp. 112–116.
  • Green R.E., Pienkowski, M.W. & Love, J.A. 1996. Long-term viability of the re-introduced population of the white-tailed eagle Haliæetus albicilla in Scotland.  Journal of Applied Ecology 33: 357–368.
  • Green, R.E. & Rayment, M.D. 1996. Geographical variation in the abundance of the corncrake Crex crex in Europe in relation to the intensity of agriculture.  Bird Conservation International 6: 201–211.
  • Tyler, G.A. & Green, R.E. 1996. The incidence of nocturnal song by male corncrakes Crex crex is reduced during pairing.  Bird Study 43: 214–219.
  • Tyler, G.A., Green, R.E., Stowe, T.J. & Newton, A.V. 1996. Sex differences in the behaviour and measurements of corncrakes Crex crex in Scotland.  Ringing & Migration 17: 15–19.


  • Cézilly, F., Boy, V., Green, R.E., Hirons, G.J.M. & Johnson, A.R. 1995. Interannual variation in greater flamingo breeding success in relation to water levels. Ecology 76: 20–26.
  • Gibbons, D., Gates, S., Green, R.E., Fuller, R.J. & Fuller, R.M. 1995. Buzzards Buteo buteo and ravens Corvus corax in the uplands of Britain: limits to distribution and abundance. Ibis (Suppl.) 137: S75–S84.
  • Green, R.E. 1995. Monitoring of stone curlew numbers and breeding success. In Carter, S.P. (ed.) Britain's Birds in 1991–92: the Conservation and Monitoring Review. BTO & JNCC, Thetford.
  • Green, R.E. 1995. Diagnosing causes of bird population declines.  Ibis 137: S47–S55.
  • Green, R.E. 1995. The decline of the corncrake Crex crex in Britain continues.  Bird Study 42: 66–75
  • Green, R.E. & Taylor, C.R. 1995. Changes in stone curlew Burhinus oedicnemus distribution and abundance and vegetation height on chalk grassland at Porton Down, Wiltshire.  Bird Study 42: 177–181.


  • Catt, D.C., Dugan, D., Green, R.E., Moncrieff, R., Moss, R., Picozzi, N., Summers, R.W. & Tyler, G.A. 1994. Collisions against fences by woodland grouse in Scotland. Forestry 67: 105–118.
  • Green, R.E. & Griffiths, G.H. 1994.  Use of preferred nesting habitat by stone curlews Burhinus oedicnemus in relation to vegetation structure.  Journal of Zoology, London 233: 457–471.
  • Green, R.E., Osborne, P.E. & Sears, E.J. 1994. The distribution of passerine birds in hedgerows during the breeding season in relation to characteristics of the hedgerow and adjacent farmland. Journal of Applied Ecology 31: 677–692.
  • Green, R.E. & Williams, G. 1994. The ecology of the corncrake Crex crex and action for its conservation in Britain and Ireland. In Bignal, E. & Curtis, D.J. (eds.) Nature Conservation and Pastoralism in Europe. JNCC, Peterborough. pp. 69–74.
  • Sheppard, R. & Green, R.E. 1994. Status of the corncrake in Ireland in 1993. Irish Birds 5: 125–138.


  • Green, R.E. & Robins, M. 1993. The decline of the ornithological importance of the Somerset Levels and Moors, England and changes in the management of water levels. Biological Conservation 66: 95–106.
  • Green, R.E. & Stowe, T.J. 1993. The decline of the corncrake Crex crex in Britain and Ireland in relation to habitat change. Journal of Applied Ecology 30: 689–695.
  • Stowe, T.J., Newton, A.V., Green, R.E. & Mayes, E. 1993. The decline of the corncrake Crex crex in Britain and Ireland in relation to habitat. Journal of Applied Ecology 30: 53–62.
  • Williams, G. & Green, R. 1993. Towards an upland Habitat Action Plan.  RSPB Conservation Review 7: 5–11.


  • Bowden, C.G.R. & Green, R.E. 1992. The Ecology and Management of Woodlarks on Pine Plantations in the Thetford and Sandlings Forests. Research Report, RSPB, Sandy, UK.
  • Green, R.E. 1992. The ornithological importance of the Danube delta and Lakes Razim-Sinoe. In IUCN (ed.) East European Programme Environmental Status Reports: Volume 4 Conservation Status of the Danube Delta. IUCN, Gland. pp. 61–70.


  • Green, R.E. 1991. Sex differences in the behaviour and measurements of common snipes Gallinago gallinago breeding in Cambridgeshire, England. Ringing & Migration 12: 57–60.
  • Green, R.E. 1991. Breeding waders of lowland grasslands in England and Wales. In Curtis, D.J., Bignal, E.M. & Curtis, M.A. (eds.) Birds and Pastoral Agriculture. Scottish Chough Study Group.
  • Green, R.E. 1991. Population dynamics of greater flamingos in the west Mediterranean region. In Pintos Martin, M.R., Ojeda, S.P., Rendon Martos, M., Johnson, A.R. (eds.) Reunion Tecnica Sobre la Situacion y Problematica del Flamenco Rosa (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus) en el Mediterraneo Occidental y Africa Noroccidental. Junta de Andalucia, Sevilla.
  • Green, R.E. & Hirons, G.J.M. 1991. The relevance of population studies to the conservation of threatened birds. In Perrins, C.M., Lebreton, J.-D. & Hirons, G.J.M. (eds.) Bird Population Studies: Their Relevance to Conservation and Management. Oxford University Press.
  • Johnson, A.R., Green, R.E. & Hirons, G.J.M. 1991. Survival rates of west Mediterranean flamingos. In Perrins, C.M., Lebreton, J.-D. & Hirons, G.J.M. (eds.) Bird Population Studies: Their Relevance to Conservation and Management. Oxford University Press.


  • Green, R.E., Baillie, S.R. & Avery, M.I. 1990. Can ringing recoveries help to explain the population dynamics of British terns? The Ring 13: 133–137.
  • Green, R.E., Hirons, G.J.M. & Cresswell, B.H. 1990. Foraging habitats of female common snipe Gallinago gallinago during the incubation period. Journal of Applied Ecology 27: 325–335.
  • Green, R.E., Hirons, G.J.M. & Kirby, J.S. 1990. The effectiveness of nest defence by black-tailed godwits Limosa limosa. Ardea 78: 405–413.
  • Johnson, A.R. & Green, R.E. 1990. Survival and breeding of greater flamingos in the wild after a period of care in captivity. Wildfowl 41: 117–121.


  • Green, R.E. 1989. Transformation of crude proportions of nests that are successful for comparison with Mayfield estimates of nest success. Ibis 131: 305–306.
  • Green, R.E., Hirons, G.J.M. & Johnson, A.R. 1989. The origin of cohort differences in the distribution of greater flamingos Phoenicopterus ruber roseus in winter. Journal of Animal Ecology 58: 543–555.
  • Green, R.E. & Tyler, G.A. 1989. Determination of the diet of the stone curlew Burhinus oedicnemus by faecal analysis. Journal of Zoology, London 217: 311–320.


  • Green, R.E. 1988. Effects of environmental factors on the timing and success of breeding of common snipe Gallinago gallinago (Aves: Scolopacidae). Journal of Applied Ecology 25: 79–93.
  • Green, R.E. 1988. Stone curlew conservation. RSPB Conservation Review 2: 30–33.
  • Green, R.E. & Hirons, G.J.M. 1988. Effects of nest failure and spread of laying on counts of breeding birds. Ornis Scandinavica 19: 76–79.
  • Samuel, M.D. & Green R.E. 1988. A revised test procedure for identifying core areas within the home range. Journal of Animal Ecology 57: 1067–1068.


  • Baillie, S.R. & Green, R.E. 1987. The importance of variation in recovery rates when estimating survival rates from ringing recoveries. Acta Ornithologica 23: 41–60.
  • Green, R.E. 1987. Breeding birds of the Wash saltmarshes. In Doody, P. & Barnett, B. (eds.) The Wash and its Environment. Research & Survey in Nature Conservation No. 7. NCC, Peterborough. pp. 123–132.
  • Green, R.E. & Cadbury, C.J. 1987. Breeding waders of lowland wet grassland.  RSPB Conservation Review 1: 10–13.
  • Green, R.E., Cadbury, C.J. & Williams, G. 1987. Floods threaten black-tailed godwits breeding at the Ouse Washes.  RSPB Conservation Review 1: 14–16.
  • Green, R.E., Hawell, J. & Johnson, T.H. 1987. Identification of predators of wader eggs from egg remains. Bird Study 34: 87–91.
  • Green, R.E., Rands, M.R.W. & Moreby, S. 1987. Species differences in diet and the development of seed digestion in partridge chicks Perdix perdix and Alectoris rufa. Ibis 129: 511-514.


  • Green, R.E. 1986. The Management of Lowland Wet Grassland for Breeding Waders. Chief Scientist’s Directorate, No. 626. Nature Conservancy Council, Peterborough.
  • Green, R.E. & Bowden, C.G.R. 1986. Field characters for ageing and sexing stone-curlews. British Birds 79: 419–422.


  • Galbraith, H. & Green, R.E. 1985. The prediction of hatching dates of lapwing clutches. Wader Study Group Bulletin 43: 16–18.
  • Green, R.E. 1985. Estimating the abundance of breeding snipe. Bird Study 32: 141–149.
  • Green, R.E. 1985. Growth of snipe chicks Gallinago gallinago. Ringing & Migration 6: 1–5.


  • Green, R.E. 1984. Double nesting of the red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa. Ibis 126: 332–346.
  • Green, R.E. 1984. The feeding ecology and survival of partridge chicks (Alectoris rufa and Perdix perdix) on arable farmland in East Anglia. Journal of Applied Ecology 21: 817–830.
  • Green, R.E. 1984. Prospects for integrated field studies of bird migration. Ringing & Migration 5: 27–31.
  • Green, R.E. 1984. Nomograms for estimating the stage of incubation of wader eggs in the field. Wader Study Group Bulletin 42: 36–39.


  • Bibby, C.J. & Green, R.E. 1983. Food and fattening of migrating warblers in some French marshlands. Ringing and Migration 4: 175–184.
  • Green, R.E. 1983. Spring dispersal and agonistic behaviour of the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa). Journal of Zoology, London 201: 541–555.
  • Jepson, P.C. & Green, R.E. 1983. Prospects for improving control strategies for sugar-beet pests in England. Advances in Applied Biology 7: 175–242.


  • Tapper, S.C., Green, R.E. & Rands, M.R.W. 1982. Effects of mammalian predators on partridge populations. Mammal Review 12: 159–167.


  • Bibby, C.J. & Green, R.E. 1981. Autumn migration strategies of reed and sedge warblers. Ornis Scandinavica 12: 1–12.


  • Bibby, C.J. & Green R.E. 1980. Foraging behaviour of migrant pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca on temporary territories. Journal of Animal Ecology 49: 507–521.
  • Green, R.E. 1980. Food selection by skylarks and grazing damage to sugar beet seedlings. Journal of Applied Ecology 17: 613–630.
  • Green, R.E. 1980. Food selection by skylarks: the effect of a pesticide on grazing preferences. In Wright, E.N., Inglis, I.R. & Feare, C.J. (eds.) Bird Problems in Agriculture. British Crop Protection Council, London. pp. 180–187.


  • Green, R.E. 1979. The ecology of wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) on arable farmland. Journal of Zoology, London 188: 357–377.


  • Green, R.E. 1978. Factors affecting the diet of farmland skylarks Alauda arvensis. Journal of Animal Ecology 47: 913–928.


  • Green, R.E. 1977. Melanism in the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus. Journal of Zoology, London 182: 157–159.


  • Bibby, C.J., Green, R.E., Pepler G.R.M. & Pepler, P.A. 1976. Sedge warbler migration and reed aphids. British Birds 69: 384–399.
  • Davies, N.B. & Green, R.E. 1976. The development and ecological significance of feeding techniques in the reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus). Animal Behaviour 24: 213–229.
  • Green, R. 1976. Breeding behaviour of ospreys Pandion haliaetus in Scotland. Ibis 118: 475:490.