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Department of Zoology

 

Biography

Following a PhD at Oxford, a Post doc at the University of East Anglia and research posts at Scottish Natural Heritage, University of Edinburgh, I led a research team at the British Trust for Ornithology focusing on the ecology and conservation of farmland birds and then at the RSPB focussing on the conservation of globally threatened sites and species, particularly on the UK’s Overseas Territories and Sub Saharan West Africa. In 2020 I moved to my current positions as CEO of the British Trust for Ornithology. In 2015, I became an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology at Cambridge and in 2020 I became an Honorary Professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia. I am a member of the Darwin Initiative Expert Committee and President of the British Ornithologists’ Union and chaired the Policy Committee of the British Ecological Society for nine years. I am on the board of the Cambridge Conservation initiative and the advisory board for the Cambridge Student Conference in Conservation Science.

Research

My work has focussed on ‘diagnosing causes of species decline and developing policy or practical solutions to stem or reverse those declines’. I have had strong interest in the impact of land use change on bird populations particularly birds in agricultural landscapes in Europe and Africa. I also have long standing interests in the decline of Afro-Palearctic migrant birds and the links between livelihoods and conservation in and around tropical forests. I have supervised a large number of PhDs both in the UK (UEA, St Andrews and Oxford) and abroad (Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Kenya) and am a passionate advocate for equality, diversity and inclusiveness in conservation science and ornithology.

I am currently CEO of the British Trust for Ornithology. A UK-based environmental NGO representing a unique partnership between citizen scientists and professional staff. It delivers long term nationwide data on population trends of breeding and wintering birds, alongside research to help understand drivers of those trends and seeking to engage and enthuse volunteer observers.

Publications

Other publications: 

Jones, S., Papworth, S., St John, F., Vickery, J., Keane, A. Consequences of survey method for estimating hunter harvest rates Biol Cons in press

Vickery, J.A. & Adams, W. 2020 Action before certainty for Africa’s European migrant birds Oryx 54, 1-2

Delaney, A; Dembele, Aa; Gnane L, F; Marshall, E; Nana, A; Nombre, I; Vickery, J; Tayleur, C; Stout, J. 2020 Local tree and shrub diversity improves pollination services to shea Vitellaria paradoxa subsp. paradoxa in West African agroforestry parklands Jnl Appl Ecol 57: 1504-1513

Jones, S., Keane, A., St John, F., Vickery, J., Papworth, P. 2019 Incentives and social relationships of hunters and traders in a Liberian bushmeat system Biol. Conserv. 237, 338–347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.06.006

Bond, A.L., M. De L. Brooke, R. J. Cuthbert, J. L. Lavers,  G. T.W. Mcclelland, T. Churchyard,  A. Donaldson,  N. Duffield, A. Forrest,  G. Harrison,  L. Mackinnon,  T. Proud, A. Skinner,  N. Torr,  J. A. Vickery & S. Oppel. 2019 Population status of four endemic land bird species after an unsuccessful rodent eradication on Henderson Island. Bird Conservation International, 29, 124-135.

Jones S., Keane, A. St John, F., Vickery, J., Papworth, P. 2019 Audience segmentation to improve targeting of intervention designs in conservation.  Conserv. Biol. 0, 1–11. 517 https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13275

Bond, A.L., Churchyard, T., Cuthbert, R.J., Donaldson, A., Duffield, N., Forrest, A., Havery, S., Lavers, J.L., MacKinnon, L., McClelland, G.T.W., Kelly, J., Proud, T., Skinner, A., Torr, N., Vickery, J.A. & Oppel, S. (2019) Recovery of introduced Pacific rats (Rattus exulans) following a failed eradication attempt on subtropical Henderson Island, South Pacific Ocean. Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge (eds C.R. Veitch, M.N. Clout, A.R. Martin, J.C. Russell & C.J. West), pp. 167-174. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Oppel, S., G. T. W. McClelland, J. L. Lavers, T. Churchyard, A. H. Donaldson, N. D. Duffield, S. Havery, J. Kelly, T. Proud, J. Russell, J. A. Vickery, and A. L. Bond. 2018. Seasonal variation in movements and survival of Pacific Rats on Henderson Island. Conference Proceedings Island Invasives 2017

Hulme, M.F, Sanderson, F.J. Vickery, J.A. 2019. Impacts of wildlife on tropical agro-forestry crops and the implications for international conservation incentives. International Jnl of Pest Management 10.1080/09670874.2018.1538545

Oppel, S., Vickery, J.A., Zavalishina, A., Smagulova, A.,Turebaev, A., 2018. Raptor inventory of the Karatau State Nature Reserve, southern Kazakhstan. Sandgrouse 40/4: 60-72.

Vickery J.A.  & Tayleur C. 2018 Stemming the decline of farmland birds: the need for interventions and evaluations at a large scale: a commentary on Walker et al . Anim Cons 2018, 195-196

Beresford, A.E., Sanderson, F.J., Donald, P.F., Burfield, I.J., Vickery,, J.A. & Buchanan, G.M. 2019 Phenology and climate change in Africa and the decline of Afro-Palearctic migratory bird populations.  Remote Sensing in Ecology 5, 55-69

Buchanan, G.M., Mallord J.W., Orsman C.J., Roberts, J.T., Boaf, K., Skeen, R.Q.,  Whytock, R.C.,  Hulme M.F., Awa T., Guilain T., Segniagbeto G.T., Assou D., Vickery, J.A. 2018 . Changes in the area of suitable tree cover of a declining Afro-Palaearctic migrant across the species’ wintering range. Ibis

Rose D.C., Sutherland W.J., Amano T , González-Varo J P., Robertson R.J., Simmons B.I., Wauchope H. S. , Kovacs E. , Paz Durán A., Vadrot A.B.M., Wu W., Dias M.P., Di Fonzo M.I.D., Ivory S., Norris L., Nunes M.H., Nyumba T.O., Steiner N., Vickery J.A & Mukherjee N. 2018 The major barriers to evidence-informed conservation policy and possible solutions Conservation Letters volume 11 (5) doi:10.1111/conl.12564.

Stout, J.C., Bruijn , B, Delaney, A., Doke, D.A., Gyimah, T., Kamano, F, Kelly, R., Lovette, P, Marshall, E., Nana, A, Nasare, L.I., Nombre, I, Roberts, J.,Tankoano, P., Tayleur, C., Thomas, D., Vickery, J. & Kwapong, P. 2018 Insect pollination improves yield of Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa subsp. paradoxa) in the agroforestry parklands of West Africa. Jnl Pollination Ecology 22 11-20

Mallord, J. W.,  Orsman, C.J., Roberts J. T., Boafo, K., Skeen, R. Q. , Sheehan, D. K. & Vickery, J.A. 2018 Apparent resilience of a declining Afro-Palaearctic migrant to forest loss on the wintering grounds Ibis Article DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12572. Ibis 160, 805-815

Whytock, R.C., Morgan,B.J., Awa, T.,  Bekokon, Z., Abwe, E.A, Buij, R., Virani, M.,Vickery, J.A., Bunnefeld, N 2017. Quantifying the scale and socioeconomic drivers of bird hunting in Central African forest communities 2017 Biol Cons 218, 18-25

Tayleur, C., Balmford,  A., Buchanan, G.M.,  Stuart H. M. Butchart, S.H.M.,  Heather Ducharme, H.,, Green, R.H.E., Milder, J.C., Fiona J. Sanderson, F.J., Thomas, D.H.L., Vickery, J.A., Phalan, B. 2016 Global coverage of agricultural sustainability standards, and their role in conserving biodiversity. Conservation Letters, September 2016, 00(0), 1–8

Wilkinson, N.I.,  Hall, J.G., Vickery, J.A. & Buchanan, G.M.  2017 The nature and extent of terrestrial protected area coverage on the UK's Overseas Territories. Environmental Conservation. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0376892917000145  Published online: 22 March 2017, pp. 1-8

Oppel, S., Bond, A.L., Brooke, M.d.L., Harrison, G., Vickery, J.A., Cuthbert, R.J., 2016. Temporary captive population and rapid population recovery of an endemic flightless rail after a rodent eradication operation using aerially distributed poison bait. Biol. Conserv. 204, Part B, 442-448.

Mallord J.W., Orsman, C.J.,Roberts, J.T.,Skeen, R., Sheehan, D.K  & Vickery J.A. 2016 Habitat use and tree selection of a declining Afro-Palaearctic migrant at sub-Saharan staging and wintering sites. Bird Study in press  DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2016.1214813

Churchyard, T., Eaton, M.A., Havery, S., Hall, J., Millett, J., Farr, A., Cuthbert, R., Stringer, C., Vickery, J.A. (2016). The biodiversity of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories: a stock take of species occurrence and assessment of key knowledge gaps. Biodiversity and Conservation in press

Burgess, M., Hillers, A., Bannah, D., Mohamed, S., Swaray, M., Turay, B.S., Vickery, J. & Lindsell, J. (2016) The importance of protected and unprotected areas for colony occupancy and colony size in White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus in and around Gola Rainforest National Park, Sierra Leone. Bird Conservation International. doi:10.1017/S0959270916000113

Oppel, S., Hilton, G. M., Ratcliffe, N., Fenton, C., Daley, J., Gray, G., Vickery, J. A., and Gibbons, D. (2014) Assessing population viability while accounting for demographic and environmental uncertainty. Ecology 95, 1809-1818

Adams, W.M. Small, R.D.S. & Vickery, J.A. 2014 The impact of land use change on migrant birds in the Sahel.  Biodiversity DOI  10.1808/14888386.2014.931822

Atkinson, P.W. Adams, W.M., Brouwer, J., Buchanan, G., Cheke, R.A., Cresswell, W., Hewson, C.N., Hulme, M.F., Manvell, A., Sheehan, D.K., Small, R.D.S., Sutherland, W.J. & Vickery, J.A. 2014. Defining the key wintering habitats for declining African Eurasian migrants using expert assessment. Bird Conservation International doi 10.1017/S09592709113000531

Renwick AR, Vickery JA, Potts SG, Bolwig S, Nalwanga D, Pomeroy DE, Mushabe D. & Atkinson,PW. 2014. Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropicalagricultural landscapes. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.04.011

Vickery, JA, Ewing, SR, Smith, KW, Pain, DJ, Bairlein, F., Škorpilová, J, Gregory, Rd. 2014 The decline of Afro-Palearctic migrants and an assessment of potential causes. Ibis  156, 1-22

Douglas, DJT, Nalwanga, D, Katebaka, R Atkinson, PW, Pomeroy, DE, Nkuutu, D Vickery, JA. 2014. The importance of native trees for forest bird conservation in   tropical farmland. Animal Conservation 17, 256-264

Oppel S., Burns F., Vickery J., George K., Ellick G., Leo D. & Hillman, J.  2014 Habitat-specific effectiveness of feral cat control for the conservation of an endemic ground-nesting bird species. Journal of Applied Ecology 51, 1246–1254

Lynn V. Dicks , Richard D. Bardgett, Jenny Bell, Tim G. Benton, Angela Booth, Jan Bouwman, Chris Brown, Ann Bruce, Paul J. Burgess, Simon J. Butler, Ian Crute, Frances Dixon, Caroline Drummond, Robert P.Freckleton, Maggie Gill, Andrea Graham, Rosie S. Hails, James Hallett, Beth Hart, Jon G. Hillier, John M. Holland, Jonathan N. Huxley, John S.I. Ingram, Vanessa King, Tom Macmillan, Daniel F. McGonigle, Carmel McQuaid, Tim Nevard, Steve Norman, Ken Norris, Catherine Pazderka, Inder Poonaji, Claire H. Quinn, Stephen J. Ramsden, Duncan Sinclair, Gavin M. Siriwardena, Juliet A. Vickery, Andrew P. Whitmore, William Wolmer, William J. Sutherland What do we need to know to enhance the environmental sustainability of agriculture? A prioritisation of knowledge needs for the UK food system. Sustainability (Special Issue: Sustainable Food Chains, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/food-chains/

Ndang’ang’a, P.K., Njoroge, J.B.M., Ngamau, K., Kariuki, W., Atkinson, P.W. & Vickery, J.A. Avian foraging behaviour in relation to provision of ecosystem services in a highland East African agroecosystem. Bird Study 60, 156-168  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2012.758228

Ndang’ang’a, P.K., Njoroge, J.B.M., Ngamau, K., Kariuki, W., Atkinson, P.W. & Vickery, J.A. Effects of crop diversity on bird species richness and abundance in a highland East African agricultural landscape. Ostrich 84, 33-39

Ndang’ang’a, P.K., Njoroge, J.B.M. & Vickery, J.A. 2013. Quantifying the contribution of birds to the control of arthropod pests on kale, Brassica oleracea acephala a key crop in East African highland farmland. International Journal of Pest Management 59, 211-216.

Vickery, J.A. & Arlettaz, R. 2013.  The importance of habitat heterogeneity at multiple scales for birds in European agricultural landscapes. Pp 177-204 R.J. Fuller (ed) Bird Habitats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Hulme MF, Vickery JA, Green RE, Phalan B, Chamberlain DE, et al. (2013) Conserving the Birds of Uganda’s Banana-Coffee Arc: Land Sparing and Land Sharing Compared. PLoS ONE 8(2): e54597. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054597

Nalwanga, D, Pomeroy, D, Vickery, J.& Atkinson, P.W.  2012. A comparison of two survey methods for assessing bird species richness and abundance in tropical farmlands Bird Study 59, 83–95

Gilroy, J.J., Anderson, G. Q. A., Vickery, J. A., Grice, P. V.  & Sutherland, W. J.  2011 Identifying mismatches between habitat selection and habitat quality in a ground-nesting farmland bird. Animal conservation, 14, 620-629

Oppel, S., Beaven, B.M. Bolton,M., Vickery,J. & Bodey, T. 2011 Eradication of Invasive Mammals on Islands Inhabited by Humans and Domestic Animals. Conservation Biology, 25, 232-240

Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A., Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E., Parry, H.R. & Siriwardena, G.M. Entry Level Stewardship may enhance bird numbers in boundary habitats. Bird Study  57, 415-420

Gillings, S., Henderson, I.G., Morris, A.J. & Vickery, J.A. 2010 Assessing the implications of the loss of set-aside for farmland birds. Ibis 152, 713-723

Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A., Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E., Parry, H.R. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2010 Assessing the impact of Entry Level Stewardship on lowland farmland birds in England. Ibis, 152, 459-474

Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A.,  Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E., Parry, H.R. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2010 Assessing the impact of Environmental Stewardship on lowland farmland birds in England, Aspects of applied Biology, 100, 51-58

Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A.,  Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E., Parry, H.R. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2010 Regional variation in the efficacy Entry Level Stewardship in England, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 139, 121-128.

Gilroy, J.J., Anderson, G.Q.A., Grice, P.V., Vickery, J.A., & Sutherland, W.J. (2010) Mid season shifts in habitat associations of Yellow Wagtails Motacilla flava breeding in arable farmland. Ibis 152, 90-104

Douglas, D.J.T. Vickery, J.A. & Benton, T.G. (2010). Variation in arthropod abundance in barley under varying sowing regimes. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 135(1-2) 127-131

Douglas, D.J.T. Benton, T.G. & Vickery, J.A. (2010) Contrasting patch selection of breeding Yellowhammers Emberiza citronella in set-aside and cereal crops Bird Study 57, 69-74

Douglas, D.J.T., Vickery, J.A. & Benton, T.G. (2009). Improving the value of field margins as foraging habitat for farmland birds. 2009. .Journal Applied Ecology 46, 353-362.

Gilroy, J.J., Anderson, G.Q.A., Grice, P.V., Vickery, J.A., Watts, P.N. & Sutherland, W.J. (2009) Foraging habitat selection, diet and nestling condition in Yellow Wagtails Motacilla flava breeding on arable farmland. Bird Study 56, 221-232

Jones, P., Vickery, J., Salewski, V & Mapaure, I. (2010) Habitat use and densities of co-existing migrant Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochillus and resident eremomelas Eremomela spp in Zimbabwe. Bird Study 57, 44-55

Chamberlain, D.E., Katebaka, R., Senfuma, I., Pomeroy, D., Nalwanga-Wabire, D., Byaruhanga, A., Atkinson, P.W. & Vickery, J.A. 2009 Towards Developing Sustainable, Biodiversity-Rich Agricultural Systems in Uganda  BTO Research Report No. 522

Siriwardena, G.M., Calbrade, N.A.  & Juliet A. Vickery, J.A. (2008) Farmland birds and late winter food: does seed supply fail to meet demand? Ibis 150, 585–595

Simon Gillings, Andrew M. Wilson, Greg J. Conway, Juliet A. Vickery and Robert J. Fuller Distribution and abundance of birds and their habitats within the lowland farmland of Britain in winter Bird Study (2008) 55, 8-22

Gavin M. Siriwardena, Danaë K. Stevens, Guy Q.A. Anderson, Juliet A. Vickery, Neil A. Calbrade & Stephen Dodd. 2008 The effect of supplementary winter seed food on breeding populations of farmland birds: evidence from two large-scale experiments. Journal Applied Ecology 43, 628-639.

William J. Sutherland, Mark J. Bailey, Ian P. Bainbridge, Tom Brereton, Jaimie T. A. Dick, Joanna Drewitt, Nicholas K. Dulvy, Nicholas R. Dusic, Robert P. Freckleton, Kevin J. Gaston, Pam M. Gilder, Rhys E. Green, A. Louise Heathwaite, Sally M. Johnson, David W. Macdonald, Roger Mitchell, Daniel Osborn, Roger P. Owen, Jules Pretty, Stephanie V. Prior, Havard Prosser, Andrew S. Pullin, Paul Rose, Andrew Stott, Tom Tew, Chris D. Thomas, Des B. A. Thompson, Juliet A. Vickery, Matt Walker, Clive Walmsley, 2008  Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45, 821–833

Gilroy JJ, Anderson GQA, Grice PV, Vickery JA, Bray I, Watts PN & Sutherland WJ.  2008.  Could soil degradation contribute to farmland bird declines? Links between soil penetrability and the abundance of yellow wagtails Motacilla flava in arable fields. Biological Conservation 141: 3116–3126. (Published online doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2008.09.019)

Chamberlain, D.E., Gough, S., Vaughan, H., Vickery, J.A. &  Appleton, G.F. 2007 Determinants of bird species richness in public green spaces. Bird Study 54, 87-97

Cresswell, W.R.L., Wilson, J.M., Vickery, J.A., Jones, P., Holt, S. 2007 Changes in densities of Sahelian bird species in response to recent habitat degradation. Ostrich, 78, 247-545

Butler S J, Vickery J A, Norris K. 2007 Farmland biodiversity and the footprint of agriculture. Science 315 381-383

Wilson, A, Vickery, J.A. and Pendlebury, P. 2007 Agri-environment schemes as a tool for reversing declining populations of grassland waders in England: mixed benefits from Environmentally Sensitive Areas. Biological Conservation 136, 128-135

Whittingham, M.J., Krebs, J.K., Swetnam, R.D., Vickery, J.A., Wilson, J.W. & Freckleton R.P. 2007 Should conservation strategies consider spatial generality? Farmland Birds show regional not national patterns of habitat association. Ecology Letters 10, 25-35

D.E. Chamberlain, S.N. Freeman & J.A. Vickery. 2007 The effects of GMHT crops on bird abundance in arable fields in the UK. AGEE 101: 1-8

Devereux, C.L., Vickery, J.A., Fernandez-Juricic, E., Krebs, J.R. & Whittingham 2006 Does sward density affect prey availability for grassland birds? Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 117 57-62

Siriwardena, G.M., Calbraide, N.A., Vickery, J.A. & Sutherland, W.J. 2006 The effect of the spatial distribution of winter seed food resources on their use by farmland birds. Journal Applied Ecology 43, 628-639

Devereux, C.L., Whittingham, M.J. Krebs, J.R., Ferenandez-Jurcic, E. & Vickery, J.A. (2006) What attracts birds to newly mown pasture? Decoupling the action of mowing from the provision of short swards. Ibis 148, 302-306.

Devereux, C.L., Whittingham, M.J., Fernández-Juricic, E., Vickery, J.A., Krebs, J.R.  2006  Predator detection and avoidance by starlings under differing scenarios of predation risk Behavioral Ecology  17 303 - 309

Atkinson, P.A., Fuller, R.A., Gillings, S. & Vickery, J.A. 2006 Counting birds on farmland habitats in winter. Bird Study 53: 303-309

Stuart, S.N., Archibald, G.W., Ball, J., Berry, R.J., Emmerich, S.D., Evans, D.M., Flenley, J.R., Gaston, K.J., Given, D.R., Gosler, A.G., Harris, P., Houghton, J., Lindquist, E.D., Mahan, D.C., Morecroft, M.D., Moyer, D.C., Murdiyarso, D., Musiti, B.W.W., Nicolson, C., Oteng-Yeboah, A., Plumptre, A.J., Prance, G., Ramachandra, V., Sale, J.B., Sheldon, J.K., Simiyu, S., Storey, R., Underhill, L.G., Vickery, J. and Whitten, T. 2005. Conservation theology for conservation biologists - a reply to David Orr. Conservation Biology 19: 1689-1692.

Atkinson, P.A., Fuller, R.J., Vickery, J.A., Conway. G., Tallowin, J.R., Smith, R., Haysom, K., Ings, T., Asteraki, E. & Brown, V.K.  2005 Influence of agricultural management, sward structure and food resources on grassland field use by birds in lowland England. Journal Applied Ecology 42, 932-942.

Petit, S., Chamberlain, D., Haysom, K., Pywell, R., Vickery, J., Warman, L., Allen, D. & Firbank, L. 2003 Knowledge-based models for predicting species occurrence in arable conditions. Ecography. 26:  626-640

Chamberlain, D.E., Vickery, J.A., Glue, D.E., Robinson, R.A., Conway, G.J., Woodburn, R.J.W. & Cannon, A.R. (2005) Annual and seasonal trends in the use of garden feeders by birds in winter. Ibis 147, 563-575.

Gillings, S., Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Vickery, J.A. (2005) Winter availability of cereal stubbles attracts declining farmland birds and positively influences breeding population trends. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B Biological Sciences, 272 (1564), 733-739.

Tallowin, J.R.B, Smith, R.E.N., Goodyear, J. & Vickery, J.A. (2005) Spatial and structural uniformity of lowland grassland in England: a context for low biodiversity. Grass and Forage Science, 60, 225-236.

Wilson, A.M. & Vickery, J.A. (2005) Decline in yellow wagtail Motacilla flava flavissima breeding on lowland wet grasslands in England and Wales between 1982 and 2002. Bird Study, 52, 88-92.

Wilson, A.M., Vickery, J.A., Brown, A., Langstone, R.H.W., Smallshire, D., Wotton, S. & Vanhinsberg, D. (2005) Changes in the numbers of breeding waders on lowland wet grasslands in England and Wales between 1982 and 2002. Bird Study, 52, 55-69.

Cope, D., Vickery, J. & Rowcliffe, M. (2005) Geese in Scotland: a conservation-agriculture conflict. In: People and wildlife: conflict and coexistence. Eds R. Woodroffe, S. Thirgood & A. Rabinowitz. Pp. 176-191. Cambridge University Press.

Chamberlain, D.E., Gough, S.J., Vickery, J.A. Firbank, L.G., Petit, S.E., Pywell, R. & Bradbury, R.B. (2004) Rule based predictive models are not cost-effective alternatives to bird monitoring on farmland. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 101, 1-8.

Evans, A.D., Vickery, J.A. & Shrubb, M. (2004) The importance of over-wintered stubble for farmland bird recovery: a reply to Potts. Bird Study, 51, 94-96.

Henderson, I.G., Vickery, J.A. & Carter, N. (2004) The use of winter crops by farmland birds in lowland England. Biological Conservation, 118, 21-32.

Vickery, J.A., Bradbury, R.B., Henderson, I.G., Eaton, M.A. & Grice, P.V. (2004) The role of agri-environment schemes and farm management practices in reversing the decline of farmland birds in England. Biological Conservation, 119, 19-39.

Benton, T.G., Vickery, J.A. & Wilson, J.D. (2003) Farmland biodiversity - is habitat heterogeneity the key? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18, 182-188.

Petit, S., Chamberlain, D., Haysom, K., Pywell, R., Vickery, J., Warman, L., Allen, D. & Firbank, L.  (2003) Knowledge-based models for predicting species occurrence in arable conditions. Ecography, 26, 626-640.

Atkinson, P.W., Fuller, R.J. & Vickery, J.A. (2002) Large scale patterns of summer and winter bird distribution in relation to farmland type in England and Wales. Ecography, 25, 466-480.

Henderson, I.G., Wilson, A.M., Steele, D. & Vickery, J.A. (2002) Population estimates, trends and habitat associations of breeding lapwing, Vanellus vanellus, curlew Nemenius arquata and snipe Gallinago gallinago in Northern Ireland in 1999. Bird Study, 49, 17-25.

Salewski, V., Jones, P. & Vickery, J. (2002) Niche partitioning between immigrant Palearctic willow warblers Phylloscopus trochilus and resident Afrotropical warblers in three woodland habitats in Zimbabwe. Avian Science, 4, 207-216.

Vickery, J., Carter, N. & Fuller, R.J. (2002) The potential value of managed cereal field margins as foraging habitats for farmland birds in the UK. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 89, 41-52.

Rowcliffe, J.M., Watkinson, A.R., Sutherland, W.J. & Vickery, J.A. (2001) The depletion of algal beds by geese: a predictive model and test. Oecologia, 127, 361-371.

Vickery, J., Salewski, V. & Jones, P. (2001) Factors affecting the distribution of Palearctic migrant birds in their wintering grounds. Ostrich Suppl. 15, Proceedings of the Tenth Pan-African Ornithological Congress (Ed by L. Lens) 131.

Chamberlain, D.E., Vickery, J.A., Marshall, E.J.P. & Tucker, G.M. (2001) The effect of hedgerow characteristics on the winter hedgerow bird community. In Hedgerows of the World OALE (UK) pp197-205.

Vickery, J.A, Tallowin, J.R., Feber, R.E., Asteraki, E.J., Atkinson, P.W., Fuller, R.J. & Brown, V.K. (2001) The management of lowland neutral grasslands in Britain: effects of agricultural practices on birds and their food resources. Journal of Applied Ecology, 38, 647-664.

Wilson, A.M., Vickery, J.A. & Brown, S.J. (2001) The numbers and distribution of Lapwings Vanellus vanellus breeding in England and Wales in 1998. Bird Study, 48, 2-17.

Browne, S.J., Vickery, J.A. & Chamberlain, D.E. (2000) Densities and population estimates of breeding Skylarks Alauda arvenis in Britain in 1997.  Bird Study, 47, 52-65.

Chamberlain, D.E., Vickery, J.A. & Gough, S. (2000) Spatial and temporal distribution of breeding Skylarks Alauda arvensis in relation to crop type in periods of population increase and decrease.  Ardea, 88 (1), 61-73.

Donald, P.F. & Vickery, J.A. (2000) The importance of cereal fields to breeding and wintering skylarks Alauda arvensis in UK.  In: The Ecology and Conservation of Lowland Farmland Birds, (Eds) Aebischer, N.J. Evans, A.D., Grice, P.V. & Vickery, J.A., pp140-150 British Ornithologists’ Union, Tring, UK.

Henderson, I.G., Cooper, J., Fuller, R.J. & Vickery, J.A. (2000) The relative abundance of birds on set-aside and neighbouring fields in summer.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 37, 335-347.

Henderson, I.G., Vickery, J.A. & Fuller, R.J. (2000) Summer bird abundances and distribution on set-aside fields on intensive English arable farms.  Ecography, 23, 50-59.

Chamberlain, D.E., Wilson, A.M., Browne, S.J. & Vickery, J.A. (1999) Effects of habitat type and management on the abundance of skylarks in the breeding season.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 36, 856-870.

Vickery, J.A., Chamberlain, D.E. & Browne, S.J. (1999) The contribution of extensive volunteer surveys to the conservation of Skylarks Alauda arvensis in Britain.  Vogelwelt, 120 Suppl., 339-348.

Vickery, J.A. & Gill, J.A. (1999) Managing grassland for wild geese in Britain: a review.  Biological Conservation, 89, 93-106.

Vickery, J., Rowcliffe, M., Cresswell, W., Jones, P. & Holt, S. (1999) Habitat selection by whitethroats Sylvia communis during spring passage in the Sahel zone of Northern Nigeria.  Bird Study, 46, 348-355.

Vickery, J.A., Sutherland, W.J., Watkinson, A.R. & O’Brien, M.O. (1997) The management of coastal marshes for breeding waders and wintering geese – is there a conflict?  Biological Conservation, 79, 23-34.

Brooke, M. de L., Jones, P., Trevelyan, R. & Vickery, J. (1996) Seasonal patterns of leaf growth and loss, flowering and fruiting on a sub-tropical Central Pacific island.  Biotropica, 28, 164-179.

Jones, P., Vickery, J., Holt, S. & Cresswell, W. (1996) A preliminary assessment of some factors influencing the density and distribution of palearctic passerine migrants wintering in the Sahel.  Bird Study, 43, 73-84.

Logie, J., Bryant, D., Howell, D. & Vickery, J. (1996) Biological significance of UK critical load exceedance estimates for flowing waters: assessments of dipper Cinclus cinclus populations in Scotland.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 33, 1065-1076.

Rowcliffe, M.R., Sutherland, W.J., Vickery, J.A. & Watkinson, A.R. (1996) Cyclic winter grazing patterns of Brent Geese and the regrowth of salt-marsh grass.  Functional Ecology, 9, 931-941.

Summers, R.W., Prys-Jones, R., Underhill, L. & Vickery, J.A. (1996) Phenology of migration and use of wintering sites by the increasing population of dark-bellied brent geese Branta bernicla berniclaJournal of Zoology, 239, 197-208.

Vickery, J.A. & Sutherland, W.J. (1996) Changing perceptions of the brent goose.  British Wildlife, 7, 341-347.

Jones, P., Schubel, S., Jolly, J., Brooke, M. de L. & Vickery, J. (1995) Behaviour, natural history and annual cycle of the Henderson Rail Porzana atra (Aves: Rallidae).  Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 56, 167-183.

Vickery, J.A., Sutherland, W.J., Watkinson, A.R., Lane, S.J. & Rowcliffe, M.R. (1995) Habitat shifts in dark-bellied brent geese Branta b. bernicla in relation to food depletion.  Oecologia, 103, 499-508.

Vickery, J.A. & Brooke, M. (1994) Kleptoparasitic interactions between great frigatebirds Fregata minor and masked boobies Sula dactylatra on Henderson Island, South Pacific.  Condor, 96, 331-340.

Vickery, J.A., Sutherland, W.J. & Lane, S.J. (1994) The management of grass pasture for brent geese.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 31, 282-290.

Vickery, J.A., Watkinson, A.R. & Sutherland, W.J. (1994) The solutions to the brent goose problem: an economic analysis.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 31, 371-382.

Vickery, J.A. (1992) The reproductive success of the Dipper Cinclus cinclus in relation to the acidity of streams in south west Scotland.  Freshwater Biology, 28, 195-205.

Vickery, J.A. & Summers, R.W. (1992) Scaring of Brent Geese, Branta b bernicla, from arable crops by a human bird scarer.  Crop Protection, 11, 480-484.

Vickery, J.A. (1991) The effect of stream acidity on the distribution of Dippers Cinclus cinclus, Grey Wagtails Motacilla cinerea and Common Sandpipers Actitis hypoleucos in south west Scotland.  Ibis, 133, 178-185.

Ormerod, S.J., Bull, K.R., Cumins, C.P., Tyler, S.J. & Vickery, J.A. (1989) Egg mass and shell thickness in Dippers Cinclus cinclue in relation to stream acidity in Wales and Scotland.  Environmental Pollution, 5, 107-121.