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Selected publications which use data from PiedFly.Net:

Ouwehand, J., Ahola, M., Ausems, A., Bridge, E., Burgess, M., Hahn, S., Hewson, C., Klaassen, R., Laaksonen, T., Lampe, H., Velmala, W. & Both, C. (2016) Light-level geolocators reveal migratory connectivity in European populations of pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca. Journal of Avian Biology: 47: 69-83

Tonra, C., Both, C. & Marra, P. (2015) Incorporating site and year-specific deuterium ratios (δ2H) from precipitation into geographic assignments of a migratory bird. Journal of Avian Biology 46: 266-274.

Whytock, R. C., Davis, D., Whytock, R., Burgess, M. D., Minderman, J. & Mallord, J. (2015) Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix nest provisioning rates are correlated with seasonal caterpillar availability in British Oak Quercus woodlands. Bird Study 62: 339-347.

Laaksonen, T, Sirkiä, P, Calhim, S, Brommer, J, Leskinen, P, Primmer, C, Adamik, P, Artemyev, A, Belskii, E, Both, C, Bureš, S, Burgess, M, Doligez, B, Forsman, J, Grinkov, V, Hoffmann, D, Ivankina, E, Král, M, Krams, I, Lampe, H, Moreno, J, Mägi, M, Nord, A, Potti, J, Ravussin, P-A and Sokolov, L. (2015) Sympatric divergence and clinal variation in multiple coloration traits of Ficedula flycatchers. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:779-790

Sirkiä, P, Adamik, P, Artemyev, A, Belskii, E, Both, C, Bureš, S, Burgess, M, Bushuev, A, Forsman, J, Grinkov, V, Hoffmann, D, Järvinen, A, Král, M, Krams, I, Lampe, H, Moreno, J, Mägi, M, Nord, A, Potti, J, Ravussin, P-A, Sokolov, L and Laaksonen, T (2015) Fecundity selection on multiple male colouration traits does not vary along large geographical cline of trait means in a passerine bird. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 114:808-827

Burgess, M (2014) Restoring abandoned coppice for birds: few effects of conservation management on occupancy, fecundity and productivity of hole nesting birds. Forest Ecology & Management 330: 205-217

Burgess, M. & Barrimore, C. (2012) The Southwest Pied Flycatcher Monitoring Network. Devon Birds 65: 3-9.

Lehtonen, P., Laaksonen, T, Artemyev, A, Belskii, E., Berg, P., Both, C., Buggiotti, L., Bureš, S., Burgess, M., Bushuev, A., Krams, I., Moreno, I., Mägi, M., Nord, A., Potti, J., Ravussin, P., Sirkiä, P., Sætre, G., Winkel, W. and Primmer, C. (2012) Candidate genes for color and vision exhibit signals of selection across the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) breeding range. Heredity 108: 431-440

Smith, K, Smith, L, Charman, E, Briggs, K, Burgess, M, Dennis, A, Harding, M, Isherwood, C, Isherwood, I and Mallord, J (2011) Large scale variation in the temporal patterns of the frass fall of defoliating caterpillars in Oak woodlands in Britain: implications for nesting woodland birds. Bird Study 58: 506-511

Burgess, M. (2009) Nestboxes and nest recording at Yarner Wood: history and current research. Devon Birds 62: 35-39.

Goodfellow, P. (2008) The story of Pied Flycatchers breeding in Devon. Devon Birds 61: 3-9.

Vaughan, G. (1994) Pied Flycatchers in Okehampton - the first twenty years. Devon Birds 47: 2-11.

Details of our 2016 meeting, supported by the British Ecological Society Forest Ecology Group:

Date: 19 March 2016

PiedFly.Net is a citizen science project monitoring breeding woodland birds and woodland phenology. The network provides data collected to many science projects including the BTO Nest Record Scheme, Track a Tree and university and NGO research groups right across Europe, and also undertakes its own research. Each year the network holds a one day meeting shortly before the bird breeding season, the only occasion when all the monitors involved come together. The meeting is designed to provide feedback to monitors on the previous seasons results putting them in a long-term context, highlight new ways in which their data can be collected, submitted or used, and to show how their data is being used in scientific work. The meeting aims to increase members awareness of woodland ecology more generally. The 2016 meeting includes talks from visiting guest speakers Will Kirby (RSPB, Hawfinch declines), Bob Harris (formation of national study group and integrating data from north west England), Sophie Bell (PiedFly.Net, geolocators and provisioning rates) and Malcolm Burgess.

Time: 11-3

Location: Wooda Farm, Devon Wildlife Trust Centre, Doddiscombeleigh, Devon