Christopher J. Wheatley
University of York
Publications 7
#1Wendy B. Foden (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 15
#2Bruce E. Young (IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)H-Index: 1
Last.Brian Huntley (Durham University)H-Index: 67
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Assessing species' vulnerability to climate change is a prerequisite for developing effective strategies to conserve them. The last three decades have seen exponential growth in the number of studies evaluating how, how much, why, when, and where species will be impacted by climate change. We provide an overview of the rapidly developing field of climate change vulnerability assessment (CCVA) and describe key concepts, terms, steps and considerations. We stress the importance of identifying the ...
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Global climate change is one of the largest threats faced by biodiversity globally, with a wide range of impacts already observed and greater impacts projected to occur by the end of this century. Early identification of which species are most threatened by climate change is crucial to ensuring conservation action can be taken to prevent species losses. In this thesis I analyse the performance of a wide range of methodologies used to assess the risk to individual species from climate change, fin...
#1Christopher J. Wheatley (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 5
#2Colin M. Beale (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 23
Last.Chris D. Thomas (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 87
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Climate change vulnerability assessments are commonly used to identify species at risk from global climate change, but the wide range of methodologies available makes it difficult for end users, such as conservation practitioners or policymakers, to decide which method to use as a basis for decision-making. In this study, we evaluate whether different assessments consistently assign species to the same risk categories and whether any of the existing methodologies perform well at identifying clim...
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#1James W. Pearce-Higgins (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 30
#2Colin M. Beale (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 23
Last.Humphrey Q. P. Crick (Natural England)H-Index: 28
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It is important for conservationists to be able to assess the risks that climate change poses to species, in order to inform decision making. Using standardised and repeatable methods, we present a national-scale assessment of the risks of range loss and opportunities for range expansion that climate change could pose for over 3000 plants and animals. Species were selected by their occurrence in England, the primary focus of the study, but climate change impacts were assessed across Great Britai...
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#1Julie A. Ewald (Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust)H-Index: 8
#2Christopher J. Wheatley (Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust)H-Index: 5
Last.Michael B. Morecroft (Natural England)H-Index: 1
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Cereal fields are central to balancing food production and environmental health in the face of climate change. Within them, invertebrates provide key ecosystem services. Using 42 years of monitoring data collected in southern England, we investigated the sensitivity and resilience of invertebrates in cereal fields to extreme weather events and examined the effect of long-term changes in temperature, rainfall and pesticide use on invertebrate abundance. Of the 26 invertebrate groups examined, ele...
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#1Nicholas J. Aebischer (Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust)H-Index: 29
#2Christopher J. Wheatley (Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust)H-Index: 5
Last.Hugh R. RoseH-Index: 1
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The amount of wounding during routine culling is an important factor in the welfare of wild deer. Little information exists on factors determining shooting accuracy and wounding rates under field conditions in the UK. In this study, 102 anonymous stalkers collected data on the outcomes and circumstances of 2281 shots. Using hot-deck imputation and generalised linear mixed modelling, we related the probability that a shot hit its target, and the probability that the shot killed the deer if it was...
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#1Carlos Díez ValleH-Index: 2
#2Carlos Sánchez García-Abad (University of León)H-Index: 4
Last.Vicente Gaudioso Lacasa (University of León)H-Index: 4
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The activity of 2 populations of wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus, L. 1758), consisting of 14 adults (>9 mo of age) each (4 males and 10 females), was analysed over 2 consecutive years. Rabbits were captured in the wild and kept in 2 separate enclosures of 0.5 ha, with each enclosure divided into 2 zones: a smaller area where warrens were located (breeding area) and a larger area where food and water were provided (feeding area). Seven rabbits in each enclosure were individually tagged with a...
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