Simon R. Leather
Harper Adams University
237Publications
37H-index
5,903Citations
Publications 237
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Insect Conservation and Diversity 2.09
Yves Basset41
Estimated H-index: 41
,
Scott E. Miller35
Estimated H-index: 35
(National Museum of Natural History)
+ 4 AuthorsRaphael K. Didham23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Western Australia)
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Annals of Applied Biology 2.05
Simon R. Leather37
Estimated H-index: 37
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Pest Management Science 3.25
Charlotte Rowley2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Harper Adams University),
Andrew Cherrill16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Harper Adams University)
+ 2 AuthorsTom W. Pope6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Harper Adams University)
BACKGROUND: Saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata (von Roser) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), is a pest of cereal crops in Europe. Outbreaks are difficult to predict and effective monitoring tools are required to ensure the effectiveness of pest management options. The female sex pheromone, (R)-2-nonyl butyrate, provides the basis of a highly effective lure for this insect. Here, we demonstrate how the success of this lure can be influenced by parameters such as trap location, lure age, and inter...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Annals of Applied Biology 2.05
Simon R. Leather37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Harper Adams University)
Research into insect decline over the years indicates increased funding is required for long term monitoring and more research to support sustainable agriculture. Planning authorities need to consider how to mitigate the impact of urbanisation and roads on invertebrate populations.
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Annals of Applied Biology 2.05
D. Atanasova , Simon R. Leather37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Harper Adams University)
Over the past decade or so, there has been an increasing concern that the use of conventional synthetic pesticides may be having a detrimental effect not just on pollinators and other beneficial insects (Goulson et al., 2015; Regan et al., 2017), but also on insects in general (Sorg et al., 2013; Pisa et al., 2015; Leather, 2018; Main et al., 2018). In addition, the problem of insect resistance to insecticides is a serious problem, with almost 600 arthropod species‐resistant to one or more of th...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Agricultural and Forest Entomology 1.49
Katy Reed2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Harper Adams University),
Sandra Denman16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 2 AuthorsDaegan J. G. Inward5
Estimated H-index: 5
he two spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus Fabricus, is implicated in oak decline events across Europe, and is strongly linked to Acute Oak Decline in the U.K., although its role in the syndrome remains under investigation. In the U.K., the beetle is restricted to south and central England. The present study aimed to improve our understanding of the beetle's life history and thermal requirements, intending to explain its U.K. distribution, and to collect data for lifecycle modelling. Novel...
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Published on Jan 1, 2017in Annals of Applied Biology 2.05
Simon R. Leather37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Harper Adams University)
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Published on Aug 1, 2017in Urban Ecosystems 2.00
Cecily E. D. Goodwin3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Exeter),
Bruce Keep (Imperial College London), Simon R. Leather37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Imperial College London)
This study examined the relationship between the habitat and tree species richness of roundabouts and the abundance and species richness of tree-dwelling caterpillars, and thus the potential of urban roundabouts to support breeding populations. Total tree species number on sites was related to an increase in caterpillar abundance and a greater number of habitats was associated with a higher number of caterpillar species. An increase in the total number of trees was not correlated with a greater ...
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Published on Aug 1, 2017in Biological Conservation 4.66
Niamh M. McHugh2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Imperial College London),
Matt Prior1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsJ. M. Holland24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust)
Agricultural intensification is a key cause of the population declines shown by many farmland bird species across Europe. Changes in land management through agri-environment schemes (AES) are frequently cited as the best tool to reverse these trends, to date however they have received mixed support. This study tested whether AES options in England that provide winter seed food or insect-rich foraging during the breeding season, were associated with improved breeding performance in tree sparrow, ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2017in Insect Conservation and Diversity 2.09
Raphael K. Didham23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Western Australia),
Simon R. Leather37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Harper Adams University),
Yves Basset41
Estimated H-index: 41
(Smithsonian Institution)
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