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Duncan McCollin

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  • Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Science

Accepting PhD Students

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Research Output 1993 2017

2017

Landscape metrics as functional traits in plants: perspectives from a glacier foreland

Sitzia, T., Dainese, M., Krusi, B. & McCollin, D., 31 Jul 2017, In : PeerJ. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
glaciers
topsoil
texture
ornamental plants
Alps region

Turnover dynamics of breeding land birds on islands: is island biogeographic theory ‘true but trivial’ over decadal time-scales?

McCollin, D., 11 Jan 2017, In : Diversity. 9, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
extinction
birds
breeding
Wales
immigration
2016
1 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of soil conditions and landscape factors on macro-snail communities in newly created grasslands of restored landfill sites in the UK

Rahman, M. L., Tarrant, S., Ollerton, J. & McCollin, D., 12 Aug 2016, In : Zoology and Ecology. 26, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
snail
landfill
grassland
introduced species
species diversity

The use of hedgerows as flight paths by moths in intensive farmland landscapes

Coulthard, E., McCollin, D. & Littlemore, J., 2016, In : Journal of Insect Conservation. 20, 2, p. 345–350

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
moths
agricultural land
flight
food plants
nectar
2015

Change and causes of change in the vascular plant flora of Ireland: 1970–1999

McCollin, D. & Geraghty, E., 30 May 2015, In : Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. 115B, 1 2015

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
vascular plant
flora
atlas
sampling bias
agricultural intensification

Do British birds conform to Bergmann's and Allen's rules? An analysis of body size variation with latitude for four species

McCollin, D., Hodgson, J. & Crockett, R. G. M., 6 Jul 2015, In : Bird Study. 62, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Passer domesticus
body size
birds
United Kingdom
gender

Pushing back the baseline: a novel approach to detect long-term changes in terrestrial faunal abundance using historical qualitative descriptions

McCollin, D., Preece, R. & Sparks, T. H., 22 Dec 2015, In : European Journal of Ecology. 1, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
long-term change
bird
amber
Red List
range size

The curious case of Skokholm: equilibrium, non-equilibrium and a phase shift in an island landbird assemblage

McCollin, D., 1 Oct 2015, In : Ecography. 38, 10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

File
island biogeography
habitat
cluster analysis
turnover
attribute

Vegetation cover and grasslands in the vicinity accelerate development of carabid beetle assemblages on restored landfill sites

Rahman, M. L., Tarrant, S., McCollin, D. & Ollerton, J., 11 Aug 2015, In : Zoology and Ecology. 25, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
vegetation cover
landfill
beetle
grassland
seeding
2014

Environmental factors interact with spatial processes to determine herbaceous species richness in woody field margins

Sitzia, T., Dainese, M. & McCollin, D., 1 Nov 2014, In : Plant Ecology. 215, 11, p. 1323-1335 13 p., 11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
field margin
environmental factor
species richness
herb
agricultural land
File
census
bird
environmental change
test
coast
2012

Grassland Restoration on Landfill Sites in the East Midlands , United Kingdom : An Evaluation of Floral Resources and Pollinating Insects

Tarrant, S., Ollerton, J., Rahman, L., Tarrant, J. & Mccollin, D., 2012, Restoration Ecology. p. 1-9 9 p. (Restoration Ecology).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

landfill
grassland
insect
pollinator
resource

Influence of habitat quality, landscape structure and food resources on breeding skylark (Alauda arvensis) territory distribution on restored landfill sites

Rahman, M. L., Tarrant, S., McCollin, D. & Ollerton, J., 15 Apr 2012, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 105, 3, p. 281-287 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

landscape structure
habitat quality
landfill
breeding
food

Landscape structure influences pollinator movements and directly affects plant reproductive success

Cranmer, L., McCollin, D. & Ollerton, J., 1 Apr 2012, In : Oikos. 121, 4, p. 562–568 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

pollinating insects
Bombus
pollination
flight
Salvia pratensis
2011

The conservation value of restored landfill sites in the East Midlands, UK for supporting bird communities

Rahman, M. L., Tarrant, S., McCollin, D. & Ollerton, J., 22 May 2011, In : Biodiversity and Conservation. 20, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

landfill
bird
Red List
grassland
habitat
2010

The effect of hedgerow loss on microclimate in the Mediterranean region: an investigation in Central Spain

Sanchez, I. A., Lassaletta, L., McCollin, D. & Bunce, R. G. H., 1 Jan 2010, In : Agroforestry Systems (in cooperation with ICRAF). 78, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

hedgerow
microclimate
environmental conditions
loss
effect
2007

Finding NEMO: Nestedness engendered by mutualistic organization in anemonefish and their hosts

Ollerton, J., McCollin, D., Fautin, D. G. & Allen, G. R., 22 Feb 2007, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Royal Geographical Society, p. 591-598 8 p. (Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences; vol. 274).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Sea Anemones
Ecology
2005

Modelling the effects of dispersal and landscape configuration on population distribution and viability in fragmented habitat

Alderman, J., McCollin, D., Hinsley, S. A., Bellamy, P. E., Picton, P. & Crockett, R., Nov 2005, Landscape Ecology. p. 857-870 14 p. (Landscape Ecology; vol. 20).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Ecosystem
Demography
Emigration and Immigration
Population
Breeding
2003

Island ecology and contingent theory: The role of spatial scale and taxonomic bias

Báldi, A. & McCollin, D., Jan 2003, Global Ecology and Biogeography. p. 1-3 3 p. (Global Ecology and Biogeography; vol. 12).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Ecology
Islands
Databases

Hedgerows as habitat for woodland plants

McCollin, D., Jackson, J. I., Bunce, R. G. H., Barr, C. J. & Stuart, R., Sep 2000, In : Journal of Environmental Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The flora of a cultural landscape: Environmental determinants of change revealed using archival sources

McCollin, D., Moore, L. & Sparks, T., Feb 2000, Biological Conservation. p. 249-263 15 p. (Biological Conservation; vol. 92).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Ecosystem
Wetlands
Climate Change
Biodiversity
Agriculture
1998

Forest edges and habitat selection in birds: A functional approach

McCollin, D., 1998, Ecography. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 247-260 14 p. (Ecography; vol. 21).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Birds
Ecosystem
Eels
Microclimate
Food Supply

Geographical and Land-Use Influences on Bird Species Richness in Small Woods in Agricultural Landscapes

Hinsley, S. A., Bellamy, P. E., Enoksson, B., Fry, G., Gabrielsen, L., McCollin, D. & Schotman, A., Mar 1998, Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters. p. 125 (Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters; vol. 7).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Birds
Denmark
Netherlands
Censuses
Norway
1993
woodlands
birds
vegetation structure
habitat fragmentation
species diversity