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NBN Atlas Citations


Briggs, J. (2023). Freshwater sponges: our native species and their inhabitants. British Wildlife, 35.2, 105-114.

Data Study Group Team. (2023). Data Study Group Final Report: National Biodiversity Network Trust – Spatiotemporal analysis of priority species records across England (Version 1). The Alan Turing Institute.

Madden, J.R., Buckley, R., Ratcliffe, S. (2023). Large‐scale correlations between gamebird release and management and animal biodiversity metrics in lowland Great Britain. Ecology and Evolution.

Lim, D.Y.H., Starnes, T., Plumptre, A.J. (2023). Global priorities for biodiversity conservation in the United Kingdom. Biological Conservation, Volume 277, 109798.


Brocklehurst, S. (2022). An investigation into the relationship between urbanisation and the species richness of vascular plants in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. A report for the examined component of the Project Module SXE390-22B, BSc Open (Environmental Science), the Open University, UK.

Pakeman, R.J., O’Brien, D., Genney, D. & Brooker, R.W. (2022). Identifying drivers of change in bryophyte and lichen species occupancy in Scotland. Ecological Indicators 139.

Balfour, N.J., Castellanos, M.C., Goulson, D., Philippides, A., & Johnson, C. (2022) DoPI: The Database of Pollinator Interactions. Ecology e3801.


Allain, S.J. & Lynn, V. (2021). Distribution of the alpine newt Ichthyosaura alpestris in Great Britain updated using social media. The Herpetological Bulletin 158, 28-31

Esh, M., Oxbrough, A. (2021). Macrohabitat associations and phenology of carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae, Leiodidae: Cholevinae). J Insect Conserv 25, 123–136

Edwards, T., Jones, C.B., Perkins, S.E., Corcoran, P. (2021). Passive citizen science: The role of social media in wildlife observations, PLoS ONE, 16, 8

Kent, E., Schwartz, A., Perkins, S. (2021). Life in the fast lane: roadkill risk along an urban–rural gradient, Journal of Urban Ecology, 7, Issue 1.

Rodríguez-Rey, M., Consuegra, S., Börger, L. et al. Boat ramps facilitate the dispersal of the highly invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Biol Invasions 23, 1487–1496 (2021).

Leivesley, J.A., Stewart, R.A., Paterson, V. et al. (2021). Potential importance of urban areas for water voles: Arvicola amphibius. Eur J Wildl Res 67, 15.

Falk, S. (2021). A review of the pollinators associated with decaying wood, old trees and tree wounds in Great Britain.


Harrington, L.A., Birks, J., Chanin, P. and Tansley, D. (2020), Current status of American mink Neovison vison in Great Britain: a review of the evidence for a population decline. Mam Rev, 50: 157-169.

Raye, L. (2020) ‘The wild plants of Scotia Illustrata (1684)’, British and Irish Botany, 2(3), pp. 240–258.

Brighton, P. (2020). The Diptera of Lancashire and Cheshire: Muscoidea, Part I.

Heald, O.J.N., Fraticelli, C., Cox, S.E., Stevens, M.C.A., Faulkner, S.C., Blackburn, T.M. and Le Comber, S.C. (2020), Understanding the origins of the ring?necked parakeet in the UK. J Zool, 312: 1-11.

Patterson, C., Slater, M., Early, R. et al. The status of Clibanarius erythropus after a recent range expansion to Great Britain, with the highest latitude recording of a gravid individual. Mar Biodivers Rec 13, 3 (2020).

Petrovan, S.O., Vale, C.G. & Sillero, N. Using citizen science in road surveys for large-scale amphibian monitoring: are biased data representative for species distribution?. Biodivers Conserv 29, 1767–1781 (2020).

Harrington, L.A., Birks, J., Chanin, P. and Tansley, D. (2020), Current status of American mink Neovison vison in Great Britain: a review of the evidence for a population decline. Mam Rev, 50: 157-169.

English, HMCaravaggi, A(2020) Where’s wallaby? Using public records and media reports to describe the status of red?necked wallabies in BritainEcol Evol1012949– 12959

Duchenne, F., Thébault, E., Michez, D. et al. (2020). Phenological shifts alter the seasonal structure of pollinator assemblages in Europe. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 115–121.


Chetcuti, J., Kunin, W.E. and Bullock, J.M. (2019), A weighting method to improve habitat association analysis: tested on British carabids. Ecography, 42: 1395-1404.

Baker, E., Jeger, M.J., Mumford, J.D. et al. Enhancing plant biosecurity with citizen science monitoring: comparing methodologies using reports of acute oak decline. J Geogr Syst 21, 111–131 (2019).

Legg, G. (2019). Changes in the British pseudoscorpion fauna over the last 50 years. Arachnology. 18. 189.


Beebee, T. & Ratcliffe, S. (2018), Inferring status changes of three widespread British reptiles from NBN Atlas records. Herpetological Bulletin. 18-22.

Manzoor, S.A., Griffiths, G. & Lukac, M. Species distribution model transferability and model grain size – finer may not always be better. Sci Rep 8, 7168 (2018).

Foster, Christopher & Holloway, Graham. (2018). Dicranocephalus agilis (Scopoli) (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) at Slapton Sands. Field Studies. 2018. 1-4.

Doherty?Bone, TMDunn, AMBrittain, JBrown, LE(2018). Invasive alien shredders clear up invasive alien leaf litterEcol Evol810049– 10056

Broome, A., Rattey, A. & Bellamy, C. (2018) Niches for species: a multi-species model to guide woodland management. Forestry Commission. Research Note