Dr Karl Evans - Publications
Southon GE, Jorgensen A, Dunnett N, Hoyle H & Evans KL (2018)
Perceived species-richness in urban green spaces: Cues, accuracy and well-being impacts. Landscape and Urban Planning, 172, 1-10.
Lepczyk CA, Aronson MFJ, Evans KL, Goddard MA, Lerman SB & MacIvor JS (2017)
Biodiversity in the City: Fundamental Questions for Understanding the Ecology of Urban Green Spaces for Biodiversity Conservation. BioScience, 67(9), 799-807.
Oliveira Hagen E, Hagen O, Ibáñez-Álamo JD, Petchey OL & Evans KL (2017)
Impacts of Urban Areas and Their Characteristics on Avian Functional Diversity. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5.
Hoyle H, Jorgensen A, Warren P, Dunnett N & Evans K (2017)
“Not in their front yard” The opportunities and challenges of introducing perennial urban meadows: A local authority stakeholder perspective. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 25, 139-149. View this article in WRRO
Aronson MFJ, Lepczyk CA, Evans KL, Goddard MA, Lerman SB, MacIvor JS, Nilon CH & Vargo T (2017)
Biodiversity in the city: key challenges for urban green space management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(4), 189-196.
O'Sullivan OS, Holt AR, Warren PH & Evans KL (2017)
Optimising UK urban road verge contributions to biodiversity and ecosystem services with cost-effective management. Journal of Environmental Management, 191, 162-171. View this article in WRRO
Coldwell DF & Evans KL (2017)
Contrasting effects of visiting urban green-space and the countryside on biodiversity knowledge and conservation support. PLOS ONE, 12(3). View this article in WRRO
Reed MS, Allen K, Attlee A, Dougill AJ, Evans KL, Kenter JO, Hoy J, McNab D, Stead SM, Twyman C, Scott AS, Smyth MA, Stringer LC & Whittingham MJ (2017)
A place-based approach to payments for ecosystem services. Global Environmental Change, 43, 92-106. View this article in WRRO
Southon GE, Jorgensen A, Dunnett N, Hoyle H & Evans KL (2017)
Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space. Landscape and Urban Planning, 158, 105-118. View this article in WRRO
Alcock I, White MP, Taylor T, Coldwell DF, Gribble MO, Evans KL, Corner A, Vardoulakis S & Fleming LE (2017)
‘Green’ on the ground but not in the air: Pro-environmental attitudes are related to household behaviours but not discretionary air travel. Global Environmental Change, 42, 136-147.
Norton BA, Evans KL & Warren PH (2016)
Urban biodiversity and landscape ecology: patterns, processes and planning. Current Landscape Ecology Reports, 1(4), 178-192. View this article in WRRO
Grafius DR, Corstanje R, Warren PH, Evans KL, Hancock S & Harris JA (2016)
The impact of land use/land cover scale on modelling urban ecosystem services. Landscape Ecology, 31(7), 1509-1522. View this article in WRRO
Oldekop JA, Holmes G, Harris WE & Evans KL (2016)
A global assessment of the social and conservation outcomes of protected areas. Conservation Biology, 30(1), 133-141. View this article in WRRO
Hahs AK & Evans KL (2015)
Expanding fundamental ecological knowledge by studying urban ecosystems. Functional Ecology, 29(7), 863-867.
Oldekop JA, Chappell MJ, Peixoto FEB, Paglia AP, do Prado Rodrigues MS & Evans KL (2015)
Linking Brazil’s food security policies to agricultural change. Food Security, 7(4), 779-793.
Bonnington C, Gaston KJ & Evans KL (2015)
Ecological traps and behavioural adjustments of urban songbirds to fine-scale spatial variation in predator activity. Animal Conservation, 18(6), 529-538.
Gullett PR, Hatchwell BJ, Robinson RA & Evans KL (2015)
Breeding season weather determines long-tailed tit reproductive success through impacts on recruitment. Journal of Avian Biology, 46(5), 441-451.
Bonnington C, Gaston KJ & Evans KL (2014)
Relative Roles of Grey Squirrels, Supplementary Feeding, and Habitat in Shaping Urban Bird Assemblages. PLoS ONE, 9(10). View this article in WRRO
Finch T, Pearce-Higgins JW, Leech DI & Evans KL (2014)
Carry-over effects from passage regions are more important than breeding climate in determining the breeding phenology and performance of three avian migrants of conservation concern. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23(10), 2427-2444.
Díaz-Porras DF, Gaston KJ & Evans KL (2014)
110 Years of change in urban tree stocks and associated carbon storage. Ecology and Evolution, 4(8), 1413-1422. View this article in WRRO
Gullett P, Evans KL, Robinson RA & Hatchwell BJ (2014)
Climate change and annual survival in a temperate passerine: Partitioning seasonal effects and predicting future patterns. Oikos, 123(4), 389-400. View this article in WRRO
Bonnington C, Gaston KJ & Evans KL (2014)
Assessing the potential for Grey Squirrels Sciurus carolinensis to compete with birds at supplementary feeding stations. Ibis, 156(1), 220-226.
Gullett P, Hatchwell BJ, Robinson RA & Evans KL (2013)
Phenological indices of avian reproduction: cryptic shifts and prediction across large spatial and temporal scales. Ecology and Evolution, 3(7), 1864-1877. View this article in WRRO
Samaš P, Grim T, Hauber ME, Cassey P, Weidinger K & Evans KL (2013)
Ecological predictors of reduced avian reproductive investment in the southern hemisphere. Ecography, 36(7), 809-818.
Mueller JC, Partecke J, Hatchwell BJ, Gaston KJ & Evans KL (2013)
Candidate gene polymorphisms for behavioural adaptations during urbanization in blackbirds.. Mol Ecol, 22(13), 3629-3637.
Bonnington C, Gaston KJ & Evans KL (2013)
Fearing the feline: Domestic cats reduce avian fecundity through trait-mediated indirect effects that increase nest predation by other species. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(1), 15-24.
Bonnington C, Evans KL & Gaston KJ (2013)
Squirrels in suburbia: influence of urbanisation on the occurrence and distribution of a common exotic mammal. Urban Ecosystems, 1-14.
Hui C, Roura-Pascual N, Brotons L, Robinson RA & Evans KL (2012)
Flexible dispersal strategies in native and non-native ranges: Environmental quality and the 'good-stay, bad-disperse' rule. Ecography, 35(11), 1024-1032.
Evans KL, Newton J, Mallord JW & Markman S (2012)
Stable isotope analysis provides new information on winter habitat use of declining avian migrants that is relevant to their conservation. PLoS ONE, 7(4). View this article in WRRO
Evans KL, Newton J, Gaston KJ, Sharp SP, Mcgowan A & Hatchwell BJ (2011) Colonisation of urban environments is associated with reduced migratory behaviour, facilitating divergence from ancestral populations.
Booth JE, Gaston KJ, Evans KL & Armsworth PR (2011)
The value of species rarity in biodiversity recreation: A birdwatching example. Biological Conservation, 144(11), 2728-2732.
MacLeod R, Herzog SK, Maccormick A, Ewing SR, Bryce R & Evans KL (2011)
Rapid monitoring of species abundance for biodiversity conservation: Consistency and reliability of the MacKinnon lists technique. Biological Conservation, 144(5), 1374-1381.
Evans KL, Chamberlain DE, Hatchwell BJ, Gregory RD & Gaston KJ (2011)
What makes an urban bird?. Global Change Biology, 17(1), 32-44.
Evans KL, Hatchwell BJ, Parnell M & Gaston KJ (2010)
A conceptual framework for the colonisation of urban areas: the blackbird Turdus merula as a case study.. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc, 85(3), 643-667.
Simeoni M, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Coiffait L, Wolff K, Evans KL, Gaston KJ & Hatchwell BJ (2009)
Characterization of 38 microsatellite loci in the European blackbird, Turdus merula (Turdidae, AVES). MOL ECOL RESOUR, 9(6), 1520-1526.
Blackburn TM, Cassey P, Evans KL, Gaston KJ & Duncan RP (2009)
The biogeography of avian extinctions on oceanic islands revisited. J BIOGEOGR, 36(8), 1613-1614.
Evans KL, Gaston KJ, Frantz AC, Simeoni M, Sharp SP, McGowan A, Dawson DA, Walasz K, Partecke J, Burke T & Hatchwell BJ (2009)
Independent colonization of multiple urban centres by a formerly forest specialist bird species.. Proc Biol Sci, 276(1666), 2403-2410.
Jackson SF, Evans KL & Gaston KJ (2009)
Statutory protected areas and avian species richness in Britain. BIODIVERS CONSERV, 18(8), 2143-2151.
Herzog SK, Ewing SR, Evans KL, Maccormick A, Valqui T, Bryce R, Kessler M & MacLeod R (2009) VOCALIZATIONS, DISTRIBUTION, AND ECOLOGY OF THE CLOUD-FOREST SCREECH OWL (MEGASCOPS MARSHALLI).
WILSON J ORNITHOL, 121(2), 240-252.
Evans KL, Gaston KJ, Sharp SP, McGowan A, Simeoni M & Hatchwell BJ (2009)
Effects of urbanisation on disease prevalence and age structure in blackbird Turdus merula populations. OIKOS, 118(5), 774-782.
Fishburn IS, Kareiva P, Gaston KJ, Evans KL & Armsworth PR (2009)
State-level variation in conservation investment by a major nongovernmental organization. CONSERV LETT, 2(2), 74-81.
Evans KL, Leech DI, Crick HQP, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2009) Latitudinal and seasonal patterns in clutch size of some single-brooded British birds.
BIRD STUDY, 56, 75-85.
Evans KL, Gaston KJ, Sharp SP, McGowan A & Hatchwell BJ (2009)
The effect of urbanisation on avian morphology and latitudinal gradients in body size. OIKOS, 118(2), 251-259.
Evans KL, Newson SE & Gaston KJ (2009)
Habitat influences on urban avian assemblages. IBIS, 151(1), 19-39.
Newson SE, Evans KL, Noble DG, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2008)
Use of distance sampling to improve estimates of national population sizes for common and widespread breeding birds in the UK. J APPL ECOL, 45(5), 1330-1338.
Blackburn TM, Cassey P, Duncan RP, Evans KL & Gaston KJ (2008)
Threats to avifauna on oceanic islands revisited. CONSERV BIOL, 22(2), 492-494.
Sims V, Evans KL, Newson SE, Tratalos JA & Gaston KJ (2008)
Avian assemblage structure and domestic cat densities in urban environments. DIVERS DISTRIB, 14(2), 387-399.
Evans KL, Newson SE, Storch D, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2008)
Spatial scale, abundance and the species-energy relationship in British birds.. J Anim Ecol, 77(2), 395-405.
Evans KL, Lennon JJ & Gaston KJ (2007) Slopes of Avian Species-Area Relationships, Human Population Density, and Environmental Factors.
AVIAN CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY, 2(2).
Evans KL, Wilson JD & Bradbury RB (2007)
Effects of crop type and aerial invertebrate abundance on foraging barn swallows Hirundo rustica. AGR ECOSYST ENVIRON, 122(2), 267-273.
Petchey OL, Evans KL, Fishburn IS & Gaston KJ (2007)
Low functional diversity and no redundancy in British avian assemblages.. J Anim Ecol, 76(5), 977-985.
Tratalos J, Fuller RA, Evans KL, Davies RG, Newson SE, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2007)
Bird densities are associated with household densities. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOL, 13(8), 1685-1695.
Evans KL, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2007)
The positive correlation between avian species richness and human population density in Britain is not attributable to sampling bias. GLOBAL ECOL BIOGEOGR, 16(3), 300-304.
Evans KL, van Rensburg BJ, Gaston KJ & Chown SL (2006)
People, species richness and human population growth. GLOBAL ECOL BIOGEOGR, 15(6), 625-636.
Evans KL, James NA & Gaston KJ (2006)
Abundance, species richness and energy availability in the North American avifauna. GLOBAL ECOL BIOGEOGR, 15(4), 372-385.
Evans KL, Rodrigues ASL, Chown SL & Gaston KJ (2006)
Protected areas and regional avian species richness in South Africa.. Biol Lett, 2(2), 184-188.
Evans KL, Jackson SF, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2006)
Species traits and the form of individual species-energy relationships. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1595), 1779-1787. View this article in WRRO
Evans KL & Gaston KJ (2005)
Can the evolutionary-rates hypothesis explain species-energy relationships?. FUNCT ECOL, 19(6), 899-915.
Shultz S, Bradbury RB, Evans KL, Gregory RD & Blackburn TM (2005)
Brain size and resource specialization predict long-term population trends in British birds. P ROY SOC B-BIOL SCI, 272(1578), 2305-2311. View this article in WRRO
Evans KL, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2005)
Dissecting the species-energy relationship.. Proc Biol Sci, 272(1577), 2155-2163. View this article in WRRO
Evans KL, Duncan RP, Blackburn TM & Crick HQP (2005)
Investigating geographic variation in clutch size using a natural experiment. FUNCT ECOL, 19(4), 616-624.
Evans KL, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2005)
The roles of extinction and colonization in generating species-energy relationships. J ANIM ECOL, 74(3), 498-507.
Storch D, Evans KL & Gaston KJ (2005)
The species-area-energy relationship. ECOL LETT, 8(5), 487-492.
Evans KL, Greenwood JJD & Gaston KJ (2005)
Relative contribution of abundant and rare species to species-energy relationships.. Biol Lett, 1(1), 87-90. View this article in WRRO
Blackburn TM, Cassey P, Duncan RP, Evans KL & Gaston KJ (2005)
Response to comment on "Avian extinction and mammalian introductions on oceanic islands". SCIENCE, 307(5714), 1412-1412.
Evans KL & Gaston KJ (2005) People, energy and avian species richness.
GLOBAL ECOL BIOGEOGR, 14(2), 187-196.
Evans KL, Warren PH & Gaston KJ (2005) Species-energy relationships at the macroecological scale: a review of the mechanisms..
Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc, 80(1), 1-25.
Cassey P, Blackburn TM & Evans KL (2005) Changes in egg size of exotic passerines introduced to New Zealand.
Notornis, 52(4), 243-246.
Vincent ACJ, Evans KL & Marsden AD (2005)
Home range behaviour of the monogamous Australian seahorse, Hippocampus whitei. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 72(1), 1-12.
Evans KL, Warren PH & Gaston KJ (2005) Does energy availability influence classical patterns of spatial variation in exotic species richness?.
GLOBAL ECOL BIOGEOGR, 14(1), 57-65.
Blackburn TM, Cassey P, Duncan RP, Evans KL & Gaston KJ (2004) Avian extinction and mammalian introductions on oceanic islands.
SCIENCE, 305(5692), 1955-1958.
Gaston KJ & Evans KL (2004)
Birds and people in Europe.. Proc Biol Sci, 271(1548), 1649-1655. View this article in WRRO
Marsden AD & Evans KL (2004)
Synchrony, asynchrony, and temporally random mating: A new method for analyzing breeding synchrony. Behavioral Ecology, 15(4), 699-700.
Vincent ACJ, Dale Marsden A, Evans KL & Sadler LM (2004)
Temporal and spatial opportunities for polygamy in a monogamous seahorse, Hippocampus whitei. Behaviour, 141(2), 141-156.
Evans KL & Robinson RA (2004) Barn Swallows and agriculture.
British Birds, 97(5), 218-230.
Evans KL (2004) The potential for interactions between predation and habitat change to cause population declines of farmland birds. IBIS, 146(1), 1-13.
Conference proceedings papers
Gaston KJ, Chown SL & Evans KL (2008)
Ecogeographical rules: elements of a synthesis. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, Vol. 35(3) (pp 483-500)
Whittingham MJ & Evans KL (2004) The effects of habitat structure on predation risk of birds in agricultural landscapes. IBIS, Vol. 146 (pp 210-220)