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Dr Ilya Maclean

Dr Ilya Maclean

Senior Lecturer in Natural Environment

 01326 255968

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 1.27d

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

13:00-14:00 Tuesdays and Fridays

I am an applied ecologist broadly interested in understanding how humans have changed the biological world, and how we might protect and enhance the world’s remaining biodiversity. I have a particular interest in using ecological theory to make smart decisions about how to do this.  I am committed to finding practical solutions to environmental problems and work closely with researchers in other disciplines and local, national and international policy-makers and practitioners to achieve this. 

You can view my Google Scholar account here.

Qualifications

2005 PhD Ecology and Socio-Economics (UEA) 
1998 BSc in Environmental Sciences (UEA)

Career

2016 to present Senior Lecturer in Natural Environment, University of Exeter

2012 to 2016  Lecturer in Natural Environment, University of Exeter

2009 to 2012 Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter

2008 to 2009 Senior Research Ecologist, British Trust for Ornithology

2004 to 2008 Research Ecologist, British Trust for Ornithology

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Research

Research interests

Climate change and microclimate

Most studies of climate biology rely on data derived from standard weather stations, but the spatial resolution of these data are typically 1000 to 10,000 times larger than the species themselves. This discrepancy in scale is a major source of uncertainty in studies of climate impacts. My research group has pioneered the development of microclimate models for application in biological research. This has included the development of software and tools for modelling microclimate and fine-scale hydrology and work demonstrating that microclimate significantly moderates perceived responses to climate change, alters crop-pest disease risk and dictates where high-value crops can be grown. We are studying how knowledge of microclimate can be used to adapt conservation and agriculture to climate change.

Adapting landscape-scale conservation to the twenty-first century

Landscape-scale conservationists typically advocate creating bigger and better areas for wildlife, improved connectivity among sites, and a greater number of sites in total. In reality conservation resources are finite, and one can rarely do all. We conduct both extensive and intensive studies of the trade-offs between these strategies and what they mean for conservation responses to accelerating environmental change. We use a combination of theoretical modelling and rigorous field assessment to come up with practical conservation solutions and work closely with policymakers and practitioners to implement these. Our work spans a plethora of ecological systems, including butterflies in temperate heathlands, birds in tropical wetland and plants in temperate grassland and savanna.

The problem of scale in Ecology

Scale is often considered a central problem in ecology, marrying basic and applied ecology. It is surprising, therefore, that the implications of scale are often ignored when assessing how biodiversity is responding to environmental change. Our work has shown that predicted range shifts in response to climate, for example, are drastically altered if fine-scale climate data are used to make predictions. Almost always species can find suitable climate without having to traverse large distances over hostile habitat. Estimates of observed distribution changes are equally susceptible to problems of scale. If distributions are mapped on a coarse-resolution grid, the extinction of many local populations must occur before a grid cell is deemed empty; thus, declines are likely to be underestimated. We are studying the implications of this problem and devising ways in which fine-scale data can be incorporated into large-scale studies.

I am particularly interested in applied research and am the Director of Impact (Biology, Penryn Campus) and Impact Lead (Environment and Sustainability Institute).

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Maclean IMD, Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, Duffy JP, Bennie JJ (In Press). Fine-scale climate change: modelling spatial variation in biologically meaningful rates of warming. Glob Chang Biol, 23(1), 256-268. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Maclean IMD, Hopkins JJ, Bennie J, Lawson CR, Wilson RJ (In Press). Microclimates buffer plant community responses to climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography: a journal of macroecology Abstract.  Full text.
Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, Isaac NJB, Beale CM, Auffret AG, August T, Bennie JJ, Crick HQP, Duffield S, Fox R, et al (2018). Extinction risk from climate change is reduced by microclimatic buffering. Nature Climate Change Full text.
Maclean IMD, Boar RR, Lugo C (2011). A review of the relative merits of conserving, using or draining papyrus swamps. Environmental Management, 47(2), 218-229.
Maclean IMD, Wilson RJ, Hassall M (2011). Predicting changes in the abundance of African wetland birds by incorporating abundance-occupancy relationships into habitat association models. Diversity and Distributions, 17, 480-490.
Maclean IMD, Wilson RJ (2011). Recent ecological responses to climate change support predictions of high extinction risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 12337-12342.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Mosedale JR, Abernethy KE, Smart RE, Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD (In Press). Climate change impacts and adaptive strategies: lessons from the grapevine. Glob Chang Biol, 22(11), 3814-3828. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Devine AP, McDonald RA, Quaife T, Maclean IMD (In Press). Determinants of woody encroachment and cover in African savannas. Oecologia, 183(4), 939-951. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Maclean IMD, Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, Duffy JP, Bennie JJ (In Press). Fine-scale climate change: modelling spatial variation in biologically meaningful rates of warming. Glob Chang Biol, 23(1), 256-268. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Maclean IMD, Hopkins JJ, Bennie J, Lawson CR, Wilson RJ (In Press). Microclimates buffer plant community responses to climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography: a journal of macroecology Abstract.  Full text.
Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, Isaac NJB, Beale CM, Auffret AG, August T, Bennie JJ, Crick HQP, Duffield S, Fox R, et al (2018). Extinction risk from climate change is reduced by microclimatic buffering. Nature Climate Change Full text.
Maclean IMD, Mosedale J, Bennie J (2018). Microclima: an R package for modelling meso- and microclimate. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Suggitt AJ, Platts PJ, Barata IM, Bennie JJ, Burgess MD, Bystriakova N, Duffield S, Ewing SR, Gillingham PK, Harper AB, et al (2017). Conducting robust ecological analyses with climate data. Oikos, 126(11), 1533-1541. Abstract.
Donaldson L, Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD (2017). Old concepts, new challenges: adapting landscape-scale conservation to the twenty-first century. Biodiversity and Conservation, 26(3), 527-552. Abstract.  Full text.
Upson R, Williams JJ, Wilkinson TP, Clubbe CP, Maclean IMD, McAdam JH, Moat JF (2016). Potential impacts of climate change on native plant distributions in the Falkland Islands. PLoS ONE, 11(11). Abstract.
Donaldson L, Woodhead AJ, Wilson RJ, Maclean IM (2016). Subsistence use of papyrus is compatible with wetland bird conservation. Biological Conservation, 201, 414-422. Full text.
Greenwood O, Mossman HL, Suggitt AJ, Curtis RJ, Maclean IMD (2016). Using in situ management to conserve biodiversity under climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology Abstract.  Full text.
Suggitt AJ, Jones RT, Caseldine CJ, Huntley B, Stewart JR, Brooks SJ, Brown E, Fletcher D, Gillingham PK, Larwood J, et al (2015). A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 24(6), 743-747. Abstract.
Suggitt AJ, Jones RT, Caseldine CJ, Huntley B, Stewart JR, Brooks SJ, Brown E, Fletcher D, Gillingham PK, Larwood J, et al (2015). A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany Abstract.
Suggitt AJ, Jones RT, Caseldine CJ, Huntley B, Stewart JR, Brooks SJ, Brown E, Fletcher D, Gillingham PK, Larwood J, et al (2015). A reply to ‘A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England: missing data’ (Tooley 2015). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
Suggitt AJ, Jones RT, Caseldine CJ, Huntley B, Stewart JR, Brooks SJ, Brown E, Fletcher D, Gillingham PK, Larwood J, et al (2015). A reply to ‘A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England: missing data’ (Tooley 2015). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 24(6), 753-754.
Mosedale J, Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD (2015). Climate Change and Crop Exposure to Adverse Weather: Changes to Frost Risk and Grapevine Flowering Conditions. PLOS ONE, 10(10). Abstract.  Full text.
Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, August TA, Fox R, Isaac NJB, Macgregor NA, Morecroft MD, Maclean IMD (2015). Microclimate affects landscape level persistence in the British Lepidoptera. Journal of Insect Conservation, 19(2), 237-253. Abstract.
Devine AP, Stott I, Mcdonald RA, Maclean IMD (2015). Woody cover in wet and dry African savannas after six decades of experimental fires. Journal of Ecology Full text.
Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, August TA, Fox R, Isaac NJB, Macgregor NA, Morecroft MD, Maclean IMD (2014). Microclimate affects landscape level persistence in the British Lepidoptera. Journal of Insect Conservation Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Bird JP, Hassall M (2014). Papyrus swamp drainage and the conservation status of their avifauna. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 22(2), 115-127. Abstract.
Maclean IM, Inger R, Booth CG, Embling CB, Grecian WJ, Heymans JJ, Plummer K, Shackshaft M, Sparling C, Wilson B, et al (2014). Resolving issues with environmental impact assessment of marine renewable energy installations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1(75). Full text.
Bennie J, Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD, Suggitt AJ (2014). Seeing the woods for the trees - when is microclimate important in species distribution models?. Global Change Biology, 20(9), 2699-2700. Full text.
Maclean IMD, Rehfisch MM, Skov H, Thaxter CB (2013). Evaluating the statistical power of detecting changes in the abundance of seabirds at sea. Ibis, 155(1), 113-126. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Bird JP, Hassall M (2013). Papyrus swamp drainage and the conservation status of their avifauna. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1-13.
Maclean IMD, Bennie JJ, Scott AJ, Wilson RJ (2012). A high-resolution model of soil and surface water conditions. Ecological Modelling, 237-238, 109-119. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Rehfisch MM, Skov H, Thaxter CB (2012). Evaluating the statistical power of detecting changes in the abundance of seabirds at sea. Ibis
Valle S, Boitani L, Maclean IMD (2012). Seasonal changes in abundances of waterbirds at Sabaki River Mouth (Malindi, Kenya), a key stopover site on the West Asian-East African Flyway. Ostrich, 83(1), 19-26. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Bray J, Andrews D, Mlawila L, Kitaluta K, Timothy J (2012). The status and habitat-preferences of birds associated with coastal forest and miombo in Kilwa District, Tanzania. Bulletin of the African Bird Club, 19(2), 144-159. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Boar RR, Lugo C (2011). A review of the relative merits of conserving, using or draining papyrus swamps. Environmental Management, 47(2), 218-229.
Maclean IMD, Wilson RJ, Hassall M (2011). Predicting changes in the abundance of African wetland birds by incorporating abundance-occupancy relationships into habitat association models. Diversity and Distributions, 17, 480-490.
Maclean IMD, Wilson RJ (2011). Recent ecological responses to climate change support predictions of high extinction risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 12337-12342.
Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD (2011). Recent evidence for the climate change threat to Lepidoptera and other insects. Journal of Insect Conservation, 15, 259-268.
Atkinson PW, Maclean IM, Clark NA (2010). Impacts of shellfisheries and nutrient inputs on waterbird communities in the Wash, England. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47(1), 191-199. Abstract.
Robinson RA, Crick HQP, Learmonth JA, Maclean IMD, Thomas CD, Bairlein F, Forchhammer MC, Francis CM, Gill JA, Godley BJ, et al (2009). Travelling through a warming world - climate change and migratory species. Endangered Species Research, 7, 87-99.
Maclean IMD, Austin GE (2009). Waterbirds, climate change and wildlife conservation in Britain. British Wildlife, 20(4), 250-256.
Maclean IMD, Austin GE, Rehfisch MM, Blew J, Crowe O, Delany S, Devos K, Deceuninck B, Günther K, Laursen K, et al (2008). Climate change causes rapid changes in the distribution and site abundance of birds in winter. Global Change Biology, 14(11), 2489-2500. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Austin GE (2007). Wetland Bird Survey Alerts. Bird Populations, 8, 177-180.
Maclean IMD, Austin GE, Rehfisch MM (2006). Are responses to climate change temperature dependent? Population changes in over-wintering migratory shorebirds. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 147(5), 26-26.
Maclean IMD, Hassall M, Boar RR, Lake IR (2006). Effects of disturbance and habitat loss on papyrus-dwelling passerines. Biological Conservation, 131(3), 349-358. Abstract.
Atkinson PW, Austin GW, Rehfisch MM, Baker H, Cranswick P, Kershaw M, Robinson J, Langston RHW, Stroud DA, Van Turnhout C, et al (2006). Identifying declines in waterbirds: the effects of missing data, population variability and count period on the interpretation of long-term survey data. BIOL CONSERV, 130(4), 549-559. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Hassall M, Boar R, Nasirwa O (2003). Effects of habitat degradation on avian guilds in East African papyrus Cyperus papyrus swamps. BIRD CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL, 13(4), 283-297.
Maclean IMD, Tinch R, Hassall M, Boar R (2003). Social and economic use of wetland resources: a case study from lake Bunyonyi, Uganda. Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment(1), 1-20. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Musina J, Nalianya N, Mahood S, Martin R, Byaruhanga A (2003). Systematics, distribution and vocalization of papyrus yellow warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris. Bulletin of the African Bird Club, 10(2), 94-100.
Maclean IMD, Tinch R, Hassall M, Boar R (2003). Towards optimal use of tropical wetlands: an economic valuation of goods derived from papyrus swamps in southwest Uganda. Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment(1), 1-20. Abstract.

Chapters

Bramer I, Anderson BJ, Bennie J, Bladon AJ, De Frenne P, Hemming D, Hill RA, Kearney MR, Körner C, Korstjens AH, et al (2018). Advances in Monitoring and Modelling Climate at Ecologically Relevant Scales. In  (Ed) Advances in Ecological Research, 101-161.  Abstract.

Conferences

Austin GE, Maclean IMD, Arkinson PW, Rehfisch MM (2007). The UK waterbirds alerts system. Waterbirds around the World.

Publications by year


In Press

Mosedale JR, Abernethy KE, Smart RE, Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD (In Press). Climate change impacts and adaptive strategies: lessons from the grapevine. Glob Chang Biol, 22(11), 3814-3828. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Devine AP, McDonald RA, Quaife T, Maclean IMD (In Press). Determinants of woody encroachment and cover in African savannas. Oecologia, 183(4), 939-951. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Maclean IMD, Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, Duffy JP, Bennie JJ (In Press). Fine-scale climate change: modelling spatial variation in biologically meaningful rates of warming. Glob Chang Biol, 23(1), 256-268. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Maclean IMD, Hopkins JJ, Bennie J, Lawson CR, Wilson RJ (In Press). Microclimates buffer plant community responses to climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography: a journal of macroecology Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Bramer I, Anderson BJ, Bennie J, Bladon AJ, De Frenne P, Hemming D, Hill RA, Kearney MR, Körner C, Korstjens AH, et al (2018). Advances in Monitoring and Modelling Climate at Ecologically Relevant Scales. In  (Ed) Advances in Ecological Research, 101-161.  Abstract.
Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, Isaac NJB, Beale CM, Auffret AG, August T, Bennie JJ, Crick HQP, Duffield S, Fox R, et al (2018). Extinction risk from climate change is reduced by microclimatic buffering. Nature Climate Change Full text.
Maclean IMD, Mosedale J, Bennie J (2018). Microclima: an R package for modelling meso- and microclimate. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Full text.

2017

Suggitt AJ, Platts PJ, Barata IM, Bennie JJ, Burgess MD, Bystriakova N, Duffield S, Ewing SR, Gillingham PK, Harper AB, et al (2017). Conducting robust ecological analyses with climate data. Oikos, 126(11), 1533-1541. Abstract.
Donaldson L, Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD (2017). Old concepts, new challenges: adapting landscape-scale conservation to the twenty-first century. Biodiversity and Conservation, 26(3), 527-552. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Upson R, Williams JJ, Wilkinson TP, Clubbe CP, Maclean IMD, McAdam JH, Moat JF (2016). Potential impacts of climate change on native plant distributions in the Falkland Islands. PLoS ONE, 11(11). Abstract.
Donaldson L, Woodhead AJ, Wilson RJ, Maclean IM (2016). Subsistence use of papyrus is compatible with wetland bird conservation. Biological Conservation, 201, 414-422. Full text.
Greenwood O, Mossman HL, Suggitt AJ, Curtis RJ, Maclean IMD (2016). Using in situ management to conserve biodiversity under climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Suggitt AJ, Jones RT, Caseldine CJ, Huntley B, Stewart JR, Brooks SJ, Brown E, Fletcher D, Gillingham PK, Larwood J, et al (2015). A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 24(6), 743-747. Abstract.
Suggitt AJ, Jones RT, Caseldine CJ, Huntley B, Stewart JR, Brooks SJ, Brown E, Fletcher D, Gillingham PK, Larwood J, et al (2015). A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany Abstract.
Suggitt AJ, Jones RT, Caseldine CJ, Huntley B, Stewart JR, Brooks SJ, Brown E, Fletcher D, Gillingham PK, Larwood J, et al (2015). A reply to ‘A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England: missing data’ (Tooley 2015). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
Suggitt AJ, Jones RT, Caseldine CJ, Huntley B, Stewart JR, Brooks SJ, Brown E, Fletcher D, Gillingham PK, Larwood J, et al (2015). A reply to ‘A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England: missing data’ (Tooley 2015). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 24(6), 753-754.
Mosedale J, Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD (2015). Climate Change and Crop Exposure to Adverse Weather: Changes to Frost Risk and Grapevine Flowering Conditions. PLOS ONE, 10(10). Abstract.  Full text.
Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, August TA, Fox R, Isaac NJB, Macgregor NA, Morecroft MD, Maclean IMD (2015). Microclimate affects landscape level persistence in the British Lepidoptera. Journal of Insect Conservation, 19(2), 237-253. Abstract.
Devine AP, Stott I, Mcdonald RA, Maclean IMD (2015). Woody cover in wet and dry African savannas after six decades of experimental fires. Journal of Ecology Full text.

2014

Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, August TA, Fox R, Isaac NJB, Macgregor NA, Morecroft MD, Maclean IMD (2014). Microclimate affects landscape level persistence in the British Lepidoptera. Journal of Insect Conservation Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Bird JP, Hassall M (2014). Papyrus swamp drainage and the conservation status of their avifauna. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 22(2), 115-127. Abstract.
Maclean IM, Inger R, Booth CG, Embling CB, Grecian WJ, Heymans JJ, Plummer K, Shackshaft M, Sparling C, Wilson B, et al (2014). Resolving issues with environmental impact assessment of marine renewable energy installations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1(75). Full text.
Bennie J, Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD, Suggitt AJ (2014). Seeing the woods for the trees - when is microclimate important in species distribution models?. Global Change Biology, 20(9), 2699-2700. Full text.

2013

Maclean IMD, Rehfisch MM, Skov H, Thaxter CB (2013). Evaluating the statistical power of detecting changes in the abundance of seabirds at sea. Ibis, 155(1), 113-126. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Bird JP, Hassall M (2013). Papyrus swamp drainage and the conservation status of their avifauna. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1-13.

2012

Maclean IMD, Bennie JJ, Scott AJ, Wilson RJ (2012). A high-resolution model of soil and surface water conditions. Ecological Modelling, 237-238, 109-119. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Rehfisch MM, Skov H, Thaxter CB (2012). Evaluating the statistical power of detecting changes in the abundance of seabirds at sea. Ibis
Valle S, Boitani L, Maclean IMD (2012). Seasonal changes in abundances of waterbirds at Sabaki River Mouth (Malindi, Kenya), a key stopover site on the West Asian-East African Flyway. Ostrich, 83(1), 19-26. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Bray J, Andrews D, Mlawila L, Kitaluta K, Timothy J (2012). The status and habitat-preferences of birds associated with coastal forest and miombo in Kilwa District, Tanzania. Bulletin of the African Bird Club, 19(2), 144-159. Abstract.

2011

Maclean IMD, Boar RR, Lugo C (2011). A review of the relative merits of conserving, using or draining papyrus swamps. Environmental Management, 47(2), 218-229.
Maclean IMD, Wilson RJ, Hassall M (2011). Predicting changes in the abundance of African wetland birds by incorporating abundance-occupancy relationships into habitat association models. Diversity and Distributions, 17, 480-490.
Maclean IMD, Wilson RJ (2011). Recent ecological responses to climate change support predictions of high extinction risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 12337-12342.
Wilson RJ, Maclean IMD (2011). Recent evidence for the climate change threat to Lepidoptera and other insects. Journal of Insect Conservation, 15, 259-268.

2010

Atkinson PW, Maclean IM, Clark NA (2010). Impacts of shellfisheries and nutrient inputs on waterbird communities in the Wash, England. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47(1), 191-199. Abstract.

2009

Robinson RA, Crick HQP, Learmonth JA, Maclean IMD, Thomas CD, Bairlein F, Forchhammer MC, Francis CM, Gill JA, Godley BJ, et al (2009). Travelling through a warming world - climate change and migratory species. Endangered Species Research, 7, 87-99.
Maclean IMD, Austin GE (2009). Waterbirds, climate change and wildlife conservation in Britain. British Wildlife, 20(4), 250-256.

2008

Maclean IMD, Austin GE, Rehfisch MM, Blew J, Crowe O, Delany S, Devos K, Deceuninck B, Günther K, Laursen K, et al (2008). Climate change causes rapid changes in the distribution and site abundance of birds in winter. Global Change Biology, 14(11), 2489-2500. Abstract.

2007

Austin GE, Maclean IMD, Arkinson PW, Rehfisch MM (2007). The UK waterbirds alerts system. Waterbirds around the World.
Maclean IMD, Austin GE (2007). Wetland Bird Survey Alerts. Bird Populations, 8, 177-180.

2006

Maclean IMD, Austin GE, Rehfisch MM (2006). Are responses to climate change temperature dependent? Population changes in over-wintering migratory shorebirds. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 147(5), 26-26.
Maclean IMD, Hassall M, Boar RR, Lake IR (2006). Effects of disturbance and habitat loss on papyrus-dwelling passerines. Biological Conservation, 131(3), 349-358. Abstract.
Atkinson PW, Austin GW, Rehfisch MM, Baker H, Cranswick P, Kershaw M, Robinson J, Langston RHW, Stroud DA, Van Turnhout C, et al (2006). Identifying declines in waterbirds: the effects of missing data, population variability and count period on the interpretation of long-term survey data. BIOL CONSERV, 130(4), 549-559. Abstract.

2003

Maclean IMD, Hassall M, Boar R, Nasirwa O (2003). Effects of habitat degradation on avian guilds in East African papyrus Cyperus papyrus swamps. BIRD CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL, 13(4), 283-297.
Maclean IMD, Tinch R, Hassall M, Boar R (2003). Social and economic use of wetland resources: a case study from lake Bunyonyi, Uganda. Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment(1), 1-20. Abstract.
Maclean IMD, Musina J, Nalianya N, Mahood S, Martin R, Byaruhanga A (2003). Systematics, distribution and vocalization of papyrus yellow warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris. Bulletin of the African Bird Club, 10(2), 94-100.
Maclean IMD, Tinch R, Hassall M, Boar R (2003). Towards optimal use of tropical wetlands: an economic valuation of goods derived from papyrus swamps in southwest Uganda. Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment(1), 1-20. Abstract.

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Committee/panel activities

Expert panel member for UK Government Biodiversity 2020 climate change evaluation (2018 to present)

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership Board Member (2017 to present)

External examiner for MSc Conservation Ecology, Oxford Brookes (2016 to present)

British Ornithologists Union Grant Committee Member (2016 to present)

Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly advisory board (2014 to present)

External Assessor for Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong (201t to present)

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Strategy Committee (2014 to 2017)

External Reviewer for BirdLife International’s Conservation Leadership Programme (2009 to 2015)


Editorial responsibilities

Editorial Board, Ornis Fennica (2007 to 2014)


Invited lectures

2018 Eden Project

2018 European Congress of Conservation Biology

2018 University of Sheffield

2016 UK Climate Change Adaptation Programme

2016 Cornwall Wildlife Trust

2016 Falmouth Aquarium

2015 University of Reading

2012 Aspen Global Change Institute

2012 INTECOL International Wetlands Conference

2010 Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group

2009 University of East Anglia

2009 African Bird Club

2008 Welsh Ornithologists Union

2008 Plenary Lecture, University of Lisbon

2007 British Wind Energy Association


Media Coverage

My work regularly results in media coverage in both print and broadcast media. Examples include:

Novel crops and climate change in the Independent and Times

Subtropical climates in Cornwall in the Daily Mail (the comments section is good for a laugh)

Extinction risk and climate change in the Independent and Time Magazine

Research Fellows

  • Jonathan Mosedale (University Research Fellow)

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Robin Curtis

Postgraduate researchers

  • Richard Fox
  • Alexandra Gardner
  • Martin Goodall
  • Owen Greenwood
  • Rachel Jones
  • Calum Laver
  • James Stewart

Alumni

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