Richard Stillman

Professor Richard Stillman

  • 01202 966782
  • rstillman at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Head of Department - Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Christchurch House C238d, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am an applied ecologist with an interest in predicting how environmental change and management influence animal populations. My research aims to advise policy makers, conservationists and industry on the best ways of reconciling the interests of wildlife with those of humans. My main study species have been wading birds (e.g. oystercatcher, black-tailed godwit, redshank, dunlin) and wildfowl (e.g. Brent geese), and my research has addressed environmental conflicts when the coastal habitats of these species are also exploited by humans (e.g. for recreation, land reclamation, shellfishing, port, wind farm, tidal barrage and nuclear power development). I conduct research on foraging behaviour and decision making to search for general rules in the ways that individual animals interact with each other and their environment. My applied research incorporates these general rules into computer individual-based models to predict how environmental change influences animal populations.

Journal Articles

  • Wood, K.A., O'Hare, M.T., McDonald, C., Searle, K.R., Daunt, F. and Stillman, R.A., 2017. Herbivore regulation of plant abundance in aquatic ecosystems. BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS, 92 (2), 1128-1141.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A. and Hilton, G.M., 2017. Conservation in a changing world needs predictive models. Animal Conservation.
  • Garcia, C., Stillman, R.A., Forster, R.M., Silva, T. and Bremner, J., 2016. Nuclear power and coastal birds: Predicting the ecological consequences of warm-water outflows. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, 342, 60-81.
  • Cartwright, S.J., Bowgen, K.M., Collop, C., Hyder, K., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Stafford, R., Stillman, R.A., Thorpe, R.B. and Sibly, R.M., 2016. Communicating complex ecological models to non-scientist end users. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, 338, 51-59.
  • Collop, C., Stillman, R.A., Garbutt, A., Yates, M.G., Rispin, E. and Yates, T., 2016. Variability in the area, energy and time costs of wintering waders responding to disturbance. IBIS, 158 (4), 711-725.
  • Phang, S.C., Stillman, R.A., Cucherousset, J., Britton, J.R., Roberts, D., Beaumont, W.R.C. and Gozlan, R.E., 2016. FishMORPH - An agent-based model to predict salmonid growth and distribution responses under natural and low flows. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6.
  • Stillman, R.A., Wood, K.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2016. Deriving simple predictions from complex models to support environmental decision-making. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, 326, 134-141.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Clarke, R.T., Daunt, F. and O Hare, M.T., 2016. Water velocity limits the temporal extent of herbivore effects on aquatic plants in a lowland river. Hydrobiologia, 1-11.
  • Nolet, B.A., Gyimesi, A., van Krimpen, R.R.D., de Boer, W.F. and Stillman, R.A., 2016. Predicting Effects of Water Regime Changes on Waterbirds: Insights from Staging Swans. PLOS ONE, 11 (2).
  • Murray, G.P.D., Stillman, R.A. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Habitat complexity and food item size modify the foraging behaviour of a freshwater fish. Hydrobiologia, 766 (1), 321-332.
  • Murray, G.P.D., Stillman, R.A. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Habitat complexity and food item size modify the foraging behaviour of a freshwater fish. HYDROBIOLOGIA, 766 (1), 321-332.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2015. The effect of kleptoparasite and host numbers on the risk of food-stealing in an avian assemblage. Journal of Avian Biology, 46 (6), 589-596.
  • Young, A., Stillman, R., Smith, M.J. and Korstjens, A.H., 2015. Scavenger Species-typical Alteration to Bone: Using Bite Mark Dimensions to Identify Scavengers. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 60 (6), 1426-1435.
  • Stillman, R.A., Wood, K.A., Gilkerson, W., Elkinton, E., Black, J.M., Ward, D.H. and Petrie, M., 2015. Predicting effects of environmental change on a migratory herbivore. ECOSPHERE, 6 (7).
  • Bowgen, K.A., Stillman, R.A. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2015. Predicting the effect of invertebrate regime shifts on wading birds: insights from Poole Harbour, UK. Biological Conservation, 186, 60-68.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2015. The effect of kleptoparasite and host numbers on the risk of food-stealing in an avian assemblage. Journal of Avian Biology.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2015. Co-creation of individual-based models by practitioners and modellers to inform environmental decision-making. Journal of Applied Ecology.
  • Stillman, R.A., Railsback, S.F., Giske, J., Berger, U. and Grimm, V., 2015. Making predictions in a changing world: The benefits of individual-based ecology. BioScience, 65 (2), 140-150.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2015. Erratum to Intake rates and the functional response in shorebirds (Charadriiformes) eating macro-invertebrates. [Biological Review, 81, (2006), 501-529]. Biological Reviews, 90 (3), 995.
  • Young, A., Stillman, R., Smith, M.J. and Korstjens, A.H., 2014. An experimental study of vertebrate scavenging behavior in a Northwest European woodland context. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 59 (5), 1333-1342.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2014. Can sacrificial feeding areas protect aquatic plants from herbivore grazing? Using behavioural ecology to inform wildlife management. PLoS One, 9 (7), e104034.
  • Young, A., Stillman, R., Smith, M.J., Korstjens, A. and Marquez-Grant, N., 2014. An investigation of red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and Eurasian badger (Meles meles) scavenging, scattering and removal of deer remains: forensic implications and applications. Journal of Forensic Sciences.
  • Wood, K.A. and Stillman, R.A., 2014. Do birds of a feather flock together? Comparing habitat preferences of piscivorous waterbirds in a lowland river catchment. Hydrobiologia.
  • Young, A., Stillman, R., Smith, M. and Korstjens, A., 2014. Scavenging in Northwestern Europe: A Survey of UK Police Specialist Search Officers. Policing (Oxford): a journal of policy and practice, 8 (2), 156-164.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2014. Chalk streams and grazing mute swans. British Wildlife, 25 (3), 171-176.
  • Wood, K.A. and Stillman, R.A., 2014. Do birds of a feather flock together? Comparing habitat preferences of piscivorous waterbirds in a lowland river catchment. Hydrobiologia, 738 (1), 87-95.
  • Uzal, A., Walls, S., Stillman, R.A. and Diaz, A., 2013. Sika deer distribution and habitat selection: The influence of the availability and distribution of food, cover, and threats. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 59 (4), 563-572.
  • Murray, G.P.D., Stillman, R.A., Gozlan, R.E. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Experimental Predictions of The Functional Response of A Freshwater Fish. Ethology, 119, 1-11.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Coombs, T., McDonald, C., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2013. The role of season and social grouping on habitat use by Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) in a lowland river catchment. Bird Study, 60 (2), 229-237.
  • Uzal, A., Stillman, R.A., Diaz, A. and Walls, S., 2013. Sika deer distribution and habitat selection: the influence of the availability and distribution of food, cover, and threats. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 1-10.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2013. Evaluating the effects of population management on a herbivore grazing conflict. PLoS One, 8 (2), e56287.
  • Wood, K.A., Daunt, F., O'Hare, M.T., Stillman, R.A., Wheeler, D., Groves, S., Hambly, C. and Speakman, J.R., 2013. Go with the flow: Water velocity regulates herbivore foraging decisions in river catchments. Oikos.
  • Toral, G.M., Stillman, R.A., Santoro, S. and Figuerola, J., 2012. The importance of rice fields for glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus): Management recommendations derived from an individual-based model. Biological Conservation, 148 (1), 19-27.
  • Wood, K., Stillman, R.A., Clarke, R.T., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2012. The impact of waterfowl herbivory on plant standing crop:a meta-analysis. Hydrobiologia, 686, 157-167.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Clarke, R.T., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2012. Understanding plant community responses to combinations of biotic and abiotic factors in different phases of the plant growth cycle. PLoS One, 7 (11), e49824.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Clarke, R.T., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2012. Measuring submerged macrophyte standing crop in shallow rivers: A test of methodology. Aquatic Botany.
  • Baker, D.J., Stillman, R.A., Smart, S.L., Bullock, J.M. and Norris, K.J., 2011. Are the costs of routine vigilance avoided by granivorous foragers? Functional Ecology, 25 (3), 617-627.
  • Forbes, V.E., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2011. Adding value to ecological risk assessment with population modeling. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 17 (2), 287-299.
  • West, A.D., Stillman, R.A., Drewitt, A., Frost, N.J., Mander, M., Miles, C., Langston, R., Sanderson, W.G. and Willis, J., 2011. WaderMORPH - a user-friendly individual-based model to advise shorebird policy and management. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 2 (1), 95-98.
  • Baker, D.J., Stillman, R.A., Smith, B.M., Bullock, J.M. and Norris, K.J., 2010. Vigilance and the functional response of granivorous foragers. Functional Ecology, 24, 1281-1290.
  • Gyimesi, A., Stillman, R.A. and Nolet, B.A., 2010. Cryptic interference competition in swans foraging on cryptic prey. Animal Behaviour, 80, 791-797.
  • Stillman, R.A., Moore, J.J., Woolmer, A.P., Murphy, M.D., Walker, P., Vanstaen, K.R., Palmer, D. and Sanderson, W.G., 2010. Assessing waterbird conservation objectives: An example for the Burry Inlet, UK. Biological Conservation, 143, 2617-2630.
  • Stillman, R.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2010. Individual-based ecology of coastal birds. Biological Reviews, 85, 413-434.
  • Rappoldt, C., Stillman, R.A. and Ens, B.J., 2010. A geometrical model for the effect of interference on food intake. Ecological Modelling, 221, 147-151.
  • Forbes, V.E., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2010. Integrating population modeling into ecological risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 6, 191-193.
  • Baker, D.J., Stillman, R.A. and Bullock, J.M., 2009. The effect of habitat complexity on the functional response of a seed-eating farmland bird. Ibis, 151, 547-558.
  • Duriez, O., Bauer, S., Destin, A., Madsen, J., Nolet, B.A., Stillman, R.A. and Klaassen, M., 2009. What decision rules might pink-footed geese use to depart on migration? An individual-based model. Behavioural Ecology, 20, 560-569.
  • Stillman, R.A., 2008. MORPH – An individual-based model to predict the effect of environmental change on foraging animal populations. Ecological Modelling, 216, 265-276.
  • Smart, S.L., Stillman, R.A. and Norris, K.J., 2008. Measuring the functional responses of farmland birds: an example for a declining seed-feeding bunting. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 687-695.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D. and Stillman, R.A., 2008. Individual-based models and the management of shorebird populations. Cytopathology, 21, 3-17.
  • Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., Stillman, R.A., Triplet, P., Desprez, M., Fagot, C., Loquet, N., Sueur, F. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2008. Using an individual-based model to inform estuary management in the Baie de Somme, France. Oryx, 42, 265-277.
  • Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., Caldow, R.W.G., McGrorty, S., West, A.D., Stillman, R.A. and Humphreys, J., 2008. Population Structure and Secondary Production of the Ragworm Hediste (Nereis) Diversicolor in Poole Harbour, UK. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 129, 163-174.
  • O'Hare, M.T., Stillman, R.A., Mcdonnell, J. and Wood, L.R., 2007. Effects of mute swan grazing on a keystone macrophyte. Freshwater Biology, 52 (12), 2463-2475.
  • Poole, A.E., Stillman, R.A., Watson, H.K. and Norris, K.J., 2007. Searching efficiency and the functional response of a pause-travel forager. Functional Ecology, 21 (4), 784-792.
  • Caldow, R.W.G., Stillman, R.A., Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., West, A.D., McGrorty, S., Goss-Custard, J.D., Wood, P.J. and Humphreys, J., 2007. Benefits to Shorebirds from Invasion of a Non-Native Shellfish. Proceedings of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 274, 1449-1455.
  • Gillings, S., Atkinson, P.W., Bardsley, S.L., Clark, N.A., Love, S.E., Robinson, R.A., Stillman, R.A. and Weber, R.G., 2007. Shorebird predation of horseshoe crab eggs in Delaware Bay: species contrasts and availability constraints. J Anim Ecol, 76 (3), 503-514.
  • West, A.D., Yates, M.G., McGrorty, S. and Stillman, R.A., 2007. Predicting Site Quality for Shorebird Communities: A Case Study on the Wash Embayment, UK. Ecological Modelling, 202, 527-539.
  • Stillman, R.A., West, A.D., Caldow, R.W.G. and Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., 2007. Predicting the Effect of Disturbance on Coastal Birds. Ibis, 149, 73-81.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2006. Intake rates and the functional response in shorebirds (Charadriiformes) eating macro-invertebrates. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc, 81 (4), 501-529.
  • Poole, A.E., Stillman, R.A. and Norris, K.J., 2006. A video-based method for measuring small-scale animal movement. Animal Behaviour, 72 (5), 1205-1212.
  • Grimm, V., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2006. A standard protocol for describing individual-based and agent-based models. Ecological Modelling, 198 (1-2), 115-126.
  • Sarah, S.E.A., Stillman, R.A., Caldow, R.W.G., McGrorty, S., West, A.D. and Humphreys, J., 2006. Modelling the effect of environmental change on shorebirds: A case study on Poole Harbour, UK. Biological Conservation, 131 (3), 459-473.
  • Kaiser, M.J., Galanidi, M., Showler, D.A., Elliott, A.J., Caldow, R.W.G., Rees, E.I.S., Stillman, R.A. and Sutherland, W.J., 2006. Distribution and behaviour of Common Scoter Melanitta nigra relative to prey resources and environmental parameters. Ibis, 148 (SUPPL. 1), 110-128.
  • Stillman, R.A. and Simmons, V., 2006. Predicting the functional response of a farmland bird. Functional Ecology, 20, 723-730.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2006. Intake Rates and the Functional Response in Shorebirds (Charadriiformes) Eating Macro-Invertebrates. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 81, 501-529.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2006. Test of a Behavior-Based Individual-Based Model: Response of Shorebird Mortality to Habitat Loss. Ecological Applications, 16, 2215-2222.
  • Stillman, R.A., West, A.D., Goss-Custard, J.D., McGrorty, S., Frost, N.J., Morrisey, D.J., Kenny, A.J. and Drewitt, A., 2005. Predicting Site Quality For Shorebird Communities: A Case Study on the Humber Estuary, UK. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 305, 203-217.
  • Dit Durell, S.E.A.L.V., Stillman, R.A., Triplet, P., Aulert, C., Dit Biot, D.O., Bouchet, A., Duhamel, S., Mayot, S. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2005. Modelling the efficacy of proposed mitigation areas for shorebirds: A case study on the Seine estuary, France. Biological Conservation, 123 (1), 67-77.
  • West, A.D., Goss-Custard, J.D., Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D. and Stillman, R.A., 2005. Maintaining Estuary Quality for Shorebirds: Towards Simple Guidelines. Biological Conservation, 123, 211-224.
  • Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., McGrorty, S., West, A.D., Clarke, R.T., Goss-Custard, J.D. and Stillman, R.A., 2005. A Strategy for Baseline Monitoring of Estuary Special Protection Areas. Biological Conservation, 121, 289-301.
  • Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A., Triplet, P., Fagot, C. and Aulert, C., 2004. Effects of building of a new heaven ("PORT 2000") in Le Havre (France) on waders: First draft of a predictive model. Alauda, 72 (2), 87-106.
  • Caldow, R.W.G., Beadman, H.A., McGrorty, S., Stillman, R.A., Goss-Custard, J.D., Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., West, A.D., Kaiser, M.J., Mould, K. and Wilson, A.K., 2004. A Behavior-Based Modeling Approach to Reducing Shorebird-Shellfish Conflicts. Ecological Applications, 14, 1411-1427.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A., West, A.D., Caldow, R.W.G., Triplet, P., Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D. and McGrorty, S., 2003. When Enough is not Enough: Shorebirds and Shellfishing. Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 271, 233-237.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A., Caldow, R.W.G., West, A.D. and Guillemain, M., 2003. Carrying Capacity in Overwintering Birds: When are Spatial Models Needed? Journal of Applied Ecology, 40, 176-187.
  • Stillman, R.A., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2003. An Individual Behaviour-Based Model can Predict Shorebird Mortality Using Routinely Collected Shellfishery Data. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40, 1090-1101.
  • West, A.D., Goss-Custard, J.D., McGrorty, S., Stillman, R.A., Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., Stewart, B., Walker, P., Palmer, D.W. and Coates, P., 2003. The Burry Shellfishery and Oystercatchers: Using a Behaviour-Based Model to Advise on Shellfishery Management Policy. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 248, 279-292.
  • Guillemain, M., Caldow, R.W.G., Stillman, R.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2002. Towards behaviour-based models of dabbling duck population dynamics. Zeitschrift fur Jagdwissenschaft, 48 (SUPPL.), 1-6.
  • Stillman, R.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2002. Seasonal changes in the response of oystercatchers haematopus ostralegus to human disturbance. Journal of Avian Biology, 33 (4), 358-365.
  • Stillman, R.A., Bautista, L.M., Alonso, J.C. and Alonso, J.A., 2002. Modelling state-dependent interference in common cranes. Journal of Animal Ecology, 71 (5), 874-882.
  • West, A.D., Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A., Caldow, R.W.G. and McGrorty, S., 2002. Predicting the impacts of disturbance on shorebird mortality using a behaviour-based model. Biological Conservation, 106 (3), 319-328.
  • Stillman, R.A., Poole, A., Goss-Custard, J.D., Caldow, R.W.G., Yates, M.G. and Triplet, P., 2002. Predicting the Strength of Interference More Quickly Using Behaviour-Based Models. Journal of Animal Ecology, 71, 532-541.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A., West, A.D., Caldow, R.W.G. and McGrorty, S., 2002. Carrying Capacity in Overwintering Migratory Birds. Biological Conservation, 105, 27-41.
  • Stillman, R.A., Stillman, R.A. et al., 2001. Predicting Shorebird Mortality and Population Size Under Different Regimes of Shellfishery Management. Journal of Applied Ecology, 38, 857-868.
  • Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A. and West, A.D., 2001. The Effect of Weather and Density-Dependence on Oystercatcher Haematopus Ostralegus Winter Mortality. Ibis, 143, 498-499.
  • Goss-Custard, J.D., West, A.D., Stillman, R.A., Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., Caldow, R.W.G., McGrorty, S. and Nagarajan, R.V., 2001. Density-Dependent Starvation in a Vertebrate Without Significant Depletion. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70, 955-965.
  • Stillman, R.A., McGrorty, S., Goss-Custard, J.D. and West, A.D., 2000. Predicting mussel population density and age structure: The relationship between model complexity and predictive power. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 208, 131-145.
  • Stillman, R.A., Goss-Custard, J.D. and Alexander, M.J., 2000. Predator search pattern and the strength of interference through prey depression. Behavioral Ecology, 11 (6), 597-605.
  • Stillman, R.A., Goss-Custard, J.D., West, A.D., Dit Durell, S.E.A.L.V., Caldow, R.W.G., McGrorty, S. and Clarke, R.T., 2000. Predicting mortality in novel environments: Tests and sensitivity of a behaviour-based model. Journal of Applied Ecology, 37 (4), 564-588.
  • Stillman, R.A., Caldow, R.W.G., Goss-Custard, J.D. and Alexander, M.J., 2000. Individual variation in intake rate: The relative importance of foraging efficiency and dominance. Journal of Animal Ecology, 69 (3), 484-493.
  • Yates, M.G., Stillman, R.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 2000. Contrasting interference functions and foraging dispersion in two species of shorebird (Charadrii). Journal of Animal Ecology, 69 (2), 314-322.
  • Fojt, E., Triplet, P., Robert, J.C. and Stillman, R.A., 2000. Comparison of the breeding habitats of little ringed plover charadrius dubius and kentish plover charadrius alexandrinus on a shingle bed. Bird Study, 47 (1), 8-12.
  • Caldow, R.W.G., Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A., Le Dit Durell, S.E.A.V., Swinfen, R. and Bregnballe, T., 1999. Individual variation in the competitive ability of interference-prone foragers: The relative importance of foraging efficiency and susceptibility to interference. Journal of Animal Ecology, 68 (5), 869-878.
  • Triplet, P., Stillman, R.A. and Goss-Custard, J.D., 1999. Prey abundance and the strength of interference in a foraging shorebird. Journal of Animal Ecology, 68 (2), 254-265.
  • Brown, A.F. and Stillman, R.A., 1998. The return of the merlin to the south pennines. Bird Study, 45 (3), 293-301.
  • Stillman, R.A., Bignal, E.M., McCracken, D.I. and Ovenden, G.N., 1998. Clutch and egg size in the Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax on Islay, Scotland. Bird Study, 45 (1), 122-126.
  • Stillman, R.A. and Brown, A.F., 1998. Pattern in the distribution of Britain's upland breeding birds. Journal of Biogeography, 25 (1), 73-82.
  • Stillman, R.A., Goss-Custard, J.D. and Caldow, R.W.G., 1997. Modelling interference from basic foraging behaviour. Journal of Animal Ecology, 66 (5), 692-703.
  • Bignal, E.M., McCracken, D.I., Stillman, R.A. and Ovenden, G.N., 1996. Feeding behavior of nesting Choughs in the Scottish hebrides. Journal of Field Ornithology, 67 (1), 25-43.
  • Stillman, R.A., Deutsch, J.C., Clutton-Brock, T.H. and Sutherland, W.J., 1996. Black hole models of ungulate lek size and distribution. Animal Behaviour, 52 (5), 891-902.
  • Stillman, R.A., Goss-Custard, J.D., Clarke, R.T. and Dit Durell, S.E.A.L.V., 1996. Shape of the interference function in a foraging vertebrate. Journal of Animal Ecology, 65 (6), 813-824.
  • Pienkowski, M.W., Bignal, E.M., Galbraith, C.A., McCracken, D.I., Stillman, R.A., Boobyer, M.G. and Curtis, D.J., 1996. A simplified classification of land-type zones to assist the integration of biodiversity objectives in land-use policies. Biological Conservation, 75 (1), 11-25.
  • Brown, A.F., Crick, H.Q.P. and Stillman, R.A., 1995. The distribution, numbers and breeding ecology of twite acanthis flavirostris in the south pennines of england. Bird Study, 42 (2), 107-121.
  • Stillman, R.A. and Brown, A.F., 1995. Minimising effort in large-scale surveys of terrestrial birds: An example from the English uplands. Journal of Avian Biology, 26 (2), 124-134.
  • Brown, A.F., Stillman, R.A. and Gibbons, D.W., 1995. Use of breeding bird atlas data to identify important bird areas: A northern england case study. Bird Study, 42 (2), 132-143.
  • Stillman, R.A. and Brown, A.F., 1994. Population sizes and habitat associations of upland breeding birds in the south Pennines, England. Biological Conservation, 69 (3), 307-314.
  • Stillman, R.A., Cutton-brock, T.H. and Sutherland, W.J., 1993. Black holes, mate retention, and the evolution of ungulate leks. Behavioral Ecology, 4 (1), 1-6.
  • Brown, A.F. and Stillman, R.A., 1993. Bird-habitat associations in the Eastern Highlands of Scotland. Journal of Applied Ecology, 30 (1), 31-42.
  • Stillman, R.A. and Sutherland, W.J., 1990. The optimal search path in a patchy environment. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 145 (2), 177-182.
  • Sutherland, W.J. and Stillman, R.A., 1988. The foraging tactics of plants. Oikos, 52 (3), 239-244.

Books

  • Thomas, N.S., Caldow, R.W.G., McGrorty, S., Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., West, A.D. and Stillman, R.A., 2004. Bird Invertebrate Prey Availability in Poole Harbour. Wareham, England: Poole Harbour Study Group.

Chapters

  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2012. An Individual-based model of swan-macrophyte conflicts in a chalk river. In: Boon, P. and Raven, P., eds. River Conservation and Management. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 339-344.
  • Caldow, R.W.G., McGrorty, S., West, A.D., Durell, S.E.A.L.V.D., Stillman, R.A. and Anderson, S., 2005. Macro-Invertebrate Fauna in the Intertidal Mudflats. In: Humphreys, J. and May, V.J., eds. The Ecology of Poole Harbour. Elsevier Science, 91-108.

Conferences

  • Clarke, L., Herbert, R. and Stillman, R., 2017. Benthic impacts of a novel, non-native shellfishery in a marine protected area. In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management 15 May-17 June 2017 Poole Dorset.
  • Thornton, A., Herbert, R.J.H., Stillman, R.A.S. and Franklin, D., 2015. Does nutrient pollution transform upper trophic levels of estuarine food webs? In: ECSA 55: 55th Conference of Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association 6 September 2015-9 September 2016 ExCel Exhibition Centre Royal Victoria Dock London.
  • Uzal Fernandez, A., Diaz, A., Walls, S.S. and Stillman, R.A., 2009. How does landscape structure affect Sika deer (Cervus nippon) distribution in lowland heath mosaics? In: Mammal Society Easter Conference 18-19 April 2009 University of Winchester.
  • Hill, R.A., O'Hare, M.T., Stillman, R.A. and Gozlan, R.E., 2009. Hyperspectral remote sensing of river macrophyte vegetation: towards an assessment of wildfowl and fish habitat quality. In: RSPSoc Annual Conference: New Dimensions in Earth Observation 8-11 September 2009 Leicester. Leicester: RSPSoc.
  • Diaz, A., Uzal Fernandez, A., Stillman, R.A. and Walls, S.S., 2009. Landscape scale habitat use by sika deer. In: British Ecological Society –Deer Initiative workshop: The ecology and management of deer in wooded landscapes. 20 May 2009 Bournemouth University (Studland Village Hall), UK.
  • Uzal Fernandez, A., Diaz, A., Stillman, R.A. and Walls, S.S., 2007. Predicting Sika deer impacts on animal and plant communities; a comparison of ecological models. In: 1st International Conference on Genus Cervus 14-17 September 2007 Fiera di Primiero, Trentino, Italy.

Reports

Posters

  • Clarke, L., Esteves, L., Stillman, R. and Herbert, R., 2017. Benthic impacts of a novel, non-native shellfishery in a marine protected area: pump-scoop dredging for Manila clam R. philippinarum in Poole Harbour, UK. In: ICES Annual Science Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  • Thornton, A., Herbert, R., Stillman, R.A. and Franklin, D., 2017. The impact of green macroalgal mats on overwintering wading birds: a top predator within an estuarine SPA ecosystem. In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management, Poole 15-17 May 2017.

PhD Students

  • Ailidh Barnes (Modelling how to mitigate bird population declines in the UK through landscape-scale environmental management)
  • Alexandria Young (An Investigation of patterns of mammalian scavenging in relation to vertebrate skeletal remains in a Northwestern European context: forensic applications)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • 2016-09 SciTech: L5 - Behavioural Ecology

Grants

  • Predicting the effect of environmental change on black brant geese in Humboldt Bay, California (Ducks Unlimited, 01 Jan 2012). Awarded
  • Predicting the impact of warm water outflow from proposed nuclear power station on birds and their prey in Bridgwater Bay (Centre for Environmental, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, 01 Jan 2011). Awarded
  • Predicting the impact of human disturbance on shorebirds in the Solent, UK (Solent Forum, 01 Jan 2011). Awarded
  • Coastal bird enterprise (HEIF, 01 Jan 2010). Awarded
  • Predicting the impact of shellfish stocks on the survival of shorebirds in Morecambe Bay (Natural England, 01 Jan 2010). Awarded
  • Predicting the impact of proposed tidal power schemes on shorebirds in the Severn estuary (British Trust for Ornithology, 01 Jan 2009). Awarded
  • Predicting the impact of shellfish stocks on the survival of shorebirds in the Burry Inlet and Three Rivers, Wales (Countryside Council for Wales, 01 Jan 2008). Awarded
  • Assessing the impact of human disturbance on shorebirds in the Solent, UK (Solent Forum, 01 Jan 2008). Awarded
  • Modelling the impact of habitat loss on Pied Oystercatcher populations in Lauderdale, Tasmania (British Trust for Ornithology, 01 Jan 2008). Awarded
  • Building a user-friendly model to assist wildlife policy and management (Natural Environment Research Council, 01 Jan 2008). Awarded

Qualifications

  • PhD in Ecology (University of East Anglia, 1990)
  • BSc in Ecology (University of East Anglia, 1986)

Memberships

  • British Ecological Society, Member,
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