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Martin Sullivan Dr Martin Sullivan

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Room Garstang 10.14
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


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Lawrence PJ, Smith GR, Sullivan MJP, Mossman HL (2018) Restored saltmarshes lack the topographic diversity found in natural habitat. Ecological Engineering 115: 58-66.

Sullivan MJP et al. (2018) Field methods for sampling tree height for tropical forest biomass estimation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Qie L, Lewis SL, Sullivan MJP et al. (2017) Long-term carbon sink in Borneo’s forests halted by drought and vulnerable to edge effects. Nature Communications 8: 1966.

Sullivan MJP, Franco AMA (2017) Changes in habitat associations during range expansion: disentangling the effects of climate and residence time. Biological Invasions.

Sullivan MJP, Davy A, Grant A, Mossman HL (2017) Is saltmarsh restoration success constrained by matching natural environments or altered succession? A test using niche models. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Sullivan MJP, Pearce-Higgins JW, Newson SE, Scholefield P, Brereton T, Oliver TH (2017) A national-scale model of linear features improves predictions of farmland biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 1776 - 1784.

Sullivan MJP, Talbot J, Lewis SL, Phillips OL et al. (2017) Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome. Scientific Reports 7: 39102

Sullivan MJP, Newson SE, Pearce-Higgins JW (2016) Changing densities of generalist species underlie apparent homogenization of UK bird communities. Ibis 158: 645-655

Sullivan MJP, Thomsen MA, Suttle KB (2016) Grassland responses to increased rainfall depend on the timescale of forcing. Global Change Biology 22: 1655-1665

Fischer ML, Sullivan MJP, Greiser G, Guerrero-Casado J, Heddergott M, Hohmann U, Keuling O, Lang J, Martin I, Michler F, Winter A, Klein R (2016) Assessing and predicting the spread of non-native raccoons in Germany using hunting bag data and dispersal weighted models. Biological Invasions 18: 57-71

Sullivan MJP, Newson SE, Pearce-Higgins JW (2015) Using habitat-specific population trends to evaluate the consistency of the effect of species traits on bird population change. Biological Conservation 192: 343-352

Sullivan MJP, Davies RG, Mossman HL, Franco AMA (2015) An anthropogenic habitat facilitates the establishment of non-native birds by providing underexploited resources. PLoS One 10: e0135833

Sullivan MJP, Newson SE, Pearce-Higgins JW (2015) Evidence for the buffer effect operating in multiple species at a national scale. Biology Letters 11: 20140930-20140930

Grundy JPB, Franco AMA, Sullivan MJP (2014) Testing multiple pathways for impacts of the non-native Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus on native birds in Iberia in the early phase of invasion. Ibis 156(2): 355-365

Sullivan MJP, Grundy JPB, Franco AMA (2014) Assessing the impact of the non-native Black-headed Weaver on native Acrocephalus warblers. Ibis 156(1): 231-232

Baillie SR, Marchant JH, Leech DI, Massimino D, Sullivan MJP, Eglington SM, Barimore C, Dadam D, Downie IS, Harris SJ, Kew AJ, Newson SE, Noble DG, Risely K, Robinson RA (2014) BirdTrends 2014: trends in numbers, breeding success and survivial for UK breeding birds. Research Report 662. BTO, Thetford

Sullivan MJP, Davies RG, Reino L, Franco AMA (2012) Using dispersal information to model the species-environment relationship of spreading non-native species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3(5): 870-879

Sullivan MJP (2012) Ecosystem services: do we need birds? Ibis 154(4): 884-886

Sullivan MJP, Techachoochert S (2012) Azure-winged magpie catching an adult barn swallow. British Birds 105(8): 479