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Oedekoven, C.S., Elston, D.A., Harrison, P.J., Brewer, M.J., Buckland, S.T., Johnston, A., Foster, S. and Pearce-Higgins, J.W. Attributing changes in the distribution of species abundance to weather variables using the example of British breeding birds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

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Martay, B., Brewer, M.J., Elston, D.A., Bell, J.R., Harrington, R., Brereton, T.M., Barlow, K., Botham, M.S. and Pearce-Higgins, J.W. (2017). Impacts of climate change on national biodiversity population trends. Ecography 40, 1139-1151.

Harrison, P.J., Yuan, Y., Buckland, S.T., Oedekoven, C.S., Elston, D.A., Brewer, M.J., Johnston, A. and Pearce-Higgins, J.W. (2016). Quantifying turnover in biodiversity of British breeding birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 53, 469-478.

Elston, D.A., Rivington, M., Topp, C., Muhammed, S., Potts, J.M., Butler, A., Kettle, H., Baggaley, N.J., Rees, R.M. and Matthews, R. (2015). Stratification of climate projections for efficient estimation of uncertainty and variation using weather-driven models. Climate Research 66, 1-12.

Elston, D.A., Spezia, L., Baines, D. and Redpath, S. (2014). Working with stakeholders to reduce conflict - modelling the impact of varying hen harrier Circus cyaneus densities on red grouse Lagopus lagopus populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 51, 1236-1245.

Harrison, P.J., Buckland, S.T., Yuan, Y., Elston, D.A., Brewer, M.J., Johnston, A. and Pearce-Higgins, J.W. (2014). Assessing trends in biodiversity over space and time using the example of British breeding birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 51, 1650-1660.

Sutherland, C., Elston, D.A. and Lambin, X. (2014). A demographic, spatially explicit patch occupancy model of metapopulation dynamics and persistence. Ecology 95, 3149-3160.

Cornulier, T., Yoccoz, N.G., Bretagnolle, V., Brommer, J.E., Butet, A., Ecke, F., Elston, D.A., Framstad, E., Henttonen, H., Hornfeldt, B., Huitu, O., Imholt, C., Ims, R.A., Jacbos, J., Jedrzejewska, B., Millon, A., Petty, S.J., Pietiainen, H., Tkadlec, E., Zub, K. and Lambin, X. (2013). Europe-wide dampening of population cycles in keystone herbivores. Science 340, 63-66.

Geddes, A., Elston, D.A., Hodgson, M.E.A. and Birnie, R.V. (2013). Stochastic model-based methods for handling uncertainty in areal interpolation. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 27, 785-803.

Owen, E., Daunt, F., Moffat, C., Elston, D.A., Wanless, S. and Thompson, P. (2013). Analysis of fatty acids and fatty alcohols reveals seasonal and sex-specific changes in the diets of seabirds. Marine Biology 160, 987-999.

Sutherland, C., Elston, D.A. and Lambin, X. (2013). Accounting for false positive detection error induced by transient individuals. Wildlife Research 40, 490-498.

Welch, D., Scott, D. and Elston, D.A. (2013). Declining incidence of multi-trunking over time in a Scottish plantation of Picea sitchensis. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 28, 17-27.

Buckland, S.T., Baillie, S.R., Dick, J.McP., Elston, D.A., Magurran, A.E., Scott, E.M., Smith, R.I., Somerfield, P.J., Studney, A.C. and Watt, A.D. (2012). How should regional biodiversity be monitored. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 19, 601-626.

Burthe, S., Daunt, F., Butler, A., Elston, D.A., Frederiksen, M., Johns, D., Newell, M., Thackeray, S.J. and Wanless, S. (2012). Phenological trends and trophic mismatch across multiple levels of a North Sea pelagic food web. Marine Ecology Progress Series 454, 119-133.

Cole, L., Brocklehurst, S., Elston, D.A. and McCracken, D. (2012). Riparian field margins: can they enhance the functional structure of ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in intensively managed grassland landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 49(6), 1384-1395.

Sutherland, C., Elston, D.A. and Lambin, X. (2012). Multi-scale processes in metapopulations: contributions of stage structure, rescue effect and correlated extinctions. Ecology 93, 2465-2473.

Cornulier, T., Robinson, R.A., Elston, D.A., Lambin, X., Sutherland, W.J. and Benton, T.G. (2011). Bayesian reconstitution of environmental change from disparate historical records: hedgerow loss and farmland bird declines. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2(1), 86-94.

Elston, D.A., Nevison, I.M., Sier, A.R.J., Scott, A.W. and Morecroft, M.D. (2011). Power calculations for monitoring studies: a case study with alternative models for random variation. Environmetrics 22(5), 618-625.

Frederiksen, M., Elston, D.A., Edwards, M., Mann, A.D. and Wanless, S. (2011). Mechanisms of long-term decline in size of lesser sandeels in the North Sea explored using a growth and phenology model. Marine Ecology Progress Series 432, 137-147.

Beale, C.M., Lennon, J.J., Yearsley, J.M., Brewer, M.J. and Elston, D.A. (2010). Regression analysis of spatial data. Ecology Letters 13, 246-264.

Magurran, A.E., Baillie, S.R., Buckland, S.T., Dick, J.McP., Elston, D.A., Scott, E.M., Smith, R.I., Somerfield, P.J. and Watt, A.D. (2010). Long-term datasets in biodiversity research and monitoring: assessing change in ecological communities through time. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(10), 574-582.

Shaw, R.F., Elston, D.A., Pakeman, R.J., Young, M.R. and Iason, G.R. (2010). The impacts of pollination mode, plant characteristics and local density on the reproductive success of a scarce plant species, Salix arbuscula . Plant Ecology 211(2), 367-377.

Vittoz, P., Bayfield, N.G., Brooker, R.W., Elston, D.A., Duff, E.I., Theurillat, J-P. and Guisan, A. (2010). Reproducibility of species lists, visual cover estimates and frequency methods for recording high mountain vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science 21(6), 1035-1047.

Cornulier, T., Elston, D.A., Arcese, P., Benton, T., Douglas, D.J.T., Lambin, X., Reid, J., Robinson, R.A. and Sutherland, W.J. (2009). Estimating the annual number of breeding attempts from breeding dates using mixture models. Ecology Letters 12(11), 1184-1193.

Lewis, S., Elston, D.A., Daunt, F., Cheney, B. and Thompson, P.M. (2009). Effects of extrinsic and intrinsic factors on breeding success in a long lived seabird. Oikos 118, 521-528.

Scott, D., Welch, D. and Elston, D.A. (2009). Long-term effects of leader browsing by deer on the growth of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Forestry 82, 387-401.

Keith, A.M., van der Wal, R., Brooker, R.W., Osler, G.H.R., Chapman, S.J., Burslem, D.F.R.P. and Elston, D.A. (2008). Increasing litter species richness reduces variability in a terrestrial decomposer system. Ecology 89(9), 2657-2664.

Beale, C.M., Lennon, J.J., Elston, D.A., Brewer, M.J. and Yearsley, J.M. (2007). Red herrings remain in geographical ecology: a reply to Hawkins et al. (2007). Ecography 30, 845-847.

Moran, D., McVittie, A., Allcroft, D.J. and Elston, D.A. (2007). Quantifying public preferences for agri-environmental policy in Scotland: a comparison of methods. Ecological Economics 63(1), 42-53.

Scott, D., Welch, D., van der Wal, R. and Elston, D.A. (2007). Response of the moss Racomitrium lanuginosum to changes in sheep grazing and snow-lie due to a snow-fence. Applied Vegetation Science 10, 229-238.

Sims, M., Elston, D.A., Larkham, A., Nussey, D.H. and Albon, S.D. (2007). Identifying when weather influences life history traits of grazing herbivores. Journal of Animal Ecology 76, 761-770.

Sims, M., Elston, D.A., Harris, M.P. and Wanless, S. (2007). Incorporating variance uncertainty into a power analysis of monitoring designs. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 12(2), 236-249.

Vanbergen, A.J., Jones, T.H., Hails, R.S., Watt, A.D. and Elston, D.A. (2007). Consequences for a host-parasitoid interaction of host-plant aggregation, isolation and phenology. Ecological Entomology 32, 419-427.

Welch, D., Scott, D., Mitchell, R.J. and Elston, D.A. (2007). Slow recovery of heather (Calluna vulgaris L. (Hull)) in Scottish moorland after easing of heavy grazing pressure from red deer (Cervus elaphus L.). Botanical Journal of Scotland 58(1), 1-17.

Barthram, G.T., Elston, D.A., Griffiths, J.H., Bolton, G.R. and Wright, G.G. (2006). Within-year variation in the vegetative spread of five temperate grasses. Journal of Vegetation Science 17, 315-322.

Bierman, S., Elston, D.A., Lambin, X., Fairbairn, J.P., Tidhar, D. and Petty, S.J. (2006). Changes over time in the spatiotemporal dynamics of field voles (Microtus agrestis L.). American Naturalist 167, 583-590.

Duncan, A.J., Ginane, C., Elston, D.A., Kunaver, A. and Gordon, I.J. (2006). How do herbivores trade-off the positive and negative consequences of diet selection decisions. Animal Behaviour 71, 93-99.

Erhard, H.W., Elston, D.A. and Davidson, G.C. (2006). Habituation and extinction in an approach-avoidance test: an example with sheep. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 99, 132-144.

Evans, D.M., Redpath, S., Elston, D.A., Evans, S.A., Mitchell, R.J. and Dennis, P. (2006). To graze or not to graze? Sheep, voles, forestry and nature conservation in the British uplands. Journal of Applied Ecology 43, 499-505.

Evans, D.M., Redpath, S., Evans, S.A., Gardner, C.J., Elston, D.A., Dennis, P. and Pakeman, R.J. (2006). Low intensity, mixed livestock grazing improves the breeding abundance of a common insectivorous passerine. Biology Letters 2, 636-638.

Lewis, S., Wanless, S., Elston, D.A., Schultz, M.D., Mackley, E., du Toit, M., Underhill, J.G. and Harris, M.P. (2006). Determinants of quality in a long lived colonial species. Journal of Animal Ecology 75(6), 1304-1312.

Redpath, S., Mougeot, F., Leckie, F.M., Elston, D.A. and Hudson, P.J. (2006). Testing the role of parasites in driving the cyclic population dynamics of a gamebird. Ecology Letters 9, 410-418.

Sims, M., Wanless, S., Harris, M.P., Mitchell, I. and Elston, D.A. (2006). Evaluating the power of monitoring plot designs for detecting long-term trends in the numbers of common guillemots. Journal of Applied Ecology 43, 537-546.

Barthram, G.T., Elston, D.A. and Mullins, C.E. (2005). The physical resistance of grass patches to invasion. Plant Ecology 176, 79-85.

Barthram, G.T., Duff, E.I., Elston, D.A., Griffiths, J.H., Common, T.G. and Marriott, C.A. (2005). Frequency distributions of sward height under sheep grazing. Grass and Forage Science 60, 4-16.

Bayfield, N.G., Conroy, J., Birnie, R.V., Geddes, A., Midgley, J.L., Shucksmith, M.D. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Current awareness, use and perceived priorities for rural databases in Scotland. Land Use Policy 22, 153-162.

Birnie, R.V., Geddes, A., Bayfield, N.G., Midgley, J.L., Shucksmith, M.D. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Improving the rural data infrastructure of Scotland: an overview. Land Use Policy 22, 145-152.

Brewer, M.J., Filipe, J.A.N., Elston, D.A., Dawson, L.A., Mayes, R.W., Soulsby, C. and Dunn, S.M. (2005). A hierarchical model for compositional data analysis. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 10, 19-34.

Duncan, A.J., Reid, S.A., Thoss, V. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Browse selection in response to simulated seasonal change in diet quality through post-ingestive effects. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31, 729-744.

Durban, J.W., Elston, D.A., Ellifrit, D.K., Dickson, E., Hammond, P.S. and Thompson, P.M. (2005). Multisite mark-recapture for cetaceans: population estimates with Bayesian model averaging. Marine Mammal Science 21, 80-92.

Durban, J.W. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Mark-recapture with occasion and individual effects: abundance estimation through Bayesian model selection in a fixed dimensional parameter space. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 10, 291-305.

Evans, D.M., Redpath, S., Evans, S.A., Elston, D.A. and Dennis, P. (2005). Livestock grazing affects the egg size of an insectivorous passerine. Biology Letters 1, 322-325.

Ginane, C., Duncan, A.J., Young, S.A., Elston, D.A. and Gordon, I.J. (2005). Herbivore diet selection in response to simulated variation in nutrient rewards and plant secondary compounds. Animal Behaviour 69, 541-550.

Green, J.J., Dawson, L.A., Proctor, J., Duff, E.I. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Fine root dynamics in a tropical rain forest is influenced by rainfall. Plant and Soil 276, 23-32.

Iason, G.R., Lennon, J.J., Pakeman, R.J., Thoss, V., Beaton, J.K., Sim, D.A. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Does chemical composition of individual Scots pine trees determine the biodiversity of their associated ground vegetation. Ecology Letters 8, 364-369.

Midgley, J.L., Shucksmith, M.D., Birnie, R.V., Geddes, A., Bayfield, N.G. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Rural development policy and community data needs in Scotland. Land Use Policy 22, 163-174.

Nussey, D.H., Clutton-Brock, T.H., Elston, D.A., Albon, S.D. and Kruuk, L.E.B. (2005). Phenotypic plasticity in a maternal trait in red deer. Journal of Animal Ecology 74, 387-396.

Sang, N.S., Birnie, R.V., Geddes, A., Bayfield, N.G., Midgley, J.L., Shucksmith, M.D. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Improving the rural data infrastructure: the problem of addressable spatial units in a rural context. Land Use Policy 22, 175-186.

Sibbald, A.M., Elston, D.A., Smith, D.J.F. and Erhard, H.W. (2005). A method for assessing the relative sociability of individuals within groups: an example with grazing sheep. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 91, 57-73.

Stien, A., Bjorn, P.A., Heuch, P.A. and Elston, D.A. (2005). Population dynamics of salmon lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis on Atlantic salmon and sea trout. Marine Ecology Progress Series 290, 263-275.

Baldi, R., Pelliza-Sbriller, A., Elston, D.A. and Albon, S.D. (2004). High potential for competition between guanacos and sheep in Patagonia. The Journal of Wildlife Management 68, 924-938.

Brewer, M.J., Elston, D.A., Hodgson, M.E.A., Stolte, A.M., Nolan, A.J. and Henderson, D.J. (2004). A spatial model with ordinal responses for grazing impact data. Statistical Modelling: An International Journal 4, 127-143.

Bull, J., Wanless, S., Elston, D.A., Daunt, F., Lewis, S. and Harris, M.P. (2004). Local-scale variability in the diet of black-legged kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla. Ardea 92, 43-52.

Erhard, H.W., Fàbrega, E., Stanworth, G. and Elston, D.A. (2004). Assessing dominance in sheep in a competitive situation: level of motivation and test duration. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 85, 277-292.

Grayston, S.J., Campbell, C.D., Bardgett, R.D., Mawdsley, J., Clegg, C., Ritz, K., Griffiths, B., Rodwell, J.S., Edwards, S.J., Davies, W.J., Elston, D.A. and Millard, P. (2004). Assessing shifts in microbial community structure across a range of grasslands of differing management intensity using CLPP, PLFA and community DNA techniques. Applied Soil Ecology 25, 63-84.

Lewis, S., Benvenuti, S., Daunt, F., Wanless, S., Dall'Antonia, L., Luschi, P., Elston, D.A., Hamer, K.C. and Sherratt, T.N. (2004). Partitioning of diving effort in foraging trips of northern gannets. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82, 1910-1916.

Perez-Barberia, F.J., Elston, D.A., Gordon, I.J. and Illius, A.W. (2004). The evolution of phylogenetic differences in the efficiency of digestion in ruminants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271, 1081-1090.

Wanless, S., Wright, P.J., Harris, M.P. and Elston, D.A. (2004). Evidence for a decrease in the size of lesser sandeels Ammodytes marinus in a North Sea aggregation over a 30-year period. Marine Ecology Progress Series 279, 237-246.

Carss, D.N. and Elston, D.A. (2003). Patterns of association between algae, fishes and grey herons Ardea cinerea in the rocky littoral of a Scottish sea loch. Journal of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 58, 265-277.

Finney, S.K., Harris, M.P., Keller, L.F., Elston, D.A., Monaghan, P. and Wanless, S. (2003). Reducing the density of breeding gulls influences the pattern of recruitment of immature Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica to a breeding colony. Journal of Applied Ecology 40, 545-552.

Geddes, A., Gimona, A. and Elston, D.A. (2003). Estimating local variations in land use statistics. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 17, 299-319.

Johnson, S.N., Elston, D.A. and Hartley, S.E. (2003). Influence of host plant heterogeneity on the distribution of a birch aphid. Ecological Entomology 28, 533-541.

Palmer, S.C.F., Hester, A.J., Elston, D.A., Gordon, I.J. and Hartley, S.E. (2003). The perils of having tasty neighbors: grazing impacts of large herbivores at vegetation boundaries. Ecology 84, 2877-2890.

Potts, J.M., Hirst, D.J., Miller, J.D., Edwards, A.C. and Elston, D.A. (2003). Comparison of trends in stream water quality. Hydrological Processes 17, 2449-2462.

Rao, S.J., Iason, G.R., Hulbert, I.A.R., Elston, D.A. and Racey, P.A. (2003). The effect of sapling density, heather height and season on browsing by mountain hares on birch. Journal of Applied Ecology 40, 626-638.

Barthram, G.T., Elston, D.A., Birch, C.A. and Bolton, G.R. (2002). Defoliation and site differences influence vegetative spread in grassland. New Phytologist 155, 257-264.

Daunt, F., Benvenuti, S., Harris, M.P., Elston, D.A. and Wanless, S. (2002). Foraging strategies of black-legged kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla at a North Sea colony: evidence for a maximum foraging range. Marine Ecology Progress Series 245, 239-247.

Iason, G.R. and Elston, D.A. (2002). Groups, individuals, efficiency and validity of statistical analyses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 75, 261-268.

Martins, H., Elston, D.A., Mayes, R.W. and Milne, J.A. (2002). Assessment of the use of n-alkanes as markers to describe the complex diets of herbivores. Journal of Agricultural Science 138, 425-434.

Oom, S.P., Hester, A.J., Elston, D.A. and Legg, C.J. (2002). Spatial interaction models: from human geography to plant-herbivore interactions. Oikos 98, 65-74.

Scott, D., Bayfield, N.G., Cernusca, A. and Elston, D.A. (2002). Use of a weighing lysimeter to assess the effects of trampling on evapo-transpiration of montane plant communities. Canadian Journal of Botany 80, 675-683.

Baldi, R., Albon, S.D. and Elston, D.A. (2001). Guanacos and sheep: evidence for continuing competition in arid Patagonia. Oecologia 129, 561-570.

Elston, D.A., Moss, R., Boulinier, T., Lambin, X. and Arrowsmith, C. (2001). Analysis of aggregration, a worked example: numbers of ticks on red grouse chicks. Journal of Parasitology 122, 563-569.

Erhard, H.W., Davidson, G.C. and Elston, D.A. (2001). Can one unrestricted meal buffer the effects of previous pre-meal intervals on the feeding behaviour of sheep. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 71, 217-227.

Lewis, S., Wanless, S., Wright, P.J., Harris, M.P., Bull, J. and Elston, D.A. (2001). Diet and breeding performance of black-legged kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla at a North Sea colony. Marine Ecology Progress Series 221, 277-284.

Mackinnon, J.L., Petty, S.J., Elston, D.A., Thomas, C.J., Sherratt, T.N. and Lambin, X. (2001). Scale invariant spatio-temporal patterns of field vole density. Journal of Animal Ecology 70, 101-111.

Macmillan, D.C., Duff, E.I. and Elston, D.A. (2001). Modelling the non-market environmental costs and benefits of biodiversity projects using contingent valuation data. Environmental and Resource Economics 18, 391-410.

Barthram, G.T., Elston, D.A. and Bolton, G.R. (2000). A comparison of three methods for measuring the vertical distribution of herbage mass in grassland. Grass and Forage Science 55, 193-200.

Buckland, S.T., Augustin, N.H., Trenkel, V.M., Elston, D.A. and Borchers, D.L. (2000). Simulated inference, with applications to wildlife population assessment. Metron LVIII, n. 1-2.

Dawson, L.A., Mayes, R.W., Smart, T.S. and Elston, D.A. (2000). Root hydrocarbons as potential markers for determining species composition. Plant, Cell and Environment 23, 743-750.

Durban, J.W., Elston, D.A., Lambin, X. and Thompson, P.M. (2000). A role for Bayesian influence in cetacean population assessment. Cetacean Conservation and Management 2, 117-123.

Moss, R., Elston, D.A. and Watson, A. (2000). Spatial asynchrony and demographic travelling waves during red grouse population cycles. Ecology 81, 981-989.

Scott, D., Welch, D., Thurlow, M. and Elston, D.A. (2000). Regeneration of Pinus sylvestris in a natural pinewood in N.E. Scotland following reduction in grazing by Cervus elaphus. Forest Ecology and Management 130, 199-211.

Trenkel, V.M., Elston, D.A. and Buckland, S.T. (2000). Fitting population dynamics models to count and cull data using sequential importance sampling. Journal of the American Statistical Association 95, 363-374.

Barthram, G.T., Bolton, G.R. and Elston, D.A. (1999). The effects of cutting intensity and neighbour species on plants of Lolium perenne, Poa annua, Poa trivialis and Trifolium repens. Agronomie 19, 445-546.

Carss, D.N., Elston, D.A., Nelson, K.C. and Kruuk, H. (1999). Spatial and temporal trends in unexploited yellow eel stocks in two shallow lakes and associated streams. Journal of Fish Biology 55, 636-654.

Finney, S.K., Wanless, S. and Elston, D.A. (1999). Natural attachment duration of adult female ticks Ixodes uriae (Acari: Ixodidae) on free-living adult black-legged kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla. Experimental & Applied Acarology 23, 765-769.

Horgan, G.W., Elston, D.A., Franklin, M.F., Glasbey, C.A., Hunter, E.A., Talbot, M., Kempton, R.A., McNicol, J.W. and Wright, F. (1999). Teaching statistics to biological research scientists. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A Series D,48, 393-400.

Iason, G.R., Mantecon, A.R., Sim, D.A., Gonzalez, J., Foreman, E., Bermudez, F.F. and Elston, D.A. (1999). Can grazing sheep compensate for a daily foraging time constraint. Journal of Animal Ecology 68, 87-93.

Illius, A.W., Gordon, I.J., Elston, D.A. and Milne, J.D. (1999). Diet selection in goats: a test of intake-rate maximization. Ecology 80, 1008-1018.

Milner, J.M., Elston, D.A. and Albon, S.D. (1999). Estimating the contributions of population density and climatic fluctuations to interannual variation in survival of Soay sheep. Journal of Animal Ecology 68, 1235-1247.

Smart, T.S., Hirst, D.J. and Elston, D.A. (1999). Methods for estimating loads transported by rivers. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 3, 295-303.

Bullock, C.H., Elston, D.A. and Chalmers, N.A. (1998). An application of economic choice experiments to a traditional land use - deer hunting and landscape change in the Scottish Highlands. Journal of Environmental Management 52, 335-351.

Carss, D.N., Elston, D.A. and Morley, H.S. (1998). Errors of otter Lutra lutra activity on spraint production and composition: implications for models which estimate prey-size distribution. Journal of Zoology 244, 295-302.

Elston, D.A. (1998). Estimation of denominator degrees of freedom of F-distributions for assessing Wald statistics for fixed effect factors in unbalanced mixed models. Biometrics 54, 1085-1096.

Harris, M.P., Wanless, S. and Elston, D.A. (1998). Age-related effects of a nonbreeding event and a winter wreck on the survival of Shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis. Ibis 140, 310-314.

Lambin, X., Elston, D.A., Petty, S. and Mackinnon, J.L. (1998). Spatial asynchrony and periodic travelling waves in cyclic populations of field voles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265, 1491-1496.

Rhind, S.M., Elston, D.A., Jones, J.R., Rees, M.E., McMillen, S.R. and Gunn, R.G. (1998). Effects of restriction of growth and development of Brecon Cheviot ewe lambs on subsequent lifetime reproductive performance. Small Ruminant Research 30, 121-126.

Trenkel, V.M., Partridge, L.W., Gordon, I.J., Buckland, S.T., Elston, D.A. and McLean, C. (1998). The management of red deer on Scottish open hills: results of a survey conducted in 1995. Scottish Geographical Magazine 114, 57-62.

Armstrong, R.H., Grant, S.A., Common, T.G. and Elston, D.A. (1997). Controlled grazing studies on Nardus grassland: 2. Effects of between-tussock sward height and species of grazer on diet selection and intake. Grass and Forage Science 52, 219-231.

Elston, D.A., Jayasinghe, G.J., Buckland, S.T., Macmillan, D.C. and Aspinall, R.J. (1997). Adapting regression equations to minimise the mean squared error of predictions made using covariate data from a GIS. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 11, 265-280.

Harris, M.P., Wanless, S., Barton, T.R. and Elston, D.A. (1997). Nest site characteristics, duration of use and breeding success in the Guillemot Uria aalge. Ibis 139, 468-476.

Russel, A.J.F., Alexieva, S.A. and Elston, D.A. (1997). The effect of the introduction of the Thoka gene for fecundity on lamb production from Cheviot ewes. Animal Science 64, 503-507.

Trenkel, V.M., Buckland, S.T., McLean, C. and Elston, D.A. (1997). Evaluation of aerial line transect methodology for estimating red deer (Cervus elaphus) abundance in Scotland. Journal of Environmental Management 50, 39-50.

Abecia, J.A., Rhind, S.M., Goddard, P.J., McMillen, S.R., Ahmadi, S. and Elston, D.A. (1996). A note on the jugular and ovarian venous profiles of progesterone and associated endometrial progesterone concentrations in pregnant and non pregnant ewes. Animal Science 63, 229-234.

Barton, T.R., Harris, M.P., Wanless, S. and Elston, D.A. (1996). The activity periods and life cycle of the tick Ixodes uriae (Acari: Ixodidae) in relation to host breeding strategies. Journal of Parasitology 112, 571-580.

Buckland, S.T., Elston, D.A. and Beaney, S.J. (1996). Predicting distributional change, with application to bird distributions in northeast Scotland. Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 5, 66-84.

Carss, D.N. and Elston, D.A. (1996). Errors associated with otter Lutra lutra faecal analysis II. Assessing prey size distribution from spraints. Journal of Zoology 238, 319-332.

Elston, D.A., Illius, A.W. and Gordon, I.J. (1996). Assessment of preference among a range of options using log ratio analysis. Ecology 77, 2538-2548.

Grant, S.A., Torvell, L., Sim, E.M., Small, J.L. and Elston, D.A. (1996). Seasonal pattern of leaf growth and senescence of Nardus stricta and responses of tussocks to differing severity, timing and frequency of defoliation. Journal of Applied Ecology 33, 1145-1155.

Hulbert, I.A.R., Iason, G.R., Elston, D.A. and Racey, P.A. (1996). Home-range sizes in a stratified upland landscape of two lagomorphs with different feeding strategies. Journal of Applied Ecology 33, 1479-1488.

Duncan, A.J., Roncin, B. and Elston, D.A. (1995). Effect of blood glutathione status on the susceptibility of sheep to haemolytic anaemia induced by the brassica anti-metabolite, dimethyl disulphide. Research in Veterinary Science 60, 93-98.

Elston, D.A. and Proe, M.F. (1995). Smoothing regression coefficients in an overspecified regression model with related x-variables. Applied Statistics 44, 395-406.

Ferrier, R.C., Jenkins, A. and Elston, D.A. (1995). The composition of rime ice as an indicator of the quality of winter deposition. Environmental Pollution 87, 259-266.

Buckland, S.T. and Elston, D.A. (1994). Use of groundtruth data to correct land cover area estimates from remotely sensed data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 15, 1273-1282.

Iason, G.R., Sim, D.A., Foreman, E., Fenn, P. and Elston, D.A. (1994). Seasonal variation of voluntary food intake and metabolic rate in three contrasting breeds of sheep. Animal Production 58, 381-387.

Maxwell, T.J., Sibbald, A.R., Dalziel, A.J.I., Agnew, R.D.M. and Elston, D.A. (1994). The implications of controlling grazed sward height for the operation and productivity of upland sheep systems in the UK. I. Effects of two flock sizes in combination with two sward height profiles. Grass and Forage Science 49, 73-88.

Sibbald, A.R., Griffiths, J.H. and Elston, D.A. (1994). Herbage yield in agroforestry systems as a function of easily measured attributes of the tree canopy. Forest Ecology and Management 65, 195-200.

Buckland, S.T. and Elston, D.A. (1993). Empirical models for the spatial distribution of wildlife. Journal of Applied Ecology 30, 478-495.

Darbyshire, J.F., Zwart, K.B. and Elston, D.A. (1993). Growth and nitrogenous excretion of a common soil flagellate, Cercomonas sp. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 25, 1583-1589.

Diverio, S., Goddard, P.J., Gordon, I.J. and Elston, D.A. (1993). The effect of management practices on stress in farmed Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) and its modulation by long-acting neuroleptics (LANs) : Behavioural responses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 36, 363-376.

Elston, D.A. and Buckland, S.T. (1993). Statistical modelling of regional GIS data: an overview. Ecological Modelling 67, 81-102.

Iason, G.R., Elston, D.A. and Sim, D.A. (1993). Ultrasonic scanning for determination of stage of pregnancy in the llama (Lama glama): a critical comparison of calibration techniques. Journal of Agricultural Science 120, 371-377.

Barthram, G.T., Grant, S.A. and Elston, D.A. (1992). The effects of sward height and nitrogen fertiliser application on changes in sward composition, white clover growth and the stock carrying capacity of an upland perennial ryegrass - white clover swar. Grass and Forage Science 47, 326-341.

Darbyshire, J.F., Elston, D.A., Simpson, A.E.F., Robertson, M.D. and Seaton, A. (1992). The motility of a common soil flagellate Cercomonas sp. in the presence of aqueous infusions of fungal spores. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 24, 827-831.

Elston, D.A. (1992). Sensitivity analysis in the presence of correlated parameter estimates. Ecological Modelling 64, 11-22..

Salt, C.A., Mayes, R.W. and Elston, D.A. (1992). Effects of season, grazing intensity and diet composition on the radiocaesium intake by sheep on re-seeded hill pasture. Journal of Applied Ecology 29, 378-387.

Elston, D.A., Phillips, M.S. and Trudgill, D.L. (1991). The relationship between initial population density of potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida and the yield of partially resistant potatoes. Revue de Nematologie 14, 221-229.

Elston, D.A. and Glasbey, C.A. (1991). Variability within system models: a case study. Agricultural Systems 37, 309-318.

Sibbald, A.R., Griffiths, J.H. and Elston, D.A. (1991). The effects of the presence of widely spaced conifers on under-storey herbage production in the UK. Forest Ecology and Management 45, 71-77.

Stott, A.W. and Elston, D.A. (1991). Interpretation of linear profit functions in the presence of correlated predictors, with application to decision support in a dairy enterprise. Agricultural Systems 37, 87-98.

Vinten, A.J.A., Frenkel, H., Shalhevet, J. and Elston, D.A. (1991). Calibration and validation of a modified steady-state model of crop response to saline water irrigation under conditions of transient root zone salinity. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 7, 123-144.

Elston, D.A., Glasbey, C.A. and Neilson, D.R. (1989). Non-parametric lactation curves. Animal Production 48, 331-339.

Elston, D.A. and Glasbey, C.A. (1989). Simulating from a mixture of exponential distributions with some negatively weighted components. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 33, 1-9..

Grant, S.A., Elston, D.A. and Barthram, G.T. (1989). Problems of estimating tissue turnover on grass swards in the presence of grazing animals. Grass and Forage Science 44, 47-54.

Hodgson, J.C., King, T.J., Hay, L.A. and Elston, D.A. (1989). Biochemical and haematological evidence of endotoxic shock in gnotobiotic lambs with watery mouth disease. Research in Veterinary Science 47, 119-124.

Rhind, S.M., McKelvey, W.A.C., McMillen, S.R., Gunn, R.G. and Elston, D.A. (1989). Effect of restricted food intake, before and/or after mating, on the reproductive performance of Greyface ewes. Animal Production 48, 149-155.

Elston, D.A. and Simmonds, N.W. (1988). Models of sugarcane smut disease and their implications for testing variety resistance. Journal of Applied Ecology 25, 319-329.

Grant, S.A., Barthram, G.T., Torvell, L., King, J. and Elston, D.A. (1988). Comparison of herbage production under continuous stocking and intermittent grazing. Grass and Forage Science 43, 29-39.

Glasbey, C.A. and Elston, D.A. (1987). An example of fitting a differential equation to data. Biometrics 43, 245-246.

Category: "Book Chapter"

Brewer, M.J., Elston, D.A., Dawson, L.A. and Mayes, R.W. (2004). Using principal components analysis for dimension reduction prior to compositional analysis. In "COMPSTAT 2004 Proceedings", 745-752. Eds. Antoch, J.. Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg.

Brewer, M.J., Elston, D.A. and Nolan, A.J. (2003). Spatial mixture models for ordinal responses: grazing impacts in Scotland, UK. In "Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling", 51-56. Eds. Verbeke, G., Molenberghs, G., Aerts, M. and Fieuws, S.. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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