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Novel insights into the marine phase and river fidelity of anadromous twaite shad Alosa fallax in the UK and Ireland (2020)
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Davies, P., Britton, R. J., Nunn, A. D., Dodd, J. R., Crundwell, C., Velterop, R., …Bolland, J. (2020). Novel insights into the marine phase and river fidelity of anadromous twaite shad Alosa fallax in the UK and Ireland. Aquatic conservation : marine and freshwater ecosystems, 30(7), 1291-1298. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3343

© 2020 The Authors. Most research on anadromous fishes has been invested in their freshwater life-phases, resulting in a relatively sparse understanding of their spatial ecology during marine life-phases. However, understanding the marine dispersal... Read More about Novel insights into the marine phase and river fidelity of anadromous twaite shad Alosa fallax in the UK and Ireland.

Dynamic competition and resource partitioning during the early life of two widespread, abundant and ecologically similar fishes (2020)
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Henshaw, A., Axford, S. N., Peirson, G., Bolland, J. D., Mazik, K., Vickers, L. H., …Cowx, I. G. (2020). Dynamic competition and resource partitioning during the early life of two widespread, abundant and ecologically similar fishes. Hydrobiologia, 847, 2211-2224. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-020-04247-5

Competition and resource partitioning can have profound implications for individuals, populations and communities, and thus food webs, ecosystems and the management of biota and environments. In many species, the impacts of competition and resource p... Read More about Dynamic competition and resource partitioning during the early life of two widespread, abundant and ecologically similar fishes.

The Response of River-Resident Fish to Reservoir Freshet Releases of Varying Profiles Intended to Facilitate a Spawning Migration (2020)
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Baker, N. J., Taylor, M. J., Harvey, J. P., Angelopoulos, N. V., Smith, M. A., Noble, R. A., …Bolland, J. (2020). The Response of River-Resident Fish to Reservoir Freshet Releases of Varying Profiles Intended to Facilitate a Spawning Migration. Water Resources Research, 56(6), https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR024196

Natural hydrological regimes encompass varying seasonal flow characteristics that provide fish with cues and opportunities for upstream spawning migrations, but these flows are often modified/absent in regulated rivers. Compensatory artificial flows... Read More about The Response of River-Resident Fish to Reservoir Freshet Releases of Varying Profiles Intended to Facilitate a Spawning Migration.

Refinement of acoustic-tagging protocol for twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède), a species sensitive to handling and sedation (2019)
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Bolland, J. D., Nunn, A. D., Angelopoulos, N. V., Dodd, J. R., Davies, P., Gutmann Roberts, C., …Cowx, I. G. (2019). Refinement of acoustic-tagging protocol for twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède), a species sensitive to handling and sedation. Fisheries research, 212, 183-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.12.006

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Telemetry investigations to gather essential information about fish migrations are reliant on the behaviour, condition and survival of the animals being unaltered by the tagging procedure. Twaite shad (Alosa fallax Lacépède; 'sha... Read More about Refinement of acoustic-tagging protocol for twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède), a species sensitive to handling and sedation.

Causes and consequences of ontogenetic dietary shifts: a global synthesis using fish models (2018)
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Sánchez-Hernández, J., Nunn, A. D., Adams, C. E., & Amundsen, P. (2019). Causes and consequences of ontogenetic dietary shifts: a global synthesis using fish models. Biological Reviews, 94(2), 539-554. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12468

Ontogenetic dietary shifts (ODSs), the changes in diet utilisation occurring over the life span of an individual consumer, are widespread in the animal kingdom. Understanding ODSs provides fundamental insights into the biological and ecological proce... Read More about Causes and consequences of ontogenetic dietary shifts: a global synthesis using fish models.

Overcoming the dichotomy of implementing societal flood risk management while conserving instream fish habitat – A long-term study from a highly modified urban river (2018)
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Angelopoulos, N. V., Harvey, J. P., Bolland, J. D., Nunn, A. D., Noble, R. A., Smith, M. A., …Cowx, I. G. (2018). Overcoming the dichotomy of implementing societal flood risk management while conserving instream fish habitat – A long-term study from a highly modified urban river. Journal of environmental management, 224, 69-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.07.030

Flood Risk Management (FRM) is often essential to reduce the risk of flooding to properties and infrastructure in urban landscapes, but typically degrades the habitats required by many aquatic animals for foraging, refuge and reproduction. This confl... Read More about Overcoming the dichotomy of implementing societal flood risk management while conserving instream fish habitat – A long-term study from a highly modified urban river.

New species of leafmining moths and bagworms in East Yorkshire : recent colonists or overlooked residents? (2017)
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Nunn, A. (2017). New species of leafmining moths and bagworms in East Yorkshire : recent colonists or overlooked residents?. The Entomologist's record and journal of variation, 129(3), 156-159

The historical scarcity of many leafmining moths in East Yorkshire (vice-county [VC] 61) (see Sutton & Beaumont, 1989) is at least partly due to a lack of recorder effort, and a number of apparently local or rare species are actually relatively wides... Read More about New species of leafmining moths and bagworms in East Yorkshire : recent colonists or overlooked residents?.

Demography of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) ammocoete populations in relation to potential spawning-migration obstructions (2017)
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Nunn, A. D., Taylor, R. J., Cowx, I. G., Noble, R. A. A., Bolland, J. D., & Harvey, J. P. (2017). Demography of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) ammocoete populations in relation to potential spawning-migration obstructions. Aquatic conservation : marine and freshwater ecosystems, 27(4), 764-772. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2748

Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Recent advances in the understanding of lamprey migrations have led to concerns over the impacts of obstructions on the demography of many species. This study investigated sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) la... Read More about Demography of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) ammocoete populations in relation to potential spawning-migration obstructions.

Do fish go with the flow? The effects of periodic and episodic flow pulses on 0+ fish biomass in a constrained lowland river (2016)
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Walton, S. E., Nunn, A. D., Probst, W. N., Bolland, J. D., Acreman, M. C., & Cowx, I. G. (2017). Do fish go with the flow? The effects of periodic and episodic flow pulses on 0+ fish biomass in a constrained lowland river. Ecohydrology, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1777

The hydrological regime is a significant driver of fish population dynamics in rivers, but there is a dearth of information regarding the mechanisms behind its effects on temperate species, especially non-salmonids. This study investigated the effect... Read More about Do fish go with the flow? The effects of periodic and episodic flow pulses on 0+ fish biomass in a constrained lowland river.