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Professor B. Huntley, BA, MA, PhD

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biosciences
Leader of Work Package 1 in Tipping Points Research Project
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41282
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41201

Contact Professor B. Huntley (email at brian.huntley@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

My research investigates the relationships between environmental change and changes in the distributions of organisms, as well as in the composition, structure and dynamics of ecosystems. Interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere, especially biospheric feedbacks to the climate system, are also the subject of my research. A combination of palaeoecological, ecological and biogeographical methods is used in carrying out these investigations; important techniques used include pollen analysis, palaeoclimate reconstruction, modelling of ecological processes and of species distributions, geographical information systems and earth observation.

This research has been supported by grants from various bodies including NERC, NATO and the Leverhulme Trust, as well as by research contracts from the European Commission, WWF and RSPB, inter alia. Current research projects include investigations of: responses of African and European birds to climatic change; development of dynamic models of species' distribution and abundance changes in response to environmental change; the potential effectiveness of protected area networks as a tool for biodiversity conservation in the face of climatic change; the neoglacial climatic transition as a potential 'tipping point' in the climate system; late-Pleistocene vegetation and environmental history in Eurasia and the extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna; the impacts of tephra deposition on vegetation; the landscape-scale impacts of invasion by a canopy-dominant tree, taking the mid-Holocene invasion of the Scottish Highlands by Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine) as a model system; and the importance of landscape heterogeneity and microclimate in sustaining marginal populations of butterfliesin areas where the regional climate is becoming unfavourable as a result of climatic change.

In 2007 I was invited to act as a consultant to the Council of Europe Bern Convention Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change and subsequently to become an observer on this group. I have undertaken two studies and provided two reports to the group; most recently I was asked to prepare the group's Work Plan for the next five years, and to present this at the annual meeting of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention (Strasbourg, December 2015).

In 2008 I was invited to join the Steering Group for the North-East Regional Climate Change and Biodiversity Study.

In March 2009 I was invited by the German government to pariticipate in a High Level Working Group on the 2010 Biodiversity Targets and post-2010 Targets in preparation for the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

I was a member of the Working Group that oversaw production of the first and second editions of the Living With Environmental Change "Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Report Card".

I have been a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission "Climate Change Specialist Group" since its establishment in 2013.

Research Groups

Department of Biosciences

Research Interests

  • Biogeography
  • Ecology
  • Impacts of environmental change upon organisms and ecosystems
  • Quaternary palaeoecology and palaeoenvironmentals

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Huntley, B., Green, Rhys E., Collingham, Yvonne C. & Willis, Stephen G. (2007). A climatic atlas of European breeding birds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

Chapter in book

  • B. Huntley (2019). Consequences of climatic change for distributions. In Effects of climate change on birds. Peter O. Dunn & Anders Pape Møller Oxford: Oxford University Press. 165-183.
  • B. Huntley, Y. Collingham, S. Willis & D. Hole (2012). Protected Areas and Climatic Change in Europe: Introduction. In Natura 2000 and Climate Change – a Challenge. Götz Ellwanger, Axel Ssymank & Cornelia Paulsch Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. Heft 118: 7-27.
  • Huntley, B & Baxter, R (2012). Vegetation ecology and global change. In Vegetation Ecology. van der Maarel, E & Franklin, J Wiley-Blackwell. 509-525.
  • Huntley, B., Hole, D.G. & Willis, S.G. (2011). Assessing the effectiveness of a protected area network in the face of climatic change. In Climate change, ecology, and systematics. Hodkinson, Trevor R. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 345-362.
  • B. Huntley & R.E. Green (2011). Bioclimatic models of the distributions of Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan. In Gyrfalcons and Ptarmigan in a Changing World. R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt & E. Potapov The Peregrine Fund. 10.
  • B. Huntley & R.E. Green (2011). The utility of bioclimatic models for projecting future changes in the distribution of birds in response to climate change. In Gyrfalcons and Ptarmigan in a Changing World. R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt & E. Potapov The Peregrine Fund. 7.
  • Willis, S.G., Hole, D.G. & Huntley, B. (2010). Climate change and conservation. In Trade-offs in conservation: Deciding what to save. Leader-Williams, N., Adams, B. & Smith, R. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 331-348.
  • T.V. Callaghan, L.O. Björn, F.S. Chapin III., Y. Chernov, T.R. Christensen, B. Huntley, R. Imms, M. Johansson, D.J. Riedlinger, S. Jonasson, N. Matveyeva, W. Oechel, N. Panikov & G. Shaver (2005). Arctic tundra and polar desert ecosystems. In Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. Carolyn Symon, Lelani Arris & Bill Heal Cambridge University Press. 243-352.
  • A.T. Peterson, H. Tian, E. Martinez-Meyer, J. Soberón, V. Sánchez-Cordero & B. Huntley (2005). Modeling Distributional Shifts of Individual Species and Biomes. In Climate change and Biodiversity. T.E. Lovejoy & L. Hannah Yale University Press. 211-228.
  • B. Huntley (2005). North temperate responses. In Climate change and biodiversity. T.E. Lovejoy & L. Hannah Yale University Press. 109-124.
  • B. Huntley & R. Baxter (2005). Vegetation ecology and global change. In Vegetation Ecology. Eddy van der Maarel Blackwell Science Ltd. 356-372.

Journal Article

  • A.M. Sabater, H.C. Ward, T.C. Hill, J.L. Gornall, T.J. Wade, J.G. Evans, A. Prieto-Blanco, M. Disney, G.K. Phoenix, M. Williams, B. Huntley, R. Baxter, M. Mencuccini & R. Poyatos (Published). Transpiration from subarctic deciduous woodlands: environmental controls and contribution to ecosystem evapotranspiration. Ecohydrology
  • Felde, Vivian A., Flantua, Suzette G. A., Jenks, Cathy R., Benito, Blas M., de Beaulieu, Jacques-Louis, Kuneš, Petr, Magri, Donatella, Nalepka, Dorota, Risebrobakken, Bjørg, ter Braak, Cajo J. F., Allen, Judy R. M., Granoszewski, Wojciech, Helmens, Karin F., Huntley, Brian, Kondratienė, Ona, Kalniņa, Laimdota, Kupryjanowicz, Mirosława, Malkiewicz, Małgorzata, Milner, Alice M., Nita, Małgorzata, Noryśkiewicz, Bożena, Pidek, Irena A., Reille, Maurice, Salonen, J. Sakari, Šeirienė, Vaida, Winter, Hanna, Tzedakis, Polychronis C. & Birks, H. John B. (2020). Compositional turnover and variation in Eemian pollen sequences in Europe. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 29(1): 101-109.
  • Allen, Judy R. M., Forrest, Matthew, Hickler, Thomas, Singarayer, Joy S., Valdes, Paul J. & Huntley, Brian (2020). Global vegetation patterns of the past 140,000 years. Journal of Biogeography
  • Colville, J.F., Beale, C.M., Forest, F., Altwegg, R., Huntley, B. & Cowling, R.M. (2020). Plant richness, turnover and evolutionary diversity track gradients of stability and ecological opportunity in a megadiversity centre. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(33): 20027-20037.
  • Fordham, D.A., Jackson, S.T., Brown, S.C., Huntley, B., Brook, B.W., Dahl-Jensen, D., Thomas, M., Gilbert, P., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Svensson, A., Theodoridis, S., Wilmshurst, J.M., Buettel, J.C., Canteri, E., McDowell, M., Orlando, L., Pilowsky, J., Rahbek, C. & Nogues-Bravo, D. (2020). Using paleo-archives to safeguard biodiversity under climate change. Science 369(6507): eabc5654.
  • Foden, W. B., Young, B. E., Akçakaya, H. R., Garcia, R. A., Hoffman, A., Stein, B., Thomas, C. D., Wheatley, C. J., Bickford, D., Carr, J., Hole, D., Martin, T., Pacifici, M., Pearce-Higgins, J., Platts, P. J., Visconti, P., Watson, J. & Huntley, B. (2019). Climate change vulnerability assessment of species. WIRES Climate Change 10(1): e551.
  • Martin-Puertas, Celia, Lauterbach, Stefan, Allen, Judy R.M., Perez, Marta, Blockley, Simon, Wulf, Sabine, Huntley, Brian & Brauer, Achim (2019). Initial Mediterranean response to major climate reorganization during the last interglacial-glacial transition. Quaternary Science Reviews 215: 232.
  • Huntley, B., Allen, J. R. M., Bennie, J., Collingham, Y. C., Miller, P. A. & Suggitt, A. J. (2018). Climatic disequilibrium threatens conservation priority forests. Conservation Letters 11(1): e12349.
  • Allen, J.R.M. & Huntley, B. (2018). Effects of tephra falls on vegetation: A Late-Quaternary record from southern Italy. Journal of Ecology 106(6): 2456-2472.
  • Franke, Peter M., Huntley, Brian & Parnell, Andrew C. (2018). Frequency selection in palaeoclimate time series: a model-based approach incorporating possible time uncertainty. Environmetrics 29(2): e2492.
  • Nolan, Connor, Overpeck, Jonathan T., Allen, Judy R. M., Anderson, Patricia M., Betancourt, Julio L., Binney, Heather A., Brewer, Simon, Bush, Mark B., Chase, Brian M., Cheddadi, Rachid, Djamali, Morteza, Dodson, John, Edwards, Mary E., Gosling, William D., Haberle, Simon, Hotchkiss, Sara C., Huntley, Brian, Ivory, Sarah J., Kershaw, A. Peter, Kim, Soo-Hyun, Latorre, Claudio, Leydet, Michelle, Lézine, Anne-Marie, Liu, Kam-Biu, Liu, Yao, Lozhkin, A. V., McGlone, Matt S., Marchant, Robert A., Momohara, Arata, Moreno, Patricio I., Müller, Stefanie, Otto-Bliesner, Bette L., Shen, Caiming, Stevenson, Janelle, Takahara, Hikaru, Tarasov, Pavel E., Tipton, John, Vincens, Annie, Weng, Chengyu, Xu, Qinghai, Zheng, Zhuo & Jackson, Stephen T. (2018). Past and future global transformation of terrestrial ecosystems under climate change. Science 361(6405): 920-923.
  • Vermaat, Jan E., Hellmann, Fritz A., van Teeffelen, Astrid J. A., van Minnen, Jelle, Alkemade, Rob, Billeter, Regula, Beierkuhnlein, Carl, Boitani, Luigi, Cabeza, Mar, Feld, Christian K., Huntley, Brian, Paterson, James & WallisDeVries, Michiel F. (2017). Differentiating the effects of climate and land use change on European biodiversity: A scenario analysis. Ambio 46(3): 277-290.
  • Sánchez Goñi, M. F., Desprat, S., Daniau, A. L., Bassinot, F. C., Polanco-Martínez, J. M., Harrison, S. P., Allen, J. R. M., Anderson, R. S., Behling, H., Bonnefille, R., Burjachs, F., Carrión, J. S., Cheddadi, R., Clark, J. S., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Mustaphi, C.J.C., Debusk, G. H., Dupont, L. M., Finch, J. M., Fletcher, W. J., Giardini, M., González, C., Gosling, W. D., Grigg, L. D., Grimm, E. C., Hayashi, R., Helmens, K., Heusser, L. E., Hill, T., Hope, G., Huntley, B., Igarashi, Y., Irino, T., Jacobs, B., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Kawai, S., Kershaw, A. P., Kumon, F., Lawson, I. T., Ledru, M. P., Lézine, A. M., Liew, P. M., Magri, D., Marchant, R., Margari, V., Mayle, F. E., McKenzie, G. M., Moss, P., Müller, S., Müller, U. C., Naughton, F., Newnham, R. M., Oba, T., Pérez-Obiol R., Pini, R., Ravazzi, C., Roucoux, K. H., Rucina, S. M., Scott, L., Takahara, H., Tzedakis, P. C., Urrego, D. H., van Geel, B., Valencia, B. G., Vandergoes, M. J., Vincens, A., Whitlock, C. L., Willard, D. A. & Yamamoto, M. (2017). The ACER pollen and charcoal database: a global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period. Earth System Science Data 9(2): 679-695.
  • Huntley, B., Collingham, Y.C., Singarayer, J.S., Valdes, P.J., Barnard, P., Midgley, G.F., Altwegg, R. & Ohlemüller, R. (2016). Explaining patterns of avian diversity and endemicity: climate and biomes of southern Africa over the last 140,000 years. Journal of Biogeography 43(5): 874-886.
  • Parnell, A.C., Haslett, J., Sweeney, J., Doan, T.K., Allen, J.R.M. & Huntley, B. (2016). Joint palaeoclimate reconstruction from pollen data via forward models and climate histories. Quaternary Science Reviews 151: 111-126.
  • Hoogaker, B.A.A., Smith, R.S., Singarayer, J.S., Marchant, R., Prentice, I.C., Allen, J.R.M., Anderson, S., Bhagwat, S.A., Behling, H., Borisova, O., Bush, M., Correa-Metrio, A., de Vernal, A., Finch, J. M., Fréchette, B., Lozano-Garcia, S., Gosling, W.D., Grimm, E.C., Grüger, E., Hanselman, J., Harrison, S.P., Hill, T.R., Huntley, B., JiménezMoreno, G., Kershaw, P., Ledru, M-P., Magri, D., McKenzie, M., Müller, U., Nakagawa, T., Novenko, E., Penny, D., Sadori, L., Scott, L., Stevenson, J., Valdes, P.J., Vandergoes, M., Velichko, A., Whitlock, C. & Tzedakis, C. (2016). Terrestrial biosphere changes over the last 120 kyr. Climate of the Past 12(1): 51-73.
  • Suggitt, A.J., Jones, R.T., Caseldine, C.J., Huntley, B., Stewart, J.R., Brooks, S.J., Brown, E., Fletcher, D., Gillingham, P.K., Larwood, J., Macgregor, N.A., Silva, B., Thomas, Z., Wilson, R.J. & Maclean, I.D. (2015). A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 24(6): 743-747.
  • Pacifici, M., Foden, W.B., Visconti, P., Watson, J.E.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Kovacs, K.M., Scheffers, B.R., Hole, D.G., Martin, T.G., Akçakaya, H.R., Corlett, R.T., Huntley, B., Bickford, D., Carr, J.A., Hoffmann, A.A., Midgley, G.F., Pearce-Kelly, P., Pearson, R.G., Williams, S.E., Willis, S.G., Young, B. & Rondinini, C. (2015). Assessing species vulnerability to climate change. Nature Climate Change 5: 215-225.
  • Parnell, A.C., Sweeney, J., Doan, T.K., Salter-Townshend, M., Allen, J.R.M., Huntley, B. & Haslett, J. (2015). Bayesian inference for palaeoclimate with time uncertainty and stochastic volatility. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) 64(1): 115-138.
  • Russell, D., Wanless, S., Collingham, Y., Anderson, B., Beale, C., Reid, J., Huntley, B. & Hamer, K. (2015). Beyond climate envelopes: Bio-climate modelling accords with observed 25-year changes in seabird populations of the British Isles. Diversity and Distributions 21(2): 211-222.
  • Combourieu_Nebout, N., Bertini, A., Russo-Ermolli, E., Peyron, O., Klotz, S., Montade, V., Fauquette, S., Allen, J., Fusco, F., Goring, S., Huntley, B., Joannin, S., Lebreton, V., Magri, D., Martinetto, E., Orain, R. & Sadori, L. (2015). Climate changes in the central Mediterranean and Italian vegetation dynamics since the Pliocene. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 218: 127.
  • S. Roberts, V.J. Jones, J.R.M. Allen & B. Huntley (2015). Diatom response to mid-Holocene climate in three small Arctic lakes in northernmost Finnmark. The Holocene 25(6): 911-920.
  • Russell, D., Wanless, S., Collingham, Y., Huntley, B. & Hamer, K. (2015). Predicting Future European Breeding Distributions of British Seabird Species under Climate Change and Unlimited/No Dispersal Scenarios. Diversity 7(4): 342-359.
  • Hartley, I.P., Hill, T.C., Wade, T., Clement, R.J., Moncrieff, J.B., Prieto-Blanco, A., Disney, M.I., Huntley, B., Williams, M., Howden, N.J.K., Wookey, P.A. & Baxter, R. (2015). Quantifying landscape-level methane fluxes in subarctic Finland using a multi-scale approach. Global Change Biology 21(10): 3712-3725.
  • Hancock, S., Huntley, B., Ellis, R. & Baxter, R. (2014). Biases in Reanalysis Snowfall Found by Comparing the JULES Land Surface Model to GlobSnow. Journal of Climate 27(2): 624-632.
  • Downs, C., Harebottle, D., Dodman, T., Ndiaye, A., Barnard, P., Huntley, B., Ogada, D., Botha, A. & Ng'weno, F. (2014). Birds in a Changing Environment: Report on the 13th Pan-African Ornithological Congress in Arusha, Tanzania. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 85(1): iii-vi.
  • Hancock, S., Essery, R., Reid, T., Carle, J., Baxter, R., Rutter, N. & Huntley, B. (2014). Characterising forest gap fraction with terrestrial lidar and photography: An examination of relative limitations. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 189-190: 105-114.
  • Poyatos, R., Heinemeyer, A., Ineson, P., Evans, J.G., Ward, H.C., Huntley, B. & Baxter, R. (2014). Environmental and vegetation drivers of seasonal CO2 fluxes in a Sub-arctic forest–mire ecotone. Ecosystems 17(3): 377-393.
  • Huntley, B. (2014). Extreme temporal interpolation of sparse data is not a sufficient basis to substantiate a claim to have uncovered Pleistocene forest microrefugia. The New phytologist 204(3): 447-449.
  • Collingham, Y.C., Huntley, B., Altwegg, R., Barnard, P., Beveridge, O.S., Gregory, R.D., Mason, L.R., Oschadleus, H.D., Simmons, R.E., Willis, S.G. & Green, R.E. (2014). Prediction of mean adult survival rates of southern African birds from demographic and ecological covariates. Ibis 156(4): 741-754.
  • Felton, A., Lindbladh, M., Elmberg, J., Felton, A.M., Andersson, E., Sekercioglu, C.H., Collingham, Y. & Huntley, B. (2014). Projecting impacts of anthropogenic climatic change on the bird communities of southern Swedish spruce monocultures: Will the species poor get poorer? Ornis Fennica 91(1): 1-13.
  • Bentley, R. A., Maddison, E. J., Ranner, P. H., Bissell, J. J., Caiado, C. C. C. S., Bhatanacharoen, P., Clark, T., Botha, M., Akinbami, F., Hollow, M., Michie, R., Huntley, B., Curtis, S. E. & Garnett, P. R. (2014). Social tipping points and Earth systems dynamics. Frontiers in Environmental Science 2: 35.
  • Cieraad, E., McGlone, M.S. & Huntley, B. (2014). Southern Hemisphere temperate tree lines are not climatically depressed. Journal of Biogeography 41(8): 1456-1466.
  • Reid, T.D., Spencer, M., Huntley, B., Essery, R., Carle, J., Holden, R.D., Baxter, R. & Rutter, N. (2014). Spatial quantification of leafless canopy structure in a boreal birch forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 188: 1-12.
  • Huntley, B., Midgley, G.F., Barnard, P. & Valdes, P.J. (2014). Suborbital climatic variability and centres of biological diversity in the Cape region of southern Africa. Journal of Biogeography 41(7): 1338-1351.
  • Altwegg, R., Collingham, Y.C., Erni, B. & Huntley, B. (2013). Density-dependent dispersal and the speed of range expansions. Diversity and Distributions 19(1): 60-68.
  • Kharouba, H.M., McCune, J.L., Thuiller, W. & Huntley, B. (2013). Do ecological differences between taxonomic groups influence the relationship between species’ distributions and climate? A global meta-analysis using species distribution models. Ecography 36(6): 657-664.
  • Hancock, S., Baxter, R., Evans, J. & Huntley, B. (2013). Evaluating global snow water equivalent products for testing land surface models. Remote Sensing of Environment 128: 107-117.
  • Heinemeyer, A., Gornall, J., Baxter, R., Huntley, B. & Ineson, P. (2013). Evaluating the carbon balance estimate from an automated ground-level flux chamber system in artificial grass mesocosms. Ecology and Evolution 3(15): 4998-5010.
  • Bagchi, R., Crosby, M., Huntley, B., Hole, D.G., Butchart, S., Collingham, Y.C., Kalra, M., Rajkumar, J., Rahmani, A., Pandey, M., Gurung, H., Trai, T., Van Quang, N. & Willis, S.G. (2013). Evaluating the effectiveness of conservation site networks under climate change: accounting for uncertainty. Global Change Biology 19(4): 1236-1248.
  • Huntley, Brian, Allen, Judy R.M., Collingham, Yvonne C., Hickler, Thomas Lister, Adrian M., Singarayer, Joy, Stuart, Antony J., Sykes, Martin & Valdes, Paul J. (2013). Millennial climatic fluctuations are key to the structure of last glacial ecosystems. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61963.
  • Huntley, B., Long, A.J. & Allen, J.R.M. (2013). Spatio-temporal patterns in late-glacial and Holocene vegetation and climate of Finnmark, northernmost Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews 70: 158-175.
  • Huntley, B., Allen, J.R.M., Barnard, P., Collingham, Y.C. & Holliday, P.R. (2013). Species’ distribution models indicate contrasting late-Quaternary histories for southern and northern hemisphere bird species. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22(3): 277-288.
  • B. Huntley, R. Altwegg, P. Barnard, Y.C. Collingham & D.G. Hole (2012). Modelling relationships between species’ spatial abundance patterns and climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 668-681.
  • B.J. Fletcher, J.L. Gornall, R. Poyatos, M.C. Press, P.C. Stoy, B. Huntley, R. Baxter & G.K. Phoenix (2012). Photosynthesis and productivity in heterogeneous arctic tundra: consequences for ecosystem function of mixing vegetation types at stand edges. Journal of Ecology 100(2): 441-451.
  • Huntley, Brian & Barnard, Phoebe (2012). Potential impacts of climatic change on southern African birds of fynbos and grassland biodiversity hotspots. Diversity and Distributions 18(8): 769-781.
  • R. Ohlemüller, B. Huntley, S. Normand & J.-C. Svenning (2012). Potential source and sink locations for climate-driven species range shifts in Europe since the Last Glacial Maximum. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(2): 152-163.
  • B. Huntley (2012). Reconstructing palaeoclimates from biological proxies: Some often overlooked sources of uncertainty. Quaternary Science Reviews 31: 1-16.
  • Poyatos, R., Gornall, J., Mencuccini, M., Huntley, B. & Baxter, R. (2012). Seasonal controls on net branch CO2 assimilation in sub-Arctic Mountain Birch (Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii (Orlova) Hamet-Ahti). Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 158-159: 90-100.
  • E. Cieraad, M. McGlone, M.M. Barbour & B. Huntley (2012). Seasonal frost tolerance of trees in the New Zealand treeline ecotone. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 44(3): 332-342.
  • P.K. Gillingham, B. Huntley, W.E. Kunin & C.D. Thomas (2012). The effect of spatial resolution on projected responses to climate warming. Diversity and Distributions 18(10): 990-1000.
  • P.K. Gillingham, S.C.F. Palmer, B. Huntley, W.E. Kunin, J.D. Chipperfield & C.D. Thomas (2012). The relative importance of climate and habitat in determining the distributions of species at different spatial scales: A case study with ground beetles in Great Britain. Ecography 35: 1-8.
  • A.J. Suggitt, P.K. Gillingham, J.K. Hill, B. Huntley, W.E. Kunin, D.B. Roy & C.D. Thomas (2011). Habitat microclimates drive fine-scale variation in extreme temperatures. Oikos 120(1): 1-8.
  • A. Heinemeyer, C. Di Bene, A.R. Lloyd, D. Tortorella, R. Baxter, B. Huntley, A. Gelsomino & P. Ineson (2011). Soil respiration: implications of the plant-soil continuum and respiration chamber collar-insertion depth on measurement and modelling of soil CO2 efflux rates in three ecosystems. European Journal of Soil Science 62(1): 82-94.
  • D.G. Hole, B. Huntley, J. Arinaitwe, S.H.M. Butchart, Y.C. Collingham, L.D.C. Fishpool, D.J. Pain & S.G. Willis (2011). Towards a management framework for key biodiversity networks in the face of climatic change. Conservation Biology 25(2): 305-315.
  • B. Huntley, P. Barnard, R. Altwegg, L. Chambers, B.W.T. Coetzee, L. Gibson, P.A.R. Hockey, D.G. Hole, G.F. Midgley, L.G. Underhill & S.G. Willis (2010). Beyond bioclimatic envelopes: Dynamic species’ range and abundance modelling in the context of climatic change. Ecography 33(3): 621-626.
  • J.J. Bennie, A.J. Wiltshire, A.N. Joyce, D. Clark, A.R. Lloyd, J. Adamson, T. Parr, R. Baxter & B. Huntley (2010). Characterising inter-annual variation in spatial pattern of thermal microclimate in a UK upland using a combined empirical–physical model. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150: 12-19.
  • A.J. Suggitt, P.K. Gillingham, J.K. Hill, B. Huntley, W.E. Kunin, D.B. Roy & C.D. Thomas (2010). Habitat microclimates drive fine-scale variation in extreme temperatures. Oikos
  • Magyari, E. K., Chapman, John, Passmore, D. G., Allen, J. R. M., Huntley, J. P. & Huntley, B. (2010). Holocene persistence of wooded steppe in the Great Hungarian Plain. Journal of Biogeography 37(5): 915-935.
  • J.R.M. Allen, T. Hickler, J.S. Singarayer, M.T. Sykes, P.J. Valdes & B. Huntley (2010). Last glacial vegetation of northern Eurasia. Quaternary Science Reviews 29(19-20): 2604-2618.
  • W.J. Fletcher, M.F. Sánchez Goñ&i, J.R.M. Allen, R. Cheddadi, N. Combourieu-Nebout, B. Huntley, I. Lawson, L. Londeix, D. Magri, V. Margari, U.C. Müller, F. Naughton, E. Novenko, K. Roucoux & P.C. Tzedakis (2010). Millennial-scale variability during the last glacial in vegetation records from Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 2839-2864.
  • S.A. Oswald, B. Huntley, Y.C. Collingham, D.J. Russell, B.J. Anderson, J.M. Arnold, R.W. Furness & K.C. Hamer (2010). Physiological effects of climate on distributions of endothermic species. Journal of Biogeography 38: 430-438.
  • Bennie, J, Kubin, E, Wiltshire, A, Huntley, B & Baxter, R (2010). Predicting spatial and temporal patterns of bud-burst and spring frost risk in north-west Europe: the implications of local adaptation to climate. Global Change Biology 16(5): 1503-1514.
  • Gregory, R.D. Willis, S.G., Jiguet, F. Voříšek, P. Klvaňová, A. van Strien, A. Huntley, B. Collingham, Y.C. Couvet, D. & Green, R.E. (2009). An indicator of the impact of climatic change on European bird populations. PLoS One 4(3): e4678.
  • S.G. Willis, J.K. Hill, C.D. Thomas, D.B. Roy, R. Fox, D.S. Blakeley & B. Huntley (2009). Assisted colonization in a changing climate: A test-study using two UK butterflies. Conservation Letters 2(1): 46-52.
  • S.G. Willis, C.D. Thomas, J.K. Hill, Y.C. Collingham, M.G. Telfer, R. Fox & B. Huntley (2009). Dynamic distribution modelling: Predicting the present from the past. Ecography 32: 5-12.
  • J.R.M. Allen & B. Huntley (2009). Last interglacial palaeovegetation, palaeoenvironments and chronology: A new record from Lago Grande di Monticchio, southern Italy. Quaternary Science Reviews 28(15-16): 1521-1538.
  • N. Doswald, S.G. Willis, Y.C. Collingham, D.J. Pain, R.E. Green & B. Huntley (2009). Potential impacts of climatic change on the breeding and non-breeding ranges and migration distance of European Sylvia warblers. Journal of Biogeography 36(6): 1194-1208.
  • D.G. Hole, S.G. Willis, D.J. Pain, L.D. Fishpool, S.H.M. Butchart, Y.C. Collingham, C. Rahbek & B. Huntley (2009). Projected impacts of climate change on a continent-wide protected area network. Ecology Letters 12: 420-431.
  • R.M. Fyfe, J.L. de Beaulieu, H. Binney, R.H.W. Bradshaw, S. Brewer, A. Le Flao, W. Finsinger, M.J. Gaillard, T. Giesecke, G. Gil-Romera, E.C. Grimm, B. Huntley, P. Kunes, N. Kuhl, M. Leydet, A.F. Lotter, P.E. Tarasov & S. Tonkov (2009). The European Pollen Database: past efforts and current activities. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 18(5): 417-424.
  • Stoy, PC, Williams, M, Disney, M, Prieto-Blanco, A, Huntley, B, Baxter, R & Lewis, P (2009). Upscaling as ecological information transfer: a simple framework with application to Arctic ecosystem carbon exchange. Landscape Ecology 24(7): 971-986.
  • Parnell, A. C., Haslett, J., Allen, J. R. M., Buck, C. E. & Huntley, B. (2008). A flexible approach to assessing synchroneity of past events using Bayesian reconstructions of sedimentation history. Quaternary Science Reviews 27(19-20): 1872-1885.
  • Willis, S.G., Hole, D.G., Collingham, Y.C., Hilton, G., Rahbek, C. & Huntley, B. (2008). Assessing the impacts of future climate change on protected area networks: A method to simulate individual species responses. Environmental Management 43: 836-845.
  • S. Oswald, S. Bearhop, R.W. Furness, B. Huntley & K.C. Hamer (2008). Heat-stress in a high-latitude seabird: Effects of temperature and food supply on bathing and nest attendance of great skuas Catharacta skua. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 163-169.
  • Fox, A.M., Huntley, B., Lloyd, C.R., Williams, M. & Baxter, R. (2008). Net ecosystem exchange over heterogeneous Arctic tundra: Scaling between chamber and eddy covariance measurements. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 22(GB2027): 1-15.
  • R.E. Green, Y.C. Collingham, S.G. Willis, R.D. Gregory, K.W. Smith & B. Huntley (2008). Performance of climate envelope models in retrodicting recent changes in bird population size from observed climatic change. Biology Letters 4: 599-602.
  • Huntley, B., Collingham, Y.C., Willis, S.G. & Green, R.E. (2008). Potential impacts of climatic change on European breeding birds. PLoS ONE 3(1): e1439.
  • Bennie, J., Huntley, B., Wiltshire, A., Hill, M.O. & Baxter, R. (2008). Slope, aspect and climate: Spatially explicit and implicit models of topographic microclimate in chalk grassland. Ecological Modelling 216(1): 47-59.
  • Magyari, E.M., Chapman, J., Gaydarska, B., Marinova, E., Deli, T., Huntley, J.P., Allen, J.R.M. & Huntley, B. (2008). The ‘oriental’ component of the Balkan flora: evidence of presence on the Thracian Plain during the Weichselian late-glacial. Journal of Biogeography 35(5): 865-883.
  • L. Spadavecchia, M. Williams, R. Bell, P.C. Stoy, B. Huntley & M.T. van Wijk (2008). Topographic controls on the leaf area index and plant functional type of a tundra ecosystem. Journal of Ecology 96(6): 1238-1251.
  • R.A. Robinson, H.Q.P. Crick, J.A. Learmonth, I.M.D. Maclean, C.D. Thomas, F. Bairlein, M.C. Forchhammer, C.M. Francis, J.A. Gill, B.J. Godley, J. Harwood, G.C. Hays, B. Huntley, A.M. Hutson, G.J. Pierce, M.M. Rehfisch, D.W. Sims, M.B. Santos, T.H. Sparks, D.A. Stroud & M.E. Visser (2008). Travelling through a warming world: Climate change and migratory species. Endangered Species Research
  • A. Brauer, J.R.M. Allen, J. Mingram, P. Dulski, S. Wulf & B. Huntley (2007). Evidence for last interglacial chronology and environmental change from Southern Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104(2): 450-455.
  • Huntley, B. (2007). Evolutionary response to climatic change? Heredity 98(5): 247-248.
  • Allen, J.R.M., Long, A.J., Ottley, C.J., Pearson, D.G. & Huntley, B. (2007). Holocene climate variability in northernmost Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews 26(9-10): 1432-1453.
  • Haslett, J., Salter-Townshend, M., Wilson, S. P., Bhattacharya, B., Whiley, M., Allen, J. R. M., Huntley, B. & Mitchell, F.J. G. (2006). Bayesian palaeoclimate reconstruction. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) 169(3): 395-438.
  • A. M. A. Franco, J. K. Hill, C. Kitschke, Y. C. Collingham, D. B. Roy, R. Fox, B. Huntley & C. D. Thomas (2006). Impacts of climate warming and habitat loss on extinctions at species' low-latitude range boundaries. Global Change Biology 12: 1545-1553.
  • Bennie, Jonathan, Hill, Mark O., Baxter, Robert & Huntley, Brian (2006). Influence of slope and aspect on long-term vegetation change in British chalk grasslands. Journal of Ecology 94(2): 355-368.
  • A.M. Dean, I.A. Brown, B. Huntley & C.J. Thomas (2006). Monitoring snowmelt across the Arctic forest-tundra ecotone using Synthetic Aperture Radar. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27(19): 4347-4370.
  • B. Huntley, Y.C. Collingham, R.E. Green, G.M. Hilton, C. Rahbek & S.G. Willis (2006). Potential impacts of climatic change upon geographical distributions of birds. Ibis 148: 8-28.
  • Ranner, P. H., Allen, J. R. M. & Huntley, B. (2005). A new early Holocene cryptotephra from northwest Scotland. Journal of Quaternary Science 20(3): 201-208.

Report

  • B. Huntley (2015). Climatic change and biodiversity conservation. Strasbourg, Council of Europe, Convention of the Conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats.
  • B. Huntley (2015). Programme of Work on Climatic Change and Biodiversity Conservation. Strasbourg, Council of Europe, Convention of the Conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats.
  • I.M.D. Maclean, A.J. Suggitt, R.T. Jones, B. Huntley, S.J. Brooks, P.K. Gillingham, D. Fletcher, J.R. Stewart, Z. Thomas, R.J. Wilson & C.J. Caseldine (2014). Palaeoecological evidence to inform identification of potential climatic change refugia and areas for ecological restoration.
  • B. Huntley (2012). An analysis of the implementation of recommendations made by the Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change (2006-2011). Strasbourg, Council of Europe, Convention of the Conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats.
  • B. Huntley (2007). Climatic change and the conservation of European biodiversity: Towards the development of adaptation strategies: T-PVS/Inf(2007)3. Council of Europe, Convention of the Conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats.

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