In Preparation

  • O'Connell, M.J., Foxley, T. and White, R.L. (60%). The life-history and environmental correlates of extinction risk in global seabird populations. Biological Conservation.

  • O'Connell, M.J., White, R.L. and Hounsome, T. (40%). Environmental drivers of changes to UK avian beta diversity 1970 to 2010. Ecography.

  • Goodenough, A.E., Meakin, K. and O'Connell, M.J. (30%). Selection and use of indicator species to monitor floristic spatio-temporal change in oolitic limestone calcareous grasslands. Journal TBA.

Published (journals)

  • Meakin, K. & O’Connell, M.J. (2018). Obstacles to gathering conservation evidence from the monitoring of nature reserves: a spatial solution?  Ecological Informatics 47: 14–16.

  • O'Connell, M.J. and White, R (2017) Academics can also be culprits of evidence complacency. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1589.

  • O'Connell, M., Nasirwa, O., Carter, M., Farmer, K., Appleton, M., Arinaitwe, J., Wilson, E. et al. (2017). Capacity building for conservation: Problems and potential solutions for sub-Saharan Africa. Oryx 51: 1-11.

  • Sami Al-Obaid, S., Samraoui, B., Thomas, J., El-Serehy,, H., Alfarhan, A., Schneider, W. & O’Connell, M.J. (2017). An overview of wetlands of Saudi Arabia: Values, threats, and perspectives. Ambio 46(1): 98-108.

  • O’Connell, M.J. (2015). Making Spatial Ecology Relevant and Accessible to Conservation.  Ecological Informatics 30: 195.

  • Almalki, M., Al-Rashidi, M., O’Connell, M.J., Shobrak, M. & Szekely, T. (2014). Modelling the distribution of wetland birds on the Red Sea coast in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 13(1): 67-84.

  • Williamson, L., Hudson, M., O’Connell, M., Davidson, N., Young, R., Amano, T. and Székely, T. (2013). Areas of high diversity for the world's inland-breeding waterbirds. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 1501-1512.

  • White, R.L., Timotheus, J.N., Baptiste, T.J., Dornelly, A. Morton, M.N., O’Connell, M.J. & Young, R.P. (2012). Population responses of the Endangered White-breasted Thrasher Ramphocinclus brachyurus to a tourist development in Saint Lucia – conservation implications from a spatial modelling approach. Bird Conservation International 22:468–485.

  • AlRashidi, M., Long, P.R., O’Connell, M., Shobrak, M., Székely, T. (2011). Use of remote sensing to identify suitable breeding habitat for the Kentish Plover and estimate population size along the western coast of Saudi Arabia. Wader Study Group Bulletin 118(1): 32–39.

  • G.H. Wilson, K. McDonald & M.J. O’Connell (2009). Skeletal forelimb measurements and hoof spread in relation to asymmetry in the bilateral forelimb of horses. Equine Veterinary Journal 41(3): 238-241.

  • O’Connell, M.J., Atkinson, S. R., Gamez, K., Pickering, S.P & Dutton, J.S. (2008). Forage Preferences of European Beaver: Implications for Re-introduction. Conservation and Society 6(2):190-194.

  • Jensen, R.A., Madsen, J., Wisz, M., O’Connell, M.J. & Mehlum, F (2008). Prediction of the distribution of Arctic Pink-footed geese under warmer climate scenarios. Global Change Biology 14: 1-10.

  • O’Connell, M.J., Yallop, M.L., Ward, R.M., Onoufriou, C., Winfield, I.J., Harris, G.O. & Brown, A.F. (2007). Collecting and integrating multi-scale waterbird and lentic data to model trade-offs between forage quality and the risk of disturbance. Ibis 149: 65-72.

  • Long, P., Székely, T., Kershaw, K. & O’Connell, M.J. (2007). Ecological factors and human threats drive waterbird population declines. Animal Conservation 10(2): 183-191.

  • Winfield, I. J., Yallop, M. L., Onoufriou, C., O’Connell, M. J, Godlewska, M. Ward, R. M. & Brown, A. F.  (2007).  Assessment in two shallow lakes of a hydro-acoustic system for surveying aquatic macrophytes and an example of its application.  Hydrobiologia 584:111-119.

  • Glahder, C., Fox, A.D., Madsen, J. & O’Connell, M. (2007). Eastward moult migration of non-breeding Svalbard pink-footed geese. Polar Research 26(1): 31-36.

  • Yallop, M.L., O’Connell, M.J. & Bullock, R. (2004). Waterbird herbivory on a newly created wetland complex: potential implications for site management and habitat creation. Wetland Ecology and Management 12 (5): 395-406.

  • O’Connell, M.J. (2003). Detecting, measuring and reversing changes to wetlands. Wetland Ecology and Management 11 (6): 397-401.

  • Phillips, R.A., Cope, D.R., Rees, E.C. & O’Connell, M.J. (2003). Site fidelity and range size of wintering Barnacle Geese. Bird Study 50: 161-169.

  • O’Connell, M.J., & Yallop M.L. (2002). Research needs in relation to the conservation of biodiversity in the UK. Biological Conservation 103: 115-123.

  • Rehfisch, M.M., Austin, G. Holloway, S., Allan, J.R. & O’Connell, M.J. (2002). An approach to the assessment of change in the numbers of Canada Branta canadensis and Greylag Geese Anser anser in southern Britain. Bird Study 49: 50-59.

  • Bonesi, L., Dunstone, N. & O’Connell, M.J. (2000). Winter selection of habitats within intertidal foraging areas used by Mink (Mustela vison). Journal of Zoology 250(3): 419-424.

  • O’Connell, M.J. (2000). Threats to wetlands: implications for research & conservation. Wildfowl 51:1-15.

  • Yallop M.L. & O’Connell, M.J. (2000). Wetland creation: colonisation & production of phytoplankton & submerged macrophytes in hypereutrophic freshwater lagoons. Aquatic Conservation 10: 305-309.

  • O’Connell, M.J. (1999). Research: getting the right balance for wildfowl & wetlands. Wildfowl 50:1-9.

  • Shchadilov, Y.M., Belousova, A.V., Rees, E.S. & O’Connell, M.J. (1999). Swans of the Petchora River delta and the adjacent territories. Casarca 5: 203-209.

  • Davis, R.W. , Croxall, J.P. & O’Connell, M.J. (1989). The reproductive energetics of Gentoo (Pygocelis papua) and Macaroni (Eudyptes chrysolophus) Penguins at South Georgia. Journal of Animal Ecology 58(1): 59-74.

  • Croxall, J.P., Hill, H.J., Lidstone-scott, R., O’Connell, M.J. & Prince, P.A. (1988) Food & feeding ecology of Wilson’s Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus. Journal of Zoology  216: 83-102.

  • Croxall, J.P., Davis, R.W. & O’Connell, M.J. (1988). Diving patterns in relation to diet of Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins. The Condor 90: 157-167.

  • Enticott, J.W. & O’Connell, M.J. (1985). The distribution of the spectacled form of the White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis conspicillata) in the south Atlantic Ocean. BAS Bulletin 66: 83-86.

Published (conference proceedings)

  • O’Connell, M.J. (2018). Detecting and measuring threats to biodiversity: the use of spatial ecological data to derive and evaluate conservation action. Ecological Informatics 47: 1.

  • O’Connell, M.J. (2013). Spatial ecology and conservation. In, O’Connell, M.J. (ed) Proceedings of the 1st Spatial Ecology for Conservation (SEC1) conference. Ecological Informatics 14: 1-108

  • O’Connell, M.J., Huiskes, A. H.L., Loonen, M.L., Madsen, J., Klaassen, M. & Rounsevell, M. (2006). Developing an integrated approach to understanding the effects of climate change and other environmental alterations at a flyway level. In, Waterbirds Around the World. (eds) G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith & D.A.Stroud. The Staitonery Office, Ediburgh, UK. pp 385-397.

  • Nasirwa, O., O’Connell, M.J., Buckton, S. & Dodman, T. (2006). Building capacity in waterbird and wetland monitoring in eastern Africa. In, Waterbirds Around the World. (eds) G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith & D.A.Stroud. The Staitonery Office, Ediburgh, UK. pp 889-891.

  • O’Connell, M.J., Thomas, C.J., Twiss, S.D., Evans, P.R. & Whitfield, D.P. (1998). An integrated approach to the study of bird-habitat associations in the Flow Country of northern Scotland. In: Patterned Mires and Mire Pools. V. Standen, J.H. Tallis & R. Meade (eds). Proceedings of the Mires Research Group Conference: 191-198.

  • Downie, I., Coulson, J.C., O’Connell, M.J. & Whitfield, D.P. (1998). Invertebrates of importance to birds in the Flow Country. In: Patterned Mires and Mire Pools. V. Standen, J.H. Tallis & R. Meade (eds). Proceedings of the Mires Research Group Conference: 182- 190.

  • O’Connell, M.J., Coulson, J.C., Raven, S. & Joyce, S (1997). Non-breeding and nests without eggs in the Lesser Black-backed Gull. Ibis 139: 252-2258.

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