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In Press

De Palma, A., Kuhlmann, M., Roberts, S.P.M., Potts, S.G., Borger, L., Hudson, L.N., Lysenko, I., Newbold, T. & Purvis, A. (in press). Ecological traits affect the sensitivity of bees to land-use pressures in European agricultural landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology. Freely available here.


Newbold, T., Hudson, L.N., Hill, S.L.L., Contu, S., Lysenko, I., Senior, R.A., Börger, L., Bennett, D.J., Choimes, A., Collen, B., Day, J., De Palma, A., Díaz, S., Echeverria-Londoño, S., Edgar, M.J., Feldman, A., Garon, M., Harrison, M.L.K., Alhusseini, T., Ingram, D.J., Itescu, Y., Kattge, J., Kemp, V., Kirkpatrick, L., Kleyer, M., Laginha Pinto Correia, D., Martin, C.D., Meiri, S., Novosolov, M., Pan, Y., Phillips, H.R.P., Purves, D.W., Robinson, A., Simpson, J., Tuck, S.L., Weiher, E., White, H.J., Ewers, R.M., Mace, G.M., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Purvis, A. (2015). Global effects of land use on local terrestrial biodiversity. Nature 520: 45-50. Formatted version available here. Submitted files freely available here.

Willis, S.G., Foden, W., Baker, D.J., Belle, E., Burgess, N.D., Carr, J.A., Doswald, N., Garcia, R.A., Hartley, A., Hof, C., Newbold, T., Rahbek, C., Smith, R.J., Visconti, P., Young, B. & Butchart, S.H.M. (2015). Integrating climate change vulnerability assessments from species distribution models and trait-based approaches. Biological Conservation 190: 167-178. Available here.


Newbold, T., Hudson, L.N., Phillips, H.R.P., Hill, S.L.L., Contu, S., Lysenko, I., Blandon, A., Butchart, S.H.M., Booth, H.L., Day, J., De Palma, A., Harrison, M.L.K., Kirkpatrick, L., Pynegar, E., Robinson, A., Simpson, J., Mace, G.M., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Purvis, A. (2014). A global model of the response of tropical and sub-tropical forest biodiversity to anthropogenic pressures. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 281: 20141371. Freely available here.

Newbold, T., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Butchart, S.H.M., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H., Joppa, L., Alkemade, R. & Purves, D.W. (2014). Functional traits, land-use change and the structure of present and future bird communities in tropical forests. Global Ecology & Biogeography 23: 1073-1084. Available here.

Harfoot, M.*, Newbold, T.*, Tittensor, D.P.*, Emmott, S., Hutton, J., Lyutsarev, V., Smith, M.J., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Purves, D.W. (2014). Emergent global patterns of ecosystem structure and function from a mechanistic General Ecosystem Model. PLoS Biology 12e1001841. Available here.
*Joint first authors

Hudson, L.N.*, Newbold, T.*, Contu, S., Hill, S.L.L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., Phillips, H.R.P., Senior, R.A., Bedford, F., Bennett, D., Booth, H., Choimes, S., Laginha Correia Pinto, D., Day, J., Echeverría-Londoño, S., Garon, M., Harrison, M.L.K., Ingram, D.I., Jung, M., Kemp, V., Kirkpatrick, L., Martin, C., Pan, Y., Robinson, A., White, H., [hundreds of data contributors], Collen, B., Ewers, R.M., Mace, G.M., Purves, D.W., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Purvis, A. (2014). The PREDICTS database: global  database of how local terrestrial  biodiversity responds to 
human impacts. Ecology & Evolution 44701–4735. Freely available here.
*Joint first authors

Tittensor, D.P., Walpole, M., Hill, S.L.L., Boyce, D.G., Britten, G.L., Burgess, N.D., Butchart, S.H.M., Leadley, P.W., Regan, E.C., Alkemade, R., Baumung, R., Bellard, C., Bouwman, L., Bowles-Newark, N., Chenery, A.M., Cheung, W.W.L., Christensen, V., Cooper, H.D., Crowther, A.R., Dixon, M.J.R., Galli, A., Gaveau, V., Gregory, R.D., Gutierrez, N.L., Hirsch, T.L., Höft, R., Januchowski-Hartley, S.R., Karmann, M., Krug, C.B., Leverington, F.J., Loh, J., Kutsch Lojenga, R., Malsch, K., Marques, A., Morgan, D.H.W., Mumby, P.J., Newbold, T., Noonan-Mooney, K., Pagad, S.N., Parks, B.C., Pereira, H.M., Robertson, T., Rondinini, C., Santini, L., Scharlemann, J.P.W., , Schindler, S., Sumaila, U.R., Teh, L.S.L., van Kolck, J., Visconti, P. & Ye, Y. (2014). A mid-term analysis of progress towards international biodiversity targets. Science 346: 241-244. Available here.

Harfoot, M., Tittensor, D.P., Newbold, T., McInerny, G., Smith, M. & Scharlemann, J.P.W. (2014). Integrated assessment models: the present and the future. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 124-143. Available here.

Marques, A., Pereira, H.M., Krug, C., Leadley, P.W., Visconti, P., Januchowski-Hartley, S.R., Krug, R.M., Alkemade, R., Bellard, C., Cheung, W.W.L., Christensen, V., Cooper, H.D., Hirsch, T., Hoft, R., van Kolck, J., Newbold, T., Noonan-Mooney, K., Regan, E.C., Rondinini, C., Sumaila, U.R, Teh, L.S.L. & Walpole, M. (2014). A framework to identify enabling and urgent actions for the 2020 Aichi Targets. Basic & Applied Ecology 15: 633-638. Available here.

Leadley, P.W., Krug, C.B., Alkemade, R., Pereira, H.M., Sumaila, U.R., Walpole, M., Marques, A., Newbold, T., Teh, L.S.L., van Kolck, J., Bellard, C., Januchowski-Hartley, S.R. & Mumby, P.J. (2014). Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: An Assessment
of Biodiversity Trends, Policy Scenarios and Key Actions. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada. Technical Series 78. Available here.


Purves, D., Scharlemann, J., Harfoot, M., Newbold, T., Tittensor, D.P., Hutton, J. & Emmott, S. (2013). Time to model all life on Earth. Nature 493: 295-297. Available here. See coverage in the Financial Times here. See exchange of correspondence here.

Newbold, T., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Butchart, S.H.M., Sekercioglu, C.H., Alkemade, R., Booth, H. & Purves, D.W. (2013). Ecological traits affect the response of tropical forest bird species to land-use intensity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 280: 20122131. Available here. See also nice summary by a colleague here.

Evans, M.R., Benton, T.G., Bithell, M., Ernande, B., Grimm, V., Hodgson, D.J., Mace, G., Morecroft, M., Moustakas, A., Murphy, E., Newbold, T., Petchey, O. & Smith, M. (2013). Predictive systems ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 28020131452. Freely available here.


Newbold, T., Butchart, S.H.M., Sekercioglu, C.H., Purves, D.W. & Scharlemann, J.P.W. (2012). Mapping functional traits: comparing abundance and presence-absence estimates at large spatial scales. PLoS ONE 7: e44019. Available here.


Newbold, T., Reader, T., El-Gabbas, A., Berg, W., Shohdi, W.M., Zalat, S., Baha El Din, S. & Gilbert, F. (2010). Testing the accuracy of species distribution models using species records from a new field survey. Oikos 119: 1326-1334. Available here.

Newbold, T. (2010). Applications and limitations of museum data for conservation and ecology, with particular attention to species distribution models. Progress in Physical Geography 34: 3-22. Available online here.


Newbold, T, Gilbert, F., Zalat, S., El-Gabbas, A. & Reader, T. (2009). Climate-based models of spatial patterns of species richness in Egypt’s butterfly and mammal fauna. Journal of Biogeography 36: 2085-2095. Available here.

Newbold, T., Reader, T., Zalat, S., El-Gabbas, A. & Gilbert, F. (2009). Effect of characteristics of butterfly species on the accuracy of distribution models in an arid environment. Biodiversity & Conservation 18: 3629-3641. Available here.


Newbold, T., Collins, S., Behnke, J., Eales, J., El-Geznawy, A., El-Tohamy, T., Ezzat, R., Farag, D., Gilbert, F., Jobling, S., Marhcant, D., Madaney, D., Mohamed, E., Zalat, H., Taylor, G., Woodward, B. & Zalat, S. (2008). Sentinel behaviour and the watchman's call in the Chukar at St Katherine Protectorate, Sinai, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 10: 42-53. Freely available here.


Newbold, T., Meregalli, M., Colonnelli, E., Barclay, M., Elbanna, S., Abu Fandud, N., Flegg, F., Fouad, R., Gilbert, F., Hall, V., Hancock, C., Ismail, M., Osamy, S., Saber, I., Semida, F. & Zalat, S. (2007). Redescription of a weevil Paramecops sinaitus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae) from the Sinai and an ecological study of its interaction with the Sinai milkweed Asclepias sinaica (Gentianales: Asclepiadaceae). European Journal of Entomology 104: 505-515. Freely available here.

Other Articles:

Hudson, L., Newbold, T., Purves, D.W., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Mace, G. & Purvis, A. (2013). Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (PREDICTS): Can you help?. BES Bulletin.

Newbold, T., Hudson, L., Purves, D.W., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Mace, G. & Purvis, A. (2012). 
PREDICTS: Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity in Changing Terrestrial Systems. Frontiers of Biogeography 4: 155-156.

Newbold, T. (2011). Book Review: Conservation Biogeography (edited by Richard J. Ladle and Robert J. Whittaker). Frontiers of Biogeography 3: 93-94. Freely available here.

Newbold, T. (2010). Scale-dependence of spatial patterns of insect distribution and abundance. Frontiers of Biogeography 2: 31-34. Freely available here.

Newbold, T. (2008). Egypt's green spots. Planet Earth Magazine Spring issue pp. 12-13. Freely available here.