In the peer-reviewed literature
Macgregor, C.J., Williams, J.H., Bell, J.R. and Thomas, C.D. (in press) Moth biomass increases and declines over 50 years in Britain. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Macgregor, C.J., Thomas, C.D., Roy, D.B., Beaumont, M.A., Bell, J.R., Brereton, T., Bridle, J.R., Dytham, C., Fox, R., Gotthard, K., Hoffmann, A.A., Martin, G., Middlebrook, I., Nylin, S., Platts, P.J., Rasteiro, R., Saccheri, I.J., Villoutreix, R., Wheat, C.W. and Hill, J.K. (2019) Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year. Nature Communications, https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12479-w.
Harper, L.R., Lawson Handley, L., Carpenter, A.I., Ghazali, M., Di Muri, C., Macgregor, C.J., Logan, T.W., Law, A., Breithaupt, T., Read, D.S., McDevitt, A. and Hänfling, B. (2019) Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals in the UK. Biological Conservation, https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108225.
Banza, P., Macgregor. C.J., Belo, A.D.F., Fox, R., Pocock, M.J.O. and Evans, D.M. (2019) Wildfire alters the structure and seasonal dynamics of Mediterranean nocturnal pollination networks. Functional Ecology, https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13388.
Macgregor, C.J., Pocock, M.J.O., Fox, R. and Evans, D.M. (2019) Effects of street lighting technologies on the success and quality of pollination in a nocturnally pollinated plant. Ecosphere, https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2550.
Macgregor, C.J., Kitson, J.J.N., Fox, R., Hahn, C., Lunt, D.H., Pocock, M.J.O. and Evans, D.M. (2019) Construction, validation and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: a comparison of microscopy and DNA metabarcoding. Ecological Entomology, https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/een.12674.
Macgregor, C.J., Hoare, D.J., Parsons, M.S. and Lewis, O.T. (2017) Host-plant patch qualities and presence of a likely competitor species affect the distribution and abundance of a rare British moth, Cucullia lychnitis. Journal of Insect Conservation. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs10841-017-9963-5. Click poster to view.
Macgregor, C.J., Evans, D.M., Fox, R. and Pocock, M.J.O. (2016) The dark side of street lighting: impacts on moths and evidence for the disruption of nocturnal pollen transport. Global Change Biology. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13371. Click poster to view.
Macgregor, C.J., Pocock, M.J.O., Fox, R. and Evans, D.M. (2015) Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: a review. Ecological Entomology, 40, 187-198. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/een.12174. Click poster to view.
Kinsella, R.S., Thomas, C.D., Hill, J.K., Mayhew, P.J. and Macgregor, C.J. (2019) Unlocking the potential of historical abundance datasets to study biomass change in flying insects. bioRxiv, https://dx.doi.org/10.1101/695635.
Macgregor, C.J., Evans, D.M. and Pocock, M.J.O. (2017) Estimated sampling completeness of interactions in quantitative bipartite ecological networks: incorporating variation in species’ specialisation. bioRxiv, https://dx.doi.org/10.1101/195917.
Banza, P., Macgregor, C.J., Belo, A.D.F., Fox, R., Pocock, M.J.O. and Evans, D.M. (2019) Data from: Wildfire alters the structure and seasonal dynamics of nocturnal pollen-transport networks. Dryad, https://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6ts275n.
Macgregor, C.J., Kitson, J.J.N., Fox, R., Hahn, C., Lunt, D.H., Pocock, M.J.O. and Evans, D.M. (2018) Construction, validation and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: datasets collected using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding. Zenodo, https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1408559.
Macgregor, C.J.; Evans, D.M.; Fox, R.; Pocock, M.J.O. (2016). Moth abundance and pollen transport from lit and unlit matched pairs of arable field margins in south-east England. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. http://doi.org/10.5285/31cc5cec-d33b-4dd6-a932-061ff947e708
Selected other publications
Macgregor, C.J. and Evans, D.M. (2019) The adverse ecological impacts of light pollution: LEDs’ role in mitigation. LED Professional Review, 75, 86-92.
Selected recent conference presentations
Impacts of extreme events on ecosystems meeting (British Ecological Society Climate Change SIG) 2019: Phenology advances, voltinism and plasticity.
British Ecological Society 2018 Annual Meeting: Phenology advances and voltinism.
Royal Entomological Society 2018 Annual Meeting: Wildfire affects nocturnal pollinator networks (invited speaker as Wallace Award winner).
Butterfly Conservation International Symposium 2018: Wildfire affects nocturnal pollinator networks.
Ecology Across Borders 2017 (Ghent, Belgium): Wildfire affects nocturnal pollinator networks.
National Moth Recorders’ Meeting 2016: Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination (invited speaker).
British Ecological Society 2015 Annual Meeting: Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination. Runner-up, Anne Keymer Prize for Best Student Talk.
International Dark-sky Association 2015 AGM (Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.): Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination (invited speaker, international meeting).
Writing in the news
“Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife”. The Conversation, 21st January 2019. https://theconversation.com/pollinators-switch-street-lights-off-at-midnight-to-help-moths-and-nocturnal-wildlife-110114
“I’m a moth lover but London’s ‘toxic caterpillars’ worry even me”. The Conversation, 2nd May 2018. https://theconversation.com/im-a-moth-lover-but-londons-toxic-caterpillars-worry-even-me-95886
“Moths expert: match report on Ronaldo insect encounter at Euro 2016 final”. The Conservation, 11th July 2016. https://theconversation.com/moths-expert-match-report-on-ronaldo-insect-encounter-at-euro-2016-final-62314
“Channel-hopping moth plague: our clothes are safe, but mind the cabbages.” The Conversation, 16th June 2016. https://theconversation.com/channel-hopping-moth-plague-our-clothes-are-safe-but-mind-the-cabbages-61126
“Fatal attraction: how street lights prevent moths from pollinating.” The Conversation, 2nd June 2016. https://theconversation.com/fatal-attraction-how-street-lights-prevent-moths-from-pollinating-60331
“Street lights alter moth activity.” Butterfly Conservation blog, 2nd June 2016. http://butterfly-conservation.org/3114-12411/street-lights-alter-moth-activity.html
“Three Steps to Save Britain’s Butterflies.” IFLScience, 17th August 2015. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/three-steps-save-britain-s-butterflies
“Moths should be loved, not loathed. Only a couple are after your clothes.” Guardian Comment Network, 22nd December 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/moths-loved-not-loathed-only-few-after-clothes
“People doing their bit for fish and moths”. The Guardian, 12th November 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/12/people-doing-their-bit-for-fish-and-moths
“Moth populations in steady decline in Britain, study finds”. The Guardian, 11th November 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/11/moth-populations-steady-decline-britain-study?CMP=share_btn_tw
BBC Radio Weather Show, pre-recorded interview with Keeley Donovan, 3rd November 2019. Listen here.
“Butterflywatch: how climate change is clipping UK wings.” The Guardian, 29th October 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/29/butterflywatch-how-climate-change-is-clipping-uk-wings
BBC Radio York, live interview with Jules Bellerby, 24th October 2019. Listen here.
“Climate change is harming many butterfly species, but some appear to be prospering.” iNews, 24th October 2019. https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/climate-change-butterfly-species-819174
“British butterflies at risk from climate change.” The Times, 24th October 2019. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/british-butterflies-at-risk-from-climate-change-l5q675z6m
“Climate change is killing off Britain’s rarest butterflies because they risk their lives by emerging earlier and running out of food.” Daily Mail, 24th October 2019. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7609517/Climate-change-killing-Britains-butterflies-emerge-earlier-run-food.html
— Callum Macgregor (@Macgregor_Cal) July 17, 2016
“Distracted while pollinating: the hidden danger of artificial light.” Conservation Magazine, 7th June 2016. http://conservationmagazine.org/2016/06/artificial-light-disrupts-pollination/
“Moths face street peril.” The Times, 2nd June 2016. p20.
“Street lights lure moths away from gardens, say scientists.” The Guardian, 2nd June 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/02/street-lights-lure-moths-away-from-gardens-say-scientists
“Street lights are preventing moths from doing their job.” Popular Science, 2nd June 2016. http://www.popsci.com/street-lights-are-distracting-moths-from-pollinating
“Street lights distract moths from pollinating plants, scientists warn.” The Independent, 2nd June 2016. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/moths-street-lights-pollination-crops-plants-a7059496.html
“Street lights are leading moths astray, say Newcastle University experts.” Chronicle Live, 2nd June 2016. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/street-lights-leading-moths-astray-11414257#ICID=sharebar_twitter
“Street lights lure moths away from pollinating plants.” Tech Times, 2nd June 2016. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/162556/20160602/street-lights-lure-moths-away-from-pollinating-plants.htm
“Street lighting disrupts pollinating moths.” Newcastle University press release, 2nd June 2016. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2016/06/moths/
“Like a moth to a street light.” University of Hull press release. http://www2.hull.ac.uk/science/bbes/news/likeamothtoastreetlight.aspx
“What do street lights do to moths?” Planet Earth Online. http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/blogs/post.aspx?id=1037&pid=438&cookieConsent=A