Publications

In the literature

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. (in press) Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year. Nature Communications.

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://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.

PosterHeadMacgregor, 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%2Fs10841-017-9963-5Click poster to view.

EcolNetSymp15image_cropMacgregor, 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.13371Click poster to view.

BOU-BES poster 2014 image_cropMacgregor, 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 Entomology40, 187-198. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/een.12174. Click poster to view.

Preprints

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. bioRxivhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1101/195917.

Open data

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 recent conference presentations

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

Press coverage

“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

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