Selected papers, books and written pieces

Colston A. (1982) Arsenic and copper tolerance in Agrostis tenuis and Holcus lanatus. B.Sc. dissertation. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter.

Colston A. (1985) The distribution, ecology and management of Tilia cordata in Hampshire. M.Sc. dissertation in Ecology and Conservation, University College London.

Colston A. (1985) The vegetation of hay-meadows in the Picos de Europa” in UCL Discussion Paper No. 43, ed. F. B. Goldsmith.

Colston A. (1986) The status and management of the liverwort Fissidens polyphyllos in North Wales. The National Trust

Colston A. (1986) Afforestation, fenitrothion and pine beauty moth. ECOS 7 (2) 37-38.

Colston A., Greenwood B. & Thomas I. (1987) Wildlife in Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

Colston A. (1989) Losing Ground – The loss of Northamptonshire’s wildlife and wildlife places during the last ten years. Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

Colston A. & Perring F.H. (1989) The Nature of Northamptonshire, Barracuda Books.

Colston A. (1991) Northampton’s Nature Conservation Strategy. Northampton Borough Council.

Parslow R. & Colston A. (1992) Vegetation Survey of English Heritage Sites on the Isles of Scilly. English Heritage.

Colston A. (1993) Otters in Northamptonshire – a programme for recovery on the Nene catchment. Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

Colston A. & Henshaw I. (1994) Waders in Northamptonshire – an action plan for recovery. (. The Wildlife Trust for Northamptonshire.

Parslow R. & Colston A. (1994) The current status of Rumex rupestris  in the Isles of Scilly. English Nature Species Recovery Programme.

Colston A. & Perring F.H. (1995) Insects, plants and set-aside, BSBI & RES

Colston A. & Balbi T. (1995) The River Welland – Vision for the Flood Plain. Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust & the National Rivers Authority.

Colston A. & Balbi T. (1995) The River Tove – Vision for the Flood Plain. (1995).  Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust & the National Rivers Authority.

Colston A., Gerrard C., Jackson M., Moore L. & Tero C. (1996) Northamptonshire’s Red Data Book – species to watch in the county. The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Colston A. (1997) Conserving Wildlife in a Black Hole, ECOS, 18.1: 61-67.

Colston A., Gerrard C. & Parslow R. (1997) Cambridgeshire’s Red Data Book, The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Colston A., Tero C. & Brayshaw S. (1997) Northamptonshire’s Biodiversity Action Plan – a framework document. Northamptonshire Nature Conservation and Landscape Forum.

Colston A. (1997) Head on Collision in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. The Wildlife Trusts.

Colston A. & Eversham B. (1997) Cambridgeshire’s Biodiversity Action Plan – a framework document. Cambridgeshire Biodiversity Group.

Colston A. (1998) A provisional atlas of bush-crickets, grasshoppers and allied insects in old Cambridgeshire, Nature in Cambridgeshire 40: 20-36

Colston A. (1998) Orthopteroids in Huntingdonshire. Huntingdonshire Fauna and Flora Society, Anniversary Review 1948-1998: 53-65

Colston A. (1998) The range expansion of Metrioptera roeselii in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, The Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 134: 353.

Colston A. & Friday L. (1999) Wicken Fen – 100 Years either side of the Millennium, Cambridgeshire 41: 46-57.

Friday L. and Colston A. on (1999) Wicken Fen – the restoration of a wetland nature reserve British Wildlife 11: 37-46.

Colston A. (1999) Site Guide: Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire. Atropos 7: 3-6.

Colston A. & Moore N. (1999) The dragonflies and damselflies of Wicken Fen. Guides to Wicken Fen no. 13. The National Trust.

Colston A. Key R. (1999) Anoplodera rubra new to Cambridgeshire and rediscovered on Lincolnshire, The Coleopterist 8.1: 40-41

Colston A. (1999) The re-discovery of Tabanus autumnalis in Cambridgeshire. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 135: 84

Colston A. (2000) A provisional atlas of bush-crickets, grasshoppers and allied insects in Northamptonshire. Nature in Northamptonshire, 1: 12-32.

Colston A. & Broadbent-Yale P. (2000) Wicken Fen – the next 100 years. The National Trust.

Colston A. (2002) Developing the 100 Year Vision for Wicken Fen. National Trust.

Colston A. (2003) Succession and career planning within the National Trust. M.B.A. dissertation. The Open University.

Colston A. (2003) Beyond preservation: the challenge of ecological restoration. In Decolonising Nature: strategies for conservation in a post-colonial era. (ed. W. M. Adams and M. Mulligan) London. Earthscan pp 247-267

Colston A. (2004) Wicken Fen – realising the vision. ECOS 28 (3-4) 42-45. And in Rewilding by Taylor P. (2011 pp197-201) Ethos.

Hughes F.M.R., Colston A. and Mountford J.O. (2005) Restoring Riparian Ecosystems: The Challenge of Accommodating Variability and Designing Restoration Trajectories, Ecology and Society 12, 10(1)

Mountford J.O., Colston A. and Lester M. (2005) Management for diversity: the sedge and litter vegetation at Wicken Fen NNR in 2004. Nature in Cambridgeshire 47: 15-23.

Colston A., Blaylock S., Lister S., Holley S. & Fergusson G. (2006) The National Trust’s Upper Plym property, south west Dartmoor – a 50-year vision to restore favourable condition. National Trust.

Colston A. (2007) Future Landscape: re-wilding – my journey. National Trust.

Colston A. (2009) Climate change and the NT in Devon and Cornwall – opening up the adaption & mitigation debate. National Trust.

Colston A. (2012) Another milestone – H.L.F. application completed. A Dartmoor Blog 29/3/12. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/another-drogo-milestone-hlf-application-completed/

Colston A. (2012) Drogo H.L.F. Party. A Dartmoor Blog 21/9/12. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/drogo-hlf-party/

Colston A. (2014) Fingle Wood celebrations. A Dartmoor Blog. 5/7/14.
https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/fingle-woods-celebrations/

Colston A. (2015) Orthoptera: grasshoppers and crickets.  Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art 147: 361-362.

Colston A. (2015) Time to go wild with George Monbiot. A Dartmoor Blog 4/11/15. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/time-to-go-wild-with-george-monbiot/

Colston A. (2016) Orthoptera: grasshoppers and crickets.  Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art 148:384-385.

Colston A. (2016) A day of George Monbiot. A Dartmoor Blog 15/1/16. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/a-day-of-george-monbiot/

Colston A. (2016) Burning peatland and the complexity of socio-ecological systems. 20/12/16. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/burning-peatland-and-the-complexity-socio-ecological-systems/

Colston A. (2016) The decline of flower cultivation on Scilly and the associated loss of arable ‘weeds’. Isles of Scilly Bird and Natural History Review. Isles of Scilly Bird Group.

Colston A. (2017) Orthoptera: grasshoppers and crickets. Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art 149: 291-293.

Colston A. & Brayshaw S. (2017) Towards an acquisition strategy for the Wicken Fen Vision. National Trust.

Colston A. (2017) The elephant in the uplands and a tale of two narratives ECOS vol. 38(4) British Association of Nature Conservationists. www.ecos.org.uk/the-elephant-in-the-uplands-and-the-tale-of-two-narratives/

Colston A. (2017) The problem with Purple Moor Grass – Molinia. A Dartmoor Blog 11/1/17. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/the-problem-with-purple-moor-grass-molinia/

Colston A. (2017) More on Purple Moor Grass – Molinia and water levels. A Dartmoor Blog 12/1/17. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/more-on-purple-moor-grass-molinia-and-water-levels/

Colston A. (2017) The problem with heather beetles. A Dartmoor Blog 21/3/17. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/the-problem-with-heather-beetles/

Colston A. (2017) Atmospheric pollution from ozone – an elephant in the uplands? A Dartmoor Blog 30/3/17 https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/atmospheric-pollution-from-ozone-an-elephant-in-the-uplands/

Colston A. (2017) Atmospheric nitrogen pollution and its impact on Dartmoor – the other elephant in the countryside. A Dartmoor Blog 31/3/17 https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/atmospheric-nitrogen-pollution-and-its-impact-on-dartmoor-the-other-elephant-in-the-countryside/

Colston A. (2017) The Lake District – World Heritage Site. A Dartmoor Blog 14/7/17. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/the-lake-district-world-heritage-site/

Colston A. (2017) The mystery of Vancouver’s sheep figures on Dartmoor in 1808. A Dartmoor Blog 19/12/17. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/the-mystery-of-vancouvers-sheep-figures-on-dartmoor-in-1808/

Colston A. (2017) Restoring Dartmoor’s blanket bogs. A Dartmoor Blog 20/12/17. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/restoring-dartmoors-blanket-bogs/

Colston A. (2018) Orthoptera: grasshoppers and crickets.  Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art 150: 480-481.

Colston A. (2018) Landscape conservation and nature conservation – uneasy bedfellows. A Dartmoor Blog 1/2/18. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/landscape-conservation-and-nature-conservation-uneasy-bedfellows/

Colston A. (2018) Beating the bounds of Gidleigh Common. A Dartmoor Blog 28/8/18. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/beating-the-bounds-of-gidleigh-common/

Colston A. (2018) Local and scientific knowledge. A Dartmoor Blog 8/3/17. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/local-and-scientific-knowledge/

Colston A. (2018) What will happen to farming in Devon post Brexit? A Dartmoor Blog 17/3/18. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/what-will-happen-to-farming-in-devon-post-brexit/

Colston A. (2018) The elephant in the uplands and a tale of two narratives. Dartmoor Matters 196: 12-13. Dartmoor Preservation Association.

Beavan S.D., Alexander K.N.A., Bristow C.R., Carroll S. Colston A. Drake C.M. Heckford R.J. Luff M.L. Prince M. & Smallshire D. (2018) The history of entomological recording in Devon. The Devonshire Association Report and Transactions 150: 51-106.

Colston A. (2019) Orthoptera: grasshoppers and crickets. Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art 151: 353-354.

Colston A. (2019) An imaginary cuckooland. A Dartmoor Blog 26/4/19.https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/an-imaginary-cuckooland/

Colston A. (2020) Hill-farming in a time of change – stories from Dartmoor. Exmoor Review 61: 43-48. The Exmoor Society.

Colston A. (2020) English Pastoral – an inheritance by James Rebanks. A Dartmoor Blog 8/9/20 https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2020/09/08/english-pastoral-an-inheritance-by-james-rebanks/

Colston A. (2021) The Dartmoor Fire – an inevitable event

The Dartmoor Fire – an inevitable event

Colston A. (2021) Dartmoor is at a crossroads. Dartmoor Magazine 142 pp13-15. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2022/05/29/dartmoor-is-at-a-crossroads/

Colston A. (2021) Stakeholder attitudes to the narratives of the Dartmoor Commons: tradition and the search for consensus in a time of change. PhD thesis. Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter. https://adriancolston.wordpress.com/2021/07/27/my-phd/

Colston A. (2022) Whither hill-farming on Dartmoor in the light of Brexit, ELMS and the war in Ukraine?
A think piece. Seminar to the CRPR, University of Exeter. 30/3/2022. Powerpoint available.

Colston A. (2022) Global turbulence. What does it mean for Dartmoor, its wildlife and its hill farmers? Dartmoor Magazine 146 pp14-16.