Resources | Papers

  • Wright, P.G.R. et al. (2018). Application of a novel molecular method to age free-living wild Bechstein’s bats

    This paper presents a DNA methylation method to assess ages of bats.


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  • Sainsbury, K. et al. (2018). Long-term increase in secondary exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides in European polecats Mustela putorius in Great Britain

    This paper presents the results of analyses of polecat livers collected from road casualties for residues of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides.


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  • Sainsbury, K. et al. (2019). Recent history, current status, conservation and management of native mammalian carnivore species in Great Britain

    This paper compares and contrasts the recent history and population status of Britain’s native mammalian carnivore species from the 1960s to 2017.


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  • Croose, E. & Carter, S.P. (2019). A pilot study of a novel method to monitor weasels (Mustela nivalis) and stoats (M. erminea) in Britain

    In this paper, we present the results of a pilot study to trial the efficacy of a novel method for detecting the distribution of weasels and stoats in Britain, and we discuss its potential application for wide-scale monitoring.


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  • The Lesser Horseshoe ‘Cool Tower’

    Lesser horseshoe bats require a range of micro-environments in a roost, including an area where they can go into torpor in times of inclement weather, poor insect availability or as their body condition, age or sex dictates. ‘Cool towers’ may also be used in times when the temperature inside the roost is too hot.


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  • Croose, E. et al. (2016). Den boxes as a tool for pine marten conservation and population monitoring

    This paper presents the results on the provision and occupancy of pine marten den boxes in Galloway Forest, Scotland. 50 den boxes were installed in order to increase the availability and diversity of suitable den sites for breeding female martens and aid monitoring of the marten population. A proportion of the boxes was occupied by martens every year and the Read More


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  • Croose, E. (2016) The Distribution and Status of the Polecat (Mustela putorius) in Britain 2014-2015

    Polecat distribution surveys at ten-year intervals have been recommended in order to monitor changes in polecat distribution. The aim of this survey was to gather up-to-date information on the distribution of polecats and polecat-ferrets during the period 2014-2015.


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  • The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Irish bat box schemes report

    This report presents an analysis of The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Irish bat box project and results of an online survey and was possible due to a grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


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  • MacPherson, J. (2014). Feasibility Assessment for Reinforcing Pine Martens in England and Wales

    Successful translocations of pine marten to recently and historically occupied suitable habitat could be a major proactive step towards improving the conservation status and genetic diversity of pine marten in England and Wales. This report provides an initial assessment of the feasibility of undertaking translocations to reinforce existing populations that have failed to recover naturally.


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  • Croose, E. et al. (2014). Distribution of the pine marten in southern Scotland in 2013

    This report follows on from a pine marten Expansion Zone Survey conducted in 2012 (Croose et al., 2013), which provided information on current patterns of pine marten distribution in Scotland following population recovery and range expansion since the 20th century.


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