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This quantitative meta-analysis of 22 studies documents the non-target effects of endectocide residues on dung-dwelling organisms, such as the Aphodiine dung beetle and provides evidence on the consequences of different application methods, and the need for standardised methodological techniques in future studies.
Photo: Aphodius fossor @British Scarabs CC BY-NC-ND
This paper uses a case study on the elusive woodland bat Bechstein’s bat (Myotis bechsteinii) to explore the effectiveness of genetic approaches as a way to monitor elusive long-lived species.
Photo: Bechstein’s bat ©Henry SchofieldDownload
This paper compares the efficacy of three survey methods (live trapping, hair tubes and scats) for estimating abundance and population density of the European pine marten (Martes martes) in Galloway Forest, Scotland.
Photo: ©Robert Cruickshanks/ootmahoosewindae.comDownload
This paper looks at how including both hair and scat samples improves the detection of individual pine martens in non-invasive studies.
Photo: ©Robert Cruickshanks/Ootmahosewindae.comDownload
This report presents the results of a modelling study funded by National Parks and Wildlife Service during 2020. The study investigates the gaps in the distribution of the lesser horseshoe bat in Ireland over its entire range, incorporating datasets on land cover, roads, linear habitat features and density of artificial lighting, to produce a baseline map of potential ecological corridors to connect lesser horseshoe bat sub-populations.Download
We analysed stomach contents from 99 polecats collected in 2012–2016 and compared results with earlier studies.Download
We used radio-tracking to describe postrelease
movement and habitat selection of pine martens translocated from Scotland to Wales.
We investigated the short-term effects of exposure to
translocated pine martens on the space use and survival of resident grey squirrels.
The 2019 All-Ireland Squirrel and Pine Marten Survey was published in June 2020 and was made possible by members of the public who submitted their sightings of red and grey squirrels and pine martens across the island of Ireland during 2019. The project was led by NUI Galway in partnership with VWT, Ulster Wildlife, the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording in Northern Ireland. It was funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.Download
Using a Before-After-Control-Impact phantom road experimental
design, we examine the impacts of traffic noise on bat activity and feeding behaviour.