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Reeves’ muntjac populations continue to grow and spread across Great Britain and are invading continental Europe (2021)
Journal Article
Ward, A. I., Richardson, S., & Mergeay, J. (2021). Reeves’ muntjac populations continue to grow and spread across Great Britain and are invading continental Europe. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 67(3), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-021-01478-2

The appropriate response for controlling an invasive non-native species depends on the extent to which its invasion has progressed, which can be revealed by information on its distribution and abundance. Reeves’ muntjac is a native deer to China and... Read More about Reeves’ muntjac populations continue to grow and spread across Great Britain and are invading continental Europe.

The challenges of long-term invasive mammal management: lessons from the UK (2020)
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Mill, A. C., Crowley, S. L., Lambin, X., McKinney, C., Maggs, G., Robertson, P., …Marzano, M. (2020). The challenges of long-term invasive mammal management: lessons from the UK. Mammal Review, 50(2), 136-146. https://doi.org/10.1111/mam.12186

We consider the motivations, strategies, and costs involved in invasive mammal management undertaken in the UK. Widespread established invasive mammals require long‐term management to limit damage or spread, but ongoing management is costly and compl... Read More about The challenges of long-term invasive mammal management: lessons from the UK.

Using and communicating uncertainty for the effective control of invasive non-native species (2020)
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Ward, A. I., Richardson, S., Macarthur, R., & Mill, A. C. (2020). Using and communicating uncertainty for the effective control of invasive non-native species. Mammal Review, 50(2), 211-220. https://doi.org/10.1111/mam.12188

Estimates of quantities needed to plan invasive species control, such as population size, are always uncertain; this is an issue that can become a problem when mishandled in ecological science and its communication. The complexities of incorporating... Read More about Using and communicating uncertainty for the effective control of invasive non-native species.

A systematic review of adaptive wildlife management for the control of invasive, non-native mammals, and other human–wildlife conflicts (2020)
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Mill, A. C., Ward, A. I., Richardson, S., Mill, A., Davis, D., Jam, D., & Ward, A. (2020). A systematic review of adaptive wildlife management for the control of invasive, non-native mammals, and other human–wildlife conflicts. Mammal Review, 50(2), 147-156. https://doi.org/10.1111/mam.12182

1. We are entering an era where species declines are occurring at their fastest ever rate, and the increased spread of non-native species is among the top causes. High uncertainty in biological processes makes the accurate prediction of the outcomes... Read More about A systematic review of adaptive wildlife management for the control of invasive, non-native mammals, and other human–wildlife conflicts.

Improving daytime detection of deer for surveillance and management (2019)
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Logan, T. W., Ashton-Butt, A., & Ward, A. I. (2019). Improving daytime detection of deer for surveillance and management. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 65(6), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-019-1318-y

Maximising the detection of a target species reduces the uncertainty of survey results and can improve management outcomes. Deer (Cervidae) populations are managed worldwide due to their impacts on anthropocentric interests. In the UK, deer can only... Read More about Improving daytime detection of deer for surveillance and management.

Landscape connectivity and spatial prioritization in an urbanising world: a network analysis approach for a threatened amphibian (2019)
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Matos, C., Petrovan, S. O., Wheeler, P. M., & Ward, A. I. (2019). Landscape connectivity and spatial prioritization in an urbanising world: a network analysis approach for a threatened amphibian. Biological Conservation, 237, 238-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.06.035

Habitat fragmentation affects amphibian populations worldwide. Urban expansion and associated infrastructure are a main cause of habitat degradation and loss of landscape-scale habitat connectivity. Mitigation measures such as underpasses and associa... Read More about Landscape connectivity and spatial prioritization in an urbanising world: a network analysis approach for a threatened amphibian.

Modeling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence‐only data: a case study on British deer (2019)
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Croft, S., Ward, A. I., Aegerter, J. N., & Smith, G. C. (2019). Modeling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence‐only data: a case study on British deer. Ecology and Evolution, https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5424

Aim: Decisions on wildlife conservation, management, and epidemiological risk are best based on robust evidence. The continual improvement of species distributions, such that they can be relied upon in decision‐making, is important. Here we seek to r... Read More about Modeling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence‐only data: a case study on British deer.

Modeling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence-only data: A case study on British deer (2019)
Journal Article
Croft, S., Ward, A. I., Aegerter, J. N., & Smith, G. C. (2019). Modeling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence-only data: A case study on British deer. Ecology and Evolution, 9(15), 8724-8735. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5424

Aim: Decisions on wildlife conservation, management, and epidemiological risk are best based on robust evidence. The continual improvement of species distributions, such that they can be relied upon in decision-making, is important. Here we seek to r... Read More about Modeling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence-only data: A case study on British deer.

Short-term movements and behaviour govern the use of road mitigation measures by a protected amphibian (2018)
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Matos, C., Petrovan, S. O., Wheeler, P. M., Ward, A. I., Matos, C., Petrovan, S., …Ward, A. (2019). Short-term movements and behaviour govern the use of road mitigation measures by a protected amphibian. Animal Conservation, 22(3), 285-296. https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12467

Road mitigation infrastructure for pond-breeding amphibians aims to provide a safe and sustainable passage for individuals between critical habitat patches. However, relatively little is known about how amphibians interact with mitigation systems bec... Read More about Short-term movements and behaviour govern the use of road mitigation measures by a protected amphibian.

Dietary niche partitioning between sympatric brown hares and rabbits (2017)
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Lush, L., Ward, A. I., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Dietary niche partitioning between sympatric brown hares and rabbits. Journal of Zoology, 303(1), 36-45. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12461

© 2017 The Zoological Society of London Coexistence of ecologically similar species is sustained by niche partitioning, a fundamental element of which is diet. Overlapping of resource requirements between sympatric species can create interspecific co... Read More about Dietary niche partitioning between sympatric brown hares and rabbits.

Facilitating permeability of landscapes impacted by roads for protected amphibians: patterns of movement for the great crested newt (2017)
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Matos, C., Petrovan, S., Ward, A. I., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Facilitating permeability of landscapes impacted by roads for protected amphibians: patterns of movement for the great crested newt. PeerJ, 2017(2), e2922. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2922

Amphibian populations are highly vulnerable to road mortality and habitat fragmentation caused by road networks. Wildlife road tunnels are considered the most promising road mitigation measure for amphibians yet generally remain inadequately monitore... Read More about Facilitating permeability of landscapes impacted by roads for protected amphibians: patterns of movement for the great crested newt.

Quantifying the bias in density estimated from distance sampling and camera trapping of unmarked individuals (2017)
Journal Article
Chauvenet, A. L., Gill, R. M., Smith, G. C., Ward, A. I., & Massei, G. (2017). Quantifying the bias in density estimated from distance sampling and camera trapping of unmarked individuals. Ecological Modelling, 350, 79-86. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.02.007

Population size estimates are an integral part of any species conservation or management project. They are often used to evaluate the impact of management intervention and can be critical for making decisions for future management. Distance sampling... Read More about Quantifying the bias in density estimated from distance sampling and camera trapping of unmarked individuals.

Exclusions for resolving urban badger damage problems: Outcomes and consequences (2016)
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Ward, A. I., Finney, J. K., Beatham, S. E., Delahay, R. J., Robertson, P. A., & Cowan, D. P. (2016). Exclusions for resolving urban badger damage problems: Outcomes and consequences. PeerJ, 4(10), e2579. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2579

Increasing urbanisation and growth of many wild animal populations can result in a greater frequency of human-wildlife conflicts. However, traditional lethal methods of wildlife control are becoming less favoured than non-lethal approaches, particula... Read More about Exclusions for resolving urban badger damage problems: Outcomes and consequences.

Use of tri-axial accelerometers to assess terrestrial mammal behaviour in the wild (2015)
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Lush, L., Ellwood, S., Markham, A., Ward, A. I., & Wheeler, P. (2016). Use of tri-axial accelerometers to assess terrestrial mammal behaviour in the wild. Journal of Zoology, 298(4), 257-265. doi:10.1111/jzo.12308

Tri‐axial accelerometer tags provide quantitative data on body movement that can be used to characterize behaviour and understand species ecology in ways that would otherwise be impossible. Using tags on wild terrestrial mammals, especially smaller s... Read More about Use of tri-axial accelerometers to assess terrestrial mammal behaviour in the wild.

Nationwide trophic cascades: changes in avian community structure driven by ungulates (2015)
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Palmer, G., Stephens, P. A., Ward, A. I., & Willis, S. G. (2015). Nationwide trophic cascades: changes in avian community structure driven by ungulates. Scientific reports, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep15601

In recent decades, many ungulate populations have changed dramatically in abundance, resulting in cascading effects across ecosystems. However, studies of such effects are often limited in their spatial and temporal scope. Here, we contrast multi-spe... Read More about Nationwide trophic cascades: changes in avian community structure driven by ungulates.