Archive for September, 2004

The Influence of Forest Management on the Spatial and Temporal Ecology of Squirrels (completed 2003)

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Amanda Lloyd Thesis abstract: Red and grey squirrel populations (Sciurus vulgaris and S. carolinensis respectively) and the influence of forest management were studied in Kielder forest, Northumberland and Creech forest, Hampshire between 1998 and 2001. The majority of the work was carried out in Kielder, an upland conifer plantation consisting primarily of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), […]

Squirrel sightings

Monday, September 27th, 2004

In the past SquirrelWeb has received sightings of squirrels that are unusually coloured. For example, recently we have received a report of a light creamy beige coloured ‘grey’ squirrel with a white underside, and only a hint of grey on its tail, from London, Ontario, Canada from Elisa Knight, and on 30th June this year […]

Red squirrels in South Scotland

Sunday, September 26th, 2004

Elly Hamilton and Sue Hearn Launched in August 2000 and managed by the Southern Uplands Partnership, the Red Squirrels in South Scotland project covers the Borders and Dumfries & Galloway regions, and works in parallel to similar initiatives in the north of England. By presenting a united front covering south Scotland from coast to coast, the […]

The Red-Bellied Beautiful Squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus) in Argentina

Monday, September 20th, 2004

M. Laura Guichón writes: “In 2003, I began studying the invasion dynamics of an alien mammal in Argentina: the Red-Bellied Beautiful Squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus). Less than five individuals of this arboreal species, native to South-east Asia, were liberated in the Pampas region, Argentina, in 1973. Initial questionnaire surveys have suggested that its distribution in this […]

Studies on red squirrels in the Italian Alps

Monday, September 13th, 2004

Luc Wauters, Heidi Hauffe, Guido Tosi and Sandro Bertolino The Eurasian red squirrel has become extinct or very rare in those parts of its distribution range invaded by the introduced Eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), which, in northern Italy, has reached the Prealpine forests. Red squirrels are still found throughout the extensive alpine conifer forests. […]

SquirrelWeb Relaunched

Thursday, September 9th, 2004

SquirrelWeb has been relaunched, bigger, better and more squirrelly than ever! Additions include the new FAQ, Gallery and Equipment pages and an all-new look and feel. Be sure to check the About page to see how you can help! We especially want questions for the FAQpage and pictures for the Gallery to get them rolling!

Belgian Red Squirrel PhD Project

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

Goedele Verbeylen Dispersal and population dynamics of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris L. 1758) in highly fragmented woodlands (Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Erik Matthysen, co-supervisor : Dr. Luc Wauters) Red squirrels are typical inhabitants of North and Central Europe’s large forests. In large parts of Western Europe though, their habitat is strongly fragmented. A central hypothesis […]