Mearns’s Squirrel in Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California

Friday, December 10th, 2004

Nicolas Ramos and John Koprowski The conservation and ecology of Mearns’s Squirrel (Tamiasciurus mearnsi) in Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Mexico The Mearns’s squirrel is an montane island endemic found in the highest regions of Baja California’s greatest mountain range at elevations around 3000 m. The species is considered to be threatened in Mexico […]

The ecology of native Arizona gray squirrels: impacts of introduced Abert’s squirrels

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004

John Koprowski Arizona gray squirrels (Sciurus arizonensis) were first described about 150 years ago, yet there has not been a single publication on the ecology of this species. Often considered to be uncommon in the mountain islands of the deserts of Arizona and extending slightly into northern Mexico where the species is considered to be […]

The relationship between food supply, bodymass and reproduction in the Red Squirrel in Alpine deciduous forests

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Marleen Vermeulen, a biology student from Antwerp, Belgium, is working on this project under the supervision of Luc Wauters as part of the collaboration in alpine squirrel research between the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy and the Research Group of Animal Ecology, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

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), […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Assessing red squirrel social interactions at feeding stations in Jersey C.I.

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Louise Magris The suburban nature of Jersey means that the Island’s population is heavily supplementary fed by the general public. We are using CCTV observations of a feeding station together and live trapping of free-living wild squirrels in the area to assess social behaviour and the potential for disease transmission through countermarking.

Wight Wildlife Red Squirrel and Dormouse Survey, 2002 to 2003

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

Richard Grogan Wight Wildlife undertook a survey of woodland on the Isle of Wight over 1 ha to determine the presence of common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) and red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). This survey was possible through the generous contributions of English Nature and the Mammals Trust UK. Both species are nationally rare mammals protected under […]

A modelling study of the spread of the alien grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in Italy

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

Clare Tattoni Red squirrels beware A recently discovered population of the North American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), introduced to Ticino Park, Lombardy (N Italy), is likely to spread into continuous prealpine broadleaf forests of Lombardy and the south of Switzerland. The replacement of red by grey squirrels that is taking place in Piedmont, northern Italy, […]