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migratory ecology and terrestrial habitat preferences of the great crested newt

Paul Stephen Franklin

migratory ecology and terrestrial habitat preferences of the great crested newt

Triturus cristatus : at Little Wittenham Nature Reserve

by Paul Stephen Franklin

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Published by [Little Wittenham Nature Reserve in collaboration with De Montfort University] in [Leicester] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (M.Phil) - De Montfort University, Leicester 1993.

StatementPaul Stephen Franklin.
ContributionsLittle Wittenham Nature Reserve., De Montfort University.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17865826M

Header image: Freya the great crested newt detection dog owner by Nikki Glover of Wessex water. Credit: ©Nick Upton. About the Authors: Louise Wilson is Director of Conservation K9. With 15 years’ experience as a specialist dog trainer and handler, she is a pioneer and a champion for the use of dogs for ecological surveys throughout the UK. We carried out laboratory experiments to determine whether orientation during migration in the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) is influenced by acoustic retrieved during the aquatic breeding seasons (adults), as well as during the terrestrial phase after breeding (adults and juveniles), were subjected to calls from sympatric (Rana temporaria and Bufo bufo) and.

Therefore for the purposes of this assessment great crested newts are assumed to be potentially present in all ponds and terrestrial habitats within m of the route corridor options. Common species of amphibian (common frog, common toad, smooth and palmate newt) are only protected from sale under statute (WCA, ).   To sustain viable populations of the great crested newt, there must be numerous existing and potential aquatic habitats and abundant terrestrial habitat, with interconnecting corridors and within migration distance, in a so called “pondscape” (Swan & Oldham , Jehle , Joly et al. , Langton et al. , Malmgren ).

  Alexandre Miró, David O’Brien, Jeanette Hall and Robert Jehle, Habitat requirements and conservation needs of peripheral populations: the case of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in the Scottish Highlands, Hydrobiologia, /s, , 1, (), (). Habitat thresholds are usually defined as “points of abrupt change” in the species–habitat relationships. Habitat thresholds can be a key tool for understanding species requirements, and provide an objective definition of conservation targets, by identifying when habitat loss leads to a rapid loss of species, and the minimum amount of habitat necessary for species persistence.


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Migratory ecology and terrestrial habitat preferences of the great crested newt by Paul Stephen Franklin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus is of conservation concern due to a reduction in breeding and terrestrial habitat. Previous studies of population dynamics have mainly taken place in.

Franklin P.S. () The migratory ecology and terrestrial habitat preferences of the great crested newt, Triturus cristatus, at Little Wittenham Nature Reserve. The great crested newt Triturus cristatus is declining in many parts of its range.

Although the aquatic ecology of this species is well known, the terrestrial ecology of great crested newts. 3 Ecology 3 Identifying great crested newts 5 The breeding migration 5Adult activity on land 7Adult activity in water 8 Egg-laying 8 Egg and larval development 9Population size and structure 10 Competition 10 Metapopulations 10 Movement on land and colonisation of new ponds 10 Habitat requirements 13 Habitat Types 13 Great crested newt habitats.

MüllnerA. Spatial patterns of migrating great crested newts and smooth newts: the importance of the terrestrial habitat surrounding the breeding pond. RANA OldhamRS,KeebleJ,JeffcoteM. Evaluating the suitability of habitat for the great crested newt.

Herpetological Journal Great crested newt eggs are whitish or very light yellow and 5mm in diameter. Smooth and palmate newt eggs are smaller at about 3mm and less bright and browner in colour. Smooth and palmate newt eggs look identical. Larva. The larva of the great crested newt (also referred to as an ‘Eft‘) is much larger than those of smooth or palmate newts.

Use the habitat suitability index (HSI) to calculate habitat quality and likelihood of great crested newt presence. HSI is not a replacement for detailed.

Ville Vuorio, Pasi Reunanen, Olli-Pekka Tikkanen, Spatial Context of Breeding Ponds and Forest Management Affect the Distribution and Population Dynamics of the Great Crested Newt, Annales Zoologici Fennici, /, 53,(), ().

Our biggest newt, the great crested newt is almost black in colour, with spotted flanks and a striking, orange belly. It has warty skin and males have a long, wavy crest along the body and tail during the breeding season. Franklin, P. The Migratory Ecology and Terrestrial Habitat Preferences of the Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus at Little Wittenham Nature Reserve.

Ph.D. Thesis, De Montford University, Leicester, UK, [Google Scholar]. A modification of the Habitat Evaluation Procedure (USFWS, ) applied to crested newt habitats is described, using ten key habitat criteria, based upon the assumption that habitat quality.

Mainly due to loss of aquatic breeding sites, the great crested newt Triturus cristatus is amongst the fastest declining amphibian species in Europe. Focusing on the north-westerly limit of the T. cristatus range, in the Scottish Highlands, we aimed to characterise habitat requirements and conservation needs of an isolated set of edge populations.

By the time amphibians have started their migration, temperature and rainfall may have less of an effect as long as extremes are avoided. The peak movement times for great crested newts in tunnels were between and with negligible activity during the day.

By contrast, smooth newts were equally active through a given hour period. The migratory ecology. and terrestrial habitat preferences. Published evidence from great crested newt population translocations in the UK carried out between and emphasizes. Alexandre Miró, David O’Brien, Jeanette Hall, Robert Jehle, Habitat requirements and conservation needs of peripheral populations: the case of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in the Scottish Highlands, Hydrobiologia, /s,1, (), ().

Great crested newts are a European protected species. The animals and their eggs, breeding sites and resting places are protected by law. You may be. Daniel H. Gustafson, Jan C. Malmgren, Grzegorz Mikusiński, Terrestrial Habitat Predicts use of Aquatic Habitat for Breeding Purposes — A Study on the Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus), Annales Zoologici Fennici, /, 48, 5, (), ().

The great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) is a European Protected Species which has declined substantially over recent decades, largely due to habitat loss and habitat degradation (Langton, Beckett & Foster, ; Jehle, Thiesmeier & Foster, ).

However, the species remains relatively widespread in the UK, including in semi-urban. Cátia Matos, Silviu Petrovan, Alastair I. Ward, Philip Wheeler, Facilitating permeability of landscapes impacted by roads for protected amphibians: patterns of movement for the great crested newt, PeerJ, /peerj, 5, (e), ().

Great Crested Newt Ecology Great crested newts feed on a range of aquatic invertebrates but occasionally tackle large prey items such as adult smooth newts and large dragonflies. They are mainly active at night, spending the day at the bottom of the ponds or hidden in vegetation. Eggs are usually laid around February or March.

Terrestrial Ecology Factual ReportApplication Reference Number: ) and appendix G95 (A Route Improvement Contract - EIA: Great Crested Newt Field Survey Results, Application Reference Number: ). The GCN recorded in Pond 21 are unlikely to use the habitat.

Terrestrial habitat use during dispersal events is greater than that on migratory movements from hibernation to reproduction sites L.E.

JarvisMicrohabitat Preferences of the Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) in a Woodland Area. PhD dissertation S. KneitzPopulation ecology of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in an.great crested newt triturus cristatus this site lies near to wrexham in north-east wales and is composed of two post-industrial sites where coal and clay have been extracted.

The population of great crested newts triturus cristatus is one of the largest known in great britain and has been the focus of much conservation management over the.