Are dormice waking up to global warming?

Findlay-Robinson, Rachel (2019) Are dormice waking up to global warming? Wood Wise Magazine, 2019 (Summer). pp. 24-25.

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Hazel dormice are in steep decline across the UK, with the national population decreasing by around 72% since 1993(1). A significant cause of this is loss and fragmentation of suitable habitat; however, the effects of climate change, particularly on hibernation behaviour and food availability, remain largely unstudied. This PhD project aims to address this by analysing the Woodland Trust’s Nature’s Calendar dataset(2) and the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme(3) dataset in conjunction with UK climate projections.

1. Goodwin, C. E. D. et al. (2017) Voluntary recording scheme reveals ongoing decline in the United Kingdom hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius population, Mammal Review, 47(3), pp. 183–197. doi: 10.1111/mam.12091.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Wood Wise Magazine
Publisher: The Woodland Trust
Departments: Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 09:23
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 09:02


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