ARC staff and Trustees are involved in important scientific research to produce evidence that will assist the conservation of amphibians and reptiles. The results are often published in peer-reviewed journals. On this page you will find a list of papers that we have produced, frequently in collaboration with other scientists.

Here we list the citation for each paper, and where possible a link to the journal page where you can read an abstract (summary) of the research. To request a PDF copy of the paper, please email the ARC staff member as indicated below. Where an open access PDF is available, we link to that instead.

[Note: this is the first batch of papers; we will update this page with more in due course, so please check again soon. We will also refine the format of this list as it grows, so that it’s easily searchable.]

List of publications (most recent first):

Germano J.M., Field K.J., Griffiths R.A., Clulow S., Foster J., Harding G., & Swaisgood R.R. (2015). Mitigation-driven translocations: are we moving wildlife in the right direction?. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/140137.
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Beebee, T.J.C. (2014) Amphibian conservation in Britain: a 40-year history. Journal of Herpetology 48, 2-12.
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To request a copy, email: trevor.beebee@gmail.com

Beebee, T.J.C. & Buckley, J. (2014) Relating spawn counts to the dynamics of British natterjack toadBufo calamita populations. Herpetological Journal 24, 25-30.
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To request a copy, email: trevor.beebee@gmail.com

Buckley, J., Beebee, T.J.C. & Schmidt, B.R. (2014) Monitoring amphibian declines: population trends of an endangered species over 20 years in Britain. Animal Conservation 17, 27-34.
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To request a copy, email: john.buckley@arc-trust.org

Smith R.K., Dicks L.V., Mitchell R. & Sutherland W.J. (2014) Comparative effectiveness research: the missing link in conservation. Conservation Evidence 11, 2-6.
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Reid, N., S. Dingerkus, K., Stone, R.E., Buckley, J., Beebee, T.J.C., Marnell, F., & Wilkinson, J.W. (2014) Assessing Historical and Current Threats to Common Frog (Rana temporaria) Populations in Ireland.Journal of Herpetology 48, 13-19.
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To request a copy, email: john.buckley@arc-trust.org

Beebee, T.J.C. (2013) Effects of road mortality and mitigation measures on amphibian populations.Conservation Biology 27, 657-668.
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Gent, T. (2013) Historical and current situation of the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) in the United Kingdom. Herpetology Notes 6, 117-118.
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Reid, N., S. K. Dingerkus, S.K., Stone R.E, Pietravalle, S., Kelly R., Buckley, J., Beebee, T.J.C., Marnell, F. & Wilkinson, J.W. (2013) Population enumeration and assessing conservation status in a widespread amphibian: a case study of Rana temporaria in Ireland. Animal Conservation 16, 519-527.
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To request a copy, email: johnw.wilkinson@arc-trust.org

Zeisset, I. & Beebee, T.J.C. (2013) Donor population size rather than local adaptation can be a key determinant of amphibian translocation success. Animal Conservation 16, 359-366.
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To request a copy, email: trevor.beebee@gmail.com

Beebee, T.J.C. (2012) Impact of Ranavirus on garden amphibian populations. Herpetological Bulletin120, 1-3.
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Beebee, T.J.C. (2012) Decline and flounder of a Sussex common toad (Bufo bufo) population.Herpetological Bulletin 121, 6-16.
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Beebee, T.J.C., Gent, T. & Wilkinson, J.W.W. (2012) Herpetology at the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. Herpetological Bulletin 122, 1-7.
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To request a copy, email: trevor.beebee@gmail.com

Beebee, T.J.C. (2011) Modelling factors affecting population trends in an endangered amphibian.Journal of Zoology (London) 284, 97-104.
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Beebee, T.J.C., Wilkinson, J.W. & Buckley, J. (2009) Amphibian declines are not uniquely high amongst the vertebrates: trend determination and the British perspective. Diversity 1, 67-88.
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Beebee, T.J.C., Buckley, J., Evans, I., Foster, J.P., Gent, A.H., Gleed-Owen, C.P., Kelly, G., Rowe, G., Snell, C., Wycherley, J.T. & Zeisset, E. (2005) Neglected native or undesirable alien? Resolution of a conservation dilemma concerning the pool frog Rana lessonae. Biodiversity & Conservation 14, 1607-1626.
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To request a PDF copy, email: jim.foster@arc-trust.org

Buckley, J. & Beebee, T.J.C. (2004) Monitoring the conservation status of an endangered amphibian: the natterjack toad Bufo calamita in Britain. Animal Conservation 7, 221-228.
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To request a PDF copy, email: john.buckley@arc-trust.org