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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 open access PDF or the journal page where you can read an abstract (summary) of the research.

List of publications (most recent first):

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2020

Smales L.R., Allain S.J., Wilkinson J.W., Harris E. (2020) A new species of Pseudoacanthocephalus (Acanthocephala, Echinorhynchidae) from the guttural toad, Sclerophrys gutturalis (Bufonidae), introduced into Mauritius, with comments on the implications of the introductions of toads and their parasites into the UK. Journal of Helminthology 94, e119.

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2019

Heatwole, H. & Wilkinson, J.W. (Eds.) (2019) Amphibian Biology Volume 11. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere Part 5. Northern Europe. Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, UK.

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2018

Beebee T.J.C. (2018) Genetic contributions to herpetofauna conservation in the British Isles. Herpetological Journal 28, 51-62.

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Beebee T.J.C., Ratcliffe S (2018) Inferring status changes of three widespread British reptiles from NBN Atlas records. Herpetological Bulletin 143, 18-22.

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Foster, J, Buckley, J, Martin, Y, Baker, J & Griffiths, RA (2018). Re-introduction of the pool frog to the United Kingdom. In: Soorae, P (ed.) Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2018 - Case-studies from around the globe. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group.

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Michaelides, S., Hill, P., Laakkonen, H. & Uller, T. (2018) The origin of common wall lizards (Podarcis muralis) in Wales. Herpetological Bulletin 146, 32-33.

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2017

Booy O., Mill A.C., Roy H.E., Hiley A., Robertson P., Baker S., Brazier M., Bue M., Bullock R., Campbell S., Eyre D., Foster J., Hatton-Ellis M., Long J., Macadam C., Morrison-Bell C. Mumford J., Newman J., Parrott D., Payne R., Renals T., Rodgers E., Spencer M., Stebbing P., Sutton-Croft M., Walker K.J., Ward A., Whittaker S., Wyn G. (2017) Risk management to prioritise the eradication of new and emerging invasive non-native species. Biological Invasions 19, 2401-2417.

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Carter I., Foster J., Lock L. (2017) The Role of animal translocations in conserving British wildlife: An overview of recent work and prospects. Ecohealth 14, S1-S15.

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O’Brien, D., Hall, J., Miro, A. & Wilkinson, J.W. (2017) Testing the validity of a commonly-used habitat suitability index at the edge of a species' range: great crested newt Triturus cristatus in Scotland. Amphibia-Reptilia 38(3), 265-273.

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Sainsbury, A.W., Yu‐Mei, R., Ågren, E., Vaughan‐Higgins, R.J., Mcgill, I.S., Molenaar, F., Peniche, G. & Foster, J. (2017). Disease Risk Analysis and Post‐Release Health Surveillance for a Reintroduction Programme: the Pool Frog Pelophylax lessonae. Transboundary and emerging diseases, 64(5), 1530-1548.

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Ward R.J., Griffiths R.A., Wilkinson J.W., Cornish N. (2017) Optimising monitoring efforts for secretive snakes: a comparison of occupancy and N-mixture models for assessment of population status. Scientific Reports 7, 1-12.

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2016 

Burns F., Eaton M.A., Barlow K.E., Beckmann B.C., Brereton T., Brooks D.R., Brown P.M.J., Fulaij N.A.I., Gent T., Henderson I., Noble D.G., Parsons M., Powney G.D., Roy H.E., Stroh P., Walker K., Wilkinson J.W., Wotton, S.R., Gregory R.D. (2016) Agricultural management and climatic change are the major drivers of biodiversity change in the UK. PLoS ONE 11(3), e0151595.

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Lewis B., Griffiths R.A., Wilkinson J.W. (2016) Population status of great crested newts (Triturus cristatus) at sites subjected to development mitigation. Herpetological Journal 27, 133-142.

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2015

Biggs, J., Ewald, N., Valentini, A., Gaboriaud, C., Dejean, T., Griffiths, R.A., Foster, J., Wilkinson, J.W., Arnell, A., Brotherton, P. and Williams, P. (2015) Using eDNA to develop a national citizen science-based monitoring programme for the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus). Biological Conservation 183, 19-28.

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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 13(2), 100-105.

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Griffiths R.A., Foster J., Wilkinson J.W., Sewell D. (2015) Science, statistics and surveys: a herpetological perspective. Journal of Applied Ecology 52, 1413-1417.

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Heatwole H. & Wilkinson J.W. (Eds.) (2015) Amphibian Biology Volume 11. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere Part 4. Southern Europe & Turkey. Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, UK.

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2014

Arntzen, J.W., Wilkinson, J.W., Butot, R. & Martinez-Solano, I. (2014) A new vertebrate species native to the British Isles: Bufo spinosus Daudin, 1803 in Jersey. Herpetological Journal 24, 209-216.

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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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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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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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Limburn, B., Woodley, S., Handyside, S. & Wilkinson, J.W. (2014) Coronella austriaca (smooth snake): photographic record of autumn copulation. Herpetological Bulletin 126, 32-34.

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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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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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2013

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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Heatwole H. & Wilkinson J.W. (Eds.) (2013) Amphibian Biology Volume 11. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere Part 3. Western Europe. Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, UK.

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Heatwole, H., Barrios-Amoros, C. & Wilkinson, J.W. (Eds.) (2013) Amphibian Biology Volume 9. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Western Hemisphere Part 3. Venezuela, Guiana, Suriname and French Guiana. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia.

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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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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2012

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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Heatwole, H. & Wilkinson, J.W. (Eds.) (2012) Amphibian Biology Volume 10. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Ecological Aspects, Effect of Humans and Management. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia.

Moulton, N., Wilkinson, J., Davis, C., Foster, J. & Howe, L. (2012) Sand lizard translocation in the UK. In: Soorae, P.S. (Ed.) Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2011. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland and Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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2011

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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Heatwole, H., Barrios-Amoros, C. & Wilkinson, J.W. (Eds.) (2011) Amphibian Biology Volume 9. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Western Hemisphere Part 2. Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia.

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2010

Dingerkuss, S.K., Stone, R.E., Wilkinson, J.W., Marnell, F. & Reid, N. (2010) Developing a methodology for the National Frog Survey of Ireland: a pilot study in Co. Mayo. Irish Naturalists’ Journal 31, 85-90.

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Heatwole, H., Barrios-Amoros, C. & Wilkinson, J.W. (Eds.) (2010) Amphibian Biology Volume 9. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Western Hemisphere Part 1. Paraguay, Chile and Argentina. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia.

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2009

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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Heatwole, H. & Wilkinson, J.W. (Eds.) (2009) Amphibian Biology Volume 8. Amphibian Decline: Diseases, Parasites, Maladies and Pollution. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping

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2005

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 lessonaeBiodiversity & Conservation 14, 1607-1626.

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2004

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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