ARC staff work on a range of scientific and technical projects to help conserve amphibians and reptiles. We often publish results in reports ourselves, or in collaboration with the organisations that have helped with or funded the work. Here we give a list of these reports, with a link or PDF download wherever possible.

Sometimes the results of our projects are published in scientific journals, which you can find here.

List of reports (most recent first):

Subject: Sand lizards and sand dune habitat
Citation: Peter Hill, Nick Moulton and Jim Foster (2018) Sand lizard surveys at Newborough Warren NNR and sand dune habitat management guidance Report No. 302
Partners and/or funders: Natural Resources Wales
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Subject: Conservation status of the great crested newt
Citation: Karen Haysom, Dorothy Driver, Mandy Cartwright, John Wilkinson and Jim Foster (2018) Review of the Current Conservation Status (CCS) of the Great Crested Newt in Wales, with specific references to its long-term prospects and within its stronghold in North-East Wales Report No. 259
Partners and/or funders: Natural Resources Wales
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Subject: Agricultural habitat management
Citation: Salazar, R, Foster, J & Thompson, P (2016). Evaluating the importance of agri-environment scheme buffer strips to widespread amphibians and reptiles [Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation Framework Reference ECM6147]: Final report. Report to Natural England.
Partners and/or funders: Natural England, WildCRU - University of Oxford, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.
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Subject: Predictive mapping and modelling
Citation: Wilkinson, J.W., Arnell, A., Driver, D. & Driver, B. (2014) Elaborating the distribution of the great crested newt in Scotland (2010-2011). Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 793.
Partners and/or funders: Scottish Natural Heritage
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Subject: Great crested newt mitigation
Citation: Lewis, B, Griffiths, RA, Wilkinson, JWW and Arnell, A (2014) Examining the fate of local great crested newt populations following licensed developments. Unpublished report to Defra, WM0321. Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.
Partners and/or funders: DICE, Defra.
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Subject: Great crested newt surveys – methods and sampling strategies
Citation: Biggs J, Ewald N, Valentini A, Gaboriaud C, Griffiths RA, Foster J, Wilkinson J, Arnett A, Williams P and Dunn F (2014). Analytical and methodological development for improved surveillance of the Great Crested Newt. Defra Project WC1067. Freshwater Habitats Trust: Oxford.
Partners and/or funders: Freshwater Habitats Trust, DICE, Spygen, Defra.
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Subject: Survey methods for amphibians and reptiles
Citation: Sewell, D, Griffiths, RA, Beebee, TJC, Foster, J & Wilkinson, JWW (2013). Survey protocols for the British herpetofauna, Version 1.0, March 2013. DICE, Canterbury.
Partners and/or funders: DICE, University of Sussex, NERC.
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Subject: Predictive mapping and modelling
Citation: Arnell, A.P. & Wilkinson, J.W. (2013) Spatial Conservation Status Modelling of the Great Crested Newt in Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park. CCW Contract Science Report 1026.
Partners and/or funders: Countryside Council for Wales (now Natural Resources Wales)
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Subject: Predictive mapping and modelling
Citation: Arnell, A.P. & Wilkinson, J.W. (2013) Spatial Conservation Status Modelling of the Great Crested Newt in Anglesey and North-East Wales. CCW Contract Science Report 1044.
Partners and/or funders: Countryside Council for Wales (now Natural Resources Wales)
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Subject: Habitat assessment for reptiles
Citation: Brady, LD and Phillips, M (2012) Developing a ‘Habitat Suitability Index’ for Reptiles. ARC Research Report 12/06.
Partners and/or funders: Natural England, Calumma Ecological Services.
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Subject: National survey
Citation: Wilkinson, JW and Arnell, AP (2012) NAARS Report 2007-2012: Establishing the Baseline (HWM Edition). Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Research Report 13/01.
Partners and/or funders: No formal publication partners, but project relied on hundreds of volunteers.
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Subject: Reptiles and habitat management by grazing
Citation: Jofré, GM & Reading, CJ (2012). An assessment of the impact of conservation grazing on reptile populations. ARC Research Report 12/01.
Partners and/or funders: CEH, Natural England.
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Subject: Reptiles and habitat management by burning
Citation: Jofré, GM & Reading, CJ (2012). An assessment of the impact of controlled burning on reptile populations. ARC Research Report 12/02.
Partners and/or funders: CEH, Natural England.
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Subject: Predictive mapping and modelling
Citation: Arnell, A.P. & Wilkinson, J.W. (2012) Predictive Modelling of Key Herpetofauna Species in North Wales, 2011. CCW Contract Science Report 976.
Partners and/or funders: Countryside Council for Wales (now Natural Resources Wales)
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Subject: Predictive mapping and modelling
Citation: Arnell, A.P. & Wilkinson, J.W. (2012) Pilot Modelling to Inform Determination of Favourable Conservation Status for the Great Crested Newt 2011. CCW Contract Science Report 961.
Partners and/or funders: Countryside Council for Wales (now Natural Resources Wales)
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