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Title: Hazel Dormouse ecology and conservation in woodlands
Author: Goodwin, Cecily Erica Diana
ISNI:       0000 0004 7232 096X
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2018
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The extent and quality of forested habitats have changed across Europe and as a result many forest species have suffered declines and range contractions. European legislation has been introduced to conserve those species that have been negatively impacted by widespread land-use changes. In order to assess the needs of declining species and the efficacy of these protective measures, the effects of habitat type, configuration and management on individuals and populations needs to be understood. In this thesis, I have investigated patterns and drivers of variation in the status of populations of hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius in the United Kingdom. I have assessed the effects of variation in habitat on hazel dormice at multiple spatial scales, and related this to woodland management.
Supervisor: McDonald, Robbie A. Sponsor: Natural Environment Research Council ; Forestry Commission
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Hazel dormouse ; Muscardinus avellanarius ; Woodland conservation ; Population decline ; Citizen science