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No place like home: an experimental comparison of reintroduction strategies using snakes
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It is contended that an individual’s prior experience is an important factor in determining their behaviour and performance during the phase of early establishment at an unfamiliar site, which suggests the existence of common underlying mechanisms influencing the outcome of reintroduction attempts, and provides a potentially useful framework for improving reintroduction efforts.
Morphology, niche segregation, and escape tactics in a sand dune lizard community
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The results suggest that traditional ideas about predation risk may not apply to sand diving lizards as they may be able to venture far from vegetation refuges without increased vulnerability to predation.
Wetland complexes and upland–wetland linkages: landscape effects on the distribution of rare and common wetland reptiles
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The results suggest that management practices should focus on protecting wetland complexes and maintaining upland–wetland linkages by improving landscape connectivity, increasing forest area surrounding wetlands and reducing road effects.
Movement patterns and habitat use of soft-released translocated spur-thighed tortoises, Testudo graeca
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The results suggest that forced aestivation soft-releases may succeed in reducing dispersal by forcing spur-thighed tortoises to spend time at the release site as the majority of translocated tortoisers had similar activity range sizes and movement path tortuosity as resident tortoise.
Vital rates and population demographics in declining and stable watersnake populations
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Assessment of population biology and vital rates in the copper-bellied Watersnake (nerodia erythrogaster neglecta) to help elucidate potential mechanisms of their decline and inform more targeted recovery efforts.
The Effects of Human Visits on the Use of a Waterhole by Endangered Ungulates
Abstract We report the impacts of human visits at a waterhole used by mountain gazelles, Gazella gazella , and Nubian ibex, Capra ibex nubiana , in the Ibex Reserve of Saudi Arabia. Our hypothesis
Island shape, size, and isolation affect nest-site selection by Little Terns
Populations of many seabirds and other species that nest along coasts are declining due to habitat degradation and loss. An improved understanding of the species-specific factors that determine nest
Response of a desert lizard community to habitat degradation: Do ideas about habitat specialists/generalists hold?
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It is proposed that the effects of disturbance on species composition (specialists or generalists) depends on whether the disturbance exacerbates or reduces environmental harshness and the conditions that favor specialization.
Thermal utility of desert vegetation for the Egyptian tortoise and its conservation implications
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It is suggested that the thermal characteristics of larger shrubs are important to the microhabitat use of the Egyptian tortoise and likely long-term survival and large perennial shrubs should be maintained for refuge and aestivation sites.
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