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Predicting the distribution of Eurasian badger (Meles meles) setts.

Amanda Wright

Predicting the distribution of Eurasian badger (Meles meles) setts.

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A lateral-flow immunoassay (BrockTB Stat-Pak) for detecting tuberculosis in Eurasian badgers was 49% sensitive and 93% specific against culture for M. bovis (n = 1,) at necropsy. However, the sensitivity was significantly higher (66 to 78%) in animals with more severe tuberculosis, indicating that the BrockTB Stat-Pak may be useful for the detection of badgers with the greatest risk of Cited by:   Difference Between Badger and Honey Badger Distribution. Badgers are found in many regions including Africa, Middle East, Eurasia, and America. Honey badgers are only found in southern Africa, Middle East, southern Russia and far east India and Nepal. Dietary pattern. Most species of badgers are carnivorous. Honey badgers are omnivorous. Ears.


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Predicting the distribution of Eurasian badger (Meles meles) setts. by Amanda Wright Download PDF EPUB FB2

Predicting the distribution of Eurasian badger (Meles meles) setts. Author: Wright, Amanda. Awarding Body: Manchester Metropolitan University Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University Date of Award: Availability of Full Text.

Badger main sett distribution was taken as a surrogate of badger social group distribution, with the recognition of the importance of main setts as a limiting resource for badger distribution. The habitat model was simpler than previously published models of badger sett habitat selection, but nevertheless had a predictive ability in excess of 80% judged against independent data.

The sett distribution algorithm was able to simultaneously reproduce several observed patterns of sett density and distribution over the probability by: Predicting the Distribution of Eurasian Badger (Meles meles) Setts over an Urbanized Landscape: A GLS Approach Within a heavily urbanized county with a small badger population, a predictive model was able to identity topographic and land-cover characteristics associated with main sett locations.

Biodiversity is declining globally, which calls for effective conservation measures. It is, therefore, important to investigate the drivers behind species presence at large spatial scales. The Western European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is one of the species facing declines in parts of its range.

Yet, drivers of Western European hedgehog distribution at large spatial scales remain largely Author: Anouschka R. Hof, Andrew M. Allen, Paul W. Bright. The distribution of the Eurasian badger within an urbanized county (Greater Manchester, United Kingdom) was investigated through the development of a predictive model.

Robert W. Mysłajek, Sabina Nowak and Bogumiła Jędrzejewska, Distribution, characteristics and use of shelters by the Eurasian badger Meles meles along an altitudinal gradient in the Western Carpathians, S Poland, Folia Zoologica, 61, 2, (), ().Cited by:   Aim This paper describes the distribution pattern (occurrence) of badgers (Meles meles L.

) in a Mediterranean mountain area of central Spain, in relation to landscape characteristics and climatic data. We test the fit of the badger occurrence pattern to the niche hypothesis predictions.

Location We sampled twenty‐four survey plots randomly distributed in the mountains of central Spain Cited by: Based on radio-tracking of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles (L., )), red foxes (Vulpes vulpes (L., )), and raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides (Gray, )) and observations at burrows conducted in Białowieża Primeval Forest (eastern Poland) in –, we addressed the hypothesis that facilitative interactions between a native (badger) and an alien (raccoon dog) species Cited by: Eurasian badger habitat selection has been well studied throughout most of its European distribution range, but never at multiple spatial scales.

We used compositional analysis to assess habitat selection of Eurasian badgers in southern Portugal at four spatial scales (1, 4, 25, and km 2).Cited by:   We studied the location of Eurasian badger (Meles meles) setts in relation to various environmental factors, and attempted to assess the role of competition with other burrowing carnivores and the importance of human activity on their sett selection in the Western Carpathians (southern Poland).

Excavated dens (53 %), caves and rock crevices (43 %), and burrows under buildings (4 %), Cited by: 9.

The European badger (Meles meles) also known as the Eurasian badger, is a badger species in the family Mustelidae native to almost all of Europe and some parts of Western is classified as least concern on the IUCN Red List as it has a wide range and a large stable population size, and is thought to be increasing in some regions.

Several subspecies are recognized with the nominate Class: Mammalia. The conservation and management of the European badger (Meles meles) (Revised results of an enquiry into the species, originally presented as a report to the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, on the population and management status and conservation needs of the species inFile Size: 2MB.

Badger sett distribution. We estimate that active main badger setts are present in % (95% confidence intervals –%) of rural 1 Cited by: Citation Predicting European badger Meles meles sett distribution in urban environments14 (2) Wildlife Biology DOI /()14[PEBMMS]CO;2.

Predicting European badger Meles meles sett distribution in urban environments Article (PDF Available) in Wildlife Biology 14(Jun ) January with Reads How we. Eurasian badger habitat selection has been well studied throughout most of its European distribution range, but never at multiple spatial scales.

We used compositional analysis to assess habitat selection of Eurasian badgers in southern Portugal at four spatial scales (1, 4, 25, and km 2). We assessed habitat use from setts, latrines and Cited by:   The European badger (Meles meles) has been the focus of significant research interest and political debate in the United the one hand, the badger is Cited by: Although results indicate that the badger has actually established in the Park, with badger field signs currently spread on 40% of the protected area, more monitoring is needed to determine whether it is at sustainable levels or if more translocation should be considered.

Keywords: Eurasian badger, northern Italy, reintroduction, wildlife. An unmistakable animal, the badger is large and grey, with a short, fluffy tail, black belly and paws, and a black-and-white striped face. Distribution Found throughout England, Wales, Scotland (except for the far north) and Northern Ireland.

Absent from Scottish islands, the Isle of Man, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. Abstract. Movement is the process by which individual organisms are displaced over time to eat, reproduce and defend resources.

Fractal analysis is a technique used to study animal movement that measures spatial complexity of path tortuosity; here, we apply it to characterize the movement patterns of the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) in a Mediterranean landscape. In a paper to the Russian Journal of Theriology, a group of scientists from the Russian Academy of Science analysed cheek teeth variability in the Eurasian badger and were able to make some putative conclusions on badger taxonomy.

The cheek teeth are the molars and premolars that mammals use for the mastication (i.e. grinding) of food. Badgers are instantly recognisable: two black stripes run the length of their white face, acting, perhaps, as a signal to warn off predators.

They have short, powerful legs and strong claws, making them exceptional diggers. They excavate extensive burrows, called setts, made up of tunnels and chambers, sometimes at several levels, that are shared by. Predicting Species Occurrences addresses those concerns, highlighting for managers and researchers the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches, as well as the magnitude of the research required to improve or test predictions of currently used models.

The book is an outgrowth of an international symposium held in October that brought. Predicting Distribution and Abundance: Thinking within and between Scales / Brian A.

Maurer ; Ch. A Comparison of Fine- and Coarse-resolution Environmental Variables Toward Predicting Vegetation Distribution in the Mojave Desert / Kathryn Thomas, Todd Keeler-Wolf and Janet Franklin ; Ch.

Eurasian Badgers (Meles meles) at Wytham Woods, UK: Sett Locations and Distribution of TerritoriesThe following Google maps have been created as part of the online Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals and Reptiles course at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

As a result of this, the maps may reference tools or resources you are unable to access. Search Tips. Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. For example, "World war II" (with quotes) will give more precise results than World war II (without quotes).

Wildcard Searching If you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol (called a "wildcard") for one or more letters. Investigating the Role of the Eurasian Badger (Meles meles) in the Nationwide Distribution of the Western European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in England Anouschka R.

Hof, Andrew M. Allen 4 and Paul W. Bright Table S1. Model analyses using mean values from landcover maps of. Badger sett distribution. We estimate that active main badger setts are present in % (95% confidence intervals –%) of rural 1 km squares in England and Wales and that active setts of any type are present in % (95% confidence intervals –%) of rural 1 km by: Geographic Range.

Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) are widespread throughout the Palearctic are present from as far west as Ireland and Spain to the eastern edges of Russia, China, and Japan. The northern boundary of the Eurasian badger range extends to the Russian Arctic Circle and Finland, and the southern boundary occurs along the southeastern coast of China.

Badgers are still widely distributed across the North East as the distribution maps show. The Eurasian Badger is the largest UK member of the Mustelidae or weasel family. Physically, the Badger is a powerfully-built animal with a long body carried on four short legs; their characteristic black-and-white striped head probably evolved as a.

In Ireland, the badger Meles meles L is a reservoir species for Mycobacterium bovis and, as such, contributes to the maintenance of bovine tuberculosis in cattle. A previous estimate of the badger population in the Republic wasbadgers.

In the current study, we obtained data on badger numbers from a large-scale badger removal project (the Four-Area project).Cited by: Badgers are small mammals in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels and wolverines.

There are 11 species of badger, grouped into 3 types, the Melinae (Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (Honey badger) and Taxideinae (American badger). Badgers are found in North America, Ireland, Great Britain and most of Europe. There are species in Japan, China, Indonesia and.

The European badger is one of the largest; the American badger, the hog badger, and the honey badger are generally a little smaller and lighter. Stink badgers are smaller still, and ferret badgers smallest of all. They weigh around 9–11 kg (20–24 lb), while some Eurasian badgers weigh around 18 kg Class: Mammalia.

The Eurasian badger is a burrowing mammal that lives in wooded areas across Europe and Asia. It has a distinctive striped, black-and-white face and although its eyesight is bad, this badger has a keen sense of smell that it uses to find food.

In the UK, Eurasian Badgers prefer deciduous woods with clearings or open pasture but are also found in urban and suburban areas. However, they are capable of adapting to a wide range of habitats as shown by their wide distribution reaching from Finland to Israel.

Abstract Physiological responses to nutritional and reproductive constraints were explored in a wild population of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) inhabiting Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

We compared seasonal blood levels of lipid and protein compounds to variables describing the sex, age, body condition, wounds, testes position, and flea abundance of the by: Predicting the Occurrence of Amphibians: Modeling Wildlife Distribution within Urbanized An Assessment of Environments: An Example of the Eurasian Badger Catherine M.

Johnson, Lucinda B. Johnson, Meles meles L. in Britain Carl Richards, and Val Beasley Amanda Wright and Alan H. Fielding Chapter Several local populations of the otherwise trophic-generalist Eurasian badger (Meles meles) have been defined as specializing locally on temporally variable food resources such as earthworms (Lumbricus spp.), olive fruits (Olea europaea), or young rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), owing to a lack of correlation between resource availability and use.

However, theoretical models predict that Cited by:   Introduction. Accurate information about population levels of Eurasian badgers Meles meles L. is important in monitoring the impact of human pressures on badger numbers, and understanding the role badgers play in the epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis and rabies.

There have been many attempts to assess the distribution and status of the badger on international (Griffiths & Cited by:. Abstract Physiological responses to nutritional and reproductive constraints were explored in a wild population of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) inhabiting Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

We compared seasonal blood levels of lipid and protein compounds to variables describing the sex, age, body condition, wounds, testes position, and flea abundance of the badgers.Prevalence of badger-associate Babesia spp. in the Eurasian badger has been reported to range from to % in Scotland, from 20 to % in Spain (6, 7), and it was % in Hungary.

Prevalence of badger-associated Babesia spp. in the Eurasian badger in this study was among the higher prevalence values recorded to date.Predicting the distribution of Eurasian Badger (Meles meles) setts over an urbanized landscape: a GIS approach. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sens – Zar J.

H. (). ‘Biostatistical Analysis.’ 2nd edn. (Prentice Hall: New Jersey.)Cited by: