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Where’s Wallaby? Using public records and media reports to describe the status of red-necked wallabies in Britain. / English, Holly; Caravaggi, Anthony.

In: Ecology and Evolution, 11.09.2020.

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title = "Where’s Wallaby? Using public records and media reports to describe the status of red-necked wallabies in Britain",
abstract = "Investigating the range and population dynamics of introduced species provides insight into species behaviour, habitat preferences and potential of becoming established. Here we show the current population status of the red-necked wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus) in Britain based on records from an eleven-year period (2008-2018). Records were obtained from Local Environmental Record Centres (LERCs), the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and popular media. All records were mapped and compared to a historical distribution map (1940 - 2007), derived from published data. A total of 99 confirmed wallaby sightings were recorded between 2008 – 2018, of which 67 came from media sources, 19 from Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs), seven from the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and six from the published literature (Yalden 2013). The greatest density of wallaby sightings was in southern England, with the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a particular hotspot (n=11). More sightings were recorded in August than in any other month. Much of the species’ ecology and responses to British biota and anthropogenic pressures are unknown and, therefore, further research is warranted. The methods used here are widely applicable to other non-native species, particularly those that the public are more likely to report and could be an important supplement to existing studies of conservation and management relevance.",
keywords = "Notamacropus rufogriseus, non-native species, population dynamics, macropod, biological records",
author = "Holly English and Anthony Caravaggi",
year = "2020",
month = "9",
day = "11",
language = "English",
journal = "Ecology and Evolution",
issn = "2045-7758",

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T1 - Where’s Wallaby? Using public records and media reports to describe the status of red-necked wallabies in Britain

AU - English, Holly

AU - Caravaggi, Anthony

PY - 2020/9/11

Y1 - 2020/9/11

N2 - Investigating the range and population dynamics of introduced species provides insight into species behaviour, habitat preferences and potential of becoming established. Here we show the current population status of the red-necked wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus) in Britain based on records from an eleven-year period (2008-2018). Records were obtained from Local Environmental Record Centres (LERCs), the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and popular media. All records were mapped and compared to a historical distribution map (1940 - 2007), derived from published data. A total of 99 confirmed wallaby sightings were recorded between 2008 – 2018, of which 67 came from media sources, 19 from Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs), seven from the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and six from the published literature (Yalden 2013). The greatest density of wallaby sightings was in southern England, with the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a particular hotspot (n=11). More sightings were recorded in August than in any other month. Much of the species’ ecology and responses to British biota and anthropogenic pressures are unknown and, therefore, further research is warranted. The methods used here are widely applicable to other non-native species, particularly those that the public are more likely to report and could be an important supplement to existing studies of conservation and management relevance.

AB - Investigating the range and population dynamics of introduced species provides insight into species behaviour, habitat preferences and potential of becoming established. Here we show the current population status of the red-necked wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus) in Britain based on records from an eleven-year period (2008-2018). Records were obtained from Local Environmental Record Centres (LERCs), the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and popular media. All records were mapped and compared to a historical distribution map (1940 - 2007), derived from published data. A total of 99 confirmed wallaby sightings were recorded between 2008 – 2018, of which 67 came from media sources, 19 from Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs), seven from the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and six from the published literature (Yalden 2013). The greatest density of wallaby sightings was in southern England, with the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a particular hotspot (n=11). More sightings were recorded in August than in any other month. Much of the species’ ecology and responses to British biota and anthropogenic pressures are unknown and, therefore, further research is warranted. The methods used here are widely applicable to other non-native species, particularly those that the public are more likely to report and could be an important supplement to existing studies of conservation and management relevance.

KW - Notamacropus rufogriseus

KW - non-native species

KW - population dynamics

KW - macropod

KW - biological records

M3 - Article

JO - Ecology and Evolution

JF - Ecology and Evolution

SN - 2045-7758

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