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Heads nods and boat bobs: Behavior of Iguana iguana is affected by environment and boat traffic in riparian tropical forest (2022)
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Rice, E. A., Lewis, T. R., Griffin, R. K., & Grant, P. B. (2022). Heads nods and boat bobs: Behavior of Iguana iguana is affected by environment and boat traffic in riparian tropical forest. Biotropica, 54(4), 820-828. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13136

Although frequently studied in captivity, less is known about wild Iguana iguana. Herein behavior of riparian I.iguana was collected alongside climate, vigilance, and boat traffic data. Observations showed boat tourism potentially affects I.iguana ne... Read More about Heads nods and boat bobs: Behavior of Iguana iguana is affected by environment and boat traffic in riparian tropical forest.

Supporting climate change adaptation actions for the conservation of the threatened Cowichan Lake Lamprey through low cost monitoring of critical habitat (2021)
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Wade, J., Dealy, L., Stephen, C., Lewis, T., & Grant, P. (2021). Supporting climate change adaptation actions for the conservation of the threatened Cowichan Lake Lamprey through low cost monitoring of critical habitat. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Cowichan Lake Lamprey (Vancouver Lamprey) is a threatened species, endemic to three interconnected lakes on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Cowichan Lake, one of the lakes in which this species resides, is a water reservoir managed to meet the do... Read More about Supporting climate change adaptation actions for the conservation of the threatened Cowichan Lake Lamprey through low cost monitoring of critical habitat.

Cat owners’ perceptions towards feline microchipping (2021)
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Page, T., Lewis, T. R., & Read, L. (2021). Cat owners’ perceptions towards feline microchipping. Kingston Maurward College

Compulsory feline microchipping has become a legal requirement in 2021 for domestic cats (Felis catus) in the UK, following the introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) in 2016. The concept of compulsory feline micro... Read More about Cat owners’ perceptions towards feline microchipping.

Ecology and morphology of the dwarf bromeliad boa Ungaliophis panamensis (Squamata, Boidae, Ungaliophiinae) in Costa Rica and Panama (2021)
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Lewis, T. R., Griffin, R. K., Martin, I. M., Figueroa, A., Ray, J. M., Feltham, J., & Grant, P. B. (2021). Ecology and morphology of the dwarf bromeliad boa Ungaliophis panamensis (Squamata, Boidae, Ungaliophiinae) in Costa Rica and Panama. Neotropical Biology and Conservation, 16(2), 317-331. https://doi.org/10.3897/neotropical.16.e57872

Ecological and morphological data on Ungaliophis panamensis is extremely limited as this species is rarely encountered. These knowledge gaps have been advanced in this study where data was analysed from a small sample of snakes collected in two tropi... Read More about Ecology and morphology of the dwarf bromeliad boa Ungaliophis panamensis (Squamata, Boidae, Ungaliophiinae) in Costa Rica and Panama.

Assessing bird collisions in the United Kingdom: Modelling frequency of bird-strike from road and rail mortality using a Bayesian hierarchical approach (2020)
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Freire, S., Read, L., & Lewis, T. R. (2020). Assessing bird collisions in the United Kingdom: Modelling frequency of bird-strike from road and rail mortality using a Bayesian hierarchical approach. Kingston Maurward College

Roads are an important way to transport people and goods, but they sometimes have negative impacts on wildlife. One of the leading causes of mortality for several species is identified as road strikes, and the most significant remains bird-vehicle co... Read More about Assessing bird collisions in the United Kingdom: Modelling frequency of bird-strike from road and rail mortality using a Bayesian hierarchical approach.

Climate structuring of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in the threatened amphibians of the northern Western Ghats, India (2018)
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Thorpe, C. J., Lewis, T. R., Fisher, M. C., Wierzbicki, C. J., Kulkarni, S., Pryce, D., …Knight, M. E. (2018). Climate structuring of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in the threatened amphibians of the northern Western Ghats, India. Royal Society Open Science, 5(6), Article 180211. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.180211

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is a pathogen killing amphibians worldwide. Its impact across much of Asia is poorly characterized. This study systematically surveyed amphibians for Bd across rocky plateaus in the northern section of the Western... Read More about Climate structuring of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in the threatened amphibians of the northern Western Ghats, India.

Micro-habitat distribution drives patch quality for sub-tropical rocky plateau amphibians in the northern Western Ghats, India (2018)
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Thorpe, C. J., Lewis, T. R., Kulkarni, S., Watve, A., Gaitonde, N., Pryce, D., …Knight, M. E. (2018). Micro-habitat distribution drives patch quality for sub-tropical rocky plateau amphibians in the northern Western Ghats, India. PLoS ONE, 13(3), Article e0194810. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194810

The importance of patch quality for amphibians is frequently overlooked in distribution models. Here we demonstrate that it is highly important for the persistence of endemic and endangered amphibians found in the threatened and fragile ecosystems th... Read More about Micro-habitat distribution drives patch quality for sub-tropical rocky plateau amphibians in the northern Western Ghats, India.

Artificial egg-strip surveying for detection of pond-breeding newts: Does egg-strip substrate matter? (2017)
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Charlton, O., & Lewis, T. (2017). Artificial egg-strip surveying for detection of pond-breeding newts: Does egg-strip substrate matter?. Salamandra, 53(4), 494-500

Survey methods for detecting newts (Salamandridae: Pleurodelinae) in ponds by identifying presence of eggs laid during their aquatic breeding condition are useful and often deployed across various population surveillance activities. Egg-strip surveyi... Read More about Artificial egg-strip surveying for detection of pond-breeding newts: Does egg-strip substrate matter?.

Amphiesma stolatum (striped keelback): Habitat and reproduction (2016)
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Pryce, D., Thorpe, C. J., Kulkarni, S., & Lewis, T. R. (2016). Amphiesma stolatum (striped keelback): Habitat and reproduction. Herpetological Bulletin, 136, 37-38

Amphiesma stolatum (Natricinae) is a non-venomous Asiatic colubrid. During monsoon season in 2004 we discovered two clutches of snake eggs whilst conducting amphibian surveys near Dhamapur, Kolhapur District, Maharastra, India. Both clutches and snak... Read More about Amphiesma stolatum (striped keelback): Habitat and reproduction.

Observations on the distribution of melanistic snakes in Britain (2016)
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Nash, D. J., Robinson, S., & Lewis, T. R. (2016). Observations on the distribution of melanistic snakes in Britain. Herpetological Bulletin, 136, 19-22

Records of melanistic British snakes were sourced from several databases and individuals. Of the three native snake species there were 217 records of melanistic northern vipers (Vipera berus), nine grass snakes (Natrix n. helvetica) and four smooth s... Read More about Observations on the distribution of melanistic snakes in Britain.

Description of male Tylorida sataraensis Kulkarni, 2014 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) with notes on habits and conservation status (2015)
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Kulkarni, S., & Lewis, T. (2015). Description of male Tylorida sataraensis Kulkarni, 2014 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) with notes on habits and conservation status. Biodiversity Data Journal, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.3897/bdj.3.e4451

The male sex of Tylorida sataraensis Kulkarni, 2014 is described based on specimens from the type locality. The distinguishing characters from its closest species Tylorida ventralis (Thorell, 1877) are detailed. An interesting behaviour of going unde... Read More about Description of male Tylorida sataraensis Kulkarni, 2014 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) with notes on habits and conservation status.

The Dice Snake, Natrix tesselata: Biology, distribution and conservation of a Palaearctic species (2014)
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Avery, R., & Lewis, T. (2014). The Dice Snake, Natrix tesselata: Biology, distribution and conservation of a Palaearctic species. Herpetological Bulletin, 130, 28-32

From time to time the journal Salamandra, published by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologieund Terrarienkunde, has supplements which are produced as Mertensiella. This book is volume 18. It is devoted entirely to one species, the Dice Snake. It’s a... Read More about The Dice Snake, Natrix tesselata: Biology, distribution and conservation of a Palaearctic species.

Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles (2013)
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Lewis, T. R. (2013). Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles. Herpetological Bulletin, 124, 35-36

Mesoamerica (or Middle America) is one of the world’s major herpetofauna hotspots with over 1,900 species of which about 1,000 are endemic. It is a hugely complicated region with megadiverse habitats and complex conservation conundrums. Conservation... Read More about Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles.

Foraging behaviour of three primate species in a Costa Rican coastal lowland tropical wet forest (2013)
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Graham, K. E., Bulloch, M. J., & Lewis, T. R. (2013). Foraging behaviour of three primate species in a Costa Rican coastal lowland tropical wet forest. Biodiversity Journal, 4(2), 327-334

Primates are predominantly distributed across tropical regions, many of which are threatened by deforestation. Removal of mature trees can harm primate populations by reducing available food resources. Understanding the dietary requirements of primat... Read More about Foraging behaviour of three primate species in a Costa Rican coastal lowland tropical wet forest.

Morphology and ecology of Sibon snakes (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from two forests in Central America (2013)
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Lewis, T. R., Griffin, R. K., Grant, P. B. C., Figueroa, A., Ray, J. M., Graham, K. E., & David, G. (2013). Morphology and ecology of Sibon snakes (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from two forests in Central America. Phyllomedusa: Journal of Herpetology, 12(1), 47-55. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9079.v12i1p47-55

Physical measurements, abundance, and ecological observations were recorded for Sibon annulatus, S. argus, S. longifrenis, and S. nebulatus at two Neotropical habitats: a lowland swamp forest in Costa Rica and a montane cloud fores... Read More about Morphology and ecology of Sibon snakes (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from two forests in Central America.