On inference about the introduction time of an introduced species with an application to the pine marten on Mull

Solow, Andrew R. and Roy, Sugoto and Bell, Christina and Milborrow, Jo and Roberts, David L. (2013) On inference about the introduction time of an introduced species with an application to the pine marten on Mull. Biological Conservation, 159 (March). pp. 4-6. ISSN 00063207 (ISSN). (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.12.026) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Although there is general agreement that the pine marten was recently introduced to the Isle of Mull, there is uncertainty about when. According to a persistent local rumor, the species was clandestinely introduced in 1986. A novel statistical approach to inference about introduction time based on a sighting record is described and applied to assess the plausibility of this rumor. The results indicate that the sighting record is consistent with the rumored introduction time. Inference about the introduction time is useful in the management of introduced species for the light it can shed on the mode of introduction, post-introduction population growth and spatial dispersal, and the potential role of the introduced species in other observed ecological changes. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2013/// [EPrints field already has value set] JA - Biol. Conserv. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Scottish Natural Heritage, Cameron House, Albany Street, Oban, Argyll PA34 4AE, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NR, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Isle of Mull, Pine marten (Martes martes), Sighting record, Species introduction, biodiversity, biological invasion, dispersal, ecological impact, introduced species, mustelid, population growth, restoration ecology, Argyll and Bute, Hebrides, Inner Hebrides, Mull, Scotland, United Kingdom
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: David Roberts
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 14:53 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 08:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33810 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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