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Distribution of the common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) and landscape favourability for the species in Northern Ireland

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  • The Common Lizard (Zootoca Vivipara) Is Ireland’S Only Native Reptile
  • Forming A Key Part Of The Island’S Biodiversity
  • However
  • There Is A General Paucity Of Distributional And Abundance Data For The Species
  • In This Study
  • We Collated Incidental Records For Common Lizard Sightings To Define The Distribution Of The Species
  • Maximum Entropy Modelling Was Employed To Describe Species-Habitat Associations
  • The Resulting Predicted Landscape Favourability Was Used To Evaluate The Current Status Of The Speci
  • In Common With Previous Studies In The Republic Of Ireland
  • Sightings Were Highly Clustered Indicating Under-Recording
  • Observer Bias
  • And Fragmentation Of Suitable Habitat
  • A Total Of 98 Records Were Collated From 1905 To 2009
  • The Species Was Recorded In 63 (Ca
  • 34%) Of 186 × 10 Km Northern Irish Grid Squares
  • Lizard Occurrence Was Strongly And Positively Associated With Landscapes Dominated By Heathland
  • Bog And Coastal Habitats
  • The Single Best Approximating Model Correctly Classified The Presence Of Lizards In 84
  • 2% Of Cases
  • Upland Heath
  • Lowland Raised Bog And Sand Dune Systems Are All Subject To Habitat Action Plans In Northern Ireland
  • Afforestation
  • Invasive Species Encroachment And Infrastructural Development
  • Consequently
  • Remaining Common Lizard Populations Are Likely To Be Small
  • Isolated And Highly Fragmented
  • Establishment Of An Ecological Network To Preserve Connectivity Of Remaining Heath And Bog Will Not
  • Design
  • Economics


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