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  • Davison, A. et al. (2002). On the origin of faeces: morphological versus molecular methods for surveying rare carnivores from their scats

    Charismatic mammals remain a linchpin in attracting publicity and funds for the conservation of native habitats and organisms. Unfortunately, the same animals are frequently scarce and difficult to survey. For many, confirming their presence through faecal surveys is the only cost-effective approach and much faith has been invested in the reliability of …

  • Davison, A. et al (2001). Mitochondrial phylogeography and population history of pine martens compared with polecats

    The flora and fauna of Europe are linked by a common biogeographic history, most recently the Pleistocene glaciations that restricted the range of most, if not all, species to southern refugial populations (Taberlet et al. 1998; Hewitt 1999). Changes in population size and migration, as well as selection, all left a signature …