Photo: Young Water Vole

Young water vole


Rob Strachan (Oxford University) and Lynne Farrell (series editor) provided useful comments on the text.

References and further reading

English Nature (1999) Water vole guidance for planners & developers. (Advisory leaflet).

Ed. Jefferies, D.J. (2003) The Water Vole and Mink Survey of Britain 1996-1998 with a history of the long-term changes in the status of both species and their causes. The Vincent Wildlife Trust.

Piertney, S.B, Stewart, W.A., Lambin, X.L. , Telfer, S., Aars, J. and Dallas, J.F. Phylogeographic structure and post-glacial evolutionary history of water voles (Arvicola terrestris) in the United Kingdom. Moleculer Ecology (In Press)

Rat Control and Water Vole Conservation (advisory leaflet produced by BBONT in conjunction with the Environment Agency, Thames Water & British Waterways).

Capreolus Wildlife Consultancy. , The ecology and conservation of water voles in upland habitats. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report. (In Press)

RSPB, NRA and RSNC (1994) The New Rivers & Wildlife Handbook. RSPB.

Strachan, R. (1997) Water Voles. Whittet Books.

Strachan, R. (1998) Water Vole Conservation Handbook. English Nature, the Environment Agency & the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford.

Telfer, S. (2000) The influence of dredging on water vole populations in small ditches. (Unpublished report to Scottish Natural Heritage, GR/99/007)

Telfer, S., Dallas, J.F., Aars, J., Piertney, S.B., Stewart, W.A. and Lambin, X.L. (2003) Demographic and genetic structure of fossorial water voles (Arvicola terrestris) on Scottish islands. J. Zool. Lond. 259, 23-39

WildCRU, Oxford University (2002) Water vole survey of the Forth and Clyde Canal 2001 Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report F01LI06.

WildCRU, Oxford University (2004) Water vole surveys in Fife and Central Cairngorms. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 058 (ROAME No. F01AC316).