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While Britain has had a slower start than some mainland European countries, beaver reintroduction is now gathering traction motivated by prospects of habitat enhancement, natural flood management and wider biodiversity benefits.
To determine whether reintroduced beavers, as an example of native herbivorous megafauna, can increase freshwater biodiversity at the landscape scale and to compare effects on two contrasting taxonomic groups.
Mobility of Settlements and Elements of the Biological Signaling Field of Beavers (Castor fiber) in the Basin of the Tadenka River (Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve)
A study that suggests a high density of the biological signaling field is a sign of possible depletion of food resources, and can explain how beavers can have such a large range.
Effect of Agriculture and Presence of American Beaver Castor canadensis on Winter Biodiversity of Mammals
This study compared various measures of biodiversity levels of mammals in the winter months between wetlands on agricultural land and wetlands, as well as wetlands with active and inactive beaver colonies.
Wetlands are declining worldwide, and there is a great need for their restoration and creation. One natural agent of wetland engineering is beavers.
Habitat engineering by beaver benefits aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem processes in agricultural streams
Dam building by beaver in degraded environments can improve physical and biological diversity
when viewed at a scale encompassing both modified and unmodified habitats.
Research article that used camera trapping and snow track surveying to investigate the facilitation of a mammalian community by the ecosystem engineering of the American beaver in a boreal setting.
Study that finds beaver-induced changes to habitat quality, stability, and connectivity may increase spotted frog population resistance and resilience to seasonal drought, grazing, non-native predators, and climate change.
The Impacts of Beavers Castor spp. on Biodiversity and the Ecological Basis for their Reintroduction to Scotland, UK
A review that investigates the mechanisms by which beavers act as ecosystem engineers, and then discusses the possible impacts of beavers on the biodiversity of Scotland.
Reintroduction of Beavers Castor Fiber may Improve Habitat Quality for Vespertilionid Bats Foraging in Small River Valleys
Study conducted on small streams in forest areas of northern Poland to determine whether beaver ponds may improve habitat quality for bats
Aerial Multispectral Videography for Vegetation Mapping and Assessment of Beaver Distribution within Selected Riparian Areas of the Lake Tahoe Basin
Multispectral videography was used in this thesis to classify 10 streams in the Tahoe Basin and to determine how beaver dams affected their nearby vegetation.
An overlooked Ecological Web – Sweetgale, Beaver, Salmon, and Large Woody Debris in the Skagit River Tidal Marshes
Writing on how beaver affect vegetation such as sweetgale in estuary marshes
A review by the University of Southampton of how the reintroduction of beaver will affect fish in Scotalnd
This recovery plan provides guidance to improve the viability of coho salmon to the point that it meets the delisting criteria and no longer requires ESA protection.
In-depth report on how beaver could provide benefits to local residents and visitors well into the millions of dollars per year in Utah.
This review summarizes how beaver impact ecosystem structure and geomorphology, hydrology and water resources, water quality, freshwater ecology, and humans and society.