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The Importance of Spatial Scale in Habitat Selection by European Beaver

This study evaluated habitat selection by European beaver across a spatial gradient from local (within the family territory) to a broad, ecoregional scale. Using aerial photography, the researchers assessed the habitat composition of 150 beaver territories and compared these data with 183 randomly selected sites not occupied by the species.

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Hydraulic Modeling of Beaver Dams and Evaluation of Their Impacts on Flood Events

In this study, we modeled 12 beaver dam cascade scenarios in two catchments for eight flood events with a two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic model.

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Eurasian Beaver

Summary of the beaver release at Knapdale, Argyll, for the purpose of running a scientifically monitored trial as part of the Species Action Framework (SAF).

Economic Impacts of the Beaver

This study used questionnaires and economic tools to begin to measure the potential economic impact beavers might have on wildlife tourism in Britain.

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Current distribution, status and patterns of spread of the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber, and the implications for management

Reduced to 1200 animals in 8 small refugia by the end of the 19th century, natural spread and reintroductions have led to a powerful recovery in Eurasian beaver range and populations.

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Beavers: the original engineers of Britain’s fresh waters

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.

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When to Leave: the Timing of Natal Dispersal in a Large, Monogamous Rodent, the Eurasian Beaver

Investigation into factors affecting the timing of natal dispersal in the Eurasian beaver using data from an 18-year individual-based study

The Preferences of the European Beaver castor fiber for Trees and Shrubs in Riparian Zones

The aim of this study was to identify factors that influence the preferences of European beavers for various tree species

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The 7-Year Itch: Non-Adaptive Mate Change in the Eurasian Beaver

Investigation into the causes of mate change in the Eurasian beaver which is a long-lived, monogamous mammal.

Seasonal Variation in the Home Range Size of the Eurasian Beaver: Do Patterns Vary Across Habitats?

The aim of this paper was to test whether the space use of Eurasian beavers seasonally varies and whether the pattern comprises diverse habitats.

Population and Distribution of Beavers Castor Fiber and Castor Canadensis in Eurasia

A review of the beaver’s history, population change, distribution, and population estimates in Europe.

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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.

Foraging Decisions of North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) are Shaped by Energy Constraints and Predation Risk

Study to determine if beavers are able to assess the risk of predation by using two main cues: the distance from the water and the presence or absence of predator odors.

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Biomechanical Aspects of Incisor Action of Beavers

A study into how beavers use their incisors to fell trees

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Beaver Impact on Stream Fish Life Histories – The Role of Landscape and Local Attributes

Researchers examined interactions between beaver and fish communities in the types of streams selected for Eurasian beaver re-colonization. They found several critical elements of fish communities in these mountain streams that relate to beaver activity and its effects.

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Farming and Climate Change: How Beavers Can Help

The Beaver Trust presents a webinar on Climate Change effects on farming in Europe and how beavers can help mitigate some of the resultant drought and flood damage. 2021.

A Critical Review of the Effects of Beavers Upon Fish and Fish Stocks

A review by the University of Southampton of how the reintroduction of beaver will affect fish in Scotalnd

Beaver: Nature’s ecosystem engineers

A literature review and summary of the beaver’s impact as an ecosystem engineer. It focuses primarily on the European beaver (castor fiber), but includes valuable information about the profound ecological benefits of the North American beaver (castor Canadensis) too.

Beaver: Nature’s ecosystem engineers

This review summarizes how beaver impact ecosystem structure and geomorphology, hydrology and water resources, water quality, freshwater ecology, and humans and society.

Evaluation of the Ecological Impacts of Beaver Reintroduction on Aquatic Systems

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Study on how beaver engineering and foraging has the potential to create unique and highly heterogeneous wetland and stream habitats