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Are beavers a solution to the freshwater biodiversity crisis?

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.

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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

Invertebrates in Beaver-Created Wetlands and Ponds

A study into invertebrates in beaver wetlands in the different regions of North America

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

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

Beaver-Created Habitat Heterogeneity Influences Aquatic Invertebrate Assemblages in Boreal Canada

Demonstration on how beavers physically altered isolated shallow-water wetlands which then influenced aquatic invertebrates