SquirrelWeb has references for many publications from 1999 to present (by year and author). The Forestry Commission (FC) Research Information Service can be searched for FC information notes and other squirrel-related articles and publications. (Note this is being setup for anyone to access (within and outside FC) from Feb 2013 so link is not available yet).
Below are the key publications within the following subjects:
- Policy and legislation
- Site and species management
- Practical support of local Red squirrels
- Squirrelpox virus and Adenovirus
- Squirrel ecology
Policy and legislation
- UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP).
- Gurnell, J. & Lurz, P.W.W. (2012). Red Squirrel, In: Cresswell, W., Birks, J., Dean, M.D., Pacheco, M., Trewhella, W., Wells, D., Wray, S. (Eds.) UK BAP Mammals; Interim Guidance for Survey Methodologies, Impact Assessment and Mitigation. The Mammal Society, Southampton, pp. 9-21.
- UK Red Squirrel Species Action Plan (UK SAP) and UK Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAP’s).
- Policy and Action Statement on Grey squirrels in England.
Forestry Commission England and DEFRA 2006.
- Review of Red Squirrel Conservation Activity in Northern England (2009) (PDF-1226K)
- All Ireland Red Squirrel Action Plan (2008) (PDF-92K)
- Scottish Red Squirrel Action Plan (2006-2011) (PDF-180K)
- Warren, R.D. & Matthews, J.E. (1999). The Wales Red Squirrel Strategy.
Countryside Concil of Wales Natural Science Report: 99/9/2.
- Conservation Plan for Red Squirrels in Wales (2009) (PDF-401K)
- Red Squirrels and the Law (PDF-69K)
UKRSG Advice Note A1 (2004).
Note: The Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004, is not incorporated into this advice note. Further information on the law protecting red squirrels.
- Release of red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris into the wild in Britain (PDF-68K)
UKRSG Advice Note 1.2 (2004 revised).
Site and species management
- Managing forests as red squirrel strongholds (PDF-465K).
Forestry Commission Practice Note 102. September 2012.
- Stevenson, C., Ramsey, A.D., Nevin, O.T. & Sinclair, W. (2012). Assessing grey squirrel dispersal patterns within the Landscape Using Sequence Variation. Landscape Research, 2012 1-7.
- Red Squirrel Conservation (PDF-251K)
Forestry Commission Practice Note 5, 1998, revised 2001.
- Habitat Use By Red and Grey squirrels: Results of Two Recent Studies and Implications for Management (PDF-546K)
Forestry Commission Information Note 76, 2005.
- Gurnell, J. and H. Pepper (1993). A critical look at conserving the British red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris.
Mammal Review. 23(3/4): 127-137.
- Harris, S., Morris, P., Wray, S. & Yalden, D. (1995). A review of British mammals: population estimates and conservation status of British mammals other than cetaceans.
- Selecting Forest Reserves for Red Squirrel Conservation (PDF-583K)
- Controlling Grey Squirrel Damage to Woodlands (PDF-1690K)
Forestry Commission Practice Note 4 2004, revised 2007.
- Shuttleworth, C., Lurz, P., Geddes, N. & Browne, J. (2012). Integrating red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) habitat requirements with the management of pathogenic tree disease in commercial forests in the UK. Forest Ecology and Management 279: 167-175.
- Flaherty, S., Patenaude, G., Close, A., & Lurz, P.W.W. (2012). The impact of forest stand structure on red squirrel habitat use.Forestry 85: 437-444.
- Forest Operations and Red Squirrels in Scottish Forests - The Law and Good Practice (PDF-231K)
Forestry Commission Scotland Guidance Note 33 (2006).
- Practical Techniques for Surveying and Monitoring Squirrels (PDF-3830K)
Forestry Commission Practice Note 11, 2009.
- Developing a monitoring strategy for red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) across the UK.
JNCC report 2007.
- Gurnell, J. (2004). Monitoring red squirrels Scuirus vulgaris and grey squirrels Scuirus carolinensis in Britain.
Mammal Review 34(No. 1): 51-74.
- Gurnell, J., McDonald, R. & Lurz, P. W. W. (2011). Making red squirrels more visible: the use of baited visual counts to monitor populations. Mammal Review 41:244-250.
Practical support of local Red squirrels
Regional and local Red squirrel groups encourage people to get involved with their conservation work. If you are interested in helping, please follow the links for the area you are in.
The UKRSG does not generally recommend supplementary feeding for red squirrels (Please see advice note); However if red squirrels are already coming to your garden, or you wish to attract them please read the following UKRSG guidance. Do not feed if both red and grey squirrels are present.
- Supplementary Feeding in Gardens (PDF-123K)
UKRSG Advice Note C1, 2004.
- Shuttleworth CM (1997). The effect of supplemental feeding on the diet population density and reproduction of red squirrels.
In: The Conservation of Red Squirrels, Sciurus vulgaris L. (eds J. Gurnell & P.W.W. Lurz), pp.13-24 Peoples Trust for Endangered Species, London.
- Shuttleworth C.M. (2001). Traffic related mortality in a red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) population receiving supplemental feeding.
Urban Ecosystems, 5(2);109-118.
Squirrelpox virus and Adenovirus
- Everest, D.J., Shuttleworth, C.M., Grierson., S.S., Duff, J.P., Jackson, N., Litherland, P., Kenward, R.E. & Stidworthy, M.F. (2012). Systematic assessment of the impact of adenovirus infection on a captive reintroduction project for red squirrels. Veterinary record. 100617.
- McInnes, C. et al. (2012). The emergence of squirrelpox in Ireland; Animal Conservation.
- Squirrel Poxvirus - general information (PDF-56K)
UKRSG Advice Note E1, 2004 amended.
- Thomas et al. (2003). A Novel Poxvirus Lethal to Red Squirrels (PDF-126K)
Short communication. Journal of General Virology, 84: 3337-3341.
- Duff et al. (2007). Enteric adenovirus infection in a red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris).
The Veterinary Record March 17, 2007: 384.
- Rushton et al, (2006). Disease threats posed by alien species: the role of a poxvirus in the decline of the native red squirrel in Britain. Epidemiology and Infection 134: 521-533.
- Tompkins, D., Sainsbury, A.W., Netteleton, P., Buxton, D. & Gurnell. J. (2002). Parapoxvirus causes a deleterious disease of red squirrels associated with UK population declines.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269: 529-533.
- Bosch, S. & Lurz, P. (2012). The Eurasian Red Squirrel. ISBN 978-3894322588.
- Gurnell, J. (1987). The Natural History of Squirrels.
London, Christopher Helm.
- Gurnell, J. (1991). Grey squirrel. The Handbook of British Mammals.
G. B. Corbet and S. Harris, Blackwell Scientific: 186-91.
- Gurnell, J., Lurz, P.W.W. & Wauters, L.A. (2012). Squirrels. The Mammal Society, Southampton, UK. Pp. 35.
- Harris, S. & Yalden, D.W. (2008). Mammals of the British Isles: Handbook, 4th Edition.
The Mammal Society.
- Koprowski, J. L. (1994). Sciurus carolinensis.
Mammalian Species. 480: 1-9.
- O'Teangana, D. (1999).
The distribution and ecology of the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in Northern Ireland.
The Queens University of Belfast. Unpublished PhD thesis.
- Lurz, P.W.W., Garson, P.J. & Rushton, S.P., (1995). The ecology of squirrels in spruce dominated plantations: implications for management. Forest Ecology and Management, 79, 79-90.
- Tonkin, J. M. (1983). Ecology of the Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris L.) in mixed woodland.
University of Bradford.