Publications

EP Ecology Ltd. has a number of publications and is proud to undertake and support research projects which advance ecological consultancy as a profession and promotes conservation within Scotland.

Peer-reviewed Research Papers

McInerny, C.J., Paterson, E., Weddle, R.B., & Downie, J.R. (In Press). A re-assessment and review of some published amphibian and reptile records in the Clyde area, Scotland. The Glasgow Naturalist, 27(2).

Walker, G., Fairclough, B., & Paterson, E. (2019). Winter presence of adult male palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus) in a pond in Scotland. The Herpetological Bulletin, 149: 24-27.

Paterson E. (2019). Ultraviolet-a “blacklight” fails to serve as a useful survey tool for great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in ponds. The Herpetological Bulletin, 148: 32.

Paterson, E. (2019). An occurrence of albino common frog (Rana temporaria) spawn at Pollok Country Park, Glasgow. The Glasgow Naturalist, 27(1): 76-77.

Bird, R.J., Paterson, E., Downie, J.R., & Mable, B.K. (2019). Linking water quality with amphibian breeding and development: A case study comparing natural ponds and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in East Kilbride, Scotland. The Glasgow Naturalist, 27 (Supplement: The Amphibians and Reptiles of Scotland): 49-66.

Paterson, E. (2018). Nocturnal variation in population size estimate counts of male palmate and smooth newts (Lissotriton helveticus and L. vulgaris). The Herpetological Bulletin, 145: 1-7.

Paterson, E. (2018). Changes in relative population size detection rates of great crested newts (Triturus cristatus) over time. The Herpetological Bulletin, 143: 12-17.

Paterson, E. (2018). The diet of African house snakes (Boaedon spp.) revealed by citizen science. The Herpetological Bulletin, 143: 29-30.

Paterson, E. (2017). Observation of a paedomorphic palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus) in Scotland. The Herpetological Bulletin, 139: 34-35.

Paterson E. (2017). Annual variation in the numbers of breeding common frogs Rana temporaria at a cluster of sites in the west of Scotland. The Glasgow Naturalist, 26(3): 25-31.

Paterson E. (2014). New records of smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) in Lanarkshire. The Glasgow Naturalist, 26(1): 114-116.

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Technical Reports (In Public Domain)

Paterson, E. (2019). Chapter 9 – Biodiversity. In: Sweco UK Ltd. (2019): Cross Tay Link Road EIA Report (Volume 2). Sweco UK Ltd., Glasgow.

Paterson, E. (2019). Chapter 9 – Biodiversity. Appendix 9.2: Bat Survey Report. In: Sweco UK Ltd. (2019): Cross Tay Link Road EIA Report (Volume 2). Sweco UK Ltd., Glasgow.

Paterson, E. (2019). Chapter 9 – Biodiversity. Appendix 9.6: Great Crested Newt Survey Report. In: Sweco UK Ltd. (2019): Cross Tay Link Road EIA Report (Volume 2). Sweco UK Ltd., Glasgow.

Paterson, E. (2013). Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve Reptile Survey 2012. Clyde Amphibian and Reptile Group, Glasgow. 9pp.

Paterson, E. (2013). East Kilbride Amphibian Census 2013. Clyde Amphibian and Reptile Group, Glasgow. 52pp.

Paterson, E. (2012). East Kilbride Frog Survey 2012. Clyde Amphibian and Reptile Group, Glasgow. 38pp.

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Invited Speaker

Paterson E. (2019). The Ten O’Clock Newts: Torchlight Timing for Newt Surveys. Herpetofauna Worker’s Meeting 2019, 9 February 2019, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Paterson, E., & Bird, R.J. (2018). Amphibians and Water Quality in East Kilbride. Amphibians and Reptiles of Scotland: Current Research, Future Challenges, 9 June 2019, Glasgow, Scotland.

Paterson, E. (2018). Changes in Relative Detection Rates of Great Crested Newts Over Time. Scottish Ecology, Environment, and Conservation Conference 2018, 21 March 2018, St. Andrews, Scotland.

Paterson, E. (2018). The Ten O’Clock Newts: Investigating Nocturnal Patterns of the Great Crested Newt. Glasgow Natural History Society, 9 January 2018, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Posters

Paterson, E. (2018). Changes in Relative Detection Rates of Great Crested Newts (Triturus cristatus) Over Time. First Displayed: Herpetofauna Workers Meeting 2018, 3 & 4 February 2018, Northampton, England.

Paterson, E. (2017). Annual Variation in Common Frog (Rana temporaria) Spawning Numbers. First Displayed: Scottish Ecology, Environment, and Conservation Conference 2017, 3 & 4 April 2017, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Books

Paterson, E. (2011). The Captive Care of House Snakes. AuthorHouse UK, Milton Keynes. 43pp.

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Other

Paterson, E. (2020). Rewilding in Miniature: What can I do? Kaitiaki Consulting Ltd., Edinburgh.

Fairclough, B., Walker, G., & Paterson, E. (2020). Should We Rethink Winter Pond Maintenance For Newts? CIEEM InPractice Magazine. Issue 108: June 2020 pp. 19-23.

Paterson, E. (2017). Five Years of Frogs: The Status of Common Frogs in East Kilbride. South Lanarkshire Council Environment Volunteer Network Newsletter, Spring 2011, pp.10-11.

Paterson, E. (2012). The Beauty in the Brown: A Guide to African House Snakes. HerpHouse eZine 2(3), pp 2-5.

Paterson, E. (2010). The World of the Dragon. Practical Reptile Keeping Magazine. October 2010 Issue, pp. 15-20.

Paterson, E. (2010). The Underrated House Snake. Practical Reptile Keeping Magazine. July 2010 Issue, pp. 22-27.

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