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  • Jancke S and Giere P (2010). Patterns of otter Lutra lutra road mortality in a landscape abundant in lakes. Eur J Wildl Res, 56 (Full Text in OSG e-library)

  • Lemarchand, C., Rosoux, R. and Berny, P. (2010) Organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, heavy metals and anticoagulant rodenticides in tissues of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) from upper Loire River catchment (France). Chemosphere, 80; 1120-1124

  • Mucci, N., Arrendal, J., Ansorge, H., Bailey, M., Bodner, M., Delibes, M., Ferrando, A., Fournier, P., Fournier, C., Godoy, J., Hajkova, P., Hauer, S., Heggberget, T., Heidecke, D., Kirjavainen, H., Krueger, H., Kvaloy, K., Lafontaine, L., Lanszki, J., Lemarchand, C., Liukko, U., Loeschcke, V., Ludwig, G., Madsen, A., Mercier, L., Ozolins, J., Paunovic, M., Pertoldi, C., Piriz, A., Prigioni, C., Santos-Reis, M., Luis, T., Stjernberg, T., Schmid, H., Suchentrunk, F., Teubner, J., Tornberg, R., Zinke, O. and Randi, E. (2010) Genetic diversity and landscape genetic structure of otter (Lutra lutra) populations in Europe. Conservation Genetics, 11, 583-599

  • Koelewijn, H., Pérez-Haro, M., Jansman, H., Boerwinkel, M., Bovenschen, J., Lammertsma, D., Niewold, F. and Kuiters, A. (2010) The reintroduction of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) into the Netherlands: Hidden life revealed by noninvasive genetic monitoring. Conservation Genetics, 11: 601-614


  • Lafontaine L and Liles G (2008) Exemples d’ouvrages aménagés en faveur de la loutre en France et en Europe : essai de synthèse et perspectives. Actes des 4èmes Rencontres « Routes et faune sauvage » (Infrastructures de transport et petite faune). Colloque SETRA / Ministère des Transports, Ministère de l’Ecologie et du Développement Durable, 21-22 septembre 2005, Chambéry, 24 pp. Link to text

  • Philbey et al., (2009) Pathological findings in 66 wild European Otters in Scotland: 2007-2008. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work,Scarborough, England, 6-8 April 2009, p 34 (Abstract 56)

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  • Hájková, P., Pertoldi, C., Zemanová, B., Roche, K., Hájek, B., Bryja, J. and Zima, J. (2007) Genetic structure and evidence for recent population decline in Eurasian otter populations in the Czech and Slovak Republics: implications for conservation. Journal of Zoology, London, 272: 1-9

  • Chadwick, E. (2007) A post mortem study of otters found dead in England and Wales between 1992 and 2003. Environment Agency R&D Technical Report W1-084

  • Simpson, V. (2007a) Health and ecotoxicology of otters: summary of four studies from 1988-2003. Environment Agency Science Report SC010064/SR2

  • Simpson, V. (2007b) Health status of otters in southern and south west Enland 1996-2003. Environment Agency Science report SC010064/SR1, Bristol, UK

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  • Chanin P (2006) Otter road casualties. Hystrix, Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 17(1):79-90 (Full text in OSG e-library)

  • Emeros M, Hammershoj M, Bo Madsen A, and Sogaart B (2006) Recovery of the otter Lutra lutra in Denmark monitored by field surveys and collection of carcasses Hystrix, Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 17(1):17-28

  • Hobbs G, Chadwick E, Slater F, and Burford M (2006) Landscape genetics applied to a recovering otter (Lutra lutra) population in the UK: preliminary results and potential methodologies. Hystrix, Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 17: 47-63

  • Simpson V (2006) Patterns and significance of bite wounds in Eurasian otters (Lutra Lutra) in southern and south-west England. Veterinary Record, 158: 113-119.

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  • Carsignol J (Ed) (2005). Facilities and measures for small fauna, Technical Guide (selected extracts: small-scale hydraulic passages + Datasheets Otter, Beaver & European Mink). SETRA, French Ministry of Ecology, 2005. (Full text in OSG e-library)

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  • Lafontaine, L., Motfort, D., Moyon, X., Paillat, J. & Signoret, F. (2004) Mortalité routière et "passages à loutres" et à "petite faune" aménagés: instauration d'une base de données interrégionale à partir de quelques exemples mis en oeuvre en France. XXVIIème Colloque Francophone de Mammalogie Limonges, France

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  • Dallas JF, Coxon KE, Sykes T, Chanin PRF, Marshall F, Carss DN, Bacon PJ, Piertney SB, and Racey PA (2003) Similar estimates of population genetic composition and sex ratio derived from carcasses and faeces of Eurasian otter Lutra lutra. Molecular Ecology, 12: 275-282

  • Grogan A, Green R, and Rusthon S (2003) The impact of roads on otters The Mammal Society Autumn Symposium 2003 - Mammals and Roads

  • Randi E, Davoli F, Pierpaoli M, Pertoldi C, Bo Madsen, A, and Loeschcke V (2003) Genetic structure in otter (Lutra lutra) populations in Europe: implications for conservation. Animal Conservation, 6: 1-10

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  • Robitaille, J. and Laurence, S. (2002) Otter, Lutra lutra, occurrence in Europe and in France in relation to landscape characteristics. Animal Conservation, 5: 337-344

  • Hauer, S., Ansorge, H. and Zinke, O. (2002) Mortality patterns of otters (Lutra lutra) from Eastern Germany. Journal of Zoology, London, 256: 361-368

  • Hauer, S., Ansorge, H. and Zinke, O. (2002) Reproductive performance of otters Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) in Eastern Germany: Low reproduction in a long-term strategy. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 77: 329-340

  • Bradshaw, A. and Slater, F. (2002) A postmortem study of otters (Lutra lutra) in England and Wales. Environment Agency, Bristol.

  • Lafontaine, L. and Liles, G. (2002) Traffic mortalities of the otter and road-passes: a database. IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin, 19: 21-24

  • Reuther, C. (2002) Otters and Fyke Nets - Some Aspects which Need Further Attention. IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull., 19(1): 7-20

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  • Roos, A., Greyerz, E., Olsson, M. & Sandegren, F. (2001) The otter (Lutra lutra) in Sweden - population trends in relation to Sigma DDT and total PCB concentrations during 1968- 99. Environmental Pollution, 111: 457-469

  • Simpson, V. (2001) Post mortem protocol for otters. In: Proceedings of the First Otter Toxicology Conference. Conroy J.W.H., Yoxon P., and Gutleb A.C. (eds.). Journal of the International Otter Survival Fund, 1: 159-166

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  • Philcox, C.K., Grogan, A.L. and Macdonald, D.W. (1999) Patterns of otter Lutra lutra road mortality in Britain. Journal of Applied Ecology, 36: 748-762

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  • Smit, M., Leonards, P., De Jongh, A. and Van Hattum, B. (1998) Polychlorinated biphenyls in the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra). Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 157: 95-130

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  • Ansorge, H., Schipke, R. and Zinke, O. (1997) Population structure of the otter, Lutra lutra. Parameters and model for a Central European region. Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde, 62: 143-151

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  • Lafontaine, L. (1993) Distribution of Lutra lutra in brittany and first preventative measures against road traffic. IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin, 8: 37-39

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  • Kruuk, H. & Conroy, J. (1991) Mortality of otters (Lutra lutra) in Shetland. Journal of Applied Ecology, 28: 83-94

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  • Baker J.R., Jones A.M., Jones T.P., Watson H.C. (1981) Otter Lutra lutra L. mortality and marine oil pollution. Biological Conservation, 20: 311-321