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Researchers have devised a new sampling method for the elusive hazel dormouse

Source: imperial.ac.uk

Researchers at Imperial have been developing a novel method of detecting the presence of an elusive species, the hazel dormouse.

The novel method, which involves detecting environmental DNA via ultraviolet light, has promising implications for the future of dormouse conservation.

The hazel dormouse, or Muscardinus avellanarius, is a nocturnal mouse species which spends most of its time in foliage due to its arboreal nature. This species is the only one in its genus and is classified as vulnerable to extinction in the UK, where it is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation. MORE

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