Despina Migli

Despina Migli
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · Department of Zoology

MSc Environmental Biology

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The European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) is an Afro-Palearctic migrant whose populations have declined by 79% from 1980 to 2014. In 2018, the International Single Species Action Plan for the Turtle Dove (ISSAP) was developed with the goal of enabling, by 2028, an increase in turtle dove numbers along each of the three migration flyways (weste...
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There has been little research on the distribution and ecology of the four dormouse species occurring in Greece; the Edible Dormouse ( Glis glis ), Forest Dormouse ( Dryomys nitedula ), Hazel dormouse ( Muscardinus avellanarius ) and Mouse-tailed Dormouse ( Myomimus roachi ). As a result, the latter three species are listed as data deficient (DD) i...
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Hybridisation between domestic and wild taxa can pose severe threats to wildlife conservation, and human induced hybridisation, often linked to species' introductions and habitat degradation, may promote reproductive opportunities between species for which natural interbreeding would be highly unlikely. Using a biome specific approach, we examine t...
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Regular assessments of species’ status are an essential component of conservation planning and adaptive management. They allow the progress of past or ongoing conservation actions to be evaluated and can be used to redirect and prioritise future conservation actions. Most countries perform periodic assessments for their own national adaptive manage...
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The European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) is an endangered semifossorial small mammal of grassland/agricultural ecosystems. In the last few decades, the species' population has declined throughout its range in Europe. The Greek populations represent the southernmost limit of the species' range and are notably small, scattered, and locate...
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The Balkan populations of the European wildcat are among the least studied. This study reports the first findings on the spatial ecology and activity pattern of the wildcat in Greece and compares them to those of better studied northern populations. We fitted five wildcats (two males, three females) with collars containing GPS and accelerometer log...
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The European wildcat (Felis silvestris) is the only wild felid living in Greece. Wildcat populations are declining due to anthropogenic and phenological unfavourable conditions, and parasites may have an additional negative impact. In the present study, the occurrence of endoparasites in wildcats in Greece and the potential threats posed to wildcat...
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Hybridisation between wild taxa and their domestic congeners is a significant conservation issue. Domestic species frequently outnumber their wild relatives in population size and distribution and may therefore genetically swamp the native species. The European wildcat (Felis silvestris) has been shown to hybridise with domestic cats (Felis catus)....
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Recently, feline cardio-pulmonary nematodes have attracted high scientific interest, as they are increasingly reported from various areas. Most of these parasites have similar transmission patterns and/or host reservoirs, thus they may affect domestic and wild felids living in sympatry. In the present study, a case of multiple cardio-pulmonary para...
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The European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris), is a protected mammal across Europe. Habitat loss is forcing wildcats to move to environments closer to human activity, resulting to frequent hybridization with domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus), and to fostering bridging infections between these felids. The aim of the present study was to in...
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The European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) is the only felid with confirmed presence in Greece. Due to its elusive nature, the species has received little scientific attention and data concerning its distribution and population status is scarce and outdated. This is why the wildcat is listed as Data Deficient in the Red Data Book of Threate...
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The golden jackal’s Canis aureus range in Europe is expanding rapidly and populations are increasing. Historically restricted to the Mediterranean and Black sea coastal regions [1], jackals are now reproducing in most of Southeastern European and some Central European countries [2-4]. Current population trends suggest that population expansion is f...
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Angiostrongylus chabaudi (Strongylida, Angiostrongylidae) is a parasitic nematode described for the first time last century from the pulmonary arteries of six European wildcats (Felis silvestris silvestris) in central Italy. Since then, this parasite remained practically unknown until recently, when immature A. chabaudi have been reported from one...
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Dirofilaria immitis is a parasitic nematode that inhabits the pulmonary arteries and the right ventricle of the heart of its hosts. It has an indirect life cycle and it is transmitted by mosquitoes. Dog is its main host but it is also a parasite of wild canids, cats and other carnivores. This parasite is of zoonotic importance, causing pulmonary di...
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The golden jackal’s Canis aureus range in Europe is expanding rapidly. Historically restricted to the Mediterranean and Black sea coastal regions, golden jackals are now reproducing in most of Southeastern European and some Central European countries. In addition, vagrant animals have been detected further to the north and west (Estonia, Germany, S...
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Following the 2000-2001 first country wide assessment of the jackal population status which recorded 7 main distribution areas in Greece, several local surveys have been undertaken mainly by the NGOs WWF Greece and Callisto. Currently a national jackal survey is ongoing as well as local monitoring programs in protected areas with known distribution...

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www.wildcatproject.gr Exploring the range of European wildcats within the Koroneia - Volvi -Chalkidiki Nature Reserve in central Macedonia, Greece.