Stephen Bell's scientific contributions

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Abstract The successful collaboration between Biosphere Expeditions and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), initiated in 2012, continues. Citizen scientists collected data on nine target species, namely the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), Gordon’s wildcat (Felis silvestris gordoni), mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella), sand gazelle (Gazella...
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Abstract The successful collaboration between Biosphere Expeditions and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), initiated in 2012, continues. Citizen scientists collected data on nine target species, namely the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), Gordon’s wildcat (Felis silvestris gordoni), mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella), sand gazelle (Gazella...
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Abstract The successful collaboration between Biosphere Expeditions and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), initiated in 2012, continues. Citizen scientists collected data on nine target species, namely the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), Gordon’s wildcat (Felis silvestris gordoni), mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella), sand gazelle (Gazella...
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Abstract Biosphere Expeditions has been working in and with the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) since 2012 with the aim of studying the biology and helping with the management of resident species. Species studied included the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), classified by IUCN as vulnerable, and other antelope species (sand and mountain gaze...
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Abstract This study was part of an expedition to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in the United Arab Emirates run by Biosphere Expeditions from 15 to 23 January 2012. The aim was to conduct the first systematic survey of Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and Gordon’s wildcat (Felis silvestris gordoni) in this area. This was achieved through three...

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... In 2014 (Bell & Hammer 2014), citizen scientists collected data on nine target species, namely the Arabian oryx, Gordon's wildcat, mountain gazelle, sand gazelle, Arabian red fox, sand fox (Vulpes rueppellii), MacQueen's bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii), lappetfaced vulture and pharaoh eagle owl (Bubo ascalaphus). Data gathered alerted the DDCR management to several conservation issues and also allowed for informed, fact-based management decisions to be made, in a showcase of how the work of citizen scientist volunteers can aid the efforts of conservation professionals. ...
... In 2013 (Bell et al. 2013b), species studied included the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), classified by IUCN as vulnerable, and other antelope species (sand and mountain gazelle, Gazella leptoceros and Gazella gazella), Gordon's wildcat (Felis silvestris gordoni), as well as some major bird and reptile species. A grid methodology was adopted and fourty-two grids 2 x 2 km in size were surveyed within the 225 square km area of the DDCR. ...
... The aim in 2012 (Bell et al. 2013a) was to conduct the first systematic survey of Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and Gordon's wildcat (Felis silvestris gordoni) in the DDCR. This was achieved through three main survey activities: Gordon's wildcat live capture survey and camera trapping as well as Arabian oryx monitoring. ...