Changes in the land mollusc fauna of the South Haven Peninsula, Dorset, between the 1930s and 1999

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R.A.D. CAMERON
(2001)
Volume
37
Part
2
Page from
185

A survey of land molluscs of the South Haven Peninsula carried out by C. Diver and C. Oldham in the 1930s was used as a basis for resurveying in 1999, albeit with different methodology. Significant changes have occurred, with a net increase in species diversity and in distributions of many species. Some of these changes are associated with parallel habitat changes both natural and anthropogenic. Only a few reflect national trends; others appear to track local changes with some time lag. Some species have not yet reached new areas of apparently suitable habitat.

Keywords
Land molluscs
faunal change
South Haven Peninsula.