Den anonyma hasselsnoken
: En studie av hasselsnokens biotopkrav utifrån ett blekingskt landskapsperspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: The anonymous smooth snake: A study of biotope requirement of the smooth snake in Blekinge from a landscape perspective
  • Fredrik Herbst
  • Catrin Ivarsson

Student thesis: Bachelor


The smooth snake is a red-listed species and classified as Vulnerable (VU) since 1975. But there is very little information about the smooth snake’s lifestyle and biotope, which makes it relatively unknown to the public. The purpose of this study is to create knowledge about the smooth snake’s biotope requirements from a landscape perspective in Blekinge. In the background section, information about the smooth snake is interwoven with the cultural and agricultural landscape. We intend to fill some of the knowledge gaps that exist, through questions such as, what characterizes the environment where the smooth snake is found in Blekinge? What common cultural elements are there on premises with finds of smooth snakes? The method used in this study is mainly a qualitative and spatial analysis where distance and position will show where finds of smooth snakes are found and in which biotopes. The study also examines how large a part of the smooth snake's biotopes that are connected to the cultural landscape. The study gives a mixed result, with large differences in biotopes. But from the results of the biotope analysis, it can be deduced that the smooth snake thrives in something like the older Swedish cultural landscape, with a variety of open areas, forest and with elements of stone walls and cairns. The results also show that the soil types: moraine and bedrock are most common in the site and that some level of blockiness (block-poor to normal-block surface) is preferable.
Date of Award2022-Jun
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorPär Söderquist (Supervisor) & Ingemar Jönsson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Landscape Science Programme

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Landscape Architecture (40108)

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