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What role do migration play for parasite burden?

Influence of phylogeny, migration, and type of diet on the presence of intestinal parasites in the faeces of European passerine birds (Passeriformes) Petra Bandelj, Rok Blagus, Tomi Trilar, Modest Vengust, Aleksandra Vergles Rataj The first week of September of every year is a...

Spying on Arctic peregrine falcons

Peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) are one of the most widely distributed terrestrial vertebrates on the planet inhabiting every continent except Antarctic. Many people do not realize that a subspecies of this magnificent bird of prey (F. p. tundrius) breeds in the Arctic...

Using DNA in Grizzly bear monitoring

In our new paper “In the Trap: Detectability of Fixed Hair Trap DNA Methods in Grizzly Bear Trend Monitoring” we explore how local habitat conditions affecting the detection of grizzly bears at fixed hair trap sites. Large scale grizzly (brown) bear population surveys rely most...

Why those strong reactions to large carnivores?

The May Issue of Wildlife Biology is a Apecial Issue about Managemnet of large carnivores in Sweden. Here's a short introduction to the Issue and to the editor's review on the theme. First in Swedish, then in English. All papers are as always Open Access and free to download...

How attitudes to wolfs and bears change

Many countries have put increased focus on the conservation of large carnivore species, leading to an increase in the populations of these species. While this is positive in terms of conservation this has led to a number of social conflicts, especially with respect to increasing...