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Human impact on brown bear mortality

Humans are important agents of wildlife mortality, and understanding such mortality is paramount for effective population management and conservation. We investigated spatial patterns in human-caused mortality in Scandinavian brown bears and found that human-caused mortality was...

Importance of forest structure for gliding squirrels

South Asia are home to some of the amazing gliding mammals. Among such are the group gliding squirrels. The name itself signifies what makes them unique. Yes. Gliding. They are so well adopted that they can glide upto 150m in a single shoot. Being nocturnal, these mammals remain...

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...