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Home range and habitat selection of wolves recolonising Central European human-dominated landscapes

By Ales Vorel On April 23, 2024 our team (Czech University of Life Sciences from Prague), which conducts telemetry research on wolves in the České Švýcarsko National Park as part of the Interreg Redema project, received information about the hunting of roe deer by at least two...

Wildlife fencing at German highways and federal roads – requirements and management implications

By Falko Brieger In Germany, the high risk of wildlife–vehicle collisions (WVC) is increasing due to increasing traffic volumes and road densities as well as the growing population densities of common ungulate species. To prevent WVC, wildlife fencing is a common tool in Germany...

Machine learning methods to predict occupancy of artificial nestboxes by hazel dormice

An artificial nestbox installed to monitor and mitigate impacts to hazel dormice ( Muscardinus avellanarius ) and two hazel dormice (inset) found during one of our monitoring surveys (photo credits Clara Prieto and Joe Malyan). Hazel dormice are one of the UK’s rarest mammal...

Monitoring of Forest Grouse: Challenges and Solutions

Photo by Ilse Storch. Guest Editors: Lance McNew and Christian Hagen. Rationale: Forest grouse are species of ecologically significant birds found in various forested habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Efficient and unbiased methods for monitoring these species is...

New Subject Editor: Manisha Bhardwaj

My name is Manisha Bhardwaj and I am a wildlife ecologist, motivated to identify and mitigate the impacts of the built environment and human activity on wildlife. At present, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Freiburg, where I am exploring the influence of...

What next? Some practical suggestions for future studies on fence ecology

Photo 1. Photo by Caryl Buton. Trapdoors (in the front) or ramps (in the rear) and other escape devices are used to allow wild ungulates to exit fenced motorway or railway rights of way. By Caryl Buton, Nicolas Kaldonski, François Nowicki and Christine Saint-Andrieux The...

New Subject Editor: Cecilia Di Bernardi

My name is Cecilia Di Bernardi and I am an early-career postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU. My work has so far focused on the ecology of meso- and large carnivores and how intrinsic and extrinsic factors drive their demography,...

Editor's choice May/June 2024

The editor’s choice is the article by Natasha Ellison et al.: “ Combining animal interactions and habitat selection into models of space use: a case study with white-tailed deer ”. For a long time, researchers have relied on static habitat maps to explain wildlife space use...

Editor's choice March/April 2024

The editor’s choice is the article by Highway et al. “ Hunting constrains wintering mallard response to habitat and environmental conditions ”. Viewed through an ecological lens, hunters are predators. While the immediate effect of hunting mortality on population structure and...

Editor's choice January/February 2024

The editor’s choice is the article by Kirol and Fedy: “ Using individual-based habitat selection analyses to understand the nuances of habitat use in an anthropogenic landscape: a case study using greater sage-grouse trying to raise young in an oil and gas field ”. Wildlife...

The road to success and the fences to be crossed

As humans encroach into wild spaces, so too does our infrastructure. It is well known that linear infrastructure such as roads, fences, and power lines pose as barriers to wildlife movement, by both physical and behavioural means. However, what is more uncertain is if these...

Habitat selection and avoidance behavior of female greater sage-grouse raising young in an oil and gas field

Figure 1. Using a spotlight to track female greater sage-grouse at night to determine if the female has chicks. In this study we sought to understand habitat selection and avoidance behaviors of female greater sage-grouse raising young in an oil and gas field. To accomplish this...

Editor's choice November/December 2023

The editor’s choice is the article by Rhim et al. “ Adaptive response of Siberian roe deer ( Capreolus pygargus ) to climate and altitude in the temperate forests of South Korea ”. What do you know about the Siberian roe deer? If anything, then perhaps the larger antler size of...

Upcoming special issue: Urban Wildlife

Photo by Ilse Storch. Urban Wildlife Editors: Ilse Storch, Marufa Sultana, Stephanie Kramer-Schadt As urban areas expand, wildlife is increasingly utilizing these new habitats, showcasing remarkable adaptations that enable them to thrive in human-made environments. Nevertheless...

Upcoming special issue: Insights from technological advances in wildlife research

CC BY-SA 4.0 photo from wiki commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drone_Mavic_Pro_may2020.jpg. Insights from technological advances in wildlife research Editors: Mathieu Leblond, Shyamala Ratnayeke and Wibke Peters. Recent advancements in wildlife research technology...

Upcoming special issue: Indirect effects of hunting

Photo by Sebastian Schwegmann. Indirect effects of hunting on Wildlife Editors: Luca Corlatti and Simone Ciuti Wildlifers have long overlooked the indirect consequences of hunting. Lately, mounting evidence reveals how hunting can significantly modify wildlife behavior, social...

Editor's choice September/October 2023

The editor’s choice is the article by LeBeau et al.: “ A meta-analysis investigating the effects of energy infrastructure proximity on grouse demography and space use ”. Responsible energy development requires careful consideration of potentially negative impacts on wildlife. In...

Editor's choice Jul/Aug 2023

The editor’s choice is the article by Christianson et al.: “ Estimating true density in large, alpine herbivores using Google Earth imagery ” Reliable estimates of population size and density are essential for both research and management, yet very difficult to achieve. This is...

Editor's choice May/June 2023

The editor’s choice is the article by Zabel et al.: “ Assessment of the accuracy of counting large ungulate species (red deer Cervus elaphus ) with UAV-mounted thermal infrared cameras during night flights ” New technologies have the potential to boost research as they promise...

New subject editor: Lu Zhang

My name is Lu Zhang and it is my great pleasure to join Wildlife Biology as a subject editor. I completed my PhD at Peking University in China, focused on the ecology and conservation of threatened Przewalski's gazelle on the Tibetan Plateau. I then moved to Memphis TN and...

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