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The effects of released gamebirds and their management

By Dr Rufus Sage Releasing pheasants and red-legged partridges for shooting is more common in the UK than in other European countries. Conservation NGOs like the GWCT and the RSPB , and GOs like Natural England are interested in the ecological consequences of this activity...

Breeding grey seals are still rare in the southern Baltic Sea, Danish Straits and Kattegat

By Anders Galatius This new study compiles all available data on grey seal occurrence and breeding in the southern Baltic Sea, Danish Straits and Kattegat from Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany. It thus provides an overview of the recolonization of these areas. Although the...

Assessing kangaroo health FOR DUMMIES

Eastern grey kangaroos ( Macropus giganteus ) from Nelson Bay Golf Course, New South Wales, Australia By Maquel Brandimarti, The University of Sydney Understanding the health and welfare of wildlife is critical as humans expand development and agriculture, and climate change...

Killer whales in the Subantarctic: long-term demographic insights at Marion Island

Notches and scratches make it possible for researchers to identify individual killer whales. This is M002 closely followed by her 3-year old calf, M062 born into the population in 2014. © Rowan Jordaan By Rowan Jordaan Since 2006, over-wintering researchers from the Marion...

New Subject Editor: Sonja Ludwig

My name is Sonja Ludwig , and I am looking forward to contributing as a new subject editor for Wildlife Biology. I studied to become a biologist at the University of Oldenburg in Germany, and was first introduced to wildlife biology research with my diploma thesis on habitat...

New Subject Editor: Mathieu Leblond

My name is Mathieu Leblond , and I was recently appointed as a new subject editor for Wildlife Biology. I am really looking forward to reading all the interesting research articles that will be submitted to the journal. During my Ph.D., which I completed in my hometown Rimouski...

New Managing Editor

My name is Maria Persson, and I am the new Managing Editor for Wildlife biology. I studied to become a biologist at Lund University in Sweden, and I did my honours project in freshwater biology. After that I did my masters in marine biology in Canada and in Australia. Once back...

Wildlife conference April 2021

Save the date! The Nordic Board of Wildlife Research is organising a conference 20-23 April 2021, in Uppsala, Sweden. Theme: Bringing wildlife ecology, health and management together. Hope to see you there!

New cover 2019!

We are so happy to present our new cover! The fantastic photo of "a subadult male roedeer, Capreolus capreolus , alerted by a potential predator, is taken by Robin Sandfort www.capreolus.at

How much do domestic and wild animals compete?

Herfindal et al. How does the overlap in the niche of wild and domestic animals vary in time, and are wild animals affected by the presence of domestic animals? Such questions have received increased focus in wildlife management, as the abundance of wild and domestic animals...

Counting Svalbard reindeer

What's the best way for counting reindeers? Mathilde Le Moullec and colleagues have sorted it out in the paper "Ungulate population monitoring in an open tundra landscape: distance sampling versus total counts" . Read their summary here: Counting reindeer on the open tundra is...

Welcome Dave Baines - new SE

We are very happy to welcome Dave Baines, Upland Research, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK, to our editorial Board. Get to know Dave in my interview below: What's you main research focus at the moment? My research is primarily on wild game bird conservation and...

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...

Why those strong reactions to large carnivores?

The May Issue of Wildlife Biology is a Special 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...

Red deer in Australia, how do they do?

Australia has unique flora and fauna, but the natural environment has been severely altered since European settlement in the 18th Century. When managing introduced vertebrates one of the most basic questions to answer is what is the best method to estimate abundance of a...

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