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New subject editor: Shin-Jae Rhim

My name is Shin-Jae Rhim, and I am joining the editorial board of Wildlife Biology. It is my great pleasure and honorable for me. I am looking forward to reading the articles that will be submitted to the journal as a new subject editor. I studied wildlife ecology at Seoul...

Migratory phenology and patterns of American woodcock in central North America

It is not uncommon for American woodcock to encounter winter conditions during their spring migration. By Joseph D. Moore, David E. Andersen, Tom Cooper, Jeffrey P. Duguay, Shaun L. Oldenburger, C. Al Stewart, David G. Krementz Autumn in the northern USA and Canada signals an...

A pool, a drink, and a hunting ground – What else water-filled tree holes can be for forest animals?

Water-filled tree holes may represent an important source of water and food for vertebrates of temperate forests, such as this Eurasian squirrel ( Sciurus vulgaris ). Credit: J.Kirsch/M. Basile By Marco Basile What makes a tree a resource for wildlife? In many cases, the...

Pod cast: Michelangelo Morganti talks about farmland management & lesser kestrels in Italy

Listen to Michelangelo Morganti talk about farmland management & lesser kestrels in southern Italy. Pod cast on soundcloud can be found here Title: Assessing the relative importance of managed crops and semi-natural grasslands as foraging habitats for breeding lesser...

Swedish lessons for European goose management

Greylag goose family with young. The species typically have 3-7 young and have great potential for population growth when conditions are good. Photo by Niklas Liljebäck. By Niklas Liljebäck In the 1980’s and 1990’s conservationists, hunters and wildlife managers with joy...

Diets and habitat selection of takhi and red deer in Hustai National Park, Mongolia

By Seiki Takatsuki In 2003, I saw takhi, or Przewarski horse ( Equus ferus przewalski i), in Mongolia for the first time in my life. I was studying migration of Mongolian gazelle ( Procapra gutturosa ) with Mongolian researchers. I returned to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of...

Habitat Associations of Wintering Dabbling Ducks in the Arkansas Mississippi Alluvial Valley

By John Herbert The floodplain of the Mississippi River, the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV), supports high densities of waterfowl during the winter months, which in turn attracts high numbers of waterfowl hunters. This region is typically considered the most important winter...

Assessing the current feces identification method of the European otter

The European otter on ice with a codfish (Photo: Jan Skriver) By Liselotte Wesley Anderson on behalf of all authors Listen to tHe author talk about her paper here The European otter’s ( Lutra lutra ) elusive and semi-aquatic behavior make monitoring using direct observations of...

Evaluating species-specific responses to camera-trap survey designs

A coyote ( Canis lupus ) is photographed while looking directly in the direction of one of the cameras deployed during fall 2017. The photo belongs to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. By Fabiola Iannarilli on behalf of all co-authors Many carnivores are rare,...

The return of bison to Banff National Park, and keeping them there

By David Laskin After nearly a 150-year absence, 31 plains bison ( Bison bison ) were recently reintroduced to a 1200 km2 wilderness area in the heart of Banff National Park, Canada . As North America’s largest land mammal, the return of these animals aims to restore ecosystem...

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. POSTPONED! NEW DATE: 21-25 March 2022. Read more here: https://www.nkv2022.se Theme: Bringing wildlife ecology, health and management together. Hope to see you...

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...

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