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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 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...

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...

Welcome new SE, Maria Johansson

We are very happy to welcoming Maria Johansson to our Editorial Board. Maria is a professor in Environmental Psychology, at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment in Lund, Sweden. get to know her here: What's you main research focus at the moment? I am working in...

Welcome new Editor Christian Hagen!

We are very pleased to welcome Christian Hagen to our editorial board. To get to know Christian better I asked him a few questions: 1. What's your main research focus at the moment? Examining demographic and behavioral response (habitat use) to large scale habitat manipulation (...

Genetics of yellowstone bisons

In the december Issue of Wildlife Biology you find an interesting paper about genetic diversity of bisons in Yellowstone " Genetic analysis of a Bison bison herd derived from the Yellowstone National Park population " by Julia A. herman and co-workers. Below is their summary of...

Supplementary feeding of red deer

Many years ago, on a cold winter night, we were sitting on a high-stand at the forest edge. We were waiting for the red deer to come to the feeding place. We wanted to trap some individuals and put radiocollars on them, and we expected that the huge amount of apple pomace...

Now: Altmetrics on Wildlife Biology papers!

Did you know that our publisher BioOne, presents Altmetrics-values for all Wildlife Biology papers? Altmetric measures a paper's attention on Internet; Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, News Sites, Mendeley etc. The more a paper is talked about on the web - the higher the Altmetric...

How to mask human scent

Camera traps have become a widely used survey tool that is implemented to answer a variety of ecological questions. In all types of camera trap studies, maximizing detection of wildlife is an important concern, and there are many methodological biases that have to be addressed...

Black bears' day beds

Recently accepted in Wildlife Biology, is a paper examining den abandonment and the use of day beds during the transition into and out of hibernation by black bears on the island of Newfoundland. Nathaniel D. Rayl, Todd K. Fuller, John F. Organ, John E. McDonald, Jr., Robert D...

Cat impact on wildlife

Do domestic cats have any impact on the wildlife around them? Or do they supplied food prevent from hunting themselves? Find out more in Ferreira et al's study "Domestic cat predation on Neotropical species in an insular Atlantic Forest remnant in southeastern Brazil" in...

Strategies to protect riparian forest against damage caused by capybaras.

Capybara (Figure 1) damage is closely associated with proximity to water bodies and forested areas ( Figure 2 ) Figure 2 : The capybaras footprints in slope, close to the riparian forest The Capybara's population has increased in riparian forest as a result of the lack of...

Wildlife in our backyard!!

What do people think about having marmosets in their backyard? Happy to feed them? Afraind of diseases? And how does interactions with humans affect Marmoset population biology? Find out in the Wildlife Biology paper " Wildlife in our backyard: interactions between Wied's...

Human impacts on capercaille in Scotland

How much do we humans effect the populations of wild animals in the woods? An important issue when it comes to endangered species! Robert Moss and his co-workes have studied human influences on populations of capercaillie in Scotland. Learn more in their paper "Walking iImpacts...

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