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Editor’s Choice July/August 2022

The editor’s choice is the article by Corlatti et al. Past, present and future of chamois science . Early generations of wildlife ecologists often focused their careers on specific taxonomic groups. They usually started working on a particular species as graduate students,...

Editor's choice May/June 2022

The editor’s choice is the article by Zbinden et al. Long-term trends of reproductive success of black grouse Lyrurus tetrix in the southern Swiss Alps in relation to changes in climate and habitat Climate change and the associated habitat changes affect numerous wildlife...

Editor’s Choice March/April 2022

The editor’s choice is the article by Vissia et al. The effect of body size on co-occurrence patterns within an African carnivore guild Your dog cannot help chasing cats? Typical carnivore habit! Carnivore species tend to avoid, if not kill each other. The strength of carnivore...

Editor's choice January/February 2022

Our first editor’s choice this year is the article by Willebrand et al.: “ Declining survival rates of red foxes during the first outbreak of sarcoptic mange in Sweden ” This paper reports on the demographic consequences of an epidemic on a wildlife population, based on...

Hunting suitability model – a new tool for managing wild ungulates

By Paul Griesberger, Leopold Obermair, Josef Zandl, Gabrielle Stalder, Walter Arnold, Klaus Hackländer In many regions worldwide, effective wildlife management in human-dominated landscapes is important due to increasing numbers of wild ungulates. This is especially true in...

Quantification of faecal glucocorticoid metabolites as a measure of stress in rock hyrax

By Elisabetta Carlin Although rock hyrax ( Procavia capensis ) is an abundant species in urban areas of South Africa, very little is known about levels of stress experienced when exposed to human activities. Previous endocrine studies investigating stress hormone levels related...

Exciting news: new owner and publisher

The Oikos Editorial Office have some quite exciting news to share with our Wildlife Biology readers and authors. First, the Nordic Society Oikos has taken over the ownership of Wildlife Biology from NKV. The change in ownership was mutually agreed by NKV and NSO, allowing...

Red deer exhibit spatial and temporal responses to hiking activity

By Solene Marion Red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) are an iconic species of the Scottish Highlands. In Scotland, red deer populations are predominantly managed by culling, which is necessary to limit their grazing impact on the local vegetation. In this context, it is highly useful...

New subject editor: Klemen Jerina

My name is Klemen Jerina and I was recently appointed as a subject editor for Wildlife Biology. I am wildlife researcher working mostly on ecology, conservation and management of large carnivores and ungulates in Eurasia, especially in central Europe and Balkan. Most of my...

Leveraging local knowledge to estimate wildlife densities using the PLEO method

By Abrar Ahmad As a conservation organization protecting at-risk ecosystems, it is incredibly important for us to understand trends in wildlife populations in our project sites in a quick, reliable, and cost-effective manner. However, conventional methods to estimate wildlife...

New subject editor: Shyamala Ratnayeke

My love for field research in wildlife ecology began with a study on wild primates in south central Asia for my master’s degree. Since then, after starting doctoral work in the USA, I learned lab and field techniques for studying fundamental questions about genetic relatedness...

New subject editor: Hideharu Tsukada

I am Hideharu Tsukada, the new subject editor for Wildlife Biology. I am very excited to see and discuss the latest research results from all of you! I received my PhD from Hokkaido University in 1997 studying the foraging behavior of red foxes and their relationship with humans...

High Arctic spring: Calving in a landscape with minimal predation and human disturbances

By Ingrid Paulsen The High Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard is situated about 700 km north of Norway, half way to the North pole, in the Barents Sea. On this remote island group, the endemic Svalbard reindeer, the smallest of all Rangifer subspecies, has evolved in an environment...

New subject editor: Maciej Szewczyk

My name is Maciej Szewczyk, and I recently joined the Wildlife Biology team as a new subject editor. I am really looking forward to this new role! I have a background in molecular biology and genetics, but I have always been passionate about wildlife research, especially large...

New subject editor: Ezequiel Fabiano

My name is Ezequiel Fabiano and I recently joined the Wildlife Biology Journal as a subject editor. I am humble and excited about this opportunity of contributing towards the publication of articles through this journal. I have a diverse background: my BSc Degree was in...

A mad tree is troubling a red fox

By Chetan Misher and Abi Tamim Vanak Indian desert fox or also known as the white-footed fox is a sub-species of red fox found across arid plains and sand-dunes of western India. Although red foxes are among the well-studied carnivore across their distribution range there has...

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...

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