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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 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...

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