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Editor's choice November/December

The editor’s choice is the article by Leif-Egil Loe and Olav Hjeljord: “ The roles of climate and alternative prey in explaining 142 years of declining willow ptarmigan hunting yield ” This study is truly exceptional because it presents one of the longest wildlife time series...

Call for papers - Fencing as a Tool for Conflict Management

Photo by Göran Borglin. Human-modification of the environment has resulted in a steady increase in human-wildlife spatial overlap and interactions. When these interactions threaten or result in damage to human property or safety, they are deemed to be “conflicts”. As a result, a...

Call for papers - Human-wildlife conflict and coexistence in the African context

Photo by Brutus Östling. Human-wildlife interactions are projected to increase globally in association with human population growth, expansion of settlements, human access to previously undisturbed areas, and increasing anthropogenic demand for resources. Some of the most...

Editor's choice September/October

The editor’s choice is the article by Burkholder et al. “ Winter habitat selection by female moose in southwestern Montana and effects of snow and temperature ” This paper resulted from the MSc thesis of the first author. Master’s theses too often do not get published, even when...

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...

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