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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...

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