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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...

Swedish lessons for European goose management

Greylag goose family with young. The species typically have 3-7 young and have great potential for population growth when conditions are good. Photo by Niklas Liljebäck. By Niklas Liljebäck In the 1980’s and 1990’s conservationists, hunters and wildlife managers with joy...

Diets and habitat selection of takhi and red deer in Hustai National Park, Mongolia

By Seiki Takatsuki In 2003, I saw takhi, or Przewarski horse ( Equus ferus przewalski i), in Mongolia for the first time in my life. I was studying migration of Mongolian gazelle ( Procapra gutturosa ) with Mongolian researchers. I returned to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of...

Habitat Associations of Wintering Dabbling Ducks in the Arkansas Mississippi Alluvial Valley

By John Herbert The floodplain of the Mississippi River, the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV), supports high densities of waterfowl during the winter months, which in turn attracts high numbers of waterfowl hunters. This region is typically considered the most important winter...

Assessing the current feces identification method of the European otter

The European otter on ice with a codfish (Photo: Jan Skriver) By Liselotte Wesley Anderson on behalf of all authors Listen to tHe author talk about her paper here The European otter’s ( Lutra lutra ) elusive and semi-aquatic behavior make monitoring using direct observations of...

Evaluating species-specific responses to camera-trap survey designs

A coyote ( Canis lupus ) is photographed while looking directly in the direction of one of the cameras deployed during fall 2017. The photo belongs to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. By Fabiola Iannarilli on behalf of all co-authors Many carnivores are rare,...

The return of bison to Banff National Park, and keeping them there

By David Laskin After nearly a 150-year absence, 31 plains bison ( Bison bison ) were recently reintroduced to a 1200 km2 wilderness area in the heart of Banff National Park, Canada . As North America’s largest land mammal, the return of these animals aims to restore ecosystem...

The effects of released gamebirds and their management

By Dr Rufus Sage Releasing pheasants and red-legged partridges for shooting is more common in the UK than in other European countries. Conservation NGOs like the GWCT and the RSPB , and GOs like Natural England are interested in the ecological consequences of this activity...

Breeding grey seals are still rare in the southern Baltic Sea, Danish Straits and Kattegat

By Anders Galatius This new study compiles all available data on grey seal occurrence and breeding in the southern Baltic Sea, Danish Straits and Kattegat from Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany. It thus provides an overview of the recolonization of these areas. Although the...

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