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Validating mammal monitoring methods and assessing the performance of volunteers in wildlife conservation—“Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodies ?”
Biogeographical variation in the diet of Holarctic martens (genus Martes, Mammalia: Carnivora: Mustelidae): adaptive foraging in generalists
This work hypothesized that widely distributed opportunistic Martes species should demonstrate adaptive variations in dietary composition and trophic diversity relative to regional geographical location (e.g. latitude, elevation), environmental variation and concomitant variation in food supply.
The distribution of Eurasian badger, Meles meles, setts in a high‐density area: field observations contradict the sett dispersion hypothesis
Are setts significant determinants of badger socio-spatial organisation, and do suitable sett sites represent a limited resource, potentially affecting badger distributions? The factors determining…
Fear of the human “super predator” far exceeds the fear of large carnivores in a model mesocarnivore
Test results indicate fear of humans evidently cannot substitute for the fear large carnivores inspire in mesocarnivores because humans are perceived as far more frightening, which is discussed in light of the recovery of large carnivore in human-dominated landscapes.
Male-biased Movement in a High-density Population of the Eurasian Badger (Meles meles)
Evidence of extraterritorial matings suggests that inbreeding may be alleviated without dispersal, and movement patterns in a high-density population of Eurasian badgers are investigated to explore how the costs and benefits of dispersal and other forms of movement differed among individuals in the population.
Multimodal Oestrus Advertisement in a Small Nocturnal Prosimian, Microcebus murinus
In mouse lemurs, a combination of olfactory and acoustical signals can serve as multimodal oestrus advertisement, and females showed significantly increased locomotor activity, scent marking behaviour and changes in self-grooming activity only on the day of Oestrus.
Are badgers ‘Under The Weather’? Direct and indirect impacts of climate variation on European badger (Meles meles) population dynamics
Weather conditions, and how they in turn define and characterize regional climatic conditions, are a primary limit on global species diversity and distribution, and increasing variability in global…
An Analysis of Eurasian Badger (Meles meles) Population Dynamics: Implications for Regulatory Mechanisms
Investigation of which parameters governed demographic changes in a badger population at Wytham Woods revealed that fertility rate had little actual influence, whereas adult and juvenile survival rates were far more influential demographic variables.
Citizen science and nature conservation
1Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, Faculty of Science, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK 2Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, Recanati-Kaplan Centre,…