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Impact of climate change on human-wildlife-ecosystem interactions in the Trans-Himalaya region of Nepal
The Trans-Himalaya region boasts an immense biodiversity which includes several threatened species and supports the livelihood of local human populations. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the
The effects of nesting stage, sex, and type of predator on parental defense by killdeer (Charadrius vociferous): testing models of avian parental defense
  • D. Brunton
  • Environmental Science
    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 1 March 1990
The temporal patterns of parental defense of a precocial shorebird, the killdeer, were examined, and which model was supported, the vulnerability model or the offspring age model, was determined.
Human–carnivore conflict: ecological and economical sustainability of predation on livestock by snow leopard and other carnivores in the Himalaya
Human communities in the Trans-Himalayan region depend on the dynamics of the agro-pastoral system for survival. Humans, livestock and wild predators share common resources in the region, and this
Molecular characterisation of beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in New Zealand and its implications for managing an infectious disease
The low level of diversity among all BFDV isolates from red-fronted parakeets could suggest a more recent infection among these birds compared to the yellow-crowned parrot populations, whereas the diversity in the eastern rosellas indicates a much more established infection.
Impacts of Predators: Center Nests Are Less Successful than Edge Nests in a Large Nesting Colony of Least Terns
Results from this study suggest that the different impacts of these two predators may be due to the effectiveness of Least Tern antipredator behavior (viz. mobbing).
Optimal' colony size for least terns : An inter-colony study of opposing selective pressures by predators
Colonies of approximately 150 nests appear to be large enough for low impacts by small mammals, gulls, and crows, but small enough to be relatively unattractive to Black-crowned Night-Herons.
Female Song Occurs in Songbirds with More Elaborate Female Coloration and Reduced Sexual Dichromatism
The results suggest that female plumage and female song likely evolved together under similar selection pressures and that their respective functions are reinforcing.
Multipronged strategy including genetic analysis for assessing conservation options for the snow leopard in the central Himalaya
Abstract The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is an endangered carnivore of southern and central Asia. Approximate 10% of the global population occurs in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The snow leopard