BASC monitors scientific journals, environmental, policy and political alerts for the results of studies of relevance to shooting and conservation. Below are links to a selection of papers published in June 2019.
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- High-Arctic nesting geese occupying less favourable nest sites are more vulnerable to predation.
- Migratory flights and local wintering movements of Greylag Geese Anser anser in western Europe.
- Age class dynamics of Canada geese in the central flyway
- Variation in ectoparasitic sheep tick Ixodes ricinus infestation on European Golden Plover chicks Pluvialis apricaria and implications for growth and survival.
- Haematology, blood biochemistry, parasites and pathology of common eider (Somateria mollisima) males during a mortality event in the Baltic
- Using the first European Breeding Bird Atlas for science and perspectives for the new Atlas.
- Predation of released pheasants Phasianus colchicus on lowland farmland in the UK and the effect of predator control
- The reproductive capacity of Monk Parakeets Myiopsitta monachus is higher in their invasive range.
- Nest predator avoidance during habitat selection of a songbird varies with mast peaks and troughs.
- Land use change increases climatic vulnerability of migratory birds: insights from integrated population modelling
- The occurrence and dynamics of polychlorinated hydrocarbons in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in South-western Slovakia
- Retention of solutes and particles in the gastrointestinal tract of a grazing cervid: Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus)
- Grazing by wild red deer: Management options for the conservation of semi-natural open habitats.
- Wolves contribute to disease control in a multi-host system
- Modelling multi-species and multi-mode contact networks: Implications for persistence of bovine tuberculosis at the wildlife–livestock interface
- Relating national levels of crop damage to the abundance of large grazing birds: implications for management
- The landscape ecology of pollination
- Key pollen host plants provide balanced diets for wild bee larvae: A lesson for planting flower strips and hedgerows.
- Mapping landscape-scale peatland degradation using airborne lidar and multispectral data.
- Making real options analysis more accessible for climate change adaptation. An application to afforestation as a flood management measure in the Scottish Borders.
- Sustainable management of native landscape / woodland in the transition to a low carbon society
- Linking mesoscale landscape heterogeneity and biodiversity: gardens and tree cover significantly modify flower-visiting beetle communities
- Managing hedgerows for nocturnal wildlife: Do bats and their insect prey benefit from targeted agri-environment schemes?
- Divergent fire management leads to multiple beneficial outcomes for butterfly conservation in a production mosaic
- Fire temperatures and Sphagnum damage during prescribed burning on peatlands.
- Fallow management increases habitat suitability for endangered steppe bird species through changes in vegetation structure
- Comparing the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of sampling methods for estimating population abundance and density of a recovering carnivore: the European pine marten (Martes martes).
- Seasonal, geographical, and habitat effects on the diet of a recovering predator population: the European pine marten (Martes martes) in Ireland
- Environmental impacts of vegetables consumption in the UK.
- FoxNet: An individual-based model framework to support management of an invasive predator, the red fox.
- Soil intake in ruminants grazing on heavy-metal contaminated shooting ranges.
- Assessment of intake of copper and lead by sheep grazing on a shooting range for small arms: a case study
- Ingested shot in mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) after the regulation of lead shot for hunting in Denmark.
- Lead and Other Trace Elements in Danish Birds of Prey
- Perspectives of ammunition users on the use of lead ammunition and its potential impacts on wildlife and humans.
- Immunotoxic effects of lead on birds
- Angler Behaviors and Motivations for Exploiting Invasive and Native Predatory Fishes by Catch-and-Release: A Case Study on the River Severn Catchment, Western England
- Climate change and UK wildfire
- Biofilm facilitates metal accumulation onto microplastics in estuarine waters.
- Detection of humoral immunity to mycobacteria causing leprosy in Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) using a quantitative rapid test.