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 December 2018.
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- Between-year variations in sex/age ratio bias in hunter wings of Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) compared to field samples.
- Effects of lake restoration on breeding abundance of globally declining common pochard (Aythya ferina L.).
- Associations between duck harvest, hunting wing ratios and measures of reproductive output in Northern Europe.
- Estimating production in ducks: a comparison between ground surveys and unmanned aircraft surveys.
- Sane and sound: a serologic and molecular survey for selected infectious agents in neozootic Egyptian geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus) in Germany.
- Impact of red deer (Cervus elaphus) on forage crops in a protected area.
- Do wild boar movements drive the spread of African Swine Fever?
- Assessing agricultural damage by wild boar using drones.
- Social structure contains epidemics and regulates individual roles in disease transmission in a group-living mammal.
- Pond management enhances the local abundance and species richness of farmland bird communities.
- Key landscape features in the provision of ecosystem services: Insights for management.
- Burning increases post-fire carbon emissions in a heathland and a raised bog, but experimental manipulation of fire severity has no effect.
- Restoration of blanket peat moorland delays stormflow from hillslopes and reduces peak discharge.
- Passive farming and land development: A real options approach.
- Managing coastal grasslands for an endangered wader species can give positive results only when expanding the area of open landscape.
- Evaluation of habitat protection under the European Natura 2000 conservation network – The example for Germany.
- The new faces of nest predation in agricultural landscapes—a wildlife camera survey with artificial nests.
- Discovering market segments for hunted wild game meat.
- Interventions to prevent Lyme disease in humans: A systematic review.
- Regulation of lead fishing weights results in mute swan population recovery.
- Widespread winners and narrow-ranged losers: Land use homogenizes biodiversity in local assemblages worldwide.
- Acute lead poisoning in a golden eagle from Italian Alps: An evaluation to metals exposure through blood and feathers analysis.