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 February 2019.
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- Flash in the pan: how grassland renewal affects reproduction of Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus.
- Effect of nest-site microclimatic conditions on nesting success in the Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni.
- Bird species detection by an observer and an autonomous sound recorder in two different environments: Forest and farmland.
- Phenology of the avian spring migratory passage in Europe and North America: Asymmetric advancement in time and increase in duration.
- The effect of construction activity on internationally important waterfowl species
- Deer browsing alters sound propagation in temperate deciduous forests.
- Changes in bodyweight and productivity in resource-restricted populations of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in response to deliberate reductions in density.
- Prevalence and co-infection with tick-borne Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia spp. in red deer (Cervus elaphus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in Southern Norway.
- Supplementary food reduces home ranges of European wild rabbits in an intensive agricultural landscape.
- Recent history, current status, conservation and management of native mammalian carnivore species in Great Britain.
- Fatty acid profile of meat (Longissimus lumborum) from female roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) and red deer (Cervus elaphus L.).
- Trajectories of ecosystem change in restored blanket peatlands.
- Peatland vegetation change and establishment of re-introduced Sphagnum moss after prescribed burning
- Sources of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in a mixed land use catchment (Exe, UK).
- Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas: a 40-year look at forest bird diversity.
- An assessment of the landscape-scale dimensions of land based environmental management schemes offered to farmers in England.
- Exploring relationships between land use intensity, habitat heterogeneity and biodiversity to identify and monitor areas of High Nature Value farming.
- Preserving habitat quality at local and landscape scales increases wild bee diversity in intensive farming systems.
- Landowners’ wildlife value orientations, attitudes and behaviour in relation to game management practices.
- The effect of a Welsh agri-environment scheme on bat activity: A large-scale study.
- Danish pheasant and mallard hunters comply with the lead shot ban.
- Supplementary feeding can attract red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) to optimal environments.
- A dynamic strategy for EU conservation.
- Disease, invasions and conservation: no evidence of squirrelpox virus in grey squirrels introduced to Italy.
- Motivation for environmental volunteering – A comparison between Austria and Great Britain.