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 November 2018.
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- Hunter use and satisfaction with telephone and internet harvest reporting systems.
- Comparison of lead levels in edible parts of red deer hunted with lead or non-lead ammunition.
- Pathological lesions in the lungs of red deer Cervus elaphus (L.) induced by a newly-described Dictyocaulus cervi (Nematoda: Trichostrongyloidea).
- Experimental evidence for sustained carbon sequestration in fire-managed, peat moorlands.
- Increased fire severity alters initial vegetation regeneration across Calluna-dominated ecosystems.
- Peatland carbon stocks and burn history: Blanket bog peat core evidence highlights charcoal impacts on peat physical properties and long‐term carbon storage.
- Impacts of prescribed burning on Sphagnum mosses in a long-term peatland field experiment.
- The full carbon balance of a rewetted cropland fen and a conservation-managed fen.
- What can management option uptake tell us about ecosystem services delivery through agri-environment schemes?
- Are farming and birds irreconcilable? A 21-year study of bustard nesting ecology in intensive agroecosystems.
- An evaluation of Scottish woodland grant schemes using site suitability modelling.
- Climate-change not only threatens bird populations but also challenges our ability to monitor them.
- Who knows best? Understanding the use of research-based knowledge in conservation conflicts.
- Environmental effects on magnetic fluorescent powder development of fingermarks on bird of prey feathers.
- Continued expansion of tick-borne pathogens: Tick-borne encephalitis virus complex and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Denmark.
- Novel predation opportunities in anthropogenic landscapes.
- The fitness check of the Birds and Habitats Directives: A discourse analysis of stakeholders’ perspectives.