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 August 2018.
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- Consequences of game bird management for non-game species in Europe.
- Regulation of body reserves in a hunted wader: Implications for cold-weather shooting restrictions.
- Comparing call-playback to an observation-only method to survey Grey Partridge Perdix perdix on hill farms in northern England.
- Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) body condition and parasitic load during a mortality event in the Baltic Proper.
- The microbiota of hematophagous ectoparasites collected from migratory birds.
- Oxidative stress in wild European rabbits naturally infected with myxoma virus and rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus.
- Assessment of the safety of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine administered orally to badgers (Meles meles).
- Stress in biological invasions: Introduced invasive grey squirrels increase physiological stress in native Eurasian red squirrels.
- Ecological factors affecting eruption timing of mandibular teeth in roe deer.
- Estimating red deer (Cervus elaphus) population size in the Southern Black Forest: the role of hunting in population control.
- Intensity of red deer browsing on young rowans differs between freshly-felled and standing individuals.
- The effect of deer browsing and understory light availability on stump mortality and sprout growth capacity in sessile oak.
- The fecal microbiome and metabolome differs between dogs fed Bones and Raw Food (BARF) diets and dogs fed commercial diets.
- Investigating owner use of dietary supplements in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy.
- Comparison of lente insulin and NPH insulin therapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed diabetic dogs: a randomised study.
- Comparing lente insulin and NPH insulin for treating diabetic dogs.
- Towards an indicator-based assessment of cultural heritage as a cultural ecosystem service – A case study of Scottish landscapes.
- Landscape heterogeneity rather than crop diversity mediates bird diversity in agricultural landscapes.
- Agroforestry in Europe: A land management policy tool to combat climate change.
- Small Water Bodies in Great Britain and Ireland: Ecosystem function, human-generated degradation, and options for restorative action.