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 March 2020.
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- Conserving Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix in southern Scotland: evidence for the need to retain large contiguous moorland habitat within a forest-moorland landscape
- Effects of urbanization on bird migration.
- Experimentally increased brood size accelerates actuarial senescence and increases subsequent reproductive effort in a wild bird population
- Vegetation structure influences predation rates of early nests in subarctic breeding waders
- Genetic, antigenic and pathogenic characterization of avian coronaviruses isolated from pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) in China
- Food supplementation affects gut microbiota and immunological resistance to parasites in a wild bird species
- Effects of Wind Turbine Curtailment on Bird and Bat Fatalities
- Domestic ducks play a major role in the maintenance and spread of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in South Korea
- Conflicts over wildlife conservation: Learning from the reintroduction of beavers in Scotland.
- Bovine TB infection status in cattle in Great Britain in 2018
- Current status of American mink Neovison vison in Great Britain: a review of the evidence for a population decline
- Comparison studies of the chemical, physical, technological, and microbiological characteristics of the European roe deer, boar, red deer, and beaver hunted wild game meat
- The challenges of long-term invasive mammal management: lessons from the UK
- Translocated native pine martens Martes martes alter short-term space use by invasive non-native grey squirrels Sciurus carolinensis
- The ecology of chronic wasting disease in wildlife
- Should I stay or should I go? Determinants of immediate and delayed movement responses of female red deer (Cervus elaphus) to drive hunts
- Spatiotemporal mechanisms of coexistence in an European mammal community in a protected area of southern Italy
- Are Composition Surveys for Mule Deer Along Roads or From Helicopters Biased? Lessons from the Field
- A review of mammal eradications on Mediterranean islands
- Spatially explicit models as tools for implementing effective management strategies for invasive alien mammals
- Genetic tools in the management of invasive mammals: recent trends and future perspectives.
- Effects of Wild Pig Disturbance on Forest Vegetation and Soils
- Territoriality drives preemptive habitat selection in recovering wolves: implications for carnivore conservation
- Benefits and costs of native reforestation for breeding songbirds in temperate uplands.
- Regional land-use and local management create scale-dependent ‘landscapes of fear’ for a common woodland bird
- Trophic transfer of pesticides: The fine line between predator–prey regulation and pesticide–pest regulation
- Modelling the functional connectivity of landscapes for greater horseshoe bats Rhinolophus ferrumequinum at a local scale