Ecology - Page 2

  • Otter Diet in Freshwater Ecosystems

    The Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) is an incredibly opportunistic predator with prey diversity varying greatly across its range in the Northern Hemisphere.

    By James Common on 17th July 2016
  • Don’t Feed the Monkeys

    Barbary macaques once stretched throughout northern Africa and southern Europe, however populations have suffered a major decline in recent years existing only in isolated areas in Morocco and Algeria.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th June 2016
  • Europe takes action over burning on SPAs

    The European commission now look set to begin a full infraction procedure over what it sees as a direct breach of the EU habitats directive with the UK failing to protect its vulnerable blanket bogs.

    By James Common on 1st May 2016
  • Eagle Owls in the UK – Native or Not?

    The Eagle Owl is never far from the headlines in recent times; welcomed by many, persecuted by some and virulently condemned by others – largely due to their tendency to predate raptor species, including those of conservation concern

    By James Common on 24th April 2016
  • Are Badgers to Blame for Declining Hedgehogs?

    Badgers are now subject to a controversial cull in an effort to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis, with some arguing that the cull may benefit more than just ailing cattle.

    By James Common on 7th March 2016
  • Howler Monkey Die-Offs

    Examination of some of the dead monkeys have shown that they had full stomachs and only mild dehydration, which rules out a lack of food or water as the primary cause of death.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th March 2016
  • Logging Helps Rats Invade

    New research, led by Imperial College London, has identified that logging makes rainforests more attractive to black rats.

    By Alex Taylor on 19th February 2016