Ecology - Page 3

  • An Amateur Guide to Vole ID

    Consumed by everything from Barn owls and Kestrels to Weasels and Wildcats, voles occupy a pivotal position in the food chain and their abundance has direct implications on the population dynamics of many predatory species.

    By James Common on 2nd February 2016
  • Glimmer of Hope for Amphibians

    Conservationists have collected hundreds of amphibian species threatened by the fungus and are maintaining them in captivity with the hope to someday re-establish them in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th January 2016
  • Petition Launched to Outlaw Lead Ammunition

    The notion of banning lead ammunition has sparked widespread condemnation from the sporting industry and an opposing petition launched to support the use of lead has now reached 17,000 signatures.

    By James Common on 30th November 2015
  • The Devil’s Return

    New research has assessed the ecological impact of returning Tasmanian devils to the mainland and the results show that doing so would improve Australia’s biodiversity.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th August 2015
  • The Empty Landscape

    An international team of wildlife ecologists, led by Oregon State University, conducted a comprehensive analysis of data on the world’s largest herbivores

    By Alex Taylor on 27th May 2015
  • Deadly Fungus Spreads

    Although habitat loss is still the largest threat to amphibians worldwide, habitat protection is now no guarantee of survival, because the spread of a deadly fungus is reaching even the most secluded habitats.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd April 2015
  • Bring Back the Lynx

    Recognition of the valuable role it played here, mainly as a predator of deer, has led to calls for the lynx to be reintroduced to the UK.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th March 2015
  • Reintroduction of the Clouded Leopard

    Even though the last reliable evidence of the presence of the cat on the island was from a 1910 diary entry, biologists suspected that the notoriously elusive animal had avoided extinction for many years.

    By Alex Taylor on 6th January 2015