Science & Research Hub
To help conserve mammals, we need to learn more about them, understand their biology, ecology and role in the ecosystem. The Mammal Society leads in encouraging and disseminating the results of innovative new mammal research through a range of media. We share knowledge of best practice and new techniques, with opportunities here for you to read others' work and submit your own.
- Mammal Notes - short research communications
- Mammal Review - scientific review articles
- BAP Mammal Research Requirements
- Research Hub - sharing new knowledge
Mammal Notes are a great opportunity for anyone currently researching mammals to publish a short communication on their work (max. 2000 words). Research on any aspect of British and European mammals is accepted, particularly that which evaluates current or develops new successful research and survey techniques, increases our ecological understanding or improves mammal monitoring methods.
All articles are peer reviewed prior to publication on the website. Authors may also be invited to produce an article for our members' magazine Mammal News. To submit an article, please email email@example.com with the heading 'Mammal Notes', after reading the Guidelines for Authors here.
- Summer 2012: What proportion of badgers are killed on roads in rural areas in Ireland?
- Spring 2012: Testing a global positioning system on free ranging badgers.
- Summer 2011: Surveying hazel dormice with tubes and boxes: a comparison.
- Winter 2010: History of stoats and weasels in the Post-glacial British Isles.
- Autumn 2010: A pilot of a method to study hedgehogs.
- Autumn 2009: How do badgers eat yew berries without being poisoned?
The Mammal Society's quarterly international scientific journal of mammal research and review studies, covering all aspects of mammalian biology and ecology in Britain and Europe. It is owned and published by Wiley.
See a full list of article titles and absracts here. To access full articles, you need to subscribe to Mammal Review by joining us, at £27 a year (£15 for students, £20 for overseas students) which will give you online access to back issues.
If you would like to submit an article, you can find the author guidelines here. Analytical reviews of current theoretical and applied research on mammals, practical assessments of survey techniques, and large-scale considerations of the status, conservation and management of mammals are particularly welcome. The journal has a 5-year Impact Factor of 3.03 (a measure of the average number of articles that are re-used in other science journals).
The Mammal Society recently published previously non-existent best practice guidelines for surveying and protecting several species of mammal with a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP). The book brings together the latest expert knowledge and understanding of survey methods, but as ever there are questions as yet unanswered. When answers are found, which add to our understanding or further revise methodology, we will publish them in a dedicated hub here.
Coming Soon Here: If you're looking for a research project, we will soon be publishing a list of questions that still need answering in order for us to better monitor and conserve these species. Check back soon.
The Research Hub, currently being developed, will publish and share important current and completed research on mammals, providing a platform to raise awareness of the work being done. This resource will help build on discoveries made, inspire new ideas and encourage communication to help consolidate and increase the effort to understand and conserve mammals.