Student Spotlight - Sam Ashby Email: email@example.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashby2/ I am a postgraduate student at the University of Sussex, having recently graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc Zoology degree. My BSc thesis focused on grey squirrel (Sciurus … [Read more...] about Predator cue avoidance in grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)
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Winners of annual national mammal photography competition announced The past year has been challenging for people in so many ways and yet, when the Mammal Society set the challenge of submitting photographs of Britain’s “Mammals during Lockdown” for this year’s Mammal Photographer of the Year … [Read more...] about What Britain’s wild animals got up to during lockdown
Programmes such as the BBC’s Blue Planet and Hugh’s War on Plastic, have drawn attention to the threat plastics pose to sea-life. However, little is known about the impacts on Britain’s land-based species, such as hedgehogs, rabbits and voles. A team of researchers … [Read more...] about Are Britain’s animals eating plastics?
By Fiona Mathews, Mammal Society Chair and Professor of Environmental Biology, University of Sussex Sections of this blog appeared in British Wildlife magazine in 2020 The water vole Arvicola amphibius has the unenviable honour of being a leading contender for the title of Britain’s most … [Read more...] about Water voles: steps towards recovery action plan in Wales
Media release Urgent action is needed to save a third of all mammals currently at risk of extinction in Wales, The State of Mammals in Wales report has revealed. Launched today (25 November) by the Mammal Society, the report examines for the first time in over 20 years the current situation for … [Read more...] about New report shows highs and lows of mammal conservation in Wales
The current advice to volunteers carrying out wildlife surveys is that they can continue to survey only if they are following all government guidance in their geographic region regarding outdoor activities, they are maintaining social distancing and appropriate health and safety procedures at all … [Read more...] about COVID-19 – advice to volunteers
Publish your next paper open access in Mammal Review A new agreement between our publisher Wiley and Jisc means that, if you’re a UK-based researcher at a participating institution, you may now be able to publish open access in our periodical Mammal Review at no direct cost to you. This is great … [Read more...] about UK-based researcher? You may be eligible to publish open access at no cost!
Mammals are notoriously difficult to record and British ones are no exception. Yet knowing where species are, and how they are doing, is critical for wildlife conservation. A new book, which has just been published by British wildlife charity the Mammal Society, maps the distribution of both … [Read more...] about New Atlas shows changing distribution of Britain’s mammals