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Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes

Journal Article
Flach, E. J., Dagleish, M. P., Feltrer, Y., Gill, I. S., Marschang, R. E., Masters, N., …Wheelhouse, N. M. (2018)
Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 49(4), 983-995. https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0223.1
Between June and October 2013 26 snakes of six viperid species kept in two adjoining rooms died (n = 16) or were euthanized on medical (1) or welfare grounds (9). Two were fro...

Visitor Perceptions of Captive, Endangered Barbary Macaques (Macaca sylvanus) Used as Photo Props in Jemaa El Fna Square, Marrakech, Morocco

Journal Article
Stazaker, K., & Mackinnon, J. (2018)
Visitor Perceptions of Captive, Endangered Barbary Macaques (Macaca sylvanus) Used as Photo Props in Jemaa El Fna Square, Marrakech, Morocco. Anthrozoös, 31(6), 761-776. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2018.1529360
15 Visitors to Jemaa El Fna Square can pay to have their photograph taken with Barbary 16 macaques. Our aim was to characterise visitors' perceptions of such photo props, 17 e...

Urinary specific gravity as an alternative for the normalisation of endocrine metabolite concentrations in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) reproductive monitoring

Journal Article
Wauters, J., Wilson, K. S., Bouts, T., Valentine, I., Vanderschueren, K., Ververs, C., …Vanhaecke, L. (2018)
Urinary specific gravity as an alternative for the normalisation of endocrine metabolite concentrations in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) reproductive monitoring. PLOS ONE, 13(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201420
Reproductive monitoring for captive breeding in giant pandas is based on behavioural observation and non-invasive hormone analysis. In urine, interpretation of results require...

The Effects of Anthropogenic Noise Playbacks on Marine Invertebrates

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Wale, M. A. The Effects of Anthropogenic Noise Playbacks on Marine Invertebrates. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1255476
Anthropogenic sound has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, with growing evidence that even a short exposure to man-made sound sources can negativ...

Explaining negative kin discrimination in a cooperative mammal society

Journal Article
Thompson, F. J., Cant, M. A., Marshall, H. H., Vitikainen, E. I. K., Sanderson, J. L., Nichols, H. J., …Johnstone, R. A. (2017)
Explaining negative kin discrimination in a cooperative mammal society. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(20), 5207-5212. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1612235114
Kin selection theory predicts that, where kin discrimination is possible, animals should typically act more favorably toward closer genetic relatives and direct aggression tow...

In defence of the grey squirrel, Britain’s most unpopular invader

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Gilchrist, J. (2017)
In defence of the grey squirrel, Britain’s most unpopular invader. https://theconversation.com/in-defence-of-the-grey-squirrel-britains-most-unpopular-invader-73983

Beyond a simple effect: variable and changing responses to anthropogenic noise.

Book Chapter
Radford, A. N., Purser, J., Bruintjes, R., Voellmy, I. K., Everley, K. A., Wale, M. A., …Simpson, S. D. (2016)
Beyond a simple effect: variable and changing responses to anthropogenic noise. In A. N. Popper, & A. Hawkins (Eds.), The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, (901-907). New York, USA: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_111
A growing number of experimental studies have demonstrated that exposure to anthropogenic noise can affect the behavior and physiology of a variety of aquatic organisms. Howev...

Evidence of oxidative shielding of offspring in a wild mammal

Journal Article
Vitikainen, E. I. K., Cant, M. A., Sanderson, J. L., Mitchell, C., Nichols, H. J., Marshall, H. H., …Blount, J. D. (2016)
Evidence of oxidative shielding of offspring in a wild mammal. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4, https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2016.00058
Oxidative damage has been proposed as a potential mechanism underlying a life history tradeoff between survival and reproduction. However, evidence that reproduction is associ...

Changes of bat species composition over altitudinal gradients on northern and southern aspects of the Soutpansberg mountain range, South Africa.

Journal Article
Weier, S. M., Linden, V. M., Gaigher, I., White, P. J., & Taylor, P. J. (2017)
Changes of bat species composition over altitudinal gradients on northern and southern aspects of the Soutpansberg mountain range, South Africa. Mammalia, 81(1), https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0055
In order to gain insight into the pattern of bat species composition over altitude and the environmental variables driving the observed pattern, we compared data from moist so...

Legalities of treating wildlife in UK veterinary practice

Journal Article
Fraser, M., & Girling, S. (2016)
Legalities of treating wildlife in UK veterinary practice. Veterinary Nurse, 7(3), 140-147. https://doi.org/10.12968/vetn.2016.7.3.140
Many different species of wildlife will be presented to veterinary practices. In addition to providing care for these patients, veterinary nurses need to be aware of the legal...

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