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The June issue of the Wildlife Society Bulletin is now available

Articles focus on leopard seal photo identification, agency trust and CWD, drone surveys for ungulates, and more

Read Now June 24, 2024
July 15, 2024

Butterflies make record-setting journey across the Atlantic

Researchers worry it’s an “early warning sign” that the population is in jeopardy

July 15, 2024

Elephants receive first of its kind vaccine

A female 40-year-old received an mRNA vaccine against a herpesvirus

July 12, 2024

Native Student Professional Development Program accepting applications

The deadline to apply for this year’s program is Aug. 18

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February 6, 2017

Student Research project: Parasites prevalent in bulls and juvenile bison

While interning with The Nature Conservancy in South Dakota in August 2015, Lisa Zoromski, a University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point senior, found that bulls and juveniles in the free-ranging...

February 2, 2017

JWM study: Lasers help map red tree vole habitat in Oregon

Lasers can shed light on where even small species live on the landscape and help wildlife managers plan for their conservation, a new study shows. Researchers used LiDAR to model...

February 1, 2017

JWM study: From mining to management for bobwhite

Reclaimed landscapes scarred by surface mining could become more valuable habitat for the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), according to a recent study, especially if subjected to certain methods conventionally used...


January 27, 2017

Large mammals could be irreplaceable, fossil record shows

The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) has a sense of smell 40 times more acute than ours and flicks its sticky tongue over 150 times per minute to eat bugs without...

January 25, 2017

Saving monarchs by identifying where they’re born

As monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) populations plummet, new research suggests that efforts to save them could benefit from determining where they’re born and focusing conservation work there. “Our data suggests...

January 19, 2017

Student research project: Large carnivores surviving on unusual prey

Despite the negative impacts that people have on natural ecosystems, some wildlife species are surviving on the expanded menus that humans offer them. In particular, large carnivores in landscapes altered...


January 18, 2017

Could reindeer be slowing climate change?

As the climate warms and permafrost thaws, some tundra dwellers might be helping cool the planet. By grazing heavily and decreasing the height and prevalence of shrubs, reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)...

January 12, 2017

Recreational activities may displace brown bears

Armed with cans of bear spray they hope to never use, recreationists in the Alaskan wilderness dread crossing paths with brown bears (Ursus arctos). But these large carnivores seem wary...

January 10, 2017

Emerging pollutants present serious risk to polar bears, study finds

For years, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) has been the posterchild of climate change, but recent research reveals that the species also faces a serious threat from a host of...