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WildCRU student collaborator’s Golden Cat article in Africa Geographic

April 13, 2015

WildCRU collaborator and Kaplan Scholar, Laila Bahaa-el-din, writes about her PhD study on golden cats in in Africa Geographic. "Of the African cats, the one you’re least likely to have heard of is the African golden cat. It lives in the rainforests along the Equator, is very shy, and successfully avoids people – that is, ... Read full story


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WildCRU student collaborators present top talks at SCCS

April 13, 2015

Jeremy Cusack and Nicolas Galvez were honoured with awards at the recent Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) in Cambridge. Jeremy is an Oxford Zoology DPhil student co-supervised by WildCRU’s Dr Amy Dickman. His fieldwork centres on the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania, the focus of WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore project. ... Read full story


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Flawed method puts tiger rise in doubt, calls for new approach

April 7, 2015

Full article available from the Oxford University News and Events website. A team of scientists from the University of Oxford, Indian Statistical Institute, and Wildlife Conservation Society exposes, for the first time, inherent shortcomings in the 'index-calibration' method that means it can produce inaccurate results. Amongst recent studies thought to be based on this method is ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s final report published on the ecology of reintroduced beavers at Knapdale

April 13, 2015

Since May 2009, the WildCRU has been acting as one of the Independent Monitoring Partners for the Scottish Beaver Trial in Knapdale, Argyll. The WildCRU team, led by Dr Lauren Harrington, in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), has been responsible for independent monitoring of the ecology and behaviour of ... Read full story


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Bat project reveals weather affects growth in early life

April 7, 2015

Abigail Motley, St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford, was awarded best student presentation at the Mammal Society's 4th Student Conference held at Lancaster University last week, for her presentation on her undergraduate Final Honours School project on the effects of climatic variation on body size in two UK bat species, supervised by Dr Lauren Harrington ... Read full story


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A complete ‘family tree’ of the tiger

March 26, 2015

WildCRU researchers working within an international team, have achieved the first complete intra-specific phylogenetic tree of the tiger. The genetic analysis included all the nine putative tiger subspecies, helping us to understand the evolution of the tiger.The study published online in the May – June issue of the Journal of Heredity is an international collaboration ... Read full story



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