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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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Persian Leopard Project Annual Report 2014

February 19, 2015

The Persian Leopard Project, led by WildCRU's Mohammad Farhadinia, has released its 2014 annual report, including news on capturing and collaring leopards in high elevations of Iran, urial sheep counting, demographic surveys and conservation activities. The report can be read here.


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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 Director honoured at Future for Nature Awards 2015

March 11, 2015

Professor David Macdonald was proud to be invited as the guest of honour speaker at the Future for Nature Awards 2015 on Friday 27 February, pictured here with Saba Douglas-Hamilton and the 3 winners of the international prize of €50,000. Saba is the chairwoman of the International Selection ... Read full story


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WildCRU speaks at Herpetofauna Workers Meeting

February 17, 2015

WildCRU's Rosie Salazar recently spoke at the Herpetofauna Workers Meeting in Newcastle about an exciting new project she has been working on with the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. The project is funded by Natural England and seeks to inform policy on ... Read full story



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