The development of civilization, in addition to improving the quality of human life, has also resulted in increasing environmental pollution. Some of these pollutants have a high potential for endocrine toxicity. These are substances known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), that is, substances […]Read more
Moving in a changing world – new project
The use of space and movement of animals is fundamental for their lives and without it, animals would not be able to survive. Animals move around in the environment in which they live to obtain food, find shelter and socialise through simple movements, such as standing, walking and running. […]Read more
How do bears recognize one another? Cracking the code of odorous messages – new publication!
In the new research we have provided insights into the hidden chemical world of brown bears. How do bears recognise one another? They have evolved a highly developed olfactory system to process odour, enlarged or modified glands to deposit […]Read more
Why bears do rub? Communication, anti-parasitic self-medication, or all at once? – new publication!
Topical use of a potentially medicinal plant acting as a repellent against insects has been already observed in brown bears. But do brown bears rub against resinous trees also for anti-parasitic self-medication, in addition to the more widely accepted chemical […]Read more
All samples collected and compiled for the AnthroBear project
During the last spring and autumn seasons, a total of 25 human-caused brown bear mortalities were sampled (12 individuals – nine males and three females in spring and 13 – nine males and four females in autumn). Data regarding body length, body weight, and chest circumference […]Read more