Congratulations to Dr. Alberto García-Rodríguez for his excellent doctoral study! Dr. García-Rodríguez has just defended his PhD degree at the Scientific Council of the Institute of Nature Conservation. Dr. García-Rodríguez’s thesis evaluated the role of brown bears as seed dispersers, particularly of the bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus, and in relation to seed […]Read more
News — Year: 2021
Fatalities caused by bears – do not use victims to bring back brown bear hunting
Close encounters with brown bears are extremely rare, and encounters that end with the death of the person are even rarer, but, unfortunately, they can happen. On Monday 14th June, a man was found dead in the Low Tatras, […]Read more
PhD position on brown bear ecology at the University of South-Eastern Norway!
PhD position on brown bear ecology at the University of South-Eastern Norway within the project “Effects of climate and management on diet, stress and life history in brown bears”. The project aims to connect nutrition (stable isotopes), stress (hair cortisol) and life history […]Read more
Brown bears have communication hubs – new publication!
Brown bears have communication hubs! Male brown bears mark trees with a secretion from glands located on their backs. The recent discovery of pedal glands and pedal marking at the site used for tree-rubbing, lead researchers to the hypothesis that both, rubbing trees and the trails leading to those […]Read more
Land use change and human abandonment of European rural areas ease carnivore populations natural recolonization
Most European populations of grey wolves, Eurasian lynx and brown bears have increased in number and extension during the last decades. Experts have routinely proposed as common causes of this recovery the agricultural abandonment and forest encroachment, […]Read more