Special Issue "Behaviour and Management of Urban Wildlife"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: Wildlife management; behaviour, ecology and management of overabundant and endangered wildlife; macropods (kangaroos and wallabies)
Interests: urban ecology and management; road ecology; behavioural ecology; human dimensions of wildlife management
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Special Issue in Animals: Wildlife-human interactions in urban landscapes
Urbanisation is occurring at an increasing rate. This poses a challenge for some wildlife species, which are simply unable to persist in urban landscapes. Others are better adapted to urban living and may even begin to thrive as urban areas expand. Urban-adaptor species continue to adjust their behavior to suit urban life through some combination of learned responses (behavioural flexibility) and genetic adaptation (microevolutionary change). These changes bring street-smart wildlife in contact with essentially urban citizens, often creating conflict. Undesirable behaviours include noise, fouling, road-kill, and attacks on pets and people. A solid understanding of the biological basis for these responses is essential if we are to manage wildlife in urban settings.
Original manuscripts that address these issues are invited for this Special Issue, especially those that explore (1) behavioural adaptation to urban environnments, and (2) understanding the biological basis of behaviour in order to manage urban wildlife.
Assoc. Prof. Graeme Coulson
Prof. Darryl Jones
Manuscript Submission Information
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- behavioural flexibility
- phenotypic plasticity
- urban adaptor
- urban ecology
- human-wildlife conflict
- urban wildlife management