Special Issue "Squirrel Behavior, Welfare and Habitat"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Wildlife".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Bryan M. Wong
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering Program, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, California, USA
Dr. Maria Fadri
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Guest Editor
Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC 27603, USA

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the industrial revolution, land urbanization has been occurring at an increasing and alarming rate. This has posed significant challenges for wildlife species, particularly squirrels, which have gained significant research interest as prototypical models for animal behavior, welfare, and habitats. Considering the wide range of environments in which squirrels live and the environment–squirrel relationships that can be established, research on squirrel behavior has garnered much interest, with studies ranging from environmental/urbanization approaches to those focused on squirrel welfare and habitats.

This Special Issue of Animals will present the latest research on squirrels. Authors are invited to submit related, original manuscripts, especially those that explore (1) the behavioral adaptation of squirrels to urban environments, and (2) the biological basis of squirrel behavior as a way of managing urban wildlife.

Prof. Bryan Wong
Dr. Maria Fadri
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • squirrel behavior
  • urban adaptor
  • urban ecology
  • human–wildlife conflict
  • wildlife management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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