Conflict and Coexistence between Humans and Wildlife

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Biodiversity Loss & Dynamics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024 | Viewed by 317

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Interests: wildlife conservation; wildlife ecology; biodiversity monitoring; natural resource management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wildlife population recovery and growth, population migration and dispersion, and the resulting human–wildlife conflicts have become globally recognized issues and formidable challenges. Over the past 30 years, there has been significant development in both theoretical research and mitigation strategies regarding human–wildlife conflicts and coexistence mechanisms; however, amidst the continuously changing global social and natural landscapes, wildlife migration routes, patterns, and mechanisms remain insufficiently understood. Moreover, the exacerbation of conflicts between humans and wildlife, triggered by wildlife population growth and migration, has attracted considerable social and public attention. Therefore, there is an urgent need to strengthen research on the mechanisms and patterns of wildlife population growth and migration dispersion, establish a warning system for human–wildlife conflicts, and develop conflict mitigation techniques to achieve harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife.

This Special Issue solicits high-quality research related, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • The impact of anthropogenic disturbances on wildlife populations;
  • Wildlife population dynamics and habitat preferences;
  • Theories and methods for mitigating human–wildlife conflicts;
  • Conservation and restoration of wildlife populations.

Prof. Dr. Li Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • wildlife conservation
  • human–wildlife conflicts
  • population dynamics
  • mitigation strategies

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