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The composition of captive ruffed lemur (Varecia spp.) diets in UK zoological collections, with reference to the problems of obesity and iron storage disease

The formulation and provision of appropriate captive diets for zoo animals is important in ensuring the continued health of populations. Inappropriate diets can lead to a number of nutritional deficiencies and increase the risk of disease and …

The distribution and trophic ecology of an introduced, insular population of red-necked wallabies (Notamacropus rufogriseus)

Introduced non-native mammals can have negative impacts on native biota and it is important that their ecologies are quantified so that potential impacts can be understood. Red-necked wallabies (*Notamacropus rufogriseus* (Desmarest, 1817)) became …

Current ornithological research in Ireland - seventh Ornithological Research Conference, UCC, November 2017

This is the seventh conference on Irish ornithology to be held at University College Cork, since the first in 1985. All researchers working on Irish ornithology have been invited to submit a brief abstract of their current work for each conference, …

A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review

Peer review of research articles is a core part of our scholarly communication system. In spite of its importance, the status and purpose of peer review is often contested. What is its role in our modern digital research and communications …

Conferencing in 140 characters

The use of Twitter hashtags to promote conferences and share presented content is on the rise. Twitter and other social-media platforms can boost outreach, engagement and peer-to-peer networking beyond conventional conferencing. In June 2017, the …

Management and control of invasive species: contrasting attitudes of environmental stakeholders and the wider rural community

Management of wildlife is often a contentious issue in which stakeholders are increasingly influential. The European hare (*Lepus europaeus*) is a non-native invasive species, now established in Northern Ireland. The European hare impacts the endemic …

Niche overlap of mountain hare subspecies and the vulnerability of their ranges to invasion by the European hare; the (bad) luck of the Irish

Niche conservatism is the tendency of related species to retain ancestral tolerances after geographic separation. We used Ecological Niche Modelling and Principal Components Analysis of bioclimatic and habitat variables to describe the extent of the …

remBoot: An R package for Random Encounter Modelling

The Random Encounter Model (REM) allows researchers to calculate population densities from camera trap data for species which do no exhibit individually-identifiable markings. The method uses parameters derived from captured images, the camera traps …

An invasive-native mammalian species replacement process captured by camera trap survey Random Encounter Models

Camera traps are used to estimate densities or abundances using capture-recapture and, more recently, random encounter models (REMs). We deploy REMs to describe an invasive-native species replacement process, and to demonstrate their wider …

Range expansion and comparative habitat use of insular, congeneric lagomorphs: invasive European hares Lepus europaeus and endemic Irish hares Lepus timidus hibernicus

The European hare (*Lepus europaeus*) has declined throughout its native range but invaded numerous regions where it has negatively impacted native wildlife. In southern Sweden, it replaces the native mountain hare (*L. timidus*) through competition …