Special Issue "Mammal Status: Diversity, Abundance and Dynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 21795
Interests: hoofed, semi-aquatic, carnivore and small mammal ecology; population management; biodiversity; human dimensions; threatened species; large carnivores; spatial distribution
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Special Issue in Sustainability: Mammal Status: Diversity, Abundance and Dynamics Volume II
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Special Issue in Diversity: Advances in Diversity and Conservation of Terrestrial Small Mammals—2nd Edition
Sustainability is publishing a Special Issue “Mammal Status: Diversity, Abundance and Dynamics” focusing on contemporary mammal investigations. This Special Issue will collect high-quality research articles, including reviews, field studies, modeling, theory, and implementations in all fields of mammal science. We seek clearly and succinctly written contributions, addressing contemporary challenges.
Having nearly 6400 extant species , mammals are far from being the most diverse group of vertebrates. Multiple problems facing this group, including loss of habitats, climate change (both resulting shifts in species distribution ranges), roadkills, poaching, and illegal trade, all result in decreases in numbers and abundance, the rapid spread of invasive species that threaten local ones, and human–mammal conflicts, this last being dependent not only upon the damage but also upon poor communication. To help small mammals’ survival in the European agricultural landscapes, support mechanisms enhancing land capacity, such as the Entry Level Scheme Tier of Environmental Stewardship were developed. However, success in restoring populations of large carnivores  and otters face controversy, as some stakeholders still maintain hostility, now based on socioeconomic issues. Finally, even the distribution of mammals in Europe (not considering less-investigated continents) requires updating, and, therefore, a second edition of the Atlas of European Mammals is underway.
This Special Issue is focused on mammal science, targeting, but not limited to country-level issues. We welcome reviews and papers, based on extensive field studies, questionnaires, database analyses, investigations of road ecology, and human dimensions of wildlife. Contributors from different fields are invited to submit their articles on this topic. Specifically, we welcome papers focused on, or dealing with, the topics listed in the keywords, or other mammal-related issues.
 Burgin, C.J., Colella, J.P., Kahn, P.L. and Upham, N.S. How many species of mammals are there? J. of Mammal., 2018, 99(1), 1–14.
 Chapron G., Kaczensky P., Linnell J.D., von Arx M., Huber D., Andrén H., López-Bao J.V., Adamec M., Álvares F., Anders O. and Balčiauskas L. Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes. Sci., 2014, 346(6216), 1517–1519.
Dr. Linas Balčiauskas
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- mammals and climate change
- long term changes in mammal fauna
- road ecology
- invasive mammal species
- threatened species and mammal conservation
- mammal damage and human dimensions
- mammals as sources of pathogens
- agriculture, forest management and mammals
- mammal hunting and population management