Special Issue "Mammal Status: Diversity, Abundance and Dynamics Volume II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 6067
Interests: hoofed, semi-aquatic, carnivore and small mammal ecology; population management; biodiversity; human dimensions; threatened species; large carnivores; spatial distribution
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Sustainability is continuing its Special Issue series committed to mammals, a very important group of vertebrates closely related to the functioning of ecosystems and human interests. Mammals act as keystone species and ecosystem engineers, and are valuable resources. However, they can also be a source of damage and pathogen vectors and are not always welcomed by societies and stakeholders. As a result of recent climate changes and expansion to the commensal environments, some mammal populations and species are widening their distributions with overabundance in the suboptimal habitats, while the others weary in the remaining suitable habitat patches. Multiple management issues, including (but not limited to) hunting, poaching, uncontrolled trade, and road kills, influence the numbers and distribution of mammal species across all continents.
Continuing with the topic of mammals as a Special Issue, we endeavor to focus on investigations of mammal management and acceptance. Original research articles, reviews and opinions are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to): mammalian ecology, population management and use, conservation, mammal damage and threats to human safety, long-term monitoring, and other mammal-related issues.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
PS: Our first SI on mammals attracted a wide readership; full texts were downloaded over 7000 times.
Sustainability is a peer-reviewed, open access journal (IF=3.251, APC=2000 CHF) with rapid publication turnover. All submitted papers will undergo peer review. To avoid self-plagiarism, results already published in other journals will be not considered. There is no page limit and color figures are welcome.
Dr. Linas Balčiauskas
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- mammal population management (including hunting)
- land-use effects on mammal populations
- human dimensions of mammals
- invasive mammals
- threatened mammals and their conservation
- mammal population dynamics