Phil Stephen's annotated bibliography of Population Viability Analysis (PVA) is now online. This is an invited but peer-reviewed overview of the subject, intended to serve as a gateway for someone to familiarise themselves rapidly with the subject. It is part of Oxford University Press's 'Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology' series, edited by David Gibson. OUP intend these bibliographies to be 'living documents' that can be updated as the field changes. You can access the PVA article here, or contact Phil for more information.
Most small carnivores and nocturnal mammals on the Indonesian island of Java lack information about their distribution, which could cause regional population declines and local extinctions to go undetected. A new paper in the IUCN journal on Small Carnivore Conservation, co-authored by Alke Voskamp, a second year PhD student in the Conservation Ecology Group, presents data on various small carnivores and similarly-sized nocturnal mammals of Java collected over a 2.5 year period. The nocturnal surveys supplemented by camera-trapping yielded records of various species and extended the known distribution of the Javan Colugo, which was thought to be confined to western Java, to the easternmost part of the island.
A link to the paper can be found here.
Shane Richards recent paper "Human observers impact habituated samango monkeys' perceived landscape of fear" co-authored with colleagues
Alke Voskamp a second year PhD student in the Conservation Ecology Group has published work from her Master's research at the University of Exeter in the journal Endangered Species Research. The Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) is threatened by severe habitat decline and is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. During this study Voskamp et al. made the first confirmed sighting of a Javan slow loris in east Java and were able to extend the known distribution. A link to the paper can be found here.