Review Article
1. Current knowledge of the Neozoa, Nutria and Muskrat in Europe and their environmental impacts

Friederike Gethöffer; Ursula Siebert

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 1-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.109875.1074

Abstract
  In this study we focus on literature dealing with differences in habitat use, environmental impact, reproductive output and management strategies concerning the nutria and muskrat in Germany and Europe. What is the current knowledge about these invasive species in European countries, and what management ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Length-weight relationship and condition factor of fish species in shallow freshwater ‎habitats from Khuzestan Province, Iran‎

Hussein Valikhani; Jaber Aazami; Asghar Abdoli; Farshad Nejat; Amir Shahinpur; Kamal Khezri

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 13-21

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.113141.1082

Abstract
  This study evaluated Length-Weight Relationships (LWRs) and condition factor (K) of the juvenile and young adult fish from shallow littoral zones in some aquatic ecosystems located in Khuzestan province, Iran. In June 2015, the specimens were sampled using a seine net from the Shadegan Wetland, the Dez, ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Morphological variation of Iranian Goby (Ponticola iranicus) in the Anzali Wetland drainage

Nasrin Nikmehr; Soheil Eagderi; Hadi Poorbagher; Keyvan Abbasi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 22-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.114328.1089

Abstract
  This study was conducted to compare the morphological characteristics of Ponticola iranicus populations from the Anzali Wetland drainage (wetland and it's two draining rivers, namely Siahdarvishan and Pasikhan, Southern Caspian Sea basin). For this purpose, five specimens of P. iranicus from the Pasikhan ...  Read More

Short communication
4. Investigation of Campylobacter jejuni in microbiota of Galerida cristata, trapped in Southeast of Iran, Sistan

Saeed Salari; Mehdi Jahantigh; Mohammad Jahantigh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 28-33

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.114221.1088

Abstract
  As a wild ground-foraging bird, crested lark (Galerida cristata) is widely distributed in the Sistan area, located in the North of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, Iran. Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) is known as a cause of acute diarrheal and Guillain-Barré syndrome in humans and can use the ...  Read More

Review Article
5. A review of the mortality of wild fauna in Europe in the last century, the consequences of human activity

Andreia Garcês; Felisbina Queiroga; Justina Prada; Isabel Pires

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 34-55

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.116495.1102

Abstract
  The exponential growth of the human population and their activity in the last decades have adverse effects on biodiversity. The main objective of this review was to present a compilation of works on causes of mortality of native wildlife in Europe, in the last decades linked to human activity. Here, ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Daily activity pattern of Malayan Sun bear in Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India

Sushanto Gouda; Netrapal Singh Chauhan; Janmejay Sethy; Hemanta Sahu

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 56-64

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.117400.1103

Abstract
  Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is the smallest bear species and remains the least known bear ‎among the ursids. Reliable information on population and activity pattern of Sun bear has been ‎lacking, thereby creating difficulties for field managers and conservationists to develop ‎a management ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Life history traits for the freshwater Tardigrade Species Hypsibius exemplaris reared under laboratory conditions

J. Stone; Taru Vasanthan

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 65-72

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.96855.1037

Abstract
  Known tardigrade species have increased in number over the years, but individual life history traits for most are unknown. The present study documents life history traits such as growth, reproductive activity, and lifespan for the parthenogenetic Eutardigrada species Hypsibius exemplaris when reared ...  Read More

Scientific Report
8. Birds of High-mountain Daghestan, A report based on two decades bird survey

Evgeny Vilkov

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 73-83

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.115601.1098

Abstract
  The paper is based on 19 years (1998-2017) of the avifauna monitoring in High-mountain Daghestan. Each of 11 bird communities of the study area is characterized by its whole set of birds, including the rarely occurred species since the latter promotes the formation of a unique pattern not only of an ...  Read More

Short communication
9. Ecological capability of rangelands based on environmental factors in Iranshahr, Iran

Sadegh Karimi; Mostafa Khabazi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 85-90

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.39089

Abstract
  Rangelands are profoundly affected by climatic conditions, especially the ambient temperature. These ecosystems have a great role in the rural communities' economy and sustaining. In this research, we aimed to analyze the ecological capabilities of the rangeland in southern Iran, Iranshahr, to find out ...  Read More