Archive for December, 2006

How to get ahead in an unpredictable world – a Christmas message.

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

It’s easy to make the right choices in a world that is predictable. For example we plan our holidays around average weather patterns and work schedules. Similarly, animals in the wild, time reproduction to match seasonal increases in food supply. However, if the world is unpredictable, making the right choice is far more difficult. That’s [...]

Still time to eradicate alien grey squirrels in North Italy?

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

The presence of alien North American grey squirrels is of extreme concern and could have potentially devasting impacts on native Eurasian red squirrels and woodland ecosyetms in central and southern Europe – see the Aliens and Current and Recent Projects web pages. A study on a recently discovered population of grey squirrels in Ticino Park, Lombardy (N [...]