It's fair to say parasites are generally bad for their hosts. Many cause disease and death so, like most species, we humans usually try to avoid infection at all costs. But it turns out that some parasites, although potentially ...
Squirrels can remember problem-solving techniques for long periods and can apply them to new situations, researchers have discovered.
Researchers are embarking on a new project aimed at helping to safeguard the future of the red squirrel in the UK.
According to some animal rights groups the grey squirrel is a victim of circumstance. They say it has been made a scapegoat for regional red squirrel population extinctions and claim that loss of the reds is caused entirely ...
Animal lovers who feed birds during the spring could unintentionally be harming them, a new study from the University of Reading has revealed.
DNA profiling reveals grey squirrels are not as good invaders as we think, and that humans played a much larger role in spreading them through the UK.
They may be viewed by some as an invasive species or a commonplace pest of public parks, but a new study from the University of Exeter has shown that grey squirrels are actually quick learners capable of adapting tactics ...
Grey squirrels have been described as one of the 'world's worst invasive species' and have caused a decline in indigenous red squirrel populations and damaged forestry in the UK.
The different ways that animals and humans respond to infectious disease could be explained by analysis of the biology and environment of the genetically diverse, wild vole, say researchers at the University of Liverpool.
New research involving a Heriot-Watt scientist predicts how the squirrelpox virus could spread in grey squirrel populations in Scotland, and will be useful in planning how best to protect red squirrels.