Ursus includes peer reviewed articles on all aspects of bear research, management, and conservation worldwide. Ursus is sent directly to full IBA members twice-yearly. Back issues of Ursus can be purchased by contacting the IBA Director of Transition.

In addition to manuscripts reporting original research, submissions may be based on thoughtful review and synthesis of previously-reported information, innovative philosophies and opinions, and public policy or legal aspects of wildlife conservation. Notes of general interest are also welcome. Invited manuscripts will be clearly identified, but will still be subject to peer review. All manuscripts must be in English. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed, and subject to rigorous editorial standards.

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All URSUS articles are listed below in order of most recent publication to oldest. The articles are also searchable using the search box below.

A circumpolar monitoring framework for polar bears

Dag Vongraven, Jon Aars, Steve Amstrup, Stephen N. Atkinson, Stanislav Belikov, et. al. , 2012

Population viability for grizzly bears – a critical review

Boyce, M. S., B. M. Blanchard, R. R. Knight, and C. Servheen , 2001

Density-dependent population regulation of black, brown, and polar bears

Taylor, M. , 1994

The status and conservatin of the bears of the world

Serveen, C. , 1990

A proposed delineation of critical grizzly bear habitat in the Yellowstone region

Craighead, J. J. , 1977

Counts of unique females with cubs in the Apennine brown bear population, 2006–2014

Elisabetta Tosoni, Luigi Boitani, Gianluca Mastrantonio, Roberta Latini, and Paolo Ciucci , 2017

Assessment of key reproductive traits in the Apennine brown bear population

Elisabetta Tosoni, Luigi Boitani, Leonardo Gentile, Vincenzo Gervasi, Roberta Latini, et. al. , 2017

Food habits of a small Florida black bear population in an endangered ecosystem

Sean M. Murphy, Wade A. Ulrey, Joseph M. Guthrie, David S. Maehr, Warren G. Abrahamson, et. al. , 2017

Evaluation of intercept feeding to reduce livestock depredation by grizzly bears

Andrea T. Morehouse, and Mark S. Boyce , 2017

Use of spatial capture–recapture to estimate density of Andean bears in northern Ecuador

Santiago Molina, Angela K. Fuller, Dana J. Morin, and J. Andrew Royle , 2017

Publication Announcements

The cover of Ursus has been redesigned beginning Volume 24 (2013). The front cover of each issue will now include an image related to one of the articles within the issue.

The full text of each issue of Ursus beginning with Volume 15 (calendar year 2004) is available online to subscribers of BioOne.

Since Volume 15 (2004), Ursus is covered by Thomson ISI in their products Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences, and Science Citation Index Expanded.

The 2012 ISI Impact Factor for Ursus was 0.795 (98th of 149 journals in Zoology).

Ursus is also sent in print form directly from our publisher, Allen Press, to full IBA subscribers, twice yearly.