Mammal Research Institute

Mammal Research Institute

Recent Submissions

  • Bateman, Andrew W.; Ozgul, Arpat; Krkosek, Martin; Clutton-Brock, Tim H. (University of Chicago Press, 2018-08)
    For highly social species, population dynamics depend on hierarchical demography that links local processes, group dynamics, and population growth. Here, we describe a stage-structured matrix model of hierarchical ...
  • Firn, Jennifer; McGree, James M.; Harvey, Eric; Flores-Moreno, Habacuc; Schütz, Martin; Buckley, Yvonne M.; Borer, Elizabeth T.; Seabloom, Eric W.; La Pierre, Kimberly J.; MacDougall, Andrew M.; Prober, Suzanne M.; Stevens, Carly J.; Sullivan, Lauren L.; Porter, Erica; Ladouceur, Emma; Allen, Charlotte; Moromizato, Karine H.; Morgan, John W.; Harpole, W. Stanley; Hautier, Yann; Eisenhauer, Nico; Wright, Justin P.; Adler, Peter B.; Arnillas, Carlos Alberto; Bakker, Jonathan D.; Biederman, Lori; Broadbent, Arthur A.D.; Brown, Cynthia S.; Bugalho, Miguel N.; Caldeira, Maria C.; Cleland, Elsa E.; Ebeling, Anne; Fay, Philip A.; Hagenah, Nicole; Kleinhesselink, Andrew R.; Mitchell, Rachel; Moore, Joslin L.; Nogueira, Carla; Peri, Pablo Luis; Roscher, Christiane; Smith, Melinda D.; Wragg, Peter D.; Risch, Anita C. (Nature Research, 2019-02)
    Leaf traits are frequently measured in ecology to provide a ‘common currency’ for predicting how anthropogenic pressures impact ecosystem function. Here, we test whether leaf traits consistently respond to experimental ...
  • Lindsey, Peter Andrew; Miller, Jennifer R.B.; Petracca, Lisanne S.; Coad, Lauren; DIckman, Amy J.; Fitzgerald, Kathleen H.; Flyman, Michael V.; Funston, Paul J.; Henschel, Philipp; Kasiki, Samuel; Knights, Kathryn; Loveridge, Andrew J.; Macdonald, David W.; Mandisodza-Chikerema, Roseline L.; Nazerali, Sean; Plumptre, Andrew J.; Stevens, Riko; Van Zyl, Hugo W.; Hunter, Luke T.B. (National Academy of Sciences, 2018-11)
    Protected areas (PAs) play an important role in conserving biodiversity and providing ecosystem services, yet their effectiveness is undermined by funding shortfalls. Using lions (Panthera leo) as a proxy for PA health, ...
  • Smyth, Kendra N.; Caruso, Nicholas M.; Davies, Charli S.; Clutton-Brock, Tim H. (Royal Society Publishing, 2018-08)
    Social status can mediate effects on the immune system, with profound consequences for individual health; nevertheless, most investigators of status-related disparities in freeranging animals have used faecal parasite ...
  • Belton, L.E. (Lydia); Cameron, Elissa Z.; Dalerum, Fredrik (NISC (Pty) Ltd and Informa UK Limited (trading as Taylor & Francis Group), 2018)
    Many large carnivores are attracted to anthropogenic sites, typically, because they offer easy access to anthropogenic resources, such as garbage. Such behaviour could lead to increased contacts between people and carnivores, ...
  • Courbin, Nicolas; Loveridge, Andrew J.; Fritz, Hervé; Macdonald, David W.; Patin, Rémi; Valeix, Marion; Chamaillé-Jammes, Simon (Wiley, 2019-01)
    1. Diel migrations (DM; back and forth diel movements along an ecological gradient) undertaken by prey to avoid predators during the day have been demonstrated in many taxa in aquatic ecosystems. In terrestrial ecosystems, ...
  • Martins, Antonio F.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Clavel, Sylvie; Groenewald, Hermanus B.; Hensman, Sean; Hoby, Stefan; Joris, Antoine; Manger, Paul R.; Milinkovitch, Michel C. (Nature Publising Group, 2018-10-02)
    An intricate network of crevices adorns the skin surface of the African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana. These micrometre-wide channels enhance the effectiveness of thermal regulation (by water retention) as well as ...
  • Davies, Kalina T.J.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Faulkes, Chris G.; Rossiter, Stephen J. (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    Among mammals, several lineages have independently adapted to a subterranean niche and possess similar phenotypic traits for burrowing (e.g., cylindrical bodies, short limbs, and absent pinnae). Previous research on ...
  • Muteka, Sachariah Penda; Chimimba, Christian Timothy; Bastos, Armanda D.S.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961- (NRC Research Press, 2019)
    Very little is known about the reproductive biology of the Gerbilliscus cf. leucogaster (Peters, 1852) despite its wide distribution throughout the southern African subregion. Body mass, reproductive tract morphometrics, ...
  • Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt; Wege, Mia; Glass, T. (Springer, 2019-01)
    Sub-Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus tropicalis, pups were counted on some of the beaches on all four Tristan da Cunha (TdC) islands, in January 2017, to determine the status of the population, in the face of climate ...
  • Wijers, Matthew; Trethowan, Paul; Markham, Andrew; Du Preez, Byron; Chamaillé-Jammes, Simon; Loveridge, Andrew; Macdonald, David (Frontiers Media, 2018-10-29)
    Efforts to better understand patterns of animal behaviour have often been restricted by several environmental, human and experimental limitations associated with the collection of animal behavioural data. The introduction ...
  • Pienaar, E.F. (Elizabeth); Soto, José R.; Lai, John H.; Adams, Damian C. (Elsevier, 2019-05)
    In the 1990s, residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, voted in favor of two bonds to finance the acquisition and restoration of lands of environmental concern. In total, 31,445 acres of native habitat were conserved to ...
  • Pekor, Adam; Miller, Jennifer R.B.; Flyman, Michael V.; Kasiki, Samuel; Kesch, M. Kristina; Miller, Susan M.; Uiseb, Kenneth; Van der Merve, Vincent; Lindsey, Peter Andrew (Elsevier, 2019-01)
    The fencing of protected areas (PAs) is highly controversial, and much remains unknown about the associated financial, ecological, and social impacts. We surveyed experts on 63 fenced and 121 unfenced PAs across 23 African ...
  • Demartsev, Vlad; Strandburg-Peshkin, Ariana; Ruffner, Michaela; Manser, M.B. (Marta) (Elsevier (Cell Press), 2018-11)
    Coordination is a fundamental aspect of social living, underlying processes ranging from the maintenance of group cohesion to the avoidance of competition. Coordination can manifest as synchronization, where individuals ...
  • Hartley, Alexandra; Shrader, A.M. (Adrian); Chamaillé-Jammes, Simon (Springer, 2019-01)
    The functional response describes how food abundance affects the intake rate of foraging individuals, and as such, it can influence a wide range of ecological processes. In social species, dominance status can affect the ...
  • O'Brien, Kelsey A.; Waterman, J.M. (Jane); Anderson, W. Gary; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961- (Company of Biologists, 2018-08)
    The immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH) proposes that testosterone has both beneficial effects on male reproductive potential and negative effects by suppressing the immune system. However, support for the ICHH ...
  • Gridley, T.; Elwen, Simon Harvey; Harris, G.; Moore, D.M.; Hoelzel, A.R.; Lampen, F. (Public Library of Science, 2018-09-12)
    The bottlenose dolphin, genus Tursiops is one of the best studied of all the Cetacea with a minimum of two species widely recognised. Common bottlenose dolphins (T. truncatus), are the cetacean species most frequently ...
  • Lutermann, Heike; Haukisalmi, Voitto; Junker, Kerstin (American Society of Parasitologists, 2018-10)
    The endoparasite fauna of Ansell's mole-rat, Fukomys anselli (Burda, Zima, Scharff, Macholán and Kawalika) (Rodentia, Bathyergidae), was studied for the first time near Lusaka, Zambia. We recovered 7 endoparasite taxa ...
  • Cram, Dominic L.; Monaghan, Pat; Gillespie, Robert; Dantzer, Ben; Duncan, Christopher; Spence-Jones, Helen; Clutton-Brock, Tim H. (Elsevier, 2018-09)
    In many cooperatively breeding animal societies, breeders outlive non-breeding subordinates, despite investing heavily in reproduction. In eusocial insects, the extended lifespans of breeders arise from specialized slowed ...

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