Research Articles (Mammal Research Institute)

Research Articles (Mammal Research Institute)

 

A collection containing some of the full text peer-reviewed/ refereed articles published by researchers from the Mammal Research Institute

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  • 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, 2018-11)
    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 ...
  • Strampelli, Paolo; Andresen, Leah; Everatt, K.T. (Kristoffer); Somers, Michael J.; Rowcliffe, J. Marcus (Cambridge University Press, 2018-09)
    Rigorous status estimates of populations of large carnivores are necessary to inform their management and help evaluate the effectiveness of conservation interventions. The African leopard Panthera pardus faces rising ...
  • Wolf, T.E. (Tanja); Arif, Abdi; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Ganswindt, Andre (Wiley, 2018-09)
    As the natural habitat of more and more species becomes depleted, captive breeding programmes have become established to bring species back from the brink of extinction. Monitoring the reproductive status of an individual ...
  • Tucker, Marlee A.; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Fagan, William F.; Fryxell, John M.; Van Moorter, Bram; Alberts, Susan C.; Ali, Abdullahi H.; Allen, Andrew M.; Attias, Nina; Avgar, Tal; Bartlam-Brooks, Hattie; Bayarbaatar, Buuveibaatar; Belant, Jerrold L.; Bertassoni, Alessandra; Beyer, Dean; Bidner, Laura; Van Beest, Floris M.; Blake, Stephen; Blaum, Niels; Bracis, Chloe; Brown, Danielle; De Bruyn, P.J. Nico; Cagnacci, Francesca; Calabrese, Justin M.; Camilo-Alves, Constança; Chamaillé-Jammes, Simon; Chiaradia, Andre; Davidson, Sarah C.; Dennis, Todd; DeStefano, Stephen; Diefenbach, Duane; Douglas-Hamilton, Iain; Fennessy, Julian; Fichtel, Claudia; Fiedler, Wolfgang; Fischer, Christina; Fischhoff, Ilya; Fleming, Christen H.; Ford, Adam; Fritz, Susanne; Gehr, Benedikt; Goheen, Jacob R.; Gurarie, Eliezer; Hebblewhite, Mark; Heurich, Marco; Hewison, A.J. Mark; Hof, Christian; Hurme, Edward; Isbell, Lynne A.; Janssen, René; Jeltsch, Florian; Kaczensky, Petra; Kane, Adam; Kappeler, Peter M.; Kauffman, Matthew; Kays, Roland; Kimuyu, Duncan; Koch, Flavia; Kranstauber, Bart; LaPoint, Scott; Leimgruber, Peter; Linnell, John D.C.; López-López, Pascual; Markham, A. Catherine; Mattisson, Jenny; Medici, Emilia Patricia; Mellone, Ugo; Merrill, Evelyn; De Miranda Mourão, Guilherme; Morato, Ronaldo G.; Morellet, Nicolas; Morrison, Thomas; Díaz-Muñoz, Samuel L.; Mysterud, Atle; Nandintsetseg, Dejid; Nathan, Ran; Niamir, Aidin; Odden, John; O'Hara, Robert B.; Oliveira-Santos, Luiz Gustavo R.; Olson, Kirk A.; Patterson, Bruce D.; De Paula, Rogerio Cunha; Pedrotti, Luca; Reineking, Björn; Rimmler, Martin; Rogers, Tracy L.; Rolandsen, Christer Moe; Rosenberry, Christopher S.; Rubenstein, Daniel I.; Safi, Kamran; Saïd, Sonia; Sapir, Nir; Sawyer, Hall; Schmidt, Niels Martin; Selva, Nuria; Sergiel, Agnieszka; Shiilegdamba, Enkhtuvshin; Silva, João Paulo; Singh, Navinder; Solberg, Erling J.; Spiegel, Orr; Strand, Olav; Sundaresan, Siva; Ullmann, Wiebke; Voigt, Ulrich; Wall, Jake; Wattles, David; Wikelski, Martin; Wilmers, Christopher C.; Wilson, John W.; Wittemyer, George; Ziȩba, Filip; Zwijacz-Kozica, Tomasz; Mueller, Thomas (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018-01)
    Animal movement is fundamental for ecosystem functioning and species survival, yet the effects of the anthropogenic footprint on animal movements have not been estimated across species. Using a unique GPS-tracking database ...
  • Episcopio-Sturgeon, Diane J.; Pienaar, E.F. (Elizabeth) (Routledge, 2019)
    There is growing recognition of the link between the non-native pet trade and the introduction and establishment of invasive species due to the release and escape of non-native pets. However, it is unclear whether participants ...
  • Hoole, Carol; Czenze, Z.J.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; McKechnie, Andrew E. (Wiley, 2018-09)
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  • Belton, L.E. (Lydia); Cameron, Elissa Z.; Dalerum, Fredrik (Elsevier, 2018-01)
    In group-living animals, the structure of social interactions among group members can have important consequences for individual fitness. Changes in resource abundance can influence social interactions with an expected ...
  • Rauber, R.; Manser, M.B. (Marta) (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-08-23)
    To maximise foraging opportunities while simultaneously avoiding predation, group-living animals can obtain personal information on food availability and predation risk and/or rely on social information provided by group ...
  • Van der Merwe, Ingrid; Lukats, Akos; Blahova, Veronika; Oosthuizen, Maria Kathleen; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Nemec, Pavel (Public Library of Science, 2018-08-09)
    We used immunocytochemistry to determine the presence and topographical density distributions of rods, cones, and intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) in the four-striped field mouse (Rhabdomys ...
  • Penry, G.S. (Gwenith); Hammond, Philip S.; Cockcroft, Victor G.; Best, Peter B.; Thornton, Meredith; Graves, Jeff A. (Springer, 2018-09)
    Bryde’s whales (Balaenoptera edeni) are medium-sized balaenopterids with tropical and subtropical distribution. There is confusion about the number of species, subspecies and populations of Bryde’s whale found globally. ...
  • Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt; Wege, Mia; Lubcker, Nico; Postma, Martin; Syndercombe, Gavin (Springer, 2018-09)
    The distribution, density and percentage contribution of pack ice pinnipeds during ship-board censuses in the eastern Weddell Sea in summer 2015/2016 are presented. Of the four true pack ice seal species encountered, ...

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