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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  • 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, 2018)
    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, ...
  • Arthur, Benjamin; Hindell, Mark; Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt; De Bruyn, P.J. Nico; Goebel, Michael E.; Trathan, Phil; Lea, Mary-Anne (Elsevier, 2018-08)
    To understand and predict current and future distributions of animals under a changing climate it is essential to establish historical ranges as baselines against which distribution shifts can be assessed. Management ...
  • Cronjé, Nadine; Schwartz, Ilan S.; Retief, Liezl; Bastos, Armanda D.S.; Matthee, Sonja; Preiser, Wolfgang; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Maphanga, Tsidiso; Govender, Nelesh P.; Colebunders, Robert; Kenyon, Chris (Oxford University Press, 2018-06)
    The ecological niche of Emergomyces africanus (formerly Emmonsia species), a dimorphic fungus that causes an AIDS-related mycosis in South Africa, is unknown. We hypothesized that natural infection with E. africanus occurs ...
  • Retief, Liezl; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Jarvis, Jennifer U.M.; Bastos, Armanda D.S. (Springer, 2017-12)
    Global reports of emergent pathogens in humans have intensified efforts to identify wildlife reservoirs. Subterranean mammals, such as bathyergid mole rats, are largely overlooked, despite their high-level exposure to ...
  • Parker, Daniel M.; Watermeyer, Jessica P.; Davies-Mostert, Harriet T.; Beverley, Grant; Marnewick, Kelly (Inter Research, 2018-07-10)
    The survival of wildlife ultimately relies on its acceptability to humans. The African wild dog Lycaon pictus is an endangered species that often comes into conflict with humans. Currently, the only viable population in ...
  • Simelane, Felicity Nonsimiso; Mahlaba, Themb’alilahlwa A.M.; Shapiro, Julie Teresa; MacFadyen, Duncan; Monadjem, Ara (De Gruyter, 2018)
    Mountains provide important habitats for many species and often have high levels of biodiversity and endemism. Habitat associations of terrestrial small mammals were investigated at Wakefield Farm at the foothills of the ...
  • Callealta, Isabel; Ganswindt, Andre; Goncalves, Sara; Mathew, Abraham; Lueders, Imke (Wiley, 2018-08)
    Reports of the vaginal flora of wild cats such as lions or leopards are scarce. The micro‐organisms most commonly found in the vagina of clinically healthy cats are aerobic bacteria such as coagulase‐negative Staphylococcus, ...
  • Torrents-Ticó, Miquel; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Jarvis, Jennifer U.M.; Zöttl, Markus (Wiley, 2018-08)
    Dispersal behaviour in cooperatively breeding mammals often differs between the sexes, which can affect how individuals of both sexes compete for breeding opportunities. However, it is largely unknown how the males and ...
  • Vermeulen, Els (Wiley, 2018-07)
    This study aims to investigate the association patterns of a small and resident population of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Bahía San Antonio (Argentina), and assess any seasonal variation in view of the ...

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