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Research Output 1973 2019

2019

Desert-adapted lions on communal land: Surveying the costs incurred by, and perspectives of, communal-area livestock owners in northwest Namibia

Heydinger, J. M., Packer, C. & Tsaneb, J., Aug 1 2019, In : Biological Conservation. 236, p. 496-504 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

land surveying
Namibia
Panthera leo
surveying
deserts
2 Citations (Scopus)

Endemic infection can shape exposure to novel pathogens: Pathogen co-occurrence networks in the Serengeti lions

Fountain-Jones, N., Packer, C., Jacquot, M., Blanchet, F. G., Terio, K. & Craft, M. E., Jun 1 2019, In : Ecology letters. 22, 6, p. 904-913 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Panthera leo
pathogen
pathogens
infection
exposure

Genetic rescue of an isolated African lion population

Miller, S. M., Druce, D. J., Dalton, D. L., Harper, C. K., Kotze, A., Packer, C., Slotow, R. & Bloomer, P., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Conservation Genetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lions
Panthera leo
translocation
inbreeding
heterozygosity

How to make more from exposure data? An integrated machine learning pipeline to predict pathogen exposure

Fountain-Jones, N. M., Machado, G., Carver, S., Packer, C., Recamonde-Mendoza, M. & Craft, M. E., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 88, 10, p. 1447-1461 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

artificial intelligence
pathogen
pathogens
Canine distemper virus
virus

Novel smacoviruses identified in the faeces of two wild felids: North American bobcat and African lion

Kraberger, S., Serieys, L., Fountain-Jones, N., Packer, C., Riley, S. & Varsani, A., Sep 1 2019, In : Archives of Virology. 164, 9, p. 2395-2399 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lynx
Lions
Feces
African Americans
Felidae
1 Citation (Scopus)

Perceptions of risk from man-eating lions in southeastern Tanzania

Kushnir, H. & Packer, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7, FEB, 47.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
risk perception
Panthera leo
Tanzania
ingestion
human-wildlife relations

Quantifying the severity of giraffe skin disease via photogrammetry analysis of camera trap data

Muneza, A. B., Ortiz-Calo, W., Packer, C., Cusack, J. J., Jones, T., Palmer, M. S., Swanson, A., Kosmala, M., Dickman, A. J., Macdonald, D. W. & Montgomery, R. A., Oct 2019, In : Journal of wildlife diseases. 55, 4, p. 770-781 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

photogrammetry
Giraffa camelopardalis
skin diseases
cameras
skin
1 Citation (Scopus)

Species-specific spatiotemporal patterns of leopard, lion and tiger attacks on humans

Packer, C., Shivakumar, S., Athreya, V., Craft, M. E., Dhanwatey, H., Dhanwatey, P., Gurung, B., Joshi, A., Kushnir, H., Linnell, J. D. C. & Fountain-Jones, N., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, 3, p. 585-593 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

spatiotemporal analysis
carnivore
nature conservation
livestock
safety

The African lion: A long history of interdisciplinary research

Packer, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7, JUL, 259.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
interdisciplinary research
Panthera leo
hunting
disease control
conservation management
6 Citations (Scopus)

The diversity of population responses to environmental change

Colchero, F., Jones, OR., Conde, D. A., Hodgson, D., Zajitschek, F., Schmidt, B. R., Malo, A. F., Alberts, S. C., Becker, P. H., Bouwhuis, S., Bronikowski, A. M., De Vleeschouwer, K. M., Delahay, R. J., Dummermuth, S., Fernández-Duque, E., Frisenvænge, J., Hesselsøe, M., Larson, S., Lemaître, J. F., McDonald, J. & 12 others, Miller, D. A. W., O'Donnell, C., Packer, C., Raboy, B. E., Reading, C. J., Wapstra, E., Weimerskirch, H., While, G. M., Baudisch, A., Flatt, T., Coulson, T. & Gaillard, J. M., Feb 1 2019, In : Ecology letters. 22, 2, p. 342-353 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access
environmental change
population growth
demographic statistics
fecundity
population dynamics
1 Citation (Scopus)

The use of contraceptive techniques in managed wild African lion (Panthera leo) populations to mimic open system cub recruitment

McEvoy, O. K., Miller, S. M., Beets, W., Bodasing, T., Borrego, N., Burger, A., Courtenay, B., Ferreira, S., Hanekom, C., Hofmeyr, M., Packer, C., Robertson, D., Stratford, K., Slotow, R. & Parker, D. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Wildlife Research. 46, 5, p. 398-408 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

contraceptives
hysterectomy
Panthera leo
population growth
litter size
4 Citations (Scopus)

Transmission ecology of canine parvovirus in a multi-host, multi-pathogen system

Behdenna, A., Lembo, T., Calatayud, O., Cleaveland, S., Halliday, J. E. B., Packer, C., Lankester, F., Hampson, K., Craft, M. E., Czupryna, A., Dobson, A. P., Dubovi, E. J., Ernest, E., Fyumagwa, R., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Mentzel, C., Mzimbiri, I., Sutton, D., Willett, B., Haydon, D. T. & 1 others, Viana, M., Mar 27 2019, In : Proceedings. Biological sciences. 286, 1899, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Canine Parvovirus
Carnivore protoparvovirus 1
Pathogens
Ecology
pathogen
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

A sideways look at conservation and consistency in tourism policy

Dickman, A., Packer, C., Johnson, P. J. & Macdonald, D. W., Jun 1 2018, In : Conservation Biology. 32, 3, p. 744-746 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conservation of Natural Resources
68 Citations (Scopus)

Automatically identifying, counting, and describing wild animals in camera-trap images with deep learning

Norouzzadeh, M. S., Nguyen, A., Kosmala, M., Swanson, A., Palmer, M. S., Packer, C. & Clune, J., Jun 19 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 25, p. E5716-E5725

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Animal Behavior
Aptitude
Wild Animals
Zoology
Learning
5 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating relative abundance indices for terrestrial herbivores from large-scale camera trap surveys

Palmer, M. S., Swanson, A., Kosmala, M., Arnold, T. W. & Packer, C., Dec 1 2018, In : African Journal of Ecology. 56, 4, p. 791-803 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

abundance index
cameras
relative abundance
herbivore
herbivores
4 Citations (Scopus)

Giraffe bed and breakfast: Camera traps reveal Tanzanian yellow-billed oxpeckers roosting on their large mammalian hosts

Palmer, M. S. & Packer, C., Dec 1 2018, In : African Journal of Ecology. 56, 4, p. 882-884 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hospitality industry
Tragelaphus oryx
Giraffa camelopardalis
roosting
cameras
1 Citation (Scopus)

Lion population dynamics: Do nomadic males matter?

Borrego, N., Ozgul, A., Slotow, R. & Packer, C., May 9 2018, In : Behavioral Ecology. 29, 3, p. 660-666 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Panthera leo
population dynamics
infanticide
immigration
human-wildlife relations

Reconciling corruption with conservation triage: Should investments shift from the last best places?

Packer, C. & Polasky, S., Aug 31 2018, In : PLoS biology. 16, 8, e2005620.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ecotourism
local government
Triage
funding
Conservation
2017
29 Citations (Scopus)

A ‘dynamic’ landscape of fear: prey responses to spatiotemporal variations in predation risk across the lunar cycle

Palmer, M. S., Fieberg, J. R., Swanson, A., Kosmala, M. & Packer, C., Nov 1 2017, In : Ecology letters. 20, 11, p. 1364-1373 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

lunar cycle
predation risk
fearfulness
lunar phase
predation
141 Citations (Scopus)

Future threats to biodiversity and pathways to their prevention

Tilman, D., Clark, M., Williams, D. R., Kimmel, K., Polasky, S. & Packer, C., May 31 2017, In : Nature. 546, 7656, p. 73-81 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biodiversity
Mammals
Endangered Species
Economic Development
Food Supply
5 Citations (Scopus)

Interactions between domestic and wild carnivores around the greater Serengeti ecosystem

Craft, M. E., Vial, F., Miguel, E., Cleaveland, S., Ferdinands, A. & Packer, C., Apr 1 2017, In : Animal Conservation. 20, 2, p. 193-204 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

carnivore
ecosystem
protected area
intraguild interaction
pathogen
6 Citations (Scopus)

Linking social and spatial networks to viral community phylogenetics reveals subtype-specific transmission dynamics in African lions

Fountain-Jones, N., Packer, C., Troyer, J. L., VanderWaal, K., Robinson, S., Jacquot, M. & Craft, M. E., Oct 1 2017, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 86, 6, p. 1469-1482 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Panthera leo
pathogen
phylogenetics
pathogens
phylogeny
4 Citations (Scopus)

Lion trophy hunting in West Africa: A response to Bouché et al.

Bauer, H., Henschel, P., Packer, C., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Chardonnet, B., Sogbohossou, E. A., De Iongh, H. H. & Macdonald, D. W., Mar 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 3, e0173691.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

sport hunting
Lions
Western Africa
Panthera leo
Conservation of Natural Resources
2016
60 Citations (Scopus)

A generalized approach for producing, quantifying, and validating citizen science data from wildlife images

Swanson, A., Kosmala, M., Lintott, C. & Packer, C., Jun 1 2016, In : Conservation Biology. 30, 3, p. 520-531 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

volunteers
wildlife
taxonomy
Tanzania
cameras
4 Citations (Scopus)

Aging traits and sustainable trophy hunting of African lions

Miller, J. R. B., Balme, G., Lindsey, P. A., Loveridge, A. J., Becker, M. S., Begg, C., Brink, H., Dolrenry, S., Hunt, J. E., Jansson, I., Macdonald, D. W., Mandisodza-Chikerema, R. L., Cotterill, A. O., Packer, C., Rosengren, D., Stratford, K., Trinkel, M., White, P. A., Winterbach, C., Winterbach, H. E. K. & 1 others, Funston, P. J., Sep 1 2016, In : Biological Conservation. 201, p. 160-168 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sport hunting
Panthera leo
hunting
wildlife management
carnivore
10 Citations (Scopus)

Bayesian estimates of male and female African lion mortality for future use in population management

Barthold, J. A., Loveridge, A. J., Macdonald, D. W., Packer, C. & Colchero, F., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 53, 2, p. 295-304 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mortality
hunting
extinction risk
local extinction
anthropogenic effect
1 Citation (Scopus)

Dead or gone? Bayesian inference on mortality for the dispersing sex

Barthold, J. A., Packer, C., Loveridge, A. J., Macdonald, D. W. & Colchero, F., Jul 1 2016, In : Ecology and Evolution. 6, 14, p. 4910-4923 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mortality
gender
natal dispersal
uncertainty
Panthera leo
5 Citations (Scopus)

Estimating wildlife disease dynamics in complex systems using an Approximate Bayesian Computation framework

Kosmala, M., Miller, P., Ferreira, S., Funston, P., Keet, D. & Packer, C., Jan 1 2016, In : Ecological Applications. 26, 1, p. 295-308 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bovine tuberculosis
infectious disease
disease transmission
population decline
national park
9 Citations (Scopus)
Infectious Disease Transmission
Pathogens
Livestock
Theoretical Models
Electric network analysis
25 Citations (Scopus)

Household livelihoods and conflict with wildlife in community-based conservation areas across northern Tanzania

Salerno, J., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Grote, M. N., Ghiselli, M. & Packer, C., Oct 1 2016, In : ORYX. 50, 4, p. 702-712 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

livelihood
Tanzania
protected area
households
wildlife
22 Citations (Scopus)

In the absence of a “landscape of fear”: How lions, hyenas, and cheetahs coexist

Swanson, A., Arnold, T., Kosmala, M., Forester, J. & Packer, C., Dec 1 2016, In : Ecology and Evolution. 6, 23, p. 8534-8545 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hyaenidae
Acinonyx jubatus
Panthera leo
fearfulness
predator
6 Citations (Scopus)

Reply to Riggio et al. Ongoing lion declines across most of Africa warrant urgent action

Bauer, H., Chapron, G., Nowell, K., Henschel, P., Funston, P., Hunter, L. T. B., Macdonald, D. W., Dloniak, S. M. & Packer, C., Jan 12 2016, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 2, p. E109

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

22 Citations (Scopus)

The spatial distribution of african savannah herbivores: Species associations and habitat occupancy in a landscape context

Anderson, T. M., White, S., Davis, B., Erhardt, R., Palmer, M., Swanson, A., Kosmala, M. & Packer, C., Sep 19 2016, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371, 1703, 20150314.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Herbivory
Ecology
Ecosystems
Spatial distribution
savannas
2015
36 Citations (Scopus)

Applying a random encounter model to estimate lion density from camera traps in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Cusack, J. J., Swanson, A., Coulson, T., Packer, C., Carbone, C., Dickman, A. J., Kosmala, M., Lintott, C. & Rowcliffe, J. M., Aug 1 2015, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 79, 6, p. 1014-1021 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Panthera leo
Tanzania
cameras
national parks
national park
4 Citations (Scopus)

Did the elephant and giraffe mediate change in the prevalence of palatable species in an East African Acacia woodland?

Strauss, M. K. L. & Packer, C., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 31, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Giraffa camelopardalis
Elephantidae
elephant
Acacia
woodlands
3 Citations (Scopus)

Does pregnancy coloration reduce female conspecific aggression in the presence of maternal kin?

Bailey, A., Eberly, L. E. & Packer, C., Jan 1 2015, In : Animal Behaviour. 108, p. 199-206 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aggression
pregnancy
color
Papio anubis
Papio
53 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamics of a morbillivirus at the domestic -wildlife interface: Canine distemper virus in domestic dogs and lions

Viana, M., Cleaveland, S., Matthiopoulos, J., Halliday, J., Packer, C., Craft, M. E., Hampson, K., Czupryn, A., Dobson, A. P., Dubovi, E. J., Ernest, E., Fyumagwa, R., Hoare, R., Grant C Hopcraft, J., Horton, D. L., Kaare, M. T., Kanellos, T., Felix Lankester, C. M., Mlengeya, T., Mzimbiri, I. & 4 others, Takahashi, E., Willett, B., Haydon, D. T. & Lembo, T., Feb 3 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 5, p. 1464-1469 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Morbillivirus
Canine Distemper Virus
Lions
Dogs
Space Simulation
14 Citations (Scopus)

Food supply and poaching limit giraffe abundance in the Serengeti

Strauss, M. K. L., Kilewo, M., Rentsch, D. & Packer, C., Jul 25 2015, In : Population Ecology. 57, 3, p. 505-516 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Giraffa camelopardalis
poaching
food supply
ungulate
parasite
8 Citations (Scopus)

Landscape heterogeneity and behavioral traits drive the evolution of lion group territoriality

Mosser, A. A., Kosmala, M. & Packer, C., Jan 1 2015, In : Behavioral Ecology. 26, 4, p. 1051-1059 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

territoriality
Panthera leo
population density
resource
altruism
108 Citations (Scopus)

Lion (Panthera leo) populations are declining rapidly across Africa, except in intensively managed areas

Bauer, H., Chapron, G., Nowell, K., Henschel, P., Funston, P., Hunter, L. T. B., Macdonald, D. W. & Packer, C., Dec 1 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 48, p. 14894-14899 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lions
Population
Central Africa
Southern Africa
Eastern Africa
92 Citations (Scopus)

Snapshot Serengeti, high-frequency annotated camera trap images of 40 mammalian species in an African savanna

Swanson, A., Kosmala, M., Lintott, C., Simpson, R., Smith, A. & Packer, C., Jun 9 2015, In : Scientific Data. 2, 150026.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Snapshot
Trap
Camera
Cameras
Ecology
10 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of bushmeat consumption on migratory wildlife in the Serengeti ecosystem, Tanzania

Rentsch, D. & Packer, C., Apr 4 2015, In : ORYX. 49, 2, p. 287-294 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bushmeat
Tanzania
hunting
wildebeest
wildlife
2014
57 Citations (Scopus)

Cheetahs and wild dogs show contrasting patterns of suppression by lions

Swanson, A., Caro, T., Davies-Mostert, H., Mills, M. G. L., Macdonald, D. W., Borner, M., Masenga, E. & Packer, C., Nov 1 2014, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 83, 6, p. 1418-1427 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acinonyx jubatus
Panthera leo
dogs
predator
local extinction
5 Citations (Scopus)

In defense of fences [1]

Pfeifer, M., Packer, C., Burton, A. C., Garnett, S. T., Loveridge, A. J., MacNulty, D. & Platts, P. J., Jan 1 2014, In : Science. 345, 6195, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Wild Animals
Biodiversity
Conservation of Natural Resources
Ecosystem
11 Citations (Scopus)

Using landscape characteristics to predict risk of lion attacks on humans in south-eastern Tanzania

Kushnir, H., Weisberg, S., Olson, E., Juntunen, T. M., Ikanda, D. & Packer, C., Dec 1 2014, In : African Journal of Ecology. 52, 4, p. 524-532 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Panthera leo
Tanzania
carnivore
carnivores
grasslands
2013
17 Citations (Scopus)

Asynchronous food-web pathways could buffer the response of Serengeti predators to El Niño Southern Oscillation

Sinclair, A. R. E., Metzger, K. L., Fryxell, J. M., Packer, C., Byrom, A. E., Craft, M. E., Hampson, K., Lembo, T., Durant, S. M., Forrester, G. J., Bukombe, J., McHetto, J., Dempewolf, J., Hilborn, R., Cleaveland, S., Nkwabi, A., Mosser, A. & Mduma, S. A. R., May 1 2013, In : Ecology. 94, 5, p. 1123-1130 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Southern Oscillation
food webs
food web
oscillation
El Nino
152 Citations (Scopus)

Conserving large carnivores: Dollars and fence

Packer, C., Loveridge, A., Canney, S., Caro, T., Garnett, S. T., Pfeifer, M., Zander, K. K., Swanson, A., MacNulty, D., Balme, G., Bauer, H., Begg, C. M., Begg, K. S., Bhalla, S., Bissett, C., Bodasing, T., Brink, H., Burger, A., Burton, A. C., Clegg, B. & 38 others, Dell, S., Delsink, A., Dickerson, T., Dloniak, S. M., Druce, D., Frank, L., Funston, P., Gichohi, N., Groom, R., Hanekom, C., Heath, B., Hunter, L., Deiongh, H. H., Joubert, C. J., Kasiki, S. M., Kissui, B., Knocker, W., Leathem, B., Lindsey, P. A., MacLennan, S. D., McNutt, J. W., Miller, S. M., Naylor, S., Nel, P., Ng'weno, C., Nicholls, K., Ogutu, J. O., Okot-Omoya, E., Patterson, B. D., Plumptre, A., Salerno, J., Skinner, K., Slotow, R., Sogbohossou, E. A., Stratford, K. J., Winterbach, C., Winterbach, H. & Polasky, S., May 1 2013, In : Ecology letters. 16, 5, p. 635-641 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Panthera leo
fences
carnivore
carnivores
population density
16 Citations (Scopus)

The case for fencing remains intact

Packer, C., Swanson, A., Canney, S., Loveridge, A., Garnett, S., Pfeifer, M., Burton, A. C., Bauer, H. & Macnulty, D., Nov 1 2013, In : Ecology letters. 16, 11, p. 1414-14e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Panthera leo
predator
predators
ecosystems
ecosystem
8 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of burning on lion Panthera leo habitat choice in an African savanna

Eby, S., Mosser, A., Swanson, A., Packer, C. & Ritchie, M., 2013, In : Current Zoology. 59, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Panthera leo
savannas
habitats
carnivores
ecosystems