BPCT Publications

2018 Chisholm,S,  AB. Stein, NR. Jordan,TM. Hubel, J. Shawe-Taylor , T Fearn, JW. McNutt, A M. Wilson, S. Hailes. (in press). Parsimonious Test of Dynamic Interaction.  Ecology and Evolution.

2018  Hubel,T., Golabek, K., Rafiq, K. , McNutt, JW, & Wilson, A.M.  Movement patterns and athletic performance of leopards in the Okavango Delta. Proceedings B. Roy. Soc. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2622

2018  Apps, P, & J. W. McNutt. How camera traps work and how to work them. African Journal of Ecology 56: 702-709.

2018  Apps, P. , & J. W. McNutt. Are camera traps fit for purpose ? A rigorous, reproducible and realistic test of camera trap performance.  African Journal of Ecology 56: 710-720.

2018  Rogan, M.S., Miller, J.R.B., Lindsey, P.A., & McNutt, JW. Socioeconomic drivers of illegal bushmeat hunting in a Southern AfricanSavanna. Biological Conservation 226: 24-31

2018.  Benson-Amram, S., Gilfillan, G.D., & K. McComb. Numerical assessment in the wild: insights from social carnivores. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 373 (1740). p. 20160508. ISSN 0962-8436. 

 2018. Wilson, A.M., Hubel, T.Y., Wilshin, S.D., Lowe, J.C., Lorenc, M., Dewhirst, O.P., Bartlam-brooks, H.L.A., Diack, R., Bennitt, E., Golabek, K.A., Woledge, R.C., McNutt, J.W., Curtin, N.A., & T.G. West. Biomechanics of predator–prey arms race in lion, zebra, cheetah and impala. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature25479.  (Link).

2018  Apps, P., K. Rafiq, & J. Weldon McNutt . Camera trap records of groups of ten and eleven Honey Badgers Mellivora capensisin northern Botswana. Small Carnivore Conservation 56: i-iii.

2017 McNutt, JW, A. B. Stein, L.P. Boggs-McNutt & N. R. Jordan. Living on the Edge: Characteristics of Human-Wildlife Conflict in a traditional livestock community in Botswana.Wildlife Research. https://doi.org/10.1071/WR16160.

 2017Walker, R.H., King, A.J, McNutt, J.W. & N.R. Jordan. Sneeze to leave:  African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) use variable quorum thresholds facilitated by sneezes in collective decisions. Proc. R. Soc. B 20170347. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0347. (Link).

 2017Jordan, N.R., Buse, C., Wilson, A.M., Apps, P.J., Golabek, K.A., Lowe, J.C., Van der Weyde, L.K. & J.W. McNutt Dynamics of direct inter-pack encounters in endangered African wild dogs. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71:115.  DOI 10.1007/s00265-017-2338-9. (Link).

2017Abrahms, B., Seidel, D.P., Dougherty, E., Hazen, E.L., Bograd, S.J., Wilson, A.M., McNutt, J.W., Costa, D.P., Blake, S., Brashares, J.S. & Getz, W.M. Suite of simple metrics reveals common movement syndromes across vertebrate taxa. Movement Ecology, 5(12): 1-11. DOI: 10.1186/s40462-017-0104-2. (Link).

2017. Woodroffe, R., Groom, R., & J.W. McNutt. Hot dogs: high ambient temperatures impact reproductive success in a tropical carnivore. J. Animal Ecology 2017:1-10. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12719. (Link).                                                                                                                           

2017Rogan, M.S., Lindsey, P.A., Tambling, C. J., Golabek, K.A., Chase M., & J.W. McNutt. Illegal bushmeat hunters compete with predators, threatening herbivore populations in a global tourism hotspot. Biological Conservation 210: 233-242. (Link).

2017Rich, L.N., Miller, D.A.W., Robinson, H.S., McNutt, J.W. & M.J. Kelly. Carnivore distributions in Botswana are shaped by resource availability and intraguild species. J. Zoology. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12470. (Link).

2017Torrents-Ticó, M., Rich, L., McNutt, J.W., Nnthomiwa, M., Mothala, M., Motsamai, G. & Jordan, N.R. On the right track: comparing concurrent spoor and camera-traps surveys in Botswana. African Journal of Wildlife Research 47(2), 1-10. DOI:  10.3957/056.047.0128.  (Link).

 2017Jackson, C., Groom, R., Jordan, N.J. J.W. McNutt. The effect of relatedness and pack size on territory overlap in African wild dogs. Movement Ecol. 5:10. DOI: 10.1186/s40462-017-0099-8. (Link)

2017Gilfillan, G.D., McNutt, J.W., Vitale J. D.T., & K. McComb. Spontaneous discrimination of urine odours in wild African lions (Panthera leo).  Anim.Behav26: 17 -185. (Link).

2017Apps, P.J., Claase, M., Yexley, B., & J.W. McNutt. Responses of wild African carnivores to the odour of 3-mercapto-3-methylbutanol, a component of wildcat and leopard urine. Journal of Ethology, 35(2), 153-159. (Link).

2017. Dewhirst, O.P., Roskilly, K., Hubel, T.Y., Jordan, N.R., Golabek, K.A., McNutt, J.W. & A.M. Wilson. An exploratory clustering approach for extracting stride parameters from tracking collars on free-ranging wild animals. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.146035. (Link).

2017. Chaber, A.Cozzi, G.Broekhuis, F., Hartley, R., & J.W. McNutt. Serosurvey for selected viral pathogens among sympatric species of the African large predator guild in northern Botswana. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(1):170-75. (Link).

2017 Wilson, A.M. ,Golabek, K., Buse, C., Lowe, J.C., Bennitt, E., Bartlam-Brooks, H.L.A., Amos, S., Jordan, N.R., McNutt, J.W., & Hubel, T. (accepted).  Use of solar cells to enhance performance of wildlife collars on large African mammals. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 

2016 Abrahms, B., Sawyer, S.C., Jordan, N.R., McNutt, J.W., Wilson, A.M. and Brashares, J. S. Does wildlife resource selection accurately inform corridor conservation? Journal of Applied Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12714

2016 Abrahms, B., Jordan, N.R., Golabek, K.A., McNutt, J.W., Wilson, A.M. & Brashares, J.S.  Lessons from integrating behaviour and resource selection: activity-specific responses of African wild dogs to roads. Animal Conservation 19: 247–255. doi:10.1111/acv.12235 (Link).

2016  Lindsey N. Rich, Marcella J. Kelly, David A.W. Miller, J. Weldon McNutt and Hugh S. Robinson.  Occupancy and range extension of the Cape fox in northern Botswana. Canid Biology and Conservation http://canids.org/CBC/19/Cape_fox_in_Botswana.pdf

2016 Gilfillan, G, J Vitale, J W McNutt, K McComb. Cross-modal individual recognition in wild African lions. Biology letters 12 20160323; DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0323. http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/12/8/20160323

2016  Gilfillan G. D., McNutt, J. W., Vitale J. D.T., de Iongh, H.H.&Golabek, K.A. Rare observation of the existence and masculine behaviour of maned lionesses in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Ecology doi: 10.1111/aje.12360.

2016 Rich, L. N. Miller, D.A.W., Robinson, H.S. , McNutt, J. W., Kelly, M.J. Evaluating the Spatial Ecology of Wildlife at Community, Group and Species-Specific Scales. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12650. (Link)

2016 Hubel, T., Myatt, J., Jordan, N.J., Dewhirst, O.P., McNutt, J. W.& Alan M. Wilson. Additive opportunistic capture explains group hunting benefits in African wild dogs. Nature Communications 7:11033. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11033. (Link)

2016 Hubel, T., Myatt, J., Jordan, N.J., Dewhirst, O.P., McNutt, J. W.& Alan M. Wilson. 2016. Energy cost and return for hunting in African wild dogs and cheetahs Nature Communications 7:11034. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11034. (Link)

2016 Apps, P.J. Does Deconvolution Help to Disentangle the Complexities of Mammal Odors? Chap.28, pp. 415-433. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. Ed. BA Schulte, T Goodwin & M Ferkin. New York: D. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. (Link)

2016 Jordan, N.R., Apps, P.J., Golabek, K.A. & McNutt, J.W. Pair-specific scents in African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus, and an example of a potential method to identify signals within complex mixtures. Chap. 30, pp. 461-476. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. Ed. BA Schulte, T Goodwin & M Ferkin. New York: D. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. (Link)

2015 Pomilia, M.A., McNutt, J.W. & Jordan, N.R. (2015) Ecological predictors of African wild dog ranging patterns in northern Botswana. Journal of Mammalogy, 96(6):1214-1223. (Link)

2015Cozzi, G., Börger, L., Hutter, Abegg, D., Beran, C., McNutt, J.W, & A. Ozgul. Effect of trophy hunting leftovers on the ranging behaviour of large carnivores: A case study on spotted hyenas. PLOSOne. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121471. (Link).

2015Stein, A.B., Bourquin, S.L. & J.W. McNutt. Avoiding intraguild competition: Leopard feeding ecology and prey caching in Northern Botswana. African Journal of Wildlife Research 45(2): 247–257. (Link).

2014McNutt, J.W. & J. Bradley. Report on Kwando (Botswana) Vulture poisoning investigation: 16 November 2013.Vulture News 66:35-41. (Link).

2014Broekhuis, F., Grünewälder, S, McNutt, J.W., & D.W. Macdonald. Optimal hunting conditions drive circa-lunar behaviour of a diurnal carnivore. Behavioural Ecology 25 (5): 1268-1275. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/aru122. (Link).

2014Jordan, N.R, Apps, P.J., Golabek, K.A. & J.W. McNutt. Top marks from top dogs: An evaluation of overmarking and pair-bond advertisement in dominant pairs of African wild dogs. Animal Behaviour 88: 211-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.12.001. (Link).

 2014Apps, P.J., Mmualefe, L., Jordan, N.J., Golabek, K.A., & J.W. McNutt. The "tomcat compound" 3- mercapto-3-methylbutanol occurs in the urine of free-ranging leopards but not in African lions or cheetahs. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 53: 17–19. DOI: 10.1016/j.bse.2013.12.013. (Link).

 2013Cozzi, G., Broekhuis, F., McNutt, J.W. & B. Schmid. Density and habitat use of lions and spotted hyenas in northern Botswana and the influence of survey and ecological variables on call-in survey estimation. Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-013-0564-7. (Link).

2013Jordan, N.R., Golabek, K.A., Apps, P.J., Gilfillan, G.D., & J.W. McNutt. Scent marking and overmarking in free-ranging packs of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Ethology 119: 1–9.  DOI: 10.1111/eth.12105. (Link).

 2013. Wilson, A.M., Lowe, J.C., Roskilly, K., Hudson, P.E., Golabek, K.A., & J.W. McNutt. Locomotion dynamics of hunting in wild cheetahs .Nature, 498 (13 June):185-189. DOI: 10.1038/nature12295. (Link).

 2013Apps, P. Review: Are mammal olfactory signals hiding right under our noses? Naturwissenschaften. DOI 10.1007/s00114-013-1054-1. (Link).

2013. Packer, C…McNutt, J.W. et al. Conserving large carnivores: Dollars and fence. Ecology Letters. Volume 16, Issue 5, pages 635–641. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12091. (Link).

 2013. Lindsey, P., Balme, G., Becker, M., Begg, C., Bento, C., Bocchino, C., Dickman, A., Diggle, R., Eves, H., Fearnhead, P., Henschel, P., Lewis, D., Marnewick, K., Mattheus, J., McNutt, J.W., McRobb, R., Midlane, N., Milanzi, J., Morley, R., Murphree, M., Nyoni, P., Opyene, V., Phadima, J., Purchase, N., Rentsch, D., Roche, C., Shaw, J., van der Westhuizen, H., Van Vliet, N., & P. Zisadza. Illegal hunting and the bush-meat trade in African savannas: drivers, impacts and possible solutions. Biol. Conserv.160. 80–96. (Link).

2013Cozzi, G., Broekhuis, F., McNutt, J.W., Turnbull, L.A., & B. Schmid. Comparison of the effects of artificial and natural barriers on large African carnivores: Implications for inter-specific relationships and connectivity. J. Anim. Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12039. (Link).

2013Broekhuis, F., Cozzi, G., Valeix, M., McNutt, J.W. & D.W. Macdonald. Risk avoidance in sympatric large carnivores: reactive or predictive? J. Animal Ecology May 20. DOI: 10.1111/1365- 2656.12077. (Link).

2012Apps, P, Mmualefe, L. & J.W. McNutt. Identification of volatiles from the secretions and excretions of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). J. Chemical Ecol.38(11):1450-1461. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-012-0206-7. (Link).

 2012Cozzi, G. ,Broekhuis, F., McNutt, J.W., Turnbull, L.A., Macdonald, D.W., & B. Schmid. Fear of the dark or dinner by moonlight? Reduced temporal partitioning among Africa’s large carnivores. Ecology 93, (12): 2590-2599. DOI: 10.1890/12-0017.1. (Link).

 2012Apps, P. & L. Mmualefe. A versatile cryo-focussing flow switching gas chromatography inlet for trace analysis. Journal of Chromatography A, Vol.1257, (28) 171–188. (Link).

2012Apps, P. ,Mmualefe, L. & J.W. McNutt. A reverse engineering approach to identifying which compounds to bioassay for signaling activity in the scent marks of African wild dogs (Lycaonpictus). Proceedings of the Chemical Signals in Vertebrates XII Conference, Berlin. Aug 2011. (Link).

2012. Jackson, C., McNutt, J.W. & P. Apps. Managing the ranging behaviour of wild dogs using translocated scent marks. Wildlife Research 39,31-34. (Link).

2012. Grünewälder, S., Broekhuis, F. , D. W. Macdonald, A. Wilson, J.W. McNutt, J. Shawe-Taylor, & S. Hailes. Movement activity based classification of animal behaviour with an application to data from cheetah (Acinonyxjubatus). PLoS ONE.P 7(11): e49120 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049120. (Link).

2012. Prager, K.C., Mazet, J.A.K., Munson, L., Cleaveland, S., Donnelly, C.A., Dubovi, E.J., Szykman Gunther,M., Lines, R, Mills, G., Davies-Mostert, H.T., McNutt, J.W., Rasmussen, G., Terio, K., & Woodroffe, R. The effect of protected areas on pathogen exposure in endangered African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) populations. Biol. Conserv.:150:15-22. (Link).

2012McNutt, J.W., & M.Gusset. Declining body size in an endangered large mammal. Biol. J. Linnean Soc.:105, 8–12. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01785.x. (Link).

 2012. Marsden, C., Woodroffe, R., Mills, M., McNutt, J.W., Creel, S, Groom, R., Masenga, E., Cleaveland, S., Kat, P., Rasmussen, G., Ginsberg, J., Lines, R., André, J., Begg, C., Wayne, R., & B. Mable. Spatial and temporal patterns of neutral and adaptive genetic variation in the endangered African wild dog (Lycaon pictus). Molecular Ecology:Volume 21, Issue 6, pages 1379–1393. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05477.x. (Link).

2011 McNutt, J.W., Mills, M.G.L., McCreery, K., Rasmussen, G., Robbins, R. & Woodroffe, R. Lycaon pictus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.Version 2011.2.<www.iucnredlist.org>. 24 November 2011.

2011 Webster, H., McNutt, J.W. & McComb, K. African wild dogs as a fugitive species: playback experiments investigate how wild dogs respond to their major competitors. Ethology117:1-10

2010 Alexander,K. A. & McNutt. J.W. Human behavior influences infectious disease emergence at the human–animal interface. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment e-View.doi: 10.1890/090057

2010 Webster, H., J. W. McNutt & K. McComb. Eavesdropping and Risk Assessment Between Lions, Spotted Hyenas and African Wild Dogs. Ethology 116 233–239

2009 Webster, H. Wild Dogs Vs Lions: The secret struggle for supremacy on Africa's plains BBC Wildlife July 27 (7)

2009 Gusset, M., M.J. Swarner, L. Mponwane, K. Keletile and J.W. McNutt. Human–wildlife conflict in northern Botswana: livestock predation by Endangered African wild dog Lycaon pictus and other carnivores. Oryx43(1), 1–6.

2009 Marsden, C.D., B. K. Mable, R. Woodroffe, G.S.A. Rasmussen, S. Cleaveland, M. Emmanuel, R. Thomas, J.W.McNutt, L. J. Kennedy.Highly endangered African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) lack variation at the major histocompatibility complex. J.Heredity 100: S54-S65.

2008 Alexander, K.A., McNutt, J.W., Briggs, M.B., Standers, P.E., Funston, P, Hemson, G., Keet, D., and van Vuuren, M. Multi-host pathogens and carnivore management in southern Africa.CompImmunol.Microbiol. Infect. Dis.698:1-17.

2008 McNutt, J.W., M. Parker, M. J. Swarner& M. Gusset. Adoption as a conservation tool for endangered African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). South African Journal of Wildlife Research 38(2): 109–112.

2008 McNutt,J.W. & SILK, J.B.. Pup production, sex ratios, and survivorship in African wild dogs, (Lycaon pictus). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62: 1061–1067.

2004 McNutt, J. W., M. G. L. Mills, K. McCreery, G. S. A. Rasmussen, R. Robbins, & R. Woodroffe. 2004. Lycaon pictus. Pp. 1-9 in 2004 Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN ed.). IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

2004 Boggs, L. Community-based natural resource management in the Okavango Delta. In: Rights, Resources & Rural Development : Community-based natural resource management in Southern Africa. Fabricius, C. & Koch, E.(eds.). Earthscan , London. pp147-159.

2004 Creel, S., M.G.L. Mills, J.W.McNutt. Demography and Population Dynamics of African Wild Dogs in Three Critical Ecosystems. In: The Biology & Conservation of Wild Canids, D.W.Macdonald & C. Sillero-Zubiri, eds. Oxford University Press.

2002 McNutt, J.W. & L.P.Boggs. Another Family Dog: The social life of African wild dogs. Africa Geographic 10 (9) 38-49.

2001 McNutt, J.W. African wild dogs in northern Botswana. In: Report of Proceedings of the National Technical Predator Management and Conservation Workshop in Botswana. DWNP. October 9- 12. pp18-24.

2001 McNutt, J.W. Estimating wildlife populations: Sampling and extrapolation. In: Report of Proceedings of the National Technical Predator Management and Conservation Workshop in Botswana. DWNP. October 9-12. pp54-61.

2001 Girman, D., C. Vilà, E. Geffen, S. Creel, M. Mills, J.W.McNutt, J.R. Ginsberg, P. Kat, Mamiya & R. Wayne. Patterns of population subdivision, gene flow and genetic variability in the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus). Molecular Ecology 10 (7), 1703-1723.

2000 McNutt, J.W. Pack Power: African wild dog behaviour. BBC Wildlife 18 (2): 14 - 20.

2000 Boggs L.P. Community Power, Participation, Conflict and Development Choice: community wildlife conservation in the Okavango region of Northern Botswana. Evaluating Eden Series, Paper 17, International Institute for Environment and Development, London.

1997 Hamilton, Wm. J. III, McNutt, J.W. Determinants of conflict outcomes. Ch.6 In: Perspectives in Ethology. Vol. 12. Owings, D.H., Clark N., & Beecher, M. (eds.) Plenum Press, New York. Pp.179- 224.

1996 McNutt, J.W. Adoption in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). J.Zool., Lond. 240:163-173.

1996 McNutt, J.W. Sex-biased dispersal in African wild dogs, (Lycaon pictus). Anim. Behav. 52:1067-1077.

1996 McNutt, J.W. & L. P. Boggs. Running Wild: Dispelling the Myths of the African Wild Dog. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, D.C. 149p.

1996 Osofsky, S. A., McNutt, J. W. & Hirsch, K.J. Immobilization of free-ranging African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) using a ketamine/xylazine/atropine combination. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 27: 528-532.

1995 McNutt, J.W. Sociality and dispersal of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Davis, CA

1995 Alexander, K.A., P.W. Kat, C. House, M. K. Laurenson, J.W. McNutt, S.J. O’Brien, & B.I. Osburn. African horse sickness and African carnivores. Veterinary Microbiology 47:133-140.

1995 Ginsberg, J.R., K.A. Alexander, S. Creel, P.W. Kat, J.W. McNutt, & M.G.L. Mills. Handling and survivorship in the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus): A survey of five ecosystems. Conserv. Biol. 9: 665-674.

1994 Alexander, K.A., N.J. MacLachlan, P.W. Kat, C. House, S.J. O’Brien, N.W. Lerche, M. Sawyer, L.G. Frank, K. Holecamp, L. Smale, J.W. McNutt, M.K. Laurenson, M.G.L. Mills, & B.I. Osburn. Evidence of natural bluetongue virus infection among African carnivores. Am J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 51: 568-576.

1993 Boggs, L.P. & J.W. McNutt. Running wild: A close look at Botswana’s painted wolves. Afr. Env. Wildl. 2: 28-36.

1992 Fuller, T. K., P.W. Kat, J.B. Bulger, A.H. Maddock, J.W. Ginsberg, R.Burrows, J.W.McNutt, & M.G.L. Mills. Population dynamics of African wild dogs. In: Wildlife 2001: Populations. D.R. McCullough & R.H. Barrett, (eds.). London. Elsevier Applied Science. Pp.1125-1138.

Project Dissertations

1994 Alexander, K . PhD Dissertation. University of California, Davis

1995 McNutt, J.W. Sociality and dispersal of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). PhD Dissertation. University of California, Davis, CA

1996 Boggs, L. Social factors that influence attitudes towards wildlife, its utilization, and community wildlife conservation in northern Botswana. MA Thesis, McGill University, Montreal

2007 Webster, H. Vocal communication and cognitive abilities in a "fugitive" species: the African wild dog. PhD Dissertation. University of Sussex, UK

2008. Swarner (Muir), M. Factors associated with wild predator conflict in rangelands with free-ranging livestock in western Botswana. PhD Dissertation. University of California, Davis

2009 Parker, M. N. Territoriality and scent marking behavior of African wild dogs in northern Botswana. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

2011 Pomilia, Matthew. Intraspecific variation in African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) ranging patterns in northern Botswana. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, MSc Dissertation.

2013 Cozzi, G. Patterns of Habitat Use and Segregation Among African Large Carnivores. PhD Dissertation. University of Zurich

2013 Broekhuis, F. Niche segregation by cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) as a mechanism for co-existence with lion (Panthera leo) and spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta). PhD Dissertation. Oxford University

2013 Stoner, K. Changes in Pastoralist Attitiudes Toward Carnivores in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. MSc. Yale University

2016 Rich, L. - PhD thesis; Monitoring and Conserving Carnivore Communities across Northern Botswana, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

2016 Abrahms, B.L. PhD thesis: The Ecology and Conservation of Animal Movement in Changing Land- and Seascapes. UC Berkeley

2017 Vitale, J. PhD thesis: The olfactory behavior of spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) and sympatric mammals in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. University of Nottingham

Recently Submitted Papers for Review or in Revision:

------ McNutt ,J.W.,  Woodroffe, R,&  Groom, R. (in review). High ambient temperatures provide an adaptive explanation for seasonal reproduction in a tropical mammal. J. Zool.London

-----  Rich, L., M Kelly, D Miller, D Munoz, H Robinson, J. W McNutt. (submitted) Sampling design and analytical advances allow for simultaneous density estimation of seven sympatric carnivore species from camera trap data. Biological Conservation.

------ Wilson, A.M. ,Golabek, K., Buse, C.,Lowe, J.C., Bennitt, E., Bartlam-Brooks,H.L.A., Amos, S., Jordan, N.R., McNutt, J.W., &Hubel,T. (accepted).Use of solar cells to enhance performance of wildlife collars on large African mammals. Methods in Ecology & Evolution

------ Rafiq, Kasim; Jordan, Neil; Wilson, Alan; McNutt, J.; Hayward, Matt; Meloro, Carlo; Wich, Serge; Golabek, Krystyna. Imperfect decision making and temporal overlap contribute to direct encounters between large African predators.  Journal of Animal Ecology

------ Rafiq, Kasim; Jordan, Neil; Wilson, Alan; McNutt, J.; Hayward, Matt; Meloro, Carlo; Wich, Serge; Golabek, Krystyna. Leopard spatio-temporal partitioning . Behavioural Ecology

------ Rafiq, Kasim, Jordan, N., Wilson, A., Hayward, M., McNutt, J.  Optimal scent marking strategies of a solitary carnivore: boundary and road scent marking in the leopard. Animal Behaviour