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Published papers


A list of scientific publications on Ethiopian wolves, many authored/co-authored by EWCP staff

 

Atickem, A and Stenseth N.Chr. (2022) The role of rodents in the conservation of endangered species in the Ethiopian highlands. Therya, 13:73-77 doi:10.12933/therya-22-1185

 

Krofel, M., Hatlauf, J., Bogdanowicz, W., Campbell, L. A. D., Godinho, R., Jhala, Y. V., Kitchener, A. C., Koepfli, K.-P., Moehlman, P., Senn, H., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Viranta, S., Werhahn, G., & Alvares, F. (2021). Towards resolving taxonomic uncertainties in wolf, dog and jackal lineages of Africa, Eurasia and Australasia. Journal of Zoology, 00, 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12946

 

Merkebu S and Yazezew D. 2021. Assessment of human-wildlife conflict and the attitude of local communities to wild animal conservation around Borena Sayint National Park, Ethiopia. International Journal of Ecology, 2021 Article ID 6619757. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/6619757

 

Šklíba J, Vlasatá T, Lövy M, Hrouzková E, Meheretu Y, Sillero‐Zubiri C and Šumbera R. 2020. The giant that makes do with little: small and easy‐to‐leave home ranges found in the giant root‐rat. Journal of Zoology, 310: 64-70. doi:10.1111/jzo.12729

 

Hrouzková E, Bernasová E and Šklíba J. 2020. Eavesdropping on a heterospecific alarm call in the giant root-rat (Tachyorytes macrocephalus), an important prey of the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Journal of Ethology 38: 121–124. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10164-019-00618-1

 

Estifanos, T.K., et al., Managing conflicts between local land use and the protection of the Ethiopian wolf: Residents’ preferences for conservation program design features. Ecological Economics, 2020. 169: p. 15. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106511


Foley, C.J., C. Sillero‐Zubiri, and L. Börger, Opensource, lowcost modular GPS collars for monitoring and tracking wildlife. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2020. 11(4): p. 553-558. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13369


Estifanos, T., et al., What are tourists willing to pay for securing the survival of a flagship species? The case of protection of the Ethiopian wolf. Tourism Economics, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1354816619880430


Gutema, T.M., et al., Foraging ecology of African wolves (Canis lupaster) and its implications for the conservation of Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis). R Soc Open Sci, 2019. 6(9): p. 190772. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190772


Gopalakrishnan, S., et al., Interspecific Gene Flow Shaped the Evolution of the Genus Canis. Curr Biol, 2019. 29(23): p. 4152. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.cub.2018.08.041


Macdonald, D.W., et al., Monogamy: Cause, Consequence, or Corollary of Success in Wild Canids? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2019. 7: p. 28. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00341


Eshete, G., et al., Does livestock predation reflect in negative local perceptions of Ethiopian wolves in South Wollo? Tropical Ecology, 2018. 59(1): p. 11-19. Link


Eshete, G., J. Marino, and C. Sillero-Zubiri, Ethiopian wolves conflict with pastoralists in small Afroalpine relicts. African Journal of Ecology, 2018. 56(2): p. 368-374. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12465

 

Gutema, T.M., et al., Competition between sympatric wolf taxa: an example involving African and Ethiopian wolves. R Soc Open Sci, 2018. 5(5): p. 172207. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172207

 

Perry, L.R., J. Marino, and C. Sillero-Zubiri, Going to the Dogs: Free-Ranging Domestic Dogs Threaten an Endangered Wild Canid through Competitive Interactions. Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species, 2018. 6(1). https://doi.org/10.4172/2332-2543.1000211

 

Gebresenbet, F., et al., A culture of tolerance: coexisting with large carnivores in the Kafa Highlands, Ethiopia. Oryx, 2017. 52(4): p. 751-760. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605316001356

 

Marston, D.A., et al., Complete Genomic Sequence of Canine Distemper Virus from an Ethiopian Wolf. Genome Announc, 2017. 5(29): p. 2. https://dx.doi.org/10.1128%2FgenomeA.00621-17

Macdonald, D.W., Animal behaviour and its role in carnivore conservation: examples of seven deadly threats. Animal Behaviour, 2016. 120: p. 197-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.06.013

 

Marino, J., et al., Rabies and Distemper Outbreaks in Smallest Ethiopian Wolf Population. Emerg Infect Dis, 2017. 23(12): p. 2102-2104. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201%2Feid2312.170893

 

Vlasatá, T., et al., Daily activity patterns in the giant root rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus), a fossorial rodent from the Afro-alpine zone of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Journal of Zoology, 2017. 302(3): p. 157-163. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12441

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C., et al., Feasibility and efficacy of oral rabies vaccine SAG2 in endangered Ethiopian wolves. Vaccine, 2016. 34(40): p. 4792-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.08.021

 

Eshete, G., et al., Community Resource Uses and Ethiopian Wolf Conservation in Mount Abune Yosef. Environ Manage, 2015. 56(3): p. 684-94. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs00267-015-0529-6

 

Gordon, C.H., et al., Canine distemper in endangered Ethiopian wolves. Emerg Infect Dis, 2015. 21(5): p. 824-32. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201%2Feid2105.141920

 

Marston, D.A., et al., Complete genomic sequence of rabies virus from an ethiopian wolf. Genome Announc, 2015. 3(2): p. 2. https://dx.doi.org/10.1128%2FgenomeA.00157-15

 

van Kesteren, F., et al., Helminth parasites in the endangered Ethiopian wolf, Canis simensis. J Helminthol, 2015. 89(4): p. 487-95. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022149x14000534

 

Venkataraman, V.V., et al., Solitary Ethiopian wolves increase predation success on rodents when among grazing gelada monkey herds. Journal of Mammalogy, 2015. 96(1): p. 129-137. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyu013

 

Venkataraman, V.V., et al., Gelada herds increase predation success of Ethiopian wolves on rodents. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2014. 153: p. 260-260.

 

Yihune, M. and A. Bekele, Feeding ecology of the Ethiopian wolf in the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology, 2014. 52(4): p. 484-490. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12150

 

Gottelli, D., et al., Genetic structure and patterns of gene flow among populations of the endangered Ethiopian wolf. Animal Conservation, 2013. 16(2): p. 234-247. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00591.x 

 

Marino, J., et al., The fall and rise of Ethiopian wolves: lessons for conservation of long-lived, social predators. Animal Conservation 2013: p. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12036.

 

van Kesteren, F., et al., The physiology of cooperative breeding in a rare social canid; sex, suppression and pseudopregnancy in female Ethiopian wolves. Physiol Behav, 2013. 122: p. 39-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.08.016 

 

Marino, J., et al., Ecological bases of philopatry and cooperation in Ethiopian wolves. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2012. 66(7): p. 1005-1015. Link 

Tallents, L.A., et al., Territory quality determines social group composition in Ethiopian wolves Canis simensis. J Anim Ecol, 2012. 81(1): p. 24-35. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01911.x

 

van Kesteren, F., et al., Sex, stress and social status: patterns in fecal testosterone and glucocorticoid metabolites in male Ethiopian wolves. Gen Comp Endocrinol, 2012. 179(1): p. 30-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2012.07.016

 

Kennedy, L.J., et al., Major histocompatibility complex diversity in the endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Tissue Antigens, 2011. 77(2): p. 118-25. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0039.2010.01591.x

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C., et al., Ecology and reproductive strategy of an Afroalpine specialist: Ethiopian wolves in the Bale Mountains Walia Special Edition on the Bale Mountains, 2011: p. 61-79. Link

 

Fashing, P.J., N. Nguyen, and N.J. Fashing, Behavior of geladas and other endemic wildlife during a desert locust outbreak at Guassa, Ethiopia: ecological and conservation implications. Primates, 2010. 51(3): p. 193-7. DOI: 10.1007/s10329-010-0194-6

 

Hoffmann, M., et al., The impact of conservation on the status of the world's vertebrates. Science, 2010. 330(6010): p. 1503-9. DOI: 10.1126/science.1194442

 

Johnson, N., et al., A new outbreak of rabies in rare Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis). Arch Virol, 2010. 155(7): p. 1175-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-010-0689-x

 

Tessema, M.E., et al., Community Attitudes Toward Wildlife and Protected Areas in Ethiopia. Society & Natural Resources, 2010. 23(6): p. 489-506. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920903177867

 

Vial, F., et al., An analysis of long-term trends in the abundance of domestic livestock and free-roaming dogs in the Bale Mountains National Park. African Journal of Ecology, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2028.2010.01233.x

 

Atickem, A., A. Bekele, and S.D. Williams, Competition between domestic dogs and Ethiopian wolf in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology, 2009. 48: p. 401-407. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2028.2009.01126.x

 

Evangelista, P., R. Engeman, and L. Tallents, Testing a passive tracking index for monitoring the endangered Ethiopian wolf. Integr Zool, 2009. 4(2): p. 172-178. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-4877.2009.00147.x

 

Marino, J., R. Mitchell, and P.J. Johnson, Dietary specialization and climatic-linked variations in extant populations of Ethiopian wolves. African Journal of Ecology, 2009. 48(2): p. 517-525. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2028.2009.01140.x

 

Thirgood, S., New perspectives on managing wildlife diseases. Journal of Applied Ecology, 2009. 46(2): p. 454-456. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01629.x

 

Randall, D.A., et al., Fine-scale genetic structure in Ethiopian wolves imposed by sociality, migration, and population bottlenecks. Conservation Genetics, 2009. 11(1): p. 89-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-009-0005-z 

Schipper, J., et al., The status of the world's land and marine mammals: diversity, threat, and knowledge. Science, 2008. 322(5899): p. 225-30. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1165115

 

Yihune, M., A. Bekele, and Z. Tefera, Human-Ethiopian wolf conflict in and around the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2008. 34(2): p. 149-155. DOI: 10.4314/sinet.v32i1.67785

 

Knobel, D.L., et al., Trapping and vaccination of endangered Ethiopian wolves to control an outbreak of rabies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 2007. 45(1): p. 109-116. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01387.x

 

Randall, D.A., et al., Inbreeding is reduced by female-biased dispersal and mating behavior in Ethiopian wolves. Behavioral Ecology, 2007. 18(3): p. 579-589. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arm010

 

Haydon, D.T., et al., Low-coverage vaccination strategies for the conservation of endangered species. Nature, 2006. 443(7112): p. 692-5. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05177

 

Marino, J., C. Sillero-Zubiri, and D.W. Macdonald, Trends, dynamics and resilience of an Ethiopian wolf population. Animal Conservation, 2006. 9(1): p. 49-58. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2005.00011.x

 

Randall, D.A., et al., An integrated disease management strategy for the control of rabies in Ethiopian wolves. Biological Conservation, 2006. 131(2): p. 151-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2006.04.004

 

Ashenafi, Z.T., Coulson, T., Sillero‐Zubiri, C. and Leader‐Williams, N. (2005), Behaviour and ecology of the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) in a human‐dominated landscape outside protected areas. Animal Conservation, 8: 113-121. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1367943005001952

 

Gottelli, D., et al., The effect of the last glacial age on speciation and population genetic structure of the endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Mol Ecol, 2004. 13(8): p. 2275-86. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294x.2004.02226.x

 

Randall, D.A., et al., Rabies in endangered Ethiopian wolves. Emerg Infect Dis, 2004. 10(12): p. 2214-7. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201%2Feid1012.040080

 

Marino, J., Threatened Ethiopian wolves persist in small isolated Afroalpine enclaves. Oryx, 2003. 37(01): p. 62-71. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605303000139

 

Edinburgh graduate helps protect Ethiopian wolves. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2003. 44(1): p. 51-52.

 

Haydon, D.T., M.K. Laurenson, and C. Sillero-Zubiri, Integrating epidemiology into population viability analysis: Managing the risk posed by rabies and canine distemper to the Ethiopian wolf. Conservation Biology, 2002. 16(5): p. 1372 1385. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1523-1739.2002.00559.x

 

Stephens, P.A., et al., Impact of livestock and settlement on the large mammalian wildlife of Bale Mountains National Park, southern Ethiopia. Biological Conservation, 2001. 100: p. 307-322. DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00035-0

Laurenson, M.K., et al., Disease threats to endangered species: patterns of infection by canine pathogens in Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis) and sympatric domestic dogs. Animal Conservation, 1998. 1: p.273-280. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1795.1998.tb00038.x

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C. and D.W. Macdonald, Scent-marking and territorial behaviour of Ethiopian wolves Canis simensis. Journal of Zoology, 1998. 245(3): p. 351-361. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1998.tb00110.x

 

The Ethiopian wolf: An action plan for its conservation. Oryx, 1998. 32(3): p. 174-175.

 

Whitby, J.E., P. Johnstone, and C. Sillero-Zubiri, Rabies virus in the decomposed brain of an Ethiopian wolf detected by nested reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. J Wildl Dis, 1997. 33(4): p. 912-5. https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.4.912

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C., P.J. Johnson, and D.W. MacDonald, A Hypothesis for Breeding Synchrony in Ethiopian Wolves (Canis simensis). Journal of Mammalogy, 1998. 79(3): p. 853-858.

 

Malcolm, J., The diet of the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis Ruppell) from a grassland are of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology, 1997. 35(2): p. 162-164.

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C., Field immobilization of Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis). J Wildl Dis, 1996. 32(1): p. 147-51. https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.1.147

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C., A.A. King, and D.W. Macdonald, Rabies and mortality in Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis). J Wildl Dis, 1996. 32(1): p. 80-6. https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.1.80

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C., D. Gottelli, and D.W. Macdonald, Male philopatry, extra-pack copulations and inbreeding avoidance in Ethiopian wolves ( Canis simensis ). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 1996. 38(5): p. 331-340. Link

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C. and D. Gottelli, Diet and Feeding Behavior of Ethiopian Wolves (Canis simensis). Journal of Mammalogy, 1995. 76(2): p. 531-541. https://doi.org/10.2307/1382361

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C. and D. Gottelli, Spatial organization in the Ethiopian wolf Canis simensis: Large packs and small stable home ranges. Journal of Zoology (London), 1995. 237(1): p. 65-81. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1995.tb02747.x

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C., F.H. Tattersall, and D.W. Macdonald, Bale Mountains rodent communities and their relevance to the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). African Journal of Ecology, 1995. 33(4): p. 301-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2028.1995.tb01041.x

 

Sillero-Zubiri, C., F.H. Tattersall, and D.W. Macdonald, Habitat selection and daily activity of giant molerats Tachyoryctes macrocephalus: Significance to the Ethiopian wolf Canis simensis in the Afroalpine ecosystem. Biological Conservation, 1995. 72(1): p. 77-84. Link

 

Gottelli, D., et al., Molecular genetics of the most endangered canid: The Ethiopian wolf Canis simensis. Molecular Ecology, 1994. 3(4): p. 301-312. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294x.1994.tb00070.x

 

Gottelli, D. and C. Sillero-Zubiri, The Ethiopian wolf - an endangered endemic canid. Oryx, 1992. 26: p. 205-214. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605300023735 

 

Mebatsion, T., et al., Detection of rabies antibody by ELISA and RFFIT in unvaccinated dogs and in the endangered Simien jackal (Canis simensis) of Ethiopia. Zentralbl Veterinarmed B, 1992. 39(3): p. 233-5. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0450.1992.tb01162.x