Recent Publications

Golden, C.D., Bonds, M., Brashares, J.S., Rasolofonaina, B.J.R. & C. Kremen. In press. An economic valuation of the subsistence harvest of wildlife in Madagascar. Conservation Biology.

Golden, C.D., Wrangham, R.W. & J.S. Brashares. 2013. Assessing the accuracy of interviewed recall for rare, highly seasonal events: the case of wildlife consumption in Madagascar. Animal Conservation.

Sawyer, S. & J.S. Brashares. 2013. Applying resource selection functions at multiple scales to prioritize habitat use by the Cross River gorilla. Diversity & Distributions 19(8): 943-954.

Epps, C.W., Wasser, S.K., Keim, J.L., Mutayoba, B.M. & J.S. Brashares. 2013. Quantifying past and present connectivity illuminates a rapidly changing landscape for the African elephant. Molecular Ecology 22(6): 1574-1588.

Weinbaum, K.Z., Brashares, J.S., Golden, C.D. & W.M. Getz. 2012. Searching for sustainability: are assessments of wildlife harvests behind the times? Ecology Letters 16(1): 99-111.

Bean, W.T., Stafford, R., Prugh, L.R., Butterfield, S. & J.S. Brashares. 2012. An evaluation of monitoring methods for the endangered giant kangaroo rat. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36: 587-593.

Estes, J.A., Power, M.E. & J.S. Brashares. In press. Predicting and detecting reciprocity between indirect ecological interactions and evolution. American Naturalist.

Burton, A.C., Sam, M.K., Balangtaa, C. & J.S. Brashares. 2012. Hierarchical multi-species modeling of carnivore responses to hunting, habitat and prey in a West African protected area. PLoS ONE 7(5): e38007. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038007.

Ryan, S.J., Brashares, J.S., Walsh, C., Milbers, K., Kilroy, C., & C.A. Chapman. In press. A survey of gastrointestinal parasites of olive baboons (Papio anubis) in human settlement areas of Mole National Park, Ghana. Journal of Parasitology 98: 885-888.

Rubidge, E.M., Patton, J.L., Lim, M., Burton, A.C., Brashares, J.S., & C.G. Moritz. 2012. Climate-induced range contraction drives genetic erosion in an alpine mammal. Nature Climate Change 2: 285-288.

Prugh, L. & J.S. Brashares. 2012. Partitioning the keystone effects of an ecosystem engineer. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 667-678.

Golden, C.D., Fernald, L. C., Brashares, J.S., Rasolofoniaina, B.J.R. & C. Kremen. 2011. Benefits of wildlife consumption to child nutrition in a biodiversity hotspot. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 108: 19653-19656.

Epps, C.W., Mutayoba, B.M., Gwin, L.E. & J.S. Brashares. 2011. An empirical evaluation of the African elephant as a focal species for connectivity planning. Diversity & Distributions 17: 603-612.

Estes, J., Terborgh, J., Brashares, J.S., Power, M., Berger, J., Bond, W.J., Carpenter, S.R., Essington, T., Holt, R.D., Jackson, J.B.C., Marquis, R.J., Oksanen, L., Oksanen, T., Paine, R.T., Pikitch, E., Ripple, W.J., Sandin, S., Scheffer, M., Schoener, T.W., Shurin, J.B., Sinclair, A.R.E., Soulé, M.E. & D.A. Wardel. 2011. Trophic downgrading of planet earth. Science 333: 301-306.

Brashares, J.S., Golden, C., Weinbaum, K., Barrett, C., & G.V. Okello. 2011. Economic and geographic drivers of wildlife consumption in rural Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 108: 13931-13936.

Sawyer, J. and S. Sawyer. 2011. Lessons from the Mist: What can International Environmental Law Learn from Gorilla Conservation Efforts? Georgetown Internantional Environmental Law Review.

Bean, W., R. Stafford and J. Brashares. 2011. The effects of small sample size and samplie bias on threshold selection and accuracy assessment of species distribution models. Ecography 35: 250-258.

Sawyer, S., C. Epps and J. Brashares. 2011. Placing linkages among fragmented habitats: do least-cost path models reflect how animals use landscapes? Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 668-678.

Rubidge, E.M., W.B. Monahan, J.L. Parra, S.E. Cameron, J.S. Brashares. 2011. The role of climate, habitat, and species co-occurrence as drivers of change in small mammal distributions over the past century. Global Change Biology 17: 696-708.

Fiorella, K., C. Gurney, M. Leong, and T. Stillinger. 2010. Nature's matrix: linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereignty. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 34: 923-925.

Fiorella, K., A. Cameron, W. Sechrest, R. Winfree, and C. Kremen. 2010. Methodological considerations in reserve system selection: a case study of Malagasy Lemurs. Biological Conservation 143: 963-973.

Burton, A.C., E.B. Buedi, C. Balangtaa, D.G. Kpelle, M.K. Sam and J.S. Brashares. 2010. The decline of lions in Ghana's Mole National Park. African Journal of Ecology 49: 122-126.

Brashares, J.S. 2010. Filtering wildlife. Science 329: 402-403. [Perspective]

Richmond, O., McEntee, J., Hijmans, R. & J.S. Brashares. 2010. Is the climate right for Pleistocene rewilding? PLoS ONE 5: e12899

Prugh, LR, and JS Brashares. 2010. Basking in the moonlight? Illumination increases the capture success of the endangered giant kangaroo rat. Journal of Mammalogy 91: 1205-1212.

Prugh, L.R., A.R.E. Sinclair, K.E. Hodges, A.L. Jacob, D.S. Wilcove. 2010. Reducing threats to species: threat reversibility and links to industry. Conservation Letters 3: 267-276.

Brashares, J. S., C. W. Epps & C. J. Stoner. 2010. Ecological and conservation implications of mesopredator release. In J. Terborgh & J. Estes. Trophic Cascades. Island Press.

Sinclair, A.R.E., S. Mduma & J.S. Brashares. 2010. Trophic cascades in tropical savannas. In J. Terborgh & J. Estes, eds. Trophic Cascades. Island Press.

Danielsen, F., Burgess, N.D., Funder, M., Blomley, T. & J. S. Brashares. 2009. Counting what matter in species-rich but economically poor areas. In: Taking Stock of Nature, A. Lawrence, ed. Cambridge University Press.

Brashares, J.S. & P. Arcese. 2009. The Oribi. In: The Mammals of Africa, J. Kingdon, D. Happold & T. Butynski, eds. Academic Press, London

Prugh, LR, CJ Stoner, CW Epps, WT Bean, WJ Ripple, AS Laliberte, JS Brashares. 2009. The rise of the mesopredator. BioScience 59: 779-791.

Danielsen, F. et al. 2009. Local participation in natural resource monitoring: a characterization of approaches. Conservation Biology 23: 31-42.

Prugh, L.R., K. Hodges, A.R.E. Sinclair & J.S. Brashares. 2008. Effect of habitat area and isolation on fragmented animal populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105: 20770-20775.

Wittemyer, G., P. Elsen, W.T. Bean, A.C.O. Burton and J.S. Brashares. 2008. Accelerated human population growth at protected area edges. Science: 321:123-126.

Prugh, L.R., S.M. Arthur, C.E. Ritland. 2008. Use of faecal genotyping to determine individual diet. Wildlife Biology 14: 318-330.

Mooers, A. O., L. R. Prugh, M. Festa-Bianchet, and J. A. Hutchings. 2007. Biases in legal listing under Canadian endangered species legislation. Conservation Biology 21:572-575.

Stoner, C.J., Caro, T.M., Mduma, S., Mlingwa, C., Sabuni, G., and M. Borner. 2007. Assessment of effectiveness of protection strategies in Tanzania based on a decade of survey data for large herbivores. Conservation Biology 21: 635-646.

Stoner, C.J., Caro, T.M., Mduma, S., Mlingwa, C., Sabuni, G., Borner, M. and C. Schelten. 2007. Changes in large herbivore populations across large areas of Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 45: 202-215.