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Peer-reviewed Publications

New record of strawberry leopard (Panthera pardus) in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Ecology and Evolution, Nature Notes (2024)

Charlotte E. Searle, Paolo Strampelli, Singira N. Parsais, Leonard J. Haule, Kandey K. Olesyapa, Nasri D. Salum, Germanus Hape, Manase Elisa, Daniel Mathayo, Joseph Kaduma, Neema Malulu, Nyasatu Mkaka, Justine Robert, Dennis Ikanda, Samuel Mtoka, Kathryn Doody, Alex L. Lobora, Amy J. Dickman

leopard

Spotted hyaena population density across habitat and land use types in southern Tanzania

Journal of Zoology (2023)

CE Searle, P Strampelli, JB Smit, L Mkuburo, F Mathews, H Kiwango, DW Macdonald, AJ Loveridge, AJ Dickman

Spotted hyana

Communications Earth & Environment volume 4, Article number: 302 (2023)

Samantha K. Nicholson, Amy Dickman, Amy Hinks, Jason Riggio, Hans Bauer, Andrew Loveridge, Matthew Becker, Colleen Begg, Shivani Bhalla, Dawn Burnham, Alayne Cotterill, Stephanie Dolrenry, Egil Dröge, Paul Funston, Leela Hazzah, Dennis Ikanda, Fikirte Gebresenbet, Philipp Henschel, Roseline L. Mandisodza-Chikerema, Moreangels Mbizah, Luke Hunter, Kim Jacobsen, Peter Lindsey, Nakedi Maputla, Ewan Macdonald, David W. Macdonald, Resson Kantai Duff, Craig Packer, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Tutilo Mudumba, Paolo Strampelli, Etotépé A. Sogbohossou, Peter Tyrrell & Andrew P. Jacobson 

leopard

Ecological Solutions and Evidence; Volume 4, Issue 3 July–September 2023, e12276

Mary K. Burak, Femke Broekhuis, Amy Dickman, Steven Ekwanga, Nicholas Elliot, Laurence Frank, Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, Terrie M. Williams, Christopher C. Wilmers, Oswald Schmitz

leopard

Trophy hunting is not one big thing

Biodiversity and Conservation, 32, pages 2149–2153 (2023)

Darragh Hare, Hüseyin Ambarlı, Amy J Dickman, Egil Dröge, Mohammad S Farhidinia, Paul J Johnson, Munib Khanyari, Rose Mandisodza-Chikerema, Robert A Montgomery, Chris Sutherland, Hugh Webster & Matthew Wijers 

Trophy hunting

Hunting trophy import bans proposed by the UK may be ineffective and inequitable as conservation policies in multiple social-ecological contexts

Conservation Letters, e12935 (2023)

Douglas A. Clark, Peadar Brehony, Amy Dickman, Lee Foote, Adam G. Hart, Charles Jonga, Moreangels M. Mbiza, Dilys Roe, Chris Sandbrook

Trophy hunting

Index-based large carnivore population density and abundance estimates for the Ruaha-Rungwa conservation complex in Tanzania

People and Nature, Volume 4, Issue 5, Pages 1263-1278 (2022)

Paolo Strampelli, Philipp Henschel, Charlotte E. Searle, Alex Loiruk Lobora, Halima Kiwango, David W. Macdonald, Amy J. Dickman

large carnivores

Anthropogenic risk increases night-time activities and associations in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystem, Tanzania

African Journal of EcologyVolume 61, Issue1, Pages 64-76 (2023)

Josephine B. Smit, Charlotte E. Searle, Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith, Paolo Strampelli, Lameck Mkuburo, Victor A. Kakengi, Edward M. Kohi, Amy J. Dickman, Phyllis C. Lee

elephants

Plos One, January 20, 2023

Paolo Strampelli, Philipp Henschel, Charlotte E. Searle, David W. Macdonald, Amy J. Dickman

large carnivores

Oryx, 2023

C Searle, Paolo Strampelli, L Haule, S Parsais, K Olesyapa, N Salum, D Ikanda, S Mtoka, G Hape, D Mathayo, M Elisa, A Dickman

Cheetah

Habitat use of and threats to African large carnivores in a mixed-use landscape

Conservation Biology, e13943 (2022)

Paolo Strampelli, Philipp Henschel, Charlotte E Searle, David W Macdonald, Amy J Dickman

large carnivores

Trends and biases in African large carnivore population assessments: identifying priorities and opportunities from a systematic review of two decades of research

PeerJ, e14354 (2022)

Paolo Strampelli, Liz AD Campbell, Philipp Henschel, Samantha K Nicholson, David W Macdonald, Amy J Dickman

large carnivores

Shepherding Sub-Saharan Africa's Wildlife Through Peak Anthropogenic Pressure Toward a Green Anthropocene

Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Volume 47, Issue 1, Pages 91-121

Peter A Lindsey, SH Anderson, A Dickman, P Gandiwa, S Harper, AB Morakinyo, N Nyambe, M O'Brien-Onyeka, C Packer, AH Parker, AS Robson, Alice Ruhweza, EA Sogbohossou, KW Steiner, PN Tumenta

leopard

An experimental game to examine pastoralists' preferences for human–lion coexistence strategies

People and Nature, Volume 4, Issue 5, Pages 1263-1278 (2022)

Rebecca Sargent, O. Sarobidy Rakotonarivo, Stephen P. Rushton, BenJee Cascio ,Ana Grau, Andrew R. Bell, Nils Bunnefeld, Amy Dickman, Marion Pfeifer

leopard

Towards equitable conservation: social capital, fear and livestock loss shape perceived benefit from a protected area

Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 319, Pages 115676 (2022)

BG Parker, KS Jacobsen, JA Vucetich, AJ Dickman, AJ Loveridge, DW Macdonald

leopard

Understanding nuanced preferences for carnivore conservation: To know them is not always to love them

Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 37, e02150 (2022)

DW Macdonald, PJ Johnson, D Burnham, A Dickman, A Hinks, C Sillero-Zubiri, EA Macdonald

large carnivores

Keeping hunting bans on target

Conservation Biology, Volume 36, Issue 4 (2022)

Hugh Webster, Amy Dickman, Adam Hart, Dilys Roe

Trophy hunting

What is a lion worth to local people – Quantifying of the costs of living alongside a top predator

Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 37, e02150 (2022)

Kim S Jacobsen, Erlend Dancke Sandorf, Andrew J Loveridge, Amy J Dickman, Paul J Johnson, Susana Mourato, Davide Contu, David W Macdonald

leopard

Intergenerational inequity: stealing the joy and benefits of nature from our children

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2022, P28 (2022)

Matt W Hayward, Ninon FV Meyer, Niko Balkenhol, Chad T Beranek, Cassandra K Bugir, Kathleen V Bushell, Alex Callen, Amy J Dickman, Andrea S Griffin, Peter M Haswell, Lachlan G Howell, Christopher A Jordan, Kaya Klop-Toker, Remington J Moll, Robert A Montgomery, Tutilo Mudumba, Liudmila Osipova, Stéphanie Périquet, Rafael Reyna-Hurtado, William J Ripple, Lilian P Sales, Florian J Weise, Ryan R Witt, Peter A Lindsey

Nature

Camera trapping and spatially explicit capture–recapture for the monitoring and conservation management of lions: Insights from a globally important population in Tanzania

Ecological Solutions and Evidence, Volume 3, e12129 (2022)

Paolo Strampelli, Charlotte E. Searle, Josephine B. Smit, Philipp Henschel, Lameck Mkuburo, Dennis Ikanda, David W. Macdonald, Amy J. Dickman

leopard

Exploring the connections between giraffe skin disease and lion predation

Journal of Zoology, Volume 316, P49-60 (2022)

AB Muneza, DW Linden, MH Kimaro, AJ Dickman, DW Macdonald, GJ Roloff, MW Hayward, RA Montgomery

leopard

Threat analysis for more effective lion conservation

Oryx, Volume 56, p. 108-115 (2022)

Hans Bauer, Amy Dickman, Guillaume Chapron, Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, Samantha K Nicholson, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Luke Hunter, Peter Lindsey, David W Macdonald

leopard

Fostering Coexistence Between People and Large Carnivores in Africa: Using a Theory of Change to Identify Pathways to Impact and Their Underlying Assumptions

Frontiers in Conservation Science, 24 January 2022

Sarah M. Durant, Agnese Marino, John D. C. Linnell, Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, Stephanie Dloniak, Stephanie Dolrenry, Paul Funston, Rosemary J. Groom, Lise Hanssen, Jane Horgan1, Dennis Ikanda, Audrey Ipavec, Bernard Kissui, Laly Lichtenfeld, J. Weldon McNutt, Nicholas Mitchell, Elizabeth Naro, Abdoulkarim Samna and Gidey Yirga

large carnivores

Temporal scale of habitat selection for large carnivores: Balancing energetics, risk and finding prey

Journal of Animal Ecology, Volume 91, p.182-195 (2022)

Anna C. Nisi, Justin P. Suraci, Nathan Ranc, Laurence G. Frank, Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, Steven Ekwanga, Terrie M. Williams, Christopher C. Wilmers

large carnivores

Temporal partitioning and spatiotemporal avoidance among large carnivores in a human-impacted African landscape

PloS one,e0256876 (2021)

Charlotte E Searle, Josephine B Smit, Jeremy J Cusack, Paolo Strampelli, Ana Grau, Lameck Mkuburo, David W Macdonald, Andrew J Loveridge, Amy J Dickman

large carnivores

Coexistence in an African pastoral landscape: Evidence that livestock and wildlife temporally partition water resources

African Journal of Ecology (2021)

Erin Connolly, James Allan, Peadar Brehony, Alice Aduda, Guy Western, Samantha Russell, Amy Dickman, Peter Tyrrell

Livestock

Leopard population density varies across habitats and management strategies in a mixed-use Tanzanian landscape

Biological Conservation, Volume 257, May 2021, 109120

Charlotte E Searle, Josephine Smit, Paolo Strampelli, Lameck Mkuburo, Dennis Ikanda, David W Macdonald, Andrew J Loveridge, Amy J Dickman

leopard

Density responses of lesser-studied carnivores to habitat and management strategies in southern Tanzania’s Ruaha-Rungwa landscape

 PloS one 16: 0242293 (2021)

Marie Hardouin, Charlotte E Searle, Paolo Strampelli, Josephine Smit, Amy Dickman, Alex L Lobora, J Marcus Rowcliffe

other carnivores

Attracting investment for Africa's protected areas by creating enabling environments for collaborative management partnerships

Biological Conservation 255: 108979 (2021)

P Lindsey, M Baghai, G Bigurube, S Cunliffe, A Dickman, K Fitzgerald, M Flyman, P Gandiwa, B Kumchedwa, A Madope, M Morjan, A Parker, K Steiner, P Tumenta, K Uiseb, A Robson

Investment

Soap operas will not wash for wildlife

People and Nature (2021)

Keith Somerville, Amy Dickman, Paul J Johnson, Adam G Hart

Wildlife

Estimating leopard density across the highly modified human-dominated landscape of the Western Cape, South Africa

Oryx 55: 34-45 (2021)

Carolyn H Devens, Matt W Hayward, Thulani Tshabalala, Amy Dickman, Jeannine S McManus, Bool Smuts, Michael J Somers

leopard

The importance of tangible and intangible factors in human‐carnivore coexistence

Conservation Biology (2020)

Kim S Jacobsen, Amy J Dickman, David W Macdonald, Susana Mourato, Paul Johnson, Lovemore Sibanda, Andrew J Loveridge

large carnivores

Commercially-driven lion part removal: What is the evidence from mortality records?

Global Ecology and Conservation 24: e01327 (2020)

Peter Coals, Amy Dickman, Jane Hunt, Ana Grau, Roseline Mandisodza-Chikerema, Dennis Ikanda, David W Macdonald, Andrew Loveridge

leopard

Beyond banning wildlife trade: COVID-19, conservation and development

World Development 136: 105121 (2020)

Dilys Roe, Amy Dickman, Richard Kock, EJ Milner-Gulland, Elizabeth Rihoy

Wildlife

Conserving Africa’s wildlife and wildlands through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

Nature ecology & evolution 4: 1300-1310 (2020)

Peter Lindsey, James Allan, Peadar Brehony, Amy Dickman, Ashley Robson, Colleen Begg, Hasita Bhammar, Lisa Blanken, Thomas Breuer, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Michael Flyman, Patience Gandiwa, Nicia Giva, Dickson Kaelo, Simon Nampindo, Nyambe Nyambe, Kurt Steiner, Andrew Parker, Dilys Roe, Paul Thomson, Morgan Trimble, Alexandre Caron, Peter Tyrrell

Wildlife

Drivers of leopard (Panthera pardus) habitat use and relative abundance in Africa's largest transfrontier conservation area

Biological Conservation 248: 108649 (2020)

Charlotte E Searle, Dominik T Bauer, M Kristina Kesch, Jane E Hunt, Roseline Mandisodza-Chikerema, Michael V Flyman, David W Macdonald, Amy J Dickman, Andrew J Loveridge

leopard

Wars over Wildlife: Green Militarisation and Just War Theory

Conservation & Society 18: 293-297 (2020)

Amy Dickman, Paul Johnson, Peter Coals, Lauren Harrington, Peter Tyrrell, Keith Somerville, Alayne Cotterill, David Whetham

Wildlife

The relative effects of prey availability, anthropogenic pressure and environmental variables on lion (Panthera leo) site use in Tanzania's Ruaha landscape during the dry season

Journal of Zoology 310: 135-144 (2020)

Leandro Abade, Jeremy Cusack, Remington J Moll, Paolo Strampelli, Amy J Dickman, David W Macdonald, Robert A Montgomery

leopard

Insights into the status and distribution of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in an understudied potential stronghold in southern Tanzania

African Journal of Ecology 59: 334-341 (2020)

P Strampelli, C Searle, J Smit, A Grau, P Henschel, A Lobora, N Mitchell, D Macdonald, A Dickman

Cheetah

Threat analysis for more effective lion conservation

Oryx, Published online by Cambridge University Press (2020)

Hans Bauer, Amy Dickman, Guillaume Chapron, Alayne Oriol Cotterill, Samantha K. Nicholson, Claudio Sillero Zubiri, Luke Hunter, Peter Lindey and David W. Macdonald

leopard

Consequences matter: Compassion in conservation means caring for individuals, populations and species

Animals 9: 1115 (2019)

Paul J Johnson, Vanessa M Adams, Doug P Armstrong, Sandra E Baker, Duan Biggs, Luigi Boitani, Alayne Cotterill, Emma Dale, Holly O’donnell, David JT Douglas, Egil Droge, John G Ewen, Ruth E Feber, Piero Genovesi, Clive Hambler, Bart J Harmsen, Lauren A Harrington, Amy Hinks, Joelene Hughes, Lydia Katsis, Andrew Loveridge, Axel Moehrenschlager, Christopher O’kane, Meshach Pierre, Steve Redpath, Lovemore Sibanda, Pritpal Soorae, Mark Stanley Price, Peter Tyrrell, Alexandra Zimmermann, Amy Dickman

Wildlife

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

Journal of wildlife diseases 55: 770-781 (2019)

Arthur B Muneza, Waldemar Ortiz-Calo, Craig Packer, Jeremy J Cusack, Trevor Jones, Meredith S Palmer, Alexandra Swanson, Margaret Kosmala, Amy J Dickman, David W Macdonald, Robert A Montgomery

Giraffe

Trophy Hunting Bans Imperil Biodiversity

Conservation & Wildlife Management, October 2019

By Amy Dickman, Rosie Cooney, Paul J. Johnson, Maxi Pia Louis, Dilys Roe and 128 signatories

Trophy hunting

Conservation geopolitics

Conservation Biology 33: 250-259 (2019)

Timothy Hodgetts, Dawn Burnham, Amy Dickman, Ewan A Macdonald, David W Macdonald

Nature

Creating Landscapes of Coexistence

Conservation & Society 17: 204-217 (2019)

Guy Western, David W Macdonald, Andrew J Loveridge, Amy J Dickman

Nature

Behavior-specific habitat selection by African lions may promote their persistence in a human-dominated landscape

Ecology volume 100; e02644 (2019)

Suraci, J. P., L. G. Frank, A. Oriol-Cotterill, S. Ekwanga, T. M. Williams, and C. C. Wilmers.

leopard

Resolving a conservation dilemma: vulnerable lions eating endangered zebras

PloS one 13: e0201983 (2018)

Timothy G O’Brien, Margaret F Kinnaird, Steven Ekwanga, Christopher Wilmers, Terrie Williams, Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, Daniel Rubenstein, Laurence G Frank

leopard

PNAS Biological Sciences 115 (45) E10788-E10796 (2018)

Peter A Lindsey, Jennifer RB Miller, Lisanne S Petracca, Lauren Coad, Amy J Dickman, Kathleen H Fitzgerald, Michael V Flyman, Paul J Funston, Philipp Henschel, Samuel Kasiki, Kathryn Knights, Andrew J Loveridge, David W Macdonald, Roseline L Mandisodza-Chikerema, Sean Nazerali, Andrew J Plumptre, Riko Stevens, Hugo W Van Zyl, Luke TB Hunter

leopard

PloS one 13: e0204370 (2018)

Leandro Abade, Jeremy Cusack, Remington J Moll, Paolo Strampelli, Amy J Dickman, David W Macdonald, Robert A Montgomery

leopard

Animal Conservation 21: 376-386 (2018)

T Kuiper, AJ Dickman, AE Hinks, C Sillero‐Zubiri, EA Macdonald, DW Macdonald

African wild dog

Improving the role of global conservation treaties in addressing contemporary threats to lions

Biodiversity and conservation 27: 2747-2765 (2018)

Timothy Hodgetts, Melissa Lewis, Hans Bauer, Dawn Burnham, Amy Dickman, Ewan Macdonald, David Macdonald, Arie Trouwborst

leopard

The Costs and Causes of Human-Cheetah Conflict on Livestock and Game Farms

Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation, Chapter 13: 173-189 (2018)

Amy Dickman, Niki A. Rust, Lorraine K. Boast, Mary Wykstra, Louisa Richmond-Coggan, Rebecca Klein, Moses Selebatso, Maurus Msuha, Laurie Marker 

Livestock

Use of Livestock Guarding Dogs to Reduce Human-Cheetah Conflict

Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation, Chapter 15: 209-221 (2018)

T Kuiper, AJ Dickman, AE Hinks, C Sillero‐Zubiri, EA Macdonald, DW Macdonald

Cheetah

A sideways look at conservation and consistency in tourism policy

Conservation Biology 32: 744-746 (2018)

Amy Dickman, Craig Packer, Paul J Johnson, David W Macdonald

Wildlife

Learning from the past to prepare for the future: felids face continued threat from declining prey

Ecography 41: 140-152 (2018)

Christopher James Sandom, S Faurby, J‐C Svenning, D Burnham, A Dickman, AE Hinks, EA Macdonald, WJ Ripple, J Williams, DW Macdonald

leopard
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