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Recently Published Science

WCS scientists publish hundreds of studies each year. Below is list of recent published studies with links. Please contact the WCS Communications department for more information on any of the studies or to speak with the authors.

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June 2017

Title: Border Security Fencing and Wildlife: The End of the Transboundary Paradigm in Eurasia?

Author(s): Linnell, John D. C.; Trouwborst, Arie; Boitani, Luigi; Kaczensky, Petra; Huber, Djuro; Reljic, Slaven; Kusak, Josip; Majic, Aleksandra; Skrbinsek, Tomaz; Potocnik, Hubert; Hayward, Matt W.; Milner-Gulland, E. J.; Buuveibaatar, Bayarbaatar; Olson, Kirk A.; Badamjav, Lkhagvasuren; Bischof, Richard; Zuther, Steffen; Breitenmoser, Urs


May 2017

Title: Forecasting ecosystem responses to climate change across Africa's Albertine Rift

Author(s): Rocio Ponce-Reyes, Andrew J. Plumptre, Daniel Segan, Samuel Ayebare, Richard A. Fuller, Hugh P. Possingham, James E.M. Watson


April 2017

Title: The first record of alpine long-eared bat Plecotus macrobullaris in Serbia

Author(s): Budinski, Ivana; Karapandza, Branko; Josipovic, Vukasin; Jovanovic, Jelena; Paunovic, Milan


March 2017

Title: Who Should Pick the Winners of Climate Change?

Author(s): Webster, Michael S.; Colton, Madhavi A.; Darling, Emily S.; Armstrong, Jonathan; Pinsky, Malin L.; Knowlton, Nancy; Schindler, Daniel E.


Title: Species' traits influenced their response to recent climate change

Author(s): Pacifici, Michela; Visconti, Piero; Butchart, Stuart H. M.; Watson, James E. M.; Cassola, Francesca M.; Rondinini, Carlo


Title: Trade-offs between data resolution, accuracy, and cost when choosing information to plan reserves for coral reef ecosystems

Author(s): Vivitskaia J. Tulloch, Carissa J. Klein, Stacy D. Jupiter, Ayesha I.T. Tulloch, Chris Roelfsema, Hugh P. Possingham


Title: Spatio-temporal interactions facilitate large carnivore sympatry across a resource gradient

Author(s): Karanth, K. Ullas; Srivathsa, Arjun; Vasudev, Divya; Puri, Mahi; Parameshwaran, Ravishankar; Kumar, N. Samba


Title: Slow intrinsic growth rate in forest elephants indicates recovery from poaching will require decades

Author(s): Turkalo, Andrea K.; Wrege, Peter H.; Wittemyer, George


Title: An indicator-based adaptive management framework and its development for data-limited fisheries in Belize

Author(s): Gavin McDonald, Bill Harford, Alejandro Arrivillaga, Elizabeth A. Babcock, Ramon Carcamo, James Foley, Rod Fujita, Todd Gedamke, Janet Gibson, Kendra Karr, Julie Robinson, Jono Wilson


Title: Genetic variation in blue whales in the eastern pacific: implication for taxonomy and use of common wintering grounds

Author(s): Leduc, R. G.; Archer, F. I.; Lang, A. R.; Martien, K. K.; Hancock-Hanser, B.; Torres-Florez, J. P.; Hucke-Gaete, R.; Rosenbaum, H. C.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Brownell, R. L., Jr.; Taylor, B. L.


January 2017

Title: Effects of temporary closure of a national park on leopard movement and behaviour in tropical Asia

Author(s): Ngoprasert, Dusit; Lynam, Antony J.; Gale, George A.


Title: Balancing housing growth and land conservation: Conservation development preserves private lands near protected areas

Author(s): Miranda H. Mockrin, Sarah E. Reed, Liba Pejchar, Salo Jessica


Title: Developing locally managed marine areas: Lessons learnt from Kenya, Ocean & Coastal Management

Author(s): Joan A. Kawaka, Melita A. Samoilys, Michael Murunga, Julie Church, Carolyne Abunge, George Waweru Maina


December 2016

Title: Chilean Wetlands: Biodiversity, Endemism, and Conservation Challenges

Author(s): Alejandra Figueroa Manuel Contreras Bárbara Saavedra Carmen Espoz


Title: Landscape trends in small mammal occupancy in the Makira–Masoala protected areas, northeastern Madagascar

Author(s): Asia J. Murphy, Steven M. Goodman, Zach J. Farris, Sarah M. Karpanty, VonjyAndrianjakarivelo, Marcella J. Kelly


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