CarnivoreScience.info serves as an online academic hub lead by researchers Guillaume Chapron and José Vicente López-Bao to develop and share new perspectives on carnivore ecology, management and conservation. Our research starting point is to recognize that carnivores, particularly large carnivores, are among the most controversial and challenging group of species to coexist with and to conserve in the Anthropocene. Their conservation and management not only requires a good understanding of their ecology, behaviour and evolution, but also of human psychological, social, political and economic processes connected to these species.
Following a quantitative and multidisciplinary approach, our goal is to generate scientific knowledge to achieve solutions to ecological, conservation and management problems related to carnivores through original, creative and collaborative scientific research. We strive to inform policy makers, managers as well as other interested stakeholders for a successful conservation and management of these species.
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Guillaume Chapron, PhD, MSc, DVM, now Associate Professor at Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Guillaume started his career by mistakenly becoming a vet (DVM 1998) before becoming addicted on population modeling during his Master (MSc 2000) and defending his PhD (2004) at the Université Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris, France. His research interest focuses on anything that puts large carnivores into numbers, such as viability analysis, adaptive management and any other carnivore conservation questions. He uses different approaches, from simple deterministic models to complex hierarchical state-space models, without forgetting Individual Based Models. He is also very much interested in understanding the political aspects and mechanisms of biodiversity conservation. He is a member of the Cat and Canid Specialist Groups and LCIE at IUCN and Associate Editor of Ecosphere, an open-access journal from the Ecological Society of America. His detailled resume is here and he can be reached at email@example.com
José Vicente López-Bao, PhD, MSc, now Juan de la Cierva fellow at Research Unit of Biodiversity (UO/CSIC/PA), Oviedo University, Spain, and researcher affiliated to Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
José became imprinted in ecology and conservation when he was offered a lynx and a wolf toys at age of 2. Since then, he completed his undergraduate studies in Animal Biology (BSc, 2003) and was trapped by the conservation science (MSc and PhD in Ecology and Conservation Biology in 2006 and 2010, respectively). He has developed his research career integrating quantitative and multidisciplinary approaches to achieve solutions to ecological, conservation and management problems using carnivores as model species. He is particularly interested on the integration of ecological, molecular, veterinary, economic, law and social disciplines to a better understanding on the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on carnivores and human-carnivore conflicts. He is a member of the Canid Specialist Group at IUCN and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection of projects
Our past and current projects illustrate the variety of foci and approaches that we adopt. Some of the most illustrative projects are briefly explained below:
Viability of small populations
We have been working on Population Viability Analyses during the past 10 years and our work has been used by several governments to support conservation and management. decisions. Recently, we used a multi-model inference approach to estimate the demographic viability of the Scandinavian wolf population. We also documented the effect of releasing individuals on the viability of the extremely small brown bear population in France. Our models are written in R or C languages and are multi-threaded to allow for fast computations.
Conserving endangered species
Using the endangered Iberian lynx as study case, we have developed an innovative research project within the field of conservation biology based on the use of extra food as a conservation tool to recovery their populations (e.g. to increase productivity, fitness, carrying capacity). An original aspect of this project was the evaluation not only of the positive effects of this action, but also its potential negative and side effects at the levels of individual, population, and community as well as the degree of compliance with planned management goals, a very common overlooked evaluation process after the implementation of management actions.
Sociality and conservation
Large carnivores show a wide variety of life history patterns ranging from solitary to highly social species. We have shown how complex life history patterns can be simplified in a lossless approach and included in population matrix models. We are pursuing research in comparative population ecology of large carnivores by using multi-type brancing process population models to investigate how different life histories affect population growth rate and extinction risk and how this should be taken into account in conservation strategies.
Adaptive management and Structured Decision Making (SDM)
Modern management of wildlife population is based on an adaptive approach where management strategies are adjusted according to their result (passive adaptive) or where strategies can also be chosen to generate information to improve future decisions (active adaptive). We are applying this approach on large carnivores in particular wolves. Because algorithms used in adaptive management can be technical to implement, we developed an R package (from a Matlab toolbox) that proposes a set of functions related to the resolution of discrete-time Markov Decision Processes (finite horizon, value iteration, policy iteration, linear programming)
Legal ecology of large carnivores
Member States of the European Union are bound to the Habitats Directive that requires populations of wild species of conservation interest reach a Favourable Conservation Status (FCS). However, these legal obligations remain often abstract and may not be easily amenable to concrete real world decisions affecting biodiversity conservation. We launched in 2014 an interdisciplinary project that will establish a dialogue between law and ecology to clarify and interpret the Habitats Directive in ecological terms, quantify FCS and delineate conservation and management policies in line with the Directive. Visit the project dedicated website www.clawsandlaws.eu
Large carnivores in human-dominated landscapes
The large spatial requirements and predatory behaviour of large carnivores, among other factors, lead to a continuous conflict with human interests and complex scenarios of coexistence, management and conservation. The Iberian wolf have persisted continuously during the last centuries in a highly human-dominated landscape resulting in a paradigmatic example to understand the adaptations of both wolves and humans to the coexistence as well as its consequences. We are particularly interested in the ecology, conservation and management of the species in such scenario. Among other factors, we are studying spatial ecology, activity patterns, mechanisms of coexistence and impact of anthropogenic activities. Another study case is the Eurasian lynx in Scandinavia.
Improving large carnivore management
Using wolves as model species, we are focusing on existing wolf management and action plans aiming to identify key management and conservation questions, actions, or important gaps of knowledge that needs to be clarified or addressed in order to inform managers and policy-makers and to improve large carnivore management and conservation. We follow and evidence-based conservation approach, and use meta-analyses on different aspects of the wolf ecology, as main tools to reach our goals.
Poaching or illegal hunting is an overlooked factor driving the dynamics of large carnivore populations. We have developed population models to estimate its impact on Amur tigers in collaboration with WCS and on Scandinavian wolves in collaboration with Skandulv. In this latter work, we shown that poaching accounted for half the mortality in the population and that two thirds of poaching remained undetected. We are presently conducting more work on the dynamics of poaching, for example on wolverines in Sweden and how conservation payments can be used to reduce poaching.
Demo-genetic population models
It is now recognized that a proper viability assessment of populations required including genetics aspects. For wolves in Scandinavia and in collaboration with Skandulv, we are developing individual-based models that include genetic information (allelic diversity and pedigree). Our simulations are based on custom-written models in C language and will provide comprehensive estimates of extinction risks. This project is funded by the Swedish Research Council FORMAS and the methods developed will also be used for other small populations of large carnivores.
It is well-known that the crossbreed between wild species and their domestic counterparts entails potential risks for species conservation, as it may lead to the disruption of local adaptations or increase genetic homogenization through introgressive hybridization. A paradigmatic example of the conservation implications of this process is the hybridization between wolves and its domestic form, the dog. In collaboration with CIBIO/InBio (Portugal), we are studying this process in the Iberian wolf population aiming to understand this process and its consequences at individual and population level and to shed more light to the debate on the conservation and management implications of hybridization.
Interactions and mechanisms of coexistence among carnivorous mammals
Inter-specific competition (either exploitation or interference competition) and intraguild predation are recognized as a major forces shaping community structure. An increasing interest about the role that these ecological processes play on species, community and ecosystem conservation has emerged in recent times. In collaboration with different European and International groups, we are testing predictions of different hypotheses of coexistence of competitors and studying the mechanisms of coexistence in different carnivore guilds in Mediterranean, Boreal and Neo-tropic systems.
Several students have or have had either Guillaume Chapron or José Vicente López-Bao as main (or co-) supervisors:
- Lucile Marescot at CNRS Montpellier (France): Dynamics and re-colonization of elusive populations: the wolf case in the French Alps. Successfully defended in December 2012.
- Geir-Rune Rauset at SLU: Life and Death in Wolverines - Linking demography and habitat in a wolverine population. Successfully defended in March 2013.
- Örjan Johansson at SLU: Spatial ecology of snow leopards in Mongolia. Completion expected in 2015.
- Malin Aronsson at SLU: Spatial and social ecology in wolverine and lynx - consequences for population dynamics. Completion expected in 2015.
- Luis Llaneza at University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain): Ecology of Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) in highly human-dominated landscapes. Completion expected in 2015.
- Victor Sazatornil Luna at University of Barcelona (Spain): General patterns in wolf ecology and implications for management. Completion expected in 2017.
- Blaise Piedallu (Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France): Developing hierarchical state-space models to improve lynx population management. Successfully defended in June 2013.
- Alberto Andrade at University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain): Interference among intra-guild predators: Influence of individual attributes. Successfully defended in September 2013.
- Diana Lobo at CIBIO, University of Porto (Portugal): Development of a new methodology for species and individual identification in wild canids. Successfully defended in December 2013.
- Maria Carolina Pacheco de Freitas at CIBIO, University of Porto (Portugal): Assessing the spatial extent of wolf-dog hybridization at population level through the use of non-invasive DNA. Completion expected in 2014.
If you are a prospective student or post-doc who would like to work with us, you are welcome to contact us to discuss your ideas, how it would fit with our research vision and how you intend to fund it. It is important that you read first our vision and learn more about our current and past projects. We also recommend that you read some of the papers that we have written (list below) so that you can get a better understanding of our interests, approaches and methods.
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- Persson, J., Rauset, G.R. & Chapron, G. 2015. Paying for an endangered predator leads to population recovery. Conservation Letters. in press.
- Wikenros, C., Sand, H., Bergström, R., Liberg, O. & Chapron, G. 2015. Moose Hunters Adaptively Compensates for Predation Following Wolf Return in Sweden. PLOS ONE. in press.
- López-Bao, J. V., Blanco, J. C., Rodríguez, A., Godinho, R., Sazatornil, V., Alvares, F., García, E. J., Llaneza, L., Rico, M., Cortés, Y., Palacios, V. & Chapron, G. 2015. Toothless wildlife protection laws. Biodiversity and Conservation
- Godinho, R., López‐Bao, J.V., Castro, D., Llaneza, L., Lopes, S., Silva, P. & Ferrand, N. 2015. Real‐time assessment of hybridization between wolves and dogs: combining noninvasive samples with ancestry informative markers. Molecular ecology resources 15: 327-338
- Santos, N., Rio Maior, H., Nakamura, M., Roque, S., Brandão, R., Petrucci-Fonseca, F., Palacios, V., Garcia, E., López-Bao, J.V., Llaneza, L. & Álvares, F. 2015. Hematology and serum biochemistry values of free-ranging Iberian wolves (Canis lupus) trapped by leg-hold snares. European Journal of Wildlife Research 61: 135-141
- Chapron, G. 2014. Challenge the abuse of science in setting policy. Nature 516: 289
- López-Bao, J.V., González-Varo, J.P. & Guitián, J. 2015. Mutualistic relationships under landscape change: Carnivorous mammals and plants after 30 years of land abandonment. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 152-161
- Chapron G, Kaczensky P, Linnell JDC, von Arx M, Huber D, Andrén H, López-Bao JV, Adamec M, Álvares F, Anders O, Balčiauskas L, Balys V, Bedő P, Bego F, Blanco JC, Breitenmoser U, Brøseth H, Bufka L, Bunikyte R, Ciucci P, Dutsov A, Engleder T, Fuxjäger C, Groff C, Holmala K, Hoxha B, Iliopoulos Y, Ionescu O, Jeremić J, Jerina K, Kluth G, Knauer F, Kojola I, Kos I, Krofel M, Kubala J, Kunovac S, Kusak J, Kutal M, Liberg O, Majić A, Männil P, Manz R, Marboutin E, Marucco F, Melovski D, Mersini K, Mertzanis Y, Mysłajek RW, Nowak S, Odden J, Ozolins J, Palomero G, Paunović M, Persson J, Potočnik H, Quenette PY, Rauer G, Reinhardt I, Rigg R, Ryser A, Salvatori V, Skrbinšek T, Stojanov A, Swenson JE, Szemethy L, Trajçe A, Tsingarska-Sedefcheva E, Váňa M, Veeroja R, Wabakken P, Wölfl M, Wölfl S, Zimmermann F, Zlatanova D, & Boitani L. 2014. Recovery of large carnivores in Europe's modern human-dominated landscapes. Science 346: 1517-1519
- Ahmadi, M.,López-Bao, J.V., Kaboli, M. 2014. Spatial Heterogeneity in Human Activities Favors the Persistence of Wolves in Agroecosystems. PLOS ONE e108080
- Chadès, I., Chapron, G., Cros, M.-J., Garcia, F. & Sabbadin, R. 2014. MDPtoolbox: a multi-platform toolbox to solve stochastic dynamic programming problems. Ecography 37 (9), 916-920
- López-Bao, J.V., Rodríguez, A., Delibes, M., Fedriani, J.M., Calzada, J., Ferreras, P. &o Palomares, P. 2014. Revisiting food-based models of territoriality in solitary predators. Journal of Animal Ecology 10.1111/1365-2656.12226
- Llaneza, L., García, E.J., & López Bao, J.V. 2014. Intensity of Territorial Marking Predicts Wolf Reproduction: Implications for Wolf Monitoring. PLoS ONE 9(3): e93015
- Chapron, G. & López Bao, J.V. 2014. Conserving Carnivores: Politics in Play. Science 343: 1199-1200.
- Casas-Marce M, Soriano L, López-Bao JV & Godoy JA. 2013. Genetics at the verge of extinction: insights from the Iberian lynx. Molecular Ecology, 22:5503-5515.
- Inman R.M., Brock, B.L., Inman, K.H., Sartorius, S.S., Aber, B.C., Giddings, B, Cain, S.L., Orme, M.L., Fredrick, J.A., Oakleaf, B.J., Alt, K.L., Odell, E. & Chapron, G. 2013. Developing priorities for metapopulation conservation at the landscape scale: Wolverines in the Western United States. Biological Conservation. 166: 276–286.
- Penteriani V, Kuparinen A, Delgado MM, Palomares F, López-Bao JV, Fedriani JM, Calzada J, Moreno S, Villafuerte R, Campioni L & Lourenço R. 2013. Responses of a top and a meso-predator and their prey to moon phases. Oecologia, 173:753-766.
- Chapron, G., López Bao, J.V., Kjellander, P. & Karlsson, J. 2013. Misuse of Scientific Data in Wolf Policy. Science 339: 1521.
- Marescot, L., Chapron, G., Chadès, I., Fackler, P., Duchamp, C., Marboutin, E, & Gimenez, O. 2013. Complex decisions made simple: A primer on stochastic dynamic programming. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 4(9): 872-884.
- López-Bao JV, Sazatornil V, Llaneza L & Rodríguez A. 2013. Indirect effects on heathland conservation and wolf persistence of contradictory policies that threaten traditional free-ranging horse husbandry. Conservation letters, 6:448-455.
- Jonzén, N., Sand, H., Wabakken, P., Swenson, J.E., Kindberg, J., Liberg, O., & Chapron, G. 2013. Sharing the bounty - adjusting harvest to predator return in the Scandinavian human-wolf-bear-moose system. Ecological Modelling. 265:140-148.
- González-Varo JP, López-Bao JV & Guitián J. 2013. Functional diversity among seed dispersal kernels generated by carnivorous mammals. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82:562-571.
- Rauset, G.R., Mattisson, J., Andrén, H., Chapron, G. & Persson, J. 2013. When species ranges meet: Assessing differences in habitat selection between sympatric large carnivores. Oecologia. 172(3): 701-711.
- Chapron, G., Wielgus, R., Lambert, A. 2013. Overestimates of maternity and population growth rates in multi-annual breeders. European Journal of Wildlife Research. 59(2): 237-243.
- Palomares F, Roques S, Chávez C, Silveira L, Keller C, Sollmann R, do Prado DM, Torres PC, Adrados B, Godoy JA, de Almeida Jácomo AT, Mundim-Tôrres N, Furtado MM & López-Bao JV. 2012. High proportion of male faeces in jaguar populations. PLoS ONE, 7:e52923.
- Hobbs, N.T., Andrén, H., Persson, J., Aronsson, M. & Chapron, G. 2012. Native predators reduce harvest of reindeer by Sámi pastoralists. Ecological Applications. 22(5): 1640-1654.
- Viota M, Rodríguez A, López-Bao JV & Palomares F. 2012. Shift in microhabitat use as a mechanism allowing the coexistence of victim and killer carnivore predators. Open Journal of Ecology, 2:115-120.
- Marescot, L., Gimenez, O., Duchamp, C., Marboutin, E. & Chapron, G. 2012. Reducing matrix population models with application to social animal species. Ecological Modelling. 232: 91-96.
- Rodríguez A, Calzada J, Revilla E, López-Bao JV & Palomares F. 2012. Bringing science back to the conservation of the Iberian lynx. Conservation Biology, 26:737-739.
- Palomares F, Godoy JA, López-Bao JV, Roques S, Casas-Marce M, Revilla E, Delibes M & Rodríguez A. 2012. Possible extinction vortex for a population of Iberian lynx on the verge of extirpation. Conservation Biology, 26:689-697.
- Llaneza L, López-Bao JV & Sazatornil V. 2012. Insights into wolf presence in highly human-dominated landscapes: the relative role of food availability, human activity and landscape attributes. Diversity and Distributions, 18:459-469.
- Liberg, O., Chapron, G., Wabakken, P., Pedersen, H.C., Hobbs, N.T. & Sand, H. 2011. Shoot, shovel and shut up: cryptic poaching slows restoration of a large carnivore in Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279 (1730): 910-915.
- López-Bao JV, Palomares F, Rodríguez A & Ferreras P. 2011. Intraspecific interference influences the use of prey hotspots by a solitary predator. Oikos, 120:1489-1496.
- Geret CP, Cattori V, Meli ML, Riond B, Martínez F, López G, Vargas A, Simón MA, López-Bao JV, Hofmann-Lehmann R & Lutz H. 2011. Feline leukemia virus outbreak in the critically endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus): molecular characterization of the virus and experimental transmission. Archives of Virology, 156:839-854.
- Arlettaz, R., Chapron, G. & Braunisch, V. 2011. Active scepticism must drive biodiversity conservation science. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26(8): 379-380.
- López-Bao JV & Gónzalez-Varo JP. 2011. Frugivory and spatial patterns of seed dispersal by carnivorous mammals in temperate anthropogenic landscapes. PLOS ONE, 6:e14569.
- Palomares F, López-Bao JV & Rodríguez A. 2011. Feline leukaemia virus outbreak in the endangered Iberian lynx and the role of feeding stations: a cautionary tale. Animal Conservation, 14:242-245.
- Palomares F, Rodríguez A, Revilla E, López-Bao JV & Calzada J. 2011. Assessment of the Conservation Efforts to Prevent Extinction of the Iberian Lynx. Conservation Biology, 25:4-8.
- Chapron, G., Arlettaz, R. & Boitani, L. 2010. Why the inaction on biodiversity? Nature 467: 401.
- Gaubert P, Machordom A, Morales A, López-Bao JV, Veron G, Amin M, Barros NT, Basuony M, Djagoun CAMS, Do Linh San E, Fonseca C, Geffen E, Gouichiche M, Ozkurt SO, Cruaud C, Couloux A & Palomares F. 2011. Comparative phylogeography of two African carnivorans presumably introduced in Europe: disentangling natural versus human-mediated dispersal across the Strait of Gibraltar. Journal of Biogeography, 38:341-358.
- Meli ML, Simmler P, Cattori V, Martínez F, Vargas A, Palomares F, López-Bao JV, Simón MA, López G, León-Vizcaino L, Hofmann-Lehmann R & Lutz H. 2010. Importance of canine distemper virus (CDV) infection in free-ranging Iberian lynxes (Lynx pardinus). Veterinary Microbiology, 146:132-137.
- López-Bao JV, Rodríguez A & Palomares F. 2010. Abundance of wild prey modulates consumption of supplementary food in the Iberian lynx. Biological Conservation, 143:1245-1249.
- García-Sánchez AJ, García-Sánchez F, Losilla F, Kulakowski P, García-Haro J, Rodríguez A, López-Bao JV & Palomares F. 2010. Wireless sensor network deployment for wildlife passages monitoring. Sensors, 10:7236-7262.
- Meli, ML, Cattori V, Martínez F, López G, Vargas A, Palomares F, López-Bao JV, Hofmann-Lehmann R & Lutz H. 2010. Feline leukemia virus infection: a threat for the survival of the critically endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus). Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 134:61-67.
- Gañán N, Sestelo A, Garde JJ, Martínez F, Vargas A, Sánchez I, Pérez-Aspa MJ, López-Bao JV, Palomares F, Gomendio M & Roldan E. 2010. Reproductive traits in captive and free-ranging males of the critically endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus). Reproduction, 139:275-285.
- López-Bao JV, Palomares F, Rodríguez A & Delibes M. 2010. Effects of food supplementation on home range size, productivity and recruitment in a small population of Iberian lynx. Animal Conservation, 13:35-42.
- Chapron, G., Wielgus, R., Quenette, P.-Y. & Camarra, J.-J. 2009. Diagnosing Mechanisms of Decline and Planning for Recovery of an Endangered Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) Population. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7568.
- López-Bao JV, Rodríguez A & Palomares F. 2009. Competitive asymmetries in the use of supplementary food by the endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus). PLoS ONE, 4:e7610.
- Göritz F, Vargas A, Martínez F, Hildebrandt TB, Naidenko S, Palomares F, López-Bao JV, Pérez MJ, Quevedo MA & Jewgenow K. 2009. Non Cat‐Like Ovarian Cycle in the Eurasian and the Iberian Lynx–Ultrasonographical and Endocrinological Analysis. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 44:87-91.
- Meli ML, Cattori V, Vargas A, Martínez F, López G, Zorrilla I, Muñoz A, Palomares F, López-Bao JV, Pastor J, Tandon R, Willi B, Hofmann-Lehmann R & Lutz H. 2009. Feline Leukemia Virus and Other Pathogens as Important Threats to the Survival of the Critically Endangered Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus). PLoS ONE, 4:e4744.
- Millán J, Candela MG, López-Bao JV, Pereira M, Jiménez MA, León-Vizcaíno L. 2009. Leptospirosis in wild and domestic carnivores in Spain. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 9:549-554.
- Chapron, G. & Samelius, G. 2008. Where Species Go, Legal Protections Must Follow. Science 322: 1049.
- Chapron, G., Miquelle, D.G., Lambert, A., Goodrich, J.M., Legendre, S., & Clobert, J. 2008. The impact on tigers of poaching versus prey depletion. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1667-1674.
- Chapron, G., Andrén, H. & Liberg, O. 2008. Conserving Top Predators in Ecosystems. Science 320: 47.
- López-Bao JV, Rodríguez A & Palomares F. 2008. Behavioural response of a trophic specialist, the Iberian lynx, to supplementary food: patterns of food use and implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, 141:1857-1867.
- Millán J, Mateo R, Taggart MA, López-Bao JV, Viota M, Monsalve L, Camarero PR, Blázquez E & Jiménez B. 2008. Levels of heavy metals and metalloids in critically endangered Iberian lynx and other wild carnivores from Southern Spain. Science of the Total Environment, 399:193-201.
- Chapron, G. & Arlettaz, R. 2008. Conservation: academics should 'conserve or perish'. Nature 451: 127.
- López-Bao JV, Rodríguez A & Alés E. 2008. Field observation of two males following a female in the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) during the mating season. Mammalian Biology, 73:404-406.
- Jiménez MA, Sánchez B, Alenza MDP, García P, López-Bao JV, Rodríguez A, Muñoz A, Martínez F, Vargas A & Peña L. 2008. Membranous glomerulonephritis in the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus). Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 121:34-43.
- Ciucci, P., Chapron. G., Guberti, V. & Boitani, L. 2007. Estimation of mortality parameters from (biased) samples at death: are we getting the basics right in wildlife field studies? A response to Lovari et al. (2007). Journal of Zoology 273: 125-127.
- Millán J, Ruiz-Fons F, Márquez FJ, Viota M, López-Bao JV & Martín-Mateo MP. 2007. Ectoparasites of the endangered Iberian lynx Lynx pardinus and sympatric wild and domestic carnivores in Spain. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 21:248-254.
- Chapron, G. & Huste, A. 2006. Open, fair and free journal ranking for researchers. Bioscience 56: 558-559.
- Chapron, G., Veron, G. & Jennings, A. 2006. New carnivore species in Borneo may not be new. Oryx 40: 138.
- Chapron, G. & Arlettaz, R. 2006. Using Models to Manage Carnivores. Science 314: 1682 - 1683.
- Linkie, M., Chapron, G., Martyr, D., Holden, J. & Leader-Williams, N. 2006. Assessing the viability of tiger subpopulations in a fragmented landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 576-586.
- Chapron, G. 2006. Scientists are well placed to speak up for biodiversity. Nature 442: 627.
- Chapron, G. 2005. Re-wilding: other projects help carnivores stay wild. Nature 437: 318.
- Chapron, G., Quenette, P.-Y., Legendre, L. & Clobert, C. 2003. Which future for the French Pyrenean brown bear (Ursus arctos) population? An approach using stage-structured deterministic and stochastic models. Comptes Rendus Biologies 326: S174–S182.
- Chapron, G., Legendre, S., Ferriere, R., Clobert, J. & Haight, R. G. 2003. Conservation and control strategies for the wolf (Canis lupus) in western Europe based on demographic models. Comptes Rendus Biologies 326: 575–587.
Grimsö Wildlife Research Station - SLU
We are based at the Grimsö Wildlife Research Station in central Sweden (Orebrö county) where we bring a unique perspective on quantitative conservation biology. The Grimsö Wildlife Research Station was founded in 1974 as an ecological research station. In 1992, Grimsö became a section of the Department of Conservation Biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU. The Swedish Wildlife Damage Center is also located at Grimsö. The Wildlife Damage Center informs and educates authorities and farmers about damages on livestock and crops caused by protected wildlife.