Selected book chapters

Deacon, F. & Parker, D. 2016. A conservation assessment of Giraffa camelopardalis. In: Child, M.F. Roxburgh, L. Do Linh San, E. Raimondo, D. Davies-Mostert, H.T. (editors), The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa.

Davies-Mostert, H.T. Page-Nicholson, S.K. Marneweck, D.G. Marnewick, K.A. Cilliers, D. Whittington-Jones, B. Killian, H. Mills, M.G.L. Parker, D. Power, R.J. Rehse, T. & Child, M.F. 2016. A conservation assessment of Lycaon pictus. In: Child, M.F. Roxburgh, L. Do Linh San, E. Raimondo, D. Davies-Mostert, H.T. (editors), The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa.

Minnie, L. Avenant, N. Kamler, J. Butler, H. Parker, D. Drouilly, M. du Plessis, J. & Do Linh San, E. 2016. A conservation assessment of Canis mesomelas. In: Child, M.F. Roxburgh, L. Do Linh San, E. Raimondo, D. Davies-Mostert, H.T. (editors), The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa.

Bernard, R.T.F. & Happold, M. 2013. Eight species accounts for Mammals of Africa. Vol IV, Hedgehogs, shrews and bats. Eds Happold, M. & Happold, D., Bloomsbury, London

Rapson, J.A. & Bernard, R.T.F. 2005. Conservation implications of re-introductions of lions to small, fenced game reserves in southern Africa. In: Lion Conservation Research Workshops 3& 4: From Conflict to Socioecology. Pp. 89-91. Eds, Loveridge, A.J., Lynam, T. & Macdonald, D.W. Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Selected peer-reviewed publications (contact us for PDF reprints)

Comley, J. Bissett, C. Tambling, C.J. Welch, R.J. & Parker, D.M. 2018. Diet of recently established brown hyenas in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 48(1): 014002, 1-7.

Allen, B.L. Allen, L.R. Andren, H. Ballard, G. Boitani, L. Engeman, R.M. Fleming, P.J.S. Haswell, P.M. Kowalczyk, R. Linnell, J.D.C. Mech, L.D. & Parker, D.M. 2017. Can we save large carnivores without losing large carnivore science? Food Webs 12: 64-75.

Page-Nicholson, S.K. Marnewick, K.A. Beverley, G. Davies-Mostert, H.T. Watermeyer, J.P. & Parker, D.M. 2017. Socio-economic factors influencing attitudes of landowners towards free-roaming cheetahs. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 47(2): 114-127.

Hayward, M.W. Porter, L. Lanszki, J. Kamler, J.F. Beck, J.M. Kerley, G.I.H. Macdonald, D.W. Montgomery, R.A. Parker, D.M. Scott, D.M. O’Brien, J. & Yarnell, R.W. 2017. Factors affecting the prey preferences of jackals (Canidae). Mamm. Biol. 85: 70-82.

Welch, R.J. & Parker, D.M. 2016. Brown hyaena population explosion: rapid population growth in a small, fenced system. Wildl. Res. 43(2): 178-187.

Welch, R.J. Tambling, C.J. Bissett, C. Gaylard, A. Müller, K. Strauss, W.M. Slater, K. & Parker, D.M. 2016. Brown hyaena habitat selection varies among sites in a semi-arid region of southern Africa. J. Mammal. 97(2): 473-482.

Brassine, E.I. & Parker, D.M. 2015. Trapping elusive cats: using intensive camera trapping to estimate the density of a rare African felid. PLOS ONE 10(12): e0142508.

Bissett, C. Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. & Perry, T.W. 2015. Management induced niche shift? The activity of cheetahs in the presence of lions. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 45(2): 197-203.

Kuiper, T.R. Loveridge, A.J. Parker, D.M. Hunt, J.E. Stapelkamp, B. Sibanda, L. & Macdonald, D.W. 2015. Seasonal herding practices influence predation on domestic stock by African lions along a protected area boundary. Biol. Conserv. 191: 546-554.

Page, S.K. Parker, D.M. Peinke, D.M. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. 2015. Assessing the potential threat landscape outside a proposed reintroduction site for carnivores. PLOS ONE 10(3): e0122782.

Welch, R.J. Bissett, C. Perry, T.W. & Parker, D.M. 2015. Somewhere to hide: Home range and habitat selection of cheetahs in an arid, enclosed system. J. Arid Env. 114: 91-99.

Parker, D.M. Whittington-Jones, B.M. Bernard, R.T.F. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. 2014. Attitudes of rural communities toward dispersing African wild dogs in South Africa. Hum. Dim. Wild. 19(6): 512-522.

Miller, S.M. Bissett, C. Burger, A. Courtney, B. Dickerson, T. Druce, D.J. Ferreira, S. Funston, P.J. Hofmeyr, D. Kilian, P.J. Matthews, W. Naylor, S. Parker, D.M. Slotow, R. Toft, M. & Zimmermann, D. 2013. Management of reintroduced lions in small, fenced reserves in South Africa: an assessment and best practice guidelines. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 43(2): 138-154.

Cristescu, B., Bernard, R.T.F. & Krause, J. 2013. Partitioning of space, habitat, and timing of activity by large felids in an enclosed South African system. J. Ethol. 31: 285-298.

Packer, C. et al. 2013. Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence. Ecol. Let. 16: 635–641.

Bissett, C. Bernard, R.T.F. Parker, D.M. 2012. The response of lions (Panthera leo) to changes in prey abundance on an enclosed reserve in South Africa. Acta Theriol. 57: 225-231.

Brassine, M.C. Parker, D.M. 2012. Does the presence of large predators affect the diet of a mesopredator? Afr. J. Ecol. 50(2): 243-246.

Bissett, C. Bernard, R.T.F. 2011. Demography of cheetahs in fenced reserves in South Africa: Implications for conservation. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 41(2): 181-191.

Lindsey, P. Tambling, C.J. Brummer, R. Davies-Mostert, H. Hayward, M. Marnewick, K. Parker, D. 2011. Minimum prey and area requirements of cheetahs: implications for reintroductions and management of the species as a managed metapopulation. Oryx. 45(4): 587-599.

Smith, E.R. & Parker, D.M. 2010. Tick communities at the expanding wildlife/cattle interface in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: implications for Corridor disease. J. S. Afr. Vet. Ass. 81(4): 237-240.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. & Adendorff, J. (2009). Do elephants influence the organisation and function of a South African grassland? Range. J. 31(4): 395-403.

Roux, C. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2009). Home range size, spatial distribution and habitat use of elephants in two enclosed game reserves in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Afr. J. Ecol. 47: 146-153.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. (2009). Levels of aloe mortality with and without elephants in the Thicket Biome of South Africa. Afr. J. Ecol. 47: 246-251.

Rapson, J. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2007). Interpreting the diet of lions (Panthera leo); a comparison of various methods of analysis S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 37(2): 179-187.

Hayward, M.W. Adendorff, J. O’Brien, J. Sholto-Douglas, A. Bissett, C. Moolman, L.C. Bean, P. Fogarty, A. Howarth, D. Slater, R. & Kerley, G.I.H. 2007. Practical considerations for the reintroduction of large, terrestrial, mammalian predators based on reintroductions to South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. The Open Conservation Biology Journal 1: 1-11.

Hayward, M.W., Adendorff, J., O’Brien, J., Sholto-Douglas, A., Bissett, C., Moolman, L.C., Bean, P., Fogarty, A., Howarth, D., Slater, R. & Kerley, G.I.H. (2007) The reintroduction of large carnivores to the Eastern Cape, South Africa: an assessment. Oryx, 41: 205-214.

Bissett, C & Bernard, R.T.F. (2007). Habitat selection and feeding ecology of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in thicket vegetation: is the cheetah a savanna specialist? J. Zool., Lond. 271: 310-317

Ellis, A.M. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2005). Estimating the density of kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) in subtropical thicket using line transect surveys of dung and DISTANCE software. Afr. J. Ecol. 43: 362-368.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. (2005) The diet and ecological role of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) introduced to the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. J. Zool., Lond. 267: 203-210.



Selected popular publications

Parker, D. 2015. Carnivores in captivity: a question of motive and ethics. The Conversation Africa.

Bissett, C. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2006). Hunting behaviour of reintroduced cheetah at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province. Ecological Journal, 7: 3-9.

Roux, C. (2006). Space use and habitat selection of elephants in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province. Ecological Journal, 7:35-41.

C. Bissett. (2006). Undercover operators. Africa Geographic 14(2): 22-29.

Bissett, C. 2004. Feeding biology of a group of reintroduced Cheetah on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province. CC Africa Ecological Journal 6: 7-13.

Parker, D. Bernard, R. 2004. The diet of introduced Giraffe at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. CC Africa Ecological Journal 6: 36-40.

Rapson, J. Bernard, R. 2004. Characteristics of home range and habitat use by Lions in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. CC Africa Ecological Journal 6: 49-55.