Scientific Papers

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The simultaneous moult of female hornbills is not triggered by the darkness of their nest cavity

A verbal model from 1937 proposed that the darkness of the nest cavity acts as a proximate … Read more »

The influence of two levels of debushing in Namibia’s Thornbush Savanna on overall soil fertility, measured through bioassays

ABSTRACT A healthy and productive rangeland depends on well-functioning ecosystem services such as effective cycling of water … Read more »

Serum Amyloid A Protein Concentration in Blood is Influenced by Genetic Differences in the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Abstract: Systemic amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among captive cheetahs. … Read more »

Disappearing spots: The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation

Establishing and maintaining protected areas (PAs) are key tools for biodiversity conservation. However, this approach is insufficient … Read more »

Namibian farmland cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) demonstrate seronegativity for antibodies against Bacillus anthracis

INTRODUCTION The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a vulnerable species, with estimates of only 6700 animals left in … Read more »

Scent-post preference of free-ranging Namibian cheetahs

Abstract: Namibian cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) are known to use specific trees when choosing sites for scent-marking and … Read more »

Continued decline in genetic diversity among wild cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) without further loss of semen quality

Abstract: As a well-studied felid with limited genetic diversity, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) has shaped much of … Read more »

Spatial and Temporal Habitat Use by GPS Collared Male Cheetahs in Modified Bushland Habitat

Abstract Cheetahs and other apex predators are threatened by human-wildlife conflict and habitat degradation. Bush encroachment creates … Read more »

Soil microbial communities following bush removal in a Namibian savanna

Abstract Savanna ecosystems are subject to desertification and bush encroachment, which reduce the carrying capacity for wildlife … Read more »

Genomic legacy of the African cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus

Abstract Background Patterns of genetic and genomic variance are informative in inferring population history for human, model … Read more »