Scientific Papers

Oxidative phosphorylation is essential for felid sperm function, but is substantially lower in cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) compared to domestic cat (Felis catus) ejaculate

Compared with the normospermic domestic cat, sperm metabolic function is compromised in the teratospermic cat and cheetah, … Read more »

Leopard population and home range estimates in north-central Namibia

Digital gene expression for non-model organisms

Next-generation sequencing technologies offer new approaches for global measurements of gene expression but are mostly limited to … Read more »

Increasing age influences uterine integrity, but not ovarian function or oocyte quality in the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Although the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) routinely lives for more than 12 yr in ex situ collections, females … Read more »

The effectiveness of livestock guarding dogs for livestock production and conservation in Namibia

Potgieter, G.C., Marker, L.L., Avenant, N.L. and Kerley, G.I.H. The Effectiveness of Livestock Guarding Dogs for Livestock … Read more »

Feeding ecology of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) in a fenced game reserve in north-central Namibia

Forsythe, K. & Marker, L. Feeding Ecology of Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) in a Fenced Game Reserve in … Read more »

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Individual genetic diversity does not predict ejaculate quality in captive or wild-born cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

Terrell, K., Crosier, A.E., Wildt. D.E., O’Brien, S.J. David, V.A., Anthony, N.M., Crumples, N., Marker, L.L, Johnson, … Read more »

Oxidative metabolism is required for sperm motility and viability in felids, but may be impaired in cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) ejaculates

Teratospermia (ejaculation of ≥ 60% structurally abnormal spermatozoa)is common in certain felid species or populations, especiallyin the … Read more »

Evidence for compromised metabolic function and limited glucose uptake in spermatazoa form the teratospermic domestic cat (Felis catus) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Cheetahs and certain other felids consistently ejaculate high proportions (≥ 60%) of malformed spermatozoa, a condition known … Read more »

Farm management and economic analyses of leopard conservation in north-central Namibia

We investigated the livestock farms surrounding the Waterberg Plateau Park in north-central Namibia to assess farmer attitudes, … Read more »