Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments

  Research, Education and Community Outreach

    With a focus on Madagascar

ICTE/CVB Research Publications


 2010 - 2011, Including Abstracts (Download ICTE/CVB 2003-2001 publications list)

2011

Brown, K., Flynn, D.F.B., Ingram, J.C., Abram, N.K., Johnson, S., Ravalison, M., and Wright, PC (2011, in press). Assessing ecosystem services used by forest-dependent communities in southeast Madagascar using utilitarian functional diversity and functional redundancy. PLos One


Dunham AE, Erhart E, Wright PC (2011) Global climate cycles and cyclones; Consequences for rainfall patterns and lemur reproduction in southeastern Madagascar. Global Change Biology 17 (1) 219 doi: 10.111/j.1365-2486.2010.02205.x


Johnson SE, Ingraidi C, Ralainasolo FB, Andriamaharoa HE, Ludovic R, Birkinshaw CR, Wright PC, Ratsimbazafy JH. (2011, in press). Gray-headed lemur (Eulemur cinereiceps) abundance and forest structure dynamics at Manombo, Madagascar. BIOTROPICA XX(XX): 1-9. Doi:10.111/j.1744-7429.2010.00705.x


King SJ, Morelli TL, Arrigo-Nelson S, Ratelolahy FJ, Godfrey LR, Wyatt J, Tecot S, Jernvall J, Wright PC (2011) Morphometrics and pattern of growth in wild sifakas (Propithecus edwardsi) at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 73:155-172.


Wright PC, Andriamihaja B (2011, in press). Lemurs and tourism: Economic boom and unsuspected consequences.  In: Primates and Tourism. (Eds. A. Russon and J. Wallis). New York: Kluwer Press.


Wright PC, Tecot S, Erhart EM, Baden AL, King SJ, Grassi C. (2011, in press) Frugivory in four sympatric lemurs: implications for the future of Madagascar�s forests. American Journal of Primatology


2010

Agnarsson, I., Kuntner, M., Coddington, J.A., Blackledge, T.A. (2010) Shifting continents, not behaviours: independent colonization of solitary and subsocial Anelosimus spider lineages on Madagscar (Araneae, Theridiidae). Zoologica Scripta 39 doi:10:111/j.1463-6409.2009.00406.x


Alex, B.A., Muldoon, K.M., Godfrey, L.R., King, S.J. (2010). Trophic assessment of giant lemurs and associated fauna from the Andrahomana Cave, Madagascar by LA-ICP-MS.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50: 53-54.


Arrigo-Nelson, S., Baden, A., Salisbury, R.L., Wright, P.C. McGee, E.M. (2010). The adaptive significance of geophagy in the Milne-Edwards� sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi) at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. International Primatological Society XXIII Congress.


Baden, A.L. (2010). Characterizing �kindergartens�: nest use and infant-parking strategies in Varecia variegata. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50: 59.


Balko, E.A. (2010, in press). Life history traits and behavioral biology of Varecia vareigata variegata; V. v. subcincta; and V. v. editorum. In: Rowe, N (ed) All the World�s Primates. Pogonias Press.


Bannar-Martin, K.H., Lehman, S.M. (2010). Interior versus exterior edges: Their effect on home range, spatial ecology and feeding ecology of Milne-Edwards' Sifakas (Propithecus edwardsi) in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50: 60-61.


Blanco, M.B., Godfrey, L.R., Wright, P.C. (2010). Timing of estrus in brown lemur females from Ranomafana National Park, southeastern Madagascar: Implication for reproductive strategies. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50: 68-69.


Blatch, S., Boyer, D.M., King, S.J., Bunn, J.M., Jernvall, J., Wright, P.C. (2010) Do old sifakas (Propithecus edwardsi) chew differently? American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50


Brown, K., Flynn, D.F.B., Ingram, J.C., Abram, N.K., Johnson, S., Ravalison, M., Wright, P.C. (2010, in press). Assessing ecosystem services used by forest-dependent communities in southeast Madagascar using utilitarian functional diversity and functional redundancy. Conservation Letters.


Cabeza, M., Arponen, A., Jaattela, L., Kujala, H., van Teeffelen, A., Hanski, I. (2010). Conservation planning with insects at three different spatial scales. Ecography 33: 54-63. doi: 10.111/j.1600-0587.2009.06040.x


Catlett, K.K., Schwartz, G.T., Godfrey, L.R., Jungers, W.L. (2010) �Life history space�: a multivariate analysis of life history variation in extant and extinct Malagasy lemurs. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142: 391-404. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21236


Clough, D., Heistermann, M., Kappeler, P.M. (2010). Host Intrinsic Determinants and Potential Consequences of Parasite Infection in Free-Ranging Red-Fronted Lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus). American Jounral of Physical Anthropology. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21243

Cunningham, E., Matsuzawa, T., Wright P.C. (2010, accepted). Innovations in field methods. International Primatological Society XXIII Congress.


Cunningham, E., Schofield, L. (2010). Ecological and reproductive influences on Varecia variegata ranging and feeding behavior in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50: 89


DeFries, R., Rovero, F., Wright, P.C., Ahumada, J., Andelman, S., Brandon, K., Dempewolf, J., Hansen, A., Hewson, J., and Liu, J., (2010). From plot to landscape scale: linking tropical biodiversity measurements across spatial scales. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8 (3): 153-160. doi: 10.1890/080104


Dunham, A, Erhart, E, Wright, P. C. (2010). Global climate cycles and cyclones; consequences for rainfall patterns and lemur reproduction in southeastern Madagascar. Global Change Biology 10: 1111. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02205.x

 

Durden L.H., Zohdy S., Laakkonen J.T. (2010, in press). Lice and ticks of the eastern rufous mouse lemur, Microcebus rufus, with descriptions of the male and third instar nymph of Lemurpediculus Verruculosus (Phthiraptera: Anoplura). Journal of Parasitology.


Feistner, A.T.C., Rakotoarijoana, M. (2010). Discovery and conservtion of greater bamboo lemurs (Prolemur simus) in the rural commune of Tsaratananana. The International Technical Meeting on Prolemur simus Conservation. Antananarivo, Madagascar.


Gerber, B., Karpanty, S.M., Crawford, C., Kotschawar, M., Randianantenaina, J. (2010). An assessment of carnivore relative abundance and density in the eastern rainforest of Madagascar using remotely-triggered camera traps. Oryx 44 (2): 219-222.  doi:10.1017/S0030605309991037


Glaw, F., Kohler, J., De la Riva, I., Vietes, D.R., Vences, M. (2010). Integrative taxonomy of Malagasy treefrogs: combination of molecular genetics, bioacoustics and comparative morphology reveals twelve additional species of Boophis. Zootaxa, (2383): 1-82.


Godfrey, L.R., King, S.J., Muldoon, K.M., Blanco, M.B. (2010). Dental complexity, topographic relief, and dietary reconstruction in subfossil lemurs.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50: 111-112.


Irwin, M.T., Wright, P.C., Birkinshaw, C., Fisher, B.L., Gardner, C. J., Glos, J.Goodman, S.M., Loiselle, P., Rabeson, P., Raharison, J-L, Raherilalao, M. J., Rakotondravony, D., Raselimanana, A., Ratsimbazafy, J., Sparks, J.S., Wilm�, L., Ganzhorn, J.U. (2010) Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar. Biological Conservation 143 (10) 2351-2362 doi:10.1016/j.biocon2010.01.023


Johnson, S.E., Ingraldi, C., Ralainasolo, F.B., Andriamaharoa, H.E., Ludovic, R., Birkinshaw, C.R., Wright, P.C., Ratsimbazafy, J.H. (2010, in press) Gray-headed Lemur (Eulemur cinereiceps) abundance and forest structure dynamics at Manombo, Madagascar. Biotropica


Keane, A., Ramarolahy, A.A., Jones, J.P.G., Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2010) Evidence for the effects of environmental engagement and education on knowledge of wildlife laws in Madagascar. Conservation Letters 00: 1 � 9, doi: 10.111/j.1755-263X.2010.00144.x


King, S.J., Boyer, D.M., Tecot, S., Strait, S.G., Wright, P.C., Jernvall, J. (2010). Lemur habitat and dental senescence at Ranomafana National Park,  Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 50: 142.


King, S.J., Morelli, T.L., Arrigo-Nelson, S., Ratelolahy, F.J., Godfrey, L.R., Wyatt, J., Tecot, S., Jernvall, J., Wright, P.C. (2010) Morphometrics and pattern of growth in wild sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi) at Ranomafana National Park. American Journal of Primatology 71:1-18, doi;10.1002/ajp20881


Larney E., Rafaliarison, R.R., Wright, P.C. (2010) Coping in a degraded habitat: Behavioral ecology of a population of greater bamboo lemurs (Prolemur simus) in Ivato, southeastern Madagascar. International Primatological Society XXIII Congress.


Larney, E., Rafaliarison, R.R., Wright, P.C. (2010). Working to save Prolemur simus in southeastern Madagascar: the Ivato update. The International Technical Meeting on Prolemur simus Conservation. Antananarivo,Madagascar.


Muldoon, K M. (2010). Paleoenvironment of Ankilitelo Cave (late Holocene, southwestern Madagascar): implications for the extinction of giant lemurs. Journal of Human Evolution. doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.201001.005


Muldoon, K M., Rasoamiaramanana, A., Aronson, A., Simons, E.L., Wright, P.C. (2010 submitted). Early Holocene fauna from a new subfossil site: Christmas River, southcentral Madagascar. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.


Qu�m�r�, E.,Champeau, J., Besolo, A., Rasolondraibe, E., Rabarivola, C., Crouau-Roy,

B., Chikhi, L., (2010) Spatial variation in density and total size estimates in fragmented primate populations: the golden-crowned sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli). American Journal of Primatology 72 (1) 72-80. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20754


Rakotonirina LH, Spirall GJ, Ratsimbazafy JH, Ravelonjanahary S, Ralaiarison R, Tecot S, Hall A, Calhoon T, Randria GR (2010) Effet de la dégradation de l’habitat sur la consommation alimentaire d’Eulemur rubriventer dans deux sites: Talatakely et Vatoharanana, du Parc National de Ranomafana. Lemur News. 15:47-51.



Ravosa, M.J., Daniel, A.N. (2010). Ontogeny and phyletic size change in living and fossil lemurs. American Journal of Primatology 72 (2): 161-172.


Tecot, S. (2010). It�s all in the timing: Birth Seasonality and Infant Survival in Eulemur rubrventer. International Journal of Primatology 31 (5)715 -735 doi: 10.1007/s10764-010-9423-5


Tecot, S. (2010, in press). Variable energetic strategies in disturbed and undisturbed rain forest habitats: fecal cortisol levels in southeastern Madagascar. Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology. Developments in Primatology series. J. Masters, M. Gamba, and F. G�nin, eds. New York: Springer.


Tecot, S., Wright, P.C. (2010). Primate Conservation Efforts. Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw Hill: New York.


Tecot, S., Zohdy, S., King, S.J., Jernvall, J., Wright, P.C. (2010). Wimpy males and formidable females:  Testosterone levels in Propithecus edwardsi.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50: 228.


Vaughn, S.E.,  McGee, E.M. (2010). Of lemurs and louse flies: Implications of lemur ecology and behavior on parasite specificity in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. International Primatological Society XXIII Congress.


Vences, M., Glaw, F., Kohler, J., Wollenberg, K.C. (2010). Molecular phylogeny, morphology and bioacoustics reveal five additional species of arboreal microhylid frogs of the genus Anodonthyla from Madagascar. Contributions to Zoology 79 (1): 1-32.


Viljanen, H., Escobar, F., Hanski, I. (2010, in press). Low alpha but high beta diversity of tropical forest dung beetles in Madagascar. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Viljanen, H., Wirta, H., Montreuil, O., Rahagalala, P., Johnson, S., Hanski, I. (2010, in press). Structure of local communities of endemic dung beetles in Madagascar. Journal of Tropical Ecology.


Wirta, H., Viljanen, H., Orsini, L., Montreuil, O., Hanski, I. (2010, in press). Three parallel radiations of Canthonini dung beetles in Madagascar. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.


Wright, P.C. (2010). The history of the Talatakely Prolemur simus population in Ranomafana National Park. The International Technical Meeting on Prolemur simus Conservation. Antananarivo, Madagascar.


Wright, P.C., Andriamihaja, B. (2010, in press). Lemurs and Tourism: Economic Boom and Unsuspected Consequences.  In: Primates and Tourism.  (Eds. with J. Wallis). New York: Kluwer Press.


Wright, P.C., Tecot, S. R., Erhart, E.M., Baden, A.L., King, S.J., Grassi, C. (2010, submitted). The role of lemurs in maintaining Madagascar ecosystems: Implications for forest composition. American Journal of Primatology.


Yamashita, N., Tan, C.L, Vinyard, C.J., Williams, C. (2010) Semi-Quantitative tests of cyanide in foods and excreta of three Hapalemur species in Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 72 (1):56-61. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20751


Zohdy, S., Rakotoarinivo, T.H., Carag, J., Wright, P.C., Jernvall, J. (2010, accepted).  Parasite burden as a tool to assess immunosenescence in wild brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus).  International Primatological Society XXIII Congress.


Zohdy, S., Tecot, S., Rakotoarinivo, T.H., Carag, J., King, S.J., Jernvall, J., Wright, P.C. (2010).  Wild brown mouse lemurs live long and prosper.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl 50: 251.


Doctoral Dissertations


Blanco MB (2010) Reproductive biology of mouse and dwarf lemurs of eastern Madagascar, with an emphasis on brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus) at Ranomafana National Park, a southeastern rainforest. PhD dissertation. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.