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Oral presentation programme for the Felid Biology and Conservation Conference

Tuesday Morning - Plenary session

Session 1 - Ecology

Session 2 - Genetics, Systematics & Morphology

Session 3 - Felids & People

Session 4 - Behaviour

Session 5 - Conservation & Management

Session 6 - Tools and Methods

Session 7 - Updates from the field

Tuesday 18th September

Morning - OUMNH

 

9:00

David W. Macdonald

Welcome

9:10

Lars Werdelin

The Evolution and Interrelationships of Felids
[“Evolution” Plenary]

9:45

Melanie Culver

Population and Conservation Genetics of Felids
[“Genetics” Plenary]

10:20

Chris Carbone

Size Matters in Carnivore Ecology and Conservation
[“Morphology” Plenary]

10:55

Tea & Coffee Break

 

11:20

Craig Packer

Lion Conservation in Tanzania [“Ecology” Plenary]

11:55

Linda Munson

Wild Felid Diseases: Conservation Implications and Management Strategies [“Diseases” Plenary]

12:30

Lunch

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Afternoon - Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Physics
Session 1 – ECOLOGY

13:30

Poster Viewing – Session A

14:00

Matthew Linkie

Managing Tigers and their Prey in a Human-Dominated Landscape in Sumatra

14:20

Sandra M.C. Cavalcanti

Spatial Ecology and Social Interactions of Jaguars (Panthera onca) in the Southern Pantanal, Brazil

14:40

Meggan Craft

Canine Distemper Virus Dynamics in Serengeti Lions: a Modeling Approach

15:00

V. Meena

Demography of the Asiatic Lions in the Gir Forest, India

15:20

Carlos A. Lopez Gonzalez

Comparative Ecology of Two Jaguar Populations under Different Land Tenure and Human Disturbance Regimes in Mexico

15:40

Tea & Posters – Session A 

16:10

Diana M. Ghikas

Variation in Cougar (Puma concolor) Survival by Individual Traits, Density, and Seasonal Weather

16:30

Michael E. Tewes

Effects of Drought on Wild Cats

16:50

John W. Laundré

The Landscape of Fear and the Conservation of Large Felids

17:10

Paul Funston

Variability in Lion Density and Survival in Kruger National Park

17:30

Hans H. de Iongh

Review of Research on Lion Ecology in West and Central Africa

17:50

Poster Viewing – Session A

18:30

Close of Day 1

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Afternoon - Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Physics
Session 2 – Genetics, Systematics & Morphology

13:30

Poster Viewing – Session A

14:00

Gustav Peters

Acoustic communication in the Felidae – Beyond Purring and Roaring

14:20

Warren E. Johnson

Comparative Genomics and the Evolutionary History of the Felidae

14:40

Stephen J. O’Brien

Recognizing Felid Taxonomic Units: The Case of the Tiger and Clouded Leopard

15:00

Julie Meachen-Samuels

Jaws, Paws, and Claws: Predatory Adaptations of Felids

15:20

David W. Macdonald

On the Way to Cryptic Extinction through Hybridisation: Past History, Present Problem, and Future Conservation of the Scottish Wildcat

15:40

Tea & Posters – Session A 

16:10

Carlos A. Driscoll

Worldwide Phylogeography of the Wildcat, Felis silvestris, Suggests a Near Eastern Origin of Cat Domestication

16:30

Lorna Kennedy

Characterising the MHC in Domestic and Wild Felids

16:50

Eduardo Eizirik

Conservation Genetics and Molecular Ecology of Neotropical Felids

17:10

Christine Breitenmoser-Würsten

Reintroduction of Lynx in Switzerland – A Molecular Evaluation 30 Years after Translocation

17:30

Shomita Mukherjee

Geographic Variation in Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) Body Size: Is Competition Responsible?

17:50

Poster Viewing – Session A 

18:30

Close of day one 

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Wednesday 19th September

Morning – OUMNH
Session 3 – Felids & People

9:00

Andrew J. Loveridge

Wild Felids and People [“Felids & People” Plenary]

9:35

Silvio Marchini

Coexistence Project: Human Dimensions of the Conflicts between People and Jaguars (Panthera Onca) in Brazil

9:55

Nina Klar

How do Roads Affect European Wildcats and What Measures are Effective to Reduce Road Mortality?

10:15

Esteban Payan

Jaguar Depredation in the Llanos: an Ecological and Socio-Cultural Approach to Coexistence

10:35

Ashiq Ahmad Khan

Community Based Livestock Insurance Scheme; A Solution to Resolve Human-Leopard Conflict in Northern Pakistan

10:55

 Tea & Coffee

11:25

Guy Balme

A Model for Sustainable Trophy Hunting of Leopards in South Africa

11:45

David W. Macdonald

Felid Societies [“Behaviour” Plenary]

12:20

Lunch

 

 

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Afternoon - Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Physics
Session 3 – Felids & People (cont.)

13:30

Poster Viewing – Session A (with authors)

14:00

Tej B. Thapa

Human-Felid Conflicts and Perspectives on Large Felid Management in Chitwan, Nepal

14:20

Alexandra Zimmermann

A Global Review of Human-Felid Conflict: Patterns and Priorities

14:40

Laurence Frank

Living with Lions on African Rangelands: One Successful Model, One Work in Progress

15:00

David C. Stoner

Demographic Effects of Hunting on Pumas: Source-Sink Dynamics and Implications for the Conservation of Exploited Felids

15:20

Laurie L. Marker

Cheetah and Ranchers in Namibia – Managing Conflict

15:40

Tea & Posters – Session B 

16:10

Monika Schiess-Meier

Human-Predator Conflict and Livestock Protection Methods in Botswana

16:20

John Goodrich

Social Structure, Human-Induced Mortality and Conservation of Amur Tigers

16:30

Amy Dickman

Investigating Key Determinants of Human-Large Cat Conflict around Ruaha National Park in Tanzania

16:40

Almira Hoogesteijn

How to Forward Jaguar Conservation in Flooded Savannahs of the Neotropics – the Ranchers Approach

16:50

Aaron Bueno-Cabrera

Cougar (Puma concolor) Impacts on Livestock Ranches in the Santa Elena Canyon, Chihuahua, Mexico

17:00

Hans Bauer

Human Lion Conflict in West and Central Africa

17:10

John D.C. Linnell

Is Hunting Large Felids Compatible with Their Conservation: Eurasian Lynx in Norway as a Case Study

17:20

Etotépé A. Sogbohossou

Tradition versus Conservation: Large Carnivores Socio-Cultural and Economic Importance in Benin, West Africa

17:30

Dennis K. Ikanda

Assessment of Man-Eating Outbreaks by African Lions Panthera leo in Southeastern Tanzania

17:40

Poster Viewing – Session B

18:30

Close of Day 2

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Afternoon - Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Physics
Session 4 – Behaviour

13:30

Poster Viewing – Session A (with authors)

14:00

Dale Miquelle

Living on the edge: Ecology and Conservation of Amur tigers in Northeast Asia

14:20

Ric Bernard

The Influence of Prey Size and Abundance, and Predator Size and Group Size on the Diet of Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) and Lions (Panthera leo) in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

14:40

Mark O’Donoghue

Canada Lynx:  Behaviour and Population Dynamics in Northern Canada

15:00

Sarah Durant

TBA

15:20

Tadeu Gomes de Oliveira

The “Ocelot Effect:” Small Felids Demography and Community Composition in Brazil

15:40

Tea & Posters – Session B 

16:10

Arturo Caso

Habitat Use, Spatial and Activity Patterns of the Jaguarundi in Northeast Mexico

16:20

Alexander Sliwa

Prey Consumption and Distances Covered by Black-Footed Cats (Felis nigripes) and African Wild Cats (Felis silvestris) - a Comparison of Two Small Felids from South African Arid Lands

16:30

Haemish Melville

Using Spoor Techniques to Examine the Hunting Behaviour of Caracals in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

16:40

Advait Edgaonkar

Patterns of Spatial Co-Occurrence in Leopards (Panthera pardus) and Dholes (Cuon alpinus) in Satpura Tiger Reserve, India.

16:50

Urs Breitenmoser

Changing predation impact of reintroduced lynx (Lynx lynx) in Switzerland

17:00

Matt Hayward

Implications of the Prey Preferences of Large Felids for their Conservation

17:10

Steve Ross

The Spatial Ecology and Conservation of Pallas Cat (Otocolobus manul) in Central Mongolia

17:20

Paul Funston

Flexible Sociality Ensures the Persistence of Lion Populations When Persecuted by Humans

17:30

Anna Mosser

Group Territoriality of the African Lion

17:40

Jon R. Keehner

Hybridization Between White-tailed Deer and Mule Deer in Northeastern Washington: Are Mountain Lions Protecting the Genetic Integrity of Mule Deer?

17:50

Poster Viewing – Session B

18:30

Close of Day 2

 

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Thursday 20th September

Morning – OUMNH
Session 5 – Conservation & Management

9:00

Alan Rabinowitz

Connecting the Dots: Saving a Species Throughout it’s Range

9:35

Eric Dinerstein

Learning More about Fewer Tigers

9:55

Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

Highland Cats: Conservation of the Rare and Elusive Andean Cat

10:15

Rodney Jackson

Snow Leopards: Conservation Challenges for the 21st Century

10:35

Eric W. Sanderson

A Comparison of Range-Wide Priorities for Large Cat Conservation

10:55

Tea & Coffee

11:25

Gerardo Acosta-Jamett

Conservation of Oncifelis guigna in Fragmented Forests of Central Chile

11:45

K. Ullas Karanth

Many Ways of Skinning a Cat: Methods and Tools for Studying Wild Felids [ “Tools & Methods” Plenary]

12:20

Lunch

Afternoon - Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Physics
Session 5 – Conservation & Management (cont.)

13:30

Poster Viewing – Session B (with authors)

14:00

Astrid Vargas

The Design of Ex-situ Programs for Endangered Species Conservation: The Iberian Lynx as a Recent Example

14:20

JoGayle Howard

Physiological Reproduction in Felids and Contributions to Conservation

14:40

Christiaan W. Winterbach

Sero-Prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in African Lions – is it Host Density Dependent?

15:00

Carly Vynne

Landscape Matrix Composition Affects Distribution of Puma and Jaguar in a Cerrado Ecosystem

15:20

Igor Khorozyan

Following the Ghost of the Mountains, the Leopard Panthera pardus in Armenia

15:40

Tea & Posters – Session B 

16:10

Paule M. Gros

Effect of Land Protection, Savanna Type, and Competitor Occurrence on the Status of Cheetahs

16:20

Andrew Loveridge

Modelling the Distribution of African Lion Populations Using a GIS Meta-Analysis

16:30

Krzysztof Schmidt

Conservation of the Eurasian Lynx in Fragmented Habitat of Eastern Europe

16:40

Philip J. Nyhus

Beyond Conservation: The Tiger as Driver to Restore Biodiversity in China

16:50

Luciano M. Verdade

The “Lion” versus the Puma…

17:00

Bart Harmsen

The Biology of the Jaguar in the Cockscomb Basin, Belize

17:10

Quinton Martins

Leopards of the Cape Mountains: Small Cats with Big Problems

17:20

R.S. Chundawat

Resource Selection Function Model to Identify Habitat Suitability of Tigers in a Dry Tropical Forests of India

17:30

Gianetta Purchase

Review of the Status of Carnivores in Protected Areas of the Zambezi Basin, Including an Assessment of Human-Carnivore Conflict

17:40

Thomas McCarthy

A Study of Snow Leopard in Chitral Gol National Pak, Pakistan using GPS-satellite Collars and Camera Traps

17:50

Close of Day 3

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Afternoon - Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Physics
Session 6 – Tools & Methods

13:30

Poster Viewing – Session B (with authors)

14:00

Kyle P. McCarthy

Assessing Sign Surveys for Estimating or Predicting Snow Leopard Population Size

14:10

James L. David Smith

Female Tiger Home Range Size: a Critical Measure of Tiger Habitat Quality

14:20

Craig Tambling

Is it Possible to Use GPS Data Clusters to Predict Lion Kill Sites?

14:30

Pradeep Malik

Field Immobilization of Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) Using a Combination of Medetomidine and Ketamine and Reversal with Atipamezole in Panna National Park, India

14:40

Osvaldo Eric Ramírez Bravo

Predictive Habitat and Population Viability Models for Jaguars (Panthera onca) in the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

14:50

Jan Schipper

Understanding the Effect of Study Design on Estimates of Species Density: Camera-Trapping Jaguar Panthera onca and their Prey

15:00

Andrew C. Kitchener

Using GIS as a Tool for Understanding the Biogeography of Cats – the Roles of Volcanoes, Medicines and Ice Ages

15:10

Alain Fontbonne

Development of a Non-Invasive Intra-Uterine Artificial Insemination Technique for Large Felids

15:20

Adam Dillon

Estimating Ocelot Densities in Belize Using Camera Trapping and Radio Telemetry Techinques

15:30

Diana Castro

Does Scat Morphological Misidentification Influence Ecological Studies? A Case Study with the European Wildcat (Felis silvestris) in Portugal

15:40

Tea & Posters – Session B 

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Session 7 – Updates from the Field

16:10

Fridolin Zimmermann

Estimation of Lynx (Lynx lynx) Densities in the Swiss Alps Using Photographic Capture-Recapture Sampling

16:20

Sandeep Sharma

Noninvasive Genotyping for Identifying Individual Tigers (Panthera tigris) and its Potential for Their Population Estimation

16:30

E. Daniel Cossíos

Phylogeography and Conservation of Small Cats from the High Andes

16:40

Lon Grassman

Ecology and Conservation of Five Felid Species in Thailand (1996-2003): Future Conservation Challenges for the Kingdom

16:50

Bilal Habib

Status of Snow Leopard in Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan – an Assessment after 30 Years.

17:00

Jamal A. Khan

Ecology and Conservation of Leopard (Panthera pardus fuska) in Gir National Park and Sanctuary

17:10

Leonardo Rodrigo Viana

Estimating Jaguar (Panthera onca) Density Using Camera-Trapping and Capture-Recapture Methods in the Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (PERD), the Largest Atlantic Forest Fragment in Minas Gerais, Southeastern Brazil

17:20

Claudia Manfredi

Habitat Use and Selection of Geoffroy`s Cats (Oncifelis geoffroyi) in Three Areas of Central Argentina

17:30

Linda Kerley

Using Dogs to Monitor Amur Tigers in Russia

17:40

Philipp Henschel

The Status of the Leopard (Panthera pardus) in the Congo Basin

17:50

Close of Day 3

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Contact Dr Andrew Loveridge
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Tubney House,
Abingdon Road, Tubney OX13 5QL
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