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Poster presentation programme for the Felid Biology and Conservation Conference


Session A


Felids & People

Genetics, Systematics & Morphology


Session B

Conservation & Management

Tools and Methods

Updates from the field


Poster Session A



Analysis of Factors that Affect Jaguar (Panthera onca) Abundance Along its Distribution
Osvaldo Eric Ramírez Bravo & Carlos Alberto Lopez Gonzalez

Energy Needs of Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in an Arid Environment in México
Cynthia Elizalde-Arellano, Juan Carlos López-Vidal, Lucina Hernández García, John W. Laundré

Using the Landscape of Fear to Analyze Habitat Use of Bobcats in the Chihuahuan Desert of México
Juan Carlos Lopez-Vidal, Cynthia Elizalde-Arellano, John W. Laundré & Lucina Hernandez

The Distribution, Ecology and Behaviour of Leopards in Sri Lanka:  Does the Absence of Intra-Guild Competition Matter?
Andrew Kittle & Anjali Watson

Diet and Prey Profiles of Three Sympatric Large Carnivores in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, India
Anish P Andheria, K. Ullas Karanth & Sama Kumar

Spacing Pattern and its Dynamics of the Iriomote Cat
Nozomi Nakanishi, Masako Izawa, Maki Okamura, Noriaki Sakaguchi & Teruo Doi

Snow leopard in Himalaya: Resource Partitioning and Coexistence with Tibetan Wolf
Sandeep Sharma, Trishna Dutta & Yash Veer Bhatnagar

Assessing Habitat Suitability for Tiger (Panthera tigris) and its Prey Species in the Indian Part of Terai Arc Landscape
Rajapandian Kanagaraj, Thorsten Wiegand, S.P. Goyal, Stephanie Kramer-Schadt, A.J.T. Johnsingh, K. Ramesh, Qamar Qureshi, Meraj Anwar & Ashish David

Feeding Ecology of European Wildcat in a Mediterranean Area with a Low Mammalian Prey Abundance
Àngel Such-Sanz, Josep María López-Martín & Joaquim Gosàlbez

Philopatry, Dispersal and Static Interaction in Serengeti Cheetah
Pete Laver & Marcella J. Kelly

Small Felid Community Study in a Dry Forest
Leonardo Maffei, Erika Cuéllar & Andrew Noss

The Ecology of Eurasian Lynx Depredation on Domestic Sheep in Norway: Are Sheep Prey, or Just Something That Gets in the Way?
John Odden, John D.C. Linnell, Ivar Herfindal & Reidar Andersen

Ecological Correlates of Lion Home Range Size in a Dystrophic Savanna Ecosystem
Andrew J. Loveridge, Marion Valeix, Zeke Davidson, Hervé Fritz & David W. Macdonald

Habitat Suitability for Jaguar and Puma in Southern Atlantic Forest of Brazil Inferred from Proportion of Area Occupied and Prey Richness.
Marcelo Mazzolli & Matthias Hammer

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Felids & People

Spatial-Temporal Range-Use Pattern, Livestock Predation and Conservation Needs for the Tarangire Lions in Northern Tanzania
Bernard Kissui & Craig Packer

Incorporating Caracal Feeding and Ranging Behaviour in the Management of this Damage-Causing Carnivore
N.L. Avenant & H.O. de Waal

Promoting Local Conservationist Networks to Deliver Action across Tiger Landscapes: an Example from Central India
Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

Modelling Hotspots of Human-Jaguar Conflicts in Latin America
Alexandra Zimmermann & Scott Wilson

The Value of Lion as a Component of the Photographic/Non-Consumptive Tourism Market
Zeke Davidson, Andrew Loveridge, Kate Smith & David Macdonald

Linking Human Activities and Unprovoked Lion Attacks in Southeastern Tanzania
Hadas Kushnir

The Role of Human Attitudes to Big Cat Conservation: Colombia as a Tropical Example
Esteban Payan, Katherine Homewood, Sarah Durant & Chris Carbone

Human–Wildlife Conflict, Unequal Knowledge, and the Failure to Conserve the Zanzibar Leopard (Panthera pardus adersi)
Helle V. Goldman & Martin T. Walsh

Leopard Population Dynamics, Sport Hunting and Conservation in the Soutpansberg Mountains
Julia Chase-Grey, Sandra Bell & Russell Hill

Determination of the Diet in a Free-Ranging Cheetah Population Living on Farmland in Namibia
Bettina Wachter, Anne-Sophie Blanc, Jörg Melzheimer, Urs Breitenmoser, Susanne Thalwitzer, Mark Jago & Johann Lonzer

The Impact of Local Attitudes, Ecotourism and the Media on Big Cat Conservation
Tessa McGregor

A Study of Livestock Depredation by Tigers in and Around Buffer Zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve
Jamal A. Khan, Sharad Kumar, Afifullah Khan, Azra Musavi, P.K. Malik, Digvijay S. Khati & G.D. Sarin

Puma and Farmer Interactions: a Multi-Scale Approach in Three Eco-Regions of the Chilean Andes
C. Bonacic, N. Galvez, F. Amar, J. Laker, T. Murphy & D.W. Macdonald

Highway and Diseases Threatening the Conservation of Felids in the Pristine Forests of the Anden-Amazon Region of Southeastern Peru.
Renata Leite Pitman, Robert Williams & Sarah Cleaveland

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Genetics, Sytematics & Morphology

Non-Invasive Monitoring of Steroids in Hair: the Domestic Cat as a Model
Elena Carloni, Pier Attilio Accorsi & Roberta Viggiani

Genetics as a Conservation Tool for the African Lion, Panthera leo, in Zambia
Paula A. White

Assessment of Semen Quality and Sperm Cryopreservation in the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)
N. Gañan, R. Gonzalez, J. Garde, A. Vargas, F. Martinez, M. Gomendio & E.R.S. Roldan

The Wildcat (Felis silvestris, Carnivora, Felidae) in Thuringia - a Combined Morphological and Genetic Study
Stefan T. Hertwig, Stefanie Stepanow, Anne Jungnickel, Matthias Krüger, Gottfried Jetschke, Thomas Möhlich, Burkhard Vogel & Martin S. Fischer

The Reliability of Pelage Characters for the Diagnosis of the European Wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris)
Beatrice Nussberger & Darius Weber

Establishment of Genetic Profiles in Cheetahs Using Microstatellites Developed in the Domestic Cat
Guillaume Queney, Delphine Delattre, Alain Fontbonne, Jean-Yves Routier & Bertrand Lafrance

Molecular Evidence for Species-Level Distinction in Modern Clouded Leopards (Neofelis nebulosa)
Valerie A. Buckley-Beason, Warren E. Johnson, Willliam G. Nash, Roscoe Stanyon, Joan C. Menninger, Carlos A. Driscoll, JoGayle Howard, Mitch Bush, John E. Page, Melody E. Roelke, Gary Stone, Paolo P. Martelli, Ci Wen, Lin Ling, Ratna K. Duraisingam, Phan V. Lam & Stephen J. O'Brien

The Elusive Sundaland Clouded Leopard: Reclassified and What Now? Common or Threatened in Sabah, Malaysia?
Andreas Wilting, Heike Feldhaar & Frauke Fischer

The Promise of SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) for Wildcat Conservation: Detecting Hybridisation with Domestic Cats
Rita Oliveira, Raquel Godinho, Ettore Randi & Paulo Célio Alves

Female Promiscuity and Sexual Conflict among Serengeti Cheetahs
Dada Gottelli, Jinliang Wang, Sultana Bashir & Sarah M. Durant

Conservation Genetics of Jaguars (Panthera onca) and Other Endangered Felids Using a Noninvasive Approach
Cristina Pomilla, Alan Rabinowitz, Luke Hunter, Salisa Rabinowitz & George Amato

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Poster Session B

Conservation & Management

Evaluation of the Success of a Wild to Wild Cheetah Translocation in Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe
Gianetta Purchase & Colleen Begg

Lynx Programme: an Integrated Approach to Iberian Lynx Conservation in Southern Portugal
Eduardo Santos, Miguel Lecoq, Richard Allcorn, Ana Emauz & Filipa Loureiro

Distribution and Conservation Status of Small Felids on the Uruguayan Savanna Ecoregion, Southern Brazil and Uruguay
Graziela Dotta, Diego Queirolo & Alberto Senra

Serval Monitoring Project - Zambia
Christine Thiel*

Avian Influenza H5N1 in Clouded Leopards (Neofelis nebulosa)
Khongsak Thiangtum, Wanchai Tonwattana, Daraka Tongthainun, Yong Poonvorawan & Thaweesak Songserm

Jaguar Epidemiology Program in Brazil
Mariana Malzoni Furtado, Cyntia Kayo Kashivakura, José Soares Ferreira Neto, Anah Tereza de Almeida Jácomo & Leandro Silveira

Demography of Cheetahs in South Africa and the Role of Small Reserves in their Conservation
Charlene Bissett, Ric Bernard & Dan Parker

Metapopulation Dynamics and the Management of Puma Populations in North America
John W. Laundré & Lucina Hernández

Relationship between Tigers, Leopards Their Prey and Farmers in Bhutan
Sonam Wang

Factors Affecting Guild Composition of Wild Felids in Pristine and Logged Tropical Forest in Sabah, Malaysia: a Camera-Trapping Study
Andrew J. Hearn, Joanna Ross, Daniel Pamin & David W. Macdonald

Jaguar Distribution and Conservation Status in Brazil
Natália Mundim Tôrres, José Alexandre Felizola Diniz Filho, Paulo De Marco Junior, Anah Tereza de Almeida Jácomo & Leandro Silveira

The Kaplan Awards Program: a Grants Program for Students Working on Wild Cat Conservation
Nicole Williams & Luke Hunter

Population and Habitat Viability Analysis of the Jaguar in Mexico
Rurik List, Cuauhtémoc Chávez, Juan Cornejo, Luis Carrillo, Heliot Zarza & Gerardo Ceballos

Conservation Status of Felids in Mole National Park, Ghana
Cole Burton, Cletus Balangtaa, Moses Sam & Justin Brashares

Sumatran Tiger Conservation in Human-Dominated Landscapes
Joseph Smith & Thomas Maddox

Small Neotropical Felids Ecology in Fragmented Agricultural Landscapes of Southern Brazil
Tadeu Gomes de Oliveira, Carlos Benhur Kasper, José Bonifácio Garcia Soares, Fábio Dias Mazim & Adilson Schneider

Leopard (Panthera pardus) Conservation on Namibian Farmlands
Andrew Stein, Todd Fuller & Laurie Marker

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Tools & Methods

Modelling Spatial Interference between Wildcats (Felis s. silvestris) and Domestic Cats (Felis s. catus) in Slovenia
Hubert Potočnik, Tomaž Skrbinšek, Franc Kljun & Ivan Kos

Presence-Absence and Occupancy Study of the Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) and the Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) using Faecal DNA Analysis
Ashwin Naidu, Jyotsna Bhagavatula & Imran Siddiqui

Measuring Progresses of an Education Programme for the Conservation of the Andean Cat
Mauro Lucherini, Maria Jose Merino & Emma Casanave

Death on the Road and Rescue in the Lab: Female Gamete Recovery and Conservation in the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)
R. Gonzalez, M. Gomendio, A. Vargas & E.R.S. Roldan

Cryobanking of Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Somatic Cells: Optimization of Isolation, Culture and Cryopreservation for a Genetic Resource Bank
C. Crespo, M. Gomendio & E.R.S. Roldan

How to Count Lions: Census Techniques for Estimating Densities of Large Felids
Meggan Craft, Karyl Whitman, Craig Packer, Sarah Durant, Paul Funston & Tom Maddox

Seasonal Profiles of Ovarian Activity in Eurasian (Lynx lynx) and Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Based on Fecal and Urinary Hormone Metabolite Analyses
Martin Dehnhard, Frank Goeritz, Sergey V Naidenko, Astrid Vargas, Christian Voigt, Antje Frank & Katarina Jewgenow

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Updates from the Field

Using New Lightweight GPS/GSM Transmitters to Monitor Movement and Predation of Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx)
Ivan Kos, Miha Krofel, Hubert Potočnik, Tomaž Skrbinšek & Franc Kljun

A Fine-Scale GPS Study of the Movements of African Lions (Panthera leo) on Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia
Ken Stratford & Sabina Stratford

FFI’s Sumatran Tiger Protection and Conservation Program
Stephen Browne & Debbie Martyr

Home Range and Activity Patterns of the Margay (Leopardus wiedii) at “El Cielo” Biosphere Reserve, Tamaulipas Mexico
Sasha Carvajal, Arturo Caso, Patricia Downey, Arnulfo Moreno & Michael Tewes

The Wild Cat of Crete
Alessandra Belardinelli, Petros Lymberakis & Beranardino Ragni

Spatial Ecology and Abundance of Mexican Bobcats in Northwestern Mexico to Assess its Conservation Status
Claudia N. Moreno Arzate, Adriana Rodriguez Martinez, Ruby Gonzalez Sierra & Carlos A. Lopez Gonzalez

Effectiveness of Three Types of Collars Used to Monitor Free Ranging Lions (Panthera leo) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Hanlie Winterbach, Edwin Young, Paul J. Funston & Christiaan Winterbach

Sumatran Tigers in Riau: Estimating the Abundance in Three Major Habitat Types
Sunarto Sunarto, Sybille Klenzendorf, Maju Bintang Hutajulu, Marcella Kelly, Mike Vaughan & Jim Nichols

Toward the Survival of Two Endangered Felid Species of Japan
Masako Izawa, Teruo Doi, Maki Okamura, Nozomi Nakanishi, Akira Murayama, Tomotsugu Hiyama, Daehun Oh, Ayumi Teranishi & Ai Suzuki

Small Sample Size and Wild Extrapolation; Preliminary Results from a Telemetry Study of Tigers in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh
Adam C. D. Barlow, Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmed, James L. D. Smith, Abu N. M. Hossain

Study on the Ecological Characteristics of Clouded Leopard in Riau, Sumatra.
Bintang Hutajulu, Sunarto, Sybille Klenzendorf, Jatna Supriatna, Arif Budiman & Ahmad Yahya

Jaguar Persistence in Fragments of the Atlantic Coastal Forest, Southeastern Brazil
Renata Leite Pitman & Marcelo Mazzolli

Assessing the Power of a Monitoring Method for European Wildcats (Felis silvestris silvestris) Which Combines Lure Sticks and mtDNA Haplotyping
Darius Weber

Do Nature Reserves Adequately Protect Pallas’ Cats in Central Mongolia?
James D. Murdoch, Tserendorj Munkhzul & Claudio Sillero-Zubiri


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Contact Dr Andrew Loveridge
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Tubney House,
Abingdon Road, Tubney OX13 5QL
Tel: +44 (0)1865 393115 Fax: +44 (0)1865 393101
e-mail: felid.conference@zoo.ox.ac.uk