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Lemurs in Cacao: Presence and Abundance within the Shade Plantations of Northern Madagascar (2019)
Journal Article
Webber, A. D., Solofondranohatra, J. S., Razafindramoana, S., Fernandez, D., Parker, C. A., Steer, M., …Allainguillaume, J. (in press). Lemurs in Cacao: Presence and Abundance within the Shade Plantations of Northern Madagascar. Folia Primatologica, https://doi.org/10.1159/000501987

© 2019 S. Karger AG, Basel. The recognition that much biodiversity exists outside protected areas is driving research to understand how animals survive in anthropogenic landscapes. In Madagascar, cacao (Theobroma cacao) is grown under a mix of native... Read More about Lemurs in Cacao: Presence and Abundance within the Shade Plantations of Northern Madagascar.

Cercocebus sanjei (2018)
Other
McCabe, G., Rovero, F., Fernandez, D., & Butynski, T. Cercocebus sanjei

Listed as Endangered based on its small extent of occurrence (1,872 km2), small area of occupancy (ca. 300 km2) and population fragmented into two isolated sub-populations, one of them residing in an area of limited protection and where there are ong... Read More about Cercocebus sanjei.

Monitoring the Sanje mangabey population in Tanzania while engaging the local community (2018)
Book Chapter
Fernandez, D., McCabe, G., & Ehardt, C. Monitoring the Sanje mangabey population in Tanzania while engaging the local community. In A. Behie, J. Teichroeb, & N. Malone (Eds.), Primate Research and Conservation in the AnthropoceneCambridge University Press. Manuscript submitted for publication

In order to successfully create and implement conservation management plans for endangered primates it is essential to work within local communities. This has been our approach in the Udzungwa region of Tanzania, where the Sanje Mangabey Project has... Read More about Monitoring the Sanje mangabey population in Tanzania while engaging the local community.

Exaggerated Sexual Swellings and the Probability of Conception in Wild Sanje Mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei) (2017)
Journal Article
Borries, C., Fernández, D., Doran-Sheehy, D., & Ehardt, C. L. (2017). Exaggerated Sexual Swellings and the Probability of Conception in Wild Sanje Mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei). International Journal of Primatology, 38(3), 513-532. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-017-9961-1

© 2017, The Author(s). Females of several catarrhine primate species exhibit exaggerated sexual swellings that change in size and coloration during the menstrual cycle and, in some species, gestation. Although their function remains under debate, stu... Read More about Exaggerated Sexual Swellings and the Probability of Conception in Wild Sanje Mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei).

Conservation strategies for understanding and combating the primate bushmeat trade on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea (2017)
Journal Article
Gonder, M. K., Esara Echube, J. M., Riaco, C., Cronin, D., Sesink Clee, P. R., Mitchell, M. W., …Mary Katherine, G. (2017). Conservation strategies for understanding and combating the primate bushmeat trade on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. American Journal of Primatology, 79(11), https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22663

© 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea is among the important places in Africa for the conservation of primates, but a cultural preference for bushmeat and a lack of effective law enforcement has encouraged commercial bushmeat... Read More about Conservation strategies for understanding and combating the primate bushmeat trade on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Consequences of a male takeover on mating skew in wild Sanje mangabeys (2016)
Journal Article
Fernández, D. (2017). Consequences of a male takeover on mating skew in wild Sanje mangabeys. American Journal of Primatology, 79(7), e22532. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22532

© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Among primate species living in multimale-multifemale groups, the number of receptive females may determine the rank of the lowest male that copulates (priority of access model, or PoA [Altmann SA. 1962. A field study o... Read More about Consequences of a male takeover on mating skew in wild Sanje mangabeys.

Ancient phylogenetic divergence of the enigmatic African rodent Zenkerella and the origin of anomalurid gliding (2016)
Journal Article
Heritage, S., Fernández, D., Sallam, H. M., Cronin, D. T., Echube, J. M. E., & Seiffert, E. R. (2016). Ancient phylogenetic divergence of the enigmatic African rodent Zenkerella and the origin of anomalurid gliding. PeerJ, 2016(8), e2320. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2320

© 2016 Heritage et al. The "scaly-tailed squirrels" of the rodent family Anomaluridae have a long evolutionary history in Africa, and are now represented by two gliding genera (Anomalurus and Idiurus) and a rare and obscure genus (Zenkerella) that ha... Read More about Ancient phylogenetic divergence of the enigmatic African rodent Zenkerella and the origin of anomalurid gliding.

The future of the biodiversity of the Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve: Translating science into policy to develop an effective management plan (2015)
Report
Cronin, D. T., Bocuma Meñe, D., Perella, C., Fernández, D., Hearn, G. W., & Gonder, M. K. (2015). The future of the biodiversity of the Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve: Translating science into policy to develop an effective management plan

White paper prepared for the Workshop on ‘The future of the biodiversity of the Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve', celebrated in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, in June 2015

Reproductive characteristics of wild Sanje mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei) (2014)
Journal Article
Brown, J. L., Fernández, D., Doran-Sheehy, D., Borries, C., & Brown, J. (2014). Reproductive characteristics of wild Sanje mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei). American Journal of Primatology, 76(12), 1163-1174. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22301

© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. An accurate description of reproductive characteristics and ovarian endocrinology is necessary to address questions about the reproductive strategies and life history of a species and for meaningful, cross species analy... Read More about Reproductive characteristics of wild Sanje mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei).

Ecology of reproduction in Sanje mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei): Dietary strategies and energetic condition during a high fruit period (2013)
Journal Article
McCabe, G. M., Fernández, D., & Ehardt, C. L. (2013). Ecology of reproduction in Sanje mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei): Dietary strategies and energetic condition during a high fruit period. American Journal of Primatology, 75(12), 1196-1208. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22182

The ability to increase energy storage when food is abundant for later use during late gestation and early lactation is often considered the primary benefit of the capital breeding strategy (clustering conceptions during high food periods, HFP) that... Read More about Ecology of reproduction in Sanje mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei): Dietary strategies and energetic condition during a high fruit period.

Ontogeny of long bone geometry in capuchin monkeys (Cebus albifrons and Cebus apella): Implications for locomotor development and life history (2009)
Journal Article
Fernández, D., Young, J. W., Fernandez, D., & Fleagle, J. G. (2010). Ontogeny of long bone geometry in capuchin monkeys (Cebus albifrons and Cebus apella): Implications for locomotor development and life history. Biology Letters, 6(2), 197-200. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2009.0773

Studies of a diverse array of animals have found that young individuals often have robust bones for their body size (i.e. augmented crosssectional dimensions), limiting fracture risk despite general musculoskeletal immaturity. However, previous resea... Read More about Ontogeny of long bone geometry in capuchin monkeys (Cebus albifrons and Cebus apella): Implications for locomotor development and life history.

The strategic use of sex in wild female western gorillas (2009)
Journal Article
Doran-Sheehy, D. M., Fernández, D., & Borries, C. (2009). The strategic use of sex in wild female western gorillas. American Journal of Primatology, 71(12), 1011-1020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.20743

Human females, unlike most mammals, are sexually active outside of fertile periods. This decoupling of sexual behavior from its conceptive function has had an enormous impact on human social relationships, and yet we know little about why there was s... Read More about The strategic use of sex in wild female western gorillas.

The economics of the primate trade in Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (2005)
Journal Article
Reid, J., Morra, W., Posa Bohome, C., & Fernández Sobrado, D. (2005). The economics of the primate trade in Bioko, Equatorial Guinea

Researchers from the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) and Arcadia University have alerted the international conservation community to the threat of imminent extinction of the seven primate sub-species on the island of Bioko, Equatorial... Read More about The economics of the primate trade in Bioko, Equatorial Guinea.

Bioko biodiversity awareness campaign report to conservation international (2003)
Report
Fernández, D. (2003). Bioko biodiversity awareness campaign report to conservation international

Report to Conservation International on the 4-day, island-wide awareness campaign for government officials and village chiefs on the laws regulating Bioko Island’s protected areas

Seasonal patterns of infant mortality in wild Sanje Mangabeys, Cercocebus sanjei
Book Chapter
McCabe, G., & Fernandez, D. Seasonal patterns of infant mortality in wild Sanje Mangabeys, Cercocebus sanjei. In U. Kalbitzer, & K. M. Jack (Eds.), Primate Life History, Sex Roles, and Adaptability: Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan, 57-72. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98285-4_4

Infant mortality is a life history trait that is also a fundamental factor influencing population growth, thereby directly impacting the population viability of primate species. This study examines the distribution of infant mortality for one of the... Read More about Seasonal patterns of infant mortality in wild Sanje Mangabeys, Cercocebus sanjei.

Recent cases of the implementation of the law regulating the hunting of bushmeat on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
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Fernández, D., & McCabe, G. Recent cases of the implementation of the law regulating the hunting of bushmeat on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

Due to its rich biodiversity, Bioko Island is a key site for conservation in Africa. The high incidence of illegal hunting and regular occurrence of the bushmeat trade, however, poses a serious threat to the fauna of Bioko, particularly primates. Thi... Read More about Recent cases of the implementation of the law regulating the hunting of bushmeat on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.