• Feasibility study for kulan (Equus hemionus kulan) reintroduction into the central steppe of Kazakhstan 

      Kaczensky, Petra; Doldin, Ruslan; Enke, Dag; Linnell, John D.C.; Lukanovsky, Oleg; Salemgareyev, Albert R.; Sidorova, Tetyana V.; Sklyarenko, Sergey; Kisebaev, Talgat; Walzer, Chris; Ward, Stephanie; Zuther, Steffen (NINA Rapport;1366, Research report, 2017-01)
      Kaczensky, P., Doldin, R., Enke, D., Linnell, J. D. C., Lukanovsky, O., Salemgareyev A. R. Sidorova, T. V., Sklyarenko, S., Kisebaev, T., Walzer, C., Ward, S., Zuther, S. 2017. Feasibility study for kulan (Equus hemionus ...
    • Genetic characterization of free-ranging Asiatic wild ass in Central Asia as a basis for future conservation strategies 

      Kaczensky, Petra; Kovtun, Ekaterina; Habibrakhmanov, Rustam; Hemami, Mahmoud‑Reza; Khaleghi, Amirhossein; Linnell, John Durrus; Rustamov, Eldar; Sklyarenko, Sergey; Walzer, Chris; Zuther, Steffen; Kuehn, Ralph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Loss of genetic diversity due to drift and inbreeding reduces a population’s ability to respond to environmental change and may result in inbreeding depression. The Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus), regionally also known ...
    • Leukocyte coping capacity: an integrative parameter for wildlife welfare within conservation interventions 

      Huber, Nikolaus; Marasco, Valeria; Painer, Johanna; Vetter, Sebastian G.; Göritz, Frank; Kaczensky, Petra; Walzer, Chris (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Wildlife management, conservation interventions and wildlife research programs often involve capture, manipulation and transport of wild animals. Widespread empirical evidence across various vertebrate taxa shows that ...
    • Longest terrestrial migrations and movements around the world 

      Joly, Kyle; Gurarie, Eliezer; Sorum, Mathew S.; Kaczensky, Petra; Cameron, Matthew D.; Jakes, Andrew F .; Borg, Bridget L.; Nandintsetseg, Dejid; Hopcraft, J. Grant C.; Buuveibaatar, Bayarbaatar; Jones, Paul F.; Mueller, Thomas; Walzer, Chris; Olson, Kirk A.; Payne, John C.; Yadamsuren, Adiya; Hebblewhite, Mark (Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Long-distance terrestrial migrations are imperiled globally. We determined both round-trip migration distances (straight-line measurements between migratory end points) and total annual movement (sum of the distances ...
    • Physiological costs of infection: herpesvirus replication is linked to blood oxidative stress in equids 

      Costantini, David; Seeber, Peter A.; Soilemetzidou, Sanatana-Eirini; Azab, Walid; Bohner, Julia; Buuveibaata, Bayarbaatar; Czirjak, Gabor A.; East, Marion L.; Greunz, Eva Maria; Kaczensky, Petra; Lamglait, Benjamin; Melzheimer, Jörg; Uiseb, Kenneth; Ortega, Alix; Osterrieder, Nikolaus; Sandgreen, Ditte-Mari; Simon, Marie; Walzer, Chris; Greenwood, Alex D. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Viruses may have a dramatic impact on the health of their animal hosts. The patho-physiological mechanisms underlying viral infections in animals are, however, not well understood. It is increasingly recognized that oxidative ...
    • Stable isotopes reveal diet shift from pre-extinction to reintroduced Przewalski's horses 

      Kaczensky, Petra; Šturm, Martina Burnik; Sablin, Mikhail V.; Voigt, Christian C.; Smith, Steve; Ganbaatar, Oyunsaikhan; Balint, Boglarka; Walzer, Chris; Spasskaya, Natalia N. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The Przewalski’s horse (Equus ferus przewalskii), the only remaining wild horse within the equid family, is one of only a handful of species worldwide that went extinct in the wild, was saved by captive breeding, and has ...
    • Through the eye of a Gobi khulan – Application of camera collars for ecological research of far-ranging species in remote and highly variable ecosystems 

      Kaczensky, Petra; Khaliun, Sanchir; Payne, John; Boldgiv, Bazartseren; Buuveibaatar, Bayarbaatar; Walzer, Chris (Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The Mongolian Gobi-Eastern Steppe Ecosystem is one of the largest remaining natural drylands and home to a unique assemblage of migratory ungulates. Connectivity and integrity of this ecosystem are at risk if increasing ...
    • Variability in nomadism: environmental gradients modulate the movement behaviors of dryland ungulates 

      Nandintsetseg, Dejid; Bracis, Chloe; Leimgruber, Peter; Kaczensky, Petra; Buuveibaatar, Bayarbaatar; Lkhagvasuren, Badamjav; Chimeddorj, Buyanaa; Enkhtuvshin, Shilegdamba; Horning, Ned; Ito, Takehido Y.; Olson, Kirk; Payne, John; Walzer, Chris; Shinoda, Masato; Stabach, Jared; Songer, Melissa; Mueller, Thomas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Studying nomadic animal movement across species and ecosystems is essential for better understanding variability in nomadism. In arid environments, unpredictable changes in water and forage resources are known drivers of ...