Jessica M Rothman

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Nutritional quality of gorilla diets: consequences of age, sex, and season
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Oecologia 155:111-22. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Host-parasite ecology of the helminths in mountain gorillas
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Parasitol 94:834-40. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Condensed tannins in the diets of primates: a matter of methods?
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am J Primatol 71:70-6. 2009
  4. pmc Decaying wood is a sodium source for mountain gorillas
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Biol Lett 2:321-4. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Fiber-bound nitrogen in gorilla diets: implications for estimating dietary protein intake of primates
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Am J Primatol 70:690-4. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Plant choice in the construction of night nests by gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:361-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Nutritional chemistry of foods eaten by gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:675-91. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Within-species differences in primate social structure: evolution of plasticity and phylogenetic constraints
    Colin A Chapman
    Department of Anthropology, McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, H3A 2T7, Canada
    Primates 50:12-22. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Measuring physical traits of primates remotely: the use of parallel lasers
    Jessica M Rothman
    McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Am J Primatol 70:1191-5. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Bigger groups have fewer parasites and similar cortisol levels: a multi-group analysis in red colobus monkeys
    Tamaini V Snaith
    Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Am J Primatol 70:1072-80. 2008

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Nutritional quality of gorilla diets: consequences of age, sex, and season
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Oecologia 155:111-22. 2008
    ..A better understanding of the relative importance of food quantity and quality for different age-sex classes provides insights into the ways in which gorillas may be limited by food resources when faced with environmental heterogeneity...
  2. doi request reprint Host-parasite ecology of the helminths in mountain gorillas
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Parasitol 94:834-40. 2008
    ..Examination of fecal samples from identifiable gorillas revealed high day-to-day variation in strongylid egg counts. No evidence of anthropozoonotic transmission of intestinal helminths was found...
  3. doi request reprint Condensed tannins in the diets of primates: a matter of methods?
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am J Primatol 71:70-6. 2009
    ..A reevaluation of primatology studies using interspecific comparisons of tannin content will provide new insights into primate food selection and nutritional ecology...
  4. pmc Decaying wood is a sodium source for mountain gorillas
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Biol Lett 2:321-4. 2006
    ..Decaying wood is an unexpected sodium source...
  5. doi request reprint Fiber-bound nitrogen in gorilla diets: implications for estimating dietary protein intake of primates
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Am J Primatol 70:690-4. 2008
    ..1% of the dietary crude protein was indigestible. These results indicate that the proportion of fiber-bound protein in primate diets should be considered when estimating protein intake, food selection, and food/habitat quality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Plant choice in the construction of night nests by gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:361-8. 2006
    ..were the dominant plants. The Bwindi gorillas selected Pteridium spp. and Ipomea spp. to construct their individual night nests in greater quantities compared to their proportional availability in the immediate environment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nutritional chemistry of foods eaten by gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
    Jessica M Rothman
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:675-91. 2006
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Within-species differences in primate social structure: evolution of plasticity and phylogenetic constraints
    Colin A Chapman
    Department of Anthropology, McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, H3A 2T7, Canada
    Primates 50:12-22. 2009
    ..The second approach is to study distantly related species that have similar social structures to illustrate how similar ecological pressures might be operating to select for parallel social structures...
  9. doi request reprint Measuring physical traits of primates remotely: the use of parallel lasers
    Jessica M Rothman
    McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Am J Primatol 70:1191-5. 2008
    ..Although the needed precision will depend on the question asked, our results suggest that sufficiently precise measurements of physical traits or substrates of arboreal primates can be obtained remotely using parallel lasers...
  10. doi request reprint Bigger groups have fewer parasites and similar cortisol levels: a multi-group analysis in red colobus monkeys
    Tamaini V Snaith
    Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Am J Primatol 70:1072-80. 2008
    ..The results do not support the suggestion that gastrointestinal parasitism or stress directly imposed group-size-related fitness costs, and we cannot conclude that they are among the mechanisms limiting group size in red colobus monkeys...
  11. ncbi request reprint Understanding long-term primate community dynamics: implications of forest change
    Colin A Chapman
    McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T7
    Ecol Appl 20:179-91. 2010
    ..If such states occur frequently, it suggests that large protected areas will be required to protect species so that declines in some areas can be compensated for by increases in adjacent areas with different histories...
  12. pmc Fecal bacterial diversity in a wild gorilla
    Julie C Frey
    Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3788-92. 2006
    ..Clones were classified as Firmicutes, Verrucomicrobia, Actinobacteria, Lentisphaerae, Bacteroidetes, Spirochetes, and Planctomycetes. Our data suggest that fecal populations did not change temporally, as determined by T-RFLP...
  13. ncbi request reprint Intestinal parasites found in the research group of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: preliminary results
    Jessica M Rothman
    Cornell University, Ithaca New York 14853, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 969:346-9. 2002
    ..An increasing threat to this group of gorillas is the presence of local field assistants and researchers. We found no evidence of human parasites in the fecal samples from this gorilla group...
  14. ncbi request reprint Intestinal parasites and bacteria of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
    Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
    Department of Pathology and Infectious Disease, The Royal Veterinary College, Royal College Street, London, NWI 0TU, UK
    Primates 46:59-63. 2005
    ....