Peter D Walsh
Affiliation: Princeton University
- Potential for Ebola transmission between gorilla and chimpanzee social groupsPeter D Walsh
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Am Nat 169:684-9. 2007..These observations support a reassessment of ape-to-ape transmission as an amplifier of Ebola outbreaks...
- Pandemic human viruses cause decline of endangered great apesSophie Köndgen
Robert Koch Institut, Nordufer 20, D 13353 Berlin, Germany
Curr Biol 18:260-4. 2008..These observations illustrate the challenge of maximizing the benefit of research and tourism to great apes while minimizing the negative side effects...
- A rant on infectious disease and ape research prioritiesPeter D Walsh
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Am J Primatol 70:719-21. 2008
- Catastrophic ape decline in western equatorial AfricaPeter D Walsh
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Guyot Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
Nature 422:611-4. 2003..Without aggressive investments in law enforcement, protected area management and Ebola prevention, the next decade will see our closest relatives pushed to the brink of extinction...
- Ebola outbreak killed 5000 gorillasMagdalena Bermejo
Ecosystèmes Forestiers d Afrique Centrale ECOFAC, Box Postale 15115 Libreville, Gabon
Science 314:1564. 2006..The lag between neighboring gorilla groups in mortality onset was close to the ZEBOV disease cycle length, evidence that group-to-group transmission has amplified gorilla die-offs...
- Wave-like spread of Ebola ZairePeter D Walsh
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Primatology, Leipzig, Germany
PLoS Biol 3:e371. 2005..Controlling the impact of Ebola on wild apes and human populations may be more feasible than previously recognized...
- Recent common ancestry of Ebola Zaire virus found in a bat reservoirRoman Biek
Center for Disease Ecology, Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
PLoS Pathog 2:e90. 2006
- Manipulating decay time for efficient large-mammal density estimation: gorillas and dung heightHjalmar S Kuehl
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig 04103, Germany
Ecol Appl 17:2403-14. 2007..Further research is necessary to evaluate whether the temporal bias inherent in such an approach is small enough to ignore, given the 10-20-fold increases in precision promised by a PDR approach...
- Action needed to prevent extinctions caused by diseaseMichael Hoffmann
Nature 454:159. 2008