C Packer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Climate extremes promote fatal co-infections during canine distemper epidemics in African lions
    Linda Munson
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2545. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55408, USA
    Ecol Lett 16:635-41. 2013
  3. pmc Fear of darkness, the full moon and the nocturnal ecology of African lions
    Craig Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e22285. 2011
  4. pmc Sport hunting, predator control and conservation of large carnivores
    Craig Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5941. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Effects of trophy hunting on lion and leopard populations in Tanzania
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, U S A
    Conserv Biol 25:142-53. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint The case for fencing remains intact
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, 55108, USA
    Ecol Lett 16:1414, e4. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Sustainable trophy hunting of African lions
    Karyl Whitman
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Nature 428:175-8. 2004
  8. pmc Top-down population regulation of a top predator: lions in the Ngorongoro Crater
    Bernard M Kissui
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1867-74. 2004
  9. pmc Distinguishing epidemic waves from disease spillover in a wildlife population
    Meggan E Craft
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1777-85. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Modeling the effects of trophy selection and environmental disturbance on a simulated population of African lions
    Karyl L Whitman
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Conserv Biol 21:591-601. 2007

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Publications19

  1. pmc Climate extremes promote fatal co-infections during canine distemper epidemics in African lions
    Linda Munson
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2545. 2008
    ..Such mass mortality events may become increasingly common if climate extremes disrupt historic stable relationships between co-existing pathogens and their susceptible hosts...
  2. doi request reprint Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55408, USA
    Ecol Lett 16:635-41. 2013
    ..Nearly half the unfenced lion populations may decline to near extinction over the next 20-40 years...
  3. pmc Fear of darkness, the full moon and the nocturnal ecology of African lions
    Craig Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e22285. 2011
    ..Consequently, the full moon is a reliable indicator of impending danger, perhaps helping to explain why the full moon has been the subject of so many myths and misconceptions...
  4. pmc Sport hunting, predator control and conservation of large carnivores
    Craig Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5941. 2009
    ..Effective conservation of these animals will require new harvest strategies and improved monitoring to counter demands for predator control by livestock producers and local communities...
  5. doi request reprint Effects of trophy hunting on lion and leopard populations in Tanzania
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, U S A
    Conserv Biol 25:142-53. 2011
    ..5 lions and 1.0 leopard/1000 km(2) of hunting area, except hunting blocks in the Selous Game Reserve, where harvests should be limited to 1.0 lion and 3.0 leopards/1000 km(2) ...
  6. ncbi request reprint The case for fencing remains intact
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, 55108, USA
    Ecol Lett 16:1414, e4. 2013
    ..Their statistical analyses consider, first, only a subset of fenced reserves and, second, an incomplete examination of 'costs per lion.' Our original conclusions remain unaltered. ..
  7. ncbi request reprint Sustainable trophy hunting of African lions
    Karyl Whitman
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Nature 428:175-8. 2004
    ....
  8. pmc Top-down population regulation of a top predator: lions in the Ngorongoro Crater
    Bernard M Kissui
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1867-74. 2004
    ..The Crater lions may therefore provide important insights into the future of many endangered populations...
  9. pmc Distinguishing epidemic waves from disease spillover in a wildlife population
    Meggan E Craft
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1777-85. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Modeling the effects of trophy selection and environmental disturbance on a simulated population of African lions
    Karyl L Whitman
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Conserv Biol 21:591-601. 2007
    ..These results are consistent with empirical observations of lion resilience to environmental stochasticity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Conservation biology: lion attacks on humans in Tanzania
    Craig Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Nature 436:927-8. 2005
    ..Our findings provide an important starting point for devising strategies to reduce the risk to rural Tanzanians of lion attacks...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ecological change, group territoriality, and population dynamics in Serengeti lions
    Craig Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Science 307:390-3. 2005
    ..The results of a simulation model show that the observed pattern of "saltatory equilibria" results from the lions' grouping behavior...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection, temperature, and the lion's mane
    Peyton M West
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Science 297:1339-43. 2002
    ..Maned males are hotter than females, and males have lighter and/or shorter manes in hotter seasons, years, and habitats. This phenotypic plasticity suggests that the mane will respond to forecasted increases in ambient temperature...
  14. doi request reprint Serengeti real estate: density vs. fitness-based indicators of lion habitat quality
    Anna Mosser
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ecol Lett 12:1050-60. 2009
    ..Our results indicate that density may be a misleading indicator of real estate value, particularly for populations that do not conform to an ideal free distribution...
  15. doi request reprint Dynamics of a multihost pathogen in a carnivore community
    M E Craft
    University of Minnesota, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Anim Ecol 77:1257-64. 2008
    ....
  16. pmc Problems with primate sex ratios
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul 55108, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 355:1627-35. 2000
    ..Our findings suggest that mammalian sex ratios might be the product of more complex processes than is generally recognized or that sex-determining mechanisms impose sufficient constraints to prevent adaptive variation in all contexts...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reproductive cessation in female mammals
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul 55108, USA
    Nature 392:807-11. 1998
    ..But elderly females do not suffer increased mortality costs of reproduction, nor do post-reproductive females enhance the fitness of grandchildren or older children. Instead, reproductive cessation appears to result from senescence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Egalitarianism in female African lions
    C Packer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Science 293:690-3. 2001
    ..Consequently, female relationships are highly symmetrical, and female lions are "free agents" who only contribute to communal care when they have cubs of their own...
  19. doi request reprint Predatory senescence in ageing wolves
    Daniel R MacNulty
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behaviour, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Ecol Lett 12:1347-56. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that predatory senescence is an important, though overlooked, factor affecting predator-prey dynamics...