Craig Packer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Group formation stabilizes predator-prey dynamics
    John M Fryxell
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1
    Nature 449:1041-3. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that social groups rather than individuals are the basic building blocks around which predator-prey interactions should be modelled and that group formation may provide the underlying stability of many ecosystems...
  13. ncbi request reprint Do acoustic features of lion, Panthera leo, roars reflect sex and male condition?
    Dana Pfefferle
    Research Group Cognitive Ethology, German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Gottingen, Germany
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:3947-53. 2007
    ..Instead, lion roars may have mainly been selected to effectively advertise territorial boundaries...
  14. ncbi request reprint The conservation relevance of epidemiological research into carnivore viral diseases in the serengeti
    Sarah Cleaveland
    Wildlife and Emerging Diseases Section, Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, United Kingdom
    Conserv Biol 21:612-22. 2007
    ..Long-term, integrative, cross-species research is essential for formulation of effective policy for disease control and optimization of ecosystem health...
  15. ncbi request reprint What limits the Serengeti zebra population?
    Sophie Grange
    Centre d Etudes Biologiques de Chize, CNRS UPR 1934, 79360 Beauvoir sur Niort, France
    Oecologia 140:523-32. 2004
    ..However, lion and hyena feed principally on adult zebras, and further work is required to discover the process involved in the high mortality of foals...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Patterns of feline immunodeficiency virus multiple infection and genome divergence in a free-ranging population of African lions
    Jennifer L Troyer
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute Frederick IRSP Program, SAIC Frederick, Frederick, Maryland 21702, USA
    J Virol 78:3777-91. 2004
    ..This comprehensive study of FIV-Ple in a free-ranging population of lions reveals a dynamic transmission of virus in a social species that has historically adapted to render the virus benign...
  18. pmc The aging baboon: comparative demography in a non-human primate
    Anne M Bronikowski
    Department of Zoology and Genetics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:9591-5. 2002
    ..In contrast, primate taxa are differentiated by rates of demographic aging, even if they cannot be characterized by species-specific lifespan...