Publications on JRS Site

We’re pleased to post this list of recent publications by JRS grantees including research funded by JRS.  We’ll be updated the publications past and current in 2015 and featuring them on each project page as well as at JRS Publications. Enjoy!


  • Atlas of Reptiles of Southern Africa Forthcoming. Link to JRS Grant
  • Ceríaco, L.M.P., D.C. Blackburn, M.P. Marques, and F.M. Calado. In press. Catalogue of the amphibian and reptile type specimens of the Natural History Museum of the University of Porto in Portugal, with some comments on problematic taxa. Alytes. Link to JRS Grant
  • Ceríaco, L.M.P., A.M. Bauer, D.C. Blackburn, and A. Lavres. In review. The herpetofauna of the Capanda Dam Region, Malanje, Angola. Link to JRS Grant
  • Jansen, P.A., J. Ahumada, E. Fegraus, and T. O’Brien. In Press. TEAM: A standardized camera-trap survey to monitor terrestrial vertebrate communities in tropical forests. In: Camera Trapping in Wildlife Research and Management (Meek, P. D., Ballard, A. G., Banks, P. B., Claridge, A. W., Fleming, P. J. S., Sanderson, J. G., and Swann, D. E., Eds.), CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. Link to JRS Grant
  • O’Brien, T. In Press. Camera traps for Conservation: Monitoring Protected Area Investments. In: Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity? L. Joppa, J.G. Robinson and J. Baillie (eds.) Link to JRS Grant
  • Patterson, B.D., & P.W. Webala. In press. Keys to the bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of East Africa. Fieldiana: Life and Earth Sciences. Link to JRS Grant


  • A: Pizano, C y H. García (Editores). 2014. El Bosque Seco Tropical en Colombia. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (IAvH). Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. Link to JRS Grant
  • Assessing habitat risk from human activities to inform coastal and marine spatial planning: a demonstration in Belize (2014) Katie K Arkema et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 114016 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/114016. Link to JRS Grant
  • Coetzer, W.D., D. Moodley, and A. Gerber. 2014. A knowledge-based system for discovering ecological interactions in biodiversity data-stores of heterogeneous specimen-records: A case-study of flower-visiting ecology. Ecological Informatics, 24. p. 47-59. doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.06.008. Link to JRS Grant
  • López-Hoffman, L, R Wiederholt, C Sansone, KJ Bagstad, P Cryan, JE Diffendorfer, J Goldstein, K LaSharr, J Loomis, G McCracken, RA Medellín, A Russell & D Semmens. 2014. Market forces and technological substitutes cause fluctuations in the value of bat pest-control services for cotton. PLoS One, 9(2): 7 pages. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0087912. Link to JRS Grant
  • Meek, P.D., G. Ballard, A. Claridge, R. Kays, K. Moseby, T. O’Brien, A. O’Connell, J. Sanderson, D.E. Swann, M. Tobler and S. Townsend. 2014.Recommended guiding principles for reporting on camera trapping research. Biodiversity and Conservation DOI 10.1007/s10531-014-0712-8. Link to JRS Grant
  • O’Brien, T.G. 2014. An Annotated Bibliography of Camera Trap Literature: 1991 through 2013. Unpublished report to the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network. 237 pp. Link to JRS Grant
  • O’Brien, T., S. Strindberg, and R. Wallace. 2014. Measuring Conservation Effectiveness: Occupancy metrics for Wildlife Status Assessment. WCS Working Paper no. 43. 43 pp. Link to JRS Grant
  • Polisar, J., T. G. O’Brien, S. M. Matthews, J. P. Beckmann, E. Sanderson, O. C. Rosas-Rosas, and C. A. López-González. 2014. Review of Jaguar Survey and Monitoring Techniques and Methodologies. Wildlife Conservation Society Final Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in response to Solicitation F13PX01563, submitted March 27, 2014. 110 pp. plus appendices. Link to JRS Grant
  • Rodríguez-Martínez RE, Banaszak AT, McField MD, Beltrán-Torres AU, Álvarez-Filip L (2014) Assessment of Acropora palmata in the Mesoamerican Reef System. PLoS ONE 9(4): e96140. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096140. Link to JRS Grant


  • Coetzer, W., D. Moodley, and A. Gerber. A Case-Study of Ontology-Driven Semantic Mediation of Flower-Visiting Data from Heterogeneous Data-Stores in Three South African Natural History Collections. Open Access: Link to JRS Grant
  • Coetzer, W., D. Moodley, and A. Gerber. A Case-Study of Ontology-Driven Semantic Mediation of Flower-Visiting Data from Heterogeneous Data-Stores in Three South African Natural History Collections. In The Semantic Web: ESWC 2013 Satellite Events, 2013, 347 pp. Link to JRS Grant
  • De Stefano, RD, Janovec, JP, Can, LL (2013). Three decades to connect the sexes: Calatola microcarpa (Icacinaceae), a new species from the Southwestern Amazon, Phytotaxa 124 (1): 43–49. Link to JRS Grant
  • Janovec, J. P., J. E. Householder, M. Tobler, et al. 2013. Evaluación de los Actuales Impactos y Amenazas Inminentes en Aguajales y Cochas de Madre De Dios, Perú. (Evaluation of the Current Impacts and Imminent Threats on Aguajal and Oxbow Lake Wetlands of Madre de Dios, Peru.) 244 pages, 180 color image and map figures. World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Lima, Peru (LINK). Link to JRS Grant
  • Mansell, Mervyn W.. First records of the antlion genus Solter Navás from southern Africa, with description of a new species (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae: Myrmecaelurini). Zootaxa, [S.l.], v. 3731, n. 3, p. 381–385, oct. 2013. ISSN 1175-5334. Available at: <>. Link to JRS Grant
  • O’Brien, TG and MF Kinnaird. 2013. The Wildlife Picture Index: A biodiversity indicator for top trophic levels. pp 45-70 In: Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the Gaps Between Global Commitment and Local Action. B. Collen, N. Pettorelli, S. Durant, J. Baillie and L. Krueger (eds). Blackwell Publishing. Link to JRS Grant


  • Coetzer, W., O. Gon, M. Hamer, and F. Parker-Allie. 2012. A new era for specimen databases and biodiversity information management in South Africa. Biodiversity Informatics 8: 1–11. Link to JRS Grant
  • Poster: Marino J, Lemma F, Rskay G & Sillero-Zubiri C (September 2012) Citizen science: Ethiopian wolf ambassadors monitor threatened carnivore populations. Biodiversity Technologies – Biodiversity Institute Symposium, University of Oxford. Link to JRS Grant
  • Morse, S.F., K.J. Olival, M. Kosoy, S. Billeter, B.D. Patterson, C.W. Dick & K.Dittmar. 2012. Global distribution and genetic diversity of Bartonella in bat flies (Hippoboscoidea, Streblidae, Nycteribiidae). Infection, Genetics and Evolution. Link to JRS Grant


  • Bachman S, Moat J, Hill AW, de la Torre J, Scott B. Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: geospatial conservation assessment tool. (2011) In: Smith V, Penev L (Eds) e-Infrastructures for data publishing in biodiversity science. ZooKeys 150: 117–126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2109. Link to JRS Grant


  •  Cable, S. (2010). New directions and challenges for the conservation of the flora of Madagascar. In: Bramwell, D. & Caujapé-Castells, J. (eds), The Biology of Island Floras. Cambridge University Press, UK. Link to JRS Grant