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Publications on Asian Elephants 2015

L.M. Abegglen, A.F. Caulin, A. Chan, K. Lee, R. Robinson, M.S. Campbell, W.K. Kiso, D.L. Schmitt, P.J. Waddell, S. Bhaskara, S.T. Jensen, C.C. Maley & J.D. Schiffman
Potential mechanisms for cancer resistance in elephants and comparative cellular response to DNA damage in humans
JAMA 314 (2015) 1850-1860 - No permission to print abstract for free Abstract/Download

S. Aini, A.M. Sood & S. Saaban
Analysing elephant habitat parameters using GIS, remote sensing and analytic hierarchy process in Peninsular Malaysia
Pertanika Journals Science & Technology 23 (2015) 37-50 Abstract/Download

M. Alamgir, S.A. Mukul & S.M. Turtona
Modelling spatial distribution of critically endangered Asian elephant and Hoolock gibbon in Bangladesh forest ecosystems under a changing climate
Applied Geography 60 (2015) 10-19 Abstract/Download

T. Allendorf, K.K. Swe, M. Aung, P. Leimgruber & M. Songer
Mitigating human-elephant conflict near Shwe-U-Daung Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar
Gajah 42 (2015) 22-29

N. Angammana, K.B. Ranawana & G. Ellepola
Evaluation of damage caused by elephants (Elephas maximus maximus) to the woody vegetation in Udawalawe National Park
WildLanka 3 (2015) 20-30 Abstract/Download

J.S. Anni & A.K. Sangaiah
Elephant tracking with seismic sensors: A technical perceptive review
Jurnal Teknologi 74 (2015) 193-203 Abstract/Download

N. Arya, W. Moonarmart, N. Cheewamongkolnimit, N. Keratikul, S. Poon-iam, A. Routh, P. Bumpenpol & T. Angkawanish
Osteocalcin and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) at different ages
The Veterinary Journal 206 (2015) 239-240 Abstract/Download

A. Athanassiou, V. Herridge, D.S. Reese, G. Iliopoulos, S. Roussiakis, V. Mitsopoulou, E. Tsiolakis & G. Theodorou
Cranial evidence for the presence of a second endemic elephant species on Cyprus
Quaternary International 379 (2015) 47-57 Abstract/Download

R. Athurupana, D. Schmitt & C. Santiapillai
Pinnae movement of captive Asian elephants weakly affected by environmental factors
Gajah 43 (2015) 4-9

L. Bennett, S. Dunham, L. Yon, S. Chapman, M. Kenaghan, L. Purdie & R. Tarlinton
Longitudinal study of Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, indicates intermittent shedding of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 1 during pregnancy
Veterinary Record Open 2 (2015) e000088 Abstract/Download


M.J. Boone, C.N. Davis, L. Klasek, J.F. del Sol, K. Roehm & M.D. Moran
A test of potential Pleistocene mammal seed dispersal in anachronistic fruits using extant ecological and physiological analogs
Southeastern Naturalist 14 (2015) 22-32 Abstract/Download

K. Brantberg, B. Falahat & D.C. Kalthoff
Do extant elephants have superior canal dehiscence syndrome?
Acta Oto-Laryngologica 135 (2015) 1259-1263 Abstract/Download

J.F. Brodie, A.J. Giordano & L. Ambu
Differential responses of large mammals to logging and edge effects
Mammalian Biology 80 (2015) 7-13 Abstract/Download

R. Chaiyarat, N. Youngpoy & P. Prempree
Wild Asian elephant Elephas maximus population in Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand
Endangered Species Research 29 (2015) 95-102 Abstract/Download

K.-G. Chan, M.F. Loke, B.L. Ong, Y.L. Wong, K.W. Hong, K.H. Tan, S. Kaur, H.F. Ng, M.A. Razak & Y.F. Ngeow
Multiphasic strain differentiation of atypical mycobacteria from elephant trunk
PeerJ 3 (2015) e1367 Abstract/Download

K. Chaudhuri
Impact of mining on elephants of Chhotanagpur Plateau, Central India
Gajah 42 (2015) 30-33

K. Chelliah & R. Sukumar
Interplay of male traits, male mating strategies and female mate choice in the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus
Behaviour 152 (2015) 1113-1144 Abstract/Download

D.P. Croft, L.J.N. Brent, D.W. Franks & M.A. Cant
The evolution of prolonged life after reproduction
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30 (2015) 407-416 Abstract/Download

A. Dangolla
Training and health of captive elephant keepers in Sri Lanka
Gajah 42 (2015) 38-40

A. Dangolla
Some traditional captive elephant management practices in Sri Lanka
Gajah 43 (2015) 42-45

A. Das, M. Saini, S. Katole, S.S. Kullu, D. Swarup & A. K. Sharma
Effect of feeding different levels of wheat roti on nutrient utilization and blood metabolite profile in semi-captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 99 (2015) 367-378 Abstract/Download

A. Das, M.L. Smith, M. Saini, S. Katole, S.S. Kullu, B.K. Gupta, A.K. Sharma & D. Swarup
Effect of concentrates restriction on feed consumption, diet digestibility, and nitrogen utilization in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)
Zoo Biology 34 (2015) 60-70 Abstract/Download

S. Dasgupta & A.K. Ghosh
Elephant–railway conflict in a biodiversity hotspot: Determinants and perceptions of the conflict in northern West Bengal, India
Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20 (2015) 81-94 Abstract/Download

P. Davidar, C. Rosset, P.C. Mammen, J.P. Puyravaud, R. Srivastava & B. Wright
Mortality records (1979–2011) shed light on threats to Asian elephants Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia: Proboscidea: Elephantidae) in Nilgiris, southern India
Journal of Threatened Taxa 7 (2015) 7436-7442 Abstract/Download

E.F. Egelund, R. Isaza, A. P. Brock, A. Alsultan, G. An & C. A. Peloquin
Population pharmacokinetics of rifampin in the treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Asian elephants
Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 38 (2015) 137-143 Abstract/Download

M.N. Elliza, M.N. Shukor, N. Othman & B.M. Md-Zain
Haplotype distribution among endangered Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Peninsular Malaysia
Malaysian Applied Biology 44 (2015) 129-135 Abstract/Download

M. English, G. Gillespie, B. Goossens, S. Ismail, M. Ancrenaz & W. Linklater
Recursion to food plants by free-ranging Bornean elephant
PeerJ 3 (2015) e1030 Abstract/Download

P. Fernando
Managing elephants in Sri Lanka: Where we are and where we need to be
Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci.) 44 (2015) 1-11 Abstract/Download

P. Fernando, T. Prasad, H.K. Janaka, S.K.K. Ekanayaka, H.G. Nishantha & J. Pastorini
The use of radio-tracking data to guide development and manage elephants
WildLanka 3 (2015) 12-19

V.R. Goswami, K. Medhi, J.D. Nichols & M.K. Oli
Mechanistic understanding of human–wildlife conflict through a novel application of dynamic occupancy models
Conservation Biology 29 (2015) 1100-1110 Abstract/Download

A.F. Humphreys, J. Tan, R.S. Peng, S.M. Benton, X. Qin, K.C. Worley, R.L. Mikulski, D.-C. Chow, T.G. Palzkill & P.D. Ling
Generation and characterization of antibodies against Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) IgG, IgM, and IgA
PLoS ONE 10 (2015) e0116318 Abstract/Download

B. Jasmine, D. Ghose & S.K. Das
An attitude assessment of human-elephant conflict in a critical wildlife corridor within the Terai Arc Landscape, India
Journal of Threatened Taxa 7 (2015) 6843-6852 Abstract/Download

D. Jathanna, K.U. Karanth, N.S. Kumar, V.R. Goswami, D. Vasudev & K.K. Karanth
Reliable monitoring of elephant populations in the forests of India: Analytical and practical considerations
Biological Conservation 187 (2015) 212-220 Abstract/Download

D. Jathanna, K.U. Karanth, N.S. Kumar, K.K. Karanth & V.R. Goswami
Patterns and determinants of habitat occupancy by the Asian elephant in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India
PLoS ONE 10 (2015) e0133233 Abstract/Download

N. Jayasinghe
WWF AREAS HEC workshop report
Gajah 43 (2015) 50-51

Ritesh Joshi
Impact of Gujjar Rehabilitation Programme on the group size of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Rajaji National Park, North-West India
Biodiversitas 16 (2015) 188-195 Abstract/Download

R. Joshi
Tusker’s social bonds in Rajaji
Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy 26 (2015) 41-45 Abstract/Download

S. Kaffashi, M.R. Yacob, M.S. Clark, A. Radam & M.F. Mamat
Exploring visitors' willingness to pay to generate revenues for managing the National Elephant Conservation Center in Malaysia
Forest Policy and Economics 56 (2015) 9-19 Abstract/Download

A.C. Karawita, R.C. Rajapakse, P.G.I.D. Amarasiri, R.M.T.M. Ramanayake, W.R. Jayaweera, T.K. Bollinger, & G.S.P.D.S. Gunawardena
Cecocolic intussusception in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in Sri Lanka associated with chronic hepato-intestinal schistosomiasis: A case report
International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology 3 (2015) 744-746

P. Keerthipriya, R. Tewari & T.N.C. Vidya
Lateralization in trunk and forefoot movements in a population of free-ranging Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)
Journal of Comparative Psychology 129 (2015) 377-387 Abstract/Download

C.P. Kilgallon, R.S. Larsen, A. Wong & C. Yellowley
Analysis of a collagen II degradation protein C2C and a collagen II formation protein CP II in serum of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46 (2015) 146-149 Abstract/Download

T. Komatsu, M. Maruyama, S. Hasin, V. Woraguttanon, S. Wiyanan & W. Sakchoowong
Observations of immature and adult stages of the myrmecophilous cetoniine beetle Campsiura nigripennis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Entomological Science 18 (2015) 288-291 Abstract/Download

J.A. Landolfi, K.A. Terio, M. Miller, B.F. Junecko & T. Reinhart
Pulmonary tuberculosis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus): Histologic lesions with correlation to local immune responses
Veterinary Pathology 52 (2015) 535-542 Abstract/Download

J. Lassausaie, A. Bret, X Bouapao, V. Chanthavong, J. Castonguay-Vanier, F. Quet, S.K. Mikota, C. Théorêt, Y. Buisson & B. Bouchard
Tuberculosis in Laos, who is at risk: The mahouts or their elephants?
Epidemiology and Infection 143 (2015) 922-931 Abstract/Download

J.A. Leonard, R.-J. den Tex, M.T.R. Hawkins, V. Muñoz-Fuentes, R. Thorington & J.E. Maldonado
Phylogeography of vertebrates on the Sunda Shelf: A multi-species comparison
Journal of Biogeography 42 (2015) 871-879 Abstract/Download

X. Li, G. Jiang, H. Tian, L. Xu, C. Yan, Z. Wang, F. Wei & Z. Zhang
Human impact and climate cooling caused range contraction of large mammals in China over the past two millennia
Ecography 38 (2015) 74-82 Abstract/Download

S.Y. Long, E.M. Latimer & G.S. Hayward
Review of elephant endotheliotropic herpesviruses and acute hemorrhagic disease
ILAR Journal 56 (2015) 283-296 Abstract/Download

V. Lynch, O.C. Bedoya-Reina, A. Ratan, M. Sulak, D.I. Drautz-Moses, G.H. Perry, W. Miller & S.C. Schuster
Elephantid genomes reveal the molecular bases of woolly mammoth adaptations to the arctic
Cell Reports 12 (2015) 217-228 Abstract/Download

C.L. Lynsdale, D.J. Franco dos Santos, A.D. Hayward, K.U. Mar, W. Htut, H. Htoo Aung, A. Thura Soe & V. Lummaa
A standardised faecal collection protocol for intestinal helminth egg counts in Asian elephants, Elephas maximus
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 4 (2015) 307-315 Abstract/Download

M.D. Madhusudan, N. Sharma, R. Raghunath, N. Baskaran, C.M. Bipin, S. Gubbi, A.J.T. Johnsingh, J. Kulkarni, H.N. Kumara, P. Mehta, R. Pillay & R. Sukumar
Distribution, relative abundance, and conservation status of Asian elephants in Karnataka, southern India
Biological Conservation 187 (2015) 34-40 Abstract/Download

S. Magda, O. Spohn, T. Angkawanish, D.A. Smith & D.L. Pearl
Risk factors for saddle-related skin lesions on elephants used in the tourism industry in Thailand
BMC Veterinary Research 11 (2015) e117 Abstract/Download

J.N. Maslow & S.K. Mikota
Tuberculosis in elephants — A reemergent disease: Diagnostic dilemmas, the natural history of infection, and new immunological tools
Veterinary Pathology 52 (2015) 437-440 Abstract/Download

S.K. Mikota, K. Gairhe, K. Giri, K. Hamilton, M. Miller, S. Paudel, K. Lyashchenko, R.S. Larsen, J.B. Payeur, W.R. Waters, R. Greenwald, G. Dumonceaux, B. Vincent & G.E. Kaufman
Tuberculosis surveillance of elephants (Elephas maximus) in Nepal at the captive-wild interface
European Journal of Wildlife Research 61 (2015) 221-229 Abstract/Download

D. Miller, B. Jackson, H.S. Riddle, C. Stremme, D. Schmitt & T. Miller
Elephant (Elephas maximus) health and management in Asia: Variations in veterinary perspectives
Veterinary Medicine International 2015 (2015) e614690 Abstract/Download

F.M. Molenaar, S.A. La Rocca, M. Khatri, J. Lopez, F. Steinbach & A. Dastjerdi
Exposure of Asian elephants and other exotic ungulates to Schmallenberg virus
PLoS ONE 10 (2015) e0135532 Abstract/Download

A.M. Moßbrucker, I. Apriyana, J. Fickel, M.A. Imron, S. Pudyatmoko, Sumardi & H. Suryadi
Non-invasive genotyping of Sumatran elephants: implications for conservation
Tropical Conservation Science 8 (2015) 745-759 Abstract/Download

H.S. Mumby, S.N. Chapman, J.A.H. Crawley, K.U. Mar, W. Htut, A.T. Soe, H.H. Aung & V. Lummaa
Distinguishing between determinate and indeterminate growth in a long-lived mammal
BMC Evolutionary Biology 15 (2015) e214 Abstract/Download

H.S. Mumby, K.U. Mar, A.D. Hayward, W. Htut, Y. Htut-Aung & V. Lummaa
Elephants born in the high stress season have faster reproductive ageing
Scientific Reports 5 (2015) e13946 Abstract/Download

H.S. Mumby, K.U. Mar, C. Thitaram, A. Courtiol, P. Towiboon, Z. Min-Oo, Y. Htut-Aung, J.L. Brown & V. Lummaa
Stress and body condition are associated with climate and demography in Asian elephants
Conservation Physiology 3 (2015) cov030 Abstract/Download

N.K. Nath, S.K. Dutta, J.P. Das & B.P. Lahkar
A quantification of damage and assessment of economic loss due to crop raiding by Asian elephant Elephas maximus (Mammalia: Proboscidea: Elephantidae): A case study of Manas National Park, Assam, India
Journal of Threatened Taxa 7 (2015) 6853-6863 Abstract/Download

N.K. Nath, B.P. Lahkar, S.K. Dutta & J.P. Das
Human-elephant conflict around Manas National Park: Local people’s attitudes, expectations and perceptions
Gajah 42 (2015) 15-21

Nazaruddin, Supartono, & H.S. Riddle
Building relationships between Asian mahouts
Gajah 42 (2015) 44-45

Z.M. Oo, C. Stremme & H.S. Riddle
Collaborating with Myanmar mahouts on elephant health care
Gajah 43 (2015) 48-49

J. Pastorini, T. Prasad, P. Leimgruber, K. Isler & P. Fernando
Elephant GPS tracking collars: Is there a best?
Gajah 43 (2015) 15-25

C.M. Proctor & J.L. Brown
A preliminary analysis of the influence of handling method on adrenal activity in zoo African and Asian elephants
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 3 (2015) 1-5 Abstract/Download

T. Ramesh, R. Kalle, K. Sankar & Q. Qureshi
Role of body size in activity budgets of mammals in the Western Ghats of India
Journal of Tropical Ecology 31 (2015) 315-323 Abstract/Download

E. Ranaweerage, A.D.G. Ranjeewa & K. Sugimoto
Tourism-induced disturbance of wildlife in protected areas: A case study of free ranging elephants in Sri Lanka
Global Ecology and Conservation 4 (2015) 625-631 Abstract/Download

A.D.G. Ranjeewa, Y.J.S. Tharanga, G.H.N.A. Sandanayake, B.V. Perera & P. Fernando
Camera traps unveil enigmatic crop raiders in Udawalawe, Sri Lanka
Gajah 42 (2015) 7-14

P.C. Reddy, I. Sinha, A. Kelkar, F. Habib, S.J. Pradhan, R. Sukumar & S. Galande
Comparative sequence analyses of genome and transcriptome reveal novel transcripts and variants in the Asian elephant Elephas maximus
Journal of Biosciences 40 (2015), 891-907 Abstract/Download

A.L. Roca, Y. Ishida, A.L. Brandt, N.R. Benjamin, K. Zhao & N.J. Georgiadis
Elephant natural history: A genomic perspective
Annual Review of Animal Biosciences 3 (2015) 139-167 Abstract/Download

C.K. Rohini, T. Aravindan & K.S.A. Das
Human-elephant conflict: Improved co-existence through multiple stakeholder interaction in Kerala, India
Gajah 42 (2015) 34-37

M. Roy & R. Sukumar
Elephant corridors in northern West Bengal
Gajah 43 (2015) 26-35

A. Rübel & R.E. Honegger
Appreciation: Dr. Fred Kurt (18.2.1939-6.6.2015)
Gajah 42 (2015) 46-47

R.K. Runting, E. Meijaard, N.K. Abram, J.A. Wells, D.L.A. Gaveau, M. Ancrenaz, H.P. Posssingham, S.A. Wich, F. Ardiansyah, M.T. Gumal, L.N. Ambu & K.A. Wilson
Alternative futures for Borneo show the value of integrating economic and conservation targets across borders
Nature Communications 6 (2015) e6819 Abstract/Download

J. Saarinen, A. Karme, T. Cerling, K. Uno, L. Säilä, S. Kasiki, S. Ngene, T. Obari, E. Mbua, F.K. Manthi & M. Fortelius
A new tooth wear–based dietary analysis method for Proboscidea (Mammalia)
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35 (2015) e918546 Abstract/Download

R.K. Sahoo
Population structure and distribution of Asian elephants in Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve, India
Gajah 43 (2015) 10-14

A.H.M.R. Sarker, A. Hossen & E. Røskaft
Fatal elephant encounters on humans in Bangladesh: Context and incidences
Environment and Natural Resources Research 5 (2015) 99-108 Abstract/Download

J. Schmidt-Burbach, D. Ronfot & R. Srisangiam
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) and tiger (Panthera tigris) populations at tourism venues in Thailand and aspects of their welfare
PLoS ONE 10 (2015) e0139092 Abstract/Download

N. Sekar, C.-L. Lee & R. Sukumar
In the elephant's seed shadow: The prospects of domestic bovids as replacement dispersers of three tropical Asian trees
Ecology 96 (2015) 2093-2105 Abstract/Download

N. Sekar & R. Sukumar
The Asian elephant is amongst the top three frugivores of two tree species with easily edible fruit
Journal of Tropical Ecology 31 (2015) 385-394 Abstract/Download

K.G. Sheshadri
Elephant behaviour in the night according to Sage Palakapya
Gajah 42 (2015) 41-43

K.G. Sheshadri
Basti therapy of elephants according to Sage Palakapya
Gajah 43 (2015) 36-41

C. Thitaram, J.L. Brown & S. Luz
Summary ASEAN Captive Elephant Working Group meeting
Gajah 43 (2015) 46-47

C. Thitaram, S. Dejchaisri, C. Somgird, T. Angkawanish, J. Brown, R. Phumphuay, S. Chomdech & D. Kangwanpong
Social group formation and genetic relatedness in reintroduced Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Thailand
Applied Animal Behaviour Science 172 (2015) 52-57 Abstract/Download

P.B. van den Doel, V.R. Prieto, S.E. van Rossum-Fikkert, W. Schaftenaar, E. Latimer, L. Howard, S. Chapman, N. Masters, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, P.D. Ling, A. Dastjerdi & B. Martina
A novel antigen capture ELISA for the specific detection of IgG antibodies to elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
BMC Veterinary Research 11 (2015) e203 Abstract/Download

R. Venu, T. Thoiba Singh, R. Veeraharin, D. Rajesh & C. Srilatha
First report of Cobboldia elephantis (Cobbold, 1866) larvae in a free ranging wild elephant from Andhra Pradesh, India
Journal of Parasitic Diseases 39 (2015) 168-170 Abstract/Download

S. Vijayakumar, S. Prabhu, J.E.M. Yabesh & R. Pragashraj
A quantitative ethnozoological study of traditionally used animals in Pachamalai hills of Tamil Nadu, India
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 171 (2015) 51-63

P.G. Vimalraj & M. G. Jayathangaraj
Endoparasitic infections in free-ranging Asiatic elephants of Mudumalai and Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Journal of Parasitic Diseases 39 (2015) 474-476 Abstract/Download

L. Vogelnest, F. Hulst, P. Thompson, K.P. Lyashchenko & K.A. Vinette Herrin
Diagnosis and management of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) with a newborn calf
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46 (2015) 77-85 Abstract/Download

U. Westphal
Elephas anthropogenus
Zoologischer Anzeiger 256 (2015) 36-41 Abstract/Download

S. Wijeyamohan, K. Treiber, D. Schmitt & C. Santiapillai
A visual system for scoring body condition of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)
Zoo Biology 34 (2015) 53-59 Abstract/Download

E. Williams, S. Bremner-Harrison, N. Harvey, E. Evison & L. Yon
An investigation into resting behavior in Asian elephants in UK zoos
Zoo Biology 34 (2015) 406-417 Abstract/Download

S. Wilson, T.E. Davies, N. Hazarika & A. Zimmermann
Understanding spatial and temporal patterns of human–elephant conflict in Assam, India
Oryx 49 (2015) 140-149 Abstract/Download

L. Zhang , L. Dong, L. Lin, L. Feng, F. Yan, L. Wang , X. Guo & A. Luo
Asian elephants in China: Estimating population size and evaluating habitat suitability
PLoS ONE 10 (2015) e0124834 Abstract/Download