Davee Center Publications


Rosenbaum S, Hirwa JP, Silk JB, Vigilant L, & Stoinski TS. 2015. Male rank, not paternity, predicts male–immature relationships in mountain gorillas, Gorilla beringei beringei. Animal Behaviour 104, 13–24.

Freeman, E.W., J. M. Meyer, J. Bird, J. Addendorf, B. A. Schulte, R. M. Santymire. 2014. Impacts of environmental pressures on the reproductive health of subpopulations of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Conservation Physiology 2:Doi:10.1093/conphys/cot034.

Freeman, E.W., J. M. Meyer, J. Addendorf, B. A. Schulte, R. M. Santymire.  2014. Age and fecal gonadal metabolite concentrations affect scraping behavior of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Journal of Mammalogy 95:340-348.

Jacobs RM, Ross SR, Wagner KE, Leahy M, Meiers ST, Santymire RM 2014. Evaluating the physiological and behavioral response of a male and female gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) during an introduction. Zoo Biology, 33(5), 394–402.

Reichert-Stewart, J., R. M. Santymire, D. Armstrong, T. M. Harrison and J. R. Herrick. 2014. Fecal endocrine monitoring of reproduction in female snow leopards (Uncia uncia). Theriogenology 82:17-26.

Markham, A.C., R.M. Santymire, E.V. Lonsdorf, M.R. Heintz, I. Lipende, and C.M. Murray.  2014. Rank Effects on Social Stress in Lactating Chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour 87:195-202.

Santymire, R.M., H. Branvold-Faber and P.E. Marinari. 2014. Recovery of the Black-Footed Ferret. In: Biology and Diseases of the Ferret 3rd Edition (J.G. Fox and R.P. Marini, eds.). John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: 219-231.

Hunt, V., Magle, S., Vargas, C., Brown, A., Lonsdorf, E., Sacerdote, A., Sorley, E., Santymire, R. 2014. Survival, abundance, and capture rate of eastern cottontail rabbits in an urban park. Urban Ecosystems 17(2): 547-560.

Daudi, M., R. Santymire, F. Lankester and J. Buza. 2014. The impact of malignant catarrhal fever virus challenge on physiological stress in cattle. American Journal of Research Communication 2(3):13-29.

Rafacz, M. and R. Santymire. 2014. Using odor cues to elicit a behavioral and hormonal response in zoo-housed African wild dogs. Zoo Biology 33:144-149.

Schell, C.J., Young, J.K., Lonsdorf, E.V., Santymire, R.M. 2013. Anthropogenic and physiologically induced stress responses in captive coyotes. Journal of Mammalogy, 94(5):1131–1140.

Rafacz, M., Margulis, S., Santymire, R. 2013. Hormonal and behavioral patterns of reproduction in female hylobatids. Animal Reproduction Science 137(1-2): 103-112.

Armstrong, D. and Santymire, R.M. 2013. Hormonal and behavioral variation in pied tamarins housed in different management conditions. Zoo Biology 32(3): 299-306.

Howell-Stephens, J., Bernier, D., Brown, J., Mulkerin, D., Sanytmire, R.M. 2013. Using non-invasive methods to characterize gonadal hormonal patterns of southern three-banded armadillos (Tolypeutes matacus) housed in North Americans zoo. Animal Reproduction Science 138:314-323.

Murray, C.M., Heintz, M.R., Lonsdorf, E.V., Parr, L.A. and Santymire, R.M. 2013. Validation of a field technique and characterization of fecal glucocorticoid metabolite analysis in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American Journal of Primatology 75(1):57-64.

Ganswindt, A., Brown, J., Freeman, E., Kouba, A., Penfold, L., Santymire, R., Vick, M., Wielebnowski, N., Willis, E. and Milnes, M. 2012. . International Society for Wildlife Endocrinology: the future of endocrine measures for reproductive science, animal welfare, and conservation biology. Biology Letters. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.1181.

Santymire, R.,  E.W. Freeman, E. Lonsdorf, M. Heintz, and D. Armstrong. 2012. Assessment of adrenocortical activity after ACTH challenge in diverse African wildlife species. International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 4(2): 99-108.

Howell-Stephens, J., Bernier, D., Brown, J., Mulkerin, D., and Santymire, R.M. 2012. Characterizing adrenocortical activity in zoo-housed southern three-banded armadillos (Tolypeutes matacus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 178(1): 64-74.

Santymire, R.M., Meyer, J., and Freeman, E.W. 2012. Characterizing Sleep Behavior of the Wild Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis). Sleep 35(11):1569-1574.

Adkin, A., D. Bernier and R.M. Santymire. 2012. Characterizing the reproductive biology and behavior of the zoo-housed Sichuan takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana) using non-invasive techniques. Theriogenology 78: 483-494.

Rafacz, M., S. Margulis, and R. Santymire. 2012. Hormonal Correlates of Paternal Care in Three Hylobatid Species. American Journal of Primatology 74(3): 247-260.

Santymire, R.M., S.M. Wisely, T.M. Livieri and J.G. Howard. 2012. Using canine width to determine age in the black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes.. Small Carnivore Conservation 46:17-21, June Issue.

Poessel, S. D. Biggins, R. Santymire, T. Livieri, K. Cooks and L. Angeloni. 2011. Environmental enrichment affects adrenocortical stress responses in the endangered black-footed ferret. General and Comparative Endocrinology 172:526-533.

Loeding, E., D. Bernier, J. Thomas and R.M. Santymire. 2011. Investigating the impacts of a female to female introduction on hormone levels in the sable antelope (Hippotragus niger). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 14: 220-246.

Rosenbaum S, Silk JB, & Stoinski TS. 2011. Male-immature relationships in multi-male groups of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). American Journal of Primatology 71, 1-10.

Santymire, R.M., J.L. Brown, R.C. Santymire, R.A. Bauer, D.E. Wildt, J.G. Howard. Online. 2011. Reproductive gonadal activity in the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) assessed by fecal steroid analyses. Animal Reproduction Science.

Heintz, M.R., Santymire, R.M., Parr, L.A., Lonsdorf, E.V. 2011. Validation of cortisol enzyme immunoassay and characterization of salivary cortisol circadian rhythm in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American Journal of Primatology, 73: 1-6.

Santymire, R.M., Fa, J.E., Funk, S.M., O'Connell, D. 2011. Zoo Conservation Biology. Zoo Biology 31(1): 117-118.

Pulotrak,E., Nadler, Y., Travis, D., Glaser, A., McNamara, T., Mehta, S.D. 2011. Zoological institution participation in a West Nile virus surveillance system: Implications for public health. Public Health, Vol 125.

Santymire, R.M., and Armstrong, D. 2010. Development of a field-friendly technique for fecal steroid extraction and storage using the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus). Zoo Biology, 28, 1-14.

Lembo, T., Hampson, K., Kaare, M.T., Ernest, E., Knobel, D., Kazwala, R.R., Haydon, D.T., and Cleaveland, S. 2010. The Feasibility of Canine Rabies Elimination in Africa: Dispelling Doubts with Data. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 4(2).

Rafacz, M., Margulis, S., and Santymire, R. 2009. Comparing the role of androgens in paternal care between gibbon species. Gibbon Journal 5: 74-80.

Stoinski TS, Rosenbaum S, Ngaboyamahina T, Vecellio V, Ndagijimana F, & Fawcett K. 2009. Patterns of male reproductive behavior in multi-male groups of mountain gorillas: examining theories of reproductive skew. Behaviour 146(9), 1193-1215.

Stoinski TS, Vecellio V, Ngaboyamahina T, Ndagijimana F, Rosenbaum S, & Fawcett K. 2009. Proximate factors influencing dispersal decisions in male mountain gorillas. Animal Behaviour 77(5), 1155-1164.

Chosy, J., Travis, D., and Nadler, Y. 2009. Zoos as disease sentinels: Piloting an avian influenza surveillance system in zoological institutions. Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 3(1):184.

Travis, D., Lonsdorf, E.V., Mlengeya, T., Raphael, J. 2008. A science-based approach to managing disease risks for ape conservation. American Journal of Primatology, 70: 766-777.

Wisely, S.M., Howard, J.G., Williams, S.A., Bain, O., Santymire, R.M., Bardsley, K.D., and Williams, E.S. 2008. An unidentified filarial species and its impact on fitness in wild populations of the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(1):53-64.

Wisely, S.M., Santymire, R.M., Livieri, T.M., Mueting, S.A., Wildt, D.E., and Howard, J.G. 2008. Genotypic and phenotypic consequences of reintroduction history: case study of the black-footed ferret. Conservation Genetics 9(2):389-399.

Barbiers, R.B. 2007. Disease Risk Communication and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Animal Keeper's Forum, 34: 459-47.

Santymire, R.M., P.E. Marinari, J.S. Kreeger, D.E. Wildt and J.G. Howard. 2007. Slow Cooling Prevents Cold-Induced Damage to Sperm Motility and Acrosomal Integrity in the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes). Reproduction, Fertility and Development 19:652-663.

Lacasse, C., Terio, K., Kinsel, M.J., Farina, L.L., Travis, D.A., Greenwald, R., Lyashchenko, K.P., Miller, M. and Gamble, K.C. 2007. Two cases of atypical mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium szulgai associated with mortality in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 38(1): 101-107.

O'Donnell, C.R. and Travis, D. 2007. West Nile Virus. International Zoo Yearbook, 41: 75-84.

Pukazhenthi, B., R. Santymire, A. Crosier, J.G. Howard, D. E. Wildt. 2006. Challenges in cryopreserving endangered mammal spermatozoa: morphology and the value of acrosomal integrity as markers of cryo-survival. Spermatology. Soc Reprod Fertil Suppl, Nottingham: Nottingham Press, 65:433-446.

Cranfield, M., Gaffikin, L., Minnis, R., Nutter, F., Rwego, I., Travis, D. and Whittier, C. 2006. Clinical Response to Decision Tree for the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringeii) as a Model for Great Apes. American Journal of Primatology: Special Topics Issue, 68: 909-927.

Santymire, R.M., Marinari, P.E., Kreeger, J.S., Wildt, D.E., and Howard, J.G.  2006. Determining semen osmolality and effect of medium osmolality on sperm viability in the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Cryobiology 54:37-50.

Travis, D.A., Hungerford, L., Engel, G.A., and Jones-Engel, L.  2006. Disease Risk Analysis: A Tool for Primate Conservation Planning and Decision Making. American Journal of Primatology: Special Topics Issue, 68: 855-867.

Schmidt, D.A., Travis, D.A. and Williams, J. 2006. Guidelines for creating a food safety HACCP program in zoos or aquaria. Zoo Biology, 25(2): 125-135.

Travis, D.A. and Barbiers, R.B. 2006. Impact of emerging and zoonotic disease on mammal management. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Illinois. In press.

Engel, G., Hungerford, L.L., Jones-Engle, L., Travis, D.A., Eberle, R., Fuentes, A., Grant, R., Kyes, R., Schillaci, M., and the Macaque Risk Analysis Workshop Group. 2006. Risk Assessment: A Model for Predicting Cross-Species Transmission of Simian Foamy Virus from Macaques (M. fascicularis) to Humans at a Monkey Temple in Bali, Indonesia.. American Journal of Primatology: Special Topics Issue, 68: 934-94.

Howard, J.G., R.M. Santymire, P.E. Marinari, J.S. Kreeger, L. Williamson and D.E. Wildt. 2006. Use of reproductive technology for black-footed ferret recovery. In: Recovery of the Black-Footed Ferret: Progress and Continuing Challenges (Eds., J.E. Roelle, B.J. Miller, J.L. Godbey and D.E. Biggins.). pp. 28-36. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5293, Reston, VA.

Polasky, S., Nelson, E., Lonsdorf, E.V., Fackler, P. and Starfield, T.  2005. Conserving species in a working landscape: efficient land use with biological and economic objectives. Ecological Applications, 15: 1387-1401.

Travis, D.A., Gamble, K., Ross, M. and Barbiers, R. 2005. Development of a tool for assessing and managing the risk of avian mycobacteriosis during avian translocation. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

Wisely, S.M., Santymire, R.M., Livieri, T.M., Marinari, P.E., Kreeger, J.S., Wildt, D.E. and Howard, J.G. 2005. Environment influences morphology and development for in situ and ex situ populations of the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Animal Conservation, 8: 321-328.

Blasier, M. W., Travis, D. A. and Barbiers, R. 2005. Retrospective evaluation of measles antibody titers in vaccinated captive gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 36(2): 198-203.

Ziccardi, M.H., Deem, S.L., Mazet, J.A.K. and Travis, D.A. 2005. The value of epidemiology in zoo and wildlife medicine. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. In press.

Engel, G.A., Jones-Engel, L.E., Schillaci, M.A., Heidrich, J., Lee, B., Chalise, M.K., Keyes, R.C. and Travis, D. 2004. Considering human to primate transmission of measles virus through the prism of risk analysis. Proceedings of the International Primatological Society, Torino, Italy.

Travis, D. and Jones-Engel, L.E. 2004. Disease risk analysis: a paradigm for using health-based data to affect primate conservation policy decision-making. Proceedings of the International Primatological Society, Torino, Italy, August.

Miller, M., Travis, D., Barbiers, R., Murphy, H. and Ramer, J. 2004. Overview of the Occupational Primate Disease Safety Guidelines for Zoological Institutions. Proceedings of American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

Brown, J.L., Goritz, F., Pratt-Hawkes, N. Hermes, R., Galloway, M., Graham, L.H., Gray, C., Walker, S.L., Gomez, A., Moreland, R., Murray, S., Schmitt, D.L., Howard, J.G., Lehnhardt, J., Beck, B., Bellem, A., Montali, R. and Hildebrandt, T.B. 2004. Successful artificial insemination of an Asian elephant at the National Zoological Park. Zoo Biology, 23: 45-63.

Engel, G.A., Jones-Engel, L.E., Schillaci, M.A., Rompis, A., Putra, A., Wandia, I., Suaryana, K.G., Fuentes, A., Keyes, R.C. and Travis, D. 2004. Wound care among monkey forest workers in Bali, Indonesia: analyzing the risk of simian foamy virus transmission. Proceedings of the International Primatological Society, Torino, Italy.

Travis, D.A. and Miller, M. 2003. A Review of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and recommendations for surveillance of chronic wasting disease in zoos. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 34(2): 125-133.

Travis, D.A., Barbiers, R.B. and Ziccardi, M.H. 2003. An overview of the national zoological tuberculosis monitoring system for hoofstock. Annual proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Travis, D.A., Blasier, M. and Barbiers, R.B. 2003. Issues surrounding the use of the measles vaccine in captive western lowland gorillas at Lincoln Park Zoo. Proceedings of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) Symposium, Vina del Mar, Chile.

Travis, D.A., McNamara, T., Glaser, A., Campbell, G. and Gubler, D. 2003. West Nile virus (U.S.) national zoo surveillance system: 2001-2003 results. Proceedings of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) Symposium, Vina del Mar, Chile.

Manharth, A.L. and Travis, D.A. 2002. A medical review of 10 years of US Fish and Wildlife Service confiscations brought to Lincoln Park Zoo. Annual Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Terio, K.A., Brown, J.L., Moreland, R. and Munson, L. 2002. Comparison of different drying and storage methods on quantifiable concentrations of fecal steroids in the cheetah. Zoo Biology, 21: 215-222.

Vicari, A.S., Hueston, W.D. and Travis, D.A. 2002. Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy. International Handbook of Food borne Pathogens, Marcel Dekker, New York.

Moreland, R.B., Richardson, M.E., Lamberski, N. and Long, J.A. 2001. Characterizing the reproductive physiology of the male southern black howler monkey, Alouatta caraya. Journal of Andrology, 22(3): 395-403.

Cutraro, J. L., Ercelawn, A.Y.. Lebrun, E.G., Lonsdorf, E.W., Norton, H.A. and McKone, M.J. 1998. Importance of pollen and nectar in flower choice by hummingbird flower mites, Proctolaelaps kirmsei (Mesostigmata: Ascidae). International Journal of Acarology, 24: 345-351.