Myanmar Timber Elephant Project

Publications

Crawley J.A.H., Mumby H.S., Chapman S.N., Lahdenperä M., Mar K.U., Htut W., Thura Soe A., Aung H.H. & Lummaa V. (2017) Is bigger better? The relationship between size and reproduction in female Asian elephants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology July 2017. Download PDF

Lahdenperä M., Mar, K.U., Lummaa V. (2016) Nearby grandmother enhances calf survival and reproduction in Asian elepahants. Scientific Reports 6: 27213
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Chapman S.N., Mumby H.S., Crawley J.A.H., Mar K.U., Htut W., Thura Soe A., Aung H.H., Lummaa V. (2016) How Big Is It Really? Assessing the Efficacy of Indirect Estimates of Body Size in Asian Elephants. PLoS One 11(3):e0150533.
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Mumby H.S., Chapman S.N., Crawley J.A.H., Mar K.U., Htut W., Thura Soe A., Aung H.H. & Lummaa V. (2015) Distinguishing between determinate and indeterminate growth in a long-lived mammal. BMC evolutionary biology 15: 214
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Mumby H.S., Mar K.U., Hayward A.D., Htut W., Htut-Aung Y., & Lummaa V. (2015) Elephants born in the high stress season have faster reproductive senescence. Scientific Reports 5: 13946
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Lahdenperä M., Mar, K.U., Lummaa V. (2015) Short-term and delayed effects of mother death on calf mortality in Asian elephants. Behavioral Ecology
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Lynsdale C.L., Franco dos Santos D., Hayward A.D., Mar K.U., Htut W., Aung H.H., Soe A.T., Lummaa V. (2015) A standardised faecal collection protocol for intestinal helminth egg counts in Asian elephants, Elephas maximus. International Journal of Parasitology- Parasites and Wildlife 4:307–315
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Mumby H.S., Mar K.U., Thitaram C., Courtiol A., Towiboon P., Min-Oo Z., Htut-Aung Y, Brown J.L., Lummaa V. (2015) Stress and body condition are associated with demography of Asian elephants. Conservation Physiology 3:1
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Hayward A.D., Mar, K.U., Lahdenperä M., Lummaa V. (2014): Early reproductive investment, senescence and lifetime reproductive success in female Asian elephants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27: 772-783
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Lahdenperä M., Mar, K.U., Lummaa V. (2014): Reproductive cessation and post-reproductive lifespan in female Asian elephants compared to humans. Frontiers in Zoology 11:54
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Mar K.U. (2013): Birth sex ratio and determinants of fecundity in female timber elephants of Myanmar. Gajah 38:8-18
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Mumby H.S., Courtiol A., Mar K.U., Lummaa V. (2013): Climatic variation and age-specific survival in Asian elephants from Myanmar. Ecology 94:1131-1141
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Mumby H.S., Courtiol A., Mar K.U., Lummaa V. (2013): Birth seasonality and calf mortality in a large population of Asian elephants. Ecology and Evolution 11:3794-3803
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Robinson M.R., Mar K.U., Lummaa V. (2012):
Senescence and age-specific trade-offs between reproduction and survival in female Asian elephants. Ecology Letters 15:260-266
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Mar, K.U., Lahdenperä M., Lummaa V. (2012): Causes and correlates of calf mortality in captive Asian Elephants. PLoS One 7(3):e32335
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Clubb, R., Rowcliffe, M., Lee, P., Mar, K.U., Moss, C., Mason, G.J. (2009): Fecundity and population viability in female zoo elephants: problems and possible solutions. Animal Welfare, 18:237-247
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Clubb, R., Rowcliffe, M.J., Lee, P.C., Mar, K.U., Mason, G.J. (2008):
Compromised survivorship in zoo elephants Science, 322:1649
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Kurt, F, Mar, K.U, Garai, M.E. (2008): Giants in Chains: History, Biology and preservation of Asian elephants in Asia; In: Never Forgetting: Elephants and Ethics. John Hopkins University Press

Mar, K.U. (2007): The demography and life-history strategies of timber elephants in Myanmar. PhD thesis, University College London, UK.

Mar, K.U. (2006): Veterinary problems of geographical concern; Myanmar. In Elephant Biology, Medicine and Surgery. Blackwell Publishing

Mar, K.U. (1996): Captive breeding of Asian elephants in Myanmar: an analysis of the reproductive parameters of domestic female elephants of Myanmar. FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific 23(4):6-13

Hartl, G.B., Tiedemenn, R., Gmeiner C., Nadlinger, K., Mar, K.U., Kurt, F. (1996): Population genetics and systematics of Asian elephants. Z. Saugetierkunde 61:285-294

Kurt, F., Mar, K.U. (1996): Neonate mortality in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Z. Saugetierkunde 61:155-164
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Schmidt, M.J., Mar, K.U. (1996): Reproductive performance of captive Asian elephants in Myanmar. Gajah 16:23-42
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