Smith, S.W., Graae, B.J., Bukombe J., Hassan, S.N., Lyamuya, R.D., Mtweve, P.J., Treydte, A.C., Speed, J.D.M.

Savannah trees buffer herbaceous plant biomass against wild and domestic herbivores (PDF)

Published: 30 November 2019 | DOI:/10.1111/avsc.12472

Mbise, F.P., Fredriksen, K-E., Ranke, P.S., Jackson, C., Fyumagwa, R., Holmern, T., Fossøy, F., Røskaft, E.

Human habituation reduces hyrax flight initiation distance in Serengeti

Published: 17 October 2019 | DOI:/10.1111/eth.12968


Veldhuis, M.P., Kihwele, E.S., Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., Ogutu, J.O., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Owen‐Smith, N. and Olff, H., (2019).

Large herbivore assemblages in a changing climate: incorporating water dependence and thermoregulation

Ecology letters | DOI:/10.1111/ele.13350


Weldemichel, T.G., Lein, H.

“Fencing is our last stronghold before we lose it all.” A political ecology of fencing around the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Land Use Policy. Published: September 2019 | DOI:/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104075


Weldemichel, T., Benjaminsen, T.A., Cavanagh, C.J., Lein, H.

Conservation: Beyond population growth

Science. Published: 12 July 2019 | DOI: 10.1126/science.aax6056


Olaka, L.A., Ogutu, J.O., Said, M.Y. and Oludhe, C (2019).

Projected Climatic and Hydrologic Changes to Lake Victoria Basin Rivers under Three RCP Emission Scenarios for 2015–2100 and Impacts on the Water Sector

Water, 11(7), p.1449 | DOI:/10.3390/w11071449


Mukeka, J.M., Ogutu, J.O., Kanga, E. & Røskaft, E. (2019).

Trends in compensation for human-wildlife conflict losses in Kenya

International Journal of Conservation and Biodiversity | DOI:/10.5897/IJBC2019.1278


Mukeka, J.M., Ogutu, J.O., Kanga, E. & Røskaft, E. (2019).

Human-wildlife conflicts and their correlates in Narok County, Kenya

Global Ecology and Conservation | DOI:/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00620


Nkedianye, D., Ogutu, J.O., Said, M.Y., Herrero, M., Kifugo, S.C. & Van Gardingen, P. (2019).

Livestock-wealth inequalities and uptake of crop cultivation among the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania

World Development Perspectives | DOI:/10.1016/j.wdp.2019.02.017


Mukhopadhyay, S., Ogutu, J.O., Bartzke, G.S. & Piepho, H.-P. (2019).

Modelling spatio-temporal variation in rainfall using a hierarchical Bayesian regression model

Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics | DOI:/10.1007/s13253-019-00357-3


Ogutu JO, Veldhuis MP, Morrison TA, Hopcraft JG, Olff H. (2019).

Conservation: Beyond population growth—Response

Science 12;365(6449):133-4


Veldhuis, M.P., Ritchie, M.E., Ogutu, J.O., Morrison, T.A., Beale, C.M., Estes, A.B., Mwakilema, W., Ojwang, G.O., Parr, C.L., Probert, J., Wargute, P.W., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Olff, H.

Cross-boundary human impacts compromise the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem

Published 29 March 2019, Science Vol. 363, Issue 6434, pp. 1424-1428 | DOI:/10.1126/science.aav0564


Walelign, S.Z., Nielsen, M.R., Jacobsen, J.B.

Roads and livelihood activity choices in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania

Published March 8 2019, PLOS ONE 14(3) | DOI:/10.1371/journal.pone.0213089


Smith, S.W., Speed, J.D.M., Bukombe, J., Hassan, S.N., Lyamuya, R.D:, Mtweve, P.J., Sundsdal, A., Graae, B.J.

Litter type and termites regulate root decomposition across contrasting savanna land‐uses

Published 19 October 2018, Oikos April 2019, 128(4) 596-607 | DOI:10.1111/oik.05697


Mukeka, J.M., Ogutu, J.O., Kanga, E., Røskaft, E.

Characteristics of Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Kenya: Examples of Tsavo and Maasai Mara Regions

Published 26 September 2018, Environment and Natural Resources Research 8(3) 2018 | DOI:10.5539/enrr.v8n3p148


Bartzke, G.S., Ogutu, J.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., Mtui, D., Dublin, H.T., Piepho, H.-P.

Rainfall trends and variation in the Maasai Mara ecosystem and their implications for animal population and biodiversity dynamics

Published September 19 2018, PLOS ONE 13(9) |DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0202814


Anderson, T. M., Ngoti, P. M., Nzunda Daniel, M. L., Griffith, M., Speed, J. M., Fossøy, F., Røskaft, E., Graae, B. J.

The burning question: does fire affect habitat selection and forage preference of the black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis in East African savannahs?

Published 17 August 2018, Oryx | DOI:10.1017/S0030605318000388


Walelign, S. Z., Nielsen, M. R., Jiao, X., Jacobsen, J. B.

Is households’ risk attitude robust to different experimental payoffs?

Published 4 July 2018, Applied Economics Letters, 1-4 | DOI:10.1080/13504851.2018.1489496


Bukombe, J., Smith, S.W., Kija, H., Loishooki, A., Sumay, G., Mwita, M., Mwakalebe, G., Kihwele, E.

Fire regulates the abundance of alien plant species around roads and settlements in the Serengeti national Park (PDF)

Published 18 June 2018, Management of Biological Invasions, 9(3) 357-367 | DOI:10.3391/mbi.2018.9.3.17

Kicheleri, R. P., Treue, T., Nielsen, M. R., Kajembe, G. C., Mombo, F. M.

Institutional rhetoric versus local reality: A case study of Burunge Wildlife Management Area, Tanzania

Published May 9 2018, Journal of Environment & Development April-June 2018: 1­-15 | DOI:10.1177/2158244018774382


Hariohay, K.M., Jackson, C.R., Fyumagwa, R.D., Røskaft, E.

Trophy Hunting Versus Ecotourism as a Conservation Model? Assessing the Impacts on Ungulate Behaviour and Demographics in the Ruaha-Rungwa Ecosystem, Central Tanzania

Published April 20 2018, Environment and Natural Resources Research 2018, 8(2) |DOI:10.5539/enrr.v8n2p33


Mmassy, E.C., Fyumagwa, R.D., Bevanger, K., Røskaft, E.

Breeding ecology of Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori strunthiunculus in the Serengeti National Park

Published 5 April 2018, Ostrich 89(2) 155-162 | DOI:10.2989/00306525.2017.1404502


Mbise, F.P., Skjærvø, G.R., Lyamuya, R.D., Fyumagwa, R.D., Jackson, C., Holmern, T., Røskaft, T.

Livestock depredation by wild carnivores in the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania

Published 31. march 2018,  International journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 10(3) 122-130, |DOI:10.5897/IJBC2017.1165


Torney, C.J, Grant, J., Hopcraft, C., Morrison, T.A., Couzin, I.D., Levin, S.A.

From single steps to mass migration: te problem of scale in the movement ecology of the Serengeti wildebeest

Published 26 March 2018, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 373 | DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0012


Veldhuis, M.P., Berg, M.P., Loreau, M., Olff, H.

Ecological autocatalysis: a central principle in ecosystem organization?

Published 22 February 2018, Ecological Monographs 2018, 88(3), 304-319 | DOI:10.1002/ecm.1292


Enström, S., Nthiwa, D.,Bett, B.,Karlsson, A., Alonso, A., Lindahl, J.F.

Brucella seroprevalence in cattle near a qildlife reserve in Kenya

Published 25 November 2017, BMC Research Notes 2017 10:615 | DOI:10.1186/s13104-017-2941-x


Kavana, P.Y., Mahonge, C.P., Sangeda, A.Z., Mtengeti, E.J., Fyumagwa, R., Nindi, S., Graae, B.J., Nielsen, M.R., Bukombe, J., Keyyu, J., Speed, J., Smith, S., Hassan, S., Ntalwila, J., Ilomo, O.

Panorama of Agro-pastoralism in western Serengeti: A review and synthesis

Published 3 October 2017, Livestock Research for Rural Development 29(10) 2017


Morrison, T.A., Estes, A.B., Mduma, S.A.R., Maliti, H.T., Frederick, H., Kija, H., Mwita, M., Sinclair, A.R.E., Kohi, E.M.

Informing Aerial Total Counts with Demographic Models: Population Growth of Serengeti Elephants Not Explained Purely by Demography

Published 26 September 2017, Conservation Letters 2018 11(3) 1-8, | DOI:10.1111/conl.12413 


Magige, F., and E. Røskaft

Medicinal and commercial uses of ostrich products in Tanzania

Published 23 August 2017, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2017, 13:7 | DOI:10.1186/s13002-017-0176-5


Bett, B., M. Y. Said, R. Sang, S. Bukachi, S. Wanyoike, S. C. Kifugo, F. Otieno, E. Ontiri, I. Njeru, J. Lindahl, and D. Grace

Effects of flood irrigation on the risk of selected zoonotic pathogens in an arid and semi-arid area in the eastern Kenya

Published 31 May 2017, PLOS ONE 12(5) | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0172626


Bedelian, C., and J. O. Ogutu

Trade-offs for climate-resilient pastoral livelihoods in wildlife conservancies in the Mara ecosystem, Kenya

Published 23 May 2017, Pastoralism 7:10 | DOI:10.1186/s13570-017-0085-1


Mbise, F.P., Fredriksen, K.-E., Fyumagwa, R.D., Holmern, T., Jackson, C.R., Fossøy, F., Røskaft, E.

Do hyraxes benefit from human presence in Serengeti?

Published 30 April 2017, African Journal of Ecology December 2017 55(4) 672-678 |DOI:10.1111/aje.12405


Sitters, J.,Bakker, E.S., Veldhuis, M.P., Veen, G.F., Venterink, H.O., Vanni, M.J.

The Stoichiometry of Nutrient Release by Terrestrial Herbivores and Its Ecosystem Conseuquences

Published 25 April 2017, Frontiers in Earth Science 2017, 5 | DOI:10.3389/feart.2017.00032


Bett, B., Kiunga, P., Gachohi, J., Sindato, C., Mbotha, D., Robinson, T., Lindahl, J., Grace, D.

Effects of climate change on the occurrence and distribution of livestock diseases

Published 1 February 2017, Preventive Veterinary Medicine 2017, 137:119-129 | DOI:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.11.019


Ogutu, J. O., Kuloba, B., Piepho, H.-P., Kanga, E.

Wildlife Population Dynamics in Human-Dominated Landscapes under Community-Based Conservation: The Example of Nakuru Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya (PDF)

Published 19 January, 2017 – PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0169730


Sang, R., J. Lutomiah, M. Said, A. Makio, H. Koka, E. Koskei, A. Nyunja, S. Owaka, D. Matoke-Muhia, S. Bukachi, J. Lindahl, D. Grace, and B. Bett

Effects of Irrigation and Rainfall on the Population Dynamics of Rift Valley Fever and Other Arbovirus Mosquito Vectors in the Epidemic-Prone Tana River County, Kenya

Published 10 December 2016, Journal of Medical Entomology, 2017, 54(2) 460-470 | DOI:10.1093/jme/tjw206


Said, M.Y., Ogutu, J.O., Kifugo, S.C., Makui, O., Reid, R.S. and de Leeuw, J.

Effects of extreme land fragmentation on wildlife and livestockpopulation abundance and distribution (PDF)

Published December 2016 – Journal for Nature Conservation 34, 151–164 | DOI:10.1016/j.jnc.2016.10.005


Mmassy, E.C., Fyumagwa, R.D., Jackson, C.R., Bevanger, K., Røskaft, E.

Kori bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus) occurrence in the Serengeti grass plains, northern Tanzania

Published 17 November 2016, African Journal of Ecology 55(3) 298-304 | DOI:10.1111/aje.12351


Ogutu, J.O., Piepho, H.-P., Said, M.Y., Ojwang, G.O., Njino, L.W., Kifugo, S.C. and Wargute, P.W.

Extreme Wildlife Declines and Concurrent Increase in Livestock Numbers in Kenya: What Are the Causes? (PDF)

Published 27 September, 2016 – PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0163249


Torney, C.J., Dobson, A.P., Borner, F., Lloyd-Jones, D.J., Moyer, D., Maliti, H.T., Mwita, M., Fredrick, H., Borner, M. and Hopcraft, J.G.C.

Assessing Rotation-Invariant Feature Classification for Automated Wildebeest Population Counts (PDF)

Published 26 May, 2016- PLOS ONE 11(5) | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0156342


Rysava, K., McGill, R.A.R., Matthiopoulos J. and Hopcraft, J.G.C.

Re-constructing nutritional history of Serengeti wildebeest from stable isotopes in tail hair: seasonal starvation patterns in an obligate grazer (PDF)

Accepted 18 March, 2016 – Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2016, 30, 1461–1468 | DOI: 10.1002/rcm.7572


Blackburn, S.,Grant, J., Hopcraft, C., Ogutu, J.O., Matthiopoulos, J., Frank, L.

Human-wildlife conflict, benefit sharing and the survival of lions in pastoralist community-based conservancies (PDF)

Published 22 February 2016 – Journal of Applied Ecology 2016, 53, 1195-1205 | DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.12632


Dublin, H.T. and Ogutu, J.O.

Population regulation of African buffalo in the Mara–Serengeti ecosystem (PDF)

Published 31 August 2015, Wildlife Research, 2015, 42, 382–393 |DOI:10.1071/WR14205


Ogutu, J. O., N. Owen-Smith, H. P. Piepho, and H. T. Dublin

How Rainfall Variation Influences Reproductive Patterns of African Savanna Ungulates in an Equatorial Region Where Photoperiod Variation Is Absent

Published August 21 2015, PLOS ONE, 2015, 10(8) |DOI: 10.1071/WR13117


Hopcraft, J.G.C., Bigurube, G. Lembeli, J.D. and Borner, M.

Balancing Conservation with National Development: A Socio-Economic Case Study of the Alternatives to the Serengeti Road (PDF)

Published 22 July, 2015 – PLOS ONE 10(7) | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0130577


Ogutu, J.O., Piepho, H.-P. and Dublin, H.T.

Reproductive seasonality in African ungulates in relation to rainfall (PDF)

Published 18 December 2014, Wildlife Research, 2014, 41, 323–342 | DOI:10.1071/WR13211


Ogutu, J. O., H. P. Piepho, and H. T. Dublin

Responses of phenology, synchrony and fecundity of breeding by African ungulates to interannual variation in rainfall

Published 20 March 2014, Wildlife Research, 2013, 40:698-717 | DOI:10.1071/WR13117