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Papers from EDGE staff and students:

Gumbs R, Gray CL, Bohm M, Hoffmann M, Grenyer R, Jetz W, Meiri S, Roll U, Owen NR, Rosindell J. 2020. Global priorities for conservation of reptilian phylogenetic diversity in the face of human impacts. Nature Communications 11(2616).

Owen NR, Gumbs R, Gray CL, Faith DP. 2019. Global conservation of phylogenetic diversity captures more than just functional diversity. Nature Communications 10.

Gumbs R, Gray CL, Wearn OR, Owen NR. 2018. Tetrapods on the EDGE: Overcoming data limitations to identify phylogenetic conservation priorities. PLoS ONE 13:1–19.

Tapley, B. et al. 2018. The disparity between species description and conservation assessment: A case study in taxa with high rates of species discovery. Biol. Conserv. 220, 209–214.

Tapley B et al. 2017. Zoological Society of London: contributions towards advancing the field of herpetology through conservation, research, captive management and education. The Herpetological Bulletin 139:1–6.

Veríssimo D, Vaughan G, Ridout M, Waterman C, MacMillan D, Smith RJ. 2017. Increased conservation marketing effort has major fundraising benefits for even the least popular species. Biological Conservation 211:95–101.

Curnick DJ et al. 2015. Setting evolutionary-based conservation priorities for a phylogenetically data-poor taxonomic group (Scleractinia). Animal Conservation 18:303–312.

Washington H, Baillie J, Waterman C, Milner-Gulland EJ. 2015. A framework for evaluating the effectiveness of conservation attention at the species level. Oryx 49:481–491.

Safi K, Armour-Marshall K, Baillie JEM, Isaac NJB. 2013. Global Patterns of Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered Amphibians and Mammals. PLoS ONE 8:4–12.

Isaac NJB, Redding DW, Meredith HM, Safi K. 2012. Phylogenetically-Informed Priorities for Amphibian Conservation. PLoS ONE 7:1–8.

Collen B, Turvey ST, Waterman C, Meredith HMR, Kuhn TS, Baillie JEM, Isaac NJB. 2011. Investing in evolutionary history: implementing a phylogenetic approach for mammal conservation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366:2611–2622.

Isaac NJB, Turvey ST, Collen B, Waterman C, Baillie JEM. 2007. Mammals on the EDGE: Conservation Priorities Based on Threat and Phylogeny. PLoS ONE 2:e296.



Publications including outputs from, or supported by, the EDGE Fellowship:



Agostini MG, Roesler I, Bonetto C, Ronco AE, Bilenca D. 2020. Pesticides in the real world: The consequences of GMO-based intensive agriculture on native amphibians. Biological Conservation 241:108355.

Camino M, Thompson J, Andrade L, Cortze S, Matteucci S.D., Altrichter M. 2020. Using local ecological knowledge to improve large terrestrial mammal surveys, build local capacity and increase conservation opportunities. Biological Conservation 108450.

Lancelotti JL, Pascual MA, Roesler IC. 2020. Climate variability and trends in the reproductive habitat of the critically endangered hooded grebe. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems:1–11.

Mustika PLK, Ichsan M and Booth H (2020) The Economic Value of Shark and Ray Tourism in Indonesia and Its Role in Delivering Conservation Outcomes. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:261. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00261



Agudo-Adriani EA, Cappelletto J, Cavada-Blanco F, Cróquer A. 2019. Structural Complexity and Benthic Cover Explain Reef-Scale Variability of Fish Assemblages in Los Roques National Park, Venezuela. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:1–12.

Scheele BC et al. 2019. Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity. Science 363:1459–1463.

Semper-Pascual A, Decarre J, Baumann M, Busso JM, Camino M, Gómez-Valencia B, Kuemmerle T. 2019. Biodiversity loss in deforestation frontiers: Linking occupancy modelling and physiological stress indicators to understand local extinctions. Biological Conservation 236:281–288.

Thomas A, Das S, Manish K. 2019. Influence of stream habitat variables on distribution and abundance of tadpoles of the endangered Purple frog, Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (Anura: Nasikabatrachidae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 12:144–151.

Bruktawit Abdu Mahamued BA. 2019. Saving Critically Endangered Ground Nesting Birds from Habitat Loss. In Wilson J, Primack R Eds. Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa. 153-156.

Bashyal, A, Gumbs, R, Bhandari, A, and Khadka, B. 2019. Confirmed record of gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) hatchlings in the Babai River, Bardia National Park, Nepal. IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 38(3):10-11



Fasola L, Roesler I. 2018. A familiar face with a novel behavior raises challenges for conservation: American mink in arid Patagonia and a critically endangered bird. Biological Conservation 218:217–222.

Izaguirre I, Lancelotti J, Saad JF, Porcel S, O’Farrell I, Marinone MC, Roesler I, Dieguez M del C. 2018. Influence of fish introduction and water level decrease on lakes of the arid Patagonian plateaus with importance for biodiversity conservation. Global Ecology and Conservation 14:e00391.

Kanagavel A, Parvathy S, Chundakatil AP, Dahanukar N, Tapley B. 2018. Distribution and habitat associations of the critically endangered frog walkerana phrynoderma (Anura: Ranixalidae), with an assessment of potential threats, abundance, and morphology. Phyllomedusa 17:21–37.

Machado de Freitas Lins Neto E, Albuquerque UP. 2018. Theories of Niche Construction and Optimal Foraging: weaknesses and virtues in understanding the early stages of domestication. Ethnobiology and Conservation 7:1–6.

Malerba MS, Fasola L, Roesler I, Pereda MI, de Miguel A, Martín L, Mahler B. 2018. Variabilidad genética de visones americanos Neovison vison asilvestrados en la provincia de santa cruz: ¿se cumple la paradoja genética de las especies invasoras.? Mastozoología Neotropical 25:319–328.

Michaels CJ, Das S, Chang YM, Tapley B. 2018. Modulation of foraging strategy in response to distinct prey items and their scents in the aquatic frog Xenopus longipes (Anura: Pipidae). Herpetological Bulletin 143:1–6.



Calzada-arciniega RA, Recuero E, García-castillo MG, Parra-olea G. 2017. New records and an updated list of Herpetofauna from Cerro Piedra Larga, an isolated mountain massif in Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetology Notes 10:651–658.

Camino M, Cortez S, Matteucci SD, Altrichter M. 2017. Experiencia de monitoreo participativo de fauna en el Chaco Seco argentino. Mastozoologia Neotropical 24:31–46.

Grimsditch G, Basheer A, Bryant DEP. 2017. Extreme white colouration of frogfish Antennarius maculatus due to coral bleaching event. Coral Reefs 36:167.

Kanagavel A, Parvathy S, Divakar N. 2017. Education workshops improve the ability of forest departments to identify amphibians in Western Ghats, India. Conservation Evidence 14:21.

Lancelotti J, Marinone MC, Roesler I. 2017. Rainbow trout effects on zooplankton in the reproductive area of the critically endangered hooded grebe. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27:128–136.

Schank CJ et al. 2017. Using a novel model approach to assess the distribution and conservation status of the endangered Baird’s tapir. Diversity and Distributions 23:1459–1471.

Smith NS et al. 2017. Diversity and inclusion in conservation: A proposal for a Marine Diversity Network. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:1–7.



Agudo-Adriani EA, Cappelletto J, Cavada-Blanco F, Croquer A. 2016. Colony geometry and structural complexity of the endangered species Acropora cervicornis partly explains the structure of their associated fish assemblage. PeerJ 4:e1861.

Croquer A, Cavada-Blanco F, Zubillaga AL, Agudo-Adriani EA, Sweet M. 2016. Is Acropora palmata recovering? A case study in Los Roques National Park, Venezuela. PeerJ 4: e1539.

Fasola L, Roesler I. 2016. Invasive predator control program in Austral Patagonia for endangered bird conservation. European Journal of Wildlife Research 62:601–608.

Leus K, Zoo C, Desbiez J, Zoological R, Thompson JJ. 2016. A vortex population viability analysis model for the Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri). Suiform Soundings 15:64–76.

Michaels CJ, Díaz JAH, Muciño M del CC, Muñoz-García C, Osorio-Sarabia D, Acebes L, Couchman O, Owen N, Waterman C. 2016. Fatal parasitosis caused by Hedruris siredonis (Nematoda) Baird, 1858 in the Alchichica salamander Ambystoma taylori Brandon, Maruska and Rumph 1982. Herpetology Notes 9:43–46.



Ferraz KMPM de B et al. 2015. Predicting the current distribution of the Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri) in the Gran Chaco. Suiform Soundings 15:53–63.

Harpalani M, Kanagavel A, Tapley B. 2015a. Notes on breeding and behaviour in the Anamalai Dot Frog Ramanella anamalaiensis Rao, 1937. Herpetology Notes 8:221–225.

Harpalani M, Parvathy S, Kanagavel A, Eluvathingal LM, Tapley B. 2015b. Note on range extension, local knowledge and conservation status of the Critically Endangered Anamalai gliding frog Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus in the Cardamom Hills of Western Ghats, India. Herpetological Bulletin 133:1–6.

Roe D (ed). 2015. Conservation, crime and communities: case studies of efforts to engage local communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade. Conservation, Crime and Communities: case studies of efforts to engage local communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade:26–29.

Roesler I. 2015. The status of hooded grebe (podiceps gallardoi) in Chile. Ornitologia Neotropical 26:255–263.



Copa Alvaro M, Shirley Mendieta G, Deane A. 2014. Distribución potencial de la chinchilla de cola corta (Chinchilla chinchilla, Rodentia) en el sudoeste de Bolivia. Ecología en Bolivia: revista del Instituto de Ecología 49:65–76.



Kanagavel A, Tapley B. 2013. Defensive behaviour of Melanobatrachus indicus (Anura: Microhylidae) in the Western Ghats, India. Herpetology Notes 6:607–608.



Collen B, Howard R, Konie J, Daniel O, Rist J. 2011. Field surveys for the Endangered pygmy hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis in Sapo National Park, Liberia. Oryx 45:35–37.