Thapa K. and M.J. Kelly. 2017. Prey and Tigers on the Forgotten Trail: High Prey Occupancy and Tiger Habitat Use Reveal the Importance of the Understudied Churia Habitat of Nepal. Biodiversity and Conservation doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1260-1.

Brown, K.A.; Farris, Z.J.; Yesuf, G.; Gerber, B.D.; Rasambainarivo, F.; Karpanty, S.; M.J. Kelly, et al. 2016. Modeling Co-Occurrence between Toxic Prey and Naïve Predators in an Incipient Invasion. Biodiversity & Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1198-3

Hinton, J.W.; *Proctor, C.; Kelly, M.J.; van Manen, F.T.; Vaughan, M.R., and M.J. Chamberlain. 2016. Space Use and Habitat Selection by Resident and Transient Red Wolves (Canis rufus). PloS one, 11(12), e0167603.

Morin, D. J., Higdon, S. D., Holub, J. L., Montague, D. M., Fies, M. L., Waits, L. P. and M. J. Kelly. 2016. Bias in Carnivore Diet Analysis resulting from Misclassification of Predator Scats based on Field Identification. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40: 669--677. doi:10.1002/wsb.723.

Murphy A., Farris Z.J., Karpanty S., Andrianjakarivelo V. and M.J. Kelly. 2016. Landscape Trends in Small Mammal Occupancy in the Masoala and Makira Protected Areas, Northeastern Madagascar.

Farris, Z. J., Kelly, M. J., Karpanty, S., Murphy, A., Ratelolahy, F., Andrianjakarivelo, V., & Holmes, C. In Press. The Times They are a Changin': Multi-Year Surveys Reveal Exotics Replace Native Carnivores at a Madagascar Rainforest Site. Biological Conservation.

Thapa K. and M.J. Kelly. 2016. Density and Carrying Capacity in the Forgotten Tigerland: Tigers in Understudied Nepalese Churia. Integrative Zoology. DOI: 10.1111/1749-4877.12240.

Kelly, M. & Morin, D.; C.A. Lopez-Gonzalez. 2016. Lynx rufus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T12521A50655874. Downloaded on 05 July 2016.

Mesa-Cruz, J.B.; Brown, J.L.; Waits, L.P.; M.J. Kelly. 2016. Non-Invasive Genetic Sampling Reveals Diet Shifts, but Little Difference in Endoparasite Richness and Faecal Glucocorticoids, in Belizean Felids Inside and Outside Protected Areas. Journal of Tropical Ecology. DOI: 10.1017/S0266467416000213

Morin, D.J.; Kelly, M.J.; L.P. Waits. 2016. Monitoring Coyote Population Dynamics With Fecal DNA and Spatial Capture-Recapture. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 80(5):824-836; 2016; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21080

Murphy, A.; Farris, Z.J.; Karpanty, S.; Ratelolahy, F.; M.J. Kelly. 2016. Estimating Encounter Rates and Densities of Three Lemur Species in Northeastern Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-016-9906-0

Rich, L.N.; Kelly, M.J.; Miller, D.A.W.; McNutt; J.W.; H.S. Robinson. 2016. Occupancy and Range Extension of the Cape Fox in Northern Botswana. Canid Biology & Conservation. 19(5): 21-24

Rich, L.N.; D.A.W.; Miller; Robinson, H.S.; McNutt, J.W.; M.J. Kelly. 2016. Using Camera Trapping and Hierarchical Occupancy Modelling to Evaluate the Spatial Ecology of an African Mammal Community. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12650

Tredick, C.A.; Kelly, M.J.; M.R. Vaughan. 2016. Impacts of Large-Scale Restoration Efforts on Black Bear Habitat Use in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, United States. Journal of Mammalogy. DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyw060

Wultsch, C.; Waits, L.P.; M.J. Kelly. 2016. A Comparative Analysis of Genetic Diversity and Structure in Jaguars (Panthera onca), Pumas (Puma concolor), and Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) in Fragmented Landscapes of a Critical Mesoamerican Linkage Zone. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151043

Zanón-Martínez, J.I.; Kelly, M.J.; Mesa-Cruz, J.B.; Sarasola, J.H.; DeHart, C.; A. Travaini. 2016. Density and Activity Patterns of Pumas in Hunted and Non-Hunted Areas in Central Argentina. Wildlife Research. DOI: 10.1071/WR16056

Kane, M.D.; Morin, D.J. & M. J. Kelly. 2015. Potential for Camera-Traps and Spatial Mark-Resight Models to Improve Monitoring of the Critically Endangered West African Lion (Panthera leo). Biodiversity & Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-015-1012-7

Farris, Z.J.; Boone, H.M.; Karpanty, S.; Murphy, A.; Ratelolahy, F.; Andrianjakarivelo, V.; M.J. Kelly. 2015. Feral Cats and the Fitoaty: First Population Assessment of the Black Forest Cat in Madagascar’s Rainforests. Journal of Mammalogy. DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyv196

Farris, Z.J.; Kelly, M.J.; Karpanty, S.; F. Rasambainarivo. 2015. Patterns of Spatial Co-Occurrence among Native and Exotic Carnivores in North-Eastern Madagascar. Animal Conservation. Print ISSN 1367-9430

Farris, Z.J.; Golden, C.D.; Karpanty, S.; Murphy, A.; Stauffer, D.; Ratelolahy, F.; Andrianjakarivelo, V.; Holmes, C.M. & M. J. Kelly. 2015. Hunting, Exotic Carnivores, and Habitat Loss: Anthropogenic Effects on a Native Carnivore Community, Madagascar. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136456

Farris, Z.J.; Kelly, M.J.; Karpanty, S. and F. Ratelolahy. 2015. Patterns of Spatial Co-Occurrence among Native and Exotic Carnivores in North-Eastern Madagascar. Animal Conservation. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12233

Durant et al. 2015. Developing Fencing Policies for Dryland Ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12415

Farris, Z.J.; Gerber, B.D.; Karpanty, S.M.; Murphy, A.; Andrianjakarivelo, V.; Ratelolahy, F. & M. J. Kelly. 2015. When Carnivores Roam: Temporal Patterns and Overlap among Madagascar´s Native and Exotic Carnivores. Journal of Zoology. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12216

Sunarto; Kelly, M.J.; Parakkasi, K. & M. B. Hutajulu Cat Coexistence in Central Sumatra: Ecological Characteristics, Spatial and Temporal Overlap, and Implications for Management. Journal of Zoology. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12218

Wultsch, C.; Waits, L.P.; Hallerman, E.M. & M.J. Kelly. 2015 Optimizing Collection Methods for Noninvasive Genetic Sampling of Neotropical Felids. Wildlife Society Bulletin. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.540

Farris, Z.J.; Karpanty, S.M.; Ratelolahy, F. & M.J. Kelly. 2014. Predator-Primate Distribution, Activity, and Co-Occupancy in relation to Habitat and Human Activity across Fragmented and Contiguous Forests in Northeastern Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-014-9786-0

Mesa Cruz, J.B.; Brown, J.L. & M.J. Kelly. 2014. Effects of Natural Environmental Conditions on Faecal Glucocorticoid Metabolite Concentrations in Jaguars (Panthera onca) in Belize. Conservation Physiology Volume 2. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cou039.

Wultsch, C.; Waits, L.P. & M.J. Kelly. 2014. Noninvasive Individual and Species Identification of Jaguars (Panthera onca), Pumas (Puma concolor) and Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) in Belize, Central America using Cross-Species Microsatellites and Fecal DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources 14; 1171-1182

Thapa, K.; Shrestha, R.; Karki, J.; Thapa, G.J.; Subedi, N.; Pradhan, N.M.B.; Dhakal, M.; Khanal, P. & M.J. Kelly. 2014. Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) Density in the Seasonally Dry, Subtropical Forest in the Bhabhar of Terai Arc, Nepal. Advances in Ecology: Volume 2014. Article ID 286949, 12 pages.

Rich, L.N., Kelly, M.J., Sollmann, R., Noss, A.J., Maffei, L., Arispe, R.L., Paviolo, A., De Angelo, C.D., Di Blanco, Y.E. & M.S. Di Bitetti. 2014. Comparing Capture-Recapture, Mark-Resight, and Spatial Mark-Resight Models for Estimating Puma Densities via Camera Traps. Journal of Mammalogy 95(2): 382-391

Kelly, M.J; Tempa, T. & Y. Wangdi. 2013. Camera Trapping Protocols for Wildlife Studies (With Emphasis on Tiger Density Estimation). Pps. 92-113 in Wildlife Research Techniques in Rugged Mountainous Asian Landscapes, eds. Mills, Tempa, and Cheng.

Cheng, E; Dorzang, K. & M.J. Kelly. 2013. Assessing Distribution and Abundance of Three Small Felid Species in Royal Mana National Park, Bhutan. Pps. 200-214 in Wildlife Research Techniques in Rugged Mountainous Asian Landscapes, eds. Mills, Tempa, and Cheng.

Sunarto et al. 2013. Camera Trapping for the Study and Conservation of Tropical Carnivores. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 28: 21-42

Creel, S. et al. 2013. Conserving Large Populations of Lions--The Argument for Fences has Holes. Ecology Letters DOI: 10.1111/ele.12145

Sunarto, S.; Kelly, M.J.; Vaughan, M.; Klenzendorf, S.; Zulfahmi, Z.; Maju, H. & K. Parakkasi. 2013. Threatened Tigers on the Equator: Multi-Point Abundance Estimates in Central Sumatra. Oryx 47: 211-220.

Thapa, K.; Kelly, M.J.; Karki, J. & N. Subedhi. 2013. First Camera Trap Record of Pack-Hunting Dholes in Chitwan National Park. Canid Biology and Conservation 16: 4-7.

Dellinger, J.A.; Proctor, C.; Steury, T.; Kelly, M.J. & M.R. Vaughan. 2013. Habitat Selection of a Large Carnivore, the Red Wolf, in a Human-Altered Landscape.

Farris, Z J; Kelly, M.J.; Karpanty, S. M.; Ratelolahy, F.; Andrianjakarivelo, V. & C. Holmes. 2012. Brown-tailed Vontsira Salanoia concolor (Eupleridae) Documented in Makira Natural Park, Madagascar: New Insights on Distribution and Camera-Trap Success.

Sunarto; Kelly, M.J.; Parakkasi, K.; Klenzendorf, S.; Septayuda, E. & H. Kurniawan. 2012. Tigers Need Cover: Multi-Scale Occupancy Study of the Big Cat in Sumatran Forest and Plantation Landscapes.

Gerber, B.; Karpanty, S. & M.J. Kelly. 2012. Evaluating the Potential Biases in Carnivore Capture-Recapture Studies associated with the Use of Lure and Varying Density Estimation Techniques using Photographic-Sampling Data of the Malagasy Civet.

Kelly, M. J.; Betsch, J.; Wultsch, C.; Mesa, B. & L.S. Mills. 2012. Noninvasive Sampling for Carnivores. In: Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Boitani & Powell, editors. Oxford University Press.

Davis, M.L.; Kelly, M.J. & D.F. Stauffer. 2011. Carnivore Coexistence and Habitat Use in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Belize. Animal Conservation.

Berkson, J.; Hudy, S.F.; McMullin, S.L.; Murphy, B.R.; Prager, M.H.; Kelly, M.J. & N. Thompson. 2009. Addressing the Shortage of Stock Assessment Scientists through Undergraduate Workshops. Fisheries 34: 220-227.

Kelly, M.J. & S. Silver. 2009. The Suitability of the Jaguar (Panthera onca) for Reintroduction. Pp.187-205 in Hayward, M.W. and M.J. Somers (eds.). Reintroduction of Top-Order Predators. John Wiley and Sons; Oxford, UK.

Maffei, L.; Noss, A. J.; Silver, S. & M.J. Kelly. 2009. Remote Camera Survey Design and Data Analysis for Jaguars. In: Camera Traps in Animal Ecology: Methods and Analysis. A.F. O’Connell, Jr. editor. Springer-Verlag.

Kelly, M.J. 2008. Design, Evaluate, Refine: Camera Trap Studies for Elusive Species. Animal Conservation 11: 182-184.

Dillon, A. & M.J. Kelly. 2008. Ocelot Home Range, Overlap, and Density: Comparing Radio Telemetry with Camera Trapping. Journal of Zoology (London) 275: 391-398.

Kelly, M.J.; Noss, A.J.; Arispe L., R.; Di Bitetti, M.; De Angelo, C.D.; Paviolo, A.; Di Blanco, Y.E. & L. Maffei. 2008. Estimating puma densities from remote cameras across three study sites: Bolivia, Argentina, and Belize. Journal of Mammalogy 89: 408-418

Kelly M.J. & E.L. Holub. 2008. Camera trapping carnivores: Trap success among camera types and across species, and habitat selection by species on salt pond mountain, Giles Co., VA. Northeastern Naturalist 15: 249-262.

Laver, P.N. & M.J. Kelly. 2008. A critical review of home range studies. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1); 290-298.

Dillon, A.G. & M.J. Kelly. 2007. Ocelot activity, trap success, and density in Belize: the impact of trap spacing and animal movement on density estimates. Oryx 41: 469-477.

Kelt, D.A.; Hafner, M.S.; Danielson,B.; Van Vuren, D. & M.J. Kelly. 2007 On the threat of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome to field biologists working with small mammals. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 13: 1285-1287.

Kaminski, J.A; Davis, M.L.; Kelly, M.J. & P.D. Keyser. 2007. Disturbance Effects on Small Mammal Communities in a Managed Appalachian Forest. American Midland Naturalist 157: 385-397.

Batts, G.K.; Lafon, N. W.; Kelly, M.J. & M.R. Vaughan. 2006. A modified approach to rocket netting white-tailed deer using a remote video. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 60: 77-82

Davis, M; Berkson, J. & M.J. Kelly. 2006. Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) Population Assessment Using a Surplus Production Model. Fishery Bulletin 104: 215-225.

Noss, A.J.; Kelly, M.J.; Camblos, H.B. & D.I. Rumiz. 2006. Pumas y Jaguares Simpátricos: Datos de Trampas-Cámara en Bolivia y Belize. MEMORIAS: 229-237.

Silver, S.C.; Ostro, L.E.T.; Marsh, L.K.; Maffei, L.; Noss, A.J.; Kelly, M.J.; Wallace, R.B.; Gomez, H. & G. Ayala. 2004. The Use of Camera Traps for Estimating Jaguar Abundance and Density Using Capture/Recapture Analysis. Oryx 38: 148-154.

Durant, S.M.; Kelly, M.J. & Caro, T.M. 2004. Factors Affecting Life and Death in Serengeti Cheetahs: Environment, Age and Sociality. Behavioral Ecology 15: 11-22.

Kelly, M.J. 2003. Jaguar Monitoring in Western Belize. Caribbean Geography 13: 19-32.

Kelly, M.J. & T.M. Caro. 2003. Low Density of Small Mammals at Las Cuevas, Belize. Mammalian Biology 68: 1-15.

Maehr, D.S.; Kelly, M.J.; Bolgiano, C,; Lester, T. & H. McGinnis. 2003. Eastern Cougar recovery is Linked to Florida Panther: Cardoza and Langlois Revisted. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31: 849-853.

Kelly, M.J. 2001. Conservation Consequences of Lineage Loss, Reproductive Variance, and Heritable Fertility in Serengeti Cheetahs. Conservation Biology 15: 137-147.

Kelly , M.J. 2001. Computer-Aided Photograph Matching in Studies Employing Individual Identification: An Example from Serengeti Cheetahs. Journal of Mammalogy 82: 440-449.

Caro, T., Brock, R.E. & Kelly, M.J. 2001. Diversity of Mammals in the Bladen Nature Reserve, Belize, and factors affecting their trapping success. Mammalian Biology 66: 90-101.

Caro, T.; Kelly, M.J.; Bol, N.; & Matola, S. 2001. Inventorying Mammals at Multiple Sites: The Maya Mountains of Belize. Journal of Mammalogy 82: 43-50.

Caro, T. & Kelly, M.J. 2001. Cheetahs and Their Mating System. Pages 512-532 in Model Systems in Behavioral Ecology. L.A. Dugatkin editor. Princeton University Press.

2000 and earlier
Kelly, M.J. and S.M. Durant. 2000. Viability of the Serengeti Cheetah Population. Conservation Biology 14: 786-797.

Kelly, M.J.; Laurenson, M.K.; FitzGibbon, C. D.; Collins, D. A.; Durant, S.M.; Frame, G.W.; Bertram, B.C.R. and Caro, T.M. 1998. Long-Term demography of the Serengeti Cheetah population: The First 25 Years. Journal of Zoology, London 244: 473-488.

Gros, P.M.; Kelly, M.J. and T.M. Caro. 1996. Estimating Carnivore Densities for Conservation Purposes. Indirect Ecological Methods Compared to Long-Term Field Studies. Oikos 77: 197-206.

Caro, T.M.; Lombardo, L.; Goldzien, A.W. and M. Kelly. 1995. Tail-Flagging and Other Antipredator Signals in White-Tailed Deer: New Data and Synthesis. Behavioral Ecology 6: 442-450.


Kelly, M. J. 1998. Book review: Hunting With Ghosts: The Cheetah in India. Zoo Biology 17: 33-35.

Kelly, M.J. 2002. Book Review: Carnivores: Renaissance Enigma? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17: 394-395.

Kelly, M.J. 2004. Book Review: The Felidae Encyclopedia. Journal of Mammalogy 85: 365-366.

Kelly, M.J. 2004. Eclectic Collections from Dynamic Mammal Communities. Ecology 85: 3451-3452.


McDonald, J. 2012. Cornerstone of U.S. Conservation: The Pittman-Robertson Act Celebrates 75 Years. The Wildlife Professional Fall 2012; 74--78.

Kelly, M.J.; Davis, M.L.; Mesa, B. and C. Wultsch. 2009. A synergistic approach to jaguar conservation and management in Belize. Wild Felid Monitor 2: 17.

Swenson, J. and M.J. Kelly. 2005. Wildlife Paparazzi. Virginia Wildlife 66: 16-18.

Kelly, M.J. 2002. Photo-op Produces Surprising Results during Initial Study. Las Cuevas Newsletter: Issue 9.

Kelly, M.J. 2001 Computer-Aided Photograph Matching: An Example from Serengeti Cheetahs. Cat News 34: 29-30.

Kelly, M.J. 2000. News from the Serengeti: Serengeti Cheetah Viability and the Lion Factor. Cheetah News Volume X No. 2. Also in: 2001 Cat News. 34: 28-29.

Mc Namara, T. and M.J. Kelly. 1999. Yanks Storm Las Cuevas. Las Cuevas Newsletter: Issue 5.

Kelly, M., and T.M. Caro. 1994. Conservation of Wild Cheetah. Survivor Summer 1994.

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