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Zanon-Martinez, J.I.; Seoane, J.; Kelly, M.J.; Sarasola, J.H. and A. Travaini. 2021

Assessing Carnivore Spatial Co-Occurrence and Temporal Overlap in the Face of Human Interference in a Semi-Arid Forest. Ecological Applications

Beltrami, E.; Galvez, N.; Osorio, C.; Kelly, M.J.; Morales-Moraga, D. and C. Bonacic. 2021

Ravines as Conservation Strongholds for Small Wildcats Under Pressure From Free-Ranging Dogs and Cats in Mediterranean Landscapes of Chile. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment DOI: 10.1080/01650521.2021.1933691.

McNitt, D.; Alonso, R.; Cherry, M.; Fies, M and Marcella Kelly. 2021

How do Felids Interact With a Landscape Shaped by Fire? A Bobcat Case Study. Wild Felid Monitor 14: 25-26.

Osorio, C.; Urritia, T. and M. J. Kelly. 2021

Habitat Use of Guiñas After the Fire Storm in Southern-Central Chile. Wild Felid Monitor 14: 20-21


Farris, Z.J.; Gerber, B.D.; Karpanty, S.; Murphy, A.; Wampole, E.; Ratelolahy, F., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2020

Exploring and Interpreting Spatiotemporal Interactions Between Native and Invasive Carnivores across a Gradient of Rainforest degradation. Biological Invasions.

Mesa-Cruz, B.J.; Olfenbuttel, C.; Vaughan, M.R.; Sajecki, J.L., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2020

Litter Size and Cub Age Influence Weight Gain and Development in American Black Bears (Ursus americanus). Journal of Mammalogy, XX(X): 1:10, 2020. DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyaa009.

Shank, C.J.; Cove, M.V.; Arima, E.Y.... et al, and Jennifer A. Miller. 2020

Population Status, Connectivity, and Conservation Action for the Endangered Baird's Tapir. Biological Conservation. 245 (2020) 108501.

Nipko, R.B.; Holcombe, B.E., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2020

Identifying Individual Jaguars and Ocelots via Pattern-Recognition Software: Comparing HotSpotter and Wild-ID. Wildlife Society Bulletin 1--10; DOI: 10.1002/wsb.1086.

McNitt, D.C.; Alonso, R.S.; Cherry, M.J.; Fies, M.L., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2020

Influence of Forest Disturbance on Bobcat Resource Selection in the Central Appalachians. Forest Ecology and Management. 465 (2020) 118066.

Monette, V.D.; Kelly, M.J. and R. Buchholz. 2020

Human Disturbance and the Activity Patterns and Temporal Overlap of Tapirs and Jaguars in Reserves of NW Belize. Biotropica 52:

Osorio, C.; Munoz, A.; Guarda, N.; Bonacic, C. and M.J. Kelly. 2020

Exotic Prey Facilitate Coexistence Between Pumas and Culpeo Foxes in the Andes of Central Chile. Diversity 12: doi:10.3390/d12090317.

Garcia-Anleu, R.; Kelly, M.J.; Meerman, J.; Nipko, R.B.... et al, and J. Polisar. 2020

Short-Tail Jaguar: The Need for Transboundary Collaboration Across the Maya Forest. Cat News. 71: 38-40.

Holcombe, B.E. and M.J. Kelly. 2020

Co-Occurrence Modeling Uncovers Potential Sex-Mediated Trends in Occupancy and Detection of Jaguars. Wild Felid Monitor 13

Nepomuceno, V.; Kelly, M.J.; McPhail, D. and B. Holcombe. 2020

Jaguar Land Tenure and Overlap in an Unusual Pine Forest Habitat in Belize. Wild Felid Monitor 13 (1): 16-17.


Satter, C.B.; Augustine, B.C.; Harmsen, B.J.; Foster, R.J., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2019

Sex-Specific Population Dynamics of Ocelots in Belize using Open Population Spatial Capture-Recapture. Ecosphere July 2019. Volume 10(7). Article e02792.

Poor, E.E,; Jati, V.I.; Imron, M.A., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2019

The Road to Deforestation: Edge Effects in an Endemic Ecosystem in Sumatra, Indonesia. PLos ONE 14(7): e0217540.

Satter, C.B.; Augustine, B.C.; Harmsen, B.J.; Foster, R.J.... et al, and Marcella J Kelly. 2019

Long-Term Monitoring of Ocelot Densities in Belize. The Journal of Wildlife Management 83(2): 283-294; 2019;  DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21598.

Morin, D.J.; Hidgon, S.D.; Lonsinger, R.C.; Gosselin, E.N.; Kelly, M.J., and Lisette P. Waits. 2019

Comparing Methods of Estimating Carnivore Diets with Uncertainty and Imperfect Detection. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43(4): 651-660; 2019; DOI: 10.1002/wsb.1021.

Crowley, B.E.; Wultsch, C., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2019

Does Faecal Matter Reflect Location? An Initial Assessment of Isotopic Variability between Consumed Prey Remains and Faecal Matter for Wild Jaguars. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2019.1648263.

Parsons, C.; Niedermeyer, J.; Gould, N.... et al, and Sophia Kathariou. 2019

Listeria monocytogenes at the Human-Wildlife Interface: Black Bears (Ursus americanus) as Potential Vehicles for Listeria. Microbial Biotechnology (2020) 13(3), 706-721. DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13509.

Karmacharya, D.; Manandhar, P.; Manandhar, S.... et al, and Amit K. Sinha. 2019

Gut Microbiota and their Putative Metabolic Functions in Fragmented Bengal Tiger Population of Nepal. PloS ONE 14(8): e0221868.

Carey, C.S.; Jones, J.W.; Butler, R.S.; Kelly, M.J., and Eric M. Hallerman. 2019

A Comparison of Systematic Quadrat and Capture-Mark-Recapture Sampling Designs for Assessing Freshwater Mussel Populations. Diversity 2019, 11, 127; DOI: 10.3390/d11080127.

Shank, C.J.; Cove, M.V.; Kelly, M.J.... et al, and Jennifer A. Miller. 2019

A Sensitivity Analysis of the Application of Integrated Species Distribution Models to Mobile Species: A Case Study with the Endangered Baird's Tapir. Environmental Conservation page 1 of 9. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892919000055.

Augustine, B.C.; Royle, J.A.; Murphy, S.M.; Chandler, R.B.; Cox, J.J., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2019

Spatial Capture-Recapture for Categorically Marked Populations with an Application to Genetic Capture-Recapture. Ecosphere. April 2019. Volume 10(4). Article e02627.

Poor, E.E.; Frimpong, E.; Imron, M.A., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2019

Protected Area Effectiveness in a Sea of Palm Oil: A Sumatran Case Study. Biological Conservation 234 (2019) 123-130.

Poor, E.E.; Shao, Y., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2019

Mapping and Predicting Forest Loss in a Sumatran Tiger Landscape from 2002 to 2050. Journal of Environmental Management 231 (2019) 397-404.

Rich, L. N.; Miller, D.A.W.; Munoz, D.J.; Robinson, H.S.; McNutt, J.W., and Marcella J. Kelly.2019

Sampling Design and Analytical Advances Allow for Simultaneous Density Estimation of Seven Sympatric Carnivore Species from Camera Trap Data. Biological Conservation 233 (2019) 12-20.

Murphy, A.; Kelly, M.J.; Karpanty, S.M.; Andrianjakarivelo, V, and Z.J. Farris. 2019

Using Camera Traps to Investigate Spatial Co-Occurrence between Exotic Predators and Native Prey Species: A Case Stud from NorthEastern Madagascar. Journal of Zoology. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12645.

Monterroso, P.; Godinho, R.; Oliveira, T.... et al, and L. Scott Mills. 2019

Feeding Ecological Knowledge: The Under-utilised Power of Faecal DNA Approaches for Carnivore Diet Analysis. Mammal Review 49 (2019) 97-112. DOI: 10.1111/mam.12144.

Thapa, K.; Kelly, M.J., and Narendra Man Babu Pradhan. 2019

Elephant (Elephas maximus) Temporal Activity, Distribution, and Habitat Use Patterns on the Tiger's Forgotten Trails across the Seasonally Dry, Subtropical, Hilly Churia Forests of Nepal. PLos ONE 14(5): e0216504.

McNitt, D.C.; Alonso, R.S. and M.J. Kelly. 2019.

Ecology of the Appalachian bobcat: Using modern technology to examine population status. Space use, and foraging behavior. Wild Felid Monitor 12(1): 12-14.

Wultsch, C.; Medina, G.S.; Benton, A.; *McNitt, D.; *Alonso, R.; Kelly, M.J. and K. Krampis.

A new frontier in Wildlife Science: Unraveling bobcat microbiomes. 2019. The Wild Felid Monitor 12(1): 21-22.


Augustine, B.C.; Royle, J.A.; Kelly, M.J.; Satter, C.B.; Alonso, R.S.; Boydston, E.E., and Kevin Crooks. 2018

Spatial Capture-Recapture with Partial Identity: An Application to Camera Traps. The Annals of Applied Statistics. 2018, Vol. 12, No. 1, 67-95.

Hofman, M. P. G., Hayward, M. W., Kelly, M. J., & Balkenhol, N. (2018)

Enhancing conservation network design with graph-theory and a measure of protected area effectiveness: Refining wildlife corridors in Belize, Central America. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, 178, 51-59. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.05.013.

Thapa, K. Manandhar, S.; Bista, M... et al, and Dibesh Karmacharya. 2018

Assessment of Genetic Diversity, Population Structure, and Gene Flow of Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) Across Nepal's Terai Arc Landscape. PLoS One 13(3): e0193495.

Morin, D.J.; Waits, L.P.; McNitt, D.C., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2018

Efficient Single-Survey Estimation of Carnivore Density using Fecal DNA and Spatial Capture-Recapture: A Bobcat Case Study. Population Ecology (2018) 60: 197-209.

Karmacharya, D.; Adarsh, M.S.; Dulal, al, and Jane Hughes. 2018

Species, Sex, and Geo-Location Identification of Seized Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) Parts in Nepal--A Molecular Forensic Approach. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201639.

Murphy, A.; Gerber,  B.D.; Farris, Z.J.; Karpanty, S.; Ratelolahy, F, and M.J. Kelly. 2018

Making the Most of Sparse Data to Estimate Density of a Rare and Threatened Species: A Case Study with the Fosa, a Little-Studied Malagasy Carnivore. Animal Conservation. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12420.

Mesa-Cruz, J.B.; Lahmers, K.K.; Clark-Deener, S.; Pavlisko, N, and Marcella J. Kelly. 2018

Inguinal Hernia Causes Mortality in an Adult American Black Bear. BioOne. International Association for Bear Research and Management. Ursus, 28(2): 131-134. DOI: 10.2192/URSUS-D-17-00010.1.

Hilborn, A.; Petterelli, N.; Caro, T.; Kelly, M.J.; Laurenson, M.K., and Sarah M. Durant. 2018

Cheetahs Modify their Prey Handling Behavior depending on Risks from Top Predators. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2018) 72:74.

Davis, C.L.; Rich, L.N.; Farris, Z.J... et al, and David A.W. Miller. 2018

Ecological Correlates of the Spatial Co-Occurrence of Sympatric Mammalian Carnivores Worldwide. Ecology Letters, (2018). DOI: 10.1111/ele.13124.

Holcombe, B; Nipko, R, and M. Kelly. 2018.

Accuracy of spot recognition software for individual identification from camera trap data. Wild Felid Monitor 11(2): 12-14.

Satter, C.B.; Augustine, B.C.; Harmsen, B.J. and M.J. Kelly. 2018.

Ocelot (Leopardis pardalis) population density in 7 study sites over multiple years in Belize, Central America.  Wildlife Felid Monitor 11(1): 18-19.

Satter, C.B.; Augustine, B.C. and M.J. Kelly. 2018.

Estimating ocelot (Leopardis pardalis) survival in two sites with 6 or more years of data in Belize, Central America. Wildlife Felid Monitor 11(1): 22-23.


Harmsen, B.J.; Foster, R.J.; Sanchez, E.; Gutierrez-González, C.E.; Silver, S.C.; Linde, E.T. Ostro; Kelly, M.J.; Kay, E., and Howard Quigley. 2017

Long Term Monitoring of Jaguars in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize; Implications for Camera Trap Studies of Carnivores. PloS ONE 12(6): e0179505.

Poor, E.E.; Firman, A.; Pajaitan, E.; Zulfahmi, and M. J. Kelly. 2017

Second Record of a Melanistic Asiatic Golden Cat in Sumatra. Cat News No. 65/Winter 2017.

Rich, L.N.; Davis, C.L.; Farris, Z.J... et al, and M.J. Kelly. 2017

Assessing Global Patterns in Mammalian Carnivore Occupancy and Richness by Integrating Local Camera Trap Surveys. Wiley Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12600.

Thapa K. and M.J. Kelly. 2017

Density and Carrying Capacity in the Forgotten Tigerland: Tigers in the Understudied Nepalese Churia. Integrative  Zoology. 2017; 12: 211-227. DOI: 10.1111/1749-4877.12240.

Thorne, E.D.; Waggy, C.; Jachowski, D.S.; Kelly, M.J., and W. Mark Ford. 2017

Winter Habitat Associations of Eastern Spotted Skunks in Virginia. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 81(6): 1042-1050; 2017; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21282.

Farris, Z.J.; Kelly, M.J.; Karpanty, S.; Murphy, A.; Ratelolahy, F.; Andrianjakarivelo, V., and Christopher Holmes. 2017

The Times They are a-Changin': Multi-Year Surveys Reveal Exotics Replace Native Carnivores at a Madagascar Rainforest Site. Biological Conservation. 206 (2017) 320-328.

Montague, D.M.; Montague, R.D.; Fies, M.L., and Marcella J Kelly. 2017

Using Distance-Sampling to Estimate Density of White-Tailed Deer in Forested, Mountainous Landscapes in Virginia. NorthEastern Naturalist. 24(4): 505-519.

Morin, D.J, and Marcella J. Kelly. 2017

The Dynamic Nature of Territoriality, Transience, and Biding in an Exploited Coyote Population. Wildlife Biology 2017: wlb.00335. DOI: 10.2981/wlb.00335.

Murphy, A.J.; Farris, Z.J.; Karpanty, S.; Kelly, M.J.; Miles, K.A.; Ratelolahy, F.; Rahariniaina, R.P., and Christopher Golden. 2017

Using Camera Traps to Examine Distribution and Occupancy Trends of Ground-Dwelling Rainforest Birds in North-Eastern Madagascar. Bird Conservation International 2017. DOI: 10.1017/S0959270917000107.

Schank, C.J; Cove, M.V.; Kelly, M.J... et al, and Jennifer A. Miller. 2017

Using a Novel Model Approach to Assess the Distribution and Conservation Status of the Endangered Baird's Tapir. Wiley Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12631.

Tredick, C.A.; Stauffer, D.F.; Kelly, M.J., and Michael R. Vaughan. 2017

Landscape-Level Habitat Use and Movement Patterns of Black Bears in NorthEastern Arizona. BioOne. The Southwestern Naturalist 62(1): 85-91.

Vance, J.A.; Jachowski, D.S.; Boynton, A.C., and Marcella J. Kelly. 2017

Importance of Evaluating GPS Telemetry Collar Performance in Monitoring Reintroduced Populations. wildlife Society Bulletin 41(4): 729-735; 2017; DOI: 10.1002/wsb.806.

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 (2017) 26:593-616. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-


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.


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.; 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 Chen

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. <i>Conservation Biology</i> 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.