Presentations

Forthcoming conference workshops (invited workshop leader)

[2] Laver, P.N. Forthcoming (Sep 2017). Introduction to quantitative research methods: three statistical paradigms and R. In the Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium, Hermanus, South Africa.

[1] Laver, P.N., Schook, M. Forthcoming (Aug 2017). Introduction to quantitative analysis of wildlife hormone data using R. In the 6th Meeting of the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology, Orlando, USA.

Forthcoming conferences

[2] Laver P.N., Ganswindt A. Forthcoming (Aug 2017). Non-invasive monitoring of stress hormones in captive and wild Nile crocodiles. In the South African Crocodile Industry Association Annual Conference, Pretoria, South Africa.

[1] Laver P.N., Ganswindt A. Forthcoming (Aug 2017). Statistics in wildlife endocrinology: A review of current practice and recommendations for future directions. In the 6th Meeting of the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology, Orlando, USA.

Conferences: Oral Presentations

[10] Laver P. 2017. Inclusive fitness metrics: beyond clutch size and lifetime reproductive success. In the Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation (SEEC) Student Symposium, Cape Town, USA.

[9] Botha A., Birrell J., Schulman M., du Plessis L., Laver P., Soley J., and Bertschinger H. 2016. Effects of the GnRH vaccine Improvac on testicular tissue of young stallions. In the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology, Tours, France.

[8] Laver P.N., Ganswindt S., and Ganswindt A. 2016. Using non-invasive measurement of physiological stress in the Nile crocodile as a biomonitoring tool. In the 24th Working Meeting of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Crocodile Specialist Group, Skukuza, South Africa.

[7] Laver P.N., Ganswindt A. 2015. Using faecal glucocorticoid metabolites from wild animals as biomonitoring tools: Nile crocodile stress and freshwater health. In the 5th Meeting of the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology, Berlin, Germany.

[6] Laver, P., and Alexander, K. 2015. Seasonal and synanthropic drivers of space use: effects on banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) movement. In the 37th Congress of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa, Grahamstown, South Africa.

[5] Laver, P., Ganswindt, A., Ganswindt, S., Williams, M., Palmer, M., and Alexander, K. 2014. An overview of the pathology, epidemiology, and ecological physiology of infections of a novel Mycobacterium species, M. mungi, in its only known host, the banded mongoose. In University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Faculty Day, Onderstepoort, South Africa. (Winner: best paper)

[4] Kelly, M. and Laver, P. 2006. Moving in social circles: Philopatry and interaction in Serengeti cheetah. In The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK, USA.

[3] Laver, P., Kelly, M., Caro, T., and Durant, S. 2006. Moss or a rolling stone? Home range in a ‘migratory’ carnivore: Serengeti cheetah. In The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK, USA.

[2] Laver, P. 2004. Home range analysis — The science of agreement. In Society for Conservation GIS Annual Meeting, NCTC, USA.

[1] Laver, P., Kelly, M., Caro, T., and Durant, S. 2004. Female cheetah of the Serengeti Plains: Home ranges from 1969 to 1994. In Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, New York, NY, USA.

Conferences: Poster Presentations

[3] Laver P.N., Ganswindt A., Ganswindt S.B., Alexander K.A. 2015. Is adrenocortical activity associated with predation risk and anti-predator behaviour? A field test in free-ranging banded mongooses. Poster to be presented in the 5th Meeting of the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology, Berlin, Germany. (Winner: best poster)

[2] Laver, P., Ganswindt, A., Muenscher, S., Williams, M., and Alexander, K. 2012. Urban life and seasonality. In Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Ecological Society of America, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

[1] Laver, P., Kelly, M., Durant, S., and Caro, T. 2007. Philopatry, dispersal and static interaction in Serengeti cheetah. In International Felid Biology and Conservation Conference, Oxford, UK.

Invited or keynote talks

[5] Laver, P. 2016. Synanthropy and the epidemiologic triad. In University of Queensland ecology field course, Mogalakwena Research Centre, Limpopo, South Africa.

[4] Laver, P. 2016. Synanthropy – a tale of complex behavioural, physiological, and epidemiological systems at the human-wildlife interface. In School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

[3] Fairbanks, B. and Laver, P. 2012. Birds and birding in southern Africa. In New River Valley Bird Club, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

[2] Laver, P. 2011. Bird population monitoring in Botswana for 2010 and 2011. In BirdLife Botswana Annual Meeting, Gaborone, Botswana.

[1] Laver, P. 2010. The epidemiology and disease ecology of Mycobacterium mungi outbreaks in banded mongooses. In Centre Nationale Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Zone atelier (LTER) Hwange, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.