Publications

Published

[9] Scheun, J., Bennett, N., Nowack, J., Laver, P., and Ganswindt, A. In press. Reproduction and captivity as putative drivers of adrenocortical function in the African lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi. Canadian Journal of Zoology.

[8] Singo, A., Myburgh, J., Laver, P., Venter, E., Ferreira, G., Rosemann, G., and Botha, C. 2017. Vertical transmission of microcystins to Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) eggs. Toxicon 134:50–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2017.05.017
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[7] 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. Animal Production Science 169:97. Http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.015
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[6] Alexander, K., Sanderson, C., and Laver, P. 2015. Novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex spp. in group-living African mammals. In Many Hosts of Mycobacteria, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and other Mycobacterial Diseases of Man and Animals, edited by H. Mukundan, M. Chambers, W. Waters, and M. Larsen. CABI publishers, New York.
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[5] Badenhorst, M., Page, P., Ganswindt, A., Laver, P., Guthrie, A., and Schulman, M. 2015. Detection of equine herpesvirus-4 and physiological stress patterns in young thoroughbreds consigned to a South African auction sale. BMC Veterinary Research 11(126). http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-015-0443-4
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[4] Laver, P., Powell, R., and Alexander, K. 2015. Screening GPS telemetry data for locations having unacceptable error. Ecological Informatics 27:11–20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2015.02.001
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[3] Laver, P., Ganswindt, A., Ganswindt, S., and Alexander, K. 2012. Non-invasive monitoring of glucocorticoid metabolites in banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) in response to physiological and biological challenges. General and Comparative Endocrinology 179:178-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2012.08.011
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[2] Alexander, K., Laver, P., Michel, A., Williams, M., van Helden, P., Warren, R., Gey van Pittius, N.C. 2010. Novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex pathogen, M. mungi. Emerging Infectious Diseases 16(8):1296-1299. DOI:10.3201/eid1608.100314
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[1] Laver, P.N. and M.J. Kelly. 2008. A critical review of home range studies. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1):290-298. http://dx.doi.org/10.2193/2005-589
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Under revision

[4] Lasya C. Bekker, L., Laver, P., van Niekerk, M., Goddard, A., Myburgh, J. Under revision. Urine and plasma concentrations of routine biochemical analytes in healthy captive pre-slaughter Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

[3] Alexander, K., Williams, M., Laver, P., Sanderson, C., Kanipe, C., and Palmer, M. Under revision. Pathology of the emerging Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex pathogen, M. mungi in the banded mongoose Mungos mungo. Veterinary Pathology.

[2] Laver, P. and Alexander, K. Under revision. Seasonal and synanthropic drivers of banded mongoose space use. Journal of Zoology

[1] Laver, P., Ganswindt, A., Ganswindt, S., and Alexander, K. Under revision. Food limitation and reproduction increase fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in banded mongooses. BMC Ecology

Under review

[1] de Bruin, R., Ganswindt, A., Laver, P., le Roux, A. Under review. Friendly foxes: steroid hormones and social behaviour in a small African canid. Frontiers in Zoology.

In late stages of preparation

[5] Singo, A., Myburgh, J.G., Laver, P.N., Venter, E.A., Ferreira, G.C.H., Rosemann, M., Botha, C.J. Evaluation of a Norwegian-developed ELISA to determine microcystin concentrations in fresh water samples. Toxicon (Intended).

[4] Botha, A., Birrell, J., Schulman, M., du Plessis, L., Soley, J., Laver, P., and Bertschinger, H. In prep. Testicular tissue responses in young stallions to a GnRH vaccine (Improvac). Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research (Intended).

[3] Laver, P., Durant, S., Caro, T., and Kelly, M. In prep. Moving in social circles: A spatial perspective on philopatry and interaction in Serengeti cheetah. Behavioral Ecology (intended)

[2] Laver, P., Ramotadima, M., Vandewalle, M., and Alexander, K. In prep. Human-wildlife conflict in Botswana: What landscapelevel attributes influence the distribution and scale of the problem? Animal Conservation (intended)

[1] Laver, P., Vandewalle, M., and Alexander, K. In prep. Challenges in using fences in human-elephant conflict mitigation.

Technical reports

[1] Alexander, K., Vandewalle, M., and Laver, P. 2011. Northern Botswana human-wildlife co-existence project. Component B: Survey and mapping of elephant corridors and cluster fences. Submitted to the Government of Botswana.

Manuals

[1] Laver, P.N. 2005. Abode: Kernel Home Range Estimation for ArcGIS, using VBA and ArcObjects. User Manual, Beta Version 2, pp 62.
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Thesis and Dissertation

[2] Laver, P. 2013. The foraging ecology of banded mongooses (Mungos mungo): Epidemiological and human-wildlife conflict implications. Ph.D. thesis, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
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[1] Laver, P.N. 2005. Cheetah of the Serengeti Plains: A home range analysis. M.Sc Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
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Popular Press

[2] Laver, P. 2015. Canary in the coalmine and crocodile in the creek. The Golden Rhino Issue 9.

[1] Laver, P. 2015. Most charming of carnivores. Zambezi Traveller Issue 20.