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van Eeden, L., Eklund, A., Miller, J.R.B., Treves, A. (equal first authors) with 17 co-authors 2018. Carnivore conservation needs evidence-based livestock protection. PLOS Biology. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2005577


Treves, A., Artelle, K.A., Paquet, P.C. 2018.

Differentiating between regulations and hunting as conservation interventions. Conservation Biology (Accepted articles are posted online prior to type-setting and publication in print.).


Coming soon
Ohrens, O., Bonacic, C., Treves, A. 2018. Non-lethal defense of livestock against predators: Flashing lights deter puma attacks in Chile. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.



Gold standard (also platinum and silver standards!) experiments are explained at our new web page about standards of evidence in animal research.



Recent


Dr. Adrian Treves spoke to Congressional staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 6th, 2018. Senators Cory Booker and Tom Carper hosted the briefing, entitled, Effective Non-Lethal Methods for Protecting Livestock from Predators.Please see the link in red above for a list of speakers.

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Treves, A., Krofel, M., McManus, J. (equal co-authors).2016. Predator control should not be a shot in the dark. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment14: 380-388.


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A new scientific article showing most hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife hunting and trapping plans.
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Artelle, K.A., Reynolds, J.D., Treves, A. Walsh, J.C., Paquet, P.C., Darimont, C.T. 2018. Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management. Science Advances. 2018.

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Treves, A., K. A. Artelle, C. T. Darimont, W. S. Lynn, P. C. Paquet, F. J. Santiago-Avila, R. Shaw and M. C. Wood (2018). Intergenerational equity can help to prevent climate change and extinction. Nature Ecology & Evolution. Click here for Supporting Data.

@BurgessartCredit: Jen Burgess @jenburgessart illustrated the Waterman butterfly projection.

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Santiago-Avila, F.J., Cornman, A.M., Treves, A. 2018. Killing wolves to prevent predation on livestock may protect one farm but harm neighbors. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189729.

Chapron, G. and A. Treves 2016a and b, 2017a and b. We first showed that Michigan and Wisconsin wolf population growth slowed whenever the government liberalized wolf-killing and the slow-down was proportional to the length of time that culling was liberalized, regardless of how many wolves were killed.
Then starting a lively debate, Pepin et al. tried to counter our hypothesis but did not succeed in our opinion. That debate improved our model which strengthened its findings, also in the pages of Proceedings of the Royal Society B in a 2016 correction that showed the probability that culling slowed population growth was 92%. and a 2017 rebuttal. Then Stien, Olson, and his colleagues tried again. Those critiques only made our evidence stronger. Olson et al. in particular weakened their own position. Furthermore, Chapron and Treves were pleased to hear of independent findings for Mexican wolves presented by David Parsons in 2014.

Lopez-Bao, J.V., Chapron, G., Treves, A. (2017). The Achilles heel of participatory conservation. Biological Conservation 212: 139-143.