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John Seidensticker

Research Scientist Emeritus / Conservation Ecology Center

Research Focus

Dr.Seidensticker is on a year-long sabbatical with RESOLVE, an independent non-profit organization that has a 30-year track record of success in conservation. During his sabbatical, Dr. Seidensticker will be working with Dr. Eric Dinerstein, the RESOLVE director of Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions. He will serve as an advisor for the design and establishment of the Global Tiger Watch. His work will include helping identify 50-100 of the most important core landscapes that are source populations for high-value endangered wildlife. In addition, Dr. Seidensticker will continue his work on the manuscript for the book "Tigers: A Complete Guide to their Biology, Behavior and Conservation." Dr. Seidensticker's research efforts have focused on understanding and encouraging landscape patterns and conditions where large mammals can persist, training future conservation leaders, and diffusing environmental understanding through his writing, public appearance, and museum and zoo exhibits.

Most Recent Publications

Seidensticker, John. Biodiversity resilience in the Central Indian Highlands is contingent on maintaining and recovering landscape connectivity: the tiger as a case study, Regional Environmental Change, 16 (1) 167-179. 2015.

Joshi, Anup R., Dinerstein, Eric, Wikramanayake, Eric, Anderson, Michael L., Olson, David, Jones, Benjamin S., Seidensticker, John, Lumpkin, Susan, Hansen, Matthew C., Sizer, Nigel C., Davis, Crystal L., Palminteri, Suzanne and Hahn, Nathan R. Tracking changes and preventing loss in critical tiger habitat, Science Advances, 2 (4) . 2016.

Dutta, Trishna, Sharma, Sandeep, Maldonado, Jesús E., Panwar, Hemendra Singh and Seidensticker, John. Genetic Variation, Structure, and Gene Flow in a Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) Meta-Population in the Satpura-Maikal Landscape of Central India, PloS One, 10 (5) . 2015.

Sharma, Sandeep, Dutta, Trishna, Maldonado, Jesús E., Wood, Thomas C., Panwar, Hemendra Singh and Seidensticker, John. Selection of microsatellite loci for genetic monitoring of sloth bears, Ursus, 24 (2) 164-169. 2013.

Seidensticker, John. Winter Ecology of the Amur Tiger Based Upon Observations in West-Central Skihote-Alin Mountains 1970–1973, 1996–2010, The Journal of Wildlife Management, 78 (1) 177-178. 2014.

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