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John Seidensticker

Research Scientist / 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

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.

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.

Dutta, Trishna, Sharma, Sandeep, Maldonado, Jesús E., Wood, Thomas C., Panwar, H. S. and Seidensticker, John. Fine-scale population genetic structure in a wide-ranging carnivore, the leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) in central India, Diversity and Distributions, 19 (7) 760-771. 2013.

Dutta, Trishna, Sharma, Sandeep, Maldonado, Jesús E., Wood, Thomas C., Panwar, Hemendra S. and Seidensticker, John. Gene flow and demographic history of leopards (Panthera pardus) in the central Indian highlands, Evolutionary Applications, 6 (6) 949-959. 2013.

Karanth, K. U., Gopalaswamy, Arjun M., Karanth, Krithi K., Goodrich, John, Seidensticker, John and Robinson, John G. Sinks as saviors: Why flawed inference cannot assist tiger recovery, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (2) E110-E110. 2013.

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