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Adrienne Crosier

Biologist / Animal Care Sciences

Research Focus

Developing and utilizing assisted reproductive technologies for improved cheetah reproduction. Understanding management-based causes of infertility in captive-held cheetahs. Improving cheetah management and health for more efficient reproduction. Evaluating the comparative reproduction of captive-held and wild cheetahs.

Most Recent Publications

Terrell, Kimberly A., Crosier, Adrienne E., Wildt, David E., O'Brien, Stephen J., Anthony, Nicola M., Marker, Laurie and Johnson, Warren E. Continued decline in genetic diversity among wild cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) without further loss of semen quality, Biological Conservation, 200 192-199. 2016.

Franklin, Ashley D., Schmidt-K√ľntzel, Anne, Terio, Karen A., Marker, Laurie L. and Crosier, Adrienne E. Serum Amyloid A Protein Concentration in Blood is Influenced by Genetic Differences in the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Journal of Heredity, 107 (2) 115-121. 2016.

Koester, Diana C., Freeman, Elizabeth W., Brown, Janine L., Wildt, David E., Terrell, Kimberly A., Franklin, Ashley D. and Crosier, Adrienne E. Motile Sperm Output by Male Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) Managed Ex Situ Is Influenced by Public Exposure and Number of Care-Givers, PloS One, 10 (9) . 2015.

Franklin, Ashley D., Crosier, Adrienne E., Vansandt, Lindsey M., Mattson, Elliot and Xiao, Zhengguo. Induction of Cytokine Production in Cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus) Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and Validation of Feline-Specific Cytokine Assays for Analysis of Cheetah Serum, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 46 (2) 306-313. 2015.

Brickner, Katrina M., Grenier, Martin B., Crosier, Adrienne E. and Pauli, Jonathan N. Foraging plasticity in a highly specialized carnivore, the endangered black-footed ferret, Biological Conservation, 169 1-5. 2014.

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