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All publications for Melissa Songer

Huang, Qiongyu, Wang, Fang, Yang, Hongbo, Valitutto, Marc and Songer, Melissa A. 2021. Will the COVID-19 outbreak be a turning point for China's wildlife protection: New developments and challenges of wildlife conservation in China. Biological Conservation, Article 108937. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108937
Liu, Xuehua, Liu, Lanmei, Liu, Linna, Jin, Xuelin and Songer, Melissa. 2021. Modeling Potential Dispersal Routes for Giant Pandas in Their Key Distribution Area of the Qinling Mountains, China. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.636937
Wang, Yujun, Yang, Hongbo, Qi, Dunwu, Songer, Melissa A., Bai, Wenke, Zhou, Caiquan, Zhang, Jindong and Huang, Qiongyu. 2021. Efficacy and management challenges of the zoning designations of China's national parks. Biological Conservation, Article 108962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.108962
Yang, Hongbo, Huang, Qiongyu, Zhang, Jindong, Songer, Melissa and Liu, Jianguo. 2021. Range-wide assessment of the impact of China's nature reserves on giant panda habitat quality. Science of The Total Environment, Article 145081. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145081
Yang, Hongbo, Vina, Andres, Winkler, Julie Ann, Chung, Min Gon, Huang, Qiongyu, Dou, Yue, McShea, William J., Songer, Melissa, Zhang, Jindong and Liu, Jianguo. 2021. A global assessment of the impact of individual protected areas on preventing forest loss. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145995
Zahoor, Babar, Liu, Xuehua, Ahmad, Basharat, Kumar, Lalit and Songer, Melissa. 2021. Impact of climate change on Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) and its autumn diet in the northern highlands of Pakistan. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15743
Zahoor, Babar, Liu, Xuehua, Kumar, Lalit, Dai, Yunchuan, Tripathy, Bismay Ranjan and Songer, Melissa. 2021. Projected shifts in the distribution range of Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) in the Hindu Kush Himalaya due to climate change. Ecological Informatics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101312
Zahoor, Babar, Liu, Xuehua, Wu, Pengfen, Sun, Wanlong, Jia, Xiaodong, Lv, Zixin, Zhao, Xiangyu, He, Xiangbo, He, Baishuo, Cai, Qiong and Songer, Melissa. 2021. Activity pattern study of Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) in the Qinling Mountains, China, by using infrared camera traps. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-12325-3
Zhang, Yuke, He, Xiangbo, Liu, Xuehua, Songer, Melissa, Dang, Haishan and Zhang, Quanfa. 2021. Fine-scale activity patterns of large- and medium-sized mammals in a deciduous broadleaf forest in the Qinling Mountains, China. Journal of Forestry Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-021-01291-2
Bai, Wenke, Huang, Qiongyu, Zhang, Jindong, Stabach, Jared, Huang, Jinyan, Yang, Hongbo, Songer, Melissa, Connor, Thomas, Liu, Jianguo, Zhou, Shiqiang, Zhang, Hemin, Zhou, Caiquan and Hull, Vanessa. 2020. Microhabitat selection by giant pandas. Biological Conservation, UNSP 108615-UNSP 108615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108615
Huang, Qiongyu, Fei, Yuxiang, Yang, Hongbo, Gu, Xiaodong and Songer, Melissa A. 2020. Giant Panda National Park, a step towards streamlining protected areas and cohesive conservation management in China. Global Ecology and Conservation, Article e00947. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e00947
Huang, Qiongyu, Lothspeich, Audrey, Hernandez, Haydee Yanez, Mertes, Katherine, Liu, Xuehua and Songer, Melissa. 2020. What drove giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca expansion in the Qinling Mountains? An analysis comparing the influence of climate, bamboo, and various landscape variables in the past decade. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab86f3
Noonan, Michael J., Fleming, Christen H., Tucker, Marlee A., Kays, Roland, Harrison, Autumn-Lynn, Crofoot, Margaret C., Abrahms, Briana, Alberts, Susan C., Ali, Abdullahi H., Altmann, Jeanne, Antunes, Pamela Castro, Attias, Nina, Belant, Jerrold L., Beyer, Dean E., Jr., Bidner, Laura R., Blaum, Niels, Boone, Randall B., Caillaud, Damien, de Paula, Rogerio Cunha, de la Torre, J. Antonio, Dekker, Jasja, DePerno, Christopher S., Farhadinia, Mohammad, Fennessy, Julian, Fichtel, Claudia, et al. 2020. Effects of body size on estimation of mammalian area requirements. Conservation Biology, 1017-1028. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13495
Stabach, Jared A., Cunningham, Stephanie A., Connette, Grant, Mota, Joel L., Reed, Dolores, Byron, Michael, Songer, Melissa, Wacher, Tim, Mertes, Katherine, Brown, Janine L., Comizzoli, Pierre, Newby, John, Monfort, Steven L. and Leimgruber, Peter. 2020. Short-term effects of GPS collars on the activity, behavior, and adrenal response of scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah). PloS One, Article e0221843. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221843
McEvoy, John F., Connette, Grant M., Huang, Qiongyu, Soe, Paing, Pyone, Khin Htet Htet, Valitutto, Marc T., Htun, Yan Lin, Lin, Aung Naing, Thant, Aung Lwin, Htun, Wai Yan, Paing, Kaung Htet, Swe, Khine Khine, Aung, Myint, Min, Sapai, Songer, Melissa and Leimgruber, Peter. 2019. Two sides of the same coin – Wildmeat consumption and illegal wildlife trade at the crossroads of Asia. Biological Conservation, Article 108197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108197
Mertes, Katherine, Stabach, Jared A., Songer, Melissa, Wacher, Tim, Newby, John, Chuven, Justin, Al Dhaheri, Shaikha, Leimgruber, Peter and Monfort, Steven. 2019. Management Background and Release Conditions Structure Post-release Movements in Reintroduced Ungulates. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 470. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00470
Nandintsetseg, Dejid, Bracis, Chloe, Leimgruber, Peter, Kaczensky, Petra, Buuveibaatar, Bayarbaatar, Lkhagvasuren, Badamjav, Chimeddorj, Buyanaa, Enkhtuvshin, Shiilegdamba, Horning, Ned, Ito, Takehiko Y., Olson, Kirk, Payne, John, Walzer, Chris, Shinoda, Masato, Stabach, Jared, Songer, Melissa and Mueller, Thomas. 2019. Variability in nomadism: environmental gradients modulate the movement behaviors of dryland ungulates. Ecosphere, Article e02924. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2924
Tian, Zhaoxue, Liu, Xuehua, Fan, Zhiyong, Liu, Jianguo, Pimm, Stuart L., Liu, Lanmei, Garcia, Claude, Songer, Melissa A., Shao, Xiaoming, Skidmore, Andrew, Wang, Tiejun, Zhang, Yuke, Chang, Youde, Jin, Xuelin, Gong, Minghao, Zhou, Lingguo, He, Xiangbo, Dang, Gaodi, Zhu, Yun and Cai, Qiong. 2019. The next widespread bamboo flowering poses a massive risk to the giant panda. Biological Conservation, 180-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.03.030
Huang, Q., Liu, X., Li, Y., Kraus, J. and Songer, Melissa A. 2018. Understanding nutrient landscapes for giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains, China: the relationships between bamboo mineral content and giant panda habitat selection during migration. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 195-208. https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2018.41.0195
Huang, Qiongyu, Fleming, Christen H., Robb, Benjamin, Lothspeich, Audrey and Songer, Melissa A. 2018. How different are species distribution model predictions?--Application of a new measure of dissimilarity and level of significance to giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca. Ecological Informatics, 114-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.06.004
Liu, Xiaofei, Liu, Xuehua, Shao, Xiaoming, Songer, Melissa A., He, Baisuo, He, Xiangbo and Zhu, Yun. 2018. Plant diversity patterns of temperate forests with logging and restoration practices in northwest China. Ecological Engineering, 116-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.09.017
McShea, William J., Aung, Myint, Songer, Melissa A. and Connette, Grant. 2018. The Challenges of Protecting an Endangered Species in the Developing World: A Case History of Eld’s Deer Conservation in Myanmar. Case Studies in the Environment, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1525/cse.2017.000760
Sampson, Christie, McEvoy, John, Oo, Zaw Min, Chit, Aung Myo, Chan, Aung Nyein, Tonkyn, David, Soe, Paing, Songer, Melissa A., Williams, A. C., Reisinger, Klaus, Wittemyer, George and Leimgruber, Peter. 2018. New elephant crisis in Asia-Early warning signs from Myanmar. PloS One, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194113
Wang, Fang, Zhao, Qing, McShea, William J., Songer, Melissa A., Huang, Qiongyu, Zhang, Xiaofeng and Zhou, Lingguo. 2018. Incorporating biotic interactions reveals potential climate tolerance of giant pandas. Conservation Letters, e12592. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12592
Allendorf, Teri D., Aung, Myint, Swe, Khine Khine and Songer, Melissa A. 2017. Pathways to improve park-people relationships: Gendered attitude changes in Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar. Biological Conservation, 78-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.10.005
Bhagwat, Tejas, Hess, Andrea, Horning, Ned, Khaing, Thiri, Thein, Zaw Min, Aung, Kyaw Moe, Aung, Kyaw Htet, Phyo, Paing, Tun, Ye Lin, Oo, Aung Htat, Neil, Anthony, Thu, Win Myo, Songer, Melissa A., LaJeunesse Connette, Katherine j., Bernd, Asja, Huang, Qiongyu, Connette, Grant and Leimgruber, Peter. 2017. Losing a jewel-Rapid declines in Myanmar's intact forests from 2002-2014. PloS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176364
Calabrese, A., Calabrese, J. M., Songer, Melissa A., Wegmann, M., Hedges, S., Rose, R. and Leimgruber, Peter. 2017. Conservation status of Asian elephants: the influence of habitat and governance. Biodiversity and Conservation, 2067-2081. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1345-5
Connette, Grant M., Oswald, Patrick, Thura, Myint Kyaw, LaJeunesse Connette, Katherine J., Grindley, Mark E., Songer, Melissa A., Zug, George R. and Mulcahy, Daniel G. 2017. Rapid forest clearing in a Myanmar proposed national park threatens two newly discovered species of geckos (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus). PLOS ONE, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174432
Liu, Xuehua, Wu, Pengfeng, Shao, Xiaoming, Songer, Melissa A., Cai, Qiong, He, Xiangbo and Zhu, Yun. 2017. Diversity and activity patterns of sympatric animals among four types of forest habitat in Guanyinshan Nature Reserve in the Qinling Mountains, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 16465-16477. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9232-x
Liu, Xuehua, Wu, Pengfeng, Shao, Xiaoming, Songer, Melissa A., Cai, Qiong, Zhu, Yun and He, Xiangbo. 2017. Spatiotemporally monitoring forest landscape for giant panda habitat through a high learning-sensitive neural network in Guanyinshan Nature Reserve in the Qinling Mountains, China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 589. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-017-6926-9
Connette, Grant, Oswald, Patrick, Songer, Melissa A. and Leimgruber, Peter. 2016. Mapping Distinct Forest Types Improves Overall Forest Identification Based on Multi-Spectral Landsat Imagery for Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region. Remote Sensing, 882. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8110882
LaJeunesse Connette, Katherine J., Connette, Grant, Bernd, Asja, Phyo, Paing, Aung, Kyaw Htet, Tun, Ye Lin, Thein, Zaw Min, Horning, Ned, Leimgruber, Peter and Songer, Melissa A. 2016. Assessment of Mining Extent and Expansion in Myanmar Based on Freely-Available Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing, 912. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8110912
Songer, Melissa A., Aung, Myint, Allendorf, Teri D., Calabrese, Justin M. and Leimgruber, Peter. 2016. Drivers of Change in Myanmar’s Wild Elephant Distribution. Tropical Conservation Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940082916673749
Jenks, Kate E., Aikens, Ellen O., Songsasen, Nucharin, Calabrese, Justin, Fleming, Chris, Bhumpakphan, Naris, Wanghongsa, Sawai, Kanchanasaka, Budsabong, Songer, Melissa A. and Leimgruber, Peter. 2015. Comparative movement analysis for a sympatric dhole and golden jackal in a human-dominated landscape. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 546-554.
Liu, Xuehua, Wang, Tiejun, Wang, Ting, Skidmore, Andrew K. and Songer, Melissa A. 2015. How do two giant panda populations adapt to their habitats in the Qinling and Qionglai Mountains, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1175-1185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-014-3412-8
Zhang, Yongjun, Cao, Qing S., Rubenstein, Daniel I., Zang, Sen, Songer, Melissa A., Leimgruber, Peter, Chu, Hongjun, Cao, Jie, Li, Kai and Hu, Defu. 2015. Water Use Patterns of Sympatric Przewalski's Horse and Khulan: Interspecific Comparison Reveals Niche Differences. PloS One, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132094
Liu, Gang, Xu, Chao-Qun, Cao, Qing, Zimmermann, Waltraut, Songer, Melissa A., Zhao, Sha-Sha, Li, Kai and Hu, De-Fu. 2014. Mitochondrial and pedigree analysis in Przewalski's horse populations: implications for genetic management and reintroductions. Mitochondrial DNA, 313-318. https://doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2013.800487
Liu, Xuehua, Wu, Pengfeng, Songer, Melissa A., Cai, Qiong, He, Xiangbo, Zhu, Yun and Shao, Xiaoming. 2013. Monitoring wildlife abundance and diversity with infra-red camera traps in Guanyinshan Nature Reserve of Shaanxi Province, China. Ecological Indicators, 121-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.09.022
Allendorf, Teri D., Aung, Myint and Songer, Melissa A. 2012. Using residents' perceptions to improve park-people relationships in Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar. Journal of environmental management, 36-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.01.004
Songer, Melissa A., Delion, Melanie, Biggs, Alex and Huang, Qiongyu. 2012. Modeling Impacts of Climate Change on Giant Panda Habitat. International Journal of Ecology, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/108752
Leimgruber, Peter, Delion, Melanie and Songer, Melissa A. 2011. The Uncertainty in Mapping Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests in Asia. , 59-74.
Songer, Melissa A., Aung, Myint, Swe, Khaing Khaing, Oo, Thida, Wemmer, Christen M., DeFries, Ruth and Leimgruber, Peter. 2011. The Impact of Local Communities on a Dry Tropical Forest Sanctuary: A Case Study from Upper Myanmar (Burma). , 305-320.
Doyle, S., Groo, M., Sampson, C., Songer, Melissa A., Jones, M. and Leimgruber, Peter. 2010. Human-Elephant Conflict - What Can We Learn from the News?. Gajah, 22-25.
Sanderson, E., Forrest, J., Loucks, C., Ginsberg, J., Dinerstein, Eric, Seidensticker, John, Leimgruber, Peter, Songer, Melissa A., Heydlauff, A., O'Brien, T., Bryja, G., Klenzendorf, S. and Wikramanayake, E. 2010. Setting priorities for conservation and recovery of wild tigers: 2005-2015. The technical assessment. , 143-161.
Wikramanayake, E., Dinerstein, Eric, Forrest, J., Loucks, C., Seidensticker, John, Klenzendorf, S., Sanderson, E., Simons, R., Heydlauff, A., Ginsberg, J., O'Brien, T., Leimgruber, Peter, Songer, Melissa A. and Bryja, G. 2010. Roads to recovery or catastrophic loss: How will the next decade end for wild tigers?. , 493-506.
Songer, Melissa A., Aung, Myint, Senior, Briony, DeFries, Ruth and Leimgruber, Peter. 2009. Spatial and temporal deforestation dynamics in protected and unprotected dry forests: a case study from Myanmar (Burma). Biodiversity and Conservation, 1001-1018.
Leimgruber, Peter, Senior, Briony, Uga, Aung, M., Songer, Melissa A., Mueller, Thomas, Wemmer, Christen M. and Ballou, Jonathan D. 2008. Modeling Population Viability of Captive Elephants in Myanmar (Burma): Implications for Wild Populations. Animal Conservation, 198-205. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2008.00172.x
Dinerstein, Eric, Loucks, Colby, Wikramanayake, Eric, Ginsberg, Joshua, Sanderson, Eric, Seidensticker, John, Forrest, Jessica, Bryja, Gosia, Heydlauff, Andrea, Klenzendorf, Sybille, Leimgruber, Peter, Mills, Judy, O'Brien, Timothy G., Shrestha, Mahendra, Simons, Ross and Songer, Melissa A. 2007. The Fate of Wild Tigers. Bioscience, 508-514. https://doi.org/10.1641/B570608
Dinerstein, Eric, Loucks, C., Heydlauff, A., Wikramanayake, E., Bryja, G., Forrest, J., Ginsberg, J., Klenzendorf, S., Leimgruber, Peter, O'Brien, T., Sanderson, E., Seidensticker, John and Songer, Melissa A. . 2006. Setting Priorities for Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005-2015. A User's Guide. .
Sanderson, E., Forrest, J., Loucks, C., Ginsberg, J., Dinerstein, Eric, Seidensticker, John, Leimgruber, Peter, Songer, Melissa A., Heydlauff, A., O'Brien, T., Bryja, G., Klenzendorf, S. and Wikramanayake, E. . 2006. Setting Priorities for Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005-2015. The Technical Assessment. .
Leimgruber, Peter, Kelly, D. S., Steininger, M., Brunner, J., Muller, T. and Songer, Melissa A. 2005. Forest cover change patterns in Myanmar (Burma) 1990-2000. Environmental Conservation, 356-364.
Leimgruber, Peter, Gagnon, J. B., Wemmer, Christen M., Kelly, D. S., Songer, Melissa A. and Selig, E. R. 2003. Fragmentation of Asia's remaining wildlands: implications for Asian elephant conservation. Animal Conservation, 347-359.