Publications

Selected Publications of Prof Anna Nekaris

General

  1. Nijman V, Nekaris KAI, Bickford M (2012). Asian medicine: small species at risk. Nature 481: 265.
  2. Nekaris KAI, Nijman V, Godfrey LR (2011). Anthropology: follow field primatologists. Nature 471:448.
  3. Nekaris KAI & Bearder SK. (2011). The strepsirrhine primates of Asia and Mainland Africa: diversity shrouded in darkness. Pp 34-54 in Campbell C, Fuentes A, MacKinnon K, Bearder SK, Stumpf R, editors. Primates in Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2nd Ed.
  4. Nijman V, Nekaris KAI, Donati G, Bruford M, Fa J (2011). Primate conservation: measuring and mitigating trade in primates. Endangered Species Research.13:159-161
  5.  Schwitzer C, Glatt L, Nekaris KAI, Ganzhorn JU. (2011) Responses of animals to habitat alteration: An introduction focusing on primates. Endangered Species Research.14:31-38.
  6. Nekaris KAI, Bearder SK. (2007). The strepsirrhine primates of Asia and Mainland Africa: diversity shrouded in darkness. Pp 24-45 in Campbell C, Fuentes A, MacKinnon K, Panger M, Bearder SK, editors. Primates in Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  7.  Gursky SG & Nekaris KAI (2003). Patterns of mating, birthing and rearing in nocturnal prosimians: an historical perspectiveFolia Primatologica Supp. 74:241-245.
  8. Bearder SK, Nekaris KAI & Lloyd J (2003).  Tips from the bush. In (D. Curtis and J. Setchell, eds.): Handbook of Primate Field Methods. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 309-323.
  9. Rasmussen DT & Nekaris KAI (1998). The evolutionary history of the lorisiform primates. Folia Primatologica. 69 (sup. 1): 250-287.

 

On slow lorises (and tarsiers)

  1. Nekaris KAI (2014) Extreme primates: Ecology and evolution of Asian lorises. Evolutionary Anthropology 23(5):177-187
  2. Das N, Nekaris KAI, Bhattacharjee PC (2014). Medicinal plant exudativory by the Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis ESR 23:149-15
  3. Nekaris KAI, Arisona Aji Pambudi J, Achmed D, Nijman V (In press) Densities, distribution and detectability of a small nocturnal primate (Javan slow loris Nycticebus javanicus) in a montane rainforest. Endangered Species Research.
  4. Nekaris KAI, Moore RS, Rode EJ, & Fry BG (2013) Mad, bad and dangerous to know: the biochemistry, ecology and evolution of slow loris venom. Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases,19.
  5. Starr C & Nekaris K A I (2013) Obligate exudativory characterizes the diet of the pygmy slow loris Nycticebus pygmaeusAmerican journal of primatology,75(10): 1054-1061.
  6. Nekaris KAI, Campbell N, Coggins TG, Rode EJ, Nijman V (2013) Tickled to Death: Analysing Public Perceptions of ‘Cute’ Videos of Threatened Species (Slow Lorises – Nycticebus spp.) on Web 2.0 Sites. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69215.
  7. Das N, Nekaris KAI,  Biswas J, Das J, Bhattacharjee PC (2014 – in press) Status and conservation of Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis in Northeast India. Oryx. 00:00-00.
  8. Munds RA, Ali R, Roatch N, Nijman V, Nekaris KAI, Goossens B. (2013). Living together in the night: abundance and habitat use of sympatric and allopatric populations of slow lorises and tarsiers (Nycticebus and Tarsius). Endangered Species Research. 22:269-277
  9. Munds RA, Nekaris KAI, Ford SM (2013). Taxonomy of the Bornean slow loris, with new species Nycticebus kayan (Primates, Lorisidae). American Journal of Primatology, 75: 46-56.
  10. Starr CR, Nekaris KAI, Leung L (2012). Why are pygmy slow lorises afraid of the light? Moonlight and temperature affect pygmy slow loris activity in a mixed deciduous forest in Cambodia. PlosOne.7(4): e36396. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0036396
  11. Starr CR, Nekaris KAI, Leung, L (2012). A comparison of three survey methods for detecting the elusive pygmy slow loris in Eastern Cambodia. Journal of Cambodian Natural History. 123-130.
  12. Nekaris KAI, Campbell N (2012) Media attention promotes conservation of threatened Asian slow lorises. Oryx. 46(2): 169-170.
  13. Rogers LD and Nekaris KAI (2011). Behaviour and habitat use of the Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) in grasslands of Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. Cambodia Journal of Natural History. (2) 104-113.
  14. Streicher U, Collins R, Navarro-Montes A, Nekaris KAI.  (2012).Exudates and animal prey characterize slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus, N. coucang and N. javanicus) diet in captivity and after release into the wild. In (Masters J, Genin F, Crompton R): Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology, Springer: New York.
  15. Nekaris KAI. 2012. Bite for Survival BBC Knowledge. May June Issue. Pp. 74-78
  16. Nekaris KAI. 2012. Lethal Loris. BBC Wildlife. February pp. 52-56.
  17. Nekaris KAI. 2012. Saving the world’s cutest animal. Wanderlust. January. Pp. 1-2.
  18. Starr CR, Nekaris KAI, Streicher U, Leung L (2011).  Field Surveys of the threatened pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) using local knowledge in Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. Oryx 45:135-142.
  19.  Nekaris KAI, Shepherd CS, Starr CS, Nijman V. (2010).Exploring cultural drivers for trade via an ethnoprimatological approach: a case study of slow and slender lorises (Nycticebus and Loris) in South and Southeast Asia. American Journal of Primatology. 71:1-10.
  20. Nekaris KAI & Munds R. (2010) Using facial markings to unmask diversity: the slow lorises (Primates: Lorisidae: Nycticebus) of Indonesia. In (Gursky S & Supriatna J, eds) The Primates of Indonesia. Springer: New York. Pp. 383-396.
  21. Nekaris KAI, Starr C, Collins RL, Navarro-Montes, A. (2010) Comparative ecology of exudate feeding by Asian slow lorises (Nycticebus). In (Burrows A &Nash L, eds) The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates. Springer: New York. Pp: 155-168.
  22. Nijman V & Nekaris KAI. (2010) Checkerboard patterns, interspecific competition and extinction: lessons from distribution patterns of tarsiers and slow lorises in insular Southeast Asia. International Journal of Primatology. 31:1147-1160.
  23. Starr CR, Nekaris KAI, Streicher U, Leung L (2010). Widespread use of slow lorises (Nycticebus bengalensis and N. pygmaeus) in traditional medicines in Cambodia as an impediment for their conservation. Endangered Species Research.12:17-23.
  24. Starr CR, Nekaris KAI, Rogers LD, Streicher U. (2010). Surveys and preliminary field observations of the northern slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) in Cambodia. pp. 43-52. In Nadler T, Rawson B (ed): Conservation of Primates of Indochina. Springer: New York.
  25. Nekaris, KAI and Gursky, SG. (2007). Theoretical perspectives of primate anti-predator behaviour. In (Gursky SG and Nekaris KAI, eds). Primate Anti-predator Strategies. Springer Press: New York, pp. VI-XIII.
  26. Thorn JS, Nijman V, Smith D, Nekaris KAI (2009). Ecological niche modelling as a technique for assessing threats and setting conservation priorities for Asian slow lorises (Primates: Nycticebus). Diversity and Distributions. 15(2). Pgs: 289-298
  27. Navarro-Montes A, Nekaris KAI. Parish T.  2009. Trade in Asian slow lorises (Nycticebus): using education workshops to counter an increase in illegal trade. Living Forests. 15:19-22
  28. Nekaris KAI, Blackham G, Nijman V (2008). Conservation implications of low encounter rates of five nocturnal primate species (Nycticebus spp.) in Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation. 17(4): 733-747.
  29. Collins R, Nekaris KAI. (2008). Release of greater slow lorises (Nycticebus coucang), confiscated from the pet trade, to Batutegi Protected Forest, Sumatra, Indonesia. IUCN Global Re-introduction Perspectives: re-introduction case studies from around the globe. Ed. P.S. Soorae. IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group: Abu Dabhi, UAE, pp. 192-195.
  30. Nekaris, KAI & Jaffe, S. (2007). Unexpected diversity of slow lorises (Nycticebus spp.) within the Javan pet trade: implications for slow loris taxonomy. Contributions to Zoology 76(3):187-196.
  31. Nekaris KAI, Pimley ER and Ablard K. (2007). Anti-predator behaviour of lorises and pottos. In (eds. Gursky SG and Nekaris KAI). Primate Anti-predator Strategies. Springer Press: New York. Pp. 220-238.

On slender lorises

  1.  Nekaris KAI and Stengel C. (2013) Where are they? Quantification, distribution and microhabitat use of fragments by the red slender loris in Sri Lanka. In Marsh L and Chapman C (ed.): Primates in Fragments II. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  2. Nekaris KAI, Jaffe S, Donati G. (2012) Forest fragmentation imperils red slender lorises (Loris tardigradus tardigradus) in South-Western Sri Lanka. In (Masters J, Genin F, Crompton R): Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology, Springer: New York.
  3. Nekaris KAI & Stephens NJ (2007). All lorises are not slow: rapid arboreal locomotion in the newly recognised red slender loris (Loris tardigradus tardigradus) of southwestern Sri Lanka. American Journal of Primatology 69:112-120
  4. Nekaris, KAI (2006). The social lives of Mysore slender lorises. American Journal of Primatology 68:1-12.
  5. Bearder SK, Nekaris KAI & Curtis D (2006). A re-evaluation of the role of vision for the activity rhythms of nocturnal primates, Folia Primatologica 77(1-2):50-71.
  6. Nekaris KAI. (2005). Foraging behaviour of the slender loris: implications for theories of primate origins.  Journal of Human Evolution 49:289-300. – cited 13 times
  7. Nekaris KAI, Liyanage WKDD & Gamage S (2005).  Relationship between forest structure and floristic composition and population density of the Southwestern Ceylon slender loris (Loris tardigradus tardigradus) in Masmullah Forest, Sri Lanka.  Mammalia 69(2):1-10.
  8. Nekaris KAI & Jayewardene J (2004). Distribution of slender lorises in four ecological zones in Sri Lanka.  Journal of Zoology 262:1-12.
  9. Nekaris KAI (2003). Observations on mating, birthing and parental care in three taxa of slender loris in India and Sri Lanka (Loris tardigradus and Loris lydekkerianus). Folia Primatologica, supp. (eds. S. Gursky and KAI Nekaris) 74:312-336.
  10. Nekaris KAI (2003). Spacing system of the Mysore slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 121:86-96.
  11. Nekaris KAI (2003). Rediscovery of the slender loris in Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka. Asian Primates 8(03):1-7.
  12. Nekaris KAI & Jayewardene J (2003). Pilot study and conservation status of the slender loris (Loris tardigradus and Loris lydekkerianus) in Sri Lanka. Primate Conservation 19: 83-90.
  13. Nekaris, KAI & Rasmussen DT (2003). Diet of the slender loris. International Journal of Primatology 24(1):33-46.
  14. Nekaris KAI (2002).  Slender in the night. Natural History.  2(02): 54-59.
  15. Bearder SK, Nekaris KAI & Buzzell CA (2002).  Dangers in the night: are some nocturnal primates afraid of the dark?  In (L Miller, ed.): Eat or Be Eaten: Predator Sensitive Foraging in Primates, Cambridge University Press. Pp. 21-40.
  16. Nekaris KAI (2001).  Activity budget and positional behaviour of the Mysore slender loris: implications for slow climbing locomotion. Folia Primatologica. 72: 228-241.

 

On lemurs and other nocturnal mammals

  1. 11. Rode EJ, Nekaris KAI, Markolf M, Schliehe-Diecks S, Seiler M, Radespiel U, Schwitzer C (2013). Social organisation of the northern giant mouse lemur Mirza zaza in Sahamalaza, north western Madagascar, inferred from nest group composition and genetic relatedness. Contributions to Zoology. 82-71-83.
  2. Rode J, Nekaris KAI, Rode EJ (2011). Preliminary conservation status assessment for the Data Deficient northern giant mouse lemur Mirza zaza. Lemur News. 11-12.
  3. Biebouw K, Bearder SK, Nekaris KAI. (2009). Tree hole utilisation by the hairy-eared dwarf lemur (Allocebus trichotis) in Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Folia Primatologica. 80(2): 89-103.
  4. Nekaris KAI (2003).  Notes on the distribution and behaviour of three small wild cats in Sri Lanka. Cat News – Journal of the IUCN Cats Specialist Group 38:30-31.

On monkeys, gibbons and other haplorhines

  1. Neilson E, Nijman V, Nekaris KAI. (2013) A novel method for making conservation assessments of arboreal mammals in difficult terrain: occupancy modeling of the pileated gibbon, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. International Journal of Primatology. 34:823-835.
  2. Nekaris KAI, Boulton A, Nijman V. (2013) An ethnoprimatological approach to assessing levels of tolerance between human and commensal non-human primates in Sri Lanka. Journal of Anthropological Sciences. 91:1-14.
  3. Regmi GR, Nekaris KAI, Kandel K, Nijman V. (2013) Crop-raiding by Assamese macaques in Nepal. Endangered Species Research. 20:217-226.
  4. Coudrat CNZ, Nanthavong C, Nekaris KAI (2013- in press) Coudrat, C. N. Z., Nanthavong, C., & Nekaris, K. A. I. (2013). Conservation of the red-shanked douc Pygathrix nemaeus in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: density estimates based on distance sampling and habitat suitability modelling. Oryx.
  5. Coudrat CNZ and Nekaris KAI. (2013) Modelling Niche Differentiation of Co-Existing, Elusive and Morphologically Similar Species: A Case Study of Four Macaque Species in Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, Laos. Animals. 3:45-62.
  6. Coudrat CNZ, Rogers LD, Nekaris KAI (2011). Abundance of primates reveals Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia as a priority area for their conservation. Oryx 45(3): 427-434.
  7. Nijman V & Nekaris KAI (2010) Testing susceptibility of crop-raiding by primates by assessing the usefulness of crop- and farm-specific risk values. Journal of Applied Animal Science. 127:125-129.
  8. Moore RS,  Nekaris KAI, Eschmann C (2010). Habitat use by western purple-faced langurs (Colobinae: Trachypithecus vetulus nestor) in a fragmented suburban landscape. Endangered Species Research.12:227-234.
  9. Nijman V & Nekaris KAI. (2010) Changes in levels of tolerance towards commensal primates in relation to deforestation in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Pest Management 56 (2): 153-158.
  10. Svensson MS, Samudio R, Bearder SK, Nekaris KAI. (2010) Density estimates of Panamanian owl monkeys Aotus zonalis in three habitat types. American Journal of Primatology. 72(2):187-192.
  11. Nekaris KAI & Nijman V (2008) Attention for Sri Lankan monkey paints a bleak picture yet gives a glimmer of hope. Oryx. 42(4): 487-488.
  12. Aldrich BC, Molleson L, Nekaris KAI (2008). Vocalisations as a conservation tool: an auditory survey of the Andean titi monkey Callicebus oenanthe Thomas, 1924 (Mammalia: Primates: Cebidae) at Tarangue, Northern Peru. Contributions to Zoology 77(1):1-6.
  13. De Jong Y, Butynski T, and Nekaris KAI (2008). Survey of patas monkey in Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 97(1):83-102.
  14. Eschmann C, Moore R, Nekaris KAI (2008).  Calling patterns of Western purple-faced langurs (Mammalia: Primates: Cercopithecidea: Trachypithecus vetulus nestor) in a severely degraded human landscape in Sri Lanka. Contributions to Zoology 77(2):57-65.
  15. Parker L, Nijman, V, Nekaris KAI (2008). When there is no forest left: fragmentation, local extinction, and small population sizes in the Sri Lankan western purple-faced langur. Endangered Species Research.  5:29-36.
  16. Buckley C, Nekaris KAI & Husson S. (2006) Survey of Hylobates albibarbis in peat swamp, Central Kalimantan, Borneo. Primates 47(4):327-335.



Edited Volumes, Edited Journal Issues and Books

  1. Mittermeier R, Rylands A. et al, Nekaris KAI. (In press). Handbook of The Mammals of the World Vol 2. Primates. Conservation International and Lynx.
  2. Schwitzer C, Ganzhorn J, Nekaris KAI (2010). Responses of animals to habitat alteration (degradation, fragmentation, agricultural use, restoration). Endangered Species Research special edited volume.
  3. Nekaris KAI, Bruford M, Fa J, Nijman V (2010). Measuring and Mitigating Trade in Primates. Endangered Species Research special edited volume.
  4. Nekaris KAI & de Silva Gehan (2008).  The Primates of Sri Lanka.  Jetwing Eco Holidays, Colombo. 152 pages. ISBN 978-955-1079-16-1.
  5. Gursky SG & Nekaris KAI. (2007) Primates and Their Predators. Springer Press, New York, pp. 379. Edited volume with 17 original contributions.
  6. Gursky SG & Nekaris KAI (2003). Mating, birthing and rearing patterns of nocturnal primates. Folia Primatologica, supp. Vol. 74. Special edited volume.

 MSc and PhD Oxford Brookes University Dissertations

  1. Lehtinen, Jonna (2013). Distribution of the Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus): assessing the presence in East Java, Indonesia. MSc Dissertation
  2. Moore, Richard (2012) Ethics, ecology and evolution of Indonesian slow lorises (Nycticebus spp.) rescued from the pet trade. PhD Dissertation
  3. Tough, Julie (2012) LORIS: Linking of Resources in Schools for Slow Loris Conservation. A conservation education programme on the illegal pet trade in the protected slow loris (Nycticebus ssp.) for Key Stage 3 (11-14 yrs.) students. MSc Dissertation
  4. Gray, Amanda (2012) Stress reduction through environmental enrichment: Improving welfare for captive slow lorises (Nycticebus spp.) rescued from the illegal pet trade in Indonesia. MSc dissertation
  5. Albers, Marlies (2011) Assessment of Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) population density, habitat type and, gastrointestinal parasites in Cipaganti, Garut-West Java. MSc Dissertation
  6. Iseborn, Tatiana. (2011) Preliminary field survey of pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) and Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis); assessment of hunting pressure and local attitudes towards the two species in Veun Sai Forests, Cambodia.
  7. Stengel, Carrie J. (2009) Modelling primate distributions in Sri Lanka’s forest fragments: using ecological niche modelling to set conservation priorities. MSc Dissertation

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  1. I would like to express to Dr. Anna Nekaris my sincere admiration of her scholarly work. Please tell her that I think of her often, and remember our friendship fondly. Joan M. Caton

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