Scientific Publications

Schlossberg S., Chase M.J., Griffin C.R.. Using Species Traits to Predict Detectability of Animals on Aerial Surveys. Ecological Applications. January 2018. Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 106-118. Access to publication here:

Lindsey, K., Chase, M.J., Landen, K.A., Nowak, K. The Shared Nature of Africa’s elephants. Biological Conservation, Vol. 215, Nov. 2017, pages 260-267. Download PDF here:   Read more about The Shared Nature in National Geographic News, click here.

Adams, T.A., Chase, M.J., Attard, A., Leggett, K. A preliminary study of stakehlders’ opinions and perceptions of elephants and elephant management in Botswana. Pachyderm, No.58 2017. Download PDF here:

Gravett, N., Bhagwandin, A., Sutcliffe, R., Landen, K., Chase, M., Lyamin, O.I., Siegel, J.M., Manger, P.R. Inactivity/sleep in two wild free-roaming African elephant matriarchs – Does large body size make elephants the shortest mammalian sleepers? PLOS ONE, 2017; 12 (3): e0171903 DOI: Download here: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171903
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Chase MJ, Schlossberg S, Griffin CR, Bouché PJC, Djene SW, Elkan PW, Ferreira S, Grossman F, Kohi EM, Landen K, Omondi P, Peltier A, Selier SAJ, Sutcliffe R. (2016) Continent-wide survey reveals massive decline in African savannah elephants. PeerJ 4:e2354 Download here:
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Adams, T., Chase, M.J., Rogers, T., Leggett, K. Taking the elephant out of the room and into the corridor: can urban corridors work? Oryx, May 2016

Miller, L., Chase, M.J., Hacker, C. E. A Comparison of Walking Rates between Wild and Zoo African Elephants. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. March 2016.

Fynn, R., Chase, M.J., Roder, A., Functional habitat heterogeneity and large-herbivore seasonal habitat selection in northern Botswana,
South African Journal of Wildlife Research, Aug 2015. Vol 23 Iss 4, pp 559-581.

Songhurst, A. Chase, M.J., Coulson, T. Using simulations of past and present elephant (Loxodonta africana) population numbers in the Okavango Delta Panhandle, Botswana to improve future population estimates. Wetlands Ecology and Management. Aug 2015. Vol 23 Issue 4, pp 583-602

McQualter, K. N., Chase, M.J., Fennessy, J. T., Mcleod, S. R., Leggett, K. Home Ranges, seasonal ranges and daily movements of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) in northern Botswana. African Journal of Ecology. Vol 54 Issue 1. July 2015.  

Naidoo, R., Chase, M.J., Beytell, P., du Preez, P., Landen, K., Stuart-Hill, G., Taylor, R., A newly-discovered wildlife migration in Namibia and Botswana is the longest in Africa. Oryx, Vol 50, Issue 1.  May 2014.

Roever, C.L., H.L. Beyer, M.J. Chase, and R.J. van Aarde. The pitfalls of ignoring behaviour when quantifying habitat selection, Diversity and Distributions Diversity and Distributions, 20, 322-333.

Roever, C.L., R.J. van Aarde, and M.J. Chase. Similarity in habitat preferences impedes human-elephant coexistence. 2013.

Roever, C.L., van Aarde, R.J., Chase, M.J. Incorporating mortality into habitat selection to identify secure and risky habitats for savannah elephants. Biological Conservation 164 (2013) 98–106.

Havemann, C.P., Retief, T.A., Chase, M.J., Reisinger, R.R., Collins, K., deBruyn, P.J.N., Abundance of roan antelope in northern Botswana: comparisons of counting techniques.

Chase, M.J., and Griffin, C.R.. Elephants of south-east Angola in war and peace: their decline, re-colonization and recent status. African Journal of Ecology, Vol 49 Issue 3, June 2011.

Ferguson, K. and Hanks, J. Editors, Elephants and fencing conflicts in the GLTFCA and KAZA TFCA. In: Impacts: A review of the environmental, social and economic impacts of game and veterinary fencing in Africa with particular reference to the Great Limpopo and Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Areas (pp 173-180). 2010. or Download here

Cushman, S.A., Chase, M.J., and Griffin, C.R.. Mapping Landscape resistance to identify corridors and barriers for elephant movement in southern Africa. In S.A. Cushman and F. Huettmann (Ed.), Spatial Complexity, Informatics, and Wildlife Conservation, (pp. 349-367). Springer Japan. 2010

Chase, M.J. and Griffin, C. Elephants caught in the middle: Impacts of war, fences and people on elephant distribution and abundance in the Caprivi Strip, Namibia. African Journal of Ecology. 2009.

Chase, M.J. and Griffin, C.  Seasonal abundance and distribution of Elephants in Sioma Ngwezi National Park, southwest Zambia. Pachyderm No. 45 July 2008-June 2009, the journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Group
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Cushman, S.A., Chase, M.J., and Griffin, C.  Elephants in space and time. Oikos, 109:331-341. 2005.  Download PDF (204 kb)


Why did the elephant cross the road? To avoid the drunks , T. Kermeliotis and A. Harris, Inside Africa, Jan. 2014
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Southern African Elephant Corridors Blocked by Poachers, D. Pinnock, Daily Maverick, Jan. 2014
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Silence the Guns, Sunday Standard online edition, Dec. 2013
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Botswana’s Wildlife Crisis, J. Gifford, Geographical, the official magazine for the Royal Geographic Society, Sep 2013
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Zebras Without Borders, K. Landen, Africa Geographic May 2013
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Ivory Apocalypse, T. Jackson, Africa Geographic Apr 2013
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Zebra Surprise, J. Hanks, Africa Geographic, Mar 2013
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Findings Reveal Critical Wildlife Corridors, K. Landen, Zambezi Traveller, Vol 1, Issue 12, Mar 2013
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Giraffe Whys, A. Tutchings, Africa Geographic, Feb 2013
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Conservation Flying High in Botswana, San Diego Zoo Global, ZooNooz Sep 2012
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Elephants on the Move, I. Michler, Africa Geographic Sep 2012
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Research Without Borders, A. Tutchings, Zambezi Traveller, Vol 1, Issue 11, Sep 2012 Download PDF (315 KB)

Ambassador at Large, Kelly Landen, June 2012. Zambezi Traveller Issue 9,
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From Hard to Hardest in a Game Count, Rachel DeMotts & Mike Chase, June 2012. Zambezi Traveller Issue 9,
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Wanted! Have you seen this Bird?, Peter Roberts, June 2012. Zambezi Traveller Issue 9, Download PDF (106kb)

Africa’s Ambitious Experiment to Preserve Threatened Wildlife, Caroline Fraser, May 2012, Environment 360, Yale University
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Pachyderm Cooling Strategies Kelly Landen Dec 2011.
Zambezi Traveller Issue 7
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Setting the Record Straight, When Science Counts Count! Prof. Rudi van Aarde Nov 2011.
SAWMA Matters – newsletter of the Southern African Wildlife Management Association
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The Common Grounds of Elephants & Humans Kelly Landen Sep. 2011. Zambezi Traveller Issue 6
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The Wonder of Elephants Don Pinnock Sep 2011
Getaway Magazine, courtesy of Getaway Magazine, to purchase a full issue, please contact
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A View From The Top Mike Chase & Kelly Landen Aug 2011.
Africa Geographic, Vol.19 No.7. Download PDF (1.1MB) courtesy of Africa Geographic, to purchase a full issue, please contact or email:
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Chobe is Botswana’s Wildlife Stronghold Kelly Landen June 2011. Zambezi Traveller
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Drought and Poachers take Botswana’s natural wonder to brink of catastrophe David Smith June 2011. Guardian UK
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Okavango wildlife threatened Don Pinnock June 2011. Mail & Guardian
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Leading By Example Linda Pfotenhauer. 2011. Peolwane, Gaborone, Botswana.
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Conservation Without Borders Kelly Landen, May 2010.ZooNooz, San Diego Zoo
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Sinking the flagship or saving the Elephant? Michael Chase and Kelly Landen. 2009. Peolwane, Gaborone, Botswana.
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Jumbo Conservation Project Serves Creatures Large and Small Karyl Carmignani, May 2009 San Diego Zoo, ZooNooz, USA.
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Elephants Without Borders Film review Linda Pfotenhauer. 2009. Peolwane, Gaborone, Botswana.
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Elephants at Large . Michael Chase and Kelly Landen. 2008.
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Long walk to freedom as elephants trek to Angola. Leon Marshall. 2008.
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Elephants Without Borders Linda Pfotenhauer. 2007. Peolwane, Gaberone, Botswana.
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Elephants tread lightly in old minefields of Angola. Leon Marshall. 2007.
The Sunday Independent. Cape Town, South Africa.
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Elephants “Learn” to Avoid Land Mines in War-Torn Angola. Leon Marshall. 2007. National Geographic News,
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Beyond Borders: Research and Conservation with Elephants Without Borders: Progress Report, April 2010 featuring the Elephant Conservation and Community Outreach Farming Project  Download PDF (1.8 MB low quality)
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Beyond Borders: Year in Review Conservation & Research with Elephants Without Borders, 2009, Landen, K., Chase, M.
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Elephant Social Dynamics, Spatial Ecology and Human Elephant Conflict in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and Kalahari Ecosystems, Chase, M., August 09,
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