Wiesel 2006 Dissertation [pdf]

Wiesel MSc (German Version) [pdf]



Wiesel, I., Karthun-Strijbos, S., Jänecke, I. (2019): The use of GPS telemetry data to study parturition, den location and occupancy in the brown hyaena. African Journal of Wildlife Research (49:1). 1-11.

Wiesel, I., Zimmerman D., Suedmeyer, W. D. (2018): Serum biochemistry values and select serologic assays of brown hyenas (Parahyaena brunnea) in the Namib Desert. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (49:4). 931-942.

Wiesel, I., Karthun-Strijbos, S., Lemerle, M. (2018): Influence of social media on human-carnivore-conflict in Namibia. Pathways – Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Conference. 16 – 19 September 2018, Goslar, Germany.

Westbury, M. V., Hartmann, S., Barlow, A., Wiesel, I., Leo, V., Welch, R., Parker, D. M., Sicks, F., Ludwig, A., Dalen, L., Hofreiter, M. (2018): Extended and continuous decline in effective population size results in low genomic diversity but no signs of inbreeding in the world’s rarest hyena species, the brown hyena. Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Abel, T., Wiesel, I., Eccard, J. (2018): The effect of environmental factors on brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea) paste marking frequency and pattern. 13th Topical Meeting‚ Effects of Risk and Fear in Animal Behaviour. 26-28 February 2018, Potsdam, Germany.

Wiesel, I., Karthun-Strijbos, S. Jänecke, I., Smith, D., van Dyk, G. (2017): Three years of camera trapping – spatial distribution of herbivores and carnivores at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Diamond Route Research Conference. 17 - 18 October 2017, De Beers Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Westbury, M., Hartmann, S., Barlow, A., Heller, R., Preick, M., Fang, L., Zhang, G., Ludwig, A., Ridush, B., Nagel, D., Rathgeber, T., Ziegler, R., Baryshnikov, G., Sheng, G., Wiesel, I., Dalen, L., Hofreiter, M. (2017): Ancient nuclear genomes unravel the evolutionary history of Crocuta crocuta. 23rd International Cave Bear Symposium. 4-7 October 2017, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.

Burroughs, R. E. J., Penzhorn, B. L., Wiesel, I., Barker, N., Vorster, I., Oosthuizen, M. C. (2017): Piroplasms in brown (Parahyaena brunnea) and spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) in Namibia and South Africa are closely related to Babesia lengau. Parasitology Research 116. 685-692.

Potgieter, G. C., Weise, F. J., Wachter, B., Melzheimer, J., Wiesel, I., Stratford, K. (2017): Comment on Rust et al.: Human-carnivore Conflict in Namibia is Not Simply About Black and White. Society & Natural Resources. Doi 10.1080/08941920.2017.1283077

Green, K., Wiesel, I., Venter, J. (2016): Variables affecting mammal capture rate as evaluated by camera traps on Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Diamond Route Research Conference. 18 - 19 October 2016, De Beers Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wiesel, I., Jänecke, I. (2016): Detection of birth and location of den sites in brown hyaenas (Parahyaena brunnea) based on GPS telemetry data. Diamond Route Research Conference. 18 - 19 October 2016, De Beers Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Butler-Valverde , M., Roemer, G., Wiesel, I. (2016): Examining for Sexual Dimorphism in Brown Hyenas using Skeletons Collected in Southwestern Namibia. 49th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society and the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, Flagstaff, AZ, February 2016.

Edwards, Sarah, Alan C. Gange, Wiesel, I. (2016): An oasis in the desert: The potential of water sources as camera trap sites in arid environments for surveying a carnivore guild. Journal of Arid Environments 124. 304-309.

Edwards, S., Aschenborn, O., Gange, A., Wiesel, I. (2016): Leopard density estimates from semi-desert commercial farmlands, southwest Namibia. African Journal of Ecology 54 (1). 103-106.

Wiesel, I. (2015): Parahyaena brunnea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T10276A82344448.

Edwards, S., Gange, A., Wiesel, I. (2015): Spatio-temporal resource partitioning of water sources by African carnivores on Namibian commercial farmlands. Journal of Zoology 297. 22–31.

Weise, F. J., Wiesel, I., Lemeris Jr. J., van Vuuren, R. J. (2015): Evaluation of a conflict-related brown hyaena reloctaion in Central Namibia. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 45. 178-186.

Edwards, S., Wiesel, I. (2014): Brown hyena occupancy and density estimation on Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Diamond Route Research Conference. 21 -22 October 2014, De Beers Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kohler, S. A., Wiesel, I., Roux, J.-P., Kemper, J., Underhill, L. G. (2012): Marine nutrients imports to the Namib desert through large terrestrial carnivores and wind-blown detritus on the southern Namibian coast. Diamond Route Research Conference. 30 -31 October 2012, De Beers Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bussière, E., Underhill, L. G., Wiesel, I. (2012): The Tswalu Brown Hyena Project. 3rd Annual Diamond Route Research Conference. 30 -31 October 2012, De Beers Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zimmerman, D.M., Wiesel, I., Suedmeyer, W.K., Hernandez, Y.  (2011) Biomedical survey of brown hyenas (Hyaena brunnea) in Namibia.  AAZV Conference Proceedings, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, October 2011. p 57.

Wiesel, I. (2010 & 2011) Predicting the influence of land development on brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) movement and activity. De Beers Diamond Route Research Conference: 9 – 10 November 2010 & 29 -30 August 2011, De Beers Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wiesel, I. (2010) Killing of Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) pups by brown hyenas (Parahyaena brunnea) at mainland breeding colonies along the coastal Namib Desert. Acta Ethologica 13 (2). 93-100.

Suedmeyer, W. K., Zimmerman, D., Wiesel, I. W. (2010).  Brown Hyena (Hyena brunnea) Ecology, Anesthesia, and Preliminary Ophthalmic Evaluation in Namibia, Africa. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Annual Conference, October 2010, South Padre, Texas, USA. Pp. 38-39.

Knowles, J., Wiesel, I., van Coeverden de Groot, P. & Boag, P. (2009) Microsatellite variation in Namibian brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) – population structure and mating system implications. Journal of Mammalogy 90 (6). 1381-1391.

Kuhn, B., Wiesel, I. & Skinner, J. (2008) Diet of brown hyenas (Parahyaena brunnea) on the Namibian Coast. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 63 (2).

Wiesel, I., Maude, G., Scott, D. & Mills, G. (2008) Hyaena brunnea. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Wiesel, I. (2007). Predicting the influence of land development on brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) movement and activity. Society of Conservation Biology Conference. July 2007. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Roth, J. D., Wiesel, I., Drea, C. M. (2006). Variation in seal consumption by brown hyenas in the Namib desert estimated using stable isotopes. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, January 2006.

Roth, J. & I. Wiesel (2006). Brown hyenas as nutrient transport vectors in the Namib desert: implications for biodiversity. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Memphis, Tennessee, USA, August 2006.

Kolar, B. & Wiesel, I. (2006): Die Koexistenz von drei Raubtierarten an der Diamantenküste in Namibia. Canidentagung. April 2006, Schwerin, Germany.

Wiesel, I. (2005). Brown hyena demography and implications for their long-term conservation within the Diamond Mining Area in the southern Namib Desert. De Beers Group Enviro Conference. 23-24 August 2005. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kolar, B. & Wiesel, I. (2005). The evolutionary new coexistence of seals and terrestrial predators in Namibia. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Säugetierkunde. 18-22 September 2005. Essen, Germany.

Wiesel, I. (2004). Namib Brown Hyenas (Hyaena brunnea) and their Marine Prey. Royal Society/Biota Colloquium. Adaptations in Desert Fauna and Flora. 26-29 August 2004, Victoria West, South Africa.

Kirkman, S. P.; Roux, J.-P.; Prasch, P.; Wiesel, I. & Mecenero, S. (2002). Sex-related behavioural differences among Cape fur seal pups. Southern African Marine Science Syposium: Current coast communities; 1-5 July 2002, Swakopmund, Namibia.

Roux, J.-P. & Wiesel, I. (2000). Seasonal pattern of fur seal 1st year mortality. Int. Symposium: A Decade of Namibian Fisheries Science; 10-12 October 2000, Swakopmund, Namibia.