Scientific publications


– Ripari et al. 2022. Human disturbance is the most limiting factor driving habitat selection of a large carnivore throughout Continental Europe. – Biological Conservation, 266: 109446. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109446

– Recio, M.R., Burgos, T., Krofel, M., Lozano, H., Moleón, M., Virgós, E. 2022. Estimating global determinants of leopard home range size in a changing world. Animal Conservation, 25: 748-758 doi: 10.1111/acv.12777

– Čonč, Š., Oliveira, T., Portas, R., Černe, R., Breg Valjavec, M., Krofel, M. 2022. Dolines and cats: remote detection of karst depressions and their application to study wild felid ecology. – Remote Sensing, 14: 656. doi: 10.3390/rs14030656

– Salvatori, M., Oberosler, V., Augugliaro, C., Krofel, M., Rovero, F. 2022. Effects of free-ranging livestock on occurrence and inter-specific interactions of a mammalian community. – Ecological Applications: e2644. doi:  10.1002/eap.2644.

– Krofel, M., Hočevar, L., Fležar, U., Topličanec, I., Oliveira, T. 2022. Golden jackal as a new kleptoparasite for Eurasian lynx in Europe. – Global Ecology and Conservation, 36: e02116. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2022.e02116

– Krofel, M., Groff, C., Oberosler, V., Augugliaro, C., Rovero, F. 2021. Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) predation and consumption of an adult yak in the Mongolian Altai. – Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, 33: 636-643 . doi: 10.1080/03949370.2021.1872709 

– Krofel, M., Južnič, A., Allen, M.L. 2021. Scavenging and carcass caching behaviour by European wildcat (Felis silvestris). – Ecological Research, 36: 556– 561. doi: 10.1111/1440-1703.12211

– Hočevar, L., Oliveira, T., Krofel, M. 2021. Felid bedrooms with a panoramic view: selection of resting sites by Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in a karstic landscape. – Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 75: 34. doi: 10.1007/s00265-021-02977-7

– Salvatori, M., Tenan, S., Oberosler, V., Augugliaro, C., Christe, P., Groff, C., Krofel, M., Zimmermann, F., Rovero, F. 2021. Co-occurrence of snow leopard, wolf and Siberian ibex under livestock encroachment into protected areas in the Mongolian Altai. – Biological Conservation, 261: 109294. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109294

– Mohorović, M., Krofel, M. 2021. The scent world of cats: where to place a urine scent mark to increase signal persistence? – Animal Biology, 71: 151-168. doi: 10.1163/15707563-bja10018

– Oberosler, V., Tenan, S., Groff, C., Krofel, M., Augugliaro, C., Munkhtsog, B., Rovero, F. 2021. First spatially-explicit density estimate for a snow leopard population in the Altai Mountains. – Biodiversity and Conservation, 31: 261–275. doi: 10.1007/s10531-021-02333-1

– Allen, M.L., Wang, S., Olson, L.O., Li, Q., Krofel, M. 2020. Counting cats for conservation: seasonal estimates of leopard density and drivers of distribution in the Serengeti. – Biodiversity and Conservation, 29: 3591-3608. doi: 10.1007/s10531-020-02039-w

– Allen, M.L., Sibarani, M.C., Utoyo, L., Krofel, M. 2020. Terrestrial mammal community richness and temporal overlap between tigers and other carnivores in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra. – Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 43(1):97-107. doi: 10.32800/abc.2020.43.0097 

– Melzheimer, J., Kirsten Heinrich, S., Wasiolka, B., Müller, R., Thalwitzer, S., Palmegiani, I., Weigold, A., Portas, R., Röder, R., Krofel, M., Hofer, H., Wachter, B. 2020. Communication hubs of an asocial cat are the source of a human-carnivore conflict and key to its solution. – PNAS, 202002487. doi:10.1073/pnas.2002487117. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2002487117

– Čonč Š., Fležar U., Hočevar L., Oliveira T. Krofel M. 2022. Plenjenje evrazijskega risa (lynx lynx) in primer mikrohabitatne reliefne značilnosti: primer analize morfometrije in morfologije vrtač kor lokacij uplenitev parkljarjev. Gis v Sloveniji. Preteklost in prihodnost, 129-144, Ljubljana.

– Fležar, U. et al. 2023. Using heterogeneous camera-trapping sites to obtain the first density estimates for the transboundary Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) population in the Dinaric Mountains. – Biodiversity and Conservation (in press)

– Oliveira, T., Rodriguez-Recio, M., Černe, R., Krofel, M. 2023. High risk, high reward? Influence of experience level in the selection or avoidance of artificial feeding sites by Eurasian lynx. – Global Ecology and Conservation, e02529 (in press). doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02529

– Oeser et al. 2023. Prerequisites for coexistence: human pressure and refuge habitat availability shape continental-scale habitat use patterns of a large carnivore. – Landscape Ecology (in press). doi: 10.1007/s10980-023-01645-7

– Oliveira, T. et al. 2023. Predicting kill sites of an apex predator from GPS data in different multi-prey systems. – Ecological Applications, 33( 2): e2778. doi: 10.1002/eap.2778

– Burgos, T., et al. 2023. Top-down and bottom-up effects modulate species co-existence in a context of top predator restoration. – Scientific Reports, 13: 4170. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-31105-w

– Thomas, S. et al. 2023. Evaluating the performance of conservation translocations in large carnivores across the world. – Biological Conservation, 279: 109909. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2023.109909

– Krofel, M., Hočevar, L., Fležar, U., Topličanec, I., Oliveira, T. 2022. Golden jackal as a new kleptoparasite for Eurasian lynx in Europe. – Global Ecology and Conservation, 36: e02116. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2022.e02116

– Topličanec, I. et al. 2022. Early post-release behaviour of Eurasian lynx translocated to the transboundary region of Dinaric Mountains. – Journal of Vertebrate Biology, 71: 22064. doi: 10.25225/jvb.22064

– Mattisson, J. et al. 2022. Timing and synchrony of birth in Eurasian lynx across Europe. – Ecology and Evolution, 12: e9147. doi: 10.1002/ece3.9147

– Melovski, D. et al. 2022. Diverging ecological traits between the Balkan lynx and neighbouring populations as a basis for planning its genetic rescue. – Mammalian Biology, 102, 1697-1708. doi: 10.1007/s42991-022-00268-w