Project C4: Intrinsic and extrinsic determinants of helminth parasite infection in juvenile spotted hyenas
Member since: October 2015
Develop non-invasive immunological methods for free-ranging animals; Investigate key factors modulating parasite infections of spotted hyenas; Analyse the impacts of parasite infections on fitness in the spotted hyenas.
Title of PhD project
Intrinsic and extrinsic determinants of helminth parasite infection in female spotted
Dr. Marion East and Prof. Heribert Hofer
Seltmann A, Webster F, Ferreira SCM, Czirják GÁ*, Wachter B*. Age-specific gastrointestinal parasite shedding in free-ranging cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) on Namibian farmland. Submitted to International Journal for Parsitology: Parasites and Wildlife on 02.07.2018. * authors contributed equally to the work.
accepted December 2018
Heitlinger E*, Ferreira SCM*, Thierer D, Hofer H, East ML (2017)
The Intestinal Eukaryotic and Bacterial Biome of Spotted Hyenas: The Impact of Social Status and Age on Diversity and Composition; Front Cell Infect Microbiol.; 7: 262.
doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00262, PMCID: PMC5472691