Project C4: Intrinsic and extrinsic determinants of helminth parasite infection in juvenile spotted hyenas
Member: October 2015 - August 2019
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
Ferreira SCM, Veiga MM, Hofer H, East ML, Czirják Á. (2021).
Noninvasively measured immune responses reflect current parasite infections in a wild carnivore and are linked to longevity.
Ecol Evol 00:1-15. doi: 10.1002/ece3.7602.
Ferreira SCM*, Torelli F*, Klein S, Fyumagwa R, Hofer H, Seeber F, Karesh WB, East ML. (2018) * equal contribution
High Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in free-ranging and captive African carnivores.
Int J Parasitol: Parasites and Wildlife
Seltmann A, Webster F, Ferreira SCM, Czirják GÁ*, Wachter B*. (2018) * authors contributed equally to the work.
Age-specific gastrointestinal parasite shedding in free-ranging cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) on Namibian farmland.
Parasitolog Res in press
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 (*equal contribution)
Front Cell Infect Microbiol.; 7: 262.