PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

*Supervised or co-supervised undergraduate or graduate students

 

  1. Q. Shi, Y. Guo, S.C. Engelhardt*, R. B. Weladji, Y. Zhou, M. Long & X. Meng (2016) Endangered wild yak (Bos grunniens) in the Tibetan plateau and adjacent regions: Population size, distribution, conservation perspectives and its relation to the domestic subspecies. Journal for Nature Conservation 32: 35-43
  1. S.C. Engelhardt*, R. B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, and M. Nieminen (2016) Allonursing in reindeer, Rangifer tarandus: a test of the kin-selection hypothesis. Journal of Mammalogy 97:689-700
  1. S.C. Engelhardt*, R. B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, and M. Nieminen (2016) Allosuckling in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): a test of the improved nutrition and    compensation hypotheses. Mammalian Biology 81:146-152
  1. S. Ucchedu*, G. Body*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2015) Foraging competition in large groups overrides the benefits of harassment avoidance during the rut in female reindeer. Oecologia 179:711-718
  1. M.N. Tchamba, P.C. Fondja Hendji, R.B. Weladji & G.M. Etoga (2015) Abondance et Distribution des Grands Singes et des Activites Humaines dans le Parc National de Campo Ma’an (Sud Cameroun). Tropicultura NS: 3-11
  2. G. Body*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2015) Measuring variation in the frequency of group fission and fusion from continuous monitoring of group size. Journal of Mammalogy 96: 791-799 (DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyv084)
  3. S.C. Tsakem*, M.N. Tchamba & R.B. Weladji (2015) Les gorilles du Parc National de Lobéké (Cameroun): interactions avec les populations locales et implications pour la conservation. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 9(1): 270-280
  4. G. Body*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2015) Fission-fusion group dynamics in reindeer reveal an increase of cohesiveness at the beginning of the peak rut. Acta Ethologica 18:101-110(Doi: 10.1007/s10211-014-0190-8)
  5. N. Djaković*, Ø. Holand, A.L. Hovland, R.B. Weladji, K.H. Røed & M. Nieminen (2015) Effects of males’ presence on female behaviour during rut. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 27:148-160.
  6. M.N. Tchamba, R.B. Weladji, D. Foguekem & M. Loomis (2014) Plant biomass density as an indicator of food supply for elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Waza National Park, Cameroon. Tropical Conservation Science 7:747-764.
  7. S.C. Engelhardt*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, K.H. Røed & M. Nieminen (2014) Evidence of reciprocal allonursing in reindeer, Rangifer tarandus. Ethology 121:245-249
  8. S.C. Tsakem*, M.N. Tchamba, R.B. Weladji & S.A. Kamgang (2014) Les Gorilles du Parc National de Lobéké, (Cameroun) : Utilisation de l’habitat et Implications pour la conservation. Parcs et réserves 69:15-25
  9. S.C. Engelhardt*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, C.M. de Rioja, R.K. Ehmann & M. Nieminen (2014) Allosuckling in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): milk-theft, mismothering or kin selection? Behavioural Processes 107:133-141.
  10. G. Body*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2014) Highly competitive reindeer males control female behavior during the rut. PLOS ONE 9: e95618.
  11. T. Kalioujny*, R.B. Weladji, O. Paré & S.C. Engelhardt (2014) The effect of zoo visitors on activity patterns of captive African herbivores. Journal of Biodiversity Management and Forestry 2:3 (online: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2327-4417.1000112).
  12. Natalka A. Melnycky*, R.B. Weladji, Øystein Holand & Mauri Nieminen (2013) Scaling of antler size in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): sexual dimorphism and variability in resource allocation. Journal of Mammalogy 94:1371–1379.
  13. I. Hébert* & R.B. Weladji (2013) The use of coniferous forests and cutovers by Newfoundland woodland caribou. Forest Ecology and Management 291: 318-325.
  14. Ø. Holand, L. L’Italien*, R.B. Weladji, N. Djaković*, K. Røed, A.L. Hovland & M. Nieminen (2012) Shit happens – a glimpse into males’ mating tactics in a polygynous ungulate – the reindeer. Rangifer 32:65-72.
  15. G. Body*, R.B. Weladji & Ø. Holand (2012) The recursive model as a new approach to validate and monitor activity sensors. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:1531-1541.
  16. L. L’Italien*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, K.H. Røed, M. Nieminen & S.D. Côté (2012) Mating group size and stability in reindeer: the effects of male characteristics, sex ratio and male age-structure. Ethology 118:783-792.
  17. A. Granados*, R.B. Weladji & M. Loomis (2012) Movement and occurrence of two elephants herds in a human-dominated landscape, Bénoué Wildlife Conservation Area, Cameroon. Tropical Conservation Science 5:150-162.
  18. Ø. Holand, R.B. Weladji, A. Mysterud, K.H. Røed, E. Reimers & M. Nieminen (2012) Induced orphaning reveals post-weaning maternal care in reindeer. European Journal of Wildlife Research 58:589-596.
  19. E. M. Tennenhouse*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2012) Timing of reproductive effort differs between young and mature male reindeer. Annales Zoologici Fennici 49:152-160
  20. A. Granados* & R.B. Weladji (2012) Human-elephant conflict around Bénoué National Park, Cameroon: Influence on local attitudes and implications for conservation. Human Dimension of Wildlife 17:77-90
  21. N. Djaković*, Ø. Holand, A.L. Hovland, K. Røed, R.B. Weladji, E. Fjelstad & M. Nieminen (2012) Association patterns and kinship in female reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) during rut. Acta Ethologica 15:165–171.
  22. S.K. Bobo & R.B. Weladji (2011) The development of management strategies to mitigate wildlife and land use conflicts in the Mbam and Djerem region, Cameroon. Human Dimension of Wildlife 16:445-457
  23. S. Engelhardt * & R.B. Weladji (2011) Effects of human exposure levels on flight initiation distance and distance to refuge in foraging grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) . Canadian Journal of Zoology 89:823-830
  24. R.B. Weladji & K. Laflamme-Mayer* (2011) Influence of environmental conditions on sex allocation in the black rhinoceros population of Mkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology 49: 471-480.
  25. S.C. McCarthy*, R.B. Weladji, C. Doucet & P. Saunders (2011) Woodland caribou calf recruitment in relation to calving/post-calving landscape composition. Rangifer 31:35-47.
  26. C.C. Morden*, R.B. Weladji, E. Rosptad, E. Dahl & Ø. Holand (2011) Use of faecal pellet size to differentiate age classes in female Svalbard reindeer Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus. Wildlife Biology 17:441-448
  27. C.C. Morden*, R.B. Weladji, E. Ropstad, E. Dahl, Ø. Holand, G. Mastromonaco & M. Nieminen (2011) Faecal Hormones as a Non-Invasive Population Monitoring Method for Reindeer and Caribou. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1426-1435
  28. E.M. Tennenhouse*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, K.H. Røed & M. Nieminen (2011) Mating group composition influence somatic costs and activity in rutting dominant male reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:287-295.
  29. Ø. Holand, A.A. Ims & R.B. Weladji (2010) Scale-dependent effects of summer density on autumn mass in reindeer. Rangifer 30: 15-29
  30. A. Angassa, G. Oba, A.C. Treydte & R.B. Weladji (2010) Role of traditional enclosures on the diversity of herbaceous vegetation in a semi-arid rangeland, southern Ethiopia. Livestock Research for Rural Development 22 (9):http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd22/9/anga22163.htm
  31. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, J.-M. Gaillard, N.G. Yoccoz, A. Mysterud, M. Nieminen & N. Chr. Stenseth (2010) Age-specific changes in different components of reproductive output in female reindeer: Terminal allocation or senescence? Oecologia 162: 261-271
  32. J.T. Gradé, R.B. Weladji, J.R.S. Tabuti & P. Van Damme (2009) Healer-Driven Ethnoveterinary Knowledge Diffusion among Semi-Nomadic Pastoralists in Karamoja, Uganda. Afrika Focus 22: 58-75
  33. J.T. Gradé, R.B. Weladji & P. Van Damme (2009) Embracing Ethnoveterinary Knowledge Diffusion in Karamoja, Uganda: A Strategy to Strengthen in: D. Knaute & S Kagan (eds.), Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the Terms of Global Sustainability in a Crisis Region of Africa, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Köln. 527 pages ISBN 978-3-89645-256-6; pp 455-471 (Book chapter)
  34. S. Couturier, S.D. Côté, R. Otto, R.B. Weladji & J. Huot (2009) variation in calf body mass in migratory caribou: the role of habitat, climate, and movements. Journal of Mammalogy 90: 442-452
  35. J.T. Gradé, B.L. Arble, R.B. Weladji & P. Van Damme (2008) Anthelmintic efficacy and dose determination of Albizia anthelmintica against gastrointestinal nematodes in naturally infected Ugandan sheep. Veterinary Parasitology 157: 267-274
  36. G. Oba, R.B. Weladji, D.J. Msangameno, L.M. Kaitira & J. Stave (2008) Scaling effects of proximate desertification drivers on soil nutrients in northeastern Tanzania. Journal of Arid Environments 72: 1820-1829
  37. A. Simard, S. Coté, R.B. Weladji & J. Huot (2008) Feedback effects of chronic browsing on life-history traits of a large herbivore. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 678–686
  38. R.B. Weladji, A. Loison, J.-M. Gaillard, Ø. Holand, A. Mysterud, N.G. Yoccoz, M. Nieminen & N. Chr. Stenseth (2008) Heterogeneity in individual quality overrides costs of reproduction in female reindeer. Oecologia 156: 237-247
  39. A. Simard, S.D. Coté, R.B. Weladji, S. de Bellefeuille & J. Huot (2007) Un siècle de broutement intensif sur l’ île d’Anticosti : les cerfs d’aujourd’hui en payent-ils le prix? Le Naturaliste Canadien 131 : 33-37
  40. Ø. Holand, K.R. Askim, K.H. Røed, R.B. Weladji, H. Gjøstein & M. Nieminen. (2007) No evidence of inbreeding avoidance in a polygynous ungulate – the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Biology Letters 3: 36-39
  41. R.B. Weladji & Ø. Holand (2006) Influences of large-scale climatic variability on reindeer population dynamics – implications for reindeer herding in Norway. Climate Research 32: 119-127
  42. D. Berteaux, M.M. Humphries, C.J. Krebs. M. Lima, A.G. McAdam, N. Pettorelli, D. Réale, T. Saitoh, E. Tkadlec, R.B. Weladji & N. C. Stenseth (2006) Constraints to predicting the effects of climate change on mammals. Climate Research 32: 151-158
  43. M.H. Abebe, G. Oba, A. Angassa & R.B. Weladji (2006) The role of area enclosures and fallow age in the restoration of plant diversity in northern Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology 44: 507-514
  44. R.B. Weladji, J.-M. Gaillard, N.G. Yoccoz, Ø. Holand, A. Mysterud, A. Loison, M. Nieminen & N. Chr. Stenseth (2006) Good reindeer mothers live longer and become better in raising offspring. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Biology 273: 1239-1244
  45. Ø. Holand, A. Mysterud, K.H. Røed, T. Coulson, H. Gjostein, R.B. Weladji & M. Nieminen (2006) Adaptive adjustment of offspring sex ratio and maternal reproductive effort in an iteroparous mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Biology 273: 293-299
  46. Ø. Holand, R.B. Weladji, K.H. Røed, H. Gjøstein, J. Kumpula, J.-M. Gaillard, M.E. Smith, M. Nieminen & (2006) Male age structure influences females’ mass change during rut in a polygynous ungulate: the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59: 682-688
  47. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, G. Steinheim, J.E. Colman, H. Gjostein & A. Kosmo (2005) Sexual dimorphism and intercorhort variation in reindeer calf antler length is associated with density and weather. Oecologia 145: 549-555
  48. G. Steinheim, Nordheim, L.A., R.B. Weladji, I. Gordon, T. Ådnøy & Ø. Holand (2005) Differences in choice of diet between sheep breeds grazing mountain pastures in Norway. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Sect. A. – Animal Science 55: 16-20
  49. A. Sheuyange, G. Oba & R.B. Weladji (2005) Effects of anthropogenic fire history on savanna vegetation in northeastern Namibia. Journal of Environmental Management 75: 189-198
  50. N. Pettorelli, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, A. Mysterud, H. Breie & N. Chr. Stenseth (2005) The relative role of winter and spring conditions: linking climate and landscape-scale plant phenology to alpine reindeer body mass. Biology Letters 1: 24-26
  51. G. Steinheim, Per Wegge, Jo I. Fjellstad, Shant R. Jnawali & R.B. Weladji (2005) Dry season diets and habitat use of sympatric Asian elephants and Greater One-horned rhinoceros in Nepal. Journal of Zoology 265: 377-385
  52. Ø. Holand, R.B. Weladji, H. Gjøstein, J. Kumpula, M.E. Smith, M. Nieminen & K.H. Røed (2004) Reproductive effort in relation to maternal social rank in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 57: 69-76.
  53. H. Gjøstein, Ø. Holand, T. Bolstad, K. Hove & R.B. Weladji (2004) Effect of calf stimulation on milk let down in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Rangifer 24: 3-6
  54. Ø. Holand. H. Gjøstein, A. Losvar, J. Kumpula, M.E. Smith, K.H. Røed, M. Nieminen & R.B. Weladji (2004) Social rank in female reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) – effects of body mass, antler size and age. Journal of Zoology 263: 365-372
  55. M. Tweheyo, K.A. Lye & R.B. Weladji (2004). Chimpanze diet and habitat selection in Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda. Forest Ecology and Management 188: 267-278.
  56. H. Gjostein, Ø. Holand & R.B. Weladji (2004) Milk production and composition in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): effect of lactational stage. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 137: 649-656
  57. G. Steinheim, R.B. Weladji , T. Skogan, Ø. Holand, A.O. Skjelvåg & T. Ådnøy. (2004) Climatic variability and effects on ungulate body weight: the case of domestic sheep. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41: 525-538
  58. A.L. Mapinduzi, G. Oba, R.B. Weladji & J.E. Colman (2003) Use of indigenous ecological knowledge of the Maasai pastoralists for assessing rangeland biodiversity in Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 41: 329-336
  59. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, N.G. Yoccoz & D. Lenvik (2003) Maternal age and offspring sex ratio variation in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Annales Zoologici Fennici 40: 357-363
  60. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, G. Steinheim & D. Lenvik (2003) Sex-specific preweaning maternal care in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus t.). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 53:308-314
  61. R.B. Weladji & Ø. Holand (2003). Sex ratio variation in reindeer: a test of the extrinsic modification hypothesis. Wildlife Biology 9: 29-36
  62. R.B. Weladji, & M.N. Tchamba (2003). Conflict between people and protected areas within the Bénoué Wildlife Conservation Area, North Cameroon. Oryx 37: 72-79
  63. R.B. Weladji, G. Steinheim, Ø. Holand, Stein R. Moe, T. Almøy & T. Ådnøy (2003). Temporal patterns of juvenile body weight variability in sympatric reindeer and sheep. Annales Zoologici Fennici 40: 17-26
  64. R.B. Weladji, G. Steinheim, E. Post, Ø. Holand & T. Ådnøy (2003). Pre-oestrus body weight affects lambing success in primiparous sheep. Acta. Agric. Scand., Sect. A, Animal Science 53: 35-40
  65. R.B. Weladji & Ø. Holand (2003) Global climate change and reindeer: effects of winter weather on the autumn weight and growth of calves. Oecologia 136: 317-323
  66. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & T. Almøy (2003) Use of climatic data to assess the effect of insect harassment on the autumn weight of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) calves. Journal of Zoology 260: 79-85
  67. D.T. Asefa, G. Oba, R.B. Weladji & J.E. Colman (2003). Assessment of restoration of biodiversity in degraded High Mountain grazing lands in northern Ethiopia. Land Degradation and Development 14: 25-38.
  68. G. Oba, R.B. Weladji, W.J. Lusigi & N.C. Stenseth (2003). Scale dependent effects of grazing on rangeland degradation in northern Kenya: a test of equilibrium and non-equilibrium hypotheses. Land Degradation and Development 14: 83-94.
  69. G. Steinheim, Nordheim, L.A., R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & T. Ådnøy (2003) Digestive tract anatomy of Norwegian sheep: difference between breeds. Acta. Agric. Scand., Sect. A, Animal Science 53: 155-158.
  70. R.B. Weladji, R.S. Moe & P. Vedeld (2003). Attitudes of the wildlife resource users towards wildlife policy and the Bénoué Wildlife Conservation Area, North Cameroon. Environmental Conservation 30 (4): 334-343
  71. R.B. Weladji & B.C. Forbes (2002). Disturbance effects of human activities onRangifer tarandus habitat: implications for life history and population dynamics. Polar Geography 26: 171-186
  72. R.B. Weladji, A. Mysterud, Ø. Holand & D. Lenvik (2002). Age-related reproductive effort in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): evidence of senescence. Oecologia 131: 79-82
  73. R.B. Weladji, D.R. Klein, Ø. Holand & A. Mysterud (2002). Comparative response of Rangifer tarandus and other northern ungulates to climatic variability. Rangifer 22: 33-50.
  74. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, G. Steinheim & H. Hansen (2002). Effect of “owners” selection strategies on autumn weight in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) calves. Rangifer 22: 107-113
  75. G. Oba, N.C. Stenseth & R.B. Weladji (2002). Impacts of shifting agriculture on a floodplain woodland regeneration in dryland, Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 90: 211-216.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES (ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS)

 

  1. G. Body*, Weladji RB, Holand Ø, Nieminen M (2014) Male Mating behaviour in relation to the temporal variation in operational sex ratio. 1st joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, the Canadian Society of Zoology and the Society of Canadian Limnologist. 25-29 May, 2014, Montréal, Québec, Canada (oral presentation) .
  2. S.C. Engelhardt*, Weladji RB., Holand, Ø., Røed, K.H., and Nieminen, M. (2014) Evidence of reciprocal allonursing in captive reindeer, Rangifer tarandus. Genomes to/aux Biomes, May 25-29, 2014, Montreal, Quebec Canada.(oral presentation). National Conference.
  3. S.C. Engerlhardt*, Weladji RB., Holand, Ø., and Nieminen, M. (2013) Allosuckling in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): milk-theft or mismothering? 38e congrès annuel pour le Société Québecoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement, 8-10 Novembre, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Abstract, page 21 ; oral presentation).
  4. J.S. Strong, Weladji RB & Holand, Ø (2013) The influence of male characteristics on mating behaviour and reproductive success in subdominant male reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). 4th annual Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science Symposium, December 11th-13th, 2013, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Abstract; poster presentation).
  5. J.S. Strong, Weladji RB & Holand, Ø (2013) The influence of male characteristics on mating behaviour and reproductive success in subdominant male reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). 38e congress annuel pour le Société Québéçoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement, 8-10 Novembre, 2013, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Abstract, page 60; poster presentation).
  6. G. Body*, Ucchuddu S, Weladji RB, Holand Ø, Nieminen M (2013) La competition pour la recherché alimentaire dans les grands groups compense les benefices de l’évitement du harcèlement chez les femelles rennes. Symposium on Biodiversity Science, 12-13 December, 2013, Montréal, Québec, Canada (oral presentation) .
  7. G. Body*, Weladji RB, Holand Ø, Nieminen M (2013) Le système d’appariement en harem instable chez le renne. 38th Annual Meeting of Société Québécoise pour l’Etude Biologique du Comportement, 8-10 November, 2012, Montréal, Québec, Canada (page 15, oral presentation) .
  8. G. Body*, Weladji RB, Holand Ø, Nieminen M (2012) Male herding ability explains the increase of the average group size in reindeer during rut. 2012 Symposium on Biodiversity Science, 13-14 December, 2012, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Page 39, oral presentation) .
  9. G. Body*, Weladji RB, Holand Ø, Nieminen M (2012) The fission-fusion dynamics of reindeer groups: variation during the rut. 37th Annual Meeting of Société Québécoise pour l’Etude Biologique du Comportement, 2-4 November, 2012, Montréal, Québec, Canada (page 3, oral presentation) .
  10. I. Hébert*, R.B. Weladji & Blair Adams (2012) The distribution of woodland caribou and moose Congress in relation to forestry operations in Newfoundland’s ‘wolfless’ boreal forest. IV International Wildlife Management, 9-12 July 2012, Durban, South Africa (Page XX).
  11. S.C. Engelhardt & R.B. Weladji (2012) An investigation of the distribution of allogrooming among zoo-housed mandrills, Mandrillus sphinx: Evidence of reciprocal allogrooming. 37e congrès annuel pour le Société Québéçoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement, 2-4 Novembre, 2012, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Abstract, page 8; oral presentation).
  12. S.C. Engelhardt,R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2012) An investigation of the occurrence of allonursing reciprocity in reindeer, Rangifer tarandus. 3rd Annual Québec Center for Biodiversity Science symposium. 13-14 December, 2012, Montreal, Québec, Canada (Abstract, page 51; oral presentation).
  13. G. Body*, O Holand, R.B. Weladji (2012) Linking group size to group dynamic: an exploratory analysis using GPS data. 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology. July 6-10th, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Page 94, oral presentation).
  14. I. Hébert*, R.B. Weladji & Blair Adams (2011) The distribution of woodland caribou and moose in relation to forestry operations in Newfoundland’s ‘wolfless’ boreal forest. 2nd Annual Québec Center for Biodiversity Science symposium. 7-9 December, 2011, Montreal, Québec, Canada (Page 95; poster)
  15. S.C. Engelhardt *, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2011 Suckling and allosuckling in reindeer, Rangifer tarandus. 2nd Annual Québec Center for Biodiversity Science symposium. 7-9 December, 2011, Montreal, Québec, Canada (Page 94; poster).
  16. G. Body*, O Holand, R.B. Weladji (2011) L’apport de la technologie GPS au suivi de la dynamique de fusion-fission des groupes: exemple du rut du renne Rangifer tarandus. Colloque annuel du Centre de la Science de la Biodiversité du Québec, 8-9 December, 2011, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Page 30, oral presentation).
  17. N. Melnycky*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2011) Allometric growth in secondary sex traits: tradeoffs when allocating resources. 36e congrès annuel pour le Société Québéçoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement, 4-6 November, 2011, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (Page 10; oral presentation).
  18. T. Kalioujny* & R.B. Weladji (2011) The effect of zoo visitors on activity budgets and interspecific interactions in captive African herbivores. 36e congrès annuel pour le Société Québéçoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement, 4-6 November, 2011, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (Page 6; poster)
  19. S.C. Engelhardt* & R.B. Weladji (2011) Flight initiation distance in eastern grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). 36e congrès annuel pour le Société Québéçoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement, 4-6 November, 2011, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (Page 9; oral presentation)
  20. N. Melnycky*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2011) Using allometry to infer age- and sex-specific resource allocations towards antlers in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Presentation at the 13th Arctic Ungulate Conference, August 22 to 26, 2011, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada (Page 44; oral presentation)
  21. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2011) Foraging time and activity budget of rutting male reindeer: influence of individual characteristics, period and group composition. Presentation at the 13th Arctic Ungulate Conference, August 22 to 26, 2011, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada (Page 45; oral presentation)
  22. N. Djaković*, K.H. Roed, R.B Weladji & Ø. Holand (2010) MHC and mate choice in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). 16th Annual European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Wierzba, Poland, May 23rd – 28th, 2010 (Page 92, oral presentation)
  23. Ø. Holand, R.B. Weladji & K. Røed (2010) Rangifer mating system – revisited. Presentation at the 13th Arctic Ungulate Conference, August 22 to 26, 2011, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada (Page 43; oral presentation)
  24. A. Granados*, R.B. Weladji. (2011). Human-elephant conflict in the Bénoué Wildlife Conservation Area, north Cameroon: Implications for conservation. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, May 12-15, 2011. Banff, Alberta, Canada (Page 194; poster)
  25. N.Melnycky*,R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, M. Nieminen. (2011). Allometric growth in secondary sexual traits of reindeer: tradeoffs when allocating resources. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, May 12-15, 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada (Page 57; poster)
  26. A. Granados*, R.B. Weladji. (2010). Local attitudes and crop raiding by wildlife: implications for elephant conservation from Bénoué Willdife Conservation Area, Cameroon. Societe Quebecoise pour l’edtude biologique du comportement. November 5-7, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Page 26; oral presentation)
  27. I. Hébert*, R.B. Weladji, I. Schmelzer. (2010). Caribou, moose and wolves in southern Labrador: An assessment of predator-prey dynamics in a multi-prey boreal ecosystem. Société Québécoise pour l’étude biologique du comportement, November 5-7, 2010, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Page 41; poster)
  28. C.C. Morden*, R.B. Weladji, Ropstad, E., Dahl, E., Holand, Ø., Mastromonaco, G., Nieminen, M. (2010). Faecal sampling as a non-invasive population monitoring and management method for reindeer and caribou. 13th North American Caribou Workshop, 25-28 October, 2010, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Abstract, page 70; Oral presentation).
  29. R.B. Weladji, K. Røed, Ø. Holand & M. Nieminen (2010) Reproductive success in reindeer males: an experimental test of the effects of males’ characteristics, males’ age structure and sex ratio. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, May 9-12, 2010, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Page 23; Presentation)
  30. S. Engelhardt* & R.B. Weladji (2010) Allogrooming in captive Mandrills: reciprocity or exploitation? Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, May 9-12, 2010, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Page 40; Poster)
  31. E. Tennenhouse*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, M. Nieminen. (2009). The influence of number of females and operational sex ratio in the mating group on reproductive effort in dominant male reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, May 9-12, 2010, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Page 40; Poster)
  32. S. McCarthy*, R.B. Weladji, C. Doucet, P. Saunders. (2009). Human mediated disturbances and their role in the decline of Newfoundland’s Woodland Caribou population. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, May 9-12, 2010, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Page 26; oral presentation)
  33. E. Tennenhouse*, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, M. Nieminen. (2009). The influence of mating group composition on reproductive effort in dominant male reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). 34e congrès annuel pour le Société Québecoise pour l’Etude Biologique du Comportement, 13-15 Novembre, 2009, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Abstract, page 42; oral presentation)
  34. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, K. Røed, A. Mysterud, E. Reimers, M. Nieminen (2009) Orphans miss their moms: post-weaning maternal care in reindeer (rangifer tarandus). 34e congrès annuel pour le Société Québecoise pour l’Etude Biologique du Comportement, 13-15 Novembre, 2009, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Abstract, page 42; presentation)
  35. S. McCarthy*, R.B. Weladji, C. Doucet, P. Saunders. (2009). Influence of human mediated disturbacne on woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) recruitment. 34e congrès annuel pour le Société Québecoise pour l’Etude Biologique du Comportement, 13-15 Novembre, 2009, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Abstract, page 53; poster)
  36. S. Engelhardt* & R.B. Weladji (2009) Flight initiation distance, but not distance t refuge is affected by disturbance levels in grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). 34e congrès annuel pour le Société Québecoise pour l’Etude Biologique du Comportement, 13-15 Novembre, 2009, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Abstract, page 48; poster)
  37. C-J. Morden*, R.B. Weladji, E. Ropstad & Ø. Holand (2009) Use of faecal pellet size to differentiate between age classes in reindeer/caribou (Rangifer tarandus). 34e congrès annuel pour le Société Québecoise pour l’Etude Biologique du Comportement, 13-15 Novembre, 2009, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Abstract, page 53; poster)
  38. C-J. Morden*, R.B. Weladji, E. Ropstad & Ø. Holand (2009) Faecal hormones as a non-invasive population monitoring and management method for woodland caribou. Berlin in September 2009 (7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife (Abstract, page 130; presentation by C-Jae)
  39. N. Djaković*, K.H. Roed, R.B Weladji & Ø. Holand (2009). MHC and mate choice in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). 12th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology will be held in Torino, Italy, August 24 – 29, 2009.
  40. C. Morden*, R.B. Weladji, , Ropstad, E., Holand, Ø. (2009). Faecal hormones as a non-invasive population monitoring and management method for woodland caribou. 7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, 21-24 September 2009, Berlin, Germany (Abstract, page 130; presentation by C-Jae)
  41. Djaković* N., Fjelstad E., Holand Ø., R.B Weladji., Roed K.H., and Nieminen M. (2009). Females’ spatial organization during rut. 15th Nordic Conference on Reindeer and Reindeer Husbandry Research, 26 – 29 January 2009, Luleå, Sweden.
  42. Leon L’Italien*, R.B. Weladji, O. Holand & S.D. Côté (2008) Stability of reindeer harem according to male age and social rank (Presentation by myself). 12th North America Caribou Workshop – November 3-6, 2008, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, NL (Abstract, page 17).
  43. Sara McCarthy, C. Doucet, P. Saunders & R.B. Weladji (2008) Coarse-scale habitat factors influence caribou population dynamics (Poster by Sara). 12th North America Caribou Workshop – November 3-6, 2008, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, NL (Page 7).
  44. R.B. Weladji, Côté S. D. & Festa-Bianchet M (2006) Age and sex specific growth allometry between horn length and body mass in mountain goats (Poster). 4th World Congress on Mountain ungulates, Munnar, Inde.
  45. S.D. Côté, A. Simard, R.B. Weladji & J. Huot (2006) Cascading effects of long term chronic browsing on life history traits in white-tailed deer. 6th International Deer Biology Congress, Prague, Czech Republic
  46. A. Simard, S.D. Côté, R.B. Weladji & J. Huot (2006) Cascading effect of chronic heavy browsing on life history traits in a large herbivore. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE). Inaugural meeting, Montreal, Québec, Canada.
  47. R.B. Weladji, S. D. Côté & M. Festa-Bianchet (2006) Age and sex specific growth allometry between horn length and body mass of mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus). Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE). Inaugural meeting, Montreal, Québec, Canada.
  48. Ø. Holand & R.B. Weladji (2005) La structure d’âge des mâles influence les changements de masses des femelles pendant le rut chez un ongulé polygame – le renne (Rangifer tarandus). 30ème Congrès annuel de la Société Québécoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement, Concordia University, QC, Canada<
  49. N. Pettorelli, A. Mysterud, R.B. Weladji , Ø. Holand & NC Stenseth (2005) Utiliser le NDVI (Normalized difference vegetation index) pour prédire les performances des ongulés. 30ème Congrès annuel de la Société Québécoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement, Concordia University, QC, Canada.
  50. N. Pettorelli, A. Mysterud, J.M Gaillard, R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & N.C Stenseth (2005) Using Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) to predict ungulate performances. Abstracts of the Plenary, Symposium, Poster and Oral papers presented at the IX International Mammalogical Congress, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, July 31-August 5, 2005, p 293
  51. R.B. Weladji & Ø. Holand (2005) Influence of large-scale climatic variability and change on reindeer/caribou population dynamics – Implication for reindeer herding in Norway. Abstracts of the Plenary, Symposium, Poster and Oral papers presented at the IX International Mammalogical Congress, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, July 31-August 5, 2005, p 119 (Invited speaker)
  52. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand, H. Gjostein & D. Lenvik (2004) Allometry of the reproductive resource allocation in female reindeer. Rangifer Report No 9:77 (13th Nordic Conference on Reindeer and Reindeer Husbandry Research, 23-25 August, 2004, Røros, Norway)
  53. H. Gjostein, Ø. Holand, & R.B. Weladji (2004) Suckling and allosuckling in captive reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Rangifer Report No 9:83 (13th Nordic Conference on Reindeer and Reindeer Husbandry Research, 23-25 August, 2004, Røros, Norway)
  54. R.B. Weladji (2003) Climatic Influences on the Life History and Population Dynamics of a Northern Ungulate, Rangifer tarandus. Presentation at the 11th Arctic Ungulate Conference, 24-28 August 2003, Saariselka, Finland. (Invited speaker)
  55. G. Oba, R.B. Weladji, W. Lusigi, & N.C. Stenseth, (2003) Scaling effects of grazing on rangeland degradation as a test of equilibrium and nonequilibrium hypotheses: a case study from northern Kenya, Paper presented at IRC workshop on ‘Rangelands at equilibrium and non-equilibrium’, Durban, 26-27 July 2003.
  56. R.B. Weladji (2003) Global climate change and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) life history and population dynamics – Implication for reindeer herding and hunting. Abstract of the 7th Student Conference on Northern Studies: Breaking the Ice, October 24-26, 2003, organized by the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada: 67.
  57. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & G. Steinheim (2003) Individual selection strategies in reindeer herding: Evidence of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Abstract of the 7th Student Conference on Northern Studies: Breaking the Ice, October 24-26, 2003, organized by the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada: 122.
  58. 15. R.B. Weladji, Ø. Holand & A. Kosmo (2002) Phenotypic variation among reindeer calf cohorts is affected by density and weather. Rangifer Report No 6: 113. (NOR Conference – Kiruna, Sweden)
  59. H. Breie, Ø. Holand & R.B. Weladji (2002) Effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation on reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) body weight in three sami herding districts in southern Norway. Rangifer Report No 6: 55 (NOR Conference – Kiruna, Sweden)
  60. R.B. Weladji (2001) Use of climatic data to estimate the effect of insect harassment on summer weight gain in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) calves. Rangifer Report No. 5: 96 (NOR Conference, Kaamanen, Finland)
  61. R.B. Weladji (2001) Climatic variability and sex ratio variation in reindeer calves. Abstracts of scientific papers and poster presented at the Global Change Open Science Conference: Challenge of a Changing Earth, 10-13 July, 2001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands : 359.

 

OTHER PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. I. Hébert, R.B. Weladji & B. Adams (2013) The Effect of Woodland Caribou Range Components on Habitat Selection and Forestry Activity. Proceedings of the IVth International Wildlife Management Congress, 9-12 July 2012, Durban, South Africa. Pp 81-89. Editors: James W. Cain III & Jason P. Marshal
  2. R.B. Weladji (2002) Some characteristics of reindeer herding in northern Finland, northern Norway, and Kola Peninsula: overview and comparison. In: Soppela P., Ruth W., Åhman B. & Riseth J.A. (eds) Reindeer as a keystone species in the North – Biological, Cultural and Socio-Economic Aspects. Arctic Centre Reports 38:141-143
  3. D. Koulagna & R.B. Weladji (1996). Gestion participative des Aires Protégées dans la Province du Nord Cameroun. Editions SNV-Cameroun. 30 pages.

 

REPORTS, THESIS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. R.B. Weladji (2003) Climatic Influences on the Life History and Population Dynamics of a Northern Ungulate, Rangifer tarandus. Ph.D. thesis, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
  2. R.B. Weladji (1999). Present status and distribution of the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis longipes) in Northern Cameroon, and baseline vegetation surveys in a potential intensive protection zones. Consultation Report – WWF-NSP, Cameroon Programme Office.
  3. R.B. Weladji (1998). Interaction between people and Protected Areas: the Case of the Benoue Wildlife Conservation Area, Northern Cameroon. M.Sc. Thesis. Agricultural University of Norway, NORAGRIC. 168 pages.
  4. R.B. Weladji (1994) Etude de quelques aspects de l’écologie de l’éléphant (Loxodonta africana africana) au Parc National de Waza, Extrême Nord Cameroun. BSc thesis. Agricultural University of Dschang, Cameroon; Faculty of Agronomy. 121 p.