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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 122 Citations 52,012 812 World Ranking 26 National Ranking 3

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Awards & Achievements

2008 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • IUCN Red List
  • Habitat

David W. Macdonald focuses on Ecology, Zoology, Predation, Habitat and Badger. His Ecology research focuses on Mustelidae, Abundance, Range, Home range and Carnivore. His studies in Zoology integrate themes in fields like Offspring, Domestication, Vulpes and Competition.

His Predation research focuses on subjects like National park, which are linked to Panthera. His work in Habitat tackles topics such as Biodiversity which are related to areas like Agroforestry and Environmental resource management. David W. Macdonald usually deals with Meles and limits it to topics linked to Demography and Reproductive success.

His most cited work include:

  • The ecology of carnivore social behaviour (802 citations)
  • Fatal attraction in rats infected with Toxoplasma gondii. (500 citations)
  • The importance of correcting for sampling bias in MaxEnt species distribution models (485 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Ecology, Zoology, Habitat, Predation and Meles. His study in Range, Foraging, Endangered species, Panthera and Abundance is carried out as part of his studies in Ecology. His research on Panthera frequently connects to adjacent areas such as Leopard.

As part of one scientific family, he deals mainly with the area of Habitat, narrowing it down to issues related to the Biodiversity, and often Agroforestry. His Predation study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as National park and Livestock. David W. Macdonald has researched Meles in several fields, including Demography and Mustelidae.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (52.15%)
  • Zoology (16.13%)
  • Habitat (15.05%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2018-2021)?

  • Ecology (52.15%)
  • Predation (14.43%)
  • Habitat (15.05%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of study are Ecology, Predation, Habitat, Panthera and Wildlife. His work in Camera trap, Threatened species, Leopard, Range and Occupancy is related to Ecology. The Range study combines topics in areas such as Endangered species and Fishery.

In his study, Meles is strongly linked to Zoology, which falls under the umbrella field of Predation. His study looks at the relationship between Habitat and topics such as Biodiversity, which overlap with Protected area, Species distribution, Species richness and Spatial ecology. His research on Wildlife also deals with topics like

  • Socioeconomics which intersects with area such as Welfare, China and Wildlife trade,
  • Animal welfare, which have a strong connection to Natural resource economics.

Between 2018 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Dealing in deadly pathogens: Taking stock of the legal trade in live wildlife and potential risks to human health. (25 citations)
  • Documenting the demise of tiger and leopard, and the status of other carnivores and prey, in Lao PDR's most prized protected area: Nam Et - Phou Louey (23 citations)
  • Zebra diel migrations reduce encounter risk with lions at night (21 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Ecology
  • IUCN Red List
  • Law

David W. Macdonald mostly deals with Ecology, Evolutionary biology, Wildlife, Wildlife trade and Demography. His Ecology and Panthera, Camera trap, Protected area, Predation and Habitat investigations all form part of his Ecology research activities. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including National park, Abundance and Predator.

His Habitat research incorporates themes from Biodiversity and Deforestation. His Wildlife study combines topics in areas such as Peacebuilding, Animal welfare, Conflict resolution, Threatened species and Socioeconomics. His studies deal with areas such as Meles, Reproduction, Maasai, Reproductive success and Testosterone as well as Demography.

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Top Publications

The ecology of carnivore social behaviour

David W. Macdonald.
Nature (1983)

1225 Citations

Fatal attraction in rats infected with Toxoplasma gondii.

M. Berdoy;J. P. Webster;D. W. Macdonald.
Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2000)

700 Citations

The use of photographic rates to estimate densities of tigers and other cryptic mammals

Chris Carbone;S. Christie;K. Conforti;T. Coulson.
Animal Conservation (2001)

604 Citations

Social odours in mammals

Richard E. Brown;David W. Macdonald.

558 Citations

The Near Eastern Origin of Cat Domestication

Carlos A. Driscoll;Marilyn Menotti-Raymond;Alfred L. Roca;Karsten Hupe.
Science (2007)

557 Citations

The importance of correcting for sampling bias in MaxEnt species distribution models

Stephanie Kramer-Schadt;Jürgen Niedballa;John D. Pilgrim;Boris Schröder;Boris Schröder.
Diversity and Distributions (2013)

553 Citations

Energetic constraints on the diet of terrestrial carnivores

Chris Carbone;Chris Carbone;Georgina M. Mace;S. Craig Roberts;David W. Macdonald.
Nature (1999)

535 Citations

The Encyclopedia of Mammals

David W. Macdonald.

522 Citations

Collapse of the world's largest herbivores.

William J Ripple;Thomas M Newsome;Thomas M Newsome;Christopher Wolf;Rodolfo Dirzo.
Science Advances (2015)

506 Citations

One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity

W.J. Sutherland;W.M. Adams;R.B. Aronson;R. Aveling.
Conservation Biology (2009)

502 Citations

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