International Scientific Publications about the meerkat / suricate
Date: Sunday, February 11 @ 08:07:44 UTC
Topic: Scientific Research



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Grant M. Mc Ilrath is known as The Meerkat Man and is the original not a copy-kat. Since 1993 and ongoing The Meerkat Man (a name given to him by the numerous international film crews he has worked with over decades) has been researching Wild and Free meerkat / meerkats / suricate / suricates as a professionally qualified Nature Conservationist in South Africa. Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man has over twenty years and thousands of hours observation experience with two of the three recognised meerkat / meerkats / suricate / suricates subspecies and has numerous internationally published scientific papers and articles, radio interviews and films including ones with the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel which have been aired around the world and watched by millions.

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These scientific publications were done jointly with The Mammal Research Institute (M.R.I) of The University of Pretoria of South Africa and The Large Animal Research Group (L.A.R.G) of The University of Cambridge in Britain that Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man worked with for over seven years in the Kalahari from 1993 before establishing The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project and The Meerkat Magic Valley Reserve around Oudtshoorn Western Cape South Africa.

Over the period from 1993 and ongoing Grant M. Mc Ilrath- A.K.A - The Meerkat Man (press here to read more about him) has co-authored the following scientific publications with Cambridge University Britain and Pretoria University South Africa, and others:

1. Title: A genetic analysis of breeding success in the cooperative meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Published in: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

2. Title: Breeding success in cooperative meerkats: effects of helper number and maternal state Published in: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

3. Title: Offspring food allocation by parents and helpers in a cooperative mammal Published in BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

4. Title: Reproductive suppression and inbreeding avoidance in wild populations of co operatively breeding meerkats (Suricata suricatta) Published in: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY

5. Title: Evolution and development of sex differences in cooperative behavior in meerkats Published in: SCIENCE

6. Title: Effects of helpers on juvenile development and survival in meerkats Published in: SCIENCE

7. Title: Cooperation, control, and concession in meerkat groups Published in: SCIENCE

8. Title: Factors affecting pup growth and survival in co-operatively breeding meerkats Suricata suricatta Published in: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY

9. Title: Predation, group size and mortality in a cooperative mongoose, Suricata suricatta Published in: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY
10. Title: Contributions to cooperative rearing in meerkats Published in: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

11. Title: The energetics of lactation in cooperatively breeding meerkats Suricata suricatta Published in: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B- BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

12. Title: Individual contributions to babysitting in a cooperative mongoose, Suricata suricatta Published in: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

13. Title: Infanticide and expulsion of females in a cooperative mammal Published in: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

14. Title: Costs of cooperative behaviour in suricates (Suricata suricatta) Published in: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

15. Title: The energetics of lactation in cooperatively breeding meerkats Suricata suricatta.

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Testimonials:

Included are a number of Testimonials from Cambridge University - Large Animal Research Group - Britain and The University of Pretoria - Mammal Research Institute, Kruger National Park - Research Unit and International film producer Richard Goss. Often Grant's Wildlife habituation techniques have not been acknowledged in research and films, but they use these techniques to allow them to get close to the animals.

These testimonials are just a statement to all those who make use of these techniques without acknowledging their original source, of the intellectual property rights of these techniques, in the past and future with regards to Wildlife habituation insights developed by Grant M. Mc Ilrath for very close and unobtrusive research on Wild and Free animals.









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