Scientific Studies

A reference list for extra reading in regards to elephant behaviour. I found all of these studies fascinating to read, and while I have not written in depth about each of them, I think that if you are interested in Elephant behaviour, then these are excellent, modern studies which could enlighten you to what fascinating creatures they are.

McComb, Karen, et al. “Elephants can determine ethnicity, gender, and age from acoustic cues in human voices.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111.14 (2014): 5433-5438.

Skarpe, Christina, Johan du Toit, and Stein R. Moe, eds. Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana. John Wiley & Sons, (2014).

Smet, Anna F., and Richard W. Byrne. “Interpretation of human pointing by African elephants: generalisation and rationality.” Animal cognition 17.6 (2014): 1365-1374.

Smet, Anna F., and Richard W. Byrne. “African elephants (Loxodonta africana) recognize visual attention from face and body orientation.” Biology letters 10.7 (2014): 20140428.

Stoeger, Angela S., and Paul Manger. “Vocal learning in elephants: neural bases and adaptive context.” Current opinion in neurobiology 28 (2014): 101-107.

Wittemyer, George, et al. “Illegal killing for ivory drives global decline in African elephants.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111.36 (2014): 13117-13121.

 

 

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