MSc Rhodes University (2004)
PhD Rhodes University (2008)
Senior Lecturer in Zoology
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Mammalian ecology (carnivores and herbivores)
Dan is also the senior scientist for the Wildlife and Reserve Management Research Group (WRMRG). You can access this website by clicking here.
African terrestrial ecology
Southern African Wildlife Management Association
Zoological Society of Southern Africa
The British Ecological Society
Gareth Mann (PhD) - The ecology of leopards in the Gourits region of the little Karoo, South Africa.
Armand Kok (PhD) - The extent of human-wildlife conflict in the Fish-Kowie corridor, Eastern Cape, South Africa, with particular reference to free-ranging predators.
Jon Taylor (MSc) - The influence of land-use and community attitudes on the prevalence of leopards in the Fish-Kowie corridor, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zoliswa Nhleko (MSc) - The demography and reproductive success of black rhinoceros in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Ali Brassine (MSc) - An assessment of the cheetah population and the extent of human-predator conflict in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana.
Rebecca Welch (MSc) - Brown hyaena ecology on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Phumuzile Nyoni (MSc) - Leopard population density and rural community attitudes towards predators in and around the Debshan Ranch, Shangani, Zimbabwe.
Dan van der Vyver (MSc) - The impact of a lion re-introduction on the resource requirements of cheetahs in the Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa.
Megan Murison (MSc) - The effectiveness of lethal predator control methods in the Fish-Kowie Corridor, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Samantha Page (MSc) - The viability and implications of an African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) re-introduction to the Great Fish River Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Brendan Whittington-Jones (MSc) - Dispersal by African wild dogs in the Hluhluwe-imfolozi area of KwaZulu-Natal.
Armand Kok (MSc) - The diversity, richness and abundance of the small mammals that inhabit the Great Escarpment of South Africa.
Mathilde Brassine (MSc) - Diet switching by black-backed jackals in two Eastern Cape conservation areas.
Ross Forbes (MSc) - The diet of black-backed jackals on two contrasting land-use types in the Eastern Cape.
Tanith Grant (MSc) - Leopard population density, home range size and movement patterns in a mixed landuse area of the Mangwe District of Zimbabwe.
Emma Smith (MSc) - An assessment of caracal population density and human-predator conflict in the Winterberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Jessica Watermeyer (MSc) - Anthropogenic threats to resident and dispersing African wild dogs west and south of the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Siobhan Dyer (MSc) - The abundance, spatial ecology and genetic diversity of cheetahs in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
Wendy Collinson (MSc) - Wildlife road traffic accidents and the impact on biodiversity.
Some recent publications
Kok, A.D. Parker, D.M. Barker, N.P. 2012. Life on high: the diversity of small mammals at high altitude in South Africa. Biodiversity and Conservation. 21(11): 2823-2843.
Bissett, C. Bernard, R.T.F. Parker, D.M. 2012. The response of lions (Panthera leo) to changes in prey abundance on an enclosed reserve in South Africa. Acta Theriologica. 57: 225-231.
Brassine, M.C. Parker, D.M. 2012. Does the presence of large predators affect the diet of a mesopredator? African Journal of Ecology. 50(2): 243-246.
Whittington-Jones, G.M. Bernard, R.T.F. Parker, D.M. 2011. Aardvark burrows: a potential resource for animals in arid and semi-arid environments. African Zoology. 46(2): 362-370.
Lindsey, P. Tambling, C.J. Brummer, R. Davies-Mostert, H. Hayward, M. Marnewick, K. Parker, D. 2011. Minimum prey and area requirements of cheetahs: implications for reintroductions and management of the species as a managed metapopulation. Oryx. 45(4): 587-599.
Smith, E.R. Parker, D.M. 2010. Tick communities at the expanding wildlife/cattle interface in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: implications for Corridor disease. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 81(4): 237-240.
Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. Adendorff, J. 2009. Do elephants influence the organisation and function of a South African grassland? The Rangeland Journal. 31(4): 395-403.
Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. Fike, B. 2009. Consumption of grass by black rhinoceroses in the Thicket Biome. African Journal of Ecology. 47: 454-456.
Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. 2009. Levels of aloe mortality with and without elephants in the Thicket Biome of South Africa. African Journal of Ecology. 47: 246-251.
Whittington-Jones, G.M. Bernard, R.T.F. Parker, D.M. 2008. Bushclumps as refugia for small mammals in two Eastern Cape Conservation areas. African Zoology. 43(2): 273-276.