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Martyn Murray's Publications

Martyn Murray has published over 50 scientific articles and papers in the fields of ecology, animal behaviour and conservation biology [download CV]. Since 1991 he has combined scientific investigation of community ecology and resource competition with practical application of biodiversity conservation and resource management, assessing numerous projects around the world and authoring some 200 technical reports. More recently he has started to write on the environment for a general audience. A selection of his written work is listed below.

Murray, M.G. (2010) The Storm Leopard. Whittles Publishing, Caithness, Scotland.

Murray, M.G. (submitted). Managing ecosystems with the harvesting niche.

Murray, M.G. (submitted). Resource competition in animal communities.

Olson, K.A., Murray, M.G. & Fuller, T.K. (2010). Vegetation composition and nutritional quality as forage for gazelles in eastern Mongolia Rangeland Ecology and Management 63: 593-598.[pdf]

Olson, K.A., Fuller, T.K., Mueller, T., Murray, M.G., Nicolson, C., Odonkhuu, D., Bolortsetseg, S. and Schaller, G.B. (2010). Annual movements of Mongolian gazelles: nomads in the eastern steppe. Journal of Arid Environments 74: 1435-1442.

Murray, M.G. & Baird, D (2008). Resource-ratio theory applied to large herbivores. Ecology 89:1445-1456.[pdf]

Mueller, T., Olson, K.A., Fuller, T.K, Schaller, G,B., Murray, M.G. & Leimgruber, P. (2008). In search of forage: predicting dynamic habitats of Mongolian gazelles using satellite-based estimates of vegetation productivity. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 649658.[pdf]

Murray, M.G., Eriksson, H., Goransson, G. and Karani, I. (2006). The Biodiversity Conservation Programme, Kenya: Final Evaluation. Community Development Trust Fund, Nairobi.

Murray, M.G. & Yelland, J.A. (2005). Biodiversity: involvement of local people is crucial. Nature 438: 282.[pdf]

Olson, K.A., Fuller, T. K., Schaller, G. B., Odonkhuu, D. & Murray, M. G. (2005). Estimating the population density of Mongolian gazelles Procapra Gutturosa by driving long-distance transects. Oryx 39: 164-169.[pdf]

Murray, M.G. (2003). Overkill and sustainable use. Science 299: 1851-1853.[pdf] ~ (Or view summary only).

Murray, M.G. & Simcox, H. (2003). Use of Wild Living Resources in the United Kingdom - A Review. UK Committee for IUCN.[pdf]

UNEP (2003). Afganistan: Post-Conflict Assessment. UNEP, Switzerland (Forestry section).

Murray, M.G. (2002). Tales from the Bush - Jackal and Tide. BBC Wildlife, August 2002.

Murray, M.G. (2002). Current Issues in Biodiversity Conservation. FAO, Rome.[pdf]

West, S.A., Murray, M.G., Machado, C.A., Griffin, A.S. & Herre, E.A. (2001). Testing Hamilton's rule with competition between relatives. Nature (Lond.) 409: 510-513.[pdf]

Murray, M.G. (2001). Solving the Masai Mara Mystery - What drives the great ungulate migrations? In: The New Encyclopaedia of Mammals (ed. David Macdonald), Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 556-557.

Murray, M.G. & Illius, A.W. (2000). Vegetation modification and resource competition in grazing ungulates. Oikos 89:501-508.[pdf]

Murray, M.G. (1999). Grassland Ecology, Rangeland Management and Biodiversity Conservation - Eastern Steppes Biodiversity Project, Mongolia. UNDP, New York.[download]

Murray, M.G. (1999). Evaluation of Elephant Conservation and Community Wildlife Programme, Kenya (1993-1998). European Commission, Nairobi and Brussels.

Murray, M.G., Green, M.J.B., Bunting, G.C. & Paine, J.R. (1997). Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropics: Gaps in Habitat Protection and Funding Priorities. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.[pdf]

Balmford, A., Green, M.J.B. & Murray, M.G. (1996). Using higher-taxon richness as a surrogate for species richness: I. Regional tests. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 263, 1267-1274.

Murray, M.G. (1995). Specific nutrient requirements and migration of wildebeest. In: Serengeti II Research, Management and Conservation of an Ecosystem (ed. by A.R.E. Sinclair and P. Arcese), pp. 231-256. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Murray, M.G. & Brown, D. (1993). Niche separation of grazing ungulates in the Serengeti. Journal of Animal Ecology 62, 380-389.[pdf]

Murray, M.G. (1991). Maximising energy retention in grazing ruminants. Journal of Animal Ecology 60, 1029-1045.[pdf]

Murray, M.G. (1990).Comparative morphology and mate competition in flightless male fig wasps. Animal Behaviour 39, 434-443.[pdf]

Murray, M.G. (1990). Conservation of tropical rain forests: arguments, beliefs and convictions. Biological Conservation 52: 17-26.[pdf]