PUBLICATIONS

Eby, S., J. Dempewolf, R.M. Holdo, and K.L. Metzger. 2015. Fire in the Serengeti Ecosystem: history, drivers, and consequences. In Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system. A.R.E. Sinclair, K.L. Metzger, S.A.R. Mduma, and J.M. Fryxell (eds), pp. 73-104. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago.

Eby, S.L.
, T.M. Anderson, E.P. Mayemba, and M.E. Ritchie. 2014. The effect of fire on habitat selection of mammalian herbivores: the role of body size and vegetation characteristics. Journal of Animal Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.1222
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Eby, S., D.E. Burkepile, R.W.S. Fynn, C.E. Burns, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, S.E. Koerner, K.J. Matchett, D.I. Thompson, K.R. Wilcox, S.L. Collins, K.P. Kirkman, A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Loss of a large grazer impacts savanna grassland plant communities similarly in North America and South Africa. Oecologia 175(1):293-303.


Koerner, S.E., D.E. Burkepile, R.W.S. Fynn, C.E. Burns, S. Eby, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, K.J. Matchett, D.I. Thompson, K.R. Wilcox, S.L. Collins, K.P. Kirkman, A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Plant community response to loss of large herbivores differs between North American and South African savanna grasslands. Ecology 95:808-816.

Eby, S., A. Mosser, A. Swanson, C. Packer, and M. Ritchie. 2013. The impact of burning on lion (Panthera leo) habitat choice in an African savanna. Current Zoology 59(3):335-339.

Eby, S.L. and M.E. Ritchie. 2012. The impacts of burning on Thomson’s gazelles’, Gazella thomsonii, vigilance in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 51:337-342 DOI:10.1111/aje.12044.

Strauch, A.M. and S. Eby. 2012. The influence of fire history on the abundance of Maerua subcordata in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Journal of Plant Ecology 5(4):400-406.

O’Steen, S., S. Eby, and J.A. Bunce. 2010. Dynamically honest displays: courtship locomotor performance indicates survival in guppies. Functional Ecology 24(5):1045-1053. [PDF]

Anderson, T.M., J.G.C. Hopcraft, S. Eby, M.E. Ritchie, J.B. Grace, and H. Olff. 2010. Landscape scale analyses suggest both nutrient and anti-predator advantages to Serengeti herbivore hotspots. Ecology 91(5):1519-1529.

Anderson, T.M., M.E. Ritchie, E. Mayemba, S. Eby, J.B. Grace, and S.J. McNaughton. 2007. Forage nutritive quality in the Serengeti ecosystem: the roles of fire and herbivory. American Naturalist 170(3):343-357.

Dempewolf, J., S. Trigg, R.S. DeFries, and S. Eby. 2007. MODIS derived burned area mapping of the Serengeti- Mara region. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 4(2): 312-316.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS (since 2009)

Eby, S. Does the Serengeti National Park’s fire management plan help improve tourists’ experiences? Babson Science Seminar, Babson College, February, 20 2014.

Eby, S. Do ferocious predators or yummy food influence herbivore preference for burned areas? Biology Department Seminar, Stonehill College, December 6, 2013. 

Eby, S. Fire and the reasons for its influence on mammalian herbivore distributions in an African savanna ecosystem. Natural Science Seminar Series, Assumption College, October 21, 2013. 

Eby, S. Fire as a management tool: Impacts on African herbivores and carnivores. Wildlife Conservation Society, May 26, 2011.

Eby, S. Ferocious predators and yummy food influence herbivore preference for burned areas. Woods Hole Research Center, April 29, 2011.

Eby, S. Herbivore attraction to burned areas in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: Increased nutrition or decreased predation? Biology Department Seminar, Union College, April 23, 2009.

Eby, S. Does predation or nutrition determine herbivore distribution? Tufts Ecology Reading Group, Tufts University, March 13, 2009.


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (since 2009)

Eby, S., M. D. Smith, A.K. Knapp, S.L. Collins, N. Govender, K. Kirkman, R.W.S. Fynn, D.E. Burkepile, N.Hagenah, K. Matchett, D. Thomson, S.E. Koerner, K. Wilcox and C.E. Burns. Grazing and fire have differing impacts on plant communities in North American and South African savanna grasslands. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2012, Portland, Oregon.

Eby, S. The impact of burning on herbivore distributions: Examining the roles of bottom-up and top-down processes.Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2011, Austin, Texas.

Eby, S. Fire as a management tool: Impacts on mammalian herbivores. Student Conference on Conservation Science, November 2010, New York, New York.

Eby, S.L. and M.E. Ritchie. The impact of burning on lion (Panthera leo) habitat choice in an African savanna.Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Eby, S., M.E. Ritchie and E.P. Mayemba. Fire and its impacts on herbivore distributions in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. 7th TAWIRI Scientific Conference, December 2009, Arusha, Tanzania.

Eby, S.L. and M.E. Ritchie. The role of predators and plant nutrients in herbivore preference for burned areas in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Eby, S. Is increased nutrition or decreased predation the reason for herbivore attraction to burned areas in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania? Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium, April 2009, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

Eby, S. Does predation or nutrition determine herbivore distribution? 33rd Annual Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Symposium, January 2009, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York