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Here’s a list and links to my published research. Depending on your time and interest, please click on the coloured links beside each to view in your preferred format.


In Press

Kusler, A., Jordan, N.R., McNutt, J. & Broekhuis, F. (In Press). Cheetah marking trees: distribution, visitation, and behavior. African Journal of Ecology.

Buesching, C.D. & Jordan, N.R. (In Press). The social function of latrines: A hypothesis-driven research approach. Chapter 8 In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 14 (ed by CD Buesching & CT Mueller) Springer, Boston, MA

Chisholm, S., Stein, A.B., Jordan, N.R., Hubel, T.M., Shawe-Taylor, J., Fearn, T., McNutt, J.W., Wilson, A.M. & Hailes, S. (In press) Parsimonious Test of Dynamic Interaction. Ecology and Evolution.

Buesching, C.D. & Jordan, N.R. (In press) Small carnivore latrines in space and time (with special emphasis on badgers and mongooses). In: Small Carnivores in Space and Time. Ed. E Do Linh San. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. Part II, Chapter 11.

Bryant, B. Pittard, S., Jordan, N.R. & McMahond, C.R. (In press) The chemical capture of wild swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in tropical Australia using thiafentanil, etorphine and azaperone combinations. Australian Veterinary Journal


McNutt, J.W., Stein, A.B., Boggs-McNutt, L. & Jordan, N.R. (2018). Living on the edge:
Characteristics of human-wildlife conflict in a traditional livestock community in Botswana. Wildlife Research 44(7) 546-557. Full Article

Torrents Ticó, M., Rich, L., McNutt, J.W., Nnthomiwa, M., Mothala, M., Motsamai, G. & Jordan, N.R. (2017). On the right track? Comparing concurrent spoor and camera-trap surveys in Botswana. African Journal of Wildlife Research 47(2):128-137; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3957/056.047.0128. Full article; Short & tweet.

Walker, R.H., King, A.J., McNutt, J.W. & Jordan, N.R. (2017). Sneeze to leave: African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) use variable quorum thresholds mediated by sneezes in collective decisions. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 284, 20170347; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0347. Full article;  Blog;  Press; Short & tweet.

Jordan, N.R., O’Riain, J., Balmforth, Z., Martins, V., Page-Nicholson, S., Do Linh San, E. (2017). A conservation assessment of Suricata suricatta. In Child MF, Roxburgh L, Do Linh San E, Raimondo D, Davies-Mostert HT, editors. The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa.

Jordan, N.R., Buse, C., Wilson, A.M., Golabek, K.A., Apps, P.J., Lowe, J.C., Van der Weyde, L.K. & McNutt, J.W. (2017). Dynamics of direct inter-pack encounters in endangered African wild dogs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71, 115. Full article;  Short & tweet.

Jackson, C.R., Groom, R., Jordan, N.R. & McNutt, J.W. (2017). The effect of relatedness and pack size on territory overlap in African wild dogs. Movement Ecology 5.1 (2017): 10. Full article; Short & tweet.

Dewhirst, O.P., Roskilly, K., Hubel, T.Y., Jordan, N.R., Golabek, K.A., McNutt, J.W. & Wilson, A.M. (2017). An exploratory clustering approach for extracting stride parameters from tracking collars on free ranging wild animals. Journal of Experimental Biology. doi: 10.1242/jeb.146035. Full article.


Abrahms, B., Sawyer, S. C., Jordan, N. R., McNutt, J. W., Wilson, A. M., Brashares, J. S. (2016), Does wildlife resource selection accurately inform corridor conservation? Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12714. Full article; short & tweet.

Hubel, T.Y., Myatt, J.P., Jordan, N.R., Dewhirst, O.P., McNutt, J.W. & Wilson A.M. (2016) Additive opportunistic capture explains group hunting benefits in African wild dogs. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11033. Full article; blog & press; short & tweet.

Hubel, T.Y., Myatt, J.P., Jordan, N.R., Dewhirst, O.P., McNutt, J.W. & Wilson A.M. (2016) Energy cost and return for hunting in African wild dogs and cheetahs. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11034. Full article; blog & press; short & tweet.

Jordan, N.R., Apps, P.J., Golabek, K.A. & McNutt, J.W. (2016) Pair-specific scents in African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus, and an example of a potential method to identify signals within complex mixtures. Chapter 30, In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. Ed. BA Schulte, T Goodwin & M Ferkin. New York: D. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. Full article; short & tweet.

Abrahms, B., Jordan, N.R., Golabek, K.A., McNutt, J.W., Wilson, A.M. & Brashares, J.S. (2016) Lessons from integrating behaviour and resource selection: activity-specific responses of African wild dogs to roads. Animal Conservation. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12235. Full article; short & tweet.


Pomilia, M.A., McNutt, J.W. & Jordan, N.R. (2015) Ecological predictors of African wild dog ranging patterns in northern Botswana. Journal of Mammalogy. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyv130. Full article; short & tweet.

Abrahms, B., Sawyer, S.C, Jordan, N.R., McNutt, J.W., Wilson, A.M. & Brashares, J. “Do estimates of landscape resistance reflect movement behavior?”  [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology. Visconti P., Game E., Mathevet R., Wilkerson M. editors. Montpellier 2-6 August 2015. p. 5. SCB; 2015. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4233.4489/1. Abstract.

Jordan, N.R. & Do Linh San, E. 2015. Suricata suricatta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T41624A45209377. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T41624A45209377.en. Full article.


Jordan, N.R., Apps, P.J., Golabek, K.A. & McNutt, J.W. 2014. Top marks for top dogs: Tandem marking and pair-bond advertisement in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Animal Behaviour 88, 211-217. Full article.

 Apps, P., Mmualefe, L., Jordan, N.R., Golabek, K.A. & McNutt, J.W. 2014. The “tomcat compound” 3-mercapto-3-methylbutanol occurs in the urine of free-ranging leopards but not in African lions or cheetahs. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 53, 17-19.Full article.


 Jordan, N.R., Golabek, K.A., Apps, P.J., Gilfillan, G.D. & McNutt, J.W. 2013. Scent-mark identification and scent-marking behaviour in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Ethology 119, 1-9. Full article.


Nichols, H., Jordan, N.R., Jamie, G., Cant, M. & Hoffman, J. 2012. Fine-scale spatiotemporal patterns of genetic variation reflect budding dispersal coupled with strong natal philopatry in a cooperatively breeding mammal Molecular Ecology 21, 5348-5362.Full article.

 Jordan, N.R., Messenger, J.E., Turner, P., Birks, J.D.S., Croose, E. & O’Reilly, C. 2012. Molecular comparison of historical and contemporary pine marten (Martes martes) populations in the British Isles: evidence of differing origins and fates. Conservation Genetics 13, 1195- 1212. Full article.

Powell, R.A., Lewis, J C., Slough, B. G., Brainerd, S.M., Jordan, N.R., Abramov, A.V., Monakhov, V.,  Zollner, P. &  Murakami, T. 2012. Evaluating translocations of martens, sables and fishers: Testing model predictions with field data. In: Biology and conservation of martens, sables and fishers: a new synthesis. Ed. KB Aubry, WJ Zielinski, MG Raphael, G Proulx, SW Buskirk. Cornell University Press. Chapter 6, pp. 93-137.


Jordan, N.R. 2011. Strategy for restoring the pine marten to England and Wales. Report published by The Vincent Wildlife Trust.

 Jordan, N.R., Manser, M.B., Mwanguhya, F., Kyabulima, S., Rüedi, P. & Cant, M.A. 2011. Scent marking in wild banded mongooses: 1. Sex specific scents and over-marking. Animal Behaviour 81, 31-42. Full article.

Jordan, N.R., Mwanguhya, F., Furrer, R.D., Kyabulima, S., Rüedi, P. & Cant, M.A. 2011. Scent marking in wild banded mongooses: 2. Intrasexual over-marking and competition between males. Animal Behaviour 81, 43-50. Full article.

Jordan, N.R., Mwanguhya, F., Kyabulima, S., Rüedi, P. Hodge, S.J. & Cant, M.A. 2011. Scent marking in wild banded mongooses: 3. Intrasexual over-marking in females. Animal Behaviour 81, 51-60. Full article.


Jordan, N.R., Mwanguhya, F., Kyabulima, S., Rüedi, P. & Cant, M.A. 2010. Scent marking within and between groups of wild banded mongooses. Journal of Zoology 280, 72-83. Full article.


Jordan, N.R. 2009. Scent communication in wild banded mongooses. PhD Thesis. University of Cambridge.

Golabek, K.A., Jordan, N.R. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2008. Radiocollars do not affect the survival or foraging behaviour of wild meerkats. Journal of Zoology 274, 248-253. Full article.

 Jordan, N.R. 2007. Scent marking investment is determined by sex and breeding status in meerkats. Animal Behaviour 74, 531-540. Full article.

 Jordan, N.R., Cherry, M.I. & Manser, M.B. 2007. Latrine distribution and patterns of use by wild meerkats: implications for territory and mate defence. Animal Behaviour 73, 613-622. Full article.

Clutton-Brock, T.H., Hodge, S.J., Spong, G., Russell, A.F., Jordan, N.R., Bennett, N.C., Sharpe, L.L. & Manser, M.B. 2006. Intrasexual competition and sexual selection in cooperative mammals. Nature 444, 1065-1068. Full article.

Russell, A.F., Young, A.J., Spong, G., Jordan, N.R. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2006. Helpers increase the reproductive potential of offspring in cooperative meerkats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 274, 513-520. Full article.

Carlson, A.A., Russell, A.F., Young, A.J., Jordan, N.R, McNeilly, A.S., Parlow, A.F. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2006. Elevated prolactin levels immediately precede decisions to babysit by male meerkat helpers. Hormones and Behaviour 50, 94-100. Full article.

Carlson, A.A., Manser, M.B., Young, A.J., Russell, A.F., Jordan, N.R, McNeilly, A.S. & Clutton-Brock, T H. 2006. Cortisol levels are positively associated with pup-feeding rates in male meerkats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 273, 571-577. Full article.

Jordan, N.R. 2005. Meerkat latrines: cooperation, competition and discrimination. MSc Thesis. University of Stellenbosch.

Clutton-Brock, T.H., Russell, A.F., Sharpe, L.L. & Jordan, N.R. 2005. ‘False-feeding’ and aggression in meerkat societies. Animal Behaviour 69, 1273-1284. Full article.

Russell, A.F., Carlson, A.A., McIlrath, G.M., Jordan, N.R & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2004. Adaptive size modification by dominant female meerkats. Evolution 58, 1600-1607. Full article.

Plowman, A.B., Jordan, N.R, Anderson, N., Condon, E. & Fraser, O. 2004. Welfare implications of captive primate population management: behavioural and psycho-social effects of female-based contraception, oestrous and male removal in hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 90, 155-165. Full article.