Publications

2021 IAWA Journal, published October
Comparative wood anatomy of 15 Malagasy Diospyros species (Ebenaceae)” NA Sandratriniaina, RN Ramanantsialonina, B Rakouth, PP Lowry II, MC Wiemann, JC Hermanson, & BH Ravaomanalina
2021 IAWA Journal, 42(3): 322-335, published May
Light microscopy of wood using sanded surface instead of slides” P Kitin, JC Hermanson, H Abe, S Nakaba, & R Funada
2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Research Note FPL-RN-0367
The XyloScope: A field-deployable macroscopic digital imaging device for wood” JC Hermanson, D Dostal, JC Destree, AC Wiedenhoeft
2018 Science Advances, published Sept 19

Combating transnational organized crime by linking multiple large ivory seizures to the same dealer” Samuel K. Wasser, Amy Torkelson, Misa Winters, Yves Horeaux, Sean Tucker, Moses Y. Otiende, Frankie A.T. Sitam, John Buckleton and Bruce S. Weir

2018 Science Direct, published July 

Isolation of DNA from small amounts of elephant ivory: Sampling the cementum with total demineralization extraction”   M.Winters, A.Torkelson, R.Booth, C.Mailand, Y.Hoareau, S.Tucker, S.K.Wasser

2015 Biological Conservation, 191: 790-798, published August
Forensic timber identification: It’s time to integrate disciplines to combat illegal logging” EE Dormontt, M Boner, B Braun, G Breulmann, B Degen, E Espinoza, S Gardner, P Guillery, JC Hermanson, G Koch, SL Lee, M Kanashiro, A Rimbawanto, D Thomas, AC Wiedenhoeft, Y Yin, J Zahnen, AJ Lowe
2015 Science Express, published July 3rd

Genetic assignment of large ivory seizures of elephant ivory reveals Africa’s major poaching hotspots Samuel K Wasser, L Brown, C Mailand, S Mondo, W Clark, C Laurie, BS Weir

2011 IAWA Journal, 32(2): 233-250
2010 Science, 328: 1633-1635

Response — Consequences of Legal Ivory Trade SK Wasser, K Nowak, J Poole, J Hart, R Beyers, P Lee, K Lindsay, G Brown, P Granli, A Dobson

2010 Science, 327: 1331-1332

Elephants, Ivory, and Trade SK Wasser, J Poole, P Lee, K Lindsay, A Dobson, J Hart, I Douglas-Hamilton, G Wittemeyer, P Granli, B Morgan, J Gunn, S Alberts, R Beyers, P Chiyo, H Croze, R Estes, K Gobush, P Joram, A Kikoti, J Kingdon, L King, D Macdonald, C Moss, B Mutayoba, S Njumbi, P Omondi, K Nowak

2009 Scientific American, 68-76

The Ivory Trail SK Wasser, B Clark, C Laurie

2009 Animal Behaviour, 78: 1079-1086

Behavioural correlates of low relatedness in African elephant core groups of a poached population KS Gobush and SK Wasser

2009 Journal of Wildlife Management, 73(7): 1233-1240

“Scent Matching Dogs Determine Number of Unique Individuals from Scat” SK Wasser, H Smith, L Madden, N Marks, C Vynne

2009 Molecular Ecology, 18: 722-734

“Genetic Relatedness and Disrupted Social Structure in a Poached Population of African Elephants” KS Gobush, B Kerr, SK Wasser

2009 Conservation Biology, 22: 1590-1599.

“Long-Term Impacts of Poaching on Relatedness, Stress Physiology, and Reproductive Output of Adult Female African Elephants” KS Gobush, BM Mutayoba, SK Wasser

2008 Natural History, pp.48-53

“Lucky dogs: Dogs sniff out scat from endangered animals, trumping more technical tracking methods” SK Wasser

2008 Conservation Biology, 22: 1065-1071

Combating the illegal trade in African elephant ivory with DNA forensics SK Wasser, WJ Clark, O Drori, ES Kisamo, C Mailand, B Mutayoba, M Stephens

2007 Nature Protocols, 2: 2228-2232

“Isolation of DNA from small amounts of elephant ivory”  C. Mailand, SK. Wasser

2007 Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, 104: 4228-4233

“Using DNA to track the origin of the largest ivory seizure since the 1989 trade ban” S Wasser,  C Mailand, R Booth, B Mutayoba, E Kisamo, B Clark, M Stevens

2006 African Journal of Biotechnology, 5: 1588-1593

“The potential of mitochondrial DNA markers and polymerase chain-reaction fragment length polymorphism for domestic and wild species identification” A Malisa, P Gwakisa, S Balthazary, S Wasser, B Mutayoba