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Dr Sam Williams

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Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology

Contact Dr Sam Williams (email at s.t.williams@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

My research interests include conservation ecology, wildlife management, and animal behaviour, with an emphasis on African carnivores. I have a particular focus on identifying and mitigating threats to wildlife, and assessing the ecosystem services provided by predators.

Research Groups

Department of Anthropology

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Williams, Samual T., Collinson, Wendy, Patterson-Abrolat, Claire, Marneweck, David G. & Swanepoel, Lourens H. (2019). Using road patrol data to identify factors associated with carnivore roadkill counts. PeerJ 7: e6650.
  • Williams, Samual T., Maree, Naudene, Taylor, Peter, Belmain, Steven R., Keith, Mark & Swanepoel, Lourens H. (2018). Camera trap and questionnaire dataset on ecosystem services provided by small carnivores in agro-ecosystems in South Africa. Data in Brief 18: 753-759.
  • Loock, Daan J. E., Williams, Samual T., Emslie, Kevin W., Matthews, Wayne S. & Swanepoel, Lourens H. (2018). High carnivore population density highlights the conservation value of industrialised sites. Scientific Reports 8(1): 16575.
  • Williams, Samual T., Maree, Naudene, Taylor, Peter, Belmain, Steven R., Keith, Mark & Swanepoel, Lourens H. (2018). Predation by small mammalian carnivores in rural agro-ecosystems: An undervalued ecosystem service? Ecosystem Services 30(C): 362-371.
  • Parchizadeh, Jamshid, Shilling, Fraser, Gatta, Maria, Bencini, Roberta, Qashqaei, Ali Turk, Adibi, Mohammad Ali & Williams, Samual T. (2018). Roads threaten Asiatic cheetahs in Iran. Current Biology 28(19): R1141-R1142.
  • Parchizadeh, Jamshid, Gatta, Maria, Bencini, Roberta, Adibi, Mohammad Ali & Williams, Samual T. (2018). Urgent action required to conserve the Critically Endangered Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus. Oryx 52(02): 211-212.
  • Parchizadeh, Jamshid & Williams, Samual T. (2018). Waterbirds targeted in Iran's wetlands. Science 359(6378): 877-878.
  • Parchizadeh, Jamshid & Williams, Samual T. (2017). Save Iran’s cheetah from extinction. Nature 552(7683): 31.

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