Mr Joris Cromsigt

Cromsigt, Joris

Mr Joris Cromsigt

Dr. Joris Cromsigt is an Associate Professor in wildlife ecology at the department for Wildlife, Fish & Environmental studies of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, Sweden and a Research Associate at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Originally from the Netherlands, where he obtained his M.Sc. (1999, Wageningen University) and Ph.D. (2006, University of Groningen) degree, he has lived and worked around the world since 2008, including long periods in Poland, Norway, Sweden and South Africa. He studies the ecology of large mammals and their role in the functioning of ecosystems and his research spans diverse disciplines such as trophic ecology, behavioral ecology, plant-animal interactions, predator-prey dynamics and community ecology. As a savanna ecologist, with over 16 years of experience in South African savanna systems, he also studies European temperate and boreal ecosystems through ‘savanna glasses’.


My publications

 Books

 

  1. Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S and Owen-Smith N (editors). 2017. Conserving Africa’s Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series, Cambridge University Press.

 

Peer-reviewed publications

 

  1. Pfeffer SE, Spitzer R, Allen AM, Hofmeester TR, Widemo F, Singh NJ and Cromsigt JPGM. 2017. Pictures or Pellets? Comparing camera trapping and dung counts as methods for estimating population densities of ungulates. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. (In press).
  2. Owen-Smith N, Cromsigt JPGM and Le Roux E. 2017. Smaller ungulates are first to incur imminent extirpation from an African protected area. Biological Conservation 216:108-114. (IF=4.0)
  3. Rozen-Rechels D, te Beest M, Dew LA, le Roux E, Druce DJ and Cromsigt JPGM. 2017. invasive shrub on mammalian savanna herbivores revealed on a landscape scale. Diversity and Distributions 23:656-666. (IF=4.6)
  4. Dew LA, Rozen-Rechels D, le Roux E, Cromsigt JPGM and te Beest M. 2017. Evaluating the efficacy of invasive plant control in response to ecological factors. South African Journal of Botany 109:203-213. (IF=1.2)
  5. Felton AM, Felton A, Cromsigt JPGM, Edenius L, Malmsten J and Wam HK. 2017. Interactions between ungulates, forests and supplementary feeding: the role of nutritional balancing in determining outcomes. Mammal Research 62:1-7. (IF=0.9)
  6. Churski M, Bubnicki JW, Jedrzejewska B, Kuijper DPJ and Cromsigt JPGM. 2017. Brown world forests: increased ungulate browsing keeps temperate trees in recruitment bottlenecks in resource hotspots. New Phytologist 214:158-168. (IF=7.2)
  7. Veldhuis MP, le Roux E, Cromsigt JPGM, Berg MP and Olff H. 2017. Determinants of patchiness of woody vegetation in an African savanna. Journal of Vegetation Science 28:93-104. (IF=3.2)
  8. Kuijper DPJ, Sahlén E, Elmhagen B, Chamaille-Jammes S, Sand H, Lone K and Cromsigt JPGM. 2016. Paws without claws? Ecological effects of large carnivores in anthropogenic landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283 (1841): 20161625. (IF=4.8)
  9. Gosling CM, Schrama M, van Erk A, Olff H and Cromsigt JPGM. Contrasting effects of mammalian herbivores and rainfall on termite activity in an African savanna. Biotropica 48:656-666. (IF=2.3)
  10. Kuijper DPJ, Bubnicki JW, Churski M and Cromsigt JPGM. 2016. Multi-trophic interactions in anthropogenic landscapes: the devil is in the detail. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283 (1834): 20152375. (IF=4.8)
  11. van der Plas F, Howison RA, Mpanza N, Cromsigt JPGM and Olff H. 2016. Different‐sized grazers have distinctive effects on plant functional composition of an African savannah. Journal of Ecology 104: 864-875. (IF=6.2)
  12. Sahlén E, Noell S, DePerno CS, Kindberg J, Spong G and Cromsigt JPGM. 2016. Phantoms of the forest: Legacy risk effects of a regionally extinct large carnivore. Ecology and Evolution 6: 791-799. (IF=2.5)
  13. Nichols RN, Cromsigt JPGM and Spong G. 2015. Using eDNA to experimentally test ungulate browsing preferences. SpringerPlus 4:489. (IF=1.5)
  14. Fox HV, Bonnet O, Cromsigt JPGM, Fritz H and Shrader AM. 2015. Legacy effects of different land-use histories interact with current grazing patterns to determine grazing lawn soil properties. Ecosystems 18:720-733. (IF=3.8)
  15. Nichols RN, Cromsigt JPGM and Spong G. 2015. DNA left on browsed twigs uncovers bite-scale resource use patterns in European ungulates. Oecologia 178:275-284. (IF=2.9)
  16. Turner WC, Kausrud KL, Krishnappa YS, Cromsigt JPGM, Ganz HH, Mapaure I, Cloete CC, Havarua Z, Küsters M, Getz WM and Stenseth NC. 2014. Fatal attraction: vegetation responses to nutrient inputs attract herbivores to infectious anthrax carcass sites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20141785. (IF=4.8) Highlighted in Science Magazine. (http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/09/tracing-anthraxs-deadly-path).
  17. Cromsigt JPGM and M Te Beest. 2014. Restoration of a megaherbivore – landscape-level impacts of white rhinoceros in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Journal of Ecology 102: 566-575. (IF=6.2) Editor’s Choice.
  18. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., D.P.J. Kuijper, M. Adam, R.L. Beschta, M. Churski, A. Eycott, G.I.H. Kerley, A. Mysterud, K. Schmidt and K. West. 2013. Hunting for fear: innovating management of human-wildlife conflicts. Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 544-549. (IF=5.2)
  19. Smit, C., D.P.J. Kuijper, D. Prentice, M.J. Wassen and P.G.M. Cromsigt. 2012. Coarse woody debris facilitates oak recruitment in Białowieża Primeval Forest, Poland. Forest Ecology and Management 284: 133-141. (IF=2.8)
  20. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., G.I.H. Kerley and R. Kowalczyk. The difficulty of using species distribution modelling for the conservation of refugee species – the example of European bison. Diversity and Distributions 18: 1253-1257. (IF=4.6)
  21. Gosling C.M., P.G.M. Cromsigt, N. Mpanza and H. Olff. 2012. Effects of mound erosion of different termite genera on distinct functional grassland types in an African savanna. Ecosystems 15: 128-139. (IF=3.8)
  22. Te Beest M., P.G.M. Cromsigt, J. Ngobesi and H. Olff. 2012. Managing invasions at the cost of native habitat? An experimental test of the impact of fire on the invasion of Chromolaena odorata in a South African savanna. Biological Invasions 14: 607-618. (IF=2.9)
  23. Kerley, G.I.H., R. Kowalczyk and P.G.M. Cromsigt. 2012. Conservation implications of the refugee species concept and the European bison: king of the forest or refugee in a marginal habitat? Ecography 35: 519-529. (IF=5.4)
  24. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., and D.P.J Kuijper. 2011. Revisiting the browsing lawn concept: evolutionary interactions or pruning herbivores? Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13: 207-215. (IF=3.6)
  25. Kuijper, D.P.J., P.G.M. Cromsigt, B. Jędrzejewska, S. Miscicki, M. Churski, W. Jędrzejewski, and I. Kweczlich. 2010. Bottom-up versus top-down control of tree regeneration in the Bialowieza Primeval Forest, Poland. Journal of Ecology 98: 888-899. (IF=6.2)
  26. Kuijper, D.P.J.,P.G.M. Cromsigt, M. Churski, B. Adam, B. Jędrzejewska, and W. Jędrzejewski. 2009. Do ungulates preferentially feed in forest gaps in European temperate forest? Forest Ecology and Management 258: 1528-1535. (IF=2.8)
  27. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., H.H.T. Prins, and H. Olff. 2009. Habitat heterogeneity as a driver of ungulate diversity and distribution patterns: interaction of body mass and digestive strategy. Diversity and Distributions 15: 513-522. (IF=4.6)
  28. Harris, G., S. Thirgood, J.G.C. Hopcraft, P.G.M. Cromsigt, and J. Berger. 2009. Global decline in aggregated migrations of large terrestrial mammals. Endangered Species Research 7: 55-76. (IF=1.3)
  29. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., S.J. van Rensburg, R.S. Etienne, and H. Olff. 2009. Monitoring large herbivore diversity at different scales: comparing direct and indirect methods. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 1219-1231. (IF=2.3)
  30. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., and H. Olff. 2008. Dynamics of grazing lawn formation: an experimental test of the role of scale-dependent processes. Oikos 117: 1444-1452. (IF=3.6)
  31. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., and H. Olff. 2006. Resource partitioning amongst large savanna grazers mediated by local heterogeneity: an experimental approach. Ecology 87: 1532- 1541. (IF=4.7)
  32. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., J. Hearne, I.M.A. Heitkönig, and H.H.T. Prins. 2002. Using models in the management of Black rhino populations. Ecological Modelling 149: 203-211. (IF=2.3)

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters

 

  1. Howison RA, Olff H, Owen-Smith N, Cromsigt JPGM and Archibald S. 2017. The abiotic template for the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park’s landscape heterogeneity. In: Conserving Africa’s Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story (eds. Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S & Owen-Smith). Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series, Cambridge University Press.
  2. le Roux E, Clinning G, Druce DJ, Owen-Smith N, Graf JA and Cromsigt JPGM. 2017. Temporal changes in the large herbivore fauna of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. In: Conserving Africa’s Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story (eds. Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S & Owen-Smith). Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series, Cambridge University Press.
  3. Owen-Smith N, Cromsigt JPGM and Arsenault R. 2017. Megaherbivores, competition and coexistence within the large herbivore guild. In: Conserving Africa’s Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story (eds. Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S & Owen-Smith). Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series, Cambridge University Press.
  4. Cromsigt JPGM, Veldhuis MP, Stock W, le Roux E, Gosling C, Archibald S. 2017. The functional ecology of grazing lawns – how grazers, termites, people and fire shape HiP’s savanna grassland mosaic. In: Conserving Africa’s Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story (eds. Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S & Owen-Smith). Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series, Cambridge University Press.
  5. Druce DJ, Druce H, te Beest M, Cromsigt JPGM, Janse van Rensburg S. 2017. Elephant Management in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. In: Conserving Africa’s Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story (eds. Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S & Owen-Smith). Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series, Cambridge University Press.
  6. Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S, Owen-Smith N. 2017. Conserving Africa’s mega-diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story. In: Conserving Africa’s Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story (eds. Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S & Owen-Smith). Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series, Cambridge University Press.
  7. Kuijper DPJ, Cromsigt JPGM, Churski M and Te Beest M. 2015. Bottom-up and top-down forces shaping woody plant communities: what can we learn from a cross-continental comparison? In Trophic Ecology: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Interactions across Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems (eds. T. Hanley & K. La Pierre), Cambridge University Press.

 

Popular Science Publications

 

  1. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., Y. Kemp, L. Linnartz, C. Smit, M. Voeten and M.J. Wassen. Ervaringen uit het kraansvlak: lessen voor toekomstige wisentintroducties. Vakblad natuur bos landschap 7: 16-18. (in Dutch)
  2. Kivit, H. and P.G.M. Cromsigt. 2009. Poolse werknemers in Hollandse Duinen. Tussen Duin & Dijk 1: 20-22 (in Dutch)
  3. Cromsigt J.P.G.M. Wisenten in het Kraansvlak. Zoogdier 20(2): 3-6 (in Dutch) 
  4. Smit C., J. Dekker, and P.G.M. Cromsigt. 2008. Space for European Bison in the Netherlands and Belgium. De Levende Natuur 109(1): 32-33 (in Dutch)
  5. Cromsigt J.P.G.M., L. Linnartz, R. Verdonschot, H. Esselink, and H. Olff. 2007. The Kraansvlak pilot: wild Bison in a Dutch context. De Levende Natuur 108(5): 206-208 (in Dutch)
  6. Kivit H., Cromsigt and H. van Kleef. 2006. Searching for the role of the Bison: the Bison research in the Kraansvlak. Nieuwe Wildernis 11: 17-20 (in Dutch)

 

Other professional publications

 

  1. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M. Serengeti IV: Sustaining Biodiversity in a Coupled Human-Natural System edited by Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Kristine L. Metzger, Simon A. R. Mduma, and John M. Fryxell. The Quarterly Review of Biology 91: 360-361.
  2. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M. The evolution of artiodactyls. Acta Theriologica 53(3): 287-288. Book review.
  3. Smit C., J. Dekker, P.G.M. Cromsigt, D. Kuijper. 2007. Draagkracht van de Veluwe onzin. NRC Opinie 17-10-2007. (Dutch National Newspaper)
  4. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M. Large herbivores in space; resource partitioning among savanna grazers in a heterogeneous environment. PhD dissertation, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands.
  5. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M. Large herbivores on the move..... A ghost from the past or an indispensable element of the future Eurasian landscape? Large Herbivore Foundation, Voorschoten, the Netherlands, http://www.lhnet.org/on-the-move.pdf
  6. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., V.A.A. Dijkstra, D. Wansink, and S.E. van Wieren. 2001. Estimating the quality of Dutch mammal populations. A study within the framework of the Dutch Natural Capital Index. Wageningen University and Research centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  7. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., and S.E. van Wieren. Estimating the natural densities of seven Dutch mammal species. Wageningen University and Research centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  8. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M. The large herbivores of the Eurasian continent: a reference guide. Large Herbivore Foundation, Voorschoten, the Netherlands.
  9. Cromsigt, J.P.G.M. Recommendations for guidelines to evaluate whether trophyhunting schemes contribute positively to conservation. A case study on trophy-hunting on wild sheep in central Asia. TRAFFIC Europe internal report, Brussels, Belgium.
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