African Small Carnivore Research Initiatives 

  • ASCaRIs Head Office, University of Fort Hare, Zoology Building, King William's Town Road, Alice, Eastern Cape, 5700, South Africa
  • ascaris.org@gmail.com
what are we working on? 

This section of the website is still under construction.

Have a  short walk in the meantime, if you want, but please don't go too far!

On this page you will find a list of our current and past projects, together with a detailed description of the corresponding rationale, objectives and methodology. Projects are listed by study area, with the most recent project on top.

Updates and preliminary results will be posted in the News section of the website, whereas final results will be posted in the Publications section.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are also working on African small carnivores and would like to join ASCaRIs and have your project(s) featured on our website. It won't cost you a dime, we promise! 😉

 
ANYSBERG NATURE RESERVE (SOUTH AFRICA) 
School of Floristry Florance

Socio-ecological mechanisms behind farmer–mesopredator conflict (PhD project)

 

Project description in preparation. Thanks for caracaling and jackaling with us!

 

GREAT FISH RIVER RESERVE (SOUTH AFRICA) 
School of Floristry Florance

Resting site selection by Cape and Small-spotted Genets (MSc project)

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for genetting with us!

 

School of Floristry Florance

Latrine site selection by two sympatric genet species (BSc Honours project)

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for genetting with us!

 

School of Floristry Florance

A comparison of two techniques to study genet latrine use (BSc Honours project)

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for genetting with us!

 

School of Floristry Florance

Latrine use by sympatric Cape and Small-spotted Genets (MSc project)

 

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for genetting with us!

 

 

School of Floristry Florance

Comparative diets of sympatric Cape and Small-spotted Genets (MSc project)

 

Project description in preparation. Thanks for genetting with us!

 

 

School of Floristry Florance

Spatio-temporal ecology of sympatric Cape and Small-spotted Genets (Post-doctoral project)

 

Project description in preparation. Thanks for genetting with us! 

 

KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (UGANDA) 
School of Floristry Florance

Niche partitioning of small rainforest carnivores (as part of a PhD project)

 

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for small carnivoring with us!

 

LAIKIPIA PLATEAU (KENYA) 
School of Floristry Florance

Comparison of diets between White-tailed Mongooses and Common Genets (as part of an MSc project)

 

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for mongoosing and genetting with us!

 

MAU FOREST (KENYA) 
School of Floristry Florance

Small carnivore–human conflict in the Mau Forest (as part of an MSc project)

 

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for small carnivoring with us!

 

MBULUZI GAME RESERVE (SWAZILAND) 
School of Floristry Florance

Resting site ecology of Rusty-spotted Genet (MSc project)

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for genetting with us!

 

School of Floristry Florance

Activity and home range of Rusty-spotted Genet (MSc project)

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for genetting with us!

MPALA RANCH (KENYA) 
School of Floristry Florance

Density of Slender Mongooses (BSc project)

 

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for mongoosing with us!

 

SOUTHERN COASTLINE AND THE GREATER DULLSTROOM AREA (SOUTH AFRICA) 
School of Floristry Florance

The foraging ecology of South Africa's two otter species (MSc project)

 

Project description in preparation. Thanks for ottering with us!

 

TELPERION NATURE RESERVE (SOUTH AFRICA) 
School of Floristry Florance

Resting site ecology of Slender Mongoose (MSc project)

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for mongoosing with us!

 

School of Floristry Florance

Spatio-temporal ecology of Slender Mongoose (MSc project)

Project description in preparation.  Thanks for mongoosing with us!

 

School of Floristry Florance

Comparative diets of Rusty-spotted Genet and Slender Mongoose (MSc project)

 

Project description in preparation. Thanks for genetting and mongoosing with us!

 

 

School of Floristry Florance

Spatio-temporal ecology of Rusty-spotted genet (MSc project)

 

Project description in preparation. Thanks for genetting with us.

 

TSWALU KALAHARI RESERVE (SOUTH AFRICA) 
School of Floristry Florance

Response of mesopredators to different apex predator regimes (MSc project)

 

Project description in preparation. Thanks for mesopredatoring with us.

 

JOIN OUR TEAM!

 Are you passionate about small carnivores too? Then do not hesitate to contact us in order to inquire how you can assist us.  Join our team by carrying out a field or a lab project (students); by proposing, supervising and/or funding some new projects (project leaders); or by gathering information on small carnivores in specific countries (informants and country focal people). Kindly use the electronic form below to contact us. We are already looking forward to hearing from you!