Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Clapham M., Miller E., Nguyen M. & Darimont C.T. (2020) Automated facial recognition for wildlife that lack unique markings: A deep learning approach for brown bears. In press.

Clapham M. & Kitchin J. (2016) Social play in wild brown bears of varying age-sex class. Acta Ethologica, 19 (3): 181-188. Link

Clapham M., Nevin O. T., Ramsey A. D. & Rosell F. (2014) Scent marking in wild brown bears: time investment, motor patterns and age-related development. Animal Behaviour, 94: 107-116. Link

Clapham M., Nevin O. T., Ramsey A. D. & Rosell F. (2013) The function of strategic tree selectivity in the chemical signalling of brown bears. Animal Behaviour, 85 (6): 1351-1357. Link

Clapham M., Nevin O. T., Ramsey A. D. and Rosell F. (2012) A hypothetico-deductive approach to assessing the social function of chemical signalling in a non-territorial solitary carnivore. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35404. Link

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Theses

Clapham, M. Chemical Signalling in Brown Bears, Ursus arctos: An Assessment of Scent Marking Strategies and Social Function. Ph.D. thesis, Lancaster University, UK.

Technical reports

Clapham M., Rossiter, C. & Nevin O.T. (2020) Further assessment of the impacts of boat-based bear viewing on grizzly bears in Glendale Cove. Technical Report to Da’naxda’xw-Awaetlala First Nation.

Clapham M., Rossiter, C. & Nevin O.T. (2019) Assessing the impacts of boat-based bear viewing on grizzly bears in Glendale Cove. Technical Report to Da’naxda’xw-Awaetlala First Nation.

Clapham M. (2017) An assessment of the activity patterns of grizzly bears in the Lardeau River valley using noninvasive techniques. Technical Report to Grizzly Bear Ranch, Meadow Creek, BC.

Clapham M. & Kitchin J. (2017) Glendale grizzly bear genetics project. Technical Report to Knight Inlet Lodge, Black Creek, BC.

Clapham M. & Nevin O.T. (2009) A preliminary stock assessment and investigation of mortality sources of Atlantic salmon in the River Eden drainage. Technical Report to the Solway Haaf Netters Atlantic Salmon Conservation Trust.

Book Chapters

Clapham M., Nevin O.T. & Convery I. (2019) Chemical Signalling in Brown Bears. In The Bear: Culture, Nature, Heritage (eds. O.T. Nevin, I. Convery & P. Davis). The Boydell Press, Woodbridge.

Nevin O.T., Convery I., Davis P., Kitchin J. & Clapham M. (2019) Introduction: What is a Bear? In The Bear: Culture, Nature, Heritage (eds. O.T. Nevin, I. Convery & P. Davis). The Boydell Press, Woodbridge.

Haroldson, M.A., Clapham M., Costello C.C., Gunther K.A., Kendall K.C., Miller S.D., Pigeon K.E., Proctor M.F., Rode K.D., Servheen C., Stenhouse G.B. & van Manen F.T. (2020) Brown bear (North America) In: Bears of the World: Ecology, Conservation & Management (eds V. Penteriani & M. Melletti). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Steyaert S.M.J.G., Zedrosser A., Swaisgood R.R., Filipczykova E., Crudge B., Dutta T, Sharma S., Ratnayeke S., Koike S., Leclerc M., Derocher A.E., Clapham M., Spady T., McLellan B., Ordiz A., Fernández-Gil A., Delibes M. & Swenson J.E. (2020) Mating Strategies. In: Bears of the World: Ecology, Conservation & Management (eds V. Penteriani & M. Melletti). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Presentations at scientific conferences

Clapham M., Miller E., Nguyen M. & Darimont C.T. BearID; automated face recognition for individual identification of brown bears. 27th International Conference on Bear Research and Management (postponed). Accepted.

Clapham M., Miller E. & Nguyen M. (2018) Developing automated face recognition technology for noninvasive monitoring of brown bears (Ursus arctos). 26th International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Filipczyková E., Hantson W., Cisneros R., Steyaert S.M.J.G., Castillo E., Clapham M., Nevin O.T. (2018) Functional significance of marking behavior in Andean bears. 26th International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Filipczyková E., Hantson W., Cisneros R., Steyaert S.M.J.G., Castillo E., Clapham M., Nevin O.T. (2018) Assessment of Andean bear-human conflict through risk mapping. 26th International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Rosell F., Clapham M*., Owen M., Swaisgood R.R., Swenson J.E. & Zedrosser, A. (2016) Chemical communication in bears. 24th International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Anchorage, Alaska. *presenting author

Clapham M., Nevin O.T., Ramsay A.D. & Rosell F. (2013) Assessing the scent marking behaviour of wild brown bears; an exploration of time and energy investment, motor patterns and age-related development. 22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Provo, Utah. Download

Clapham M., Nevin O.T., Ramsay A.D. & Rosell F. (2013) Food availability affects the scent marking frequencies of wild brown bears. 22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Provo, Utah. Download

Clapham M., Nevin O.T., Ramsay A.D. & Rosell F. (2012) Using camera traps to study behaviour in wild populations: a case study of the brown bear Ursus arctos. Invited symposium presentation at the 3rd European Congress on Conservation Biology (ECCB), Glasgow, Scotland. Download

Clapham M., Nevin O. T., Ramsay A.D. & Rosell F. (2012) Using Markov Chain Analysis to Assess Stereotyped Scent Marking Behaviour in Wild Brown Bears. 14th International Behavioural Ecology Congress (ISBE), Lund, Sweden. Download

Clapham M., Nevin O. T., Ramsay A.D. & Rosell F. (2011) Inter-sexual and inter-seasonal differences in the chemical signalling strategies of brown bears. 20th International Conference on Bear Research & Management, Ottawa, Canada. Download

Clapham M., Nevin O. T., Ramsey A. D. & Rosell F. (2010) Preliminary findings assessing the olfactory communication strategies of brown bears. 19th International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Tbilisi, Georgia. Download

Clapham M., Nevin O. T., Sinclair B. & Ramsey A. (2009) Connectivity in brown bear populations: an assessment of gene flow in coastal British Columbia. 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB), Prague, Czech Republic. Download