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These publications have been authored by or involve AACF staff.

Manatee Publications

  • Adimey, N., M. Ross, M. Hall, J.P. Reid, M.E. Barlas, L.W. Keith Diagne, and R.K. Bonde. 2016. Twenty-six years of post-release monitoring of Florida manatees: Evaluation of a cooperative rehabilitation program. Aquatic Mammals, 42(3): 376-391.
  • Grace et al. 2021. Testing a global standard for measuring species recovery and assessing conservation success. Conservation Biology 2021:1-17. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13756
  • Hieb, E.E., E.A. Eniang, L.W. Keith-Diagne, and R. Carmichael. 2021. Impacts of in-water bridge construction on manatees and implications for other marine megafauna species. Journal of Wildlife Management 85(4):674-685. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.22030
  • Hunter, M.E., G. Meigs-Friend, J. Ferrante, A. Kamla Takoukam, R. Dorazio, L. Keith-Diagne, F. Luna, J. Lanyon, and J. Reid. 2018. Environmental DNA (eDNA) occurrence and detection estimates of vulnerable manatee species using state-of-the-art digital droplet PCR. Endangered Species Research, 35:101-111.
  • Keith-Diagne, L.W., P. Fernandez de Larrinoa, T. Diagne, and L.M. Gonzalez. 2021. First satellite tracking of the African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) and Movement Patterns in the Senegal River. Aquatic Mammals 47(1): 21-29.
  • Ingram, D.J., M. Prideaux, N. Hodgins, H. Frisch-Nwakanma, I.C. Avila, T. Collins, M. Cosentino, L.W. Keith-Diagne, H. Marsh, M.H. Shirley, K. Van Waerebeek, M.K. Djondo, Y. Fukuda, K.B.J. Glaus, R.W. Jabado, J.W. Lang, S. Lüber, C. Manolis, G.J. W. Webb and L. Porter. 2022. Widespread use of migratory megafauna for aquatic wild meat in the tropics and subtropics. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:
  • Keith-Diagne, L. 2018. African manatee training and surveys in Cote D’Ivoire. Sirenews 68: 3-4. >a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Sirenews 68
  • Keith Diagne, L. 2016. African Manatees: Transboundary challenges and conservation planning. In A.A. Aguirre and R. Sukumar, eds. Tropical conservation: Perspectives on local and global priorities. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Keith Diagne, L. 2016. Discovering the Forgotten Sirenian. Save Our Seas Magazine 5: 54-67.
  • Keith Diagne, L. 2016. Trichechus senegalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22104A97168578.
  • Keith Diagne, L.W. 2014. Phylogenetics and feeding ecology of the African manatee, Trichechus senegalensis. Dissertation, University of Florida. 263 pp.
  • Keith Diagne, L. 2012. The Forgotten Sirenian. Seagrass Watch Magazine, Issue 46: 14-17.
  • Marsh, H., E.M. Arraut, L. Keith Diagne, H. Edwards, and M. Marmontel. 2017. The Impact of Climate Change and Loss of Habitat on Sirenians. In A. Butterworth, ed. Marine Mammal Welfare. Spring International Publishing.
  • Mayaka, T.B., Koh‐Dimbot, J.P., and Keith‐Diagne, L.W. 2019. Occurrence patterns of African manatees, conflicts with humans, and local perception in the Southern Korup Area, Cameroon. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29(10): 1801-1813.
  • Powell, J.A., Scolardi, K.M. and Keith-Diagne, L. 2019. Sirenians. In Cochran, J. Kirk; Bokuniewicz, J. Henry; Yager, L. Patricia (eds.) Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition, vol.[2], pp. 641-650. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Reynolds, J.E. III, J.A. Powell, L.W. Keith Diagne, S. Barton, and K. Scolardi. 2017. Manatees. In W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig and J.G.M. Thewissen eds. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, third edition. Academic Press.
  • Takoukam, A.K., D.G.E. Gomes, M.V. Hoyer, L.W. Keith-Diagne, R.K. Bonde, and R. Francis-Floyd. 2021. African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) habitat suitability at Lake Ossa, Cameroon using trophic state models and predictions of submerged aquatic vegetation. Ecology and Evolution 11(19): 13068-13080.
  • Takoukam, A., D. Gomes, C. Beck, L.W. Keith-Diagne, M. Hunter, R. Francis-Floyd, and R. Bonde. 2021. Diet composition of the African manatee: spatial and temporal variation within the Sanaga River Watershed, Cameroon. 2021. Ecology and Evolution 11(20): DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8254

Turtle & Tortoise Publications

Please view our turtle and tortoise publications at the African Chelonian Institute website.

African Cetacean Publications

  • McGowen, M.R., K.R. Murphy, I. Ndong, C.W. Potter and L.W. Keith-Diagne. 2020. The complete mitochondrial genome of the critically endangered Atlantic humpback dolphin, Sousa teuszii (Kükenthal, 1892). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 5:1, 257-259, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2019.1700196


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