Melissa Schmitt
Melissa Schmitt
University of Mpumalanga, University of California Santa Barbara, & South African Environmental
Verified email at ucsb.edu
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Zebra reduce predation risk in mixed-species herds by eavesdropping on cues from giraffe
MH Schmitt, K Stears, AM Shrader
Behavioral Ecology 27 (4), 1073-1077, 2016
372016
African elephants use plant odours to make foraging decisions across multiple spatial scales
MH Schmitt, A Shuttleworth, D Ward, AM Shrader
Animal Behaviour 141, 17-27, 2018
342018
Determining the relative importance of dilution and detection for zebra foraging in mixed-species herds
MH Schmitt, K Stears, CC Wilmers, AM Shrader
Animal Behaviour 96, 151-158, 2014
342014
Incorporating secondary metabolites, tannin-binding proteins, and diet breadth into carrying-capacity models for African elephants
MH Schmitt, D Ward, AM Shrader
Ecological Modelling 332, 8-18, 2016
182016
Plant volatiles are a salient cue for foraging mammals: elephants target preferred plants despite background plant odour
C McArthur, PB Finnerty, MH Schmitt, A Shuttleworth, AM Shrader
Animal Behaviour 155, 199-216, 2019
142019
The role of volatile plant secondary metabolites as pre‐ingestive cues and potential toxins dictating diet selection by African elephants
MH Schmitt, A Shuttleworth, AM Shrader, D Ward
Oikos 129 (1), 24-34, 2020
132020
A research agenda for the restoration of tropical and subtropical grasslands and savannas
E Buisson, A Fidelis, GE Overbeck, IB Schmidt, G Durigan, TP Young, ...
Restoration Ecology 29, e13292, 2021
122021
The influences of plant secondary metabolites on the foraging behaviour and carrying capacities of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana.
MH Schmitt
92017
Salivary tannin-binding proteins: A foraging advantage for goats?
MH Schmitt, D Ward, AM Shrader
Livestock Science 234, 103974, 2020
82020
Sweet tooth: Elephants detect fruit sugar levels based on scent alone
O Nevo, MH Schmitt, M Ayasse, K Valenta
Ecology and evolution 10 (20), 11399-11407, 2020
52020
Are there phylogenetic differences in salivary tannin‐binding proteins between browsers and grazers, and ruminants and hindgut fermenters?
D Ward, MH Schmitt, AM Shrader
Ecology and Evolution 10 (19), 10426-10439, 2020
52020
Mixed-species herding levels the landscape of fear
K Stears, MH Schmitt, CC Wilmers, AM Shrader
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287 (1922), 20192555, 2020
52020
The sensory ecology of fear: African elephants show aversion to olfactory predator signals
K Valenta, MH Schmitt, M Ayasse, O Nevo
Conservation Science and Practice 3 (2), e333, 2021
32021
Shared Insights across the Ecology of Coral Reefs and African Savannas: Are Parrotfish Wet Wildebeest?
DE Burkepile, MH Schmitt, K Stears, MK Donovan, DI Thompson
BioScience 70 (8), 647-658, 2020
32020
Megaherbivore browsers vs. tannins: is being big enough?
MH Schmitt, AM Shrader, D Ward
Oecologia 194 (3), 383-390, 2020
12020
Hippopotamus movements structure the spatiotemporal dynamics of an active anthrax outbreak
K Stears, MH Schmitt, WC Turner, DJ McCauley, EA Muse, H Kiwango, ...
Ecosphere 12 (6), e03540, 2021
2021
Browser Population–Woody Vegetation Relationships in Savannas: From Bites to Landscapes
MH Schmitt, AM Shrader
Savanna Woody Plants and Large Herbivores, 245-278, 2019
2019
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