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The following is a list of peer-reviewed scientific publications and theses from research projects in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. Abstracts and full text of some papers are provided as well as links to publishers. All publication material is copyrighted.
 
 

Amgalanbaatar, S. and R. Reading. 2000. Altai argali. Pp. 5-9, in: Endangered Animals: Conflicting Issues, Reading, R. and B. Miller (eds.). Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, USA. [publisher]

Amgalanbaatar, S., R. Reading, and J. Ganchimeg. 2000. Concerns about the effective management and conservation of Argali sheep in Mongolia. Pp. 16 – 20, in: Strategic Planning for Conservation of Mongolian Argali Sheep (Ovis ammon). Mongolian Ministry for Nature and Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature – Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (in Mongolian).

Amgalanbaatar, S., R. Reading, S. Dulamtseren, Y. Onon, S. Tumentsetseg, and N. Batsukh. 2002. Assessment of argali sheep (Ovis ammon) distribution in Mongolia using GIS. Proceedings of the Institute of Biology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Mammalogical Studies in Mongolia and Its Adjacent Territories) 24:26-34 (In Mongolian).

Amgalanbaatar, S., R. Reading, B. Lhagvasuren, and N. Batsukh. 2002. Argali sheep (Ovis ammon) trophy hunting in Mongolia. Pirineos 157:129-150. [abstract]

Amgalanbaatar, S., O. Shagdarsuren, R. Reading, and Y. Onon. 2006. Pasture overlap between argali sheep and livestock in state border area of Uvs Province.  Pp. 88-92, in: Natural conditions, reserves, and biodiversity of the Mongolian Altai-Sayan Ecoregion.  D. Dash (Ed.).  Altai-Sayan UNDP-GEF Project, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (in Mongolian).

Amgalanbaatar, S., O. Shagdarsuren, R. Reading, and Yo. Onon.  2006.  Collared argali movement and home ranges in Bokhmoron Soum of Uvs Aimag.  Pp. 93-97, in: Natural conditions, reserves, and biodiversity of the Mongolian Altai-Sayan Ecoregion, D. Dash (ed.).  Altai-Sayan UNDP-GEF Project, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (in Mongolian).

Amgalanbaatar, S. and R. Reading. 2003. Argali sheep conservation and research activities in Mongolia. Pp. 14-16, in: Mongolia: Biodiversity at a Crossroads, Biodiversity at a Crossroads. Biodiversity Briefings from Northern Asia 2(1).

Batbayar, N., R. Reading, D. Kenny, T. Natsagdorj, and P. Won Kee. 2008. Migration and movement patterns of cinereous vultures in Mongolia. Falco 32:5-7.

Buyandelger, S. 2008. Diet components of red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and corsac fox (V. corsac) in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia. M.S. Thesis, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (in Mongolian). [PDF]

Dulamtseren, S., S. Shar, J. Murdoch, R. Reading, J. Gantulga, D. Usukhjargal, and S. Buyandelger. 2009. Notes on the distribution of Marbled Polecat (Vormela peregusna Guldenstaedt, 1770) in Mongolia. Small Carnivore Conservation 40:29-32. [abstract] [publisher]

Feh, C., N. Shah, M. Rowan, R. Reading, and S. Goyal.  2002.  Status and action plan for the Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus). Pp. 62-71, in: Equids: Zebras, asses and horses. Status survey and conservation action plan, P. D. Moehlman (ed.).  IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Jackson, D., J. Murdoch, and B. Mandakh. 2006. Habitat classification using Landsat 7ETM+ imagery of the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve and surrounding areas in Dornogobi and Dundgobi aimags, Mongolia. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 4:33-40. [abstract] [publisher]

Johnstad, M. and R. Reading. 2003. Mongolia’s protected areas system. In: Mongolia: Biodiversity at a Crossroads, Biodiversity at a Crossroads. Pp. 8-11, in: Biodiversity Briefings from Northern Asia  2(1).

Kenny, D. and R. Reading. 2001. Field research into argali. International Zoo News 48:257-258. [abstract] [publisher]

Kenny, D., N. Batbayar, P. Tsolmonjav, M. Willis, J. Azua, and R. Reading. In press. Dispersal of Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) Fledglings from the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia. Vulture News.

Kenny, D., R. Reading, S. Amgalanbaatar, and G. Wingard. 2001. The feasibility of immobilizing and radio-collaring free-ranging argali sheep (Ovis ammon) in Mongolia. Caprinae November:1-3.

Kenny, D., A. DeNicola, S. Amgalanbaatar, Z. Namshir, G. Wingard, and R. Reading. 2008. Successful field capture techniques for free-ranging argali sheep (Ovis ammon) in Mongolia. Zoo Biology 27:137-144. [abstract] [publisher]

Kenny, D. and R. P. Reading. 2001. The first argali. Zoo Review Spring: 6-7.

Lhagvasuren, B., S. Dulamtseren, L. Amgalan, D. Mallon, G. Schaller, R. Reading, and H. Mix. 1999. Status and conservation of antelopes in Mongolia. Scientific Research of the Institute of Biological Sciences 1: 96-108.

Mallon, D., S. Dulamtseren, A. Bold, R. Reading, and S. Amgalanbaatar. 1997. Mongolia.  Pp. 193-201, in: Wild Sheep and Goats and Their Relatives: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Caprinae, D. M. Shackleton (ed.) and the IUCN/SSC Caprinae Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Murdoch, J., S. Buyandelger, and R. P. Reading. 2010. Estimates of toad-headed agama density in three steppe habitats of Mongolia. Erforschung Biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 11:383-389.

Murdoch, J., and S. Buyandelger. 2010. An account of badger diet in an arid steppe region of Mongolia. Journal of Arid Environments 74:1348-1350s. [abstract] [publisher]

Murdoch, J., T. Munkhzul, S. Buyandelger, and C. Sillero-Zubiri. 2010. Survival and cause-specific mortality of corsac and red foxes in Mongolia. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:59-64.[abstract] [publisher]

Murdoch, J., S. Buyandelger, and B. Cypher. 2009. Patterns of seed occurrence in corsac and red fox diets in Mongolia. Journal of Arid Environments 73:381-384. [abstract] [publisher]

Murdoch, J., T. Munkhzul, S. Buyandelger, and R. Reading. 2009. Biotope of corsac fox and red fox in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 5:7-12. [abstract] [publisher]

Murdoch, J., T. Munkhzul, S. Buyandelger, and R. Reading. 2009. Body size and sexual dimorphism among a population of corsac and red foxes in central Mongolia. Mammalia 73:72-75. [publisher]

Murdoch, J., T. Munkhzul, S. Buyandelger, R. Reading, and C. Sillero-Zubiri. 2009. The Siberian marmot as a keystone species? Observations and implications of burrow use by corsac foxes in Mongolia. Oryx 43:431-434. [abstract] [publisher]

Murdoch, J., T. Munkhzul, S. Buyandelger, R. Reading, and C. Sillero-Zubiri. 2010. Seasonal food habits of corsac and red foxes in Mongolia and the potential for competition. Mammalian Biology 75:36-44. [abstract]

Murdoch, J., T. Munkhzul, and R. Reading. 2006. Pallas' cat ecology and conservation in the semi-desert steppes of Mongolia. Cat News 45:18-19. [publisher]

Murdoch, J., T. Munkhzul, S. Amgalanbaatar, and R. Reading. 2006. Checklist of mammals in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 4:69-74. [abstract] [publisher]

Murdoch, J., B. Sodnompil, S. Buyandelger, D. Kenny, and R. Reading. 2006. Ecology of the Daurian hedgehog (Hemiechinus dauuricus) in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia: preliminary findings. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 4:25-32. [abstract] [publisher]

Murdoch, J. 2009. Competition and niche separation between corsac and red foxes in Mongolia. Doctor of Philosophy dissertation, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. [abstract]

Murdoch, J. and R. Reading. 2005. Conserving the elusive Pallas’ cat. Zoo Review Spring: 16-17.

Murdoch J. D., R. P. Reading, and T. Munkhzul. 2006. Conserving Pallas’ cats in Dornogobi, Mongolia. Pp. 15-18, in: North American Felid Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) 2006 Annual Report. Edited by W. F. Swanson and N. Flecthall, Felid TAG official website (www.felidtag.org).

Onolragchaa, G. 2011. Studies on the Food Habits of Lesser Kestrels (Falco naumanni Fleischer, 1818) in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. M.S. Thesis. Mongolian State University of Education, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (In Mongolian).

Onon. Y., S. Amgalanbaatar, and R. Reading. 2002. Influence of winter on the argali population of Ikh Nart.  Proceedings of the Institute of Biology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Mammalogical Studies in Mongolia and Its Adjacent Territories) 24:111-119 (In Mongolian).

Onon, Y., S. Amgalanbaatar, R. Reading, and J. Ganchimeg. 2002. Behavior and home range of argali sheep (Ovis ammon L., 1758).  Proceedings of the Biological Institute of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences 23: 81-88 (In Mongolian).

Reading, R. P., D. Kenny, J. Azua, T. Garrett, M. J. Willis, and P. Tsolmonjav. 2010. Ecology of Eurasian black vultures (Aegypius monachus) in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia. Erforschung Biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 11: 177-188.

Reading, R. P., D. Kenny, S. Batdorj, and J. Murdoch. 2010. Comparative morphology of two sympatric species of hedgehog in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia. Erforschung Biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 11:323-328.

Reading, R., D. Bedunah, and S. Amgalanbaatar. 2010. Conserving Mongolia's grasslands, with challenges, opportunities, and lessons for North America's Great Plains. Great Plains Research 20:85-107. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R. P., S. Amgalanbaatar, D. Kenny, A. DeNicola, and E. Tuguldur. 2009. Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica) home ranges in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia: preliminary findings. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 5:29-37. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R. P., D. Kenny, S. Amgalanbaatar, A. DeNicola, and G. Wingard. 2009.  Argali Lamb (Ovis ammon) morphometric measurements and survivorship in Mongolia.  Mammalia 73:98-104.

Reading, R., M. Johnstad, S. Amgalanbaatar, Z. Batjargal, and H. Mix. 1999. Expanding Mongolia’s system of protected areas. Natural Areas Journal 19:211-222. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., H. Mix, B. Lhagvasuren, C. Feh, D. Kane, S. Dulamtseren, and S. Enkhbold.  2001.  Status and distribution of khulan (Equus hemionus) in Mongolia.  Journal of Zoology (London) 254:381-389. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., H. Mix, E. Blumer, S. Amgalanbaatar, T. Galbaatar, G. Wingard, T. Tuya, M. Johnstad, Z. Namshir, and B. Lhagvasuren. 2002. Wild ungulate conservation in Mongolia.  Proceedings of the Institute of Biology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Mammalogical Studies in Mongolia and Its Adjacent Territories) 24:120-132.

Reading, R., D. Bedunah, and S. Amgalanbaatar.  2006.  Conserving biodiversity on Mongolian rangelands: Implications for protected area development and pastoral uses.  Pp 1-17, in: D. Bedunah, E. McArthur, M. Fernandez-Gimenez (Comps.) Rangelands of Central Asia: Transformations, Issues and Future Challenges. 2004 January 27; Salt Lake City, UT. RMRS-P-39. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., D. Kenny, G. Wingard, B. Mandakh, and B. Steinhauer-Burkart. 2006. Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve: Argali Stronghold. Nature-Guide No. 4, Mongolia. ECO Nature Edition Steinhauer-Burkart OHG, Oberaula, Germany (English & Mongolian editions).

Reading, R., J. Wingard, and S. Amgalanbaatar. 2005. Trophy hunting of argali: An example of unsustainable legal and illegal hunting and trade.  P. 12, in: Going, going, gone…The illegal trade in wildlife in East and Southeast Asia. The World Bank, Environment and Social Development East Asia and Pacific Region Discussion Paper, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Reading, R., S. Amgalanbaatar, D. Kenny, and B. Dashdemberel. 2005. Cinereous vulture nesting ecology in Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve, Mongolia. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 3. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., S. Amgalanbaatar, and H. Mix. 1998. Recent Conservation Activities for Argali (Ovis ammon) in Mongolia - Part 1. Caprinae News August: 1-3. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., S. Amgalanbaatar, and H. Mix. 1999. Recent Conservation Activities for Argali (Ovis ammon) in Mongolia, Part 2. Caprinae News January:1-4. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., S. Amgalanbaatar, H. Mix, and B. Lhagvasuren. 1997. Argali Ovis ammon surveys in Mongolia’s South Gobi. Oryx 31: 285-294. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., S. Amgalanbaatar, and G. Wingard. 2001. Argali Sheep Conservation and Research Activities in Mongolia. Open Country 3:25-32. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., S. Amgalanbaatar, G. Wingard, D. Kenny, and A. DeNicola. 2005. Ecology of argali in Ikh Nartiin Chuluu, Dornogobi Aymag. Erforschung Biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 9:77-89. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., S. Amgalanbaatar, D. Kenny, Y. Onon, Z. Namshir, and A. DeNicola. 2003. Argali ecology in Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve: Preliminary Findings. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 1:3-14. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R., S. Amgalanbaatar, J. Murdoch, G. Wingard, and D. Kenny. 2007. Working to conserve Mongolia's natural heritage. In: Proceedings of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference, September 17-20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia (T. Lewthwaite, ed.). AZA, Bethesda, Maryland. [abstract] [publisher]

Reading, R. P. 1995. Conserving Biodiversity in Mongolia. Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative News 8: 4-7.

Reading, R. P. 1997. Mongolia’s biodiversity. Zoogoer 26(5):23-27.

Reading, R. P. 2000. Excerpts from a field biologist’s journal: Argali sheep research in Mongolia. Zoo Review Summer: 10-13.

Reading, R. P., A. Bräunlich and H. Mix. 2011 (In press). Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus: First record for Mongolia. Birding Asia 15.

Reading, R. P. and D. Kenny. 2006. Conservation in Mongolia: The Denver Zoo’s Mongolian Wildlife Conservation Program. Communiqué May: 10-12.

Reading, R. P. and D. Kenny. 2007. Denver Zoo’s Mongolian Wildlife Conservation. Connect Special Conservation Issue: 24-27.

Reading, R. P., D. Kenny, and B. Steinhauer-Burkart. 2011. Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, 2nd Edition. Nature-Guide No. 4, Mongolia. ECO Nature Edition Steinhauer-Burkart OHG, Oberaula, Germany.

Reading, R. P., S. Harris, and A. Bräunlich. 2011 (In press). Rufous-bellied woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus: First record for Mongolia. Birding Asia 15.

Singh, N. J., S. Amgalanbaatar, and R. P. Reading. 2010. Temporal dynamics of group size and sexual segregation in Ibex. Erforschung Biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 11: 315-322.

Singh, N. J., S. Amgalanbaatar, and R. P. Reading. 2010. Grouping patterns of argali in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 8(2): 7-13.

Tserenbataa, T. 2003. Population genetic study of argali sheep (Ovis ammon) in Mongolia: Implications for conservation. M.S. Thesis. Department of Biology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. [abstract]

Tserenbataa, T., R. Reading, R. Ramey II, O. Ryder, T. Zhanchiv, and K. Tumennasan. 2003. New perspectives on the subspecies, population structure, and conservation of Mongolian argali sheep (Ovis ammon). Proceedings of the Institute of Biology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mammalogical Studies in Mongolia and Its Adjacent Territories 24:141-158. [abstract] [publisher]

Tserenbataa, T., R. Ramey II, O. Ryder, T. Quinn, and R. Reading. 2004. A population genetic comparison of argali sheep (Ovis ammon) in Mongolia using the ND5 gene of mtDNA; Implications for conservation. Molecular Ecology 13:1333-1339. [abstract] [publisher]

Tuguldur, E. 2008. Ecology of Siberian Ibex (Capra Sibirica) in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia. M.S. Thesis, Mongolian State University of Education, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (in Mongolian). [PDF]

Wingard, G. J., R. B. Harris, S. Amgalanbaatar, and R. P. Reading. 2011. Estimating abundance of mountain ungulates incorporating imperfect detection: Argali in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Wildlife Biology 17(1): 93 – 101.

Wingard, G. 2005. Seasonal food habits of argali and dietary overlap with domestic livestock in Mongolia. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. [abstract] [publisher]

Wingard, G. J., R. B. Harris, D. H. Pletscher, D. J. Bedunah, B. Mandakh, S. Amgalanbaatar, and R. P. Reading. 2011. Argali food habits and dietary overlap with domestic livestock in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia. Journal of Arid Environments 75:138-145.

Young, J. K., K. Olson, R. P. Reading, S. Amgalanbaatar, and J. Berger. 2011. Is wildlife going to the dogs? Impacts of feral and free-roaming dogs on wildlife populations. BioScience 61:125-132.

Zahler, P., B. Lhagasuren, R. Reading, J. Wingard, S. Amgalanbaatar, S. Gombobaatar, N. W. H. Barton, and Y. Onon.  2004.  Illegal and unsustainable wildlife hunting and trade in Mongolia.  Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 2:23-32. [abstract] [publisher]

 

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