Papers

Canessa, S., Trask, A.E., and Ewen, J.G. (accepted). Mind the gap (between assessing risks and prioritizing management). NeoBiota.

Valenzuela-Sánchez, A., Wilber, M., Canessa, S., Bacigalupe, L., Muths, E., Schmidt, B.R., Cunningham, A.A., Ozgul, A., Johnson, P., and Cayuela, H. (in press). Why disease ecology needs life-history theory: a host perspective. Ecology Letters.

Trask, A.E., Ferrie, G.M., Wang, J., Newland, S., Canessa, S., Moehrenschlager, A., Laut, M., Barnhart Duenas, L., and Ewen J.G. (2021). Multiple life-stage inbreeding depression impacts demography and extinction risk in an extinct-in-the-wild species. Scientific Reports 11:682.

Bozzuto, C., Schmidt, B.R., and Canessa, S. (2020) Active responses to outbreaks of infectious wildlife diseases: objectives, strategies and constraints determine feasibility and success. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287: 20202475.

McMurdo Hamilton, T., Canessa, S., Clarke, K., Gleeson, P., Mackenzie, F., Makan, T., Moses-Te Kani, G., Oliver, S., Parker, K., and Ewen, J.G. (accepted). Applying a values-based decision process to facilitate co-management of threatened species in Aotearoa New Zealand. Conservation Biology.

Greener, M., Verbrugghe, E., Kelly, M., Blooi, M., Beukema, W., Canessa, S., […], and Martel, A. (2020). Presence of low virulence chytrid fungi could protect European amphibians from more deadly strains. Nature Communications 11: 5393.

Trask, A., Canessa, S., Moehrenschlager, A., Newland, S., Medina, S. and Ewen, J.G. (2020). Extinct-in-the-wild species’ last stand. Science 369(6503): 516.

Ferrière, C., Zuël, N., Ewen, J.G., Jones, C.G., Tatayah, V. and Canessa, S. (2020). Assessing the risks of changing ongoing management of endangered species. Animal Conservation (in press).

Canessa, S. (2020). Book review: The Ark and Beyond – The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation. Invited review for Quarterly Review of Biology 95(1): 93.

Martel, A., Vila-Escalé, M., Fernández-Guiberteau, D., Martinez-Silvestre, A., Canessa, S., […], Pasmans, F. (2020). Integral chain management of wildlife diseases. Conservation Letters 13(2): e12707.

Canessa, S.*, Taylor, G.*, Clarke, R.H., Ingwersen, D., Vandersteen, J., and Ewen, J.G. (2019). Risk aversion and uncertainty create a conundrum for planning recovery of a critically endangered species. Conservation Science and Practice 2(2): e138.

Canessa, S., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Stark, T., […] Schmidt, B.R., and Garner, T.W.J. (2019). Conservation decisions under pressure: lessons from an exercise in rapid response to wildlife disease. Conservation Science and Practice 2(1): e141.

Hermoso, V., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Canessa, S., and Brotons, L. (2019). Four ideas to boost EU conservation policy as 2020 nears. Environmental Research Letters 14(10): 101001.

Hermoso, V., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Canessa, S. and Brotons, L. (2019). Realising the potential of Natura 2000 to achieve EU conservation goals as 2020 approaches. Scientific Reports 9: 16087.

Thomas, V., Wang, Y., Van Rooij, P., Verbrugghe, E., […], Canessa, S., Martel, A. and Pasmans, F. (2019). Mitigating Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia 40(2019): 265-290.

Canessa, S., Ottonello, D., Rosa, G., Salvidio, S., Grasselli, E. and Oneto, F. (2019). Adaptive management of species recovery programs: a real-world application for an endangered amphibian. Biological Conservation 236: 202-210.

Canessa, S., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Martel, A. and Pasmans, F. (2019). Mitigation of amphibian disease requires a stronger connection between research and management. Biological Conservation 236: 236-242.

Vandeputte, J., Martel, A., Canessa, S., van Rysselberghe, N., de Zutter, L., Heyndrickx, M., Haesebrouck, F., Pasmans. F. and Garmyn, A. (2019). Reducing Campylobacter jejuni colonization in broiler chickens by in-feed supplementation with hyperimmune egg yolk antibodies. Scientific Reports 9:8931.

Canessa, S., Morán-Ordóñez, A., and Hermoso, V. (2019). Brexit: EU conservation suffers too. Nature 568: 316.

Scheele, B.C., Pasmans, F., Skerratt, L.F. […] and Canessa, S. (2019). Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity. Science 363(6434): 1459.

Canessa, S., Bozzuto, C., Pasmans, F., and Martel, A. (2019). Quantifying the burden of managing wildlife diseases in multiple host species. Conservation Biology 33(5): 1131-1140.

Bozzuto, C., Canessa, S. (2019). Impact of seasonal cycles on host-pathogen dynamics and disease mitigation for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Global Ecology and Conservation, 17, e00551.

Fogell, D.J., Groombridge, J.J., Tollington, S., Canessa, S., Henshaw, S., Jones, C.G., Greenwood, A. and Ewen, J.G. (2019). Hygiene and biosecurity protocols reduce infection prevalence but do not improve fledging success in an endangered parrot. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 4779.

Hermoso, V., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Canessa, S., and Brotons, L. (2019). A dynamic strategy for EU conservation. Science 363, 592-593.

Morán-Ordóñez, A., Canessa, S., Bota, G., Brotons, L., Herrando, S. and Hermoso, V. (2018). Efficiency of species survey networks can be improved by integrating different monitoring schemes in a spatial prioritization design. Conservation Letters 11, e12591.

Pasmans, F., Canessa, S. and Martel, A. (2018). The eye of the storm: silent infections driving amphibian declines. Animal Conservation 21, 102-103.

Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Stegen, G., Bogaerts, S., Canessa, S., Steinfartz, S., Janssen, N., Bosman, W., Pasmans, F. and Martel, A. (2018). Post-epizootic salamander persistence in a disease-free refugium suggests poor dispersal ability of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Scientific Reports 8, 3800.

Zhiyong, Y., Martel, A., Wu, J., Van Praet, S., Canessa, S. and Pasmans, F. (2018). Widespread occurrence of an emerging fungal pathogen in heavily traded Chinese urodelan species. Conservation Letters. DOI 10.1111/conl.12436

Canessa, S., Bozzuto, C., Grant, E.H.C., Cruickshank, S., Fisher, M., Koella, J., Lotters, S., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Scheele, B., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Steinfartz, S., and Schmidt, B.R. (2018). Decision making for mitigating wildlife diseases: from theory to practice for an emerging fungal pathogen of amphibians. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, 1987-1996.

Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A.*,  Canessa, S.*, Martel, A., and Pasmans, F. (2017). Fragile co-existence of a global chytrid pathogen with amphibian populations is mediated by environment and demography. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284, 20171444.

Canessa, S., Maggesi, M., Salvidio, S., and Grasselli, E. (2017). Validation and cost-effectiveness of an alternative method to quantify Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in amphibian samples using real-time PCR. Rend. Fis. Acc. Lincei 28, 687–692.

Taylor, G., Canessa, S., Clarke, R.H., Ingwersen, D., Armstrong, D.P., Seddon, P.J., and Ewen, J.G. (2017). Is reintroduction biology an effective applied science? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32(11), 873-880.

Mahu, M., Boyen, F., Canessa, S., Marchan, J.Z., Haesebrouck, F., Martel, A., and Pasmans, F. (2017). An avirulent Brachyspira hyodysenteriae strain elicits intestinal IgA and slows down spread of swine dysentery. Veterinary Research 2017, 48:59.

Stegen, G., Pasmans, F., Schmidt, B.R., Rouffaer, L.O., Van Praet, S., Schaub, M., Canessa, S., Laudelout, A., Kinet, T., Adriaensen, C., Haesebrouck, F., Bert, W., Bossuyt, F., and Martel, A. (2017). Drivers of salamander extirpation mediated by Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Nature 544, 353-356.

Grant, E.H.C., Muths, E., Katz, R., Canessa, S., Adams, M. et al. (2017). Using decision analysis to support proactive management of emerging infectious wildlife diseases. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15(4), 214-221.

Canessa, S. (2017). No conservation without representation? Linked decisions and priority setting in amphibian ex situ programmes. Animal Conservation 20, 124-125.

Canessa, S., Genta,  P., Jesu, R., Lamagni, L., Oneto, F., Salvidio, S. and Ottonello, D. (2016). Challenges of monitoring reintroduction outcomes: insights from the conservation breeding program of an endangered turtle in Italy. Biological Conservation 204, 128-133.

Chauvenet, A.L.M., Canessa, S. and Ewen, J.G. (2016). Setting objectives and defining the success of reintroductions. In Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations, eds D.S. Jachowski, J.J. Millspaugh, Angermeier P.L. and R. Slotow. University of California Press.

Canessa, S., Guillera-Arroita, G., Lahoz-Monfort, J.J., Southwell, D.M., Armstrong, D.P., Chadès, I., Lacy, R.C. and Converse, S.J. (2016). Adaptive management for improving species conservation across the captive-wild spectrum. Biological Conservation 199, 123-131.

Canessa, S., Ewen, J.G., West, M., McCarthy, M.A. and Walshe, T.V. (2016). Stochastic dominance to account for uncertainty and risk attitude in conservation decisions. Conservation Letters 9(4): 260-266.

Canessa, S., Converse, S.J., West, M., Clemann, N., Gillespie, G., McFadden, M., Silla, A.J., Parris, K.M. and McCarthy, M.A. (2016). Planning for ex-situ conservation in the face of uncertainty. Conservation Biology 30(3): 599-609.

Heard, G.W., Canessa, S. and Parris, K.M. (2015). Interspecific variation in the phenology of advertisement calling in a temperate Australian frog community. Ecology and Evolution 5(18): 3927-3938.

Canessa, S., Guillera-Arroita, G., Lahoz-Monfort, J.J., Southwell, D.M., Armstrong, D.P., Chadès, I., Lacy, R.C. and Converse, S.J. (2015). When do we need more data? A primer on calculating the value of information for applied ecologists. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6(10): 1219-1228.

Ewen, J.G., Walker, L., Canessa, S. and Groombridge, J. (2015). Improving supplementary feeding in species conservation. Conservation Biology 29(2): 341-349.

Canessa, S., Heard, G.W., Robertson, P. and Sluiter, I.R.K. (2015). Dealing with trade-offs in destructive sampling designs for occupancy surveys. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120340. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120340

Canessa, S. (2015) Structured decision making for designing complex release strategies. In Advances in reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna, eds D.P. Armstrong, M.W. Hayward, D. Moro, P.J. Seddon. CSIRO Press, Melbourne

Ewen, J.G., Sainsbury, A.W., Jackson, B. and Canessa, S. (2015) Disease risk management in reintroductions. In Advances in reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna, eds D.P. Armstrong, M.W. Hayward, D. Moro, P.J. Seddon. CSIRO Press, Melbourne.

Ewen, J.G., Soorae, P.S. and Canessa, S. (2014). Reintroduction objectives, decisions and outcomes: global perspectives from the herpetofauna. Animal Conservation, 17(S1): 74-81.

Canessa, S., Hunter, D., McFadden, M., Marantelli, G. and McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Optimal release strategies for cost-effective reintroductions. Journal of Applied Ecology 51(4): 1107-1115. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12253

Editor’s Choice for Issue 51, August 2014 (read here).

Canessa, S., Martel, A. and Pasmans, F. (2014). Designing screening protocols for amphibian disease that account for imperfect and variable capture rates of individuals. Ecological Applications, 24(5): 1204-1212. DOI: 10.1890/13-0103.1

Canessa, S. and Parris, K.M. (2013). Multi-scale, direct and indirect effects of the urban stream syndrome on amphibian communities in streamsPLoS ONE 8(7): e70262. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0070262

Canessa, S., Martel, A. and Pasmans, F. (2013). No detection of chytrid in first systematic screening of Bombina variegata pachypus (Anura: Bombinatoridae) in Liguria, northern Italy. Acta Herpetologica, 8(1): 59-63.

Canessa, S., Oneto, F., Ottonello, D., Arillo, A. and Salvidio, S. (2013). Land abandonment may reduce disturbance and affect the breeding sites of an endangered amphibian in northern Italy. Oryx, 47(2): 280-287. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605311001542

Featured by the blog of the Society for Conservation Biology, European Section (read here).

Canessa, S., Piana, P. and Belfiore, F. (2013). Bombina variegata pachypus: cannibalistic oophagy. Herpetological Review, 44(1): 119-120.

Canessa, S., Heard, G. W., Parris, K. M. and McCarthy, M. A. (2012). Integrating variability in detection probabilities when designing wildlife surveys: a case study of amphibians from south-eastern Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(3): 729-744. DOI 10.1007/s10531-011-0211-0

Arillo, A., Braida, L., Canessa, S., Ferravante, C., Oneto, F., Ottonello, D. and Salvidio, S. (2011). Azioni di salvaguardia di Bombina pachypus (Bonaparte, 1838) in Liguria. In: “Atti IV convegno salvaguardia anfibi (Idro 2011)”, Pianura, 27: 171-173.  Link (Italian)

Arillo, A., Braida, L., Canessa, S., Oneto, F., Ottonello, D. and Raineri, A. (2009). Problematiche di conservazione delle popolazioni di Bombina pachypus (Bonaparte, 1838) in Liguria. Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova, 71: 89. Link (Italian)