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Michael Austin Mole

Michael Austin Mole
MAP Scientific Services

MSc Zoology

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Additional affiliations
August 2017 - present
MAP Scientific Services
Position
  • Co-founder and senior ecologist
June 2016 - August 2017
University of Pretoria
Position
  • Research Assistant
March 2015 - May 2016
South Africa Government
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
January 2012 - December 2015
University of Pretoria
Field of study
  • Zoology
January 2008 - December 2010
University of Pretoria
Field of study
  • Zoology

Publications

Publications (7)
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Most of southern Africa's elephants inhabit environments where environmental temperatures exceed body temperature, but we do not know how elephants respond to such environments. We evaluated the relationships between apparent thermoregulatory behaviour and environmental, skin and core temperatures for tame savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana) tha...
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To conserve body water, mammals may reduce evaporative water loss by storing heat, allowing core body temperature to rise more than usual during the day, and to fall more than usual during the cooler night, so demonstrating heterothermy. It has been proposed that elephants are heterothermic, but body temperature never has been measured in elephants...
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Migration is an important, but threatened ecological process. Conserving migration requires the maintenance of functional connectivity across sufficiently large areas. Therefore, we need to know if, where and why species migrate. Elephants are highly mobile and can travel long distances but we do not know if they migrate. Here, we analysed the move...
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African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are well-studied and inhabit diverse landscapes that are being transformed by both humans and natural forces. Most tools currently in use are limited in their ability to predict how elephants will respond to novel changes in the environment. Individual-, or agent-based modeling (ABM), may extend current method...
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White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are highly visual predators, leading to the hypothesis that the predation risk for foraging Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) might differ with ambient light conditions. This study investigated the relationship between environmental fluctuations of ambient light and the traversing behaviour of Ca...
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Anomalous pelage colourations are not uncommon amongst pinnipeds but have not been documented in sub-Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus tropicalis). Fur seals (Arctocephalus spp.) have been monitored on Marion Island since 1973, and as part of the long-term monitoring programme, any atypical sightings of fur seals were recorded. Fourteen sub-Antarc...

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