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Dr Benoît Goossens 


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Selected Publications

Miller J, Schilthuizen M, Burmester J, Van der Graaf l, Merckx V, Jocque M, Kessler P, Fayle T, Breeschoten T, Broeren R, Bouman R, Chua W, Feijen F, Fermont T, Groen K, Groen M, Kil N, De Laat H, Moerland M, Moncoquet C, Panjang E, Philip A, Roca-Eriksen R, Rooduijn B, Van Santen M, Swakman V, Evans M, Evans l, Love K, Joscelyne S, Tober A, Wilson H, Ambu L, Goossens B (2014) Dispatch from the field: ecology of ground-web-building spiders with description of a new species (Araneae, Shymphytognathidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1076.

Miller J, Schilthuizen M, Burmester J, Van Der Graaf L, Merckx V, Jocque M, Kessler P, Fayle T, Breeschoten T, Broeren R, Bouman R, Chua W, Feijen F, FermontERMONT T, GROEN K, GROEN M, KIL N, DE LAAT H, MOERLAND M, MONCOQUET C, PANJANG E, PHILIP A, ROCA-ERIKSEN R, ROODUIJN B, VAN SANTEN M, SWAKMAN V, EVANS M, EVANS L, LOVE K, JOSCELYNE S, TOBER A, WILSON H, AMBU L, GOOSSENS B, 2014. Dispatch from the field: ecology of ground-web-building spiders with description of a new species (Araneae, Shymphytognathidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1076.

Ancrenaz M, Sollmann R, Meijaard E, Hearn AJ, Ross J, Samejima H, Loken B, Cheyne SM, Stark DJ, Gardner PC, Goossens B, Mohamed A, Bohm T, Matsuda I, Nakabayasi M, Lee SK, Bernard H, Brodie J, Wich S, Fredriksson G, Hanya G, Harrison ME, Kanamori T, Kretzschmar P, Macdonald DW, Riger P, Spehar S, Ambu LN, Wilting A, 2014. Coming down from the trees: Is terrestrial activity in Bornean orangutans natural or disturbance driven? Scientific Reports 4: 4024

Robins JG, Ancrenaz M, Parker J, Goossens B, Ambu L, Walzer C, 2013. The release of northeast Bornean orangutans to Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia. Pp 215-221. In: Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013. Further case-studies from around the globe (Soorae PS ed). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and Abu Dhabi, UAE: Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi

Greminger MP, Stolting KN, Nater A, Goossens B, Arora N, Bruggmann R, Patrignani A, Nussberger B, Sharma R, Kraus RHS, Ambu LN, Singleton I, Chikhi L, Van Schaik CP, Krutzen M, 2014. Generation of SNP datasets for orangutan population genomics using improved reduced-representation sequencing and direct comparisons of SNP calling algorithms. BMC Genomics 15: 16

Roper KM, Scheumann M, Wiechert AK, Nathan SKSS, Goossens B, Owren MJ, Zimmermann E, 2014. Vocal acoustics in the endangered proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). American Journal of Primatology 76(2): 192-201

Munds RA, Ali R, Nijman V, Nekaris Kai, Goossens B (2013) Living together in the night: abundance and habitat use of sympatric and allopatric populations of slow lorises and tarsiers. Endangered Species Research 22: 269-277

Goossens B, Salgado-Lynn M, 2013. Advances and difficulties of molecular tools for carnivore conservation in the tropics. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 28: 43-53

Hing S, Othman N, Nathan SKSS, Fox M, Fisher M, Goossens B, 2013. First parasitological survey of endangered Bornean elephants Elephas maximus borneensis. Endangered Species Research 21(3): 223-230

Renaud A, Jamart A, Goossens B, Ross C, 2013. A longitudinal study on feeding behaviour and activity patterns of released chimpanzees in Conkouati-Douli National Park, Republic of Congo. Animals 3: 532-550

Goossens B, Salgado-Lynn M, Japning JRR, Ahmad AH, Payne J, Zainuddin ZZ, Nathan SKSS, Ambu L (2013) Genetic resource banking: the last stand for the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Oryx 47(3):340-3  

Sharma R, Goossens B, Kun-Rodrigues C, Teixeira T, Othman N, Boone JQ, Jue NK, Obergfell C, O'Neill RJ, Chikhi L, (2012) Two different high throughput sequencing approaches identify thousands of de novo genomic markers for a non-model species, the Bornean elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis). PLOS ONE 7(11) e49533

Sharma R, Arora N, Goossens B, Nater A, Morf N, Salmona J, Bruford MW, Van Schaik CP, Kruetzen M, Chikhi L, (2012) Effective population size dynamics and the demographic collapse of Bornean orang-utans. PLOS ONE 7(11): e49429

Wich S, Gaveau D, Abram N, Ancrenaz M, Baccini A, Brend S, Curran L, Delgado R, Erman A, Fredriksson G, Goossens B, Husson S, Lackman I, Marshall A, Naomi A, Molidena E, Nardiyono, Nurcahyo, Odom K, Panda A, Purnomo, Rafiastanto A, Ratnasari D, Santana A, Sapari I, van Schaik C, Siite J, Spehar S, Susanto E, Suyoko A, Tiju A, Usher G, Utami Atmoko SS, Willems E, Meijaard E (2012) Understanding the impacts of land-use policies on a threatened species: is there a future for the Bornean orang-utan? Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE 7(11): e49142

Estes JG, Othman N, Ismail S, Ancrenaz M, Goossens B, Ambu L, Estes A, Palmiotto P (2012) Assessing available elephant habitat and human-elephant conflict risk in the Lower Kinabatangan floodplain of Sabah, Malaysia. Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE 7(10): e44601

Gwilliams C, Preece A, Hardisty A, Goossens B, Ambu LN (2012) Local and global knowledge to improve the quality of sensed data. International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics 1(3): 177-193

Gregory SD, Brook BW, Goossens B, Ancrenaz M, Raymond A, Ambu LN, Fordham DA (2012) Long-term field data and climate-habitat models show that orangutan persistence depends on effective forest management and greenhouse gas mitigation. Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE 7(9): e43846

Gillespie GR, Ahmad E, Elahan B, Evans A, Ancrenaz M, Goossens B, Scroggie MP (2012) Conservation of amphibians in Borneo: relative value of secondary tropical forest and non-forest habitats. Biological Conservation 152: 136-144

Nietlisbach P, Arora N, Nater A, Goossens B, Van Schaik CP, Kruetzen M (2012) Heavily male-biased long distance dispersal of orang-utans (genus: Pongo), as revealed by Y chromosomal and mitochondrial genetic markers. Molecular Ecology 21(13): 3173-3186

Alfred R, Ahmad AH, Payne J, Williams C, Ambu LN, How PM, Goosens B (2012) Home range and ranging behaviour of Bornean elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) females. Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE 7(2): e31400

Stark D, Nijman V, Lhota S, Robins JG, Goossens B, (2012) Modeling population viability of local proboscis monkey Nasalis larvatus populations: conservation implications. Endangered Species Research 16: 31-43

Muya SM, Muigai AWT, Bruford MW, Osiemo ZB, Mwachiro E, Oita-Ouma B, Goossens B, (2011) Substantial molecular variation and low genetic structure in the Kenya’s black rhinoceros: implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics 12(6): 1575-1588

Nater A, Nietlisback P, Arora N, Van Schaik CP, Van Noordwijk M, Singleton I, Wich SA, Goossens B, Warren KS, Verschoor EJ, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Pamungkas J, Krutzen M (2011) New perspectives on phylogeographic patterns and population history of orangutans (Genus: Pongo), based on mtDNA and Y-chromosomal data. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(8): 2275-2288

Arora N, Nater A, Van Schaik C, Willems EP, Van Noordwijk M, Goossens B, Morf N, Bastian M, Knott C, Morrogh-Bernard H, Kuze N, Kanamori T, Pamungkas J, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Verschoor E, Warren K, Krutzen M (2010) The effects of Pleistocene glaciations and rivers on the population structure of Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA doi:10.1073/pnas.1010169107

Bruford MW, Ancrenaz M, Chikhi L, Lackman-Ancrenaz I, Andau M, Ambu L, Goossens B (2010) Projecting genetic diversity and population viability for the fragmented orang-utan population in the Kinabatangan floodplain, Sabah, Malaysia. Endangered Species Research 12: 249-261

Chikhi L, Sousa VC, Luisi P, Goossens B, Beaumont MA (2010) The confounding effects of population structure, genetic diversity and the sampling scheme on the detection and quantification of population size changes. Genetics 186: 983-995

Salgado-Lynn M, Stanton DWG, Sakong R, Cable J, Goossens B, Bruford MW (2010) Microsatellite markers for the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). Conservation Genetics Resources 2: 159-163

Le Hellaye Y, Goossens B, Jamart A, Curtis DJ (2010) Acquisition of fission-fusion social organization in a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) community released into the wild. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(3): 349-360

ZHAN X, TAO Y, LI M, ZHANG Z, GOOSSENS B, CHEN Y, WANG H, BRUFORD M, WEI F (2009) Accurate population size estimates are vital parameters for conserving the giant panda. Ursus 20(1): 56-62

ANDRES O, RONN A-C, BONHOMME M, KELLERMANN T, CROUAU-ROY B, DOXIADIS G, VERSCHOOR EJ, GOOSSENS B, DOMINGO-ROURA X, BRUFORD MW, BOSCH M, SYVANEN A-C (2008) A microarray system for Y-chromosomal and mitochondrial SNP analysis in chimpanzee populations.Molecular Ecology Notes 8(3): 529-539

COHAS A, YOCCOZ NG, BONENFANT C, GOOSSENS B, GENTON C, GALAN M, KEMPENAERS B, ALLAINE D (2008) The genetic similarity between pair members influences the frequency of extra-pair paternity in Alpine marmots, Marmotamarmota. Animal Behaviour76(1): 87-95

JALIL MF, CABLE J, SINYOR J, ANCRENAZ M, BRUFORD MW, GOOSSENS B (2008) Riverine effects on mitochondrial structure of Borneanorang-utans (Pongopygmaeus) at two spatial scales.Molecular Ecology17: 2898-2909

OTHMAN N, MARYATI M, AHMAD AH, NATHAN S, PIERSON HT, GOOSSENS B (2008) A preliminary study on the morphometrics of the Bornean elephant.Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 4(1): 109-113

JOHNSON MB, CLIFFORD SL, GOOSSENS B, NYAKAANA S, CURRAN B, WHITE LJT, WICKINGS EJ, BRUFORD MW (2007) Complex phylogeographic history of African elephants does not support a two-taxon model. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 244

SETCHELL JM, BEDJABAGA IB, GOOSSENS B, REED P, WICKINGS EJ, KNAPP LA (2007) Parasite prevalence, abundance and diversity in a semi-free ranging colony of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx).International Journal of Primatology 28(6): 1345-1362

Zhan XJ, Zhang ZJ, WuH, Goossens B, Li M, Jiang SW, Bruford MW, Wei F (2007) Molecular analysis of dispersal in giant pandas. Molecular Ecology16: 3792-3800

Zhang B, Li M, Zhang Z, Goossens B, Zhu L, Zhang S, Hu J, Bruford MW, Wei F (2007) Genetic viability and population history of the giant panda, putting an end to the ‘Evolutionary Dead-End’. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 1801-1810

Goossens B, Setchell JM, James SS, Funk SM, Chikhi L, Abulani A, Ancrenaz M, Lackman-Ancrenaz I, Bruford MW, (2006) Philopatry and reproductive success in Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus). Molecular Ecology 15: 2577-2588

Zhan X, Li M, Zhang Z, Goossens B, Chen Y, Wang H, Bruford MW, Wei F, 2006. Molecular censusing doubles giant panda population estimate in a key nature reserve. Current Biology 16(12): 451-452.

Goossens B , Chikhi L, Ancrenaz M, Lackman-Ancrenaz I, Andau P, Bruford MW, 2006. Genetic signature of anthropogenic population collapse in orang-utans. Public Library of Science (PLoS) Biology4(2): 285-291.

Cohas A, Yoccoz NG, Da Silva A, Goossens B, Allainé A, 2006. Extra-pair paternity in the monogamous alpine marmot (Marmota marmota): the roles of social setting and female mate choice. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59: 597-605.

Li M, Wei F, Goossens B, Feng Z, Tamate HB, Bruford MW, Funk SM, 2005. Mitochondrial phylogeography and subspecific variation in the red panda (Ailurus fulgens): implications for conservation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36: 75-89.

GOOSSENS B, SETCHELL JM, TCHIDONGO E, DILAMBAKA E, VIDAL C, ANCRENAZ M, JAMART A, 2005. Survival, interactions with conspecifics and reproduction in 37 chimpanzees released into the wild. Biological Conservation 123: 461-475.

Ancrenaz M, Gimenez O, Ambu L, Ancrenaz K, Andau P, Goossens B, Payne J, Tuuga A, Lackman-Ancrenaz I, 2005. Aerial survey gives new estimates for orang-utans in Sabah, Malaysia. Public Library of Science (PloS) Biology 3(1): 30-37.

Goossens B, Chikhi L, Jalil F, Ancrenaz M, Lackman-Ancrenaz I, Mohamed M, Andau P, Bruford MW, 2005. Patterns of genetic diversity and migration in increasingly fragmented and declining orang-utan populations in Sabah, Malaysia. Molecular Ecology 14: 441-456.

Ancrenaz M, Goossens B, Gimenez O, Sawang A, Lackman-Ancrenaz I, 2004. Determination of ape distribution and population size using ground and aerial surveys: a case study with orang-utans in lower Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia. Animal Conservation 7: 375-385.

Chikhi L, Goossens B, Treanor A, Bruford MW, 2004. Population genetic structure of and inbreeding in an insular cattle breed, the Jersey, and its implications for genetic resource management. Heredity 92: 396-401.

Goossens B, Abdullah ZB, Sinyor JB, Ancrenaz M, 2004. Which nests to choose: collecting shed hairs from wild orang-utans. Folia Primatologica 75: 23-26.

Ancrenaz M, Setchell JM, James SS, Synior J, Dakog KH, Seventri AD, Goossens B, 2003. Preliminary results concerning the status of the Kinabatangan gibbon population. Pp 47-53. In: Lower Kinabatangan Scientific Expedition 2002. Eds Mohamed M, Takano A, Goossens B, Indran R, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Goossens B, Setchell, JM, Abulani DM, Jalil MF, James SS, Aris S, Lakim MH, Seventri AD, Sariningsih SS, Ancrenaz M, 2003. A boat survey of primates in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Pp 37-45. In: Lower Kinabatangan Scientific Expedition 2002. Eds Mohamed M, Takano A, Goossens B, Indran R, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Mohamed M, Takano A, Goossens B, Indran R, 2003. In Lower Kinabatangan Scientific Expedition 2002. Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 164 pages.

Goossens B, Anthony N, Jeffery K, Johnson-Bawe M, Bruford MW, 2003. Collection, storage and analysis of non-invasive genetic material in primate biology. Pp 295-308. In: Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology. Eds Setchell JM and Curtis DJ, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Goossens B, Setchell JM, Vidal C, Dilambaka E, Jamart A, 2003. Successful reproduction in wild released orphan chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes). Primates 44(1): 67-69.

Goossens B, Funk SM, Vidal C, Latour S, Jamart A, Ancrenaz M, Wickings EJ, Tutin CEG, Bruford MW, 2002. Measuring genetic diversity in translocation programmes: principles and application to a chimpanzee release project. Animal Conservation 5: 225-236.

Utami SS, Goossens B, Bruford MW, de Ruiter J, van Hooff JARAM, 2002. Male bimaturism and reproductive success in Sumatran orang-utans. Behavioral Ecology 13(5): 643-652.

Garnier JN, Bruford MW, Goossens B, 2001. Mating system and reproductive skew in black rhinoceros. Molecular Ecology 10: 2031-2041.

Goossens B, Ancrenaz M, Vidal C, Latour S, Paredes J, Vacher-Vallas M, Bonnotte S, Vial L, Farmer K, Tutin CEG, Jamart A, 2001. The release of wild-born orphaned chimpanzees Pan troglodytes into the Conkouati Reserve, Republic of Congo. African Primates 5(1-2): 42-46.

Goossens B, Chikhi L, Utami SS, de Ruiter J, Bruford MW, 2000. A multi-samples, multi-extracts approach for microsatellite analysis of faecal samples in an arboreal ape. Conservation Genetics 1: 157-162.

Tutin CEG, Ancrenaz M, Paredes J, Vacher-Vallas M, Vidal C, Goossens B, Bruford MW, Jamart A 2001. The conservation biology framework of the release of wild-born orphaned chimpanzees into the Conkouati Reserve, Congo. Conservation Biology 15: 1247-1257.

Goossens B, Chikhi L, Taberlet P, Waits LP, Allainé D, 2001. Microsatellite analysis of genetic variation among and within Alpine marmot populations in the French Alps. Molecular Ecology 10: 41-52.

Goossens B, Latour S, Vidal C, Jamart A, Ancrenaz M, Bruford MW, 2000. Twenty new microsatellite loci for use with hair and faecal samples in the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes troglodytes). Folia Primatologica 71: 177-180.

Goossens B, Graziani L, Waits LP, Farand E, Magnolon S, Coulon J, Bel MC, Taberlet P, Allainé D, 1998. Extra-pair paternity in the monogamous Alpine marmot revealed by nuclear DNA microsatellite analysis. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 43: 281-288.

Goossens B, Waits LP, Taberlet P, 1998. Plucked hair samples as a source of DNA: reliability of dinucleotide microsatellite genotyping. Molecular Ecology 7: 1237-1241.

Goossens B, Coulon J, Allainé D, Graziani L, Bel MC, Taberlet P, 1996. Immigration of a pregnant female in an alpine marmot family group: behavioural and genetic data. Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris 319: 241-246.

Taberlet P, Griffin S, Goossens B, Questiau S, Manceau V, Escaravage N, Waits LP, Bouvet J, 1996. Reliable genotyping of samples with very low DNA quantities using PCR. Nucleic Acids Research 24(6): 3189-3194 

Genotypes of HELP chimpanzees (Excel file) - Genotypes [39.5 Kb]

A document about study results from Genotype research from the School of Biosciences.