Dr Grant Hopcraft

  • Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)
  • Associate - Life Sciences (School of Life Sciences)

telephone: 0141-330-6993
email: Grant.Hopcraft@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My research broadly investigates landscape-scale ecological processes that determine the distribution and abundance of animals. I focus on African savannas as model ecosystems to investigate how underlying biogeographical gradients such as rainfall and soil fertility influence animal nutrition and predation rates, and how these gradients structure community assemblages. 

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • BBSRC IAAF - Boyd Orr Tanzania Research Accelerator
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2016 - 2017
     
  • AfricanBioServices
    European Commission
    2015 - 2019
     
  • Can tail hair inform us about an animal's history? Recreating a physiological diary of migrating Serengeti wildebeest through time
    The British Ecological Society
    2014 - 2015
     
  • Novel approaches to recreating animal histories: the metabolic signature of hair (ISSF Catalyst)
    Wellcome Trust
    2013 - 2014
     

Publications

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Number of items: 34.

2016

Blackburn, S., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Ogutu, J. O., Matthiopoulos, J., Frank, L. and Singh, N. (2016) Human-wildlife conflict, benefit sharing and the survival of lions in pastoralist community-based conservancies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(4), pp. 1195-1205. (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12632)

Rysava, K., McGill, R.A.R. , Matthiopoulos, J. and Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2016) Re-constructing nutritional history of Serengeti wildebeest from stable isotopes in tail hair: seasonal starvation patterns in an obligate grazer. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 130(13), pp. 1461-1468. (doi:10.1002/rcm.7572) (PMID:27321833)

Bukombe, J., Senzota, R. B., Fryxell, J. M., Kittle, A., Kija, H., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Mduma, S. and Sinclair, A. R.E. (2016) Do animal size, seasons and vegetation type influence detection probability and density estimates of Serengeti ungulates? African Journal of Ecology, 54(1), pp. 29-38. (doi:10.1111/aje.12255)

Hopcraft, J. G. C. (2016) Population regulation and climate change: the future of Africa's antelope. In: Bro-Jørgensen, J. and Mallon, D. P. (eds.) Antelope Conservation: From Diagnosis to Action. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp. 32-50. ISBN 9781118409640 (doi:10.1002/9781118409572.ch3)

Torney, C. J., Dobson, A. P., Borner, F., Lloyd-Jones, D. J., Moyer, D., Maliti, H. T., Mwita, M., Fredrick, H., Borner, M. and Hopcraft, J. G. C. (2016) Assessing rotation-invariant feature classification for automated wildebeest population counts. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0156342. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156342) (PMID:27227888) (PMCID:PMC4881999)

2015

Nugent, R. A., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Bigurube, G., Lembeli, J. D. and Borner, M. (2015) Balancing conservation with national development: a socio-economic case study of the alternatives to the Serengeti Road. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0130577. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130577) (PMID:26200107) (PMCID:PMC4511738)

Durant, S. M. et al. (2015) Developing fencing policies for dryland ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(3), pp. 544-551. (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12415)

Hopcraft, J. G. C. et al. (2015) Conservation and economic benefits of a road around the Serengeti. Conservation Biology, 29(3), pp. 932-936. (doi:10.1111/cobi.12470) (PMID:25711283)

2014

Hopcraft, J. G. C., Morales, J.M., Beyer, H.L., Borner, M., Mwangomo, E., Sinclair, A.R.E., Olff, H. and Haydon, D. T. (2014) Competition, predation, and migration: individual choice patterns of Serengeti migrants captured by hierarchical models. Ecological Monographs, 84(3), pp. 355-372. (doi:10.1890/13-1446.1)

Langrock, R. et al. (2014) Modelling group dynamic animal movement. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5(2), pp. 190-199. (doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12155)

Virani, M. Z., Kendall, C. J., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Bildstein, K. L. and Rubenstein, D. I. (2014) African vultures don’t follow migratory herds: scavenger habitat use is not mediated by prey abundance. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e83470. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083470)

2013

Creel, S. et al. (2013) Conserving large populations of lions - the argument for fences has holes. Ecology Letters, 16(11), 1413-e3. (doi:10.1111/ele.12145)

Ferguson, K.J. et al. (2013) Evaluating the potential for the environmentally sustainable control of foot and mouth disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. EcoHealth, 10(3), pp. 314-322. (doi:10.1007/s10393-013-0850-6)

Hopcraft, J.G.C., Sinclair, A.R.E., Holdo, R.M., Mwangomo, E., Mduma, S.A.R.,, Thirgood, S., Borner, M., Fryxell, J.M. and Olff, H. (2013) Why are wildebeest the most abundant herbivore in the Serengeti? In: Sinclair, A.R.E., Metzger, K., Mduma, S.A.R. and Fryxell, J.M. (eds.) Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system. University of Chicago Press: Chicago. (In Press)

2012

Hopcraft, T.G.C., Anderson, T.M., Pérez-Vila, S., Mayemba, E. and Olff, H. (2012) Body size and the division of niche space: food and predation differentially shape the distribution of Serengeti grazers. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81(1), pp. 201-213. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01885.x)

2011

Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2011) Ensuring the long-term conservation of ecosystems: The role of monitoring databases. In: Randall, D., Thirgood, S. and Kinahan, A. (eds.) Walia: Special Edition on the Bale Mountains. Series: WALIA: Journal of the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society. Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, pp. 306-331.

2010

Metzger, K. L., Sinclair, A. R. E., Hilborn, R., Hopcraft, J.G.C. and Mduma, S.R. (2010) Evaluating the protection of wildlife in parks: the case of African buffalo in Serengeti. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19(12), pp. 3431-3444. (doi:10.1007/s10531-010-9904-z)

Dobson, A.P. et al. (2010) Road will ruin Serengeti. Nature, 467(7313), pp. 272-273. (doi:10.1038/467272a)

Anderson, T.M., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Eby, S., Ritchie, M., Grace, J.B. and Olff, H. (2010) Landscape-scale analyses suggest both nutrient and antipredator advantages to Serengeti herbivore hotspots. Ecology, 91(5), pp. 1519-1529. (doi:10.1890/09-0739.1)

Hopcraft, J.G.C., Olff, H. and Sinclair, A.R.E. (2010) Herbivores, resources and risks: alternating regulation along primary environmental gradients in savannas. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25(2), pp. 119-128. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2009.08.001)

2009

Harris, G., Thirgood, S., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Cromsight, J.P.G.M. and Berger, J. (2009) Global decline in aggregated migrations of large terrestrial mammals. Endangered Species Research, 7(1), pp. 55-76. (doi:10.3354/esr00173)

2008

Hopcraft, J.G.C. (P. a. E.) (2008) Official Map of the Serengeti Ecosystem. Harvey Publishers.

Mduma, S.A.R. and Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2008) The main herbivorous mammals and crocodile in the Greater Serengeti ecosystem. In: Sinclair, A.R.E., Packer, C., Mduma, S.A.R. and Fryxell, J.M. (eds.) Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics. Series: 9780226760339. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, pp. 497-506.

Olff, H. and Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2008) The resource basis for human-wildlife interaction. In: Sinclair, A.R.E. and Packer, C. (eds.) Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics. University of Chicago Press: Chicago. ISBN 9780226760339

Sinclair, A.R.E., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Mduma, S.A.R. and Galvin, K. (2008) Historical and future changes to the Serengeti ecosystem. In: Sinclair, A.R.E. and Packer, C. (eds.) Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics. University of Chicago Press: Chicago. ISBN 9780226760339

2007

Metzger, K.L., Sinclair, A.R.E., Campbell, K.L.I., Hilborn, R., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Mduma, S.R. and Reich, R.M. (2007) Using historical data to establish baselines for conservation: The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) of the Serengeti as a case study. Biological Conservation, 139(3-4), pp. 358-374. (doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.06.026)

Sinclair, A.R.E., Mduma, S.A.R., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Fryxell, J.M., Hilborn, R. and Thirgood, S. (2007) Long-Term ecosystem dynamics in the Serengeti: lessons for conservation. Conservation Biology, 21(3), pp. 580-590. (doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00699.x)

Young, J. K., Gerber, L. R., D'Agrosa, C., Hilborn, R., Hopcraft, J.G.C. and Arcese, P. (2007) Wildlife population increases in Serengeti national park. Science, 315(5820), pp. 1790-1791. (doi:10.1126/science.315.5820.1790b)

2006

Hilborn, R., Arcese, P., Borner, M., Hando, J., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Loibooki, M., Mduma, S. and Sinclair, A. R. E. (2006) Effective Enforcement in a Conservation Area. Science, 314(5803), p. 1266. (doi:10.1126/science.1132780)

Boone, R.B., Thirgood, S.J. and Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2006) serengeti wildebeest migratory patterns modeled from rainfall and new vegetation growth. Ecology, 87(8), pp. 1987-1994. (doi:10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[1987:SWMPMF]2.0.CO;2)

West, P.M., MacCormick, H., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Whitman, K., Ericson, M., Hordinsky, M. and Packer, C. (2006) Wounding, mortality and mane morphology in African lions, Panthera leo. Animal Behaviour, 71(3), pp. 609-619. (doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.06.009)

2005

Hopcraft, J.G.C., Sinclair, A. R. E. and Packer, C. (2005) Planning for success: Serengeti lions seek prey accessibility rather than abundance. Journal of Animal Ecology, 74(3), pp. 559-566. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2005.00955.x)

Packer, C., Hilborn, R., Mosser, A., Kissui, B., Borner, M., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Wilmshurst, J., Mduma, S. and Sinclair, A.R.E. (2005) Ecological change, group territoriality, and population dynamics in Serengeti lions. Science, 307(5708), pp. 390-393. (doi:10.1126/science.1105122)

2004

Thirgood, S., Mosser, A., Tham, S., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Mwangomo, E., Mlengeya, T., Kilewo, M., Fryxell, J., Sinclair, A. R. E. and Borner, M. (2004) Can parks protect migratory ungulates? The case of the Serengeti wildebeest. Animal Conservation, 7(2), pp. 113-120. (doi:10.1017/S1367943004001404)

This list was generated on Sun Nov 19 19:08:49 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 34.

Articles

Blackburn, S., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Ogutu, J. O., Matthiopoulos, J., Frank, L. and Singh, N. (2016) Human-wildlife conflict, benefit sharing and the survival of lions in pastoralist community-based conservancies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(4), pp. 1195-1205. (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12632)

Rysava, K., McGill, R.A.R. , Matthiopoulos, J. and Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2016) Re-constructing nutritional history of Serengeti wildebeest from stable isotopes in tail hair: seasonal starvation patterns in an obligate grazer. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 130(13), pp. 1461-1468. (doi:10.1002/rcm.7572) (PMID:27321833)

Bukombe, J., Senzota, R. B., Fryxell, J. M., Kittle, A., Kija, H., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Mduma, S. and Sinclair, A. R.E. (2016) Do animal size, seasons and vegetation type influence detection probability and density estimates of Serengeti ungulates? African Journal of Ecology, 54(1), pp. 29-38. (doi:10.1111/aje.12255)

Torney, C. J., Dobson, A. P., Borner, F., Lloyd-Jones, D. J., Moyer, D., Maliti, H. T., Mwita, M., Fredrick, H., Borner, M. and Hopcraft, J. G. C. (2016) Assessing rotation-invariant feature classification for automated wildebeest population counts. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0156342. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156342) (PMID:27227888) (PMCID:PMC4881999)

Nugent, R. A., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Bigurube, G., Lembeli, J. D. and Borner, M. (2015) Balancing conservation with national development: a socio-economic case study of the alternatives to the Serengeti Road. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0130577. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130577) (PMID:26200107) (PMCID:PMC4511738)

Durant, S. M. et al. (2015) Developing fencing policies for dryland ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(3), pp. 544-551. (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12415)

Hopcraft, J. G. C. et al. (2015) Conservation and economic benefits of a road around the Serengeti. Conservation Biology, 29(3), pp. 932-936. (doi:10.1111/cobi.12470) (PMID:25711283)

Hopcraft, J. G. C., Morales, J.M., Beyer, H.L., Borner, M., Mwangomo, E., Sinclair, A.R.E., Olff, H. and Haydon, D. T. (2014) Competition, predation, and migration: individual choice patterns of Serengeti migrants captured by hierarchical models. Ecological Monographs, 84(3), pp. 355-372. (doi:10.1890/13-1446.1)

Langrock, R. et al. (2014) Modelling group dynamic animal movement. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5(2), pp. 190-199. (doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12155)

Virani, M. Z., Kendall, C. J., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Bildstein, K. L. and Rubenstein, D. I. (2014) African vultures don’t follow migratory herds: scavenger habitat use is not mediated by prey abundance. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e83470. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083470)

Creel, S. et al. (2013) Conserving large populations of lions - the argument for fences has holes. Ecology Letters, 16(11), 1413-e3. (doi:10.1111/ele.12145)

Ferguson, K.J. et al. (2013) Evaluating the potential for the environmentally sustainable control of foot and mouth disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. EcoHealth, 10(3), pp. 314-322. (doi:10.1007/s10393-013-0850-6)

Hopcraft, T.G.C., Anderson, T.M., Pérez-Vila, S., Mayemba, E. and Olff, H. (2012) Body size and the division of niche space: food and predation differentially shape the distribution of Serengeti grazers. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81(1), pp. 201-213. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01885.x)

Metzger, K. L., Sinclair, A. R. E., Hilborn, R., Hopcraft, J.G.C. and Mduma, S.R. (2010) Evaluating the protection of wildlife in parks: the case of African buffalo in Serengeti. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19(12), pp. 3431-3444. (doi:10.1007/s10531-010-9904-z)

Dobson, A.P. et al. (2010) Road will ruin Serengeti. Nature, 467(7313), pp. 272-273. (doi:10.1038/467272a)

Anderson, T.M., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Eby, S., Ritchie, M., Grace, J.B. and Olff, H. (2010) Landscape-scale analyses suggest both nutrient and antipredator advantages to Serengeti herbivore hotspots. Ecology, 91(5), pp. 1519-1529. (doi:10.1890/09-0739.1)

Hopcraft, J.G.C., Olff, H. and Sinclair, A.R.E. (2010) Herbivores, resources and risks: alternating regulation along primary environmental gradients in savannas. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25(2), pp. 119-128. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2009.08.001)

Harris, G., Thirgood, S., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Cromsight, J.P.G.M. and Berger, J. (2009) Global decline in aggregated migrations of large terrestrial mammals. Endangered Species Research, 7(1), pp. 55-76. (doi:10.3354/esr00173)

Metzger, K.L., Sinclair, A.R.E., Campbell, K.L.I., Hilborn, R., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Mduma, S.R. and Reich, R.M. (2007) Using historical data to establish baselines for conservation: The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) of the Serengeti as a case study. Biological Conservation, 139(3-4), pp. 358-374. (doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.06.026)

Sinclair, A.R.E., Mduma, S.A.R., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Fryxell, J.M., Hilborn, R. and Thirgood, S. (2007) Long-Term ecosystem dynamics in the Serengeti: lessons for conservation. Conservation Biology, 21(3), pp. 580-590. (doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00699.x)

Young, J. K., Gerber, L. R., D'Agrosa, C., Hilborn, R., Hopcraft, J.G.C. and Arcese, P. (2007) Wildlife population increases in Serengeti national park. Science, 315(5820), pp. 1790-1791. (doi:10.1126/science.315.5820.1790b)

Hilborn, R., Arcese, P., Borner, M., Hando, J., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Loibooki, M., Mduma, S. and Sinclair, A. R. E. (2006) Effective Enforcement in a Conservation Area. Science, 314(5803), p. 1266. (doi:10.1126/science.1132780)

Boone, R.B., Thirgood, S.J. and Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2006) serengeti wildebeest migratory patterns modeled from rainfall and new vegetation growth. Ecology, 87(8), pp. 1987-1994. (doi:10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[1987:SWMPMF]2.0.CO;2)

West, P.M., MacCormick, H., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Whitman, K., Ericson, M., Hordinsky, M. and Packer, C. (2006) Wounding, mortality and mane morphology in African lions, Panthera leo. Animal Behaviour, 71(3), pp. 609-619. (doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.06.009)

Hopcraft, J.G.C., Sinclair, A. R. E. and Packer, C. (2005) Planning for success: Serengeti lions seek prey accessibility rather than abundance. Journal of Animal Ecology, 74(3), pp. 559-566. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2005.00955.x)

Packer, C., Hilborn, R., Mosser, A., Kissui, B., Borner, M., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Wilmshurst, J., Mduma, S. and Sinclair, A.R.E. (2005) Ecological change, group territoriality, and population dynamics in Serengeti lions. Science, 307(5708), pp. 390-393. (doi:10.1126/science.1105122)

Thirgood, S., Mosser, A., Tham, S., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Mwangomo, E., Mlengeya, T., Kilewo, M., Fryxell, J., Sinclair, A. R. E. and Borner, M. (2004) Can parks protect migratory ungulates? The case of the Serengeti wildebeest. Animal Conservation, 7(2), pp. 113-120. (doi:10.1017/S1367943004001404)

Books

Hopcraft, J.G.C. (P. a. E.) (2008) Official Map of the Serengeti Ecosystem. Harvey Publishers.

Book Sections

Hopcraft, J. G. C. (2016) Population regulation and climate change: the future of Africa's antelope. In: Bro-Jørgensen, J. and Mallon, D. P. (eds.) Antelope Conservation: From Diagnosis to Action. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp. 32-50. ISBN 9781118409640 (doi:10.1002/9781118409572.ch3)

Hopcraft, J.G.C., Sinclair, A.R.E., Holdo, R.M., Mwangomo, E., Mduma, S.A.R.,, Thirgood, S., Borner, M., Fryxell, J.M. and Olff, H. (2013) Why are wildebeest the most abundant herbivore in the Serengeti? In: Sinclair, A.R.E., Metzger, K., Mduma, S.A.R. and Fryxell, J.M. (eds.) Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system. University of Chicago Press: Chicago. (In Press)

Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2011) Ensuring the long-term conservation of ecosystems: The role of monitoring databases. In: Randall, D., Thirgood, S. and Kinahan, A. (eds.) Walia: Special Edition on the Bale Mountains. Series: WALIA: Journal of the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society. Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, pp. 306-331.

Mduma, S.A.R. and Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2008) The main herbivorous mammals and crocodile in the Greater Serengeti ecosystem. In: Sinclair, A.R.E., Packer, C., Mduma, S.A.R. and Fryxell, J.M. (eds.) Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics. Series: 9780226760339. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, pp. 497-506.

Olff, H. and Hopcraft, J.G.C. (2008) The resource basis for human-wildlife interaction. In: Sinclair, A.R.E. and Packer, C. (eds.) Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics. University of Chicago Press: Chicago. ISBN 9780226760339

Sinclair, A.R.E., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Mduma, S.A.R. and Galvin, K. (2008) Historical and future changes to the Serengeti ecosystem. In: Sinclair, A.R.E. and Packer, C. (eds.) Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics. University of Chicago Press: Chicago. ISBN 9780226760339

This list was generated on Sun Nov 19 19:08:49 2017 GMT.