These links and files describe work that my collaborators and I have completed on the Lions of Tsavo. They focus on those lions living in the Tsavo region today, as well as the notorious man-eaters shot by Col. Patterson, now on display at the Field Museum. Most are posted as pdfs--if you wish copies of articles that are unavailable for download, write me: bpattersonfieldmuseum.org
Dubach, J.M., M.B. Briggs, P.A. White, B.A. Ament & B.D. Patterson*. 2013. Genetic perspectives on "Lion Conservation Units" in Eastern and Southern Africa. Conservation Genetics 14:741-755. *corresponding author: write me for preprint SOM
Patterson, B. D. 2013. What's in a name? (Re)naming the lions of Africa. In the Field 84(2):9.
Packer, C. et al. (numerous co-authors including BDP). 2013. Conserving large carnivores: Dollars and fence. Ecology Letters 16:635-641 pdf (234 kb) SOM
Patterson, B. D. 2012. The man-eating lions of Tsavo and the science behind the killings. Open Skies Apr 2012: 84-93. pdf (2.4 Mb)
Yeakel, J.D., B.D. Patterson, K. Fox-Dobbs, M.M. Okumura, T.E. Cerling, J.W. Moore, P.L. Koch & N.J. Dominy. 2009. Cooperation and individuality among man-eating lions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:19040-19043 + cover. pdf (833 kb)
John Cody's WBBM interview (12 Sep 2008)
2007Patterson, B.D. 2007. The meaning of manes. Hunting Insight Africa 9:41-45. pdf (1.08 Mb).
A tale of two lions--Bahati (a) and Charlie (b), both six years old and from Tsavo, but raised
under different climatic regimens (Fig. 1 in Evol. Biol. article)
Patterson, B.D. 2007. On the nature and significance of variability in lions (Panthera leo). Evolutionary Biology 34:55-60. pdf (258 kb).
Cassius on the cover of the April 2006 issue of the Journal of Mammalogy (photo © B.D. Patterson).
Patterson, B.D., R.W. Kays, S.M. Kasiki & V.M. Sebestyen. 2006. Developmental effects of climate on the mane of the lion (Panthera leo). Journal of Mammalogy 87:193-200 + cover. pdf (457 kb).
Kabochi on the cover of the Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad on 7 Feb 2006 (photo © B.D. Patterson)
Duffy's cartoon from the Des Moines Register on mane length variation and sexual selection
Patterson, B.D. 2005. Living with lions in Tsavo, or some notes on managing man-eaters. Travel News & Lifestyle (East Africa) 129 (Feb 2005): 28-31 + cover. pdf (889 kb).
Dubach, J, B.D. Patterson, M.B. Briggs, K. Venzke, J. Flammand, P. Stander, L. Scheepers & R. Kays. 2005. Molecular genetic variation across the southern and eastern geographic ranges of the African lion, Panthera leo. Conservation Genetics 7:15-24. pdf (314 kb).
Patterson, B.D. 2005. [Review] Evolving Eden: an illustrated guide to the evolution of the African large-mammal fauna, by A. Turner and M. Anton. Journal of Mammalogy 86:1052-1053. pdf (93 kb).
Patterson, B.D., N. Yamaguchi, J.M. Dubach & D. York. 2005. Molecular genetics and morphological variation of lions (Panthera leo). African Lion Newsletter 6(2):17-23. pdf (296 kb).
Patterson, B.D. 2004. Maneless and misunderstood: the lions of Tsavo. Earthwatch Institute 23(2):12-15. pdf (920 kb)
Patterson, B.D., S.M. Kasiki, E. Selempo & R.W. Kays. 2004. Livestock predation by lions (Panthera leo) and other carnivores on ranches neighboring Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Biological Conservation 119:507-516. pdf (430 kb)
Patterson, B.D. 2004. Fatal attraction: a predilection for livestock threatens Tsavo's lions. Earthwatch Institute - Australia April/May 2004:6-7. pdf (840 kb).
And at long last!After years, the book is finally ready! read review
2003Patterson, B.D., E.J. Neiburger & S.M. Kasiki. 2003. Tooth breakage and dental disease as causes of carnivore-human conflicts. Journal of Mammalogy 84:190-196. pdf (340 kb).
Patterson, B.D. & S.M. Kasiki. 2003. Expedition briefing: Lions of Tsavo. Earthwatch Institute, Maynard, Massachusetts, 30 pp + appendices. pdf (970 kb).
Kays, R.W. & B.D. Patterson. 2002. Mane variation in African lions and its social correlates. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80:471-478. pdf (235 kb).
Patterson, B.D. 2001. [Review] Prides: the lions of Moremi, by C. Harvey and P. Kat. Journal of Mammalogy 82:248-250. pdf (37 kb).