Research is a key part of the Western Derby eland conservation programme. Many members of the NGO Derbianus Conservation are also scientists and teachers or PhD students, mainly at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. Scientific publications are therefore important outputs of our work.

List of publications:

  • Antonínová M., Nežerková P., Vincke X., Al-Ogoumrabe N., 2004. Herd structure of the Giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus Gray 1847) in the Bandia Reserve, Senegal. Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica, Vol 37(1): 1-4.
  • Hejcmanová P., Hejcman M., Camara A.A., Antonínová M., 2010. Exclusion of livestock grazing and wood collection in dryland savannah: an effect on long-term vegetation succession. African Journal of Ecology 48(2): 408-417.
  • Hejcmanová P., Homolka M., Antonínová M., Hejcman M., Podhájecká V., 2010. Diet Composition of Western Derby eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) in the dry season in a natural and a managed habitat in Senegal using faecal analyses. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 40(1): 27-34
  • Hejcmanová P., Jůnková Vymyslická P., Žáčková M., Hejcman M., 2013. Does supplemental feeding affect behaviour and foraging of critically endangered western giant eland in an ex situ conservation site? African Zoology, 48 (2): 250-258. ISSN: 1562-7020.
  • Hejcmanová P., Vymyslická P., Koláčková K., Antonínová M., Havlíková B., Stejskalová M., Policht R., Hejcman M., 2009. Suckling behavior of eland antelopes (Taurotragus spp.) under semi-captive and farm conditions. Journal of Ethology 29(1): 161-168.
  • Hejcmanová-Nežerková P., Hejcman M., 2006. A canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) of the vegetation-environment relationships in Sudanese savannah, Senegal. South African Journal of Botany 72: 256-262.
  • Hejcmanová-Nežerková P., Hejcman M., Camara A.A., Antonínová M., Černý T., Pavlů V., Ba A.T. 2005. Analysis of the herbaceous underground in woody savanna in Fathala Reserve, Delta du Saloum National Park, Senegal. Belgian Journal of Botany 138(2): 119-128.
  • Jůnek T., Jůnková Vymyslická P., Hozdecká K., Hejcmanová P., 2015. Application of Spatial and Closed Capture-Recapture Models on Known Population of the Western Derby Eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) in Senegal. PLoS One, 10(9): 1-16.
  • Jůnková Vymyslická P., Brandlová, K., Žáčková, M., Hozdecká, P., Hejcmanová, P., 2015: Feeding rank in the Derby eland: lessons for management. African Zoology, 50 (4): 313-320.
  • Koláčková K., Hejcmanová P., Antonínová M., Brandl P., 2011. Population management as a tool in the recovery of the critically endangered Western Derby eland Taurotragus derbianus in Senegal, Africa. Wildlife Biology 17(3): 299-310.
  • Koláčková K., Svitálek J., Antonínová M., Hejcmanová P., 2008. What have the Giant eland and frogs in common? Gazella 35: 157-168.
  • Koláčková, K., Hejcmanová P., Antonínová, M., Svitálek, J., Vymyslická, P., Žáčková, M., Policht, R., Brandl, P., Verner, P. H., 2010: 10 years of the Western Derby eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) conservation programme/10 let záchranného programu pro antilopu Derbyho (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus). Gazella 37: 169-181.
  • Máca O., 2012. Description of a new species of Eimeria Schneider, 1875 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the western Derby eland Taurotragus derbianus derbianus Gray (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) in Senegal. Systematic Parasitology 82(2): 121-123
  • Nápravník J., Antonínová M, 2002. The results of helmintological investigation of antelopes from the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal. Helmintologia 39(3):178.
  • Nežerková P., Hájek I., 2000. Wildlife in National Park of Niokolo Koba (Senegal) and its ecological background, with special regard to diet of Giant Eland. Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica 33: 44-51.
  • Rubeš J., Kubíčková S., Pajacová E., Černohorská H., Di Berardino D., Antonínová M., Váhala J., Robinson T.J., 2008. Phylogenomic study of spiral-horned antelope by cross-species chromosome painting. Chromosome Research 16:935-947.
  • Šáda I., Verner P.H., Nápravník J., 1998. Antelope breeding (Eland Antelope) in select countries of sub-saharan Africa for the purpose of their economic utilization. Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica 31: 183-188.
  • Váhala J., Antonínová M., Hejcmanová P., Verner P.H., Akakpo B.J.A., 2008. Použití kombinace etorphin/xylazin pro imobilizacia přesun antilopy Derbyho (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus). Veterinární klinika 1: 2-3 (in Czech).
  • Verner P.H., Havrland B., 2000. Antelope breeding and protection in selected African countries for their economic utilization. Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica, 33: 35-43.
  • Zemanová H., Černá Bolfíková B., Brandlová K., Hejcmanová P., Hulva P. 2015 Conservation genetics of the Western Derby eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) in Senegal: integration of pedigree and microsatellite data. Mammalian Biology 80(4): 328-332.
  • Žáčková M., Hejcmanová P., Hejcman M., 2013. Does a change in land use affect woody vegetation in sub-humid sudanian savanna in Senegal? Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica, 44 (4): 209-217.