Jorgelina Marino

Research Fellow


Research Interests

I am interested in the ecology of mammals, particularly of specialized organisms with restricted distributions. My research focuses on carnivores and spans across ecology and sociobiology, spatial ecology, population dynamics, wildlife monitoring and human-wildlife conflicts, mainly in Africa and South America. 

My current work is concerned with the impacts and control of viral diseases, particularly rabies in Ethiopian wolves, and the conservation of species threatened by land use and climate change in mountains, involving protected areas and local communities. 

I am the Science Director of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme and have been at WildCRU since 1999. I am a tutor for the PG Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice taught at WildCRU and supervise various PhD and Master students within the University and abroad. I coordinate the Ethiopian Wolf Working Group of the IUCN SSC Canid Specialist Group since 2005.






Selected Publications

  • Bennett M, Marquet PA, Sillero-Zubiri C, Marino J. 2017. Shifts in habitat suitability and the conservation status of the Endangered Andean cat Leopardus jacobita under climate change scenarios. Oryx:1-12.

  • Chen Y, Marino J, Chen Y, Tao Q, Sullivan CD, Shi K, Macdonald DW. 2016. Predicting Hotspots of Human-Elephant Conflict to Inform Mitigation Strategies in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. PLoS ONE 11:e0162035.

  • Eshete G, Tesfay G, Bauer H, Ashenafi Z, de Iongh H, Marino J. 2015. Community resource uses and Ethiopian wolf conservation in Mount Abune Yosef. Environmental Management 56:684-694.

  • Gottelli D, Sillero-Zubiri C, Marino J, Funk SM, Wang J. 2013. Genetic structure and patterns of gene flow among populations of the Endangered Ethiopian wolf. Animal Conservation 16:234–247.

  • Marino J, Sillero-Zubiri C, Gottelli D, Johnson PJ, Macdonald DW. 2013. The fall and rise of Ethiopian wolves: lessons for conservation of long-lived, social predators. Animal Conservation 16:621-632.

  • Marino J, Sillero-Zubiri C, Johnson P, Macdonald D. 2012. Ecological bases of philopatry and cooperation in Ethiopian wolves. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:1005-1015.

  • Randall DA, Marino J, Haydon DT, Sillero-Zubiri C, Knobel DL, Tallents LA, Macdonald DW, Laurenson MK. 2006. An integrated disease management strategy for the control of rabies in Ethiopian wolves. Biological Conservation 131:151-162.

  • Haydon DT, Randall DA, Matthews L, Knobel DL, Tallents LA, Marino J et al. (2006) Low-coverage vaccination strategies for the conservation of endangered species. Nature 443: 692-695.