Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

Can, Ö. E., Macdonald, D. W. 2018. Looking under the bonnet of conservation conflicts: can neuroscience help? Biodiversity and Conservation.

Can, Ö. E., D’Cruze, N., Balaskas, M., Macdonald, D. W. 2017. Scientific crowdsourcing in wildlife research and conservation: Tigers (Panthera tigris) as a case study. PLOS Biology.

Can, Ö. E., Macdonald, D. W. 2016. To protect everything, please click here: does a revolution in data collection guarantee one in conservation? Animal Conservation. 20: 1-2. https://doi:10.1111/acv.12285

 Can, Ö. E., D’Cruze, N., Garshelis, D. L., Beecham, J., Macdonald, D. W. 2014. Resolving human-bear conflict: a global survey of countries, experts, and key factors. Conservation Letters. 7: 501–513. https://doi:10.1111/conl.12117

D’Cruze, N., Sawyer, J., Benares, J. U., Ruth, D. V., Farrance, D., Megson, S., Can, Ö. E. 2013. First wild images of the visayan spotted deer and visayan warty pig. Oryx. 47: 1.

Hepcan, S., Hepcan, C. C., Kocman, A., Ozkan, B. M., Can, Ö. E. 2013. Identifying potential habitat networks: the case of caracal (Caracal caracal) in İzmir, Turkey. Journal of Tekirdağ Agriculture Faculty, Trakya University. 10:1 (in Turkish).  

Can, Ö. E., Kandemir, I. Togan, I. 2011. The wildcat Felis silvestris in northern Turkey: assessment of status using camera trapping. Oryx. 45: 112-118.

Sekercioglu, C. H., Anderson, S., Akcay, E., Bilgin, R., Can, Ö. E., Semiz, G., Tavsanoglu, C., Yokes, M. B., Soyumert, A., Ipekdal, K., Sağlam, I., Yücel, M., Dalfes, N. 2011. Turkey’s globally important biodiversity in crisis. Biological Conservation. 144: 2752-2769.

Can, Ö. E., Togan, I. 2009. Camera trapping of large mammals in Yenice Forest, Turkey: local information versus camera traps. Oryx. 43: 427-430.

Pullin, A. S., A. Baldi, Can, Ö. E., M. Dieterich, V. Kati, B. Livoreil, G. Lovei, B. Mihok, O. Nevin, N. Selva, and I. Sousa-Pinto. 2009. Conservation Focus on Europe: Major Conservation Policy Issues That Need to Be Informed by Conservation Science. Conservation Biology. 23: 818-824. https://doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01283.x

Can, Ö. E., Lise, Y. Kandemir, I. 2007. Bees and bears. American Bee Journal. 147:630-636.

Can, Ö. E. Togan, I. 2004. Status and management of brown bears in Turkey. Ursus. 15: 48-53.


Book Chapters

 Can, Ö. E. 2014. Better to be a Beast than Evil: Human–Wolf Interaction and Putting Central Asia on the Map (in Displaced Heritage: Dealing with Disaster and Suffering. Edited by Convery, I., Corsane, G., Davis, P.). Boydell & Brewer Ltd., Suffolk, UK.

 Can, Ö. E. 2008. Wildlife Conservation Areas (in Nature Conservation and Planning. Edited by Tektaş, A., Saraçin, B). Chamber of City Planners, Ankara, Turkey (in Turkish).



 Can, Ö. E. 2008. Camera trapping large mammals in forest habitats: A feasibility study for camera trapping large mammals in Yenice Forests, Turkey. PhD Thesis. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Can, Ö. E. 2002. Status of gray wolf, brown bear and Eurasian lynx in Turkey and recommendation for effective conservation programs. MSc Thesis. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Can, Ö. E. 2000. The presence and distribution of gray wolves (Canis lupus) and their prey, their habitat and the priorities for their management in Bolu region, Turkey. MSc Thesis. CIHEAM, France & MAICh, Crete, Greece.


Selected Professional Publications

 Can, Ö. E., Macdonald, D. W. 2015. There is need for transformation of human-bear conflict resolution in developing countries. International Bear News. 24: 1.

Can, Ö. E. 2014. Animal compassion. New Scientist. 223: 2980

Can, Ö. E., 2012. Do third generation captive environments have a role in gaining wider public support for bear conservation? International Bear News. 21: 2.

Can, Ö. E., Sathyakumar, S. 2010. South Asia Brown Bear Expert Team (SABBET) report. International Bear Newsletter. 19 (3); 12-13.

Can, Ö. E., et al. 2009. Brown Bear Research Gets Boost with GPS Collars in Turkey. International Bear Newsletter. 18 (4); 12-13.

Sathyakumar, S., Can, Ö. E., 2007. News and status of south Asian brown bears. International Bear Newsletter. 16 (4): 6-9.

Lukarevsky, V., Akkiev, M., Askerov, E., Agili, A., Can, Ö. E., Gurielidze, Z., Kudaktin, A., Malkhasyan, A., Yarovenko, Y. 2007. Status of the leopard in the Caucasus. Cat News. Special Issue (2).

Can, Ö. E. 2005. Recommendations for conservation of large carnivores in Turkey (In Council of Europe Seminar on Transboundary Management of Large Carnivore Populations. Compiled by Bath, A.). Council of Europe. Strasbourg, France.

Can, Ö. E. 2004. Status, conservation and management of large carnivores in Turkey.            T-PVS/ Inf (2004) 8. Council of Europe. Strasbourg, France.

Can, Ö. E., Lise, Y. 2004. Distribution of large mammals in Southeastern Anatolia: Recommendations & priority areas for their conservation (In GAP Biodiversity Research Project 2001-2003 Final Report. Edited by Welch, H. J). Turkish Society for the Conservation of Nature (DHKD), Istanbul, Turkey.

Yalçın. G., Lise, Y., Zeydanlı, U., Can, Ö. E., Kalem, S. 2002. İstanbul-Terkos Protected Area Proposal. WWF Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey (in Turkish).

Can, Ö. E., Lise, Y., Nasuhoğlu, E. 2002. Doğubayazıt Wildlife Report. Doğal Hayatı Koruma Derneği, İstanbul, Turkey (in Turkish).

Can, Ö. E., Lise, Y., Can, T. 2002. Bibliography of Turkey’s Large Carnivores. Doğal Hayatı Koruma Derneği, İstanbul, Turkey (in Turkish).

Can, Ö. E. 2002. Large carnivores in Turkey. IUCN Species. No: 38.