Academic publications

Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Lewis, B.P. and Hill, R.A. (2017) Population dynamics and threats to an apex predator outside protected areas: implications for carnivore management. Royal Society Open Science 4. doi: 10.1098/rsos.161090. Download pdf.

Pitman, R.T., Fattebert, J., Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Hill, R.A., Hunter, L.T.B., Robinson, H., Power, J., Swanepoel, L., Slotow, R. and Balme, G.A. (2017), Cats, connectivity and conservation: incorporating datasets and integrating scales for wildlife management. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI 10.1111/1365-2664.12851. Download pdf.

Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Joubert, C.J. and Hill, R.A. (2016) The impact of land reform on the status of large carnivores in Zimbabwe. PeerJ 4, e1537. DOI 10.7717/peerj.1537. Download pdf.

Pitman, R., Fattebert, J., Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Hill, R., Hunter, L., Slotow, R. and Balme, G. (2016) The conservation costs of game ranching. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12276. Download pdf.

Swanepoel, L.H., Balme, G., Williams, S., Power, R.J., Snyman, A., Gaigher, I., Senekal, C., Martins, Q. and Child, M. (2016) A Conservation Assessment of Panthera pardus. In: M.F. Child, L.R., D. Raimondo, E. Do Linh San, J. Selier and H. Davies-Mostert (eds), The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust, Johannesburg. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.573259. Download pdf.

Ehlers-Smith, Y., Williams, S., Relton, C., and Child, M.F. (2016) A Conservation Assessment of Cephalophus natalensis. In: M.F. Child, L.R., D. Raimondo, E. Do Linh San, J. Selier and H. Davies-Mostert (eds), The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust Johannesburg. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.809075.

Williams, S.T. (2011) The impact of land reform in Zimbabwe on the conservation of cheetahs and other large carnivores. PhD thesis, Durham University. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.21001. Download pdf.

Nyoni, W. and Williams, S. (2008) Living With Predators: A Farmer's Guide. Marwell Zimbabwe Trust, Bulawayo. DOI 10.13140/RG.2.1.4660.0722. Download pdf.

Williams, S. (2007) Status of the cheetah in Zimbabwe. Cat News: Status and Conservation Needs of Cheetahs in Southern Africa Special Issue 3:32–36. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.158911Download pdf.

Purchase, G., Marker, L., Marnewick, K., Klein, R. and Williams, S. (2007) Regional assessment of the status, distribution and conservation needs of cheetahs in southern Africa. Cat News: Status and Conservation Needs of Cheetahs in Southern Africa Special Issue 3:44–46. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.158912. Download pdf.

 

Recent conference papers & posters

Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Joubert, C.J., Hill, R.A. (2016) Reconciling wildlife conservation and land reform. Mammal research in southern Africa: a blueprint for the next two decades. Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria. Mopani Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa. 

Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Hill, R.A. (2016) Population density trends and threats to leopards outside protected areas. Proceedings of the Southern African Wildlife Management Association Symposium. Tzaneen, South Africa. 

Williams, K.S., Williams, S.T., Sheppard, E., Fitzgerald, L., Cilliers, N., Bell, S., Hill, R.A. (2016) Brown hyaena diet and social perceptions indicate a need for intra-guild protection. Mammal research in southern Africa: a blueprint for the next two decades. Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria. Mopani Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

 

Popular articles

I have written a number of articles for the general public that appeared in local newspapers, websites, and magazines. Here is a selection of some of the articles that are available online from outlets such as The ConversationAfrica Geographic, and Biosphere.

Williams, S. (2017) Counting cats. Biosphere 27, 54-61. Available from http://www.biosphereonline.com/magazine/issue-27/. Published 2nd August 2017.

Williams, S. (2017) How badly implemented land reform can affect wildlife: a Zimbabwean case study. The Conversation. Available from https://theconversation.com/how-badly-implemented-land-reform-can-affect-wildlife-a-zimbabwean-case-study-79282. Published 28 June 2017.

Williams, S. (2017) Leopards need maximum protection: this includes suspending trophy hunting. The Conversation. Available from https://theconversation.com/leopards-need-maximum-protection-this-includes-suspending-trophy-hunting-76228. Published 19 April 2017.

Williams, S. (2016) Carnivores in decline due to land reform. Africa Geographic. Available from http://africageographic.com/blog/carnivores-decline-due-land-reform/. Published 15 Feb 2016. 

Williams, S. (2016) Land reform disastrous for wildlife. The Zimbabwean. Available from http://www.thezimbabwean.co/2016/02/land-reform-disastrous-for-wildlife/. Published 09 Feb 2016.

 

In the media

My research has been covered by outlets such as The Independent, Daily Express, The Daily Mail, International Business Times, AFP, MongabayAfrica Geographic, and Phys.org. I have also worked with television and radio studios including the BBC, RTL, RSG and 50|50.