International collaboration is at the heart of both my research and teaching.
I run a module on international wildlife management in the Master's level course BI1299: Fish and Wildlife Management. Students work closely with partners at Nelson Mandela University to compare management of European and South African wildlife, and also hear about wildlife management in other countries from the managers themselves.
I am currently developing a new PhD course in collaboration with several partners at GCUA universities. The GCUA 2030 Climate Action Challenge is a unique, problem-based learning course that gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience designing Nature-based Solutions, synergising Sustainable Development Goals while considering intersectionality, and working in an intercultural and interdisciplinary context.(https://www.slu.se/en/collaboration/international/slu-global/global-challenges-university-alliance/activities-ny/case-study-challenge/)
Current PhD Students
Mino Rakotovao, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Antananarivo (Daily supervisor)
Mahefa Andriamavosoloarisoa, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Antanarivo (Daily supervisor)
Holmes SM, Dressel S, Morel J, Spitzer R, Ball JP, Ericsson G, Singh NJ, Widemo F, Cromsigt JPGM, Danell K. 2023.Increased summer temperature is associated with reduced calf mass of a circumpolar large mammal through direct thermoregulatory and indirect, food quality, pathways. Oecologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-023-05367-0
Eppley T et al. [118 co-authors including Holmes SM]. 2022. Descending from the trees: Factors favoring transitions to terrestriality in primates of Madagascar and the Americas. PNAS 119:e2121105199. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2121105119
McManus N, Holmes SM, Louis EE Jr., Johnson SE, Baden AL, Amato KR. 2021. The gut microbiome as an indicator of habitat disturbance in a Critically Endangered lemur. BMC Ecology and Evolution 21:222. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-021-01945-z
Borgerson C, Johnson SE, Hall E, Brown KA, Narvaez-Torres PR, Rasolofoniaina BJR, Razafindrapaoly BN, Merson SD, Thompson KET, Holmes SM, Louis EE, Golden CD. 2021. A national-level assessment of lemur hunting pressure in Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology 43:92-113 (2022). DOI: 10.1007/s10764-021-00215-5
Holmes SM, Cromsigt JPGM, Danell K, Ericsson G, Singh N, Widemo F. 2021. Declining recruitment and mass of Swedish moose calves linked to hot, dry springs and snowy winters. Global Ecology and Conservation 27:e01594. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01594
Razanatsoa E, Andriantsaralaza S, Holmes SM, Ratsifandrihamanana AN, Randriamiharisoa L, Ravaloharimanitra M, Ramahefamanana N, Tahirinirainy D, Raharimampionona J. 2021. Fostering local involvement for biodiversity conservation in tropical regions: Lessons from Madagascar during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biotropica 53:994-1003. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12967