About the Authors

Wolfgang Beyer

wolfgang.beyer@uni-hohenheim.de

Affiliation University of Hohenheim, Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Stuttgart, Germany

Steve Bellan

Affiliation Department Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Gisela Eberle

Affiliation Central Veterinary Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Windhoek, Namibia

Holly H. Ganz

Affiliation Department Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Wayne M. Getz

Affiliations Department Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Renate Haumacher

Affiliation University of Hohenheim, Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Stuttgart, Germany

Karen A. Hilss

Affiliation University of Hohenheim, Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Stuttgart, Germany

Werner Kilian

Affiliation Etosha Ecological Institute, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Okaukuejo, Namibia

Judith Lazak

Affiliation University of Hohenheim, Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Stuttgart, Germany

Wendy C. Turner

Affiliation Department Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Peter C. B. Turnbull

Affiliation Salisbury, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WB GE WK JL PCBT. Performed the experiments: WB GE RH KAH JL PCBT. Analyzed the data: WB SB HHG WMG RH KAH JL WCT PCBT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WB SB GE HHG WMG RH KAH WK JL WCT PCBT. Wrote the paper: WB SB HHG WMG WCT PCBT.