Gao Yufang

Ph.D. candidate in wildlife conservation and sociocultural anthropology

Selected Publications

Journal articles:

• Braczkowski, A., Holden, M.H., O'Bryan, C., Choi, C.Y., Gan, X., Beesley, N., Gao, Y., Allan, J., Tyrrell, P., Stiles, D. and Brehony, P., 2018. Reach and messages of the world's largest ivory burn. Conservation Biology, 32 (4), pp. 765-773.

• Biggs, D., Holden, M., Braczkowski, A., Cook, C., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Phelps, J., Scholes, B., Smith, B., Underwood, F., Adams, V., Allan, J., Brink, H., Cooney, R., Gao, Y., Hutton, J., Macdonald-Madden, E., Maron, M., Redford, K., Sutherland, B., Possingham, H.,. 2017. Breaking the deadlock on ivory policy: An iterative process that recognizes different value systems may help to protect elephants. Science, 358 (6369), pp. 1378-1381.

• Gao, Y., Stoner, K. J., Lee, A. T., Clark, S. G. 2016. Rhino horn trade in China: An analysis of the art and antiques market. Biological Conservation, 201, 343-347.

• Chen, P., Gao, Y., Wang, J., Pu, Q., Lhaba, C., Hu, H., Xu, J., Shi, K. 2016. Status and conservation of the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia in Qomolangma National Nature Reserve, Tibet. Oryx,1-4.

• Chen, P., Gao, Y., Lee, A. T., Cering, L., Shi, K., Clark, S. G. 2016. Human–carnivore coexistence in Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) Nature Reserve, China: Patterns and compensation. Biological Conservation, 197, 18-26.

• Gao, Y., Clark, S. G. 2014. Elephant ivory trade in China: trends and drivers. Biological Conservation, 180: 23-30.

• Gao, Y. 2014. Elephant ivory trade in China: comparing different perspectives. Yale University Tropical Resources Institute Bulletin, 32-33: 101-107.



•  Gao, Y., Zhu, H., Xie, Y. 2011. Chinese wildlife: a visitor’s guide. Hunan: Hunan Education Press. (in Chinese)  

•  Gao, Y. (ed.) 2010. Teachers for tigers: an educator’s tool kit for saving the world’s greatest cat. Hunan: Hunan Education Press. (in Chinese)