Scientific Publications



Peer reviewed papers

Abolnik, C., Olivier, A.J., Reynolds, C., Henry, D.A.W., Cumming, G.S., Rauff, D., Romito, M., Petty, D. and Falch, C. 2016. Susceptibility and status of avian influenza in ostriches. Avian Diseases 60: 286-295. IF 1.241

Albright, T.P., Mutiibwa, D., Gerson, A.R., Smith, E.K., Talbot, W.A., McKechnie, A.E. and Wolf, B.O. IP. Mapping evaporative water loss in desert passerines reveals an expanding threat of lethal dehydration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) IF 9.674

Allen, C.R., Angeler, D.G., Cumming, G.S., Folke, C., Twidwell, D. and Uden, D.R. 2016. Review: quantifying resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 625-635. IF 4.564

Amar, A. 2016. Using independent nest survey data to validate changes in reporting rates of Martial Eagles between the Southern African Bird Atlas Project 1 and 2. Ostrich 87: 1-5. IF 0.414

Amélineau, F., Bonnet, D., Heitz, O., Mortreux, V., Harding, A.M.A., Karnovsky, N., Walkusz, W., Fort, J. and Grémillet, D. 2016. Microplastic pollution in the Greenland Sea: background levels and selective contamination of planktivorous diving seabirds. Environmental Pollution. IF 4.143

Amélineau, F., Grémillet, D., Bonnet, D., Le Bot, T. and Fort, J. 2016. Where to forage in the absence of sea ice? Bathymetry as a key factor for an Arctic seabird. PLoS ONE 11: e0157764. IF 3.234

Ament, J.M. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Scale dependency in effectiveness, isolation, and social-ecological spillover of protected areas. Conservation Biology IF 4.165

Ament, J.M., Moore, C.A., Herbst, M. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Cultural ecosystem services in protected areas: understanding bundles, trade-offs and synergies. Conservation Letters. IF 7.241

Ball, A.D., van Dijk, R.E., Lloyd, P., Pogány, Á., Dawson, D.A., Dorus, S., Bowie, R.C.K., Burke, T. and Székely, T. 2016. Levels of extra-pair paternity are associated with parental care in penduline tits (Remizidae). Ibis. IF 1.921

Barnard, P., Altwegg, R., Ebrahim, I. and Underhill, L.G. 2016. Early warning systems for biodiversity in southern Africa – How much can citizen science mitigate imperfect data? Biological Conservation. IF 3.762

Becker, P.H., Goutner, V., Ryan, P.G. and González-Solís, J. 2016. Feathery mercury combinations in Southern Ocean seabirds: variation by species, site and time. Environmental Pollution 216: 253-263. IF 4.143

Benítez-López, A., Viñuela, J., Mougeot, F. and García, J.T. 2016. A multi-scale approach for identifying conservation needs of two threatened sympatric steppe birds. Biodiversity Conservation. IF 2.365

Bolopo, D., Canestrari, D., Martínez, J.G., Roldan, M., Macías-Sanchez, E., Vila, M., Soler, M. and Baglione, V. 2016. Flexible mating patterns in an obligate brrod parasite. Ibis 159: 103-112. IF 1.921

Bond, A.L., McClelland, G.T.W., Ryan, P.G. and Glass, T. 2016. Using measurements to predict laying order in harvested Northern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes moseleyi) eggs. Emu. IF 1.107

Bond, A.L., Michelle, M.R., Jones, C.W. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Potential for primary poisoning of a critically endangered endemic land bird during rodent eradication operations at Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha. PeerJPrePrints No IF

Bowie, R.C.K., Fjeldså, J., Kiure, J. and Kristensen, J.B. 2016. A new member of the greater double-collared sunbird complex (Passeriformes: Nectariniidae) from the Eastern Arc mountains of Africa. Zootaxa 4175: 023-042. IF 0.906

Bowker, J. 2016. Effectiveness of Africa’s tropical protected areas for maintaining forest cover. Conservation Biology. IF 4.165

Brown, M.J.F., Dicks, L.V., Paxton, R.J., Baldock, K.C.R., Barron, A.B., Chauzat, M-P., Freitas, B.M., Goulson, D., Jepsen, S., Kremen, C., Li, J., Neumann, P., Pattemore, D.E., Potts, S.G., Schweiger, O., Seymour, C.L. and Stout, J.C. 2016. A horizon scan of future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination. PeerJ 4: e2249. No IF

Cáceres, A., Melo, M., Barlow, J. and Mills, M.S.L. 2016. Radiotelemetry reveals key data for the conservation of Sheppardia gabela (Rand, 1957) in the Angolan Escarpment forest. African Journal of Ecology IF 0.853

Chambers, L.E., Barnard, P., Poloczanska, E.S., Hobday, A.J., Keatley, M.R., Allsopp, N. and Underhill, L.G. 2016. Southern Hemisphere biodiversity and global change: data gaps and strategies. Austral Ecology. IF 1.837

Clay, T.A., Manica, A., Ryan, P.G., Silk, J.R.D., Croxall, J.P., Ireland, L. and Phillips, R.A. 2016. Proximate drivers of spatial segregation in non-breeding albatrosses. Scientific Reports 6: 29932. IF 5.578

Clements, H.S., Baum, J. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Money and motives: an organizational ecology perspective on private land conservation. Biological Conservation IF 3.762

Clements, H.S., and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Positives and pathologies of natural resource management on private land conservation areas. Conservation Biology. IF 4.165

Clements, H.S., Cumming, G.S. and Kerley, G.I.H. 2016. Predators on private land: broad-scale socioeconomic interactions influence large predator management. Ecology and Society 21: 45. IF 2.774

Congrains, C., Carvalho, A.F., Miranda, E.A., Cumming, G.S., Henry, D.A.W., Manu, S.A., Abalaka, J., Rocha, C.D., Diop, M.S., Sá, J., Monteiro, H., Holbech, L.H., Gbogbo, F. and Del Lama, S.N. 2016. Genetic and paleomodelling evidence of the population expansion of the Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis in Africa during the climatic oscillations of the Late Pleistocene. Journal of Avian Biology 47: 001-012. IF 1.971

Connan, M., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. and Pistorius, P.A. 2016. Reappraisal of the trophic ecology of one of the world’s most threatened spheniscids, the African Penguin. PLoS ONE 11: e0159402. IF 3.762

Crawford, R.J.M., Randall, R.M., Cook, T.R., Ryan, P.G., Dyer, B.M., Fox, R., Geldenhuys, D., Huisamen, J., McGeorge, C., Smith, M.K., Upfold, L., Visagie, J., Waller, L.J., Whittington, P.A., Wilke, C.G. and Makhado, A.B. 2016. Cape cormorants decrease, move east and adapt foraging strategies following eastward displacement of their main prey. African Journal of Marine Science 38: 373-383. IF 1

Cumming, G.S., Harebottle, D.M., Mundava, J., Otieno, N. and Tyler, S.J. 2016. Timing and location of reproduction in African waterfowl: an overview of >100 years of nest records. Ecology and Evolution 6: 631-646. IF 2.32

Cunningham, S., Madden, C., Barnard, P. and Amar, A. 2016. Electric crows: power lines, climate change and the emergence of a native invader. Diversity and Distributions 22: 17-29 (Published online 18 December 2015; published in hard copy January 2016). IF 3.667

Cuthbert, R.J., Wanless, R.M., Angel, A., Burle, M-H., Hilton, G.M., Louw, H., Visser, P., Wilson, J.W. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Drivers of predatory behavior and extreme size in house mice Mus musculus on Gough Island. Journal of Mammalogy IF 1.84

De Vos, A., Cumming, G.S., Cumming, D., Ament, J.M., Baum, J., Clements, H., Grewar, J., Maciejewski, K. and Moore, C. 2016. Pathogens, disease, and the social-ecological resilience of protected areas. Ecology and Society 21: 20. IF 3.889

De Vos, A., Cumming, G.S., Moore, C.A., Maciejewski, K. and Duckworth, G. 2016. The relevance of spatial variation in ecotourism attributes for the economic sustainability of protected areas. Ecosphere 7: e01207. http://dx/ IF 2.255

Dilley, B.J., Schramm, M. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Modest increases in densities of burrow-nesting petrels following the removal of cats (Felis catus) from Marion Island. Polar Biology. IF 1.586

Douglas, D.J.T., Buchanan, G.M., Thompson, P., Smith, T., Cole, T., Amar, A., Fielding, D.A., Redpath, S.M. and Wilson, J.D. 2016. Reply to comment on: Vegetation burning for game management in the UK uplands is increasing and overlaps spatially with soil carbon and protected areas. Biological Conservation IF 3.762

Doutrelant, C., Paquet, M., Renoult, J.P., Grégoire, A., Crochet, P-A., and Covas, R. 2016. Worldwide patterns of bird colouration on islands. Ecology Letters IF 10.689

Engesser, S., Ridley, A.R. and Townsend, S.W. 2016. Meaningful call combinations and compositional processing in the southern pied babbler. PNAS IF 9.674

Fazey, F.M.C. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Biofouling on buoyant marine plastics: an experimental study into the effect of size on surface longevity. Environmental Pollution 210: 354-360. IF 4.143

Fazey, F.M.C. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Debris size and buoyancy influence the dispersal distance of stranded litter. Marine Pollution Bulletin IF 2.991

Fogell, D.J., Martin, R.O. and Groombridge, J.J. 2016. Beak and feather disease virus in wild and captive parrots: an analysis of geographic and taxonomic distribution and methodological trends. Archives of Virology IF 2.39

Fort, J., Grémillet, D., Traisnel, G., Amélineau, F. and Bustamante, P. 2016. Does temporal variation of mercury levels in Arctic seabirds reflect changes in global environmental contamination, or a modification of Arctic marine food web functioning? Environmental Pollution 211: 382-388. IF 4.143

Fraser, C.I., Kay, G.M., Du Plessis, M. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Breaking down the barrier: dispersal across the Antarctic polar front. Ecography 39: 001-003. IF 4.774

Frederiksen, M., Descamps, S., Erikstad, K.E., Gaston, A.J., Gilchrist, H.G., Grémillet, D., Johansen, K.L., Kolbeinsson, Y., Linnebjerg, J.F., Mallory, M.L., Tranquilla, L.A.M., Merkel, F.R., Montevecchi, W.A., Mosbech, A., Reiertsen, T.K., Robertson, G.J., Steen, H., Strøm, H. and Thórarinsson, T.L. 2016. Migration and wintering of a declining seabird, the thick-billed murre Uria lomvia, on an ocean basin scale: conservation implications. Biological Conservation 200: 26-35. IF 3.762

Fuchs, J., Fjeldså, J. and Bowie, R.C.K. 2016. Diversification across major biogeographic breaks in the African shining/ square-tailed drongos complex (Passeriformes: Dicruridae). Zoologica Scripta IF 3.224

Gaglio, D., Cook, T.R., Connan, M., Ryan, P.G.,and Sherley, R.B. 2016. Dietary studies in birds: testing a non-invasive method using digital photography in seabirds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. IF 6.554

Garcia-Heras, M-S., Arroyo, B., Mougeot, F., Amar, A. and Simmons, R.E. 2016. Does timing of breeding matter less where the grass is greener? Seasonal declines in breeding performance differ between regions in an endangered endemic raptor. Nature Conservation 15: 23-45. IF 1.120

Garcia-Heras, M-S, Mougeot, F., Arroyo, B., Avery, G., Avery, M. and Simmons, R.E. 2016. Is the Black Harrier Circus maurus a specialist predator? Assessing the diet of a threatened raptor species endemic to southern Africa. Ostrich. IF 0.414

Geslin, B., Oddie, M., Folschweiller, M., Legras, G., Seymour, C.L., van Veen, F.J.F. and Thébault, E. Spatiotemporal changes in flying insect abundance and their functional diversity as a function of distance to natural habitats in a mass flowering crop. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 229: 21-29. IF 3.402

Grémillet, D., Péron, C., Kato, A., Amélineau, F., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Ryan, P.G. and Pichegru, L. 2016. Starving seabirds: unprofitable foraging and its fitness consequences in Cape gannets competing with fisheries in the Benguela upwelling ecosystem. Marine Biology 163: 35. IF 2.391

Guo, D., Zietsman, G. and Hockey, P.A.R. 2016. Climate change impacts on the Common Swift in South Africa. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development 7: 306-311. no IF

Handley, J., Bayliss, A.M.M., Brickel, P. and Pistorius, P.A. 2016. Temporal variation in the diet of gentoo penguins at the Falkland Islands. Polar Biology 39: 283-296. IF 1.586

Handley, J. and Pistorius, P.A. 2016. Kleptoparasitism in foraging gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua. Polar Biology 39: 391-395. IF 1.586

Hart, J., Hart, T., Salumu, L., Bernard, A., Abani, R. and Martin, R. 2016. Increasing exploitation of Grey Parrots in eastern DRC drives population declines. Oryx 50: 16. http://dx/ IF 1.849

Hellard, E., Cumming, G.S., Caron, A., Coe, E. and Peters, J.L. 2016. Testing epidemiological functional groups as predictors of avian haemosporidia patterns in southern Africa. Ecosphere 7:e01225 IF 2.255

Henry, D.A.W., Ament, J.M. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Exploring the environmental drivers of waterfowl movement in arid landscapes using first-passage time analysis. Movement Ecology 4: 8. no IF

Henry, D.A.W. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Spatial and environmental processes show temporal variation in the structuring of waterbird metacommunities. Ecosphere 7: e01451. IF 2.255

Henry, D.A.W. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Can waterbirds with different movement, dietary and foraging functional traits occupy similar ecological niches? Landscape Ecology. IF 3.5

Humphries, D.J., Finch, F.M., Bell, M.B.V. and Ridley, A.R. 2016. Vocal cues to identity: pied babblers produce individually distinct but not stable loud calls. Ethology 122: 609-619. IF 1.791

Huntley, B., Collingham, Y.C., Singarayer, J.S., Valdes, P.J., Barnard, P., Midgley, G.F., Altwegg, R. and Ohlemüller, R. 2016. Explaining patterns of avian diversity and endemicity: climate and biomes of southern Africa over the last 140,000 years. Journal of Biogeography IF 4.59

Jones, M.G.W., Dilley, B.J., Hagens, Q.A., Louw, H., Mertz, E.M., Visser, P. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans breeding phenology at Marion Island. Polar Biology. IF 1.586

Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L. and Foord, S.H. 2016. The effect of infrastructure on the invasion of a generalist predator: pied crows in southern Africa as a case-study. Biological Conservation 205: 11-15. IF 3.762

Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L., Coetzee, B.W.T., Ndlovu, M., De La Torre, A., Suttle, R., Hicks, N., Oxley, S. and Foord, S.H. 2016. Microclimates mitigate against hot temperatures in dryland ecosystems: termite mounds as an example. Ecosphere 7(11): e01509. IF 2.255

Kreiderits A., Gamauf A., Krenn H.W. and Sumasgutner P. 2016. Investigating the influence of local weather conditions and alternative prey composition on the breeding performance of urban Eurasian kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). Bird Study 63: 369-379. IF 1.107

Lardy, S., Rey, B., Salin, K., Voituron, Y. and Cohas, A. 2016. Beneficial effects of group size on oxidative balance in a wild cooperative breeder. Behavioral Ecology IF 3.177

Lee, A.T.K. and Barnard, P. 2016. How well do bird atlas reporting rates reflect bird densities? Correlates of detection from the fynbos biome, South Africa, with applications for population estimation. Ostrich. IF 0.414

Leighton, G.R.M., Hugo, P.S., Roulin, A. and Amar, A. 2016. Just Google it: assessing the use of Google Images to describe geographical variation in visible traits of organisms. Methods in Ecology and Evolution IF 6.554

Leos-Barajas, V., Photopoulou, T., Langrock, R., Patterson, T.A., Watanabe, Y.Y., Murgatroyd, M. and Papastamatiou, Y.P. 2016. Analysis of animal accelerometer data using hidden Markov models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. IF 6.554

Lescroël, A., Mathevet, R., Péron, C., Authier, M., Provost, P., Takahashi, A. and Grémillet, D. 2016. Seeing the ocean through the eyes of seabirds: a new path for marine conservation? Marine Policy 68: 212-220. IF 2.61

Little, R. 2016. Book review: Roberts bird guide, second edition. Ostrich. IF 0.414

Little, R. 2016. Book review: Guide to birds of the Kruger National Park. Ostrich. IF 0.414

Lloyd, P., Frauenknecht, B.D., du Plessis, M.A. and Martin, T.E. 2016. Comparative life history of the south temperate Cape Penduline Tit (Anthoscopus minutus) and north temperate Remizidae species. Journal of Ornithology. IF 1.711

Lloyd, P. and Martin, T.E. 2016. Fledgling survival increases with development time and adult survival across north and south temperate zones. Ibis 158: 135-143. IF 2.172

Lloyd, P., Martin, T.E., Taylor, A., Braae, A. and Altwegg, R. 2016. Age, sex and social influences on adult survival in the cooperatively breeding Karoo Scrub-robin. Emu IF 1.107

Lobato, E., Geraldes, M., Melo, M., Doutrelant, C. and Covas, R. 2016. Diversity and composition of cultivable gut bacteria in an endemic island bird and its mainland sister species. Symbiosis. IF 1.438

Loewenthal, D., Paijmans, D.M. and Hockey, P.A.R. 2016. Factors affecting the breeding success of the African Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini): a perspective on protection and food availability. African Zoology 51: 193-202. IF 0.612 IF 0.612

Maciejewski, K., Baum, J. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Integration of private land conservation areas in a network of statutory protected areas: implications for sustainability. Biological Conservation 200: 200-206. IF 3.762

McClelland, G.T.W., McKechnie, A.E. and Chown, S.L. 2016. Basal metabolic rate of the Black-Faced Sheathbill (Chionis minor): intraspecific variation in a phylogenetically distinct island endemic. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 89:141-150.  IF 2.398

McKechnie, A.E., Coe, B.H., Gerson, A.R. and Wolf, B.O. 2016. Data quality problems undermine analyses of endotherm upper critical temperatures. Journal of Biogeography. IF 4.59

McKechnie, A.E., Smit, B., Whitfield, M.C., Noakes, M.J., Talbot, W.A., Garcia, M., Gerson, A.R. and Wolf, B.O. 2016. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: evaporative cooling capacity in an archetypal desert specialist, Burchell’s sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli). Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 2145-2155. IF 2.897

McKechnie, A.E., Whitfield, M.C., Smit, B., Gerson, A.R., Smith, E.K., Talbot, W.A., McWhorter, T.J. and Wolf, B.O. 2016. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: efficient evaporative cooling allows for extreme heat tolerance in four southern Hemisphere columbids. Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 2137-2144. IF 2.897

Mills, A.J., Milewski, A.V. and Sirami, C. 2016. A preliminary test of catabolic nutrients in explanation of the puzzling treelessness of grassland in mesic Australia. Austral Ecology. IF 1.837

Moks, K., Tilgar, V., Thomson, R.L., Calhim, S., Järvistö, P.E., Schuett, W., Velmala, W. and Laaksonen, T. 2016. Predator encounters have spatially extensive impacts on parental behavior in a breeding bird community. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20160020. IF 5.051

Monteiro, M., Reino, L., Melo, M., Beja, P., Bastos-Silveira, C., Ramos, M., Rodrigues, D., Neves, I.Q., Consciȇncia, S. and Figueira, R. 2016. The collection of birds from São Tomé and Príncipe at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). ZooKeys 600: 155-167. IF 0.933

Morosinotto, C., Thomson, R.L., Ruuskanen, S., Korpimäki, E., Lehikoinen, E., Möstl, E., and Laaksonen, T. 2016. Maternal transfer of androgens in eggs is affected by food supplementation but not by predation risk. Journal of Avian Biology IF 1.971

Murgatroyd, M., Avery, G., Underhill, L.G., and Amar, A. 2016. Adaptability of a specialist predator: the effects of land use on diet diversification and breeding performance of Verreaux’s eagles. Journal of Avian Biology IF 1.971

Murgatroyd, M., Underhill, L.G., Bouten, W. and Amar, A. 2016. Ranging behavior of Verreaux’s Eagles during the pre-breeding period determined through the use of high temporal resolution tracking. PLoS ONE 11: e0163378. IF 3.234

Murgatroyd, M., Underhill, L.G., Rodrigues, L. and Amar, A. 2016. The influence of agricultural transformation on the breeding performance of a top predator: Verreaux’s Eagles in contrasting land use areas. The Condor 118: 238-252. IF 1.00

Navarro, J., Grémillet, D., Afán, I., Ramírez, F., Bouten, W. and Forero, M.G. 2016. Feathered detectives: real-time GPS tracking of scavenging Gulls pinpoints illegal waste dumping. PLoS ONE 11: e0159974. IF 3.234

Ndhlovu, T., Milton, S.J. and Esler, K.J. 2016. Impact of Prosopis (mesquite) invasion and clearing on vegetation species composition and diversity in semi-arid Nama-Karoo rangeland, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 33: 101-110. IF 0.971

Nelson, J.T., Wilson, R.E., McCraken, K.G., Cumming, G.S., Joseph, L., Guay, P-J. and Peters, J.L. 2016. Divergence and gene flow in the globally distributed blue-winged ducks. Journal of Avian Biology. IF 1.974

Noakes, M.J., Wolf, B.O. and McKechnie, A.E. 2016. Seasonal metabolic acclimatization varies in direction and magnitude among populations of an afrotropical passerine bird. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90. IF 2.398

Noakes, M.J., Wolf, B.O. and McKechnie, A.E. 2016. Seasonal and geographical variation in heat tolerance and evaporative cooling capacity in a passerine bird. Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 859-86. IF 2.897

O’Connor, R.S., Wolf, B.O., Brigham, R.M. and McKechnie, A.E. 2016. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: efficient evaporative cooling in two southern African nightjars. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. IF 2.619

Osinubi, S.T. 2016. Review: The birds of Ghana: an atlas and handbook. Ostrich 87: 197-198. IF 0.414

Osinubi, S.T., Hand, K., Van Oijen, D.C.C., Walther, B.A. and Barnard, P. 2016. Linking science and policy to address conservation concerns about African land use, land conversion and land grabs in the era of globalization. African Journal of Ecology 54: 265-267. IF 0.824

Paquet, M., Doutrelant, C., Loubon, M., Theron, F., Rat, M. and Covas, R. 2016. Communal roosting, thermoregulatory benefits and breeding group size predictability in cooperatively breeding sociable weavers. Journal of Avian Biology IF 1.971

Péron, G., Altwegg, R., Jamie, G.A. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016. Coupled range dynamics of brood parasites and their hosts responding to climate and vegetation changes. Journal of Animal Ecology 85:1191-1199. IF 4.504

Pichegru, L., Edwards, T.B., Dilley, B.J. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. African penguin tolerance to humans depends on historical exposure at colony level. Bird Conservation International IF 1.784

Portugal, S.J., Green, J.A., Halsey, L.G., Arnold, W., Careau, V., Dann, P., Frappell, P.B., Grémillet, D., Handrich, Y., Martin, G.R., Ruf, T., Guillemette, M.M. and Butler, P.J. 2016. Associations between resting, activity, and daily metabolic rate in free-living endotherms: no universal rule in birds and mammals. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 89:251-261. IF 2.398

Reynolds, C. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Seed traits and bird species influence the dispersal parameters of wetland plants. Freshwater Biology  61: 349-361. IF 2.738

Reynolds, C. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. Seed dispersal of waterbirds in southern Africa: comparing the roles of ectozoochory and endozoochory. Freshwater Biology IF 2.738

Robertson, B.C., Stephenson, B.M., Ronconi, R.A., Goldstein, S.J., Sheperd, L., Tennyson, A., Carlile, N. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Phylogenetic affinities of the Fregetta storm-petrels are not black and white. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 97: 170-176. IF 3.916

Rollinson, D.P., Dilley, B.J., Davies, D. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Diving behavior of Grey Petrels and its relevance for mitigating long-line by-catch. EMU Austral Ornithology. IF 1.107

Roscales, J.L., González-Solís, J., Zango, L., Ryan, P.G. and Jiménez, B. 2016. Latitudinal exposure to DDTs, HCB, PCBs, PBDEs and DP in giant petrels (Macronectes spp.) across the Southern Ocean. Environmental Research 148: 285-294. IF 3.906

Ryan, P.G., Cole, G., Spiby, K., Nel, R., Osborne, A. and Perold, V. 2016. Impacts of plastic ingestion on post-hatchling loggerhead turtles off South Africa. Marine Pollution Bulletin IF 2.991

Ryan, P.G., De Bruyn, P.J.N. and Bester, M.N. 2016. Regional differences in plastic ingestion among Southern Ocean fur seals and albatrosses. Marine Pollution Bulletin IF 2.991

Schoombie, S., Crawford, R.J.M., Makado, A.B., Dyer, B.M. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Recent population trends of sooty and light-mantled albatrosses breeding on Marion Island. African Journal of Marine Science 38: 119-127. IF 1.00

Seymour, C.L., Joseph, G.S., Makumbe, M., Cumming, G.S., Mahlangu, Z. and Cumming, D.H.M. 2016. Woody species composition in an African savanna: determined by centuries of termite activity but modulated by 50 years of ungulate herbivory. Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 824-833. IF 3.709

Sherley, R.B., Botha, P., Underhill, L.G., Ryan, P.G., Van Zyl, D., Cockcroft, A.C., Crawford, R.J.M., Dyer, B.M. and Cook, T.R. 2016. Defining ecologically-relevant scales for spatial protection using long-term data on an endangered seabird and local prey availability. PeerJPrePrints 4: e2122v1. No IF

Smit, B., Zietsman, G., Martin, R.O., Cunningham, S.J., McKechnie, A.E. and Hockey, P.A.R. 2016. Behavioural responses to heat in desert birds: implications for predicting vulnerability to climate warming. Climate Change Responses 3: 9. No IF

Smith, T., Page-Nicholson, S., Morrison, K., Gibbons, B., Jones, M.G.W., van Niekerk, M., Botha, B., Oliver, K., McCann, K. and Roxburgh, L. 2016. The African Crane database (1978-2014): records of three threatened crane species (Family: Gruidae) from southern and eastern Africa. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e9794. IF 0.53

Sorensen, M.C., Asghar, M., Bensch, S., Fairhurst, G.D., Jenni-Eiermann, S. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016. A rare study from the wintering grounds provides insight into the costs of malaria infection for migratory birds. Journal of Avian Biology  47:575-582. IF 1.971

Sorensen, M.C., Fairhurst, G.D., Jenni-Eiermann, D., Newton, J., Yohannes, E. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016. Seasonal rainfall at long-term migratory staging sites is associated with altered carry-over effects in a Palearctic-African migratory bird. BMC Ecology 16: 41. IF 3.15

Sorensen, M.C., Jenni-Eiermann, S. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016. Why do migratory birds sing on their tropical wintering grounds? American Naturalist 187: E65–E76. IF 3.832

Spelt, A. and Pichegru, L. 2016. Sex allocation and sex-specific parental investment in an endangered seabird. Ibis. IF 1.921

Spottiswoode, C.N., Begg, K.S. and Begg, C.M. 2016. Reciprocal signaling in honeyguide-human mutualism. Science 353: 387-389. IF 33.611

Spottiswoode, C.N., Fishpool, L.D.C. and Bayliss, J.L. 2016. Birds and biogeography of Mt Mecula, in Mozambique's Niassa National Reserve. Ostrich 87: 281–284. IF 0.414

Sumasgutner, P., Millán, J., Curtis, O., Koelsag, A. and Amar, A. 2016. Is multiple nest building an adequate strategy to cope with inter-species nest usurpation? BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 97 IF 3.406

Sumasgutner, P., Tate, G.J., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2016. Seasonal patterns in space use of Black Sparrowhawks Accipiter melanoleucus in an urban environment. Bird Study IF 1.107

Sumasgutner, P., Tate, G.J., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2016. Family morph matters: factors determining survival and recruitment in a long-lived polymorphic raptor. Journal of Animal Ecology IF 4.504

Suri, J., Anderson, P.M., Charles-Dominique, T., Hellard, E. and Cumming, G.S. 2016. More than just a corridor: a suburban river catchment enhances bird functional diversity. Landscape and Urban Planning 157: 331-342. IF 3.037

Suri, J., Sumasgutner, P., Hellard, E., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2016. Stability in prey abundance may buffer Black Sparrowhawks from health impacts of urbanization. Ibis. IF 1.921

Szymkowiak, J., Thomson, R.L. and Kuczyński, L. 2016. Wood warblers copy settlement decisions of poor quality conspecifics: support for the tradeoff between the benefit of social information use and competition avoidance. Oikos 125: 1561-1569. IF 3.444

Tate, G.J., Bishop, J.M. and Amar, A. 2016. Differential foraging success across a light level spectrum explains the maintenance and spatial structure of colour morphs in a polymorphic bird. Ecology Letters IF 10.689

Tate, G.J., Sumasgutner, P., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2016. Pair complementarity influences reproductive output in the polymorphic black sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus). Journal of Avian Biology 47: 001-012. IF 1.971

Techow, N.M.S.M., O’Ryan, C., Robertson, C.J.R. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. The origins of white-chinned petrels killed by long-line fisheries off South Africa and New Zealand. Polar Research 35: 21150. IF 1.141

Thiebault, A., Pistorius, P., Mullers, R. and Tremblay, Y. 2016. Seabird acoustic communication at sea: a new perspective using bio-logging devices. Scientific Reports 6: 30972. IF 5.578

Townsend, S.W., Koski, S.E., Byrne, R.W., Slocombe, K.E., Bickel, B., Boeckle, M., Goncalves, I.B., Burkart, J.M., Flower, T.M., Gaunet, F., Glock, H.J., Gruber, T., Jansen, D.A.W.A.M., Liebal, K., Linke, A., Miklósi, Á., Moore, R., van Schaik, C.P., Stoll, S., Vail, A., Waller, B.M., Wild, M., Zuberbühler, K., and Manser, M.B. 2016. Exorcising Grice’s ghost: an empirical approach to studying intentional communication in animals. Biological Reviews. IF 9.67

Troscianko, J., Wilson-Aggarwal, J., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Stevens, M. 2016. Nest covering in plovers: how modifying the visual environment influences egg camouflage. Ecology and Evolution http://dx.doi:10.1002/ece3.2494  IF 2.32

Troscianko, J., Wilson-Aggarwal, J., Stevens, M. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016. Camouflage predicts survival in ground-nesting birds. Scientific Reports 6: 19966. IF 5.078

Valle, S., Barros, N., Ramírez, I. and Wanless, R.M. 2016. Population estimates of the breeding birds of the Tinhosas islands (Gulf of Guinea), the only major seabird colony of the eastern tropical Atlantic. Ostrich 87: 209-215. IF 0.414

Van de Ven, T.M.F.N., Martin, R.O., Vink, T.J.F., McKechnie, A.E. and Cunningham, S.J. 2016. Regulation of heat exchange across the hornbill beak: functional similarities with toucans? PLoS ONE 11: e0154768. IF 3.234

Van Eeden, R.B., Reid, T., Ryan, P.G. and Pichegru, L. 2016. Fine-scale foraging cues for African Penguins in a highly variable marine environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 543: 257-271 (Abstract published online December 2015; Published online 03 February 2016). IF 2.619

Van Velden, J.L., Altwegg, R., Shaw, K. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Movement patterns and survival estimates of Blue Cranes in the Western Cape. Ostrich. IF 0.414

Van Velden, J.L., Smith, T. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Cranes and crops: investigating farmer tolerances toward crop damage by threatened Blue Cranes (Anthropoides paradiseus) in the Western Cape, South Africa. Environmental Management. IF 1.724

Vega, M.L., Willemoes, M., Thomson, R.L., Tolvanen, J., Rutila, J., Samaš, P., Strandberg, R., Grim, T., Fossøy, F., Stokke, B.G. and Thorup, K. 2016. First-time migration in juvenile common cuckoos documented by satellite tracking. PLoS ONE 11: e0168940. IF 3.234

Vincze, O., Kosztolányi, A., Barta, Z., Küpper, C., Alrashidi, M., Amat, J.A., Ticó, A.A., Burns, F., Cavitt, J., Conway, W.C., Cruz-López, M., Desucre-Medrano, A.E., dos Remedios, N., Figuerola, J., Galindo-Espinosa, D., García-Peña, G.E., Angel, S.C.D., Gratto-Trevor, C., Jönsson, P., Lloyd, P., Montalvo, T., Parra, J.E., Pruner, R., Que, P., Liu, J., Saalfeld, S.T., Schulz, R., Serra, L., St Clair, J.J.H., Stenzel, L.E., Weston, M.A., Yasué, M., Zefania, S. and Székely, T. 2016. Parental cooperation in a changing climate: fluctuating environments predict shifts in care division. Global Ecology and Biogeography. IF 6.531

Wheeler, H.C., Berteaux, D., Furgal, C., Parlee, B., Yoccoz, N.G. and Grémillet, D. 2016. Stakeholder perspectives on triage in wildlife monitoring in a rapidly changing Arctic. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4: 128. No IF

Whitehead, T.O., Kato, A., Ropert-Coudert, Y. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Habitat use and diving behavior of Macaroni Eudyptes chrysolophus and Eastern Rockhopper E. chrysocome filholi penguins during the critical pre-moult period. Marine Biology 163: 19. IF 2.391

Whittington, P.A., Crawford, R.J.M., Martin, A.P., Randall, R.M., Brown, M., Ryan, P.G., Dyer, B.M., Harrison, K.H.B., Huisamen, J., Makhado, A.B., Upfold, L., Waller, L.J. and Witteveen, M. 2016. Recent trends of the Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) in South Africa. Waterbirds 39: 99-113. IF 0.637

Wilson-Aggarwal, J.K., Troscianko, J.T., Stevens, M., and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016. Escape di stance in ground-nesting birds differs with individual level of camouflage. American Naturalist 188: 231-239. IF 3.832

Witteveen, M., Brown, M. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Anthropogenic debris in the nests of kelp gulls in South Africa. Marine Pollution Bulletin. IF 2.991

Wogan, G.O.U., Feldheim, K.A., Tsai, A.S., Brown, A.A., Kapelke, J., Galinato, M., Tung, J.N., Bates, J.M., Kaliba, P., Voelker, G. and Bowie, R.C.K. 2016. New genetic resources and a preliminary multi-locus assessment of species boundaries in the Batis capensis species complex (Passeriformes: Platysteridae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 65: 83-88. IF 0.967

Zoghby, B.A., Little, R.M., Ryan, P.G. and Hockey, P.A.R. 2016. Patterns of roost site selection and use by Southern Ground-Hornbills in north-eastern South Africa. Ostrich IF 0.414

Books and book chapters

Little, R. 2016. Terrestrial gamebirds and snipes of Africa: guineafowls, francolins, spurfowls, quails, sandgrouse and snipes. Johannesburg: Jacana Media.

Masson-Delmotte, V., Gauthier, É., Grémillet, D., Huctin, J-M. and Swingedouw, D. 2016. Le Groenland: climat, écologie, société. La Rochelle, France: CNRS editions.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Ingestion of plastics by marine organisms. In: The handbook of environmental chemistry. Springer International Publishing, Berlin, pp. 1-32,

Tarboton, W. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Guide to the birds of the Kruger National Park. Cape Town: Struik Nature.

Thorén, S., Carstens, K.F., Schwochow, D. and Radespiel, U. 2016. Your food, my food: patterns of resource use in two sympatric mouse lemur species. In The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. Edited by S. M. Lehman, U. Radespiel, and E. Zimmermann, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 307-318.