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Final Journal Published Papers

Albright, T.P., Mutiibwa, D., Gerson, A.R., Smith, E.K., Talbot, W.A., O’Neil, J.J., McKechnie, A.E. and Wolf, B.O. 2017. Mapping evaporative water loss in desert passerines reveals an expanding threat of lethal dehydration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) 114: 2283-2288. IF 9.423

Ansorge, I.J., Skelton, P., Bekker, A., de Bruyn, P.J.N., Butterworth, D., Cilliers, P., Cooper, J., Cowan, D.A., Dorrington, R., Fawcett, S., Fietz, S., Findlay, K.P., Froneman, P.W., Grantham, G.H., Greve, M., Hedding, D., Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Kosch, M., le Roux, P.C., Lucas, M., MacHutchon, K., Meiklejohn, I., Nel, W., Pistorius, P., Ryan, P.G., Stander, J., Swart, S., Treasure, A., Vichi, M. and van Vuuren, B.J. 2017. Exploring South Africa’s southern frontier: a 20-year vision for polar research through the South African National Antarctic Programme. South African Journal of Science 113: 11-17. IF 0.902

Asefa, A., Davies, A.B., McKechnie, A.E., Kinahan, A.A. and van Rensburg, B.J. 2017. Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on bird diversity in Ethiopian motane forests. Condor 119: 416-430. IF 1.427

Atkins, A., Redpath, S.M., Little, R.M. and Amar, A. 2017. Experimentally manipulating the landscape of fear to manage problem animals. Journal of Wildlife Management 81: 610-616. IF 1.725

Baum, J., Cumming, G.S. and De Vos, A. 2017. Understanding spatial variation in the drivers of nature-based tourism and their influence on the sustainability of private land conservation. Ecological Economics 140: 225-234. IF 3.227

Berkunsky, I., Quillfeldt, P., Brightsmith, D.J., Abbud, M.C., Aguilar, J.M.R.E., Alemán-Zelaya, U., Aramburú, R.M., Arias, A.A., McNab, R.B., Blasby, T.J.S., Barberena, J.M.B., Beissinger, S.R., Rosales, M., Berg, K.S., Bianchi, C.A., Blanco, E., Bodrati, A., Bonilla-Ruz, C., Botero-Delgadillo, E., Canavelli, S.B., Caparroz, R., Cepeda, R.E., Chassot, O., Cinta-Magallón, C., Cockle, K.L., Daniele, D., de Araujo, C.B., de Barbosa, A.E., de Moura, L.N., Castillo, H.D., Díaz, S., Díaz-Luque, J.A., Douglas, L., Rodríguez, A.F., García-Anleu, R.A., Gilardi, J.D., Grilli, P.G., Guix, J.C., Hernández-Muñoz, A., Hiraldo, F., Horstman, E., Portillo, R.I., Isacch, J.P., Jiménez, J.E., Jayner, L., Juarez, M., Kacoliris, F.P., Kanaan, V.T., Klemann-Júnior, L., Latta, S.C., Lee, A.T.K., Lesterhuis, A., Lezama-López, M., Lugarini, C., Marateo, G., Marinelli, C.B., Martínez, J., McReynolds, M.S., Urbina, C.R.M., Monge-Arias, G., Monterrubio-Rico, T.C., Nunes, A.P., Nunes, FdP., Olaciregui, C., Ortega-Arguelles, J., Pacifico, E., Pagano, L., Politi, N., Ponce-Santizo, G., Reyes, H.O.P., Prestes, N.P., Presti, F., Renton, K., Reyes-Macedo, G., Ringler, E., Rivera, L., Rodríguez-Ferraro, A., Rojas-Valverde, A.M., Rojas-Llanos, R.E., Rubio-Rocha, Y.G., Saidenberg, A.B.S., Salinas-Melgoza, A., Sanz, V., Schaefer, H.M., Scherer-Neto, P., Seixas, G.H.F., Serafini, P., Silveira, L.F., Sipinski, E.A.B., Somenzari, M., Susanibar, D., Tella, J.L., Torres-Sovero, C., Trofino-Falasco, C., Vargas-Rodríguez, R., Vázquez-Reyes, L.D., White, T.H. Jr., Williams, S., Zarza, R. and Masello, J.F. 2017. Current threats faced by Neotropical parrot populations. Biological Conservation 214: 278-287. IF 3.985

Bolopo, D., Canestrari, D., Martínez, J.G., Roldan, M., Macías-Sanchez, E., Vila, M., Soler, M., and Baglione, V. 2017. Flexible mating patterns in an obligate brood parasite. Ibis 159: 103-112. IF 1.804

Bosque, C., Bosque, C.D., and Lloyd, P. 2017. Diet and time-activity budget of white-backed mousebirds Colius colius in south-western South Africa. Ostrich 88: 247-252. IF 0.418

Botha, J.A., Rishworth, G.M., Thiebault, A., Green, D.B. and Pistorius, P.A. 2017. Sex-specific foraging over space and time in Cape gannets during chick rearing. Marine Ecology Progress Series 579: 157-167. IF 2.361

Brill, G. Anderson, P. and O’Farrell, P. 2017. Urban national parks in the global South: linking management perceptions, policies and practices to water-related ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services 28: 185-195 IF 4.307

Burg, T.M., Catry, P., Ryan, P.G. and Phillips, R.A. 2017. Genetic population structure of black-browed and Campbell albatrosses and implications for assigning provenance of birds killed in fisheries. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27:1156-1163. IF 2.415

Cáceres, A., Melo, M., Barlow, J., De Lima, R.F. and Mills, M.S.L. 2017. Drivers of bird diversity in an understudied African centre of endemism: the Angolan Central Escarpment Forest. Bird Conservation International 27: 256-268. IF 1

Canestrari, D., Bolopo, D., Turlings, T.C.J., Röder, G., Marcos, J.M. and Baglione, V. 2017. Formal comment to Solar et al.: great spotted cuckoo nestlings have no antipredatory effect on magpie or carrion crow host nests in southern Spain. PLoS ONE 12: e0184446. IF 3.057

Carpenter-Kling, T., Dickens, J. and Pistorius, P.A. 2017. First record of an Adélie penguin at sub-Antarctic Marion island. Marine Biodiversity Records 10: 13. No IF

Carpenter-Kling, T., Dyer, B.M., Makhado, A.B. and Pistorius, P.A. 2017. Plumage aberrations in Macaroni Penguins Eudyptes chrysolophus at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Polar Biology 40: 1907-1911. IF 1.711

Caves, E.M., Stevens, M. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2017. Does coevolution with a shared parasite drive hosts to partition their defences among species? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 284: 20170272. IF 4.823

Chambers, L.E., Barnard, P., Poloczanska, E.S., Hobday, A.J., Keatley, M.R., Allsopp, N. and Underhill, L.G. 2017. Southern hemisphere biodiversity and global change: data gaps and strategies. Austral Ecology 42: 20-30. IF 1.598

Clements, H.S. and Cumming, G.S. 2017. Manager strategies and user demands: determinants of cultural ecosystem service bundles on private protected areas. Ecosystem Services 28: 228-232. IF 4.307

Cook, T.R., Gubiani, R., Ryan, P.G. and Muzaffar, S.B. 2017. Group foraging in Socotra cormorants: a biologging approach to the study of a complex behavior. Ecology and Evolution 7: 2025-2038. IF 2.537

Cronin, K., Kaplan, H., Gaertner, M., Irlich, U.M. and Hoffman, M.T. 2017. Aliens in the nursery: assessing the attitudes of nursery managers to invasive species regulations. Biological Invasions 19: 925-937. IF 2.855

Cumming, G.S. and Allen, C.R. 2017. Protected areas as social-ecological systems: perspectives from resilience and social-ecological systems theory. Ecological Applications 27: 1709-1717. IF 4.252

Cumming, G.S. and Maciejewski, K. 2017. Reconciling community ecology and ecosystem services: cultural services and benefits from birds in South African National Parks. Ecosystem Services 28: 219-227. IF 4.307

Cumming, G.S., Henry, D.A.W. and Reynolds, C. 2017. A framework for testing assumptions about foraging scales, body mass, and niche separation using telemetry data. Ecology and Evolution 7: 5276-5284. IF 2.537

Cunningham, S.J., Thompson, M.L. and McKechnie, A.E. 2017. It’s cool to be dominant: social status alters short-term risks of heat stress. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 1558-1562. IF 2.914

Dagleish, M.P., Ryan, P.G., Girling, S. and Bond, A.L. 2017. Clinical pathology of the Critically Endangered Gough Bunting (Rowettia goughensis). Journal of Comparative Pathology 156: 264-274. IF 1.173

Dagleish, M.P., Ryan, P.G., Girling, S., Ghazali, M. and Bond, A.L. 2017. Clinical pathology of the Vulnerable Gough Moorhen (Gallinula comeri). Journal of Comparable Pathology 157: 246-255. IF 1.173

Dell’Ariccia, G., Phillips, R.A., van Franeker, J.A., Gaidet, N., Catry, P., Granadeiro, J.P., Ryan, P.G. and Bonadonna, F. 2017. Comment on “Marine plastic debris emits a keystone infochemical for olfactory foraging seabirds”. Science Advances 3: e1700526. no IF

De Vos, A., Cumming, G.S. and Roux, D.J. 2017. The relevance of cross-scale connections and spatial interactions for ecosystem service delivery by protected areas: insights from southern Africa. Ecosystem Services 28: 133-139. IF 4.307

Dias, M.P., Oppel, S., Bond, A.L., Carneiro. A.P.B., Cuthbert, R.J., González-Solís, J., Wanless, R.M., Glass, T., Lascelles, B., Small, C., Phillips, R.A. and Ryan, P.G. 2017. Using globally threatened pelagic birds to identify priority sites for marine conservation in the South Atlantic Ocean. Biological Conservation 211: 76-84. IF 3.985

Dilley, B.J., Davies, D., Schramm, M., Connan, M. and Ryan, P.G. 2017. The distribution and abundance of Blue Petrels (Halobaena caerulea) breeding at subantarctic Marion Island. Emu 117: 222-232. IF 1.035

Flood, R.L., Simon, J., Tribot, J. and Pineau, K. 2017. A Swinhoe’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates monorhis) in French Guiana: the first record for South America. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 25: 227-231 IF 0.356

Fuchs, J., Pons, J.M. and Bowie, R.C.K. 2017. Biogeography and diversification dynamics of the African woodpeckers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 108: 88-100. IF 3.792

Gaglio, D., Cook, T.R., Connan, M., Ryan, P.G. and Sherley, R.B. 2017. Dietary studies in birds: testing a non-invasive method using digital photography in seabirds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8: 214-222. IF 6.344

García-Heras, M-S., Arroyo, B., Simmons, R.E., Camarero, P.R., Mateo, R., García, J.T., Mougeot, F. 2017. Pollutants and diet influence carotenoid levels and integument coloration in nestlings of an endangered raptor. Science of the Total Environment 603-604: 299-307. IF 3.976

García-Heras, M-S., Mougeot, F., Simmons, R.E. and Arroyo, B. 2017. Regional and temporal variations in diet and provisioning rates suggest weather limits prey availability for an endangered raptor. Ibis 159: 567-579. IF 1.804

Grémillet, D., White, C.R., Authier, M., Dorémus, G., Ridoux, V. and Pettex, E. 2017. Ocean sunfish as indicators for the ‘rise of slime’. Current Biology 27: R1263-R1264. IF 8.983

Henry, D.A.W. and Cumming, G.S. 2017. Can waterbirds with different movement, dietary and foraging functional traits occupy similar ecological niches. Landscape Ecology 32: 265-278. IF 3.657

Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L. and Foord, S.H. 2017. Short communication-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 3.985

Kemp, R., Noakes, M.J. and McKechnie, A.E. 2017. Thermoregulation in free-ranging ground woodpeckers (Geocolaptes olivaceus): no evidence of torpor. Journal of Avian Biology 48: 1287-1294. IF 2.192

Krüger, L., Ramos, J.A., Xavier, J.C., Grémillet, D., González-Solís, J., Kolbeinsson, Y., Militão, T., Navarro, J., Petry, M.V., Phillips, R.A., Ramírez, I., Reyes-González, J.M., Ryan, P.G., Siguròsson, I.A., Van Sebille, E., Wanless, R.M. and Paiva, V.H. 2017. Identification of candidate pelagic marine protected areas through a seabird seasonal-, multispecific- and extinction risk- based approach. Animal Conservation 20: 409-424. IF 2.788

Krüger, S.C. and Amar, A. 2017. Productivity of the declining Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus population in southern Africa. Ostrich 88: 139-145. IF 0.418

Krüger, S. and Amar, A. 2017. Insights into post-fledging dispersal of Bearded Vultures Gypaetus barbatus in southern Africa from GPS satellite telemetry. Bird Study 64: 125-131. IF 0.888

Lee, A.T.K. 2017. Sentinel behavior or vigilance at a macaw claylick. Ornitología Neotropical 28: 253-260. IF 0.271

Lee, A.T.K. and Barnard, P. 2017. 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 88: 9-17. IF 0.418

Lee, A.T.K., Altwegg, R. and Barnard, P. 2017. Estimating conservation metrics from atlas data: the case of southern African endemic birds. Bird Conservation International 27: 323-336. IF 1

Lee, A.T.K., Marsden, S.J., Tatum-Hume, E. and Brightsmith, D.J. 2017. The effects of tourist and boat traffic on parrot geophagy in lowland Peru. Biotropica 49: 716-725. IF 1.944

Lee, A.T.K., Wright, D. and Barnard, P. 2017. Hot bird drinking patterns: drivers of water visitation in a fynbos bird community. African Journal of Ecology 55: 541-553. IF 0.875

Little, R.M. 2017. Book review: Guide to birds of the Kruger National Park. Ostrich 88:97. IF 0.418

Little, R.M. 2017. Book review: Roberts Bird Guide, Second edition. Ostrich 88: 99-100. IF 0.418

Lobato, E., Doutrelant, C., Melo, M., Reis, S. and Covas, R. 2017. Insularity effects on bird immune parameters: a comparison between island and mainland populations in West Africa. Ecology and Evolution 7: 3645-3656. IF 2.537

Lobato, E., Geraldes, M., Melo, M., Doutrelant, C. and Covas, R. 2017. Diversity and composition of cultivable gut bacteria in an endemic island bird and its mainland sister species. Symbiosis 71: 155-164. IF 1.284

Loiseau, C., Melo, M., Lobato, E., Beadell, J.S., Fleischer, R.C., Reis, S., Doutrelant, C. and Covas, R. 2017. Insularity effects on the assemblage of the blood parasite community of the birds from the Gulf of Guinea. Journal of Biogeography 44: 2607-2617. IF 3.997

Lowney, A., Green, K., Ngomane, B.P. and Thomson, R.L. 2017. Mortal combat: intraspecific killing by an African Pygmy-Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) to acquire new mate and territory. Journal of Raptor Research 51: 89-91. IF 0.775

Lübcker, N., Reisinger, R.R., Oosthuizen, W.C., de Bruyn, P.J.N., van Tonder, A., Pistorius, P.A. and Bester, M.N. 2017. Low trophic level diet of juvenile southern elephant seals Mirounga leonine from Marion Island: a stable isotope investigation using Vibrissal regrowths. Marine Ecology Progress Series 577: 237-250. IF 2.361

Mackay, B., Lee, A.T.K., Barnard, P., Møller, A.P. and Brown, M. 2017. Urbanization, climate and ecological stress indicators in an endemic nectarivore, the Cape Sugarbird. Journal of Ornithology 158: 1013-1024.  IF1.419

Mares, R., Doutrelant, C., Paquet, M., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Covas, R. 2017. Breeding decisions and output are correlated with both temperature and rainfall in an arid-region passerine, the sociable weaver. Royal Society Open Science 4: 170835. IF 2.243

McInnes, A.M., McGeorge, C., Ginsberg, S., Pichegru, L. and Pistorius, P.A. 2017. Group foraging increases foraging efficiency in a piscivorous diver, the African penguin. Royal Society Open Science 4: 170918. IF 2.243

McInnes, A.M., Ryan, P.G., Lacerda, M., Deshayes, J., Goschen, W.S. and Pichegru, L. 2017. Small pelagic fish responses to fine-scale oceanographic conditions: implications for the endangered African penguin. Marine Ecology Progress Series 569: 187-203. IF 2.361

McKechnie, A.E., Gerson, A.R., McWhorter, T.J., Smith, E.K., Talbot, W.A. and Wolf, B.O. 2017. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: evaporative cooling in five Australian passerines reveals within-order biogeographic variation in heat tolerance. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 2436-2444. IF 2.914

Melo, M., Stervander, M., Hansson, B. and Jones, P.J. 2017. The endangered São Tomé Grosbeak Neospiza concolor is the world’s largest canary. Ibis 159: 673-679. IF 1.804

Mills, A.J., Milewski, A.V., Snyman, D. and Jordaan, J.J. 2017. Effects of anabolic and catabolic nutrients on woody plant encroachment after long-term experimental fertilization in South African savanna. PLoS ONE 12: e0179848.  IF 3.057

Modiba, R.V., Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L., Fouché, P. and Foord, S.H. 2017. Restoration of riparian systems through clearing of invasive plant species improves functional diversity of Odonate assemblages. Biological Conservation 214: 46-54. IF 1

Monteiro, M., Figueira, R., Melo, M., Mills, M.S.L., Beja, P., Bastos-Silveira, C., Ramos, M., Rodrigues, D., Neves, I.Q., Consciência, S. and Reino, L. 2017. The collection of birds from Mozambique at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). Zookeys 708: 139-152. IF 0.938

Moré, E., Ayats, T., Ryan, P.G., Naicker, P.R., Keddy, K.H., Gaglio, D., Witteveen, M. and Cerdà-Cuéllar, M. Seabirds (Laridae) as a source of Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp. and antimicrobial resistance in South Africa. Environmental Microbiology 19: 4164-4176. IF 5.932

Morosinotto, C., Villers, A., Thomson, R.L., Varjonen, R. and Korpimäki, E. 2017. Competitors and predators alter settlement patterns and reproductive success of an intraguild prey. Ecological Monographs 87: 4-20. IF 8.037

Moxley, C., Lammers, W., van Veen, F.J.F., Thébault, E., Esler, K.J. and Seymour, C.L. 2017. A major subtropical fruit pest accumulates in crop fields and spills over to a wild host. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 242: 102-109. IF 3.564

Muzaffar, S.B., Clarke, C., Whelan, R., Gubiani, R. and Cook, T.R. 2017. Short distance directional migration in the threatened Socotra cormorant: link to primary productivity and implications for conservation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 575: 181-194. IF 2.361

Ndlovu, M., Hockey, P.A.R. and Cumming, G.S. 2017. Geographic variation in factors that influence timing of moult and breeding in waterfowl. Zoology 122: 100-106. IF 1.691

Ndlovu, M., Cumming, G.S. and Hockey, P.A.R. 2017. Body mass and pectoral muscle size changes in African Waterfowl during moult. African Journal of Wildlife Research 47: 24-31. IF 0.946

Nel, L., Pryke, J.S., Carvalheiro, L.G., Thébault, E., van Veen, F.J.F. and Seymour, C.L. 2017. Exotic plants growing in crop field margins provide little support to mango crop flower visitors. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 250: 72-80. IF 3.564

O’Connor, R.S., Brigham, R.M. and McKechnie, A.E. 2017. Diurnal body temperature patterns in free-ranging populations of two southern African arid-zone nightjars. Journal of Avian Biology 48: 1195-1204. IF 2.192

Pichegru, L., Nyengera, R., McInnes, A.M. and Pistorius, P. 2017. Avoidance of seismic survey activities by penguins. Scientific Reports 7: 16305. IF 5.228

Pistorius, P., Hindell, M., Crawford, R., Makhado, A., Dyer, B. and Reisinger, R. At-sea distribution and habitat use in king penguins at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Ecology and Evolution 7: 3894-3903. IF 2.537

Ponchon, A., Iliszko, L., Grémillet, D., Tveraa, T. and Boulinier, T. 2017. Intense prospecting movements of failed breeders nesting in an unsuccessful breeding subcolony. Animal Behaviour 124: 183-191. IF 3.169

Potgieter, L.J., Gaertner, M., Kueffer, C., Larson, B.M.H., Livingstone, S.W., O’Farrell, P.J. and Richardson, D.M. 2017. Alien plants as mediators of ecosystem services and disservices in urban systems: a global review. Biological Invasions 19: 3571-3588. IF 2.855

Ramos, R., Carlile, N., Madeiros, J., Ramírez, I., Paiva, V.H., Dinis, H.A., Zino, F., Biscoito, M., Leal, G.R., Bugoni, L., Jodice, P.G.R., Ryan, P.G. and González-Solís, J. 2017. It is the time for oceanic seabirds: tracking year-round distribution of gadfly petrels across the Atlantic Ocean. Diversity and Distributions 23: 794-805. IF 4.566

Redpath, S., Thompson, A. and Amar, A. 2017. Female begging calls reflect nutritional need of nestlings in the hen harrier Circus cyaneus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 144. IF 3.406

Reis, S., Cornel, A.J., Melo, M., Pereira, H. and Loiseau, C. 2017. First record of Aedes albopictus (Skuse 1894) on São tomé island. Acta Tropica 171: 86-89. IF 2.38

Reynolds, S.M., Castro, I., Alley, M.R. and Cunningham, S.J. 2017. Apteryx spp. (Kiwi) possess an uropygial gland: anatomy and pathology. European Journal of Anatomy 21: 125-139. No IF

Reynolds, C., Cumming, G.S., Vilà, M. and Green, A.J. 2017. Birds as key vectors for the dispersal of some alien species: further thoughts. Diversity and Distributions 23: 577-580. IF 4.566

Rodríguez, A., Holmes, N.D., Ryan, P.G., Wilson, K-J., Faulquier, L., Murillo, Y., Raine, A.F., Penniman, J., Neves, V., Rodríguez, B., Negro, J.J., Chiaradia, A., Dann, P., Anderson, T., Metzger, B., Shirai, M., Deppe, L., Wheeler, J., Hodum, P., Gouveia, C., Carmo, V., Carreira, G.P., Delgado-Alburqueque, L., Guerra-Correa, C., Couzi, F-X., Travers, M. and Le Corre, M. 2017. Seabird mortality induced by land-based artificial lights. Conservation Biology 31: 986-1001. IF 4.267

Rollinson, D.P., Wanless, R.M. and Ryan, P.G. 2017. Patterns and trends in seabird bycatch in the pelagic longline fishery off South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 39: 9-25. IF 1.058

Rollinson, D.P., Cardwell, P., De Blocq, A. and Nicolau, J.R. 2017. Out-of-range sighting of a South Georgian diving petrel Pelecanoides georgicus in the southeast Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ornithology 45: 21-22.  No IF

Rose, S., Sumasgutner, P., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2017. Does seasonal decline in breeding performance differ for an African raptor across an urbanization gradient? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5: 47. no IF

Roux, D.J., Nel, J.L., Cundill, G., O’Farrell, P. and Fabricius, C. 2017. Transdisciplinary research for systematic change: who to learn with, what to learn about and how to learn. Sustainability Science 12: 711-726.  IF 2.494

Ryan, P.G., Le Bouard, F. and Lee, J. 2017. Westward range extension of short-tailed shearwaters Ardenna tenuirostris in the Southern Ocean. Polar Biology 40: 2323-2327.  IF 1.711

Schoombie, S., Dilley, B.J., Davies, D., Glass, T. and Ryan, P.G. 2017. The distribution of breeding Sooty Albatrosses from the three most important breeding sites: Gough, Tristan and the Prince Edward Islands. Emu 117: 160-169. IF 1.035

Shelton, J., Weyl, O., van der Walt, J., Marr, S., Impson, D., Maciejewski, K., Tye, D., Dallas, H. and Esler, K. 2017. Effect of an intensive mechanical removal effort on a population of non-active rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in a South African headwater stream. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27: 1051-1055. IF 2.415

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. 2017. Defining ecologically relevant scales for spatial protection with long-term data on an endangered seabird and local prey availability. Conservation Biology 31: 1312-1321. IF 4.267

Simba, L.D., Foord, S.H., Thébault, E., van Veen, F.J.F., Joseph, G.S. and Seymour, C.L. 2017. Indirect interactions between crops and natural vegetation through flower visitors: the importance of temporal as well as spatial spillover. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 253: 148-156. IF 3.564

Smith, E.K., O’Neill, J.J., Gerson, A.R., McKechnie, A.E. and Wolf, B.O. 2017. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: resting metabolism, evaporative cooling, and heat tolerance in Sonoran Desert songbirds. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 3290-3300. IF 2.914

Spottiswoode, C.N. 2017. The most perfect thing, explained: the requirements of flight best explain the evolution of different egg shapes. Science 356: 1234-1235. IF 34.661

Stevens, M., Troscianko, J., Wilson-Aggarwal, J.K. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2017. Improvement of individual camouflage through background choice in ground-nesting birds. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: 1325-1333.  no IF

Suri, J., Anderson, P.M., Charles-Dominique, T., Hellard, E. and Cumming, G.S. 2017. More than just a corridor: a suburban river catchment enhances bird functional diversity. Landscape and Urban Planning 157: 331-342. IF 3.654

Suri, J., Sumasgutner, P., Hellard, É., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2017. Stability in prey abundance may buffer Black Sparrowhawks Accipiter melanoleucus from health impacts of urbanization. Ibis 159: 38-54. IF 1.804

Sutherland, W.J., Barnard, P., Broad, S., Clout, M., Connor, B., Côté, I.M., Dicks, L.V., Doran, H., Entwistle, A.C., Fleishman, E., Fox, M., Gaston, K.J., Gibbons, D.W., Jiang, Z., Keim, B., Licorish, F.A., Markille, P., Monk, K.A., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H., Wintle, B.C., Ockendon, N. 2017. A 2017 horizon scan of emerging issues for global conservation and biological diversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 31-40. IF 16.735

Swanson, D.L., McKechnie, A.E. and Vézina, F. 2017. How low can you go? An adaptive energetic framework for interpreting basal metabolic rate variation in endotherms. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 187: 1039-1056. IF 1.884

Sydeman, W.J., Thompson, S.A., Anker-Nilssen, T., Arimitsu, M., Bennison, A., Bertrand, S., Boersch-Supan, P., Boyd, C., Bransome, N.C., Crawford, R.J.M., Daunt, F., Furness, R.W., Gianuca, D., Gladics, A., Koehn, L., Lang, J.W., Logerwell, E., Morris, T.L., Phillips, E.M., Provencher, J., Punt, A.E., Saraux, C., Shannon, L., Sherley, R.B., Simeone, A., Wanless, R.M., Wanless, S. and Zador, S. 2017. Best practices for assessing forage fish fisheries-seabird resource competition. Fisheries Research 194: 209-221. IF 2.23

Szymkowiak, J., Thomson, R.L. and Kuczyński, L. 2017. Interspecific social information use in habitat selection decisions among migrant songbirds. Behavioral Ecology 28: 767-775. IF 3.029

Talbot, W.A., McWhorter, T.J., Gerson, A.R., McKechnie, A.E. and Wolf, B.O. 2017. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: evaporative cooling capacity of arid-zone caprimulgiforms from two continents. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 3488-3498. IF 2.914

Tate, G.J. and Amar, A. 2017. Morph specific foraging behavior by a polymorphic raptor under variable light conditions. Scientific Reports 7: 9161. IF 5.228

Troscianko, J., Wilson-Aggarwal, J., Griffiths, D., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Stevens, M. 2017. Relative advantages of dichromatic and trichromatic color vision in camouflage breaking. Behavioral Ecology 28: 556-564. IF 3.029

Tolvanen, J., Forsman, J.T. and Thomson, R.L. 2017. Reducing cuckoo parasitism risk via informed habitat choices. Auk 134: 553-563. IF 1.871

Van Eeden, R., Whitfield, D.P., Botha, A. and Amar, A. 2017. Ranging behavior and habitat preferences of the Martial Eagle: implications for the conservation of a declining apex predator. PLoS ONE 12: e0173956. IF 3.057

Van Velden, J.L., Koeslag, A., Curtis, O., Gous, T. and Amar, A. 2017. Negative effect of mite (Knemidokoptes) infection on reproductive output in an African raptor. Auk 134: 498-508. IF 1.871

Whitehead, T.O., Connan, M., Ropert-Coudert, Y. and Ryan, P.G. 2017. Subtle but significant segregation in the feeding ecology of sympatric penguins during the critical pre-moult period. Marine Ecology Progress Series 565: 227-236. IF 2.361

Online Published Papers

Amar, A. and Cloete, D. 2017. Quantifying the decline of the Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus in South Africa. Bird Conservation International. IF 1

Carpenter-Kling, T., Handley, J.M., Green, D.B., Reisinger, R.R., Makhado, A.B., Crawford, R.J.M. and Pistorius, P.A. 2017. A novel foraging strategy in Gentoo penguins breeding at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Marine Biology 164: 33. IF 2.375

Clements, H.S. and Cumming, G.S. 2017. Traps and transformations influencing the financial viability of tourism on private-land conservation areas. Conservation Biology. IF 4.267

Connan, M., Bonnevie, B.T., Hagen, C., van der Lingen, C.D. and McQuaid, C. 2017. Diet specialization in a colonial seabird studied using three complementary dietary techniques: effects of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Marine Biology 164: 171. IF 2.375

Crawford, R.J.M., Makhado, A.B. and Oosthuizen, W.H. 2017. Bottom-up and top-down control of the Benguela ecosystem’s seabirds. Journal of Marine Systems. IF 2.174

Dilley, B.J., Schoombie, S., Stevens, K., Davies, D., Perold, V., Osborne, A., Schoombie, J., Brink, C.W., Carpenter-Kling, T. and Ryan, P.G. 2017. Mouse predation affects breeding success of burrow-nesting petrels at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Antarctic Science. IF 1.336

Handley, J.M., Connan, M., Baylis, A.M.M., Brickle, P. and Pistorius, P. 2017. Jack of all prey, master of some: influence of habitat on the feeding ecology of a diving marine predator. Marine Biology 164: 82. IF 2.375

Joseph, G.S., Mauda, E.V., Seymour, C.L., Munyai, T.C., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. and Foord, S.H. 2017. Landuse change in Savannas disproportionately reduces functional diversity of invertebrate predators at the highest trophic levels: spiders as an example. Ecosystems. IF 3.751

Lewis, T.C., Melo, M., de Lima, R.F. and Bremner-Harrison, S. 2017. Habitat associations of the critically endangered São Tomé Fiscal Lanius newtoni: comparing standard and playback-confirmed point counts. African Journal of Ecology. IF 0.875

Lloyd, K.J., Altwegg, R., Doutrelant, C. and Covas, R. 2017. Factors affecting the foraging distance and duration of a colonial bird, the sociable weaver, in a semi-arid environment. African Journal of Ecology. IF 0.875

Lopes, D.C., Martin, R.O., Henriques, M., Monteiro, H., Regalla, A., Tchantchalam, Q., Indjai, B., Cardoso, S., Manuel, C., Cunha, M., Cunha, D. and Catry, P. 2017. Nest-site characteristics and aspects of the breeding biology of the endangered Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh in Guinea-Bissau. Ostrich. IF 0.418

Martin, R.O. 2017. Grey areas: temporal and geographical dynamics of international trade of Grey and Timneh Parrots (Psittacus erithacus and P. timneh) under CITES. Emu. IF 1.035

Mauda, E.V., Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L., Munyai, T.C. and Foord, S.H. 2017. Changes in landuse alter ant diversity, assemblage composition and dominant functional groups in African savannas. Biodiversity and Conservation. IF 2.258

Paterson, J.R.B., Yates, O., Holtzhausen, H., Reid, T., Shimooshili, K., Yates, S., Sullivan, B.J. and Wanless, R.M. 2017. Seabird mortality in the Namibian demersal longline fishery and recommendations for best practice mitigation measures. Oryx. IF 2.052

Pietersen, D.W., Little, I.T., Jansen, R. and McKechnie, A.E. 2017. Predicting the distribution of the vulnerable yellow-breasted pipit (Anthus chloris) using species distribution modelling. Emu IF 1.035

Ponchon, A., Aulert, C., Le Guillou, G., Gallien, F., Péron, C. and Grémillet, D. 2017. Spatial overlaps of foraging and resting areas of black-legged kittiwakes breeding in the English Channel with existing marine protected areas. Marine Biology 164: 119. IF 2.375

Reynolds, C., Fletcher, R.J. Jr., Carneiro, C.M., Jennings, N., Ke, A., LaScaleia, M.C., Lukhele, M.B., Mamba, M.L., Sibiya, M.D., Austin, J.D., Magagula, C.N., Mahlaba, T., Monadjem, A., Wisely, S.M. and McCleery, R.A. 2017. Inconsistent effects of landscape heterogeneity and land-use on animal diversity in an agricultural mosaic: a multi-scale and multi-taxon investigation. Landscape Ecology. IF 3.657

Rishworth, G.M. and Pistorius, P.A. 2017. Intrinsic and extrinsic controls on foraging effort in an iconic Benguela seabird. Journal of Marine Systems. IF 2.174

Ruuskanen, S., Morosinotto, C., Thomson, R.L., Ratnayake, C.P. and Korpimäki, E. 2017. Food supplementation, but not predation risk, alters female antioxidant status during breeding. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 69. IF 2.382

Shaw, J.M., Reid, T.A., Schutgens, M., Jenkins, A.R. and Ryan, P.G. 2017. High power line collision mortality of threatened bustards at a regional scale in the Karoo, South Africa. Ibis. IF 1.804

Smit, B., Woodborne, S., Wolf, B.O. and McKechnie, A.E. 2017. Surface water dependency among Kalahari Desert birds. PeerJPreprints. No IF

Sullivan, B.J., Kibel, B., Kibel, P., Yates, O., Potts, J.M., Ingham, B., Domingo, A., Gianuca, D., Jiménez, S., Lebepe, B., Maree, B.A., Neves, T., Peppes, F., Rasehlomi, T., Silva-Costa, A., and Wanless, R.M. 2017. At-sea trialling of the Hookpad: a ‘one-stop’ mitigation solution for seabird bycatch in pelagic longline fisheries. Animal Conservation. IF 2.788

Williams, H.J., Holton, M.D., Shepard, E.L.C., Largey, N., Norman, B., Ryan, P.G., Duriez, O., Scantlebury, M., Quintana, F., Magowan, E.A., Marks, N.J., Alagaili, A.N., Bennett, N.C., and Wilson, R.P. 2017. Identification of animal movement patterns using tri-axial magnetometry. Movement Ecology 5: 6. No IF