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Abdu, S., McKechnie, A.E., Lee, A.T.K. and Cunningham, S.J. 2018. Can providing shade at water points help Kalahari birds beat the heat? Journal of Arid Environments. 152:21-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.01.018 IF 1.835

Amélineau, F., Fort, J., Mathewson, P.D., Speirs, D.C., Courbin, N., Perret, S., Porter, W.P., Wilson, R.J. and Grémillet, D. 2018. Energyscapes and prey fields shape a North Atlantic seabird wintering hotspot under climate change. Royal Society Open Science 5: 171883. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171883 IF 2.243

Bernardino, J., Bevanger, K., Barrientos, R., Dwyer, J.K., Marques, A.T., Martins, R.C., Shaw, J.M., Silva, J.P.  and Moreira, F. 2018. Bird collisions with power lines: state of the art and priority areas for research. Biological Conservation 222: 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.02.029 IF 4.022

Brooke, M.d.L., Bonnaud, E., Dilley, B.J., Flint, E.N., Holmes, N.D., Jones, H.P., Provost, P., Rocamora, G., Ryan, P.G., Surman, C. and Buxton, R.T. 2018. Seabird population changes following mammal eradications on islands. Animal Conservation 21: 3-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12344 IF 2.835

Brooke, M.d.L., Bonnaud, E., Dilley, B.J., Flint, E.N., Holmes, N.D., Jones, H.P., Provost, P., Rocamora, G., Ryan, P.G., Surman, C. and Buxton, R.T. 2018. Enhancing the value of future island eradications needs improved understanding of past outcomes. Animal Conservation 21: 19-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12398 IF 2.835

Cristofari, R., Liu, X., Bonadonna, F., Cherel, Y., Pistorius, P., Le Maho, Y., Raybaud, V., Stenseth, N.C., Le Bohec, C. and Trucchi, E. 2018. Climate-driven range shifts of the king penguin in a fragmented ecosystem. Nature Climate Change 8: 245-251. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0084-2 IF 19.304

Dean, W.R.J. and Milton, S.J. 2018. Ants (Formicidae) as food for birds in southern Africa: opportunism or survival? Ostrich 89: 1-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1382017 IF 0.833

Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Schmidt, I.K., Larsen, K.S., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K. et al. 2018. Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment 628-629: 1369-1394. http//dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.012 IF 4.9

Espinaze, M.P.A., Hellard, E., Horak, I.G. and Cumming, G.S. 2018. Domestic mammals facilitate tick-borne pathogen transmission networks in South African wildlife. Biological Conservation 221: 228-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.03.017 IF 4.022

Garcia-Heras, M-S., Arroyo, B., Simmons, R.E., Camarero, P.R., Mateo, R.and Mougeot, F. 2018. Blood concentrations pf OCBs and DDTs in an avian predator endemic to southern Africa: associations with habitat, electrical transformers and diet. Environmental Pollution 232: 440-449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.059 IF 5.099

Hansen, S., Roets, F., Seymour, C.L., Thébault, E., van Veen, F.J.F. and Pryke, J.S. 2018. Alien plants have greater impact than habitat fragmentation on native insect flower visitation networks. Diversity and Distributions 24: 58-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12656 IF 4.391

Jenkins, A.R., Reid, T., du Plessis, J., Colyn, R., Benn, G. and Millikin, R. 2018. Combining radar and direct observation to estimate pelican collision risk at a proposed wind farm on the Cape West Coast, South Africa. PLoS ONE 13: e0192515. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192515 IF 2.806

Keogan , K., Daunt, F. , Wanless, S., Phillips, R.A. , Walling, C.A., Agnew, P., Ainley, D.G. , Anker-Nilssen, T., Ballard, G., Barrett, R.T., Barton, K.J. , Bech, C., Becker, P., Berglund, P-A., Bollache, L., Bond, A.L., Bouwhuis, S., Bradley, R.W., Burr, Z.M., Camphuysen, K., Catry, P., Chiaradia, A., Christensen-Dalsgaard, S., Cuthbert, R., Dehnhard, N., Descamps, S., Diamond, T., Divoky, G., Drummond, H., Dugger, K.M., Dunn, M.J., Emmerson, L., Erikstad, K.E., Fort, J., Fraser, W., Genovart, M., Gilg, O., González-Solís, J., Granadeiro, J.P., Grémillet, D., Hansen, J., Hanssen, S.A., Harris, M., Hedd, A., Hinke, J., Igual, J.M., Jahncke, J., Jones, I., Kappes, P.J., Lang, J., Langset, M., Lescroël, A., Lorentsen, S.H., Lyver, P.O., Mallory, M., Moe, B., Montevecchi, W.A., Monticelli, D., Mostello, C., Newell, M., Nicholson, L., Nisbet, I., Olsson, O., Oro, D., Pattison, V., Poisbleau, M., Pyk, T., Quintana, F., Ramos, J.A., Ramos, R., Reiertsen, T.K., Rodríguez, C., Ryan, P., Sanz-Aguilar, A., Schmidt, N.M., Shannon, P., Sittler, B., Southwell, C., Surman, C., Svagelj , W.S., Trivelpiece, W., Warzybok, P., Watanuki, Y., Weimerskirch, H., Wilson, P.R., Wood, A.G., Phillimore, A.B.  and Lewis, S. 2018. Global phenological insensitivity to shifting ocean temperatures among seabirds. Nature Climate Change 8: 313-318. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0115-z IF 19.304

Krüger, L., Ramos, J.A., Xavier, J.C., Grémillet, D., González-Solís, J., Petry, M.V., Phillips, R.A., Wanless, R.M. and Paiva, V.H. 2018. Projected distributions of Southern Ocean albatrosses, petrels and fisheries as a consequence of climatic change. Ecography 41: 195-208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02590  IF 4.902

Lardy, S., Gasparini, J., Corbel, H., Frantz, A., Perret, S., Zahn, S., Criscuolo, F. and Jacquin, L. 2018. Telomere erosion varies with sex and age at immune challenge but not with maternal antibodies in pigeons. Journal of Experimental Zoology. 327: 562-569. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jez.2142 IF 2.8

Lee, A.T.K., Wright, D.R. and Reeves, B. 2017. Habitat variables associated with encounters of hottentot buttonquail turnix hottentottus during flush surveys across the fynbos biome. Ostrich 89: 13-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1343209  IF 0.833

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 89: 33-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1369467 IF 0.833

Martin, R.O. 2018. Grey areas: temporal and geographical dynamics of international trade of Grey and Timneh Parrots (Psittacus erithacus and P. timneh) under CITES. Emu 118: 113-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01584197.2017.1369854 IF 0.989

ayo-Payo, A., Sanz-Aguilar, A., Gaglio, D., Sherley, R.B., Cook, T.R., Altwegg, R. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. Survival estimates for the greater crested tern Thalasseus bergii in southern Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 40: 43-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2018.1437470 IF 0.833

Reisinger, R.R., Raymond, B., Hindell, M.A., Bester, M.N., Crawford, R.J.M., Davies, D., de Bruyn, P.J., Dilley, B.J., Kirkman, S.P., Makhado, A.B., Ryan, P.G., Schoombie, S., Stevens, K., Sumner, M.D., Tosh, C.A., Wege, M., Whitehead, T.O., Wotherspoon, S. and Pistorius, P.A. 2018. Habitat modelling of tracking data from multiple marine predators identifies important areas in southern Indian Ocean. Diversity and Distribution 24:535-550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12702 IF 4.391

Reynolds, C. 2018. Book review: Flamingos: behavior, biology, and relationship with humans. Ostrich 89: 97-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1412787 IF 0.833

Reynolds, C. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. Micro-plastic ingestion by waterbirds from contaminated wetlands in South Africa. Marine Pollution Bulletin 126: 330-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.11.021 IF 3.146

Schoombie, S., Schoombie, J., Oosthuizen, A., Suleman, E., Jones, M.G.W., Pretorius, L., Dilley, B.J. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. Avian pox in seabirds on Marion Island, southern Indian Ocean. Antarctic Science 30: 3-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102017000347 IF 1.461

Shaw, J.M., Reid, T.A., Schutgens, M., Jenkins, A.R. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. High power line collision mortality of threatened bustards at a regional scale in the Karoo, South Africa. Ibis 160: 431-446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12553  IF 2.279

Simba, L.D., Foord, S.H., Thébault, E., van Veen, F.J.F., Joseph, G.S. and Seymour, C.L. 2018. 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.11.002 IF 4.099

Sumasgutner, P., Adrion, M. and Gamauf, A. 2018. Carotenoid coloration and health status of urban Eurasian kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). PLoS ONE 13: e0191956. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191956 IF 2.806

Sutherland, W.J., Butchart, S.H.M., Connor, B., Culshaw, C., Dicks, L.V., Dinsdale, J., Doran, H., Entwistle, A.C., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D.W., Jiang, Z., Keim, B., Le Roux, X., Lickorish, F.A., Markillie, P., Monk, K.A., Mortimer, D., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Seymour, C.L., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H. and Gleave, R.A. 2018. Review: A 2018 horizon scan of emerging issues for global conservation and biological diversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution  33: 47-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.11.006 IF 15.268

Thompson, M., Cunningham, S. and McKechnie, A.E. 2018. Interspecific variation in avian thermoregulatory patterns and heat dissipation behaviours in a subtropical desert. Physiology and Behavior 188: 311-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.02.029 IF 2.341

Traisnel, G. and Pichegru, L. 2018. Does it always pay to defend one’s nest? A case study in African penguin. Ethology 124:74-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eth.12704 IF 1.398

Traisnel, G. and Pichegru, L. 2018. Possible drivers of nest usurpation in African penguins Spheniscus demersus. Marine Ornithology 46: 85-88. No IF

Traisnel, G., Pichegru, L., Visser, H.J. and Edwards, L.C. 2018. Colour aberrations in African penguins Spheniscus demersus. Marine Ornithology 46: 19-22. No IF

Vanstreels, R.E.T., Yabsley, M.J., Swanepoel L., Stevens, K.L., Carpenter-Kling, T., Ryan, P.G. and Pistorius, P.A. 2018. Molecular characterization and lesions associated with Diomedenema diomedeae (Aproctoidea: Desmidocercidae) from grey-headed albatrosses (Thalassarche chrysostoma) on Subantarctic Marion Island. International Journal for Parasitology 7: 155-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.04.002 IF 3.73

Wimberger, K., Carstens, K.F., Carstens, J.C. and Boyes, R.S. 2018. Nest boxes for Cape Parrots Poicephalus robustus in the Hogsback area, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Ostrich 89: 79-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1405094 IF 0.833

 

Online Published papers

Booth, J.M., Steinfurth, A., Fusi, M., Cuthbert, R.J. and McQuaid, C.D. 2018. Foraging plasticity of breeding Northern Rockhopper Penguins, Eudyptes moseleyi, in response to changing energy requirements. Polar Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-2321-6 IF 1.949

Coetzee, A., Barnard, P. and Pauw, A. 2018. Urban nectarivorous bird communities in Cape Town, South Africa, are structured by ecological generalization and resource distribution. Journal of Avian Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.01526 IF 2.228

Courbin, N., Besnard, A., Péron, C., Saraux, C., Fort, J., Perret, S., Tornos, J. and Grémillet, D. 2018. Short-term prey field liability constrains individual specialization in resource selection and foraging site fidelity in a marine predator. Ecology Letters. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12970 IF 9.449

Fuchs, J., de Swardt, D.H., Oatley, G., Fjeldså, J., and Bowie, R.C.K. 2018. Habitat-driven diversification, hybridization and cryptic diversity in the Fork-tailed Drongo (Passeriformes: Dicruridae: Dicrurus adsimilis). Zoologica Scripta. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12274 IF 2.837

Gaglio, D., Cook, T.R., Sherley, R.B. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. How many can you catch? Factors influencing the occurrence of multi-prey loading in provisioning Greater Crested Terns. Ostrich. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2018.1439116 IF 0.833

Grémillet, D., Lescroël, A., Ballard, G., Dugger, K.M., Massaro, M., Porzig, E.L. and Ainley, D.G. 2018. Energetic fitness: field metabolic rates assessed via 3D accelerometry complement conventional fitness metrics. Functional Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.111/1365-2435.13074 IF 5.63

Hirschauer, M.T., Zimunya, T., Wolter, K. and Monadjem, A. 2018. Sexing cape vulture Gyps coprotheres based on head morphometrics. Ostrich. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1415990 IF 0.833

Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L., Coetzee, B.W.T., Ndlovu, M., Deng, L., Fowler, K., Hagan, J., Brooks, B.J., Seminara, J.A. and Foord, S.H. 2018. Elephants, termites and mound thermoregulation in a progressively warmer world. Landscape Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0629-9 IF 3.615

Le Bot, T., Lescroël, A. and Grémillet, D. 2018. A toolkit to study seabird-fishery interactions. ICES Journal of Marine Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy038 IF 2.76

Lee, A.T.K., Reeves, B. and Wright, D.R. 2018. Hottentot buttonquail Turnix hottentottus: endangered or just overlooked. Bird Conservation International. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270918000059 IF 1.088

McWhorter, T.J., Gerson, A.R., Talbot, W.A., Smith, E.K., McKechnie, A.E. and Wolf, B.O. 2018. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: evaporative cooling capacity and thermal tolerance in two Australian parrots. Journal of Experimental Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.168930 IF 3.32

Monti, F., Duriez, O., Dominici, J-M., Sforzi, A., Robert, A., Fusani, L. and Grémillet, D. 2018. The price of success: integrative long-term study reveals ecotourism impacts on a flagship species at a UNESCO site. Animal Conservation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12407 IF 2.835

Nelson-Flower, M.J., Flower, T.P. and Ridley, A.R. 2018. Sex differences in the drivers of reproductive skew in a cooperative breeder. Molecular Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.14587 IF 6.086

Nelson-Flower, M., Wiley, E.M., Flower, T.P. and Ridley, A.R. 2018. Individual dispersal delays in a cooperative breeder: ecological constraints, the benefits of philopatry and the social queue for dominance. Journal of Animal Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12814 IF 4.474

Pakanen, V-M., Jaakkonen, T., Saarinen, J., Rönkä, N., Thomson, R.L. and Koivula, K. 2018. Migration strategies of the Baltic dunlin: rapid jump migration in the autumn but slower skipping type spring migration. Journal of Avian Biology 49: e01513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.01513 IF 2.228

Rollinson, D.P., Dilley, B.J., Davies, D. and Ryan. P.G. 2018. Year-round movements of white-chinned petrels from Marion Island, south-western Indian Ocean. Antarctic Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102018000056 IF 1.461

Ronconi, R.A., Schoombie, S., Westgate, A.J., Wong, S.N.P., Koopman, H.A. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. Effects of age, sex, colony and breeding phase on marine space use by Great Shearwaters Ardenna gravis in the south Atlantic. Marine Biology 165: 58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3299-x IF 2.136

Ryan, P.G., Perold, V., Osborne, A. and Moloney, C.L. 2018. Consistent patterns of debris on South African beaches indicate that industrial pellets and other mesoplastic items mostly derive from local sources. Environmental Pollution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.02.017 IF 5.099

Thiebault, A., Dubroca, L., Mullers, R., Tremblay, Y. and Pistorius, P. 2018. “m2b” package in R: deriving multiple variables from movement data to predict behavioural states with random forests. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12989 IF 5.708