Scientific Publications

Current Year

Peer reviewed 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). 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. 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. IF 1.427

Atkins, A., Redpath, S.M., Little, R.M. and Amar, A. 2017. Experimentally manipulating the landscape of fear to manage problem. Journal of Wildlife Management. 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

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. 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. 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. IF 1

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.

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

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. IF 1.711

Clements, H.S. and Cumming, G.S. IP. Manager strategies and user demands: determinants of cultural ecosystem service bundles on private protected areas. Ecosystem Services. 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. IF 2.537

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

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.  IF 2.855

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. IF 3.751

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. IF 2.914

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

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. IF 1.173

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

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. IF 1.804

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

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. IF 2.788

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. IF 2.192

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. 2017. Projected distributions of Southern Ocean albatrosses, petrels and fisheries as a consequence of climatic change. Ecography 40. IF 5.355

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. IF 0.888

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. IF 1

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

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. IF 2.537

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

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. IF 1.419

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. 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. IF 1.804

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  

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

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. IF 2.192

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. IF 2.537

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

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

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, 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. 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. A global review of seabird mortality caused by land-based artificial lights. Conservation Biology. IF 4.267

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

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. IF 2.415

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. IF 1.884

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