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Bester, M.N., Dilley, B.J., Davies, D. and Glass, T. 2020. Sub-Antarctic fur seals depredate northern rockhopper penguins at Nightingale Island. Tristan da Cunha. Polar Biology: 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02688-1 IF: 2.002

Bliard, L., Paquet, M., Robert, A., Dufour, P., Renoult, J.P., Grégoire, A., Crochet, P.A., Covas, R. and Doutrelant, C., 2020. Examining the link between relaxed predation and bird coloration on islands. Biology Letters 16(4). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2020.0002 IF: 3.323

Bourne, A.R., Cunningham, S.J., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Ridley, A.R. 2020. Compensatory breeding in years following drought in a desert-dwelling cooperative breeder. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.00190 IF: 2.416

Bourne, A.R., Cunningham, S.J., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Ridley, A.R. 2020. High temperatures drive offspring mortality in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1140 IF: 4.637

Brink, C.W., Krüger, S. and Amar, A. 2020. Potential release sites and strategies for a Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus reintroduction in South Africa. Ostrich. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1753252 IF: 0.628

Brink, C.W., Santangeli, A., Amar, A., Wolter, K., Tate, G., Krüger, S., Tucker A.S. and Thomson, R.L. 2020. Perceptions of vulture supplementary feeding site managers and potential hidden risks to avian scavengers. Conservation Science and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/cs

Brink, C.W., Santangeli, A., Amar, A., Wolter, K., Tate, G., Krüger, S., Tucker, A.S. and Thomson, R.L. 2020. Quantifying the spatial distribution and trends of supplementary feeding sites in South Africa and their potential contribution to vulture energetic requirements. Animal Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12561 IF: 3.048

Carneiro, A.P., Pearmain, E.J., Oppel, S., Clay, T.A., Phillips, R.A., Bonnet‐Lebrun, A.S., Wanless, R.M., Abraham, E., Richard, Y., Rice, J., Handley, J., Davies, T.E., Dilley, B.J., Ryan, P.G., Small, C., Arata, J., Arnould, J.P.Y., Bell, E., Bugoni, L., Campioni, L., Catry, P., Cleeland, J., Deppe, L., Elliott, G., Freeman, A., González-Solís, J., Granadeiro, J.P., Grémillet, D., Landers, T.J., Makhado, A., Nel, D., Nicholls, D.G., Rexer-Huber, K., Robertson, C.J.R., Sagar, P.M., Scofield, P., Stahl, J.C., Stanworth, A., Stevens, K.L., Trathan, P.N., Thompson, D.R., Torres, L., Walker, K., Waugh, S.M., Weimerskirch, H. and Dias, M.P. 2020. A framework for mapping the distribution of seabirds by integrating tracking, demography and phenology. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13568  IF: 5.782

Carrick, P.J. and Forsythe, K.J. 2020. The species composition—ecosystem function relationship: A global meta-analysis using data from intact and recovering ecosystems. PloS one 15 (7). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236550 IF: 2.740

Chamberlain, D., Reynolds, C., Amar, A., Henry, D., Caprio, E. and Batáry, P. 2020. Wealth, water and wildlife: landscape aridity intensifies the urban luxury effect. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13122

Cook, T.R., Martin, R., Roberts, J., Häkkinen, H., Botha, P., Meyer, C., Sparks, E., Underhill, L.G., Ryan, P.G. and Sherley, R.B. 2020. Parenting in a warming world: thermoregulatory responses to heat stress in an endangered seabird. Conservation Physiology 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coz109  IF: 3.634

Colyn, R.B., Howes-Whitecross, M.A., Howes, C. and Smit-Robinson, H.A. 2020. Restricted breeding habitat of the Critically Endangered White-winged Flufftail in Ethiopia and its conservation implications., Ostrich. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1737259 IF: 0.628

Courbin, N., Chinho, T., Pichegru, L., Verma-Grémillet, A., Péron, C., Ryan, P.G. and Grémillet, D. 2020. The dance of the Cape gannet may contain social information on foraging behaviour. Animal Behaviour 166: 95-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.06.012 IF: 2.689

Crowe, T.M., Mandiwana-Neudani, T.G., Donsker, D.B., Bowie, R.C.K. and Little, R.M. 2020. Resolving nomenclatural ‘confusion’ vis-à-vis Latham’s Francolin (Francolinus/Peliperdix/Afrocolinus lathami) and the ‘Red-tailed’ francolins (Francolinus/Ortygornis/Peliperdix spp.). Ostrich. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1723140 IF: 0.628

Dean, W.R.J., 2020. François Levaillant: Explorer and biologist. South African Journal of Science 116 (1/2). https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2020/6556 IF: 1.351

Dilley, B.J., Davies, D., Repetto, J., Swain, G. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Rats and prions at Tristan da Cunha Island. Ostrich. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1771622 IF: 0.628

Dilley, B.J., Hedding, D.W., Schoombie, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. A survey of Great-winged Petrels Pterodroma macroptera breeding at sub-Antarctic Marion Island and a revised global population estimate. Ostrich. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1721587 IF: 0.628

Ferreira, A.C., Silva, L.R., Renna, F., Brandl, H.B., Renoult, J.P., Farine, D.R., Covas, R. and Doutrelant, C. 2020. Deep learning-based methods for individual recognition in small birds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13436 IF: 6.511

Geerts, S., Coetzee, A., Rebelo, A.G. and Pauw, A. 2020. Pollination structures plant and nectar‐feeding bird communities in Cape fynbos, South Africa: Implications for the conservation of plant–bird mutualisms. Ecological Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1703.12148 IF: 1.580

Grémillet, D., Gallien, F., El Ksabi, N. and Courbin, N. 2020. Sentinels of coastal ecosystems: the spatial ecology of European shags breeding in Normandy. Marine Biology 167(4). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-3655-5 IF: 2.134

Henry, D.A., Lee, A.T. and Altwegg, R. 2020. Can time‐to‐detection models with fewer survey replicates provide a robust alternative to traditional site‐occupancy models?. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13379 IF: 6.511

Hindell, M.A., Reisinger, R.R., Ropert-Coudert, Y. et al. 2020. Tracking of marine predators to protect Southern Ocean ecosystems. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2126-y IF: 43.070

Ibáñez-Álamo, J.D., Jimeno, B., Gil, D., Thomson, R.L., Aguirre, J.I., Díez-Fernández, A., Faivre, B., Tieleman, B.I. and Figuerola, J. 2020. Physiological stress does not increase with urbanization in European blackbirds: evidence from hormonal, immunological and cellular indicators. Science of The Total Environmenthttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137332 IF: 5.589

Jamie, G.A., Van Belleghem, S.M., Hogan, B.G., Hamama, S., Moya, C., Troscianko, J., Stoddard, M.C., Kilner, R.M. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2020. Multimodal mimicry of hosts in a radiation of parasitic finches. Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.14057 IF: 3.698

Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M., Osborne, A.M., Parker, G.C., Rexer-Huber, K., Le Bouard, F., Cleeland, J.B., Lawrence, K., Kinchin-Smith, D., Witcutt, E., Starnes, T., , A.L., Ryan, P.G. and Oppel, S. 2020. Abundance, distribution and breeding success of the endemic Gough Island Finch Rowettia goughensis between 2009 and 2018. Emu - Austral Ornithology https://doi.org/10.1080/01584197.2020.1773859 IF: 1.493

Jones, C.W., Phillips, R.A., Grecian, W.J. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Ecological segregation of two superabundant, morphologically similar, sister seabird taxa breeding in sympatry. Marine Biology 167: 45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-3645-7  IF: 2.134

Joubert, M., Raubenheimer, H., Siegfried, R. 2020. Remembering Rein Arndt, 1929–2020. South African Journal of Science 116(5/6). https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2020/8266 IF: 1.351

Kemp, L.V., Kotze, A., Jansen, R., Dalton, D.L., Grobler, P. and Little, R.M. 2020. Review of trial reintroductions of the long-lived, cooperative breeding Southern Ground-hornbill. Bird Conservation International. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959270920000131 IF: 1.725

Lee, A.T.K. 2020. Best student article published in Ostrich in 2019: hold onto your saddle, Bill, for the story behind a close race. Ostrich 91:1: iii-v. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1739810 IF: 0.628

Lee, A.T.K. and Wright, D.R. 2020. Patterns of bird species richness at two sampling scales in the Karoo biome of South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2019.104077 IF: 1.825

Lowney, A.M., Flower, T.P. and Thomson, R.L. 2020. Kalahari skinks eavesdrop on sociable weavers to manage predation by pygmy falcons and expand their realized niche. Behavioral Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/araa057 IF: 2.761

Lund, J., Bolopo, D., Thomson, R.L., Elliott, D.L., Arnot, L.F., Kemp, R., Lowney, A.M. and McKechnie, A.E. 2020. Winter thermoregulation in free-ranging pygmy falcons in the Kalahari Desert. Journal of Ornithology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-020-01755-y IF: 0.565

McClure, C.J., Westrip, J.R., Johnson, J.A., Schulwitz, S.E., Virani, M.Z., Davies, R., Symes, A., Wheatley, H., Thorstrom, R., Amar, A., Buij, R., Jones, V.R., Williams, N.P., Buechley, E.R. and Butcharte, S.H.M. 2020. Raptor conservation priorities must incorporate evolution, ecology, and economics, in addition to island endemism. Biological Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108583 IF: 4.451

Miller, S.M., Moeller, C.H., Harper, C.K. and Bloomer, P. 2020. Anthropogenic movement results in hybridisation in impala in southern Africa. Conservation Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-020-01276-4 IF: 2.283

Moleón, M., Cortés-Avizanda, A., Pérez-García, J.M., Bautista, J., Geoghegan, C., Carrete, M., Amar, A., Sánchez-Zapata, J.A. and Donázar, J.A. 2020. Distribution of avian scavengers inside and outside of protected areas: contrasting patterns between two areas of Spain and South Africa. Biodiversity and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-02027-0 IF: 2.935

Muller, R., Amar, A., Sumasgutner, P., McPherson, S.C. and Downs, C.T. 2020. Urbanization is associated with increased breeding rate, but decreased breeding success, in an urban population of near-threatened African Crowned Eagles. The Condor. https://doi.org/10.1093/condor/duaa024 IF: 2.804

Nebel, C., Sumasgutner, P., McPherson, S.C., Tate, G.J. and Amar, A., 2020. Contrasting parental color morphs increase regularity of prey deliveries in an African raptor. Behavioral Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/araa063 IF: 2.761

Nwaogu, C.J., Cresswell, W. and Tieleman, B.I. 2020. Geographic variation in baseline innate immune function does not follow variation in aridity along a tropical environmental gradient. Scientific Reports 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62806-1 IF: 3.998

Osborne, A., Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M., Green, D.B., Dilley, B.J. and Cooper, J. 2020. Cases of foreign egg adoption by Brown Skuas Stercorarius antarcticus on Marion and Gough Islands. Polar Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02678-3 IF: 2.002

Oswald, K.N., Diener, E.F., Diener, J.P., Cunningham, S.J., Smit, B. and Lee, A.T.K. 2020. Increasing temperatures increase the risk of reproductive failure in a near threatened alpine ground‐nesting bird, the Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus. Ibis. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12846 IF: 1.994

Pan, H., Cole, T.L., Bi, X., Fang, M., Zhou, C., Yang, Z., Ksepka, D.T., Hart, T., Bouzat, J.L., Argilla, L.S., Bertelsen, M.F., Boersma, P.D., Bost, C.A., Cherel, Y., Dann, P., Fiddaman, S.R., Howard, P., Labuschagne, K., Mattern, T., Miller, G., Parker, P., Phillips, R.A., Quillfeldt, P., Ryan, P.G., Taylor, H., Thompson, D.R., Young, M.J., Ellegaard, M.R., Gilbert, M.T.P., Sinding, M.H.S., Pacheco, G., Shepherd, L.D., Tennyson, A.J.D., Grosser, S., Kay, E., Nupen, L.J., Ellenberg, U., Houston, D.M., Reeve, A.H., Johnson, K., Masello, J.F., Stracke, T., McKinlay, B., Garc´ıa Borboroglu, P., Zhang, D.X. and Zhang, G. 2020. Correction to: High-coverage genomes to elucidate the evolution of penguins. GigaScience 9. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giaa031 IF: 4.688

Pattinson, N.B., Thompson, M.L., Griego, M., Russell, G., Mitchell, N.J., Martin, R.O., Wolf, B.O., Smit, B., Cunningham, S.J., McKechnie, A.E. and Hockey, P.A. 2020. Heat dissipation behaviour of birds in seasonally hot, arid‐zones: are there global patterns? Journal of Avian Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.02350  IF: 2.232

Perold, V., Schoombie, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Decadal changes in plastic litter regurgitated by albatrosses and giant petrels at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Marine Pollution Bulletin 159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111471 IF: 4.049

Perold, V., Ralston-Paton, S. and Ryan, P. 2020. On a collision course? The large diversity of birds killed by wind turbines in South Africa. Ostrich https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1770889 IF: 0.628

Provencher, J.F., Liboiron, M., Borrelle, S.B., Bond, A.L., Rochman, C., Lavers, J.L., Avery-Gomm, S., Yamashita, R., Ryan, P.G., Lusher, A.L., Hammer, S., Bradshaw, H., Kahn, J. and Mallory, M.L. 2020. A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota. Science of The Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139381 IF: 5.589

Requena, S., Oppel, S., Bond, A.L., Hall, J., Cleeland, J., Crawford, R.J.M., Davies, D., Dilley, B.J., Glass, T., Makhado, A. and Ratcliffe, N., Reid, T.A., Ronconi, R.A, Schofield, A., Steinfurth, A., Wege, M., Bester, M. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Marine hotspots of activity inform protection of a threatened community of pelagic species in a large oceanic jurisdiction. Animal Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12572 IF: 3.048

Reynolds, C., Venter, N., Cowie, B.W., Marlin, D., Mayonde, S., Tocco, C. and Byrne, M.J., 2020. Mapping the socio-ecological impacts of invasive plants in South Africa: Are poorer households with high ecosystem service use most at risk? Ecosystem Services 42: 101075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101075  IF: 5.572

Ripple, W.J., Wolf, C., Newsome, T.M., Barnard, P., Moomaw, W.R., Maas, B. and Law, B.E. 2020. The climate emergency, forests, and transformative change. BioScience. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biaa032 IF: 6.591

Ropert-Coudert, Y. et al. 2020. The retrospective analysis of Antarctic tracking data project. Scientific Data. 7(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0406-x IF: 5.311

Rose, S., Suri, J., Brooks, M. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. COVID-19 and citizen science: lessons learned from southern Africa. Ostrich https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1783589 IF: 0.628

Ryan, P.G. 2020. The transport and fate of marine plastics in South Africa and adjacent oceans. South African Journal of Science 116 (5/6). https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2020/7677 IF: 1.351

Ryan, P.G. 2020. Using photographs to record plastic in seabird nests. Marine Pollution Bulletin 156.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111262 IF: 4.049

Ryan, P.G. and Schofield, A. 2020. Low densities of macroplastic debris in the Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve. Marine Pollution Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111373 IF: 4.049

Ryan, P.G., Pichegru, L., Perold, V. and Moloney, C.L. 2020. Monitoring marine plastics – will we know if we are making a difference? South African Journal of Science 116 (5/6). https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2020/7678 IF: 1.351

Ryan, P.G., Suaria, G., Perold, V., Pierucci, A., Bornman, T.G. and Aliani, S. 2020. Sampling microfibres at the sea surface: The effects of mesh size, sample volume and water depth. Environmental Pollution. 258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113413 IF: 5.714

Santangeli, A., Chen, Y., Kluen, E., Chirumamilla, R., Tiainen, J. and Loehr, J. 2020. Integrating drone‑borne thermal imaging with artificial intelligence to locate bird nests on agricultural land. Scientific Reports 10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67898-3 IF: 3.998

Santangeli, A., Girardello, M., Buechley, E., Botha, A., Di Minin, E. and Moilanen, A. 2020. Importance of complementary approaches for efficient vulture conservation: reply to Efrat et al. Conservation biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13579 IF: 5.405

Santangeli, A., Pakanen, V.M., Bridgeford, P., Boorman, M., Kolberg, H. and Sanz-Aguilar, A. 2020. The relative contribution of camera trap technology and citizen science for estimating survival of an endangered African vulture. Biological Conservation 246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108593 IF: 4.451

Seymour, C.L., Simmons, R.E., Morling, F., George, S.T., Peters, K. and O’Riain, M.J. 2020. Caught on camera: the impacts of urban domestic cats on wild prey in an African city and neighbouring protected areas. Global Ecology and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01198 IF: 2.526

Sherley, R.B., Crawford, R.J., de Blocq, A.D., Dyer, B.M., Geldenhuys, D., Hagen, C., Kemper, J., Makhado, A.B., Pichegru, L., Tom, D.B., Upfold, L., Visagie, J., Waller, L.J. and Winker, H. 2020. The conservation status and population decline of the African penguin deconstructed in space and time. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6554 IF: 2.392

Scherer, L., Svenning, J.C., Huang, J., Seymour, C., Sandel, B., Mueller, N., Kummu, M., Bekunda, M., Bruelheide, H., Hochman, Z., Siebert, S., Rueda, O. and van Bodegom, P.M. 2020. Global priorities of environmental issues to combat food insecurity and biodiversity loss. Science of The Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139096 IF: 5.589

Suaria, G., Achtypi, A., Perold, V., Lee, J.R., Pierucci, A., Bornman, T.G. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Microfibers in oceanic surface waters: a global characterization. Science Advances 6 (23) https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aay8493 IF: 12.804

Suaria, G., Perold, V., Lee, J.R., Lebouard, F., Aliani, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Floating macro- and microplastics around the Southern Ocean: results from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition. Environment International 136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105494 IF: 7.943

Sumasgutner, P., Jenkins, A., Amar, A., Altwegg, R. 2020. Nest boxes buffer the effects of climate on breeding performance in an African urban raptor. PLoS One 15 (6) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234503 IF: 2.740

Tavares, D.C., Moura, J.F., Acevedo-Trejos, E., Crawford, R.J., Makhado, A., Lavers, J.L., Witteveen, M., Ryan, P.G. and Merico, A. 2020. Confidence intervals and sample size for estimating the prevalence of plastic debris in seabird nests. Environmental Pollution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114394 IF: 5.714

Tolvanen, J., Morosinotto, C., Forsman, J.T. and Thomson, R.L. 2020. Information collected during the post-breeding season guides future breeding decisions in a migratory bird. Oecologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-020-04629-5 IF: 2.915

Valente, L., Phillimore, A.B., Melo, M., Warren, B.H., Clegg, S.M., Havenstein, K., Tiedemann, R., Illera, J.C., Thébaud, C., Aschenbach, T. and Etienne, R.S. 2020. A simple dynamic model explains the diversity of island birds worldwide. Nature 579: 92-96. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2022-5 IF: 43.070

van de Ven, T.M.F.N., McKechnie, A.E., Er, S. and Cunningham, S.J. 2020. High temperatures are associated with substantial reductions in breeding success and offspring quality in an arid-zone bird. Oecologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-020-04644-6 IF: 2.915

van Sebille, E., Aliani, S., Law, K.L., Maximenko, N., Alsina, J.M., Bagaev, A., Bergmann, M., Chapron, B., Chubarenko, I., Cózar, A.,  Delandmeter, P., Egger, M., Fox-Kemper, B., Garaba, S.P., Goddijn-Murphy, L., Hardesty, B.D., Hoffman, M.J., Isobe, A., Jongedijk, C.E., Kaandorp, M.L.A., Khatmullina, L., Koelmans, A.A., Kukulka, T., Laufkötter, C., Lebreton, L., Lobelle, D., Maes, C., Martinez-Vicente, V., Maqueda, M.A.M., Poulain-Zarcos, M., Rodriguez, E., Ryan, P.G., Shanks, A.L., Shim, W.J., Suaria, G., Thiel, M., von den Bremer, T.S. and Wichmann, D. 2020. The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris. Environmental Research Letters 15(2). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6d7d IF: 6.192

Venter, O., Pillay, D. and Prayag, K. 2020. Water filtration by burrowing sandprawns provides novel insights on endobenthic engineering and solutions for eutrophication. Scientific Reports 10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58677-1  IF: 3.998

Weideman, E.A., Perold, V. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Limited long-distance transport of plastic pollution by the Orange-Vaal river system, South Africa. Science of The Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138653 IF: 5.589

Weideman, E.A., Perold, V., Arnold, G. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Quantifying changes in litter loads in urban stormwater run-off from Cape Town, South Africa, over the last two decades. Science of The Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138310 IF: 5.589

Weideman, E.A., Perold, V., Omardien, A., Smyth, L.K., Ryan, P.G. 2020. Quantifying temporal trends in anthropogenic litter in a rocky intertidal habitat. Marine Pollution Bulletin 160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111543 IF: 4.049

Wogan, G.O., Voelker, G., Oatley, G. and Bowie, R.C. 2020. Biome stability predicts population structure of a southern African aridland bird species. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6175 IF: 2.415

Zafra-Calvo, N., Balvanera, P., Pascual, U., Merçon, J., Martín-López, B., van Noordwijk, M., Mwampamba, T.H., Lele, S., Speranza, C.I., Arias-Arévalo, P., Cabrol, D., Cáceres, D.M., O'Farrell, P., Subramanian, S.M., Devy, S., Krishnani, S., Carmenta, R., Guibrunet, L., Kraus-Elsin, Y., Moersberger, H., Cariño, J. and Díaz, S. 2020. Plural valuation of nature for equity and sustainability: Insights from the Global South. Global Environmental Change 63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102115 IF: 10.466

Zoeller, K.C., Gurney, G.G., Heydinger, J. and Cumming, G.S. 2020. Defining cultural functional groups based on perceived traits assigned to birds. Ecosystem Services 44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101138 IF: 6.330

Final Journal Published Papers

Arena, G., Dean, W.R.J. and Milton, S.J. 2020. Ant communities in two habitats in succulent Karoo shrubland. African Entomology 28 (1): 202-209. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.028.0202 IF: 0.536

Bolopo, D., Roncalli, G., Canestrari, D. and Baglione, V. 2020. Cheating cheaters: Social monogamy but genetic polygamy in a brood parasite. Ardeola 67: 39-56. https://doi.org/10.13157/arla.67.1.2020.ra4 IF: 1.974

Bond, A.L., McClelland, G.T.W., Cuthbert, R.J., Glass, T., Repetto, J. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. No change in Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) egg size over 160 years. Emu - Austral Ornithology. https://doi.org/10.1080/01584197.2020.1752733 IF: 1.351

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