Scientific Publications

Current Year

Bold authors = Fitz CoE staff and Research Assocates  / Bold & underlined authors = Fitz CoE post-docs & students (current & graduated)

Final Journal Published Papers

Aizen, M.A., Aguiar, S., Biesmeijer, J.C., Garibaldi, L.A., Inouye, D.W., Jung, C., Martins, D.J., Medel, R., Morales, C.L., Ngo, H., Pauw, A., Paxton, R.J., Sáez, A. and Seymour, C.L. 2019. Global agricultural productivity is threatened by increasing pollinator dependence without a parallel increase in crop diversification. Global Change Biology 25: 3516-3527 IF: 8.880

Amar, A., Reynolds, C., Van Velden, J. and Briggs, C.W. 2019. Clinal variation in morph frequency in Swainson’s hawk across North America: no support for Gloger’s ecogeographical rule. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 127(2): 299-309 IF: 2.203

Atkins, A., Little, R.M., Redpath, S.M. and Amar, A. 2019. Impact of increased predation risk on vigilance behaviour in a gregarious waterfowl, the Egyptian goose Alopochen aegyptiaca. Journal of Avian Biology 50(6): e02121 IF: 2.232

Bester, M.N. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Early pupping of a sub-Antarctic fur seal at Inaccessible Island, Tristan da Cunha. Polar Biology: 42: 1221-1224. IF: 2.002

Bester, M.N. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Stalked barnacles on an adult male sub-Antarctic fur seal at Inaccessible Island, Tristan da Cunha. Polar Biology 42: 1943-1946. IF: 2.002

Bourne, A.R.McKechnie, A.E., Cunningham, S.J., Ridley, A.R., Woodborne, S.M. and Karasov, W.H. 2019. Non‐invasive measurement of metabolic rates in wild, free‐living birds using doubly labelled water. Functional Ecology 33(1): 162-174. IF: 5.037

Campbell, K., Steinfurth, A., Underhill, L., Coetzee, J., Dyer, B., Ludynia, K., Makhado, A., Merkle, D., Rademan, J., Upfold, L. and Sherley, R. 2019. Local forage fish abundance influences foraging effort and offspring condition in an endangered marine predator. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56: 1751-1760. IF: 5.782

Caravaggi, A., Cuthbert, R.J., Ryan, P.G., Cooper, J. and Bond, A.L. 2018. The impacts of introduced House Mice on the breeding success of nesting seabirds on Gough Island. Ibis 161: 648-661. doi: 10.1111/ibi.12664 IF: 1.994

Carstens, K.F., Kassanjee, R., Little, R.M., Ryan, P.G. and Hockey, P.A.R. 2019. The effects of weather, group size and type of nest on the timing of egg‑laying in the Southern Ground‑hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri. Journal of Ornithology , 160(3): 633-640. IF: 1.954

Carstens, K.F., Kassanjee, R., Little, R.M., Ryan, P.G. and Hockey, P.A.R. 2019. Natal dispersal in the Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri. Ostrich 90(2): 119-127. IF: 0.443

Cerda-Cuéllar, M., Moré, E., Ayats, T., Aguilera, M., Muñoz-González, S., Antilles, N., Ryan, P.G. and González-Solís, J. 2018. Do humans spread zoonotic enteric bacteria in Antarctica? Science of the Total Environment 654: 190-196. IF: 5.589

Chamberlain, D.E., Henry, D.A., Reynolds, C., Caprio, E. and Amar, A. 2019. The relationship between wealth and biodiversity: A test of the Luxury Effect on bird species richness in the developing world. Global Change Biology 25: 3045-3055. IF: 8.880

Connan, M., Dilley, B.J., Whitehead, T.O., Davies, D., McQuaid, C.D. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Multidimensional stable isotope analysis illuminates resource partitioning in a sub‐Antarctic island bird community. Ecography 42: 1948-1959. IF: 5.946

Conradie, S.R,  Woodborne, S.M., Cunningham, S.J. and McKechnie, A.E. 2019. Chronic, sublethal effects of high temperatures will cause severe declines in southern African arid-zone birds during the 21st century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 116(28): 14065-14070. IF: 9.580

Crawford, R.J.M., Sydeman, W.J., Thompson, S.A., Sherley, R.B. and Makhado, A.B. 2019. Food habits of an endangered seabird indicate recent poor forage fish availability off western South Africa.  ICES Journal of Marine Science 76(5): 1344-1352. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsz081 IF: 3.367

Crowe, T.M., Little, R.M. and Turner, D.A. 2019. Clarifying taxonomic, distributional and genetic information relating to subspecies of the Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl Pternistis hildebrandti and the Yellow-necked Spurfowl P. leucoscepus. Ostrich 90(3): 279-280. IF: 0.443

de Kock, C. and Lee, A.T.K. 2019. Agulhas long-billed lark (Certhilauda brevirostris) densities, population estimates and habitat association in a transformed landscape. African Zoology 54(3): 161-168. IF: 0.962

de Swardt, D.H., Lee, A., Butler, H.J.B. and Oschadleus, H.D. 2019. Biometrics and diet of two closely related birds: Karoo Prinia (Prinia maculosa) and Drakensberg Prinia (Prinia hypoxantha). Indago 34(2): 125-133. No IF

De Vos, A. and Cumming, G.S. 2019. The contribution of land tenure diversity to the spatial resilience of protected area networks. People and Nature 1: 331-346. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.29 No IF

Dilley, B.J., Davies, D., Mitham, A., Glass, T., Repetto, J., Swain, G. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Population estimates of burrow-nesting petrels breeding at the Nightingale Island group, Tristan da Cunha Archipelago. Marine Ornithology 47: 267-275.IF: 0.537

Dilley, B.J., Davies, D., Stevens, K., Schoombie, S., Schoombie, J. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Burrow wars and sinister behaviour among burrow-nesting petrels at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Ardea 107(1): 97-102. IF: 1.125

Dilley, B.J., Hedding, D.W., Henry, D.A., Rexer-Huber, K., Parker, G.C., Schoombie, S., Osborne, A. and Ryan, P.G., 2019. Clustered or dispersed: testing the effect of sampling strategy to census burrow-nesting petrels with varied distributions at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Antarctic Science 31(5): 231-242. IF: 1.653

Flood, R.L. 2019. Bulwer’s Petrels with whitish or pale underbody. Dutch Birding 41: 183-185. No IF

Flood, R.L. and Gutiérrez, R. 2019. The status of Cory’s Shearwater in the western Mediterranean Sea. Dutch Birding 41: 159-165. No IF

Flood, R.L. and van der Vliet, R., 2019. Variation and identification of Barolo Shearwater and Boyd’s Shearwater. Dutch Birding 41: 215-237. No IF

Jeal, C., Perold, V., Ralston-Paton, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Impacts of a concentrated solar power trough facility on birds and other wildlife in South Africa. Ostrich 90(2): 129-137. IF: 0.443

Jeal, C., Perold, V., Seymour, C.L., Ralston-Paton, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Utility-scale solar energy facilities – Effects on invertebrates in an arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments 168: 1-8. IF: 1.825

Jepsen, E.M., Ganswindt, A., Ngcamphalala, C.A., Bourne, A.R., Ridley, A.R. and McKechnie, A.E. Non-invasive monitoring of physiological stress in an afrotropical arid-zone passerine bird, the southern pied babbler. General and Comparative Endocrinology 276: 60-68. IF: 2.445

Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M., Cleeland, J. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. First evidence of mouse attacks on adult albatrosses and petrels breeding on sub-Antarctic Marion and Gough Islands. Polar Biology 42(3): 619-623. IF: 2.002

Kappes, P.J., Bond, A.L., Russell, J.C. and Wanless, R.M. 2019. Diagnosing and responding to causes of failure to eradicate invasive rodents. Biological Invasions 21: 2247-2254. IF: 2.897

Kemp, R. and McKechnie, A.E., 2019. Thermal physiology of a range-restricted desert lark. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 189(1): 131-141. IF: 2.341

Lee, A.T., Reeves, B. and Wright, D.R. 2019. Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus: Endangered or just overlooked?. Bird Conservation International 29(1): 136-143. IF:  1.725

Little, R.M. and Navarro, R.A. 2019. Implications of geographical range changes and resultant sympatry for three Accipiter hawks on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Ostrich 90(2): 139-142. IF: 0.443

Loiseau, C., Melo, M., Lee, Y., Pereira, H., Hanemaaijer, M.J., Lanzaro, G.C. and Cornel, A.J. 2019. High endemism of mosquitoes on São Tomé and Príncipe Islands: evaluating the general dynamic model in a worldwide island comparison. Insect Conservation and Diversity 12(1): 69-79. IF: 2.313

Mandiwana-Neudani, T.G., Little, R.M., Crowe, T.M. and Bowie, R.C.K. 2019. Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of African spurfowls Galliformes, Phasianidae, Phasianinae, Coturnicini: Pternistis spp. Ostrich 90(2): 145-172. IF: 0.443

Mandiwana-Neudani, T.G., Little, R.M., Crowe, T.M. and Bowie, R.C.K. 2019. Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of ‘true’ francolins: Galliformes, Phasianidae, Phasianinae, Gallini; Francolinus, Ortygornis, Afrocolinus gen. nov., Peliperdix and Scleroptila spp. Ostrich 90(3): 191-221. IF: 0.443

Masello, J.F., Quillfeldt, P., Sandoval-Castellanos, E., Alderman, R., Calderón, L., Cherel, Y., Cole, T.L., Cuthbert, R.J., Marin, M., Massaro, M., Navarro, J., Phillips, R.A., Ryan, P.G., Shepherd, L.D., Suazo, C.G., Weimerskirch, H. and Moodley, Y. 2019. Additive traits lead to feeding advantage and reproductive isolation, promoting homoploid hybrid speciation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36(8):1671-1685. IF:  14.797

McEvoy, O.K., Miller, S.M., Beets, W., Bodasing, T., Borrego, N., Burger, A., Courtenay, B., Ferreira, S., Hanekom, C., Hofmeyr, M., Packer, C., Robertson, D., Stratford, K., Slotow, R. and Parker, D.M. 2019. The use of contraceptive techniques in managed wild African lion (Panthera leo) populations to mimic open system cub recruitment. Wildlife Research 46(5): 398-408 IF: 1.244

McInnes, A.M., Ryan, P.G., Lacerda, M. and Pichegru, L. 2019. Targeted prey fields determine foraging effort thresholds of a marine diver: important cues for the sustainable management of fisheries. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 2206-2215. IF: 5.782

Mzumara, T.I., Martin, R.O., Tripathi, H., Phiri, C. and Amar, A. 2019. Distribution of a habitat specialist: Mopane woodland structure determines occurrence of Near Threatened Lilian’s Lovebird Agapornis lilianae. Bird Conservation International 29(3): 413-422. doi:10.1017/S0959270918000370 IF: 1.725

Nebel, C., Gamauf, A., Haring, E., Segelbacher, G., Vali, U., Villers, A. and Zachos, F.E. 2019. New insights into population structure of the European golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) revealed by microsatellite analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 128: 611-631. IF: 2.203

Oswald, K.N., Smit, B., Lee, A.T. and Cunningham, S.J., 2019. Behaviour of an alpine range-restricted species is described by interactions between microsite use and temperature. Animal Behaviour 157: 177-187. IF: 2.675

Pastor-Prieto, M., Ramos, R., Zajková, Z., Reyes-González, J.M., Rivas, M.L., Ryan, P.G. and González-Solís, J. 2019. Spatial ecology, phenological variability and moulting patterns of the Endangered Atlantic petrel Pterodroma incerta. Endangered Species Research, 40: 189-206. IF: 2.122

Pekor, A., Miller, J.R., Flyman, M.V., Kasiki, S., Kesch, M.K., Miller, S.M., Uiseb, K., Van der Merve, V. and Lindsey, P.A. 2019. Fencing Africa's protected areas: Costs, benefits, and management issues. Biological Conservation 229: 67-75. IF: 4.451

Potgieter, L.J., Gaertner, M., O'Farrell, P.J. and Richardson, D.M. 2019. Perceptions of impact: invasive alien plants in the urban environment. Journal of Environmental Management 229: 76-87. IF: 4.865

Rink, A.N., Altwegg, R., Edwards, S., Bowie, R.C. and Colville, J.F. 2019. Contest dynamics and assessment strategies in combatant monkey beetles (Scarabaeidae: Hopliini). Behavioral Ecology 33(3): 713-723. 10.1093/beheco/arz008 IF: 2.695

Risi, M.M., Jones, C.W., Schoombie, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Plumage and bill abnormalities in albatross chicks on Marion Island. Polar Biology 42:1615-1620. IF: 2.002

Robert, A., Lengagne, T., Melo, M., Gardette, V., Julien, S., Covas, R., Gomez, D. and Doutrelant, C. 2019. The theory of island biogeography and soundscapes: Species diversity and the organization of acoustic communities. Journal of Biogeography 46(9): 1901-1911. IF: 3.884

Roscales, J.L., Vicente, A., Ryan, P.G., González-Solís, J. and Jiménez, B. 2019. Spatial and interspecies heterogeneity in concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in seabirds of the Southern Ocean. Environmental Science & Technology 53: 9855-9865. IF: 7.149

Ryan, P.G. and Dilley, B.J., 2019. Intertidal foraging by Tristan Thrushes. Ostrich 90(2): 179-181. IF: 0.443

Ryan, P.G., Dilley, B.J., Ronconi, R.A. and Connan, M. 2019. Rapid increase in Asian bottles in the South Atlantic Ocean indicates major debris inputs from ships. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 116(42): 20892-20897 IF: 9.580

Sorensen, M.C., Dixit, T., Kardynal, K.J., Newton, J., Hobson, K.A., Bensch, S., Jenni‐Eiermann, S. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2019. Migration distance does not predict blood parasitism in a migratory songbird. Ecology and evolution 9(14): 8294-8304. IF: 2.415

Steinfurth, A., Booth, J.M., White, J., Bond, A.L. and McQuaid, C.D. 2019. Sexual and geographic dimorphism in northern rockhopper penguins breeding in the South Atlantic Ocean. Endangered Species Research 39: 293-302. IF: 2.122

Szymkowiak, J. and Thomson, R.L. 2019. Nest predator avoidance during habitat selection of a songbird varies with mast peaks and troughs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73 (7): 91. IF: 2.103

Tucker, M.A., Alexandrou, O., Bierregaard  Jr, R.O., Bildstein, K.L., Böhning‐Gaese, K., Bracis, C., Brzorad, J.N., Buechley, E.R., Cabot, D., Calabrese, J.M., Carrapato, C., Chiaradia, A., Davenport, L.C., Davidson, S.C., Desholm, M., DeSorbo, C.R., Domenech, R., Enggist, P., Fagan, W.F., Farwig, N., Fiedler, W., Fleming, C.H., Franke, A., Fryxell, J.M., Garcia-Ripolles, C., Grémillet, D., Griffin, L.R., Harel, R., Kane, A., Kays, R., Kleyheeg, E., Lacy, A.E., LaPoint, S., Liminana, R., Lopez-Lopez, P., Maccarone, A.D., Mellone, U., Mojica, E.K., Nathan, R., Newman, S.H., Noonan, M.J., Oppel, S., Prostor, M., Rees, E.C., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Rosner, S., Sapir, N., Schabo, D., Schmidt, M., Schulz, H., Shariati, M., Shreading, A., Silva, J.P., Skov, H., Spiegel, O., Takekawa, J.Y., Teitelbaum, C.S., van Toor, M.L., Urios, V., Vidal-Mateo, J., Wang, Q., Watts, B.D., Wikelski, M., Wolter, K., Zydelis, R. and Mueller, T. 2019. Large birds travel farther in homogeneous environments. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 576-587. IF: 5.667

van de Ven, T.M.F.N., McKechnie, A.E. and Cunningham, S.J. 2019. The costs of keeping cool: behavioural trade-offs between foraging and thermoregulation are associated with significant mass losses in an arid-zone bird. Oecologia 191:205–215. IF: 2.915

van Dyk, M., Noakes, M.J. and McKechnie, A.E. 2019. Interactions between humidity and evaporative heat dissipation in a passerine bird. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 189(2): 299-308. IF: 2.431

Visser, E., Perold, V., Ralston-Paton, S., Cardenal, A.C. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Assessing the impacts of a utility-scale photovoltaic solar energy facility in birds in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Renewable Energy 133: 1285-1294. 10.1016/j.renene.2018.08.106 IF: 5.439

Online Published Papers

Abbas, H.A., Bond, W.J. and Midgley, J.J. 2019. The worst drought in 50 years in a South African savannah: Limited impact on vegetation. African Journal of Ecology. IF: 0.893

Abdulwahab, U.A., Osinubi, S.T. and Abalaka, J. 2019. Risk of predation: a critical force driving habitat quality perception and foraging behavior of granivorous birds in a Nigerian forest reserve. Avian Research 10(1). IF: 0.818

Adekola, O.E., Odewumi, O.S. and Agbelusi, E.A. 2019. Avian pests of cereal crops in rainforest and savanna agro-ecological zones, Ondo State, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment 11(1): 11-23. No IF

Afan I., Navarro J., Grémillet D., Coll M. and Forero M.G. 2019. Maiden voyage into death: are fisheries affecting seabird juvenile survival during the first days at sea? Royal Society Open Science 6: 181151. IF: 2.515

Amélineau, F., Grémillet, D., Harding, A.M., Walkusz, W., Choquet, R. and Fort, J. 2019. Arctic climate change and pollution impact little auk foraging and fitness across a decade. Scientific reports 9(1): 1014. IF: 4.011

Austin, R.E., Wynn, R.B., Votier, S.C., Trueman, C., McMinn, M., Rodríguez, A., Suberg, L., Maurice, L., Newton, J., Genovart, M., Péron, C., Grémillet D. and Guilford, T. 2019. Patterns of at-sea behaviour at a hybrid zone between two threatened seabirds. Scientific Reports 9: 14720. IF: 4.011

Balbi, S., Selomane, O., Sitas, N., Blanchard, R., Kotzee, I., O’Farrell, P. and Villa, F. 2019. Human dependence on natural resources in rapidly urbanising South African regions. Environmental Research Letters 14: 044008. IF: 6.192

Bengtsson, J., Bullock, J.M., Egoh, B., Everson, C., Everson, T., O'Connor, T., O'Farrell, P.J., Smith, H.G. and Lindborg, R. 2019. Grasslands - more important for ecosystem services than you might think. Ecosphere 10(2): e02582. 10.1002/ecs2.2582  IF: 2.746

Benoit, L., Hewison, A.M., Coulon, A., Debeffe, L., Grémillet, D., Ducros, D., Cargnelutti, B., Chaval, Y. and Morellet, N., 2019. Accelerating across the landscape: The energetic costs of natal dispersal in a large herbivore. Journal of Animal Ecology. IF: 4.364

Bolopo, D., Lowney, A.M. and Thomson, R.L. 2019. Helpers improve fledgling body condition in bigger broods of cooperatively breeding African pygmy falcon. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73:16. IF: 2.103

Brown, J.I., Lavretsky, P., Cumming, G.S. and Peters, J.L. 2019. Strong population structure and limited gene flow between Yellow-billed Ducks and Mallards in southern Africa. The Condor. IF: 2.804

Carstens, K.F., Kassanjee, R., Little, R.M., Ryan, P.G. and Hockey, P.A. 2019. Breeding success and population growth of Southern Ground Hornbills Bucorvus leadbeateri in an area supplemented with nest-boxes. Bird Conservation International 1-17.  IF: 1.725

Cole, T.L., Ksepka, D.T., Mitchell, K.J., Tennyson, A.J., Thomas, D.B., Pan, H., Zhang, G., Rawlence, N.J., Wood, J.R., Bover, P.,  Bouzat, J.L., Cooper, A., Fiddaman, R., Hart, T., Miller, G., Ryan, P.G., Shepherd, L.D., Wilmshurst, J.M. and Waters, J.M. 2019. Mitogenomes uncover extinct penguin taxa and reveal island formation as a key driver of speciation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36 (4), April: 784–797. IF: 14.797

Dean, W.R.J. and Milton, S.J. 2019. The dispersal and spread of invasive alien Myrtillocactus geometrizans in the southern Karoo, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 121: 210-215. IF: 1.504

Dean, W.R.J., Seymour, C.L. , Joseph, G.S. and Foord, S.H. 2019. A Review of the Impacts of Roads on Wildlife in Semi-Arid Regions. Diversity 11(5). doi:10.3390/d11050081. No IF

Ezenwa, I.M., Nwani, C., Ottosson, U. and Martin, R.O., 2019. Opportunities to boost protection of the grey parrot in Nigeria. Oryx 53(2): 212-213. IF: 2.801

Flood, R.L., de Lima, R.F., Melo, M., Verbelen, P. and Wagstaff, W.H. 2019. What is known about the enigmatic Gulf of Guinea band-rumped storm petrels Hydrobates cf. castro? Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 139(2): 173-186.  No IF

Garcia-Heras, M-S., Arroyo, B., Mougeot, F., Bildstein, K., Therrien, J-F. and Simmons, R.E. 2019. Migratory patterns and settlement areas revealed by remote sensing in an endangered intra-African migrant, the Black Harrier (Circus maurus). PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210756. IF: 2.776

Gerson, A.R., McKechnie, A.E., Smit, B., Whitfield, M.C., Smith, E.K., Talbot, W.A., McWhorter, T.J. and Wolf, B.O. 2019. The functional significance of facultative hyperthermia varies with body size and phylogeny in birds. Functional Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13274 IF: 5.037

Grecian, J., Williams, H., Votier, S., Bearhop, S., Cleasby, I., Grémillet, D., Hamer, K., Le Nuz, M., Lescroël, A., Newton, J., Patrick, S., Phillips, R.A., Wakefield, E.D. and Bodey, T.W. 2019. Individual spatial consistency and dietary flexibility in the migratory behaviour of northern gannets wintering in the Northeast Atlantic. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: 214. IF: 2.686

Grémillet, D., Collet, J., Weimerskirch, H., Courbin, N., Ryan, P.G. and Pichegru, L. 2019. Radar detectors carried by Cape  gannets reveal surprisingly few fishing vessel encounters. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0210328. IF: 2.776

Gush, W.G., Maphisa, D.H., Reynolds, C., Donald, P.F. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2019. Declines of the globally threatened Rudd’s Lark Heteromirafra ruddi in one of its last remaining strongholds. Bird Conservation International. IF: 1.725

Holmes, N.D., Spatz, D.R., Oppel, S., Tershy, B., Croll, D.A., Keitt, B., Genovesi, P., Burfield, I.J., Will, D.J., Bond, A.L. and Wegmann, A., Aguirre-Munoz, A., Raine, A.F., Knapp, C.R., Hung, C-H., Wingate, D., Hagen, E., Mendez-Sanchez, F., Rocamora, G., Yuan, H-W., Fric, J., Millet, J., Russell, J., Liske-Clark, J., Vidal, E., Jourdan, H., Campbell, K., Springer, K., Swinnerton, K., Gibbons-Decherong, L., Langrand, O., Brooke, M de L., McMinn, M., Bunbury, N., Oliveira, N., Sposimo, P., Geraldes, P., McClelland, P., Hodum, P., Ryan, P.G., Borroto-Paez, R., Pierce, R., Griffiths, R., Fisher, R.N., Wanless, R., Pasachnik, S.A., Cranwell, S., Micol, T. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2019. Globally important islands where eradicating invasive mammals will benefit highly threatened vertebrates. PloS ONE 14(3): e0212128. IF: 2.776

Jansen, D.Y., Lloyd, P,, Oschadleus, H.D. and Altwegg, R. 2019. Survival synchronicity in two avian insectivore communities. Ibis. IF: 1.994

Jansen, D.Y., Pradel, R., Mares, R., Doutrelant, C., Spottiswoode, C.N., Covas, R. and Altwegg, R. 2019. An integrated population model sheds light on the complex population dynamics of a unique colonial breeder. Population Ecology. IF: 1.512

Jenkins, A.R., Van Zyl, A.J., Magunje, I., Matsvimbo, F., Rodrigues, L., Robinson, L., Sebele, L., Tiran, D. and Smit-Robinson, H. 2019. Status of the Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha) and Other Cliff-Nesting Raptors in Batoka Gorge, Zimbabwe. Journal of Raptor Research 53(1): 46-55. IF: 1.167

Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M. and Cooper, J. 2019 An incubating northern giant petrel actively feeds on a Salvin's prion. Antarctic Science, pp.1-2. IF: 1.653

Joseph, G.S., Muluvhahothe, M.M., Seymour, C.L., Munyai, T.C., Bishop, T.R. and Foord, S.H. 2019. Stability of Afromontane ant diversity decreases across an elevation gradient. Global Ecology and Conservation e00596. IF: 2.751

Lee, A.T.K. 2019. Best student research paper published in Ostrich 2018. Ostrich 90(1): iii-v. DOI: IF: 0.443

Lee, A.T.K., Geary, C., Wright, D.R. and Dean, W.R.J. 2019. Vulnerability of birds to contaminated water sources in the Karoo region of South Africa. Ostrich 90:4. IF: 0.443

Le Guen, C., Suaria, G., Sherley, R.B., Ryan, P.G., Aliani, S., Boehme, L.,  Brierley, A.S. 2019. Microplastic study reveals the presence of natural and synthetic fibres in the diet of King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) foraging from South Georgia. Environment International 134. IF: 7.943

Lescroël, A., Ballard, G., Massaro, M., Dugger, K., Jennings, S., Pollard, A., Porzig, E., Schmidt, A., Varsani, A., Grémillet, D. and Ainley, D. 2019. Evidence of age-related improvement in the foraging efficiency of Adélie penguins. Scientific Reports 9(1): 3375. IF: 4.011

Lombard, A.T., Dorrington, R.A., Ortega-Cisneros, K., Penry, G.S., Pichegru, L., Reed, J.R., Smit, K.P., Vermeulen, E.A., Witteveen, M., Sink, K.J. and Ginsburg, T. 2019. Key challenges in advancing an ecosystem-based approach to marine spatial planning under economic growth imperatives. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 146. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00146 IF: 3.086

Martin, R.O., Senni, C., D'cruze, N. and Bruschi, N. 2019. Tricks of the trade—legal trade used to conceal Endangered African grey parrots on commercial flights. Oryx 53(2): 213-213. IF: 2.801

Mays, H.L., Oehler, D.A., Morrison, K.W., Morales, A.E., Lycans, A., Perdue, J., Battley, P.F., Cherel, Y., Chilvers, B.L., Crofts, S., Demongin, L., Fry, W.R., Hiscock, J., Kusch, A., Marin, M., Poisbleau, M., Quillfeldt, P., Rey, A.R.,  Steinfurth, A., Thompson, D.R. and Weakley, L.A. 2019. Phylogeography, population structure, and species delimitation in Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome and Eudyptes moseleyi). Journal of Heredity. IF: 2.618

McClelland, S.C., Jamie, G.A., Waters, K., Caldas, L., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Portugal, S.J. 2019. Convergent evolution of reduced eggshell conductance in avian brood parasites. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374(1769): 20180194. IF: 6.139

Merkel, B., Descamps, S., Yoccoz, N.G., Danielsen, J., Daunt, F., Erikstad, K.E., Ezhov, A.V., Grémillet, D., Gavrilo, M., Lorentsen, S.H., Reiertsen, T.K., Steen, H., Systad, G.H., Þorkell Lindberg Þórarinsson, Wanless, S. and Strøm, H. 2019. Earlier colony arrival but no trend in hatching timing in two congeneric seabirds (Uria spp.) across the North Atlantic. Biology letters 15(10): 20190634. IF: 3.323

Miller, S.M., Druce, D.J., Dalton, D.L., Harper, C.K., Kotze, A., Packer, C., Slotow, R. and Bloomer, P. 2019. Genetic rescue of an isolated African lion population. Conservation Genetics: 1-13. IF: 2.283

Morosinotto, C., Thomson, R.L., Korpimäki, E., Mateo, R. and Ruuskanen, S. 2019. Maternal food supplementation and perceived predation risk modify egg composition and eggshell traits but not offspring condition. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222 (19) p.jeb201954. IF: 3.017

Murgatroyd, M., Redpath, S.M., Murphy, S.G., Douglas, D.J., Saunders, R. and Amar, A. 2019. Patterns of satellite tagged hen harrier disappearances suggest widespread illegal killing on British grouse moors. Nature communications, 10(1): 1094. IF: 11.878

Mutumi, G.L., Cumming, G.S., Sullivan, S.M.P., Caron, A. and Cáceres, C. 2019. Using a multi-isotope approach to understand waterfowl movement in southern Africa. The Condor.  IF: 2.804

Naude, V.N., Smyth, L.K., Weideman, E.A., Krochuk, B.A. and Amar, A. 2019. Using web-sourced photography to explore the diet of a declining African raptor, the Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus). The Condor 121:1-9. IF: 2.804

Navarro, J., Grémillet, D., Afán, I., Miranda, F., Bouten, W., Forero, M.G. and Figuerola, J., 2019. Pathogen transmission risk by opportunistic gulls moving across human landscapes. Scientific Reports, 9(1): 10659. IF: 4.011

Nebel, C., Sumasgutner, P., Pajot, A. and Amar, A. 2019. Response time of an avian prey to a simulated hawk attack is slower in darker conditions, but is independent of hawk colour morph. Royal Society Open Science, 6(8): 190677. IF: 2.515

Pakanen, V.M., Blomqvist, D., Breiehagen, T., Flodin, L.Å., Hildén, O., Lank, D.B., Larsson, M., Lislevand, T., Nuotio, K., Olsson, P., Ottvall, R., Pauliny, A., Pehlak, H., Ronka, A., Ronka, N., Schamel, D., Soikkeli, M., Thomson, R.L., Thorup, O., Tomkovich, P., Tracy, D., Koivula, K. 2019. Low Frequencies of Supernormal Clutches in the Southern Dunlin and the Temminck's Stint. Ardea 107(1): 61-74. IF: 1.125

Paijmans, D.M., Rose, S. and Oschadleus, H.D. 2019. Using large-scale citizen science ringing data as a means of calculating maximum longevity in birds. Bothalia 49(1). IF: 1.340

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. 2019. High-coverage genomes to elucidate the evolution of penguins. GigaScience 8(9). IF: 4.688

Pfaff, M.C., Logston, R.C., Raemaekers, S.J., Hermes, J.C., Blamey, L.K., Cawthra, H.C., Colenbrander, D.R., Crawford, R.J., Day, E., du Plessis, N. and Elwen, S.H., Fawcett, S.E., Jury, M.R., Karenyi, N., Kerwath, S.E., Kock, A.A., Krug, M., Lamberth, S.J., Omardien, A., Pitcher, G.C., Rautenbach, C., Robinson, T.B., Rouault, M., Ryan, P.G., Shillington, F.A., Sowman, M., Sparks, C.C., Turpie, J.K., van Niekerk, L., Waldron, H.N., Yeld, E.M. and Kirkman, S.P. 2019. A synthesis of three decades of socio-ecological change in False Bay, South Africa: setting the scene for multidisciplinary research and management. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 7(32). No IF

Preston, G.R., Dilley, B.J., Cooper, J., Beaumont, J., Chauke, L.F., Chown, S.L., Devanunthan, N., Dopolo, M., Fikizolo, L., Heine, J., Henderson, S., Jacobs, C.A., Johnson, F., Kelly, J., Makhado, A.B., Marais, C., Maroga, J., Mayekiso, M., McClelland, G., Mphepya, J.,  Muir, D., Ngcaba, N., Ngcobo, N., Parkes, J.P., Paulsen, F., Schoombie, S., Springer, K., Stringer, C., Valentine, H., Wanless R.M. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. South Africa works towards eradicating introduced house mice from sub-Antarctic Marion Island: the largest island yet attempted for mice. In: Veitch, C.R., Clout, M.N. , Martin, A.R.,  Russell, J.C.,  and West, C.J. (eds).  Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge: Proceedings of the International Conference on island invasives 2017: 40.

Reynolds, S.J., Ibáñez-Álamo, J.D., Sumasgutner, P. and Mainwaring, M.C., 2019. Urbanisation and nest building in birds: a review of threats and opportunities. Journal of Ornithology: 1-20. IF: 1.954

Rexer‐Huber, K., Veale, A.J., Catry, P., Cherel, Y., Dutoit, L., Foster, Y., McEwan, J.C., Parker, G.C., Phillips, R.A., Ryan, P.G., Stanworth, A.J., van Stijn, T., Thomson, D.R., Waters, J. and Robertson, B.C. 2019. Genomics detects population structure within and between ocean basins in a circumpolar seabird: the white‐chinned petrel. Molecular Ecology. 28: 4552–4572. IF: 5.855

Ripple, W.J., Wolf, C., Newsome, T.M., Barnard, P. and Moomaw, W.R. 2019. World scientists’ warning of a climate emergency. BioScience. IF: 6.591

Robert, A., Lengagne, T., Melo, M., Gardette, V., Julien, S., Covas, R., Gomez, D. and Doutrelant, C., The theory of island biogeography and soundscapes: Species diversity and the organization of acoustic communities. Journal of Biogeography https:/ IF: 3.884

Rodríguez, A., Arcos, J.M., Bretagnolle, V., Dias, M.P., Holmes, N.D., Louzao, M., Provencher, J., Raine, A.F., Ramírez, F., Rodríguez, B., Ronconi, R.A., Taylor, R.S., Bonnaud, E., Borrelle, S.B., Cortes, V., Descamps, S., Friesen, V.L., Genovart, M., Hedd, A., Hodum, P., Humphries, G.R.W., Le Corre, M., Lebarbenchon, C., Martin, R., Melvin, E.F., Montevecchi, W.A., Pinet, P., Pollet, I.L., Ramos, R., Russell, J.C., Ryan, P.G., Sanz-Aquilar, A., Spatz, D.R., Travers, M., Votier, S.C., Wanless, R.M., Woehler, E. and Chiaradia, A. 2019. Future directions in conservation research on Petrels and Shearwaters. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:94.  IF:3.086

Ropert-Coudert, Y., Chiaradia, A., Ainley, D., Barbosa, A., Boersma, P.D., Brasso, R., Dewar, M., Ellenberg, U., García-Borboroglu, P., Emmerson, L., Hickcox, R., Jenouvrier, S., Kato, A., McIntosh, RR., Lewis, P., Ramírez, F., Ruoppolo, V., Ryan, P.G., Seddon, P.J., Sherley, R.B., Vanstreels, R.E.T., Waller, L.J., Woehler, E.J. and Trathan, P.N. 2019. Happy feet in a hostile world? The future of penguins depends on proactive management of current and expected threats. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:248. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00248 IF: 3.086

Rose, S., Oschadleus, H.D. and Paijmans, D., 2019. How far and how old: Longevity and displacement records from the South African Bird Ringing Scheme for Ardeidae, Threskiornithidae and Ciconiidae. Bothalia, 49(1). IF: 1.340

Ryan, P.G., Dilley, B.J. and Ronconi, R.A. 2019. Population trends of Spectacled Petrels Procellaria conspicillata and other seabirds at Inaccessible Island. Marine Ornithology 47: 257-265. IF: 0.537

Ryan, P.G., Lee, J.R. and Le Bouard, F. 2019. Moult intensity in blue petrels and a key moult site off West Antarctica. Antarctic Science IF: 1.653

San-Jose, L.M., Séchaud, R., Schalcher, K., Judes, C., Questiaux, A., Oliveira-Xavier, A., Gémard, C., Almasi, B., Béziers, P., Kelber, A. and Amar, A. 2019. Differential fitness effects of moonlight on plumage colour morphs in barn owls. Nature ecology & evolution. IF: 10.965

Schoombie, S., Schoombie, J., Brink, C.W., Stevens, K.L., Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M. and Ryan, P.G. 2019. Automated extraction of bank angles from bird-borne video footage using open-source software. Journal of Field Ornithology. IF: 1.846

Senfeld, T., Shannon, T.J., Van Grouw, H., Paijmans, D.M., Tavares, E.S., Baker, A.J., Lees, A.C. and Collinson, J.M. 2019. Taxonomic status of the extinct Canary Islands Oystercatcher Haematopus meadewaldoi. Ibis. IF: 1.994

Seymour, C.L., Gillson, L., Child, M.F., Tolley, K.A., Curie, J.C., da Silva, J.M., Alexander, G.J., Anderson, P., Downs, C.T., Egoh, B.N. and Smith, D.A.E., Ehlers Smith, Y.C., Esler, K.J., O’Farrell, P.J., Skowno, A.L., Suleman, E. and Veldtman, R. 2019. Horizon scanning for South African biodiversity: a need for social engagement as well as science. Ambio. IF: 4.103

Seymour, C.L., Milton, S.J., Altwegg, R., Joseph, G.S. and Dean, W.R.J. 2019. Addition of Nitrogen Increases Variability of Vegetation Cover in an Arid System with Unpredictable Rainfall. Ecosystems: 1-13. IF: 4.555

Smit, B., Woodborne, S., Wolf, B.O. and McKechnie, A.E. 2019. Differences in the use of surface water resources by desert birds are revealed using isotopic tracers. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 136(1): 1-13. IF: 2.659 

Spottiswoode, C.N. and Busch, R. 2019. Vive la difference! Self/non-self recognition and the evolution of signatures of identity in arms races with parasites. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374(1769): 20180206. IF: 6.139

Stephens, K., Measey, J., Reynolds, C. and Le Roux, J.J. 2019. Occurrence and extent of hybridisation between the invasive Mallard Duck and native Yellow-billed Duck in South Africa. Biological Invasions. IF: 2.897

Stoddard, M.C., Hogan, B.G., Stevens, M. and Spottiswoode, C.N.  2019. Higher-level pattern features provide additional information to birds when recognizing and rejecting parasitic eggs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374(1769): 20180197. IF: 6.139

Stofberg, M., Cunningham, S.J., Sumasgutner, P. and Amar, A. 2019. Juggling a “junk-food” diet: responses of an urban bird to fluctuating anthropogenic-food availability. Urban Ecosystems 1-8. IF: 2.493

Sumasgutner, P., Terraube, J., Coulon, A., Villers, A., Chakarov, N., Kruckenhauser, L. and Korpimäki, E., 2019. Landscape homogenization due to agricultural intensification disrupts the relationship between reproductive success and main prey abundance in an avian predator. Frontiers in Zoology, 16(1): 1-14. IF: 2.982

Thorogood, R., Spottiswoode, C.N., Portugal, S.J. and Gloag, R., 2019. The coevolutionary biology of brood parasitism: a call for integration. Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 374: 20180190. IF: 6.139

Torney, C.J., Lloyd‐Jones, D.J., Chevallier, M., Moyer, D.C., Maliti, H.T., Mwita, M., Kohi, E.M. and Hopcraft, G.C. 2019. A comparison of deep learning and citizen science techniques for counting wildlife in aerial survey images. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10.1111/2041-210X.13165 IF: 7.099

Traisnel, G. and Pichegru, L. 2019. Boldness at the nest predicts foraging and diving behaviour of female but not male African penguins. Animal Behaviour 150: 113-125. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.02.003 IF: 2.675

Traisnel, G. and Pichegru, L., 2019. Success comes with consistency in hard times: foraging repeatability relates to sex and breeding output in African penguins. Marine Ecology Progress Series 608: 279-289. IF: 2.359

Tripathi, H.G., Mzumara, T.I., Martin, R.O., Parr, C.L., Phiri, C. and Ryan, C.M. 2019. Dissimilar effects of human and elephant disturbance on woodland structure and functional bird diversity in the mopane woodlands of Zambia. Landscape Ecology 34(2): 357-371. IF: 4.349

Villar Couto, C.M., Cumming. G.S., Lacorte, G.A., Congrains, C., Izbicki, R., Braga, E.M., Rocha, C.D., Moralez-Silva. E., Henry, D.A.W, Manu, S.A., Abalaka, J., Regalla, A., da Silva, A.S., Diop, M.S. and Del Lama, S.N. 2019. Avian haemosporidians in the Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) from central-western and southern Africa: High diversity and prevalence. PLoS ONE 14 (2): e0212425. IF: 2.776

Weideman, E.A., Perold, V. and Ryan, P.G., 2019. Little evidence that dams in the Orange-Vaal River system trap floating microplastics or microfibres. Marine Pollution Bulletin 149: 110664. IF: 3.782