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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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1613625114 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2017/a0205 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-16-81.1 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21227 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.05.005 IF 3.227

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270917000119 IF 1

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2750 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1363-3 IF 2.855

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.152793 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2017.01.002 IF 1.173

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.05.009 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01584197.2017.1298403 IF 1.035

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.01.007 IF 3.792

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.048 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12478 IF 1.804

Krüger, S.C. and Amar, A. 2017. Productivity of the declining Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus population in southern Africa. Ostrich 88: 139-145. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1350762 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2017.1295019 IF 0.888

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2788 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3356/JRR-16-64.1 IF 0.775

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12089 IF 2.361

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12466 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.03.024 IF 3.564

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2017.04.001 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3957/056.047.0024 IF 0.946

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2833 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.12.017 IF 3.169

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12569 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-0986-z 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.03.035 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12549 IF 4.566

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2017.1303396 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2017.00047. no IF

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01584197.2017.1289804 IF 1.035

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aan2517 IF 34.661

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2017.05.018 IF 2.23

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1642/AUK-16-134.1 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12017 IF 2.361

 

Online Published Papers

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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.03.023 IF 14.307

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2765 IF 2.415

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41200-017-0116-z No IF

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-3066-9 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-017-2080-9 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.02.026 IF 4.307

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.04.004 IF 2.174

Cumming, G.S. and Allen, C.R. 2017. Protected areas as social-ecological systems: perspectives from resilience and social-ecological systems theory. Ecological Applications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eap.1584 IF 4.252

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3078 IF 2.537

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.02.018 IF 3.751

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1700526 No IF

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3113-1 IF 2.375

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.01453 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02590 IF 5.355

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12339 IF 2.788

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270916000307 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12384 IF 0.875

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-017-1460-9 IF 1.419

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.155507 IF 2.914

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179848 IF 3.057

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.01341 IF 2.192

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605317000230 IF 2.052

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3151-8 IF 2.375

Rishworth, G.M. and Pistorius, P.A. 2017. Intrinsic and extrinsic controls on foraging effort in an iconic Benguela seabird. Journal of Marine Systems. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.07.006 IF 2.174

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12900 IF 4.267

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. Sustainable Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11625-017-0446-0 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-017-2146-8 IF 0.28

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2752 IF 2.415

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.161141 IF 2.914

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00360-017-1096-3 IF 1.884

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

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173956 IF 3.057