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Final Journal Published Papers

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. IF 2.835

Cherel, Y., Barbraud, C., Lahournat, M., Jaeger, A., Jaquemet, S., Wanless, R.M., Phillips, R.A., Thompson, D.R. and Bustamante, P. 2018. Accumulate or eliminate? Seasonal mercury dynamics in albatrosses, the most contaminated family of birds. Environmental Pollution 241: 124-135. IF 5.099

Clements, H.S. and Cumming, G.S. 2018. Traps and transformations influencing the financial viability of tourism on private-land conservation areas. Conservation Biology 32: 424-436. IF 4.842

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. 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. IF 0.833

Dilley, B.J., Schoombie, S., Stevens, K., Davies, D., Perold, V., Osborne, A., Schoombie, J., Brink, C.W., Carpenter-Kling, T. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. Mouse predation affects breeding success of burrow-nesting petrels at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Antarctic Science 30: 93-104.  IF 1.461

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// 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. IF 4.022

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 89: 145-149.  IF 0.833

Gaglio, D., Sherley, R.B., Ryan, P.G. and Cook, T.R. 2018. A non-invasive approach to estimate the energetic requirements of an increasing seabird population in a perturbed marine ecosystem. Scientific Reports 8: 8343. IF 4.259

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. 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. IF 4.391

Hirschauer, M.T., Zimunya, T., Wolter, K. and Monadjem, A. 2018. Sexing cape vulture Gyps coprotheres based on head morphometrics. Ostrich 89: 187-190. IF 0.833

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. IF 2.806

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 33: 731-742. IF 3.615

Keogan , K., Daunt, F. , Wanless, S., Phillips, R.A. , Walling, C.A., Agnew, P. et al. 2018. Global phenological insensitivity to shifting ocean temperatures among seabirds. Nature Climate Change 8: 313-318. 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.  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. IF 2.8

Lee, A.T.K. 2018. Book review: why birds matter: avian ecological function and ecosystem services. Ostrich 89: 203-204. IF 0.833

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.  IF 0.833

Lewis, T.C., Melo, M., de Lima, R.F. and Bremner-Harrison, S. 2018. Habitat associations of the critically endangered São Tomé Fiscal Lanius newtoni: comparing standard and playback-confirmed point counts. African Journal of Ecology 56: 404-408. IF 0.69

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. IF 0.833

Martin, R.O. 2018. The wild bird trade and African parrots: past, present and future challenges. Ostrich 89: 139-143. 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. IF 0.989

Mauda, E.V., Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L., Munyai, T.C. and Foord, S.H. 2018. Changes in landuse alter ant diversity, assemblage composition and dominant functional groups in African savannas. Biodiversity and Conservation 27: 947-965.  IF 2.265

McKechnie, A.E. and Amar, A. 2018. Missing the bigger picture: a response to Beale (2018). Ostrich 89: 151-152. IF 0.833

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 221: jeb168930.  IF 3.32

Monti, F., Grémillet, D., Sforzi, A., Sammuri, G., Dominici, J.M., Bagur, R.T., Navarro, A.M., Fusani, L. and Duriez, O. 2018. Migration and wintering strategies in vulnerable Mediterranean osprey populations. Ibis 160: 554-567. IF 2.279

Payo-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. IF 0.833

Pietersen, D.W., Little, I.T., Jansen, R. and McKechnie, A.E. 2017. Predicting the distribution of the vulnerable yellow-breasted pipit (Anthus chloris) using species distribution modelling. Emu 118: 166-172. IF 0.989

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. IF 4.391

Reynolds, C. 2018. Book review: Flamingos: behavior, biology, and relationship with humans. Ostrich 89: 97-98. 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. IF 3.146

Reynolds, C., Fletcher, R.J. Jr., Carneiro, C.M., Jennings, N., Ke, A., LaScaleia, M.C., Lukhele, M.B., Mamba, M.L., Sibiya, M.D., Austin, J.D., Magagula, C.N., Mahlaba, T., Monadjem, A., Wisely, S.M. and McCleery, R.A. 2018. Inconsistent effects of landscape heterogeneity and land-use on animal diversity in an agricultural mosaic: a multi-scale and multi-taxon investigation. Landscape Ecology 33: 241-255. IF 3.615

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. 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.  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. IF 4.099

Smit, B., Whitfield, M.C., Talbot, W.A., Gerson, A.R., McKechnie, A.E. and Wolf, B.O. 2018. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: phylogenetic variation among avian orders in evaporative cooling capacity and heat tolerance. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb174870. IF 3.32

Sullivan, B.J., Kibel, B., Kibel, P., Yates, O., Potts, J.M., Ingham, B., Domingo, A., Gianuca, D., Jiménez, S., Lebepe, B., Maree, B.A., Neves, T., Peppes, F., Rasehlomi, T., Silva-Costa, A. and Wanless, R.M. 2018. At-sea trialling of the Hookpad: a ‘one-stop’ mitigation solution for seabird bycatch in pelagic longline fisheries. Animal Conservation 21: 159-167. IF 2.835

Sumasgutner, P., Adrion, M. and Gamauf, A. 2018. Carotenoid coloration and health status of urban Eurasian kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). PLoS ONE 13: e0191956. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. IF 2.837

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. IF 5.63

Jones, S.M., Cumming, G.S. and Peters, J.L. 2018. Host community heterogeneity and the expression of host specificity in avian haemosporidia in the Western Cape, South Africa. Parasitology. IF 2.713

Ke, A., Sibiya, M.D., Reynolds, C., McCleery, R.A., Monadjem, A. and Fletcher, R.J. Jr. 2018. Landscape heterogeneity shapes taxonomic diversity of non-breeding birds across fragmented savanna landscapes. Biodiversity and Conservation. IF 2.265

Le Bot, T., Lescroël, A. and Grémillet, D. 2018. A toolkit to study seabird-fishery interactions. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 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. IF 1.088

Makhado, A.B., Crawford, R.J.M., Dias, M.P., Dyer, B.M., Lamont, T., Pistorius, P., Ryan, P.G., Upfold, L., Weimerskirch, H. and Reisinger, R.R. 2018. Foraging behaviour and habitat use by Indian yellow-nosed Albatrosses (Thalassarche carteri breeding at Prince Edward Island). Emu. IF 0.989

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. 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. 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. IF 4.474

O’Connor, R.S., Brigham, R.M. and McKechnie, A.E. 2018. Extreme operative temperatures in exposed microsites used by roosting rufous-checked nightjar Caprimulgus rufigena: implications for water balance under current and future climate conditions. Canadian Journal of Zoology. IF 1.347

O’Connor, R.S., Brigham, R.M. and McKechnie, A.E. IP. Roosting in exposed microsites by a nocturnal bird, the rufous-cheeked nightjar: implications for water balance under current and future climate conditions. Canadian Journal of Zoology. IF 1.347

Osinubi, S.T., McGraw, K.J., Ottosson, U., Brown, J.A., Briskie, J.V. and Chapman, H.M. 2018. Carotenoid-based plumage pigmentation and concentration as a function of sex and habitat type in the Yellow-breasted Boubou Laniarius atroflavus. Ostrich. IF 0.833

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. 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. 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. 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. IF 5.099

Talbot, W.A., Smith, E.K., McKechnie, A.E. and Wolf, B.O. IP. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: metabolism, evaporative cooling and gular flutter in two small owls. Journal of Experimental Biology. IF 3.23

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. IF 5.708

Waller, C.L., Griffiths, H.J., Waluda, C.M., Thorpe, S.E., Loaiza, I., Moreno, B., Pacherres, C.O., Ryan, P., Suaria, G., Isobe, A. and Hughes, K.A. 2018. Microplastics in the Southern Ocean. Antarctic Environments Portal. no IF

Wiley, E.M. and Ridley, A.R. 2018. The benefits of pair bond tenure in the cooperatively breeding pied babbler (Turdoides bicolor). Ecology and Evolution. IF 2.44