Scientific Publications


Peer reviewed papers

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

Amar, A. and Cloete, D. 2018. Quantifying the decline of the Martial Eagle Polemaetus belliscosus in South Africa. Bird Conservation International 28: 363-374. IF1.088

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

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 41:1815-1826. IF 1.949

Botha, J.A. and Pistorius, P.A. 2018. Variability in the foraging distribution and diet of cape gannets between the guard and post-guard phases of the breeding cycle. Frontiers in Marine Science 5: 15. No IF

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

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 49:e01526. 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 21:1043-1054. IF 9.449

Cunningham, S. 2018. Birds of the arid zones: living life on the edge. Ostrich 89: 297-298. IF 0.833

Da Costa Lopes, D., Martin, R.O., Indjai, B., Monteiro, H., Henriques, M., Regalla, A. and Catry, P. 2018. Food diversity of Timneh parrots (Psittacus timneh) in the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau. African Journal of Ecology 56: 1039-1043. IF 0.69

Craig, C.A., Thomson, R.L. and Santangeli, A. 2018. Communal farmers of Namibia appreciate vultures and the ecosystem services they provide. Ostrich 89: 211-220. IF 0.833

Crawford, R.J.M., Makhado, A.B. and Oosthuizen, W.H. 2018. Bottom-up and top-down control of the Benguela ecosystem’s seabirds. Journal of Marine Systems 188: 133-141.  IF 2.174

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

Dean, W.R.J., Seymour, C.L. and Joseph, G.S. 2018. Linear structures in the Karoo, South Africa, and their impacts on biota. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 35: 223-232. IF 0.961

de Swardt, D.H., Lee, A., Butler, H.J.B. and Oschadleus, H.D. 2018. Biometrics and diet of two closely related birds: Karoo Prinia (Prinia maculosa) and Drakensberg Prinia (Prinia hypoxantha). Indago  34(2): 125–133. No IF

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

Duriez, O., Peron, G., Grémillet, D., Sforzi, A. and Monti, F. 2018. Migrating ospreys use thermal uplift over the open sea. Biology Letters 14: 20180687. IF 3.089

Engesser, S., Ridley, A.R., Manser, M., Manser, A. and Townsend, S. 2018. Internal acoustic structuring in pied babbler recruitment cries specifies the form of recruitment. Behavioral Ecology 29:1021-1030. IF 3.311

Enstipp, M.R., Descamps, S., Fort, J. and Grémillet, D. 2018. Almost like a whale-first evidence of suction feeding in a seabird. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb182170. IF 3.32

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

Flood, R.L. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. Age-related timing of primary moult in Shy Albatross Thalassarche [c.] Cauta/steadi longline casualties from South Africa. Marine Ornithology 46: 201-206. No IF

Flood, R.L. and Zufelt, K. 2018. New estimate of the number of breeding pairs of Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera on Tristan Island, South Atlantic. Marine Ornithology 46: 109-111. No IF

Fogell, D.J., Martin, R.O., Bunbury, N., Lawson, B., Sells, J., McKeand, A.M., Tatayah, V., Trung, C.T. and Groombridge, J.J. 2018. Trade and conservation implications of new beak and feather disease virus detection in native and introduced parrots. Conservation Biology 32: 1325-1335. IF4.842

Forsman, J.T., Seppänen, J-T., Mönkkönen, M., Thomson, R.L., Kivelä, S.M., Krams, I. and Loukola, O.J. 2018. Is it interspecific information use or aggression between putative competitors that steers the selection of nest-site characteristics? A reply to Slagsvold and Wiebe. Journal of Avian Biology 49: e01558. IF 2.228

Fraser, C.I., Morrison, A.K., Hogg, A.M., Macaya, E.C., van Sebille, E., Ryan, P.G., Padovan, A., Jack, C., Valdivia, N. and Waters, J.M. 2018. Antarctica’s ecological isolation will be broken by storm-driven dispersal and warming. Nature Climate Change 8: 704-708. IF 19.304

Frugone, M.J., Lowther, A., Noll, D., Ramos, B., Pistorius, P., Dantas, G.P.M., Petry, M.V., Bonadonna, F., Steinfurth, A., Polanowski, A., Rey, A.R., Lois, N.A., Pütz, K., Trathan, P., Wienecke, B., Poulin, E. and Vianna, J.A. 2018. Contrasting phylogeographic pattern among Eudyptes penguins around the Southern Ocean. Scientific Reports 8: 17481. IF 4.259

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 47:266-284. IF 2.837

Gaglio, D., Cook, T.R., McInnes, A., Sherley, R.B. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. Foraging plasticity in seabirds: a non-invasive study of the diet of greater crested terns breeding in the Benguela region. PLoS ONE 13: e0190444.  IF 2.806

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., Cook, T.R., Ryan, P.G. and Flower, T. 2018. The costs of kleptoparasitism: a study of mixed-species seabird breeding colonies. Behavioral Ecology 29: 939-947. IF 3.311

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

Garbett, R., Herremans, M., Maude, G., Reading, R.P. and Amar, A. 2018. Raptor population trends in northern Botswana: A re-survey of road transects after 20 years. Biological Conservation 224: 87-99. IF 4.022

Garbett, R., Maude, G., Hancock, P., Kenny, D., Reading, R. and Amar, A. 2018. Association between hunting and elevated blood lead levels in the critically endangered African white-backed vulture Gyps africanus. Science of the Total Environment 631-632: 1654-1665. IF 4.9

Garcia-Heras, M-S., Arroyo, B., Simmons, R.E., Camarero, P.R., Mateo, R.and Mougeot, F. 2018. Blood concentrations of PCBs 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

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 32:1203-1213. IF 5.63

Grémillet, D., Ponchon, A., Palenczny, M., Palomares, M-L.D., Karpouzi, V. and Pauly, D. 2018. Persisting worldwide seabird-fishery competition despite seabird community decline. Current Biology 28: 4009-4013. IF 8.851

Handley, J.M., Thiebault, A., Stanworth, A., Schutt, D. and Pistorius, P. 2018. Behaviourally mediated predation avoidance in penguin prey: in situ evidence from animal-borne camera loggers. Royal Society Open Science 5: 171449. IF 2.504

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

Ibáñez-Álamo, J.D., Pineda-Pampliega, J., Thomson, R.L., Aguirre, J.I., Díez-Fernández, A., Faivre, B., Figuerola, J. and Verhulst, S. 2018. Urban blackbirds have shorter telomeres. Biology Letters 14: 20180083. IF 3.089

Izquierdo, L., Thomson, R.L., Aguirre, J.I., Díez-Fernández, A., Faivre, B., Figuerola, J. and Ibáñez-Álamo, J.D. 2018. Factors associated with leucism in the common blackbird Turdus merula. Journal of Avian Biology 49: e01778. IF 2.228

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

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 145:1876-1883. IF 2.713

Joseph, G.S., Mauda, E.V., Seymour, C.L., Munyai, T.C., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. and Foord, S.H. 2017. Landuse change in Savannas disproportionately reduces functional diversity of invertebrate predators at the highest trophic levels: spiders as an example. Ecosystems 21: 930-942. IF 4.198

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

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 27:2681-2698. IF 2.265

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

Le Bot, T., Lescroël, A. and Grémillet, D. 2018. A toolkit to study seabird-fishery interactions. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75:1513-1525. IF 2.76

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

Leite, A., Cáceres, A., Melo, M., Mills, M.S.L. and Monteiro, A.T. 2018. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in Angola: insights from the Scarp Forest conservation hotspot. Land degradation and Development 29: 4291-4300. IF 7.27

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

Lloyd, K.J., Altwegg, R., Doutrelant, C. and Covas, R. 2017. Factors affecting the foraging distance and duration of a colonial bird, the sociable weaver, in a semi-arid environment. African Journal of Ecology 56: 659-663. 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

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 118:353-362. IF 0.989

Mariette, M., Pessato, A., Buttemer, W.A., McKechnie, A.E., Udino, E., Bennett, A.T.D., Collins, R.N., Meillère, A. and Buchanan, K.L. 2018. Parent-embryo acoustic communication: a specialised heat vocalisation allowing embryonic eavesdropping. Scientific Reports 8: 17721. IF 4.259

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

Martin, R.O., Senni, C. and D’Cruze, N.C. 2018. Trade in wild-sourced African grey parrots: insights via social media. Global Ecology and Conservation 15: e00429. IF 2.174

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

McClure, C.J.W., Westrip, J.R.S., 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 Butchart, S.H.M. 2018. State of the world’s raptors: distributions, threats, and conservation recommendations. Biological Conservation. IF 4.022

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

Mondreti, R., Davidar, P. and Grémillet, D. 2018. Illegal egg harvesting and population decline in a key pelagic seabird colony of the eastern Indian Ocean. Marine Ornithology 46: 103-107. No IF

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 21: 448-458. IF 2.835

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

Murgatroyd, M., Photopoulou, T., Underhill, L.G., Bouten, W. and Amar, A. 2018. Where eagles soar: fine-resolution tracking reveals the spatiotemporal use of differential soaring modes in a large raptor. Ecology and Evolution 8: 6788-6799. IF 2.44

Murgatroyd, M., Roos, S. Evans, R., Sansom, A., Whitfield, D.P., Sexton, D., Reid, R., Grant, J. and Amar, A. 2018. Sex-specific patterns of reproductive senescence in a long-lived reintroduced raptor. Journal of Animal Ecology 87:1587-1599. IF 4.474

Navarro, R.A., Meijer, H.A.J., Underhill, L.G. and Mullers, R.H.E. 2018. Extreme water efficiency of Cape gannet Morus capensis chicks as an adaptation to water scarcity and heat stress in the breeding colony. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 51: 30-43. IF 0.958

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 27:2435-2446. 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 96: 1122-1129. IF 1.347

O’Connor, R.S., Brigham, R.M. and McKechnie, A.E. 2018. 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 96: 1122-1129. IF 1.347

Oppel, S., Bolton, M., Carneiro, A.P.B., Dias, M.P., Green, J.A., Masello, J.F., Phillips, R.A., Owen, E., Quillfeldt, P., Beard, A., Bertrand, S., Blackburn, J., Boersma, P.D., Borges, A., Broderick, A.C., Catry, P., Cleasby, I., Clingham, E., Creuwels, J., Crofts, S., Cuthbert, R.J., Dallmeijer, H., Davies, D., Davies, R., Dilley, B., Dinis, H.A., Dossa, J., Dunn, M.J., Efe, M.A., Figueiredo, F.L., Frederico, A.P., Gjerdrum, C., Godley, B.J., Granadeiro, J.P., Guilford, T., Hamer, K.C., Hazin, C., Hedd, A., Henry, L., Henández-Montero, M., Hinke, J., Kokubun, N., Leat, E., Metzger, B., Militão, T., Montrond, G., Muilli, W., Padget, O., Pearmain, E., Pollet, I.L., Puetz, K., Quintana, F., Ratcliffe, N., Ronconi, R.A., Ryan, P.G., Saldanha, S., Shoji, A., Sim, J., Small, C., Weber, N., Weber, S., Zango, L., González-Solís, J., Croxall, J. 2018. Spatial scales of marine conservation management for breeding seabirds. Marine Policy 98: 37-46. IF 2.235

Osinubi, S.T. 2018. Book Review: Avian Cognition. Ostrich 89: 295-296. IF 0.833

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 89: 259-264. IF 0.833

Oswald, K.N., Lee, A.T.K. and Smit, B. 2018. Seasonal physiological responses to heat in an alpine range-restricted bird: the Cape Rockjumper (Chaetops frenatus). Journal of Ornithology 159:1063-1072. IF 1.468

Oswald, K.N., Lee, A.T.K. and Smit, B. 2018.  Comparison of physiological responses to high temperatures in juvenile and adult Cape Rockjumpers Chaetops frenatus. Ostrich 89: 377-382. http://dx.doi/0.2989/00306525.2018.1509905 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

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

Péron, C., Authier, M. and Grémillet, D. 2018. Testing the transferability of track-based habitat models for sound marine spatial planning. Diversity and Distributions 24: 1772-1787. IF 4.391

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

Potgieter, L.J., Gaertner, M., Irlich, U.M., O’Farrell, P.J., Stafford, L., Vogt, H. and Richardson, D.M. 2018. Managing urban plant invasions: a multi-criteria prioritization approach. Environmental Management 62: 1168-1185. IF 1.878

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

Rishworth, G.M. and Pistorius, P.A. 2017. Intrinsic and extrinsic controls on foraging effort in an iconic Benguela seabird. Journal of Marine Systems 188: 142-148. IF 2.439

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 30:183-195. 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. 2018. Entanglement of birds in plastics and other synthetic materials. Marine Pollution Bulletin 135: 159-164. IF 3.146

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 238: 1008-1016. IF 5.099

Schoombie, S., Dilley, B.J., Davies, D. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. The foraging range of Great shearwaters (Ardenna gravis) breeding on Gough Island. Polar Biology 41: 2451-2458. IF 1.949

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

Sherley, R.B., Barham, B.J., Barham, P.J., Campbell, K.J., Crawford, R.J.M., Grigg, J., Horswill, C., McInnes, A., Morris, T.L., Pichegru, L., Steinfurth, A., Weller, F., Winker, H. and Votier, S.C. 2018. Bayesian inference reveals positive but subtle effects of experimental fishery closures on marine predator demographics. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172443. IF 4.94

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

Smart, J. and Amar, A. 2018. Diversionary feeding as a means of reducing raptor predation at seabird breeding colonies. Journal of Nature Conservation 46: 48-55. IF 1.657

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

Stervander, M., Ryan, P.G., Melo, M. and Hansson, B. 2018. The origin of the world’s smallest flightless bird, the Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi (Aves: Rallidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 130: 92-98. IF 4.419

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

Sumasgutner, P., Rose, S., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2018. Exploring the influence of urbanization on morph distribution and morph-specific breeding performance in a polymorphic African raptor. Journal of Raptor Research 52: 19-30. IF 0.745

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

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 221: jeb171108. 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 9: 1548-1555. IF 5.708

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

Tokura, W., Jack, S.L., Anderson, T. and Hoffman, M.T. 2018. Long-term variability in vegetation productivity in relation to rainfall, herbivory and fire in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Koedoe 60: a1473. IF 0.882

Tolvanen, J., Seppänen, J-T., Mönkkönen, M., Thomson, R.L., Ylönen, H. and Forsman, J.T. 2018. Interspecific information on predation risk affects nest site choice in a passerine bird. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18: 181. IF 3.221

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

Van Mazijk, R., Smyth, L.K., Weideman, E.A. and West, A.G. 2018. Isotopic tracing of stormwater in the urban Liesbeek River. Water SA 44: 674-679. IF 0.958

Vanstreels, R.E.T., Junior, F.C.F., de Angeli Dutra, D., Epiphanio, S., Braga, E.M., Pistorius, P.A. and Catão-Dias, J.L. 2018. Investigation of Babesia sp. In pygoscelid penguins at the South Shetland Islands. Polar Research 37: 1500267. IF 2.146

Vanstreels, R.E.T., Parsons, N.J. and Pistorius, P.A. 2018. A three-legged African penguin Spheniscus demersus. Marine Ornithology 46: 23-26. No IF

Vanstreels, R.E.T., Yabsley, M.J., Parsons, N.J., Swanepoel, L. and Pistorius, P.A. 2018. A novel candidate species of Anaplasma that infects avian erythrocytes. Parasites and Vectors 11: 525. IF 3.08

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

Weimerskirch, H., Delord, K., Barbraud, C., Le Bouard, F., Ryan, P.G. and Fretwell, P. 2018. Status and trends of albatrosses in the French southern territories, Western Indian Ocean. Polar Biology 41: 1963-1972. IF 1.949

Weimerskirch, H., Le Bouard, F., Ryan, P.G. and Bost, C.A. 2018. Massive decline of the world’s largest king penguin colony at Ile aux Cochons, Crozet. Antarctic Science 30: 236-242. IF 1.461

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 8: 7178-7185. IF 2.44

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

Yapi, T.S., O’Farrell, P.J., Dziba, L.E. and Esler, K.J. 2018. Alien tree invasion into a South African montane grassland ecosystem: impact of Acacia species on rangeland condition and livestock carrying capacity. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management 14: 105-116. No IF

Online Published papers

Abdu, S., Lee, A.T.K. and Cunningham, S.J. 2018. The presence of artificial water points structures an arid-zone avian community over small spatial scales. Ostrich IF 0.833

Attisano, A., Thiel, F., Sato, N., Okahisa, Y., Bolopo, D., Tanaka, K.D., Kuehn, R., Gula, R., Ueda, K. and Theuerkauf, J. 2018. Breeding biology of the Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis in relation to parasitism by the shining Bronze-cuckoo Chalcites lucidus. Journal of Ornithology. IF 1.468

Bourne, A., McKechnie, A.E., Cunningham, S.J., Ridley, A.R., Woodborne, S.M. and Karasov, W.H. IP. Non-invasive measurement of metabolic rates in wild, free-living birds using doubly labelled water. Functional Ecology IF 5.63

Caravaggi, A., Cuthbert, R.J., Ryan, P.G., Cooper, J. and Bond, A. 2018. The cumulative impacts of introduced house mice on the breeding success of nesting seabirds on Gough Island. Ibis. doi: 10.1111/ibi.12664 IF 2.279

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 4.9

Clucas, G.V., Younger, J.L., Kao, D., Emmerson, L., Southwell, C., Wienecke, B., Rogers, A.D., Bost, C-A., Miller, G.D., Polito, M.J., Lelliott, P., Handley, J., Crofts, S., Phillips, R.A., Dunn, M.J., Miller, K.J. and Hart, T. 2018. Comparative population genomics reveals key barriers to dispersal in Southern Ocean penguins. Molecular Ecology. IF 6.086

Covas, R. and Doutrelant, C. 2018. Testing the sexual and social benefits of cooperation in animals. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 34(2), 112-120. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.11.006 IF 15.268

Craig, C.A., Thomson, R.L., Girardello, M. and Santangeli, A. 2018. The drivers and extent of poison use by Namibia’s communal farmers: implications for averting the African vulture crisis. Ambio. IF 3.687

Crawford, R.J.M., Dyer, B.M., Geldenhuys, L., Oosthuizen, W.H. and Makhado, A.B. 2018. Seabird breeding populations decrease along the arid coastline of South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Ostrich. IF 0.833

Da Costa Lopes, D., Martin, R.O., Indjai, B., Monteiro, H., Henriques, M., Regalla, A. and Catry, P. 2018. Food diversity of Timneh parrots (Psittacus timneh) in the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau. African Journal of Ecology. IF 0.69

Enstipp, M.R., Descamps, S., Fort, J. and Grémillet, D. 2018. Almost like a whale-first evidence of suction feeding in a seabird. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb182170. IF 3.32

Grémillet, D., Collet, J., Weimerskirch H., Courbin, N., Ryan, P.G. and Pichegru, L. IP. Bird-borne ship radar detectors show surprisingly few vessel encounters in Cape gannets competing with fisheries. PLoS ONE IF 2.806

Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M., Cleeland, J. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. First evidence of mouse attacks on adult albatrosses and petrels breeding on sub-Antarctic Marion and Gough Islands. Polar Biology. doi: 10.1007/s00300-018-02444-6 IF 1.949

Krochuk, B.A., Bolopo, D., Lowney, A.M., Meyers, P.R., Spottiswoode, C.N., Raman, R.M.G. and Thomson, R.L. 2018. Why defaecate on your doorstep? Investigating an unusual behaviour in Africa’s smallest falcon. Ostrich. IF 0.833

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

Leite, A., Cáceres, A., Melo, M., Mills, M.S.L. and Monteiro, A.T. 2018. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in Angola: insights from the Scarp Forest conservation hotspot. Land degradation and Development. IF 7.27

Lopes, D.C., Martin, R.O., Henriques, M., Monteiro, H., Cardoso, P., Tchantchalam, Q., Pires, A.J., Regalla, A. and Catry, P. 2018. Combining local knowledge and field surveys to determine status and threats to timneh parrots Psittacus timneh in Guinea-Bissau. Bird Conservation International. IF 1.088

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

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

Oswald, K.N., Lee, A.T.K. and Smit, B. 2018. Comparison of physiological responses to high temperatures in juvenile and adult Cape Rockjumpers Chaetops frenatus. Ostrich. IF 0.833

Péron, C., Authier, M. and Grémillet, D. 2018. Testing the transferability of track-based habitat models for sound marine spatial planning. Diversity and Distributions. IF 4.391

Pietersen, D.W., McKechnie, A.E., Jansen, R., Little, I.T. and Bastos, A.D.S. 2018. Multi-locus phylogeny of African pipits and longclaws (Aves: Motacillidae) highlights taxonomic inconsistencies. Ibis. IF 2.279

Smit, B., Woodborne, S., Wolf, B.O. and McKechnie, A.E. 2018. Differences in the use of surface water resources by desert birds is revealed using isotopic tracers. PeerJPreprints. No IF

Visser, E., Perold, V., Ralston-Paton, S., Cardenal, A.C. and Ryan, P.G. 2018. Assessing the impacts of a utility-scale photovoltaic solar energy facility on birds in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Renewable Energy.  IF 4.357

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