Scientific Publications

Current Year

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

Journal Published Papers

Online Published Papers

Abeyrama, D.K., Dempsey, Z.W., Ryan, P.G. and Burg, T.M. 2021. Cryptic speciation and population differentiation in the yellow-nosed albatross species complex. Conservation Genetics. IF: 1.917

Adekola, O.E., Allan, D.G., Bernitz, Z., Dlungwana, W. and Ryan, P.G. 2021. Extent and symmetry of tail moult in Amur Falcons. Journal of Ornithology. IF: 1.286

Assou, D., Elwin, A., Norrey, J., Coulthard, E., Megson, D., Ronfot, D., Auliya, M., Segniagbeto, G.H., Martin, R.O. and D'Cruze, N. 2021. Trade in African Grey Parrots for belief-based use: insights from West Africa's largest traditional medicine market. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9. IF: 2.416

Beal, M., Dias, M.P., Phillips, R.A., Oppel, S., Hazin, C., Pearmain, E.J., Adams, J., Anderson, D.J., Antolos, M., Arata, J.A. and Arcos, J.M., … Cleeland, J., … Dilley, B.J., … Makhado, A., … Ryan, P.G., … Schoombie, S., … Stevens, K.L., … Wanless, R. et al. 2021. Global political responsibility for the conservation of albatrosses and large petrels. Science Advances 7: eabd7225. IF: 13.117

Brink, C.W., Thomson, R.L., Amar, A., Girardello, M. and Santangeli, A. 2021. Prevalence and drivers of poison use by South African commercial farmers and perceptions of alternative livestock protection measures. Ambio. IF: 4.778

Coetzee, A. Barnard, P. and Pauw, A. 2021. Reliability and quality of artificial nectar feeders for birds in the Cape Floristic Region. Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Cohen, C., Liltved, W.R., Colville, J.F., Shuttleworth, A., Weissflog, J., Svatoš, A., Bytebier, B. and Johnson, S.D. 2021. Sexual deception of a beetle pollinator through floral mimicry. Current Biology. IF: 9.601

Cunningham, S.J., Gardner, J.L. and Martin, R.O. 2021. Opportunity costs and the response of birds and mammals to climate warming. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. IF: 9.295

Eichenwald, A.J., Amar, A., Tyrrell, P., Buechley, E.R. and Virani, M.Z. 2021. Declines in an Augur Buzzard Buteo augur population in a region of increasing human development. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9. IF: 2.416

Ferguson, A.J., Thomson, R.L., Nelson-Flower, M.J. and Flower, T.P. 2021. Conditioned food aversion reduces crow nest predation: an improved framework for CFA trials. Journal for Nature Conservation 60. IF: 2.482

Fortuna, R., Paquet, M., Ferreira, A.C., Silva, L.R., Theron, F., Doutrelant, C. and Covas, R. 2021. Maternal allocation in relation to weather, predation and social factors in a colonial cooperative bird. Journal of Animal Ecology. IF: 4.554

Gaglio, D., Walton, J. and Ryan, P.G. 2021. Prey delivery to a breeding colony of Caspian Terns Hydroprogne caspia on the west coast of South Africa. Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Galloway, A.D., Seymour, C.L., Gaigher, R. and Pryke, J.S. 2021. Organic farming promotes arthropod predators, but this depends on neighbouring patches of natural vegetation. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 310. IF: 4.241

Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M., Osborne, A.M., Ryan, P.G. and Oppel, S. 2021. Mouse eradication is required to prevent local extinction of an endangered seabird on an oceanic island. Animal Conservation. IF: 3.210

Lee, A.T., Macray, M.B., Ryan, P.G. and Alexander, G.J. 2021. Tortoise mortality along fence lines in the Karoo region of South Africa. Journal for Nature Conservation 59. IF: 2.482

Lee, A.T.K., Ottosson, U., Jackson, C., Shema, S. and Reynolds, C. 2021. Urban areas have lower species richness, but maintain functional diversity: insights from the African Bird Atlas Project. Ostrich. IF: 0.628McKechnie, A.E., Rushworth, I.A., Myburgh, F. and Cunningham, S.J. 2021. Mortality among birds and bats during an extreme heat event in eastern South Africa. Austral Ecology. IF: 1.551

Miller, S.M., Barnes, K.N., Bloomer, P. and Ryan, P.G. 2021. Phylogeography and morphometric variation of the Spike-heeled Lark Chersomanes albofasciata complex. Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Muluvhahothe, M.M., Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L., Munyai, T.C. and Foord, S.H. 2021. Repeated surveying over 6 years reveals that fine‑scale habitat variables are key to tropical mountain ant assemblage composition and functional diversity. Scientific Reports 11(56). IF: 3.998

Panter, C.T. and Amar, A. 2021. Sex and age differences in the diet of the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) using web‐sourced photographs: exploring the feasibility of a new citizen science approach. Ibis. IF: 2.076

Prinsloo, N.D., Postma, M., Ryan, P.G., Coetzee, M. and de Bruyn, P.J.N. 2021. Estimating bird flight height using 3‐D photogrammetry. Journal of Zoology. IF: 1.724

Ryan, P.G. and Perold, V. 2021. Limited dispersal of riverine litter onto nearby beaches during rainfall events. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 251. IF: 2.333.

Santangeli, A. and Girardello, M. 2021. The representation potential of raptors for globally important nature conservation areas. Ecological Indicators 124. IF: 4.229

Shaw, J.M., Reid, T.A., Gibbons, B.K., Pretorius, M., Jenkins, A.R., Visagie, R. Michael, M.D. and Ryan, P.G. 2021. A large-scale experiment demonstrates that line marking reduces power line collision mortality for large terrestrial birds, but not bustards, in the Karoo, South Africa. Ornithological Applications 123. IF: 2.628

Van Jaarsveld, B., Bennett, N.C., Czenze, Z.J., Kemp, R., van de Ven, T.M., Cunningham, S.J. and McKechnie, A.E. 2021. How hornbills handle heat: sex-specific thermoregulation in the southern yellow-billed hornbill. Journal of Experimental Biology 224. IF: 3.014

Final Journal Published Papers

Bond, A.L., Taylor, C., Kinchin-Smith, D., Fox, D., Witcutt, E., Ryan, P.G., Loader, S.P. and Weimerskirch, H. 2021. A juvenile Tristan albatross (Diomedea dabbenena) on land at the Crozet Islands. Polar Biology 44: 229–233. IF: 1.728

Dilley, B.J., Davies, D., Ortmann, H.E., Glass, T. and Ryan, P.G. 2021. Population size and territories of Wilkins' Finches Nesospiza wilkinsi on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha. Ardea 109: 67-76. IF: 1.088

McCarren, S., Sumasgutner, P., Tate, G., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2021. Clinal variation in the polymorphic Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus is unrelated to infection by the blood parasite Haemoproteus nisi. Journal of Ornithology 162: 231-241. IF: 1.286

Murgatroyd, M., Bouten, W. and Amar, A. 2021. A predictive model for improving placement of wind turbines to minimise collision risk potential for a large soaring raptor. Journal of Applied Ecology. IF: 5.840

Nwaogu, C.J. and Cresswell, W. 2021. Local timing of rainfall predicts the timing of moult within a single locality and the progress of moult among localities that vary in the onset of the wet season in a year-round breeding tropical songbird. Journal of Ornithology 162: 265–276. IF: 1.286

Reis, S., Melo, M., Covas, R., Doutrelant, C., Pereira, H., de Lima, R. and Loiseau, C. 2021. Influence of land use and host species on parasite richness, prevalence and co-infection patterns. International Journal for Parasitology 51(1): 83-94. IF: 3.530

Valle, S., Collar, N.J., Melo, M., and Marsden, S.J. 2020. What can the abundance of Grey Parrots on Príncipe Island tell us about large parrot conservation? Journal of Tropical Ecology 36: 293–297. IF: 1.163

Villavicencio, C.P., Windley, H., D’Amelio, P.B., Gahr, M., Goymann, W. and Quispe, R. 2021. Neuroendocrine patterns underlying seasonal song and year-round territoriality in male black redstarts. Frontiers in Zoology 18. IF: 2.570