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

Online Published Papers

Bliard, L., Paquet, M., Robert, A., Dufour, P., Renoult, J.P., Grégoire, A., Crochet, P.A., Covas, R. and Doutrelant, C., 2020. Examining the link between relaxed predation and bird coloration on islands. Biology Letters 16(4). IF: 3.323

Bourne, A.R., Cunningham, S.J., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Ridley, A.R. 2020. Hot droughts compromise interannual survival across all group sizes in a cooperatively breeding bird. Ecology Letters. IF: 8.665

Bourne, A.R., Cunningham, S.J., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Ridley, A.R. 2020. Compensatory breeding in years following drought in a desert-dwelling cooperative breeder. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8. IF: 2.416

Bourne, A.R., Cunningham, S.J., Spottiswoode, C.N. and Ridley, A.R. 2020. High temperatures drive offspring mortality in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287. IF: 4.637

Brink, C.W., Santangeli, A., Amar, A., Wolter, K., Tate, G., Krüger, S., Tucker A.S. and Thomson, R.L. 2020. Perceptions of vulture supplementary feeding site managers and potential hidden risks to avian scavengers. Conservation Science and Practice.

Brink, C.W., Santangeli, A., Amar, A., Wolter, K., Tate, G., Krüger, S., Tucker, A.S. and Thomson, R.L. 2020. Quantifying the spatial distribution and trends of supplementary feeding sites in South Africa and their potential contribution to vulture energetic requirements. Animal Conservation. IF: 3.048

Carpenter-Kling, T., Reisinger, R.R, Orgeret F., Connan, M., Stevens, K.L., Ryan, P.G., Makhado, A., Pistorius, P.A. 2020. Foraging in a dynamic environment: Response of four sympatric sub-Antarctic albatross species to interannual environmental variability. Ecology and Evolution IF: 2.392

Carrick, P.J. and Forsythe, K.J. 2020. The species composition—ecosystem function relationship: A global meta-analysis using data from intact and recovering ecosystems. PloS one 15 (7). IF: 2.740

Clements, H.S., Biggs, R. and Cumming, G.S. 2020. Cross-scale and social-ecological changes constitute main threats to private land conservation in South Africa. Journal of Environmental Management 274. IF: 5.647

Cook, T.R., Martin, R., Roberts, J., Häkkinen, H., Botha, P., Meyer, C., Sparks, E., Underhill, L.G., Ryan, P.G. and Sherley, R.B. 2020. Parenting in a warming world: thermoregulatory responses to heat stress in an endangered seabird. Conservation Physiology 8(1).  IF: 3.634

Dean, W.R.J., 2020. François Levaillant: Explorer and biologist. South African Journal of Science 116 (1/2). IF: 1.351

Ferreira, A.C., Covas, R., Silva, L.R., Esteves, S.C., Duarte, I., Fortuna, R., Theron, F., Doutrelant, C. and Farine, D.R. 2020. How to make methodological decisions when inferring social networks. Ecology and Evolution. IF: 2.392

Geerts, S., Coetzee, A., Rebelo, A.G. and Pauw, A. 2020. Pollination structures plant and nectar‐feeding bird communities in Cape fynbos, South Africa: Implications for the conservation of plant–bird mutualisms. Ecological Research. IF: 1.580

Grémillet, D., Gallien, F., El Ksabi, N. and Courbin, N. 2020. Sentinels of coastal ecosystems: the spatial ecology of European shags breeding in Normandy. Marine Biology 167(4). IF: 2.134

Gumbs, R., Williams, R.C., Lowney, A.M. and Smith, D. 2020. Spatial and species-level metrics reveal global patterns of irreplaceable and imperiled gecko phylogenetic diversity. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution, 1. IF: 0.357

Halimubieke, N., Kupán, K., Valdebenito, J.O., Kubelka, V., Carmona-Isunza, M.C., Burgas, D., Catlin, D., St Clair, J.J., Cohen, J., Figuerola, J., Yasué, M., Johnson, M., Mencarelli, M., Cruz‑López, M., Stantial, M., Weston, M.A., Lloyd, P., Que, P., Montalvo, T., Bansal, U., McDonald, G.C., Liu, Y., Kosztolányi, A. and Székely, T. 2020. Successful breeding predicts divorce in plovers. Scientific Reports 10. IF: 3.998

Ibáñez-Álamo, J.D., Jimeno, B., Gil, D., Thomson, R.L., Aguirre, J.I., Díez-Fernández, A., Faivre, B., Tieleman, B.I. and Figuerola, J. 2020. Physiological stress does not increase with urbanization in European blackbirds: evidence from hormonal, immunological and cellular indicators. Science of The Total Environment IF: 5.589

Jamie, G.A., Van Belleghem, S.M., Hogan, B.G., Hamama, S., Moya, C., Troscianko, J., Stoddard, M.C., Kilner, R.M. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2020. Multimodal mimicry of hosts in a radiation of parasitic finches. Evolution. IF: 3.698

Jones, C.W., Phillips, R.A., Grecian, W.J. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Ecological segregation of two superabundant, morphologically similar, sister seabird taxa breeding in sympatry. Marine Biology 167: 45.  IF: 2.134

Joubert, M., Raubenheimer, H., Siegfried, R. 2020. Remembering Rein Arndt, 1929–2020. South African Journal of Science 116(5/6). IF: 1.351

Kemp, L.V., Kotze, A., Jansen, R., Dalton, D.L., Grobler, P. and Little, R.M. 2020. Review of trial reintroductions of the long-lived, cooperative breeding Southern Ground-hornbill. Bird Conservation International. IF: 1.725

Lee, A.T.K. and Wright, D.R. 2020. Patterns of bird species richness at two sampling scales in the Karoo biome of South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 174. IF: 1.825

Lowney, A.M., Flower, T.P. and Thomson, R.L. 2020. Kalahari skinks eavesdrop on sociable weavers to manage predation by pygmy falcons and expand their realized niche. Behavioral Ecology. IF: 2.761

McClure, C.J., Westrip, J.R., 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 Butcharte, S.H.M. 2020. Raptor conservation priorities must incorporate evolution, ecology, and economics, in addition to island endemism. Biological Conservation. IF: 4.451

Muller, R., Amar, A., Sumasgutner, P., McPherson, S.C. and Downs, C.T. 2020. Urbanization is associated with increased breeding rate, but decreased breeding success, in an urban population of near-threatened African Crowned Eagles. The Condor. IF: 2.804

Nebel, C., Sumasgutner, P., McPherson, S.C., Tate, G.J. and Amar, A., 2020. Contrasting parental color morphs increase regularity of prey deliveries in an African raptor. Behavioral Ecology. IF: 2.761

Nwaogu, C.J., Cresswell, W. and Tieleman, B.I. 2020. Geographic variation in baseline innate immune function does not follow variation in aridity along a tropical environmental gradient. Scientific Reports 10(1). IF: 3.998

Oswald, K.N., Diener, E.F., Diener, J.P., Cunningham, S.J., Smit, B. and Lee, A.T.K. 2020. Increasing temperatures increase the risk of reproductive failure in a near threatened alpine ground‐nesting bird, the Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus. Ibis. IF: 1.994

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. 2020. Correction to: High-coverage genomes to elucidate the evolution of penguins. GigaScience 9. IF: 4.688

Pattinson, N.B., Thompson, M.L., Griego, M., Russell, G., Mitchell, N.J., Martin, R.O., Wolf, B.O., Smit, B., Cunningham, S.J., McKechnie, A.E. and Hockey, P.A. 2020. Heat dissipation behaviour of birds in seasonally hot, arid‐zones: are there global patterns? Journal of Avian Biology.  IF: 2.232

Perold, V., Schoombie, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Decadal changes in plastic litter regurgitated by albatrosses and giant petrels at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Marine Pollution Bulletin 159. IF: 4.049

Prayag, K.D., du Toit, C.J., Cramer, M.D., Thomson, R.L. 2020. Faunal input at host plants: Can camel thorn trees use nutrients imported by resident sociable weavers? Ecology and Evolution. IF: 2.392

Provencher, J.F., Liboiron, M., Borrelle, S.B., Bond, A.L., Rochman, C., Lavers, J.L., Avery-Gomm, S., Yamashita, R., Ryan, P.G., Lusher, A.L., Hammer, S., Bradshaw, H., Kahn, J. and Mallory, M.L. 2020. A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota. Science of The Total Environment. IF: 5.589

Rat, M., Mathe‐Hubert, H., McKechnie, A.E., Sueur, C. and Cunningham, S.J. 2020. Extreme and variable environmental temperatures are linked to reduction of social network cohesiveness in a highly social passerine. Oikos. IF: 3.370

Requena, S., Oppel, S., Bond, A.L., Hall, J., Cleeland, J., Crawford, R.J.M., Davies, D., Dilley, B.J., Glass, T., Makhado, A. and Ratcliffe, N., Reid, T.A., Ronconi, R.A, Schofield, A., Steinfurth, A., Wege, M., Bester, M. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Marine hotspots of activity inform protection of a threatened community of pelagic species in a large oceanic jurisdiction. Animal Conservation. IF: 3.048

Reusch, K., Suárez, N., Ryan, P.G. and Pichegru, L. 2020. Foraging movements of breeding Kelp Gulls in South Africa. Movement Ecology 8(1). IF: 3.365

Reynolds, C., Henry, D.A., Tye, D.R. and Tye, N.D. 2020. Defining separation zones for coastal birds at a wetland of global importance. Wildlife Research. IF: 1.669

Reynolds, C., Venter, N., Cowie, B.W., Marlin, D., Mayonde, S., Tocco, C. and Byrne, M.J., 2020. Mapping the socio-ecological impacts of invasive plants in South Africa: Are poorer households with high ecosystem service use most at risk? Ecosystem Services 42: 101075.  IF: 5.572

Ropert-Coudert, Y. et al. 2020. The retrospective analysis of Antarctic tracking data project. Scientific Data. 7(1). IF: 5.311

Ryan, P.G. 2020. The transport and fate of marine plastics in South Africa and adjacent oceans. South African Journal of Science 116 (5/6). IF: 1.351

Ryan, P.G. 2020. Using photographs to record plastic in seabird nests. Marine Pollution Bulletin 156. IF: 4.049

Ryan, P.G. and Schofield, A. 2020. Low densities of macroplastic debris in the Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve. Marine Pollution Bulletin. IF: 4.049

Ryan, P.G., Pichegru, L., Perold, V. and Moloney, C.L. 2020. Monitoring marine plastics – will we know if we are making a difference? South African Journal of Science 116 (5/6). IF: 1.351

Ryan, P.G., Suaria, G., Perold, V., Pierucci, A., Bornman, T.G. and Aliani, S. 2020. Sampling microfibres at the sea surface: The effects of mesh size, sample volume and water depth. Environmental Pollution. 258. IF: 5.714

Ryan, P.G., Weideman, E.A., Perold, V., Durholtz, D. and Fairweather, T.P. 2020. A trawl survey of seafloor macrolitter on the South African continental shelf. Marine Pollution Bulletin 150. IF: 4.049

Santangeli, A., Chen, Y., Kluen, E., Chirumamilla, R., Tiainen, J. and Loehr, J. 2020. Integrating drone‑borne thermal imaging with artificial intelligence to locate bird nests on agricultural land. Scientific Reports 10. IF: 3.998

Santangeli, A., Girardello, M., Buechley, E., Botha, A., Di Minin, E. and Moilanen, A. 2020. Importance of complementary approaches for efficient vulture conservation: reply to Efrat et al. Conservation biology. IF: 5.405

Santangeli, A., Pakanen, V.M., Bridgeford, P., Boorman, M., Kolberg, H. and Sanz-Aguilar, A. 2020. The relative contribution of camera trap technology and citizen science for estimating survival of an endangered African vulture. Biological Conservation 246. IF: 4.451

Seymour, C.L., Simmons, R.E., Morling, F., George, S.T., Peters, K. and O’Riain, M.J. 2020. Caught on camera: the impacts of urban domestic cats on wild prey in an African city and neighbouring protected areas. Global Ecology and Conservation. IF: 2.526Scherer, L., Svenning, J.C., Huang, J., Seymour, C., Sandel, B., Mueller, N., Kummu, M., Bekunda, M., Bruelheide, H., Hochman, Z., Siebert, S., Rueda, O. and van Bodegom, P.M. 2020. Global priorities of environmental issues to combat food insecurity and biodiversity loss. Science of The Total Environment. IF: 5.589

Suaria, G., Achtypi, A., Perold, V., Lee, J.R., Pierucci, A., Bornman, T.G. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Microfibers in oceanic surface waters: a global characterization. Science Advances 6 (23) IF: 12.804

Suaria, G., Perold, V., Lee, J.R., Lebouard, F., Aliani, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Floating macro- and microplastics around the Southern Ocean: results from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition. Environment International 136. IF: 7.943

Sumasgutner, P., Jenkins, A., Amar, A., Altwegg, R. 2020. Nest boxes buffer the effects of climate on breeding performance in an African urban raptor. PLoS One 15 (6) IF: 2.740

Tavares, D.C., Moura, J.F., Acevedo-Trejos, E., Crawford, R.J., Makhado, A., Lavers, J.L., Witteveen, M., Ryan, P.G. and Merico, A. 2020. Confidence intervals and sample size for estimating the prevalence of plastic debris in seabird nests. Environmental Pollution. IF: 5.714

van Sebille, E., Aliani, S., Law, K.L., Maximenko, N., Alsina, J.M., Bagaev, A., Bergmann, M., Chapron, B., Chubarenko, I., Cózar, A.,  Delandmeter, P., Egger, M., Fox-Kemper, B., Garaba, S.P., Goddijn-Murphy, L., Hardesty, B.D., Hoffman, M.J., Isobe, A., Jongedijk, C.E., Kaandorp, M.L.A., Khatmullina, L., Koelmans, A.A., Kukulka, T., Laufkötter, C., Lebreton, L., Lobelle, D., Maes, C., Martinez-Vicente, V., Maqueda, M.A.M., Poulain-Zarcos, M., Rodriguez, E., Ryan, P.G., Shanks, A.L., Shim, W.J., Suaria, G., Thiel, M., von den Bremer, T.S. and Wichmann, D. 2020. The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris. Environmental Research Letters 15(2). IF: 6.192

Venter, O., Pillay, D. and Prayag, K. 2020. Water filtration by burrowing sandprawns provides novel insights on endobenthic engineering and solutions for eutrophication. Scientific Reports 10.  IF: 3.998

Weideman, E.A., Munro, C., Perold, V., Omardien, A. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Ingestion of plastic litter by the sandy anemone Bunodactis reynaudi. Environmental Pollution. IF: 6.792

Weideman, E.A., Perold, V. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Limited long-distance transport of plastic pollution by the Orange-Vaal river system, South Africa. Science of The Total Environment. IF: 5.589

Weideman, E.A., Perold, V., Arnold, G. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Quantifying changes in litter loads in urban stormwater run-off from Cape Town, South Africa, over the last two decades. Science of The Total Environment. IF: 5.589

Weideman, E.A., Perold, V., Omardien, A., Smyth, L.K., Ryan, P.G. 2020. Quantifying temporal trends in anthropogenic litter in a rocky intertidal habitat. Marine Pollution Bulletin 160. IF: 4.049

Zafra-Calvo, N., Balvanera, P., Pascual, U., Merçon, J., Martín-López, B., van Noordwijk, M., Mwampamba, T.H., Lele, S., Speranza, C.I., Arias-Arévalo, P., Cabrol, D., Cáceres, D.M., O'Farrell, P., Subramanian, S.M., Devy, S., Krishnani, S., Carmenta, R., Guibrunet, L., Kraus-Elsin, Y., Moersberger, H., Cariño, J. and Díaz, S. 2020. Plural valuation of nature for equity and sustainability: Insights from the Global South. Global Environmental Change 63. IF: 10.466

Zoeller, K.C., Gurney, G.G., Heydinger, J. and Cumming, G.S. 2020. Defining cultural functional groups based on perceived traits assigned to birds. Ecosystem Services 44. IF: 6.330


Final Journal Published Papers

Arena, G., Dean, W.R.J. and Milton, S.J. 2020. Ant communities in two habitats in succulent Karoo shrubland. African Entomology 28 (1): 202-209. IF: 0.536

Bester, M.N., Dilley, B.J., Davies, D. and Glass, T. 2020. Sub-Antarctic fur seals depredate northern rockhopper penguins at Nightingale Island. Tristan da Cunha. Polar Biology 43: 925–927. IF: 2.002

Bolopo, D., Roncalli, G., Canestrari, D. and Baglione, V. 2020. Cheating cheaters: Social monogamy but genetic polygamy in a brood parasite. Ardeola 67: 39-56. IF: 1.974

Bond, A.L., McClelland, G.T.W., Cuthbert, R.J., Glass, T., Repetto, J. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. No change in Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) egg size over 160 years. Emu - Austral Ornithology. IF: 1.351

Boyce, A.J., Mouton, J.C., Lloyd, P., Wolf, B.O. and Martin, T.E. 2020. Metabolic rate is negatively linked to adult survival but does not explain latitudinal differences in songbirds. Ecology Letters 23(4): 642-652. IF: 8.699

Brink, C.W., Krüger, S. and Amar, A. 2020. Potential release sites and strategies for a Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus reintroduction in South Africa. Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Carneiro, A.P., Pearmain, E.J., Oppel, S., Clay, T.A., Phillips, R.A., Bonnet‐Lebrun, A.S., Wanless, R.M., Abraham, E., Richard, Y., Rice, J., Handley, J., Davies, T.E., Dilley, B.J., Ryan, P.G., Small, C., Arata, J., Arnould, J.P.Y., Bell, E., Bugoni, L., Campioni, L., Catry, P., Cleeland, J., Deppe, L., Elliott, G., Freeman, A., González-Solís, J., Granadeiro, J.P., Grémillet, D., Landers, T.J., Makhado, A., Nel, D., Nicholls, D.G., Rexer-Huber, K., Robertson, C.J.R., Sagar, P.M., Scofield, P., Stahl, J.C., Stanworth, A., Stevens, K.L., Trathan, P.N., Thompson, D.R., Torres, L., Walker, K., Waugh, S.M., Weimerskirch, H. and Dias, M.P. 2020. A framework for mapping the distribution of seabirds by integrating tracking, demography and phenology. Journal of Applied Ecology.  IF: 5.782

Chamberlain, D., Reynolds, C., Amar, A., Henry, D., Caprio, E. and Batáry, P. 2020. Wealth, water and wildlife: landscape aridity intensifies the urban luxury effect. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Colyn, R.B., Howes-Whitecross, M.A., Howes, C. and Smit-Robinson, H.A. 2020. Restricted breeding habitat of the Critically Endangered White-winged Flufftail in Ethiopia and its conservation implications., Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Courbin, N., Chinho, T., Pichegru, L., Verma-Grémillet, A., Péron, C., Ryan, P.G. and Grémillet, D. 2020. The dance of the Cape gannet may contain social information on foraging behaviour. Animal Behaviour 166: 95-108. IF: 2.689

Crowe, T.M., Mandiwana-Neudani, T.G., Donsker, D.B., Bowie, R.C.K. and Little, R.M. 2020. Resolving nomenclatural ‘confusion’ vis-à-vis Latham’s Francolin (Francolinus/Peliperdix/Afrocolinus lathami) and the ‘Red-tailed’ francolins (Francolinus/Ortygornis/Peliperdix spp.). Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Dilley, B.J., Davies, D., Repetto, J., Swain, G. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. Rats and prions at Tristan da Cunha Island. Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Dilley, B.J., Hedding, D.W., Schoombie, S. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. A survey of Great-winged Petrels Pterodroma macroptera breeding at sub-Antarctic Marion Island and a revised global population estimate. Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Ferreira, A.C., Silva, L.R., Renna, F., Brandl, H.B., Renoult, J.P., Farine, D.R., Covas, R. and Doutrelant, C. 2020. Deep learning-based methods for individual recognition in small birds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution IF: 6.511

Flood, R.L. Olsen, K., Senfeld, T., Shannon, T.J. and Collinson, J.M. 2020. Audubon’s Shearwater collected in Skagerrak, Denmark, in September 1912. Dutch Birding 42 (3): 147-156. No IF

Hartfelder, J., Reynolds, C., Stanton, R.A., Sibiya, M., Monadjem, A., McCleery, R.A. and Fletcher, R.J. 2020. the allometry of movement predicts the connectivity of communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. IF: 9.412

Henry, D.A., Lee, A.T. and Altwegg, R. 2020. Can time‐to‐detection models with fewer survey replicates provide a robust alternative to traditional site‐occupancy models?. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. IF: 6.511

Hindell, M.A., Reisinger, R.R., Ropert-Coudert, Y. et al. 2020. Tracking of marine predators to protect Southern Ocean ecosystems. Nature. IF: 43.070

Jamie, G.A., Meier, J.I. 2020. The persistence of polymorphisms across species radiations. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35 (9):795-808. IF: 15.236

Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M., Osborne, A.M., Parker, G.C., Rexer-Huber, K., Le Bouard, F., Cleeland, J.B., Lawrence, K., Kinchin-Smith, D., Witcutt, E., Starnes, T., , A.L., Ryan, P.G. and Oppel, S. 2020. Abundance, distribution and breeding success of the endemic Gough Island Finch Rowettia goughensis between 2009 and 2018. Emu - Austral Ornithology IF: 1.493

Jones, S.E., Jamie, G.A., Sumbane, M. and Jocque, M. 2020. The avifauna, conservation and biogeography of the Njesi Highlands in northern Mozambique, with a review of the country’s Afromontane birdlife. Ostrich 91:45-56. IF: 0.628

Kattge, J. and Joseph, G.S. (and 727 other authors). 2020. TRY plant trait database–enhanced coverage and open access. Global change biology 26: 119–188. IF: 8.880

Lee, A.T.K. 2020. A celebration of 90 years of Ostrich: a review of past, present, and future directions. Ostrich 91(3): iii-xx. IF: 0628

Lee, A.T.K. 2020. Best student article published in Ostrich in 2019: hold onto your saddle, Bill, for the story behind a close race. Ostrich 91:1: iii-v. IF: 0.628

Lee, A.T.K., Barnard, P., Fraser, M., Lennard, C., Smit, B. and Oschadleus, H.D. 2020. Body mass and condition of a fynbos bird community: investigating impacts of time, weather and raptor abundance from long-term citizen- science datasets. Ostrich. IF: 0.628

Lee, A.T.K. and Nel, H. 2020. BirdLasser: The influence of a mobile app on a citizen science project. African Zoology. IF: 0.962

Leepile, L.B.L., Maude, G., Hancock, P., Reading, R.P., Bridges, B., Hartley, R. and Amar, A. 2020. Changes in nesting numbers and breeding success of African White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus in north-central Botswana. Bird Conservation International. IF: 1.725

Lindberg, C., Griffiths, C.L. and Anderson, R.J. 2020. Colonisation of South African kelp-bed canopies by the alien mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: extent and implications of a novel bioinvasion. African Journal of Marine Science 42 (2): 167-176. IF: 0.733

Little, R.M. 2020. Elevated spurfowl and francolin taxa: recent research and a request for photographs. Malimbus 42(2): 121-123. IF: 0.200

Little, R.M. 2020. Managing nuisance Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca) on golf courses in Cape Town, South Africa. African Journal of Wildlife Research 50: 144–148. IF: 0.700

Lund, J., Bolopo, D., Thomson, R.L., Elliott, D.L., Arnot, L.F., Kemp, R., Lowney, A.M. and McKechnie, A.E. 2020. Winter thermoregulation in free-ranging pygmy falcons in the Kalahari Desert. Journal of Ornithology. IF: 0.565

Miller, S.M., Moeller, C.H., Harper, C.K. and Bloomer, P. 2020. Anthropogenic movement results in hybridisation in impala in southern Africa. Conservation Genetics. IF: 2.283

Miller, S.M., Druce, D.J., Dalton, D.L., Harper, C.K., Kotze, A., Packer, C., Slotow, R. and Bloomer, P. 2020. Genetic rescue of an isolated African lion population. Conservation Genetics 21: 41–53. IF: 1.917

Moleón, M., Cortés-Avizanda, A., Pérez-García, J.M., Bautista, J., Geoghegan, C., Carrete, M., Amar, A., Sánchez-Zapata, J.A. and Donázar, J.A. 2020. Distribution of avian scavengers inside and outside of protected areas: contrasting patterns between two areas of Spain and South Africa. Biodiversity and Conservation. IF: 2.935

Mondreti, R., Davidar, P., Ryan, P.G., Thiebot, J.B. and Gremillet, D. 2020. Seabird and cetacean occurrence in the Bay of Bengal associated with marine productivity and commercial fishing effort. Marine Ornithology 48: 91-101. IF: 0.537

Osborne, A., Jones, C.W., Risi, M.M., Green, D.B., Dilley, B.J. and Cooper, J. 2020. Cases of foreign egg adoption by Brown Skuas Stercorarius antarcticus on Marion and Gough Islands. Polar Biology. IF: 2.002

Perold, V., Ralston-Paton, S. and Ryan, P. 2020. On a collision course? The large diversity of birds killed by wind turbines in South Africa. Ostrich IF: 0.628

Ripple, W.J., Wolf, C., Newsome, T.M., Barnard, P., Moomaw, W.R., Maas, B. and Law, B.E. 2020. The climate emergency, forests, and transformative change. BioScience. IF: 6.591

Rose, S., Suri, J., Brooks, M. and Ryan, P.G. 2020. COVID-19 and citizen science: lessons learned from southern Africa. Ostrich IF: 0.628

Ryan, P.G. 2020. Land or sea? What bottles tell us about the origins of beach litter in Kenya. Waste Management 116: 49-57. IF: 5.448

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