Publication lists

Ansorge, I.J., Roman, R., Durgadoo, J.V., Ryan, P.G., Dlamini, L., Gebhardt, Z., Rainier, S., Smith, M. Mtonsti, T. and Lutjeharms, J.R.E. 2008. The first oceanographic survey of the Conrad Rise. South African Journal of Science 104: 333-336.

Ashdown, R.A.M. & McKechnie, A.E. 2008. Environmental correlates of Freckled Nightjar (Caprimulgus tristigma) activity in a seasonal, subtropical habitat. Journal of Ornithology 149:615-619.

Barnard, P; Thuiller, W 2008. Introduction. Global change and biodiversity: future challenges. Biology Letters 4:553-555.

Barquete, V., Vooren, C.M. & Bugoni, L. 2008. Seasonal abundance of the Neotropical Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) at Lagoa dos Patos Estuary, southern Brazil. Hornero 23(1):15-22

Cockburn, A. & Double, M.C. 2008. Cooperatively breeding superb fairy-wrens show no facultative manipulation of offspring sex ratio despite plausible benefits. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 62:681-688.

Cockburn, A., Osmond, H.L., Mulder, R.A., Double, M.C. & Green, D.J. 2008. Demography of male reproductive queues in cooperatively breeding superb fairy-wrens Malurus cyaneus. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:297-304.

Cockburn, A., Osmond, H.L. & Double, M.C. 2008. Swingin’ in the rain: condition dependence and sexual selection in a capricious world. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275:605-612.

Cockburn, A., Sims, R.A., Osmond, H.L., Green, D.J., Double, M.C. & Mulder, R.A. 2008. Can we measure the benefits of help in cooperatively breeding birds: the case of superb fairy-wrens Malurus cyaneus? Journal of Animal Ecology 77:430-438.

Coleman, R.A. & Hockey, P.A.R. 2008. Effects of an alien invertebrate species and wave action on prey selection by African black oystercatchers (Haematopus moguini). Austral Ecology 33:232-240.

Covas, R., du Plessis, M. And Doutrelant, C. 2008. Helpers in colonial cooperatively breeding sociable weavers Philetairus socius contribute to buffer the effects of adverse breeding conditions. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:103-112.

Cumming, G.S., Barnes, G. & Southworth, J. 2008. Environmental asymmetries. In Complexity theory for a sustainable future, Norberg, J. & Cumming, G.S. (eds), New York, Columbia University Press, 15-45.

Cumming, G.S., P.A.R. Hockey, L.W. Bruinzeel, and M.A. Du Plessis 2008. Wild bird movements and avian influenza risk mapping in southern Africa. Ecology and Society 13(2): 26.

Cunningham, GB; Strauss, V; Ryan, PG 2008. African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) can detect dimethyl sulphide, a prey-related odour. Journal of Experimental Biology 211(19):3123-3127.

Daniels, A.E. & Cumming, G.S. 2008. conversion or conservation? Understanding wetland change in Northwest Costa Rica. Ecological Applications 18(1):49-63.

Davies, O.R., Junker, K., Jansen, R., Crowe, T.M. & Boomker, J. 2008. Age- and sex-based variation in helminth infection of helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris) with comments on Swainson’s spurfowl (Pternistis swainsonii) and Orange River francolin (Scleroptila levaillantoides). South African Journal of Wildlife Research 38(2):163-170.

Dean, W.R.J. & Le Maitre, D.C. 2008. The birds of the Soyo area, northwest Angola. Malimbus 30:1-18.

Dean, W.R.J. & Milton, S.J. 2008. Changes in the species composition of a Karoo avifauna over time: a case study from Deelfontein, South Africa. Ostrich 79(2):227-234.

De Hierro, M.D.G.L. & Ryan. PG. 2008. Nest defence and egg rejection in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) as protection against conspecific brood parasitism. Behaviour 145: 949-964

Dyke, G.J. & Crowe, T.M. 2008. Avian paleontology: opinions and quasi-phenetics versus characters and cladistics. Cladistics 24:77-81.

Eising C.M., Pavlova D., Groothuis T.G.G., Eens, M. & Pinxten, R. 2008. Maternal yolk androgens in European starlings: affected by social environment or individual traits of the mother? Behaviour 145(1):51-72.

Enstipp, M.R., Grémillet, D. and Jones, D.R. 2008. Heat increment of feeding in double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and its potential for thermal substitution. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:49-57.

Fjeldså, J; Bowie, RCK 2008 New perspectives on the origin and diversification of Africa's forest avifauna. African Journal of Ecology 46(3):235-247.

Fuchs, J., Ericson, P.G.P. & Pasquet, E. 2008. Mitochondrial phylogeographic structure of the white-browed piculet (Sasia ochracea): cryptic genetic differentiation and endemism in Indochina. Journal of Biogeography 35:565-575.

Fuchs J., Pons J.-M., Ericson P.G.P., Bonillo, C., Couloux, A., Pasquet E., 2008. Molecular support for a rapid cladogenesis of the woodpecker clade Malarpicini, with further insights into the genus Picus (Piciformes: Picinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 34-46.

Fuchs, J., Pons, J.-M, Goodman, S.M., Bretagnolle, V. Melo, M., Bowie, R.C.K., Currie, D., Safford, R., Virani, M.Z, Thomsett, S., Hija, A., Cruaud, C., Pasquet, E. 2008. Tracing the colonisation history of the Indian Ocean Scops-owls (Strigiformes: Otus) with further insights into the spatio-temporal origin of the Malagasy avifauna. BMC Evolutionary Biology IP.

Geselbracht, L., Torres, R., Cumming, G.S., Dorfman, D., Beck, M. and Shaw, D. 2008. Identification of a spatially efficient portfolio of priority conservation sites in marine and estuarine areas of Florida. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems IP1208.

Göth, A., Eising, C.M., Herberstein, M.E. & Groothuis, T.G.G. 2008. Consistent variation in yolk androgens in the Australian Brush-turkey, a species without sibling competition or parental care. General and Comparative Endocrinology 155(3):742-748.

Grandgeorge, M., Wanless, S. Dunn, T.E., Maumy, M., Beaugrand, G. & Grémillet, D. 2008. Resilience of the British and Irish seabird community in the twentieth century. Aquatic Biology 4: 187–199.

Grémillet, D. 2008. Paradox of flying to meetings to protect the environment. Nature 455:1175.

Grémillet, D. Lewis, S., Drapeau, L., van der Lingen, C. D., Huggett, J.A., Coetzee, J.C., Verheye, H.M., Daunt, F., Wanless, S. & Ryan, P.G. 2008 Spatial match-mismatch in the Benguela upwelling zone: should we expect chlorophyll and SST to predict marine predator distributions? Journal of Applied Ecology 45:610-621.

Grémillet, D., Pichegru, L., Kuntz, G., Woakes, A.G., Wilkinson,S., Crawford, R.J.M. and Ryan, P.G. 2008. A junk-food hypothesis for gannets feeding on fishery waste. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275:1149-1156.

Hackett, Shannon J., Kimball, Rebecca T., Reddy, Sushma, Bowie, Rauri C. K., Braun, Edward L., Braun, Michael J., Chojnowski, Jena L., Cox, W. Andrew, Kin-Lan, Harshman, John, Huddleston, Christopher J., Marks, Ben D., Miglia, Kathleen J., Moore, William S., Sheldon, Frederick H., Steadman, David W., Witt, Christopher C., Yuri, Tamaki 2008. A phylogenomic study of birds reveals their evolutionary history. Science 320(5884):1763-1768.

Harrison, J.A., Underhill, L.G. & Barnard, P. 2008. The seminal legacy of the Southern African Bird Atlas Project. South African Journal of Science 104:82-84.

Harshman, J., Braun, E.L., Braun, M.J., Huddleston, C.J., Bowie, R.C.K., Chojnowski, J.L., Shannon J. Hackett, S.J., Han, K.-L., Rebecca T. Kimball, R.T., Marks, B.D., Miglia, K.J., Moore, W.S., Reddy, S., Sheldon, F.H., Steadman, D.W., Scott J. Steppan, S.J., Witt, C.C. and Yuri, T. 2008. Phylogenomic evidence for multiple losses of flight in ratite birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105:13462-13467.

Houlahan, J. E., Cottenie, K., Cumming, G. S., Currie, D. J., Findlay, C. S., Gaedke, U., Legendre, P., Magnuson, J. J.. McArdle, B. H., Stevens, R. D., Woiwod, I. P. & Wondzell, S. M. 2008. The utility of covariances: a response to Ranta et al. Oikos 117:1912-1913.

Hoy, G. & Sandwith Koopman, M. 2008. Are free and open source software (FOSS) solutions a viable option for academic libraries in South Africa? Innovation: Journal of appropriate Library Managership and information in Southern Africa 36:56-63.

Irestedt, M. Fuchs, J., Jønsson, K.A., Ohlson, J.I., Pasquet E., Ericson, P.G.P. 2008. The systematic affinity of the enigmatic Lamprolia victoriae (Aves: Passeriformes) - an example of avian dispersal between New Guinea and Fiji over Miocene intermittent land bridges? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48:1218-1222.

Jenkins, A. 2008. A proposed new list of the threatened raptors of southern Africa. Gabar 18:27-40

Jenkins, A.R., Allan, D.G., Botha, A., Harvey, A., Kemp, A.C., Monadjem, A., Rodrigues, L., Rushworth, D., Stephenson, A. & van Zyl, A.J. 2008. Preliminary survey of taita falcon Falco fasciinucha in the Drakensberg escarpment region of Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces, South Africa. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 15(1):53-58.

Jetz, W., Freckleton, R.P. & McKechnie, A.E. 2008. Environment, migratory tendency, phylogeny and basal metabolic rate in birds. Plos One 3:e3261:9pp.

Johansson, U.S., Bowie, R.C.K., Hackett, S.J. & Schulenberg, T.S. 2008. The phylogenetic affinities of Crossley’s babbler (Mystacornis crossleyi): adding a new niche to the vanga radiation of Madagascar. Biology Letters 4:677-680.

Johansson, U.S., Fjeldså, J. & Bowie, R.C.K. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships within Passerida (Aves: Passeriformes): a review and a new molecular phylogeny based on three nuclear intron markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48:858-876.

Jonsson, K.A., Irestedt, M., Fuchs, J., Ericson, P.G., Christidis, L., Bowie, R.C.K., Norman, J.A., Pasquet, P.E. & Fjeldså, J. 2008. Explosive avian radiations and multi-directional dispersal across Wallacea: Evidence from the Campephagidae and other Crown Corvida (Aves) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47: 221-236.

Junker, K., Davies, O. R., Jansen, R., Crowe, T. M. & Boomker, J. 2008. Nematodes from Swainson's spurfowl Pternistis swainsonii and an Orange River francolin Scleroptila levaillantoides in Free State Province, South Africa, with a description of Tetrameres swainsonii n. sp (Nematoda: Tetrameridae). Journal of Helminthology 82:365-371.

Kabat, A.P., Blackburn, T. M., McKechnie, A.E. & Butler, P.J. 2008. Phylogenetic analysis of the allometric scaling of therapeutic regimes for birds. Journal of Zoology 275:359-367.

Kamler, J.F., Suinyuy, T.N. & Goulding, W. 2008. Cattle Egret and Common Ostrich associations in South Africa. Ostrich 79: 105-106.

Le Bohec, C., Durant, J.M., Gauthier-Clerc, M., Stenseth, N.C., Park, Y.H., Pradel, R., Grémillet, D., Gendner, J-P. & Le Maho, Y. 2008. King penguin population threatened by Southern Ocean warming. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 2493-2497.

Le Bohec, C., Durant, J.M., Gauthier-Clerc, M., Stenseth, N.C., Park, Y.H., Pradel, R., Grémillet, D., Gendner, J-P. & Le Maho, Y. 2008. Reply to Barbraud et al.: King penguin population threatened by Southern Ocean warming. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA 105:E39.

Lloyd, P. 2008. Adult survival, dispersal and mate fidelity in the White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus. Ibis 150:182-187.

Lokugalappatti LGS, Feldheim KA, Sellas AB, et al. 2008. Isolation and characterization of 10 tetranucleotide microsatellite loci from the yellow-streaked greenbul (Phyllastrephus flavostriatus) and cross-species amplification in four closely related taxa. Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 622-624.

Lovegrove, B.G. and McKechnie, A.E. (eds.) Hypometabolism in animals: torpor, hibernation and cryobiology. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

McKechnie, A.E. 2008. Phenotypic flexibility in basal metabolic rate and the changing view of avian physiological diversity: a review. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 178:235-247.

Mellanby, R.J., Ross, B., Watt, A., Wondafrash, M., Ewnetu, M., Broadhurst, C., Critchlow, R., Dadesa, A., Deas, T., Enawgaw, C., Gebremedhin, B., Graham, E., MacLean, S., McKean, M., Collar, N.J. and Spottiswoode, C.N. 2008. Distribution, abundance and habitat preferences of White-tailed Swallow Hirundo megaensis and the Ethiopian Bush-crow Zavattariornis stresemanni, two southern Ethiopian endemics. Bird Conservation International 18:395-412.

Mills, M.S.L., Pinto, P. and Dean, W.R.J. 2008. The avifauna of Cangandala National Park, Angola. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 15:113-120

Møller, A.P., Garamszegi, L.Z. & Spottiswoode, C.N. 2008. Genetic similarity, breeding range and sexual selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21:213-225.

Norberg, J. & Cumming, G 2008. Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future. Columbia University Press, New York.

Okes, N.C., Hockey, P.A.R. & Cumming, G.S. 2008. Habitat use and life history as predictors of bird responses to habitat change. Conservation Biology 22:151-162.

Petersen S.L., Phillips R., Ryan P.G., Underhill L.G. 2008. Albatross overlap with fisheries in the Benguela Upwelling System: implications for conservation and management. Endangered Species Research 5:117–127

Prinsloo, H., Harley, V., Reilly, B. & Crowe, T. 2008. The diet of helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris) in the Riemland of the north-eastern Free State, South Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 38:88-92

Radford, A.N. & Ridley, A.R. 2008. Close calling regulates spacing between foraging competitors in the group-living pied babblers. Animal Behaviour 75:519-527.

Raihani, N.J. & Ridley, A.R. 2008. Experimental evidence for teaching in wild pied babblers. Animal Behaviour 75:36-11.

Raihani, N.J. & Ridley, A.R. 2008. Parental aggression against dependent young results in task partitioning in a cooperatively breeding bird. Biology Letters 4: 23-26.

Raihani, N.J. & Ridley, A.R. Browning, L.E., Nelson-Flower, M.J. & Knowles, S. 2008. Juvenile female aggression in cooperatively breeding Pied Babblers: causes and contexts. Ethology 114:452-458

Richter, H.V. & Cumming, G.S. 2008. First application of satellite telemetry to track African straw-coloured fruit bat migration. Journal of Zoology 275 :172-176.

Ridley, A.R. 2008. Book Review: Handbook of the birds of the world. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Ostrich 79(2):249-250.

Ridley, A.R. and Raihani, N.J. 2008. Task partitioning increases reproductive output in a cooperative bird. Behavioral Ecology IP 080808.

Ridley, A.R., Raihani, N.J. & Nelson-Flower, M.J. 2008. The cost of being alone: the fate of floaters in a population of cooperatively breeding pied babblers Turdoides bicolor. Journal of Avian Biology 39:389-392.

Ritz, M.S., Millar, C., Miller, G.D., Phillips, R.A., Ryan, P., Sternkopf, V., Liebers-Helbig, D. & Peter, H.-U. 2008. Phylogeography of the southern skua complex-rapid colonization of the southern hemisphere during a glacial period and reticulate evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution IP250908.

Roxburgh, L. & Nicolson, S.W. 2007 Differential dispersal and survival of an African mistletoe: does host size matter? Plant Ecology 195:21-31.

Ryan P.G. 2008. Taxonomic and conservation implications of ecological speciation in Nesospiza buntings on Tristan da Cunha. Bird Conservation International 18: 20-29

Ryan, P.G. 2008. Seabirds indicate changes in the composition of plastic litter in the Atlantic and south-western Indian Oceans. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56:1406-1409

Ryan, P.G. 2008. Birds recorded at the Prince Edward Islands. In The Prince Edward Islands: land-sea interactions in a changing ecosystem edited by S.L. Chown & P.W. Froneman. SUN Press, Stellenbosch. 435-437

Ryan, P.G. & Bester, M.N. 2008. Pelagic predators. In The Prince Edward Islands: land-sea interactions in a changing ecosystem edited by S.L. Chown & P.W. Froneman. SUN Press, Stellenbosch. 121-164

Ryan, P.G. & Cuthbert, R.J. (2008). The biology and conservation status of Gough Bunting Rowettia goughensis. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 128 (4), 242-253.

Ryan, P.G., Sommer, E. & Breytenbach, E. 2008. Giant petrels Macronectes hunting Northern Rockhopper Penguins Eudyptes moseleyi at sea. Ardea 96:129-134

Ryan, P.G. & Visagie, J. 2008. African Black Oystercatchers feeding in a terrestrial habitat. Ostrich 79(2):243

Ryan, P.G. and Watkins, B.P. 2008. Response: Estimating seabird bycatch by fisheries and its impact on seabird populations. Animal Conservation 11:260-262

Sandwith Koopman, M. 2008. Editorial: Open source Software and libraries. Innovation: Journal of appropriate Library Managership and information work in Southern Africa 36:i-iii.

Schwager, M., Covas, R., Blaum, N. & Jeltsch, F. 2008. Limitations of population models in predicting climate change effects: a simulation study of sociable weavers in southern Africa. Oikos 117:1417-1427.

Seymour, C.L. 2008. Grass, rainfall and herbivores as determinants of Acacia erioloba (Meyer) recruitment in an African savanna. Plant Ecology 197:131-138.

Seymour CL, Huyser O 2008 Fire and the demography of camelthorn (Acacia erioloba Meyer) in the southern Kalahari - evidence for a bonfire effect? African Journal of Ecology 46(4): 594-601

Seymour, C.L. and Simmons, R.E. 2008.Can severely fragmented patches of riparian vegetation still be important for arid-land bird diversity? Journal of Arid Environments 72:2275-2281

Simmons R.E & Brown CJ. 2008. Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species. National Biodiversity Programme, Windhoek, 150 pages.

Simmons, R.E., Hardaker, T. & Clark, W.S. 2008. Partial albino African Marsh Harrier at Langebaan, South Africa. Gabar 19(2):60-65.

Simmons, R.E., Jenkins, A.R. & Brown, C.J. 2008. A review of the population status and threats to Peregrine Falcons throughout Namibia In: Peregrine Falcon populations – status and perspectives in the 21st Century edited by J. Sielicki & T. Mizera, European Peregrine Falcon Working Group, Society for the Protection of Wild Animals, Turul, Warsaw 2008, pages 99-108.

Smit, B. and McKechnie, A.E. 2008. Shallow torpor in free-ranging African Scops-owls. In: Lovegrove, B.G. and McKechnie, A.E. (eds.) Hypometabolism in animals: torpor, hibernation and cryobiology. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

Spiesman, B.J. & Cumming, G.S. 2008 Communities in context: the influences of multiscale environmental variation on local ant community structure. Landscape Ecology 23:313-325.

Spottiswoode, C.N. 2008. Fine-scale life-history variation in sociable weavers in relation to colony size. Journal of Animal Ecology.

Spottiswoode C.N. 2008 Cooperative breeding and immunity: a comparative study of PHA response in African birds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 963-974.

Spottiswoode, C.N., Patel, I.H., Herrmann, E., Timberlake, J. & Bayliss, J. 2008. Threatened bird species on two little-known mountains (Chiperone and Mabu) in northern Mozambique. Ostrich: 79: 1-7.

Turpie, J.K., Marais, C. & Blignaut, J.N. 2008. The working for water programme: Evolution of a payments for ecosystem services mechanism that addresses both poverty and ecosystem service delivery in South Africa. Ecological Economics 65: 788-798.

Wanless, R.M.; Hockey, P.A.R. 2008. Natural history and behavior of the Aldabra Rail (Dryolimnas [cuvieri] aldabranus). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(1):50-61.

Wanless, R.M., Fisher, P., Cooper, J., Parkes, J., Ryan, P.G. & Slabber, M. Bait acceptance by house mice: an island field trial. Wildlife Research 35:806-811.

Watkins, B.P., Petersen, S.L. & Ryan, P.G. 2008. Interactions between seabirds and deep-water hake trawl gear: an assessment of impacts in South African waters. Animal Conservation 11:247–254.

White, C.R.; Butler, P.J.; Grémillet, D., et al. Behavioural strategies of cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae) foraging under challenging light conditions. Ibis 150:231-239.

Whitfield, A.K., Adam, J.B., Bate, G.C., Bezuidenhout, K., Bornman, T.G., Cowley, P.D., Froneman, P.W., Gama, P.T., James, N.C., Mackenzie, B., Riddin, T., Snow, G.C., Strydom, N.A., Taljaard, S., Terörde, A.I., Theron, A.K., Turpie, J.K., van Niekerk, L., Vorwerk, P.D. & TH Wooldridge, T.H. 2008. A multidisciplinary study of a small, temporarily open/closed South African estuary, with particular emphasis on the influence of mouth state on the ecology of the system. African Journal of Marine Science 30(3): 453–473.