Publication lists

Abolnik, C., Gerdes, G.H., Sinclair, M., Ganzevoort, B.W., Kitching, J.P., Burger, C.E., Romito, M., Dreyer, M., Swanepoel, S., Cumming, G.S. & Olivier, A.J. 2010. Phylogenetic analysis of influenza A viruses (H6N8, H1N8, H4N2, H9N2, H10N7) isolated from wild birds, ducks, and ostriches in South Africa from 2007 to 2009. Avian Diseases 54(Suppl. 1):313-322. IF 2.003

Aronson, J., Blignaut, J., de Groot, R.S. Clewell, A., Lowry II, P.P., Woodworth, P., Cowling, R.M., Renison, D., Farley, J., Fontaine, C., Tongway, D., Levy, S., Milton, S.J., Rangel, O., Debrincat, B., & Birkinshaw, C. 2010. The road to sustainability must bridge three great divides. Ecological Economics Reviews 2010. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1185:225-236. IF 2.67

Aronson, J., Blignaut, J.N., Milton, S.J., Le Maitre, D.M., Esler, K.J., Limouzin, A., Fontaine, C.A., de Wit, M.P., Mugido, W., Prinsloo, P., van der Elst, L. & Lederer, N. 2010. Are socio-economic benefits of restoration adequately quantified? A meta analysis of recent papers (2000-2008) in Restoration Ecology and 12 other scientific journals. Restoration Ecology 18: 143-154. IF 1.665

Barnard, P. & Midgley, G. 2010. No going back for species and ecosystems. Book Review: Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming by Anthony D. Barnosky. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25:9-10. IF 11.564

Bell, M.B.V., Radford, A.N., Smith, R.A., Thompson, A.M. & Ridley, A.R. 2010. Bargaining babblers: vocal negotiation of cooperative behaviour in a social bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277:3223-3228. IF 4.857

Benedict, L., Bowie, R.C.K., Fuchs, J. & MacManes, M. 2010. When non-coding is nonneutral: the role of CHD1 gene polymorphism in sexing, in phylogenetics and as a correlate of fitness in birds. Ibis 152:223-225. IF 2.123

Boundja, R.P. & Midgley, J.J. 2010 Patterns of elephant impact on woody plants in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology 48:206-214. IF 0.629

Bowie, R.C.K., Sellas, A.B. & Feldheim, K.A. 2010. Development of ten highly polymorphic microsatellite markers for Sunbirds (Aves: Nectariniidae) with broad cross-amplification utility in at least eight species. Conservation Genetics 11:1159–1162. IF 1.849

Boyles, J.G. & McKechnie, A.E. 2010. Energy conservation in hibernating endotherms: why “suboptimal” temperatures are optimal. Ecological Modelling 221:1644-1647. IF 1.871

Boyes, R.S. & Perrin, M.R. 2010. Patterns of daily activity of Meyer’s Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Emu 110:54-65. IF 0.803

Boyes, R.S. & Perrin, M.R. 2010. Aerial surveillance by a generalist seed predator: food resource tracking by Meyer’s parrot Poicephalus meyeri in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:381–392. IF 1.318

Boyes, R. S. & Perrin, M. R. 2010. Nest niche dynamics of Meyer’s Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Ostrich 81:233-242. IF 0.254

Caron, A., Abolnik, C., Mundava, J., Gaidet, N. Burger, C.E., Mochotlhoane, B., Bruinzeel, L., Chiweshe, N., Garine-Wichatitsky, M. de & Cumming, G.S. 2010. Persistence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus in waterfowl in a Southern African ecosystem. EcoHealth IP. IF 2.089

Caron, A., de Garine-Wichatitsky, M., Gaidet, N., Chiweshe, N., & Cumming, G. S. 2010. Estimating dynamic risk factors for pathogen transmission using community-level bird census data at the wildlife/domestic interface. Ecology and Society 115:article 25. IF 1.74

Child, M.F., Milton, S.J., Dean, W. R. J., Lipsey, M. K., Puttick, J., Hempson, T. N., Mann G. K., Babiker, H., Chaudrey, J., Humphrey, G., Joseph, G., Okes, N. C., Potts, R. & Wistebaar, T. 2010. Tree-grass coexistence in a flood-disturbed, semi-arid savanna system. Landscape Ecology 25:315-326. IF 3.293

Cohen, C., Ryan, P., Claasen, M. & Ntoyinka, C. 2010. Birding Rwanda - in search of Red-collared Babbler Kupeornis rufocinctus, Albertine Rift endemics and more. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 17:229-237. No IF

Cook, T.R., Kato, A., Tanaka, H., Ropert-Coudert, Y. & Bost, C.-A. 2010. Buoyancy under control: underwater locomotor performance in a deep diving seabird suggests respiratory strategies for reducing foraging effort. Plos One 5:e9839. IF 4.351

Crowe, T. 2010. Phylogenetic affinities of enigmatic African galliforms: the Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus and Latham's and Nahan's 'Francolins' Francolinus lathami and F. nahani. Cladistics 26:206-206. (Abstract) IF 4.929

Cumming, G.S. 2010. Risk mapping for avian influenza: a social-ecological problem. Ecology and Society 15(3):article 32. IF 1.74

Cumming, G.S., Bodin, O., Ernstson, H. & Elmqvist, T. 2010. Network analysis in conservation biogeography: challenges and opportunities. Diversity & Distributions 16: 414-425. IF 4.224

Dallimer, M. & Melo, M. 2010. Rapid decline of the endemic giant land snail Archachatina bicarinata on the island of Príncipe, Gulf of Guinea. Oryx 44:213-218. IF 1.693

Dallimer, M., Melo, M., Collar, N.J. & Jones, P.J. 2010. The Príncipe Thrush Turdus xanthorhynchus: a newly split, ‘Critically Endangered’, forest flagship species. Bird Conservation International 20:375-381. IF 0.962

Dures, S.G. & Cumming, G.S. 2010. The confounding influence of homogenising invasive species in a globally endangered and largely urban biome: does habitat quality dominate avian biodiversity? Biological Conservation 143:768-777. IF 3.167

Fischhoff, I.R., Sundaresan, S.R., Larkin, H.M., Sellier, M.J., Cordingley, J.E. & Rubenstein, D.I. 2010. A rare fight in female plains zebra. Journal of Ethology 28:201-205. IF 1.222

Fort, J., Cherel, Y., Harding, A.M.A., Welcker, J., Jakubasm, D., Steen, H., Karnovsky, N.J. & Grémillet, D. 2010. Geographic and seasonal variability in the isotopic niche of little auks. Marine Ecology Progress Series 414:293–302. IF 2.519

Fort, J., Cherel, J., Harding, A.M.A., Egevang, C., Steen, H., Kuntz, G., Porter, W.P. & Grémillet, D. 2010. The feeding ecology of little auks raises questions about winter zooplankton stocks in North Atlantic surface waters. Biology Letters 6:682-684. IF 3.521

Grémillet, D. & Charmantier, A. 2010. Shifts in phenotypic plasticity constrain the value of seabirds as ecological indicators of marine ecosystems. Ecological Applications 20:1498-1503. IF 3.672

Grémillet, D., Mullers, R.H.E., Moseley, C., Pichegru, L., Coetzee, J.C., Sabarros, P.S., van der Lingen, C.D., Ryan, P.G., Kato, A. & Ropert-Coudert, Y. 2010. Seabirds, fisheries, and cameras. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 401-402. IF 6.922

Hockey, P.A.R., Wanless, R.M. & von Brandis, R. 2010. Demographic resilience of territorial island birds to extinction: the flightless Aldabra Rail (Dryolimnas [cuvieri] aldabranus) as an example. Ostrich 82:1-9. IF 0.338

Huntley, B., Barnard, P., Altwegg, R., Chambers, L., Coetzee, B.W. T., Gibson, L., Hockey, P.A.R., Hole, D.G., Midgley, G.F., Underhill, L.G. & Willis, S.G. 2010. Beyond bioclimatic envelopes: dynamic species’ range and abundance modelling in the context of climatic change. Ecography 33: 1-6. IF 4.385

Jenkins, A.R., Smallie, J.J. & Diamond, M. 2010. Avian collisions with power lines: a global review of causes and mitigation with a South African perspective. Bird Conservation International 20:263-278. IF 0.962

Jones, M.G.W. & Ryan, P.G. 2010 Evidence of mouse attacks on albatross chicks on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Antarctic Science 22:39-42. IF 1.496

Karnovsky, N., Harding, A., Walkus, W., Kwasniewski, S., Goszczko, I., Wiktor, J.Jr, Routti, H., Bailey, A., McFadden, L., Brown, Z., Beaugrand, G. & Grémillet, D. 2010. Foraging distributions of little auks Alle alle across the Greenland Sea: implications of present and future Arctic climate change. Marine Ecology Progress Series 415:283-293. IF 2.519

Lipsey, M.K. & Hockey, P.A.R. 2010. Do ecological networks in South African commercial forests benefit grassland birds? A case study of a pine plantation in KwaZulu-Natal. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 137:133-142. IF 3.13

Little, R.M. 2010. Book Review: Farmland birds across the world. Ostrich 81: 171-172. IF 0.254

Little, R.M. 2010. Book Review: Farmland birds across the world. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 40:103-104. IF 0.562

Lorentsen, S.-H., Sjøtun, K. & Grémillet, D. 2010. Multi-trophic consequences of kelp harvest. Biological Conservation 143:2054-2062. IF 3.167

Martin, G.R. & Shaw, J.M. 2010. Bird collisions with power lines: failing to see the way ahead? Biological Conservation 143:2695-2702. IF 3.167

McFarlane, M.L., Evans, M.R., Feldheim, K.A., Bowie, R.C.K. & Cherry, M.I. 2010. Long tails matter in sugarbirds-positively for extrapair but negatively for within-pair fertilization success. Behavioral Ecology 21:26-32. IF 2.981

McKechnie, A.E. & Wolf, B.O. 2010. Climate change increases the likelihood of catastrophic avian mortality events during extreme heat waves. Biology Letters 6:253–256. IF 3.521

McKechnie, A.E. & Smit, B. 2010 Thermoregulation under semi-natural conditions in two species of African barbets (Piciformes: Lybiidae). Ostrich 81:97-102. IF 0.254

McKechnie, A.E. & Swanson, D.L. 2010. Sources and significance of variation in basal, summit and maximal metabolic rates in birds. Current Zoology 56: 741 - 758. No IF

Meek, C.S., Richardson, D.M. & Mucina, L. 2010. A river runs through it: land-use and the composition of vegetation along a riparian corridor in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Biological Conservation 143:156–164. IF 3.167

Melo, M., Bowie, R.C.K. , Voelker, G. , Dallimer, M., Collar, N.J. & Jones, P.J. 2010. Multiple lines of evidence support the recognition of a very rare bird species: the Príncipe thrush. Journal of Zoology 282:120-129. IF 1.545

Milewski, A.V. & Mills, A.J. 2010. Does life consistently maximise energy intensity? Biological Reviews 85:859-879. IF 6.625

Mills, M.S.L., Franke, U. Joseph, G., Miato, F., Milton, S., Monadjem, A., Oschadleus, D. & Dean, W.R.J. 2010. Cataloguing the Lubango Bird Skin Collection: towards an atlas of Angolan bird distributions. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 17:43-53. No IF

Mills, M.S.L. 2010. Rock Firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis and its brood parasite, Jos Plateau Indigobird Vidua maryae, in northern Cameroon. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 17: 86-89. No IF

Mills, M.S.L. 2010. A record of brood parasitism of Barratt’s Warbler Bradypterus baratti by African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 17:212. No IF

Mills, M.S.L. 2010. Angola’s central scarp forests: patterns of bird diversity and conservation threats. Biodiversity & Conservation 19:1883-1903. IF 2.066

Milton, S.J. & Dean, W.R.J. 2010. Plant invasions in arid areas: special problems and solutions: a South African perspective. Biological Invasions 12:3935–3948. IF 3.074

Mwema, M.M., de Ponte Machado, M. & Ryan, P.G. 2010. Breeding seabirds at Dassen Island, South Africa: chances of surviving great white pelican predation. Endangered Species Research 9:125-131. No IF

Ndlovu, M., Cumming, G.S., Hockey, P.A.R. & Bruinzeel, L.W. 2010. Phenotypic flexibility of a southern African duck Alopochen aegyptiaca during moult: do northern hemisphere paradigms apply? Journal of Avian Biology 41:558-564. IF 2.183

Peres-Neto, P. & Cumming, G. S. 2010. Fish ecology in the age of metacommunities: approaches, patterns and challenges. In: Gido, K., and Jackson, D. (eds), Community Ecology of Stream Fishes: Concepts, Approaches, and Techniques. American Fisheries Society. ISBN: 978-1-934874-14-1. No IF

Pichegru, L., Ryan, P.G., Crawford, R.J.M., van der Lingen, C.D. & Grémillet, D. 2010. Behavioural inertia places a top marine predator at risk from environmental change in the Benguela upwelling system. Marine Biology 157: 537-544. IF 1.999

Pichegru, L., Grémillet, D., Crawford, R.J.M. & Ryan, P.G. 2010. Marine no-take zone rapidly benefits endangered penguin. Biology Letters 6:498-501. IF 3.521

Rahlao, S.J., Esler, K.J., Milton, S.J. & Barnard, P. 2010. Nutrient Addition and Moisture Promote the Invasiveness of Crimson Fountaingrass (Pennisetum setaceum). Weed Science 58:154-159. IF 1.451

Rahlao, S.J., Milton, S.J., Esler, K.J. & Barnard, P. 2010. The distribution of invasive Pennisetum setaceum along roadsides in western South Africa: the role of corridor interchanges. Weed Research 50:537-543. IF 1.451

Raihani, N.J., Nelson-Flower, M.J., Moyes, K., Browning, L.E. & Ridley, A.R. 2010. Synchronous provisioning increases brood survival in cooperatively breeding pied babblers. Journal of Animal Ecology 79:44-52. IF 3.714

Ridley, A.R., Raihani, N.J. and Bell, M.B.V. 2010. Experimental evidence that sentinel behaviour is affected by risk. Biology Letters 6:445-448. IF 3.521

Robertson, M.P., Cumming, G.S. & Erasmus, B.F.N. 2010. Getting the most out of atlas data. Diversity & Distributions 16:363-375. IF 4.224

Ronconi, R.A., Ryan, P.G. & Ropert-Coudert, Y. 2010. Diving of Great Shearwaters (Puffinus gravis) in cold and warm water regions of the South Atlantic Ocean. Plos One 5:e15508. IF 4.351

Rondon, X.J., Gorchov, D.L. & Elliott, S.R. 2010. Assessment of economic sustainability of the strip clear-cutting system in the Peruvian Amazon. Forest Policy and Economics 12:340-348. IF 1.155

Roxburgh, L. & Buchanan, G.M. 2010. Revising estimates of the Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) population size in the Bangweulu Swamp, Zambia, through a combination of aerial surveys and habitat suitability modelling. Ostrich 81:25-30. IF 0.254

Ryan, P.G. 2010. First record of Chilean Skua Catharacta chilensis for the African region. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 17:217-219. No IF

Ryan, P.G., Nupen, L., Rose, B. & Suleiman, A.S. 2010. Geographic variation in Socotra Sparrows Passer insularis. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 130:75-82. No IF

Ryan, P.G., Pichegru, L., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Grémillet, D. & Kato, A. 2010. On a wing and a prayer: the foraging ecology of breeding Cape cormorants. Journal of Zoology 280:25-32. IF 1.545

Ryan, P.G. & Ronconi, R.A. 2010. The Tristan Thrush Nesocichla eremita as seabird predator. Ardea 98:247-250. IF 0.836

Ryan, P.G. & Ronconi, R.A. 2010. Continued increase in numbers of Spectacled Petrels Procellaria conspicillata. Antarctic Science IP. IF 1.496

Seymour, C.L. & Dean, W.R.J. 2010 The influence of changes in habitat structure on the species composition of bird assemblages in the southern Kalahari. Austral Ecology 35:581-592. IF 1.578

Seymour, C.L., Milton, S.J., Joseph, G.S., Dean, W.R.J., Ditlhobolo, T. & Cumming, G.S. 2010. Twenty years of rest returns grazing potential, but not palatable plant diversity, to Karoo rangeland, South Africa. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:859-867. IF 4.197

Sharma, G.P., Muhl, S.A., Esler, K.J. & Milton, S.J. 2010. Competitive interactions between the alien invasive annual grass Avena fatua and indigenous herbaceous plants in South African Renosterveld: the role of nitrogen enrichment. Biological Invasions 12:3371–3378. IF 3.074

Shaw, J.M., Jenkins, A.R., Ryan, P.G. & Smallie. 2010. A preliminary survey of avian mortality on power lines in the Overberg, South Africa. Ostrich 81:109-113. IF 0.254

Simmons, R.E. 2010. The nest, eggs and diet of the Papuan Harrier from Eastern New Guinea. Journal of Raptor Research 44: 12-18. IF 0.435

Simmons, R.E. 2010. First breeding records for Damara Terns and density of other shorebirds on Angola's Namib Desert coast. Ostrich 81:19–23. IF 0.254

Simmons RE. 2010 African Wahlberg's Eagle and its single egg. In: The Eagle watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors around the World. Ruth E. Tingay (Editor); Todd E. Katzner (Editor); Keith L. Bildstein (Foreword); Jemima Parry-Jones , MBE (Foreword) ISBN: 978-0-8014-4873-7. Cornell University Press. New York. No IF

Simmons, R.E. & Altwegg, R. 2010. Necks-for-sex or competing browsers? A critique of ideas on the evolution of giraffe. Journal of Zoology 282:6-12. IF 1.545

Smit, B. & McKechnie, A.E. 2010. Do owls use torpor? Winter thermoregulation in free-ranging Pearl-Spotted Owlets and African Scops-Owls. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83(1):149–156. IF 2.19

Smit, B. & McKechnie, A.E. 2010 Avian seasonal metabolic variation in a subtropical desert: basal metabolic rates are lower in winter than in summer. Functional Ecology 24:330-339. IF 4.546

Spottiswoode, C.N. 2010. The evolution of hot-specific variation in cuckoo eggshell strength. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23:1792-1799. IF 3.816

Spottiswoode, C.N. & Stevens, M. 2010. Visual modeling shows that avian host parents use multiple visual cues in rejecting parasitic eggs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:8672-8676. IF 9.432

Techow, N.M.S.M., O’Ryan, C., Phillips, R.A., Gales, R., Marin, M., Patterson-Fraser, D., Quintana, F., Ritz, M.S., Thompson, D.R., Wanless, R.M., Weimerskirch, H. & Ryan, P.G. 2010. Speciation and phylogeography of giant petrels Macronectes Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54:472-487. IF 3.556

Turpie, J., Lannas, K., Scovronick, N. & Louw, A. 2010. Wetland ecosystem services and their valuation: a review of current understanding and practice. Water Research Commission Report TT440/09. No IF

Turpie, J. 2010. Wetland ecosystem services and their valuation: wetland valuation volume III. A tool for the assessment for the livelihood value of wetlands. Water Research Commission Report TT442/09. No IF

Turpie, J. & Kleynhans, M. 2010. Wetland ecosystem services and their valuation: wetland valuation volume IV. A protocol for the quantification and valuation of wetland ecosystem services. Water Research Commission Report TT443/09. No IF

Van Dijk, R.E., Pogány, A., Komdeur, J., Lloyd, P. & Székely, T. 2010. Sexual conflict predicts morphology and behavior in two species of penduline tits. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:107. IF 4.294

Visser, P., Louw, H. & Cuthbert, R.J. 2010. Strategies to eradicate the invasive plant procumbent pearlwort Sagina procumbens on Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha. Conservation Evidence 7:116-122. No IF

Wanless, R., Scott, S., Sauer, W.H.H., Andrew, T.G., Glass, J.P., Godfrey, B., Griffiths,C. & Yeld, E. 2010. Semi-submersible rigs: transporting marine ecosystems around the world. Biological Invasions 12:2573–2583. IF 3.074

Wanless, R.M., Cooper, J., Slabber, M.J. & Ryan, P.G. 2010. Risk assessment of birds foraging terrestrially at Marion and Gough Islands to primary and secondary poisoning by rodenticides. Wildlife Research 37:524-530. IF 1.5

Wanless, R.M. & Waugh, S. 2010. Technical description of hookline sink rates and protection offered by streamer lines. ICCAT. Collect. Vol. Sci. Pap. (SCRS/2009/088) 65(6):2297-2304.

Wilson, J.W., Burle, M.-H., Cuthbert, R., Stirnemann, R.L. & Ryan, P.G. 2010. Breeding success of Northern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi) at Gough Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Emu 110:137-141. IF 0.803

Wilson, J.W., Wanless, R.M., Burle, M.-H., Angel, A., Kritzinger, P. & Stead, B. 2010. Breeding biology of Brown Noddies Anous stolidus at their southern-most breeding site, Gough Island, in comparison to other sites. Ardea 98: 242–246. IF 0.836

Wimberger, K., Downs, C.T. & Boyes, R.S. 2010. A survey of wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa: is there a need for improved management? Animal Welfare 19(4):481-499. IF 1.209`