2021 Publications

Alexander, G. J., K. A. Tolley, B. Maritz, A. McKechnie, P. Manger, R. L. Thomson, C. Schradin, et al. 2021.  Excessive Red Tape Is Strangling Biodiversity Research in South Africa.  South African Journal of Science 117 (9-10). https://doi.org/10.17159/SAJS.2021/10787.

Barichievy, C., R. Altwegg, D. Balfour, R. Brett, C. Gordon, D. Henry, G. Jeffries, C. Khayale, H. Wanyama, and O. Withers. 2021.  A Demographic Model to Support an Impact Financing Mechanism for Black Rhino Metapopulations.  Biological Conservation 257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109073.

Barratclough, Ashley, Cynthia R Smith, Forrest M Gomez, Theoni Photopoulou, Ryan Takeshita, Enrico Pirotta, Len Thomas, et al. 2021.  Accurate Epigenetic Aging in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus), an Essential Step in the Conservation of at-Risk Dolphins.  Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens 2 (3): 416 20. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01280-1.

Bayandonoi, G., K. Sharma, J. Shanti Alexander, P. Lkhagvajav, I. Durbach, C. Buyanaa, B. Munkhtsog, et al. 2021.  Mapping the Ghost: Estimating Probabilistic Snow Leopard Distribution Across Mongolia.  Diversity and Distributions 27 (12): 2441 53. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13412.

Becker, F. S., J. A. Slingsby, J. Measey, K. A. Tolley, and R. Altwegg. 2021.  Finding Rare Species and Estimating the Probability That All Occupied Sites Have Been Found.  Ecological Applicationshttps://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2502.

Bell, W. D., M. T. Hoffman, and V. Visser. 2021.  Regional Land Degradation Assessment for Dryland Environments: The Namaqualand Hardeveld Bioregion of the Succulent Karoo Biome as a Case-Study.  Land Degradation and Development 32 (7): 2287 2302. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3900.

Birkmann, J., D. Feldmeyer, J. M. McMillan, W. Solecki, E. Totin, D. Roberts, C. Trisos, A. Jamshed, E. Boyd, and D. Wrathall. 2021.  Regional Clusters of Vulnerability Show the Need for Transboundary Cooperation.  Environmental Research Letters 16 (9). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac1f43.

Blerk, J. J. van, A. G. West, R. Altwegg, and M. T. Hoffman. 2021a.  Does a Trade-Off Between Growth Plasticity and Resource Conservatism Mediate Post-Fire Shrubland Responses to Rainfall Seasonality?  New Phytologist 230 (4): 1407 20. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17246.

. 2021b.  Post-Fire Summer Rainfall Differentially Affects Reseeder and Resprouter Population Recovery in Fire-Prone Shrublands of South Africa.  Science of the Total Environment 788. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147699.

Clements, H., K. Esler, D. A. W. Henry, P. Mograbi, A. Norstr m, and C. Reynolds. 2021. Ecological Field Data CollectionThe Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems. Taylor; Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003021339-8.

Cohen, C., W. R. Liltved, J. F. Colville, A. Shuttleworth, J. Weissflog, A. Svato , B. Bytebier, and S. D. Johnson. 2021.  Sexual Deception of a Beetle Pollinator Through Floral Mimicry.  Current Biology 31 (9): 1962 1969.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.03.037.

Conway, A. M., I. N. Durbach, A. McInnes, and R. N. Harris. 2021.  Frame-by-Frame Annotation of Video Recordings Using Deep Neural Networks.  Ecosphere 12 (3). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3384.

Cowan, O. S., D. A. W. Henry, and I. T. Little. 2021.  A Big Leap Forward for Afrotheria Conservation in South Africa: A New Environmental Screening Tool Ensures Cryptic Species of Conservation Concern Are Not Overlooked During the Environmental Impact Assessment Process.  Journal for Nature Conservation 63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2021.126044.

Cumming, G. S., D. A. W. Henry, G. L. Mutumi, and M. Ndlovu. 2021.  Understanding Arid-Region Waterbird Community Dynamics During Lake Dry-Downs.  Ecosphere 12 (8). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3668.

Duckworth, G. D., and R. Altwegg. 2021.  Why a Landscape View Is Important: Nearby Urban and Agricultural Land Affects Bird Abundances in Protected Areas.  PeerJ 9. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10719.

Dufourq, E., I. Durbach, J. P. Hansford, A. Hoepfner, H. Ma, J. V. Bryant, C. S. Stender, et al. 2021.  Automated Detection of Hainan Gibbon Calls for Passive Acoustic Monitoring.  Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 7 (3): 475 87. https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.201.

Durbach, I., D. Borchers, C. Sutherland, and K. Sharma. 2021.  Fast, Flexible Alternatives to Regular Grid Designs for Spatial Capture Recapture.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12 (2): 298 310. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13517.

Durbach, I. N., C. M. Harris, C. Martin, T. A. Helble, E. E. Henderson, G. Ierley, L. Thomas, and S. W. Martin. 2021.  Changes in the Movement and Calling Behavior of Minke Whales (Balaenoptera Acutorostrata) in Response to Navy Training.  Frontiers in Marine Science 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.660122.

Frainer, G., F. R. Carvalho, V. A. Bertaco, and L. R. Malabarba. 2021.  Museum Specimens Reveal a Rare New Characid Fish Genus, Helping to Refine the Interrelationships of the Probolodini (Characidae: Stethaprioninae).  Systematics and Biodiversity 19 (8): 1135 48. https://doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2021.1986167.

Frye, H. A., M. E. Aiello-Lammens, D. Euston-Brown, C. S. Jones, H. Kilroy Mollmann, C. Merow, J. A. Slingsby, H. van der Merwe, A. M. Wilson, and Jr. Silander J. A. 2021.  Plant Spectral Diversity as a Surrogate for Species, Functional and Phylogenetic Diversity Across a Hyper-Diverse Biogeographic Region.  Global Ecology and Biogeography 30 (7): 1403 17. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13306.

Henry, D. A. W., W. J. Collinson-Jonker, H. T. Davies-Mostert, S. K. Nicholson, L. Roxburgh, and D. M. Parker. 2021.  Optimising the Cost of Roadkill Surveys Based on an Analysis of Carcass Persistence.  Journal of Environmental Management 291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112664.

Jebari, J., O. O. T w , T. M. Andrews, V. Aquila, B. Beckage, M. Belaia, M. Clifford, et al. 2021.  From Moral Hazard to Risk-Response Feedback.  Climate Risk Management 33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2021.100324.

Krenn, H. W., F. Karolyi, P. Lampert, A. Melin, and J. F. Colville. 2021.  Nectar Uptake of a Long?proboscid Prosoeca Fly (Nemestrinidae) Proboscis Morphology and Flower Shape.  Insects 12 (4). https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12040371.

Latombe, G., D. M. Richardson, M. A. McGeoch, R. Altwegg, J. A. Catford, J. M. Chase, F. Courchamp, et al. 2021.  Mechanistic Reconciliation of Community and Invasion Ecology.  Ecosphere 12 (2). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3359.

Loubota Panzou, G. J., A. Fayolle, T. Jucker, O. L. Phillips, S. Bohlman, L. F. Banin, S. L. Lewis, et al. 2021.  Pantropical Variability in Tree Crown Allometry.  Global Ecology and Biogeography 30 (2): 459 75. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13231.

Louw, M. A., N. S. Haussmann, and P. C. le Roux. 2021.  Disentangling the Effects of Two Co-Occurring Biotic Modifiers on Vegetation Properties in a Semi-Arid Savannah Ecosystem.  Journal of Arid Environments 189: 104504. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104504.

Lu s, A. R., L. J. May-Collado, N. Rako-Gospi?, T. Gridley, E. Papale, A. Azevedo, M. A. Silva, G. Buscaino, D. Herzing, and M. E. dos Santos. 2021.  Vocal Universals and Geographic Variations in the Acoustic Repertoire of the Common Bottlenose Dolphin.  Scientific Reports 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-90710-9.

Marais, AJ, K Lloyd, HA Smit-Robinson, and LR Brown. 2021.  A Vegetation Classification and Description of White-Winged Flufftail (Sarothrura Ayresi) Habitat at Selected High-Altitude Peatlands in South Africa.  Royal Society Open Science 8 (11): 211482. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.211482.

Mashau, A. C., G. P. Hempson, C. E. R. Lehmann, M. S. Vorontsova, V. Visser, and S. Archibald. 2021.  Plant Height and Lifespan Predict Range Size in Southern African Grasses.  Journal of Biogeography 48 (12): 3047 59. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14261.

McLeod, L., and J. F. Colville. 2021.  Observations on Unusual Feeding and Mating Behaviour of a Monkey Beetle Genus Amblymelanoplia Dombrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Hopliini).  African Entomology 29 (1): 301 6. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.029.0301.

Melin, A., R. Altwegg, J. C. Manning, and J. F. Colville. 2021.  Allometric Relationships Shape Foreleg Evolution of Long-Legged Oil Bees (Melittidae: Rediviva).  Evolution 75 (2): 437 49. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.14144.

Moncrieff, G. R. 2021.  Locating and Dating Land Cover Change Events in the Renosterveld, a Critically Endangered Shrubland Ecosystem.  Remote Sensing 13 (5): 1 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13050834.

Moncrieff, G. R., J. A. Slingsby, and D. C. Le Maitre. 2021.  Propagating Uncertainty from Catchment Experiments to Estimates of Streamflow Reduction by Invasive Alien Plants in Southwestern South Africa.  Hydrological Processes 35 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14161.

Ntshanga, N. K., S. Proche?, and J. A. Slingsby. 2021.  Assessing the Threat of Landscape Transformation and Habitat Fragmentation in a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.  Austral Ecology 46 (7): 1052 69. https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.13037.

Overland, I., H. Fossum Sagbakken, A. Isataeva, G. Kolodzinskaia, N. P. Simpson, C. Trisos, and R. Vakulchuk. 2021.  Funding Flows for Climate Change Research on Africa: Where Do They Come from and Where Do They Go?  Climate and Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2021.1976609.

Pereira, L. M., D. R. Morrow, V. Aquila, B. Beckage, S. Beckbesinger, L. Beukes, H. J. Buck, et al. 2021.  From fAIrplay to Climate Wars: Making Climate Change Scenarios More Dynamic, Creative, and Integrative.  Ecology and Society 26 (4). https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12856-260430.

Pl n, S., S. Atkins, V. Cockcroft, D. Conry, S. Dines, S. Elwen, E. Gennari, et al. 2021.  Science Alone Won t Do It! South Africa s Endangered Humpback Dolphins Sousa Plumbea Face Complex Conservation Challenges.  Frontiers in Marine Science 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.642226.

Pretorius, M., G. B. Distiller, T. Photopoulou, C. P. Kelly, and M. J. O Riain. 2021.  African Wild Dog Movement Ecology in a Small Protected Area in South Africa.  African Journal of Wildlife Research 51 (1): 54 67. https://doi.org/10.3957/056.051.0054.

Probert, R., A. Bastian, S. H. Elwen, B. S. James, and T. Gridley. 2021.  Vocal Correlates of Arousal in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Spp.) In Human Care.  PLoS ONE 16 (9 September). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250913.

Reynolds, C., D. A. W. Henry, D. R. C. Tye, and N. D. Tye. 2021.  Defining Separation Zones for Coastal Birds at a Wetland of Global Importance.  Wildlife Research 48 (2): 134 41. https://doi.org/10.1071/WR20098.

Ross-Marsh, E. C., S. H. Elwen, A. S. Prinsloo, B. S. James, and T. Gridley. 2021.  Singing in South Africa: Monitoring the Occurrence of Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) Song Near the Western Cape.  Bioacoustics 30 (2): 163 79. https://doi.org/10.1080/09524622.2019.1710254.

Simpson, N. P., T. M. Andrews, M. Kr nke, C. Lennard, R. C. Odoulami, B. Ouweneel, A. Steynor, and C. H. Trisos. 2021.  Climate Change Literacy in Africa.  Nature Climate Change 11 (11): 937 44. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01171-x.

Simpson, N. P., K. J. Mach, A. Constable, J. Hess, R. Hogarth, M. Howden, J. Lawrence, et al. 2021.  A Framework for Complex Climate Change Risk Assessment.  One Earth 4 (4): 489 501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.03.005.

Skowno, A. L., D. Jewitt, and J. A. Slingsby. 2021.  Rates and Patterns of Habitat Loss Across South Africa s Vegetation Biomes.  South African Journal of Science 117 (1-2). https://doi.org/10.17159/SAJS.2021/8182.

Slingsby, J. A., A. de Buys, A. D. A. Simmers, E. Prinsloo, G. G. Forsyth, J. Glenday, and N. Allsopp. 2021.  Jonkershoek: Africa s Oldest Catchment Experiment - 80 Years and Counting.  Hydrological Processes 35 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14101.

Sutton, G., A. Bownes, V. Visser, A. Mapaura, and K. Canavan. 2021.  Progress and Prospects for the Biological Control of Invasive Alien Grasses Poaceae) in South Africa.  African Entomology 29 (3): 837 58. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.029.0837.

Treurnicht, M., F. M. Schurr, J. A. Slingsby, K. J. Esler, and J. Pagel. 2021.  Range-Wide Population Viability Analyses Reveal High Sensitivity to Wildflower Harvesting in Extreme Environments.  Journal of Applied Ecology 58 (7): 1399 1410. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13882.

Trisos, C. H., J. Auerbach, and M. Katti. 2021.  Decoloniality and Anti-Oppressive Practices for a More Ethical Ecology.  Nature Ecology and Evolution 5 (9): 1205 12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01460-w.

Trisos, C. H., C. Merow, and A. L. Pigot. 2021.  Reply to: Spatial Scale and the Synchrony of Ecological Disruption.  Nature 599 (7886): E11 13. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03760-4.

Wessels, C., C. Merow, and C. H. Trisos. 2021.  Climate Change Risk to Southern African Wild Food Plants.  Regional Environmental Change 21 (2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-021-01755-5.

Williams, P. A., N. P. Simpson, E. Totin, M. A. North, and C. H. Trisos. 2021.  Feasibility Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Options Across Africa: An Evidence-Based Review.  Environmental Research Letters 16 (7). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac092d.

Woodgate, Z., G. Distiller, and M. Justin O Riain. 2021.  Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Role of Interspecific Competition in Shaping Riverine Rabbit Occurrence.  Endangered Species Research 44: 351 61. https://doi.org/10.3354/ESR01106.