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Lamont, T., van den Berg, M.A. Mesoscale eddies influencing the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands Archipelago: Origin, pathways, and characteristics. 2020, Continental Shelf Research, 210, art. no. 104257, . DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2020.104257

Brauman, K.A., Garibaldi, L.A., Polasky, S., Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Y., Brancalion, P.H.S., DeClerck, F., Jacob, U., Mastrangelo, M.E., Nkongolo, N.V., Palang, H., Perez-Mendez, N., Shannon, L.J., Shrestha, U.B., Strombom, E., Verma, M. Global trends in nature's contributions to people. 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (51), pp. 32799-32805. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2010473117

Samaai, T., Kelly, M., Ngwakum, B., Payne, R., Teske, P.R., Janson, L., Kerwath, S., Parker, D., Gibbons, M.J. New Latrunculiidae (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) from the Agulhas ecoregion of temperate southern Africa. 2020, Zootaxa, 4896 (3), pp. 409-442. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4896.3.4

Marco, H.G., Šimek, P., Gäde, G. Unique Members of the Adipokinetic Hormone Family in Butterflies and Moths (Insecta, Lepidoptera). 2020, Frontiers in Physiology, 11, art. no. 614552, . DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2020.614552

Du Toit, C.J., Chinsamy, A., Cunningham, S.J. Cretaceous origins of the vibrotactile bill-tip organ in birds: Evolution of the tactile bill-tip organ. 2020, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287 (1940), art. no. 20202322, . DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2322rspb20202322

Adreani, N.M., D’Amelio, P.B., Gahr, M., ter Maat, A. Life-Stage Dependent Plasticity in the Auditory System of a Songbird Is Signal and Emitter-Specific. 2020, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14, art. no. 588672, . DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2020.588672

Veals, A.M., Burnett, A.D., Morandini, M., Drouilly, M., Koprowski, J.L. Caracal caracal (Carnivora: Felidae). 2020, Mammalian Species, 52 (993), pp. 71-85. DOI: 10.1093/mspecies/seaa006

Singh, G., Reynolds, C., Byrne, M., Rosman, B. A remote sensing method to monitor water, aquatic vegetation, and invasive water hyacinth at national extents. 2020, Remote Sensing, 12 (24), art. no. 4021, pp. 1-24. DOI: 10.3390/rs12244021

Norton, M. Prawns, justice, and relationships of care in Stilbaai, South Africa. 2020, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77 (7-8), pp. 2483-2490. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsaa211

Sakamoto, T., Van Der Lingen, C.D., Shirai, K., Ishimura, T., Geja, Y., Peterson, J., Komatsu, K. Otolith δ18O and microstructure analyses provide further evidence of population structure in sardine Sardinops sagax around South Africa. 2020, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77 (7), pp. 2669-2680. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsaa130

Ferreira, R.L., Silva, M.S., Giribet, G., Preez, G.D., Preez, G.D., Ventouras, O., Janion, C. The Wynberg Cave System, the most important site for cave fauna in South Africa at risk. 2020, Subterranean Biology, 36, pp. 73-81. DOI: 10.3897/subtbiol.36.60162

Wigley, B.J., Charles-Dominique, T., Hempson, G.P., Stevens, N., Tebeest, M., Archibald, S., Bond, W.J., Bunney, K., Coetsee, C., Donaldson, J., Fidelis, A., Gao, X., Gignoux, J., Lehmann, C., Massad, T.J., Midgley, J.J., Millan, M., Schwilk, D., Siebert, F., Solofondranohatra, C., Staver, A.C., Zhou, Y., Kruger, L.M. A handbook for the standardised sampling of plant functional traits in disturbance-prone ecosystems, with a focus on open ecosystems. 2020, Australian Journal of Botany, 68 (8), pp. 473-531. DOI: 10.1071/BT20048

Cândido, E.S., Vatanparast, M., De Vargas, W., Bezerra, L.M.P.A., Lewis, G.P., Mansano, V.F., Simões, A.O., Silva, M.J., Stirton, C., Tozzi, A.M.G.A., Fortuna-Perez, A.P. Molecular phylogenetic insights into the evolution of Eriosema (Fabaceae): A recent tropical savanna-adapted genus. 2020, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 194 (4), pp. 439-459. DOI: 10.1093/botlinnean/boaa059

Hoffman, M.T., Rohde, R.F., Gillson, L. Further comments on analysing trajectories of vegetation and landscape change in southern Africa from historical field photographs. 2020, Anthropocene, 32, art. no. 100274, . DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2020.100274

Grémillet, D., Péron, C., Lescroël, A., Fort, J., Patrick, S.C., Besnard, A., Provost, P. No way home: collapse in northern gannet survival rates point to critical marine ecosystem perturbation. 2020, Marine Biology, 167 (12), art. no. 189, . DOI: 10.1007/s00227-020-03801-y

Kappel, C., Illing, N., Huu, C.N., Barger, N.N., Cramer, M.D., Lenhard, M., Midgley, J.J. Fairy circles in Namibia are assembled from genetically distinct grasses. 2020, Communications Biology, 3 (1), art. no. 698, . DOI: 10.1038/s42003-020-01431-0

Krasnov, B.R., Junker, K., Wood, S., Ueckermann, E.A., Venter, G.J., Van Der Mescht, L., Heyne, H., Jacobs, D.S. Compositional turnover in ecto- And endoparasite assemblages of an African bat, Miniopterus natalensis (Chiroptera, Miniopteridae): effects of hierarchical scale and host sex. 2020, Parasitology, 147 (14), pp. 1728-1742. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182020001602

Chinder, G.B., Hattas, D., Massad, T.J. Growth and functional traits of Julbernardia globiflora (Benth) resprouts and seedlings in response to fire frequency and herbivory in miombo woodlands. 2020, South African Journal of Botany, 135, pp. 476-483. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2020.09.024

Ryan, P.G., Maclean, K., Weideman, E.A. The Impact of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Urban Street Litter in South Africa. 2020, Environmental Processes, 7 (4), pp. 1303-1312. DOI: 10.1007/s40710-020-00472-1

Leith, D.A., Mpofu, B.S., van Velden, J.L., Reed, C.C., van Boom, K.M., Breed, D., Kohn, T.A. Are Cape Peninsula baboons raiding their way to obesity and type II diabetes? - a comparative study. 2020, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -Part A : Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 250, art. no. 110794, . DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2020.110794

Bhagwandin, A., Ndlovu, N., Bronner, G.N., Bennett, N.C., Manger, P.R. The hypercholinergic brain of the Cape golden mole (Chrysochloris asiatica). 2020, Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 110, art. no. 101856, . DOI: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2020.101856

Nikolic, N., Montes, I., Lalire, M., Puech, A., Bodin, N., Arnaud-Haond, S., Kerwath, S., Corse, E., Gaspar, P., Hollanda, S., Bourjea, J., West, W., Bonhommeau, S. Connectivity and population structure of albacore tuna across southeast Atlantic and southwest Indian Oceans inferred from multidisciplinary methodology. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 15657, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-72369-w

Halimubieke, N., Kupán, K., Valdebenito, J.O., Kubelka, V., Carmona-Isunza, M.C., Burgas, D., Catlin, D., St Clair, J.J.H., 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., Székely, T. Successful breeding predicts divorce in plovers. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 15576, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-72521-6

Meynecke, J.-O., Seyboth, E., De Bie, J., Menzel Barraqueta, J.-L., Chama, A., Prakash Dey, S., Lee, S.B., Tulloch, V., Vichi, M., Findlay, K., Roychoudhury, A.N., Mackey, B. Responses of humpback whales to a changing climate in the Southern Hemisphere: Priorities for research efforts. 2020, Marine Ecology, 41 (6), art. no. e12616, . DOI: 10.1111/maec.12616

Elliott, T.L., Muasya, A.M. A taxonomic revision of the Epischoenus group of Schoenus (Cyperaceae, tribe Schoeneae). 2020, South African Journal of Botany, 135, pp. 296-316. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2020.08.029

Petersen, H., Jack, S.L., Hoffman, M.T., Todd, S.W. Patterns of plant species richness and growth form diversity in critical habitats of the Nama-Karoo Biome, South Africa. 2020, South African Journal of Botany, 135, pp. 201-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2020.08.028

Weideman, E.A., Munro, C., Perold, V., Omardien, A., Ryan, P.G. Ingestion of plastic litter by the sandy anemone Bunodactis reynaudi. 2020, Environmental Pollution, 267, art. no. 115543, . DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115543

Hoffmann, J.H., Moran, V.C., Zimmermann, H.G., Impson, F.A.C. Biocontrol of a prickly pear cactus in South Africa: Reinterpreting the analogous, renowned case in Australia. 2020, Journal of Applied Ecology, 57 (12), pp. 2475-2484. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13737

Kirkman, S.P., Baliwe, N.G., Nhleko, J., Pfaff, M.C. Ecosystem health and human wealth – A comparison of sub-Saharan African Large Marine Ecosystems. 2020, Environmental Development, 36, art. no. 100551, . DOI: 10.1016/j.envdev.2020.100551

de Wet, R.F., West, A.G., Harris, C. Seasonal variation in tap water δ2H and δ18O isotopes reveals two tap water worlds. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 13544, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-70317-2

BRINK, C.J., POSTMA, A., SLABBERT, E., POSTMA, F., MUASYA, A.M., JACOBS, K. Bacterial communities associated with natural and commercially grown rooibos (Aspalathus linearis). 2020, Pedosphere, 30 (6), pp. 778-790. DOI: 10.1016/S1002-0160(20)60038-8

Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H., Bezeng, B.S., Charles-Dominique, T., Hempson, G.P., Kabongo, R.M., Maurin, O., Muasya, A.M., van der Bank, M., Bond, W.J. Savanna tree evolutionary ages inform the reconstruction of the paleoenvironment of our hominin ancestors. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 12430, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-69378-0

Dawson, J., Pillay, D., Perissinotto, R., Richoux, N.B. Fatty acid analyses provide novel insights on hippo defecation and consequences for aquatic food webs. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 12039, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-68369-5

Midgley, J.J., Coetzee, B.W.T., Tye, D., Kruger, L.M. Mass sterilization of a common palm species by elephants in Kruger National Park, South Africa. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 11719, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-68679-8

Santangeli, A., Chen, Y., Kluen, E., Chirumamilla, R., Tiainen, J., Loehr, J. Integrating drone-borne thermal imaging with artificial intelligence to locate bird nests on agricultural land. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 10993, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67898-3

Bourne, A.R., Cunningham, S.J., Spottiswoode, C.N., Ridley, A.R. Hot droughts compromise interannual survival across all group sizes in a cooperatively breeding bird. 2020, Ecology Letters, 23 (12), pp. 1776-1788. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13604

Kemp, L.V., Kotze, A., Jansen, R., Dalton, D.L., Grobler, P., Little, R.M. Review of trial reintroductions of the long-lived, cooperative breeding Southern Ground-hornbill. 2020, Bird Conservation International, 30 (4), pp. 533-558. DOI: 10.1017/S0959270920000131

Nwaogu, C.J., Cresswell, W., Tieleman, B.I. Geographic variation in baseline innate immune function does not follow variation in aridity along a tropical environmental gradient. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 5909, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-62806-1

Ropert-Coudert, Y., Van de Putte, A.P., Reisinger, R.R., Bornemann, H., Charrassin, J.-B., Costa, D.P., Danis, B., Hückstädt, L.A., Jonsen, I.D., Lea, M.-A., Thompson, D., Torres, L.G., Trathan, P.N., Wotherspoon, S., Ainley, D.G., Alderman, R., Andrews-Goff, V., Arthur, B., Ballard, G., Bengtson, J., Bester, M.N., Blix, A.S., Boehme, L., Bost, C.-A., Boveng, P., Cleeland, J., Constantine, R., Crawford, R.J.M., Dalla Rosa, L., Nico de Bruyn, P.J., Delord, K., Descamps, S., Double, M., Emmerson, L., Fedak, M., Friedlaender, A., Gales, N., Goebel, M., Goetz, K.T., Guinet, C., Goldsworthy, S.D., Harcourt, R., Hinke, J.T., Jerosch, K., Kato, A., Kerry, K.R., Kirkwood, R., Kooyman, G.L., Kovacs, K.M., Lawton, K., Lowther, A.D., Lydersen, C., Lyver, P.O.B., Makhado, A.B., Márquez, M.E.I., McDonald, B.I., McMahon, C.R., Muelbert, M., Nachtsheim, D., Nicholls, K.W., Nordøy, E.S., Olmastroni, S., Phillips, R.A., Pistorius, P., Plötz, J., Pütz, K., Ratcliffe, N., Ryan, P.G., Santos, M., Southwell, C., Staniland, I., Takahashi, A., Tarroux, A., Trivelpiece, W., Wakefield, E., Weimerskirch, H., Wienecke, B., Xavier, J.C., Raymond, B., Hindell, M.A. The retrospective analysis of Antarctic tracking data project. 2020, Scientific Data, 7 (1), art. no. 94, . DOI: 10.1038/s41597-020-0406-x

Venter, O., Pillay, D., Prayag, K. Water filtration by burrowing sandprawns provides novel insights on endobenthic engineering and solutions for eutrophication. 2020, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 1913, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-58677-1

Morales, J., Fejfar, O., Heizmann, E., Wagner, J., Valenciano, A., Abella, J. A New Thaumastocyoninae (Amphicyonidae, Carnivora) from the Early Miocene of Tuchořice, the Czech Republic. 2020, Fossil Imprint, 75 (3-4), pp. 397-411. DOI: 10.2478/if-2019-0025

Jocou, A.I., Minué, C.R., Klak, C. Typification and nomenclatural clarifications of Mesembryanthemum purpurocroceum and M. insititium (Ruschioideae, Aizoaceae). 2020, Phytotaxa, 474 (1), pp. 62-70. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.474.1.6

Valenciano, A., Mayda, S., Alpagut, B. First record of Lartetictis (Carnivora, Mustelidae, Lutrinae) in Turkey from the middle Miocene hominoid locality of Paşalar. 2020, Historical Biology, 32 (10), pp. 1361-1376. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2019.1588894

Clements, H.S., Biggs, R., Cumming, G.S. Cross-scale and social-ecological changes constitute main threats to private land conservation in South Africa. 2020, Journal of Environmental Management, 274, art. no. 111235, . DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111235

Feng, S., Stiller, J., Deng, Y., Armstrong, J., Fang, Q., Reeve, A.H., Xie, D., Chen, G., Guo, C., Faircloth, B.C., Petersen, B., Wang, Z., Zhou, Q., Diekhans, M., Chen, W., Andreu-Sánchez, S., Margaryan, A., Howard, J.T., Parent, C., Pacheco, G., Sinding, M.-H.S., Puetz, L., Cavill, E., Ribeiro, Â.M., Eckhart, L., Fjeldså, J., Hosner, P.A., Brumfield, R.T., Christidis, L., Bertelsen, M.F., Sicheritz-Ponten, T., Tietze, D.T., Robertson, B.C., Song, G., Borgia, G., Claramunt, S., Lovette, I.J., Cowen, S.J., Njoroge, P., Dumbacher, J.P., Ryder, O.A., Fuchs, J., Bunce, M., Burt, D.W., Cracraft, J., Meng, G., Hackett, S.J., Ryan, P.G., Jønsson, K.A., Jamieson, I.G., da Fonseca, R.R., Braun, E.L., Houde, P., Mirarab, S., Suh, A., Hansson, B., Ponnikas, S., Sigeman, H., Stervander, M., Frandsen, P.B., van der Zwan, H., van der Sluis, R., Visser, C., Balakrishnan, C.N., Clark, A.G., Fitzpatrick, J.W., Bowman, R., Chen, N., Cloutier, A., Sackton, T.B., Edwards, S.V., Foote, D.J., Shakya, S.B., Sheldon, F.H., Vignal, A., Soares, A.E.R., Shapiro, B., González-Solís, J., Ferrer-Obiol, J., Rozas, J., Riutort, M., Tigano, A., Friesen, V., Dalén, L., Urrutia, A.O., Székely, T., Liu, Y., Campana, M.G., Corvelo, A., Fleischer, R.C., Rutherford, K.M., Gemmell, N.J., Dussex, N., Mouritsen, H., Thiele, N., Delmore, K., Liedvogel, M., Franke, A., Hoeppner, M.P., Krone, O., Fudickar, A.M., Milá, B., Ketterson, E.D., Fidler, A.E., Friis, G., Parody-Merino, Á.M., Battley, P.F., Cox, M.P., Lima, N.C.B., Prosdocimi, F., Parchman, T.L., Schlinger, B.A., Loiselle, B.A., Blake, J.G., Lim, H.C., Day, L.B., Fuxjager, M.J., Baldwin, M.W., Braun, M.J., Wirthlin, M., Dikow, R.B., Ryder, T.B., Camenisch, G., Keller, L.F., DaCosta, J.M., Hauber, M.E., Louder, M.I.M., Witt, C.C., McGuire, J.A., Mudge, J., Megna, L.C., Carling, M.D., Wang, B., Taylor, S.A., Del-Rio, G., Aleixo, A., Vasconcelos, A.T.R., Mello, C.V., Weir, J.T., Haussler, D., Li, Q., Yang, H., Wang, J., Lei, F., Rahbek, C., Gilbert, M.T.P., Graves, G.R., Jarvis, E.D., Paten, B., Zhang, G. Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. 2020, Nature, 587 (7833), pp. 252-257. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2873-9

Davidson, S.C., Bohrer, G., Gurarie, E., LaPoint, S., Mahoney, P.J., Boelman, N.T., Eitel, J.U.H., Prugh, L.R., Vierling, L.A., Jennewein, J., Grier, E., Couriot, O., Kelly, A.P., Meddens, A.J.H., Oliver, R.Y., Kays, R., Wikelski, M., Aarvak, T., Ackerman, J.T., Alves, J.A., Bayne, E., Bedrosian, B., Belant, J.L., Berdahl, A.M., Berlin, A.M., Berteaux, D., Bêty, J., Boiko, D., Booms, T.L., Borg, B.L., Boutin, S., Sean Boyd, W., Brides, K., Brown, S., Bulyuk, V.N., Burnham, K.K., Cabot, D., Casazza, M., Christie, K., Craig, E.H., Davis, S.E., Davison, T., Demma, D., DeSorbo, C.R., Dixon, A., Domenech, R., Eichhorn, G., Elliott, K., Evenson, J.R., Exo, K.-M., Ferguson, S.H., Fiedler, W., Fisk, A., Fort, J., Franke, A., Fuller, M.R., Garthe, S., Gauthier, G., Gilchrist, G., Glazov, P., Gray, C.E., Grémillet, D., Griffin, L., Hallworth, M.T., Harrison, A.-L., Hennin, H.L., Mark Hipfner, J., Hodson, J., Johnson, J.A., Joly, K., Jones, K., Katzner, T.E., Kidd, J.W., Knight, E.C., Kochert, M.N., Kölzsch, A., Kruckenberg, H., Lagassé, B.J., Lai, S., Lamarre, J.-F., Lanctot, R.B., Larter, N.C., Latham, D.A.M., Latty, C.J., Lawler, J.P., Léandri-Breton, D.-J., Lee, H., Lewis, S.B., Love, O.P., Madsen, J., Maftei, M., Mallory, M.L., Mangipane, B., Markovets, M.Y., Marra, P.P., McGuire, R., McIntyre, C.L., McKinnon, E.A., Miller, T.A., Moonen, S., Mu, T., Müskens, G.J.D.M., Ng, J., Nicholson, K.L., Øien, I.J., Overton, C., Owen, P.A., Patterson, A., Petersen, A., Pokrovsky, I., Powell, L.L., Prieto, R., Quillfeldt, P., Rausch, J., Russell, K., Saalfeld, S.T., Schekkerman, H., Schmutz, J.A., Schwemmer, P., Seip, D.R., Shreading, A., Silva, M.A., Smith, B.W., Smith, F., Smith, J.P., Snell, K.R.S., Sokolov, A., Sokolov, V., Solovyeva, D.V., Sorum, M.S., Tertitski, G., Therrien, J.F., Thorup, K., Lee Tibbitts, T., Tulp, I., Uher-Koch, B.D., van Bemmelen, R.S.A., van Wilgenburg, S., von Duyke, A.L., Watson, J.L., Watts, B.D., Williams, J.A., Wilson, M.T., Wright, J.R., Yates, M.A., Yurkowski, D.J., Žydelis, R., Hebblewhite, M. Ecological insights from three decades of animal movement tracking across a changing Arctic. 2020, Science, 370 (6517), pp. 712-715. DOI: 10.1126/science.abb7080

Ryan, P.G., Weideman, E.A., Perold, V., Moloney, C.L. Toward Balancing the Budget: Surface Macro-Plastics Dominate the Mass of Particulate Pollution Stranded on Beaches. 2020, Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, art. no. 575395, . DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.575395

Lowney, A.M., Bolopo, D., Krochuk, B.A., Thomson, R.L. The Large Communal Nests of Sociable Weavers Provide Year-Round Insulated Refuge for Weavers and Pygmy Falcons. 2020, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, art. no. 570006, . DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.570006

Renedo, M., Amouroux, D., Albert, C., Bérail, S., Bråthen, V.S., Gavrilo, M., Grémillet, D., Helgason, H.H., Jakubas, D., Mosbech, A., Strøm, H., Tessier, E., Wojczulanis-Jakubas, K., Bustamante, P., Fort, J. Contrasting Spatial and Seasonal Trends of Methylmercury Exposure Pathways of Arctic Seabirds: Combination of Large-Scale Tracking and Stable Isotopic Approaches. 2020, Environmental Science and Technology, 54 (21), pp. 13619-13629. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c03285

Valle, S., Collar, N.J., Melo, M., Marsden, S.J. What can the abundance of Grey Parrots on Príncipe Island tell us about large parrot conservation?. 2020, Journal of Tropical Ecology, 36 (6), pp. 293-297. DOI: 10.1017/S0266467421000031

Brokensha, R., Landschoff, J., du Plessis, A., Griffiths, C.L. Redescription and notes on the ecology of Pagurapseudes dentatus (Brown, 1956) (Peracarida: Tanaidacea), a shell-inhabiting tanaid from South Africa. 2020, Journal of Crustacean Biology, 40 (6), pp. 715-724. DOI: 10.1093/jcbiol/ruaa074

Uren, R.C., Bothma, F., Van Der Lingen, C.D., Bouwman, H. Differences in Metal Compositions and Concentrations of Sympatric Predatory Fish and Squid from the South Atlantic Ocean. 2020, African Zoology, 55 (4), pp. 278-291. DOI: 10.1080/15627020.2020.1810121

Malan, G., Padayachee, K. Interspecific Competition for Cliff Ledges on the Magaliesberg between Nesting Verreaux's Eagles and Roosting Chacma Baboons. 2020, African Zoology, 55 (4), pp. 368-371. DOI: 10.1080/15627020.2020.1842242

Manzano, S., Julier, A.C.M., Dirk, C.J., Razafimanantsoa, A.H.I., Samuels, I., Petersen, H., Gell, P., Hoffman, M., Gillson, L. Using the past to manage the future: the role of palaeoecological and long-term data in ecological restoration. 2020, Restoration Ecology, 28 (6), pp. 1335-1342. DOI: 10.1111/rec.13285

Dolrenry, S., Hazzah, L., Frank, L. Corridors of tolerance through human-dominated landscapes facilitate dispersal and connectivity between populations of African lions Panthera leo. 2020, ORYX, 54 (6), pp. 847-850. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605319000656

Pitcher, G.C., Cembella, A.D., Krock, B., Macey, B.M., Mansfield, L. Do toxic Pseudo-nitzschia species pose a threat to aquaculture in the southern Benguela eastern boundary upwelling system?. 2020, Harmful Algae, 99, art. no. 101919, . DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2020.101919

Nolte, C.R., Pfaff, M.C., de Lecea, A.M., le Gouvello, D., Nel, R. Stable isotopes and epibiont communities reveal foraging habitats of nesting loggerhead turtles in the South West Indian Ocean. 2020, Marine Biology, 167 (11), art. no. 162, . DOI: 10.1007/s00227-020-03767-x

Garmestani, A., Twidwell, D., Angeler, D.G., Sundstrom, S., Barichievy, C., Chaffin, B.C., Eason, T., Graham, N., Granholm, D., Gunderson, L., Knutson, M., Nash, K.L., Nelson, R.J., Nystrom, M., Spanbauer, T.L., Stow, C.A., Allen, C.R. Panarchy: opportunities and challenges for ecosystem management. 2020, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18 (10), pp. 576-583. DOI: 10.1002/fee.2264

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Giering, S.L.C., Cavan, E.L., Basedow, S.L., Briggs, N., Burd, A.B., Darroch, L.J., Guidi, L., Irisson, J.-O., Iversen, M.H., Kiko, R., Lindsay, D., Marcolin, C.R., McDonnell, A.M.P., Möller, K.O., Passow, U., Thomalla, S., Trull, T.W., Waite, A.M. Sinking Organic Particles in the Ocean—Flux Estimates From in situ Optical Devices. 2020, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, art. no. 834, . DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00834

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., Morales Maqueda, M.A., Poulain-Zarcos, M., Rodríguez, E., Ryan, P.G., Shanks, A.L., Shim, W.J., Suaria, G., Thiel, M., Van Den Bremer, T.S., Wichmann, D. The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris. 2020, Environmental Research Letters, 15 (2), art. no. 023003, . DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab6d7d

Lerata, M.S., D’Souza, S., Sibuyi, N.R.S., Dube, A., Meyer, M., Samaai, T., Antunes, E.M., Beukes, D.R. Encapsulation of variabilin in stearic acid solid lipid nanoparticles enhances its anticancer activity in vitro. 2020, Molecules, 25 (4), art. no. 830, . DOI: 10.3390/molecules25040830

Klak, C., Schmiedel, U., Bruyns, P.V. The taxonomic status of Ruschia stricta var. turgida and R. promontorii and a new name for R. vaginata (Ruschieae, Aizoaceae). 2020, Phytotaxa, 433 (1), pp. 41-54. DOI: 10.11646/PHYTOTAXA.433.1.5

Zhigila, D.A., Verboom, G.A., Muasya, A.M. An infrageneric classification of Thesium (Santalaceae) based on molecular phylogenetic data. 2020, Taxon, 69 (1), pp. 100-123. DOI: 10.1002/tax.12202

Ryan, P.G., Lee, J.R., Bouard, F.L. Moult intensity in blue petrels and a key moult site off West Antarctica. 2020, Antarctic Science, 32 (1), pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1017/S0954102019000427

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., Hockey, P.A.R. Heat dissipation behaviour of birds in seasonally hot arid-zones: are there global patterns?. 2020, Journal of Avian Biology, 51 (2), art. no. e02350, . DOI: 10.1111/jav.02350

Brom, P., Anderson, P., Channing, A., Underhill, L.G. The role of cultural norms in shaping attitudes towards amphibians in Cape Town, South Africa. 2020, PLoS ONE, 15 (2), art. no. e0219331, . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219331

Botha, T.P.A., Griffiths, C.L., Maneveldt, G.W. Coralline red algae—a new host taxon for burrowing barnacles (Cirripedia, Acrothoracica). 2020, Marine Biodiversity, 50 (1), art. no. 6, . DOI: 10.1007/s12526-019-01038-7

Nebel, C., Harl, J., Pajot, A., Weissenböck, H., Amar, A., Sumasgutner, P. High prevalence and genetic diversity of Haemoproteus columbae (Haemosporida: Haemoproteidae) in feral pigeons Columba livia in Cape Town, South Africa. 2020, Parasitology Research, 119 (2), pp. 447-463. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-019-06558-6

Jones, M.G.W., Techow, N.M.S., Risi, M.M., Jones, C.W., Hagens, Q.A., Taylor, F., Ryan, P.G. Hybridization and cuckoldry between black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses. 2020, Antarctic Science, 32 (1), pp. 10-14. DOI: 10.1017/S0954102019000506

Miller, S.M., Druce, D.J., Dalton, D.L., Harper, C.K., Kotze, A., Packer, C., Slotow, R., Bloomer, P. Genetic rescue of an isolated African lion population. 2020, Conservation Genetics, 21 (1), pp. 41-53. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-019-01231-y

Gittins, O., Grau-Roma, L., Valle, R., Abad, F.X., Nofrarías, M., Ryan, P.G., González-Solís, J., Majó, N. Serological and molecular surveys of influenza A viruses in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic wild birds. 2020, Antarctic Science, 32 (1), pp. 15-20. DOI: 10.1017/S0954102019000464

Goman, M.F., Ashley, G.M., Owen, R.B., Driese, S.G., Muasya, A.M., Hover, V.C. A high-resolution climate history of geochemical and biological proxies from a tropical freshwater wetland located in the Kenyan Rift Valley. 2020, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 162, art. no. 103703, . DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2019.103703

Balme, G.A., le Roex, N., Rogan, M.S., Hunter, L.T.B. Ecological opportunity drives individual dietary specialization in leopards. 2020, Journal of Animal Ecology, 89 (2), pp. 589-600. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13109

Stephens, K., Measey, J., Reynolds, C., Le Roux, J.J. Occurrence and extent of hybridisation between the invasive Mallard Duck and native Yellow-billed Duck in South Africa. 2020, Biological Invasions, 22 (2), pp. 693-707. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-019-02122-6

Slingsby, J.A., Moncrieff, G.R., Rogers, A.J., February, E.C. Altered ignition catchments threaten a hyperdiverse fire-dependent ecosystem. 2020, Global Change Biology, 26 (2), pp. 616-628. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14861

Winker, H., Carvalho, F., Thorson, J.T., Kell, L.T., Parker, D., Kapur, M., Sharma, R., Booth, A.J., Kerwath, S.E. JABBA-Select: Incorporating life history and fisheries’ selectivity into surplus production models. 2020, Fisheries Research, 222, art. no. 105355, . DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2019.105355

Morris, T.L., Barger, N.N., Cramer, M.D. Ecophysiological traits of invasive alien Acacia cyclops compared to co-occuring native species in Strandveld vegetation of the Cape Floristic Region. 2020, Austral Ecology, 45 (1), pp. 48-59. DOI: 10.1111/aec.12827

Cyrus, M.D., Bolton, J.J., Macey, B.M. The use of stable isotope ratios δ13C and δ15N to track the incorporation of Ulva and other important dietary ingredients into the gonads of the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla. 2020, Aquaculture Nutrition, 26 (1), pp. 174-185. DOI: 10.1111/anu.12979

Drouilly, M., Nattrass, N., O'Riain, M.J. Global positioning system location clusters vs. scats: comparing dietary estimates to determine mesopredator diet in a conflict framework. 2020, Journal of Zoology, 310 (2), pp. 83-94. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12737

Chimphango, S.B.M., Gallant, L.H., Poulsen, Z.C., Samuels, M.I., Hattas, D., Curtis, O.E., Muasya, A.M., Cupido, C., Boatwright, J.S., Howieson, J. Native legume species as potential fodder crops in the mediterranean renosterveld shrubland, South Africa. 2020, Journal of Arid Environments, 173, art. no. 104015, . DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2019.104015

Mukherjee, D., Sengupta, D.P., Rakshit, N. New biological insights into the Middle Triassic capitosaurs from India as deduced from limb bone anatomy and histology. 2020, Papers in Palaeontology, 6 (1), pp. 93-142. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1263

Cook, T.R., Martin, R., Roberts, J., Häkkinen, H., Botha, P., Meyer, C., Sparks, E., Underhill, L.G., Ryan, P.G., Sherley, R.B. Parenting in a warming world: Thermoregulatory responses to heat stress in an endangered seabird. 2020, Conservation Physiology, 8 (1), art. no. coz109, . DOI: 10.1093/conphys/coz109

Samaai, T., Pillay, R., Janson, L. Suggestion of Spongia (Heterofibria) peddemorsi as replacement name for Spongia (Heterofibria) cooki Samaai, Pillay & Janson, 2019. 2020, Zootaxa, 4728 (1), p. 149. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4728.1.9

Langley, J., Cornwall, M., Powell, C., Costa, C., Allsopp, E., van Noort, S., Guilbert, E., van Asch, B. First report of the lace bug neoplerochila paliatseasi(Rodrigues,1981)(Hemiptera: Tingidae) infesting cultivated olive trees in South Africa, and its complete mitochondrial sequence. 2020, Zootaxa, 4722 (5), pp. 443-462. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4722.5.3

Moreira, F., Ascoli, D., Safford, H., Adams, M.A., Moreno, J.M., Pereira, J.M.C., Catry, F.X., Armesto, J., Bond, W., González, M.E., Curt, T., Koutsias, N., McCaw, L., Price, O., Pausas, J.G., Rigolot, E., Stephens, S., Tavsanoglu, C., Vallejo, V.R., Van Wilgen, B.W., Xanthopoulos, G., Fernandes, P.M. Wildfire management in Mediterranean-type regions: Paradigm change needed. 2020, Environmental Research Letters, 15 (1), art. no. 011001, . DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab541e