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2017:

Archibald, S., Beckett, H., Bond, W.J., Coetsee, C., Druce, D.J. & Staver, A.C. 2017.  Interactions between fire and ecosystem processes. In: Conserving Africa's Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Story edited by Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., Archibald, S. & Owen-Smith, N. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 233-264. (No e-version available)
 
Bond, W.J., Staver, A.D., Cramer, M.D., Wakeling, J.L., Midgley, J.J. & Balfour, D.A. 2017. Demographic bottlenecks and savanna tree abundance. In: Conserving Africa's Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Story edited by Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., Archibald, S. & Owen-Smith, N. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 161-188.(No e-version available)
 
Dabek, P., Ashworth, M.P., Witkowski, A., Li, C., Bornman, T.G., Gonçalves, V., Park, J. & Khim, J.S. 2017. Towards a multigene phylogeny of the Cymatosiraceae (Bacillariophyta, Ediophyceae) I: novel taxa within the subfamily cymatosiroideae based on molecular and morphological data. Journal of Phycology early view http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12501
 
Druce, D.J., Druce, H., te Beest, M., Cromsigt, J.P.G.M. & van Rensburg, S.J. 2017. Elephant management in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. In: Conserving Africa's Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Story edited by Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., Archibald, S. & Owen-Smith, N. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 336-357.(No e-version available)
 
Jewitt, D., Goodman, P.S., Erasmus, B.F.N., O'Connor, T.G. & Witkowski, E.T.F. 2017.  Planning for the Maintenance of Floristic Diversity in the Face of Land Cover and Climate Change. Environmental Management early view.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-017-0829-0
 
Jucker, T., Caspersen, J., Chave, J., Antin, C., Barbier, N., Bongers, F., Dalponte, M., van Ewijk, K.Y., Forrester, D.I., Haeni, M., Higgins, S I., Holdaway, R.J., Iida, Y., Lorimer, C., Marshall, P.L., Momo, S., Moncrieff, G.R., Ploton, P., Poorter, L., Abd Rahman, K., Schlund, M., Sonké, B., Sterck, F.J., Trugman, A.T., Usoltsev, V.A., Vanderwel, M.C., Waldner, P., Wedeux, B.M.M., Wirth, C., Wöll, H., Woods, M., Xiang, W., Zimmermann, N.E. & Coomes, D.A. 2016.  Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programmes. Global Change Biology 23:177-190.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13388 
Datahttps://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3413539.v1
 
Kruger, L.M., Charles-Dominique, T., Bond, W.J., Midgley, J.J.. Balfour, D.A. & Mkhwanazi, A. 2017. Woody plant traits and life-history strategies across disturbance gradients and biome boundaries in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. In: Conserving Africa's Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Story edited by Cromsigt, J.P.G.M., Archibald, S. & Owen-Smith, N. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 189-210.(No e-version available)
 
Louw, M.A., le Roux, P.C., Meyer-Milne, E. & Haussmann, N.S. 2017. Mammal burrowing in discrete landscape patches further increases soil and vegetation heterogeneity in an arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments early view http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.02.007
 
O'Connor, T.G. 2017. Demography of woody species in a semi-arid African savanna reserve following the re-introduction of elephants. Acta Oecologica 78:61-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2016.12.009
 
Rishworth, G.M., Perissinotto, R., Bornman, T.G. & Lemley, D.A. 2017. Peritidal stromatolites at the convergence of groundwater seepage and marine incursion: Patterns of salinity, temperature and nutrient variability. Journal of Marine Systems 167:68-77.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.11.010
 
Rishworth, G.M., Perissinotto, R., Miranda, N.A.F., Bornman, T.G. & Steyn, P.-P. 2017. Phytoplankton community dynamics within peritidal pools associated with living stromatolites at the freshwater–marine
interface. Aquatic Science 79:357-370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00027-016-0502-3
 
Rogers, A.D., Alvheim, O., Bemanaja, E., Benivary, D., Boersch-Supan, P., Bornman, T.G., Cedras, R., du Plessis, N., Gotheil, S., Heines, A., Kemp, K., Kristiansen, J., Letessier, T., Mangar, V., Mazungula, N., Mørk, T., Pinet, P., Pollard, R., Read, J. & Sonnekus, T. 2017. Pelagic communities of the South West Indian Ocean seamounts: R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen Cruise 2009-410. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 136:5-35.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.12.010
 
Sonnekus, M.J. Bornman, T.G. & Campbell, E.E. 2017. Phytoplankton and nutrient dynamics of six South West Indian Ocean seamounts.  Deep-Sea Research Part II 136:59-72.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.12.008
 
Stevens, N., Lehmann, C.E.R., Murphy, B.P. & Durigan, G. 2016. Savanna woody encroachment is widespread across three continents.  Global Change Biology 23:235-244.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13409
 

van der Merwe, H. & Geldenhuys, C. 2017. Proposed long-term monitoring protocol and applications for Aloidendron dichotomum populations. South African Journal of Botany. early view http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.008

2016:

 Abdalla, K., Chivenge, P., Everson, C., Mathieu, O., Thevenot, M. & Chaplot, V. 2016. Long-term annual burning of grassland increases CO2 emissions from soils. Geoderma 282:80-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.07.009

Aiello-Lammens, M.E., Slingsby, J.A., Merow, C., Mollmann, H.K., Euston-Brown, D., Jones, C.S. & Silander Jr., J.A. 2016. Processes of community assembly in an environmentally heterogeneous, high biodiversity region. Ecography: pattern and diversity in ecology early view. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01945 Datahttp://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.kk174
 
Ansorge, I.J., Brudrit, G., Brundrit, J., Dorrington, R., Fawcett, S., Gammon, D., Henry, T., Hermes, J., Hölscher, B., d’Hotman, J., Meiklejohn, I., Morris, T., Pinto, I., du Plessis, M., Roman, R., Saunders, C., Shabangu, F.W., de Vos, M., Walker, D.R. & Louw, G. 2016. SEAmester – South Africa’s first class afloat. South African Journal of Science 112:21-24.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2016/a0171
 

Blignaut, J., Mander, M., Inglesi-Lotz, R., Glavan, J. & Parr, S. 2016. The amenity value of Abu Dhabi’s coastal and marine resources to its beach visitors. Ecosystem Services 19:32-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.04.005

Bond, W.J. 2016. Ancient grasslands at risk. Science 351:120-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aad5132

Bond, W.H. 2016. Seeing the grasslands through the trees – Response. Science 351(6277):1036-1037. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.351.6277.1036-b

Bornman, T.G., Schmidt, J., Adams, J.B., Mfikili, A.N., Farre, R.E. & Smit, A.J. 2016. Relative sea-level rise and the potential for subsidence of the Swartkops Estuary intertidal salt marshes, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 107:91-100.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.05.003

Burkepile, D.E., Thompson, D.I., Fynn, R.W.S., Koerner, S.E., Eby, S., Govender, N., Hagenah, N., Lemoine, N.P., Matchett, K.J., Wilcox, K.R., Collins, S.L., Kirkman, K.P., Knapp, A.K. & Smith, M.D. 2016. Fire frequency drives habitat selection by a diverse herbivore guild impacting top-down control of plant communities in an African savanna. Oikos 125 (11) :1636-1646. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/oik.02987 Datahttp://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.f34p5 

Burkepile, D.E., Fynn, R.W.S., Thompson, D.I., Lemoine, N.P.,  Koerner, S.E., Eby, S., Hagenah, N., Wilcox, K.R., Collins, S.L., Kirkman, K.P., Knapp, A.K. & Smith, M.D. 2016. Herbivore size matters for productivity-richness relationships in African savannas. Journal of Ecology early view. http://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12714

Chamane, S., Kirkman, K., Morris, C. & O’Connor, T. 2016. Effects of short duration, high density stocking on soil properties and plant species composition of a mesic grassland in South Africa. In: The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World, Proceedings of the 10th International Rangeland Congress, pp. 224-226. http://2016canada.rangelandcongress.org/pdf/papers/X_IRC_Proceedings_Aug2016.pdf

Chambers, L.E., Barnard, P., Poloczanska, E.S., Hobday, A.J., Keatley, M.R., Allsopp, N. and Underhill, L.G., 2016. Southern Hemisphere biodiversity and global change: Data gaps and strategies. Austral Ecology early view http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12391

Charles-Dominique, T., Davies, T.J., Hempson, G.P., Bezeng, B.S., Daru, B.H., Kabongo, R.M., Maurin, O., Muasya, A.M., van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. 2016. Spiny plants, mammal browsers, and the origin of African savannas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113: E5572–E5579. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1073/pnas.1607493113

Clegg, B.W. & O’Connor, T.G. 2016. Harvesting and chewing as constraints to forage consumption by the African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana). Peer J 4:e2469.  https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2469

Collins, C., Hermes, J.C., Roman, R.E. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. First dedicated hydrographic survey of the Comoros Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans 121:1291-1305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JC011418

Crookes, D.J. & Blignaut, J.N. 2016. Predator-prey analysis using system dynamics: an application to the steel industry. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 19:733-746. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2222-3436/2016/v19n5a4

Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M., Maurin, O. & Bond, W.J. 2016. Multiple routes underground? Frost alone cannot explain the evolution of underground trees. New Phytologist 209:910-912. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13795

Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M., Maurin, O., Yessoufou, K., Schaefer, H., Slingsby, J.A. & Davies, T.J. 2016. A novel phylogenetic regionalization of phytogeographical zones of southern Africa reveals their hidden evolutionary affinities. Journal of Biogeography 43:155-166.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12619

Dilmahamod, A.F., Hermes, J.C. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. Chlorophyll-a variability in the Seychelles-Chagos Thermocline Ridge: analysis of a coupled biophysical model. Journal of Marine Systems 154 Part B:220-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.10.011

Douglas, C.M.S., Mulligan, M., Harrison, X.A., Henschel, J.R., Pettorelli, N. & Cowlishaw, G. 2016. Widespread dieback of riparian trees on adammed ephemeral river and evidence oflocal mitigation by tributary flows PeerJ 4:c2622. http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2622

Engelhard, G.H.T., Thurstan, R.H., MacKenzie, B.R., Alleway, H.K., Bannister, R.C.A., Cardinale, M., Clarke, M.W., Currie, J.C., Fortibuoni, T., Holm, P., Holt, S.J., Mazzoldi, C.,  Pinnegar, J.K., Raicevich, S., Volckaert, F.A.M., Klein, E.S. &  Lescrauwaet, A. 2016. ICES meets marine historical ecology: placing the history of fish and fisheries in current policy context. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73:1386-1403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv219

Esler, K.J., Downsborough, L., Roux, D.J., Blignaut, J., Milton, S., le Maitre, D. & de Wit, M.P. 2016. Interdisciplinary and multi-institutional higher learning: reflecting on a South African case study investigating complex and dynamic environmental challenges. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 19:76-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2015.12.002

Everson, C.S. & Everson, T. 2016. The long-term effects of fire regime on primary production of montane grasslands in South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 33:33-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2015.1124922

Fitchett, J., Grab, S.W. & Thompson, D.I. 2016. Temperature and tree age interact to increase mango yields in the Lowveld, South Africa.  South African Geographical Journal 98:105-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736245.2014.924874

Fitchett, J.M., Hoogendoorn, G. & Swemmer, A.M. 2016. Economic costs of the 2012 floods on tourism in the Mopani District Municipality, South Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 71:187 - 194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0035919X.2016.1167788

Halo, I., Dorrington, R., Bornman, T., de Villiers, S. & Fawcett, S. 2016. South Africa in the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition : a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary scientific project : commentary. South African Journal of Science 112:25-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2016/a0173

 Heyns, E.R., Bernard, A.T.F., Richoux, N.B. & Götz, A. 2016. Depth-related distribution patterns of subtidal macrobenthos in a well-established marine protected area. Marine Biology 163:39.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-2816-z

Heyns-Veale, E.R., Bernard, A.T.F., Richoux, N.B., Parker, D., Langlois, T.J., Harvey, E.S. & Götz, A. Depth and habitat determine assemblage structure of South Africa’s warm-temperate reef fish. Marine Biology 163:158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-2933-8

Higgins, S.I., Buitenwerf, R. & Moncrieff, G. 2016. Defining functional biomes and monitoring their change globally.  Global Chance Biology 22(11):3583-3593. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1111/gcb.13367

Holton, L., Deshayes, J., Backeberg, B.C. , Loveday, B.R., Hermes, J.C.  & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. Spatio-temporal characteristics of Agulhas leakage: a model inter-comparison study. Climate Dynamics: observational, theoretical and computational research on the climate system early view. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-016-3193-5

Hugo, W., Hobern, D., Kõljalg, U., Tuama, É.Ó. &  Saarenmaa, H. 2016. Global Infrastructures for Biodiversity Data and Services. In: The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks edited by Walters, M. & Scholes, R.J.  Springer International Publishing, 259-291. ISBN: 978-3-319-27286-3 (Print)  978-3-319-27288-7 (Online) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27288-7

Hutchinson, K., Swart, S., Meijers, A., Ansorge, I. & Speich, S. 2016. Decadal-scale thermohaline variability in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 121:3171-3189. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JC011491 

Koopman, M.M. & de Jager, K. 2016. Archiving South African digital research data: how ready are we? South African Journal of Science 112:Art.#2015-0316. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2016/20150316

Kopper, R.P., Karczmarski,L, du Preez, D. and Plön, S. 2016. Sixteen years later: occurrence, group size, and habitat use of humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in Algoa Bay, South Africa.  Marine Mammal Science 32:490-507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12279

Le Bourgeois, T., Thompson, D.I., Guezou, A., Foxcroft, L.C., Grard, P., Taylor, R.W., Marshall, T. & Carrara, A. 2016. Using information technology, communication and citizen science in alien invasive plant management in Kruger National Park, South Africa. In: Botanists of the twenty-first century: roles, challenges and opportunities, proceedings of the UNESC International conference, September 2014, Paris, France edited by Rakotoarisoa, N.R., Blackmore, S. & Riera, B. Paris, UNESCO, ISBN 978-92-3-100120-8, pp. 103-111.

Maas, M., Balvanera, P., Bourgeron, P., Equihua, M., Baudry, J., Dick, J., Forsius, M., Halada, L., Krauze, K., Nakaoka, M., Orenstein, D.E., Parr, T.W., Redman, C.L., Rozzi, R., Santos-Reis, M., Swemer, A.M. & Vădineanu. A. 2016. Changes in biodiversity and trade-offs among ecosystem services, stakeholders, and components of well-being: the contribution of the International Long-Term Ecological Research network (ILTER) to Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS). Ecology and Society 21:31. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08587-210331

Miller, E.T., Farine, D.B. & Trisos, C.H. 2016. Phylogenetic community structure metrics and null models: a review with new methods and software.  Ecography 39:001-017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02070

Miranda, N.A.F.G.M., Bornman, T.G., Bird, M.S. & Perissinotto, R. 2016. An invasive polychaete species found in living stromatolites. Aquatic Invasions 11:257-266. http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/ai.2016.11.3.04

Moncrieff, G.R., Bond, W.J. & Higgins, S.I. 2016. Revising the biome concept for understanding and predicting global change impacts. Journal of Biogeography 43:863-873..  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12701

Moncrieff, G.R. Scheiter, S., Langan, L., Trabucco, A. & Higgins, S.I. 2016. The future distribution of the savannah biome: model-based and biogeographic contingency. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1703):20150311. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0311

Morokong, T., Blignaut, J., Nkambule, N.P., Mudavanhu, S. & Vundla, T. 2016. Clearing invasive alien plants as a cost-effective strategy for water catchment management: The case of Olifants River catchment, South Africa. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 19:774-787. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2222-3436/2016/v19n5a8

Mudavanhu, S., Blignaut, J., Nkambule, N.P., Morokong, T. & Vhundla, T. 2016. A cost benefit analysis of using Rooikrans as biomass feedstock for electricity generation: A case study of the De Hoop Nature reserve, South Africa. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 19:788-813. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2222-3436/2016/v19n5a7

Muller, K., O’Connor, T.G. & Henschel, R.J. 2016. Impact of a severe frost event in 2014 on woody vegetation within the Nama-Karoo and semi-arid savanna biomes of South Africa.Journal of Arid Environments 133:112-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.06.010

O’Keefe, K., Nippert, J.B. & Swemmer, A.M. 2016. Savanna tree seedlings are physiologically tolerant to nighttime freeze events. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:46. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00046

Parker, D., Winker, H., Bernard, A.T.F. & Götz, A. 2016. Evaluating long-term monitoring of temperate reef fishes: A simulation testing framework to compare methods. Ecological Modelling 333:110.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.04.006

Parker, D., Winker, H., Bernard, A.T.F., Heyns-Veale, E.R., Langlois, T.J., Harvey, E.S. & Götz, A. 2016. Insights from baited video sampling of temperate reef fishes: how biased are angling surveys? Fisheries Research 179:191-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2016.02.025

 Pattrick, P., Strydom, N.A., Harris, L. & Goschen, W.S. 2016. Predicting spawning locations and modelling the spatial extent of post hatch areas for fishes in a shallow coastal habitat in South Africa.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 560:223-235. http://doi.org/10.3354/meps11901

Rishworth, G.M., van Elden, S., Perissinotto, R., Miranda, N.A.F., Steyn, P.-P. & Bornman, T.G. 2016. Environmental influences on living marine stromatolites: insights from benthic microalgal communities. Environmental Microbiology 18:503-513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13116

Rishworth, G.M., Perissinotto, R., Miranda, N.A., Bornman, T.G. and Steyn, P.P., Phytoplankton community dynamics within peritidal pools associated with living stromatolites at the freshwater–marine interface. Aquatic Sciences 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00027-016-0502-3

Sandberg, R.N., Allsopp, N. & Esler, K.J. 2016. The use of fynbos fragments by birds: stepping-stone habitats and resource refugia. Koedoe: African Protected Area Conservation and Science 58(1):a1321. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v58i1.1321

Skowno, A.L., Thompson, M.W., Hiestermann, J., Ripley, B., West, A.G. & Bond, W.J. 2016. Woodland expansion in South African grassy biomes based on satellite observations (1990-2013); general patterns and potential drivers. Global Change Biology early view http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13529

Smith, F.R. & Granger, J.E. 2016. Survival and life expectancy of the tree Protea roupelliae subsp. roupelliae in a montane grassland savanna: Effects of fire regime and plant structure.  Austral Ecology early viewhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12459

Smith, M.D., Knapp, A.K., Collins, S.L., Burkepile, D.E., Kirkman, K.P., Koerner, S.E., Thompson, D.I., Blair, J.M., Burns, C.E., Eby, S., Forrestel, E.J., Fynn, R.W.S., Govender, N., Hagenah, N., Hoover, D.L. & Wilcox, K.R. 2016. Shared drivers but divergent ecological responses: insights from long-term experiments in Mesic Savanna Grasslands.  BioScience  66:666-682.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw077

Stevens, N., Archibald, S.A., Nickless, A., Swemmer, A. & Scholes, R.J. 2015. Evidence for facultative deciduousness in Colophospermum mopane in semi-arid African savannas.  Austral Ecology 41:87-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12302

Stevens, N., Erasmus, B.F.N., Archibald, S. & Bond, W.J. 2016. Woody encroachment over 70 years in South African savannahs: overgrazing, global change or extinction aftershock? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1703):20150437 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0437 Data:  http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.kk174

Treurnicht, M., Colville, J.F., Joppa, L.N., Huyser, O. & Manning. J. 2016. Counting complete? Finalising the plant inventory of a global biodiversity hotspot. PeerJ Preprints 4:e2573v1. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2573v1 

Valverde, A., de Maayer, P., Oberholster, T.,  Henschel, J., Louw, M.K. & Cowan, D. 2016. Specific microbial communities associate with the rhizosphere of Welwitschia mirabilit, a living fossil. PLOS One 11(4):e0153353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.015335

Van der Merwe, H., Rahlao, S.J., Hein. L. & Milton, S.J. 2016. Vegetation dynamics after experimental fire disturbance in arid Succulent Karoo, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 33:131-135. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2016.1173098

Van Heerden, J.H., Blignaut, J.N., Bohlmann, H.R., Cartwright, A., Diederichs, N. & Mander, M. 2016. The social and economic effects of a carbon tax in South Africa: a dynamic CGE modelling approach. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 19:714-732. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2222-3436/2016/v19n5a3

Van Wilgen, N.J., Goodall, V., Holness,S., Chown, S.L. & McGeoch, M.A. 2016. Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns in South Africa’s national parks. International Journal of Climatology 36:706-721. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4377

Verboom, G.A., Herron, M.L., Moncrieff, G.R. and Slingsby, J.A., 2016. Maintenance of species integrity in the context of a recent radiation: the case of Jamesbrittenia (Scrophulariaceae: Limoselleae) in southern Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182:115-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12447

Vundla, T., Nkambule, N.P., Blignaut, J.N., Morokong, T. & Mudavanhu, S. 2016. The opportunity cost of not utilising the woody invasive alien plant species in the Kouga, Krom and Baviaans catchments in South Africa. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 199:814-830. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2222-3436/2016/v19n5a8

Waller, P.A., Anderson, P.M.L., Holmes, O M. & Allsopp, N. 2016. Seedling recruitment responses to interventions in seed-based ecological restoration of Peninsula Shale Renosterveld, Cape Town. South African Journal of Botany 103:193-209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.09.009

Whitfield, A.K., James, N.C., Lamberth, S.J., Adams, J.B., Perissinotto, R., Rajkaran, A. & Bornman, T.G. 2016. The role of pioneers as indicators of biogeographic range expansion caused by global change in southern African coastal waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 172:1-16 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.02.008

Wigley, B. J., Slingsby, J. A., Díaz, S., Bond, W. J., Fritz, H. and Coetsee, C. 2016. Leaf traits of African woody savanna species across climate and soil fertility gradients: evidence for conservative vs. acquisitive resource use strategies. Journal of Ecology 104(5):1357-1369.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12598

Zaloumis, N.P. & Bond, W.J. 2016. Reforestation or conservation? The attributes of old growth grasslands in South Africa. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1703):20150310.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0310


2015:

Bond, W.J. 2015. Fires in the Cenozoic: a late flowering of flammable ecosystems. Frontiers in Plant Science 5:749. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2014.00749

Burger, N. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Flammability traits of Cape shrubland species with different post-fire recruitment strategies. South African Journal of Botan101:40-48.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.05.026

Charles-Dominique, T., Staver, A.C., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Functional differentiation of biomes in an African savannah/forest mosaic. South African Journal of Botany 101:82-90. 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.05.005

Charles-Dominique, T., Beckett, H., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Bud protection: a key trait for species sorting in a forest-savanna mosaic. New Phytologist 207:1052-1060. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13406

Charles-Dominique, T., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. An index for assessing effectiveness of plant structural defences against mammal browsing. Plant Ecology early view article. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-015-0522-4

Coetsee, C., Bond, W.J. & Wigley, B.J. 2015. Forest and fynbos are alternative states on the same nutrient poor geological substrate. South African Journal of Botany  101:57-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2014.11.007

De Vos, L., Watson, R.G.A., Götz, A. & Attwood, C.G. 2015. Baited remote underwater video system (BRUVs) survey of chondrichthyan diversity in False Bay, South Africa.   African Journal of Marine Science 37:209-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1036119

Du Toit, J.C.O., van den Berg, L. & O’Connor, T.G. 2015. A summary of rainfall at the Carnarvon Experiment Station, 1931-2013. Agric 25:27-35. http://gadi.agric.za/Agric/Vol15No1_2015/Carnarvon%20rainfall%20Gfn%20Agric%202014%20Submission%20V2.pdf

Du Toit, J.C.O., O’Connor, T.G. & van den Berg, L. 2015. Photographic evidence of fire-induced shifts from dwarf-shrub-to grass-dominated vegetation in Nama-Karoo. South African Journal of Botany 101:148-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.06.002

Du Toit, J.C.O., Van den Berg, L. & O'Connor, T.G. 2015. Fire effects on vegetation in a grassy dwarf shrubland at a site in the eastern Karoo, South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 32:13-20.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2014.913077

Fitchett, J.M., Grab, S.W, Thompson, D.I. 2015. Plant phenology and climate change: progress in methodological approaches and application. Progress in Physical Geography early view article http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309133315578940

Fitchett, J.M., Grab, S.W, Thompson, D.I. 2015. Temperature and tree age interact to increase mango yields in mid-latitude South Africa. South African Geographical Journal early view article  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736245.2014.924874

Goschen, W.S., Bornman, T.G., Deyzel, S.H.P. & Schumann, E.H. 2015. Coastal upwelling on the far eastern Agulhas Bank associated with large meanders in the Agulhas Current. Continental Shelf Research 101:34-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2015.04.004

Granger, J.E. & O'Connor, T.G. 2015. Establishing Cynodon dactylon on mining tailings and mining-impacted soil of a copper–cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. African Journal of Range and Forage Science early view article http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2014.980756

Gray, E.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Soil nutrients in an African forest/savannah mosaic: drivers or driven? South African Journal of Botany 101:66-72http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.06.003

Hempson, G.P., Archibald, S.; Bond, W.J.; Ellis, R.P.; Grant, C.C.; Kruger, F.J.; Kruger, L.M.; Moxley, C.; Owen-Smith, N.; Peele, M.J.S.; Smit, I.P.J. & Vickers, K.J. 2015. Ecology of grazing lawns in Africa. Biological Reviews early view article http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12145

Hempson, G.P., Archibald, S. & Bond, W.J. 2015.  A continent-wide assessment of the form and intensity of large mammal herbivory in Africa. Science 350:1056-1061. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aac7978

Henschel, J.R. 2015. Locust times–monitoring populations and outbreak controls in relation to Karoo natural capital. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 70:135-143. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0035919X.2015.1046974

Jewitt, D., Goodman, P.S.; O'Connor, T.G. & Witkowski, E.T.F. 2015. Floristic composition in relation to environmental gradients across KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Austral Ecology 40:287-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12213

Koper, R.P., Karczmarski, L., du Preez, D. and Plön, S. 2015. Sixteen years later: occurrence, group size, and habitat use of humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in Algoa Bay, South Africa. Marine Mammal Science early view article http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12279

Kirkman, S.P., Yemane, D.; Atkinson, L.J.; Kathena, J.; Nsiangango, S. E.; Singh, L.; Axelsen, B.E. & Samaai,T. 2015. Regime shifts in demersal assemblages of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem: a comparative assessment. Fisheries Oceanography 24:15 – 30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12053

Lamont, T., Hutchings, L., van den Berg, M.A., Goschen, W.S. & Barlow, R.G. 2015. Hydrographic variability in the St. Helena Bay region of the southern Benguela ecosystem. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 120:2920-2944.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010619

Masubelele, M.L., Hoffman, M.T. & Bond, W.J. 2015. A repeat photograph analysis of long-term vegetation change in semi-arid South Africa in response to land use and climate. Journal of Vegetation Science 26:1013-1023. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12303

Masubelele, M.L., Hoffman, M.T. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Biome stability and long-term vegetation change in the semi-arid, south-eastern interior of South Africa; a synthesis of repeat photo-monitoring studies. South African Journal of Botany 101:139-147.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.06.001

Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Future of African terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems under anthropogenic climate change. Nature Climate Change 5:823-829. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2753

Miller, E.T., Farine, D.B. & Trisos, C.H. 2015. Phylogenetic community structure metrics and null models: a review with new methods and software.  BioRxiv early view. http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/025726

Molina-Venegas, R., Aparicio, A., Slingsby, J.A,;  Lavergne, S. & Arroyo, J. 2015. Investigating the evolutionary assembly of a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot: deep phylogenetic signal in the distribution of eudicots across elevational belts. Journal of Biogeography 42:507-518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12398

Moncrieff, G.R., Hickler, T. & S.I. Higgins. 2015. Intercontinental divergence in the climate envelope of major plant biomes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 324-334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12257

Moncrieff, G.R., Scheiter, S., Slingsby, J.A. & Higgins, S.I. 2015. Understanding global change impacts on South African biomes using Dynamic Vegetation Models. South African Journal of Botany 101:16-23.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.02.004 

O’Connor, T.G. 2015. Long-term response of an herbaceous sward to reduced grazing pressure and rainfall variability in a semi-arid South African savannah. African Journal of Range & Forage Science early view article http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2015.1015052

Parker, D. & Booth, A.J. 2015. Aspects of the biology and life history of largespot pompano, Trachinotus botla, in South Africa. Marine & Freshwater Research 66: 247-255. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF14029

Pienaar, B., Thompson, D.I., Erasmus, B.F.N., Hill, T.R. & Witkowski, E.T.F. 2015. Evidence for climate-induced range shift in Brachystegia (miombo) woodland. South African Journal of Science 111:Art#2014-0280. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2015/20140280

Potts, A.J., Moncrief, G.R., Bond, W.J. & Cowling, R.M. 2015. An operational framework for biome boundary research with examples from South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 101:5-15.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.002

Potts, A.J., Bond, W.J. & Cowling, R.M. 2015. Understanding biome boundaries in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 101:1-4.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.001

 

Potts, W.M., Götz, A. & James, N.C. 2015. Review of the projected impacts of climate change on coastal fishes in southern Africa. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries  early view article http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-015-9399-5

Seymour, C.L., Simmons, R.E., Joseph, G.S. & Slingsby, J.A. 2015. On bird functional diversity: species richness and functional differentiation show contrasting responses to rainfall and vegetation structure in an arid landscape. Ecosystems early view article http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-015-9875-8

Shook, E., Wren, C., Marean, C.W., Potts, A.J., Franklin, J., Engelbrecht, F., O’Neal, D., Janssen, M., Fisher, E., Hill, K., Esler, K.J., Cowling, R.M., Scheiter, G. & Moncrieff, G. 2015. Paleoscape model of coastal South Africa during modern human origins: progress in scaling and coupling climate, vegetation, and agent-based models on XSEDE. Proceedings of the 2015 XSEDE Conference: Scientific Advancements Enabled by Enhanced Cyberinfrastructure:Article #2. 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2792745.2792747

Soler, G.A., Edgar, G.J., Thomson, R.J., Kininmonth, S., Campbell, S.J., Dawson, T.P., Barrett, N.S., Bernard, A.T.F., Galván, D.E., Willis, T.J., Alexander, T.J., Stuart-Smith, R.D.  2015. Reef fishes at all trophic levels respond positively to effective Marine Protected Areas. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140270. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0140270

Turnbull, L.A., Ozgul, A., Accouche, W., Baxter, R., ChongSeng, L., Currie, J.C., Doak, N., Hansen, D.M., Pistorius, P., Richards, H., van de Crommenacker, J., von Brandis, R., Fleischer-Dogley, F. & Bunbury, N. 2015. Persistence of distinctive morphotypes in the native range of the CITES-listed Aldabra giant tortoise. Ecology and Evolution early view http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1764

Van der Merwe, H., Bezuidenhout, H. & Bradshaw, P.L. 2015. Landscape unit concept enabling management of a large conservation area: a case study of Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 99:44-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.03.187

Van Rooyen, M.W., Le Roux, A.; Geldenhuys, C.; Van Rooyen, N.; Broodryk, N.L. & Van der Merwe, H. 2015. Long-term vegetation dynamics (40 yr) in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa: effects of rainfall  and grazing. Applied Vegetation Science 18:311 – 322. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12150

Van Wilgen, N.J., Goodall, V., Holness, S., Chown, S.L. & McGeoch, M.A. 2015. Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns in South Africa’s national parks. International Journal of Climatology early view article http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4377  

Veldman, J.W., Buisson, E., Durigan, G., Fernandes. G.W., Le Stradic, S., Mahy, G., Negreiros, D., Overbeck, G.E., Veldman, R.G., Zaloumis, N.P., Putz, F.E. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Toward an old-growth concept for grasslands, savannas, and woodlands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:154-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/140270 

Veldman, J.W., Overbeck, G.E., Negreiros, D., Mahy, G., Le Stradic, S., Fernandes, G.W., Durigan, G., Buisson, E., Putz, F.E. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Tyranny of trees in Grassy Biomes. Science 347 (6221):484-485. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.347.6221.484-c

Veldman, J.W., Overbeck, G.E., Negreiros, D., Mahy, G., Le Stradic, S., Fernandes, G.W., Durigan, G., Buisson, E., Putz, F.E. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Where tree planting and forest expansion are bad for biodiversity and ecosystem services. BioScience 65: 1011-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biv118

Wakeling, J.L., Bond, W.J.; Ghaui, M. & February, E.C. 2015. Grass competition and the savanna-grassland ‘treeline’: A question of root gaps? South African Journal of Botany 101:91-97.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2014.09.007

Weidberg, N., Porri, F.; Von der Meden, C.E.O.; Jackson, J.M.;  Goschen, W. & McQuaid, C.D. 2015. Mechanisms of near-shore retention and offshore export of mussel larvae over the Agulhas Bank. Journal of Marine Systems 144:70 – 80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.11.012

Weyer, V.D., Granger, J.E., Hill, T.R. & O’Connor, T.G. 2015. Land transformation and its implication for biodiversity integrity and hydrological functioning from 1944 to 1999, Karkloof catchment, South Africa. African Biodiversity & Conservation 45(1): 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/abc.v45i1.1907

 

2014:

Ackerly, D.D., Stock, W.D., Slingsby, J.A. 2014. Geography, Climate, and biodiversity: the history and future of Mediterranean-type ecosystems. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A.(editors),Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK. Available from:http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199679584.do

Allsopp, N., Anderson, P.M.L., Holmes, P.M., Melin, A. & O'Farrell, P.J. 2014. People, the Cape Floristic Region, and sustainability. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. & Verboom, G.A.(editors), Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK. Available from:http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199679584.do

Anderson, B., Allsopp, N., Ellis, A.G., Johnson, S.D.. Midgley, J.J., Pauw, A. & Rodger, J.D. 2014 Biotic Interactions. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A.(editors), Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK. Available from: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199679584.do

Bernard, ATF, Götz, A., Parker, D., Heyns, E., Halse, S.J., Riddin, N.A., Smith, M.K.S., Paterson, A.W., Winker, H., Fullwood, L., Langlois, T.J. & Harvey E.S. 2014. New possibilities for research on reef fish across the continental shelf of South Africa. South African Journal of Science 110:2 – 6. Available from: http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0038-23532014000500002&lng=en&nrm=iso

Bond, W.J. 2014. Book Review: Forgotten grasslands of the South. Frontiers of Biogeography 6:97-98. Available from:http://www.biogeography.org/html/fb/FBv06i02_All.pdf

Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y., Slingsby, J.A., Verboom, G. A. & Bond, W.J. 2014. Diversification of C4 grasses (Poaceae) does not coincide with their ecological dominance. American Journal of Botany 101:300-307.http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1300439

Chalmers, R., Oosthuizen, A.; Götz, A.; Paterson, A. & Sauer, W.H.H. 2014. Assessing the suitability of commercial fisheries data for local-scale marine spatial planning in South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 36:467 – 480. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2014.979228

Collins, C., Hermes, J.C.  & Reason, C.J.C. 2014. Meso-scale activity in the Comoros Basin from satellite altimetry and a high resolution ocean circulation model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 119:4745 – 4760. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010008

Davis, A.L.V., Swemmer, A.M.; Scholtz C.H.;  Deschodt, C.M. & Tshikae, B.P. 2014. Roles of environmental variables and land usage as drivers of dung beetle assemblage structure in mopane woodland . Austral Ecology 39:313 – 327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12081

De Vos, L.,  Götz, A.; Winker, H. & C.G. Attwood. 2014. Optimal BRUVs (baited remote underwater video system) survey design for reef fish monitoring in the Stilbaai Marine Protected Area. African Journal of Marine Science 36:1–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2013.873739

Du Toit, J.C.O. & O'Connor, T.G. 2014. Changes in rainfall pattern in the eastern Karoo, South Africa, over the past 123 years. Water SA 40:453–460.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010008

Eby, S., Burkepile, Deron E.; Fynn, Richard W.S.; Burns, Catherine E.; Govender, Navashni; Hagenah, Nicole; Koerner, Sally E.; Matchett, Katherine J.; Thompson, Dave I.; Wilcox Kevin R.; Collins Scott L.; Kirkman, Kevin P.; Knapp, Alan K. & Smith, Melinda D. 2014. Loss of a large grazer impacts savanna grassland plant communities similarly in North America and South Africa. Oecologia 175:293–303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-2895-9

Edgar, Graham J., Stuart-Smith, R.D.; Willis, T.J.; Kininmonth, S.; Baker, S.C.; Banks, S.; Barrett, N.S.; Becerro, M.A.; Bernard, A.T.F.; Berkhout, J.; Buxton, C.D.; Campbell, S.J.; Cooper, A.T.; Davey, M.; Edgar, S.C.; Försterra, G.; Galvan, D.E.; Irigoyen, A.J.; Kushner, D.J.; Moura, R.; Parnell, P.E.; Shears, N.T.; Soler, G.; Strain, E.M.A. & Thomson, R.J. 2014.Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features. Nature 506:216–220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13022

Fitchett, J.M., Grab, S.W., Thompson, D.I. ; Roshan, G. 2014. Increasing frost risk associated with advanced citrus flowering dates in Kerman and Shiraz, Iran: 1960-2010. International Journal of Biometeorology 58:1811 – 1815. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-013-0778-0

Fitchett, J.M.,  Grab, S.W.; Thompson, D.I. & Roshan, G. 2014. Spatio-temporal variation in phenological response of citrus to climate change in Iran: 1960-2010.  Agricultural & Forest Meteorology 198/199:285 – 293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.08.010

Gordijn, P. & Ward, D. 2014. Fire can suppress the development of macrophyllous thickets. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 31:147 – 160.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2013.827587

Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E.; Samaai, T.; Da Silva, C. & Wilke, C.G. 2014. An exploratory investigation of the fish communities associated with reefs on the central Agulhas Bank, South Africa. African Zoology 49:253 – 264. http://dx.doi.org/10.3377/004.049.0205

Kirkman, K.P., Collins, Scott L.; Smith, Melinda D.; Knapp, Alan K.; Burkepile, Deron E.; Burns, Catherine E.; Fynn, Richard W.S.; Hagenah, Nicole; Koerner, Sally E.; Matchett ,Katherine J.; Thompson, Dave I.; Wilcox, Kevin R. & Wragg, Peter D. 2014. Responses to fire differ between South African and North American grassland communities. Journal of Vegetation Science 25:793–804.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12130

Koerner, S.E., Burkepile, D.E.; Fynn, R.W.S.; Burns, C.E.;.Eby, S.; Govender, N.; Hagenah, N.; Matchett ,K. J.; Thompson, D.I.; Wilcox, K.R.; Collins, S.L.; Kirkman, K.P.; Knapp, A.K. & Smith, M.D. 2014. Plant community response to loss of large herbivores differs between North American and South African savanna grasslands. Ecology 95:808 – 816. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-1828.1

Langrock, R., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Blackwell, P.G., Goodall, V., King, R., Niu, M., Patterson, T.A., Pedersen, M.W.,Skarin, A. & Schick, R.S. 2014. Modelling group dynamic animal movement. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:190-199. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12155

Maurin, O., Davies, T.J.; Burrows, J.E.; Barnabas, H. D.; Yessoufou, K.; Muasya, A..; Van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. 2014. Savanna fire and the origins of the 'underground forests' of Africa. New Phytologist 204:201 – 214.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.12936

Moore, C., Cumming, G.S., Slingsby, J. & Grewar, J. 2014. Tracking socioeconomic vulnerability using network analysis: insights from an avian influenza outbreak in an ostrich production network. PlosONE9:e86973. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0086973

O'Connor, T.G., Puttick, J.R. & Hoffman, M.T. 2014. Bush encroachment in southern Africa: changes and causes. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 31:67-88.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2014.939996

O'Connor, T.G. & Page, B.R. 2014. Simplification of the composition, diversity and structure of woody vegetation on a semi-arid African savanna reserve following the re-introduction of elephants. Biological Conservation 180:122–133.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.09.036

Owen-Smith, N. & Goodall, V. 2014. Coping with savanna seasonality: comparative daily activity patterns of African ungulates as revealed by GPS telemetry. Journal of Zoology 293:81-191.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12132

Perissinotto R., Bornman T.G., Steyn P.-P., Miranda N.A.F., Dorrington R.A., Matcher G.F., Strydom N. & N. Peer. 2014. Tufa stromatolite ecosystems on the South African south coast. South African Journal of Science 110 (9/10): 8pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/sajs.2014/20140011

Porri, F., Jackson, J.M.; Von der Meden, C.E.O.; Weidberg, N. & McQuaid, C.D. 2014. The effect of mesoscale oceanographic features on the distribution of mussel larvae along the south coast of South Africa. Journal of Marine Systems 132:162–173.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.02.001

Scogings, P.,  Siko, S. & Taylor, R. 2014. Calibration of a hand-held instrument for measuring condensed tannin concentration based on UV- and red-excited fluorescence. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 31:55 – 58. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2013.858772

Slingsby, J.A., Britton, M.N. & Verboom, G.A. 2014. Ecology limits the diversity of the Cape flora: phylogenetics and diversification of the genus Tetraria. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 72:61-70.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.017

Slingsby, J.A., Ackerly, D.D., Latimer, A.M., Linder, H.P. & Pauw, A. 2014. The assembly and function of Cape plant communities in a changing world. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A.(editors),Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK. Available from:   http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199679584.do

Soderberg, K., Henschel, J.; Swarp, R.J. & Macko, S.A. 2014. Sulphur isotopes in the central Namib Desert ecosystem. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 69:217–223.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0035919X.2014.976778

Stevens, N., Swemmer, A.M.; Ezzy, L. & Erasmus, B.F.N. 2014. Investigating potential determinants of the distribution limits of a savanna woody plant: Colophospermum mopane. Journal of Vegetation Science 25:363 – 373. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12098

Trisos, C.H., Petchey, O.L & Tobias, J.A. 2014. Unraveling the interplay of community assembly processes acting on multiple niche axes across spatial scales. The American Naturalist 184:593-608.http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/678233

 

2013:

Allsopp, N. 2013.  Adaptive management for complex communal rangelands in South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science30:65-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2013.781062

Bailey, S.E. & James, N.C. 2013. Fish sampling in the marine-dominated Kariega Estuary, South Africa, using a demersal otter trawl: day/night effects. African Journal of Aquatic Science 38:115 – 120.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2012.754737

Beale, Colin M., Van Rensberg, S.; Bond, W.J.; Coughenour, M.; Fynn, R.; Gaylard, A.; Grant, R.; Harris, B.; Jones, T.; Mduma, S.; Owen-Smith, N. & Anthony R. E. Sinclair. 2013. Ten lessons for the conservation of African savannah ecosystems. Biological Conservation167:224-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.08.025

Bernard, A.T.F., Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E. and Wilke, C.G.  2013. Observer bias and detection probability in underwater visual census of fish assemblages measured with independent double-observers. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 443:75- 84.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2013.02.039

Burkepile, D.E., Burns. C.E.; Tambling, C.J.; Amendola, E.; Buis, G.M.; Govender, N.; Nelson, V.;Thompson, D.I.; Zinn A.D. & Smith, M.D. 2013. Habitat selection by large herbivores in a southern African savanna: the relative roles of bottom-up and top-down forces. Ecosphere 4:article 139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00078.1

Colgan, M.S. , Asner, G.P. &  Swemmer, T. 2013. Harvesting tree biomass at the stand level to assess the accuracy of field and airborne biomass estimation in savannas. Ecological Applications 23:1170 – 1184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-0922.1

Currie, J.C., Lengaigne, M.; Vialard, J.; Kaplan, D.M.; Aumont, O.; Naqvi, S.W.A. & Maury, O. 2013. Indian Ocean Dipole and El Niño/Southern Oscillation impacts on regional chlorophyll anomalies in the Indian Ocean. Biogeosciences 10:6677  - 6698.http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-10-6677-2013

Field, J.G., Attwood, C.G.; Jarre, A.; Sink, K.; Atkinson, L.J. & Petersen, S. 2013. Cooperation between scientists, NGOs and industry in support of sustainable fisheries: the South African hake Merluccius spp. trawl fishery experience. Journal of Fish Biology 83:1019 – 1034.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12118

Fleddum, A., Atkinson, L.J.; Field, J.C. & Shin, P. 2013. Changes in biological traits of macro-benthic communities subjected to different intensities of demersal trawling along the west coast of southern Africa. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom93:2027 – 2038. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315413000647

Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E.  & Attwood, C.G. 2013. A step-by-step framework to assess benefits of established temperate marine protected areas. South African Journal of Science 109:36 – 44. Available from:http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0038-23532013000100011&lng=en&nrm=iso

Gray, E. & Bond, W.J. 2013. Will woody plant encroachment impact the visitor experience and economy of conservation areas? Koedoe 55:1-9.http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v55i1.1106

Hugo, W. 2013. A Maturity Model for Digital Data Centres. Data Science Journal Special Issue of the Proceedings of the 1st WDS Conference in Kyoto 2011. 12:189 – 192. Available from: http://isds.nict.go.jp/wds-kyoto-2011.org/pdf/CS612.pdf

Hugo, W. 2013. New Ideas for Communities of Practice: Networks of Networks. South African Journal of Geomatics 2:175 – 188.  Available from: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajg/article/view/106990/96897

James, N.C., Van Niekerk, L.; Whitfield, A.K.; Potts, W.M.; Götz, A. & A.W. Paterson. 2013. Effects of climate change on South African estuaries and associated fish species. Climate Research 57:233-248.http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/cr01178

Kerwath, S.E., Wilke, C.G. & Götz, A.  2013. The effects of barotrauma on five South African line caught fishes. African Journal of Marine Science 35:243-252.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2013.805594

Kerwath, S.E., Winker, H.; Götz, A. & C.G. Attwood. 2013. Marine protected area improves yield without disadvantaging fishers. Nature Communications 4:Article 2347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3347

O’Connor, T.G. 2013. Termite mounds as browsing hotspots: an exception to the rule. Journal of Vegetation Science 24:211 – 213.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12032

Pattrick, P., Strydom, N.A. & Goschen, W.S. 2013. Shallow water nearshore current dynamics in Algoa Bay, South Africa with notes on the implications for larval fish dispersal. African Journal of Marine Science 35:269 – 282. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2013.798593

Paxton, B.R., O’Brien, G.C., Slingsby, J.A. & Copin, R. 2013. Validation of the periodicity of growth increment deposition in otoliths from the larval and early juvenile stages of two cyprinids from the Orange–Vaal river system, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science 38, Supplement 1:49-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2013.775107

Samuels, I., Allsopp, N. & Hoffman, M. T. 2013. How could herd mobility be used to manage resources and livestock grazing in semi-arid rangeland commons? African Journal of Range & Forage Science30:85-89. http://dx.doi.org/.2989/10220119.2013.78106

Shiponeni, N., Carrick, P.J.; Allsopp, N. & Hoffman, M.T. 2013. Effects of root competition and soils on seedling establishment at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland in South Africa.Journal of Vegetation Science 25:402-410.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12082

Smit, Albertus J., Roberts. M.; Anderson, R.J.; Dufois, F.; Dudley, S.F.J.; Bornman, T.G.; Olbers, J. & Bolton, J. J. 2013. A Coastal Seawater Temperature Dataset for Biogeographical Studies: Large Biases between In Situ and Remotely-Sensed Data Sets around the Coast of South Africa. PlosONE 8:e81944.http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0081944

Valsecchi, V., Chase, B.M., Slingsby, J., Carr, A.S.; Quick, L.J., Meadows, M.E., Cheddadi, R. & Reimer, P.J. 2013. A high resolution 15,600-year pollen and microcharcoal record from the Cederberg Mountains, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 387:6-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.07.009

Viljoen, J.A., Muasya, A.M., Barrett, R.L., Bruhl, J.J., Gibbs, A.K., Slingsby, J.A., Wilson, K.L. & Verboom, G.A. 2013. Radiation and repeated transoceanic dispersal of Schoeneae (Cyperaceae) through the southern hemisphere. American Journal of Botany 100:2494-2508.http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1300105

Watt-Pringle, P.A., Cowley, P.D. & Götz, A. 2013. Residency and small-scale movement behaviour of three endemic sparid fishes in their shallow rocky subtidal nursery habitat, South Africa. African Zoology48:30 – 38. http://dx.doi.org/10.3377/004.048.0121

Zachariades, C., Janse van Rensburg, S. & Arne B.R. Witt. 2013. Recent spread and new records of Chromolaena odorata in Africa. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Chromolaena odorata and other Eupatorieae, Nairobi, Kenya. Pp. 20-27.


2012:

Adams, J.B., Grobler, A.; Rowe, C.; Riddin, T.; Bornman, T.G. & Ayres, D.R. 2012. Plant traits and spread of the invasive salt marsh grass,Spartina alterniflora Loisel., in the Great Brak Estuary, South Africa.  African Journal of Marine Science 34:313-322. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2012.725279

Atkinson, L.J., Jarre, A.; Shannon, L.G. & Field, J.G. 2012. Evidence for shifts in demersal fish populations on the West Coast of South Africa: 1986 to 2009. In G.H. Kruse, H.I. Browman, K.L.

Cochrane, D. Evans, G.S. Jamieson, P.A. Livingston, D. Woodby and C.I. Zhang (eds.) Global Progress in Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Pp. 45 – 64. http://dx.doi.org/10.4027/gpebfm.2012.03

Bernard, A.T.F. & Götz, A. 2012. Bait increases the precision in count data from remote underwater video for most subtidal reef fish in the warm-temperate Agulhas Bioregion. Marine Ecology Progress Series471:235 – 252. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps10039

Bernard, A.T.F.; Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E. & Wilke, C.G.  Observer bias and detection probability in underwater visual census of fish assemblages measured with independent double-observers. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 443: 75-84.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2013.02.039

Chirima, G.J., Owen-Smith, N. & Erasmus, B.F.N. 2012. Changing distribution of larger ungulates in the Kruger National Park from ecological aerial survey data. Koedoe 54:11 pages.http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v54i1.1009

Clegg, B.W. & O Connor, T.G. 2012. The vegetation of Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, south-eastern Zimbabwe. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 29:109 – 131.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2012.744352

Collins, C., Reason, J.C. & Hermes, J.C. 2012. Scatterometer and reanalysis wind products over the western tropical Indian Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research 117:16 pages.http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011JC007531

Davis, A.L.V., Scholtz, C.H. & Swemmer, A.M. 2012. Effects of land usage on dung beetle assemblage structure: Kruger National Park versus adjacent farmland in South Africa. Journal of Insect Conservation16:399-411.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10841-011-9426-3

Goschen, W., Schumann, E.H.; Bernard, K.S.; Bailey, S.E. & Deyzel, S.H.P. 2012. Upwelling and ocean structures off Algoa Bay and the southeast coast of South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science34:525 – 536.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2012.749810

James, N.C., Götz, A., Potts, W.M. & Cowley, P.D. 2012. Temporal variability of a temperate fish assemblage in Africa's oldest marine protected area. African Journal of Marine Science 34:15-26.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2012.673268

Makhado, R.A., Potgieter, M.J.; Wessels, D.C.J.;  Saidi, A.T. & Masehela, K.K. 2012. Use of Mopane Woodland Resources and Associated Woodland Management Challenges in Rural Areas of South Africa. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 10:369 – 379. Available from: http://journals.sfu.ca/era/index.php/era/article/view/744/451

 O' Connor, T.G. & Chamane, S.C. 2012. Bush clump succession in grassland in the Kei Road region of the eastern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 29:133 – 146.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2012.744776

Owen-Smith, N., Goodall, V. & Fatti, P. 2012. Applying mixture models to derive activity states of large herbivores from movement rates obtained using GPS telemetry. Wildlife Research 39:452-462.http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR12062

Rutherford, M.C., Powrie, L.W. & Thompson, D.I. 2012. Impacts of high utilisation pressure on biodiversity components in Colophospermum mopane savannah. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 29:1 – 11. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2012.687039

Schurr, F.M., Esler, K.J., Slingsby, J.A. & Allsopp, N. 2012. Fynbos Proteaceae as a model organism for biodiversity research and conservation. South African Journal of Science 108:10-13.http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v108i11/12.1446

Solano-Fernandez, S., Attwood, C.G.; Chalmers, R.; Clark, B.M.; Cowley, P.D.; Fairweather, T.; Fennessy, S.T.; Götz, A.; Harrison, T.D.;  Kerwath, S.E.;  Lamberth, S.J.;  Mann, B.Q.;  Smale, M.J. & Swart, L. 2012. Assessment of the effectiveness of South Africa's marine protected areas at representing ichthyofaunal communities. Environmental Conservation 39:259-270.http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892912000070

Von Der Meden, C.E.O., Porri, F. & McQuaid, CD. 2012. New estimates of early post-settlement mortality for intertidal mussels show no relationship with meso-scale coastline topographic features. Marine Ecology Progress Series 463:193 – 204.http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09859

Wooldridge, T.H. & Deyzel, S.H.P. 2012. Variability in estuarine water temperature gradients and influence on the distribution of zooplankton: a biogeographical perspective. African Journal of Marine Science 34:465 – 477. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2012.689622

 

2011:

Atkinson, L.J., Leslie, R.W., Field, J.G. and Jarre, A. 2011. Changes in demersal fish assemblages on the west coast of South Africa 1986-2009. African Journal of Marine Science 33: 167-170.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2011.572378

Atkinson, L.J., Field, J.G. and Hutchings, L. 2011. Effects of demersal trawling along the west coast of southern Africa: multivariate analysis of benthic assemblages. Marine Ecology Progress Series 430:241-255.http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps08956

Beal, L.M., De Ruijter, W.P.M., Biastoch, A., Zahn, R. & SCOR/WCRP/IAPSOWorking Group 136 (J. Hermes & T. Bornman are members of the working group). 2011. On the role of the Agulhas system in ocean circulation and climate. Nature 472:429-436.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature09983

Bernard, K.S., Goschen, W.S. & Hermes, J.C. 2011. Climate change and coastal upwelling: Potential implications for South African marine resources. from Section 4: States and trends in the aquatic environment. In: Observations on Environmental Change in South Africa. Zietsman, L. (ed.) Sun Press, Stellenbosch. Pp. 233-237.

Bernard, K.S. 2011. The impacts of ocean acidification on a keystone Southern Ocean species Section 4: Marine offshore environment. In: Observations on Environmental Change in South Africa. Zietsman, L. (ed.) Sun Press, Stellenbosch. Pp. 273-275.

Buitenwerf, R., Swemmer, A.M. & Peel, M.J.S. 2011. Long-term dynamics of herbaceous vegetation structure and composition in two African savanna reserves. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:238-246.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01895.x

Cilliers, L., Hugo, W. Malan, N. 2011. Coastal Spatial Data Infrastructure in South Africa: the needs of a transforming society in a developing country. Proceedings of the CoastGIS 2011 Conference, Oostende, Belgium, September 2011. 2:143 – 155.

Cosa S., Mabinya, L.V.; Olaniran, A.O.; Okoh, O.O. , Bernard, K.S., Deyzel, S. & Okoh, A.I. 2011. Bioflocculant production by Virgibacillus sp. Rob Isolated from the bottom sediment of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Molecules 16:2431-2442.http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules16032431

De Villiers, A. & O’Connor, T.G. 2011. Effect of a single fire on woody vegetation in Catchment IX, Cathedral Peak, Kwazulu Natal-Drakensberg, following extended partial exclusion of fire. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 28:111 – 120.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2011.642074

February, E., Allsopp, N., Shabane, T. & Hattas, D. 2011. Coexistence of a C4 grass and a leaf succulent shrub in an arid ecosystem: the relationship between rooting depth, water and nitrogen. Plant and Soil349: 253–260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-011-0867-y

Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E., Attwood, C.G. & Sauer, W.H.H. 2011. An alternative method for estimating the status of resident reef fish stocks, based on differential fishing effort across a marine reserve boundary. African Journal of Marine Science 33:107-113.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2011.572357

Götz, A. 2011. Using Marine Protected Areas as a tool for long-term monitoring of coastal marine biota. from Section 4: States and trends in the aquatic environment. In: Observations on Environmental Change in South Africa. Zietsman, L. (ed.) Sun Press, Stellenbosch. Pp. 238-241.

Hugo, W. & Goschen, W.S. 2011. Oceans Africa Data Archiving and Dissemination. Proceedings of the Joint Nansen-Tutu Scientific Opening Symposium & Oceans Africa meeting. Cape Town, December 2010. Pp. 63 – 66.

Hugo, W., Jensen, S.; Onsrud, H. & R. Ziegler. 2011. White Paper 3: Crowdsourcing and Environmental Science. Eye on Earth Summit, Abu Dhabi, December 2011. 42 pp.

James, N.C.  & Paterson, A.W. 2011. Estuaries and global change: with an emphasis on the ichthyofauna. Section 4: States and trends in the aquatic environment. In: Observations on Environmental Change in South Africa. Zietsman, L. (ed.) Sun Press, Stellenbosch. Pp. 183-186.

Knauer, K., Klein, D.; Allsopp, N.; Baumhauer, R. & Dech, S. 2011. Monitoring ecosystem health of Fynbos remnant vegetation in the City of Cape Town using remote sensing. Paper presented at the 37th SAAB conference, Rhodes University, 17 - 19 January 2011. South African Journal of Botany 77:572.

Makhado, R.A. & Saidi, A.T. 2011. Socio-economic and environmental significance of plantation forests in South Africa. Nature & Faune25(2):19 – 24. Available from:http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/am723e/am723e00.pdf

Makhado, R.A., Saidi, A.T., Mantlana, B.K. & Mwayafu, M.D. 2011. Challenges of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) on the African continent. South African Journal of Science 107:3-5. Available from:  http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0038-23532011000500003&lng=pt&nrm=iso

Mulqueeny, C.M., Goodman, P.S. & O'Connor, T.G. 2011. Determinants of inter-annual variation in the area burnt in a semiarid African savanna. International Journal of Wildland Fire 20:532-539.http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF08141

O’Connor, T.G., Martindale, G., Morris C. D., Short, A., Witkowski, E. T. F. and Scott-Shaw, R. 2011. Influence of grazing management on plant diversity of Highland Sourveld Grassland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Rangeland Ecology & Management 4:196-207.http://dx.doi.org/10.2111/REM-D-10-00062.1

O'Connor, T.G. 2011. Afterword: SAEON's approach toward long-term environmental observation.  In: Observations on Environmental Change in South Africa. Zietsman, L. (ed.) Sun Press, Stellenbosch. Pp. 276-281.

O'Connor, T.G. 2011. Effective Ecological Monitoring. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 28:157 – 158.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2011.642099

Palmer, B.J., Hill, T.R., McGregor, G.K., Paterson, A.W. 2011. An assessment of coastal development and land use change using the DPSIR Framework: case studies from the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Coastal Management 39:158-174.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2010.540710

Pauw, J.C. 2011. Introduction in: Observations on Environmental Change in South Africa. Zietsman, L. (ed.) Sun Press, Stellenbosch. 303pp.

Reason, C.J.C. & Hermes, J. C. 2011. Climate change and variability in southern Africa and regional ocean influences . from Section 4: States and trends in the aquatic environment. In: Observations on Environmental Change in South Africa. Zietsman, L. (ed.) Sun Press, Stellenbosch. Pp. 270-273.

Roberts, M., Share, A., Johnson, A., Brundrit, G., Hermes, J., Bornman, T., Ansorge, I., Stander, J., Vousden, D., Valentine, H., and Rossouw, M. 2011. The grand challenge of developing in situ observational oceanography in South Africa. Proceedings of the Joint Nansen-Tutu Scientific Opening Symposium & Oceans Africa Meeting, Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2011. Pp. 49 – 60.

Shiponeni, N., Allsopp, N., Carrick, P. & Hoffman, M. T. 2011. Competitive interactions between grass and succulent shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and a succulent shrubland in the Karoo. Plant Ecology 212:795-808. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-010-9864-0

Thompson, D., Mtshali, N.P., Ascough, G.D., Erwin, J.E. & Van Staden, J. 2011. Flowering control in Watsonia: Effects of corm size, temperature, photoperiod and irradiance. Scientia Horticulturae129:493-502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2011.04.004


2010:

Billaney, W., Swart, S., Hermes, J. & Reason, C.J.C.  2010. Variability of the Southern ocean fronts at the Greenwich Meridian. Journal of Marine Systems 82:304-310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2010.06.005

De Villiers, A. & O’Connor, T.G. 2010. Fire-mediated succession and reversion of woody vegetation in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, South Africa. Grassroots 10:18-21.  Available from:http://grassland.org.za/resources/grassroots/2006-to-2010/2010/august-2010/4%20201008%20DeVilliers.pdf/view

James, N.C. & Harrison, T.D. 2010. A preliminary survey of the estuaries on the south-east coast of South Africa, Cape St Francis – Cape Padrone, with particular reference to the fish fauna. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 65:69-84.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00359191003652116

Mulqueeny, C.M., Goodman, P.S. & O'Connor, T.G. 2010. Landscape-level differences in fire regime between block and patch-mosaic burning strategies in Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 27:143-150.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2010.527300

O’Connor, T.G., Kuyler, P., Kirkman, K. & Corcoran, B. 2010. Which grazing management practices are most appropriate for maintaining biodiversity in South African grassland? African Journal of Range and Forage Science 27:67-76.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2010.502646

O’Connor, T.G., De Ridder, C.H. & Hobson, F.O. 2010. Aspects of the seed ecology of Acacia karroo in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 27:77-87.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2010.502647

O’Connor, T.G. 2010. Transformation of riparian forest to woodland in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa, between 1990 and 2007.  Austral Ecology 35:778-786. http://dx.doi.org/0.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02084.x

Ogunmwonyi, I.H., Mazomba N., Mabinya L.,  Ngwenya E.,  Green E.,  Akinpelu D.A. , Olaniran A.O., Bernard K. and Okoh A.I. 2010. Studies on the culturable marine actinomycetes isolated from the Nahoon beach in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. African Journal of Microbiology Research  4:2223-2230. Available from:http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJMR/article-abstract/5E2B64A14608

Palmer, B.J., McGregor, G.K., Hill, T.R., Paterson, A.W. 2010. A spatial assessment of coastal development and land use change in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Geographical Journal 92:117-128.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736245.2010.523529

Saidi, A. & Malivho, M. 2010. System inertia in the changing paradigm for biodiversity conservation in South Africa. Africa Insight 39:99-108. Available from: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ai/article/view/54667

Saidi, A. & Pauw, J.C. 2010. Regions and the environment: experiences of environmental research networks in southern Africa. South African Geographical Journal 92:63-79.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736245.2010.489634

Saidi, A. 2010. Environmental Impact Assessment as a Policy Tool for Integrating Environmental Concerns in Development. Africa Institute of South Africa Policy Brief 1-7. Available from: http://www.ai.org.za/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/11/No-19.-Environmental-Impact-Assessment-as-a-Policy-Tool-for-Integrating-Environmental-Concerns-in-development.pdf

Sibanda, T., Mabinya, L.V., Mazomba, N., Akinpelu, D.A., Bernard, K., Olaniran, A.O. & Okoh, A.I. 2010. Antibiotic producing potentials of three freshwater Actinomycetes isolated from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. International Journal of Molecular Science 11:2612-2623.http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms11072612

Thompson, D., Anderson, N. & Van Staden, J. 2010. Colchicine-induced somatic polyploids from in vitro-germinated seeds of South African Watsonia species. HortScience 45:1398-1402. Available from:http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/45/9/1398.full.pdf+html

 

2009:

Bennett, R.H., Gotz, A.; Sauer, W.H.H.; Cowley, P.D. & Palmer, R.M. 2009. Optimisation of underwater visual census and controlled angling methods for monitoring subtidal temperate reef fish communities. African Journal of Marine Science 31:277-287.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2009.31.3.1.989

Bernard, K.S. & Froneman, P.W. 2009. The sub-Antarctic euthecosome pteropod, Limacina retroversa: Discription patterns and trophic role. Deep-Sea Research I 56:582-598.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2008.11.007

Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E., Attwood, C.G. & Sauer, W.H.H. 2009. A change of the seaward boundary of Goukamma Marine Protected Area could increase conservation and fishery benefits. South African Journal of Science 105:330-331. Available from:http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0038-23532009000500005&lng=en&nrm=iso

Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E., Attwood, C.G. & Sauer, W.H.H. 2009. Effects of fishing on a temperate reef community in South Africa 1: ichthyofauna. African Journal of Marine Science 31:241-251.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2009.31.2.12.884

Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E.; Attwood, C.G. & Sauer, W.H.H. 2009. Effects of fishing on a temperate reef community in South Africa 2: benthic invertebrates and algae. African Journal of Marine Science 31:253-262.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2009.31.2.13.885

Hermes, J. C. & Reason, C.J.C.  2009. The sensitivity of the Seychelles–Chagos thermocline ridge to large-scale wind anomalies. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 66: 1455–1466.http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsp074

Hermes, J. C. & Reason, C.J.C.  2009. Variability in sea-surface temperature and winds in the tropical south-east Atlantic Ocean and regional rainfall relationships. International Journal of Climatology 29:11-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.1711

Hugo, W. 2009. Beyond spatial data infrastructure: knowledge and process extensions. Ecological Circuits: Eco-informatics in Action 2:21-26. Available:http://www.ee.co.za/wp-content/uploads/legacy/SpatialData.pdf

James, N.C.  Harrison, T.D. 2009. A preliminary survey of the estuaries on the south coast of South Africa, Robberg Peninsula – Cape St Francis, with particular reference to the fish fauna. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 64:14-31.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00359190909519235

Laurent, C., Baudry, J., Berriet-Solliec, M., Kirsch, M., Perraud, D., Tinel, B., Trouvé, A., Allsopp, N., Bonnafous, P., Burel, F., Carneiro, MJ., Giraud, C., Labarthe, P., Matose, F., & Ricroch, A. 2009.  Pourquoi s'intéresser à la notion d' "evidence -based policy". Revue Tiers Monde200:853-873. http://dx.doi.org/10.3917/rtm.200.0853

Palmer, R.M. & Snowball, J.D.  2009. The willingness to pay for dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus) re-seeding: Using recreational line fishing license fees to fund stock enhancement in South Africa. ICES Journal of Marine Science 66:839-843.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsp075

Saidi, A. 2009. Relationship between ethical and Islamic banking systems and its business management implications. South African Journal of Business Management 40:43-49. No DOI available

Te Beest, M., Stevens, N.; Olff, H. & Van der Putten, W.H. 2009. Plant–soil feedback induces shifts in biomass allocation in the invasive plant Chromolaena odorata. Journal of Ecology 97:1281 – 1290.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01574.x

Vorwerk, P.D., Froneman, P.W., Paterson, A.W. & Whitfield, A.K. 2009. Increased abundance of two important sport fishery species following renewed river flow into a freshwater-deprived South African estuary. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16:420-423.http://dx.doi.org/0.1111/j.1365-2400.2009.00687.x

Wooldridge, T.H. & Deyzel, S.H.P. 2009. The subtidal macrozoobenthos of the river-dominated Breat Berg Estuary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 64:204-218.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00359190909519253

Wooldridge, T.H. & Deyzel, S.H.P. 2009. Temperature and salinity as abiotic drivers of zooplankton community dynamics in the Great Berg Estuary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. 64:219-237.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00359190909519254

 

2008:

Ansorge, I.J., Roman, R.; Durgadoo, J.V.; Ryan P.G.; Dlamini, L.; Gehardt, S.; Rainiers, S.; Smith, M.; Mtonsti, T. & Lutjeharms, J.R.E. 2008. The first oceanographic survey of the Conrad Rise. South African Journal of Science 104:333-336.  Available from:http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0038-23532008000500002&lng=en&nrm=iso

Botha, M.S., Carrick, P.J. & Allsopp, N. 2008. Capturing lessons from land-users to aid the development of ecological restoration guidelines for lowland Namaqualand.  Biological Conservation 141:885-895.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2007.12.005

Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E., Attwood, C.G. & Sauer, W.H.H. 2008. Effects of fishing on population structure and life history of roman Chrysoblephus laticeps (Sparidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 362:245-259.http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07410

Götz, A., Cowley, P.D. & Winker, H. 2008. Selected fishery and population parameters of eight shore-angling species in the Tsitsikamma National Park no-take marine reserve. African Journal of Marine Science 30:519-532.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2008.30.3.7.641

Hermes, J. C. & Reason, C.J.C. 2008. Annual cycle of the South Indian Ocean (Seychelles-Chagos) thermocline ridge in a regional ocean model. Journal of Geophysical Research 113:C04035. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007JC004363

James, N.C., Whitfield, A.K. & Cowley, P.D. 2008. Preliminary indications of climate-induced change in a warm-temperate South African estuarine fish community. Journal of Fish Biology 72:1855-1863.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01850.x

James, N.C. & Harrison, T.D. 2008. A preliminary survey of the estuaries on the south coast of South Africa, Cape St Blaize, Mossel Bay – Robberg Peninsula, Plettenberg Bay, with particular reference to the fish fauna. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 63:111-127. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00359190809519216

James, N.C., Hall N.G., Beckley L.E., Mann B.Q. & Robertson W.D. 2008. Status of the estuarine-dependent riverbream Acanthopagrus berda (Sparidae) harvested by the multi-sectoral fishery in Kosi Bay, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 30:45-53.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2008.30.1.5.455

Samuels, M.I., Allsopp, N. & Hoffman, T. 2008 Mobility patterns of livestock keepers in semi-arid communal rangelands of Namaqualand, South Africa.  Nomadic People 12:123-148.http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/np.2008.120108

Swemmer, A.M. & Knapp, A.K. 2008.  Defoliation synchronizes aboveground growth of co-occurring C4 grass species. Ecology89:2860-2867. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/07-1434.1

Vorwerk, P.D., Froneman, P.W.; Paterson, A.W.; Strydom, N.A. & Whitfield, A.K. 2008. Biological responses to a resumption in river flow in a freshwater-deprived, permanently open Southern African estuary. Water SA 34:597-604. . http://dx.doi.org/10.1.1.536.2852

Vorwerk, P.D., Froneman, P.W., Paterson, A.W. & Whitfield, A.K. 2008. Fish community response to increased river flow in the Kariega Estuary, a freshwater-deprived, permanently open southern African system. African Journal of Aquatic Science 33:189-200.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJAS.2008.33.3.1.613

Whitfield, A.K., Adams, 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. & Wooldridge, T.H. 2008. A multidiscilinary 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 30:453-473.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2008.30.3.2.636

 

2007:

Götz, A., Kerwath, S.E., Attwood, C.G. & Sauer, W.H.H. 2007. Comparison of the effects of different linefishing methods on catch composition and capture mortality of South African temperate reef fish. African Journal of Marine Science 29:177-185.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2007.29.2.3.186

James, N.C., Cowley, P.D. & Whitfield, A.K. 2007. Abundance, recruitment and residency of two sparids in an intermittently open estuary in South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 29:527-538.http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2007.29.3.18.348

Milton, S.J., Dean, W.R.J., O'Connor, T.G. & Mills, A.J. 2007. Scaling up from site-based research to a national research and monitoring network: lessons from Tierberg Karoo Research Centre  and other design considerations. South African Journal of Science 103:311-317. Available from: http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0038-23532007000400014&lng=en&nrm=iso

Pauw, J.C., 2007. Reliable earth observation systems for science and sustainable development in southern Africa.  In: The Full Picture, pp 271-273. GEO Secretariat (eds). Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Geneva. ISBN 978-92-990047-0-8.

Swemmer, A.M., Knapp, A.K. & Snyman, H.A. 2007. Intra-seasonal precipitation patterns and above-ground productivity in three perennial grasslands. Journal of Ecology 95:780-788.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01237.x

 Van Jaarsveld, A.S., Pauw, J.C., Mundree, S., Mecenero, S., Coetzee, B.W.T. & Alard, G.F. 2007. South African Environmental Observation Network: vision, design and status. South African Journal of Science103:289-294. Available from: http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0038-23532007000400010&lng=en&nrm=iso

 

2006:

 Balfour, D.A. & Midgley, J.J. 2006. Fire induced stem death in an African acacia is not caused by canopy scorching. Austral Ecology 31:892–896.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2006.01656.x

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