Zoology and Entomology

Zoology and Entomology

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  • Mole, Michael A.; DAraujo, Shaun Rodrigues; Van Aarde, Rudi J.; Mitchell, Duncan; Fuller, Andrea (Oxford University Press, 2016)
    Most of southern Africa’s elephants inhabit environments where environmental temperatures exceed body temperature, but we do not know how elephants respond to such environments. We evaluated the relationships between ...
  • Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Lutermann, Heike; Park, Thomas J.; Reznick, Jane; Peterson, Bethany L.; Blass, Gregory; Omerbasic, Damir; Henning, P.; Kuich, J.L.; Zasada, Christin; Browe, Brigitte M.; Hamann, Wiebke; Applegate, Daniel T.; Radke, Michael H.; Kosten, Tetiana; Gavaghan, Victoria; Eigenbrod, Ole; Begay, Valerie; Amoroso, Vince G.; Govind, Vidya; Minshall, Richard D.; Smith, Ewan St. J.; Larson, John; Gotthardt, Michael; Kempa, Stefan; Lewin, Gary R. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2017-04)
    The African naked mole-rats’ (Heterocephalus glaber) social and subterranean lifestyle generates a hypoxic niche. Under experimental conditions naked mole-rats tolerate hours of extreme hypoxia and survive 18 minutes of ...
  • Noakes, Matthew J.; McKechnie, Andrew E.; Wolf, Blair O. (Company of Biologists, 2016-01)
    Intraspecific variation in avian thermoregulatory responses to heat stress has received little attention, despite increasing evidence that endothermic animals show considerable physiological variation among populations. ...
  • Hawkes, Peter G.; Camerik, Anne M.; Magowski, Wojciech Ł.; Ueckermann, Edward A.; Ochoa, Ronald; Bauchan, Gary R. (BioMed Central, 2016)
    A new species of relatively poorly known genus Zambedania Mahunka, 1972 was found on the baboon spider, Harpactirella overdijki Gallon, 2010 (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in South Africa. Besides the abundantly available ...
  • Verburgt, Luke; Branch, William R.; Haacke, Wulf; Pinto, Pedro Vaz; Conradie, Werner; Baptista, Ninda (Pensoft, 2017-03)
    Loveridge described two new geckos from Angola, Afroedura karroica bogerti and Pachydactylus scutatus angolensis. The descriptions of both species have vague and confusing type localities and refinements are suggested ...
  • Bishop, Tom R.; Gibb, Heloise; Dunn, Rob R.; Sanders, Nathan J.; Grossman, Blair F.; Photakis, Manoli; Abril, Silvia; Agosti, Donat; Andersen, Alan N.; Angulo, Elena; Armbrecht, Inge; Arnan, Xavier; Baccaro, Fabrico B.; Boulay, Raphael; Bruhl, Carsten; Castracani, Christina; Cerda, Xim; Del Toro, Israel; Delsinne, Thibaut; Diaz, Mireia; Donoso, David A.; Ellison, Aaron M.; Enriquez, Martha L.; Fayle, Tom M.; Feener (Jnr), Donald H.; Fisher, Brain L.; Fisher, Robert N.; Fritzpatrick, Matthew C.; Gomez, Crisanto; Gotelli, Nicholas J.; Grove, Aaron; Grasso, Donato A.; Groc, Sarah; Guanard, Benoit; Majer, Jonathan; Gunawardene, Nihara; Heterick, Brain; Hoffman, Benjamin; Janda, Milan; Jenkins, Clinton; Kaspari, Michae; Klimes, Petr; Lach, Lori; Laeger, Thomas; Lattke, John; Leponce, Maurice; Lessard, Jean-Philippe; Longino, John; Lucky, Andrea; Lessard, Jean-Philippe; Luke, Sarah H.; Majer, Jonathan; McGlynn, Terrence P.; Menke, Sean; Mezger, Dirk; Mori, Alessandra; Moses, Jimmy; Munyai, Caswell Thinandavha; Pacheco, Renata; Paknia, Omid; Pearce-Duvet, Jessica; Pfeiffer, Martin; Philpott, Stacy M.; Resasco, Julian; Retana, Javier; Siva, Rogerio R.; Sorger, Magdalena D.; Souza, Jorge; Suarez, Andrew; Tista, Melanie; Vasconelos, Heraldo L.; Vonshak, Merav; Weiser, Michael D.; Yeats, Michelle; Parr, Catherine L. (Wiley, 2017-03)
    What forces structure ecological assemblages? A key limitation to general insights about assemblage structure is the availability of data that are collected at a small spatial grain (local assemblages) and a large spatial ...
  • Olivier, Pieter Ignatius; Van Aarde, Rudi J. (Wiley, 2017-03)
    South African coastal forests form part of two critically endangered eco-regions and harbor an extinction debt. Remainingfragments are small, isolated, and embedded within a range of human land-use types. In this study, ...
  • Ackermann, Simone; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Katandukila, Jestina V.; Oosthuizen, Maria Kathleen (Oxford University Press, 2017-01)
    Many African mole-rats (Bathyergidae) exhibit distinct circadian rhythms, despite the fact that they are strictly subterranean and are very infrequently exposed to light. We investigated the circadian system of Emin’s ...
  • McKechnie, Andrew E.; McCulloch, Stewart D.; Markotter, Wanda; Barclay, Robert M.R.; Jacobs, David S.; Harding, Craig T.; Paweska, Janusz; Brigham, R. Mark (Oxford University Press, 2017-02)
    Many bats, including some small-bodied tropical and sub-tropical Pteropodidae, use torpor to offset energetic constraints. We tested the hypothesis that medium sized (110-160 g) cave-roosting Egyptian rousette bats (Rousettus ...
  • Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Williams, Hannah J.; Holton, Mark D.; Shepard, Emily L.C.; Largey, Nicola; Norman, Brad; Ryan, Peter G.; Duriez, Olivier; Scantlebury, Michael; Quintana, Flavio; Magowan, Elizabeth A.; Marks, Nikki J.; Alagaili, Abdulaziz N.; Wilson, Rory P. (BioMed Central, 2017-03-27)
    BACKGROUND : Accelerometers are powerful sensors in many bio-logging devices, and are increasingly allowing researchers to investigate the performance, behaviour, energy expenditure and even state, of free-living ...
  • Reznick, Jane; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Bozek, Katarzyna; Khrameeva, Ekaterina E.; Omerbasić, Damir; Lewin, Gary R.; Azpurua, Jorge; Gorbunova, Vera; Seluanov, Andrei; Regnard, Pierrick; Wanert, Fanelie; Marchal, Julia; Pifferi, Fabien; Aujard, Fabienne; Liu, Zhen; Shi, Peng; Paabo, Svante; Schroeder, Florian; Willmitzer, Lothar; Giavalisco, Patrick; Khaitovich, Philipp (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-01-31)
    Maximal lifespan of mammalian species, even if closely related, may differ more than 10-fold, however the nature of the mechanisms that determine this variability is unresolved. Here, we assess the relationship between ...
  • Nicolson, Sue W.; Wright, Geraldine A. (Wiley, 2017-01)
    Animal pollinators have driven the diversification of plants on the earth for more than 100 million years. The mutualism between plants and their pollinators rests on an exchange: food for pollinators and efficient ...
  • Katandukila, Jestina V.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961- (NRC Research Press, 2016)
    The East African root rat, Tachyoryctes splendens is a solitary dwelling subterranean rodent that exhibits a marked seasonal reproduction linked to the bimodal rainfall pattern of East Africa. The current study set out ...
  • McKechnie, Andrew E.; Albright, Thomas P.; Mutiibwa, Dennis; Gerson, Alexander R.; Smith, Eric Krabbe; Talbot, William A.; O’Neill, Jacqueline J.; Wolf, Blair O. (National Academy of Sciences, 2017-02)
    Extreme high environmental temperatures produce a variety of consequences for wildlife, including mass die-offs. Heat waves are increasing in frequency, intensity, and extent, and are projected to increase further under ...
  • Jackson, Michelle C.; Miller, Katie; Grey, Jonathan; Donohue, Ian; Britton, J.Robert (Wiley, 2016-07)
    1. Invasive species are a key driver of global environm ental change, with frequently strongnegative consequences for native biodiversity and ecosystem processes. Understanding com-petitive interactions between invaders ...
  • Robertson, Mark P.; Pauchard, Aníbal; Milbau, Ann; Albihn, Ann; Alexander, Jake; Burgess, Treena; Daehler, Curtis; Englund, Göran; Essl, Franz; Evengård, Birgitta; Greenwood, Gregory B.; Haider, Sylvia; Lenoir, Jonathan; McDougall, Keith; Muths, Erin; Nuñez, Martin A.; Olofsson, Johan; Pellissier, Loic; Rabitsch, Wolfgang; Rew, Lisa J.; Sanders, Nathan; Kueffer, Christoph (Springer, 2016-02)
    Cold environments at high elevation and high latitude are often viewed as resistant to biological invasions. However, climate warming, land use change and associated increased connectivity all increase the risk of ...
  • Monadjem, Ara; Mahlaba, Themb'alilahlwa A.M.; McCleery, Robert; Belmain, Steven R. (Public Library of Science, 2017-02-03)
    Using domestic predators such as cats to control rodent pest problems around farms and homesteads is common across the world. However, practical scientific evidence on the impact of such biological control in agricultural ...
  • Tanga, Mbi Chrysantus; Govender, Prem; Ekesi, S.; Mohamed, Samira A. (Wiley, 2016-11)
    The invasive mango mealybug, Rastrococcus iceryoides Green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) believed to be native to Southern Asia has rapidly invaded Kenya and Tanzania. A survey was carried out from February 2008–July 2009 ...
  • Schroder, Michelle L.; Kruger, Kerstin; Glinwood, R.; Ignell, R. (Springer, 2017-02)
    Non-persistent viruses are transmitted by aphids in short feeding probes during the initial stages of aphid host plant selection behaviour. To control the transmission of these viruses, farmers rely on pesticides and ...
  • Voigt, Cornelia; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961- (BioScientifica Ltd, 2017-04)
    The Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis) is a eusocial, subterranean rodent, in which breeding is limited to a single reproductive pair within each colony. Non-reproductive females, while in the confines of the colony, ...

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