Research Articles (Zoology and Entomology)

Research Articles (Zoology and Entomology)

 

A collection containing some of the full text peer-reviewed/ refereed articles published by researchers from
the Department of Zoology and Entomology

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  • Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Boyles, Justin G.; Mohammed, Osama B.; Alagaili, Abdulaziz N. (University of Chicago Press, 2017-04-12)
    Documenting variation in thermoregulatory patterns across phylogenetically and geographically diverse taxa is key to understanding the evolution of endothermy and heterothermy in birds and mammals. We recorded body ...
  • Davis, Adrian L.V.; Jacobs, Carmen Tina; Hudson, Lawrence N.; Newbold, Tim; Contu, Sara; Hill, Samantha L.L.; Lysenko, Igor; De Palma, Adriana; Phillips, Helen R.P.; Alhusseini, Tamera I.; Bedford, Felicity E.; Bennett, Dominic J.; Booth, Hollie; Burton, Victoria J.; Chng, Charlotte W.T.; Choimes, Argyrios; Correia, David L.P.; Day, Julie; Echeverría-Londono, Susy; Emerson, Susan R.; Gao, Di; Garon, Morgan; Harrison, Michelle L.K.; Ingram, Daniel J.; Jung, Martin; Kemp, Victoria; Kirkpatrick, Lucinda; Martin, Callum D.; Pan, Yuan; Pask-Hale, Gwilym D.; Pynegar, Edwin L.; Robinson, Alexandra N.; Sanchez-Ortiz, Katia; Senior, Rebecca A.; Simmons, Benno I.; White, Hannah J.; Zhang, Hanbin; Aben, Job; Abrahamczyk, Stefan; Adum, Gilbert B.; Aguilar-Barquero, Virginia; Aizen, Marcelo A.; Albertos, Belen; Alcala, E.L.; Del Mar Alguacil, Maria; Alignier, Audrey; Ancrenaz, Marc; Andersen, Alan N.; Arbelaez-Cortes, Enrique; Armbrecht, Inge; Arroyo-Rodríguez, Víctor; Aumann, Tom; Axmacher, Jan C.; Azhar, Badrul; Azpiroz, Adrian B.; Baeten, Lander; Bakayoko, Adama; Baldi, Andras; Barrico, Lurdes; Bartolommei, Paola; Barton, Diane M.; Basset, Yves; Batry, Peter; Bates, Adam J.; Baur, Bruno; Bayne, Erin M.; Beja, Pedro; Benedick, Suzan; Berg, Ake; Bernard, Henry; Berry, Nicholas J.; Bhatt, Dinesh; Bicknell, Jake E.; Bihn, Jochen H.; Blake, Robin J.; Bobo, Kadiri S.; Bocon, Roberto; Boekhout, Teun; Bohning-Gaese, Katrin; Bonham, Kevin J.; Borges, Paulo A.V.; Borges, Sergio H.; Boutin, Celine; Bouyer, Jeremy; Bragagnolo, Cibele; Brandt, Jodi S.; Brearley, Francis Q.; Brito, Isabel; Bros, Vicenc; Brunet, Jorg; Buczkowski, Grzegorz; Buddle, Christopher M.; Bugter, Rob; Buscardo, Erika; Buse, Jorn; Cabra-Garcia, Jimmy; Caceres, Nilton C.; Cagle, Nicolette L.; Calvino-Cancela, Maria; Cameron, Sydney A.; Cancello, Eliana M.; Caparros, Rut; Cardoso, Pedro; Carpenter, Dan; Carrijo, Tiago F.; Carvalho, Anelena L.; Cassano, Camila R.; Castro, Helena; Castro-Luna, Alejandro A.; Cerda B., Rolando; Cerezo, Alexis; Chapman, Kim Alan; Chauvat, Matthieu; Christensen, Morten; Clarke, Francis M.; Cleary, Daniel F.R.; Colombo, Giorgio; Connop, Stuart P.; Craig, Michael D.; Cruz-Lopez, Leopoldo; Cunningham, Saul A.; D’Aniello, Biagio; D’Cruze, Neil; da Silva, Pedro Giovani; Dallimer, Martin; Danquah, Emmanuel; Darvill, Ben; Dauber, Jens; Dawson, Jeff; De Sassi, Claudio; De Thoisy, Benoit; Deheuvels, Olivier; Dejean, Alain; Devineau, Jean-Louis; Diekotter, Tim; Dolia, Jignasu V.; Dominguez, Erwin; Dominguez-Haydar, Yamileth; Dorn, Silvia; Draper, Isabel; Dreber, Niels; Dumont, Bertrand; Dures, Simon G.; Dynesius, Mats; Edenius, Lars; Eggleton, Paul; Eigenbrod, Felix; Elek, Zoltan; Entling, Martin H.; Esler, Karen J.; De Lima, Ricardo F.; Faruk, Aisyah; Farwig, Nina; Fayle, Tom M.; Felicioli, Antonio; Felton, Annika M.; Fensham, Roderick J.; Fernandez, Ignacio C.; Ferreira, Catarina C.; Ficetola, Gentile F.; Fiera, Cristina; Filgueiras, Bruno K. C.; Fırıncıoglu, Huseyin K.; Flaspohler, David; Floren, Andreas; Fonte, Steven J.; Fournier, Anne; Fowler, Robert E.; Franzen, Markus; Fraser, Lauchlan H.; Fredriksson, Gabriella M.; Freire-Jr, Geraldo B.; Frizzo, Tiago L.M.; Fukuda, Daisuke; Furlani, Dario; Gaigher, Rene; Ganzhorn, Jorg U.; Garcia, Karla P.; Garcia-R, Juan C.; Garden, Jenni G.; Garilleti, Ricardo; Ge, Bao-Ming; Gendreau-Berthiaume, Benoit; Gerard, Philippa J.; Gheler-Costa, Carla; Gilbert, Benjamin; Giordani, Paolo; Giordano, Simonetta; Golodets, Carly; Gomes, Laurens G.L.; Gould, Rachelle K.; Goulson, Dave; Gove, Aaron D.; Granjon, Laurent; Grass, Ingo; Gray, Claudia L.; Grogan, James; Gu, Weibin; Guardiola, Moises; Gunawardene, Nihara R.; Gutierrez, Alvaro G.; Gutierrez-Lamus, Doris L.; Hanley, Mick E.; Hanson, Thor; Hashim, Nor R.; Hassan, Shombe N.; Hatfield, Richard G.; Hawes, Joseph E.; Hayward, Matt W.; Hebert, Christian; Helden, Alvin J.; Henden, John-Andre; Henschel, Philipp; Hernandez, Lionel; Herrera, James P.; Herrmann, Farina; Herzog, Felix; Higuera-Diaz, Diego; Hilje, Branko; Hofer, Hubert; Hoffmann, Anke; Horgan, Finbarr G.; Hornung, Elisabeth; Horvath, Roland; Hylander, Kristoffer; Isaacs-Cubides, Paola; Ishida, Hiroaki; Ishitani, Masahiro; Jaramillo, Victor J.; Jauker, Birgit; Hernandez, F. Jimenez; Johnson, McKenzie F.; Jolli, Virat; Jonsell, Mats; Juliani, S. Nur; Jung, Thomas S.; Kapoor, Vena; Kappes, Heike; Kati, Vassiliki; Katovai, Eric; Kellner, Klaus; Kessler, Michael; Kirby, Kathryn R.; Kittle, Andrew M.; Knight, Mairi E.; Knop, Eva; Kohle, Florian; Koivula, Matti; Kolb, Annette; Kone, Mouhamadou; Korosi, Adam; Krauss, Jochen; Kumar, Ajith; Kumar, Raman; Kurz, David J.; Kutt, Alex S.; Lachat, Thibault; Lantschner, Victoria; Lara, Francisco; Lasky, Jesse R.; Latta, Steven C.; Laurance, William F.; Lavelle, Patrick; Le Feon, Violette; LeBuhn, Gretchen; Legare, Jean-Philippe; Lehouck, Valerie; Lencinas, María V.; Lentini, Pia E.; Letcher, Susan G.; Li, Qi; Litchwark, Simon A.; Littlewood, Nick A.; Liu, Yunhui; Lo-Man-Hung, Nancy; Lopez-Quintero, Carlos A.; Louhaichi, Mounir; Lovei, Gabor L.; Lucas-Borja, Manuel Esteban; Luja, Victor H.; Luskin, Matthew S.; MacSwiney G, M. Cristina; Maeto, Kaoru; Magura, Tibor; Mallari, Neil Aldrin; Malone, Louise A.; Malonza, Patrick K.; Malumbres-Olarte, Jagoba; Mandujano, Salvador; Maren, Inger E.; Marin-Spiotta, Erika; Marsh, Charles J.; Marshall, E.J.P.; Martinez, Eliana; Pastur, Guillermo Martínez; Mateos, David Moreno; Mayfield, Margaret M.; Mazimpaka, Vicente; McCarthy, Jennifer L.; McCarthy, Kyle P.; McFrederick, Quinn S.; McNamara, Sean; Medina, Nagore G.; Medina, Rafael; Mena, Jose L.; Mico, Estefania; Mikusinski, Grzegorz; Milder, Jeffrey C.; Miller, James R.; Miranda-Esquivel, Daniel R.; Moir, Melinda L.; Morales, Carolina L.; Muchane, Mary N.; Muchane, Muchai; Mudri-Stojnic, Sonja; Munira, A. Nur; Muonz-Alonso, Antonio; Munyekenye, B.F.; Naidoo, Robin; Naithani, A.; Nakagawa, Michiko; Nakamura, Akihiro; Nakashima, Yoshihiro; Naoe, Shoji; Nates-Parra, Guiomar; Gutierrez, Dario A. Navarrete; Navarro-Iriarte, Luis; Ndang’ang’a, Paul K.; Neuschulz, Eike L.; Ngai, Jacqueline T.; Nicolas, Violaine; Nilsson, Sven G.; Noreika, Norbertas; Norfolk, Olivia; Noriega, Jorge Ari; Norton, David A.; Noske, Nicole M.; Nowakowski, A. Justin; Numa, Catherine; O’Dea, Niall; O’Farrell, Patrick J.; Oduro, William; Oertli, Sabine; Ofori-Boateng, Caleb; Oke, Christopher Omamoke; Oostra, Vicencio; Osgathorpe, Lynne M.; Otavo, Samuel Eduardo; Page, Navendu V.; Paritsis, Juan; Parra-H, Alejandro; Parry, Luke; Pe’er, Guy; Pearman, Peter B.; Pelegrin, Nicolás; Pelissier, Raphael; Peres, Carlos A.; Peri, Pablo L.; Persson, Anna S.; Petanidou, Theodora; Peters, Marcell K.; Pethiyagoda, Rohan S.; Phalan, Ben; Philips, T. Keith; Pillsbury, Finn C.; Pincheira-Ulbrich, Jimmy; Pineda, Eduardo; Pino, Joan; Pizarro-Araya, Jaime; Plumptre, A.J.; Poggio, Santiago L.; Politi, Natalia; Pons, Pere; Poveda, Katja; Power, Eileen F.; Presley, Steven J.; Proenca, Vania; Quaranta, Marino; Quintero, Carolina; Rader, Romina; Ramesh, B.R.; Ramirez-Pinilla, Martha P.; Ranganathan, Jai; Rasmussen, Claus; Redpath-Downing, Nicola A.; Reid, J. Leighton; Reis, Yana T.; Benayas, Jose M. Rey; Rey-Velasco, Juan Carlos; Reynolds, Chevonne; Ribeiro, Danilo Bandini; Richards, Miriam H.; Richardson, Barbara A.; Richardson, Michael J.; Ríos, Rodrigo Macip; Robinson, Richard; Robles, Carolina A.; Rombke, Jorg; Romero-Duque, Luz Piedad; Ros, Matthias; Rosselli, Loreta; Rossiter, Stephen J.; Roth, Dana S.; Roulston, T’ai H.; Rousseau, Laurent; Rubio, André V.; Ruel, Jean-Claude; Sadler, Jonathan P.; Safian, Szabolcs; Saldana-Vazquez, Romeo A.; Sam, Katerina; Samnegard, Ulrika; Santana, Joana; Santos, Xavier; Savage, Jade; Schellhorn, Nancy A.; Schilthuizen, Menno; Schmiedel, Ute; Schmitt, Christine B.; Schon, Nicole L.; Schuepp, Christof; Schumann, Katharina; Schweiger, Oliver; Scott, Dawn M.; Scott, Kenneth A.; Sedlock, Jodi L.; Seefeldt, Steven S.; Shahabuddin, Ghazala; Shannon, Graeme; Sheil, Douglas; Sheldon, Frederick H.; Shochat, Eyal; Siebert, Stefan J.; Silva, Fernando A.B.; Simonetti, Javier A.; Slade, Eleanor M.; Smith, Jo; Smith-Pardo, Allan H.; Sodhi, Navjot S.; Somarriba, Eduardo J.; Sosa, Ramon A.; Quiroga, Grimaldo Soto; St-Laurent, Martin-Hugues; Starzomski, Brian M.; Stefanescu, Constanti; Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf; Stouffer, Philip C.; Stout, Jane C.; Strauch, Ayron M.; Struebig, Matthew J.; Su, Zhimin; Suarez-Rubio, Marcela; Sugiura, Shinji; Summerville, Keith S.; Sung, Yik-Hei; Sutrisno, Hari; Svenning, Jens-Christian; Teder, Tiit; Threlfall, Caragh G.; Tiitsaar, Anu; Todd, Jacqui H.; Tonietto, Rebecca K.; Torre, Ignasi; Tothmeresz, Bela; Tscharntke, Teja; Turner, Edgar C.; Tylianakis, Jason M.; Uehara-Prado, Marcio; Urbina-Cardona, Nicolas; Vallan, Denis; Vanbergen, Adam J.; Vasconcelos, Heraldo L.; Vassilev, Kiril; Verboven, Hans A.F.; Verdasca, Maria Joao; Verdu, Jose R.; Vergara, Carlos H.; Vergara, Pablo M.; Verhulst, Jort; Virgilio, Massimiliano; Van Vu, Lien; Waite, Edward M.; Walker, Tony R.; Wang, Hua-Feng; Wang, Yanping; Watling, James I.; Weller, Britta; Wells, Konstans; Westphal, Catrin; Wiafe, Edward D.; Williams, Christopher D.; Willig, Michael R.; Woinarski, John C.Z.; Wolf, Jan H.D.; Wolters, Volkmar; Woodcock, Ben A.; Wu, Jihua; Wunderle, Joseph Jr M.; Yamaura, Yuichi; Yoshikura, Satoko; Yu, Douglas W.; Zaitsev, Andrey S.; Zeidler, Juliane; Zou, Fasheng; Collen, Ben; Ewers, Rob M.; Mace, Georgina M.; Purves, Drew W.; Scharlemann, Jorn P.W.; Purvis, Andy (Wiley Open Access, 2017-01)
    The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples ...
  • Raath, Morgan Jade; Le Roux, Peter C.; Campbell, Heather; Buyens, I.P.R. (Isabelle Patricia Rita); Greve, Michelle; Veldtman, Ruan (Elsevier, 2017-09)
    Arboreal ants use a variety of plant structures as nesting sites, but may also nest in structures created by arboreal ecosystem engineers. We observed, for the first time, ants using empty cocoons of the economically ...
  • Lindsey, Peter Andrew; Hayward, Matt W.; Chapron, Guillaume; Petracca, Lisanne S.; Burnham, Dawn; Henschel, Philipp; Hinks, Amy E.; Garnett, Stephen T.; Macdonald, David W.; Macdonald, Ewan A.; Ripple, William J.; Zander, Kerstin; Dickman, Amy (Elsevier, 2017-04)
    Surprisingly little attention has been paid to variation among countries in contributions to conservation. As a first step, we developed a Megafauna Conservation Index (MCI) that assesses the spatial, ecological and ...
  • Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Faulkes, Chris G.; Mgode, Georgies F.; Archer, Elizabeth K. (PeerJ, 2017-04-27)
    Previous studies of African mole-rats of the genera Heliophobius and Fukomys (Bathyergidae) in the regions of East and south central Africa have revealed a diversity of species and vicariant populations, with patterns ...
  • Bishop, Tom R. (International Biogeography Society, 2017)
    Why is biological diversity distributed in the way that it is? This question has been central to ecology and biogeography for centuries and is of great importance for pure and applied reasons. I use a functional trait ...
  • Faulkner, Katelyn T.; Robertson, Mark P.; Rouget, Mathieu; Wilson, John R.U. (Public Library of Science, 2017-04-05)
    The global shipping network facilitates the transportation and introduction of marine and terrestrial organisms to regions where they are not native, and some of these organisms become invasive. South Africa was used as ...
  • Dalerum, Fredrik; De Vries, J. Low; Pirk, Christian Walter Werner; Cameron, Elissa Z. (Elsevier, 2017-09)
    Quantifying the drivers of biodiversity variation is a key topic in contemporary ecology. While the geographic distribution of biodiversity is broadly determined by water and energy, local environmental conditions may be ...
  • Olivier, Pieter Ignatius; Rolo, Victor; Van Aarde, Rudi J. (Public Library of Science, 2017-04-04)
    The peninsula effect predicts that the number of species should decline from the base of a peninsula to the tip. However, evidence for the peninsula effect is ambiguous, as different analytical methods, study taxa, and ...
  • Thompson, Michelle L.; McKechnie, Andrew E.; Cunningham, Susan J. (Company of Biologists, 2017)
    Climate change has the potential to trigger social change. As a first step towards understanding mechanisms determining the vulnerability of animal societies to rising temperatures, we investigated interactions between ...
  • De Bruyn, P.J. Nico; Cowan, Don A.; Greve, Michelle; Hedding, D.W. (David William); Le Roux, Peter C.; Treasure, Anne; Ansorge, Isabelle J.; Skelton, Paul; Bekker, Annie; Butterworth, Doug; Cilliers, Pierre; Cooper, John; Dorrington, Rosemary; Fawcett, Sarah; Fietz, Susanne; Findlay, Ken P.; Froneman, P. William; Grantham, Geoff H.; Hofmeyr, G.J. Greg; Kosch, Michael; Lucas, Mike; MacHutchon, Keith; Meiklejohn, Ian; Nel, Werner; Pistorius, Pierre; Ryan, Peter G.; Stander, Johan; Swart, Sebastiaan; Vichi, Marcello; Jansen van Vuuren, Bettine (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017-05)
    Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic islands and surrounding Southern Ocean are regarded as one of the planet’s last remaining wildernesses, ‘insulated from threat by [their] remoteness and protection under the Antarctic ...
  • Ferreira, Ines Maria; Best, Peter B.; Photopoulou, Theoni; Kasuya, Toshio; Marsh, Helene (BioMed Central, 2017-06-21)
    BACKGROUND : A substantial period of life after reproduction ends, known as postreproductive lifespan (PRLS), is at odds with classical life history theory and its causes and mechanisms have puzzled evolutionary biologists ...
  • Van der Merwe, Ingrid; Oosthuizen, Maria Kathleen; Ganswindt, Andre; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Haim, Abraham (Company of Biologists, 2017)
    Effects of photophase illuminance (1, 10, 100 and 330 lx of white incandescent lighting) on daily rhythms of locomotor activity, urine production and 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (6-SMT; 10 versus 330 lx) were studied in nocturnal ...
  • Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt; Gurarie, Eliezer; Bengtson, John L.; Blix, Arnoldus Schytte; Cameron, Michael; Bornemann, Horst; Nordøy, Erling S.; Plotz, Joachim; Steinhage, Daniel; Boveng, Peter (Springer, 2017-05)
    The Antarctic Pack Ice Seal (APIS) Program was initiated in 1994 to estimate the abundance of four species of Antarctic phocids: the crabeater seal Lobodon carcinophaga, Weddell seal Leptonychotes weddellii, Ross seal ...
  • Moritz, Robin F.A.; Helbing, Sophie; Lattorff, H. Michael G.; Buttstedt, Anja (Oxford University Press, 2017)
    The western honeybee, Apis mellifera is a prominent model organism in the field of sociogenomics and a recent upgrade substantially improved annotations of the reference genome. Nevertheless, genome assemblies based on ...
  • Guldemond, R.A.R. (Robert Abraham Rene); Purdon, Andrew; Van Aarde, Rudi J. (Public Library of Science, 2017-06-07)
    Contradictory findings among scientific studies that address a particular issue may impede the conversion of science to management implementation. A systematic review of peerreviewed studies to generate a single outcome ...
  • Robson, Ashley S.; Trimble, Morgan Jayne; Purdon, Andrew; Young-Overton, Kim D.; Van Aarde, Rudi J.; Pimm, Stuart L. (Public Library of Science, 2017-04-17)
    Savannas once constituted the range of many species that human encroachment has now reduced to a fraction of their former distribution. Many survive only in protected areas. Poaching reduces the savanna elephant, even where ...
  • Makumbe, L.D.M.; Weldon, Christopher W.; Manrakhan, A. (Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 2017)
    Daylight fluorescent pigment powders are frequently used to self-mark tephritid flies that are released in sterile insect technique programmes and for studies on their population ecology, movement and behaviour. This ...
  • Strydom, Morne A.; Jacobsz, Louis; Jaeger, Marc; Hodgson, Wayne C.; Miles, John; Fry, Bryan G.; Panagides, Nadya; Jackson, Timothy N.W.; Ikonomopoulou, Maria P.; Arbuckle, Kevin; Pretzler, Rudolf; Yang, Daryl C.; Ali, Syed A.; Koludarov, Ivan; Dobson, James; Sanker, Brittany; Asselin, Angelique; Santana, Renan C.; Hendrikx, Iwan; Van der Ploeg, Harold; Tai-A-Pin, Jeremie; Van den Bergh, Romilly; Kerkkamp, Harald M.I.; Vonk, Freek J.; Naude, Arno; Dunstan, Nathan (MDPI Publishing, 2017-03-13)
    The cytotoxicity of the venom of 25 species of Old World elapid snake was tested and compared with the morphological and behavioural adaptations of hooding and spitting. We determined that, contrary to previous assumptions, ...
  • Asefa, Addisu; Davies, Andrew Byron; McKechnie, Andrew E.; Van Rensburg, Berndt J.; Kinahan Anouska A. (American Ornithological Society, 2017-06)
    The Afromontane forests of Ethiopia are global biodiversity hotspots, known for their high biological diversity and endemism. However, conservation of these areas is challenging due to increasing human threats, including ...

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