Zoology and Entomology

Zoology and Entomology

Recent Submissions

  • Dalerum, Fredrik; Miranda, Maria; Muniz, Cristina; Rodriguez, Placido (Springer, 2017-08)
    For successful integration of biological conservation into economic markets, economic processes need to capture ecological values. South African wildlife ranching is a tourist-based activity that generates unique information ...
  • Periquet, Stephanie; Richardson, Peter; Cameron, Elissa Z.; Ganswindt, Andre; Belton, Lydia; Loubser, Elize; Dalerum, Fredrik (Wiley, 2017-09)
    Living under predation risk may alter both behaviour and physiology of potential prey. In extreme cases, such alterations may have serious demographic consequences, and recent studies support that non-lethal effects of ...
  • Alagaili, A.N.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Mohammed, O.B.; Hart, D.W. (Daniel) (Elsevier, 2017-10)
    We set out to test whether the Ethiopian hedgehog, Paraechinus aethiopicus is a seasonal or aseasonal breeder and assess which environmental cues bring about both reproductive recrudescence and its subsequent regression. ...
  • Bumpy, M.M.; Williams, Mark C.; Steyl, Johan Christian Abraham; Lutermann, Heike; Fosgate, Geoffrey T.; De Waal, P.J. (Pamela Jean); Mitha, Janishtha R.; Clift, Sarah J.; Harrison-White, R. (BioMed Central, 2017-08-16)
    BACKGROUND : The pathology of spirocercosis, a disease caused by the infestation of carnivores with the nematode Spirocerca lupi, has been extensively described in domestic dogs and coyotes. However, it has not been ...
  • Dalerum, Fredrik; Westbury, Michael; Nor en, Karin; Hofreiter, Michael (Taylor and Francis, 2017-05)
    The bat-eared fox, Otocyon megalotis, is the only member of its genus and is thought to occupy a basal position within the dog family. These factors can lead to challenges in complete mitochondrial reconstructions and ...
  • Lindeque, Malan (University of Pretoria, 1981)
    The reproductive biology of spotted hyaenas was studied from a sample of 39 females and 36 males collected in game reserves in south~rn Africa. A method for age estimation, based on the relative attrition of PM2 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Garai, Marion Elizabeth (University of Pretoria, 1997)
    Groups of translocated orphaned juvenile African elephants were studied in holding pens and following their release to assess how they re-organize and restructure socially by adopting roles, and if they show behavioural ...
  • 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; Jaansen van Vuuren, Bettine J. (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 ...

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