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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  • Chitakira, Munyaradzi; Torquebiau, Emmanuel; Ferguson, J. Willem H.; Mearns, Kevin (Routledge, 2017-09)
    Stakeholder engagement has become an important aspect of sustainable natural resources management. This study analysed a landscape performance assessment by local and ‘external’ stakeholders in a transfrontier conservation ...
  • Streicher, S.; Lutermann, Heike; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Bertelsen, M.F.; Mohammed, O.B.; Manger, R.; Scantlebury, M.; Ismael, K.; Alagaili, A.N. (Public Library of Science, 2017-08-30)
    Heterothermy, the ability to allow body temperature (Tb) to fluctuate, has been proposed as an adaptive mechanism that enables large ungulates to cope with the high environmental temperatures and lack of free water ...
  • Agha, Sheila B.; Tchouassi, David; Bastos, Armanda D.S.; Sang, Rosemary (Public Library of Science, 2017-08-17)
    Dengue (DEN) and yellow fever (YF) are re-emerging in East Africa, with contributing drivers to this trend being unplanned urbanization and increasingly adaptable anthropophilic Aedes (Stegomyia) vectors. Entomological ...
  • Reisinger, Ryan Rudolf; De Bruyn, P.J. Nico; Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt (Inter-Research, 2011-05-05)
    Killer whales Orcinus orca are apex predators known to have important effects on marine ecosystems. A fundamental step towards understanding their role in ecosystems, and vital for their informed management and conservation, ...
  • Nganso, Beatrice T.; Fombong, Ayuka T.; Yusuf, Abdullahi Ahmed; Pirk, Christian Walter Werner; Stuhl, Charles; Torto, Baldwyn (Public Library of Science, 2017-06-16)
    Varroa destructor is an ectoparasitic pest of honeybees, and a threat to the survival of the apiculture industry. Several studies have shown that unlike European honeybees, African honeybee populations appear to be ...
  • Wu, YuQi; Zheng, HuoQing; Corona, Miguel; Pirk, Christian Walter Werner; Meng, Fei; Zheng, YuFei; Hu, FuLiang (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-07-03)
    Secretions from mandibular glands (MGs) have important caste-specific functions that are associated with the social evolution of honey bees. To gain insights into the molecular architecture underlying these caste ...
  • De Flamingh, Alida; Roca, Alfred L.; Van Aarde, Rudi J. (Springer, 2017-08)
    African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana) occur in fragmented and isolated populations across southern Africa. Transfrontier conservation efforts aim at preventing the negative effects of population fragmentation by ...
  • McKechnie, Andrew E.; Gerson, Alexander R.; McWhorter, Todd J.; Smith, Eric Krabbe; Talbot, William A.; Wolf, Blair O. (Company of Biologists, 2017)
    Evaporative heat loss pathways vary among avian orders, but the extent to which evaporative cooling capacity and heat tolerance vary within orders remains unclear. We quantified the upper limits to thermoregulation under ...
  • 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 ...
  • Boyles, Justin G.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; 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.; Veldtman, Ruan; Campbell, Heather; Buyens, I.P.R. (Isabelle Patricia Rita); Greve, Michelle (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; Chapron, Guillaume; Petracca, Lisanne S.; Burnham, Dawn; Hayward, Matt W.; 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 ...
  • Faulkes, Chris G.; Mgode, Georgies F.; Archer, Elizabeth K.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961- (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 ...

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