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2017 publications

Books, book chapters and proceedings

  1. De Bruyn, P.J.N. & Oosthuizen, W.C. 2017.  Pain forms the character: Doc Bester, Cat hunters & Sealers. Antarctic Legacy of South Africa.
  2. De Bruyn, PJ.N. et al.   The Red List of the Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.   (Mirounga leonina, Arctocephalus gazella, A. tropicalis, Orcinus orca)
  3. Somers, M. et al. The Red List of the Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.  (Atilax paludinosus)
  4. Penry, G., Findlay, K. & Best, P.  In Child MF, Roxburgh L, Do Linh San E, Raimondo D, Davies-Mostert HT, editors.  The Red List of the Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.  (Balaenoptera edeni
  5. Pietersen, G, Bell, VA and Krüger, K. 2017. Management of Grapevine Leafroll Disease and Associated Vectors in Vineyards. In:  Grapevine Viruses: Molecular Biology, Diagnostics and Management. B. Meng, G. P. Martelli, D. A. Golino and M. Fuchs. Cham, Springer International Publishing: 531-560.
  6. Lacomme C., Pickup J., Fox A., Glais L., Dupuis B., Steinger T., Rolot J.-L., Valkonen J. P. T., Kruger K., Nie X., Modic S., Mehle N., Ravnikar M., Hullé M. 2017. Transmission and Epidemiology of Potato virus Y.  In: Potato virus Y: biodiversity, pathogenicity, epidemiology and management, pp. 141-172 Eds C. Lacomme, L. Glais, D. U. Bellstedt, B. Dupuis, A. V. Karasev & E. Jacquot. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  7. Mansell, M.W. 2017.  Phytosanitary significance of Diptera. In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J., eds, Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 1. Introductory chapters and keys to Diptera families. Suricata 4. Pretoria: SANBI Graphics & Editing, 195–202 pp.
  8. Owen-Smith, N, Gosling, C.M., Hagenah, N., Byrne, M. & Parr, C.L. (2017) Contributions of smaller fauna to ecological processes and biodiversity. In: Conserving Africa’s Megadiversity in the Anthropocene: The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Story (J.P.G.M. Cromsigt, Archibald, S. & Owen-Smith, N., eds), pp. 211-232. Cambridge University Press.

Journal articles

  1. Abate, B.A., Wingfield, M.J., Slippers, B. & Hurley, B.P.  2017.  Commercialisation of entomopathogenic nematodes: should import regulations be revised?  Biocontrol Science and Technology 27(2), 149-168.
  2. Agha, S.B., Tchouassi, D.P., Bastos, A.D.S. & Sang, R.  2017.  Assessment of risk of dengue and yellow fever virus transmission in three major Kenyan cities based on Stegomyia indices.  Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases 11(8): e0005858, 20 pages.
  3. Agha, S.B., Tchouassi, D.P., Bastos, A.D.S. & Sang, R.  2017. Dengue and yellow fever virus vectors: seasonal abundance, diversity and resting preferences in three Kenyan cities.  Parasites & Vectors 10:628, 10 pages. 
  4. Alagaili, A.N., Bennett, N.C., Mohammed, O.B., Zalmout, I.S. & Boyles, J.G.  2016.  Body temperature patterns of a small endotherm in an extreme desert environment.  Journal of Arid Environments 137, 16-20. 
  5. Alagaili, A.N., Bennett, N.C., Mohammed, O.B. & Hart, D.W.  2017.  The reproductive biology of the Ethiopian hedgehog, Paraechinus aethiopicus, from central Saudi Arabia: The role of rainfall and temperature.  Journal of Arid Environments 145, 1-9.
  6. Albright, T.P., Mutiibwa, D., Gerson, A.R., Krabbe Smith, E., Talbot, W.A., O’Neill, J.J., McKechnie, A.E. & Wolf, B.O.  2017.  Mapping evaporative water loss in desert passerines reveals an expanding threat of lethal dehydration.  PNAS 114(9), 2283-2288.
  7. Ansorge, I.J., Skelton, P., Bekker, A., de Bruyn, P.J.N., Butterworth, D., Cilliers, P., Cooper, J., Cowan, D.A., Dorrigton, R., Fawcett, S., Fietz, S., Findlay, K.P., Froneman, P.W., Grantham, G.J. … Treasure, A. …. 2017.  Exploring South Africa’s southern frontier: A 20-year vision for polar research through the South African National Antarctic Programme.  South African Journal of Science 113(5/6), Art. #a0205, 7 pages.
  8. Archer, E.K., Bennett, N.C., Junker, K., Faulkes, C.G. & Lutermann, H.  2017.  The distribution of gastrointestinal parasites in two populations of common mole-rats (Cryptomys hottentotus hottetotus).  Journal of Parasitology 103(6), 786-790.
  9. Arthur, B., Hindell, M., Bester, M.N., de Bruyn, P.J.N., Trathan, P., Goebel, M. & Lea, M-A.  2017.  Winter habitat predictions of a key Southern Ocean predator, the Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella).  Deep-Sea Research II 140, 171-181.
  10. Asefa, A. (Addisu), Davies, A.B., McKechnie, A.E., Kinahan, A.A. & van Rensburg, B.J.  2017.  Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on bird diversity in Ethiopian montane forests.  The Condor 119, 416-430.
  11. Aumer, D., Allsopp, M.H., Lattorff, H.M.G., Moritz, R.F.A. & Jarosch-Perlow, A.  2017.  Thelytoky in Cape honeybees (Apis mellifera capensis) is controlled by a single recessive locus.  Apidologie 48(3), 401-410.
  12. Barclay, R.M.R., Jacobs, D.S., Harding, C.T., McKechnie, A.E., McCulloch, S.D., Markotter, W., Paweska, J. & Brigham, R.M.  2017.  Thermoregulation by captive and free-ranging Egyptian rousette bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) in South Africa.  Journal of Mammalogy 98(2), 572-578.
  13. Beaurepaire, J.L., Krieger, K.J. & Moritz, R.F.A.  2017.  Seasonal cycle of inbreeding and recombination of the parasitic mite Varroa destructor in honeybee colonies and its implications for the selection of acaricide resistance.  Infection, Genetics and Evolution 50, 49-54.
  14. Bertelsen, M.F., Mohmmed, O., Wang, T., Manger, P.R., Scantlebury, D.M., Ismael, K., Bennett, N.C. & Alagaili, A.  2017.  The hairy lizard: heterothermia affects anaesthetic requirements in the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx).  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 44, 899-904.
  15. Best, P.B., Tormosov, D., Brandao, A. & Mikhalev, Y.  2017.  Geographical variation in the body size of adult female sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) – an example of McNab’s resource rule?  Mammalia 81(2), 189-196.
  16. Bester, M.N., Bester, W.A., Wege, M., Schofield, R.A. & Glass, T.A.  2017.  Vagrant leopard seal at Tristan da Cunha Island, South Atlantic.  Polar Biology 40, 1903-1905.
  17. Bishop, T.R.  2017.  Taxonomic and functional ecology of montane ants.  Frontiers of Biogeography 9.l, e32695, 8 pages.
  18. Bishop, T.R., Robertson M.P., van Rensburg, B.J. & Parr, C.L.  2017.  Coping with the cold: minimum temperatures and thermal tolerances dominate the ecology of mountain ants.  Ecological Entomology 42, 105-114.
  19. Bouwer, M.C., Slippers, B., Wingfield, M.J., Allison, J.D. & Rohwer, E.R.  2017.  Optimization of pheromone traps for Coryphodema tristis (Lepidoptera: Cossidae).  Journal of Economic Entomology 110(4), 1603-1610.
  20. Boyles, J.G., Bennett, N.C., Mohammed, O.B. & Alagaili, A.N.  2017.  Torpor patterns in desert hedgehogs (Paraechinus aethiopicus) represent another new point along a thermoregulatory continuum.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90(4), 445-452.
  21. Bozek, K., Khrameerva, E.E., Reznick, J., Omerbasic, D., Bennett, N.C., Lewin, G.R., Azpurua, J, Gorbunova, V., Seluanov, A., Regnard, P., Wanert, F., Marchal, J., Pifferi, F., Aujard, F., Liu, Z. et al.  2017.  Lipidome determinants of maximal lifespan in mammals.  Scientific Reports 7:5, 10 pages.
  22. Bumby, M.M., Williams, M.C., Steyl, J.C.A., Harrison-White, R., Lutermann, H., Fosgate, G.T., de Waal, P.J., Mitha, J. & Clift, S.J.  2017.  Genotyping and comparative pathology of Spirocerca in black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) in South Africa.  BMC Veterinary Research 13:245.  9 pages.
  23. Burke, A.F., Sole, C.L., Toledo-Hernandez, V. & Scholtz, C.H.  2017.  Five new species of Cymatodera Gray, 1832 (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae) from Mexico and Central America.  Zootaxa 4350(1), 106-120.
  24. Coetzee, M., Dippenaar, A., Frean, J. & Hunt, R.H.  2017.  First report of clinical presentation of a bite by a running spider, Philodrous sp. (Araneae: Philodromidae), with recommendations for spider bite management.  South African Medical Journal 107(7), 576-577.
  25. Cunningham, S.J., Thompson, M.L. & McKechnie, A.E.  2017.  It’s cool to be dominant: social status alters short-term risks of heat stress.  Journal of Experimental Biology 220, 1558-1562.
  26. Dabrowski, J., Oberholster, P., Steyl, J., Osthoff, G., Hugo, A., Power, D.M. & van Wyk, J.H.  2017.  Thyroid function of steatitis-affected Mozambique tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus from a sub-tropical African reservoir.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 125, 101-113.
  27. Dalerum, F., Dalen, L., Fröjd, C., Lecomte, N., Lindgren, A., Meijer, T., Pecnerova, P. & Angerbjörn, A.  2017.  Spatial variation in arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) populations around the Hall Basin.  Polar biology 40, 2113-2118.
  28. Dalerum, F., de Vries, J.L, Pirk, C.W.W. & Cameron, E.Z.  2017.  Spatial and temporal dimensions to the taxonomic diversity of arthropods in an arid grassland savannah.  Journal of Arid Environments 144, 21-30.
  29. Dantzer, B., Bennett, N.C., & Clutton-Brock, T.H.  2017.  Social conflict and costs of cooperation in meerkats are reflected in measures of stress hormones.  Behavioral Ecology 28(4), 1131-1141.
  30. Dantzer, B., Braga Goncalves, I., Spence-Jones, H.C., Bennett, N.C., Heistermann, M., Ganswindt, A., Dubuc, C., Gaynor, D., Manser, M.B. & Clutton-Brock, T.H.  2017.  The influence of stress hormones and aggression on cooperative behavior in subordinate meerkats.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284, 20171248, 9 pages.
  31. Davimes, J.C., Alagaili, A.N., Bennett, N.C., Mohammed, O.B., Bhagwandin, A., Manger, P.R. & Gravett, N.  2017.  Neurochemical organization and morphology of the sleep related nuclei in the brain of the Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx.  Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 81, 53-70.
  32. Davimes, J.C., Alagaili, A.N., Bertelsen, M.F., Mohammed, O.B., Hemingway, J., Bennett, N.C., Manger, P.R. & Gravett, N.  2017.  Temporal niche switching in Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx): Seasonal plasticity of 24 h activity patterns in a large desert mammal.  Physiology & Behavior 177, 148-154.
  33. Davis, A.L.V., Scholtz, C.H. & Sole, C.L.  2017.  Biogeographical and co-evolutionary origins of scarabaeine dung beetles: Mesozoic vicariance versus Cenozoic dispersal and dinosaur versus mammal dung.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 120, 258-273.
  34. Demares, F.J., Yusuf, A.A., Nicolson, S.W. & Pirk, C.W.W.  2017.  Effect of brood pheromone on survival and nutrient intake of African honey bees (Apis mellifera scutellata) under controlled conditions.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 43, 443-450.
  35. Deschodt, C.M. & Davis, A.L.V. 2017.  Transfer of three species of Namakwanus Scholtz & Howden to Versicorpus Deschodt, Davis & Scholtz or to Namaphilus gen. nov., with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae).  Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 7, 109-114.
  36. Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. & Scholtz, C.H.  2017.  Three new species, a synonymy and taxonomic notes on southern African members of the dung beetle genera Scarabaeus s. str. Linnaeus, 1758 and Escarabaeus Zidek & Pokorny, 2011 (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae).  Journal of Natural History 51(5-6), 299-316.
  37. Dubuc, C., English, S., Thavarajah, N., Dantzer, B., Sharp, S.P., Spence-Jones, H.C., Gaynor, D. & Clutton-Brock, T.H.  2017.  Increased food availability raises eviction rate in a cooperative breeding mammal.  Biology Letters 13: 20160961, 5 pages.
  38. Du Preez, B., Purdon, J., Trethowan, P. & Macdonald, D.W.  2017.  Dietary niche differentiation facilitates coexistence of two large carnivores.  Journal of Zoology 302(3), 149-156.
  39. Du Rand, E.E., Human, H., Smit, S., Beukes, M., Apostolides, Z., Nicolson, S.W. & Pirk, C.W.W.  2017.  Proteomic and metabolomic analysis reveals rapid and extensive nicotine detoxification ability in honey bee larvae.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 82, 31-51.
  40. Du Rand, E.E., Pirk, C.W.W., Nicolson, S.W. & Apostolides, Z.  2017.  The metabolic fate of nectar nicotine in worker honey bees.  Journal of Insect Physiology 98, 14-22.
  41. Erbs, F., Elwen, S.H. & Gridley, T.  2017.  Automatic classification of whistles from coastal dolphins of the southern African subregion.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141(4), 2489
  42. Eyer, M., Dainat, B., Neumann, P. & Dietemann, V.  2017.  Social regulation of ageing by young workers in the honey bee, Apis mellifera.  Experimental Gerontology 87, 84-91.
  43. Faulkes, C.G., Mgode, G.F., Archer, E.K. & Bennett, N.C.  2017.  Relic populations of Fukomys mole-rats in Tanzania: description of two new species F. livingstoni sp. Nov. and F. hanangensis sp. nov.  PeerJ 5:e3214, 32 pages.
  44. Faulkner, K.T., Hurley, B.P., Robertson, M.P., Rouget, M. & Wilson, J.R.U.  2017.  The balance of trade in alien species between South Africa and the rest of Africa.  Bothalia 47(2), a2157. 16 pages.
  45. Faulkner, K.T., Robertson, M.P., Rouget, M. & Wilson, J.R.U.  2017.  Prioritising surveillance for alien organisms transported as stowaways on ships travelling to South Africa.  Plos One 12(4), e0173340.  20 pages.  
  46. Findlay, K.P., Seakamela, S.M., Meÿer, M.A., Wilke, C., Kotze, P.G.H., Thornton, M., Kennedy, A., Cade, D., Vargas Fonseca, O.A., McCue, S.A., Barendse, J., Hurwitz, D. and Kirkman, S.P. Humpback whale "super-groups" - a novel low-latitude feeding behaviour of southern hemisphere humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Benguela upwelling system. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0172002, 18 pages.
  47. Flacke, G., Schwarzenberger, F., Penfold, L., Walker, S., Martin, G., Millar R.P. & Paris, M.  2017.  Characterizing the reproductive biology of the female pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) through non-invasive endocrine monitoring.  Theriogenology 102, 126-138.
  48. Forfert, N. & Moritz, R.F.A.  2017.  Thiacloprid alters social interactions among honey bee workers (Apis mellifera).  Journal of Apicultural Research 56(4), 467-474.
  49. Forfert, N., Troxler, A., Retschnig, G., Gauthier, L., Straub, L., Moritz, R.F.A., Neumann, P. & Williams, G.R.  2017.  Neonicotinoid pesticides can reduce honeybee colony genetic diversity.  Plos One 12(10): e0186109, 14 pages.
  50. Fruet, P.F., Secchi, E.R., Di Tullio, J.C., Simoes-Lopes, P.C., Daura-Jorge, F., Costa, A.P.B., Vermeulen, E., Flores, P.A.C., Genoves, R.C, Laporta, P., Beheregaray, L.B. & Möller, L.M.  2017.  Genetic divergence between two phenotypically distinct bottlenose dolphin ecotypes suggests separate evolutionary trajectories.  Ecology and Evolution 7, 9131-9143.
  51. Genier, F. & Davis, A.L.V.  2017.  Digitonthophagus gazella autorum: an unfortunate case of mistaken identify for a widely introduced species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini).  Zootaxa 4221(4), 497-500.
  52. Griffith, D.M., Lehmann, C.E.R., Strömberg, C.A.E., Parr, C.L. et al.  2017.  Comment on “The extent of forest in dryland biomes”.  Science 358, eaao1309, 3 pages.
  53. Gurarie, E., Bengtson, J.L., Bester, M.N., Flix, A.S., Cameron, M., Bornemann, H., Nordoy, E.S., Plötz, J., Steinhage, D. & Boveng, P.  2017.  Distribution, density and abundance of Antarctic ice seals off Queen Maud Land and the eastern Weddell Sea.  Polar Biology 40, 1149-1165.
  54. Guldemond, R.A.R., Purdon, A. & van Aarde, R.J.  2017.  A systematic review of elephant impact across Africa. PlosOne 12(6), e0178935.  12 pages.
  55. Haupt, M., Bennett, N.C. & Oosthuizen, M.K.  2017.  Locomotor activity and body temperature patterns over a temperature gradient in the Highveld mole-rat (Cryptomtys hottentotus pretoriae).  Plos One 12(1): e0169644.
  56. Helbing, S., Lattorff, H.M.G., Moritz, R.F.A. & Buttstedt, A.  2017.  Comparative analyses of the major royal jelly protein gene cluster in three Apis species with long amplicon sequencing.  DNA Research 24(3), 279-287.
  57. Hoffmann, S., Webster, H.J., Teske, P.R., Lutermann, H., Bennett, N.C. & Jansen van Vuuren, B.  2017.  Characterization of 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci developed for an Afrotherian species endemic to southern Africa, Elephantulus myurus (Macroscelidea: Macroscelididae).  Applied Entomology and Zoology 52, 139-145.
  58. Hoole, C., McKechnie, A.E., Parker, D.M. & Bennett, N.C.  2017.  The activity patterns of two sympatric shrew species from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.  Journal of Zoology 303, 145-154.
  59. Hoole, C., McKechnie, A.E., Parker, D.M. & Bennett, N.C.  2017.  The endogenous activity patterns of Africa’s smallest terrestrial mammal, the pygmy mouse (Mus minutoides).  2017.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 95, 745-752.
  60. Huchzermeyer, K.D.A., Woodborne, S., Osthoff, G., Hugo, A., Hoffman, A.C., Kaiser, H., Steyl, J.C.A. & Myburgh, J.G.  2017.  Pansteatitis in polluted Olifants River impoundments: nutritional perspectives on fish in a eutrophic lake, Lake Loskop, South Africa.  Journal of Fish Diseases 40, 1665-1680.
  61. Hurley, B.P., Slippers, B., Sathyapala, S. & Wingfield, M.J.  2017.  Challenges to planted forest health in developing economies.  Biological Invasions 19(11), 3273-3285.
  62. Jackson, M.C., Evangelista, C., Zhao, T, Lecerf, A., Britton J.R. & Cucherousset, J.  2017.  Between-lake variation in the trophic ecology of an invasive crayfish.  Freshwater Biology 62(9), 1501-1510.
  63. Jordaan, R.K., Somers, M.J. & McIntyre, T.  2017.  Dancing to the message: African clawless otter scent marking behaviour.  Hystrix 28(2), 3 pages. 
  64. Junker, K., Lutermann, H. & Mutafchiev, Y.  2017.  A new ascaridid nematode, Mammalakis zambiensis n. sp. (Heterakoidea: Kiwinematidae), from the mole rat Fukomys anselli (Burda, Zima, Scharff, Macholan & Kawalika) (Rodentia: Bathyergidae) in Zambia.  Systematic Parasitology 94, 557-566.
  65. Katandukila, J.V., Ngalameno, M.K., Mgode, G.F., Bastos, A.D.S. & Bennett, N.C.  2017.  Pattern of ovulation in an ancient, solitary mole-rat lineage: Heliophobius argenteocinereus emini from Tanzania.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 95, 737-743.
  66. Kemp, R., Noakes, M.J. & McKechnie, A.E.  2017.  Thermoregulation in free-ranging ground woodpeckers Geocolaptes olivaceus: no evidence of torpor.  Journal of Avian Biology 48, 1287-1294.
  67. Kenis, M., Hurley, B.P., Hajek, A.E. & Cock, M.J.W.  2017.  Classical biological control of insect pests of trees: facts and figures.  Biological Invasions 19, 3401-3417.
  68. Kershaw, F., Carvalho, I., Loo, J., Pomilla, C., Best, P.B., Findlay, K.P., Cerchio, S., Collins, T., Engel, M.H., Minton, G., Ersts, P., Barendse, J., Kotze, P.G.H., Razafindrakoto, Y., Ngouessono, S., Meÿer, M., Thornton, M. & Rosenbaum, H.C. 2017. Multiple processes drive genetic structure of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) populations across spatial scales. Molecular Ecology, 26(4):977-994.
  69. Krabbe Smith, E., O’Neill, J.J., Gerson, A.R., McKechnie, A.E. & Wolf, B.O.  2017.  Avian thermoregulation in the heat: resting metabolism, evaporative cooling and heat tolerance in Sonoran Desert songbirds.  Journal of Experimental Biology 220, 3290-3300.
  70. Lerch-Henning, S., Du rand, E.E. & Nicolson, S.W.  2017.  Detoxification and elimination of nicotine by nectar-feeding birds.  Journal of Comparative Physiology B 187(4), 91-602.
  71. Lindsey, P.A., Chapron, G., Petracca, L.S., Burnham, D., Hayward, M.W., Henschel, P., Hinks, A.E., Garnett, S.T., Macdonald, D.W., Macdonald, E.A., Ripple, W.J., Zander, K. & Dickman, A.  2017.  Relative efforts of countries to conserve global megafauna.  Global Ecology and Conservation 10, 243-252.
  72. Lindsey, P.A., Petracca, L.S., Funston, P.J., Bauer, H, Dickman, A., Everatt, K., Flyman, M., Henschel, P., Hinks, A.E., Kasiki, S., Loveridge, A., Macdonald, D.W., Mandisodza, R., Mgoola, W., Miller, S.M. et al.  2017.  The performance of African protected areas for lions and their prey.   Biological Conservation 209, 137-149.
  73. Lübcker, N., Reisinger, R.R., Oosthuizen, W.C., de Bruyn, P.J.N., van Tonder, A., Pistorius, P.A. & Bester, M.N.  2017.  Low trophic level diet of juvenile southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina from Marion Island: a stable isotope investigation using vibrissal regrowths.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 577, 237-250.
  74. Mahlaba, T.A.M., Monadjem, A., McCleery, R., & Belmain, S.R.  2017.  Domestic cats and dogs create a landscape of fear for pest rodents around rural homesteads.  PlosOne 12(2): 30171593.  9 pages.
  75. Makumbe, L.D.M., Manrakhan, A. & Weldon, C.W.  2017.  Marking Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) with fluorescent pigments:  effects of pigment colour and concentration.  African Entomology 25(1), 220-234.
  76. Malod, K., Archer, C.R., Hunt, J., Nicolson, S.W. & Weldon, C.W.  2017.  Effects of macronutrient intake on the lifespan and fecundity of the marula fruit fly, Ceratitis cosyra (Tephritidae): Extreme lifespan in a host specialist.  Ecology and Evolution 7, 9808-9817.
  77. Maphalala, M. & Monadjem, A.  2017.  White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus parental care and chick growth rates assessed by camera traps and morphometric measurements.  Ostrich 88(2), 123-129.
  78. Marchal, A.F.J., Lejeune, P. & de Bruyn, P.J.N.  2017.  Identification of the anteroposterior and mediolateral position of lion paws and tracks using 3D geometric morphometrics.  African Journal of Wildlife Research 47(2), 106-113.
  79. Maswanganye, K.A., Cunningham, M.J., Bennett, N.C., Chimimba, C.T. & Bloomer, P.  2017.  Life on the rocks: Multilocus phylogeography of rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) from southern Africa.  Molecular Phylogeetics and Evolution 114, 49-62. 
  80. Mausbach, J., Goncalves, I.B., Heistermann, M., Ganswindt, A. & Manser, M.B.  2017.  Meerkat close calling patterns are linked to sex, social category, season and wind, but not fecal glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations.  Plos One 12(5): e0175371, 19 pages.
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