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Centre for African Conservation Ecology

Scientific Reviewed Articles

(names in bold are ACE staff, research associates or students)

1. ANDERSON-LEDERER, R., LINKLATER, W., & RITCHIE, P. 2012. Limited mitochondrical DNA variation within South Africa’s black rhino (Diceros bicornis minor) population and implications for management. African Journal of Ecology 50:404-413.

2. BARASA, B., KAKEMBO, V., MUGAGGA, F., EGERU, A. 2013. Comparison of extreme weather events and streamflow from drought indices and a hydrological model in River Malaba, Eastern Uganda. International Journal of Environmental Studies 70:940-951

3. BURKEIPILE, D.E., BURNS, C.E., TAMBLING, C.J., AMENDOLA, E., BUIS, G.M., GOVENDER, N., NESLON, V., THOMPSON, D.L., ZINN, A.D. & SMITH, M.D. 2013. Habitat selection by large herbivores in a southern African savanna: the relative roles of bottom-up and top-down forces. Ecosphere 4(11): 139.

4. CROMSIGT, J.P.M.G., KUIJPER, D., ADAM, M, BESCHTA, R. CHURSKI, M., EYCOTT, A., KERLEY, G.I.H., MYSTERUD, A., SCHMIDT, K., WEST, K. 2013.  Hunting for fear: innovating management of human-wildlife conflicts. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:544-549.  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12076.

5. HRABAR, H. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2013. Cape mountain zebra conservation goals – security in numbers? Oryxy 47:403-409.

6. LANDMAN, M., SCHOEMAN, D.S. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2013. Shift in black rhinoceros diet in the presence of elephant: evidence for competition? PLoS ONE 8(7): e69771. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069771.

7. LINDSEY, P.A., BARNES, J., NYIRENDA, V., PUMFRETT, B., TAMBLING, C.J., TAYLOR, W.A. & ROLFES, M.T. 2013. The Zambian wildlife ranching industry: scale, associated benefits, and limitations affecting its development. PloS ONE 8(12): e81761.

8. LINKLATER, W., TAMBLING, C.J., SWAISGOOD, R. 2013. Chemical signals of age, sex, and identity in black rhinoceros. Animal Behaviour 85:671-677.

9. LOARIE, S.R., TAMBLING, C.J. & ASNER, G.P. 2013. Lion hunting behaviour and vegetation structure in an African savanna. Animal Behaviour 85: 899-906.

10. MŰNCH, Z., CONRAD, J.E., GIBSON, L.A., PALMER, A.R. & HUGHES, D. 2013. Satellite earth observation as a tool to conceptualize hydrogeological fluxes in Sandveld, South Africa. Hydrogeology Journal 21:1053-1070.

11. NOWACK, J., WIPPICH, M., MZILIKAZI, N., DAUSMANN, K. H. 2013. Surviving in the cold, dry period in Africa: Behavioural adjustments as a alternative to heterothermy in the African Lesser Bushbaby (Galago moholi).Int. J. Primatol. 34:49-64.

12. NOWACK, J., DAUSMANN, K. H., MZILIKAZI, N. 2013. Nonshivering thermogenesis in the African Lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:3811-3817.

13. NOWACK, J. & MZILIKAZI, N. 2013. Torpor as an emergency solution inGalago moholi: heterothermy is triggered by different constraints. Journal of Comparative Physiology, Part B 183:547-556.

14. PALMER, A.R. & BENNETT, J.E. 2013. Degradation of communal rangelands in South Africa: towards an improved understanding to inform policy. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 30:57-63.

15. POTGIETER, G. C., MARKER, L. L., AVENANT, N.L. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2013. Why Namibian farmers are satisfied with the performance of their livestock guarding dogs. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 18: 403-415. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2013.803211.

16. TAMBLING, C.J., FERRIERA, S. M., ADENDORF, J. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2013. Lessons from management interventions: consequences for lion–buffalo interactions. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 43: 1–11.

17. TAMBLING C.J., MINNIE, L., ADENDORFF, J. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2013. Elephants facilitate impact of large predators on small ungulate prey species. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 694-701.

18. VAN DE VEN, T.M.F.N., MZILIKAZI, N., MCKECHNIE, A. E. 2013. Phenotypic flexibility in body mass, basal metabolic rate and summit metabolism in southern red bishops (Euplectes orix): Responses to short term thermal acclimation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 165:319-327.

19. VAN DE VEN, T. M. F. N., MZILIKAZI, N., MCKECHNIE, A. E. 2013. Seasonal metabolic variation in two populations of an Afrotropical Euplectid bird. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86(1):19-26.

20. VAN DE VEN, T.M.F.N., TAMBLING, C.J. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2013. Seasonal diet of black-backed jackal in the Eastern Karoo, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 99: 23-27.

21. WASSWA, H., MUGAGGA, F. & KAKEMBO, V. 2013. Economic implications of wetland conservation for local people’s livelihoods: the case of Kampala-Mukono corridor (KMC) wetlands in Uganda. Academia Journal of Environmental Sciences 1:66-77.


1. BOSHOFF, A.F. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2013. Historical incidence of the larger mammals in the Free State Province (South Africa) and Lesotho. Port Elizabeth: Centre for African Conservation Ecology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. 488 pp.