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Centre for African Conservation Ecology

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

1. MCKECHNIE, A.E., NOAKES, M.J., & SMIT, B. 2015. Global patterns of seasonal acclimatization in avian resting metabolic rates. Journal of Ornithology DOI:10.1007/s10336-015-1186-5.

2. RIPPLE, W.J.,  NEWSOME, T.M., WOLF, C., DIRZO, R, EVERATT, K.T., GALETTI, M., HAYWARD, M.W., KERLEY, G.I.H., LEVI, T., LINDSEY, P.A., MACDONALD, D.W., MALHI, Y., PAINTER, L.E., SANDOM, C.J.,  TERBORGH, J. & VAN VALKENBURGH, B. 2015. Collapse of the World’s Largest Herbivores. Science Advances 1 e1400103. http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/4/e1400103

3. TAMBLING, C.J., MINNIE, L., MEYER, J. FREEMAN, E.W. SANTYMIRE, R.M., ADENDORFF, J. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2015. Temporal shifts in activity of prey following large predator reintroductions. Behav. Ecol. & Sociobiol. DOI 10.1007/s00265-015-1929-6

4. STRINGER, A.P. & LINKLATER, W.L. 2015. Host density drives macroparasite abundance across populations of a critically endangered megaherbivore. Oecologia DOI 10.1007/s00442-015-3319-1.

5. VAN WILGEN, N.J.., GOODALL, V., HOLNESS, S., CHOWN, S.L., MCGEOCH, M.A. 2015. Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns in South Africa's national parks. International Journal of Climatology DOI: 10.1002/joc.4377

6. WHITFIELD, M.C., SMIT, B., MCKECHNIE, A.E. & WOLF, B.O. 2015. Avian thermoregulation in the heat: scaling of heat tolerance in evaporative cooling capacity in three Southern African arid-zone passerines. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:1705-1714

7. ZEPPEL, M.J., HARRISON, S.P., ADAMS, H.D., KELLEY, D.I., LI, G., TISSUE, D.T., DAWSON, T.E., FENSHAM, R., MEDLYN, B.E., PALMER, A., WEST, A.G., MCDOWELL, N.G. 2015. Drought and resprouting. New Phytologist 206: 583-589

8. PALMER, A.R., WEIDEMAN, C., FINCA, A., EVERSON, C.S, HANAN, N., ELLERY, W. 2015. Modelling annual evapotranspiration in a semi-arid convergence theory, MODIS LAI and the Penman-Monteith equation. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 32(1): 33-39

9. FINCA, A., PALMER, A.R., KAKEMBO, V. 2015. Exploring ground-based methods for the validation of remotely sensed evapotranspiration. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 32(1): 41-50

10. BOSHOFF, A.F. & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2015. Lost herds of the Highveld: evidence from the written historical record. African Journal of Wildlife Research 45:287-300

11. HAYWARD, M.H., CHILD, M.F., KERLEY, G.I.H.,  LINDSEY, P.A., SOMERS, M.J.,BURNS, B. 2015. Ambiguity in guideline definitions introduces assessor bias and influences consistency in IUCN Red List status assessments. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution 3:87. doi:10.3389/fevo.2015.00087. 

12. FOURIE, R.M., TAMBLING, C.J., GAYLARD, A., KERLEY, G.I.H. 2015. Short term foraging responses of a generalist predator to management driven resource pulses. African Journal of Ecology 00:00-00

13. MINNIE, L., KERLEY, G.I.H., BOSHOFF, A.F. 2015. Vegetation type influences livestock predation by leopards: Implications for conservation in agro-ecosystems. African Journal of Wildlife Research 45(1):204-214.

14. BOSHOFF, A.F., LANDMAN, M., & KERLEY, G.I.H. 2015. Filling in the gaps on the maps: historical distribution patterns of some larger mammals in part of southern Africa. Transactions Royal Society of South Africa. 70:1-65

15. LAW, P.R., FIKE, B. & LENT, P.C. 2015. Dynamics of an expanding black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis minor) population. European Journal of Wildlife Research 61:601-609. DOI 10.1007/s10344-015-0935-3.

16. HAYWARD, M. W., ORTMANN, S. & KOWALCZYK, R. 2015. Risk perception by endangered European bison Bison bonasus is context (condition) dependent. Landscape Ecology DOI 10.1007/s10980-015-0232-2

17. NICHOLS, R.V., CROMSIGT, J.P.G.M., SPONG, G. 2015. DNA left on browsed twigs uncovers bite-scale resource use patterns in European ungulates. Oecologia 178: 275-284.

18. FOX, H.V., BONNET, O., CROMSIGT, J.P.G.M. 2015. Legacy effects of different land-use histories interact with current grazing patterns to determine grazing lawn soil properties. Ecosystems 18(4): 720-733.

19. HAYWARD, M.W., BOITANI, L., BURROWS, N.D., FUNSTON, P.J., KARANTH, K.U., MACKENZIE, D.I., POLLOCK, K.H., YARNELL, R.W. 2015. Ecologists need robust survey designs, sampling and analytical methods.  Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 286-290.

20. KAKEMBO, V., SMITH, J., KERLEY, G.I.H. 2015. A temporal analysis of elephant-induced thicket degradation in Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Rangeland Ecology 68:461-469

21. KNIGHT, M.H., EMSLIE, R.H., BALFOUR, D. 2015. The biodiversity management plan for the white rhinosceros (Ceratotherium simum) in South Africa. Government Gazette No. 39469:1191, 2 Dec.


KUIJPER, D.P.J., TE BEEST, M., CHURSKI, M., CROMSIGT, J.P.G.M. 20115. Bottom-up and top-down forces shaping wooded ecosystems: lessons from a cross-biome comparison. In: Trophic Ecology: Bottom-up and Top-down Interactions Across Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems, (eds) T.C., Hanley & K.J. La Pierre, Cambridge University Press, pp 107-133.