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2017

​Journal Articles (Subsidised)

ACHIANO KA, GILIOMEE JH, ALLSOPP MH, WILLIAMS L. The Exotic Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Other Coccinellids in Selected Vineyards of the Western Cape Province, South Africa. African Entomology 2017; 25(1):113-122.

ANDREOTTI S, VON DER HEYDEN S, HENRIQUES RP, RUTZEN M, MEŸER M, MATTHEE CA. Erring on the side of caution: Reply to Irion et al. (2017). Marine Ecology Progress Series 2017; 577:257-262.

ANGELSTAM P, BARNES G, ELBAKIDZE M, MARAIS C, MARSH C, POLONSKY S, RICHARDSON DM, RIVERS N, SHACKLETON RT, STAFFORD W. Collaborative learning to unlock investments for functional ecological infrastructure: Bridging barriers in social-ecological systems in South Africa. Ecosystem Services 2017; 27:291-304.

ANSORGE IJ, SKELTON P, BEKKER A, NICO DE BRUYN PJ, BUTTERWORTH D, CILLIERS PJ, COOPER J, COWAN DA, DORRINGTON R, FAWCETT S, FIETZ S, FINDLAY KP, ET AL. 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 2017; 113(5-6):Article number a0205,7 pages.

ARCHER E, PETRIE B, KASPRZYK-HORDERN B, WOLFAARDT GM. The fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), endocrine disrupting contaminants (EDCs), metabolites and illicit drugs in a WWTW and environmental waters. CHEMOSPHERE 2017; 174:437-446.

ARCHER E, WOLFAARDT GM, VAN WYK JH. Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) as endocrine disrupting contaminants (EDCs) in South African surface waters . Water SA 2017; 43 (4):1-22.

ARCHIBALD JK, COOK J, ANDERSON BC, JOHNSON SD, MORT ME. A reassessment of the phylogeny and circumscription of Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae). MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION 2017; 112:194-208.

AUGUSTYN WJ, ANDERSON BC, VAN DER MERWE JF, ELLIS AG. Spatial turnover in host-plant availability drives host-associated divergence in a South African leafhopper (Cephalelus uncinatus). BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017; 17(1):72, 14 pages.

AYLWARD J, DREYER LL, LAAS T, SMIT L, ROETS F. Knoxdaviesia capensis: dispersal ecology and population genetics of a flower-associated fungus. Fungal Ecology 2017; 26:28-36.

AYLWARD J, STEENKAMP ET, DREYER LL, ROETS F, WINGFIELD BD, WINGFIELD MJ. A plant pathology perspective of fungal genome sequencing. IMA Fungus 2017; 8(1):1-15.

AYLWARD J, WINGFIELD BD, DREYER LL, ROETS F, WINGFIELD MJ, STEENKAMP ET. Contrasting carbon metabolism in saprotrophic and pathogenic microascalean fungi from Protea trees. Fungal Ecology 2017; 30:88-100.

BAECKENS S, HERREL AY, BROECKHOVEN C, VASILOPOULOUKAMPITS M, HUYGHE K, GOYENS J, VAN DAMME R. Evolutionary morphology of the lizard chemosensory system. Scientific Reports 2017; 7:10141, 13 pages.

BAKKES DK. Evaluation of measurement error in rotational mounting of larval Rhipicephalus (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae) species in geometric morphometrics. ZOOMORPHOLOGY 2017; 136 (3):403-410.

BASSON CH, LEVY O, ANGILLETTA MJ, CLUSELLA-TRULLAS S. Lizards paid a greater opportunity cost to thermoregulate in a less heterogeneous environment. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY 2017; 31 (4):856-865.

BITTENCOURT-SILVA GB, LAWSON LP, TOLLEY KA, PORTIK DM, BARRATT CD, NAGEL P, LOADER SP. Impact of species delimitation and sampling on niche models and phylogeographical inference: A case study of the East African reed frog Hyperolius substriatus Ahl, 1931. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION 2017; 114:261-270.

BLACKBURN M, EWEN JG. Parasites as Drivers and Passengers of Human-Mediated Biological Invasions. EcoHealth 2017; 14:61-73.

BLACKBURN M, SCRIVENS SL, HEINRICH S, CASSEY P. Patterns of selectivity in introductions of mammal species worldwide. NeoBiota 2017; 33(1):33-51.

BOTHA PW, PAUW CA. Rodents and baboons reduce seed cone production of Protea neriifolia. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 2017; 108:303-307.

BOUCHER FC, VERBOOM GA, MUSKER S, ELLIS AG. Plant size: a key determinant of diversification?. NEW PHYTOLOGIST 2017; 216:24-31.

BROECKHOVEN C, DE KOCK C, MOUTON PLN. Sexual dimorphism in osteoderm expression and the role of male intrasexual aggression. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 2017; 122:329-339.

BROECKHOVEN C, DU PLESSIS A, HUI C. Functional trade-off between strength and thermal capacity of dermal armor: Insights from girdled lizards. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2017; 74:189-194.

BROECKHOVEN C, DU PLESSIS A, LE ROUX SG, MOUTON PLN, HUI C. Beauty is more than skin deep: a non-invasive protocol for in vivo anatomical study using micro-CT. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2017; 8(3):358-369.

BROECKHOVEN C, DU PLESSIS A. Has snake fang evolution lost its bite? New insights from a structural mechanics viewpoint. Biology Letters 2017; 13(8):20170293, 5 pages.

BRUN C, RAQUET MA, MEASEY GJ, EXBRAYAT JM. Cyclic variation of the oviduct structure of Boulengerula taitana, an oviparous species of Gymnophiona: morphological changes, proliferation and apoptosis. African Journal of Herpetology 2017; 66:93-105.

BUSSCHAU T, CONRADIE W, JORDAAN A, DANIELS SR. Unmasking evolutionary diversity among two closely related South African legless skink species (Acontinae: Acontias) using molecular data. ZOOLOGY 2017; 121(1):72-82.

CANAVAN S, RICHARDSON DM, VISSER V, LE ROUX JJ, VORONTSOVA MS, WILSON JR. The global distribution of bamboos: assessing correlates of introduction and invasion. AoB Plants 2017; 9:plw078, 18 pages.

CAPINHA C, SEEBENS H, CASSEY P, GARCÍA-DÍAZ P, LENZNER B, MANG T, MOSER D, PYCEK P, RÖDDER D, SCALERA I, WINTER M, DULLINGER S, ESSL F. Diversity, biogeography and the global flows of alien amphibians and reptiles. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS 2017; 23:1313–1322.

CASAZZA G, BOUCHER C, MINUTO L, RANDIN CF, CONTI E. Do floral and niche shifts favour the establishment and persistence of newly arisen polyploids? A case study in an Alpine primrose. ANNALS OF BOTANY 2017; 119(1):81-93.

CHANNING A, MEASEY GJ, DE VILLIERS AL, TURNER AA, TOLLEY KA. Taxonomy of the Capensibufo rosei group (Anura: Bufonidae) from South Africa. ZOOTAXA 2017; 4232(2):282- 292.

CHARLES-DOMINIQUE T, MIDGLEY GF, BOND WJ. Fire frequency filters species by bark traits in a savanna–forest mosaic. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE 2017; 28(4):728-735.

CLUSELLA-TRULLAS S, GARCIA R. Impacts of invasive plants on animal diversity in South Africa: A synthesis. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2017; 47(2):a2166, 12 pages.

COLE-CLARK MP, BARTON DA, ALLSOPP MH, BEEKMAN M, GLOAG RS, WOSSLER TC, RONAI I, SMITH N, REID RJ, OLDROYD BP. Cytogenetic basis of thelytoky in Apis mellifera capensis. APIDOLOGIE 2017; 48(6):623–634.

COLLOFF MJ, LAVOREL S, VAN KERKHOFF LE, WYBORNC CA, FAZEY I, GORDDARD R, MACE GM, FODEN WB, DUNLOP M, PRENTICE ICO, CROWLEY J, LEADLEY P, DEGEORGES P. Transforming conservation science and practice for a postnormal world. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 2017; 31(5):1008-1017.

COOPER TJG, WANNENBURGH A, CHERRY MI. Atlas data indicate forest dependent bird species declines in South Africa. BIRD CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL 2017; 27:337-354.

COURANT J, VOGT SII, MARQUES R, MEASEY GJ, SECONDI J, REBELO R, DE VILLIERS FA, DE BUSSCHERE CD, IHLOW F, BACKELJAU T, RÖDDER D, HERREL A. Are invasive populations characterized bya broader diet than native populations?. PeerJ 2017; 5:pe3250, 12 pages.

CRONIN K, KAPLAN A, GAERTNER M, IRLICH UM, HOFFMAN T. Aliens in the nursery: assessing the attitudes of nursery managers to invasive species regulations. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19 (3):925-937.

CROUS C, BURGESS T, LE ROUX JJ, RICHARDSON DM, SLIPPERS B, WINGfiELD MJ. Ecological disequilibrium drives insect pest and pathogen accumulation in non-native trees. AoB Plants 2017; 9(1):plw081, 16 pages.

​CUMMING TL, SHACKLETON RT, FÖRSTER J, DINI J, KHAN A, GUMULA M, KUBISZEWSKI I. Achieving the national development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through investment in ecological infrastructure: A case study of South Africa. Ecosystem Services 2017; 27:253-260.

DA SILVA J, TOLLEY KA. Diversification through ecological opportunity in dwarf chameleons. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY 2017; 44(4):834-847.

DA SILVA JM, FELDHEIM KA, MEASEY GJ, DOUCETTE-RIISE S, DANIELS RJ, CHAUKE LF, TOLLEY KA. Genetic diversity and differentiation of the Western Leopard Toad (Sclerophrys pantherina) based on mitochondrial and microsatellite markers. African Journal of Herpetology 2017; 66 (1):25-38.

DABROWSKI J, OBERHOLSTER PJ, STEYL J, OSTHOFF G, HUGO A, POWER DM, VAN WYK JH. Thyroid function of steatitis-affected Mozambique tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus from a sub- tropical African reservoir. DISEASES OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS 2017; 125(2):101-113.

DANIELS SR, DREYER M, SHARMA P. Contrasting the population genetic structure of two velvet worm taxa (Onychophora : Peripatopsis) in forest fragments along the south-eastern Cape, South Africa. INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS 2017; 31(6):781-796.

DANIELS SR. Sympatric colour morphs or distinct taxa? Examining species boundaries among two South African freshwater crabs (Decapoda: Potamonautidae: Potamonautes MacLeay, 1838), with the description of a new species. JOURNAL OF CRUSTACEAN BIOLOGY 2017; 6(37):723-731.

DAWSON W, MOSER D, VAN KLEUNEN M, KREFT H, PERGL J, PYCEK P, WEIGELT P, WINTER M, LENZNER B, BLACKBURN TM, DYER EE, CASSEY P, ESSL F. Global hotspots and correlates of alien species richness across taxonomic groups. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2017; 1:Article Number: 0186, 7 pages.

DE JAGER ML, ELLIS AG. Evolutionary history of a keystone pollinator parallels the biome occupancy of angiosperms in the Greater Cape Floristic Region. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION 2017; 107:530-537.

DE JAGER ML, WILLIS-JONES E, CRITCHLEY S, GLOVER BJ. The impact of floral spot and ring markings on pollinator foraging dynamics. EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY 2017; 31(2):193-204.

DE VILLIERS FA, MEASEY GJ. Overland movement in African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis): a systematic review. PeerJ 2017; 5:e4039, 20 pages.

DE VOS C, CHERRY MI. Declining ranges of southern African breeding cuckoos do not reflect host species' range changes. EMU 2017; 117(2):188-193.

DOBIGNY G, BRITTON-DAVIDIAN J, ROBINSON TJ. Chromosomal polymorphism in mammals: an evolutionary perspective. BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS 2017; 1:92,21 pages.

DOLLION AY, MEASEY GJ, CORNETTE R, CARNE L, TOLLEY KA, DA SILVA JM, BOISTEL R, FABRE AC, HERREL AY. Does diet drive the evolution of head shape and bite force in chameleons of the genus Bradypodion?. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY 2017; 31(3):671-684.

DOUBELL M, GRANT PBC, ESTERHUIZEN N, BAZELET CS, ADDISON P, TERBLANCHE JS. The metabolic costs of sexual signalling in the chirping katydid Plangia graminea (Serville) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) are context dependent: Cumulative costs add up fast. Journal of Experimental Biology 2017; 220(23):4440-4449.

DREYER LL, ROETS F, OBERLANDER KC. Two new Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) species, including 5 varieties, from the richtersveld of South Africa. Phytotaxa 2017; 314(2):231-240.

DU PLESSIS A, BROECKHOVEN C, GUELPA A, LE ROUX SG. Laboratory x-ray micro-computed tomography: A user guideline for biological samples. GigaScience 2017; 6(6):Article number gix027, 11 pages.

DYER EE, CASSEY P, REDDING DW, COLLEN B, FRANKS V, GASTON KJ, JONES KE, KARK S, ORME CDL, BLACKBURN M. The Global Distribution and Drivers of Alien Bird Species Richness. PLOS BIOLOGY 2017; 1:e2000942, 25 pages.

EDWARDS S, TOLLEY KA, MEASEY GJ. Habitat characteristics influence the breeding of Rose's dwarf mountain toadlet Capensibufo rosei (Anura: Bufonidae). HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL 2017; 27(3):287-298.

EIJSACKERS H, REINECKE AJ, REINECKE SA, MABOETA MS. Threatened southern African soils: A need for appropriate ecotoxicological risk assessment. Environmental impact assessment review 2017; 63:128-135.

ESSL F, HULME PE, JESCHKE JM, KELLER RP, PYŠEK P, RICHARDSON DM, SAUL WC, BACHER S, DULLINGER S, ESTÉVEZ RA, KÜFFER C, ROY HE, SEEBENS H, RABITSCH W. Scientific and normative foundations for the valuation of alien-species impacts: Thirteen core principles. BIOSCIENCE 2017; 67(2):166-178.

FAULKNER KT, HURLEY BP, ROBERTSON MP, ROUGET M, WILSON JR. The balance of trade in alien species between South Africa and the rest of Africa. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2017; 47(2):a2157, 16 pages.

FAULKNER KT, ROBERTSON MP, ROUGET M, WILSON JR. Prioritising surveillance for alien organisms transported as stowaways on ships travelling to South Africa. PLoS One 2017; 12 (4):Article number e0173340, 20 pages.

FERUS P, BOŠIAKOVA D, KONǒPKOVA J, HOT'KA P, KEET J. Hooker's or warty barberry? Physiological background analysis for choosing the right one into ornamental plantations endangered by drought. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis 2017; 65(2):411-418.

FIGLAN S, MAKUNGA NP. Genetic transformation of the medicinal plant Salvia runcinata L. f. using Agrobacterium rhizogenes. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 2017; 112:193-202.

FILL JM, FORSYTH GG, KRITZINGER-KLOPPER S, LE MAITRE DC, VAN WILGEN BW. An assessment of the effectiveness of a long-term ecosystem restoration project in a fynbos shrubland catchment in South Africa. Journal of environmental management 2017; 185:1-10.

FILL JM, GLITZENSTEIN JS, STRENG DR, STOWE JP, MOUSSEAU TA. Wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana) May Limit Woody Plant Encroachment in Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) Ecosystems. AMERICAN MIDLAND NATURALIST 2017; 17(1):153-161.

FOXCROFT LC, HERBST M. Status and trends in the global growth of Koedoe between 1958 and 2016. Koedoe: Research Journal of the South African National Parks 2017; 59(1):a1500, 5 pages.

FOXCROFT LC, PYSEK P, RICHARDSON DM, GENOVESI P, MACFADYEN S. Erratum to: Plant invasion science in protected areas: progress and priorities. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19:1353–1378.

FOXCROFT LC, PYŠEK P, RICHARDSON DM, GENOVESI P, MACFADYEN S. Plant invasion science in protected areas: progress and priorities. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19(5):1353-1378.

FOXCROFT LC, VAN WILGEN NJ, BAARD J, COLE NS. Biological invasions in South African National Parks. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2017; 2(47):Article number a2158,12 pages.

FRENCH GCA, STÜRUP M, RIZZUTO S, VAN WYK JH, EDWARDS D, DOLAN RW, WINTNER SP, TOWNER AV, HUGHES WOH. The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth: tooth shape and ontogenetic shift dynamics in the white shark Carcharodon carcharias. JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY 2017; 91:1032 – 1047.

FURMAN BLS, CAURET CMS, COLBY GA, MEASEY GJ, EVANS BJ. Limited genomic consequences of hybridization between two African clawed frogs, Xenopus gilli and X. laevis (Anura: Pipidae). Scientific Reports 2017; 7(1):Article number 1091, 11 pages.

GAERTNER M, NOVOA PEREZ A, FRIED J, RICHARDSON DM. Managing invasive species in cities: a decision support framework applied to Cape Town. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19:3707 –3723.

GAERTNER M, WILSON JR, CADOTTE MW, MACIVOR JS, ZENNI RD, RICHARDSON DM. Non-native species in urban environments: patterns, processes, impacts and challenges. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19:3461–3469.

GALLARDO B, ALDRIDGE DC, GONZÁLEZ-MORENO P, PERGL J, PIZARRO M, PYCEK P, THUILLER W, YESSON C, VILÀ M. Protected areas offer refuge from invasive species spreading under climate change. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 2017; 23(12):5331-5343.

GALLIEN L, ALTERMATT F, WIEMERS M, SCHWEIGER O, ZIMMERMANN NE. Invasive plants threaten the least mobile butterflies in Switzerland. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS 2017; 23(2): 185-195.

GALLIEN L, ZIMMERMANN NE, LEVINE JM, ADLER PB. The effects of intransitive competition on coexistence. ECOLOGY LETTERS 2017; 20(7):791-800.

GALLIEN L. Intransitive competition and its effects on community functional diversity. OIKOS 2017; 126:615-623.

GALLOWAY AD, HOLMES PM, GAERTNER M, ESLER KJ. The impact of pine plantations on fynbos above-ground vegetation and soil seed bank composition. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 2017; 113:300-307.

GROSSENBACHER DL, BRANDVAIN Y, AULD JR, BURD M, CHEPTOU PO, CONNER JK, GRANT AG, HOVICK SM, PANNELL JR, PAUW CA, PETANIDOU T, ET AL. Self-compatibility is over-represented on islands. NEW PHYTOLOGIST 2017; 215(1):469-478.

​HAELEWATERS D, ZHAO SY, CLUSELLA-TRULLAS S, COTTRELL TE, DE KESEL A, FIEDLER L, HERZ A, HESKETH H, HUI C, KLEESPIES RG, MINNAAR C, ET AL. Parasites of Harmonia axyridis: current research and perspectives. Biocontrol 2017; 62(3):355-371.

HALL SAW, NEWTON RJ, HOLMES PM, GAERTNER M, ESLER KJ. Heat and smoke pre-treatment of seeds to improve restoration of an endangered Mediterranean climate vegetation type. AUSTRAL ECOLOGY 2017; 42(3):354-366.

HAUPT TM, SINCLAIR BJ, CHOWN SL. Thermal preference and performance in a sub-Antarctic caterpillar: A test of the coadaptation hypothesis and its alternatives. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY 2017; 98:108-116.

HENDERSON L, WILSON JR. Changes in the composition and distribution of alien plants in South Africa: An update from the Southern African Plant Invaders Atlas. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2017; 47(2):Article number a2172, 26 pages.

HENRIQUES RP, NIELSEN ES, DURHOLTZ D, JAPP D, VON DER HEYDEN S. Genetic population sub-structuring of kingklip (Genypterus capensis – Ophidiidiae), a commercially exploited demersal fish off South Africa. Fisheries Research 2017; 187:86-95.

HIRSCH H, BRUNET J, ZALAPA JE, VON WEHRDEN H, HARTMANN M, KLEINDIENST C, SCHLAUTMAN B, KOSMAN E, WESCHE K, RENISON D, HENSEN I. Intra- and interspecific hybridization in invasive Siberian elm. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19(6):1889-1904.

HIRSCH H, GALLIEN L, IMPSON FAC, KLEINJAN C, RICHARDSON DM, LE ROUX JJ. Unresolved

native range taxonomy complicates inferences in invasion ecology: Acacia dealbata Link as an example. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19(6):1715-1722.

HIRSCH H, RICHARDSON DM, LE ROUX JJ. Introduction to the special issue: Tree invasions: towards a better understanding of their complex evolutionary dynamics. AoB Plants 2017; 9:plx014, 8 pages.

HOFMEYR MD, VAMBERGER M, BRANCH WR, SCHLEICHER A, DANIELS SR. Tortoise (Reptilia, Testudinidae) radiations in Southern Africa from the Eocene to the present. ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA 2017; 46(4):389-400.

HUI C, RICHARDSON DM, VISSER V. Ranking of invasive spread through urban green areas in the world's 100 most populous cities. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19(12):3527-3539.

IRLICH UM, POTGIETER LJ, STAFFORD L, GAERTNER M. Recommendations for municipalities to become compliant with national legislation on biological. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2017; 47(2):a2156, 11 pages.

JACOBS LEO, RICHARDSON DM, LEPSCHI BJ, WILSON JR. Quantifying errors and omissions in alien species lists: The introduction status of Melaleuca species in South Africa as a case study. NeoBiota 2017; 32(1):89-105.

JANSEN VAN RENSBURG JHJ, VAN WILGEN BW, RICHARDSON DM. The challenges of managing invasive alien plants on private land in the Cape Floristic Region: insights from Vergelegen Wine Estate (2004-2015). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 2017; 72:207-216.

JOPPA L, O'CONNOR B, SMITH C, VISCONTI P, GELDMANN J, HOFFMANN M, WATSON JE, BUTCHART SHM, VIRAH-SAWMY M, HALPERN BS, AHMED S, FODEN WB, ET AL. Filling in biodiversity threat gaps. Science 2016; 352(6284):416-418.

JOUSSET A, BIENHOLD C, CHATZINOTAS D, GALLIEN L, GOBET A, KURM V, KÜSEL K, RILLIG MC, RIVETT DW, SALLES JF, VAN DER HEIJDEN MGA, ET AL. Where less may be more: How the rare biosphere pulls ecosystems strings. ISME Journal 2017; 11(4):853-862.

KAHNT B, MONTGOMERY GA, MURRAY E, KUHLMANN MT, PAUW CA, MICHEZ D, PAXTON RJ, DANFORTH BN. Playing with extremes: Origins and evolution of exaggerated female forelegs in South African Rediviva bees. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION 2017; 115:95-105.

KALUSOVÁ V, CHYTRÝ M, VAN KLEUNEN M, MUCINA L, DAWSON W, ESSL F, KREFT H, PERGL J, WEIGELT P, WINTER M, PYCEK P. Naturalization of European plants on other continents: The role of donor habitats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2017; 114(52):13756-13761.

KAMUTANDO CN, VIKRAM S, KAMGAN-NKUEKAM G, MAKHALANYANE TP, GREVE M, LE ROUX JJ, RICHARDSON DM, COWAN D, VALVERDE A. Soil nutritional status and biogeography influence rhizosphere microbial communities associated with the invasive tree Acacia dealbata. Scientific Reports 2017; 7(1):6472, 9 pages.

KAPLAN A, WILSON JR, KLEIN H, HENDERSON L, ZIMMERMANN HG, MANYAMA P, IVEY P, RICHARDSON DM, NOVOA PEREZ A. A proposed national strategic framework for the management of Cactaceae in South Africa. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation  2017; 47(2):a2149, 12 pages.

KEET J, ELLIS AG, HUI C, LE ROUX JJ. Legume-rhizobium symbiotic promiscuity and effectiveness do not affect plant invasiveness. ANNALS OF BOTANY 2017; 119(8):1319-1331.

KELLER RP, KUMSCHICK S. Promise and challenges of risk assessment as an approach for preventing the arrival of harmful alien species. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2017; 47(2):a2136, 8 pages.

KELSTRUP HCP, HARTFELDER K, ESTERHUIZEN N, WOSSLER TC. Juvenile hormone titers, ovarian status and epicuticular hydrocarbons in gynes and workers of the paper wasp Belonogaster longitarsus. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY 2017; 98:83-92.

KEMP JE, ELLIS AG. Significant local-scale plant-insect species richness relationship independent of abiotic effects in the temperate cape floristic region biodiversity hotspot. PLoS One 2017; 12 (1):e0168033, 16 pages.

KEMP JE, EVANS DM, AUGUSTYN WJ, ELLIS AG. Invariant antagonistic network structure despite high spatial and temporal turnover of interactions. ECOGRAPHY 2017; 40:1315-1324.

KEMP JE, LINDER HP, ELLIS AG. Beta diversity of herbivorous insects is coupled to high species and phylogenetic turnover of plant communities across short spatial scales in the Cape Floristic Region. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY 2017; 44(8):1813-1823.

KERR TJ, MATTHEE CA, MATTHEE S, GOVENDER D, ENGELBRECHT S. Evaluating the diversity of the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): a leopard perspective. African Journal of Wildlife Research (formerly: South African Journal of Wildlife Research) 2017; 2(47):92–105.

KRAAIJ T, BAARD J, RIKHOTSO DR, COLE NS, VAN WILGEN BW. Assessing the effectiveness of invasive alien plant management in a large fynbos protected area. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2017; 47(2):a2105, 11 pages.

KRAAIJ T, COWLING RM, VAN WILGEN BW, RIKHOTSO DR, DIFFORD M. Vegetation responses to season of fire in an aseasonal, fire-prone fynbos shrubland. PeerJ 2017; 5(8):e3591, 21 pages.

KUMSCHICK S, MEASEY GJ, VIMERCATI G, DE VILLIERS FA, MOKHATLA MM, DAVIES SJ, THORP C, REBELO AD, BLACKBURN M, KRAUS F. How repeatable is the Environmental Impact Classification of Alien Taxa (EICAT)? Comparing independent global impact assessments of amphibians. Ecology and Evolution 2017; 7(8):2661-2670.

KUMSCHICK S, VIMERCATI G, DE VILLIERS FA, MOKHATLA MM, DAVIES SJ, THORP C, REBELO AD, MEASEY GJ. Impact assessment with different scoring tools: How well do alien amphibian assessments match?. NeoBiota 2017; 33(1): 53-66.

LATOMBE G, PYŠEK P, JESCHKE JM, BLACKBURN T, BACHER S, CAPINHA C, COSTELLO MJ, FERNÁNDEZ M, GREGORY RD, HOBERN D, HUI C, JETZ W, KUMSCHICK S, WILSON JR, ET AL.  A vision for global monitoring of biological invasions. Biological Conservation 2017; 213:295-308.

LE ROUX JJ, HUI C, KEET J, ELLIS AG. Co-introduction vs ecological fitting as pathways to the establishment of effective mutualisms during biological invasions. NEW PHYTOLOGIST 2017; 215:1354–1360.

LE ROUX JJ, KEET J, MUTITI B, ELLIS AG. Cultivation may not dramatically alter rhizobial community diversity or structure associated with rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis Burm.f.) in South Africa. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 2017; 110:87-96.

LECHUGA-LAGO Y, NOVOA PEREZ A, LE ROUX JJ, GONZALEZ L. Understanding the influence of urbanization on invasibility: Carpobrotus edulis as an exemplar. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19:3601–3611.

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ZENGEYA T, IVEY P, WOODFORD DJ, WEYL OLF, NOVOA PEREZ A, SHACKLETON RT, RICHARDSON DM, VAN WILGEN BW. Managing conflict-generating invasive species in South-Africa: Challenges and trade-offs. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2017; 47(2):a2160,11pages.

ZENNI RD, DICKIE IA, WINGfiELD MJ, HIRSCH H, CROUS C, MEYERSON LA, BURGESS T, ZIMMERMANN TG, KLOCK MM, SIEMANN E, ERFMEIER A, ARAGON R, MONTTI L, LE ROUX JJ. Evolutionary dynamics of tree invasions: complementing the unified framework for biological invasions. AoB Plants 2017; 9(1):plw085, 14 pages.

ZIMMERMANN TG, ANDRADE ACS, RICHARDSON DM. Abiotic barriers limit tree invasion but do not hamper native shrub recruitment in invaded stands. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS 2017; 19(1):109- 129.


Journal Articles (Non-subsidised)

BROOKS J, STANDER MA, PETERS SW, KOSSMANN JM. High light bio-fortification stimulates de novo synthesis of resveratrol in Diplotaxis tenuifolia (wild rocket) micro-greens. Functional Foods in Health and Disease 2017; 7(11):859-872.

CUMBERLIDGE N, NASKRECKI P, DANIELS SR. Potamonautes gorongosa, a new species of potamonautid freshwater crab (Decapoda, Brachyura) from Mozambique, southeastern Africa. Nauplius 2017; 24:e2016029.

GUO D, YOUNG AJ, DESMET PG, MIDGLEY GF. Climate Change Impacts on Dwarf Succulents in Namibia as a Result of Changes in Fog and Relative Humidity. Journal of Water Resource and Hydraulic Engineering 2017; 6(3):57-63.


Books

HUI C, RICHARDSON DM. Invasion Dynamics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 2017:322 pp.

WILSON JR, PANETTA FD, LINDGREN C. Detecting and Responding to Alien Plant Incursions . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom 2017:265 pp.


Chapters in Books

BLANCHARD R, KUMSCHICK S, RICHARDSON DM. Biofuel plants as potential invasive species: Environmental concerns and progress towards objective risk assessment. In: RUPPEL OC, Dix H (eds.) Roadmap for sustainable biofuels in southern Africa - Regulatory frameworks for improved development?, Nomos, Germany, 2017: 47-59.

FODEN WB, AKÇAKAYA HR. The IUCN Red Listing and Climate Change Vulnerability. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 57-60.

FODEN WB, GARCIA R, PLATTS P, CARR J, HOFFMANN AA, VISCONTI P. Selecting and evaluating CCVA approaches and methods. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 17-32.

FODEN WB, PACIFICI M, HOLE DG. Setting the scene. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 5-12.

FODEN WB, WATSON JE, HOFFMANN AA, CORLETT R, HOLE DG. Future directions in CCVA of species. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 63-66.

FODEN WB, YOUNG B, WATSON JE. Introduction. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC guidelines for assessing species' vulnerability to climate change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 1-5.

FODEN WB. IUCN'S Trait-Based Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability of the World's Birds and Amphibians: A Focus on the Amazon . In: Rodríguez L, Anderson I (eds.) The Lima  Declaration on Biodiversity and Climate Change: Contributions from Science to Policy for Sustainable Development, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada, 2017: 62-68.

​GAERTNER M, LE MAITRE DC, ESLER KJ. Alterations of Disturbance Regimes by Plant and Animal Invaders. In: Hulme PE (ed.) Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2017: 249-262.

HUNTLEY B, FODEN WB, PEARCE-HIGGINS JW, SMITH AB. Understanding and working with uncertainty. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 54-56.

HUNTLEY B, FODEN WB, SMITH AB, PLATTS P, WATSON JE, GARCIA R. Using CCVAs and interpreting their results. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 33-48.

MUCINA L, BUSTAMANTE-SÁNCHEZ MA, PEDRA BD, HOLMES PM, KEELER-WOLF T, ARMESTO JJ, DOBROWOLSKI M, GAERTNER M, SMITH-RAMÍREZ C, VILAGROSA A. Ecological restoration in mediterranean-type shrublands and woodlands. In: Allison SK, Murphy SD (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration, Routledge, 2017, New York, USA, 2017: 173-196.

RESIDE A, HOLE DG, WILLIS SG, PLATTS P, KOVACS KM, YOUNG B, FODEN WB, BAKER D, AKÇAKAYA HR, GARCIA R, THOMAS C, WHEATLEY C. Case Studies. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 67-94.

YOUNG B, MARTIN TG, WATSON JE, FODEN WB, WILLIAMS SE, SCHEFFERS BR. Setting climate change vulnerability assessment goals and objectives. In: FODEN WB, Young B (eds.) IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change, Langham Press, Gland, Switzerland, 2016: 13-16.