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LINDER HP, LEHMANN CER, ARCHIBALD M, OSBORNE CP, RICHARDSON DM. Global grass (Poaceae) success underpinned by traits facilitating colonization, persistence and habitat transformation. Biological Reviews 2018; 93:1125-1144.

ANDREOTTI S, HOLTZHAUSEN PJ, RUTZEN M, MEŸER M, VAN DER WALT SJ, HERBST BM, MATTHEE CA. Semi-automated software for dorsal fin photographic identification of marine species: application to Carcharodon carcharias. Marine Biodiversity 2018; 48:1655-1660.

ARCHER E, CASTRIGNANO E, KASPRZYK-HORDERN B, WOLFAARDT GM. Wastewater-based epidemiology and enantiomeric profiling for drugs of abuse in South African wastewaters. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 2018; 625:792-800.

ASHWORTH L, KINNAIRD JA, NEX PAM, ERASMUS RM, PRZYBYLOWICZ WJ. Characterization of fluid inclusions from mineralized pegmatites of the Damara Belt, Namibia: insight into late-stage fluid evolution and implications for mineralization. MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY 2018; 112 (2018):753-765.

AYLWARD J, WINGFIELD BD, DREYER LL, ROETS F, WINGFIELD MJ, STEENKAMP ET. Genomic overview of closely related fungi with different Protea host ranges. Fungal Biology 2018; 122:1201-1214.

BABALOLA OO, VAN WYK JH. Comparative Early Life Stage Toxicity of the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis Following Exposure to Selected Herbicide Formulations Applied to Eradicate Alien Plants in South Africa. ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY 2018; 75:8-16.


BARRA PJ, VISCARDI S, JORQUERA MA, DURAN PA, VALENTINE AJ, MORA ML. Understanding the strategies to overcome phosphorus-deficiency and aluminum-toxicity by ryegrass endophytic and rhizosphere phosphobacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 2018; 9(JUN):Article number 1155.

BARTON M, CLUSELLA-TRULLAS S, TERBLANCHE JS. Spatial scale, topography and thermoregulatory behaviour interact when modelling species' thermal niches. Ecography 2019; 42 (2):376-389.

BECKER FS, TOLLEY KA, MEASEY GJ, ALTWEGG R. Extreme Climate-Induced Life-History Plasticity in an Amphibian. AMERICAN NATURALIST 2018; 191(2):250-258.

BENADI G, PAUW CA. Frequency dependence of pollinator visitation rates suggests that pollination niches can allow plant species coexistence. Journal of Ecology 2018; 106(5):1892-1901.

BENNETT JM, CALOSI P, CLUSELLA-TRULLAS S, MARTÍNEZ B, SUNDAY J, ALGAR AC, ARAÚJO MB, HAWKINS BA, KEITH S, KÜHN I, RAHBEK C, RODRÍGUEZ L, ET AL . Data Description: GlobTherm, a global database on thermal tolerances for aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Scientific Data 2018; 5:Article number 180022.

BENNETT JM, STEETS JA, BURNS J, DURKA W, VAMOSI JC, ARCEO-GOMEZ G, BURD M, BURKLE LA, ELLIS AG, LI H, RODGER JG, ET AL . Data Descriptor: GloPL, a global data base on pollen limitation of plant reproduction. Scientific Data 2018; 249:e180249.

BONEBRAKE TC, BROWN CJ, BELL JD, BLANCHARD JL, CHAUVENET A, CHAMPION C, CHEN I, CLARK TD, COLWELL RK, DANIELSEN F, DELL AI, GARCIA R, ET AL . Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science. Biological Reviews 2018; 93(1):284-305.

BOSC C, ROETS F, HUI C, PAUW CA. Interactions among predators and plant specificity protect herbivores from top predators. Ecology 2018; 99(7):1602-1609.

BOUCHER FC, DÉMERY V, CONTI E, HARMON LJ, UYEDA J. A General Model for Estimating Macroevolutionary Landscapes. Systematic Biology 2018; 67(2):304-319.

BROECKHOVEN C, DE KOCK C, HUI C. Sexual dimorphism in the dermal armour of cordyline lizards (Squamata: Cordylinae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 2018; 125(1):30-36.

BROECKHOVEN C, EL ADAK Y, HUI C, VAN DAMME R, STANKOWICH T. On dangerous ground: the evolution of body armour in cordyline lizards. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2018; 285:1-9.

BROECKHOVEN C, MOUTON PLN, HUI C. Proximate causes of variation in dermal armour: insights from armadillo lizards. OIKOS 2018; 127:1449-1458.

BUCZKOWSKI G, MOTHAPO NP, WOSSLER TC. Let them eat termites—prey-baiting provides effective control of Argentine ants, Linepithema humile, in a biodiversity hotspot. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY 2018; 142(5):504-512.


NOVOA PEREZ A, RETUERTO R, ROILOA SR, FAGÚNDEZ J. Monographs of invasive plants in Europe: Carpobrotus. Botany Letters 2018; 165(3-4):440-475.

CHARLES-DOMINIQUE T, MIDGLEY GF, TOMLINSON KW, BOND WJ. Steal the light: shade vs fire adapted vegetation in forest–savanna mosaics. New Phytologist 2018; 218(4):1419-1429.

CHEN L, XU M, GONG Z, ZONYANE S, XU S, MAKUNGA NP. Comparative cardio and developmental toxicity induced by the popular medicinal extract of Sutherlandia frutescens (L.) R.Br. detected using a zebrafish Tuebingen embryo model. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018; 18(1):18, 11 pages.

CHENEY CC, ESLER KJ, FOXCROFT LC, VAN WILGEN NJ, MCGEOCH MA. The impact of data precision on the effectiveness of alien plant control programmes: a case study from a protected area. Biological Invasions 2018; 20(11):3227-3243.

CLUSELLA-TRULLAS S. All-in-one: physics, chemistry and ecology are essential fields to thermal ecologists. Frontiers of Biogeography 2018; 10(3-4):e3938, 3 pages.

COETZEE A, BARNARD PB, PAUW CA. Urban nectarivorous bird communities in Cape Town, South Africa, are structured by ecological generalization and resource distribution. JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 2018; 2018:e01526.

CONRADIE W, BUSSCHAU T, EDWARDS S. Two new species of Acontias (Acontinae, Scincidae) from the Mpumalanga Highveld escarpment of South Africa. Zootaxa 2018; 1:89-106.

COWLING RM, GALLIEN L, RICHARDSON DM, OJEDA F. What predicts the richness of seeder and resprouter species in fire‐prone Cape fynbos: Rainfall reliability or vegetation density?. Austral Ecology 2018; 43(6):614-622.

CUMBERLIDGE N, DANIELS SR. A new species of Potamonautes from São Tomé Island, Central Africa, with redescriptions of P. margaritarius (A. Milne-Edwards, 1869) from São Tomé, and P. principe Cumberlidge, Clark and Baillie, 2002, from Príncipe (Decapoda: Potamonautidae). CONTRIBUTIONS TO ZOOLOGY 2018; 87(4):287-303.

DA SILVA JM, TOLLEY KA. Conservation genetics of an endemic and threatened amphibian (Capensibufo rosei): a leap towards establishing a genetic monitoring framework. Conservation Genetics 2018; 19:349-363.

DAMAS-MOREIRA I, OLIVEIRA D, SANTOS JL, RILEY J, HARRIS DJ, WHITING MJ. Learning from others: an invasive lizard uses social information from both conspecifics and heterospecifics. Biology Letters 2018; 14(10):Article number 20180532.

DANIELS SR, KLAUS S. Divergent evolutionary origins and biogeographic histories of two freshwater crabs (Brachyura: Potamonautes) on the West African conveyer belt islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 2018; 127:119-128.

DE KOCK C, MINNAAR C, LUNAU K, WESTER P, VERHOEVEN C, SCHULZE MJ, RANDLE MR, ROBSON CA, BOLUS RH, ANDERSON BC. The functional role of the keel crest in Polygala myrtifolia (Polygalaceae) and its effects on pollinator visitation success. South African Journal of Botany 2018; 118:105-111.

DE LA VEGA C, HORN S, BAIRD D, HINES TL, BORRETT S, JENSEN LF, SCHWEMMER P, ASMUS R, SIEBERT U, ASMUS H. Seasonal dynamics and functioning of the Sylt-Rømø Bight, northern Wadden Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 2018; 203:100-118.

DIEDERICKS G, HENRIQUES RP, VON DER HEYDEN S, WEYL OLF, HUI C. Sleeping with the enemy: introgressive hybridization in two invasive centrarchids. Journal of Fish Biology 2018; 93(2):405- 410.

DIEDERICKS G, HENRIQUES RP, VON DER HEYDEN S, WEYL OLF, HUI C. The ghost of introduction past: Spatial and temporal variability in the genetic diversity of invasive smallmouth bass. Evolutionary Applications 2018; 11(9):1609-1629.

​DIVÍŠEK J, CHYTRÝ M, BECKAGE B, GOTELLI NJ, LOSOSOVÁ Z, PYŠEK P, RICHARDSON DM, MOLOFSKY J. Similarity of introduced plant species to native ones facilitates naturalization, but differences enhance invasion success. Nature Communications 2018; 9(1):Article number 4631.

DREYER LL, OBERLANDER KC, KLOPPER RR. Nomenclatural notes on southern African Oxalis species. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2018; 48(1):a2318, 4 pages.

DU PLESSIS A, BROECKHOVEN C, LE ROUX SG. Snake fangs: 3D morphological and mechanical analysis by microCT, simulation, and physical compression testing. GigaScience 2018; 7:1-8.

DU PREEZ B, DREYER LL, SCHMICKL R, SUDA J, OBERLANDER KC. Plastid capture and resultant fitness costs of hybridization in the Hirta clade of southern African Oxalis. South African Journal of Botany 2018; 118:329-341.

DUDLEY N, HOCKINGS M, STOLTON S, AMEND T, BADOLA R, BIANCO M, CHETTRI N, COOK C, DAY JC, DEARDEN P, EDWARDS M, FERRARO P, FODEN WB, ET AL . Priorities for protected area research. Parks 2018; 24(1):35-50.

ESSL F, BACHER S, GENOVESI P, HULME PE, JESCHKE JM, KATSANEVAKIS S, KOWARIK I, KÜHN I, PYŠEK P, RABITSCH W, SCHINDLER S, VAN KLEUNEN M, VILÀ M, WILSON JR, RICHARDSON DM. Which taxa are alien? criteria, applications, and uncertainties. Bioscience 2018; 68(7):496-509.

EVANS T, KUMSCHICK S, ŞEKERCIOğLU CH, BLACKBURN TM. Identifying the factors that determine the severity and type of alien bird impacts. Diversity and Distributions 2018; 24 (6):800-810.

EVANS T, PIGOT A, KUMSCHICK S, ŞEKERCIOğLU CH, BLACKBURN TM. Determinants of data deficiency in the impacts of alien bird species. Ecography 2018; 41(8):1401-1410.

FHATUWANI MN, MAKUNGA NP. Effect of seasonal variations and growth conditions on carbohydrate partitioning in different organs and the quality of bush tea(. Hortscience 2018; 53 (7):999-1005.

FILL JM, KRITZINGER-KLOPPER S, VAN WILGEN BW. Short-term vegetation recovery after alien plant clearing along the Rondegat River, South Africa. RESTORATION ECOLOGY 2018; 26(3):434- 438.

FODEN WB, YOUNG B, AKÇAKAYA HR, GARCIA R, HOFFMANN AA, STEIN BA, THOMAS CD, WHEATLEY C, CARR J, HOLE DG, HUNTLEY B. Climate change vulnerability assessment of species. WIREs Climate Change 2018; 2018:e551, 36 pages.

FRENCH GCA, RIZZUTO S, STÜRUP M, INGER R, BARKER S, VAN WYK JH, TOWNER AV, HUGHES WOH. Sex, size and isotopes: cryptic trophic ecology of an apex predator, the white shark Carcharodon carcharias. MARINE BIOLOGY 2018; 165(6):102, 11 pages.

FREUND DM, SAMMONS KA, MAKUNGA NP, COHEN JD, HEGEMAN AD. Leaf spray mass spectrometry: A rapid ambient ionization technique to directly assess metabolites from plant tissues. Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments 2018; 136:e57949, 9 pages.

GALLIEN L, LANDI P, HUI C, RICHARDSON DM. Emergence of weak‐intransitive competition through adaptive diversification and eco‐evolutionary feedbacks. Journal of Ecology 2018; 106 (3):877-889.

GALLIEN L, ZURELL D, ZIMMERMANN NE. Frequency and intensity of facilitation reveal opposing patterns along a stress gradient. Ecology and Evolution 2018; 8:2171-2181.

GALLOWAY CJ, CONRADIE B, PROZESKY HE, ESLER KJ. Are private and social goals aligned in pasture-based dairy production?. Journal of Cleaner Production 2018; 178:402-408.

GILIOMEE JH, MILLAR IM, VISSER D. New Alien Aphid Discovered in South Africa: The Woolly Hackberry Aphid Shivaphis celti das (Hemiptera: Aphididae). African Entomology 2018; 26 (1):242-243.

GIRIBET G, BUCKMAN-YOUNG RS, COSTA CS, BAKER C, BENAVIDES LR, BRANSTETTER MG, DANIELS SR, PINTO-DA-ROCHA R. The Peripatos in Eurogondwana? Lack of evidence that south- east Asian onychophorans walked through Europe. Invertebrate Systematics 2018; 32:842-865.

GOUWS G, DANIELS SR, MACDONALD AH, CHAKONA A, BARKER NP. Development and characterization of a microsatellite library for the freshwater crab Potamonautes danielsi Peer, Gouws, Lazo-Wasem, Perissinotto & Miranda, 2017 (Brachyura: Potamonautidae) and its transferability across three congeneric species. Journal of Crustacean Biology 2018; 38(6):765- 771.

HAGEN BL, KUMSCHICK S. The relevance of using various scoring schemes revealed by an impact assessment of feral mammals. NeoBiota 2018; 38:37-75.

HAIDER S, KÜFFER C, BRUELHEIDE H, SEIPEL T, ALEXANDER JM, REW LJ, ARÉVALO JR, CAVIERES LA, MCDOUGALL KL, MILBAU A, NAYLOR BJ, SPEZIALE KL, PAUCHARD A. Mountain roads and non-native species modify elevational patterns of plant diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2018; 27(6):667-678.

HEINRICH M, LARDOS A, LEONTI M, WECKERLE CS, WILLCOX M, APPLEQUIST W, LADIO A,  LONG CL, MUKHERJEE P, STAFFORD GI. Best practice in research: Consensus Statement on Ethnopharmacological Field Studies ConSEFS. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2018; 211:329-339.

HENRIQUES RP, POTTS WM, SANTOS CV, SAUER WH, SHAW PW. Population connectivity of an overexploited coastal fish, Argyrosomus coronus (Sciaenidae), in an ocean-warming hotspot. African Journal of Marine Science 2018; 40(1):13-24.

HIRSCH H, RICHARDSON DM, IMPSON FAC, KLEINJAN C, LE ROUX JJ. Historical range contraction, and not taxonomy, explains the contemporary genetic structure of the Australian tree Acacia dealbata Link. Tree Genetics and Genomes 2018; 14(4):49, 12 pages.

HOLMES PM, REBELO AG, IRLICH UM. Invasive potential and management of naturalized ornamentals across an urban environmental gradient with a focus on Centranthus ruber. Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation 2018; 48(1):a2345.

HOWARD BR, BARRIOS-O'NEILL D, ALEXANDER ME, DICK JT, THERRIAULT TW, ROBINSON T, COTE IM. Functional responses of a cosmopolitan invader demonstrate intraspecific variability in consumer-resource dynamics. PeerJ 2018; 6:e5634, 22 pages.

HUISAMEN EJ, CHERRY MI, MAKUNGA NP. Community harvesting of trees used as dens and for food by the tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus) in the pirie forest, South Africa. Koedoe: Research Journal of the South African National Parks 2018; 60(1):a1481, 9p.

HULME PE, BRUNDU G, CARBONI M, DEHNEN-SCHUMTZ K, DULLINGER S, EARLY R, ESSL F, GONZÁLEZ-MORENO P, GROOM Q, KÜFFER C, KÜHN I, MAUREL N, NOVOA PEREZ A, ET AL . Integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply chains to prevent plant invasions. Journal of Applied Ecology 2018; 55(1):92-98.

JANSEN VAN VUUREN B, LEE JE, CONVEY P, CHOWN SL. Conservation implications of spatial genetic structure in two species of oribatid mites from the Antarctic Peninsula and the Scotia Arc. ANTARCTIC SCIENCE 2018; 30(2):105-114.

KAHNT B, THEODOROU P, SORO A, HOLLENS-KUHR H, KUHLMANN MT, PAUW CA, PAXTON RJ. Small and genetically highly structured populations in a long-legged bee, Rediviva longimanus, as inferred by pooled RAD-seq. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018; 18(1):Article number 196, Article number 196, 12 pages.

KARA JA, MACDONALD AH, SIMON CA. Integrative taxonomic methods reveal an incorrect synonymisation of the South African Pseudonereis podocirra (Schmarda) as the widespread Pseudonereis variegate(Grube) from Chile. Invertebrate Systematics 2018; 32:1282-1297.

KELLER RP, MASOODI A, SHACKLETON RT. The impact of invasive aquatic plants on ecosystem services and human well-being in Wular Lake, India. Regional Environmental Change 2018; 18 (3):847-857.

KELSTRUP HCP, HARTFELDER K, LOPES R, WOSSLER TC. The behavior and reproductive physiology of a solitary progressive provisioning vespid wasp: Evidence for a solitary-cycle origin of reproductive castes. AMERICAN NATURALIST 2018; 191(2):E27-E39.

KEMP JE, LOTTER J, MEYER AH, KLEINERT A, PÉREZ-FERNÁNDEZ MA, VALENTINE AJ. Variation in rhizosphere nutrient cycling affects the source of nitrogen acquisition in wild and cultivated Aspalathus linearis (N.L.Burm.) R.Dahlgren plants. APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY 2018; 130:26-33.

KERR TJ, MATTHEE S, GOVENDER D, TROMP GC, ENGELBRECHT S, MATTHEE CA. Viruses as indicators of contemporary host dispersal and phylogeography: an example of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIVP le) in free-ranging African lion (Panthera leo). JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 2018; 31(10):1529-1543.

KESNER D, KUMSCHICK S. Gastropods alien to South Africa cause severe environmental harm in their global alien ranges across habitats. Ecology and Evolution 2018; 8:8273-8285.

KOEN EL, MINNAAR C, ROEVER CL, BOYLES JG. Emerging threat of the 21st century lightscape to global biodiversity. Global Change Biology 2018; 24(6):2315-2324.

KRAAIJ T, BAARD J, ARNDT J, VHENGANI L, VAN WILGEN BW. An assessment of climate, weather, and fuel factors influencing a large, destructive wildfire in the Knysna region, South Africa. Fire Ecology 2018; 4:4, 14 pages.

KULL CA, KÜFFER C, RICHARDSON DM, VAZ AS, VICENTE J, HONRADO J. Using the regime shift concept in addressing social, ecological change. Geographical research 2018; 56(1):26-41.

LANDI P, VONESH J, HUI C. Variability in life-history switch points across and within populations explained by Adaptive Dynamics. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2018; 15(148):Article number 20180371, 14 pages.

LATOMBE GFR, RICHARDSON DM, PYŠEK P, KUčERA T, HUI C. Drivers of species turnover vary  with species commonness for native and alien plants with different residence times. Ecology 2018; 99(12):2763-2775.

LE ROUX JJ, ELLIS AG, VAN ZYL L, HOSKING ND, KEET J, YANNELLI LUCERO FA. Importance of soil legacy effects and successful mutualistic interactions during Australian acacia invasions in nutrient-poor environments. Journal of Ecology 2018; 106(5):2071-2081.

LEE A, SIMON CA. Publication incentives based on journal rankings disadvantage local publications. South African Journal of Science 2018; 114:a0289,3 pages.

LEIHY RI, DUFFY GA, NORTJE E, CHOWN SL. High resolution temperature data for ecological research and management on the Southern Ocean Islands. Scientific Data 2018; 5:e180177, 13 pages.

LIEBHOLD AM, YAMANAKA T, ROQUES A, AUGUSTIN T, CHOWN SL, BROCKERHOFF EG, PYCEK P. Plant diversity drives global patterns of insect invasions. Scientific Reports 2018; 8:Article number 12095, 5 pages.

LOIOLA PP, DE BELLO F, CHYTRÝ M, GÖTZENBERGER L, CARMONA CP, PYCEK P, LOSOSOVÁ Z. Invaders among locals: Alien species decrease phylogenetic and functional diversity while increasing dissimilarity among native community members. Journal of Ecology 2018; 106 (6):2230-2241.

LUVUNO LB, BIGGS R, STEVENS N, ESLER KJ. Woody encroachment as a social-ecological regime shift. Sustainability 2018; 10(7):Article number 2221, 16 pages.

MACFADYEN S, ZAMBATIS N, VAN TEEFFELEN AJA, HUI C. Long-term rainfall regression surfaces for the Kruger National Park, South Africa: a spatio-temporal review of patterns from 1981 to 2015. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY 2018; 38(5):2506-2519.

MADUNA SN, VAN WYK JH, DA SILVA C, GENNARI E, VAN DER MERWE AE. Evidence for sperm storage in common smoothhound shark Mustelus mustelus and paternity assessment in a single litter from South Africa. Journal of Fish Biology 2018; 92(4):1183-1191.

MAGANGANA TP, STANDER MA, MAKUNGA NP. Effect of nitrogen and phosphate on in vitro growth and metabolite profiles of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (Asteraceae). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 2018; 134(1):141-151.

MAGONA N, RICHARDSON DM, LE ROUX JJ, KRITZINGER-KLOPPER S, WILSON JR. Even well-studied groups of alien species might be poorly inventoried: Australian Acacia species in South Africa as a case study. NeoBiota 2018; 39:1-29.

MAIRAL PISA M, CAUJAPÉ-CASTELLS J, PELLISSIER L, JAÉN-MOLINA R, ÁLVAREZ N, HEUERTZ M, SANMARTÍN I. A tale of two forests: ongoing aridification drives population decline and genetic diversity loss at continental scale in Afro-Macaronesian evergreen-forest archipelago endemics. Annals of Botany 2018; 122:1005-1017.

MAIRAL PISA M, ŠURINOVÁ M, CASTRO S, MÜNZBERGOVÁ Z. Unmasking cryptic biodiversity in polyploids: origin and diversification of Aster amellus aggregate. Annals of Botany 2018; 122:1047-1059.

MAKHAYE N, VALENTINE AJ, TSVUURA Z, AREMU AO, MAGADLELA A. Variable soil phosphorus effects on nitrogen nutrition, abundance and associated carbon costs of a savanna legume, Vachellia sieberiana grown in soils from varying altitudes. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 2018; 66(4):347-353.

MANG T, ESSL F, MOSER D, DULLINGER S. Climate warming drives invasion history of Ambrosia artemisiifolia in central Europe. Preslia 2018; 90:59-81.

MANG T, ESSL F, MOSER D, KLEINBAUER I, DULLINGER S. An integrated, spatio-temporal modelling framework for analyzing biological invasions. Diversity and Distributions 2018; 24:652- 665.

MASIA ND, STEVENS N, ARCHIBALD S. Identifying phenological functional types in savanna trees. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 2018; 35(2):81-88.

MATTHEE CA, ENGELBRECHT A, MATTHEE S. Comparative phylogeography of parasitic Laelaps mites contribute new insights into the specialist-generalist variation hypothesis (SGVH). BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018; 18(1):18, 11 pages.

MBANYANA N, GARCIA H, ROBERTSON HG, LE ROUX JJ. A taxonomic revision of seed harvester ants of the tetramorium solidum group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern Africa. European Journal of Taxonomy 2018; 454:1-59.

MCCLELLAND GTW, ALTWEGG R, VAN AARDE A, FERREIRA S, BURGER AE, CHOWN SL. Climate change leads to increasing population density and impacts of a key island invader. Ecological Appplications 2018; 28(1):212-224.

​MCLEAN P, WILSON JR, GAERTNER M, KRITZINGER-KLOPPER S, RICHARDSON DM. The distribution and status of alien plants in a small South African town. South African Journal of Botany 2018; 117:71-78.

MENZEL A, HEMPEL S, DAVISON J, MOORA M, PYCEK P, RILLIG MC, ZOBEL M, KÜHN I. Widely distributed native and alien plant species differ in arbuscular mycorrhizal associations and related functional trait interactions. Ecography 2018; 41:1-11.

MERTENS L, TREML EA, VON DER HEYDEN S. Genetic and biophysical models help define marine conservation focus areas. Frontiers in Marine Science 2018; 5:268, 10 pages.

MIDGLEY GF. Narrowing pathways to a sustainable future. Science 2018; 360(6390):714-715.

MOHANTY NP, MEASEY GJ. What's for dinner? Diet and potential trophic impact of an invasive anuran Hoplobatrachus tigerinus on the Andaman archipelago. PeerJ 2018; 10:e5698, 15 pages.

MOSTERT E, GAERTNER M, HOLMES PM, O'FARRELL PJ, RICHARDSON DM. A multi-criterion approach for prioritizing areas in urban ecosystems for active restoration following invasive plant control. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 2018; 62:1150-1167.

MOUTON PLN, FLEMMING AF, BATES MF, BROECKHOVEN C. The relationship between generation gland morphology and armour in Dragon Lizards (Smaug): a reassessment of ancestral states for the Cordylidae. Amphibia - Reptilia 2018; 39:457-470.

MUSA SM, CZACHUR MV, SHIELS HA. Oviparous elasmobranch development inside the egg case in 7 key stages. PLoS One 2018; 13(11):e0206984, 29 pages.

NACKLEY LL, BETZELBERGER A, SKOWNO A, WEST AG, RIPLEY B, BOND WJ, MIDGLEY GF. CO2 enrichment does not entirely ameliorate Vachellia karroo drought inhibition: A missing mechanism explaining savanna bush encroachment. ENVIRONMENTAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY 2018; 155:98-106.

NACKLEY LL, MIDGLEY GF, BÖSENBERG J, DONALDSON JS. A cycad's non-saturating response to carbon dioxide enrichment indicates Cenozoic carbon limitation in pre-historic plants. Austral Ecology 2018; 43(4):447-455.

NDLELA LL, OBERHOLSTER PJ, VAN WYK JH, CHENG PH. Bacteria as biological control agents of freshwater cyanobacteria: is it feasible beyond the laboratory?. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2018; 102:9911-9923.

NENTWIG W, BACHER S, KUMSCHICK S, PYŠEK P, VILÀ M. More than “100 worst" alien species in Europe. Biological Invasions 2018; 20(6):1611-1621.

NG PKL, DANIELS SR. A new species of trogloplacine crab of the genus Australocarcinus Davie, 1988 from a freshwater stream in Mahé, Seychelles (Crustacea, Brachyura, Chasmocarcinidae) Peter. ZooKeys 2018; 738:27-35.

NGUBANE N, DREYER LL, OBERLANDER KC, ROETS F. Two new Sporothrix species from Protea flower heads in South African Grassland and Savanna. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 2018; 111(6):965-979.

NIELSEN ES, HENRIQUES RP, TOONEN RJ, KNAPP ISS, GUO B, VON DER HEYDEN S. Complex signatures of genomic variation of two non-model marine species in a homogeneous environment. BMC GENOMICS 2018; 19:19, 16 pages.

NIELSEN SV, DANIELS SR, CONRADIE W, HEINICKE MP, NOONAN BP. Multilocus phylogenetics in a widespread African anuran lineage (Brevicipitidae: Breviceps) reveals patterns of diversity reflecting geoclimatic change. Journal of Biogeography 2018; 45(9):2067-2079.

NKUNA KV, VISSER V, WILSON JR, KUMSCHICK S. Global environmental and socio-economic impacts of selected alien grasses as a basis for ranking threats to South Africa. NeoBiota 2018; 41:19-65.

NOVOA PEREZ A, SHACKLETON RT, CANAVAN S, CYBELE C, DAVIES SJ, DEHNEN-SCHUMTZ K, FRIED J, GAERTNER M, GEERTS S, GRIFFITHS CL, KAPLAN H, KUMSCHICK S, LE MAITRE D, MEASEY GJ, NUNES AN, RICHARDSON DM, ROBINSON T, TOUZA M, WILSON JR. A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species. Journal of Environmental Management 2018; 205:286-297.

NSIKANI MM, VAN WILGEN BW, BACHER M, GAERTNER M. Re-establishment of Protea repens after clearing invasive Acacia saligna: Consequences of soil legacy effects and a native nitrophilic weedy species. South African Journal of Botany 2018; 116:103-109.

NSIKANI MM, VAN WILGEN BW, GAERTNER M. Barriers to ecosystem restoration presented by soil legacy effects of invasive alien N2-fixing woody species: implications for ecological restoration. RESTORATION ECOLOGY 2018; 26(2):235-244.

​OBERHOLSTER PJ, CHENG PH, OBERHOLSTER A, HOBBS P, HILL L. Assessment of selected macroalgae for use in a biological hybrid system for treating sulphur in acid mine drainage (AMD). JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY 2018; 30(1):1367-1370.

O'CONNELL CP, ANDREOTTI S, RUTZEN M, MEYER M, MATTHEE CA. Testing the exclusion capabilities and durability of the Sharksafe Barrier to determine its viability as an eco-friendly alternative to current shark culling methodologies. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2018; 28(1):252-258.

OSBORNE CP, CHARLES-DOMINIQUE T, STEVENS N, BOND WJ, MIDGLEY GF, LEHMANN CER. Human impacts in African savannas are mediated by plant functional traits. New Phytologist 2018; 220(1):10-24.


PAUW CA, JOHNSON CM. Mutualism between co-occurring plant species in South Africa's Mediterranean climate heathland is mediated by birds. Plant Biology 2018; 20:224-230.

PAUW MJ, ESLER KJ, LE MAITRE DC. Assessing the success of experimental rehabilitation on a coastal mineral sands mine in Namaqualand, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 2018; 35:363-373.

PETERS K, ROBINSON T. From Chile to the South African west coast: First reports of the chilean stone crab homalaspis plana (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) and the South American sunstar heliaster helianthus (Lamarck, 1816) outside their natural. BioInvasions Records 2018; 7(4):421-426.

PHILLIPS RA, COOPER J, BURG TM. Breeding-site vagrancy and hybridization in albatrosses(. IBIS 2018; 160:907-913.

POOL-STANVLIET R, STOLL-KLEEMANN S, GILIOMEE JH. Criteria for selection and evaluation of biosphere reserves in support of the UNESCO MAB programme in South Africa. Land Use Policy 2018; 76:654-663.

POTGIETER LJ, GAERTNER M, IRLICH UM, O'FARRELL PJ, STAFFORD L, VOGT H, RICHARDSON DM. Managing Urban Plant Invasions: a Multi-Criteria Prioritization Approach. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 2018; 62(6):1168-1185.

POTGIETER LJ, GAERTNER M, IRLICH UM, O'FARRELL PJ, STAFFORD W, VOGT H, RICHARDSON DM. Correction to: Managing Urban Plant Invasions: a Multi-Criteria Prioritization Approach (Environmental Management, (2018), 10.1007/s00267-018-1088-4). ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 2018; 62(1):1186-1189.

RABITSCH W, HEGER T, JESCHKE JM, SAUL W. Prioritising pathways of unintentional introduction and spread of invasive alien species in Germany . Natur und Landschaft 2018; 93(9-10):416-422.

RANDLE MR, STEVENS N, MIDGLEY GF. Comparing the differential effects of canopy shading by Dichrostachys cinerea and Terminalia sericea on grass biomass. South African Journal of Botany 2018; 119:271-277.

REINECKE AJ, REINECKE SA. Bedreig antropogeniese omgewingsveranderinge grondbiodiversiteit? - oorpronklike navorsing. South African Journal for Science and Technology / Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie 2018; 37(1):1-12.

ROSCHE C, SCHRIEBER K, LACHMUTH S, DURKA W, HIRSCH H, WAGNER V, SCHLEUNING M, HENSEN I. Sex ratio rather than population size affects genetic diversity in Antennaria dioica. Plant Biology 2018; 20(4):789-798.

ROY HE, RABITSCH W, SCALERA I, STEWART A, GALLARDO B, GENOVESI P, ESSL F, ADRIAENS T, BACHER M, BOOY O, BRANQUART E, BRUNEL S, ET AL . Developing a framework of minimum standards for the risk assessment of alien species. Journal of Applied Ecology 2018; 55(2):526- 538.

RUBOW J, CHERRY MI, SHARPE LL. A comparison of individual distinctiveness in three vocalizations of the dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula). ETHOLOGY 2018; 124:45-53.

RUWANZA S, GAERTNER M, ESLER KJ, RICHARDSON DM. Medium-term vegetation recovery after removal of invasive Eucalyptus camaldulensis stands along a South African river. South African Journal of Botany 2018; 119:63-68.

SADCHATHEESWARAN S, BRANCH GM, MOLONEY C, ROBINSON T. Impacts of alien 'ecosystem engineers' overwhelm interannual and seasonal shifts in rocky-shore community composition on Marcus Island, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 2018; 40(2):137-147.

​SCHULZE MJ, HENRIQUES RP, FELDHEIM KA, BOWIE RCK, VON DER HEYDEN S. How many daddies: microsatellite genotyping reveals polyandry in a live-bearing clinid fish Muraenoclinus dorsalis. Journal of Fish Biology 2018; 92(5):1435-1445.

SEEBENS H, BLACKBURN M, DYER EE, GENOVESI P, HULME PE, JESCHKE JM, PAGAD S, PYŠEK P, VAN KLEUNEN M, WINTER M, ANSONG M, ARIANOUTSOU M, ET AL . Global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2018; 115(10):E2264-E2273.

SHACKLETON RT, BIGGS R, RICHARDSON DM, LARSON B. Social-ecological drivers and impacts of invasion-related regime shifts: consequences for ecosystem services and human wellbeing. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY 2018; 89:300-314.

SHACKLETON SE, SHACKLETON RT. Local knowledge regarding ecosystem services and disservices from invasive alien plants in the arid Kalahari, South Africa. JOURNAL OF ARID ENVIRONMENTS 2018; 159:22-33.

SIMON CA. Correct procedure for citing taxonomic works in non-taxonomic scientific papers. African Zoology 2018; 53(3):3,2 pages.

SINGH SP, INDERJIT INDERJIT, SINGH JS, MAJUMDAR S, MOYANO J, NUÑEZ MA, RICHARDSON DM. Insights on the persistence of pines (Pinus species) in the Late Cretaceous and their increasing dominance in the Anthropocene. Ecology and Evolution 2018; 8(20):10345-10359.

SKEIN L, ALEXANDER ME, ROBINSON T. Contrasting Invasion Patterns in Intertidal and Subtidal Mussel Communities. African Zoology 2018; 53(1):47-52.

SKEIN L, ROBINSON T, ALEXANDER ME. Impacts of mussel invasions on the prey preference of two native predators. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY 2018; 29(2):353-359.

SKUBEL SA, DUSHENKOV V, GRAF BL, NIU Q, POULEV A, KALARIYA HM, FOXCROFT LC, RASKIN I. Rapid, field-deployable method for collecting and preserving plant metabolome for biochemical and functional characterization. PLoS One 2018; 13(9):e0203569, 19 pages.

SMID J, ENGELBRECHT HM, TAFT JM, TELFORD NS, MAKHUBO B, BAUER AM, TOLLEY KA. A contribution to the phylogeny and taxonomy of the Pachydactylus weberi group (Squamata: Gekkonidae): a case of intraspecific colour polymorphism confounding taxonomy. African Journal of Herpetology 2018; 67(2):113-126.

STAEBE K, BOTES A, MADLALA T, OBERHOLSTER PJ, CLOETE TE. Microbial Community Diversity as a Potential Bioindicator of AMD and Steel Plant Effluent in a Channelled Valley Bottom Wetland. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 2018; 229(12):397, 15 pages.

SWART C, VISSER V, ROBINSON T. Patterns and traits associated with invasions by predatory marine crabs. NeoBiota 2018; 39:79-102.

TESKE P, GOLLA TR, SANDOVAL-CASTILLO J, EMAMI-KHOYI, A, VAN DER LINGEN CD, VON DER HEYDEN S, CHIAZZARI B, JANSEN VAN VUUREN B, BEHEREGARAY LB. Mitochondrial DNA is unsuitable to test for isolation by distance. Scientific Reports 2018; 8(1):8448, 13 pages.


THORP C, ALEXANDER ME, VONESH J, MEASEY GJ. Size-dependent functional response of Xenopus laevis feeding on mosquito larvae. PeerJ 2018; 6:5813, 16 pages.

TOLEDO FILHO RD, MEASEY GJ. Invasive frogs in São Paulo display a substantial invasion lag. BioInvasions Records 2018; 7(3):325-328.

TOLLEY KA, CONRADIE W, HARVEY J, MEASEY GJ, BLACKBURN DC. Molecular phylogenetics reveals a complex history underlying cryptic diversity in the bush squeaker frog (Arthroleptis wahlbergii) in Southern Africa. African Zoology 2018; 53(3):83-97.

TONNABEL J, SCHURR FM, BOUCHER FC, THUILLER W, RENAUD J, DOUZERY EJP, RONCE O. Life-history traits evolved jointly with climatic niche and disturbance regime in the genus Leucadendron (Proteaceae). AMERICAN NATURALIST 2018; 191(2):191,11 pages.

TSHIVHANDEKANO I, NGEZIMANA W, TSHIKALANGE TE, MAKUNGA NP, MUDAU FN. Nitrogen application influences quality, pharmacological activities and metabolite profiles of Athrixia phylicoides DC. (Bush tea) cultivated under greenhouse and field conditions. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica - Section B Soil and Plant Science 2018; 68(5):388-400.

TYABJI Z, MOHANTY NP, YOUNG E, KHAN T. The terrestrial life of sea kraits: insights from a long- term study on two Laticauda species (Reptilia: Squamata: Elapidae) in the Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2018; 10(11):12443-12450.

UYI OO, ZACHARIADES C, MARAIS E, HILL MP. Reduced mobility but high survival:thermal tolerance and locomotor response of the specialist herbivore, Pareuchaetes insulata (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), to low temperatures. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH 2017; 107:448-457.

VAN BERKEL J, CLUSELLA-TRULLAS S. Behavioral thermoregulation is highly repeatable and unaffected by digestive status in Agama atra. Integrative Zoology 2018; 13:482-493.

VAN KLEUNEN M, ESSL F, PERGL J, BRUNDU G, CARBONI M, DULLINGER S, EARLY R, GONZÁLEZ-MORENO P, GROOM QJ, HULME PE, KÜFFER C, NOVOA PEREZ A. The changing role of ornamental horticulture in alien plant invasions. Biological Reviews 2018; 93(3):1421-1437.

VAN RENSBURG H, VAN WILGEN BW, RICHARDSON DM. Reconstructing the spread of invasive alien plants on privately-owned land in the Cape Floristic Region: Vergelegen Wine Estate as a case study. South African Geographical Journal 2018; 100(2):180-195.

VAN WILGEN BW. The management of invasive alien plants in South Africa: strategy, progress and challenges. Outlooks on Pest Management 2018; 29:13-17.

VAN WILGEN NJ, GILLESPIE MS, RICHARDSON DM, MEASEY GJ. A taxonomically and geographically constrained information base limits non-native reptile and amphibian risk assessment: a systematic review. PeerJ 2018; 6:e5850, 25 pages.

VIMERCATI G, DAVIES SJ, MEASEY GJ. Rapid adaptive response to a Mediterranean environment reduces phenotypic mismatch in a recent amphibian invader. Journal of Experimental Biology 2018; 221:jeb174797, 9 pages.

WHITTAKER RJ, HORTA J, SAX DF, CURRIE DJ, RICHARDSON DM, STIGALL A L, DAWSON MN. Frontiers of Biogeography: Taking its place as a journal of choice for the publication of high quality biogeographical research articles. Frontiers of Biogeography 2018; 10(1-2):e40499, 3 pages.

WILSON JR, FAULKNER KT, RAHLAO SJ, RICHARDSON DM, ZENGEYA TA, VAN WILGEN BW. Indicators for monitoring biological invasions at a national level. Journal of Applied Ecology 2018; 55(6):2612-2620.

WITT ABR, BEALE T, VAN WILGEN BW. An assessment of the distribution and potential ecological impacts of invasive alien plant species in eastern Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 2018; 73(3):217-236.

WOOD LE, DANIELS SR, DE GRAVE S. Caridina susuroflabra Richard & Clark, 2009 is a junior synonym of the widespread Caridina africana kingsley, 1882 (Decapoda, Atyidae) . CRUSTACEANA 2018; 91(2):243-249.

ZURELL D, GALLIEN L, GRAHAM C, ZIMMERMANN NE. Do long-distance migratory birds track their niche through seasons?. Journal of Biogeography 2018; 45(7):1459-1468.

Journal Articles (Non-subsidised)

STEVENS N, ARCHIBALD S, BOND WJ. Transplant experiments point to fire regime as limiting savanna tree distribution. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2018; 6:137, 13 pages.

Chapters in Books

HONZA M, CHERRY MI. Egg Characteristics Affecting Egg Rejection. In: Soler M (ed.) Avian Brood Parasitism, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2017: 401-419.