Peer Reviewed Articles 2017


Peer-reviewed publications by SAIAB Scientists, Honorary Research Associates and Postgraduate Students using SAIAB’s address. (16 March 2017)

Articles, Reviews, Editorials

Baldanzi, S., Watson, R., McQuaid, C.D., Gouws, G. & Porri, F. 2017, "Epigenetic variation among natural populations of the South African sandhopper Talorchestia capensis", Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 77-91. doi:10.1007/s10682-016-9877-9

Beatty, S., Allen, M., Lymbery, A., Jordaan, M.S., Morgan, D., Impson, D., Marr, S., Ebner, B. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Rethinking refuges: Implications of climate change for dam busting", Biological Conservation, vol. 209, pp. 188- 195. 

Chakona, A. & Skelton, P.H. 2017, "A review of the Pseudobarbus afer (Peters, 1864) species complex (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) in the eastern Cape Fold Ecoregion of South Africa", ZooKeys, vol. 2017, no. 657, pp. 109-140. OA

Cotts, L., Pinheiro, A.E.P., da Silva Marinho, T., de Souza Carvalho, I. & Di Dario, F. 2017, "Postcranial skeleton of Campinasuchus dinizi (Crocodyliformes, Baurusuchidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Brazil, with comments on the ontogeny and ecomorphology of the species", Cretaceous Research, vol. 70, pp. 163-188.

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J. & Dalu, M.T.B. 2017, "Agricultural intensification and drought frequency increases may have landscape-level consequences for ephemeral ecosystems", Global Change Biology, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 983-985.     

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Vink, T.J.F. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Sex and species specific isotopic niche specialisation increases with trophic complexity: Evidence from an ephemeral pond ecosystem", Scientific Reports, vol. 7. (2017) OA                           

Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., Ricciardi, A., Laverty, C., Downey, P.O., Xu, M., Jeschke, J.M., Saul, W.-., Hill, M.P., Wasserman, R., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Weyl, O.L.F. & Shaw, R.H. 2017, "Fictional responses from Vonesh et al.", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-2.  OA

Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., Ricciardi, A., Laverty, C., Downey, P.O., Xu, M., Jeschke, J.M., Saul, W.-., Hill, M.P., Wasserman, R., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Weyl, O.L.F. & Shaw, R.H. 2017, "Functional responses can unify invasion ecology", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-6.  OA

Du Preez, L.H., Badets, M., Héritier, L. & Verneau, O. 2017, "Tracking platyhelminth parasite diversity from freshwater turtles in French Guiana: First report of Neopolystoma Price, 1939 (Monogenea: Polystomatidae) with the description of three new species", Parasites and Vectors, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-11. OA

Ellender, B.R., Wasserman, R.J., Chakona, A., Skelton, P.H. & Weyl, O.L. 2017, "A review of the biology and status of Cape Fold Ecoregion freshwater fishes", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, [early view]

Fusi, M., Babbini, S., Giomi, F. ... Porri, F. [et al.] 2017. "Thermal sensitivity of the crab Neosarmatium africanum in tropical and temperate mangroves on the east coast of Africa". Hydrobiologia (Mangroves in Changing Environments)[Early online] pp 1-13  OA

Jackson, M.C., Wasserman, R.J., Grey, J., Ricciardi, A., Dick, J.T.A. & Alexander, M.E. 2017, "Chapter Two: Novel and Disrupted Trophic Links Following Invasion in Freshwater Ecosystems". Advances in Ecological Research vol. 57, pp. 55–9 

Marshall, B., Chakona, A., Tweddle, D., Skelton, P., Bills, R. & Minshull, J. 2017, "The composition and health of fishes in residual dry season habitats in southern Africa (Strauch et al. 2015)", Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 203-206.

Marufu, L., Dalu, T., Phiri, C. & Nhiwatiwa, T. 2017, "Diet composition changes in tigerfish of Lake Kariba following an invasion by redclaw crayfish", Annales de Limnologie, vol. 53, pp. 47-56.

Matobole, R.M., Van Zyl, L.J., Parker-Nance, S., Davies-Coleman, M.T. & Trindade, M. 2017, "Antibacterial Activities of Bacteria Isolated from the Marine Sponges Isodictya compressa and Higginsia bidentifera Collected from Algoa Bay, South Africa", Marine Drugs, vol. 15, no. 2.   (Special Issue Antibacterial Marine Pharmacology).

Nhiwatiwa, T. & Dalu, T. 2017, "Seasonal variation in pans in relation to limno-chemistry, size, hydroperiod, and river connectivity in a semi-arid subtropical region", Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, vol. 97, pp. 37-45.

Nhiwatiwa, T., Dalu, T. & Brendonck, L. 2017, "Impact of irrigation based sugarcane cultivation on the Chiredzi and Runde Rivers quality, Zimbabwe", Science of the Total Environment, [Epub ahead of print]

Peer, N., Gouws, G., Lazo-Wasem, E., Perissinotto, R. & Miranda, N.A.F. 2017, "Redescription of Potamonautes sidneyi (Rathbun, 1904) (Decapoda, Potamonautidae) and description of a new congeneric species from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa", ZooKeys, vol. 2017, no. 657, pp. 1-28.

Sungani, H., Ngatunga, B.P., Koblmüller, S., Mäkinen, T., Skelton, P.H. & Genner, M.J. 2017, "Multiple colonisations of the Lake Malawi catchment by the genus Opsaridium (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)", Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, vol. 107, pp. 256-265.

van der Walt, K-A., Swartz, E.R., Woodford, D. & Weyl, O. 2017, "Using genetics to prioritise headwater stream fish populations of the Marico barb, Enteromius motebensis Steindachner 1894, for conservation action", Koedoe, vol. 59, no. 1. OA

Wasserman, R.J., Whitfield, A.K., Welch, R.J. & Dalu, T. 2017, "Are nest sites a limiting resource for speleophilic nesting fishes in sand dominated temporarily open/closed estuaries?", Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 187-192.

Whitfield, A.K. 2017, "The role of seagrass meadows, mangrove forests, salt marshes and reed beds as nursery areas and food sources for fishes in estuaries", Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 75-110.

Zimkus, B.M., Lawson, L.P., Barej, M.F., Barratt, C.D., Channing, A., Dash, K.M., Dehling, J.M., Du Preez, L., Gehring, P.-., Greenbaum, E., Gvoždík, V., Harvey, J., Kielgast, J., Kusamba, C., Nagy, Z.T., Pabijan, M., Penner, J., Rödel, M.-., Vences, M. & Lötters, S. 2017, "Leapfrogging into new territory: How Mascarene ridged frogs diversified across Africa and Madagascar to maintain their ecological niche", Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, vol. 106, pp. 254-269.