Peer Reviewed Articles 2017

 

Peer-reviewed publications by SAIAB Scientists, Honorary Research Associates and Postgraduate Students using SAIAB’s address.

Open Access OA 

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

Bauer, A.D.B., Gomes Fischer, L., Di Dario, F. & Mincarone, M.M. 2017, "Marine fishes (Elasmobranchii and Teleostei) from the Santana Archipelago, a Marine Protected Area in the southwestern Atlantic", Marine Biology Research, , pp. 1-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2017.1302090

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.02.007 

Busschau, T., Conradie, W., Jordaan, A. & Daniels, S.R. 2017, "Unmasking evolutionary diversity among two closely related South African legless skink species (Acontinae: Acontias) using molecular data", Zoology, vol. 121, pp. 72-8 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2016.11.005

Carassou, L., Whitfield, A.K., Moyo, S. & Richoux, N.B. 2017, "Dietary tracers and stomach contents reveal pronounced alimentary flexibility in the freshwater mullet (Myxus capensis, Mugilidae) concomitant with ontogenetic shifts in habitat use and seasonal food availability",  Hydrobiologia, vol. 799, no. 1, pp. 327-348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-017-3230-3

Catelani, P.A., Bauer, A.B., Di Dario, F., Pelicice, F.M. & Petry, A.C. 2017, "First record of pughead deformity in Cichla kelberi (Teleostei: Cichlidae), an invasive species in an estuarine system in south-eastern Brazil", Journal of fish biology, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13323

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. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.657.11076 OA

Cocquyt, C., Taylor, J.C. & Kusber, W.-. 2017, "Reinvestigation of African Surirella taxa (Bacillariophyta) described by B.J. Cholnoky with some remarks on digitization of diatom types", Fottea, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 34-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.5507/fot.2016.012

Conradie, R., Cook, C.A., du Preez, L.H., Jordaan, A. & Netherlands, E.C. 2017, "Ultrastructural Comparison of Hepatozoon ixoxo and Hepatozoon theileri (Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae), Parasitising South African Anurans", Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 193-203. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12351

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2016.11.003

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13549   

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Froneman, P.W. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Trophic isotopic carbon variation increases with pond's hydroperiod: Evidence from an Austral ephemeral ecosystem", Scientific Reports, Volume 7, Issue 1, Article number 7572. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-08026-6 OA

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Magoro, M.L., Mwedzi, T., Froneman, P.W. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Variation partitioning of benthic diatom community matrices: Effects of multiple variables on benthic diatom communities in an Austral temperate river system", Science of the Total Environment, vol. 601-602, pp. 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.162

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43229 (2017) OA 

Day, J.J., Fages, A., Brown, K.J., Vreven, E.J., Stiassny, M.L.J., Bills, R., Friel, J.P. & Rüber, L. 2017, "Multiple independent colonizations into the Congo Basin during the continental radiation of African Mastacembelus spiny eels", Journal of Biogeography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13037 OA 

de F. L. Viana, S.T., Lisher, M.W. & de Carvalho, M.R. 2017, "Two new species of short-snouted dogfish sharks of the genus Squalus Linnaeus, 1758, from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae)", Marine Biodiversity, , pp. 1-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0673-8                      

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.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1360-6  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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1355-3  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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-1986-y OA

Ebert, D.A., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Kajiura, S.M. & Wetherbee, B.M. 2017, "Etmopterus lailae sp. nov., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands", Zootaxa, vol. 4237, no. 2, pp. 371-382. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4237.2.10

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, vol. 27(4), pp. 867- 879 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2730

Elston, C., von Brandis, R.G. & Cowley, P.D. 2017, "Dietary composition and prey selectivity of juvenile porcupine rays Urogymnus asperrimus", Journal of fish biology, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13334

Filmalter, J.D., Cowley, P.D., Potier, M., Ménard, F., Smale, M.J., Cherel, Y. & Dagorn, L. 2017, "Feeding ecology of silky sharks Carcharhinus falciformis associated with floating objects in the western Indian Ocean", Journal of fish biology, vol. 90, no. 4, pp. 1321-1337. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13241

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  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-017-3151-1  OA

Grant, G.N., Cowley, P.D., Bennett, R.H., Childs, A.-. & Whitfield, A.K. 2017, "Influences of selected geophysical and environmental drivers on the movement patterns of Rhabdosargus holubi in a southern African estuary", Environmental Biology of Fishes, , pp. 1-19.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0641-y

Hargrove, J.S., Weyl, O.L.F. & Austin, J.D. 2017, "Reconstructing the introduction history of an invasive fish predator in South Africa", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1437-x

Héritier, L., Valdeón, A., Sadaoui, A., Gendre, T., Ficheux, S., Bouamer, S., Kechemir-Issad, N., du Preez, L., Palacios, C. & Verneau, O. 2017, "Introduction and invasion of the red-eared slider and its parasites in freshwater ecosystems of Southern Europe: risk assessment for the European pond turtle in wild environments", Biodiversity and Conservation, , pp. 1-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1331-y

Hugo, S. & Altwegg, R. 2017, "The second Southern African Bird Atlas Project: Causes and consequences of geographical sampling bias", Ecology and Evolution, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3228 OA

Irion, D.T., Noble, L.R., Kock, A.A., Gennari, E., Dicken, M.L., Hewitt, A.M., Towner, A.V., Booth, A.J., Smale, M.J. & Cliff, G. 2017, "Pessimistic assessment of white shark population status in South Africa: Comment on Andreotti et al. (2016)", Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 577, pp. 251-255. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12283

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. 55–9http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.aecr.2016.10.006 

Jones, R.W., Hill, J.M., Coetzee, J.A., Avery, T.S., Weyl, O.L.F. & Hill, M.P. 2017, "The abundance of an invasive freshwater snail Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1822) in the Nseleni River, South Africa", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 75-81 http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2017.1298984

Jordaan, M.S., Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Slabbert, E. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Unexpected survival of sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) during acute rotenone toxicity trials will complicate management of invasions", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-6. http://dx.doi.org/0.1007/s10530-017-1403-7

Jordaan, M.S., van der Walt, J.A., Brink, Z., Erasmus, S. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Conservation implications of establishment success of the Critically Endangered Twee River redfin 'Pseudobarbus' erubescens (Skelton, ) in an artificial impoundment in South Africa", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, http://dx.doi.org/0.1002/aqc.2747

Karthick, B., Taylor, J.C. & Hamilton, P.B. 2017, "Two new species of Achnanthidium Kützing (Bacillariophyceae) from Kolli Hills, Eastern Ghats, India", Fottea, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 65-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.5507/fot.2016.020 OA

Lavoie, I., Hamilton, P.B., Morin, S., Kim Tiam, S., Kahlert, M., Gonçalves, S., Falasco, E., Fortin, C., Gontero, B., Heudre, D., Kojadinovic-Sirinelli, M., Manoylov, K., Pandey, L.K. & Taylor, J.C. 2017, "Diatom teratologies as biomarkers of contamination: Are all deformities ecologically meaningful?", Ecological Indicators, vol. 82, pp. 539-550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.06.048

Majewska, R., de Vijver, B.V., Nasrolahi, A., Ehsanpour, M., Afkhami, M., Bolaños, F., Iamunno, F., Santoro, M. & de Stefano, M. 2017, "Shared Epizoic Taxa and Differences in Diatom Community Structure Between Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) from Distant Habitats", Microbial ecology, , pp. 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-017-0987-x

Marr, S.M., Ellender, B.R., Woodford, D.J., Alexander, M.E., Wasserman, R.J., Ivey, P., Zengeya, T. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Evaluating invasion risk for freshwater fishes in South Africa", Bothalia, vol. 47, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.155

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15295

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016033

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). http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md15020047

Melly, B.L., McGregor, G., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. & Plön, S. 2017, "Spatio-temporal distribution and habitat preferences of cetaceans in Algoa Bay, South Africa", Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, , pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417000340

Minter, L.R., Netherlands, E.C. & Du Preez, L.H. 2017, "Uncovering a hidden diversity: Two new species of Breviceps (Anura: Brevicipitidae) from northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa", Zootaxa, vol. 4300, no. 2, pp. 195-216 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4300.2.3

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2016.11.003

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.155 [Epub ahead of print]

Nhiwatiwa, T., Brendonck, L. & Dalu, T. 2017, "Understanding factors structuring zooplankton and macroinvertebrate assemblages in ephemeral pans", Limnologica, vol. 64, pp. 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.limno.2017.04.003  

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2016.11.003

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, vol. 587-588, pp. 316-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.155

Nunes, A.L., Hoffman, A.C., Zengeya, T.A., Measey, G.J. & Weyl, O.L. 2017, "Red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, found in South Africa 22 years after attempted eradication", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, .http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2741

Nunes, A.L., Zengeya, T.A., Hoffman, A.C., John Measey, G. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Distribution and establishment of the alien australian redclaw crayfish, cherax quadricarinatus, in South Africa and Swaziland", PeerJ, vol. 2017, no. 4 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3135 OA

Olds, A.D., Vargas-Fonseca, E., Connolly, R.M., Gilby, B.L., Huijbers, C.M., Hyndes, G.A., Layman, C.A., Whitfield, A.K. & Schlacher, T.A. 2017, "The ecology of fish in the surf zones of ocean beaches: A global review", Fish and Fisheries, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/faf.12237

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. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.657.11623

Petersen, R.M., Hoffman, A.C., Kotze, P. & Marr, S.M. 2017, "First record of the invasive Australian redclaw crayfish cherax quadricarinatus (Von Martens, 1868) in the Crocodile river, Kruger National Park, South Africa", Koedoe, vol. 59, no. 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v59i1.1435

Riato, L., Della Bella, V., Leira, M., Taylor, J.C. & Oberholster, P.J. 2017, "A diatom functional-based approach to assess changing environmental conditions in temporary depressional wetlands", Ecological Indicators, vol. 78, pp. 205-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.03.018

Shelton, J., Weyl, O., Van Der Walt, J., Marr, S., Impson, D., Maciejewski, K., Tye, D., Dallas, H. & Esler, K. 2017, "Effect of an intensive mechanical removal effort on a population of non-native rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in a South African headwater stream", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, .http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2752

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.09.027

Taylor, G.C., Hill, J.M., Jackson, M.C., Peel, R.A. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Estimating δ15N fractionation and adjusting the lipid correction equation using Southern African freshwater fishes", PLoS ONE, vol. 12, no. 5. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178047

Taylor, G.C. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Age, growth and reproduction of non-native largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides (Lacépède, 1802) populations in two temperate African impoundments", Journal of Applied Ichthyology, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jai.13353

Turpie, J.K., Forsythe, K.J., Knowles, A., Blignaut, J. & Letley, G. 2017, "Mapping and valuation of South Africa's ecosystem services: A local perspective", Ecosystem Services, .
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.07.008

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v59i1.1375 OA

Walovich, K.A., Ebert, D.A. & Kemper, J.M. 2017, "Hydrolagus erithacus sp. Nov. (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), a new species of chimaerid from the southeastern Atlantic and Southwestern Indian oceans", Zootaxa, vol. 4226, no. 4, pp. 509-520. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4226.4.4

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-016-0570-1

White, W.T., Ebert, D.A., Mana, R.R. & Corrigan, S. 2017, "Etmopterus samadiae n. sp., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from Papua New Guinea", Zootaxa, vol. 4244, no. 3, pp. 339-354.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-016-9454-x

Woodford, D.J., Ivey, P., Jordaan, M.S., Kimberg, P.K., Zengeya, T. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Optimising invasive fish management in the context of invasive species legislation in South Africa", Bothalia, vol. 47, no. 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/abc.v47i2.2138

Zengeya, T., Ivey, P., Woodford, D.J., Weyl, O., Novoa, A., Shackleton, R., Richardson, D. & Van Wilgen, R. 2017, "Managing conflict-generating invasive species in South Africa: Challenges and trade-offs", Bothalia, vol. 47, no. 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/abc.v47i2.2160 

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.09.018