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Recent Botanical Publications from UCT

Recent botanical publications from the Biological Sciences Department at UCT are listed in chronological order below. The most recently received publications are added at the top of the list.

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08 September 2017


Zoeller, K.C., Midgley, J.J., Johnson, S.D. & Steenhuisen, S.-. 2017. Floral biology and breeding systems of geoflorous Protea species (Proteaceae). South African Journal of Botany. 112(September): 452-459. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.06.022 [2017, September 08].


Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. 2017. A revised, phylogenetically-based concept of Ceropegia (Apocynaceae). South African Journal of Botany. 112(September): 399-436. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.06.021 [2017, September 08].


Wilding, N. 2017. Three new species of Entosthodon Schwägr. (Bryopsida, Funariaceae) from sub-Saharan Africa. Phytotaxa. 312(1) DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.312.1.8.

Mills, A.J., Milewski, A.V., Snyman, D. & Jordaan, J.J. 2017. Effects of anabolic and catabolic nutrients on woody plant encroachment after long-term experimental fertilization in a South African savanna. Plos One. 12(6): 1-24. Available: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179848 [2017, September 08].


Elliott, T.L. & Muasya, A.M. 2017. Taxonomic realignment in the southern African Tetraria (Cyperaceae, tribe Schoeneae; Schoenus clade). South African Journal of Botany. 112:354-360. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.06.011 [2017, September 08].


Hobbhahn, N., Steenhuisen, S.-., Olsen, T., Midgley, J.J. & Johnson, S.D. 2017. Pollination and breeding system of the enigmatic South African parasitic plant Mystropetalon thomii (Mystropetalaceae): rodents welcome, but not needed. Plant Biology. 19(5): 775-786. DOI:10.1111/plb.12580.


07 September 2017


Blamey, L.K. & Bolton, J.J. (in press). The economic value of South African kelp forests and temperate reefs: Past, present and future. Journal of Marine Systems. 1-10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.06.003 [2017, September 07].


Venter, Z.S., Scott, S.L., Strauss, J., Jacobs, K. & Hawkins, H.-. (in press). Increasing crop diversity increased soil microbial activity, nitrogen-sourcing and crop nitrogen, but not soil microbial diversity. South African Journal of Plant and Soil. 1-8. Available: https://doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2017.1317852 [2017, September 07].


Wangwasit, K., Muasya, A.M., Chantaranothai, P. & Simpson, D.A. 2017. Taxonomy and phylogenetic position of Fimbristylis fusiformis, a new species of Cyperaceae from Thailand. Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants. 62(1): 47-52. Available: https://doi.org/10.3767/000651917X695209 [Sep 7, 2017].


Maier, E., Price, M.J. & Hedderson, T.A. 2017. A revision of Grimmia (Grimmiaceae) from South Africa and LesothoCandollea. 72(1): 199-230. Available: https://doi.org/10.15553/c2017v721a12 [2017, September 07].


Ekblom, A., Gillson, L. & Notelid, M. 2017. Water flow, ecological dynamics, and management in the lower Limpopo Valley: a long-term view. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. 4(5): 1-13. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1228 [2017, September 07].


04 September 2017


Rothman, M.D., Mattio, L., Anderson, R.J. & Bolton, J.J. 2017. A phylogeographic investigation of the kelp genus Laminaria (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae), with emphasis on the South Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Phycology. 53(4): 778-789. Available: https://doi.org/10.111/jpy.12544 [2017, September 04].


22 June 2017


Blamey, L.K. & Bolton, J.J. (in press). The economic value of South African kelp forests and temperate reefs: Past, present and futureJournal of Marine Systems. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.06.003 [2017, June 22].


Verboom, G.A., Stock, W.D. & Cramer, M.D. 2017. Specialization to extremely low-nutrient soils limits the nutritional adaptability of plant lineagesAmerican Naturalist. 189(6): 684-699. Available: https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.44g1b [2017, June 22].


February, E., Shadwell, E., Viljoen, S., Hattas,D. 2017. Feeding choices and impacts of extralimital giraffe on two keystone tree species in the Kgalagadi National ParkKoedoe. 59(1): 1-10. Available: http://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v59i1.1454 [2017, June 22].


15 June 2017


Mayence, C.E., Carrick, P.J., Van Beem, D., Broenland, E. & Dixon, K.W. 2017. Seed dormancy, soil type and protective shelters influence seedling emergence at Shark Bay, Western Australia: Insight into global dryland revegetationEcological Management and Restoration. 18(2): 156-163. Available: https://doi.org/10.1111/emr.12253 [2017, June 15].


von der Meden, C E O, Atkinson, L.J., Branch, G.M., Asdar, S., Ansorge, I.J. & van Den Berg, M. (in press). Long-term change in epibenthic assemblages at the Prince Edward Islands: a comparison between 1988 and 2013Polar Biology. 1-15. Available: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-017-2132-1 [2017, June 15].


14 June 2017


Bello, A., Stirton, C.H., Chimphango, S.B.M. & Muasya, A.M. 2017. Taxonomic revision of African Psoralea pinnata species complex (Psoraleeae, Leguminosae)South African Journal of Botany. 112:128-179. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.05.003 [2017, June 14].


Baum, J., Cumming, G.S. & De Vos, A. 2017. Understanding Spatial Variation in the Drivers of Nature-based Tourism and Their Influence on the Sustainability of Private Land Conservation. Ecological Economics. 140: 225-234. Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.05.005 [2017, June 14].


van Blerk, J.J., West, A.G. & Midgley, J.J. 2017. Restio culm felling is a consequence of pre-dispersal seed predation by the rodent Rhabdomys pumilio in the Fynbos. South African Journal of Botany. 112: 123-127. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.05.017 [2017, June 14].


Hedderson, T.A.J. & Jiménez, J.A. (in press). Didymodon fuscus (Müll.Hal.) J.A.Jiménez & M.J.Cano: a South American—Cape winter-rainfall disjunct and a key to South African species of the genusJournal of Bryology. 1-4. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736687.2017.1307314 [2017, June 14].


Bunney, K., Bond, W.J. & Henley, M. 2017. Seed dispersal kernel of the largest surviving megaherbivore the African savanna elephant. Biotropica. 49(3):395-401. Available: http://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12423 [2017, June 14].


Herrmann, N., Boom, A., Carr, A.S., Chase, B.M., West, A.G., Zabel, M. & Schefu, E. 2017. Hydrogen isotope fractionation of leaf wax n-alkanes in southern African soils. Organic Geochemistry. 109:1-13. Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.03.008 [2017, June 14].


Angoh, S.Y.J., Brown, M. & Midgley, J. 2017. Selfing versus out-crossing in six Erica species of the southern CapeSouth African Journal of Botany. 111: 387-391. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.05.001 [2017, June 14].


12 June 2017


Herrmann, N., Boom, A., Carr, A.S., Chase, B.M., West, A.G., Zabel, M. & Schefu, E. 2017. Hydrogen isotope fractionation of leaf wax n-alkanes in southern African soils. Organic Geochemistry. 109: 1-13. Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.03.008 [2017, June 12].


Maier, E., Price, M.J. & Hedderson, T.A. 2017. A revision of Grimmia (Grimmiaceae) from South Africa and Lesotho. Candollea. 72(1): 199-230. Available: https://doi.org/10.15553/c2017v721a12 [2017, June 12].


09 June 2017


Slingsby, J.A., Merow, C., Aiello-Lammens, M., Allsopp, N., Hall, S., Mollmann, H.K., Turner, R., Wilson, A.M. et al. 2017. Intensifying postfire weather and biological invasion drive species loss in a Mediterranean-type biodiversity hotspot. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114(18): 4697-4702. Available: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1619014114 [2017, June 09].


Hobbhahn, N., Steenhuisen, S., Olsen, T., Midgley, J.J. & Johnson, S.D. (in press). Pollination and breeding system of the enigmatic South African parasitic plant Mystropetalon thomii (Mystropetalaceae): rodents welcome, but not neededPlant Biology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/plb.12580 [2017, June 9]


08 June 2017


Powell, R.F., Boatwright, J.S., Young, A.J., Colville, J.F., Klak, C. & Magee, A.R. 2017. Hotbeds of diversity in the stone plant genus Conophytum (Ruschioideae, Aizoaceae) [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 109: 364. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.160 [2017, June 8].


Nenzhelele, E., Todd, S. & Hoffman, T. 2017. Long-term impact of livestock grazing in the Succulent Karoo: A 20 year overview [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 109: 360. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.145 [2017, June 8].


Muasya, A.M., Lemaire, B., Dludlu, M.N., Chimphango, S.B.M. & Stirton, C.H. 2017. Rhizobia and legumes - does the diversity of symbionts determine legume biogeography? [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 109: 356. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.131 [2017, June 8].


Ito, Y., Tanaka, N., Barfod, A.S., Kaul, R.B., Muasya, A.M., Garcia-Murillo, P., De Vere, N., Duyfjes, B.E.E. et al. 2017. From terrestrial to aquatic habitats and back again: molecular insights into the evolution and phylogeny of Callitriche (Plantaginaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 184(1): 46-58. Available: http://doi.org/10.1093/botlinnean/box012 [2017, June 8].


Marchante, H., López-Núñez, F.A., Freitas, H., Hoffmann, J.H., Impson, F. & Marchante, E. (in press). First report of the establishment of the biocontrol agent Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae for control of invasive Acacia longifolia in PortugalEPPO Bulletin. 1-5. Available: http://doi.org/10.1111/epp.12373 [2017, June 8].


Skowno, A.L., Thompson, M.W., Hiestermann, J., Ripley, B., West, A.G. & Bond, W.J. 2017. Woodland expansion in South African grassy biomes based on satellite observations (1990–2013): general patterns and potential drivers. Global Change Biology. 23(6): 2358-2369. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13529 [2017, June 8].


Rothman, M.D., Mattio, L., Anderson, R.J. & Bolton, J.J. (in press). A phylogeographic investigation of the kelp genus Laminaria (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae), with emphasis on the South Atlantic OceanJournal of Phycology. 1-12. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12544 [2017, June 8].


Roux, M.M.l., Wilkin, P., Balkwill, K., Boatwright, J.S., Bytebier, B., Filer, D., Klak, C., Klopper, R.R. et al. 2017. Producing a plant diversity portal for South AfricaTaxon. 66(2): 421-431. Available: http://doi.org/10.12705/662.9 [2017, June 8].


25 May 2017


Daru, B.H., Van Der Bank, M., Bello, A. & Yessoufou, K. 2017. Testing the reliability of standard and complementary DNA barcodes for the monocot subfamily Alooideae from South AfricaGenome. 60(4): 337-347. Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/gen-2015-0183 [25 May 2017].


Moxley, C., Lammers, W., van Veen, F J Frank, Thébault, E., Esler, K.J. & Seymour, C.L. 2017. A major subtropical fruit pest accumulates in crop fields and spills over to a wild hostAgriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 242: 102-109. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.03.024 [2017, May 25].


White, J.D.M. & Midgley, J.J. 2017. Between a rock and a hard place: directed dispersal by a rupicolous rodent [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 109: 374-375. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.196 [2017, May 25].


White, J.D.M., Bronner, G.N. & Midgley, J.J. 2017. Camera-trapping and seed-labelling reveals widespread granivory and scatter-hoarding of nuts by rodents in the Fynbos BiomeAfrican Zoology. 52(1): 31-41. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15627020.2017.1292861 [2017, May 25].


13 April 2017


Bunney, K., Bond, W.J. & Henley, M. (in press). Seed dispersal kernel of the largest surviving megaherbivore—the African savanna elephant. Biotropica. 1-7. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/btp.12423 [2017, April 13].


Packer, K.F. & Cramer, M.D. (in press). The role of N efflux and root abscission in determining plant δ15N. Plant and Soil. :1-13. Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-017-3237-6 [2017, April 13].


Herrmann, N., Boom, A., Carr, A.S., Chase, B.M., West, A.G., Zabel, M. & Schefuß, E. (in press). Hydrogen isotope fractionation of leaf wax n-alkanes in southern African soils. Organic Geochemistry. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.03.008 [2017, April 13].


Melin, A., Grace, O.M., Duckworth, G.D., Donaldson, J.S. & Milner-Gulland, E.J. (in press). Social and ecological characteristics of an expanding natural resource industry: Aloe harvesting in South Africa. Economic Botany. 1-17. Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12231-017-9372-4 [2017, April 13].


Clements, H.S. & Cumming, G.S. (in press). Manager strategies and user demands: determinants of cultural ecosystem service bundles on private protected areas. Ecosystem Services. 1-10. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.02.026 [2017, April 13].


Lombardi, G.C., Peter, C.I., Turner, R.C. & Midgley, J.J. 2017. The unusual, closed flowers of Erica lanuginosa (Ericaceae) are adapted for rodent-pollination and not cleistogamy. South African Journal of Botany. 111:189-193. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.03.020 [2017, April 13].


11 April 2017


Dziwornu, G.A., Caira, M.R., Mare, J.d.l., Edkins, A.L., Bolton, J.J., Beukes, D.R. & Sunassee, S.N. 2017. Isolation, characterization and antiproliferative activity of new metabolites from the South African endemic red algal species Laurencia alfredensis. Molecules. 22(4): 1-16. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules22040513 [2017, April 11].


Davis, C.L., Hoffman, M.T. & Roberts, W. 2017. Long-term trends in vegetation phenology and productivity over Namaqualand using the GIMMS AVHRR NDVI3g data from 1982 to 2011. South African Journal of Botany. 111:76-85. Available: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.03.007 [2017, April 11].


Sieben, E.J.J., Glen, R.P. & Muasya, A.M. (in press). The wetland flora of South Africa: Occurrence patterns, frequency and dominance across a diverse landscape. Aquatic Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2017.03.003 [2017, April 11].


Charles-Dominique, T., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Fire frequency filters species by bark traits in a savanna-forest mosaic. Journal of Vegetation Science. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12528 [2017, April 11].


Power, S.C., Anthony Verboom, G., Bond, W.J. & Cramer, M.D. (in press). Environmental correlates of biome-level floristic turnover in South Africa. Journal of Biogeography. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12971 [2017, April 11].


08 March 2017


Wangwasit, K., Muasya, A.M., Chantaranothai, P. & Simpson, D.A. 2017. Taxonomy and phylogenetic position of Fimbristylis fusiformis, a new species of Cyperaceae from Thailand. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants. 62:47-52. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651917X695209 [2017, March 8].


06 March 2017


Hirsch, H., Gallien, L., Impson, F.A.C., Kleinjan, C., Richardson, D.M. & Le Roux, J.J. (in press). Unresolved native range taxonomy complicates inferences in invasion ecology: Acacia dealbata Link as an example. Biological Invasions. 1-8. Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1381-9 [2017, March 6].


01 March 2017


Wimberger, K., Nowak, K. & Hill, R.A. (in press). Reliance on exotic plants by two groups of threatened Samango monkeys, Cercopithecus albogularis labiatus, at their southern range limitInternational Journal of Primatology. :1-21. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10764-016-9949-2 [2017, March 1].


Britto, S.J. & Bruyns, P.V. 2016. Three new species of Brachystelma from Tamil Nadu, India. Haseltonia. 22:48-54. Available:http://dx.doi.org/10.2985/026.022.0110[2017, March 01].


09 February 2017


Shadwell, E. & February, E. 2017. Effects of groundwater abstraction on two keystone tree species in an arid savanna national park. PeerJ. 5:e2923. Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2923 [2017. February 09].


Cardoso, A.W., Midgley, J.J., Hoffman, M.T. & Geldenhuys, C.J. (in press). Temperate forest dynamics and carbon storage: a 26-year case study from Orange Kloof Forest, Cape Peninsula, South AfricaSouthern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science. :1-7. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/20702620.2016.1254904 [2017, February 09].


Tshiila, A.A., Chimphango, S.B.M., Viljoen, J. & Muasya, A.M. 2017. Two new species in the Ficinia indica complex (Cyperaceae, tribe Cypereae) from South AfricaPhytotaxa. 295(1): 49-59. Available: http://www.biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/phytotaxa.295.1.4 [2017, February 9].


Van der Merwe, H. & Geldenhuys, C. (in press). Proposed long-term monitoring protocol and applications for Aloidendron dichotomum populationsSouth African Journal of Botany. 1-10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.008 [2017, February 09].


08 February 2017


Bowker, J.N., De Vos, A., Ament, J.M. & Cumming, G.S. (in press). Effectiveness of Africa's tropical protected areas for maintaining forest coverConservation Biology. 1-11. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12851 [2017, February 08].


Klak, C., Hanáček, P. & Bruyns, P.V. 2017. Out of southern Africa: Origin, biogeography and age of the Aizooideae (Aizoaceae)Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 109: 203-216. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.016 [2017, February 08].


Van der Merwe, H. & Geldenhuys, C. (in press). Proposed long-term monitoring protocol and applications for Aloidendron dichotomum populationsSouth African Journal of Botany. 1-10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.008 [2017, February 08].


07 February 2017


Ellis, L.T., Ah-Peng, C., Aleffi, M., Baráth, K., Brugués, M., Ruiz, E., Buck, W.R., Czernyadjeva, I.V., Erzberger, P., Fantecelle, L.B., Peñaloza-Bojacá, G.F., Araújo, C.A.T., Oliveira, B.A., Maciel-Silva, A., Gremmen, N.J.M., Guo, S.-L., Hedderson, T.A., February, E., Wilding, N., Hugonnot, V., Kırmacı, M., Kürschner, H., Lebouvier, M., Mesterházy, A., Ochyra, R., Philippe, M., Plášek, V., Skoupá, Z., Poponessi, S., Gigante, D., Venanzoni, R., Rawat, K.K., Sahu, V., Asthana, A.K., Sabovljević, M.S., Sabovljević, A.D., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Wierzcholska, S. (in press). New national and regional bryophyte records, 50Journal of Bryology. :1-16. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736687.2016.1259931 [2017, February 07].


24 January 2017


Bourne, A., Muller, H., de, V., Alam, M. & Hole, D. (in press). Assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of rangeland restoration in Namaqualand, South AfricaPlant Ecology. 1-16. Available: http:dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-016-0644-3 [2017, January 24]. 


16 January 2017


Hattas, D., Scogings, P.F. & Julkunen-Tiitto, R. (in press). Does the growth differentiation balance hypothesis explain allocation to secondary metabolites in Combretum apiculatum, an African savanna woody species? Journal of Chemical Ecology. 1-11. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10886-016-0808-6 [2017, Jan 17].


Cronin, K., Kaplan, H., Gaertner, M., Irlich, U.M. & Hoffman, M.T. 2017. Aliens in the nursery: assessing the attitudes of nursery managers to invasive species regulations. Biological Invasions. :1-13. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1363-3 [2017, Jan 16]. 


09 January 2017


Hudson, L.N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S.L.L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., Phillips, H.R.P., Alhusseini, T.I. et al. 2017. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) projectEcology and Evolution. 7(1):145-188. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2579 [2017, Jan 9].


05 January 2017


Skowno, A.L., Thompson, M.W., Hiestermann, J., Ripley, B., West, A.G. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Woodland expansion in South African grassy biomes based on satellite observations (1990–2013): general patterns and potential drivers. Global Change Biology. 1-12. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13529 [2017, January 05].


Simon, H.R. 2016. Understanding the polarisation of environmental and social activism in South AfricaSouth African Journal of Science. 112(11-12): 1-2. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2016/a0180 [2017, January 05].


Klak, C., Hanáček, P. & Bruyns, P.V. (in press). Out of southern Africa: Origin, biogeography and age of the Aizooideae (Aizoaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.016 [2017, January 05].


20 December 2016


Bolton, J.J., Cyrus, M.D., Brand, M.J., Joubert, M. & Macey, B.M. 2016. Why grow Ulva? Its potential role in the future of aquaculture. Perspectives in Phycology. 3(3): 113-120. DOI:10.1127/pip/2016/0058.


07 December 2016


Mmola, M., Roes-Hill, L.M., Durrell, K., Bolton, J.J., Sibuyi, N., Meyer, E.M., Beukes, R.D. & Antunes, E. 2016. Enhanced antimicrobial and anticancer activity of silver and gold nanoparticles synthesised using Sargassum incisifolium aqueous extracts. Molecules. 21(12): 1633. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules21121633[2016, December 07]


White, J.D.M., Jack, S.L., Hoffman, M.T., Puttick, J., Bonora, D., Visser, V. & February, E.C. 2016.Collapse of an iconic conifer: long-term changes in the demography of Widdringtonia cedarbergensis using repeat photography. BMC Ecology. 16(1): 53. DOI: 10.1186/s12898-016-0108-6.


Krumhansl, K.A., Okamoto, D.K., Rassweiler, A., Novak, M., Bolton, J.J., Cavanaugh, K.C., Connell, S.D., Johnson, C.R. et al. 2016. Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(48): 13785-13790. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1606102113.


Cramer, M.D. & Verboom, G.A. (in press). Measures of biologically relevant environmental heterogeneity improve prediction of regional plant species richness. Journal of Biogeography. 1-13. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12911[2016, December 07].


Joseph, G.S., Seymour, C.L., Coetzee, B.W.T., Ndlovu, M., De La Torre, A., Suttle, R., Hicks, N., Oxley, S. et al. 2016. Microclimates mitigate against hot temperatures in dryland ecosystems: termite mounds as an example. Ecosphere. 7(11): 1-10. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1509.


Allen, C.R., Angeler, D.G., Cumming, G.S., Folke, C., Twidwell, D., Uden, D.R. & Bennett, J. 2016. REVIEW: Quantifying spatial resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology. 53(3): 625-635. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12634.


Ito, Y., Tanaka, N., Albach, D.C., Barfod, A.S., Oxelman, B. & Muasya, A.M. 2016. Molecular phylogeny of the cosmopolitan aquatic plant genus Limosella (Scrophulariaceae) with a particular focus on the origin of the Australasian L. curdieana. Journal of Plant Research. 1-10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10265-016-0872-6[2016, December 07].


11 November 2016


Maurin, O., Muasya, A.M., Catalan, P., Shongwe, E.Z., Viruel, J., Wilkin, P. & van der Bank, M. 2016. Diversification into novel habitats in the Africa clade of Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae): erect habit and elephant’s foot tubers. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16(238):1-17. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-016-0812-z [2016, November 11].


Mkhize, N.R., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Scogings, P.F., Hattas, D., Dziba, L.E., Prins, H.H.T. & de Boer, W.F. 2016. Supplemental nutrients increase the consumption of chemically defended shrubs by free-ranging herbivores. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 235: 119-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2016.10.014.


08 November 2016


Brown, M.J., Dicks, L.V., Paxton, R.J., Baldock, K.C., Barron, A.B., Chauzat, M.P., Freitas, B.M., Goulson, D. et al. 2016. A horizon scan of future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination. Peerj. 2016(9):1-20. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2249 [2016, November 08].


21 October 2016


Van Wilgen, B.W., Carruthers, J., Cowling, R.M., Esler, K.J., Forsyth, A.T., Gaertner, M., Hoffman, M.T., Kruger, F.J. et al. 2016.Ecological research and conservation management in the Cape Floristic Region between 1945 and 2015: history, current understanding and future challenges.Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa.71(3):207-303. DOI: 10.1080/0035919X.2016.1225607.


Chin, A., Gillson, L., Quiring, S.M., Nelson, D.R., Taylor, M.P., Vanacker, V. & Lovegrove, D. 2016.An evolving Anthropocene for science and society.Anthropocene.13:1-3. DOI: j.ancene.2016.05.002.


17 October 2016


Gersun, L., Anderson, R.J., Hart, J.R., Maneveldt, G.W. & Bolton, J.J. 2016. Sublittoral seaweed communities on natural and artificial substrata in a high-latitude coral community in South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science. 38(3):303-316. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1196727.


Skowno, A.L., Thompson, M.W., Hiestermann, J., Ripley, B., West, A.G. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Woodland expansion in South African grassy biomes based on satellite observations (1990-2013); general patterns and potential drivers. Global Change Biology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13529 [2016, October 17].


Ament, J.M., Moore, C.A., Herbst, M. & Cumming, G.S. (in press).Cultural ecosystem services in protected areas: understanding bundles, trade-offs and synergies.Conservation Letters.Available:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12283[2016, September 16].


van Wilgen, B.W., Carruthers, J., Cowling, R.M., Esler, K.J., Forsyth, A.T., Gaertner, M., Hoffman, M.T., Kruger, F.J. et al. 2016.Ecological research and conservation management in the Cape Floristic Region between 1945 and 2015: history, current understanding and future challenges.Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa.71(3):207-303. DOI:10.1080/0035919X.2016.1225607


30 September 2016


Barnard, P., Altwegg, R., Ebrahim, I. & Underhill, L.G. (in press). Early warning systems for biodiversity in southern Africa – how much can citizen science mitigate imperfect data?. Biological Conservation. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.011 [2016, September 30].


Lemaire, B., Chimphango, S.B.M., Stirton, C., Rafudeen, S., Honnay, O., Smets, E., Chen, W., Sprent, J. et al. 2016. Biogeographical patterns of legume-nodulating Burkholderia spp.: from African fynbos to continental scales. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82(17):5099-5115. DOI:10.1128/AEM.00591-16.


Okubamichael, D.Y., Griffiths, M.E. & Ward, D. (in press). Host specificity in parasitic plants - perspectives from mistletoes. AoB Plants. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plw069 [2016, September 30].


Jiménez, J.A., Hedderson, T.A.J. & Müller, F. 2016. Didymodon vulcanicus J.A.Jiménez, Hedd. & Frank Müll. (Pottiaceae), a new species from tropical Africa. Journal of Bryology. :1-7. DOI:10.1080/03736687.2016.1209282.


Cramer, M.D., Barger, N.N. & Tschinkel, W.R. (in press). Edaphic properties enable facilitative and competitive interactions resulting in fairy circle formation. Ecography. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02461 [2016, September 30].


13 September 2016


Charles-Dominique, T., Jonathan Davies, T., Hempson, G.P., Bezeng, B.S., Daru, B.H., Kabongo, R.M., Maurin, O., Muasya, A.M. et al. (in press). Spiny plants, mammal browsers, and the origin of African savannas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. :1-8. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1607493113 [2016, September 13].


07 September 2016


Pellegrini, A.F.A., Staver, A.C., Hedin, L.O., Charles-Dominique, T. & Tourgee, A. 2016. Aridity, not fire, favors nitrogen-fixing plants across tropical savanna and forest biomes. Ecology. 97(9):2177-2183. DOI:10.1002/ecy.1504.


Scharler, U.M., Ayers, M.J., de Lecea, A., Pretorius, M., Fennessy, S.T., Huggett, J.A., MacKay, C.F. & Muir, D. 2016. Riverine influence determines nearshore heterogeneity of nutrient (C, N, P) content and stoichiometry in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science. Suppl. 38:S193-S203. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1150347.


Lemaire, B., Van Cauwenberghe, J., Verstraete, B., Chimphango, S., Stirton, C., Honnay, O., Smets, E., Sprent, J. et al. 2016. Characterization of the papilionoid–Burkholderia interaction in the Fynbos biome: the diversity and distribution of beta-rhizobia nodulating Podalyria calyptrata (Fabaceae, Podalyrieae). Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 39(1):41-48. DOI:10.1016/j.syapm.2015.09.006.


06 September 2016


Kogame, K., Uwai, S., Anderson, R.J., Choi, H.-. & Bolton, J.J. (in press). DNA barcoding of South African geniculate coralline red algae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). South African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.08.013 [2016, September 06].


Kawai, H., Hanyuda, T., Bolton, J. & Anderson, R. 2016. Molecular phylogeny of Zeacarpa (Ralfsiales, Phaeophyceae) proposing a new family Zeacarpaceae and its transfer to Nemodermatales. Journal of Phycology. 52(4):682-686. DOI:10.1111/jpy.12419.


Schmidt, P., February, E., Bretzke, K. & Bellot-Gurlet, L. (in press). Tempering-residue on heat-treated silcrete: an experimental perspective and a potential analytical protocol. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.08.014 [2016, September 06].


Vieira, C., Camacho, O., Wynne, M.J., Mattio, L., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., Sansón, M., D'hondt, S. et al. 2016. Shedding new light on old algae: Matching names and sequences in the brown algal genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Taxon. 65(4):689-707. DOI:10.12705/654.1.


24 August 2016


Bolton, J.J., De Clerck, O., Francis, C.M., Siyanga-Tembo, F. & Anderson, R.J. 2016. Two newly discovered Grateloupia (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) species on aquaculture rafts on the west coast of South Africa, including the widely introduced Grateloupia turuturu. Phycologia. 55(6):659-664. DOI:10.2216/15-104.1.


19 August 2016


Wigley, B.J., Slingsby, J.A., Díaz, S., Bond, W.J., Fritz, H. & Coetsee, C. 2016. Leaf traits of African woody savanna species across climate and soil fertility gradients: evidence for conservative versus acquisitive resource-use strategies. Journal of Ecology. 104(5):1357-1369. DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12598.


Maistry, P.M., Muasya, A.M., Valentine, A.J., Zdanow, L. & Chimphango, S.B.M. 2016. Closely related allopatric Podalyria species from the Core Cape Subregion differ in their mechanisms for acquisition of phosphorus, growth and ecological niche. Journal of Plant Ecology. 9(4): 451-463. DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtv061.


Verboom, G.A., Herron, M.L., Moncrieff, G.R. & Slingsby, J.A. 2016. Maintenance of species integrity in the context of a recent radiation: the case of Jamesbrittenia (Scrophulariaceae: Limoselleae) in southern Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 182(1): 115-139. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12447 [2016, August 19].


Archibald, S. & Hempson, G.P. 2016. Competing consumers: contrasting the patterns and impacts of fire and mammalian herbivory in Africa. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371(1703):20150309. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0309; [2016, August 19].


Stevens, N., Erasmus, B.F.N., Archibald, S. & Bond, W.J. 2016. Woody encroachment over 70 years in South African savannahs: overgrazing, global change or extinction aftershock?. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371(1703): 20150437. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0437 [2016, August 19].


Zaloumis, N.P. & Bond, W.J. 2016. Reforestation or conservation? The attributes of old growth grasslands in South Africa. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371(1703): 1-9. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0310 [2016, August 19].


10 August 2016


Midgley, J. & White, J. 2016. Two dung beetle species that disperse mimetic seeds both feed on eland dung. South African Journal of Botany. 112(7/8): 133-135. DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2016/20160114.


Okubamichael, D.Y., Jack, S., De Wet Bösenberg, J., Hoffman, M.T. & Donaldson, J.S. (in press). Repeat photography confirms alarming decline in South African cycads. Biodiversity and Conservation. 1-18. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-016-1183-x [2016, August 10].


15 July 2016


Zander, R.H. & Hedderson, T.A. (in press). Re-evaluation of Hymenostylium xanthocarpum (Hook.) Brid., and Ardeuma R.H.Zander & Hedd., a new name for all other species of Hymenostylium (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta). Journal of Bryology. :1-7. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736687.2016.1184405 [2016, July 16].


13 July 2016


West, A.G., Nel, J.A., Bond, W.J. & Midgley, J.J. 2016. Experimental evidence for heat plume-induced cavitation and xylem deformation as a mechanism of rapid post-fire tree mortality. New Phytologist. 211(3):828-838. DOI:10.1111/nph.13979.


04 July 2016


Pellegrini, A.F.A., Carla Staver, A., Hedin, L.O., Charles-Dominique, T. & Tourgee, A. (in press). Aridity, not fire, favors nitrogen-fixing plants across tropical savanna and forest biomes. Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1504 [2016, July 04].


29 June 2016


Joubert, L., Klak, C., Venter, A.M., Venter, H.J.T. & Bruyns, P.V. 2016. A widespread radiation in the Periplocoideae (Apocynaceae): the case of Cryptolepis. Taxon. 65(3): 487-501(15). DOI:10.12705/653.4.


27 June 2016


Bauters, K., Asselman, P., Simpson, D.A., Muasya, A.M., Goetghebeur, P. & Larridon, I. 2016. Phylogenetics, ancestral state reconstruction, and a new infrageneric classification of Scleria (Cyperaceae) based on three DNA markers. Taxon. 65(3): 444-466. DOI: 10.12705/653.2.


20 June 2016


February, E.C. & Higgins, S.I. 2016. Rapid leaf deployment strategies in a deciduous savanna. Plos One. 11(6):e0157833. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157833 [2016, June 20].


James, J.J. & Carrick, P.J. (in press). Toward quantitative dryland restoration models. Restoration Ecology. 1-6. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.12393 [2016, June 20].


Wigley, B.J., Slingsby, J.A., Díaz, S., Bond, W.J., Fritz, H. & Coetsee, C. (in press). Leaf traits of African woody savanna species across climate and soil fertility gradients: evidence for conservative versus acquisitive resource-use strategies. Journal of Ecology. 1-13. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12598 [2016, June 20].


Midgley, J., Altayeb, H. & Mbosso, P. (in press). Further evidence that in African acacia, white is a warning colour to herbivores: the white pseudo-galls of Vachellia seyal. African Journal of Range & Forage Science. 1-3. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2016.1162196 [2016, June 20].


Potts, A.J., Moncrieff, G.R., Bond, W.J. & Cowling, R.M. 2015. An operational framework for biome boundary research with examples from South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. 101:5-15. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.002.


Wakeling, J.L., Bond, W.J., Ghaui, M. & February, E.C. 2015. Grass competition and the savanna-grassland ‘treeline’: a question of root gaps?. South African Journal of Botany. 101:91-97. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.09.007.


Potts, A.J., Bond, W.J. & Cowling, R.M. 2015. Understanding biome boundaries in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. 101: 1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.001.


Burger, N. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Flammability traits of Cape shrubland species with different post-fire recruitment strategies. South African Journal of Botany. 101: 40-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.05.026.


Poulsen, Z.C. & Hoffman, M.T. 2015. Changes in the distribution of indigenous forest in Table Mountain National Park during the 20th Century. South African Journal of Botany. 101: 49-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.05.002.


Gray, E.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Soil nutrients in an African forest/savanna mosaic: drivers or driven?. South African Journal of Botany. 101: 66-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.06.003.


17 June 2016


Buck, W., Hedderson,T. 2016. Sematophyllum rheophyticum (Bryopsida, Sematophyllaceae), a new rheophytic species from Rwanda. Bothalia. 46(1):1-3. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/abc.v46i1.2044 [2016, June 17].


Chin, A., Gillson, L., Quiring, S., Nelson, D., Taylor, M.P., Vanacker, V. & Lovegrove, D. (in press). An evolving Anthropocene for science and society[Editorial]. Anthropocene. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2016.05.002 [2016, June 17].


Charles-Dominique, T., Staver, A.C., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Functional differentiation of biomes in an African savanna/forest mosaic. South African Journal of Botany. 101:82-90. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.05.005.


Coetsee, C., Bond, W.J. & Wigley, B.J. 2015. Forest and fynbos are alternative states on the same nutrient poor geological substrate. South African Journal of Botany. 101:57-65. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.11.007.


Masubelele, M.L., Hoffman, M.T. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Biome stability and long-term vegetation change in the semi-arid, south-eastern interior of South Africa: a synthesis of repeat photo-monitoring studies. South African Journal of Botany. 101: 139-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.06.001.


Moncrieff, G.R., Scheiter, S., Slingsby, J.A. & Higgins, S.I. 2015. Understanding global change impacts on South African biomes using Dynamic Vegetation Models. South African Journal of Botany. 101:16-23. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.02.004.


Virah-Sawmy, M. & Gillson, L. 2016. Using palaeoecology and social anthropological surveys to design better climate smart adaptation strategies: case of Southwest Madagascar [Abstract]. Quaternary International. 404, Part B:209. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.08.204 [2016, June 17].


Gillson, L. 2016. Palaeoecology and ecosystem management in the Anthropocene – where are we now? [Abstract]. Quaternary International. 404, Part B:209. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.08.203 [2016, June 17].


De Vynck, J., Hill, K., Anderson, R., Cowling, R.M. & Marean, C.W. 2016. Return rate estimates for inter-tidal foraging from experiments on the south coast of South Africa: implications for debates over the significance of early marine resource use [Abstract]. Quaternary International. 404, Part B:184. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.08.124 [2016, June 17].


Bond, W. & Zaloumis, N.P. 2016. The deforestation story: testing for anthropogenic origins of Africa's flammable grassy biomes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371(1696): 1-9. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0170.


Moroenyane, I., Dong, K., Singh, D., Chimphango, S.B.M. & Adams, J.M. (in press). Deterministic processes dominate nematode community structure in the fynbos mediterranean heathland of South Africa. Evolutionary Ecology. 1-17. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10682-016-9837-4 [2016, June 17].


20 May 2016


Karpul, R.H. & West, A.G. (in press). Wind drives nocturnal, but not diurnal, transpiration in Leucospermum conocarpodendron trees: implications for stilling on the Cape Peninsula. Tree Physiology. :1-13. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpw033 [2016, May 20].


11May 2016


West, A.G., Nel, J.A., Bond, W.J. & Midgley, J.J. (in press). Experimental evidence for heat plume-induced cavitation and xylem deformation as a mechanism of rapid post-fire tree mortality. New Phytologist. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13979 [2016, May 11].


06 May 2016


Moroenyane, I., Chimphango, S.B.M., Wang, J., Kim, H. & Adams, J.M. (in press). Deterministic assembly processes govern bacterial community structure in the fynbos, South Africa. Environmental Microbiology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-016-0761-5 [2016, May 06].


04 May 2016


Powell, R.F., Boatwright, J.S., Klak, C. & Magee, A.R. 2016. Phylogenetic placement and generic re-circumscriptions of the multilocular genera Arenifera, Octopoma and Schlechteranthus (Aizoaceae: Ruschieae): evidence from anatomical, morphological and plastid DNA data. Taxon. 65(2):249-261. DOI:10.12705/652.3.


Aiello-Lammens, M.E., Slingsby, J.A., Merow, C., Mollmann, H.K., Euston-Brown, D., Jones, C.S. & Silander, J.A. (in press). Processes of community assembly in an environmentally heterogeneous, high biodiversity region. Ecography. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01945 [2016, May 04].


Wigley, B.J., Slingsby, J.A., Díaz, S., Bond, W.J., Fritz, H. & Coetsee, C. (in press). Leaf traits of African woody savanna species across climate and soil fertility gradients: evidence for conservative vs. acquisitive resource use strategies. Journal of Ecology. Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12598 [2016, May 04].


Robinson, T.B., Alexander, M.E., Simon, C.A., Griffiths, C.L., Peters, K., Sibanda, S., Miza, S., Groenewald, B. et al. 2016. Lost in translation? Standardising the terminology used in marine invasion biology and updating South African alien species lists. African Journal of Marine Science. 38(1):129-140. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1163292.


Moncrieff, G.R., Bond, W.J. & Higgins, S.I. 2016. Revising the biome concept for understanding and predicting global change impacts. Journal of Biogeography. 43(5):863-873. DOI:10.1111/jbi.12701.


21 April 2016


Klak, C. & Bruyns, P.V. 2016. Notes on Ruschia dichroa (Aizoaceae): an endemic to the arid mountain fynbos of the Western Cape, South Africa. Haseltonia. 21:60-67. DOI:10.2985/026.021.0108.


Bergh, N.G. & McKenzie, R.J. 2016. A revision of Heterolepis Cass. (Asteraceae: Cichorioideae). South African Journal of Botany. 105:194-210. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.12.004.


15 April 2016


Kranabetter, J.M., McLauchlan, K.K., Enders, S.K., Fraterrigo, J.M., Higuera, P.E., Morris, J.L., Rastetter, E.B., Barnes, R. et al. 2015. A framework to assess biogeochemical response to ecosystem disturbance using nutrient partitioning ratios. Ecosystems. 19(3): 387-395. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9934-1.


14 April 2016


Davis, C.L., Hoffman, M.T. & Roberts, W. 2016. Recent trends in the climate of Namaqualand, a megadiverse arid region of South Africa. South African Journal of Science. 111(3): 89-97. DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2016/20150217.


Jack, S.L., Hoffman, M.T., Rohde, R.F. & Durbach, I. (in press). Climate change sentinel or false prophet? The case of Aloe dichotoma. Diversity and Distributions. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12438 [2016, April 14].


Kawai, H., Hanyuda, T., Bolton, J. & Anderson, R. (in press). Molecular phylogeny of Zeacarpa (Ralfsiales, Phaeophyceae) proposing a new family Zeacarpaceae and its transfer to Nemodermatales. Journal of Phycology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12419 [2016, April 14].


Mokotjomela, T.M. (in press). Patterns of granivory in Acacia cyclops stands under biological control at Langebaanweg, South Africa. Natureza & Conservação. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ncon.2016.02.002 [2016, April 14].


29 March 2016


Midgley, J.J. & Lawes, M.J. (in press). Relative bark thickness: towards standardised measurement and analysis. Plant Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-016-0587-8 [2016, March 29]


Ojeda, F., van der Niet, T., Malan, M.C., Midgley, J.J. & Segarra-Moragues, J.G. (in press). Strong signature of selection in seeder populations but not in resprouters of the fynbos heath Erica coccinea (Ericaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI: 10.1111/boj.12395.


24 March 2016


Mattio, L., Zubia, M., Maneveldt, G.W., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., de Gaillande, C., De Clerck, O. & Payri, C.E. 2016. Marine flora of the Iles Eparses (Scattered Islands): a longitudinal transect through the Mozambique Channel. Acta Oecologica. 72: 33-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2015.09.001.


Bond, W. 2016. Seeing the grasslands through the trees—Response [Letter to the editor]. Science. 351(6277): 1036-1037. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.351.6277.1036-b.


23 March 2016


Basic, D., Muasya, A.M. & Chimphango, S.B.M. 2016. Linking root traits to superior phosphorus uptake and utilization efficiency in Fabales in the Core Cape Subregion, South Africa [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 103: 304. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.02.007 [2016, March 23].


Chimphango, S.B.M., Maistry, P.M., Lemaire, B., Basic, D., Stirton, C.H. & Muasya, A.M. 2016. Podalyria calyptrata: a potential model N2-fixing species found in the Core Cape Subregion [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 103: 311. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.02.032 [2016, March 23].


Dludlu, M.N., Chimphango, S.B.M., Stirton, C.H. & Muasya, A.M. 2016. Soil nutrients influence the biogeography of legumes in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 103: 314. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.02.041 [2016, March 23].


Muasya, A.M. 2016. The changing generic concepts in Cyperaceae — cosmopolitan mega-genera and polyphyly of southern African taxa [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 103: 337. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.02.125. [2016, March 23].


Steenhuisen, S., Hobbhahn, N., Olsen, T., Johnson, S.D. & Midgley, J. 2016. Factors affecting seed set of mammal pollinated plants in South Africa [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 103: 350. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.02.175 [2016, March 23].


Clements, H.S., Baum, J. & Cumming, G.S. 2016. Money and motives: an organizational ecology perspective on private land conservation. Biological Conservation. 197: 108-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.03.002.


14 March 2016


Reynolds, C. & Cumming, G.S. 2016. Seed dispersal by waterbirds in southern Africa: comparing the roles of ectozoochory and endozoochory. Freshwater Biology. 61(4): 349-361. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12709.


Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W.G., Borsch, T., Von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U. et al. 2015. A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Willdenowia. 45(3): 281-383. DOI: 10.3372/wi.45.45301.


10 March 2016


Bolton, J.J. (in press). What is aquatic botany? − and why algae are plants: the importance of non-taxonomic terms for groups of organisms [short communication]. Aquatic Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2016.02.006 [2016, March 9].


08 March 2016


Barlow, R., Gibberd, M., Lamont, T., Aiken, J. & Holligan, P. 2016. Chemotaxonomic phytoplankton patterns on the eastern boundary of the Atlantic Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 111:73-78. DOI:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.011.


Sieben, E.J.J., Collins, N.B., Corry, F.T.J., Kotze, D.C., Job, N., Muasya, A.M., Venter, C.E., Mtshali, H. et al. 2016. The vegetation of grass lawn wetlands of floodplains and pans in semi-arid regions of South Africa: description, classification and explanatory environmental factors. South African Journal of Botany. 104:215-224. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.11.003.


04 March 2016


Chimphango, S.B.M., Hattas, D. & Oettlé, N. 2016. Effect of organic cultivation of rooibos tea plants (Aspalathus linearis) on soil nutrient status in Nieuwoudtville, South Africa. South African Journal of Plant and Soil. 33(1): 13-21. DOI: 10.1080/02571862.2015.1056850.


24 February 2016


Ito, Y., Tanaka, N., García-Murillo, P. & Muasya, A.M. (in press). A new delimitation of the Afro-Eurasian plant genus Althenia to include its Australasian relative, Lepilaena (Potamogetonaceae) – evidence from DNA and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.02.008 [2016, February 24].


22 February 2016


Sieben, E.J.J., Nyambeni, T., Mtshali, H., Corry, F.T.J., Venter, C.E., MacKenzie, D.R., Matela, T.E., Pretorius, L. et al. 2016. The herbaceous vegetation of subtropical freshwater wetlands in South Africa: classification, description and explanatory environmental factors. South African Journal of Botany. 104:158-166. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.11.005.


18 February 2016


Virah-Sawmy, M., Gillson, L., Gardner, C.J., Anderson, A., Clark, G. & Haberle, S. 2016. A landscape vulnerability framework for identifying integrated conservation and adaptation pathways to climate change: the case of Madagascar’s spiny forest. Landscape Ecology. 31(3): 637-654. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0269-2.


Cramer, M.D., von Holdt, J., Khomo, L. & Midgley, J.J. 2016. Evidence for aeolian origins of heuweltjies from buried gravel layers. South African Journal of Science. 111(1): 114-123. DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2016/20150025.


Welsford, M.R., Hobbhahn, N., Midgley, J.J. & Johnson, S.D. 2016. Floral trait evolution associated with shifts between insect and wind pollination in the dioecious genus Leucadendron (Proteaceae). Evolution. 70(1): 126-139. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12821.


09 February 2016


Clarke, P.J., Lawes, M.J., Midgley, J.J. & Atri, M. 2016. Fire regime, soil fertility and growth form interact to shape fire and growth traits in two co-occurring Banksia species. Evolutionary Ecology. 30(1): 35-45. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-015-9799-y.


Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M., Maurin, O., Yessoufou, K., Schaefer, H., Slingsby, J.A. & Davies, T.J. 2016. A novel phylogenetic regionalization of phytogeographical zones of southern Africa reveals their hidden evolutionary affinities. Journal of Biogeography. 43(1): 155-166. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12619.


03 February 2016


Stirton, C.H. & Muasya, A.M. 2016. Seven new species and notes on the genus Aspalathus (Crotalarieae, Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany. 104: 35-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.10.007.


Ito, Y., Viljoen, J.-., Tanaka, N., Yano, O. & Muasya, A.M. 2016. Phylogeny of Isolepis (Cyperaceae) revisited: non-monophyletic nature of I. fluitans sensu lato and resurrection of I. lenticularis. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 302(2): 231-238. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-015-1253-7.


25 January 2016


Moncrieff, G.R., Bond, W.J. & Higgins, S.I. (in press). Revising the biome concept for understanding and predicting global change impacts. Journal of Biogeography. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12701 [2016, January 21].


Craine, J.M., Brookshire, E.N.J., Cramer, M.D., Hasselquist, N.J., Koba, K., Marin-Spiotta, E. & Wang, L. 2015. Ecological interpretations of nitrogen isotope ratios of terrestrial plants and soils. Plant and Soil. 396(1-2): 1-26. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-015-2542-1.


Stevens, N., Archibald, S.A., Nickless, A., Swemmer, A. & Scholes, R.J. 2016. Evidence for facultative deciduousness in Colophospermum mopane in semi-arid African savannas. Austral Ecology. 41(1): 87-96. DOI: 10.1111/aec.12302.


Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M., Maurin, O. & Bond, W.J. 2016. Multiple routes underground? Frost alone cannot explain the evolution of underground trees. New Phytologist. 209(3): 910-912. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13795.


Bond, W.J. 2016. Ancient grasslands at risk. Science. 351(6269): 120-122. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aad5132 [2016, January 13].


Lamont, T. & Barlow, R.G. 2015. Environmental influence on phytoplankton production during summer on the KwaZulu-Natal shelf of the Agulhas ecosystem. African Journal of Marine Science. 37(4): 485-501. DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2015.1108228.


Lemaire B., Van Cauwenberghe J., Verstraete B., Chimphango S., Stirton C., Honnay O., Smets E., Sprent J. et al. (in press). Characterization of the papilionoid-Burkholderia interaction in the Fynbos biome: The diversity and distribution of beta-rhizobia nodulating Podalyria calyptrata (Fabaceae, Podalyrieae). Systematic and Applied Microbiology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2015.09.006 [2016, January 06].


Ito, Y., Ohi-Toma, T., Tanaka, N., Murata, J. & Muthama, A.M. 2015. Phylogeny of Ruppia (Ruppiaceae) revisited: molecular and morphological evidence for a new species from Western Cape, South Africa. Systematic Botany. 40(4) DOI: 10.1600/036364415X689988.


Chimphango S.B.M., Potgieter G. & Cramer M.D. 2015. Differentiation of the biogeochemical niches of legumes and non-legumes in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. Plant Ecology. 216(12): 1583-1595. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-015-0542-0.


22 December 2015


Linder H.P. & Verboom G.A. 2015. The evolution of regional species richness: the history of the southern African Flora. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 46: 393-412. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-112414-054322.


Cramer, M.D. & Hoffman, M.T. 2015. The Consequences of Precipitation Seasonality for Mediterranean-Ecosystem Vegetation of South Africa. Plos One. 10(12): 1-21. Available: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=111475945&site=ehost-live [2015, December 18].


Midgley J.J., Kruger L.M., Viljoen S., Bijl A. & Steenhuisen S.-L. 2015. Fruit and seed traits of the elephant-dispersed African savanna plant Balanites maughamii. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 31(6): 557-561. DOI: 10.1017/S0266467415000437.


02 December 2015


Klak, C. & Bruyns, P.V. 2016. Expansion of Schlechteranthus (Ruschioideae, Aizoaceae) to include Polymita, with a new species from Namaqualand, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. 103: 70-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.08.020.


Muasya, A.M. & Vollesen, K. 2015. Cyperus volkielloides (Cyperaceae), a new ephemeral species from Tanzania. Kew Bulletin. 70(4): 1-4. DOI: 10.1007/S12225-015-9607-4.


01 December 2015


Hempson, G.P., Archibald, S. & Bond, W.J. 2015. A continent-wide assessment of the form and intensity of large mammal herbivory in Africa. Science. 350(6264): 1056-1061. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac7978.


Midgley, J.J., Sawe, T., Abanyam, P., Hintsa, K. & Gacheru, P. (in press). Spinescent East African savannah acacias also have thick bark, suggesting they evolved under both an intense fire and herbivory regime. African Journal of Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12246 [2015, December 01].


Welsford, M.R., Hobbhahn, N., Midgley, J.J. & Johnson, S.D. (in press). Floral trait evolution associated with shifts between insect and wind pollination in the dioecious genus Leucadendron (Proteaceae). Evolution. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.12821 [2015, December 01].


26 November 2015


Chimphango, S.B.M., Potgieter, G. & Cramer, M.D. (in press). Differentiation of the biogeochemical niches of legumes and non-legumes in the Cape ​Floristic Region of South AfricaPlant Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-015-0542-0 [2015, November 26].


Lemaire, B., Van Cauwenberghe, J., Verstraete, B., Chimphango, S., Stirton, C., Honnay, O., Smets, E., Sprent, J. et al. (in press). Characterization of the papilionoid-Burkholderia interaction in the Fynbos biome: the diversity and distribution of beta-rhizobia nodulating Podalyria calyptrate (Fabaceae, Podalyrieae). Systematic and Applied Microbiology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2015.09.006 [2015, November 26].


Kranabetter, J.M., McLauchlan, K.K., Enders, S.K., Fraterrigo, J.M., Higuera, P.E., Morris, J.L., Rastetter, E.B., Barnes, R. et al. (in press). A framework to assess biogeochemical response to ecosystem disturbance using nutrient partitioning ratios. Ecosystems. Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-015-9934-1 [2015, November 26].


19 November 2015


Charles-Dominique, T., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. An index for assessing effectiveness of plant structural defences against mammal browsingPlant Ecology. 216(10): 1433-1440. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-015-0522-4.


Steenhuisen, S., Balmer, A., Zoeller, K., Kuhn, N., Midgley, J., Hansen, D. & Johnson, S.D. 2015. Carnivorous mammals feed on nectar of Protea species (Proteaceae) in South Africa and likely contribute to their pollinationAfrican Journal of Ecology. 53(4): 602-605. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12225.


18 November 2015


Lemaire, B., Van Cauwenberghe, J., Chimphango, S., Stirton, C., Honnay, O., Smets, E. & Muasya, A.M. 2015. Recombination and horizontal transfer of nodulation and ACC deaminase (acdS) genes within Alpha and Betaproteobacteria nodulating legumes of the Cape Fynbos biome. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 91(11): 1-11. Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv118 [2015, November 18].


Midgley, J.J., White, J.D.M., Johnson, S.D. & Bronner, G.N. 2015. Faecal mimicry by seeds ensures dispersal by dung beetles.Nature Plants. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2015.141 [2015, November 18].​


Ollis, D.J., Ewart-Smith, J.L., Day, J.A., Job, N.M., Macfarlane, D.M., Snaddon, C.D., Sieben, E.J.J., Dini, J.A. et al. 2015. The development of a classification system for inland aquatic ecosystems in South AfricaWater SA. 41(5): 727-745. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/wsa.v41i5.16 [2015, November 18].


Elston, C., Anderson, R.J. & Price, L.M. 2015. Bald kelp: natural and harvesting-induced frond loss in the South African kelp Ecklonia maximaAfrican Journal of Marine Science. 37(3): 373-381. DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2015.1079555.


Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Freitas, H. & Hoffmann, J.H. (in press). Temporal changes in the impacts on plant communities of an invasive alien tree, Acacia longifoliaPlant Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-015-0530-4 [2015, November 18].


Huisman, J.M., Dixon, R.R.M., Hart, F.N., Verbruggen, H. & Anderson, R.J. (in press). The South African estuarine specialist Codium tenue (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) discovered in a south-western Australian estuaryBotanica Marina. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/bot-2015-0058 [2015, November 18].


Morris, T.L., Barger, N.N. & Cramer, M.D. 2015. Competitive resistance of a native shrubland to invasion by the alien invasive tree species, Acacia cyclopsBiological Invasions. 17(12): 3563-3577. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-015-0978-0.


Juergens, N., Vlieghe, K.E.P., Bohn, C., Erni, B., Gunter, F., Oldeland, J., Rudolph, B. & Picker, M.D. 2015. Weaknesses in the plant competition hypothesis for fairy circle formation and evidence supporting the sand termite hypothesisEcological Entomology. 40(6): 661-668. DOI: 10.1111/een.12266.


Joseph, G.S., Makumbe, M., Seymour, C.L., Cumming, G.S., Mahlangu, Z. & Cumming, D.H.M. 2015. Termite mounds mitigate against 50 years of herbivore-induced reduction of functional diversity of savanna woody plantsLandscape Ecology.30(10): 2161-2174. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0238-9.​​​


11 November 2015


Bentley, J., Klaassen, E.S. & Bergh, N.G. 2015. Philyrophyllum (Asteraceae) transferred from Gnaphalieae to Athroismeae based on phylogenetic analysis of nuclear and plastid DNA sequence dataTaxon. 64(5): 975-986. DOI: 10.12705/645.7.


Ito, Y., Viljoen, J., Tanaka, N., Yano, O. & Muasya, A.M. 2015. Phylogeny of Isolepis (Cyperaceae) revisited: non-monophyletic nature of Ifluitans sensu lato and resurrection of IlenticularisPlant Systematics and Evolution. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-015-1253-7 [2015, November 10].


03 November 2015


Bell, N.E., Kariyawasam, I.U., Hedderson, T.A.J. & Hyvönen, J. 2015. Delongia gen. nov., a new genus of Polytrichaceae (Bryophyta) with two disjunct species in East Africa and the HimalayaTaxon. 64(5): 893-910. DOI: 10.12705/645.2


28 October 2015


Bello, A., Daru, B.H., Stirton, C.H., Chimphango, S.B.M., van der Bank, M., Maurin, O. & Muasya, A.M. (in press). DNA barcodes reveal microevolutionary signals in fire response trait in two legume generaAoB Plants. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plv124 [2015, October 28].


Suinyuy, T.N., Donaldson, J.S. & Johnson, S.D. 2015. Geographical matching of volatile signals and pollinator olfactory responses in a cycad brood-site mutualismProceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences. 282(1816):1-9. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.2053; [2015, October 24]


Bouchard, E.H., Little, L.E., Miller, C.M.L., Rundell, S.M., Vlodaver, E.M. & Maciejewski, K. 2015. Undeclared baggage: do tourists act as vectors for seed dispersal in fynbos protected areas?Koedoe. 57(1):1-9. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v57i1.1323 [2015, October 22].


15 October 2015


Green, L., Gammon, D.W., Hoffman, M.T., Cohen, J., Hilgart, A., Morrell, R.G., Verran, H. & Wheat, N. 2015. Plants, people and health: three disciplines at work in NamaqualandSouth African Journal of Science. 111(9-10): 1-12. DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2015/20140276.


06 October 2015


Elston, C., Anderson, R.J. & Price, L.M. 2015. Bald kelp: natural and harvesting-induced frond loss in the South African kelp Ecklonia maximaAfrican Journal of Marine Science. :1-9. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1079555 [2015, October 06].


Lemaire, B., Van Cauwenberghe, J., Chimphango, S., Stirton, C., Honnay, O., Smets, E. & Muasya, A.M. (in press). Recombination and horizontal transfer of nodulation and ACC deaminase (acdS) genes within Alpha- and Betaproteobacteria nodulating legumes of the Cape Fynbos biomeFEMS Microbiology Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv118 [2015, October 06].


05 October 2015


De Vega, C., Guzmán, B., Steenhuisen, S., Johnson, S.D., Herrera, C.M. & Lachance, M. 2014. Metschnikowia drakensbergensis sp. nov. and Metschnikowia caudata sp. nov., endemic yeasts associated with Protea flowers in South AfricaInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 64(11): 3724-3732. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.068445-0 [2015, October 05].


02 October 2015


Van der Merwe, H., Bezuidenhout, H. & Bradshaw, P.L. 2015. Landscape unit concept enabling management of a large conservation area: a case study of Tankwa Karoo National Park, South AfricaSouth African Journal of Botany. 99: 44-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.03.187.


Bradshaw, P.L., Colville, J.F. & Linder, H.P. 2015. Optimising regionalisation techniques: identifying centres of endemism in the extraordinarily endemic-rich Cape Floristic RegionPlos One. 10(7) Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132538 [2015, October 02].


Hoffmann, V., Verboom, G.A. & Cotterill, F.P.D. 2015. Dated plant phylogenies resolve neogene climate and landscape evolution in the Cape Floristic RegionPlos One. 10(9) Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0137847 [2015, October 02].


01 October 2015


Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M., Maurin, O., Yessoufou, K., Schaefer, H., Slingsby, J.A. & Davies, T.J. (in press). A novel phylogenetic regionalization of phytogeographical zones of southern Africa reveals their hidden evolutionary affinitiesJournal of Biogeography. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12619 [2015, October 01].


Maistry, P.M., Muasya, A.M., Valentine, A.J., Zdanow, L. & Chimphango, S.B.M. (in press). Closely related allopatric Podalyria species from the Core Cape Subregion differ in their mechanisms for acquisition of phosphorus, growth and ecological nicheJournal of Plant Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpe/rtv061 [2015, October 01].


Charles-Dominique, T., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. (in press). An index for assessing effectiveness of plant structural defences against mammal browsingPlant Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-015-0522-4 [2015, October 01].


Morris, T.L., Barger, N.N. & Cramer, M.D. (in press). Competitive resistance of a native shrubland to invasion by the alien invasive tree species, Acacia cyclopsBiological Invasions. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-015-0978-0 [2015, October 01].


Stevens, N., Archibald, S.A., Nickless, A., Swemmer, A. & Scholes, R.J. (in press). Evidence for facultative deciduousness in Colophospermum mopane in semi-arid African savannasAustral Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12302 [2015, October 01].


Chimphango, S.B.M., Hattas, D. & Oettlé, N. (in press). Effect of organic cultivation of rooibos tea plants (Aspalathus linearis) on soil nutrient status in Nieuwoudtville, South AfricaSouth African Journal of Plant and Soil. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2015.1056850 [2015, October 01].


Clarke, P.J., Lawes, M.J., Midgley, J.J. & Atri, M. (in press). Fire regime, soil fertility and growth form interact to shape fire and growth traits in two co-occurring Banksia speciesEvolutionary Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10682-015-9799-y [2015, October 01].


Bond, W. 2015. The late flowering of flammable ecosystems [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 98:167. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.03.003 [2015, October 01].


18 September 2015


Mattio, L., Zubia, M., Maneveldt, G.W., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., de Gaillande, C., De Clerck, O. & Payri, C.E. (in press). Marine flora of the Iles Eparses (Scattered Islands): A longitudinal transect through the Mozambique ChannelActa Oecologica. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2015.09.001 [2015, September 18].


15 September 2015


Virah-Sawmy, M., Gillson, L., Gardner, C.J., Anderson, A., Clark, G. & Haberle, S. (in press). A landscape vulnerability framework for identifying integrated conservation and adaptation pathways to climate change: the case of Madagascar’s spiny forestLandscape Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-015-0269-2 [2015, September 15].


14 September 2015


Veldman, J.W., Overbeck, G.E., Negreiros, D., Mahy, G., Le Stradic, S., Fernandes, G.W., Durigan, G., Buisson, E. et al. (in press). Where tree planting and forest expansion are bad for biodiversity and ecosystem servicesBioscience. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biv118 [2015, September 14].


10 September 2015


Clarke, P.J., Lawes, M.J., Murphy, B.P., Russell-Smith, J., Nano, C.E.M., Bradstock, R., Enright, N.J., Fontaine, J.B. et al. 2015. A synthesis of postfire recovery traits of woody plants in Australian ecosystemsScience of the Total Environment. 534:31-42. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.002.


04 September 2015


Blamey, L.K., Shannon, L.J., Bolton, J.J., Crawford, R.J.M., Dufois, F., Evers-King, H., Griffiths, C.L., Hutchings, L. et al. 2015. Ecosystem change in the southern Benguela and the underlying processesJournal of Marine Systems. 144:9-29. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.11.006.


Midgley, J.J., Kruger, L.M., Viljoen, S., Bijl, A. & Steenhuisen, S.-. (in press). Fruit and seed traits of the elephant-dispersed African savanna plant Balanites maughamiiJournal of Tropical Ecology. Available: https://dx.doi.org/2015 [2015, September 04].


Ana García-Madrid, S., Muasya, A.M., Álvarez, I., Cantó, P. & Molina, J.A. 2015. Towards resolving phylogenetic relationships in the Ficinia clade and description of the new genus Afroscirpoides (Cyperaceae: Cypereae)Taxon. 64(4):688-702. DOI:10.12705/644.2.


Turner, R.C. & Midgley, J.J. (in press). Sunbird-pollination in the geoflorous species Hyobanche sanguinea (Orobanchaceae) and Lachenalia luteola (Hyacinthaceae)South African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.004 [2015, September 04].


 03 September 2015


 Potts, A.J., Moncrieff, G.R., Bond, W.J. & Cowling, R.M. (in press). An operational framework for biome boundary research with examples from South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.002 [2015, September 03].


Verheye, H.M., Lamont, T., Huggett, J.A., Kreiner, A. & Hampton, I. (in press). Plankton productivity of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME)Environmental Development. :ENVDEVD1500081. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2015.07.011 [2015, September 03].


Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Future of African terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems under anthropogenic climate change. Nature Clim.Change. 5(9):823-829. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2753 [2015, September 03].


21 August 2015


Potts, A.J., Bond, W.J. & Cowling, R.M. (in press). Understanding biome boundaries in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.001.


18 August 2015


Higgins, S.I., Keretetse, M. & February, E.C. 2015. Feedback of trees on nitrogen mineralization to restrict the advance of trees in C4 savannahs. Biology Letters. 11(8) Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2015.0572 [2015, August 18].


Potts, A.J., Moncrieff, G.R., Bond, W.J. & Cowling, R.M. (in press). An operational framework for biome boundary research with examples from South AfricaSouth African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.002 [2015, August 18].


Masubelele, M.L., Hoffman, M.T. & Bond, W.J. 2015. A repeat photograph analysis of long-term vegetation change in semi-arid South Africa in response to land use and climate. Journal of Vegetation Science. 26(5):1013-1023. DOI:10.1111/jvs.12303.


Schmidt, P., Porraz, G., Bellot-Gurlet, L., February, E., Ligouis, B., Paris, C., Texier, P.-., Parkington, J.E. et al. 2015. A previously undescribed organic residue sheds light on heat treatment in the Middle Stone Age. Journal of Human Evolution. 85:22-34. DOI:10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.05.001.


Charles-Dominique, T., Beckett, H., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. 2015. Bud protection: a key trait for species sorting in a forest-savanna mosaic. New Phytologist. 207(4):1052-1060. DOI:10.1111/nph.13406.


Andrés-Sánchez, S., Galbany-Casals, M., Bergmeier, E., Rico, E. & Martínez-Ortega, M.M. 2015. Systematic significance and evolutionary dynamics of the achene twin hairs in Filago (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae) and related genera: further evidence of morphological homoplasyPlant Systematics and Evolution. 301(6):1653-1668. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-014-1185-7 [2015, August 18].


Turner, R.C. & Midgley, J.J. (in press). Sunbird-pollination in the geoflorous species Hyobanche sanguinea (Orobanchaceae) and Lachenalia luteola (Hyacinthaceae). South African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.07.004 [2015. August 18].


Joseph, G.S., Makumbe, M., Seymour, C.L., Cumming, G.S., Mahlangu, Z. & Cumming, D.H.M. (in press). Termite mounds mitigate against 50 years of herbivore-induced reduction of functional diversity of savanna woody plantsLandscape Ecology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-015-0238-9 [2015, August 18].


24 July 2015


Hempson, G.P., Archibald, S., Bond, W.J., Ellis, R.P., Grant, C.C., Kruger, F.J., Kruger, L.M., Moxley, C. et al. 2015. Ecology of grazing lawns in Africa. Biological Reviews. 90(3):979-994. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12145.


16 July 2015


Seleme, E.P., Lewis, G.P., Stirton, C.H., Sartori, Â.L.B. & Mansano, V.F. 2015. A taxonomic review and a new species of the south American woody genus Amburana (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae). Phytotaxa. 212(4): 249-263. DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.212.4.1.


Bergh, N.G., Haiden, S.A. & Verboom, G.A. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of the ‘Cape snow’ genus Syncarpha (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) reveals a need for generic re-delimitationSouth African Journal of Botany. 100: 219-227. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.05.023.


02 July 2015


Nackley, L.L. & Kim, S.H. 2015. A salt on the bioenergy and biological invasions debate: Salinity tolerance of the invasive biomass feedstock Arundo donaxGCB Bioenergy. 7(4): 752-762. DOI:10.1111/gcbb.12184.


Verboom, G.A., Bergh, N.G., Haiden, S.A., Hoffmann, V. & Britton, M.N. 2015. Topography as a driver of diversification in the Cape Floristic Region of South AfricaNew Phytologist. 207(2): 368-376. DOI:10.1111/nph.13342.


30 June 2015


Gray, E.F. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Soil nutrients in an African forest/savanna mosaic: Drivers or driven?South African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.06.003.


25 June 2015


Masubelele, M.L., Hoffman, M.T. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Biome stability and long-term vegetation change in the semi-arid, south-eastern interior of South Africa: A synthesis of repeat photo-monitoring studiesSouth African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.06.001.


18 June 2015


Burger, N. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Flammability traits of Cape shrubland species with different post-fire recruitment strategiesSouth African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.05.026.


Schmidt, P., Porraz, G., Bellot-Gurlet, L., February, E., Ligouis, B., Paris, C., Texier, P., Parkington, J.E. et al. (in press). A previously undescribed organic residue sheds light on heat treatment in the Middle Stone Age. Journal of Human Evolution. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.05.001.


15 June 2015


Craine, J.M., Brookshire, E.N.J., Cramer, M.D., Hasselquist, N.J., Koba, K., Marin-Spiotta, E. & Wang, L. (in press). Ecological interpretations of nitrogen isotope ratios of terrestrial plants and soilsPlant and Soil. Available: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11104-015-2542-1.


Charles-Dominique, T., Edelin, C., Bouchard, A., Legendre, P. & Brisson, J. 2015. Using intra-individual variation in shrub architecture to explain population coverOikos. 124(6): 707-716. DOI:10.1111/oik.01654.


10 June 2015


Poulsen, Z.C. & Hoffman, M.T. (in press). Changes in the distribution of indigenous forest in Table Mountain National Park during the 20th Century. South African Journal of Botany. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629915002720.


Charles-Dominique, T., Staver, A.C., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Functional differentiation of biomes in an African savanna/forest mosaic. South African Journal of Botany. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629915002768.


08 June 2015


Mattio, L., Bolton, J.J. & Anderson, R.J. 2015. Contribution to the revision of the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Madagascar using morphological and molecular dataCryptogamie, Algologie. 36(2): 143-169. DOI:10.7872/crya.v36.iss2.2015.143.


Boo, G.H., Le Gall, L., Rousseau, F., de Reviers, B., Coppejans, E., Anderson, R. & Boo, S.M. 2015. Phylogenetic relationships of Gelidiella (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from Madagascar with a description of Gelidiella incrassata sp. novCryptogamie, Algologie. 36(2): 219-237. DOI:10.7872/crya.v36.iss2.2015.219.


04 June 2015


Nyaga, J.M., Neff, J.C. & Cramer, M.D. 2015. The contribution of occult precipitation to nutrient deposition on the west coast of South Africa. Plos One. 10(5): 1-21. Available: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0126225.


03 June 2015


Masubelele, M.L., Hoffman, M.T. & Bond, W.J. (in press). A repeat photograph analysis of long-term vegetation change in semi-arid South Africa in response to land use and climate. Journal of Vegetation Science. Available: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvs.12303/abstract.


28 May 2015


Basic, D., Muasya, A.M. & Chimphango, S.B.M. 2015. Linking root traits to superior phosphorus uptake efficiency in Cape Fabales [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 98:171-171. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629915000630.


Chimphango, S.B.M. & Maistry, P.M. 2015. Variation in the relationship between phosphorus acquisition strategies and nodulation in Cape legumes [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 98:173-174. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629915000733.


27 May 2015


C​arrick, P.J., Erickson, T.E., Becker, C.H., Mayence, C.E. & Bourne, A.R. 2015. Comparing ecological restoration in South Africa and Western Australia: the benefits of a 'travelling workshop'Ecological Management & Restoration. 16(2): 86-94. Available: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/emr.12169/abstract.


25 May 2015


Bennett, S., Wernberg, T., de Bettignies, T., Kendrick, G.A., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., Rodgers, K.L., Shears, N.T. et al. 2015. Canopy interactions and physical stress gradients in subtidal communitiesEcology Letters. 18(7): 677-686. DOI:10.1111/ele.12446.


Tshiila, A.A., Chimphango, S.B.M., Viljoen, J. & Muasya, A.M. 2015. A morphometric study of Ficinia indica complex (Cyperaceae) [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany. 98:203-203. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629915001787.


Marean, C.W., Anderson, R.J., Bar-Matthews, M., Braun, K., Cawthra, H.C., Cowling, R.M., Engelbrecht, F., Esler, K.J. et al. 2015. A new research strategy for integrating studies of paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, and paleoanthropologyEvolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews. 24(2): 62-72. DOI:10.1002/evan.21443.


Retief, K., West, A. & Pfab, M. 2015. Are you involved in the illegal cycad trade? Public misconceptions which are detrimental to the survival of South Africa’s cycadsVeld & Flora. 101(1): 13-15. DOI:10520/EJC168644.


Retief, K., Pfab, M. & West, A. 2015. Could forensic tracers help save our wild cycads? Encephalartos. 119: 12-14.


Ah-Peng, C., Flores, O., Wilding, N., Bardat, J., Marline, L., Hedderson, T.A.J. & Strasberg, D. 2014. Functional diversity of subalpine bryophyte communities in an oceanic island (La Réunion)Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 46(4): 841-851. DOI:10.1657/1938-4246-46.4.841.


15 May 2015


Bennett, S., Wernberg, T., de Bettignies, T., Kendrick, G.A., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., Rodgers, K.L., Shears, N.T. et al. (in press). Canopy interactions and physical stress gradients in subtidal communitiesEcology Letters. Available: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12446/abstract [2015, May 15].


12 May 2015


Steenhuisen, S., Balmer, A., Zoeller, K., Kuhn, N., Midgley, J., Hansen, D. & Johnson, S.D. (in press). Carnivorous mammals feed on nectar of Protea species (Proteaceae) in South Africa and likely contribute to their pollinationAfrican Journal of Ecology. Available: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aje.12225/abstract.


Cyrus, M.D., Bolton, J.J. & Macey, B.M. 2015. The role of the green seaweed Ulva as a dietary supplement for full life-cycle grow-out of Tripneustes gratillaAquaculture. 446: 187-197. DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.05.002.


8 May 2015


Lemaire, B., Dlodlo, O., Chimphango, S., Stirton, C., Schrire, B., Boatwright, J.S., Honnay, O., Smets, E. et al. 2015. Symbiotic diversity, specificity and distribution of rhizobia in native legumes of the Core Cape Subregion (South Africa)FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 91(2): 1-17. DOI:10.1093/femsec/fiu024.


07 May 2015


Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. (in press). Recent radiation of Brachystelma and Ceropegia (Apocynaceae) across the Old World against a background of climatic changeMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2015.04.015.


Cyrus, M.D., Bolton, J.J. & Macey, B.M. (in press). The role of the green seaweed Ulva as a dietary supplement for full life-cycle grow-out of Tripneustes gratillaAquaculture. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0044848615002586.


Wilkin, P. & Muasya, A.M. 2015. Clarifying the Dioscorea buchananii Benth. species complex: a new potentially extinct subspecies for South AfricaPhytokeys. 48: 51-72. DOI:10.3897/phytokeys.48.6806.


Moran, V.C. & Hoffmann, J.H. 2015. The fourteen International Symposia on Biological Control of Weeds, 1969–2014: Delegates, demographics and inferences from the debate on non-target effectsBiological Control. 87(:): 23-31. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2015.04.008.


23 April 2015


Clarke, P.J., Lawes, M.J., Murphy, B.P., Russell-Smith, J., Nano, C.E.M., Bradstock, R., Enright, N.J., Fontaine, J.B. et al. (in press). A synthesis of postfire recovery traits of woody plants in Australian ecosystemsScience of the Total Environment. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.002.


22 April 2015


Skelton, R.P., West, A.G. & Dawson, T.E. 2015. Predicting plant vulnerability to drought in biodiverse regions using functional traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1503376112.


Stirton, C.H., Stajsic, V. & Bello, A. 2015. Naturalised species of Psoralea (Fabaceae: Psoraleeae) in AustraliaMuelleria. 33: 97-107.


Poulsen, Z.C. & Hoffman, M.T. 2015. The camera never liesVeld & Flora. 101(1): 23-25. Available: http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/veld_v101_n1_a13 [2015, April 22].


Rothman, M.D., Mattio, L., Wernberg, T., Anderson, R.J., Uwai, S., Mohring, M.B. & Bolton, J.J. 2015. A molecular investigation of the genus Ecklonia (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales) with special focus on the Southern HemisphereJournal of Phycology. 51(2): 236-246. DOI:10.1111/jpy.12264.


Clarke, P.J., Lawes, M.J., Murphy, B.P., Russell-Smith, J., Nano, C.E.M., Bradstock, R., Enright, N.J., Fontaine, J.B. et al. (in press). A synthesis of postfire recovery traits of woody plants in Australian ecosystemsScience of the Total Environment. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.002.


14 April 2015


Charles-Dominique, T., Beckett, H., Midgley, G.F. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Bud protection: a key trait for species sorting in a forest-savanna mosaicNew Phytologist. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13406.


2 April 2015


Gillson, L. 2015. Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the AnthropoceneOxford University Press.


31 March 2015


Cramer, M.D. & Midgley, J.J. 2015. The distribution and spatial patterning of mima-like mounds in South Africa suggests genesis through vegetation induced aeolian sediment deposition. Journal of Arid Environments. 119: 16-26. DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.03.011.


Hempson, G.P., Illius, A.W., Hendricks, H.H., Bond, W.J. & Vetter, S. (In press). Herbivore population regulation and resource heterogeneity in a stochastic environmentEcology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1501.1.


12 March 2015


Mattio, L., Anderson, R.J. & Bolton, J.J. 2015. A revision of the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in South AfricaSouth African Journal of Botany. 98: 95-107. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.02.008.


10 March 2015


Verboom, G.A., Bergh, N.G., Haiden, S.A., Hoffmann, V. & Britton, M.N. (in press). Topography as a driver of diversification in the Cape Floristic Region of South AfricaNew Phytologist. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13342.


Terer, T., Muasya, A.M. & Triest, L. 2015. Strong isolation by distance revealed among Cyperus papyrus populations in the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Victoria, and isolated wetlands of KenyaAquatic Botany. 121: 57-66. DOI:10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.11.004.


Bello, A., Stirton, C.H., Chimphango, S.B.M. & Muasya, A.M. 2015. Psoralea diturnerae and P. vanberkelae (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae): two new species restricted to the Core Cape Region of South AfricaPhytokeys. 44: 97-107. DOI:10.3897/phytokeys.44.8999.


09 March 2015


Carrick, P.J. 2014. Australia e still leaders, but the vanguard has been lost [Letter to the Editor]. Journal of Cleaner Production. 84:41. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.08.099


Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H. & Muasya, A.M. 2015. Phylogenetic exploration of commonly used medicinal plants in South AfricaMolecular Ecology Resources. 15(2): 405-413. DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12310.


Wigley, B.J., Bond, W.J., Fritz, H. & Coetsee, C. 2015. Mammal browsers and rainfall affect acacia leaf nutrient content, defense, and growth in South African savannas. Biotropica. 47(2): 190-200. DOI:10.1111/btp.12192.


Camacho, O., Mattio, L., Draisma, S., Fredericq, S. & Diaz-Pulido, G. 2015. Morphological and molecular assessment of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from Caribbean Colombia, including the proposal of Sargassum giganteum sp. nov., Sargassum schnetteri comb. nov. and Sargassum section Cladophyllum sect. nov. Systematics and Biodiversity. 13(2): 105-130. DOI:10.1080/14772000.2014.972478.


Camacho, O., Mattio, L., Draisma, S., Fredericq, S. & Diaz-Pulido, G. 2015. Erratum: Morphological and molecular assessment of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from Caribbean Colombia, including the proposal of Sargassum giganteum sp. nov., Sargassum schnetteri comb. nov., and Sargassum section Cladophyllum sect. nov. (Systematics and Biodiversity (2015))Systematics and Biodiversity. 13(2): 207. DOI:10.1080/14772000.2015.1009703.


11 February 2015


Craine, J.M., Elmore, A.J., Wang, L., Augusto, L., Baisden, W.T., Brookshire, E.N.J., Cramer, M.D., Hasselquist, N.J. et al. 2015. Convergence of soil nitrogen isotopes across global climate gradientsScientific Reports. 5. DOI:10.1038/srep08280


02 February 2015


 Veldman, J.W., Overbeck, G.E., Negreiros, D., Mahy, G., Le Stradic, S., Fernandes, G.W., Durigan, G., Buisson, E. Putz, F.E., Bond, W.J. 2015. Tyranny of trees in grassy biomesScience. 347(6221): 484-485.


21 January 2015


Dludlu, M.N., Muasya, A.M., Chimphango, S.B.M. & Stirton, C.H. 2015. Taxonomy of the southern African Psoralea aphylla ​complex (Psoraleeae, Leguminosae). South African Journal of Botany. 97(0): 77-100. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.11.009.


19 January 2015


Gillson, L. 2015. Evidence of a tipping point in a southern African savanna? Ecological Complexity. 2178-86. DOI:10.1016/j.ecocom.2014.12.005.


Zeppel, M.J.B., Harrison, S.P., Adams, H.D., Kelley, D.I., Li, G., Tissue, D.T., Dawson, T.E., Fensham, R. et al. (in press). Drought and resprouting plantsNew Phytologist. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13205.


Maistry, P.M., Muasya, A.M., Valentine, A.J. & Chimphango, S.B.M. 2015. Increasing nitrogen supply stimulates phosphorus acquisition mechanisms in the fynbos species Aspalathus linearisFunctional Plant Biology. 42(1): 52-62. DOI:10.1071/FP14100.

 


 

Coetsee, C., Bond, W.J. & Wigley, B.J. (in press). Forest and fynbos are alternative states on the same nutrient poor geological substrateSouth African Journal of Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2014.11.007.


Camacho, O., Mattio, L., Draisma, S., Fredericq, S. & Diaz-Pulido, G. (in press). Morphological and molecular assessment of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from Caribbean Colombia, including the proposal of Sargassum giganteum sp. nov., Sargassum schnetteri comb. nov. and Sargassum section Cladophyllum sect. nov.Systematics and Biodiversity. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2014.972478 [2015, January 16].


Terer, T., Muasya, A.M. & Triest, L. (in press). Strong isolation by distance revealed among Cyperus papyrus populations in the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Victoria and isolated wetlands of KenyaAquatic Botany. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.11.004.


Blamey, L.K., Shannon, L.J., Bolton, J.J., Crawford, R.J.M., Dufois, F., Evers-King, H., Griffiths, C.L., Hutchings, L. et al. 2014. Ecosystem change in the southern Benguela and the underlying processes Journal of Marine Systems. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.11.006.


Reimers, B., Griffiths, C.L. & Hoffman, M.T. 2014. Repeat photography as a tool for detecting and monitoring historical changes in South African coastal habitats. African Journal of Marine Science. 36(3): 387-398. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2014.954618.


Scogings, P.F., Hattas, D., Skarpe, C., Hjältén, J., Dziba, L., Zobolo, A. & Rooke, T. 2015. Seasonal variations in nutrients and secondary metabolites in semi-arid savannas depend on year and species. Journal of Arid Environments. 11454-61. DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.11.003.


McAuliffe, J.R., Timm Hoffman, M., McFadden, L.D. & King, M.P. 2014. Role of aeolian sediment accretion in the formation of heuweltjie earth mounds, western South Africa. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 39(14): 1900-1912. DOI:10.1002/esp.3583.


Klak, C., Helme, N.A. & Bruyns, P.V. 2015. Cheiridopsis alba-oculata (Aizoaceae: Ruschioideae, Ruschieae) - A new quartz-endemic from southern Namaqualand, South AfricaSouth African Journal of Botany. 961-5. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.11.001.


Melin, A., Rouget, M., Midgley, J.J. & Donaldson, J.S. 2014. Pollination ecosystem services in South African agricultural systems. South African Journal of Science. 110(11-12): DOI:10.1590/sajs.2014/20140078.


Ellis, L.T., Aleffi, M., Tacchi, R., Alegro, A., Alonso, M., Asthana, A.K., Sahu, V., Biasuso, A.B. et al. 2014. New national and regional bryophyte records, 41. Journal of Bryology. 36(4): 306-324. DOI:10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000123.


Andre´s-Sa´nchez, S., Galbany-Casals, M., Bergmeier, E., Rico, E. & Martı´nez-Ortega, M.M. (in press). Systematic significance and evolutionary dynamics of the achene twin hairs in Filago (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae) and related genera: further evidence of morphological homoplasy. Plant Systematics and Evolution. DOI:10.1007/s00606-014-1185-7.


Retief, K., West, A.G. & Pfab, M.F. Can stable isotopes and radiocarbon dating provide a forensic solution for curbing illegal harvesting of threatened cycads? Journal of Forensic Sciences. 59(6): 1541-1551. DOI:10.1111/1556-4029.12644.


10 December 2014


Rothman, M.D., Mattio, L., Wernberg, T., Anderson, R.J., Uwai, S., Mohring, M.B. & Bolton, J.J. (in press). A molecular investigation of the genus Ecklonia (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales) with special focus on the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Phycology. DOI:10.1111/jpy.12264.


Terer, T., Muasya, A.M. & Triest, L. (in press). Strong isolation by distance revealed among Cyperus papyrus populations in the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Victoria and isolated wetlands of KenyaAquatic Botany. DOI:10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.11.004.


08 December 2014


Melin, A., Rouget, M., Midgley, J.J. & Donaldson, J.S. 2014. Pollination ecosystem services in South African agricultural systems. South African Journal of Science. 110(11-12): DOI:10.1590/sajs.2014/20140078.


Klak, C., Helme, N.A. & Bruyns, P.V. (in press). Cheiridopsis alba-oculata (Aizoaceae: Ruschioideae, Ruschieae) - A new quartz-endemic from southern Namaqualand, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.11.001.


Scogings, P.F., Hattas, D., Skarpe, C., Hjältén, J., Dziba, L., Zobolo, A. & Rooke, T. 2015. Seasonal variations in nutrients and secondary metabolites in semi-arid savannas depend on year and species. Journal of Arid Environments. 11454-61. DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.11.003.


McAuliffe, J.R., Timm Hoffman, M., McFadden, L.D. & King, M.P. 2014. Role of aeolian sediment accretion in the formation of heuweltjie earth mounds, western South Africa. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 39(14): 1900-1912. DOI:10.1002/esp.3583.


Reimers, B., Griffiths, C.L. & Hoffman, M.T. 2014. Repeat photography as a tool for detecting and monitoring historical changes in South African coastal habitats. African Journal of Marine Science. 36(3): 387-398. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2014.954618


Blamey, L.K., Shannon, L.J., Bolton, J.J., Crawford, R.J.M., Dufois, F., Evers-King, H., Griffiths, C.L., Hutchings, L. et al. (in press). Ecosystem change in the southern Benguela and the underlying processes. Journal of Marine Systems. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.11.006.


10 November 2014


Ellis, L.T., ​​​Aleffi, M., Tacchi, R., Alegro, A., Alonso, M., Asthana, A.K., Sahu, V., Biasuso, A.B.,  Callaghan, D.A., Ezer, T., Kara, R., Seyli, T., Garilleti, R., Gil-López, M.J., Gwynne-Evans, D., Hedderson, T.A., et al. 2014. New national and regional bryophyte records, 41Journal of Bryology. 36(4): 306-324. DOI:10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000123.


07 November 2014


Wakeling, J.L., Bond, W.J., Ghaui, M. & February, E.C. (in press). Grass competition and the savanna-grassland ‘treeline’: A question of root gaps? South African Journal of Botany. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.09.007.


03 November 2014


Van den Heuvel, Irene M. & Midgley, J.J. 2014. Towards an isotope ecology of Cape Fynbos small mammalsAfrican Zoology. 49(2): 195-202.


Melo-de-Pinna, G.F.A., Ogura, A.S., Arruda, E.C.P. & Klak, C. 2014. Repeated evolution of endoscopic peripheral vascular bundles in succulent leaves of Aizoaceae (Caryophyllales). Taxon. 63(5): 1037-1052. DOI:10.12705/635.8.


Bruyns, P.V., Oliveira-Neto, M., Melo-de-Pinna, G.F. & Klak, C. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships in the Didiereaceae with special reference to subfamily PortulacarioideaeTaxon. 63(5): 1053-1064. 10.12705/635.36


30 October 2014


Cyrus, M.D., Bolton, J.J., Scholtz, R. & Macey, B.M. (in press). The advantages of Ulva (Chlorophyta) as an additive in sea urchin formulated feeds: effects on palatability, consumption and digestibilityAquaculture Nutrition. DOI:10.1111/anu.12182.


22 October 2014


Klak, C., Hanáček, P. & Bruyns, P.V. 2014. Phylogeny and taxonomy for Mesembryanthemum subg. Volkeranthus (Aizoaceae-Mesembryanthemoideae)South African Journal of Botany. 95112-122. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.08.006.


Hempson, G.P., Archibald, S., Bond, W.J., Ellis, R.P., Grant, C.C., Kruger, F.J., Kruger, L.M., Moxley, C. et al. (in press). Ecology of grazing lawns in AfricaBiological Reviews. DOI:10.1111/brv.12145.


Cardoso, Domingos B. O. S., Stirton, C.H. & Torke, B.M. 2014. Taxonomy of South American Ormosia (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae): Recircumscription of O. costulata, Reinstatement of O. trifoliolata, and the New Species O. lewisii from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Systematic Botany. 39(4): 1132-1141. DOI:10.1600/036364414X683903.


Tonnabel, J., Mignot, A., Douzery, E.J.P., Rebelo, A.G., Schurr, F.M., Midgley, J., Illing, N., Justy, F. et al. 2014. Convergent and correlated evolution of major life-history traits in the angiosperm genus Leucadendron (Proteaceae)Evolution. 68(10): 2775-2792. DOI:10.1111/evo.12480.


Hedderson, T.A.J., Gwynne-Evans, D., Ah-Peng, C. & Ribeiro, D. (in press). A contribution to the bryoflora of Mozambique from the ‘Google Forest’, Mabu Mountain, Zambezia ProvinceJournal of Bryology. DOI:10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000117.


Retief, K., West, A.G. & Pfab, M.F. (in press). Can stable isotopes and radiocarbon dating provide a forensic solution for curbing illegal harvesting of threatened cycads? Journal of Forensic Sciences.


22 September 2014


Mendoza, C.G., Isnard, S., Charles-Dominique, T., Van Den Bulcke, J., Rowe, N.P., Van Acker, J., Goetghebeur, P. & Samain, M.-. 2014. Bouldering: An alternative strategy to long-vertical climbing in root-climbing hortensiasJournal of the Royal Society Interface. 11(99): DOI:10.1098/rsif.2014.0611.


04 September 2014


Lawes, M.J., Richardson, S.J., Clarke, P.J., Midgley, J.J., McGlone, M.S. & Bellingham, P.J. 2014. Bark thickness does not explain the different susceptibility of Australian and New Zealand temperate rain forests to anthropogenic fireJournal of Biogeography. 41(8): 1467-1477. DOI:10.1111/jbi.12292.


Matimati, I., Anthony Verboom, G. & Cramer, M.D. 2014. Do hydraulic redistribution and nocturnal transpiration facilitate nutrient acquisition in Aspalathus linearis? Oecologia. 175(4): 1129-1142. DOI:10.1007/s00442-014-2987-6


28 August 2014


Maurin, O., Davies, T.J., Burrows, J.E., Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Muasya, A.M., van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. 2014. Savanna fire and the origins of the 'underground forests' of Africa. New Phytologist. 204(1): 201-214. DOI:10.1111/nph.12936.


19 August 2014


Cramer, M.D. & Barger, N.N. 2014. Are mima-like mounds the consequence of long-term stability of vegetation spatial patterning?Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 409: 72-83. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.04.026.


West, A.G., February, E.C. & Bowen, G.J. 2014. Spatial analysis of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes ("isoscapes") in ground water and tap water across South AfricaJournal of Geochemical Exploration. 145:213-222. DOI:10.1016/j.gexplo.2014.06.009.


Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H. & Muasya, A.M. (in press). Phylogenetic exploration of commonly used medicinal plants in South AfricaMolecular Ecology Resources. DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12310


24 July 2014


Britton, M.N., Hedderson, T.A. & Verboom, G.A. 2014. Topography as a driver of cryptic speciation in the high-elevation cape sedge Tetraria triangularis (Boeck.) C. B. Clarke (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae)Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 7796-109. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.03.024.


Britton, M.N., Hedderson, T.A. & Verboom, G.A. 2014. Topography as a driver of cryptic speciation in the high-elevation cape sedge Tetraria triangularis (Boeck.) C. B. Clarke (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae)Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 7796-109. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.03.024.


Maurin, O., Davies, T.J., Burrows, J.E., Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Muasya, A.M., van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. (in press). Savanna fire and the origins of the "underground forests" of AfricaNew Phytologist. DOI:10.1111/nph.12936.


15 July 2014


O'Connor, T.,G., Puttick, J.R. & Hoffman, M.T. 2014. Bush encroachment in southern Africa: changes and causes. African Journal of Range & Forage Science. 31(2): 67-88. DOI:10.2989/10220119.2014.939996.


Puttick, J.R., Hoffman, M.T. & Gambiza, J. 2014. The impact of land use on woody plant cover and species composition on the Grahamstown municipal commonage: implications for South Africa's land reform programmeAfrican Journal of Range & Forage Science. 31(2): 123-133. DOI:10.2989/10220119.2014.910835


08 July 2014


Matimati, I., Verboom, G.A. & Cramer, M.D. (in press). Do hydraulic redistribution and nocturnal transpiration facilitate nutrient acquisition in Aspalathus linearis? Oecologia. DOI:10.1007/s00442-014-2987-6.


West, A.G., February, E.C. & Bowen, G.J. (in press). Spatial analysis of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes (“isoscapes”) in ground water and tap water across South Africa. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. DOI:10.1016/j.gexplo.2014.06.009.


Tonnabel, J., Mignot, A., Douzery, E.J.P., Rebelo, A.G., Schurr, F.M., Midgley, J., Illing, N., Justy, F. et al. (in press). Convergent and correlated evolution of major life history traits in the angiosperm genus Leucadendron (Proteaceae). Evolution. DOI:10.1111/evo.12480.


13 June 2014


Stevens, N., Seal, C.E., Archibald, S. & Bond, W. 2014. Increasing temperatures can improve seedling establishment in arid-adapted savanna treesOecologia. 175(3): 1029-1040. DOI:10.1007/s00442-014-2958-y.


Ward, D., Hoffman, M.T. & Collocott, S.J. (in press). A century of woody plant encroachment in the dry Kimberley savanna of South AfricaAfrican Journal of Range & Forage Science. DOI:10.2989/10220119.2014.914974.


27 May 2014


Rusch, U.D., Midgley, J.J. & Anderson, B. 2014. Seasonal fluctuations in rodent seed caching and consumption behaviour in fynbos shrublands: Implications for fire managementSouth African Journal of Botany. 93(0): 217-221. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.04.011.


Cramer, M.D. & Barger, N.N. (in press). Are mima-like mounds the consequence of long-term stability of vegetation spatial patterning? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.04.026.


24 April 2014


Gillson, L. & Marchant, R. 2014. From myopia to clarity: sharpening the focus of ecosystem management through the lens of palaeoecologyTrends in Ecology & Evolution. 29(6):317-325. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.010


McAuliffe, J.R., Timm Hoffman, M., McFadden, L.D. & King, M.P. 2014. Role of aeolian sediment accretion in the formation of heuweltjie earth mounds, western South AfricaEarth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI:10.1002/esp.3583


Gillson, L. & Marchant, R. (in press). From myopia to clarity: sharpening the focus of ecosystem management through the lens of palaeoecologyTrends in Ecology & Evolution. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.010


Terer, T., Muasya, A.M., Higgins, S., Gaudet, J.J. & Triest, L. 2014. Importance of seedling recruitment for regeneration and maintaining genetic diversity of Cyperus papyrus during drawdown in Lake Naivasha, KenyaAquatic Botany. 116:93-102. DOI:10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.02.008


Bauters, K., Larridon, I., Reynders, M., Asselman, P., Vridaghs, A., Muasya, A.M., Simpson, D.A. & Goetghebeur, P. 2014. A new classification for Lipocarpha and Volkiella as infrageneric taxa of Cyperus s.l. (Cypereae, Cyperoideae, Cyperaceae): insights from species tree reconstruction supplemented with morphological and floral developmental dataPhytotaxa. 166(1):1-32. DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.166.1.1


Britton, M.N., Hedderson, T.A. & Anthony Verboom, G. (in press). Topography as a driver of cryptic speciation in the high-elevation cape sedge Tetraria triangularis (Boeck.) C. B. Clarke (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae)Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.03.024


Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. (in press). Evolution of the stapeliads (Apocynaceae–Asclepiadoideae) – repeated major radiation across Africa in an Old World groupMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.03.022


Joubert, D., Zimmermann, I., Fendler, J., Winschiers-Theophilus, H., Graz, F.P., Smit, N. & Hoffman, M.T. (in press). The development of an expert system for arid rangeland management in central Namibia with emphasis on bush thickeningAfrican Journal of Range & Forage Science. DOI:10.2989/10220119.2014.899271


Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y., Muasya, A.M. & Linder, H.P. (in press). A revised evolutionary history of Poales: Origins and diversification. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI:10.1111/boj.12160


01 April 2014


Puttick, J.R., Hoffman, M.T. & Gambiza, J. (in press). The influence of South Africa’s post-apartheid land reform policies on bush encroachment and range condition: a case study of Fort Beaufort’s municipal commonageAfrican Journal of Range & Forage Science. DOI:10.2989/10220119.2014.880943


28 March 2014


Jack, S., Hoffman, M., Rohde, R., Durbach, I. & Archibald, M. 2014. Blow me down: A new perspective on Aloe dichotoma mortality from windthrowBMC Ecology. 14(1): 7. Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6785/14/7.


Slingsby, J.A., Britton, M.N. & Verboom, G.A. 2014. Ecology limits the diversity of the Cape flora: Phylogenetics and diversification of the genus TetrariaMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 72:61-70. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.017


Jerardino, A., Wiltshire, N., Webley, L., Tusenius, M., Halkett, D., Hoffman, M.T. & Maggs, T. 2014. Site Distribution and Chronology at Soutpansklipheuwel, a Rocky Outcrop on the West Coast of South AfricaThe Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 9(1):88-110. DOI:10.1080/15564894.2013.840872


Parr, C.L., Lehmann, C.E.R., Bond, W.J., Hoffmann, W.A. & Andersen, A.N. (in press). Tropical grassy biomes: misunderstood, neglected, and under threatTrends in Ecology & Evolution. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2014.02.004


Hempson, G.P., Midgley, J.J., Lawes, M.J., Vickers, K.J. & Kruger, L.M. (in press). Comparing bark thickness: testing methods with bark-stem data from two South African fire-prone biomes.Journal of Vegetation Science. DOI:10.1111/jvs.12171


Wigley, B.J., Fritz, H., Coetsee, C. & Bond, W.J. 2014.Herbivores shape woody plant communities in the Kruger National Park: Lessons from three long-term exclosures.Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science.56(1): Available:http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v56i1.1165.


Carla Staver, A. & Bond, W.J. 2014.Is there a 'browse trap'? Dynamics of herbivore impacts on trees and grasses in an African savanna.Journal of Ecology.102(3): 595-602. DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12230.


Before 11 March 2014


Dixon, R.R.M., Mattio, L., Huisman, J.M., Payri, C.E., Bolton, J.J. & Gurgel, C.F.D. 2014.North meets south – taxonomic and biogeographic implications of a phylogenetic assessment ofSargassumsubgeneraArthrophycusandBactrophycus(Fucales, Phaeophyceae).Phycologia.53(1):15-22. DOI:10.2216/13-173.1


Hedderson, T.A.J., Bizuru, E., Mujawamariya, M. & Raondry-Rakotoarisoa, N. 2014.New and additional moss records for Rwanda.Journal of Bryology.36(1):72-75. DOI:10.1179/1743282013Y.0000000079


Masubelele, M.L., Hoffman, M.T., Bond, W.J. & Gambiza, J. 2014.A 50 year study shows grass cover has increased in shrublands of semi-arid South Africa.Journal of Arid Environments. 104:43-51. DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.01.011


Welsford, M.R., Midgley, ,Jeremy J. & Johnson, S.D. 2014.Experimental evaluation of insect pollination versus wind pollination inLeucadendron(Proteaceae).International Journal of Plant Sciences. 175(3):296-306. DOI:10.1086/674449


Terer, T., Muasya, A.M., Higgins, S., Gaudet, J.J. & Triest, L. (in press).Importance of seedling recruitment for regeneration and maintaining genetic diversity ofCyperus papyrusduring drawdown in Lake Naivasha, Kenya.Aquatic botany.DOI:10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.02.008


Carla Staver, A. & Bond, W.J. 2014.Is there a ‘browse trap’? Dynamics of herbivore impacts on trees and grasses in an African savanna.Journal of ecology.DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12230


Roos, C.I., Bowman, D.M.J.S., Balch, J.K., Artaxo, P., Bond, W.J., Cochrane, M., D’Antonio, C.M., DeFries, R. et al. 2014.Pyrogeography, historical ecology, and the human dimensions of fire regimes.Journal of biogeography,41:833–836.DOI:10.1111/jbi.12285


Ellis, L.T., Bayliss, J., Bruggeman-Nannenga, M.A., Cykowska, B., Ochyra, R., Gremmen, N.J.M., Frahm, J., Hedderson, T.A. et al. 2014.New national and regional bryophyte records, 38.Journal of Bryology. 36(1): 61-72. DOI:10.1179/1743282013Y.0000000085


Moncrieff, G.R.1., Chamaillé-Jammes, S. & Bond, W.J.1. 2014.Modelling direct and indirect impacts of browser consumption on woody plant growth: moving beyond biomass.Oikos.123(3):315-322. DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00904.x


Lawes, M.J., Richardson, S.J., Clarke, P.J., Midgley, J.J., McGlone, M.S. & Bellingham, P.J. (in press).Bark thickness does not explain the different susceptibility of Australian and New Zealand temperate rain forests to anthropogenic fire.Journal of Biogeography.DOI:10.1111/jbi.12292


Lehmann, C.E.R., Anderson, T.M., Sankaran, M., Higgins, S.I., Archibald, S., Hoffmann, W.A., Hanan, N.P., Williams, R.J. et al. 2014.Savanna vegetation-fire-climate relationships differ among continents.Science.343(6170): 548-552. DOI:10.1126/science.1247355.


Van Der Niet, T., Pirie, M.D., Shuttleworth, A., Johnson, S.D. & Midgley, J.J. 2014.Do pollinator distributions underlie the evolution of pollination ecotypes in the Cape shrubEricaplukenetii?Annals of botany,113(2):301-315. DOI:10.1093/aob/mct193


Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y., Slingsby, J.A., Verboom, G.A. & Bond, W.J. 2014.Diversification of C4grasses (Poaceae) does not coincide with their ecological dominance.American journal of botany,101:300-307. DOI:10.3732/ajb.1300439


Bentley, J., Verboom, G. & Bergh, N. 2014.Erosive processes after tectonic uplift stimulate vicariant and adaptive speciation: evolution in an Afrotemperate-endemic paper daisy genus.BMC Evolutionary Biology.14(1): 27. Available:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/14/27.


Matimati, I., Verboom, G.A. & Cramer, M.D. 2014.Nitrogen regulation of transpiration controls mass-flow acquisition of nutrients.Journal of experimental botany.65(1):159-168. DOI:10.1093/jxb/ert367


Peirson, J.A., Bruyns, P.V., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J. & Berry, P.E. 2013.A molecular phylogeny and classification of the largely succulent and mainly AfricanEuphorbiasubg.Athymalus(Euphorbiaceae).Taxon.62(6): 1178-1199. DOI:10.12705/626.12


Philippon, N., Martiny, N., Camberlin, P., Hoffman, M.T. & Gond, V. 2014.Timing and patterns of ENSO signal in Africa over the last 30 years: insights from Normalized Difference Vegetation Index data.Journal of climate.DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00365.1


Potts, A.J., Hedderson, T.A. & Grimm, G.W. 2014.Constructing phylogenies in the presence of intra-individual site polymorphisms (2ISPs) with a focus on the nuclear ribosomal cistron.Systematic biology.63(1):1-16. DOI:10.1093/sysbio/syt052


Moncrieff, G.R., Scheiter, S., Bond, W.J. & Higgins, S.I. 2014.Increasing atmospheric CO2overrides the historical legacy of multiple stable biome states in Africa.New phytologist.201(3):908-915. DOI:10.1111/nph.12551


2013


Muasya, A.M., Viljoen, J., Dludlu, M.N. & Demissew, S. (in press).Phylogenetic position ofCyperus clandestinus(Cypereae, Cyperaceae) clarified by morphological and molecular evidence.Nordic Journal of Botany. DOI:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2012.01700.x


Cyrus, M.D., Bolton, J.J., De Wet, L. & Macey, B.M. 2013.The development of a formulated feed containingUlva(Chlorophyta) to promote rapid growth and enhanced production of high quality roe in the sea urchinTripneustes gratilla(Linnaeus).Aquaculture research.45(1):159-176. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2012.03219.x


Browne, C.M., Milne, R., Griffiths, C., Bolton, J.J. & Anderson, R.J. 2013.Epiphytic seaweeds and invertebrates associated with South African populations of the rocky shore seagrassThalassodendron leptocaule:a hidden wealth of biodiversity.African journal of marine science.35(4):523-531. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2013.864332


Verstraete, B., Janssens, S., Lemaire, B., Smets, E. & Dessein, S. 2013.Phylogenetic lineages in Vanguerieae (Rubiaceae) associated withBurkholderiabacteria in sub-Saharan Africa.American journal of botany.100(12): 2380-2387. DOI:10.3732/ajb.1300303


Seddon, A.W.R., Mackay, A.W., Baker, A.G., Birks, H.J.B., Breman, E., Buck, C.E., Ellis, E.C., Froyd, C.A., Gill, J.L., Gillson, L. et al. 2014.Looking forward through the past: identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology.Journal of Ecology. 102(1):256-267. DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12195


Slingsby, J.A., Britton, M.N. & Anthony Verboom, G. (in press).Ecology limits the diversity of the Cape flora: Phylogenetics and diversification of the genusTetraria.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.017


Wilding, N., Ah-Peng, C. & Hedderson, T.A. 2013.Out of obscurity: on the identity ofEntosthodon pertenellus(Broth.) Kis (Funariaceae).Polish Botanical Journal. 58(2). DOI:10.2478/pbj-2013-0046


Viljoen, J., Muasya, A.M., Barrett, R.L., Bruhl, J.J., Gibbs, A.K., Slingsby, J.A., Wilson, K.L. & Verboom, G.A. (in press).Radiation and repeated transoceanic dispersal of Schoeneae (Cyperaceae) through the southern hemisphere.American Journal of Botany. DOI:10.3732/ajb.1300105


Smit, A.J., Roberts, M., Anderson, R.J., Dufois, F., Dudley, S.F.J., Bornman, T.G., Olbers, J. & Bolton, J.J. 2013.A coastal seawater temperature dataset for biogeographical studies: large biases betweenIn Situand remotely-sensed data sets around the coast of South Africa.Plos One.8(12): Available:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0081944.


Cramer, M.D. & Barger, N.N. 2013.Are Namibian "Fairy Circles" the consequence of self-organizing spatial vegetation patterning?Plos One.8(8): Available:http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0070876[28 October 2013].


McGeoch, M.A., Dawson, T.P. & Gillson, L. 2013.Accommodating the human response for realistic adaptation planning: Response to Watson and Segan.Trends in Ecology and Evolution.28(10):574-575. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2013.07.001


February, E.C., Matimati, I., Hedderson, T.A. & Musil, C.F. 2013.Root nichepartitioning between shallow rooted succulents in a South African semi desert:Implications for diversity.Plant ecology.214(9):1181-1187. DOI:10.1007/s11258-013-0242-6


Samuels, I., Allsopp, N. & Hoffman, M.T. 2013.How could herd mobility be used to manage resources and livestock grazing in semi-arid rangeland commons?African journal of range and forage science.30(1-2):85-89. DOI:10.2989/10220119.2013.781063


Rusch, U.D., Midgley, J.J. & Anderson, B. 2013.Competing seed consumers drive the evolution of scatter-hoarding: Why rodents do not put all their seeds in one larder.African Zoology.48(1): 152-158. DOI:10.3377/004.048.0115.


Potts, A.J., Hedderson, T.A. & Cowling, R.M. 2013.Testing large-scale conservation corridors designed for patterns and processes: Comparativephylogeography of three tree species.Diversity and distributions.19(11):1418-1428. DOI:10.1111/ddi.12113


Dludlu, M.N., Stirton, C.H., Chimphango, S.B.M., Bello, A. & Muasya, A.M. 2013.Phylogenetic position of the southern African members of the tribe Psoraleeaebased on molecular and morphological data.South african journal of botany.89:150-155. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.019


Klak, C., Bruyns, P.V. & Hanácek, P. 2013.A phylogenetic hypothesis for therecently diversified Ruschieae (Aizoaceae) in southern Africa.Molecular phylogenetics and evolution.69(3):1005-1020. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.030


Wigley, B.J., Coetsee, C., Hartshorn, A.S. & Bond, W.J. 2013.What do ecologistsmiss by not digging deep enough? Insights and methodological guidelines forassessing soil fertility status in ecological studies.Acta oecologica.51:17-27. DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.05.007


Kambatuku, J.R., Cramer, M.D. & Ward, D. 2013.Overlap in soil water sources of savanna woody seedlings and grasses.Ecohydrology.6(3):464-473. DOI:10.1002/eco.1273


Turner, B.L., Lambers, H., Condron, L.M., Cramer, M.D., Leake, J.R., Richardson, A.E.& Smith, S.E. 2013.Soil microbial biomass and the fate of phosphorus during long-term ecosystem development.Plant and soil.367(1-2):225-234. DOI:10.1007/s11104-012-1493


Maistry, P.M., Cramer, M.D. & Chimphango, S.B. 2013.N and P colimitation ofN2-fixing and N-supplied fynbos legumes from the Cape Floristic Region.Plant and soil.373(1-2):217-228. DOI:10.1007/s11104-013-1793-y


February, E.C., Higgins, S.I., Bond, W.J. & Swemmer, L. 2013.Influence of competition and rainfall manipulation on the growth responses of savanna treesand grasses.Ecology.94(5):1155-1164.