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ADAIR M.G., FORGUS J.J., MAIN D.C., TAFT J.M., DA SILVA J.M., TOLLEY K.A. 2023. The pros and cons of buccal swabbing and tail clipping for monitoring reptilian biodiversity. South African Journal of Science volume 119 (11/12)
AUSTIN L., DOS SANTOS Q.M., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A. 2023. Additional data on Spinitectus petterae (Nematoda: Rhabditida) from Clarias gariepinus (Siluriformes: Clariidae) in the Vaal River system: conserved morphology or high intraspecific genetic variability?. Folia Parasitologica. volume 70: 002 doi: 10.14411/fp.2023.002
AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A., NAGASAWA K., DOS SANTOS Q.M., OLDEWAGE W.H. 2023. Pathology caused by introduced Neoergasilus japonicus (Copepoda: Ergasilidae) to the skin of indigenous Tilapia sparrmanii in South Africa and scanning electron microscopy study of the wound-inflicting structures. Journal of Fish Diseases volume EARLY RELEASE
BILTON D.T. 2023. Out of the Palaearctic: the Helophorus water beetles of the Afrotropical Region (Coleoptera: Helophoridae). Acta Entomologica volume 63(2): 249-264. doi: 10.37520/aemnp.2023.014
BILTON D.T. 2023. Two new species of Hydraena Kugelann, 1794 from Sao Tome Island – an apparent adaptive radiation (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae). Zootaxa volume 5254(4): 593 – 600.
BILTON D.T., 2023. New species and new records of minute moss beetles from East Africa (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae volume 63(1): 103-110 doi: 10.37520/aemnp.2023.004
BILTON D.T., BIRD M.S. 2023. Eupotemus tuberculatus sp. Nov., the first hooded shore beetle confirmed from southern Africa (Coleoptera, Epimetopidae). Zootaxa volume 5339(2): 196-200.
BILTON D.T., MLAMBO M.C. 2023. A revision of Delevea Reichardt, 1976: a Southern African endemic water beetle genus including the largest known extant myxophagans (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Torridincolidae). Zootaxa. volume 5285 (2): 311-324 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.5285.2.5
BIRD M.S., BILTON D.T., MLAMBO M.C., PERISSINOTTO R. 2023. Water beetles (Coleoptera) associated with Afrotemperate Forest patches in the Garden Route National Park, South Africa. Zookeys volume 1182: 237-258. 10.3897/zookeys.1182.102866
BOSCH S., BOTHA T.L., WEPENER V. 2023. Influence of different functional CdTe quantum dots on the accumulation of metals, developmental toxicity and respiration in different development stages of the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Frontiers in Toxicology. volume DOI: 10.3389/ftox.2023.1176172
BURIAN A., GRUBER-DORNINGER M., SCHWEICHART J., YASINDI A., BULLING M., JIRSA F., WINTER C., MUIA A.W., SCHAGERL M. 2023. Drivers of microbial food-web structure along productivity gradients. Proceedings of the Royal Society b volume 290: 20231531.
CAMACHO G., ATTWOOD S., TENSEN, L. 2023 Melanistic large-spotted genets (Genetta maculate) in South Africa. African Journal of Wildlife Research, volume 53(1): 162-165
CLUBLEY C.H., FIRTH L.B., WOOD L.E., BILTON D.T., SILVA T.A.M., KNIGHTS A.M. 2023. Science paper on big data? Assessing invasion dynamics using observational data. Science of the Total Evinronment. volume 877: 162754
DAHMS-VESTER S., NEL A., VAN VUREN J.H.J., GREENFIELD R. 2023. Mortality and malformation effects of acute vanadium (V) exposure on the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) embryos. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. volume 30: 55730-55741
DE COITO P.M., EMAMI-KHOYI A., HEDDERSON T.A., TOONEN R.J., TESKE P.R., BRANCH G.M. 3034. A critically endangered estuarine limpet’s only two populations are genoically and morphologically distinct. Aquatic Conservation
DE NECKER L., DYAMOND K., GREENFIELD R., VAN VUREN J.H.J., MALHERBE W. 2023. Aquatic invertebrate community structure and functions within a Ramsar wetland of a premier conservation area in South Africa. Ecological Indicators. volume 148: 110135
DEMIRTAş S., GÜNDÜZ N.E., BILTON D.T. Ecological niche modeling of the Macedonian mouse, Mus macedonicus (Mammalia, Rodentia), under climate change conditions. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution volume 69(1-2): 28-36
DOS SANTOS Q.M., RINDORIA N.M., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A. 2023. Genetic characterisation of four Lamproglena spp. (Copepoda, Lernaeidae) from Africa and the first mitochondrial data. Folia Parasitologica volume 70(014) doi: 10.14411/fp.2023.014
DU PREEZ G.C., SILVA M.S., FOURIE H., GIRGAN C., NETHERLANDS E.C., SWART A., FERREIRA R.L. 2023 Nematode dynamics in an African dolomite cave: what is the role of environmental filtering in spatial and temporal distribution? Basic and Applied Ecology volume 71: 18-32
EMAMI-KHOYI A. 2023. Reconstruction of the complete mitogenomes of predator and prey from a faecal metagenomic dataset. Data in brief volume 52: 109830
EMAMI-KHOYI A., JOOSTE C.M., WASSERMAN R.J., DALU T., RAATH-KRUGER M.J., JANSE VAN VUUREN B., TESKE P.R. Persistent effects of historical sea levels on the population structure of a temporary wetland copepod. Freshwater Biology. volume 00: 1-11
FRANKIEWICZ K.E., CHAU J.H., BACZYNSKI J., WDOWIAK A., OSKOLSKI A. 2023. Wood and bark structure in Buddleja: anatomical background of stem morphology. AoB Plants volume 15(2): plad003
GAFNA D.J. OBANDO J.A., KALWIJ J.M., DOLOS K., SCHMIDTLEIN S. 2023. Climate Change impacts on the availability of anti-malarial plants in Kenya. Climate Change Ecology volume 5:100070
GOLLA T.R., TENSEN L., VIPIN, KUMAR K., KUMAR S., GAUR A. 2023. Neutral and adaptive genetic variation in Indian snow leopards, Panthera unica. Current Science volume 125(2): 204 – 208
GRADWOHL A., WINDISCH J., WEISSENSTEINER M., KEPPLER B.K., KANDIOLLER W., JIRSA F. 2023. Extraction of rare earth elements from aqueous solutions using the ionic liquid trihexyltetradecylphoshonium 3-hydroxy-2-naphthoate. Royal Society of Chemistry RSC Advances volume 13: 24899-24908. DOI: 10.1039/d3ra03967f
GUNDUZ I., DEMIRTAS S., SILSUPUR M., OZMEN M., POLLY P.D., BILTON D.T. 2023. Notes from the Anatolian underground: two new mole taxa from Eastern Turkey, together with a revised phylogeny of the genus Talpa (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Talpidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society zlad049
HOBAN S., BRUFORD M.W., DA SILVA J., FUNK W.C., FRANKKHAM R., Gill M.J., GRUEBER C.E., HEUERTZ M., HUNTER M.E., KERSHAW F., LACY R.C., LEES C., LOPES-FERNANDES M., MACDONALD A.J., MASTRETTA-YANES A., MCGOWAN P.J.K., MEEK M.H., MERGEAY J., MILLETTE K.L., MITTAN-MOREAU C.S., NAVARRO L.M., O’BRIEN D., OGDEN R., SEGELBACHER G., PAZ-VINAS I., VERNESSI C., LAIKRE L. 2023. Genetic diversity goals and targets have improved, but remain insufficient for clear implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Conservation Genetics volume 24 181-191
HOBAN S., DA SILVA J., MASTRETTA-YANES A., GRUEBER C.E., HEUERTZ M., HUNTER M.E., MERGEAY J., PAZ-VINAS I., FUKAYA K., ISHIHAMA F., JORDAN R., KÖPPÄ V., LATORRE-CÁRDENAS M.C., MACDONALD A.J., RINCON-PARRA V., SJÖGREN-GULVE P., TANI N., THURFJELL H., LAIKRE L. Monitoring status and trends in genetic diversity for the Convention on Biological Diversity: An ongoing assessment of genetic indicators in nine countries. Conservation Letters volume 16(3): e12953
KHALATBARI L., GODINHO R., ABOLGHASEMI H., HAKIMI E., GHADIRIAN T., JOWKAR H., BREITENMOSER U., BRITO J.C. 2023. The persistence of the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah relies upon connectivity protection: a landscape genetics perspective. Conservation Genetics volume 24: 461-472.
LATIEF L., GILBERT B.M., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A. Biomineralisation and metal sequestration in a crustacean ectoparasite infecting the gills of a freshwater fish. Journal of Comparative Physiology B VOLUME 193: 271 – 279
MABIKA N., BARSON M., DOS SANTOS Q.M., VAN DYK C., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A. 2023. Additional Taxonomic Information for Lamproglena hemprichii (Copepoda: Lernaeidae) Based on Scanning Electron Microscopy and Genetic Characterization, Alongside Some Aspects of Its Ecology. Zoological Science volume 40(1) ISSN: 0289-0003
MADUENYANE M., DOS SANTOS Q.M., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A. 2023. Gyrodactylus sprostonae Ling, 1962 infects an indigenous cyprinid in southern Africa: An expanded description. Journal of Helminthology. volume 97: e40, 1-10
MAINA J.N. A critical assessment of the cellular defences of the avian respiratory system: are birds in general and poultry in particular relatively more susceptible to pulmonary infections/afflictions? Biological Reviews volume 98: 2152-2187
MAIRAL M., GARCIA-VERDUGO C., LE ROUX J.J., CHAU J.H., JANSE VAN VUUREN B., HUI C., MUNZBERGOVA Z., CHOWN S.L., SHAW J.D. 2023. Multiple introductions, polyploidy and mixed reproductive strategies are linked to genetic diversity and structure in the most widespread invasive plant across Southern Ocean archipelagos. Molecular Ecology. volume 32: 756-771 ISSUE 4
MAKANYA A.N., JIMOH S.A., MAINA J.N. 2023. Methods of In Ovo and Ex Ovo Ostrich Embryo Culture with Observations on the Development and Maturation of the Chorioallantoic Membrane. Microscopy and Microanalysis. volume 00: 1-8
MEIRI S., CHAPPLE D.G. TOLLEY K.A., MITCHELL N., LANIADO T., COX N., BOWLS P., YOUNG B.E., CAETANO G., GESCHKE J., BÖHM M., ROLL U. 2023. Done but not dusted: reflections on the first global reptile assessment and priorities for the second. Biological Conservation volume 278: 109879
MONTGELARD C., MULLER T., ARNAL V., MAREE S., TAYLOR P.J., SANDS A.F., ROBINSON T.J., MATTHEE C.A. 2023. Diversification and evolutionary history of the African laminated-toothed rats (Rodentia, Otomyini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution volume 183: 107779
NOFAL A.P., DOS SANTOS Q.M., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A. 2023. An improved method for isolating camallanid (Nematoda) spicules for scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Helminthology. volume 97: e17, 1-4 https//
OUTA J.O., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A. 2023. Integrated characterisation of Daubaylia burnupiae n. sp. (Nematoda: Daubayliidae) from a freshwater gastropod in South Africa, with comments on the biology of Daubaylia spp. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife volume 20: 96-107 ISSN 2213-2244
PAHAD G., VAN VUUREN B.J., MONTGELARD C. 2023. Paleoclimatic niche modelling reveals the phylogeographichistory of the South African shrew Myosorex (Mammalia, Soricidae) from East Africa. Mammalian Biology volume
PLANAS M., GRISTINA M., PALMA J., QIN G., ROSE E., ROTH O., TESKE P.R. 2023. Editorial: Syngnathid fishes: biology, ecology, physiology, conservation and innovative rearing techniques. Frontiers in Marine Science volume 10:1309683 10.3389/fmars.2023.1309683
POPP M.R. KALWIJ J.M. 2023. Consumer-grade UAV imagery facilitates semantic segmentation of species-rich savanna tree layers. Scientific Reports volume 13: 13892
PRETORIUS M., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A. 2023. Hatchability and Survival of Lamproglena clariae Fryer, 1956 Exposed to Increasing Concentrations of Aqueous Aluminium. Applied Sciences volume 13(4): 2145 Online ISSN ISSN 2076-3417
PUGLIELLI G., TORDONI E., LAANISTO L., KALWIJ J.M., HUTCHINGS M.J., HUMPHREYS A.M. 2023. Abiotic stress tolerance can explain range size and filling in temperate woody plants. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. volume 59: 125734
RAIMONDO D., YOUNG B.E., BROOKS T.M., CARDOSO P., VAN DER COLFF D., DIAS B.F.D.S., VERCILLO U., DE SOUZA E., JUSLEN A., HYVARINEN E., VON STADEN L., TOLLEY K.A., MCGOWAN P.J.K. 2023. Using Red List Indices to monitor extinction risk at national scales. Conservation Science and Practice volume 5(1): e12854
ROBUCHON M., DA SILVA J., DUBOIS G., GUMBS R., HOBAN S., LAIKRE L., OWEN N.R., PERINO A. 2023. Conserving species’ evolutionary potential and history: Opportunities under the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. Conservation Science and Practice. volume 5(6): e12929 DOI: 10.1111/csp2.12929
ROGERS A.M., LERMITE F., GRIFFIN A.S., VAN RENSBURG B.J., KARK S. 2023. Alien vs. Predator: Impacts of invasive species and native predators on urban nest box use by native birds. MDPI Animals 13: 1807
SERITE C.P., EMAMI-KHOYI A., NTSHUDISANE O.K., JAMES N.C., JANSE VAN VUUREN B., BODILL T., COWLEY P.D., WHITFIELD A.K., TESKE P.R. 2023. eDNA metabarcoding vs matagenomics: an assessment of dietary competition in two estuarine pipefishes. Frontiers in Marine Science. volume 10 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1116741
SHINN A.P., AVENANT-OLDEWAGE A., BONDAD-REANTASO M.G., CRUZ-LAUFER A.J., GARCÍA-VÁSQUEZ A., HERNÁNDEZ-ORTS J.S., KUCHTA R., LONGSHAW M., METSELAAR M., PARISELLE A., PÉREZ-PONCE DE LEÓN G., PRADHAN P.K., RUBIO-GODOY M., SOOD N., VANHOVE M.P.M., DEVENEY M.R. 2023. A global review of problematic and pathogenic parasites of farmed tilapia. Reviews in Aquaculture volume 15 (Suppl. 1): 92- 153 https://doi:10.1111/raq.12742 ISSN 1753-5123
SHOKOOHI E., SWART A., MARAIS M., MOYO N.A.G., ABOLAFIA J. 2023. Characterization of Acrobeloides longiuterus (Rashid & Heyns, 1990) Siddiqi, De Ley & Khan, 1992 (Rhabditida: Cephalobidae) from South Africa including the SEM study of the species. Zoomorphology 142: 13-25
SYKORA V., HERRERA-ALSINA L., MAIER C., MARTINEZ-ROMAN N.R., ARCHANGELSKY M., BILTON D.T.., SEIDEL M., LESCHEN R.A.B., FIKACEK M. 2023. Reconstructing ancient disperal through Antartica: A case study of stream-inhabiting beetles. Journal of Biogeography volume 50(11):1939-1954 DOI: 10.1111/jbi.14702
TAFT J.M., TOLLEY K.A., ALEXANDER G.J., GENEVA A.J. De Novo whole genome assemblies for two Southern African Dwarf Chameleons (Bradypodion, Chamaeleonidae). Genome Biology and Evolution volume 15(10): evad182
TASKER S.J.L. BILTON D.T. 2023. Field evidence of caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae, Leptoceridae) using alien Crassula helmsii (Kirk) Cockayne fragments (Saxifragles: Crassulaceae) in case construction. Aquatic Insects
TOLEDO M., BILTON D.T., BALKE M., SCHIZZEROTTO A., VILLASTRIGO A. 2023. A new, putatively semisubterranean, Rhithrodytes diving beetle from southwestern Sardinia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. volume 63 (1): 125-133 doi: 10.37520/aemnp.2023.006
TOLLEY K.A. 2023. Is it like night and day? Nocturnal versus diurnal perch use by dwarf chameleons (Bradypodon pumilum). African Journal of Herpetology volume 72 (1): 1-15 Print ISSN: 2156-4574 Online ISSN: 2153-3660