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Woody encroachment slows decomposition and termite activity in an African savanna

Authors: Monica Leitner, Andrew B. Davies, Catherine L. Parr, Paul Eggleton and Mark P. Robertson Journal Name: Global Change Biology Pages: DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14118 Abstract: Woody encroachment can lead to a ...

Camera trapping mammals in the scrubland’s of the Cape Floristic Kingdom – the importance of effort, spacing and trap placement.

Authors: R. B. Colyn, F. G. T. Radloff & M. J. O’Riain Journal Name: Biodiversity and Conservation Pages: 503-520 Abstract: As a non-invasive monitoring method camera traps are noted as ...

Forest habitats in a mixed urban-agriculture mosaic landscape: patterns of mammal occupancy

Authors: Yvette C. Ehlers Smith, David A. Ehlers Smith,T. Ramesh, Colleen T. Downs Journal Name: Landscape Ecology Pages: 59-76 DOI: 10.1007/s10980-017-0580-1 Abstract: Context Conservation planning for biodiversity within anthropogenic landscapes is ...

Seasonal habitat requirements of Lemon Dove (Aplopelia larvata) in coastal forest: camera-trap surveys of a reclusive species

Authors: David A Ehlers Smith, Yvette C Ehlers Smith, Colleen T Downs Journal Name: African Zoology DOI: 10.1080/15627020.2017.1388193 Abstract: The modification of natural habitats requires behavioural plasticity, which may be ...

Animal Movement Modelling: Independent or Dependent Models?

Authors: Goodall, VL, Fatti, LP, Owen-Smith, N Journal Name: South African Statistical Journal Pages: 295 - 315 Abstract: Hidden Markov models have become a popular time series method for the ...

Can we save large carnivores without losing large carnivore science?

Authors: Allen, B.L.; Allen, L.R; Andren, H.; Ballard, G.; Boitani, L.; Engeman, R.M.; Fleming, P.J.S.; Haswell, P.M.; Kowalczyk, R.; Linnell, J.D.C.; Mech, L.D.; Parker, D.M. Journal Name: Food Webs Pages: ...

Growth rate and stable carbon and nitrogen isotope trophic discrimination factors of lion and leopard whiskers.

Authors: Ruwimbo Mutirwara, Frans G.T. Radloff, Daryl Codron Journal Name: Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry Pages: 33-47 Abstract: Rationale: Stable isotope analysis (SIA) of whiskers has been used to identify ...

Camera-trap data elucidate habitat requirements and conservation threats to an endangered forest specialist, the Spotted Ground Thrush ( Zoothera guttata )

Authors: Yvette C. Ehlers Smith, David A. Ehlers Smith, T. Ramesh, Colleen T. Downs Journal Name: Forest Ecology and Management Pages: 523-530 DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.06.045 Abstract: The spotted ground thrush (Zoothera ...

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