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Best, P.B., Photopoulou, T., 2016. Identifying the “demon whale-biter”: Patterns of scarring on large whales attributed to a cookie-cutter shark Isistius sp. PloS one 11:e0152643. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152643

Boehme, L., Baker, A., Fedak, M., AArthun, M., Nicholls, K., Robinson, P., Costa, D., Biuw, M., Photopoulou, T., 2016. Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the southern Weddell Sea. PloS one 11:e0155817. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155817

Broms, K.M., Hooten, M.B., Johnson, D.S., Altwegg, R., Conquest, L.L., 2016. Dynamic occupancy models for explicit colonization processes. Ecology 97:194–204. doi:10.1890/15-0416.1

Buckland, S.T., Oedekoven, C.S., Borchers, D.L., 2016. Model-based distance sampling. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 21:58–75. doi:10.1007/s13253-015-0220-7

Canavan, S., Richardson, D.M., Visser, V., Le Roux, J., Vorontsova, M., Wilson, J.R., 2016. The global distribution of bamboos: assessing correlates of introduction and invasion. AoB Plants 9:plw078. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plw078

Clark, A.E., Altwegg, R., Ormerod, J.T., 2016. A variational Bayes approach to the analysis of occupancy models. PloS one 11:e0148966. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148966

Daru, B.H., 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 43:155–166. doi:10.1111/jbi.12619

De Vos, A., Cumming, G.S., Moore, C.A., Maciejewski, K., Duckworth, G., 2016. The relevance of spatial variation in ecotourism attributes for the economic sustainability of protected areas. Ecosphere 7:e01207. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1207

Dicken, M., Cliff, G., Winker, H., 2016. Sharks caught in the KwaZulu-Natal bather protection programme, South Africa. 13. The tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier. African Journal of Marine Science 38:1–17. doi:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1198276

Ellender, B., Weyl, O., Winker, H., 2016. Success of a large riverine cyprinid smallmouth yellowfish Labeobarbus aeneus in a southern African impoundment. Fisheries Management and Ecology 23:44–54. doi:10.1111/fme.12154

Froese, R., Walters, C., Pauly, D., Winker, H., Weyl, O.L., Demirel, N., Tsikliras, A.C., Holt, S.J., 2016a. Reply to Andersen et al. (2016) “Assumptions behind size-based ecosystem models are realistic.” ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil 73, 1656–1658. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv273

Froese, R., Winker, H., Gascuel, D., Sumalia, U.R., Pauly, D., 2016b. Minimizing the impact of fishing. Fish and Fisheries 17, 785–802. doi:10.1111/faf.12146

Garcia, R.A., Cabeza, M., Altwegg, R., Araújo, M.B., 2016. Do projections from bioclimatic envelope models and climate change metrics match? Global Ecology and Biogeography 25:65–74. doi:10.1111/geb.12386

Geerts, S., Mashele, B.V., Visser, V., Wilson, J.R., 2016. Lack of human-assisted dispersal means Pueraria montana var. lobata (kudzu vine) could still be eradicated from South Africa. Biological Invasions 18:3119–3126. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1226-y

Gordon, I., Altwegg, R., Evans, D., Ewen, J., Johnson, J., Pettorelli, N., Young, J., 2016. Reducing agricultural loss and food waste: how will nature fare? Animal Conservation 19:305–308. doi:10.1111/acv.12290

Gridley, T., Elwen, S.H., Rashley, G., Badenas Krakauer, A., Heiler, J., 2016. Bottlenose dolphins change their whistling  characteristics in relation to vessel presence, surface behaviour and group composition. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 27:10030. doi:10.1121/2.0000312

Heiler, J., Elwen, S.H., Kriesell, H., Gridley, T., 2016. Changes in bottlenose dolphin whistle parameters related to vessel presence, surface behaviour and group composition. Animal Behaviour 117:167–177. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.04.014

Huntley, B., Collingham, Y.C., Singarayer, J.S., Valdes, P.J., Barnard, P., Midgley, G.F., Altwegg, R., Ohlemüller, R., 2016. Explaining patterns of avian diversity and endemicity: climate and biomes of southern Africa over the last 140,000 years. Journal of Biogeography 43:874–886. doi:10.1111/jbi.12714

Jack, S., Hoffman, M., Rohde, R., Durbach, I., 2016. Climate change sentinel or false prophet? The case of Aloe dichotoma. Diversity and Distributions 22:745–757. doi:10.1111/ddi.12438

Janion-Scheepers, C., Measey, J., Braschler, B., Chown, S.L., Coetzee, L., Colville, J.F., Dames, J., Davies, A.B., Davies, S.J., Davis, A.L., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S., 2016. Soil biota in a megadiverse country: Current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa. Pedobiologia 59:129–174. doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2016.03.004

Karenyi, N., Nel, R., Altwegg, R., Sink, K., 2016a. Incorporating species detectability into conservation targets based on the species–area relationship. Diversity and Distributions 22:758–769. doi:10.1111/ddi.12441

Karenyi, N., Sink, K., Nel, R., 2016b. Defining seascapes for marine unconsolidated shelf sediments in an eastern boundary upwelling region: The southern Benguela as a case study. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 169:195–206. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.030

Karolyi, F., Hansal, T., Krenn, H.W., Colville, J.F., 2016. Comparative morphology of the mouthparts of the megadiverse South African monkey beetles (Scarabaeidae: Hopliini): feeding adaptations and guild structure. PeerJ 4:e1597. doi:

King, R., McClintock, B.T., Kidney, D., Borchers, D., 2016. Capture–recapture abundance estimation using a semi-complete data likelihood approach. The Annals of Applied Statistics 10:264–285. doi:10.1214/15-AOAS890

Lebuhn, G., Connor, E.F., Brand, M., Colville, J.F., 2016. Monitoring pollinators around the world, in: Gemiil-Herren, B. (Ed.), Pollination Services to Agriculture. Routledge, New York. doi:10.4324/9781315696355

Leos-Barajas, V., Photopoulou, T., Langrock, R., Patterson, T.A., Watanabe, Y., Murgatroyd, M., Papastamatiou, Y.P., 2016. Analysis of animal accelerometer data using hidden Markov models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:161–173. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12657

Lloyd, P., Martin, T., Taylor, A., Braae, A., Altwegg, R., 2016. Age, sex, and social influences on adult survival in the co-operatively breeding Karoo scrub-robin. Emu 116:394–401. doi:10.1071/MU15076

Mann, B., Winker, H., Maggs, J., Porter, S., 2016. Monitoring the recovery of a previously exploited surf-zone fish community in the St Lucia Marine Reserve, South Africa, using a no-take sanctuary area as a benchmark. African Journal of Marine Science 38:423–441. doi:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1224779

Maphisa, D.H., Smit-Robinson, H., Underhill, L.G., Altwegg, R., 2016. Drivers of bird species richness within moist high-altitude grasslands in eastern South Africa. PloS one 11:e0162609. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162609

Mutumi, G.L., Jacobs, D.S., Winker, H., 2016. Sensory drive mediated by climatic gradients partially explains divergence in acoustic signals in two horseshoe bat species, Rhinolophus swinnyi and Rhinolophus simulator. PloS ONE 11:e0148053. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148053

Parker, D., Winker, H., Attwood, C., Kerwath, S., 2016a. Dark times for dageraad Chrysoblephus cristiceps: evidence for stock collapse. African Journal of Marine Science 38:341–349. doi:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1200142

Parker, D., Winker, H., Bernard, A., Götz, A., 2016. Evaluating long-term monitoring of temperate reef fishes: A simulation testing framework to compare methods. Ecological Modelling 333:1–10. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.04.006

Parker, D., Winker, H., Bernard, A., Heyns-Veale, E., Langlois, T., Harvey, E., Götz, A., 2016b. Insights from baited video sampling of temperate reef fishes: How biased are angling surveys? Fisheries Research 179:191–201. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2016.02.025

Péron, G., Altwegg, R., Jamie, G.A., Spottiswoode, C.N., 2016. Coupled range dynamics of brood parasites and their hosts responding to climate and vegetation changes. Journal of Animal Ecology 85:1191–1199. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12546

Robertson, M.P., Visser, V., Hui, C., 2016. Biogeo: an R package for assessing and improving data quality of occurrence record datasets. Ecography 39:394–401. doi:10.1111/ecog.02118

Scholtz, R., Kiker, G.A., Duckworth, G.D., Scharler, U.M., Mwambi, H.G., Venter, F.J., 2016. Different drivers create spatial vegetation cover and vertical structure in semi-arid African savannas. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 33:91–100. doi:10.2989/10220119.2016.1170726

Sumasgutner, P., Tate, G.J., Koeslag, A., Amar, A., 2016. Family morph matters: factors determining survival and recruitment in a long-lived polymorphic raptor. Journal of Animal Ecology 85, 1043–1055. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12518

Thorson, J.T., Fonner, R., Haltuch, M.A., Ono, K., Winker, H., 2016a. Accounting for spatio-temporal variation and fisher targeting when estimating abundance from multispecies fishery data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2015-0598.

Thorson, J.T., Rindorf, A., Gao, J., Hanselman, D.H., Winker, H., 2016b. Density-dependent changes in effective area occupied for sea-bottom-associated marine fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283:20161853. doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.1853

Treurnicht, M., Colville, J.F., Joppa, L.N., Huyser, O., Manning, J., 2016. Counting complete? Finalising the plant inventory of a global biodiversity hotspot. PeerJ 4:e2573v1. doi:10.7717/peerj.2984

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 182:115–139. doi:10.1111/boj.12447

Visser, V., Wilson, J.R., Fish, L., Brown, C., Cook, G.D., Richardson, D.M., 2016. Much more give than take: South Africa as a major donor but infrequent recipient of invasive non-native grasses. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25:679–692. doi:10.1111/geb.12445

Weller, F., Sherley, R.B., Shannon, L.J., Jarre, A., Stewart, T., Scott, L., Altwegg, R., Cecchini, L.-A., Crawford, R.J., Geldenhuys, D., Ludynia, K., Waller, L.J., 2016a. Penguins’ perilous conservation status calls for complementary approach based on sound ecological principles: reply to Butterworth et al. (2015). Ecological Modelling 337:1–3. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.06.002

Weller, F., Sherley, R.B., Waller, L.J., Ludynia, K., Geldenhuys, D., Shannon, L.J., Jarre, A., 2016b. System dynamics modelling of the endangered African penguin populations on Dyer and Robben islands, South Africa. Ecological Modelling 327:44–56. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.01.011

White, J., Jack, S., Hoffman, M., Puttick, J., Bonora, D., Visser, V., February, E., 2016. Collapse of an iconic conifer: Long-term changes in the demography of Widdringtonia cedarbergensis using repeat photography. BMC Ecology 16:53. doi:10.1186/s12898-016-0108-6

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 104:1357–1369. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12598

Winker, H., Novellie, P., Selier, J., Birss, C., Hraber, H., 2016. Population trends and management strategy tools for Cape Mountain Zebra, Technical Report commissioned by the Scientific Authority of South Africa. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.11145.60008

Zuberogoitia, I., Gil, J.A., Martínez, J.E., Erni, B., Aniz, B., López-López, P., 2016. The flight feather moult pattern of the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus). Journal of Ornithology 157, 209–217. doi:10.1007/s10336-015-1269-3