Share This Author
TESSA: A toolkit for rapid assessment of ecosystem services at sites of biodiversity conservation importance
103 termitophagous foraging by Pachycondyla analis (Formicidae, Ponerinae) in a Tanzanian coastal dry forest
Results showed foraging paths were used repeatedly by P. analis, the degree of usage apparently dependent on termite availability, and larger foraging parties were found to travel greater distances, and the number of termites taken per ant per foraging party was found to increase over distance.
A Recent Inventory of the Bats of Mozambique with Documentation of Seven New Species for the Country
The bat fauna of Mozambique is poorly documented. We conducted a series of inventories across the country between 2005 and 2009, resulting in the identification of 50 species from 41 sites. Of these,…
The East Usambara tree-hole crab (Brachyura: Potamoidea: Potamonautidae) − a striking example of crustacean adaptation in closed canopy forest, Tanzania
- J. Bayliss
- Environmental Science
- 1 March 2002
An undescribed species of freshwater crab with a remarkable life history was studied over 2 years in areas of natural forest in the East Usambara Mountains, north-east Tanzania. It was found…
Renewed sampling of inland aquatic habitats in southern Africa yields two novel freshwater crab species (Decapoda: Potamonautidae: Potamonautes)
A recent survey of the freshwater streams of the Mecula and Yao mountains in the Niassa province of Mozambique resulted in the discovery of a new freshwater crab species, and a new semi-terrestrial burrowing freshwater crab from South Africa based on unique genetic and morphological characters.
The discovery, biodiversity and conservation of Mabu forest—the largest medium-altitude rainforest in southern Africa
Abstract The montane inselbergs of northern Mozambique have been comparatively little-studied, yet recent surveys have shown they have a rich biodiversity with numerous endemic species. Here we…
Saving the Island in the Sky: the plight of the Mount Mulanje cedar Widdringtonia whytei in Malawi
The Endangered Mulanje cedar Widdringtonia whytei, endemic to the Mount Mulanje massif in Malawi, has undergone a drastic decline due to increased fire incidence and illegal logging. Valued for its…
Threatened bird species on two little-known mountains (Chiperone and Mabu) in northern Mozambique
The montane forests of northern Mozambique and southern Malawi support several bird species of global conservation concern, and particularly in Malawi are seriously threatened by deforestation.…
Four New Bat Species (Rhinolophus hildebrandtii Complex) Reflect Plio-Pleistocene Divergence of Dwarfs and Giants across an Afromontane Archipelago
- P. Taylor, Samantha Stoffberg, A. Monadjem, M. C. Schoeman, J. Bayliss, F. Cotterill
- BiologyPloS one
- 12 September 2012
An “Allometric Speciation Hypothesis” is proposed, which attributes the evolution of this species complex of bats to divergence in constant frequency (CF) sonar calls, which represents the allometric effect of adaptive divergence in skull size, represented in the Evolution of gigantism and dwarfism in habitat islands.
Land cover change and carbon emissions over 100 years in an African biodiversity hotspot
This work quantifies the LULCC history across the 33.9 million ha watershed of Tanzania's Eastern Arc Mountains, using geo-referenced and digitized historical land cover maps to analyse the effectiveness of legal protection on land cover change despite the underlying spatial variation in protected areas, and shows that protection reduces deforestation rates by 150% relative to unprotected portions of the watershed.