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Bats of Southern and Central Africa: A Biogeographic and Taxonomic Synthesis
With their nocturnal and often secret habits, bats may be one of the most misunderstood groups of animals, yet worldwide they comprise over 1100 species (Simmons 2005), some 20% of all mammals. TheirExpand
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Marine invasive aliens on South African shores: implications for community structure and tropillc functioning
Up to 12 marine mollusc and three crab species are thought to have been deliberately or accidentally introduced to South Africa. Of these, only the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis andExpand
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The costs of keeping cool in a warming world: implications of high temperatures for foraging, thermoregulation and body condition of an arid-zone bird.
Recent mass mortalities of bats, birds and even humans highlight the substantial threats that rising global temperatures pose for endotherms. Although less dramatic, sublethal fitness costs of highExpand
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Temperatures in Excess of Critical Thresholds Threaten Nestling Growth and Survival in A Rapidly-Warming Arid Savanna: A Study of Common Fiscals
Frequency, duration, and intensity of hot-weather events are all predicted to increase with climate warming. Despite this, mechanisms by which temperature increases affect individual fitness andExpand
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Patterns and correlates of shellfish exploitation by coastal people in Transkei: an enigma of protein production
(1) An aerial survey of use of the Transkei coast by shellfish collectors was made during low spring tides in November 1986. (2) Intensity of collecting activity in the intertidal zone was correlatedExpand
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Feeling the heat: Australian landbirds and climate change
DST/NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa. Percy FitzPatrickExpand
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Interrogating recent range changes in South African birds: confounding signals from land use and climate change present a challenge for attribution
Aim Apparent anthropogenic warming has been underway in South Africa for several decades, a period over which significant range shifts have been observed in some indigenous bird species. We askedExpand
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Summary Hockey, P. A. R. 1983. Aspects of the breeding biology of the African Black Oystercatcher. Ostrich 54:26-35. Fifty-five pairs of African Black Oystercatchers Haematopus moquini bred at MarcusExpand
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Comparing biodiversity between protected areas and adjacent rangeland in xeric succulent thicket, South Africa: arthropods and reptiles
Summary 1. Although it is widely assumed that protected areas conserve species that would not survive elsewhere, this assumption is seldom tested. The aim of the study was to determine theExpand
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