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Legal Trade of Africa's Rhino Horns
If poaching continues to accelerate, Africa's remaining rhino populations may become extinct in the wild within 20 years, according to the IUCN.
Temperatures in Excess of Critical Thresholds Threaten Nestling Growth and Survival in A Rapidly-Warming Arid Savanna: A Study of Common Fiscals
- S. Cunningham, Rowan O. Martin, Carryn L. Hojem, P. Hockey
- Environmental SciencePloS one
- 9 September 2013
The link between daily maximum air temperature (tmax) and breeding success of Kalahari common fiscals (Lanius collaris) is investigated in terms of the daily effect on nestling body-mass gain, and the cumulative effect on size and age of fledglings.
Beak and feather disease virus in wild and captive parrots: an analysis of geographic and taxonomic distribution and methodological trends
The evaluation highlights the need for standardised diagnostic tests and more emphasis on studies of wild populations, particularly in view of the intrinsic connection between global trade in companion birds and the spread of novel BFDV strains into wild populations.
Phenological shifts assist colonisation of a novel environment in a range‐expanding raptor
- Rowan O. Martin, Lovelater Sebele, A. Koeslag, O. Curtis, Fitsum Abadi, A. Amar
- Environmental Science
- 1 December 2014
In a rapidly changing world understanding the capacity of populations to adapt to novel environments is increasingly urgent. Timing of breeding can be a highly flexible trait and adjustments in this…
Research and conservation of the larger parrots of Africa and Madagascar: a review of knowledge gaps and opportunities
This review of developments since the production of the IUCN Parrot Action Plan published in 2000, identifies areas where critical knowledge is lacking and highlight opportunities to address them.
Trade and conservation implications of new beak and feather disease virus detection in native and introduced parrots
- D. J. Fogell, Rowan O. Martin, J. Groombridge
- Environmental ScienceConservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 13 September 2018
The presence of BFDV in wild populations of P. krameri within its native range in Asia and Africa is documented and a high degree of phylogenetic relatedness between viral variants from geographically distant populations suggests recent introductions, likely driven by global trade.
Effects of Climate Change on Birds
- Rowan O. Martin
- Environmental Science
- 3 November 2011
2010, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK 344 pages, hardcover or paperback, 75 black-and-white illustrations, and a four-page color plate section ISBN…
Opportunity costs and the response of birds and mammals to climate warming
Elevated temperatures drive fine-scale patterns of habitat use in a savanna bird community
Investigation of patterns of tree use by birds in the southern Kalahari across different times of day and days of varying maximum air temperature found increased preference for trees that provided the greatest density of shade (Boscia albitrunca) on ‘hot’ days.
Beak and feather disease viruses circulating in Cape parrots (Poicepahlus robustus) in South Africa
- Guy L. Regnard, R. S. Boyes, Rowan O. Martin, I. Hitzeroth, E. Rybicki
- BiologyArchives of Virology
Phylogenetic analysis of BFDV isolates from wild and captive Cape parrots indicated two separate infection events in different populations, which highlights the potential risk of introducing new strains of the virus into the wild population.