Scientific (refereed)

  • Sherley RB, Crawford RJ, de Blocq AD, Dyer BM, Geldenhuys D, Hagen C, Kemper J, Makhado AB, Pichegru L, Tom DB, Upfold L. 2020. The conservation status and population decline of the African penguin deconstructed in space and time. Ecology and Evolution. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6554
  • Perold V, Ralston-Paton S, Ryan P. 2020. On a collision course? The large diversity of birds killed by wind turbines in South Africa. Ostrich. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1770889
  • Colyn RB, Howes-Whitecross MA, Howes C, Smit-Robinson HA 2020. Restricted breeding habitat of the Critically Endangered White-winged Flufftail in Ethiopia and its conservation implications. Ostrich. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1737259
  • Colyn RB, Ehlers Smith DA, Ehlers Smith YC, Smit-Robinson HA, Downs CT. Predicted distributions of avian specialists: A framework for conservation of endangered forests under future climates. Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13048
  • Colyn RB, Henderson CL, Altwehh R, Smit-Robinson HA. Habitat transformation and climate change: Implications for the distribution, population status, and colony extinction of Southern Bald Ibis (Geronticus calvus) in southern Africa. The Condor. https://doi.org/10.1093/condor/duz064

Scientific (refereed)

  • Colyn RB, Campbell A, Smit-Robinson HA. 2019. Camera-trapping successfully and non-invasively reveals the presence, activity and habitat choice of the Critically Endangered White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi in a South African high-altitude wetland. Bird Conservation International 1: 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959270918000400
  • Dalton DL, de Bruyn M, Mwale M, Labuschagne K, Hofmann M, Froneman A, Smit-Robinson HA, Kotze A. 2019. Using multiple mtDNA markers to identify first White Stork birdstrike record in South Africa. Human-Wildlife Interactions 13(1): 150-157.
  • Donald PF, Buchanan GM, Balmford A, Bingham H, Couturier AR, de la Rosa GE, Gacheru P, Herzog SK, Jathar G, Kingston N, Marnewick D, et al. 2019. The prevalence, characteristics and effectiveness of Aichi Target 11’s “other effective area-based conservation measures” (OECMs) in Key Biodiversity Areas. Conservation Letters, 12(5): p.e12659. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12659
  • Maphisa DH, Smit-Robinson HA, Altwegg R. 2019. Dynamic multi-species occupancy models reveal individualistic habitat preferences in a high-altitude grassland bird community. PeerJ 7: e6276 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6276
  • Jenkins A, Van Zyl A, Magunja I, Matsvimbo F, Rodriques L, Robinson L, Sebele L, Tiran D, Smit-Robinson H. 2019. Status of the Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha) and other cliff-nesting raptors in Batoka Gorge, Zimbabwe. Journal of Raptor Research 53: 46–55. https://doi.org/10.3356/JRR-18-36
  • Visconti P, Butchart SHM, Brooks TM, Langhammer PF, Marnewick D, Vergara S, Yanosky A, Watson JEM. 2019. Protected area targets post-2020. Science 364(6437): 239-241. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aav6886
  • Visconti P, Butchart SH, Brooks TM, Langhammer PF, Marnewick D, Vergara S, Yanosky A, Crowe O, Watson JE. 2019. A bold successor to Aichi Target 11-Response. Science (New York, NY) 365(6454): 650. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aay2768
  • Van den Heever L, Smit-Robinson HA, Naidoo V, McKechnie, AE. 2019. Blood and bone lead levels in South Africa’s Gyps vultures: Risk to nest-bound chicks and comparison with other avian taxa. Science of the Total Environment 669: 471-480.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.123
  • Whitecross MW, Retief EF, Smit-Robinson HA. 2019. Dispersal dynamics of juvenile Secretarybirds Sagittarius serpentarius in southern Africa. Ostrich 90(2): 97-110. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/00306525.2019.1581295

Scientific (refereed)

  • Dalton DL, Smit-Robinson HA, Vermaak E, Jarvis E, Kotzé A. 2018. Is there genetic connectivity among the Critically Endangered White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi) populations from South Africa and Ethiopia? African Journal of Ecology 56: 28-37. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12414
  • Sherley RB, Barham BJ, Barham PJ, Campbell KJ, Crawford RJM,  Grigg J, Horswill C, McInnes A, Morris TL, Pichegru L, Steinfurth A, Weller F, Winker H, Votier SC. 2018. Bayesian inference reveals positive but subtle effects of experimental fishery closures on marine predator demographics. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20172443.     https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspb.2017.2443
  • Van Niekerk L., Adams AB, Lamberth SJ, Taljaard S, MacKay CF, Bachoo S, Parak O, Murison G, Weerts SP. 2019. Chapter 6: Pressures on the estuarine realm. In: South African National Biodiversity Assessment 2018: Technical Report. Volume 3: Estuarine Realm. CSIR report number CSIR/SPLA/EM/EXP/2019/0062/A. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Report Number: SANBI/NAT/NBA2018/2019/Vol3/A.
  • Van Niekerk L, Taljaard S, Adams JB, Bachoo S, George C, De Villiers P, Lamberth SJ, Sink K, MacKay CF, Parak P, Murison G. Chapter 11: Government’s responses to declining estuarine condition and biodiversity. In: South African National Biodiversity Assessment 2018: Technical Report. Volume 3: Estuarine Realm. CSIR report number CSIR/SPLA/EM/EXP/2019/0062/A. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Report Number: SANBI/NAT/NBA2018/2019/Vol3/A.
  • Visser E, Perold V, Ralston-Paton S, Cardenal AC, Ryan PG. 2018. Assessing the impacts of a utility-scale photovoltaic solar energy facility on birds in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Renewable Energy 133: 1285-1294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.08.106
  • Watson RT, Kolar PS, Ferrer M, Nygard T, Johnston N, Hunt WG, Smit-Robinson HA, Farmer C, Huso M, Katzner T. 2018. Raptor interactions with wind energy: case studies from around the world. Journal of Raptor Research 52: 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3356/JRR-16-100.1
  • Wright D, Stevens CMD, Marnewick D, Mortimer G. 2018. Privately Protected Areas and Biodiversity Stewardship in South Africa: Current challenges and opportunities for implementation agencies. Parks Vol 24.2. http://elcn.eu/sites/default/files/2019-01/PARKS-24.2_Wright-et-al_2018_PPAs%20and%20Biodiversity%20Stewardship%20in%20South%20Africa.pdf

Scientific (refereed)

  • Crawford R, Ellenberg U, Frere E, Hagen C, Baird K, Brewin P, Crofts S, Glass J, Mattern T, Pompert J, Ross K, Kemper J, Ludynia K, Sherley RB, Steinfurth A, Suazo CG, Yorio P, Tamini L, Mangel JC, Bugoni L, Jiménez Uzcátegui G, Simeone A, Luna-Jorquera G, Gandini P, Woehler EJ, Pütz K, Dann P, Chiardia A, Small C.  2017. Tangled and drowned: a global review of penguin bycatch in fisheries. Endangered Species Research 34: 373-396. https://www.int-res.com/articles/esr2017/34/n034p373.pdf
  • Colyn R, Campbell A, Smit-Robinson HA. 2017. The application of camera trapping to assess rallidae species richness within wetland habitat types, eastern Free State, South Africa. Ostrich 88(3): 235-245.  https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1292562
  • Connan M, Bonnevie BT, Hagen C, van der Lingen CD, Mcquaid C. 2017. Diet specialization in a colonial seabird studied using three complementary dietary techniques: effects of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Marine Biology 164: 171. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00227-017-3201-2
  • Dalton DL, Smit-Robinson HA, Vermaak E, Jarvis E, Kotzé A. 2017. Is there genetic connectivity among the Critically Endangered Whited-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi) populations from South Africa and Ethiopia? African Journal of Ecology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aje.12414/full
  • Dias MP, Oppel S, Bond AL, Carneiro AP, Cuthbert RJ, González-Solís J, Wanless RM, Glass T, Lascelles B, Small C, Phillips RA. 2017. Using globally threatened pelagic birds to identify priority sites for marine conservation in the South Atlantic Ocean. Biological Conservation 211: 76-84 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.05.009
  • Du Plessis M, Dalton DL, Smit-Robinson HA, Kotzé A. 2017. Next generation sequencing yields the mitochondrial genome of the critically endangered Sarothrura ayresi (White-winged Flufftail). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 2: 236–237. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1318675
  • Krüger L, Ramos JA, Xavier JC, Grémillet D, Gonzalez-Solis J, Kolbeinsson Y, Militão T, Navarro J, Petry MV, Phillips RA, Ramirez I, Reyes- González JM, Ryan PG, Sigurðsson IA, Van Sebille E, Wanless RM, Paiva VH. 2017. Identification of candidate pelagic marine protected areas through a seabird seasonal, multispecific- and extinction risk-based approach. Animal Conservation 20(5): 409-424. https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12339
  • Lee AK, Wright DR & Reeves B. 2017. Habitat variables associated with encounters of Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus during flush surveys across the fynbos biome. Ostrich. In press.
    https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1343209
  • Lee ATK, Barnard P & Wright DR. 2017. Hot bird drinking patterns: drivers of water visitation in a fynbos bird community. African Journal of Ecology: doi:10.1111/aje.12384.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aje.12384/abstract
  • Maphisa DH, Smit-Robinson HA, Underhill LG, Altwegg R. 2017. Management factors affecting densities of common grassland birds of high elevation grasslands of eastern South Africa: Ingula as a case study. Avian Research 8: 518. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40657-017-0063-8
  • Pichegru L, Nyengera R, McInnes AM, Pistorius P. 2017. Avoidance of seismic survey activities by penguins. Scientific Reports 7: 16305   https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-16569-x#auth-1
  • Stuart SN, Brooks TM, Butchart SHM, … Marnewick MD, et al. 2017. Clarifying the key biodiversity areas partnership and programme. Letter to the Editor. Biodiversity & Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1490-x.
  • Sydeman WJ, Thompson SA, Anker-Nilssen T, Arimitsu, M, Bennison A, Bertrand S, Boersch-Supa, P, Boyd C, Bransome NC, Crawford RJM, Daunt F, Furness RW, Gianuca D, Gladics A, Koehn L, Lang JW, Logerwell E, Morris TL, Phillips EM, Provencher J, Punt AE, Saraux C, Shannon L, Sherley RB, Simeone A, Wanless RM, Wanless S, Zador S. 2017. Best practices for assessing forage fish fisheries-seabird resource competition. Fisheries Research 194: 209-221
  • Sullivan BJ, Kibel B, Kibel P, Yates O, Potts JM, Ingham B, Domingo A, Gianuca D, Jiménez S, Lebepe B, Maree BA, Neves T, Peppes F, Rasehlomi T, Silva‐Costa A & Wanless M. 2017. At-sea trialling of the Hookpod: a ‘one-stop’ mitigationsolution for seabird bycatch in pelagic longline fisheries. Animal Conservation 21: 159-167. https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/acv.12388
  • Watson RT, Kolar PS, Ferrer M, Nygard T, Johnston N, Hunt WG, Smit-Robinson HA, Farmer C, Huso M, Katzner T. 2017. Raptor interactions with wind energy: case studies from around the world. Journal of Raptor Research. Accepted.

Scientific (refereed)

  • Cuthbert RJ, Wanless RM, Angel A, Burle M-H, Hilton GM, Louw H, Visser P, Wilson J, Ryan PG 2016. Drivers of predatory behavior and extreme size in house mice Mus musculus on Gough Island. Journal of Mammalogy  97(2): 533-544. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyv199
  • Dalton DL, Vermaak E, Smit-Robinson HA, Kotzé, A. 2016.  Lack of diversity at innate immunity Toll-like receptors genes in the critically endangered White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi). Scientific Reports. 6: 36757–63665. DOI: 10.1038/srep36757 https://www.nature.com/articles/srep36757#auth-2
  • Maphisa DH, Smit-Robinson HA, Underhill LG, Altwegg R. 2016. Drivers of bird species richness within moist high-altitude grasslands in eastern South Africa. Plos One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0162609
  • Maree BM, Cowley PD, Naesje TF, Childs A-R, Terorde AL, Thorstad EB. 2016. Influence of prey abundance and abiotic factors on the long-term home-range and movement dynamics of spotter grunter Pomadasys commersonni in an intermittently open estuary. African Journal of Marine Science 2016: 1-10. https://doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2016.1176956
  • Valle S, Barros N, Wanless RM. 2016. Population estimates of the breeding birds of the Tinhosas islands (Gulf of Guinea), the only major seabird colony of the eastern tropical Atlantic. Ostrich 87: 209-215.  https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2016.1207720

Scientific (refereed)

  • Marnewick MD, Retief EF, Theron NT, Wright DR, Anderson TA. 2015. Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of South Africa. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa.
  • Marnewick, D. 2015. Panorama Global Solution. Protecting important areas through engaging with private sector. 
  • Marnewick MD, Retief EF, Wright DR, Theron NT. 2015. South Africa’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Status Report 2015. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa. https://www.cepf.net/resources/documents/south-africas-important-bird-and-biodiversity-areas-status-report-2015
  • McInnes AM, Khoosal A, Murrell B, Merkle D, Lacerda M, Nyengera R, et al. 2015.Recreational Fish-Finders—An Inexpensive Alternative to Scientific Echo-Sounders for Unravelling the Links between Marine Top Predators and Their Prey. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0140936.https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?type=printable&id=10.1371/journal.pone.0140936
  • Silva MC, Matias R, Wanless RM, Ryan PG, Stephenson BM, Bolton M, Ferrand N, Coelho M. 2015. Understanding the mechanisms of anti-tropical divergence in the seabird White-faced Storm-petrel (Procellariiformes: Pelagodroma marina) using a multi-locus approach. Molecular Ecology 24: 3122-3137. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13212
  • Wanless RM. 2015. Seabirds; a review of status, distribution and interaction with fisheries in the Southwest Indian Ocean. Chapter 10: 351-364. In: Van der Elst RP and Everett BI. 2015 (eds). Offshore fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species. Oceanographic Research Institute, Special Publication, 10. 448pp

Scientific (refereed)