Articles and Chapters 

Allsopp N, Slingsby JA, Esler KJ.2019. Identifying research questions for the conservation of the Cape Floristic Region. S Afr J Sci.;115(9/10), Art. #5889, https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2019/5889

 

Magadzire N, de Klerk HM, Esler KJ, Slingsby JA. Fire and life history affect the distribution of plant species in a biodiversity hotspot. Divers Distrib. 2019;00:1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12921  

 

Melly, B,   PT Gama and DM Schael (2018). Spatial patterns in small wetland systems: identifying and prioritising wetlands most at risk from environmental and anthropogenic impacts. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s11273-018-9626-7.  

 

Moreira F, Allsopp N, Esler KJ, Wardell-Johnson G, Ancillotto L, Arianoutso M, et al. (incl J Slingsby)  Priority questions for biodiversity conservation in the Mediterranean biome: Heterogeneous perspectives across continents and stakeholders. Conservation Science and Practice. 2019;e118. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.118 

 

Poulos, HM, AM Barton, JA Slingsby and DMJS Bowman (2018). Do Mixed Fire Regimes Shape Plant Flammability and Post-Fire Recovery Strategies? Fire, 1(3), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/fire1030039 

 

Slingsby JA, Slingsby PWO. 2019. Monitoring the critically endangered Clanwilliam cedar with freely available Google Earth imagery. PeerJ 7:e7005 DOI 10.7717/peerj.7005

Ackerly, D.D., Stock, W.D., Slingsby, J.A. 2014. Geography, Climate, and biodiversity: the history and future of Mediterranean-type ecosystems. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A.(editors), Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK. 

 

Aiello-Lammens, M.E., Slingsby, J.A., Merow, C., Mollmann, H.K., Euston-Brown, D., Jones, C.S. & Silander Jr., J.A. 2016. Processes of community assembly in an environmentally heterogeneous, high biodiversity region. Ecography: pattern and diversity in ecology. Early view. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01945

Data: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.kk174

Allsopp, N. 2013.  Adaptive management for complex communal rangelands in South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 30:65-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2013.781062

 

Allsopp, N., Anderson, P.M.L., Holmes, P.M., Melin, A. & O'Farrell, P.J. 2014. People, the Cape Floristic Region, and sustainability. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. & Verboom, G.A.(editors), Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK.

 

Anderson, B., Allsopp, N., Ellis, A.G., Johnson, S.D.. Midgley, J.J., Pauw, A. & Rodger, J.D. 2014 Biotic Interactions. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A.(editors), Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK.

 

Botha, M.S., Carrick, P.J. & Allsopp, N. 2008. Capturing lessons from land-users to aid the development of ecological restoration guidelines for lowland Namaqualand.  Biological Conservation 141:885-895. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2007.12.005

 

Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y., Slingsby, J.A., Verboom, G. A. & Bond, W.J. 2014. Diversification of C4 grasses (Poaceae) does not coincide with their ecological dominance. American Journal of Botany 101:300-307. http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1300439

Chambers, L.E., Barnard, P., Poloczanska, E.S., Hobday, A.J., Keatley, M.R., Allsopp, N. and Underhill, L.G., 2016. Southern Hemisphere biodiversity and global change: Data gaps and strategies. Austral Ecology 42:20-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12391

 

Daru, B.H., van der 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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12619

 

February, E., Allsopp, N., Shabane, T. & Hattas, D. 2011. Coexistence of a C4 grass and a leaf succulent shrub in an arid ecosystem: the relationship between rooting depth, water and nitrogen. Plant and Soil 349: 253–260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-011-0867-y

Higgins, S.I., Buitenwerf, R. & Moncrieff, G. 2016. Defining functional biomes and monitoring their change globally. Global Chance Biology  22(11):3583-3593. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1111/gcb.13367

Jucker, T., Caspersen, J., Chave, J., Antin, C., Barbier, N., Bongers, F., Dalponte, M., van Ewijk, K.Y., Forrester, D.I., Haeni, M., Higgins, S I., Holdaway, R.J., Iida, Y., Lorimer, C., Marshall, P.L., Momo, S., Moncrieff, G.R., Ploton, P., Poorter, L., Abd Rahman, K., Schlund, M., Sonké, B., Sterck, F.J., Trugman, A.T., Usoltsev, V.A., Vanderwel, M.C., Waldner, P., Wedeux, B.M.M., Wirth, C., Wöll, H., Woods, M., Xiang, W., Zimmermann, N.E. & Coomes, D.A. 2016.  Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programmes. Global Change Biology 23:177-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13388

Koopman, M.M. & de Jager, K. 2016. Archiving South African digital research data: how ready are we? South African Journal of Science 112:Art.#2015-0316. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2016/20150316

Langrock, R., Hopcraft, J.G.C., Blackwell, P.G., Goodall, V., King, R., Niu, M., Patterson, T.A., Pedersen, M.W.,Skarin, A. & Schick, R.S. 2014. Modelling group dynamic animal movement. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:190-199.

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Laurent, C., Baudry, J., Berriet-Solliec, M., Kirsch, M., Perraud, D., Tinel, B., Trouvé, A., Allsopp, N., Bonnafous, P., Burel, F., Carneiro, MJ., Giraud, C., Labarthe, P., Matose, F., & Ricroch, A. 2009.  Pourquoi s'intéresser à la notion d' "evidence -based policy". Revue Tiers Monde 200:853-873. http://dx.doi.org/10.3917/rtm.200.0853

Le Roux, M., Wilkin, P., Balkwill, K., Boatwright, J.S., Bytebier, B., Filer, D., Klak, C., Klopper, R.R., Koekemoer, M., Livermore, L., Lubke, R., Magee, A.R. Manning, J.C., Paton, A., Pearce, T., Slingsby, J., van Wyk, B.-El., Victor, J.E. & von Staden, L.  2017. Producing a plant diversity portal for South Africa. Taxon 66:421-431. https://doi.org/10.12705/662.9

Mander, M., Jewitt, G., Dini, J., Glenday, J., Blignaut, J., Hughes, D., Marais, C., Maze, K., van der Wall, B. & Mills, A. 2017. Modelling potential hydrological returns from investing in ecological infrastructure: Case studies from the Baviaanskloof-Tsitsikamma and uMngeni catchments, South Africa. Ecosystem Services early view. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.03.003

 

Melly, B.L., McGregor, G., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. & Plon, S. 2017. Spatio-temporal distribution and habitat preferences of cetaceans in Algoa Bay, South Africa. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom early view.   https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417000340

 

Melly, B.L., Schael, D.M. & Gama, P.T. 2017. Perched wetlands: an explanation to wetland formation in semi-arid areas. Journal of Arid Environments 141:34-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.02.004

 

Miller, E.T., Farine, D.B. & Trisos, C.H. 2016. Phylogenetic community structure metrics and null models: a review with new methods and software.  Ecography 39:001-017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02070

 

Molina-Venegas, R., Aparicio, A., Slingsby, J.A,;  Lavergne, S. & Arroyo, J. 2015. Investigating the evolutionary assembly of a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot: deep phylogenetic signal in the distribution of eudicots across elevational belts. Journal of Biogeography 42:507-518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12398

 

Moncrieff, G.R., Hickler, T. & S.I. Higgins. 2015. Intercontinental divergence in the climate envelope of major plant biomes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 324-334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12257

 

Moncrieff, G.R., Scheiter, S., Slingsby, J.A. & Higgins, S.I. 2015. Understanding global change impacts on South African biomes using Dynamic Vegetation Models. South African Journal of Botany 24: 324-334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.02.004

 

Moncrieff, G.R., Bond, W.J. & Higgins, S.I. 2016. Revising the biome concept for understanding and predicting global change impacts. Journal of Biogeography 43:863-873. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12701

Moncrieff, G/R/. Scheiter, S., Langan, L., Trabucco, A. & Higgins, S.I. 2016. The future distribution of the savannah biome: model-based and biogeographic contingency. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1703):20150311. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0311

Moore, C., Cumming, G.S., Slingsby, J. & Grewar, J. 2014. Tracking socioeconomic vulnerability using network analysis: insights from an avian influenza outbreak in an ostrich production network. PlosONE 9:e86973. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0086973

 

Owen-Smith, N., Goodall, V. & Fatti, P. 2012. Applying mixture models to derive activity states of large herbivores from movement rates obtained using GPS telemetry. Wildlife Research 39:452-462. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR12062

 

Owen-Smith, N. & Goodall, V. 2014. Coping with savanna seasonality: comparative daily activity patterns of African ungulates as revealed by GPS telemetry. Journal of Zoology 293:81-191. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12132

 

Paxton, B.R., O’Brien, G.C., Slingsby, J.A. & Copin, R. 2013. Validation of the periodicity of growth increment deposition in otoliths from the larval and early juvenile stages of two cyprinids from the Orange–Vaal river system, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science 38, Supplement 1:49-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2013.775107

Samuels, M.I., Allsopp, N. & Hoffman, T. 2008 Mobility patterns of livestock keepers in semi-arid communal rangelands of Namaqualand, South Africa.  Nomadic People 12:123-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/np.2008.120108

 

Samuels, I., Allsopp, N. & Hoffman, M. T. 2013. How could herd mobility be used to manage resources and livestock grazing in semi-arid rangeland commons? African Journal of Range & Forage Science 30:85-89. http://dx.doi.org/.2989/10220119.2013.78106

 

Sandberg, R.N., Allsopp, N. & Esler, K.J. 2016. The use of fynbos fragments by birds: stepping-stone habitats and resource refugia. Koedoe: African Protected Area Conservation and Science 58(1):a1321. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v58i1.1321

 

Schurr, F.M., Esler, K.J., Slingsby, J.A. & Allsopp, N. 2012. Fynbos Proteaceae as a model organism for biodiversity research and conservation. South African Journal of Science 108:10-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v108i11/12.1446

Seymour, C.L., Simmons, R.E., Joseph, G.S. & Slingsby, J.A. 2015. On bird functional diversity: species richness and functional differentiation show contrasting responses to rainfall and vegetation structure in an arid landscape. Ecosystems 18:971-984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-015-9875-8

Shiponeni, N., Allsopp, N., Carrick, P. & Hoffman, M. T. 2011. Competitive interactions between grass and succulent shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and a succulent shrubland in the Karoo. Plant Ecology 212:795-808. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-010-9864-0

Shiponeni, N., Carrick, P.J.; Allsopp, N. & Hoffman, M.T. 2013. Effects of root competition and soils on seedling establishment at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland in South Africa. Journal of Vegetation Science 25:402-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12082

Shook, E., Wren, C., Marean, C.W., Potts, A.J.;, Franklin, J., Engelbrecht, F., O'Neal, D., Janssen, M., Fisher, E.;, Hill, K.;, Esler, K.J., Cowling, R.M.;, Scheiter, S. & Moncrieff, G. 2015. Paleoscape model of coastal South Africa during modern human origins: progress in scaling and coupling climate, vegetation, and agent-based models on XSEDE. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. (Vol. 2015-July). [a2] Association for Computing Machinery. p1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2792745.2792747 

Slingsby, J.A., Britton, M.N. & Verboom, G.A. 2014. Ecology limits the diversity of the Cape flora: phylogenetics and diversification of the genus Tetraria. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 72:61-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.017

Slingsby, J.A., Ackerly, D.D., Latimer, A.M., Linder, H.P. & Pauw, A. 2014. The assembly and function of Cape plant communities in a changing world. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A.(editors), Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK.

Slingsby, J.A., Merow, C., Aiello-Lammens, M., Allsopp, N., Hall, S., Mollmann, H.K., Turner, R., Wilson, A.M. & Silander, J.A.Jr. 2017. Intensifying postfire weather and biological invasion drive species loss in a Mediterranean-type biodiversity hotspot. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114:4697–4702. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1619014114

Stevens, N., Archibald, S.A., Nickless, A., Swemmer, A. & Scholes, R.J. 2015. Evidence for facultative deciduousness in Colophospermum mopane in semi-arid African savannas.  Austral Ecology 41:87-96.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12302

 

Stevens, N., Lehmann, C.E.R., Murphy, B.P. & Durigan, G. 2016. Savanna woody encroachment is widespread across three continents.  Global Change Biology 23:235-244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13409

Trisos, C.H., Petchey, O.L & Tobias, J.A. 2014. Unraveling the interplay of community assembly processes acting on multiple niche axes across spatial scales. The American Naturalist 184:593-608. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/678233

 

Valsecchi, V., Chase, B.M., Slingsby, J., Carr, A.S.; Quick, L.J., Meadows, M.E., Cheddadi, R. & Reimer, P.J. 2013. A high resolution 15,600-year pollen and microcharcoal record from the Cederberg Mountains, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 387:6-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.07.009

Van Wilgen, N.J., Goodall, V., Holness, S., Chown, S.L. & McGeoch, M.A. 2015. Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns in South Africa’s national parks. International Journal of Climatology 36:706-721.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4377

Verboom, G.A., Herron, M.L., Moncrieff, G.R. and 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12447

Viljoen, J.A., Muasya, A.M., Barrett, R.L., Bruhl, J.J., Gibbs, A.K., Slingsby, J.A., Wilson, K.L. & Verboom, G.A. 2013. Radiation and repeated transoceanic dispersal of Schoeneae (Cyperaceae) through the southern hemisphere. American Journal of Botany 100:2494-2508. http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1300105

Waller, P.A., Anderson, P.M.L., Holmes, O M. & Allsopp, N. 2016. Seedling recruitment responses to interventions in seed-based ecological restoration of Peninsula Shale Renosterveld, Cape Town.  South African Journal of Botany 103:193-209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.09.009

 

Wigley, B. J., Slingsby, J. A., Díaz, S., Bond, W. J., Fritz, H. and Coetsee, C. 2016. Leaf traits of African woody savanna species across climate and soil fertility gradients: evidence for conservative vs. acquisitive resource use strategies. Journal of Ecology 104(5):1357-1369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12598