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Flexibility in metabolic rate in a small Afrotropical bird Zosterops virens.
The scientific literature contains hundreds of studies on avian basal metabolic rate (BMR), many of which assumed that BMR was fixed for each species. Yet those from the last few decades have shown avian BMR to be a flexible ...
The comparative ecology of Natal's smaller estuaries.
Fifty one of Natal's 73 estuaries have been almost completely overlooked in terms of any scientific study, despite which a marine nursery function has commonly been attributed to each of them. In the knowledge that many ...
Key factors driving the foraging ecology of Oribi : fear, cattle and the quality and quantity of food.
Body size and digestive physiology are two factors that influence herbivores foraging behaviour, habitat use and potential to compete with other animals. The aim of this study was to determine how seasonal changes in grass ...
The ecology and conservation biology of Lilian's lovebird Agapornis lilianae in Malawi.
Despite their popularity, parrots are the world’s most threatened birds. Lovebirds (Agapornis) are very popular pet and aviary birds and as ecologically specialised species in the wild, they are also among the most threatened ...
Ecosystem carbon change of shrub-encroached grasslands across a precipitation gradient in South Africa.
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The ecology of large-spotted genets within an urban landscape.
Urbanization is one of the most damaging and rapidly expanding forms of anthropogenic landscape modification and is having profound consequences on biodiversity worldwide. The global increase in urbanization has resulted ...
Urban ecology of the crowned eagle stephanoaetus coronatus in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Urban environments comprise a complex and dynamic landscape, and urban sprawl is irreversibly transforming large areas of land globally. Increasingly, the need for incorporating ecosystem services into urban landscapes ...
Morphometrics, ecotoxicology and stable isotope ecology of Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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