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Fast life in the slow lane : life history and energetics of a basal placental mammal Setifer setosus (Schreber, 1778).
There is increasing evidence that homeothermy (the maintenance of a high and stable body temperature-Tb) as observed in modern mammals was derived from an ancestral heterothermic (flexible Tb regulation) state. One of main ...
Resource partitioning in a viverrid assemblage.
Viverrids are small carnivores that achieve high species richness throughout their range. This study investigated the ecology and resource partitioning of five members of this family (Genetta tigrina, Herpestes ichneumon, ...
Effects of management intervention on elephant behaviour in small, enclosed populations.
The continual increase in elephant numbers across southern Africa raises concern, though the interventions to manage these populations are more contentious. Within small, enclosed reserves active management is necessary ...
Aspects of the biology, specific status and control of the bedbugs Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus in northern Natal and KwaZulu.
The bedbugs Cimex lectularius and C. hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) have been identified from a study area in northern Natal and KwaZulu. South Africa, between 26° 45' S and 28° 45' S, and 32° 00 ' E and 32° 52' E. ...
The freshwater Diaptomidae (Calanoida : Copepoda) of Southern Africa.
Freshwater copepod taxonomy has been neglected in southern Africa for more than 50 years and this has placed a constraint on research on the biology and ecology of this important component of the freshwater ...
Two aspects of the biology of an African honeybee, Apis mellifera scutellata (Hymenoptera, Apidae) : laying workers, and colony defence behaviour.
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The effects of sexual dimorphism on the movements and foraging ecology of the African elephant.
Large herbivores are key components of terrestrial biomes because of their relative abundance and pronounced influence on ecosystem functioning and habitat structure. To manage and conserve these species effectively, ...
Beyond DNA sequencing : integrative approaches to resolving selected higher and lower taxonomic problems in Afrotropical Chiroptera.
Of the approximate 300 currently recognised bat species known from the Afrotropics, very few have been studied in sufficient detail to a) provide accurate species and distributional limits for extant taxa, b) identify ...
Genetic diversity of the Chaerephon leucogaster/pumilus complex from mainland Africa and the western Indian Ocean islands.
Chaerephon (Dobson, 1874), an Old World genus belonging to the family Molossidae, is part of the suborder Vespertilioniformes. Members of this genus are distributed across mainland Africa (sample sites; Tanzania, Yemen, ...
Intrinsic and extrinsic influences on African large herbivore assemblages and implications for their conservation.
Understanding the intrinsic and extrinsic influences that affect large herbivore assemblages are important for protected area managers, especially if their current rate of population decline in Africa continues. I aimed ...