IR at NRF: Recent submissions

  • Schaaf, HS; Thee, S; van der Laan, L; Hesseling, AC; Garcia-Prats, AJ (Taylor & Francis, 2016-08-05)
    Introduction: Increasing numbers of children with drug-resistant tuberculosis are accessing second-line antituberculosis drugs; these are more toxic than first-line drugs. Little is known about the safety of new antituberculosis ...
  • Hui, C; Richardson, DM; Landi, P; Minoarivelo, HO; Garnas, J; Roy, HE (Springer Verlag, 2016-02-20)
    The success of a biological invasion is context dependent, and yet two key concepts the invasiveness of species and the invasibility of recipient ecosystems are often defined and considered separately. We propose a framework ...
  • Broeckhoven, C; Diedericks, G; Hui, C; Makhubo, BG; Mouton, PlFN (Wiley, 2016-09-06)
    Adaptive radiation (AR), the product of rapid diversification of an ancestral species into novel adaptive zones, has become pivotal in our understanding of biodiversity. Although it has widely been accepted that predators ...
  • Ramanantoanina, A; Hui, C (Elsevier, 2016-03-08)
    Habitat heterogeneity can have profound effects on the spreading dynamics of invasive species. Using integro-difference equations, we investigate the spreading dynamics in a one-dimensional heterogeneous landscape comprising ...
  • Boyero, L; Pearson, RG; Hui, C; Gessner, MO; Perez, J; Alexandrou, MA; Grac¸a, MAS; Cardinale, BJ; Albarin˜o, RJ; Arunachalam, A; Barmuta, LA; Boulton, AJ; Bruder, A; Callisto, M; Chauvet, E; Death, RG; Dudgeon, D; Encalada, AC; Ferreira, V; Figueroa, R; Flecker, AS; Gonc¸alves Jr, JF; Helson, J; Iwata, T; Jinggut, T; Mathooko, J; Mathuriau, C; M’Erimba, C; Moretti, MS; Pringle, CM; Ramırez, A; Ratnarajah, L; Rincon, J; Yule, CM (The Royal Society Publishing, 2016-04-27)
    Plant litter breakdown is a key ecological process in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Streams and rivers, in particular, contribute substantially to global carbon fluxes. However, there is little information available ...
  • Hui, C (F1000Research, 2016-08-13)
    Mutualistic frugivory networks are formed by interactions between species which exploit each other for mutual benefit and are crucial components to sustain ecosystem function and services, foster biodiversity and affect ...
  • Zhao, ZH; Reddy, GVP; Hui, C; Li, BL (Elsevier Masson, 2016-08-16)
    The past 50 years have seen substantial change of agroecosystems in the world, including an intensified use of agrochemicals and expansion of cropland, resulting in a rapid loss of biodiversity and a reduction of ecosystem ...
  • Minoarivelo, HO; Hui, C (Wiley Open Access, 2016-06-23)
    Biological invasion remains a major threat to biodiversity in general and a disruptor to mutualistic interactions in particular. While a number of empirical studies have directly explored the role of invasion in mutualistic ...
  • Lin, S; Zhang, L; Reddy, GVP; Hui, C; Gielis, J; Ding, Y; Shi, P (Wiley Open Access, 2016-09-01)
    The size and shape of plant leaves change with growth, and an accurate description of leaf shape is crucial for describing plant morphogenesis and development. Bilateral symmetry, which has been widely observed but poorly ...
  • Liu, Z; Zhang, F; Hui, C (Springer Verlag, 2015-10-05)
    Spatial synchrony can increase extinction risk and undermines metapopulation persistence. Both dispersal and biotic interactions can strongly affect spatial synchrony. Here, we explore the spatial synchrony of a tri-trophic ...
  • MacFadyen, S; Hui, C; Verburg, PH; Van Teeffelen, AJA (Springer Verlag, 2016-03-29)
    Context Environmental heterogeneity is considered an important mechanism of biodiversity. How environmental heterogeneity is characterised by the compositional, structural and functional variation of biotic and abiotic ...
  • Huntley, BJ; Bosch, OJH (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1980-02)
    Abstracts are provided for research projects conducted during 1980-1981 in South African terrestrial ecosystems. The abstracts are arranged alphabetically according to author name and a keyword index is provided.
  • Minoarivelo, HO; Hui, C (Springer Verlag, 2015-08-21)
    As asymmetric structures of mutualistic networks can potentially contribute to system resilience, elucidating drivers behind the emergence of particular network architectures remains a major endeavour in ecology. Here, ...
  • Roy, HE; Brown, PMJ; Adriaens, T; Berkvens, N; Borges, I; Clusella-Trullas, S; Comont, RF; Clercq, PD; Eschen, R; Estoup, A; Evans, EW; Facon, B; Gardiner, MM; Gil, A; Grez, AA; Guillemaud, T; Haelewaters, D; Herz, A; Honek, A; Howe, AG; Hui, C; Hutchison, WD; Kenis, M; Koch, RL; Kulfan, J; Handley, LL; Lombaert, E; Loomans, A; Losey, J; Lukashuk, AO; Maes, D; Magro, A; Murray, KM; Martin, GS; Martinkova, Z; Minnaar, IA; Nedved, O; Orlova-Bienkowskaja, MJ; Osawa, N; Rabitsch, W; Ravn, HP; Rondoni, G; Rorke, SL; Ryndevich, SK; Saethre, MG; Sloggett, JJ; Soares, AO; Stals, R; Tinsley, MC; Vandereycken, A; Van Wielink, P; Vigla´sˇova, S; Zach, P; Zakharov, IA; Zaviezo, T; Zhao, Z (Springer Verlag, 2016-04-01)
    The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is native to Asia but has been intentionally introduced to many countries as a biological control agent of pest insects. In numerous countries, ...
  • Han, X; Chen, B; Hui, C (Elsevier, 2016-07-05)
    Niche construction theory, which portrays organisms as active agents that modify their environment rather than mere passive entities selected by their environment, has received increasing attention in ecology and evolutionary ...
  • Roura-Pascual, N; Sanders, N; Hui, C (Wiley, 2016-04-01)
    Aim: To examine the relationship between island characteristics (area, distance to the nearest continent, climate and human population size) and ant species richness, as well as the factors underlying global geographical ...
  • Shi, PJ; Chen, L; Hui, C; Grission-Mayer, HD (Elsevier, 2015-11-11)
    Of the many mathematical models proposed for capturing the dynamics of plant growth, the beta sigmoid function (BSF) is the newest and consequently is not well known to ecologists. A recent software package based on the ...
  • Raphahlelo, ME; Přikrylová, I; Matla, MM; Theron, J; Luus-Powell, WJ (Springer Verlag, 2016-11-21)
    Aquaculture, one of the fastest growing industries in the world, continues to play a key role in the provision of sustainable food security (Boane et al., 2008; Lima dos Santos & Howgate, 2011). Members of the catfish ...
  • Darracott, DA; Brown, AC (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1980-02)
    This bibliography was sponsored by the Marine Biology Section of the South African National Committee for Oceanographic Research (SANCOR). It has been attempted to include all publications which appeared before the end of ...
  • Christie, I; Reiner, JL; Bowden, JA; Botha, H; Cantu, TM; Govender, D; Guillette, MP; Lowers, RH; Luus-Powell, WJ; Pienaar, D; Smit, WJ; Guillette, LJ.Jr (Elsevier, 2015-06-03)
    Perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAAs) are environmental contaminants that have been used in many products for over 50 years. Interest and concern has grown since 2000 on the widespread presence of PFAAs, when it was discovered ...