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Evolutionary and ecological patterns within the South African Bathyergidae: Implications for taxonomy.

Visser, J.H., Bennett, N.C., van Vuuren,B. 2019. Evolutionary and ecological patterns within the South African Bathyergidae: Implications for taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 130, pp181-197. Doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.017

 


 

Extreme climate-induced life-history plasticity in an amphibian. 

Becker, F.S., Tolley, K.A., Measey, G.J. and Altwegg, R., 2018. Extreme climate-induced life-history plasticity in an amphibian. The American Naturalist191(2), pp.250-258. Doi:10.1086/695315

 


 

Conservation Below the Species Level: Suitable Evolutionarily Significant Units among Mountain Vipers (the Montivipera raddei complex) in Iran.

Behrooz, R., Kaboli, M., Arnal, V., Nazarizadeh, M., Asadi, A., Salmanian, A., Ahmadi, M. and Montgelard, C., 2018. Conservation Below the Species Level: Suitable Evolutionarily Significant Units among Mountain Vipers (the Montivipera raddei complex) in Iran. Journal of Heredity109(4), pp.416-425. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esy005

 


 

A phylogeny and genus-level revision of the African file snakes Gonionotophis Boulenger (Squamata: Lamprophiidae).

Broadley, D.G., Tolley, K.A., Conradie, W., Wishart, S., Trape, J.F., Burger, M., Kusamba, C., Zassi-Boulou, A.G. and Greenbaum, E., 2018. A phylogeny and genus-level revision of the African file snakes Gonionotophis Boulenger (Squamata: Lamprophiidae). African Journal of Herpetology67(1), pp.43-60. Doi:10.1080/21564574.2018.1423578

 


 

Changes in brain architecture are consistent with altered fear processing in domestic rabbits. 

Brusini, I., Carneiro, M., Wang, C., Rubin, C.J., Ring, H., Afonso, S., Blanco-Aguiar, J.A., Ferrand, N., Rafati, N., Villafuerte, R. and Smedby, Ö., 2018. Changes in brain architecture are consistent with altered fear processing in domestic rabbits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, p.201801024. doi:10.1073/pnas.1801024115

 


 

Comparison of taxon‐specific versus general locus sets for targeted sequence capture in plant phylogenomics. 

Chau, J.H., Rahfeldt, W.A. and Olmstead, R.G., 2018. Comparison of taxon‐specific versus general locus sets for targeted sequence capture in plant phylogenomics. Applications in plant sciences6(3), p.e1032. doi:10.1002/aps3.1032

 


 

In Vitro Calli Induction, Biomass Accumulation and Different Biological Activity of Leucas aspera (willd.)

Devi, M.S., Vinothini, K., George, B.P., Sekar, S., Abrahamse, H., van Vuuren, B. and Pandian, A., 2018. 16 In Vitro Calli Induction, Biomass Accumulation and Different Biological Activity of Leucas aspera (willd.) Linn. Medicinal Plants: Promising Future for Health and New Drugs, p.297.

 


 

Draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad, Rhinella marina. 

Edwards, R.J., Tuipulotu, D.E., Amos, T.G., O’Meally, D., Richardson, M.F., Russell, T.L., Vallinoto, M., Carneiro, M., Ferrand, N., Wilkins, M.R. and Sequeira, F., 2018. Draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad, Rhinella marina. GigaScience7(9), p.giy095. doi:10.1093/gigascience/giy095

 


 

Assessing introgressive hybridization between blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) from South Africa. 

Grobler, P., van Wyk, A.M., Dalton, D.L., van Vuuren, B.J. and Kotzé, A., 2018. Assessing introgressive hybridization between blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) from South Africa. Conservation Genetics, pp.1-13. Doi: 10.1007/s10592-018-1071-x

 


 

Cryptic diversity in Rhampholeon boulengeri (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), a pygmy chameleon from the Albertine Rift biodiversity hotspot. 

Hughes, D.F., Tolley, K.A., Behangana, M., Lukwago, W., Menegon, M., Dehling, J.M., Stipala, J., Tilbury, C.R., Khan, A.M., Kusamba, C. and Greenbaum, E., 2018. Cryptic diversity in Rhampholeon boulengeri (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), a pygmy chameleon from the Albertine Rift biodiversity hotspot. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution122, pp.125-141. Doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.11.015

 


 

The roles of allopatric fragmentation and niche divergence in intraspecific lineage diversification in the common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans). 

Maia‐Carvalho, B., Vale, C.G., Sequeira, F., Ferrand, N., Martínez‐Solano, I. and Gonçalves, H., 2018. The roles of allopatric fragmentation and niche divergence in intraspecific lineage diversification in the common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans). Journal of Biogeography45(9), pp.2146-2158. Doi: 10.1111/jbi.13405

 


 

Cryptic diversity in the common flap-necked chameleon Chamaeleo dilepis in South Africa.

Main, D.C., van Vuuren, B.J. and Tolley, K.A., 2018. Cryptic diversity in the common flap-necked chameleon Chamaeleo dilepis in South Africa. African Zoology53(1), pp.11-16. Doi:10.1080/15627020.2018.1446358

 


 

A genomic map of clinal variation across the European rabbit hybrid zone. 

Rafati, N., Blanco‐Aguiar, J.A., Rubin, C.J., Sayyab, S., Sabatino, S.J., Afonso, S., Feng, C., Alves, P.C., Villafuerte, R., Ferrand, N. and Andersson, L., 2018. A genomic map of clinal variation across the European rabbit hybrid zone. Molecular ecology27(6), pp.1457-1478.

 


 

Cryptic population structure reveals low dispersal in Iberian wolves. 

Silva, P., López-Bao, J.V., Llaneza, L., Álvares, F., Lopes, S., Blanco, J.C., Cortés, Y., García, E., Palacios, V., Rio-Maior, H. and Ferrand, N., 2018. Cryptic population structure reveals low dispersal in Iberian wolves. Scientific reports8(1), p.14108.

 


 

The genetic tale of a recovering lion population (Panthera leo) in the Savé Valley region (Zimbabwe): A better understanding of the history and managing the future.

Tensen, L., Groom, R.J., Khuzwayo, J. and van Vuuren, B.J., 2018. The genetic tale of a recovering lion population (Panthera leo) in the Savé Valley region (Zimbabwe): A better understanding of the history and managing the future. PloS one13(2), p.e0190369. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190369

 


 

Mitochondrial DNA is unsuitable to test for isolation by distance.

Teske, P.R., Golla, T.R., Sandoval-Castillo, J., Emami-Khoyi, A., van der Lingen, C.D., von der Heyden, S., Chiazzari, B., van Vuuren, B.J. and Beheregaray, L.B., 2018. Mitochondrial DNA is unsuitable to test for isolation by distance. Scientific reports8(1), p.8448. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25138-9

 


 

Conservation implications of spatial genetic structure in two species of oribatid mites from the Antarctic Peninsula and the Scotia Arc.

Van Vuuren, B.J., Lee, J.E., Convey, P. and Chown, S.L., 2018. Conservation implications of spatial genetic structure in two species of oribatid mites from the Antarctic Peninsula and the Scotia Arc. Antarctic Science30(2), pp.105-114. Doi:10.1017/S0954102017000529

 


 

A targeted gene approach to SNP discovery in the blue (Connochaetes taurinus) and black wildebeest (C. gnou).

van Wyk, A.M., Labuschagne, C., Kropff, A.S., Kotzé, A., Grobler, J.P., van Vuuren, B.J. and Dalton, D.L., 2018. A targeted gene approach to SNP discovery in the blue (Connochaetes taurinus) and black wildebeest (C. gnou). Conservation Genetics Resources, pp.1-4. Doi: 10.1007/s12686-017-0959-y

 


 

In Vitro Plant Regeneration, Comparative Biochemical and Antioxidant Potential of Calli and Seeds of Sesbania grandiflora.

Vinothini, K., Devi, M.S., Sekar, S., George, B.P., Abrahamse, H., van Vuuren, B. and Pandian, A., 2018. 19 In Vitro Plant Regeneration, Comparative Biochemical and Antioxidant Potential of Calli and Seeds of Sesbania grandiflora. Medicinal Plants: Promising Future for Health and New Drugs, p.355.

 


 

Spatial genetic diversity in the Cape mole-rat, Georychus capensis: Extreme isolation of populations in a subterranean environment.

Visser, J.H., Bennett, N.C. and van Vuuren, B.J., 2018. Spatial genetic diversity in the Cape mole-rat, Georychus capensis: Extreme isolation of populations in a subterranean environment. PloS one13(3), p.e0194165. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194165

 


 

Rapid collapse of a sub-Antarctic alpine ecosystem: the role of climate and pathogens.

Bergstrom, D.M., et al. 2015. Rapid collapse of a sub-Antarctic alpine ecosystem: the role of climate and pathogens. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 774-783. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12436.

 


 

Deconstructing intercontinental invasion pathway hypotheses of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) using a Bayesian inference approach: are port interceptions and quarantine protocols successfully preventing new invasions?

Karsten, M., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Addison, P., Terblanche, J.S. 2015. Deconstructing intercontinental invasion pathway hypotheses of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) using a Bayesian inference approach: are port interceptions and quarantine protocols successfully preventing new invasions? Diversity and Distributions 21: 813-825. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12333.

 


 

Genetic structure in the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus: Reduced diversity in Southern Africa.

Kruger, S., Wesche, P., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2015. Genetic structure in the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus: Reduced diversity in Southern Africa. Ibis 157: 162-166. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12200.

 


 

Local and regional scale genetic variation in the Cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus.

Visser, J.H., Bennett, N., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2014. Local and regional scale genetic variation in the Cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus. Plos One 9(9): e107226. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0107226.

 


 

Landscape genetics in mammals.

Montgelard, C., Zenboudji, S., Ferchaud, A.-L., Arnal, V., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2014. Landscape genetics in mammals. Mammalia 78: 139-157. DOI:10.1515/mammalia-2012-0142.

 


 

Biogeography and host-related factors trump parasite life history: limited congruence among the genetic structures of specific ectoparasitic lice and their rodent hosts.

Du Toit, N., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Matthee, S., Matthee, C.A. 2013. Biogeography and host-related factors trump parasite life history: limited congruence among the genetic structures of specific ectoparasitic lice and their rodent hosts. Molecular Ecology 22: 5185-5204. DOI:10.1111/mec.12459.

 


 

Long-distance dispersal maximizes evolutionary potential during rapid geographic range expansion.

Berthouly-Salazar, C., Hui, C., Blackburn, T.M., Gaboriaud, C., Janse van Rensburg, B., Jansen van Vuuren, B. & Le Roux, J.J. 2013. Long-distance dispersal maximizes evolutionary potential during rapid geographic range expansion. Molecular Ecology 22: 5793-5804. DOI:10.1111/mec.12538.

 


 

Patterns and pathways of weed invasion: evidence from the spatial genetic structure of Raphanus raphanistrum.

Barnaud, A., Kalwij, J. M., McGeoch, M.A., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2013. Patterns and pathways of weed invasion: evidence from the spatial genetic structure of Raphanus raphanistrum. Biological Invasions 15: 2455-2465. DOI:10.1007/s10530-013-0465-4.

 


 

Pan-African genetic structure in the African buffalo: Investigating subspecies divergence.

Smitz, N., Berthouly, C., Cornelis, D., Heller, R., Van Hooft, W. F., Chardonnet, P., Prins, H.H.T., Jansen van Vuuren, B., De Jongh, H.H., Michaux, J.R. 2013. Pan-African genetic structure in the African buffalo: Investigating subspecies divergence. PLoS One 8(2): e56235. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0056235.

 


 

How wide is wide enough in an area-wide pest management program? Lessons from the population genetics of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata in South Africa.

Karsten, M., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Barnaud, A., Terblanche, J.S. 2013. How wide is wide enough in an area-wide pest management program? Lessons from the population genetics of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata in South Africa. Plos One 8(1): e54281. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0054281.

 


 

Biome specificity of distinct genetic lineages within the four-striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio (Rodentia: Muridae) from southern Africa with implications for taxonomy.

Du Toit, N., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Matthee, S., Matthee, C.A. 2012. Biome specificity of distinct genetic lineages within the four-striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio (Rodentia: Muridae) from southern Africa with implications for taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 75-86. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.036.

 


 

Spatial sorting drives morphological variation in the invasive bird, Acridotheris tristis.

Berthouly-Salazar, C., Janse van Rensburg, B., Le Roux, J.J., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Hui, C. 2012. Spatial sorting drives morphological variation in the invasive bird, Acridotheris tristis. PloS one 7 (5), e38145. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038145.

 


 

Genetic population structure in the boky-boky (Carnivora: Eupleridae), a conservation flagship species in the dry deciduous forests of central western Madagascar.

Jansen van Vuuren, B., Woolaver, L., Goodman, S.M. 2012. Genetic population structure in the boky-boky (Carnivora: Eupleridae), a conservation flagship species in the dry deciduous forests of central western Madagascar. Animal Conservation15: 164-173. DOI:10.1111/j.1469-1795.2011.00498.x.

 


 

Plant dispersal in the sub-Antarctic inferred from anisotropic genetic structure.

Born, C., Le Roux, P.C., Spohr, C., McGeoch, M.A., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2012. Plant dispersal in the sub-Antarctic inferred from anisotropic genetic structure.  Molecular Ecology 21: 184-194. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05372.x.

 


 

Phylogeography of a mite, Halozetes fulvus, reflects the landscape history of a young volcanic island in the sub-Antarctic.

Mortimer, E., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Meiklejohn, K.I., Chown, S.L. 2012. Phylogeography of a mite, Halozetes fulvus, reflects the landscape history of a young volcanic island in the sub-Antarctic. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105: 131-145. DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01770.x.

 


 

The history and management of black rhino in KwaZulu-Natal: a population genetic approach to assess the past and guide the future.

Karsten, M., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Goodman, P., Barnaud, A. 2011. The history and management of black rhino in KwaZulu-Natal: a population genetic approach to assess the past and guide the future. Animal Conservation 14: 363-370. DOI:10.1111/j.1469-1795.2011.00443.x.

 


 

Mite dispersal among the Southern Ocean Islands and Antarctica before the last glacial maximum.

Mortimer, E., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Lee, J.E., Marshall, D.J., Convey, P., Chown, S.L. 2011. Mite dispersal among the Southern Ocean Islands and Antarctica before the last glacial maximum. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 278: 1247-1255. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2010.1779.

 


 

Western Zambian sable: are they a geographic extension of the giant sable?

Jansen van Vuuren, B., Robinson, T.J., VazPinto, P., Estes, R., Matthee, C.A. 2010. Western Zambian sable: are they a geographic extension of the giant sable? South African Journal of Wildlife Research 40: 35-42. DOI:10.3957/056.040.0114.

 


 

Relative importance of habitat connectivity in shaping the genetic profiles of two southern African elephant-shrews.

Smit, H.A., Watson, J., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2010.  Relative importance of habitat connectivity in shaping the genetic profiles of two southern African elephant-shrews. Journal of Biogeography 37: 857-864. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02249.x.

 


 

Genetic differentiation in Oxalis (Oxalidaceae): a tale of rarity and abundance in the Cape Floristic Region.

Zietsman, J., Dreyer, L.L., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2009. Genetic differentiation in Oxalis (Oxalidaceae): a tale of rarity and abundance in the Cape Floristic Region. South African Journal of Botany 75:27-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2008.06.003.

 


 

Haplotype networks can be misleading in the presence of missing data.

Joly, S., Stevens, M.I., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2007. Haplotype networks can be misleading in the presence of missing data. Systematic Biology 56:857-862. DOI:10.1080/10635150701633153.

 


 

Coalescence methods reveal the impact of vicariance on the spatial genetic structure of Elephantulus edwardii (Afrotheria, Macroscelidea).

Smit, H.A., Robinson, T.J., Jansen van Vuuren, B.  2007. Coalescence methods reveal the impact of vicariance on the spatial genetic structure of Elephantulus edwardii (Afrotheria, Macroscelidea). Molecular Ecology 16:2680-2692. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03334.x.

 


 

Population structure, propagule pressure and conservation biogeography in the sub-Antarctic: lessons from indigenous and invasive springtails.

Myburgh, M., Chown, S.L., Daniels, S.R., Jansen van Vuuren, B. 2007. Population structure, propagule pressure and conservation biogeography in the sub-Antarctic: lessons from indigenous and invasive springtails. Diversity and Distributions 13:143-154. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2007.00319.x.

 


 

Genetic evidence confirms the origin of the house mouse on Marion Island.

Jansen van Vuuren, B., Chown, S.L. 2007. Genetic evidence confirms the origin of the house mouse on Marion Island. Polar Biology 30:327-332. DOI:10.1007/s00300-006-0188-4

 


 

DNA-led discovery of the giant sable in Angola.

Pitra, C., VazPinto, P., O´Keeffe, B.W.J., Willows-Munro, S., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Robinson, T.J. 2006. DNA-led discovery of the giant sable in Angola. European Journal of Wildlife Research 52:145-152. DOI:10.1007/s10344-005-0026-y

 


 

Population genetics of the roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) with suggestions for conservation.

Alpers, D.A., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Arctander, P., Robinson, T.J. 2004.  Population genetics of the roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) with suggestions for conservation. Molecular Ecology13:1771-1784. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02204.x