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To reveal factors responsible for spatial variation in parasite community composition we studied patterns of similarity in helminth species composition in two closely-related rodents (Rhabdomys pumilio and Rhabdomys dilectus) that differ in their social and spatial behaviour and live under...

Author(s)
Spickett, A.; Junker, K.; Krasnov, B. R.; Haukisalmi, V.; Matthee, S.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2017, 144, 9, pp 1211-1220
Abstract

South Africa has seen a recent increase in the number of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) maintained in reserves and parks and managed in free contact, where they may spend a significant amount of time in close proximity to humans. This study investigates how individual elephants choose to...

Author(s)
Rossman, Z. T.; Padfield, C.; Young, D.; Hart, L. A.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2017, 4, April, pp 60
Abstract

Incorporating knowledge of cattle activity or social behavior in rangeland management has the potential to improve both range condition and cattle productivity through intervention in and using the ongoing expression of behavior to detect veld condition changes. Currently, there is limited...

Author(s)
Moyo, B.; Dube, S.; Lesoli, M.; Masika, P.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2012, 7, 18, pp 2824-2834
Abstract

Differences in group size and habitat use are frequently used to explain the extensive variability in ranging patterns found across the primate order. However, with few exceptions, our understanding of primate ranging patterns stems from studies of single groups and both intra- and inter-specific...

Author(s)
Hoffman, T. S.; O'Riain, M. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2012, 74, 9, pp 853-863
Abstract

Oxpeckers Buphagus spp. are unique passerines owing to their involvement in a cleaning association with domestic and wild African ungulates. Oxpeckers not only utilize their hosts for food but also use them as perches for resting, preening, displaying and copulating, as well as a source of nesting...

Author(s)
Plantan, T. B.; Howitt, M. J.; Kotzé, A.; Gaines, M. S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Zoo Yearbook, 2014, 48, 1, pp 92-100
Abstract

Sociality and particularly advanced forms of sociality such as cooperative breeding (living in permanent groups with reproductive division of labour) is relatively rare among vertebrates. A suggested constraint on the evolution of sociality is the elevated transmission rate of parasites between...

Author(s)
Lutermann, H.; Bennett, N. C.; Speakman, J. R.; Scantlebury, M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2013, 8, 2, pp e57969
Abstract

Because of overpopulation of African elephants in South Africa and the consequent threat to biodiversity, the need for a method of population control has become evident. In this regard, the potential use of the porcine zona pellucida (pZP) vaccine as an effective means for population control is...

Author(s)
Ahlers, M. J.; Ganswindt, A.; Münscher, S.; Bertschinger, H. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2012, 78, 1, pp 77-85
Abstract

The Damaraland mole-rat is a subterranean mammal exhibiting extreme reproductive skew with a single reproductive female in each colony responsible for procreation. Non-reproductive female colony members are physiologically suppressed while in the colony, exhibiting reduced concentrations of plasma...

Author(s)
Bennett, N. C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Integrative Zoology, 2011, 6, 4, pp 311-320
Abstract

We analysed 25 years (1980-2004) of demographic data on a small re-introduced population of endangered African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP), South Africa, to describe population and pack dynamics. As small populations of cooperative breeders may be particularly prone to ...

Author(s)
Somers, M. J.; Graf, J. A.; Szykman, M.; Slotow, R.; Gusset, M.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Oecologia, 2008, 158, 2, pp 239-247
Abstract

The effectiveness of African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) re-introductions in South Africa was evaluated using a systematic review approach, which included comprehensive data searching and meta-analysis not employed in the original assessment, to cross-validate the management recommendations of the...

Author(s)
Gusset, M.; Stewart, G. B.; Bowler, D. E.; Pullin, A. S.
Publisher
Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, Bangor, UK
Citation
Systematic Review - Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, 2008, No.33, pp 15 pp.

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