Scientific Publications

Our research has been published in the form of various scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, and in popular articles. We have also had postgraduate student theses result from our work.

If you keen to check out our senior scientists full publication list, visit Mark's Research Gate page.

Peer reviewed papers:

Mackay, B, Lee, A.T.K., Barnard, P., Møller, A. P. and Brown, M. 2017. Urbanization, climate and ecological stress indicators in an endemic nectarivore, the Cape sugarbird. Journal of Ornithology. Download.

Angoh, S.Y.J., Brown, M. and Midgely, J. 2017. Selfing versus out-crossing in six Erica species of the southern Cape. South African Journal of Botany 111: 387–391. Download.

Witteveen, M, Brown, M & Ryan, P.G. 2017. Anthropogenic debris in the nests of kelp gulls in South Africa. Marine Pollution Bulletin 114: 699-704. Download.

Whittington, P.A., Crawford, R.J,M, Martin, A.P., Randall, R.M., Brown, M., Makhado, A.B., Dyer, B.M., Upfold, L., Harrison, K.H.B, Huisamen, J., Waller, L. and Witteveen, M. 2016. Recent Trends of the Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus in South Africa. Waterbirds 39: 99-113. Download

Witteveen, M, Brown, M & Ryan, P.G. 2015. Pseudo-egg and exotic egg adoption by kelp gulls Larus dominicanus vetula. African Zoology 50: 59-61. Download.

Van de Voorde, S., Witteveen, M and Brown, M. 2015. Differential reactions to anthropogenic disturbance by two ground-nesting shorebirds. Ostrich 86: 43-52. Download.

Popular articles:

Brown, M. 2013. The Drone Zone. African BirdLife July/August 2013: 34-35. Download.

Theses:

Raynor, L. 2014. An analysis of the impacts of Sedgefield’s 2009/2010 drought response on water security. Magister in Environmental Management, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Management, University of the Free State. Raynor-2014.pdf .

Witteveen, M. 2015. The influence of a changing environment on the breeding biology and diet of Kelp Gulls (Larus dominicanus vetula) in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Master of Science, Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Cape Town.  M.-Witteveen-2015.pdf

Schroeter, L. 2015. Caught in the middle: A Reassessment of Shore-Based Linefishery Between Two Marine Protected Areas In South Africa. Masters of Science, University of Bremen, Faculty for Biology and Chemistry, Germany.  Schroeter-2015.pdf

Angoh, S.Y.J. 2016. The Birds, the Bees and Erica: The Birds, the Bees and Erica: The Birds, the Bees and Erica: Vulnerability of Plant-pollinator Communities in Fragmented Fynbos Landscapes. Masters of Science in Conservation Biology, Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town.  Angoh-2016.pdf

Research Reports:

de Moor, F.C., & Bellingan, T.A. 2011. A survey of macroinvertebrate diversity of eleven rivers in and around the tsitsikamma National park, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  de-Moor-Bellingan-2011.pdf