BDI Research

Below is a list of Research Papers with members of the BDI listed as co-authors. The authors affiliated to the BDI are in bold.

2023

Scott T, Underhill LG, Underhill GD 2023. Primary moult of adult Laughing Doves Spilopedia senegalensis: introduction of the relative duration index and a comparison of moult indices. Ostrich.

The pencil drawing is from Tanya Scott’s PhD thesis. This paper was a chapter in her thesis.

Scott T, Scoler M, Melville DS, Underhill LG 2023. Timing and duration of primary moult in New Zealand’s Silvereye (tauhou, Zosterops lateralis). Notornis 70: 97–110.

The pencil drawing is from the PhD thesis of Tanya Scott. This paper was a chapter in that thesis.

Underhill LG 2023. Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata breeding in association with Brant’s Whistling Rat Parotomys brantsii. Biodiversity Observations 13: 247–251.

Open Access

Hatley G, Oschadleus HD, Underhill LG, Ramsay J 2023. Biometrics and moult of Grey-backed Sparrow-lark Eremopterix verticalis in the Karoo, September 2023. Biodiversity Observations 13: 239–246.

Open Access

Bate TC, Ryan PG, Underhill LG 2023 in press. Primary moult of adult African Oystercatchers Haematopus moquini. Ostrich.

Video

African Oystercatcher moult BDI Research

Brom P, Colville JF, Underhill LG, Winter K 2023. Urban intensity and flower community structure drive beetle pollinator assemblage in Cape Town. Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation.

Brom P, Underhill LG, Winter K, Colville J 2023. A mowing strategy for urban parks to support spring flowers and their pollinators in a mediterranean climate city in South Africa. Urban Ecosystems.

Camera BF, Quintana I, Strüssmann C, Waller T, Barros M, Draque J, Micucci P, Miranda EBP 2023. Assessing the sustainability of yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) harvest. PLoS ONE 18(1): e0277629.

Open access

Chipps A, Underhill LG 2023. Millions of Caper Whites Belenois aurota 100 km offshore of West Africa. Biodiversity Observations 13: 189‒191.

Open access

Caper Whites Belenois aurota blocking the vents of the air-conditioning of the tug Wolraad Woltemade west of Dakar, Senegal, in mid-November 2003
Cape Bulbul identification : BDI research

Daniel K, Loftie-Eaton M 2023. A guide to the common garden birds of Cape Town, South Africa. Biodiversity Observations 13: 7‒41.

Open access

Daniel K, Underhill LG 2023. Temporal dimensions of data quality in bird atlases: the case of the Second Southern African Bird Atlas Project. Citizen Science: Theory & Practice. 8(1): 31, pp. 1–17. doi: 10.5334/cstp.578

Open access

Meléndez-Arteaga J, Blanco J, Ferreira PC, Nuttall RJ, Oschadleus HD, Underhill LG 2023. Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus in the KhoiSan Karoo Conservancy, Northern Cape, South Africa. Biodiversity Observations 13: 50‒60.

Open access

Underhill LG, Navarro R 2023. The open-access journal Biodiversity Observations: report for the period 2010‒2022. Biodiversity Observations 13: 1‒6.

Open access

Velasco E, Zubillaga J, Gonzalez M, Cottrant E 2023. Spotted Gully Shark Triakis megalopterus at Robben Island, Table Bay, South Africa. Biodiversity Observations 13: 186–188.

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2022

Brooks M, Rose S, Altwegg R, Lee ATK, Nel H, Ottosson U, Retief E, Reynold C, Ryan PG, Shema S, Tende T, Underhill LG, Thomson RL 2022. The African Bird Atlas Project: a description of the project and BirdMap data collection protocol. Ostrich 93: 223–232. doi: 10.2989/00306525.2022.2125097

Jackson CHW, Underhill LG 2022. Primary moult strategies in adult migrant waders (Charadrii). Wader Study 129: 126‒137

Lee ATK, Brooks M, Underhill LG 2022. The SABAP2 legacy: a review of the history and use of data generated by a long running citizen science project. South African Journal of Science 118, Art. #12030. doi: 10.17159/sajs.2022/12030

Open access

Quintana I, Cifuentes EF, Dunnink JA, Ariza M, Martínez-Medina D, Fantacini FM, Shrestha BR, Richard F-J 2022. Severe conservation risks of roads on apex predators. Scientific Reports 12: 2902. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05294-9

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Blog

Remisiewicz M, Underhill LG 2022. Large-scale climatic patterns have stronger carry-over effects than local temperatures on spring phenology of long-distance passerine migrants between Europe and Africa. Animals 12, 1732. doi: 10.3390/ani121317

Open access

Remisiewicz M, Underhill LG 2022. Climate in Africa sequentially shapes within-season spring passage of Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus through the Baltic Coast. PeerJ 10:e12964. doi 10.7717/peerj.12964.

Open access

Blog

Tippett R, Underhill LG 2022. Dragonflies and damselflies of the KhoiSan Karoo Conservancy. Biodiversity Observations 12: 54‒59.

Open access

Tippett R, Willemse S, Underhill LG 2022.Dragonflies and damselflies of the Lower Olifants River Valley: Citrusdal to the sea. Biodiversity Observations 12: 71‒81.

Open access

2021

Mazur AE, Remisiewicz M, Underhill LG 2021. Sex-specific patterns of fuelling and pre-breeding body moult of Little Stints Calidris minuta in South Africa. Ibis 163: 99–112. doi: 10.1111/ibi.12840

Quintana I, Button R, Underhill LG 2021. African Oystercatchers on Robben Island, South Africa: The 2019/2020 breeding season in its two decadal context. Wader Study 128: 209–219.

Open access

Blog

Itxaso Quintana doing fieldwork

Underhill LG, Scott T 2021. Primary moult of European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur in northern Senegal. Ringing & Migration 36: 91‒94.

2020

Brom P, Anderson P, Channing A, Underhill LG 2020. The role of cultural norms in shaping attitudes towards amphibians. PLoS ONE 15(2): e0219331

Open access

Daniel K, Quintana I, Underhill LG 2020. Sleeping on a tightrope: White-breasted Cormorants Phalacrocorax lucidus and African Darters Anhinga rufa roosting on transmission lines. Biodiversity Observations 11.5: 1–7.

Open access

Laver PN, Ganswindt A, Ganswindt SB, Alexander KA 2020. Effect of food limitation and reproductive activity on fecal glucocorticoid metabolite levels in banded mongooses. BMC Ecology 20: 12.

Open access

Van Rooyen JA, Underhill LG 2020. Systematic atlasing in Hessequa: Report on the first cycle of seasonal monitoring. Biodiversity Observations 11.3: 1–14.

Open Access

Remisiewicz M, Underhill LG 2020. Climatic variation in Africa and Europe has combined effects on timing of spring migration in a long-distance migrant Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus. PeerJ 8: e8870. doi:10.7717/peerj.8770

Open access

Blog

2019

Underhill LG 2019. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Stork, Ibis and Spoonbill Specialist Group. Special Issue: Glossy Ibis Ecology and Conservation. SIS Conservation 1: 82–89.

Open access

Underhill LG, Navarro R, Mansell M 2019. LacewingMAP: Progress report on the atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera, 2014–2019. Biodiversity Observations 10.10: 1–21.

Open access

2018

Underhill LG, Loftie-Eaton M, Navarro R 2018. Dragonflies and damselflies of the Western Cape – OdonataMAP report, August 2018. Biodiversity Observations 9.7: 1–21.

Open access

Underhill LG, Loftie-Eaton M, Navarro R 2018. Odonata of the Kruger National Park. Biodiversity Observations 9.11: 1–17.

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Underhill LG, Loftie-Eaton M, Navarro R 2018. OdonataMAP ‒ Progress report on the Atlas of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Africa: 2016/17 and 2017/18. Biodiversity Observations 9.13: 1–10.

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