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Samuels, M. I., Saaed, M., Jacobs, S., Masubelele, M. L., Van der Merwe, H., & Khomo, L. (2023). Vegetation structure and composition at different elevational intervals in the arid Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa. Vegetation Classification and Survey, 4, 115–126. Cite
Arena, G., Hoffman, M., van der Merwe, H., & O'Connor, T. (2023). Expansion of the Grassland Biome in the eastern Karoo corresponds with changes in rainfall and livestock numbers. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 40(1), 1–19. Cite
Henschel, J. R., Milton, S. J., & Seymour, C. L. (2023). Where birds are rare or fill the air: Documenting Karoo complexity: Richard Dean (10 August 1940—3 August 2022). Journal of Arid Environments, 214, 105000. Cite
Gunter, F., Oldeland, J., Picker, M. D., Henschel, J. R., & Jürgens, N. (2023). Cryptic subterranean diversity: regional phylogeography of the sand termite Psammotermes allocerus Silvestri, 1908 in the wider Namib region. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 23(1), 139–150. Cite
Mogonong, B. (2023). Vegetation description around the savanna flux measurement site at Benfontein Nature Reserve, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. Cite
South African Environmental Observation Network, Arid Lands Node, Henschel, J. R., & Jürgens, N. (2022). Animals. Biodiversity & Ecology, 7, 229–249. Cite
University of Hamburg, Gunter, F., Henschel, J. R., Picker, M. D., Oldeland, J., & Jürgens, N. (2022). Phylogeny of sand termites. Biodiversity & Ecology, 7, 51–54. Cite
University of Hamburg, Gunter, F., Oldeland, J., Henschel, J. R., Picker, M. D., & Jürgens, N. (2022). Not one but several: Morphological diversity within the sand termite. Biodiversity & Ecology, 7, 46–51. Cite
University of Hamburg, Gunter, F., Oldeland, J., Henschel, J. R., Picker, M. D., & Jürgens, N. (2022). Reproduction of sand termites and local genetic patterns. Biodiversity & Ecology, 7, 54–55. Cite
Vernon, C. J., & Dean, W. R. J. (2022). The introduction of the Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar to southern Africa. Ostrich, 93(3), 157–159. Cite
Dean, W. R. J., Åhlander, E., & Johansson, U. S. (2022). Avian type localities and the type specimens collected by Johan August Wahlberg in southern Africa. Zootaxa, 5134(4), 521–560. Cite
Rogers, D. C., & Meyer-Milne, E. (2022). Review of the Limnadiidae (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata) of southern Africa. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 42(1), ruac019. Cite
Gula, J., Clay Green, M., Fritts, S., Dean, W. R. J., & Gopi Sundar, K. (2022). Assessments of range-wide distribution of six African storks and their relationships with protected areas. Ostrich, 93(1), 34–52. Cite
Milton, S. J., Short, S., & Dean, W. R. J. (2022). Decline in whistling rat ( Parotomys brantsii ) density: Possible response to climate change in the Karoo, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 60(4), 969–979. Cite
Seymour, C. L., Joseph, G. S., Calitz, W., Henschel, J. R., Ramaswiela, T., & van der Merwe, H. (2022). Mean height increase in saplings of a keystone woody savanna species over 15 years similar to that over a single season. Ecosphere, 13(9). Cite
Meyer-Milne, E., Brendonck, L., & Pinceel, T. (2022). Egg banks in dryland wetlands provide information on the diversity and vulnerability of branchiopod communities along a longitudinal aridity gradient. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 30(4), 813–826. Cite
Dippenaar, A. S., Dean, W. R. J., & Milton, S. J. (2022). A checklist of the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Tierberg Long Term Ecological Research site, Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa. Cite
Henschel, J. R., & Maggs-Kölling, G. (2022). Namibia Scientific Society and Gobabeb: 69. Cite
Henschel, J. R., & Wassenaar, T. D. (2022). Tenebrionid Beetle Diversity Increases with Aridity. 69. Cite
Musengi, K., & Van der Merwe, H. (2022). Long-term monitoring of Aloidendron dichotomum populations: Does tracking individuals make a difference to general demographic findings? South African Journal of Botany, 152, 1–9. Cite
Dean, W. R. J. (2021). A review of the conservation status of birds in the Guineo‐Congolian forest of Africa. Journal of Field Ornithology, jofo.12388. Cite
Rogers, D. C., & Meyer-Milne, E. (2021). Review of the southern African Leptestheriidae (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata), II: Diagnoses and key. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 41(4), ruab072. Cite
Van der Merwe, H., Milton, S. J., Dean, W. R. J., O'Connor, T. G., & Henschel, J. R. (2021). Developing an environmental research platform in the Karoo at the Square Kilometre Array. South African Journal of Science, 117(11/12). Cite
Musengi, K., Mbonani, S., & Byrne, M. J. (2021). Host suitability of three Opuntia taxa for the Dactylopius opuntiae (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) 'stricta' lineage. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 31(11), 1161–1173. Cite
Henschel, J. R. (2021). Long-Term Population Dynamics of Namib Desert Tenebrionid Beetles Reveal Complex Relationships to Pulse-Reserve Conditions. Insects, 12(9), 804. Cite
Urban, M., Schellenberg, K., Morgenthal, T., Dubois, C., Hirner, A., Gessner, U., Mogonong, B., Zhang, Z., Baade, J., Collett, A., & Schmullius, C. (2021). Using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Time Series for Slangbos Mapping in the Free State Province, South Africa. Remote Sensing, 13(17), 3342. Cite
Kwon, T., Shibata, H., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Schmidt, I. K., Larsen, K. S., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., Lamarque, J.-F., Hagedorn, F., Eisenhauer, N., Djukic, I., & TeaComposition Network. (2021). Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Early to Mid-Term Stage Litter Decomposition Across Biomes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4, 678480. Cite
Rogers, D. C., & Meyer-Milne, E. (2021). Two new species of fairy shrimps (Anostraca: Branchipodidae, Streptocephalidae) from the Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 41(2), ruab016. Cite
Rogers, D. C., Tladi, M., Wasserman, R. J., & Meyer-Milne, E. (2021). Review of the southern African Leptestheriidae (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata) I: redescription of Leptestheria brevirostris Barnard, 1924 with comments on diagnostic characters. Zootaxa, 4974(2). Cite
Milton, Suzanne. J., & Dean, W. Richard. J. (2021). Anthropogenic impacts and implications for ecological restoration in the Karoo, South Africa. Anthropocene, 36, 100307. Cite
Jürgens, N., Gunter, F., Oldeland, J., Groengroeft, A., Henschel, J. R., Oncken, I., & Picker, M. D. (2021). Largest on earth: Discovery of a new type of fairy circle in Angola supports a termite origin. Ecological Entomology, 46(4), 777–789. Cite
Frye, H. A., Aiello‐Lammens, M. E., Euston‐Brown, D., Jones, C. S., Kilroy Mollmann, H., Merow, C., Slingsby, J. A., van der Merwe, H., Wilson, A. M., & Silander, J. A. (2021). Plant spectral diversity as a surrogate for species, functional and phylogenetic diversity across a hyper‐diverse biogeographic region. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30(7), 1403–1417. Cite
Meyer-Milne, E., Brendock, L., & Pinceel, T. (2021). Egg morphology may underpin the successful distribution of large branchiopods in temporary waters. Aquatic Ecology, 16. Cite
Arena, G., Dean, W. R. J., & Milton, S. J. (2020). Ant Communities in Two Habitats in Succulent Karoo Shrubland. African Entomology, 28(1), 202. Cite
Elizabeth Meyer-Milne, Musa C. Mlambo, & D. Christopher Rogers. (2020). Distribution of Clam Shrimps (Crustacea: Laevicaudata and Spinicaudata) in South Africa, with New Records from the Northern Cape Province. Zoological Studies, (59). Cite
Petersen, H., Jack, S. L., Hoffman, M. T., & Todd, S. W. (2020). Patterns of plant species richness and growth form diversity in critical habitats of the Nama-Karoo Biome, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 135, 201–211. Cite
van der Merwe, H. (2020). Vegetation of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), South Africa: A baseline to measure local and global change. South African Journal of Botany, 132, 22–29. Cite
Seymour, C. L., Milton, S. J., Altwegg, R., Joseph, G. S., & Dean, W. R. J. (2020). Addition of Nitrogen Increases Variability of Vegetation Cover in an Arid System with Unpredictable Rainfall. Ecosystems, 23(1), 175–187. Cite
van der Merwe, H., van Rooyen, N., Bezuidenhout, H., du P. Bothma, J., & van Rooyen, M. W. (2020). Woody vegetation change over more than 30 years in the interior duneveld of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 50(Volume 50 No. 1). Cite
Meyer-Milne, E., & Mlambo, M. (2019). A tale of records from Hakskeen Pan, the first record of Pumilibranchipus deserti Hamer and Brendonck, 1995 (Anostraca, Branchiopoda) from South Africa and the pursuit of a new world land speed record. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 44(4), 409–413. Cite
Walker, C. (2019). Cosmopolitan Karoo: Land, Space and Place in the Shadow of the Square Kilometre Array. Journal of Southern African Studies, 45(4), 641–662. Cite
Van der Merwe, H., Van Rooyen, N., Bezuidenhout, H., Bothma, J. D. P., & Van Rooyen, M. W. (2019). Vachellia erioloba dynamics over 38 years in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa. Koedoe, 61(1). Cite
van der Merwe, H., & Milton, S. J. (2019). Growth in three Karoo shrub species under various grazing treatments: the tracking of marked individuals over 25 years. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 36(1), 61–66. Cite
van der Merwe, H., & Milton, S. J. (2019). Testing the Wiegand-Milton model: A long-term experiment to understand mechanisms driving vegetation dynamics in arid shrublands. Austral Ecology, 44(1), 49–59. Cite
Henschel, J. R., Wassenaar, T. D., Kanandjembo, A., Louw, M. K., Neef, G., Shuuya, T., & Soderberg, K. (2019). Roots point to water sources of Welwitschia mirabilis in a hyperarid desert: Roots point to welwitschia water sources. Ecohydrology, 12(1), e2039. Cite
Crous, C. J., Drake, D. C., Jacobsen, A. L., Pratt, R. B., Jacobs, S. M., & Esler, K. J. (2019). Foliar nitrogen dynamics of an invasive legume compared to native non-legumes in fynbos riparian zones varying in water availability. Water SA, 45(1), 7. Cite
Dean, W. R. J., & Milton, S. J. (2019). The dispersal and spread of invasive alien Myrtillocactus geometrizans in the southern Karoo, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 121, 6. Cite
Crous, C. J. (2019). The darker side of quantitative academic performance metrics. South African Journal of Science, 115, 3. Cite
Dean, R., Melo, M., & Mills, M. (2019). The Avifauna of Angola: Richness, Endemism and Rarity. In Biodiversity of Angola (1st ed.). Springer. Cite
Henschel, J. R., & Lubin, Y. (2018). Web spider abundance is affected by sheep farming in the Karoo. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 319–324. Cite