Mammalogy Department
 
 

Scientific articles

Morgan L. Hauptfleisch & Nico L. Avenant (In Press). Actual and perceived collision risk for bird strikes at Namibian airports. Ostrich.

J.J. de Klerk & N.L. Avenant (In Press). Small mammals succession in a rehabilitated area: support for their status as ecological indicators in southern Africa. Integrative Zoology.

Jacqueline Codron, Kevin J. Duffy, Nico L. Avenant, Matt Sponheimer, Jennifer Leichliter, Oliver Paine, Paul Sandberg and Daryl Codron (In press). Stable Isotope Evidence for Trophic Niche Partitioning in a South African Savanna Rodent Community. Current Zoology 61(3).

Du Plessis, J.J., Avenant, N.L. & De Waal, H.O. (In Press). Attributes of scientific information on black-backed jackal and caracal ecology: contributing to human-predator conflict management? African Journal of Wildlife Research.

Morgan L. Hauptfleisch & Nico L. Avenant (In Press). Integrating small mammal community variables into aircraft-wildlife collision management plans at Namibian airports. Integrative Zoology.

Claire M.S. Dufour, Christine Meynard, Johan Watson, Camille Rioux, Simon Benhamou, Julie Perez, Jurie J. du Plessis, Nico Avenant, Neville Pillay and Guila Ganem. 2015. Space use variation in co-occurring sister species: response to environmental variation or competition? PLOS ONE 10(2):1-15.

Avenant, N.L. 2014. Rodent Biology and Management. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum, Bloemfontein. 30(3): i-ii (Editorial).

William G. Breed, Chris M. Leigh, Ken P. Aplin, Adel A. Shahin & Nico L. Avenant. 2014. Morphological diversity and evolution of the spermatozoon in the mouse-relared clade of rodents. Journal of Morphology 275: 540–547.

C.M. Kneidinger, H. van Heerden, D. MacFadyen , M. van der Merwe, N.L. Avenant & H. van der Bank. 2014. Species identification, habitat preferences and population genetics of Mastomys natalensis (A. Smith, 1834) and M. coucha (A. Smith, 1836) in an enclosed area, Kruger National Park, South Africa. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum, Bloemfontein 30(3): 31-45.

Gail C. Potgieter, Laurie L. Marker, Nico L. Avenant & Graham I. H. Kerley. 2013. Why Namibian farmers are satisfied with the performance of their livestock guarding dogs. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 18(6): 403-415.

Morgan L. Hauptfleisch, Nico L. Avenant & Alton Tsowaseb. 2013. A first analysis of Aircraft-Wildlife Collisions at two major Namibian airports, by, South African Journal of Wildlife Research 43(2): 177–184.

 

Bergman, D.L., De Waal, H.O., Avenant, N.L., Bodenchuk, M.J., Marlow, M.C. & Nolte, D.L. 2013. The need to address black-backed jackal and caracal predation in South Africa. Proceedings of the 15th Wildlife Damage Management Conference (J. B. Armstrong, G. R. Gallagher, Eds). P. 86-94.

Avenant, N.L. 2013. Pelea capreolus. In: Kingdon, J.S. & Hoffmann, M. (Eds). The Mammals of Africa. Vol. 6. Pigs, Deer, Giraffe, Bovids, and Hippos. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Avenant, N.L. 2013. Redunca fulvorufula. In: Kingdon, J.S. & Hoffmann, M. (Eds). The Mammals of Africa. Vol. 6. Pigs, Deer, Giraffe, Bovids, and Hippos. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

MacFadyen, D.N.,  Avenant, N.L., Van der Merwe, M. & Bredenkamp, G.J. 2012. The influence of fire on small mammal abundance at the N’washitshumbe enclosure site, Kruger National Park, South Africa. African Zoology 47:138-146.

Olbricht,G., Sliwa, A.  & Avenant, N.L. 2012. Sengi research in the Free State, South Africa.Afrotherian Conservation News 9: 7-8.

Avenant, N.L. 2011. The potential utility of rodents and other small mammals as indicators of ecosystem integrity of South African grasslands. Wildlife Research 38: 626-639.

Avenant, N.L. 2011. Recent progress in Rodent Biology and Management. Integrative Zoology 6:297-298 (Editorial).

Hugo-Coetzee, E.A. & Avenant, N.L. 2011.The effect of fire on soil oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) in a South African grassland. Zoosymposia 6:191–201.

Kaiser, W., Avenant, N.L. & Haddad, C.R. 2009. Assessing the ecological integrity of a grassland ecosystem: refining the SAGraSS method. Afr.J.Ecol. 47: 308–317.

Van der Merwe, S.J., Avenant, N.L. & Lues, J.F.R. 2009. Pastoral farming and wildlife management influences on lion/livestock interaction in the Kgalagadi-South, Botswana: a synopsis. Journal for New Generation Sciences 7(1): 203-214.

Avenant, N.L. & Du Plessis, J.J. 2008. Sustainable small stock farming and ecosystem conservation in southern Africa: a role for small mammals. Mammalia 72:258-263.

Avenant, N.L., Watson, J.P. & Schulze, E. 2008. Correlating small mammal community characteristics and habitat integrity in the Caledon Nature Reserve, South Africa. Mammalia 72:186-191.

Kaiser, W., Avenant, N.L. & Haddad, C.R. 2008. Assessing the ecological integrity of a grassland ecosystem: refining the SAGraSS method. Afr.J.Ecol. (Early online)

Herrmann, E., Kamler, J.F.& Avenant, N.L. 2008. New records of servals Leptailurus serval in central South Africa. S.Afr.J.Wildl.Res. 38:185-188.

Avenant, N.L. & Cavallini, P. 2007. Correlating rodent community structure with ecological integrity, Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve, Free State Province, South Africa. Integrative Zoology 2:212-219.

Avenant, N.L. & Cavallini, P. 2006. Correlating rodent community structure with ecological integrity, Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve, Free State Province, South Africa. Peer reviewed abstract published in book (= proceedings), International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 2006.

Avenant, N.L. & De Waal, H.O. 2006. The potential importance of rodents in managing two problem carnivores, and subsequently in promoting ecosystem conservation and sustainable small stock farming practises in southern Africa. Peer reviewed abstract published in book (= proceedings), International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 2006.

Kaiser, W.& Avenant, N.L. 2006. The importance if including rodents in veld condition assessments: a case study. Peer reviewed abstract published in book (= proceedings), International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 2006.

Avenant, N.L. & Van der Merwe, M. 2006. Expansion of the greater cane rat, Thryonomys swinderianus, into the drier parts of Southern Africa. Peer reviewed abstract published in book (= proceedings), International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 2006.

Avenant, N.L., De Waal, H.O. & Combrinck, W. 2006. The Canis-Caracal Programme: a holistic approach. Proceedings to the national Workshop on the holistic management of human-wildlife conflict in South Africa, 10 - 13 April 2006, Ganzekraal Conference Centre, Western Cape. Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa.

Avenant, N.L. 2005. Barn owl pellets: a useful tool for monitoring small mammal communities? Belgian Journal of Zoology 135:39-43.

Avenant, N.L. & Smith, V.R. 2004. Seasonal changes in age class structure and reproductive status of house mice on Marion Island (sub-Antarctic). Polar Biology 27:99-111

Van der Merwe, M. & Avenant, N.L. 2004. The Greater cane rat, Thryonomys swinderianus, is a pest species that is expanding its range in southern Africa. Navors.nas.Mus.,Bloemfontein 20: III-X.

Avenant, N.L. 2003. The use of small-mammal community characteristics as an indicator of ecological disturbance in the Korannaberg Conservancy. In: Rats, Mice & People: Rodent Biology and Management (eds. Singleton, G.R., Hinds, L.A., Krebs, C.J. & Spratt, D.M.). ACIAR Monograph No. 96, 564p.

Avenant, N.L. & Smith, V.R. 2003. The microenvironment of house mice on Marion Island (sub-Antarctic). Polar Biology 26:129-141.

Ferreira, S.M. & Avenant, N.L. 2003. Influences of trap-spacing on descriptors of hypothetical small mammal communities in Free State grasslands. Navors.nas.Mus.,Bloemfontein 19:21-30.

Avenant, N.L. & Nel, J.A.J. 2002. Among habitat variation in prey availability and use by caracal Felis caracal. Mamm. Biol. 67:18-33.

Avenant, N.L. & Watson, J.P. 2002. Mammals recorded in the Sandveld Nature Reserve, Free State province, South Africa. Navors.nas.Mus.,Bloemfontein 18(1):1-12.

Smith, V.R., Avenant, N.L. & Chown, S.L. 2002. Feeding ecology of Marion Island house mice. Polar Biology 25:703-715.

Avenant, N.L. & Kuyler, P. 2002. Small mammal diversity in the Maguga area, Swaziland. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 32:101-108.

Avenant, N.L. 2000. Small mammal community characteristics as indicators of ecological disturbance in the Willem Pretorius Nature Reserve, Free State, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 30(1):26-33.

Avenant, N.L. 2000. Terrestrial small-mammal diversity in Korannaberg Conservancy, Free State, South Africa. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 16(4):69-82.

Avenant, N.L. & Nel. J.A.J. 1998. Home range use, activity and density of caracal in relation to prey density. Afr. J. Ecol. 36:347-359.

Avenant, N.L. 1997. Mammals recorded in the QwaQwa National Park (1994-1995). Koedoe 40(1): 31-40.

Avenant, N.L. & Nel, J.A.J. 1997. Prey use by four syntopic carnivores in a strandveld ecosystem. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 27(3): 86-93.

Avenant, N.L. 1996. Identification and distribution of two Mastomys spp. in Lesotho and part of South Africa. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 12 (2): 49-58.

Lynch, C.D. 1994. The mammals of Lesotho. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 10(4): 177-241.

Du Toit, J.S., Fourie, L.J. & Horak, I.G. 1994. Sequential feeding of Ixodes rubicundus on its natural host, Elephantulus myurus: effects on tick mass and on engorgement and moulting success. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 61:143-147.

Du Toit, J.S., Fourie, L.J. & Horak, I.G. 1994. Detachment rhythms of immature Ixodes rubicundus from their natural host, the rock elephant shrew (Elephantulus myurus). Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 61:149-153.

Du Toit, J.S. & Fourie, L.J. 1994. The effect of feeding immature Karoo paralysis ticks Ixodes rubicundus (Acari: Ixodidae) on the metabolic rate of the rock elephant shrew. Experimental & Applied Acarology 18(3): 167-175.

Du Toit, J.S. & Fourie, L.J. 1993. Bait preferences of rock elephant shrews. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 22:115-117.

Kok, D.J., Fourie, L.J. & Du Toit, J.S. 1992. The occurrence of the gall bladder trematode, Euparadistomum, in some lizards of the genera Cordylus and Pseudocordylus in South Africa. J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr. 40:50.

Lynch, C.D. & Watson, J.P. 1992. The distribution and ecology of Otomys sloggetti (Mammalia: Rodentia) with notes on its taxonomy. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 8(3): 141-158.

Lynch, C.D. 1991. Population dynamics in the lesser dwarf shrew, Suncus varilla (Mammalia: Soricidae). Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 7(9): 465-473.

Lynch, C.D. 1990. Reproduction in the lesser dwarf shrew, Suncus varilla (Mammalia: Soricidae). Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 7(3): 45-59.

Watson, J.P. 1990. The taxonomic status of the Slender mongoose. Galerella sanguinea (Rűppell, 1836) in Southern Africa. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 6(10):351-492.

Lynch, C.D. 1989. The mammals of the north-eastern Cape Province. Mem. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 25: 1-116.

Lynch, C.D. & Watson, J.P. 1989. The mammals of Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho. Report submitted to Natal Parks Board.

Lynch, C.D. & Watson, J.P. 1989. A mammal survey undertaken at Mateanong at the junction of the Mokhotlong and Senqubethu rivers, Lesotho. Report submitted to Natal Parks Board.

Lynch, C.D. 1988. Occurrence of Squamata in the termitaria in the Orange Free State, South Africa. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 34: 42-43.

Watson, J.P. & Dippenaar, N.J. 1987. The species limits of Galerella sanguine (Rüppell, 1836), G. pulverulenta (Wagner, 1839) and G. nigrata (Thomas, 1928) in Southern Africa (Carnivora: Viverridae). Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 5: 355-414.

Lynch, C.D. 1986. The ecology of the lesser dwarf shrew, Suncus varilla, with reference to the use of termite mounds of Trinervitermes trinervoides. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 5: 277-297.

Lynch, C.D. 1985. Mammalian distribution patterns in the Orange Free State. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 4(16): 473-500.

Lynch, C.D. 1983. The mammals of the Orange Free State. Mem. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 18: 1-218.

Lynch, C.D. 1982. Die versameling van werweldiere. Praktikum 5: 1-23.

Lynch, C.D. 1982. Die preparering van soogdier- en voëlstudievelle en die skoonmaak van skedels en skelette. Praktikum 7: 1-27.

Lynch, C.D. 1981. The status of the Cape grey mongoose, Herpestes pulverulentus Wagner, 1839 (Mammalia: Viverridae). Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 4(5): 121-168.

Lynch, C.D. 1980. Ecology of the suricate, Suricata suricatta, and the yellow mongoose, Cynictis penicillata, with special reference to their reproduction. Mem. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 14: 1-145.

Kok, O.B., Lynch, C.D. & Van Ee, C.A. 1979. Kommentaar m.b.t. die silwerjakkals. Bylae tot OVS Provinsiale Administrasie kommissie Verslag. 4pp.

Potgieter, T.D., Olivier, P.J.S., Prinsloo, H.F., Kok, O.B., Lynch, C.D., Van Ee, C.A., & Le Roux, P.J. 1979. Verslag van die kommissie van ondersoek na ongediertebestryding en rondloperhonde in die Oranje-Vrystaat. OVS Provinsiale Administrasie. 50pp.

Lynch, C.D. 1975. The distribution of mammals in the Orange Free State, South Africa. Navors. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 3(6): 109-139.

Lynch, C.D. 1974. A behavioural study of Blesbok, Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi, with special reference to territoriallity. Mem. nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 8: 1-83.

Von Richter, W., Lynch, C.D. & Wessels, T. 1972. Status and distribution of the larger mammal species on farmland in the Orange Free State. Nat. Con. Res. Report 1. O.F.S. Prov. Admin.: 1-28.