• Parameter landscapes unveil the bias in allometric prediction 

      Hui, C.; Terblanche, J.S.; Chown, S.L.; McGeoch, M.A. (2010)
      1. The criteria for choosing the appropriate line-fitting method (LFM) and correction estimator for determining the functional allometric relationship, and for predicting the Y-variable accurately are controversial. A ...
    • Parasite-specific variation and the extent of male-biased parasitism; an example with a South African rodent and ectoparasitic arthropods 

      Matthee, S.; McGeoch, M.A.; Krasnov, B.R. (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
      We asked whether the occurrence and the extent of host gender-biased parasitism vary among higher parasite taxa, among individual species within these taxa and within parasite species among localities. To answer this ...
    • Patterns of weed invasion: evidence from the spatial genetic structure of Raphanus raphanistrum 

      Barnaud, A.; Kalwij, J.M.; McGeoch, M.A.; Jansen van Vuuren, B. (Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, 2013)
      Knowledge of the pathways of colonization is critical for risk assessment and management of weeds. In this study we adopted a landscape genetics approach to assess the impact of human disturbances and large-scale ...
    • Permanent genetic resources added to molecular ecology resources database 1 August 2009 - 30 September 2009 

      Abdoullaye, D.; Acevedo, I.; Adebayo, A.A.; Behrmann-Godel, J.; Benjamin, R.C.; Bock, D.G.; Born, C.; Brouat, C.; Caccone, A.; Cao, L.-Z.; Casadoamezua, P.; Cataneo, J.; Correa-Ramirez, M.M.; Cristescu, M.E.; Dobigny, G.; Egbosimba, E.E.; Etchberger, L.K.; Fan, B.; Fields, P.D.; Forcioli, D.; Furla, P.; Garcia de Leon, F.J.; Garci­a-Jimenez, R.; Gauthier, P.; Gergs, R.; Gonzalez, C.; Granjon, L.; Gutierrez-Rodri­guez, C.; Havill, N.P.; Helsen, P.; Hether, T.D.; Hoffman, E.A.; Hu, X.; Ingvarsson, P.K.; Ishizaki, S.; Ji, H.; Ji, X.S.; Jimenez, M.L.; Kapil, R.; Karban, R.; Keller, S.R.; Kubota, S.; Li, S.; Li, W.; Lim, D.D.; Lin, H.; Liu, X.; Liu, Y.; Machordom, A.; Martin, A.P.; Matthysen, E.; Mazzella, M.N.; McGeoch, M.A.; Meng, Z.; Nishizawa, M.; O'Brien, P.; Ohara, M.; Ornelas, J.F.; Ortu, M.F.; Pedersen, A.B.; Preston, L.; Ren, Q.; Rothhaupt, K.-O.; Sackett, L.C.; Sang, Q.; Sawyer, G.M.; Shiojiri, K.; Taylor, D.R.; Van Dongen, S.; Janseb van Vuuren, B.; Vandewoestijne, S.; Wang, H.; Wang, J.T.; Wang, L.; Xu, X.L.; Yang, G.; Yang, Y.; Zeng, Y.Q.; Zhang, Q.-W.; Zhang, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Zhou, Y. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010)
      This article documents the addition of 238 microsatellite marker loci and 72 pairs of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following ...
    • Phenotypic plasticity mediates climate change responses among invasive and indigenous arthropods 

      Chown, S.L.; Slabber, S.; McGeoch, M.A.; Janion, C.; Leinaas, H.P. (The Royal Society, 2007)
      Synergies between global change and biological invasion have been identified as a major potential threat to global biodiversity and human welfare. The global change-type drought characteristic of many temperate terrestrial ...
    • Plant dispersal in the sub-Antarctic inferred from anisotropic genetic structure 

      Born, C.; Le Roux, P.C.; Spohr, C.; McGeoch, M.A.; Jansen van Vuuren, B. (Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
      Climatic conditions and landscape features often strongly affect species’ local distribution patterns, dispersal, reproduction and survival and may therefore have considerable impacts on species’ fine-scale spatial genetic ...
    • Rapid range expansion and community reorganization in response to warming 

      le Roux, P.C.; McGeoch, M.A. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2008)
      Species ranges are expected to expand along their cooler boundaries in response to rising temperatures associated with current global climate change. However, this ‘fingerprint’ of climate change is yet to be assessed ...
    • Road verges as invasion corridors? A spatial hierarchical test in an arid ecosystem 

      Kalwij, Jesse Machiel Jr; Milton, Suzanne J.; McGeoch, Melodie A. (Springer, 2008-02-14)
      Disturbed habitats are often swiftly colonized by alien plant species. Human inhabited areas may act as sources from which such aliens disperse, while road verges have been suggested as corridors facilitating their dispersal. ...
    • The role and value of conservation agency research 

      Roux, D.J.; Kingsford, R.T.; McCool, S.F.; McGeoch, M.A.; Foxcroft, L.C. (Springer, 2015-06)
      Governments charge their conservation agencies to safeguard biodiversity through protected areas and threat mitigation. Increasingly, conservation management and policy need to be supported by rigorous evidence provided ...
    • Saproxylic beetle diversity in a managed boreal forest: importance of stand characteristics and forestry conservation measures 

      McGeoch, M.A.; Schroeder, M.; Ekbom, B.; Larsson, S. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007)
      Saproxylic beetles constitute a significant proportion of boreal forest biodiversity. However, the long history of timber production in Fennoscandia has significantly reduced the availability of dead wood and is considered ...
    • Science and advocacy: the GM debate in South Africa 

      McGeoch, MA; Pringle, KL (ACAD SCIENCE SOUTH AFRICA A S S AF, 2005-02)
      SOUTH AFRICA HAS AN EFFECTIVE regulatory framework for transgenics, and its rate of adopting genetic modification technology is amongst the highest in the world. However, the ecological consequences of introducing genetically ...
    • A self-similarity model for occupancy frequency distribution 

      Hui, Cang; McGeoch, Melodie A. (2007)
      The shapes of interspecific range-size distributions at scales finer than the geographic range are highly variable. However, no numerical model has been developed as a basis for understanding this variation. Using ...
    • A spatial assessment of Brassica napus gene flow potential to wild and weedy relatives in the Fynbos Biome 

      McGeoch, M.A.; Kalwij, J.M.; Rhodes, J.I. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
      Gene flow between related plant species, and between transgenic and non-transgenic crop varieties, may be considered a form of biological invasion. Brassica napus (oilseed rape or canola) and its relatives are well known ...
    • Spatial scaling and transition in pneumatophore arthropod communities 

      Procheş, Ş.; Warren, M.; McGeoch, M.A.; Marshall, D.J. (2010)
      Although most ecological variables are scale-dependent, few studies cover a broad range of spatial scales. Here, we consider South African mangrove pneumatophore arthropod communities (mites, crustaceans and insects), ...
    • Spatial variation in structural damage to a keystone plant species in the sub-Antarctic: interactions between Azorella selago and invasive house mice 

      Phiri, E.E; McGeoch, M.A.; Chown, S.L. (Antarctic Science Ltd, 2009)
      On Southern Ocean islands the effects of the house mouse on plants are not well understood. In particular, its influence at the landscape scale has largely been overlooked. To address this issue, we systematically mapped ...
    • A spatially explicit approach to estimating species occupancy and spatial correlation 

      Hui, C.; McGeoch, M.A.; Warren, M. (BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2006-01)
      1. Understanding and predicting the form of species distributions, or occupancy patterns, is fundamental to macroecology and is dependent on the identification of scaling relationships that underlie the patterns observed. ...
    • Species and community responses to short-term climate manipulation: Microarthropods in the sub-Antarctic 

      McGeoch, MA; le Roux, PC; Hugo, EA; Chown, SL (BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2006-09)
      Both species and community-level investigations are important for understanding the biotic impacts of climate change, because current evidence suggests that individual species responses are idiosyncratic. However, few ...
    • Summary of South African Traffic Monitoring Data (1994-2006) 

      Kalwij, Jesse; McGeoch, Melodie (2008-02-25)
      Mikros Traffic Monitoring (Pty) Ltd provides a traffic data collection service to various clients. Their biggest client is the South African National Roads Agency for which they operate in the order of 350 Permanent & ...
    • Uncertainty in invasive alien species listing 

      McGeoch, M.A.; Spear, D.; Kleynhans, E.J.; Marais, E. (Ecological Society of America, 2012)
      Lists of invasive alien species (IAS) are essential for preventing, controlling, and reporting on the state of biological invasions. However, these lists suffer from a range of errors, with serious consequences for their ...
    • Using scale–area curves to quantify the distribution, abundance and range expansion potential of an invasive species 

      Veldtman, R.; Chown, S.L.; McGeoch, M.A. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010)
      Aim Invasive species distribution and abundance data are essential for management decisions on mitigating impacts but is seldom available. Here, we use scale–area curves to assess the distribution, abundance and consequent ...