• Ant assemblages have darker and larger members in cold environments 

      Bishop, T.R.; Robertson, M.P.; Gibb, H.; van Rensburg, B.J.; Braschler, B.; Chown, S.L.; Foord, S.H.; Munyai, T.C.; Okey, I.; Tshivhandekano, P.G.; Werenkraut, V.; Parr, C.L. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016)
      Aim In ectotherms, the colour of an individual’s cuticle may have important thermoregulatory and protective consequences. In cool environments, ectotherms should be darker, to maximize heat gain, and larger, to minimize ...
    • Stability of Afromontane ant diversity decreases across an elevation gradient 

      Joseph, G.S.; Muluvhahothe, M.M.; Seymour, C.L.; Munyai, T.C.; Bishop, T.R.; Foord, S.H. (Elsevier B.V., 2019)
      As the need to better understand the ecology of hotspots of endemism intensifies, the insurance hypothesis is drawing increasing attention from policy-makers and scenario-planners. The hypothesis states that biodiversity ...
    • Thermoregulatory traits combine with range shifts to alter the future of montane ant assemblages 

      Bishop, T.R.; Parr, C.L.; Gibb, H.; van Rensburg, B.J.; Braschler, B.; Chown, S.L.; Foord, S.H.; Lamy, K.; Munyai, T.C.; Okey, I.; Tshivhandekano, P.G.; Werenkraut, V.; Robertson, M.P. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
      Predicting and understanding the biological response to future climate change is a pressing challenge for humanity. In the 21st century, many species will move into higher latitudes and higher elevations as the climate ...