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  • Rautenbach, Victoria; Coetzee, Serena; Coltekin, Arzu (Elsevier, 2017-05)
    Topographic maps are among the most commonly used map types, however, their complex and information-rich designs depicting natural, human-made and cultural features make them difficult to read. Regardless of their complexity, ...
  • Rautenbach, Victoria; Coetzee, Serena; Jooste, Danie (SpringerLink, 2016-06)
    Addresses displayed on dwellings and buildings play a key role in society. Amongst others, they are used for deliveries, in household surveys, to navigate, or to find friends. Sometimes, address signs are destroyed, displaced ...
  • Coetzee, Serena; Rautenbach, Victoria (SpringerLink, 2016-10)
    Geoinformatics (also known as geographic information science) is the science and technology that underpins the collection, representation, processing, analysis, visualisation and dissemination of geographic information. ...
  • Kabwe, Mubanga Helen; Govender, Nerissa; Vikram, Surendra; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Bezuidt, Oliver M. (Elsevier, 2017-06-08)
    Here we report the draft genome sequence of Hymenobacter sp. CRA2 isolated from the Nama Karoo shrub land soils of the Northern Cape, South Africa. This genome is approximately 5.88 Mb long and the assembly comprised 45 contigs.
  • Davis, Adrian L.V.; Jacobs, Carmen Tina; Hudson, Lawrence N.; Newbold, Tim; Contu, Sara; Hill, Samantha L.L.; Lysenko, Igor; De Palma, Adriana; Phillips, Helen R.P.; Alhusseini, Tamera I.; Bedford, Felicity E.; Bennett, Dominic J.; Booth, Hollie; Burton, Victoria J.; Chng, Charlotte W.T.; Choimes, Argyrios; Correia, David L.P.; Day, Julie; Echeverría-Londono, Susy; Emerson, Susan R.; Gao, Di; Garon, Morgan; Harrison, Michelle L.K.; Ingram, Daniel J.; Jung, Martin; Kemp, Victoria; Kirkpatrick, Lucinda; Martin, Callum D.; Pan, Yuan; Pask-Hale, Gwilym D.; Pynegar, Edwin L.; Robinson, Alexandra N.; Sanchez-Ortiz, Katia; Senior, Rebecca A.; Simmons, Benno I.; White, Hannah J.; Zhang, Hanbin; Aben, Job; Abrahamczyk, Stefan; Adum, Gilbert B.; Aguilar-Barquero, Virginia; Aizen, Marcelo A.; Albertos, Belen; Alcala, E.L.; Del Mar Alguacil, Maria; Alignier, Audrey; Ancrenaz, Marc; Andersen, Alan N.; Arbelaez-Cortes, Enrique; Armbrecht, Inge; Arroyo-Rodríguez, Víctor; Aumann, Tom; Axmacher, Jan C.; Azhar, Badrul; Azpiroz, Adrian B.; Baeten, Lander; Bakayoko, Adama; Baldi, Andras; Barrico, Lurdes; Bartolommei, Paola; Barton, Diane M.; Basset, Yves; Batry, Peter; Bates, Adam J.; Baur, Bruno; Bayne, Erin M.; Beja, Pedro; Benedick, Suzan; Berg, Ake; Bernard, Henry; Berry, Nicholas J.; Bhatt, Dinesh; Bicknell, Jake E.; Bihn, Jochen H.; Blake, Robin J.; Bobo, Kadiri S.; Bocon, Roberto; Boekhout, Teun; Bohning-Gaese, Katrin; Bonham, Kevin J.; Borges, Paulo A.V.; Borges, Sergio H.; Boutin, Celine; Bouyer, Jeremy; Bragagnolo, Cibele; Brandt, Jodi S.; Brearley, Francis Q.; Brito, Isabel; Bros, Vicenc; Brunet, Jorg; Buczkowski, Grzegorz; Buddle, Christopher M.; Bugter, Rob; Buscardo, Erika; Buse, Jorn; Cabra-Garcia, Jimmy; Caceres, Nilton C.; Cagle, Nicolette L.; Calvino-Cancela, Maria; Cameron, Sydney A.; Cancello, Eliana M.; Caparros, Rut; Cardoso, Pedro; Carpenter, Dan; Carrijo, Tiago F.; Carvalho, Anelena L.; Cassano, Camila R.; Castro, Helena; Castro-Luna, Alejandro A.; Cerda B., Rolando; Cerezo, Alexis; Chapman, Kim Alan; Chauvat, Matthieu; Christensen, Morten; Clarke, Francis M.; Cleary, Daniel F.R.; Colombo, Giorgio; Connop, Stuart P.; Craig, Michael D.; Cruz-Lopez, Leopoldo; Cunningham, Saul A.; D’Aniello, Biagio; D’Cruze, Neil; da Silva, Pedro Giovani; Dallimer, Martin; Danquah, Emmanuel; Darvill, Ben; Dauber, Jens; Dawson, Jeff; De Sassi, Claudio; De Thoisy, Benoit; Deheuvels, Olivier; Dejean, Alain; Devineau, Jean-Louis; Diekotter, Tim; Dolia, Jignasu V.; Dominguez, Erwin; Dominguez-Haydar, Yamileth; Dorn, Silvia; Draper, Isabel; Dreber, Niels; Dumont, Bertrand; Dures, Simon G.; Dynesius, Mats; Edenius, Lars; Eggleton, Paul; Eigenbrod, Felix; Elek, Zoltan; Entling, Martin H.; Esler, Karen J.; De Lima, Ricardo F.; Faruk, Aisyah; Farwig, Nina; Fayle, Tom M.; Felicioli, Antonio; Felton, Annika M.; Fensham, Roderick J.; Fernandez, Ignacio C.; Ferreira, Catarina C.; Ficetola, Gentile F.; Fiera, Cristina; Filgueiras, Bruno K. C.; Fırıncıoglu, Huseyin K.; Flaspohler, David; Floren, Andreas; Fonte, Steven J.; Fournier, Anne; Fowler, Robert E.; Franzen, Markus; Fraser, Lauchlan H.; Fredriksson, Gabriella M.; Freire-Jr, Geraldo B.; Frizzo, Tiago L.M.; Fukuda, Daisuke; Furlani, Dario; Gaigher, Rene; Ganzhorn, Jorg U.; Garcia, Karla P.; Garcia-R, Juan C.; Garden, Jenni G.; Garilleti, Ricardo; Ge, Bao-Ming; Gendreau-Berthiaume, Benoit; Gerard, Philippa J.; Gheler-Costa, Carla; Gilbert, Benjamin; Giordani, Paolo; Giordano, Simonetta; Golodets, Carly; Gomes, Laurens G.L.; Gould, Rachelle K.; Goulson, Dave; Gove, Aaron D.; Granjon, Laurent; Grass, Ingo; Gray, Claudia L.; Grogan, James; Gu, Weibin; Guardiola, Moises; Gunawardene, Nihara R.; Gutierrez, Alvaro G.; Gutierrez-Lamus, Doris L.; Hanley, Mick E.; Hanson, Thor; Hashim, Nor R.; Hassan, Shombe N.; Hatfield, Richard G.; Hawes, Joseph E.; Hayward, Matt W.; Hebert, Christian; Helden, Alvin J.; Henden, John-Andre; Henschel, Philipp; Hernandez, Lionel; Herrera, James P.; Herrmann, Farina; Herzog, Felix; Higuera-Diaz, Diego; Hilje, Branko; Hofer, Hubert; Hoffmann, Anke; Horgan, Finbarr G.; Hornung, Elisabeth; Horvath, Roland; Hylander, Kristoffer; Isaacs-Cubides, Paola; Ishida, Hiroaki; Ishitani, Masahiro; Jaramillo, Victor J.; Jauker, Birgit; Hernandez, F. Jimenez; Johnson, McKenzie F.; Jolli, Virat; Jonsell, Mats; Juliani, S. Nur; Jung, Thomas S.; Kapoor, Vena; Kappes, Heike; Kati, Vassiliki; Katovai, Eric; Kellner, Klaus; Kessler, Michael; Kirby, Kathryn R.; Kittle, Andrew M.; Knight, Mairi E.; Knop, Eva; Kohle, Florian; Koivula, Matti; Kolb, Annette; Kone, Mouhamadou; Korosi, Adam; Krauss, Jochen; Kumar, Ajith; Kumar, Raman; Kurz, David J.; Kutt, Alex S.; Lachat, Thibault; Lantschner, Victoria; Lara, Francisco; Lasky, Jesse R.; Latta, Steven C.; Laurance, William F.; Lavelle, Patrick; Le Feon, Violette; LeBuhn, Gretchen; Legare, Jean-Philippe; Lehouck, Valerie; Lencinas, María V.; Lentini, Pia E.; Letcher, Susan G.; Li, Qi; Litchwark, Simon A.; Littlewood, Nick A.; Liu, Yunhui; Lo-Man-Hung, Nancy; Lopez-Quintero, Carlos A.; Louhaichi, Mounir; Lovei, Gabor L.; Lucas-Borja, Manuel Esteban; Luja, Victor H.; Luskin, Matthew S.; MacSwiney G, M. Cristina; Maeto, Kaoru; Magura, Tibor; Mallari, Neil Aldrin; Malone, Louise A.; Malonza, Patrick K.; Malumbres-Olarte, Jagoba; Mandujano, Salvador; Maren, Inger E.; Marin-Spiotta, Erika; Marsh, Charles J.; Marshall, E.J.P.; Martinez, Eliana; Pastur, Guillermo Martínez; Mateos, David Moreno; Mayfield, Margaret M.; Mazimpaka, Vicente; McCarthy, Jennifer L.; McCarthy, Kyle P.; McFrederick, Quinn S.; McNamara, Sean; Medina, Nagore G.; Medina, Rafael; Mena, Jose L.; Mico, Estefania; Mikusinski, Grzegorz; Milder, Jeffrey C.; Miller, James R.; Miranda-Esquivel, Daniel R.; Moir, Melinda L.; Morales, Carolina L.; Muchane, Mary N.; Muchane, Muchai; Mudri-Stojnic, Sonja; Munira, A. Nur; Muonz-Alonso, Antonio; Munyekenye, B.F.; Naidoo, Robin; Naithani, A.; Nakagawa, Michiko; Nakamura, Akihiro; Nakashima, Yoshihiro; Naoe, Shoji; Nates-Parra, Guiomar; Gutierrez, Dario A. Navarrete; Navarro-Iriarte, Luis; Ndang’ang’a, Paul K.; Neuschulz, Eike L.; Ngai, Jacqueline T.; Nicolas, Violaine; Nilsson, Sven G.; Noreika, Norbertas; Norfolk, Olivia; Noriega, Jorge Ari; Norton, David A.; Noske, Nicole M.; Nowakowski, A. Justin; Numa, Catherine; O’Dea, Niall; O’Farrell, Patrick J.; Oduro, William; Oertli, Sabine; Ofori-Boateng, Caleb; Oke, Christopher Omamoke; Oostra, Vicencio; Osgathorpe, Lynne M.; Otavo, Samuel Eduardo; Page, Navendu V.; Paritsis, Juan; Parra-H, Alejandro; Parry, Luke; Pe’er, Guy; Pearman, Peter B.; Pelegrin, Nicolás; Pelissier, Raphael; Peres, Carlos A.; Peri, Pablo L.; Persson, Anna S.; Petanidou, Theodora; Peters, Marcell K.; Pethiyagoda, Rohan S.; Phalan, Ben; Philips, T. Keith; Pillsbury, Finn C.; Pincheira-Ulbrich, Jimmy; Pineda, Eduardo; Pino, Joan; Pizarro-Araya, Jaime; Plumptre, A.J.; Poggio, Santiago L.; Politi, Natalia; Pons, Pere; Poveda, Katja; Power, Eileen F.; Presley, Steven J.; Proenca, Vania; Quaranta, Marino; Quintero, Carolina; Rader, Romina; Ramesh, B.R.; Ramirez-Pinilla, Martha P.; Ranganathan, Jai; Rasmussen, Claus; Redpath-Downing, Nicola A.; Reid, J. Leighton; Reis, Yana T.; Benayas, Jose M. Rey; Rey-Velasco, Juan Carlos; Reynolds, Chevonne; Ribeiro, Danilo Bandini; Richards, Miriam H.; Richardson, Barbara A.; Richardson, Michael J.; Ríos, Rodrigo Macip; Robinson, Richard; Robles, Carolina A.; Rombke, Jorg; Romero-Duque, Luz Piedad; Ros, Matthias; Rosselli, Loreta; Rossiter, Stephen J.; Roth, Dana S.; Roulston, T’ai H.; Rousseau, Laurent; Rubio, André V.; Ruel, Jean-Claude; Sadler, Jonathan P.; Safian, Szabolcs; Saldana-Vazquez, Romeo A.; Sam, Katerina; Samnegard, Ulrika; Santana, Joana; Santos, Xavier; Savage, Jade; Schellhorn, Nancy A.; Schilthuizen, Menno; Schmiedel, Ute; Schmitt, Christine B.; Schon, Nicole L.; Schuepp, Christof; Schumann, Katharina; Schweiger, Oliver; Scott, Dawn M.; Scott, Kenneth A.; Sedlock, Jodi L.; Seefeldt, Steven S.; Shahabuddin, Ghazala; Shannon, Graeme; Sheil, Douglas; Sheldon, Frederick H.; Shochat, Eyal; Siebert, Stefan J.; Silva, Fernando A.B.; Simonetti, Javier A.; Slade, Eleanor M.; Smith, Jo; Smith-Pardo, Allan H.; Sodhi, Navjot S.; Somarriba, Eduardo J.; Sosa, Ramon A.; Quiroga, Grimaldo Soto; St-Laurent, Martin-Hugues; Starzomski, Brian M.; Stefanescu, Constanti; Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf; Stouffer, Philip C.; Stout, Jane C.; Strauch, Ayron M.; Struebig, Matthew J.; Su, Zhimin; Suarez-Rubio, Marcela; Sugiura, Shinji; Summerville, Keith S.; Sung, Yik-Hei; Sutrisno, Hari; Svenning, Jens-Christian; Teder, Tiit; Threlfall, Caragh G.; Tiitsaar, Anu; Todd, Jacqui H.; Tonietto, Rebecca K.; Torre, Ignasi; Tothmeresz, Bela; Tscharntke, Teja; Turner, Edgar C.; Tylianakis, Jason M.; Uehara-Prado, Marcio; Urbina-Cardona, Nicolas; Vallan, Denis; Vanbergen, Adam J.; Vasconcelos, Heraldo L.; Vassilev, Kiril; Verboven, Hans A.F.; Verdasca, Maria Joao; Verdu, Jose R.; Vergara, Carlos H.; Vergara, Pablo M.; Verhulst, Jort; Virgilio, Massimiliano; Van Vu, Lien; Waite, Edward M.; Walker, Tony R.; Wang, Hua-Feng; Wang, Yanping; Watling, James I.; Weller, Britta; Wells, Konstans; Westphal, Catrin; Wiafe, Edward D.; Williams, Christopher D.; Willig, Michael R.; Woinarski, John C.Z.; Wolf, Jan H.D.; Wolters, Volkmar; Woodcock, Ben A.; Wu, Jihua; Wunderle, Joseph Jr M.; Yamaura, Yuichi; Yoshikura, Satoko; Yu, Douglas W.; Zaitsev, Andrey S.; Zeidler, Juliane; Zou, Fasheng; Collen, Ben; Ewers, Rob M.; Mace, Georgina M.; Purves, Drew W.; Scharlemann, Jorn P.W.; Purvis, Andy (Wiley Open Access, 2017-01)
    The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples ...
  • Appadu, A. Rao; Chapwanya, Michael; Jejeniwa, O.A. (Inderscience, 2017)
    Two new explicit finite difference schemes for the solution of the one-dimensional Korteweg-de-Vries equation are proposed. This equation describes the character of a wave generated by an incompressible fluid. We analyse ...
  • Manyala, Ncholu I.; Nait-Merzoug, A.; Guellati, O.; Benjaballah, A.; Janowska, I.; Begin, D.; Guerioune, M. (Desalination Publications, 2017-03)
    This investigation presents the advantages and limitations of tartrazine azo dye sorption on oxygen functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (O-MWCNTs) synthesized by catalytic-CVD technique in LEREC laboratory, Algeria. ...
  • Muhiwa, Peter J.; Taylor, Janet; Taylor, J.R.N. (John Reginald Nuttall) (American Association of Cereal Chemists, 2017-07)
    The high cost of kafirin and zein restricts their use for bioplastic and food applications. Effective, simple, and rapid kafirin/zein isolation processes are required. Here a percolation-type aqueous ethanol solvent ...
  • Hammerbacher, Almuth; Huang, Jianbei; Forkelova, Lenka; Hartmann, Henrik (Wiley, 2017-05)
    The atmospheric CO2 concentration ([CO2]) is rapidly increasing, and this may have substantial impact on how plants allocate metabolic resources. A thorough understanding of allocation priorities can be achieved by modifying ...
  • Raath, Morgan Jade; Le Roux, Peter C.; Campbell, Heather; Buyens, I.P.R. (Isabelle Patricia Rita); Greve, Michelle; Veldtman, Ruan (Elsevier, 2017-09)
    Arboreal ants use a variety of plant structures as nesting sites, but may also nest in structures created by arboreal ecosystem engineers. We observed, for the first time, ants using empty cocoons of the economically ...
  • Fayemi, Olanrewaju E.; Buys, E.M. (Elna Maria) (Wiley, 2017-08)
    The ability of goat's milk fermented with a Lactobacillus plantarum strain B411, and in combination with commercial starter culture, to inhibit acid-adapted (AA) and non-acid-adapted (NAA) environmental non-O157 STEC strains ...
  • Ofoegbu, Chidiebere; Chirwa, Paxie W.; Babalola, F.D.; Francis, Joseph (Emerald, 2017)
    PURPOSE : The paper aims to enhance the understanding of the impacts of climate change on rural communities in Africa, including people's livelihoods, their adaptive capacity, coping practice and ability to engage in ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Woudenberg, J.H.C.; Hanse, B.; Van Leeuwen, G.C.M.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Elsevier, 2017-06-06)
    In 2007 a new Stemphylium leaf spot disease of Beta vulgaris (sugar beet) spread through the Netherlands. Attempts to identify this destructive Stemphylium sp. in sugar beet led to a phylogenetic revision of the genus. ...
  • Nel, Louis Hendrik; Hiby, Elly; Atema, Kate Nattrass; Brimley, Rebecca; Hammond-Seaman, Alexandra; Jones, Mark; Rowan, Andrew; Fogelberg, Emelie; Kennedy, Mark; Balaram, Deepashree; Cleaveland, Sarah; Hampson, Katie; Townsend, Sunny; Lembo, Tiziana; Rooney, Nicola; Whay, Helen Rebecca; Pritchard, Joy; Murray, Jane; Van Dijk, Lisa; Waran, Natalie; Bacon, Heather; Knobel, Darryn; Tasker, Lou; Baker, Chris; Hiby, Lex (BioMed Central, 2017-05-30)
    BACKGROUND : Dogs are ubiquitous in human society and attempts to manage their populations are common to most countries. Managing dog populations is achieved through a range of interventions to suit the dog population dynamics ...
  • Lindsey, Peter Andrew; Hayward, Matt W.; Chapron, Guillaume; Petracca, Lisanne S.; Burnham, Dawn; Henschel, Philipp; Hinks, Amy E.; Garnett, Stephen T.; Macdonald, David W.; Macdonald, Ewan A.; Ripple, William J.; Zander, Kerstin; Dickman, Amy (Elsevier, 2017-04)
    Surprisingly little attention has been paid to variation among countries in contributions to conservation. As a first step, we developed a Megafauna Conservation Index (MCI) that assesses the spatial, ecological and ...
  • Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Faulkes, Chris G.; Mgode, Georgies F.; Archer, Elizabeth K. (PeerJ, 2017-04-27)
    Previous studies of African mole-rats of the genera Heliophobius and Fukomys (Bathyergidae) in the regions of East and south central Africa have revealed a diversity of species and vicariant populations, with patterns ...
  • Hayward, Matt W.; Porter, Laura; Lanszki, Jozsef; Kamler, Jan F.; Beck, Jacalyn M.; Kerley, Graham I.H.; Macdonald, David W.; Montgomery, Robert A.; Parker, Dan M.; Scott, Dawn M.; O'Brien, John; Yarnell, Richard W. (Elsevier, 2017-07)
    Prey selection by carnivores can be affected by top-down and bottom-up factors. For example, large carnivores may facilitate food resources for mesocarnivores by providing carcasses to scavenge, however mesocarnivores may ...
  • Linnakoski, Riikka; Wingfield, Michael J.; Forbes, Kristian M.; Pulkkinen, Pertti; Asiegbu, Fred O. (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2017-05-26)
    Climate changes, exemplified by increased temperatures and CO2 concentration, pose a global threat to forest health. Of particular concern are pests and pathogens, with a warming climate altering their distributions and ...
  • Bishop, Tom R. (International Biogeography Society, 2017)
    Why is biological diversity distributed in the way that it is? This question has been central to ecology and biogeography for centuries and is of great importance for pure and applied reasons. I use a functional trait ...
  • Wright, C.Y. (Caradee); Albers, Patricia Nicole; Reeder, Anthony Ivor; Mathee, Angela (African Field Epidemiology Network, 2017-03-03)
    INTRODUCTION : In 2009, ultraviolet-emitting tanning devices, i.e. sunbeds and tanning booths, were officially classified as carcinogenic to human health (Group 1) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. METHODS ...

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