Publications

Peer-reviewed publications (1978 - present)

2017

OLIVIER, P.I. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2017) The response of bird feeding guilds to forest fragmentation reveal conservation strategies for a critically endangered African eco-region. Biotropica, 49, 268-278.

OLIVIER, P.I., ROLO, V. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2017) Pattern or process? Evaluating the peninsula effect as a determinant of species richness in coastal dune forests. PLoS ONE, 12(4): e0173694. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173694

ROLO, V., OLIVIER, P.I. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2017) Tree and bird functional groups as indicators of recovery within regenerating subtropical coastal dune forests. Restoration Ecology, doi:1111/rec.12501.

PURDON, A. VAN AARDE, R.J. (2017) Water provisioning in Kruger National Park alters elephant spatial utilization patterns. Journal of Arid Environments, 141, 45-51.

ROBSON, A.S., TRIMBLE, M.J., PURDON, A., YOUNG-OVERTON, K.D., PIMM, S.L. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2017) Savanna elephant numbers are only a quarter of their expected value. PLoS ONE, 12(4): e0175942. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175942

2016

ROLO, V., OLIVIER, P.I., & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2016) Seeded pioneer die-offs reduce the functional trait space of new-growth coastal dune forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 377, 26-35.

ROLO, V, OLIVIER, P.I., GULDEMOND, R.A.R. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2016) Validating space-for-time substitution in a new-growth coastal dune forest. Applied Vegetation Science, 19, 235-243.

MOLE, M.A., RODRIGUES DÁRAUJO, S., MITCHELL, D. & FULLER, A. (2016) Coping with the heat: behavioural and physiological responses of savanna elephants in their natural habitat. Conservation Physiology, 4 (1): doi.org/10/1093/conphys/cow044

2015

DE FLAMINGH, ALIDA, CATHERINE L. SOLE, AND RUDI J. VAN AARDE. (2015) Genetic evidence for spatial structuring in a continuous African elephant (Loxodonta africana) population. Conservation Genetics 16.3: 613-623.

2014

DE FLAMINGH, A., SOLE, C.L. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2014) Microsatellite repeat motif and amplicon length affect amplification success of degraded faecal DNA. Conservation Genetic Resources, 6, 503-505.

OLIVIER, P.I. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2014a) Multi-scale sampling boosts inferences from beta diversity patterns. Journal of Biogeography, 41, 1428-1439.

ROEVER, C.L., BEYER, H.L., CHASE, M.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2014) The pitfalls of ignoring behaviour when quantifying habitat selection. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 322-333.

TRIMBLE, M.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2014) Amphibian and reptile communities and functional groups over a land-use gradient in a coastal tropical forest landscape of high richness and endemicity. Animal Conservation, 17, 441-453.

TRIMBLE, M.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2014) Supporting conservation with biodiversity research in sub-Saharan Africa's human-modified landscapes. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23, 2345-2369.

2013

DAVIS, A. V., VAN AARDE, R.J., SCHOLTZ, C., GULDEMOND, R., FOURIE, J. & DESCHODT, C. (2012) Is microclimate-driven turnover of dung beetle assemblage structure in regenerating coastal vegetation a precursor to re-establishment of a forest fauna? Journal of Insect Conservation. 1-12. DOI:10.1007/s10841-012-9542-8

GRAINGER, M.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2013) The role of canopy gaps in the regeneration of coastal dune forest. African Journal of Ecology. 51: 11-20. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2012.01348.x

OLIVIER, P., VAN AARDE, R.J. & LOMBARD, M. (2013). The use of habitat suitability models and species-area relationships to detect extinction debts in coastal forests, South Africa. Diversity and Distributions, 19, 1353-1365.

OTT, T. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2013) Coastal dune topography as a determinant of abiotic conditions and biological community restoration in northern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Landscape and Ecological Engineering. DOI: 10.1007/s11355-013-0211-1

ROEVER, C.L.; VAN AARDE, R.J. & CHASE, M.J. (2013) Incorporating mortality into habitat selection to identify secure and risky habitats for savannah elephants. Biological Conservation 164: 98 - 106.

ROEVER, C.L., VAN AARDE, R.J. & LEGGETT, K. (2013) Functional connectivity within conservation networks: Delineating corridors for African elephants. Biological Conservation. 157: 128-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.06.025

Trimble, M.J. & van Aarde, R.J. (2013) A note on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe traps for sampling vegetation-dwelling frogs in South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 52, 381-383.

2012

GRAINGER, M.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2012) Is succession-based management of coastal dune forest restoration valid? Ecological Restoration. 30(3): 200-208. DOI: 10.1353/ecr.2012.0049

GRAINGER, M.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2012), The resilience of the medicinal plant community of rehabilitating coastal dune forests, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 50: 120-123. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2011.01296.x

GULDEMOND, R.A.R., GRAINGER, M.J. & TRIMBLE, M.J. (2012) Where is the Evidence for Assessing Evidence-Based Restoration? Comments on Ntshotsho et al. (2010). Restoration Ecology. 20(1): 7-9.

ROEVER, C.L.; VAN AARDE, R.J. & LEGGETT, K. (2012) Functional responses in the habitat selection of a generalist mega-herbivore, the African savannah elephant. Ecography 35: 972-982.

TRIMBLE, M. J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2012) Geographical and taxonomic biases in research on biodiversity in human-modified landscapes. Ecosphere. 3: Article 119. DOI: 10.1890/ES12-00299.1

2011

GRAINGER, M.J., VAN AARDE, R.J. & WASSENAAR, T.D. (2011) Landscape composition influences the restoration of subtropical coastal dune forest. Restoration Ecology 19: 111-120.

TRIMBLE M.J., VAN AARDE R.J. (2011) Decline of Birds in a Human Modified Coastal Dune Forest Landscape in South Africa. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16176. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016176

TRIMBLE, M.J., VAN AARDE, R.J., FERREIRA, S.M., NORGAARD, C.F., FOURIE, J., LEE, P.C., MOSS, C.J. (2011) Age Determination by Back Length for African Savanna Elephants: Extending Age Assessment Techniques for Aerial-Based Surveys. PloS ONE 6(10): e26614.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (2011) Amboseli elephants - dividends from a long-term incentive. Ecology 92(11): 2152-2153.

YOUNG, K.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2011) Science and elephant management decisions in South Africa. Biological Conservation 144: 876-885. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.11.023.

2010

GULDEMOND, R.A.R. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2010) Forest patch size and isolation as drivers of bird species richness in Maputaland, Mozambique. Journal of Biogeography 37: 1884-1893. Article available from Wiley-Blackwell.

GULDEMOND, R.A.R. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2010) The influence of tree canopies and elephants on sub-canopy vegetation in a savanna. African Journal of Ecology 48: 180-189. Article available from Wiley-Blackwell.

OTT, T.& VAN AARDE, R.J. (2010) Inferred spatial use by elephants is robust to landscape effects on GPS telemetry. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 40: 130-138

SHRADER, A.M., PIMM, S.L. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2010) Elephant survival, rainfall and the confounding effects of water provision and fences. Biodiversity Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-010-9836-7.

TRIMBLE, M.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2010) Fences are more than an issue of aesthetics. BioScience 60: 486

TRIMBLE, M.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2010) Species inequality in scientific study. Conservation Biology 24: 886-890.

YOUNG, K.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2010) Density as an explanatory variable of movements and calf survival in savanna elephants across southern Africa. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 662-673. Article available from Wiley-Blackwell.

2009

FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2009) Aerial survey intensity as a determinant of estimating population sizes and trends for large herbivores. Journal of Wildlife Research 39(2): 181-191.

LOARIE, S.R., VAN AARDE, R.J. & PIMM, S.L. (2009) Elephant seasonal vegetation preferences across dry and wet savannahs. Biological Conservation 142: 3099-3107.

LOARIE, S.R., VAN AARDE, R.J. & PIMM, S.L. (2009) Fences and artificial water distort elephant movements across wet and dry savannahs. Biological Conservation 142: 3086-3098.

NTUMI, C.P., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2009) A review of historical trends in the distribution and abundance of elephants in Mozambique. Oryx 43(4): 568-579.

OLIVIER, P, FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2009) Dung survey bias and elephant population estimates in southern Mozambique. African Journal of Ecology 47: 202-213.

OLIVIER, P.I., VAN AARDE R.J. & FERREIRA, S.M. (2009) Support for a metapopulation structure among mammals. Mammal Review 39(3): 178-192.

TRIMBLE, M., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2009) Drivers of megaherbivore demographic fluctuations: inference from elephants. Journal of Zoology, London 279: 18 - 26.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & FERREIRA, S. (2009) Elephant populations and CITES trade resolutions. Environmental Conservation 36(1): 8-10.

VAN HOUTAN, K.S., HALLEY, J.M., VAN AARDE, R.J. & PIMM, S.L. (2009) Achieving success with small, translocated mammal populations. Conservation Letters 2: 254-262

YOUNG, K.D., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2009) Elephant spatial use in wet and dry savannas of southern Africa. Journal of Zoology 278: 189-205.

YOUNG, K.D., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2009) The influence of increasing population size and vegetation productivity on elephant distribution in the Kruger National Park. Austral Ecology 34: 329-342. Full article available from Wiley InterScience

2008

DE BEER, Y. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2008) Do landscape heterogeneity and water distribution explain aspects of elephant home range in southern Africa's arid savannas? Journal of Arid Environments 72: 2017-2025.

FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2008) A rapid method to estimate population variables for African elephants. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(3): 822-829.

GULDEMOND, R. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2008) A meta-analysis of the impact of African elephants on savanna vegetation. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(4): 892-899.

HAIM, A., ZUBIDAT, A.E. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2008) Daily rhythms of body temperature and heat production of sibling mastomys species from different ecosystems - The response to photoperiod manipulations. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 151: 505-510.

HARRIS, G.M., RUSSELL, G.J., VAN AARDE, R.J. & PIMM, S.L. (2008) Rules of habitat use by elephants Loxodonta africana in southern Africa: insights for regional management. Oryx 42(1): 66-75.

JACKSON, T.P., MOSOJANE, S., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2008) Solutions for elephant Loxodonta africana crop raiding in northern Botswana: moving away from symptomatic approaches. Oryx 42: 83-91.

JUNKER, J., VAN AARDE, R.J. & FERREIRA, S.M. (2008) Temporal trends in elephant Loxodonta africana numbers and densities in northern Botswana: is the population really increasing? Oryx 42: 58-65.

2007

GULDEMOND, R. & VAN AARDE, R. (2007) The impact of elephants on plants and their community variables in South Africa's Maputaland. African Journal of Ecology 45: 327-335.

KINAHAN, A.A., PIMM, S.L. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2007) Ambient temperature as a determinant of landscape use in the savanna elephant, Loxodonta africana. Journal of Thermal Biology 32: 47-58.

MORLEY, R.C. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2007) Estimating abundance for a savanna elephant population using mark-resight methods: a case study for the Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa. Journal of Zoology, London 271: 418-427.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & JACKSON, T.P. (2007) Food, reproduction and survival in mice on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Polar Biology 30: 503-511.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & JACKSON, T.P. (2007) Megaparks for metapopulations: addressing the causes of locally high elephant numbers in southern Africa. Biological Conservation 134: 289-297.

WASSENAAR, T.D., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2007) Flagging aberrant sites and assemblages in restoration projects. Restoration Ecology 15: 68-76.

WILSON, J.W., VAN AARDE, R.J. & VAN RENSBURG, B.J. (2007) Effects of habitat fragmentation on bird communities of sand forests in southern Mozambique. Ostrich 78: 37-42.

2006

DE BEER, Y., KILIAN, W., VERSFELD, W. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2006) Elephants and low rainfall alter woody vegetation in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments 64: 412-421.

FERREIRA, S.M., VAN AARDE, R.J. & WASSENAAR, T.D. (2006) Demographic responses of house mice to density and temperature on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Polar Biology 30: 83-94.

OWEN-SMITH, N., KERLEY, G., PAGE, B., SLOTOW, R. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2006) A scientific perspective on the management of elephants in the Kruger National Park and elsewhere. South African Journal of Science 102: 389-394.

SHRADER, A., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2006) Digital photogrammetry and laser rangefinder techniques to measure African elephants. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 36:1-7.

SHRADER, A.M., FERREIRA, S.M., MCELVEEN, M.E., LEE, P.C., MOSS, C.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2006) Growth and age determination of African savanna elephants. Journal of Zoology, London. 270: 40-48.

VAN AARDE, R.J., JACKSON, T.P. & FERREIRA, S.M. (2006) Conservation science and elephant management in southern Africa. South African Journal of Science 102: 385-388.

2005

GRAINGER, M., VAN AARDE, R.J. & WHYTE, I. (2005) Landscape heterogeneity and the use of space by elephants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology 43: 369-375.

GULDEMOND, R.A.R., LEHMAN, E.R., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2005) Elephant numbers in Kafue National Park, Zambia. Pachyderm 39: 50-56.

NTUMI, C.P., VAN AARDE, R.J., FAIRALL, N. & DE BOER, W.F. (2005) Use of space and habitat by elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the Maputo Elephant Reserve, Mozambique. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 35: 139-146.

REDI, B.H., VAN AARDE, R.J. & WASSENAAR, T.D. (2005) Coastal dune forest development and the regeneration of millipede communities. Restoration Ecology 13: 283-290.

WASSENAAR, T.D., PIMM, S.L., VAN AARDE, R.J. & FERREIRA, S.M. (2005) Community convergence in disturbed sub-tropical dune forests. Ecology 86: 655-666.

2004

JACKSON, T.P. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2004) Diet quality differentially affects the breeding effort of Mastomys coucha and M. natalensis females: implications for rodent pests. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Comparative Experimental Biology 301A: 97-108.

JACKSON, T.P. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2004) Do Mastomys natalensis pups develop more quickly than M. coucha pups? African Zoology 39: 153-156.

KUMSSA, D.B., VAN AARDE, R.J. & WASSENAAR, T.D. (2004) The regeneration of soil micro-arthropod assemblages in a rehabilitating coastal dune forest at Richards Bay, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology 42: 346-354.

NTSHOTSHO, P., VAN AARDE R.J., NICOLSON, S.W. & JACKSON, T.P. (2004) Renal physiology of two southern African Mastomys species (Rodentia: Muridae): a salt-loading experiment to assess concentrating ability. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 139: 441-447.

VAN AARDE, R.J., FERREIRA, S.M. & WASSENAAR, .D. (2004) Do feral house mice have an impact on invertebrate communities on a sub-Antarctic island? Austral Ecology 29: 215-224.

VENTURI, F.P., CHIMIMBA, C.T., VAN AARDE, R.J. & FAIRALL, N. (2004) The distribution of two medically and agriculturally important cryptic rodent species, Mastomys natalensis and M. coucha (Rodentia: Muridae) in South Africa. African Zoology 39: 235-245.

VISSCHER, D.R., VAN AARDE, R.J. & WHYTE, I. (2004) Environmental and maternal correlates of foetal sex ratios in the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana). Journal of Zoology, London 264:111-116.

2003

ALLEN, W.R., MATHIAS, S., WOODING, F.B.P. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2003) Placentation in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana); II Morphological changes in the uterus and placenta throughout gestation. Placenta 24: 598-617.

DAVIS, A.L.V., VAN AARDE, R.J., SCHOLTZ, C.H. & DELPORT, J.H. (2003) Convergence between dung beetle assemblages of a post-mining vegetational chronosequence and unmined dune forest. Restoration Ecology 11: 29-42.

JACKSON, T.J. & VAN AARDE R.J. (2003) Sex- and species-specific growth patterns in the cryptic African rodents, Mastomys natalensis and M. coucha. Journal of Mammalogy 84: 851-860.

JACKSON, T.P. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2003) Advances in vertebrate pest control: implications for the control of feral house mice on Marion Island. South African Journal of Science 99: 130-136.

WEIERMANS, J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2003) Roads as ecological edges in rehabilitation coastal dune assemblages in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Restoration Ecology 11: 43-49.

2002

ALLEN, W.R., MATHIAS, S.S., WOODING, F.B.P., SKIDMORE, J.A. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2002) Placentation in the African elephant, Loxodonta africana. 1. Endocrinological aspects. Reproduction 60: 105-116.

BESTER, M.N., BLOOMER, J.P., VAN AARDE, R.J., ERASMUS, B.H., VAN RENSBURG, P.J.J., SKINNER, J.D., HOWELL, P.J. & NAUDE, T.W. (2002) A review of the successful eradication of feral cats from sub-Antarctic Marion Island, southern Indian Ocean. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 32: 65-73.

DAVIS, A.L.V., VAN AARDE, R.J., SCHOLTZ, C.H. & DELPORT, J.H. (2002) Increasing representation of localized dung beetles across a chronosequence of regenerating vegetation and natural dune forest in South Africa. Global Ecology and Biogeography 11: 191-210.

2001

GREYLING, M.D., VAN AARDE, R.J. & FERREIRA, S.M. (2001) Seasonal changes in habitat preferences of two closely related millipede species. African Journal of Ecology 39: 51-58.

KIRKMAN, S., WALLACE, E., VAN AARDE, R.J. & POTGIETER, H. (2001) Steroidogenic correlates of pregnancy in the rock hyrax. Life Sciences 68(18): 2061-2072.

LAMB, C.E. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2001) Maternal dietary intake and sex-specific investment in Mastomys coucha (Rodentia: Muridae). Journal of Zoology, London 253: 505-512.

PIMM, S.L. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2001) African elephants and contraception. Nature 411: 766.

SMIT, A-M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2001) The influence of millipedes on selected soil elements: a microcosm study on three millipede species of coastal sand dunes. Functional Ecology 15: 51-59.

WASSENAAR, T.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2001) Short-term responses of rehabilitating coastal dune forest ground vegetation to livestock grazing. African Journal of Ecology 39(4): 329-339.

WILKINSON, I.S. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2001) Investment in sons and daughters by southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, at Marion Island. Marine Mammal Science 17: 873-887.

2000

FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2000) Maintaining diversity through intermediate disturbances: evidence from rodents colonising rehabilitating dunes. African Journal of Ecology 38: 286-294.

KOEKEMOER, A.C. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (2000) The influence of food supplementation on a coastal dune rodent community. African Journal of Ecology 38: 343-351.

1999

FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1999) Habitat associations and competition in Mastomys-Saccostomus-Aethomys assemblages on coastal dune forests. African Journal of Ecology 37: 121-136.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & HAIM, A. (1999) The influence of urinary and fecal odours on ovarian function in coexisting Acomys species. Israel Journal of Zoology 45: 261-265.

VAN AARDE, R.J., WHYTE, I. & PIMM, S.L. (1999) Culling and the dynamics of the Kruger National Park African elephant population. Animal Conservation 2: 287-294.

WILKINSON, I.S. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1999) Marion Island elephant seals: the paucity of males hypothesis tested. Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 1547-1554.

1998

HAIM, A., VAN AARDE, R.J. & ZISAPEL, N. (1998) Body temperature daily rhythms in the striped mouse, Rhabdomys pumilio: the effects of and blockade. Physiology & Behaviour 63: 889-893.

GREYLING, M.D., FORD, M., POTGIETER, H.C. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1998) The influence of gestation on uterine steroid receptor concentrations in the African elephant, Loxodonta africana. Biology of Reproduction 58: 60-64.

KRITZINGER, J.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1998) The bird community of rehabilitating coastal dunes at Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. South African Journal of Science 94: 71-78.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1998) An ecological perspective of reproduction in the Cape porcupine. Transactions of the Royal Society 53: 237-243.

VAN AARDE, R.J., SMIT, ANNE-MARIE & CLAASSENS, A.S. (1998) Soil characteristics of rehabilitating and unmined coastal dunes at Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Restoration Ecology 6: 102-110.

WELSCH, U., FEUERHAKE, F., VAN AARDE, R.J., BUCHHEIM, W. & PATTON, S. (1998) Histo- and cytophysiology of the lactating mammary gland of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). Cell & Tissue Research 294: 485-501.

WHYTE, I., VAN AARDE, R.J. & PIMM, S. (1998) Managing the elephants of Kruger National Park. Animal Conservation 1: 77-83.

1997

FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1997) The chronosequence of rehabilitating stands of coastal dune forests: Do small mammals confirm it? South African Journal of Science 93: 211-214.

GREYLING, M.D., VAN AARDE, R.J. & POTGIETER, H.C. (1997) Ligand specificity of uterine oestrogen and progesterone receptors in the sub adult African elephant. J Reprod. Fert. 109: 199-204.

HODGES, J.K., HEISTERMAN, M., BEARD, A. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1997) Concentrations of Progesterone and the 5α-Reduced Progestins, 5α-Pregnane-3,20-Dione and 3α-Hydroxy-5α-Pregnan-20-One, in Luteal Tissue and Circulating Blood and Their Relationship to Luteal Function in the African Elephant, Loxodonta africana. Biology of Reproduction 56: 640-646.

WEBB, P., ELLISON, G., SKINNER, J.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1997) Are feral house mice from the sub-Antarctic adapted to cold? Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde. 62: 58-62.

1996

CORBET, N.U. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1996) Social organization and space use in the Cape porcupine in a southern African Savanna. African Journal of Ecology 34: 1-11.

FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1996) Changes in community characteristics of small mammals in rehabilitating coastal dune forests in northern KwaZulu-Natal. African Journal of Ecology 34: 113-130.

SKINNER, J.D., VAN AARDE, R.J., KNIGHT, M.H. & DOTT, H.M. (1996) Morphometrics and reproduction in a population of springbok Antidorcas marsupialis in the semi-arid southern Kalahari. African Journal of Ecology 34: 312-330.

VAN AARDE, R.J., COE, M. & NIERING, W.A. (1996) On the rehabilitation of the coastal dunes of KwaZulu-Natal. South African Journal of Science (News & Views) 92: 122-124.

VAN AARDE, R.J., FERREIRA, S.M. & KRITZINGER, J.J. (1996) Millipede communities in rehabilitating coastal dune forests in northern KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Journal of Zoology, London 238: 703-712.

VAN AARDE, R.J., FERREIRA, S.M. & KRITZINGER, J.J. (1996) Successional changes in rehabilitating coastal dune communities in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Landscape and Urban Planning 34: 277-286.

VAN AARDE, R.J., FERREIRA, S.M., KRITZINGER, J.J., VAN DYK, P.J., VOGT, M. & WASSENAAR, T.D. (1996) An evaluation of habitat rehabilitation on coastal dune forests in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Restoration Ecology 4: 334-345.

VAN AARDE, R.J., FERREIRA, S.M., WASSENAAR, T. & ERASMUS, D.G. (1996) With the cats away the mice may play. South African Journal of Science (Research in Action) 92: 357-358.

VERSTRAETE, F.J.M., VAN AARDE, R.J., NIEUWOUDT, B.A., MAUER, E. & KASS, P.H. (1996) The dental pathology of feral cats on Marion Island, Part I: Congenital, developmental and traumatic abnormalities. J. Comp. Pathol. 115: 265-282.

VERSTRAETE, F.J.M., VAN AARDE, R.J., NIEUWOUDT,B.A., MAUER,E. & KASS,P.H. (1996) The dental pathology of feral cats on Marion Island, Part II: Periodontitis, external odontoclastic resorption lesions and mandibular thickening. J. Comp. Pathol. 115: 283-297.

1995

NELUVHALANI, M.J., FERREIRA, S.M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1995) The effect(s) of carbaryl-treated seed on body maintenance and survival of the multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis (sensu lato). Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Science 62: 235-240.

SKINNER, J.D., VAN AARDE, R.J. & GOSS, R. (1995) Space and resource use by brown hyaenas Hyaena brunnea in the Namib Desert. J. Zool., Lond. 237: 123-131.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1995) The effect of premature weaning on reproductive output of female Cape porcupines Hystrix africaeaustralis. J. Zool., Lond. 237: 653-654.

VAN WYK, V., NEITZ, A.W.H., LOUW, A.I. & VAN AARDE R.J. (1995) Purification and characterisation of progesterone binding globulin in the pregnant Cape porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 111C: 175-181.

1994

DE VILLIERS, M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1994) Aspects of habitat disturbance by Cape porcupines in a savanna ecosystem. S. Afr. J. Zool. 29: 217-220.

DE VILLIERS, M., VAN AARDE, R.J. & DOTT, H.M. (1994) Habitat utilisation by the Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis in a savanna ecosystem. J. Zool.,Lond. 232: 539-549.

FOORD, S., VAN AARDE, R.J. & FERREIRA, S.M. (1994) Seed dispersal by vervet monkeys in rehabilitating coastal dune forests at Richards Bay. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 24: 56-59.

HODGES, J.K., VAN AARDE, R.J., HEISTERMANN, M. & HOPPEN H.-O. (1994) Progestin content and biosynthetic potential of the corpus luteum of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). J. Reprod. Fert. 102: 163-168.

MATTHEWSON, D.C., VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1994) Population biology of the house mice (Mus musculus L.) on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. S. Afr. J. Zool. 29: 99-106.

VAN AARDE, R.J., VAN DER MERWE, M. & SKINNER, D.C. (1994) Progesterone concentrations and contents in the plasma, ovary, adrenal and placenta of the pregnant Natal clinging bat Miniopterus schreibersii natalensis. J. Zool., Lond. 232: 457-464.

VAN WYK, V., VAN AARDE, R.J. & LOUW, A.I. (1994) Concentrations of plasma total and unbound progesterone and testosterone during pregnancy in Cape porcupines. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 108A: 265-271.

1992

HAIM, A., VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1992) Burrowing and huddling in newborn porcupine: the effect on thermoregulation. Physiology & Behaviour. 52: 247-250.

HAIM, A., VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1992) Urinary characteristics of the Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis: effects of photoperiod and temperature. J. Basic. Clin. Physiol. Res. 3:165-175.

LOUW, A.I., VAN WYK, V. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1992) Properties of proteins binding plasma progesterone in pregnant Cape porcupines (Hystrix africaeaustralis). J. Reprod. Fert. 96: 117-125.

SKINNER, J.D., FUNSTON, P.J., VAN AARDE, R.J., VAN DYK, G. & HAUPT, M.A. (1992) Diet of spotted hyaenas in some mesic and arid southern African game reserves and adjoining farmland. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 22: 119-121.

VAN AARDE, R.J., WILLIS, C.K., SKINNER, J.D. & HAUPT, M.A. (1992) Range utilization by the aardvark, Orycteropus afer (Pallas, 1766) in the Karoo, South Africa. J. Arid. Environ. 22: 387-394.

VAN DER COLF, W.J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1992) Seasonal changes in plasma testosterone levels in the male South African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis). S. Afr. J. Zool. 27: 11-13.

VAN JAARSVELD, A.S., VAN AARDE, R.J., SKINNER, J.D. & VAN WYK, V. (1992) Sex specific androgen binding in spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) plasma. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 103A: 319-322.

1991

SKINNER, J.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1991) Bone collecting by brown hyaenas Hyaena Brunnea in the central Namib Desert, Namibia. J. Arch. Sci.18: 513 523.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & VAN WYK, V. (1991) Reproductive inhibition in the Cape porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis. J. Reprod. Fert. 92: 13 19.

VAN WYK, V. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1991) The stimulation of testosterone and LH secretion by synthetic GnRH in the male Cape porcupine. S. Afr. J. Zool. 26: 188 192.

1990

HAIM, A., VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1990) Metabolic rates, food consumption and thermoregulation in seasonal acclimatization of the Cape porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis. Oecologia 83: 197 200.

HAIM, A., VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1990) Metabolism and thermoregulation in the Cape porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis. Phys. Zool. 63: 795 802.

1989

VAN AARDE, R.J., HEAP, R.B., HAMON, M. & FLEET, I.R. (1989) Veno arterial differences of immunoreactive and biologically active luteinizing hormone across the head in the cow. J. Agric. Sci. Camb. 113: 27 33.

VAN DER MERWE, M. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1989) Plasma progesterone concentrations in the female Natal clinging bat (Miniopterus schreibersii natalensis). J. Reprod. Fert. 87: 665 669.

1988

VAN AARDE, R.J., SKINNER, J.D., KNIGHT, M.H. & SKINNER, D.C. (1988) Range use by a striped hyaena (Hyaena hyaena) in the Negev desert. J. Zool., Lond. 216: 575 577.

WESTLIN VAN AARDE, L.M., VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1988) Reproduction in female Hartmann's zebra, Equus zebra hartmannae. J. Reprod. Fert. 84: 505 511.

1987

SKINNER, J.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1987) Range use by brown hyaenas Hyaena brunnea relocated in an agricultural area of the Transvaal. J. Zool., Lond. 212: 350 352.

SKINNER, J.D., DOTT, H.M., VAN AARDE, R.J., DAVIES, R.A.G. & CONROY, A.M. (1987) Observations on a population of springbok Antidorcas marsupialis prior to and during a severe drought. Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Afr. 46: 191 197.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1987) Pre- and postnatal growth of the Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis. J. Zool., Lond. 211: 25 33.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1987) Demography of a Cape porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis, population. J. Zool., Lond. 213: 205 212.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1987) Reproduction in the Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis : an ecological perspective. S. Afr. J. Sci. 83: 605 607.

VAN RENSBURG, P.J.J., SKINNER, J.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1987) Effects of feline panleukopenia on the population characteristics of feral cats on Marion Island. J. Appl. Ecol. 24: 63 73.

1986

SKINNER, J.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1986) The use of space by aardwolf Proteles cristatus. J. Zool., Lond. 209: 299 301.

SKINNER, J.D., VAN AARDE, R.J. & VAN JAARSVELD, A.S. (1986) Annual reproductive cycles in selected African mammals in response to environmental cues. Com. Nat. Franc. Rech 15: 31 36.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1986) Endocrine correlates of the annual reproductive cycle of the porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis. Com. nat. Franc. Rech. 15: 37 41.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1986) Pattern of space use by relocated servals Felis serval. Afr. J. Ecol. 24: 97 101.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1986) A case study of an alien predator (Felis catus) introduced to Marion Island : selective advantages. S. Afr. J. Antarct. Res. 16(3): 113 114.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & VAN DYK, A. (1986) Inheritance of the king coat colour pattern in cheetahs Acinonyx jubatus. J. Zool., Lond. 209: 573 578.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & POTGIETER, H.C. (1986) Circulating progesterone, progesterone binding proteins and oestradiol 17ß concentrations in the pregnant Cape porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis. J. Reprod. Fert. 76: 561 567.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1986) Reproductive biology of the male Cape porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis. J. Reprod. Fert. 76: 545 552.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1986) The use of 65Zn for estimating group size of brown hyaenas Hyaena brunnea. S. Afr. J. Zool. 21: 73 75.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1986) Functional anatomy of the ovaries of pregnant and lactating Cape porcupines, Hystrix africaeaustralis. J. Reprod. Fert. 76: 553 559.

1985

MORRIS, D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1985) Sexual behaviour of the female porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis. Horm. Behav. 19: 400 412.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1985) Husbandry and immobilization of captive porcupines Hystrix africaeaustralis. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 15: 77 79.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1985) Age determination of Cape porcupines, Hystrix africaeaustralis. S. Afr. J. Zool. 20: 232 236.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1985) Reproduction in captive female Cape porcupines (Hystrix africaeaustralis). J. Reprod. Fert. 75: 577 582.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1985) Circulating progesterone and oestradiol 17ß concentrations in cyclic Cape porcupines, Hystrix africaeaustralis. J. Reprod. Fert. 75: 583 591.

1984

NEL, J.A.J., MILLS, M.G.L. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1984) Fluctuating group size in bat eared foxes (Otocyon m. megalotis) in the southwestern Kalahari. J. Zool., Lond. 203: 294 297.

SKINNER, J.D., VAN AARDE, R.J. & VAN JAARSVELD, A.S. (1984) Adaptations in three species of large mammals (Antidorcas marsupialis, Hystrix africaeaustralis, Hyaena brunnea) to arid environments. S. Afr. J. Zool. 19: 82 86.

VAN AARDE, R.J. 1984. Aspects of the population biology of the southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, at Îles Kerguelen. S. Afr. J. Sci. 80: 31 32.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1984) Population biology and the control of feral cats on Marion Island. Acta Zool. Fennica 172: 107 110.

1983

SKINNER, J.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1983) Observations on the trend of the breeding population of southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, at Marion Island. J. Appl. Ecol. 20: 707 712.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1983) Demographic parameters of the feral cat Felis catus population at Marion Island. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 13: 2 16.

1981

SKINNER, J.D. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1981) The distribution and ecology of the brown hyaena Hyaena brunnea and spotted hyaena Crocuta crocuta in the central Namib desert. Madoqua 12: 231 239.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & SKINNER, J.D. (1981) The feral cat population at Marion Island: characteristics, colonization and control. Com. nat. franc. Rech. Antarctiques 51: 281 288.

VAN AARDE, R.J., ERASMUS, B.J. & BLUMENBERG, B. (1981) Frequencies of mutant alleles in the cat populations of Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Sci. 77: 168 171.

1980

DU TOIT, S.H.C., VAN AARDE, R.J. & STEYN, A.G.W. (1980) Sex determination of the feral house cat Felis catus using multivariate statistical analyses. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 10: 82 87.

SKINNER, J.D., LINDEQUE, M., VAN AARDE, R.J. & DIECKMANN, R.C. (1980) The prey of owls from Koichab Pan in the southern Namib desert. Madoqua 12: 181 182.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1980) The diet and feeding behaviour of feral cats, Felis catus at Marion Island. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 10: 123 128.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1980) Harem structure of the southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina at Kerguelen Island. Rev. Ecol. (Terre Vie) 34: 31 44.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1980) Fluctuations in the population of southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina at Kerguelen Island. S. Afr. J. Zool. 15: 99 106.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & PASCAL, M. (1980) Marking southern elephant seals on Iles Kerguelen. Polar Rec. 20(24): 62 65.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & ROBINSON, T.J. (1980) Gene frequencies in feral cats on Marion Island. J. Hered. 71: 366 368.

1979

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1979) Distribution and density of the feral house cat Felis catus on Marion Island. S. Afr. J. Antarct. Res. 9: 14 19.

VAN AARDE, R.J. & BLUMENBERG, B. (1979) Genotypic correlates of body and adrenal weight in a population of feral cats Felis catus. Carnivore 2(3): 37 45.

1978

BERRY, R.J., PETERS, J. & VAN AARDE, R.J. (1978) Sub antarctic house mice: colonization, survival and selection. J. Zool., Lond. 184: 127 141.

CONDY, P.R., VAN AARDE, R.J. & BESTER, M.N. (1978) The seasonal occurrence and behaviour of killer whales Orcinus orca, at Marion Island. J. Zool., Lond. 184: 449 464.

SKINNER, J.D., CONDY, P.R., BESTER, M.N, VAN AARDE, R.J. & ROBINSON, T.J. (1978) The mammals of Marion Island: a review. S. Afr. J. Antarct. Res. 8: 35 38.1979.

VAN AARDE, R.J. (1978) Reproduction and population ecology in the feral house cat, Felis catus, on Marion Island. Carniv. Genet. 3: 288 316.