Publications

Papers and peer-reviewed book chapters


2019

Weideman, E. A., Slingsby, J. A., Thomson, R. L. and Coetzee, B. T. 2019. Land cover change homogenizes functional and phylogenetic diversity within and among African savanna bird assemblages. Landscape Ecology. https://rdcu.be/bX5Ao

Slingsby, J. A., Moncrieff, G. R., Rogers, A. J., and February, E. C. 2019. Altered ignition catchments threaten a hyper‐diverse fire‐dependent ecosystem. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14861

Allsopp, N., Slingsby, J. A., and Esler, K. J. 2019. Identifying research questions for the conservation of the Cape Floristic Region. South African Journal of Science, 115(910). https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2019/5889. The dataset DOI

Moreira, F., Allsopp, N., Esler, K. J., Wardell‐Johnson, G., Ancillotto, L., Arianoutsou, M., … & Fagoaga, R. 2019. Priority questions for biodiversity conservation in the Mediterranean biome: Heterogeneous perspectives across continents and stakeholders. Conservation Science and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.118

Slingsby J. A. and Slingsby P. W. O. 2019. Monitoring the critically endangered Clanwilliam cedar with freely available Google Earth imagery. PeerJ 7:e7005; https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7005. The dataset - https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7670435.v1

Magadzire, N., de Klerk, H. M., Esler, K. J. and Slingsby, J. A. 2019. Fire and life history affect the distribution of plant species in a biodiversity hotspot. Diversity and Distributions; https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12921


2018

Poulos, H. M., Barton, A. M., Slingsby, J. A. and Bowman, D. M. J. S. 2018. Do Mixed Fire Regimes Shape Plant Flammability and Post-Fire Recovery Strategies? Fire, 1(3), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/fire1030039

Dornelas, M. et al. 2018. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12729. The dataset DOI


2017

Slingsby, J.A., Merow, C., Aiello-Lammens, M., Allsopp, N., Hall, S., Mollmann, H.K., Turner, R., Wilson, A.M. and Silander, J.A., 2017. Intensifying postfire weather and biological invasion drive species loss in a Mediterranean-type biodiversity hotspot. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1619014114. The dataset DOI

le Roux, M. Marianne, Wilkin, Paul, Balkwill, Kevin, Boatwright, J. Stephen, Bytebier, Benny, Filer, Denis, Klak, Cornelia, Klopper, Ronell R., Koekemoer, Marinda, Livermore, Laurence, Lubke, Roy, Magee, Anthony R., Manning, John C., Paton, Alan, Pearce, Tim, Slingsby, Jasper, van Wyk, Ben-Erik, Victor, Janine E., von Staden, Lize, 2017. Producing a plant diversity portal for South Africa. Taxon. https://doi.org/10.12705/662.9

Aiello-Lammens, M.E., Slingsby, J.A., Merow, C., Mollmann, H.K., Euston-Brown, D., Jones, C.S. & Silander Jr., J.A. 2017. Processes of community assembly in an environmentally heterogeneous, high biodiversity region. Ecography. 40: 561–576. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01945


2016

Wigley, B.J., Slingsby, J.A., Díaz, S., Bond, W.J., Fritz, H. and Coetsee, C., 2016. Leaf traits of African woody savanna species across climate and soil fertility gradients: evidence for conservative versus acquisitive resource‐use strategies. Journal of Ecology, 104(5), pp.1357-1369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12598

Verboom, G.A., Herron, M.L., Moncrieff, G.R and Slingsby, J.A. 2016. Maintenance of species integrity in the context of a recent radiation: the case of Jamesbrittenia (Scrophulariaceae: Limoselleae) in southern Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2016, 182, 115–139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12447


2015

Daru, Barnabas H., Michelle van der Bank, Olivier Maurin, Kowiyou Yessoufou, Hanno Schaefer, Jasper A. Slingsby and T. Jonathan Davies. 2015. A novel phylogenetic regionalization of phytogeographic zones of southern Africa reveals their hidden evolutionary affinities. Journal of Biogeography 43: 155–166. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12619

Molina-Venegas, R., Aparicio, A., Slingsby, J.A,; Lavergne, S. & Arroyo, J. 2015. Investigating the evolutionary assembly of a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot: deep phylogenetic signal in the distribution of eudicots across elevational belts. Journal of Biogeography 42:507-518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12398

Moncrieff, G.R., Scheiter, S., Slingsby, J.A. & Higgins, S.I. 2015. Understanding global change impacts on South African biomes using Dynamic Vegetation Models. South African Journal of Botany 101: 16-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.02.004

Seymour, C.L., Simmons, R.E., Joseph, G.S. & Slingsby, J.A. 2015. On bird functional diversity: species richness and functional differentiation show contrasting responses to rainfall and vegetation structure in an arid landscape. Ecosystems. 18: 971–984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-015-9875-8


2014

Ackerly, D.D., Stock, W.D., Slingsby, J.A. 2014. Geography, Climate, and biodiversity: the history and future of Mediterranean-type ecosystems. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A.(editors), Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK. Buy book. Request chapter

Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y., Slingsby, J.A., Verboom, G. A. & Bond, W.J. 2014. Diversification of C4 grasses (Poaceae) does not coincide with their ecological dominance. American Journal of Botany 101:300-307. http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1300439

Moore, C., Cumming, G.S., Slingsby, J. & Grewar, J. 2014. Tracking socioeconomic vulnerability using network analysis: insights from an avian influenza outbreak in an ostrich production network. PlosONE 9:e86973. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0086973

Slingsby, J.A., Britton, M.N. & Verboom, G.A. 2014. Ecology limits the diversity of the Cape flora: phylogenetics and diversification of the genus Tetraria. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 72:61-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.017

Slingsby, J.A., Ackerly, D.D., Latimer, A.M., Linder, H.P. & Pauw, A. 2014. The assembly and function of Cape plant communities in a changing world. In Allsopp, N., Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A.(editors), Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Megadiverse Region. Oxford University Press, UK. Buy book. Request chapter


2013

Paxton, B.R., O’Brien, G.C., Slingsby, J.A. & Copin, R. 2013. Validation of the periodicity of growth increment deposition in otoliths from the larval and early juvenile stages of two cyprinids from the Orange–Vaal river system, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science 38, Supplement 1:49-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2013.775107

Valsecchi, V., Chase, B.M., Slingsby, J., Carr, A.S.; Quick, L.J., Meadows, M.E., Cheddadi, R. & Reimer, P.J. 2013. A high resolution 15,600-year pollen and microcharcoal record from the Cederberg Mountains, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 387:6-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.07.009

Viljoen, Jan-Adriaan; Muasya, A Muthama; Barrett, Russell L; Bruhl, Jeremy J; Gibbs, Adele K; Slingsby, Jasper A; Wilson, Karen L; Verboom, G Anthony. 2013. Radiation and repeated transoceanic dispersal of Schoeneae (Cyperaceae) through the southern hemisphere. American Journal of Botany, 100, 12, 2494-2508. http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1300105


2012

Schurr, F.M., Esler, K.J., Slingsby, J.A. & Allsopp, N. 2012. Fynbos Proteaceae as a model organism for biodiversity research and conservation. South African Journal of Science 108:10-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v108i11/12.1446


2007

Thuiller, Wilfried; Slingsby, Jasper A; Privett, Sean DJ; Cowling, Richard M. 2007. Stochastic species turnover and stable coexistence in a species-rich, fire-prone plant community. PloS One, 2(9) e938. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0000938


2006

Slingsby, Jasper A; Verboom, G Anthony. 2006. Phylogenetic relatedness limits co‐occurrence at fine spatial scales: evidence from the Schoenoid sedges (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae) of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. The American Naturalist, 168(1): 14-27. https://doi.org/10.1086/505158


Other publications

Slingsby, Jasper A. 2017. The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 34:227-228. - Book Review

Slingsby, Jasper A., Slingsby, Peter W.O. 2012. Mountain Fynbos in A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity. David Liittschwager. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 224 pages


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