Articles by Author: Nicolas S Telford

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  1. A contribution to the phylogeny and taxonomy of the <em>Pachydactylus weberi</em> group (Squamata: Gekkonidae): a case of intraspecific colour polymorphism confounding taxonomy

    A contribution to the phylogeny and taxonomy of the <em>Pachydactylus weberi</em> group (Squamata: Gekkonidae): a case of intraspecific colour polymorphism confounding taxonomy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Pachydactylus is the most species-rich reptile genus in southern Africa. Most species are habitat specialists adapted to hyper-arid conditions of the Namibian and north-western South African xeric regions. Although a fair number of phylogenetic studies and taxonomic revisions have been...
  2. Factors influencing long-term and seasonal waterbird abundance and composition at two adjacent lakes in Zimbabwe

    Factors influencing long-term and seasonal waterbird abundance and composition at two adjacent lakes in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The spatial and temporal structures of waterbird communities are dynamic and complex with many driving factors. We used long-term waterbird census data at two lakes in Zimbabwe to explore the ecological and anthropogenic drivers of waterbird community composition and abundance...
  3. The effects of maternal diet and breastfeeding on children with asthma and allergy

    The effects of maternal diet and breastfeeding on children with asthma and allergy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    The increase in the prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases highlights the need for devising effective prevention strategies. Several studies have investigated the preventive effect of maternal avoidance of highly allergenic foods, such as cow's milk, eggs, and nuts, during...
  4. Lumbering the gauntlet: Cape Gannet fledglings killed by African Penguins

    Lumbering the gauntlet: Cape Gannet fledglings killed by African Penguins

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    This account presents the first known observations of Cape Gannet Morus capensis fledgling mortalities as a result of aggressive nest defence behaviour by African Penguins Spheniscus demersus. Observations were conducted in 2013 on Bird Island, Algoa Bay, South Africa –...
  5. West-Central African Pleistocene lowland forest evolution revealed by the phylogeography of Misonne’s soft-furred mouse

    West-Central African Pleistocene lowland forest evolution revealed by the phylogeography of Misonne’s soft-furred mouse

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    We studied the phylogeographical structure of Praomys misonnei (Rodentia: Muridae) in west-Central Africa based on 113 individuals from 31 localities and the sequencing of two mitochondrial genes (Cytb and CO1). Two clades can be identified through maximum likelihood, bayesian and...
  6. The phylogeography of <em>Lemniscomys striatus</em> (Rodentia: Muridae) confirms a remarkable vicariant event in neighbouring savanna populations in Central Gabon

    The phylogeography of <em>Lemniscomys striatus</em> (Rodentia: Muridae) confirms a remarkable vicariant event in neighbouring savanna populations in Central Gabon

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Our recent phylogeographic study on the strictly savanna small rodent Nannomys minutoides revealed an unexpected pattern of divergence between populations occupying neighbouring savanna islands in Central Gabon, suggesting the historical and continuing fragmentation of these savanna habitats. In this study,...
  7. New status for two African giant forest shrews, <em>Crocidura goliath goliath</em> and <em>C. goliath nimbasilvanus</em> (Mammalia: Soricomorpha), based on molecular and geometic morphometric analyses

    New status for two African giant forest shrews, <em>Crocidura goliath goliath</em> and <em>C. goliath nimbasilvanus</em> (Mammalia: Soricomorpha), based on molecular and geometic morphometric analyses

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Crocidura goliath nimbasilvanus Hutterer, 2003 (replacement name for C. odorata guineensis Heim de Balsac, 1968) from West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast) and Crocidura goliath goliath Thomas, 1906 from Central Africa (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic...
  8. Place Images and Nation Branding in the African Context: Challenges, Opportunities, and Questions for Policy and Research

    Place Images and Nation Branding in the African Context: Challenges, Opportunities, and Questions for Policy and Research

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Africa Journal of Management
    This paper examines nation branding in Africa, based on a comprehensive and integrative review of past research. This considers, among others, current place images on the continent in the context of traditional views, which see it as a poor and...
  9. Movement ecology of five Afrotropical waterfowl species from Malawi, Mali and Nigeria

    Movement ecology of five Afrotropical waterfowl species from Malawi, Mali and Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Habitat availability for Afrotropical waterbirds is highly dynamic with unpredictable rainfall patterns and ephemeral wetlands resulting in diverse movement strategies among different species. Movement strategies among waterfowl encompass resident, regional and intercontinental migrants, but little quantitative information exists on their...