2017 Publications

Peer-reviewed Papers

  1. Arp, R., Fraser, G.C.G. and Hill, M.P. 2017. Quantifying the economic   water savings benefit of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) control in the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme. Water SA 43: 58-66. https://doi.org/10.4314/wsa.v43i1.09 
  2. Canavan, K., Paterson, I.D. and Hill, M.P. 2017. Testing the enemy release hypothesis on tall-statured grasses in South Africa, using Arundo donax, Phragmites australis and Phragmites mauritianus as models Invasive Plant Science and Management 10:53–60. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0007485318000627
  3. Coombes, C.A., Hill, M.P., Moore, S.D. and Dames, J.F. 2017. Potential of the entomopathogenic fungal isolates for control of the soil-dwelling life stages of Thaumatotibia leucotreta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in citrus.  African Entomology 25: 235-238. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.025.0235
  4. Hill, M.P. and Coetzee, J. 2017. The biological control of aquatic weeds in South Africa: Current status and future challenges. Bothalia 47(2). https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v47i2.2152
  5. Jones, R.W., Hill, J.M., Coetzee, J.A., Avery, T.S., Weyl, O.L.F. and MP Hill. 2017. The abundance of an invasive freshwater snail Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1822) in the Nseleni River, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science 42(1): 75-81. https://doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2017.1298984
  6. Joseph, G.S., Mauda, E.V., Seymour, C.L., Munyai, T.C., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. and Foord, S.H. 2017.Landuse Change in Savannas Disproportionately Reduces Functional Diversity of Invertebrate Predators at the Highest Trophic Levels: Spiders as an Example. Ecosystems 21(5), 930-942. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-017-0194-0
  7. Lloyd, M., Knox, C.M., Thackeray, S.R., Hill, M.P. and Moore, S.D. 2017. Isolation, identification and genetic characterisation of a microsporidium isolated from carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). African Entomology 25(2): 529-533. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.025.0529
  8. Ngxande-Koza, S., Heshula, U.L.P. and Hill, M.P. 2017. Changes in chemical composition of essential oils from leaves of different Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) varieties after feeding by the introduced biological control agent, Falconia intermedia Distant (Hemiptera: Miridae). African Entomology 25(2): 462-473. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.025.0462
  9. Nhiwatiwa, T., Maseko, Z., & Dalu, T., 2017. Fish communities in small subtropical reservoirs subject to extensive drawdowns, with focus on the biology of Enteromius paludinosus (Peters, 1852) and Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822). Ecological Research 32: 971-972. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11284-017-1504-x
  10. Owen, C.A., Coetzee, J.A., Van Noort, S. and Austin, A. D. 2017. Assessing the morphological and physiological adaptations of the parasitoid wasp Echthrodesis lamorali for survival in an intertidal environment. Physiological Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/phen.12187
  11. Paterson, I.D., Paynter, Q., Neser, S., Akpabey, F.J., Orapa, W., Compton, S. 2017. West African arthropods hold promise as biological control agents for an invasive tree in the Pacific Islands. African Entomology 25(1): 244-247. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.025.0244
  12. Sutton, G.F., Paterson, I.D. and Paynter, Q. 2017. Genetic matching of invasive populations of the African tulip tree, Spathodea campanulata Beauv. (Bignoniaceae), to their native distribution: Maximising the likelihood of selecting host-compatible biological control agents. Biological Control 114: 167-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.08.015
  13. Sutton, G.F., Paterson, I.D., Compton, S.G. & Paynter, Q. 2017. Predicting the risk of non-target damage to a close relative of a target weed using sequential no-choice tests, paired-choice tests and olfactory discrimination experiments. Biocontrol Science and Technology 26(3): 364-377. https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2017.1291907
  14. Thackeray, S.R., Moore, S.D., Kirkman, W. and Hill, M.P. Biology and rearing of Ectomyeolis ceratonaie Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), carob moth, a pest of multiple crops in South Africa. African Entomology 25(2): 474-480. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.025.0474
  15. Uyi, O., Zachariades, C., Marais, E. and Hill, M.P. 2017. Reduced mobility but high survival: thermal tolerance and locomotor response of the specialist herbivore, Pareuchaetes insulata (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), to low temperatures. Bulletin of Entomological Research 107: 448–457. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0007485316001103
  16. Van Achterberg, C., Thackeray, S.R., Moore, S.D. and Hill, M.P. A new species of Phanerotoma Wesmael (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Cheloninae) reared from carob moth in South Africa.  Zoo Taxa 4227(1): 127-134. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4227.1.8
  17. Van der Merwe, M., Jukes, M.D., Rabalski, L., Knox, C.M., Opoku-Debrah, J., Moore, S.D., Krejmer-Rablaska, M., Szewczyk, B. and Hill, M.P.   Genome analysis and genetic stability of the Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus (CrleGV-SA), after 15 years of commercial use as a biopesticide.  International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18: 2327. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms18112327
  18. Weaver, K.N., Hill, J.M., Martin, G.D., Paterson, I.D., Coetzee, J.A. and Hill, M.P. 2017. Community entomology: insects, science and society. Journal for New Generation Sciences 15(1): 176-186.
  19. Zachariades, C., Paterson, I.D., Strathie, L.W., Hill, M.P. and van Wilgen, B.W. 2017. Biological control as a management tool for suppression of invasive alien plants in South Africa. Bothalia 47(2). https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v47i2.2142


Book chapters

  1. Hill, M.P. and Coetzee, J.A. 2017. Chapter 7. Biological Control of Waterhyacinth Restores Ecosystem Functioning To An Impoundment In South Africa In: (Eds) van Driesche, and Reardon, R.C. Supressing Over-abundant Invasive Plants and Insects in Natural Areas by Use of Their Specialiazed Natural Enemies. The Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team (FHTET), FHTET-2017-02.  pp 48-52.

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