Scientific Publications

Papers Accepted and In Review

Yessoufou K, Davies TJ, Maurin O, Kuzmina M, Schafer H, Van der Bank M and Savolainen V. Extinction of large herbivores will impact plant community structure and reduce species diversity. Journal of Ecology. (Accepted December 2012).

Bezeng S B, Savolainen V, Yessoufou K, Papadopulos XST, Maurin O and van der Bank M.  2012. A phylogenetic approach towards understanding the drivers of plant invasiveness on Robben Island, South Africa (In press)

Daru BH, Yessoufou K, Nuttman C and Abalaka J. Characteristics of bird-Ficus interactions: A preliminary study from Amurum Forest Reserve, Nigeria. Ostrich (In Review)

Greenfield R, Van Vuren JHJ, Wepener V. Heavy metal loads in the water of the Nyl River system(Submitted)

Kneidinger CM, Van der Bank HF, van Heerden H, MacFadyen D and van der Merwe M. Mastomys natalensis and Mastomys coucha: species identification, habitat preferences and population genetics. African Zoology (In Review).

Kramer B and Van der Bank HF. Marked differentiation in a new species of dwarf stonebasher, Pollimyrus cuandoensis sp. nov., from a contact zone with two sibling species of the Okavango and Zambezi rivers (Mormyridae, Teleostei). Journal of Natural History (In Review).

Kyalangalilwa B, Boatwright SJ, Daru BH, Maurin O and Van der Bank M. Phylogenetic position and revised classification of the African Acacia species (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (Accepted).

Moteetee A and Van Wyk BE (2010). A revision of the genus Dolichos (Fabaceae, Papilionoideae, Phaseoleae)in South Africa (including Lesotho and Swaziland). South African Journal of Botany (submitted).

Moteetee A and VanWyk BE (2010). Taxonomic notes on the genus Otoptera (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) in southern Africa. South African Journal of Botany (revision submitted).

Soekoe M, Smit NJ and Van der Bank HF. Can tigerfish genetics and the morphological expression thereof be linked to the geographical history of river systems in southern Africa? African Journal of Aquatic Science. (In Review)

Soekoe M, Van der Bank HF and Smit NJ. Present state of knowledge of the systematics, biology, and ecology of Tigerfish, Hydrocynus vittatus. African Journal of Aquatic Science (In Review).

Van der Bank HF, Herbert D, Greenfield R and Yessoufou K. DNA barcoding reveals limitations of morphology-based identification keys for some individuals of Oxystele impervia and O. variegata (Gastropoda, Trochidae). DNA Barcodes (In Review).

Yessoufou K, Rousseau P, Daru BH and van der Bank M (2012) Discriminatory power of DNA barcodes in the African cycad genus Encephalartos (Zamiaceae). South African Journal of Botany (In Review).

Year 2013

Daru BH, Manning JC, Boatwright SJ, Maurin O, Maclean N, Schaefer H, Kuzmina M and Van der Bank M. (2013) Molecular and morphological analysis of subfamily Alooideae (Asphodelaceae) and the inclusion of Chortolirion in Aloe.Taxon 62 1 February [PDF].


Year 2012

Clennett JCB, Chase MW, Forest F, Maurin O, and Wilkin P. 2012. Phylogenetic systematics of Erythronium (Liliaceae): morphological and molecular analyses. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 170: 504-528.

Van der Bank HF, Greenfield R, Daru BH and Yessoufou K. DNA barcoding reveals micro-evolutionary changes and river system-level phylogeographic resolution of seven populations of African silver catfish, Schilbe intermedius(Siluriformes, Schilbeidae). Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 42(4)307-320[PDF].

Steenhuisen SL, Van der Bank HF and Johnson SD (2012). The relative contributions of insect and bird pollinators to outcrossing in an African Protea (Proteaceae). American Journal of Botany 99(6): 1104-1111.

Yessoufou K, Abalaka J, Van der Bank, M and Daru BH (2012). Fig-frugivore interactions follow a constrained Brownian motion model of evolution in an Important Bird Area, West Africa. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 58 [PDF].

Yessoufou K, Daru BH and Davies TJ. Phylogenetic patterns of extinction risk in the Eastern Arc ecosystems, an African biodiversity hotspot. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47082 [PDF].

Year 2011

Davies TJ, Smith GF, Bellstedt DU, Boatwright JS, Bytebier B, Cowling RM, Forest F, Harmon LJ, Muasya AM, Schrire B, Steenkamp Y, van der Bank M and Savolainen V. (2011). Extinction Risk and Diversification Are Linked in a Plant Biodiversity Hotspot. PLoS Biology 9(5): e1000620 [PDF].

Kramer B, and Van der Bank HF (2011) The Victoria Falls, a species border for the Zambezi Parrotfish, Cyphomyrus discorhynchus (Peters, 1952), and the resurrection of Cyphomyrus cubangoensis (Pellegrin 1936) (Mormyridae, Teleostei).  Journal of Natural History. 45(43-44): 2669-2699.109.

Jordaan M, Van Wyk AE and Maurin O. (2011). A conspectus of Combretum (Combretaceae) in southern Africa, with taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on species and sections. Bothalia 41: 135–160.

Jordaan M, Van Wyk AE and Maurin O. (2011). Generic status of Quisqualis (Combretaceae), with notes on the taxonomy and distribution of Q. parviflora. Bothalia 41: 161–169.

Maurin O, Van Wyk AE, Jordaan M and Van der Bank M. (2011). A new species of Combretum section Ciliatipetala(Combretaceae) from southern Africa, with a key to the regional members of the section. South African Journal of Botany 77: 105–111.


Year 2010

Moteetee A and VanWyk BE (2010). The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review. Bothalia(accepted 2010).

Bouchenak-Khelladi Y, Maurin O, Hurter J and Vander Bank M (2010). The evolutionary history and biogeography of Mimosoideae (Leguminosae): an emphasis on African acacias. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. (August 2010).

Maurin O, Chase MW, Jordaan M and Vander Bank M. Phylogenetic relationships of Combretaceae inferred from nuclear and plastid DNA sequence data: implications for infrafamilial classification. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 162: 453–476.

Motsi MC, Moteetee A, BeaumontA J, Rye BL, Powell MP, Savolainen V and Van der Bank M (2010). A phylogenetic study of Pimeleaand Thecanthes(Thymelaeaceae): evidence from plastid and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany 23: 270–284.

Daemane ME, Van Wyk BE and Moteetee A (2010). Checklist of ferns and seed plants of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa. Bothalia 40(2): 175-189.

Greenfield R, Van Vuren JHJ and Wepener V (2010). Bacterial levels in the Nyl River system, Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science 35 (1).


Year 2009

Beaumont AJ, Edwards TJ, Manning J, Maurin O, Rautenbach M, Motsi MC, Fay MF, Chase M.W., Vander Bank M. 2009. Gnidia L. (Thymelaeaceae) is not monophyletic: Taxonomic implications for Gnidia and a partial new generic taxonomy for Gnidia. Bot. Linn Soc.160(4): 202-417.

CBOL Plant Working Group, Hollingsworth PM, Forrest LL, Spouge JL, Hajibabaei M, Ratnasingham S, Vander Bank M, Chase MW, Cowan RS, Erickson DL, Fazekas AJ, Graham SW, James KE, Kim K–J, Kress WJ, Schneider H,Van Alphen Stahl J, Barrett SCH, Van den Berg C, Bogarin D, Burgess KS, Cameron KM, Carine M, Chacón J, Clark AC, Conrad F, Devey D, Clarkson J, Ford CS, Hedderson TAJ, Hollingsworth ML, Husband BC, Kelly LJ, Kesanakurti PR, Kim JS, Kim, YD, Lahaye R, Lee H–L, Long DG, Madriñán S, Maurin O, Meusnier I, Newmaster SG, Park C–W, Percy DM, Petersen G, Richardson JE, Salazar GA, Savolainen V, Seberg O, Wilkinson MJ,Yi D–K, Little DP. 2009. Botanists Recommend a DNA Barcode for Land Plants. PNAS 0 July 2009, 10.1073/pnas.0905845106.

Smit N.J., Howatson G., Greenfield R.2009. Use of blood lactate levels as biomarker for angling induced stress in the African tiger fish (Hydrocynusvittatus) from the OkaVango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Aquatic Science.34(3)

Degger N., Avenant-Oldewage A.A., Greenfield R. 2009. Innovative fluorescent detection technique for metals in cestodeegg-shells. African Zoology 44(2):204-207

Year 2008

Lahaye R, Savolainen V, Duthoit S, Maurin O, Vander Bank M. 2008. A test of psbK-psbI and atpF-atpH as potential plant DNA barcodes using the flora of the KNP as a model system (South Africa).Nature Preceedings:hd1:10101/npre.2008.1896.1

Lahaye R., Vander Bank M., Bogarin D., Warner J., Pupulin F., Gigot G., Maurin O., Duthoit S., Barraclough T.G., Savolainen V. 2008. DNA barcoding the floras of biodiversity hotspots.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 10.1073/pnas.0709936105 (Ecology).

Moteetee A., VanWyk B.E. 2008.  A synopsis of Middle-Eastern and Asian species of Argyrolobium(Genisteae, Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany 74: 10-24.

Van der Bank H., Hofmann D., Greenfield R., Earle R. 2008.Parasiet-, hematologiese en biochemiese data vir twee natuurlikevarswaterskilpadspesies.Suid-AfrikaanseTydskrifvirNatuurwetenskap en Tegnologie, Jaargang 27 No. 4: Desember pp 23-43

Magee A.R., VanWyk B-E.,Tilney P.M., Vander Bank M. 2008. The genus Arctopus (Apiaceae) Morphological variation and phylogenetic relationships.Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.95: 475-490.

Bouchenak-Khelladi Y., Salamin N., Savolainen V., Forest, F., Vander Bank M, Chase M.W., Hodkinson T.R. 2008. Large multi-gene phylogenetic trees of the grasses (Poaceae): impacts of taxon sampling and missing data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.47: 488-505.

Goldblatt P, Rodriguez A, Powell MP, Davies TJ, Manning JC, Vander Bank M, Savolainen V. 2008. Iridaceae ‘Out of Austrasia’? Phylogeny, biogeography, and divergence time based on plastid DNA sequences. Systematic Botany. 33: 495-508.

Year 2007

Moteetee A.,VanWyk B-E. 2007. The concept of ‘Musa-peloand the medicinal use of shrubby legumes (Fabaceae) in Lesotho. Bothalia37(1): 75-77.

Boatwright JS, Savolainen V, VanWyk B-E, Schutte-Vlok A, Vander Bank M. 2007. The enigmatic genus Cadia: An example of reversal to actinomorphy in legumes and the phylogeny of Podalyrieae. Syst. Bot. 33(1): 133-147.

Forest F, Grenyer R, Mathieu Rouget M, Davies TJ, Cowling RM, Faith DP, Balmford A, Manning JC, Proches S, Vander Bank M, Reeves G, Terry A. J. Hedderson TAJ, Savolainen V. 2007. Preserving the evolutionary potential of floras in biodiversity hotspots. Nature 15 February 2007.

Le Roux M.M., VanWyk B-E.,Vander Bank M. 2007. A taxonomic study of the type section LebeckiaThunb. (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae). South African Journal of Botany. 73(2): 297.

Pillon Y, Fay MF, Hedrén M, Devey DS, Shipunov A, Vander Bank M, Bateman RM, Chase MW. 2007. Evolution and temporal diversification of western European polyploid species complexes in Dactylorhiza (Orchidaceae). Taxon 56: 1185-1208.

Greenfield R., Van Vuren J.H.J, Wepener V. 2007.Determination of Sediment Quality in the Nyl River System, Limpopo Province, South Africa.Water SA Vol. 33 No. 5 pp: 693-700.

Year 2006

MoteeteeA.,VanWyk B-E. 2006. A taxonomic revision of the genus Melolobium. South African Journal of Botany 72: 51-98.

Moteetee A., VanWyk B-E. 2006. Sesotho names for edible plants (exotic and indigenous). Bothalia36(2):25-32.

MoteeteeA.,VanWyk B-E. 2006. A revision of the genus Bolusafra(Phaseoleae, Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany 72: 604-608.

Vlok W., Cook C.L., Greenfield R., Hoare D., Victor J., Van Vuren J.H.J. 2006.A biophysical framework for the sustainable management of wetlands in the Limpopo province with Nylsvley as a reference model. WRC Report No: 1258/1/06 pp 278

Goldblat P., Davies T.J., Manning J.C., Vander Bank M, Savolainen V. 2006. Phylogeny of Iridaceae subfamily Crocoideae based on a combined multigene plastid DNA analysis. Pp. 399-411, in Columbus JT, Friar EA, Porter JM, Prince LM, Simpson MG. (eds), Monocots: Comparative Biology and Evolution. Excluding Poales. Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, Claremont, Ca. [Aliso 22: 399-411.]