Recent publications

2021

  • ALEXANDER G, TOLLEY KA, MARITZ B, MCKECHNIE A, MANGER P, THOMSON RL, SCHRADIN C, FULLER A, MEYER L, HETEM R, CHERRY M, CONRADIE W, BAUER AM, MAPHISA D, O’RIAIN J, PARKER DM, MLAMBO MC, BRONNER G, MADIKIZA K, ENGELBRECHT A, LEE ATK, JANSEN VAN VUUREN B, MANDIWANA-NEUDANI TG, PIETERSEN D, VENTER JA, SOMERS MJ, SLOTOW R, STRAUSS WM, HUMPHRIES M, KERLEY G. Excessive red tape is strangling biodiversity research in South Africa. South African Journal of Science [in press].

  • ANDERSON V, LEUNG AC, MEHDIPOOR H, JÄNICKE B, MILOŠEVIĆ D, OLIVEIRA A, MANAVVI S, KABANO P, DZYUBAN Y, AGUILAR R, AGAN PN, KUNDA JJ, GARCIA-CHAPETON G, FONSÊCA VDFC, NASCIMENTO ST, ZURITA-MILLA R. Technological opportunities for sensing of the health effects of weather and climate change: a state-of-the-art-review. International Journal of Biometeorology [online ahead of print], 2021. DOI: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00484-020-02063-z

  • BOYERS M, PARRINI F, OWEN-SMITH N, ERASMUS BFN, HETEM RS. Contrasting capabilities of two ungulate species to cope with extremes of aridity. Scientific Reports 11: 4216, 2021. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-83732-w

  • BUSS P, MILLER M, FULLER A, HAW A, THULSON E, OLEA-POPELKA F, MEYER LCR. Effect of azaperone on induction times in etorphine-immobilized white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Journal of Wildlife Diseases [in press]

  • COOKE SJ, CRAMP RL, MADLIGER CL, BERGMAN JN, REEVE C, RUMMER JL, HULTINE KR, FULLER A, FRENCH SS, FRANKLIN CE. Conversation physiology and the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservation Physiology 9: coaa139, 2021. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/coaa139

  • COOKE SJ, BERGMAN JN, MADLIGER CL, CRAMP RL, BEARDALL J, BURNESS G, CLARK TD, DANTZER B, DE LA BARRERA E, FANGUE NA, FRANKLIN CE, FULLER A, HAWKES LA, HULTINE KR, HUNT KE, LOVE OP, MACMILLAN HA, MANDELMAN JW, MARK FC, MARTIN LB, NEWMAN AEM, NICOTRA AB, RABY GD, ROBINSON SA, ROPERT-COUDERT Y, RUMMER JL, SEEBACHER F, TODGHAM AE, TOMLINSON S, CHOWN SL. One hundred research questions in conservation physiology for generating actionable evidence to inform conservation policy and practice. Conservation Physiology 9, coab009, 2021.DOI: 10.1093/conphys/coab009

  • FULLER A, MITCHELL D, MALONEY SK, HETEM RS, FONSÊCA VDFC, MEYER LCR, VAN DE VEN TMFN, SNELLING EP. How dryland mammals will respond to climate change: the effects of body size, heat load and lack of food and water. Journal of Experimental Biology 224: jeb238113, 2021. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.238113

  • HAW AJ, FULLER A, MEYER LCR. Using applied physiology to better manage and conserve the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). In: “Conservation Physiology: Integrating Physiology into Animal Conservation and Management”, 2021, Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198843610.003.0017

  • MOURA GAB, DE MELO COSTA CC, FONSÊCA VDFC, WIJFFELS G, CASTRO PA, NETO MC, MAIA ASC. Are crossbred cattle (F1, Bos indicus x Bos taurus) thermally different to the purebred Bos indicus cattle under moderate conditions? Livestock Science 249: 104457, 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.livsci.2021.104457

  • SEJIAN V, SILPA MV, RESHMA NAIR MR, DEVARAJ C, KRISHNAN G, BAGATH M, CHAUHAN SS, SUGANTHI RU, FONSÊCA VDFC, KÖNIG S, GAUGHAN JB. Heat stress and goat welfare: adaptation and production considerations. Animals 11: 1021, 2021. DOI: 10.3390/ani11041021

  • VAN JAARSVELD B, BENNETT NC, CZENZE ZJ, KEMP R, VAN DE VEN TMFN, CUNNINGHAM SJ, MCKECHNIE AE. How hornbills handle heat: sex-specific thermoregulation in the southern yellow-billed hornbill. Journal of Experimental Biology 224: jeb232777, 2021. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.232777

2020

  • COOKE SJ, MADLIGER CL, CRAMP RL, BEARDALL J, BURNESS GP, CHOWN SL, CLARK TD, DANTZER B, DE LA BARRERA E, FANGUE NA, FRANKLIN CE, FULLER A, HAWKES LA, HULTINE KR, HUNT KE, LOVE OP, MACMILLAN HA, MANDELMAN JW, MARK FC, MARTIN LB, NEWMAN AEM, NICOTRA AB, ROBINSON SA, ROPERT-COUDERT D, RUMMER JL, SEEBACHER F, TODGHAM AE.Reframing conservation physiology to be more inclusive, integrative, relevant and forward-looking: reflections and a horizon scan.
    Conservation Physiology 8: coaa016, 2020. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/coaa016

  • FULLER A, MALONEY SK, BLACHE D, COOPER C.Endocrine and metabolic consequences of climate change for terrestrial mammals. Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research 11: 9-14, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.coemr.2019.12.003

  • FULLER A, HETEM R, MEYER LCR, MITCHELL D, MALONEY SK. Ultradian oscillations in brain temperature in sheep: implications for thermoregulatory control? `Journal of Comparative Physiology B 190: 135-138, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-019-01248-2

  • MATHEWSON P, PORTER W, BARRETT L, FULLER A, HENZI P, HETEM R, YOUNG C, MCFARLAND R. Field data confirm the ability of a biophysical model to predict wild primate body temperature. Journal of Thermal Biology 94: 102754, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102754

  • MCFARLAND R, BARRETT L, COSTELLO M-A, FULLER A, HETEM R, MALONEY S, MITCHELL D, PETER H. Keeping cool in the heat: Behavioral thermoregulation and body temperature patterns in wild vervet monkeys. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 171: 407-418, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23962

  • MCFARLAND R, BARRETT L, FULLER A, HETEM R, PORTER W, YOUNG C, HENZI P. Infrared thermography cannot be used to approximate core body temperature in wild primates. American Journal of Primatology 82: e23204, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23204

  • MITCHELL D, HENSCHEL JR, HETEM RS, WASSENAAR TD, STRAUSS WM, HANRAHAN SA, SEELY MK. Fog and fauna of the Namib Desert: past and future. Ecosphere 11: e02996, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2996

  • REY B. Validation of the predation-stress hypothesis in a large mammal. Functional Ecology 34: 942-943, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13557

  • SEYMOUR RS, HU Q, SNELLING EP. Blood flow rate and wall shear stress in seven major cephalic arteries of humans. Journal of Anatomy 236: 522-530, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/joa.13119

  • VAN DE VEN TM, FULLER A, CLUTTON-BROCK T. Effects of climate change on pup growth and survival in a cooperative mammal, the meerkat. Functional Ecology 34: 194-202, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13468

  • WEYER NM, FULLER A, HAW A, MEYER LCR, MITCHELL D, PICKER MD, REY B, HETEM RS. Increased diurnal activity is indicative of energy deficit in a nocturnal mammal, the aardvark. Frontiers in Physiology 11: 637, 2020. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00637

  • ZEILER G, FULLER A, RIOJA E, KAMERMAN P, BUCK RK, POHLIN F, DZIKITI B. Development of a severity scoring system for acute haemorrhage in anaesthetised domestic cats: The CABSS score. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 47: 499-508, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.11.008

2019

  • BOTHA A, LEASE HM, FULLER A, MITCHELL D, HETEM RS. Biologging as a method to remotely detect orientation to solar radiation in black and blue wildebeest. Journal of Experimental Zoology 331: 267-279, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/jez.2267

  • BOYERS MF, PARRINI F, ERASMUS BF, OWEN-SMITH N, HETEM RS. How free-ranging ungulates with differing water dependencies cope with seasonal variation in temperature and aridity. Conservation Physiology 7: coz064, 2019. 10.1093/conphys/coz064

  • BOYLES J, LEVESQUE D, NOWACK J, WOJCIECHOWSKI M, STAWSKI C, FULLER A, SMIT B, TATTERSALL G. An oversimplification of physiological principles leads to flawed macroecological analyses. Ecology and Evolution 21: 12020-12025, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5721

  • DA SILVA AL, DOS SANTOS SGCG, SARAIVA EP, FONSECA VDFC, GIVISIEZ PEN, PASCOAL LAF, MARTINS TDD, DE AMORIM MLCM. Supplementation of diets with glutamine and glutamic acid attenuated the effects of cold stress on intestinal mucosa and performance of weaned piglets. Animal Production Science 59: 1880-1885, 2019. DOI: 10.1071/AN17630

  • DE AMORIM MLCM, SARAIVA EP, VDFC FONSECA, GUERRA RR, DOS SANTOS SGCG, ALMEIDA MEV, MALONEY SK. Coat and skin morphology of hair sheep breeds in an equatorial semi-arid environment. Journal of Thermal Biology 84: 103-110, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2019.06.007

  • FONSECA VDFC, MAIA ASC, SARAIVA EP, DE MELO COSTA CC, SILVA RG, ABDOUN KA, ALHAIDARY A, SAMARA EM, FULLER A. Bio-thermal responses and heat balance of a hair coat sheep breed raised under an equatorial semi-arid environment. Journal of Thermal Biology 84:83-91, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2019.05.024

  • FONSECA VFC, SARAIVA EP, MAIA ASC, DE MELO COSTA CC, DOS SANTOS SGCG, MORAIS LKC, FULLER A, NETO MC. Training sheep for indirect calorimetry trials. Small Ruminant Research 177:36-43, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2019.06.010

  • HETEM RS, MITCHELL D, DE WITT BA, FICK LG, MEYER LCR, MALONEY SK, FULLER A. Body temperature, activity patterns, and hunting in free-living cheetah: biologging reveals new insights. Integrative Zoology 14:30-47, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/1749-4877.12341

  • MALONEY S, GOH G, FULLER A, VESTERDORF K, BLACHE D. Amplitude of the circadian rhythm of temperature in homeotherms. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 14: 1-30, 2019. DOI: 10.1079/PAVSNNR201914019

  • NASCIMENTO CCN, FONSECA VDFC, FULLER A, BELETTI ME, NASCIMENTO MRBDM. Can Bos indicus cattle breeds be discriminated by differences in the changes of their sweat gland traits across summer and winter seasons? Journal of Thermal Biology 86: 102443, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2019.102443

  • SEYMOUR RS, HU Q, SNELLING EP, WHITE CR. Interspecific scaling of blood flow rates and arterial sizes in mammals. Journal of Experimental Biology 222: jeb199554, 2019. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.199554

  • SEYMOUR RS, SNELLING EP. Calculation and miscalculation of brain perfusion of primates. Journal of Human Evolution 128: 99-102, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.06.001

  • SNELLING EP, SEYMOUR RS, GIUSSANI DA, FULLER A, MALONEY SK, FARRELL AP, MITCHELL D, GEORGE K, DZIALOWSKI EM, JONKER SS, WUBE T. Scaling of cardiac morphology is interrupted by birth in the developing sheep Ovis aries. Journal of Anatomy 235: 96-105, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/joa.12990

2018

  • BUSS P, MILLER M, FULLER A, HAW A, STOUT E, OLEA-POPELKA F, MEYER LCR. Post-induction butorphanol administration alters oxygen consumption to improve blood gases in etorphine-immobilized white rhinoceros. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 45:57-67, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaa.2017.03.008

  • HU Q, SNELLING E, SEYMOUR RS. Femoral bone perfusion during growth and locomotory development of the western grey kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb168625, 2018. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.168625

  • IZWAN A, SNELLING EP, SEYMOUR RS, MEYER LCR, FULLER A, HAW, A, MITCHELL D, FARRELL AP, COSTELLO M-A, MALONEY SK. Ameliorating the adverse cardiorespiratory effects of chemical immobilization by inducing general anaesthesia in sheep and goats: implications for physiological studies of large wild animals. Journal of Comparative Physiology 188: 991-1003, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-018-1184-z

  • MEYER LCR, FULLER A, HOFMEYR M, BUSS P, MILLER M, HAW A. Use of butorphanol and diprenorphine to counter respiratory impairment in the immobilised white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 89: 1-8, 2018. DOI: 10.4102/jsava.v89i0.1683

  • MINKNER MMI, YOUNG C, AMICI F, MCFARLAND R, BARRETT L, GROBLER JP, HENZI SP, WIDDIG A. Assessment of male reproductive skew via highly polymorphic STR markers in wild vervet monkey, Chlorocebus pygerythrus. Journal of Heredity 109: 780-790, 2018. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esy048

  • MITCHELL D. Conserving diggers: from gold miners to aardvarks. Conservation Physiology 6: coy024, 2018. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/coy024

  • MITCHELL D, SNELLING EP, HETEM RS, MALONEY SK, STRAUSS WM, FULLER A. Revisiting concepts of thermal physiology: predicting responses of mammals to climate change. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87: 956-973, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12818

  • MOLE MA, DÁRAUJO SR, VAN AARDE RJ, MITCHELL D, FULLER. A Savanna elephants maintain homeothermy under African heat. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 188: 889-897, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-018-1170-5

  • SEYMOUR RS AND SNELLING E. Calculating brain perfusion of primates. Journal of Human Evolution in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.06.001

  • SNELLING EP, MALONEY SK, FARRELL AP, MEYER LCR, IZWAN A, FULLER A, MITCHELL D, HAW A, COSTELLO M-A, SEYMOUR RS. Scaling of morphology and ultrastructure of hearts among wild African antelope. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb184713, 2018. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.184713

2017

  • BARNETT A, BRACCINI M, DUDGEON C, PAYNE N, ABRANTES KG, SHEAVES M, SNELLING E. The utility of bioenergetics modeling in quantifying predation rates of marine apex predators: ecological and fisheries implications. Scientifc Reports 7: 12982. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13388-y

  • DE LANGE SS, FULLER A, HAW A, HOFMEYR M, BUSS P, MILLER M, MEYER LCR. Tremors in white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) during etorphine-azaperone immobilization. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 88: a1466, 2017. DOI 10.4102/jsava.v88i0.1466

  • HENZI SP, HETEM RS, FULLER A, MALONEY SK, YOUNG C, MITCHELL D, BARRETT L, McFARLAND R. Consequence of sex-specific sociability for thermoregulation in male vervet monkeys during winter. Journal of Zoology 302: 193-200, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12448

  • KIRCHHOF S, HETEM RS, LEASE LM, MILES DB, MITCHELL D, MÜLLER J, RÖDEL M, SINERVO B, WASSENAAR T, MURRAY IW. Thermoregulatory behavior and high thermal preference buffer impact of climate change in a Namib Desert lizard. Ecosphere 8: e02033, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2033

  • MALONEY SK, MARSH MK, MCLEOD SR, FULLER A. Heterothermy is associated with reduced fitness in wild rabbits. Biology Letters 13: 20170521, 2017. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0521

  • MITCHELL G, VAN SITTERT S, ROBERTS D, MITCHELL D. Body surface area and thermoregulation in giraffes. Journal of Arid Environments 145: 35-42, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.05.005

  • REY B, DUCHAMP C, ROUSSEL D. Uncoupling effect of palmitate is exacerbated in skeletal muscle mitochondria of sea-acclimatized king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 211: 56-60, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.06.009

  • REY B, FULLER A, MITCHELL D, MEYER LCR, HETEM RS. Drought-induced starvation of aardvarks in the Kalahari: an indirect effect of climate change. Biology Letters 13: 20170301, 2017. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0301

  • SNELLING EP, HU Q, TAGGART DA, FULLER A, MITCHELL D, FARRELL AP, MALONEY SK, SEYMOUR RS. Scaling of the ankle extensor muscle-tendon units and the biomechanical implications for bipedal hopping locomotion in the post-pouch kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus. Journal of Anatomy, 231: 921-930, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/joa.12715

  • STRAUSS WM, HETEM RS, MITCHELL D, MALONEY SK, O’BRIEN H, MEYER LCR, FULLER A. Body water conservation through selective brain cooling by the carotid rete: a physiological feature for surviving climate change? Conservation Physiology 5, 2017. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cow078

  • TRETHOWAN P, FULLER A, HAW A, HART T, MARKHAM A, LOVERIDGE AJ, HETEM R, DU PREEZ B, MACDONALD DW. Getting to the core: internal body temperatures help reveal the ecological function and thermal implications of the lions’ mane. Ecology and Evolution 7: 253-262, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.255

  • YOUNG C, GANSWINDT A, McFARLAND R, DE VILLIERS C, VAN HEERDEN J, GANSWINDT S, BARRETT L, HENZI SP. Faecal glucocorticoid metabolite monitoring as a measure of physiological stress in captive and wild vervet monkeys. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 253:53-59, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.08.025

2016

  • BUSS P, MILLER M, FULLER A, HAW A, WANTY R, OLEA-POPELKA F, MEYER L. Cardiovascular effects of etorphine, azaperone and butorphanol combinations in chemically immobilized captive white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47:834-43, 2016. DOI: 10.1638/2015-0298.1

  • CROWE-RIDDELL JM, SNELLING EP, WATSON AP, Kyuseop SUH A, PARTRIDGE C, SANDERS KL. The evolution of scale sensilla in the transition from land to sea in elapid snakes. Open Biology 6:160054, 2016. DOI: 10.1098/rsob.160054

  • FULLER A, MITCHELL D, MALONEY SK, HETEM RS. Towards a mechanistic understanding of the responses of large terrestrial mammals to heat and aridity associated with climate change. Climate Change Responses 3: 1-19, 2016. DOI: 10.1186/s40665-016-0024-1

  • HAW AJ, MEYER LCR, FULLER A. Nalbuphine and butorphanol reverse opioid-induced respiratory depression but increase arousal in etorphine-immobilized goats (Capra hircus). Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 43:539-48, 2016. DOI: 10.1111/vaa.12343

  • HAW AJ, MEYER LCR, GREER JJ, FULLER A. Ampakine CX1942 attenuates opioid-induced respiratory depression and corrects the hypoxaemic effects of etorphine in immobilized goats (Capra hircus). Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 43:528-38, 2016. DOI: 10.1111/vaa.12358

  • HETEM RS, MALONEY SK, FULLER A, MITCHELL D. Heterothermy in large mammals: inevitable or implemented? Biological Reviews 91:187-205, 2016. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12166

  • MCFARLAND R, HENZI P, BARRETT L, WANIGARATNE A, COETZEE E, FULLER A, HETEM RS, MITCHELL D, MALONEY SK. Thermal consequences of increased pelt loft infer an additional utilitarian function for grooming. American Journal of Primatology 78:456-61, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22519

  • MOLE M, D’ARAUJO S, VAN AARDE R, MITCHELL D, FULLER A. Coping with heat: behavioural and physiological responses of savanna elephants in their natural habitat. Conservation Physiology 4:cow044, 2016. DOI: 10.1093%2Fconphys%2Fcow044

  • MURRAY IW, FULLER A, LEASE HM, MITCHELL D, HETEM RS. Ecological niche separation of two sympatric insectivorous lizard species in the Namib Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 124:225-32, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.08.020

  • MURRAY IW, LEASE HM, HETEM RS, MITCHELL D, FULLER A, WOODBORNE S. Stable isotope analysis of diet confirms niche separation of two sympatric species of Namib Desert lizard. Integrative Zoology 11:60–75, 2016. 10.1111/1749-4877.12170

  • REY B, FULLER A, HETEM RS, LEASE HM, MITCHELL D, MEYER LCR. Microchip transponder thermometry for monitoring core body temperature during capture of antelope. Journal of Thermal Biology 55:47-53, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2015.11.010

  • REY B, DéGLETAGNE C, BODENNEC J, MONTERNIER P-A, MORTZ M, ROUSSEL D, ROMESTAING C, ROUANET J-L, TORNOS J, DUCHAMP C. Hormetic response triggers multifaceted anti-oxidant strategies in immature king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Free Radical Biology and Medicine 97:577-587, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2016.07.015

  • SEYMOUR RX, BOSIOCIC V, SNELLING EP. Fossil skulls reveal that blood flow rate to the brain increased faster than brain volume during human evolution. Royal Society Open Science 3:160305, 2016. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160305

  • SNELLING EP, SEYMOUR RS, GREEN JEF, MEYER LCR, FULLER A, HAW A, MITCHELL D, FARRELL AP, COSTELLO M-A, IZWAN A, BADENHORST M, MALONEY SK. A structure–function analysis of the left ventricle. Journal of Applied Physiology 121:900-909, 2016. DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00435.2016

  • STRAUSS WM, HETEM RS, MITCHELL D, MALONEY SK, MEYER LCR, FULLER A. Three African antelope species with varying water dependencies exhibit similar selective brain cooling. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186:527-40, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-016-0968-2

  • TRETHOWAN PD, HART T, LOVERIDGE AJ, HAW A, FULLER A, MACDONALD DW. Improved homeothermy and hypothermia in African lions during gestation. Biology Letters 12: 20160645, 2016. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0645