Book chapters

Bernard, R.T.F. & Happold, M. 2013. Eight species accounts for Mammals of Africa. Vol IV, Hedgehogs, shrews and bats. Eds Happold, M. & Happold, D., Bloomsbury, London

Plön, S. and Bernard, R.T.F. 2007. Anatomy with particular reference to the female. In: Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea-Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, pp. 147-169. Eds. Jamieson, B. G. M., & Miller, D. Science Publishers, Inc. Plymouth.

Plön, S. and Bernard, R.T.F. 2007. Testis, spermatogenesis, and testicular cycles. In: Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea-Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, pp. 215-244. Eds. Jamieson, B. G. M., & Miller, D. Science Publishers, Inc. Plymouth.

Rapson, J.A. & Bernard, R.T.F. 2005. Conservation implications of re-introductions of lions to small, fenced game reserves in southern Africa. In: Lion Conservation Research Workshops 3& 4: From Conflict to Socioecology. Pp. 89-91. Eds, Loveridge, A.J., Lynam, T. & Macdonald, D.W. Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Some recent peer-reviewed publications (contact us for PDF reprints)

Cristescu, B., Bernard, R.T.F. & Krause, J. (In press). Partitioning of space, habitat, and timing of activity by large felids in an enclosed South African system. J. Ethol.

Packer, C. et al. 2013. Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence. Ecology Letters 16: 635–641.

Kok, A.D. Parker, D.M. Barker, N.P. 2012. Life on high: the diversity of small mammals at high altitude in South Africa. Biodiv. Conserv. 21(11): 2823-2843.

Bissett, C. Bernard, R.T.F. Parker, D.M. 2012. The response of lions (Panthera leo) to changes in prey abundance on an enclosed reserve in South Africa. Acta Theriol. 57: 225-231.

Brassine, M.C. Parker, D.M. 2012. Does the presence of large predators affect the diet of a mesopredator? Afr. J. Ecol. 50(2): 243-246.

Whittington-Jones, G.M. Bernard, R.T.F. Parker, D.M. 2011. Aardvark burrows: a potential resource for animals in arid and semi-arid environments. Afr. Zool. 46(2): 362-370.

Bissett, C. Bernard, R.T.F. 2011. Demography of cheetahs in fenced reserves in South Africa: Implications for conservation. S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 41(2): 181-191.

Lindsey, P. Tambling, C.J. Brummer, R. Davies-Mostert, H. Hayward, M. Marnewick, K. Parker, D. 2011. Minimum prey and area requirements of cheetahs: implications for reintroductions and management of the species as a managed metapopulation. Oryx. 45(4): 587-599.

Craig, A.J.F.K. Bissett, C. Galpin, M.D. Olver, B. & Hulley, P.E. 2011. The avifauna of Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Koedoe 53(1): DOI:10.4102/koedoe.v53i1.1015.

Smith, E.R. & Parker, D.M. 2010. Tick communities at the expanding wildlife/cattle interface in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: implications for Corridor disease. J. S. Afr. Vet. Ass. 81(4): 237-240.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. & Adendorff, J. (2009). Do elephants influence the organisation and function of a South African grassland? Range. J. 31(4): 395-403.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. & Fike, B. (2009). Consumption of grass by black rhinoceroses in the Thicket Biome. Afr. J. Ecol. 47: 454-456

Roux, C. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2009). Home range size, spatial distribution and habitat use of elephants in two enclosed game reserves in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Afr. J. Ecol. 47: 146-153.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. (2009). Levels of aloe mortality with and without elephants in the Thicket Biome of South Africa. Afr. J. Ecol. 47: 246-251.

Whittington-Jones, G.M. Bernard, R.T.F. Parker, D.M. (2008). Bushclumps as refugia for small mammals in two Eastern Cape Conservation areas. Afr. Zool.43(2): 273-276.

Parker, D. Bernard, R. (2008). Lessons from aloes in the Thicket Biome: Reconstructing past elephant browsing to understand the present. S. Afr. J. Sci. 104: 163-164.

Rapson, J. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2007). Interpreting the diet of lions (Panthera leo); a comparison of various methods of analysis S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 37(2): 179-187.

Hayward, M.W. Adendorff, J. O’Brien, J. Sholto-Douglas, A. Bissett, C. Moolman, L.C. Bean, P. Fogarty, A. Howarth, D. Slater, R. & Kerley, G.I.H. 2007. Practical considerations for the reintroduction of large, terrestrial, mammalian predators based on reintroductions to South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. The Open Conservation Biology Journal 1: 1-11.

Hayward, M.W., Adendorff, J., O’Brien, J., Sholto-Douglas, A., Bissett, C., Moolman, L.C., Bean, P., Fogarty, A., Howarth, D., Slater, R. & Kerley, G.I.H. (2007) The reintroduction of large carnivores to the Eastern Cape, South Africa: an assessment. Oryx, 41: 205-214.

Bissett, C & Bernard, R.T.F. (2007). Habitat selection and feeding ecology of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in thicket vegetation: is the cheetah a savanna specialist? J. Zool., Lond. 271: 310-317

Parker, D.M. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2006). A comparison of two techniques for the study of the diet of a megaherbivore. J. Wildl. Man. 70(5): 1477-1480

Bernard, R.T.F. & Parker, D.M. (2006). The use of archaeological and ethnographical information to supplement the historical record of the distribution of large mammalian herbivores in South Africa. S. Afr. J. Sci. 102 (3/4): 117-119.

Plon, S.E. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2006). A review of sperm structure in the Cetacea with new data for the genus Kogia. J. Zool., Lond. 269 (4): 466-473

Ellis, A.M. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2005). Estimating the density of kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) in subtropical thicket using line transect surveys of dung and DISTANCE software. Afr. J. Ecol. 43: 362-368.

Peinke, D. Bernard , R.T.F. (2005) Life History of the springhare (Pedetes capensis), from a strongly seasonal environment in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Afr. Zool. 40(2):2 85-292.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. (2005) The diet and ecological role of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) introduced to the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. J. Zool., Lond. 267: 203-210.



Selected popular publications

Bissett, C. & Bernard, R.T.F. (2006). Hunting behaviour of reintroduced cheetah at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province. Ecological Journal, 7: 3-9.

Roux, C. (2006). Space use and habitat selection of elephants in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province. Ecological Journal, 7:35-41.

C. Bissett. (2006). Undercover operators. Africa Geographic 14(2): 22-29.

Bissett, C. 2004. Feeding biology of a group of reintroduced Cheetah on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province. CC Africa Ecological Journal 6: 7-13.

Parker, D. Bernard, R. 2004. The diet of introduced Giraffe at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. CC Africa Ecological Journal 6: 36-40.

Rapson, J. Bernard, R. 2004. Characteristics of home range and habitat use by Lions in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. CC Africa Ecological Journal 6: 49-55.

Rapson, J.A. Bernard, R.T.F. In press. Conservation implications of re-introductions of lions to small, fenced game reserves in southern Africa. Proceedings of the Lion Conservation Research Workshop 4. (Held at Mabula Game Lodge, February 2004).

Selected conference presentations

Bernard, R. Bissett, C. O’Brien, J. Vorster, P. Cristescu, B. 2007. The influence of prey size and abundance, and predator size and group size on the diet of cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) and lions (Panthera leo) in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Paper presentation at the Felid Biology and Conservation Conference. Oxford. United Kingdom.

Bissett, C. Bernard, R.T.F. Parker, D.M. 2007. Demography of cheetahs in South Africa and the role of small reserves in their conservation. Poster presentation at the Felid Biology and Conservation Conference. Oxford. United Kingdom.

Bissett, C. Bernard, R.T.F. 2005. Behavioural flexibility in the cheetah: is the species on the fast track to extinction? Paper presentation at the ZSSA biennial conference. Grahamstown.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. 2005. The effectiveness of two methods of diet analysis for a browsing megaherbivore. Poster presentation at the ZSSA biennial conference. Grahamstown.

Roux, C. Bernard, R.T.F. 2005. The impact of re-introduced elephant on the vegetation of Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Poster presentation at the ZSSA biennial conference. Grahamstown.

Whittington-Jones, G.M. Bernard, R.T.F. 2005. The role of bushclumps in small mammal conservation in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Poster presentation at the ZSSA biennial conference. Grahamstown.

Roux, C. Bernard, R.T.F. 2004. Habitat utilisation by elephants in small game reserves in the Eastern Cape Province. Paper presentation at the SAWMA annual symposium. Kathu.

Rapson, J.A. Bernard, R.T.F. 2004. Project summary. Invited paper at the Lion Conservation Research Workshop 4. Mabula Lodge, South Africa.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. 2003. Giraffe in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: Tourism vs. the conservation of biodiversity. Paper presentation at the 3rd Int. Wildlife Management Congress. Christchurch. New Zealand.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. 2003. The diet of giraffe in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: Inappropriate introduction or valuable asset? Poster presentation at the 3rd Int. Wildlife Management Congress. Christchurch. New Zealand.

Rapson, J.A. Bernard, R.T.F. Bissett, C. 2003. Prey selection by large predators in small reserves in the Eastern Cape. Poster presentation at the SAWMA annual symposium. Ganzekraal.

Rapson, J. Bernard, R. Black, K. 2003. Evaluation of bone marrow as an indicator of condition in African ungulates. Paper presentation at the ZSSA biennial conference. Cape Town.

Parker, D.M. 2003. Giraffe in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: Tourism vs. the Conservation of biodiversity. Poster presentation at the SAWMA annual symposium. Ganzekraal.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. 2003. The diet of extralimital giraffe in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Paper presentation at the ZSSA biennial conference. Cape Town.

Ellis, A.M. Bernard, R.T.F. 2003. An assessment of density estimation methods for kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia), and blue duiker (Philantomba monticola). Paper presentation at the ZSSA biennial conference. Cape Town.

Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. Colvin, S.A. 2002. The diet of giraffe at the Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Paper presentation at the SAWMA annual symposium. Pretoria.

Burchell, R.K. Parker, D.M. Bernard, R.T.F. 2002. The impact of the Cape clawless otter on the endangered fish (Sandelia bainsii) in the Bloukrans River. Paper presentation at the SAWMA annual symposium. Pretoria.

Rapson, J. 2002. Estimating carrying capacity of Shamwari and Kwandwe Game Reserves for lions. Invited paper at the Lion Conservation Research Workshop 3: From conflict to socioecology. Matopos, Zimbabwe.

Parker, D.M. Burchell, R.K. Rapson, J.A. Bernard, R.T.F. 2001. Diet of the cape clawless otter (Aonyx capensis): A comparison of two methods of faecal analysis. Poster presentation at the ZSSA biennial conference. Port Elizabeth.