To receive regular Twitter research updates
for all Rhodes University Faculties
ALBANY MUSEUM : Prevec, R., 2014. Elatra: A glossopterid fructification with a bipartite, hooded wing from the lower Permian of Madagascar and South Africa. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 210, pp.119–139. Available at:
BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY : Abboo, S. & Pletschke, B.I., 2010. Effect of phenolic compounds on the rapid direct enzymatic detection of β-D-galactosidase and β-D-glucuronidase. Water SA, 36(1), pp.133–138.
BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY : Aliwaini, S. et al., The palladacycle, AJ-5, exhibits anti-tumour and anti-cancer stem cell activity in breast cancer cells. Cancer Letters.
BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY : Knox, C. et al., 2014. Baculovirus-based strategies for the management of insect pests: a focus on development and application in South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 25(1), pp.1–20.
BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY : Meyer, A.H., Wooldridge, J. & Dames, J.F., 2014. Effect of organic and conventional practices on carbon-substrate utilisation by the soil microbial community in a “Cripps Pink”/M7 apple orchard. South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 0(0), pp.1–3.
BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY : Opoku-Debrah, J. k. et al., 2014. Comparison of the Biology of Geographically Distinct Populations of the Citrus Pest, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), in South Africa. African Entomology, 22(3), pp.530–537.
BOTANY : Kong, T.M. et al., 2014. Enhancing Participatory Evaluation of Land Management through Photo Elicitation and Photovoice. Society & Natural Resources, 0(0), pp.1–18.
CHEMISTRY : Gai, L. et al., Organosilicon Compounds as Fluorescent Chemosensors for Fluoride Anion Recognition. Coordination Chemistry Reviews.
CHEMISTRY : Kleyi, P. et al., 2014. Fabrication and Antibacterial Activity of Electrospun Nylon 6 Nanofibers Grafted With 2-Substituted Vinylimidazoles. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 64(6), pp.287–298.
CHEMISTRY : Kuvarega, A.T., Krause, R.W.M. & Mamba, B.B., 2014. Comparison between Base Metals and Platinum Group Metals in Nitrogen, M Codoped TiO2 (M = Fe, Cu, Pd, Os) for Photocatalytic Removal of an Organic Dye in Water. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2014, p.e962102.
CHEMISTRY : Mack, J., Stone, J. & Nyokong, T., 2014. Trends in the TD-DFT calculations of porphyrin and phthalocyanine analogs. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 18(08n09), pp.630–641.
CHEMISTRY : Maringa, A., Mashazi, P. & Nyokong, T., 2015. Electrocatalytic activity of bimetallic Au–Pd nanoparticles in the presence of cobalt tetraaminophthalocyanine. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 440, pp.151–161.
CHEMISTRY : Maringa, A. & Nyokong, T., 2014. The influence of gold nanoparticles on the electroactivity of nickel tetrasulfonated phthalocyanine. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 18(08n09), pp.642–651.
CHEMISTRY : Olorundare, O.F. et al., 2014. Preparation and use of maize tassels’ activated carbon for the adsorption of phenolic compounds in environmental waste water samples. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, pp.1–13.
CHEMISTRY : Sanusi, K. & Nyokong, T., 2014. Effects of pyrene on the photophysical and two-photon absorption-based nonlinear optical properties of indium(III) phthalocyanines. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 67(17), pp.2911–2924.
CHEMISTRY : Sewry, J., A Rasch Analysis to Determine the Difficulty of the National Senior Certificate Mathematics Examination. Perspectives in Education, 32(1), pp.188–205.
CHEMISTRY : Sewry, J.D. et al., 2014. Offering Community Engagement Activities To Increase Chemistry Knowledge and Confidence for Teachers and Students. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(10), pp.1611–1617.
CHEMISTRY : Shi, M. et al., 2014. Synthesis, characterization and photodynamic therapy properties of an octa-4-tert-butylphenoxy-substituted phosphorus(V) triazatetrabenzcorrole. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 18(08n09), pp.698–707.
CHEMISTRY : Sobola, A.O., Watkins, G.M. & Van Brecht, B., 2014. Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of copper(II) complexes of some ortho-substituted aniline Schiff bases; crystal structure of bis(2-methoxy-6-imino)methylphenol copper(II) complex. South African Journal of Chemistry, 67, pp.45–51.
CHEMISTRY : Veale, C.G.L., Lobb, K.A., et al., 2014. Synthesis and MRSA PK inhibitory activity of thiazole containing deoxytopsentin analogues. Tetrahedron, 70(43), pp.7845–7853.
CHEMISTRY : Veale, C.G.L., Zoraghi, R., et al., 2014. Synthetic Analogues of the Marine Bisindole Deoxytopsentin: Potent Selective Inhibitors of MRSA Pyruvate Kinase. Journal of Natural Products.
CHEMISTRY : Veale, C.G.L. & Davies-Coleman, M.T., 2014. ChemInform Abstract: Marine Bi-, Bis-, and Trisindole Alkaloids. ChemInform, 45(42)
CHEMISTRY : Zou, B. et al., 2014. A new aza-BODIPY based NIR region colorimetric and fluorescent chemodosimeter for fluoride. RSC Advances, 4(96), pp.53864–53869.
COMPUTER SCIENCE : Staudemeyer, R., 2014. Extracting salient features for network intrusion detection using machine learning methods. South African Computer Journal, 52, pp.82–96. Available at: .
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE : Moncrieff, G.R. et al., 2014. Contrasting architecture of key African and Australian savanna tree taxa drives intercontinental structural divergence. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23(11), pp.1235–1244.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE : Shackleton, S., 2014. Impacts of Climate Change on Food Availability: Non-Timber Forest Products. In B. Freedman, ed. Global Environmental Change. Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution. Springer Netherlands, pp. 695–700.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE : Stickler, M.M. & Shackleton, C.M., 2014. Local Wood Demand, Land Cover Change and the State of Albany Thicket on an Urban Commonage in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Environmental Management, pp.1–12.
GEOGRAPHY : Pulley, S., Foster, I. & Antunes, P., 2015. The uncertainties associated with sediment fingerprinting suspended and recently deposited fluvial sediment in the Nene river basin. Geomorphology, 228, pp.303–319.
GEOLOGY : Ruckwied, K., Götz, A.E. & Jones, P., 2014. Palynological records of the Permian Ecca Group (South Africa): Utilizing climatic icehouse–greenhouse signals for cross basin correlations. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 413, pp.167–172.
ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES RESEARCH : Rishworth, G.M., Strydom, N.A. & Potts, W., 2014. Fish Utilization of Surf-Zones. Are They changing? A Case Study of the Sheltered, Warm-Temperate King’s Beach. African Zoology, 49(1), pp.5–21.
ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES RESEARCH : Winkler, A., Santos, C. & Potts, W., 2014. Diagnosing the sexual pattern of Diplodus cervinus hottentotus (Pisces: Sparidae) from southern Angola. African Journal of Marine Science, 0(0), pp.1–8.
ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE: Aswani, S., Flores, C.F. & Broitman, B.R., 2014. Human harvesting impacts on managed areas: ecological effects of socially-compatible shellfish reserves. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, pp.1–14.
ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE: Bennett, R.H. et al., Movements and residency of juvenile white steenbras Lithognathus lithognathus in a range of contrasting estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE: Duncan, M. et al., 2015. Genetic structure and consequences of stock exploitation of Chrysoblephus puniceus, a commercially important sparid in the South West Indian Ocean. Fisheries Research, 164, pp.64–72.
ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE : Hodgson, A.N. et al., 2014. Some life-history parameters of the non-native amphipod Platorchestia platensis (Talitridae) in a warm temperate South African estuary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 69(2), pp.97–106.
ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE : Gotz, A., 2014. An exploratory investigation of the fish communities associated with reefs on the central Agulhas Bank, South Africa. African Zoology, 49(2).
INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH : Slinger, J.H. et al., 2014. A game-structuring approach applied to estuary management in South Africa. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, pp.1–23.
MATHEMATICS : Biggs, R. & Remsing, C.C., 2014. Some remarks on the oscillator group. Differential Geometry and its Applications, 35, Supplement, pp.199–209.
MATHEMATICS : Henning, M.A. & Naicker, V., 2014. Disjunctive total domination in graphs. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, pp.1–21. Available at: [Accessed December 1, 2014].
PHARMACY : Dukhi, N., Srinivas, S. 2014a. Combating increasing Chronic Non Communicable Diseases: The need, progress and way forward for Health Promoting Schools in South Africa. Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 7(3), pp.2–9.
PHARMACY : Dukhi, N., Srinivas, S. 2014b. Evaluating students’ experience of an integrated assessment: A case study in health promotion. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 48(3), pp.1–5.
PHARMACY : Hmk Veerubhotla, S.M.M.K., 2014. Application of experimental design and response surface methodology in development and validation of RP-HPLC analytical method for quantitation of captopril in tablets.
PHARMACY : Katsinde, S., Srinivas, S. 2014. The Need for Culture Sensitive Participatory Health Promotion Activities To Promote Breastfeeding. Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 7(2), pp.2–9.
PHARMACY : Naeemy, A. et al., 2014. Electro-oxidation of acetaminophen on nickel/poly(o-aminophenol)/multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposite modified graphite electrode. IET Micro Nano Letters, 9(10), pp.691–696.
PHARMACY : Ruud, K.W., Srinivas, S.C. & Toverud, E.-L., 2014. Knowledge of HIV and its treatment among health care providers in South Africa. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(2), pp.352–359.
PHARMACY : Siruma, A., Hornby, D. & Srinivas, S., 2014. An Assessment of Maternal Health Issues in Two Villages in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(9), pp.9871–9884. A
PHARMACY : Veale, C.G.L. & Davies-Coleman, M.T., 2014. ChemInform Abstract: Marine Bi-, Bis-, and Trisindole Alkaloids. ChemInform, 45(42),
PHARMACY : Wunnapuk, K. et al., 2014. Prediction of paraquat exposure and toxicity in clinically ill poisoned patients: a model based approach. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 78(4), pp.855–866. Available at: [Accessed November 6, 2014].
PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS : Coenen, T. et al., 2014. The LOFAR pilot surveys for pulsars and fast radio transients. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 570, p.A60.
PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS : Corstanje, A. et al., 2015. The shape of the radio wavefront of extensive air showers as measured with LOFAR. Astroparticle Physics, 61, pp.22–31.
PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS : Hindson, L. et al., 2014. The First Murchison Widefield Array low-frequency radio observations of cluster scale non-thermal emission: the case of Abell 3667. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445(1), pp.330–346.
PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS : Moldón, J. et al., 2014. The LOFAR long baseline snapshot calibrator survey. arXiv:1411.2743 [astro-ph].
PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS : Patel, P. et al., 2014. Weak lensing measurements in simulations of radio images. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 444(3), pp.2893–2909.
PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS : Uwamahoro, J. & Habarulema, J.B., 2014. Empirical modeling of the storm time geomagnetic indices: a comparison between the local K and global Kp indices. Earth, Planets and Space, 66(1), p.95. Available at: [Accessed November 6, 2014].
PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS : van Weeren, R.J. et al., 2014. LOFAR low-band antenna observations of the 3c 295 and boötes fields: source counts and ultra-steep spectrum sources. The Astrophysical Journal, 793(2), p.82.
STATISTICS : Raubenheimer, L. & Van der Merwe, A., 2014. Bayesian Estimation for Linear Functions of Poisson Rates. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 43(19), pp.4025–4045.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Barnes, R.S.K., 2014. The nature and location of spatial change in species assemblages: a new approach illustrated by the seagrass macrofauna of the Knysna estuarine bay, South Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 69(2), pp.75–80.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Bonnevie, B.T. & Craig, A.J.F.K., 2014. Primary wing-moult in relation to body-mass, wing-length and latitude in four insectivorous passerines from southern Africa. Emu, 114(4), pp.371–378. Available at: [Accessed November 21, 2014].
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Bownes, A., Moore, S. d. & Villet, M. h., 2014. My Enemy’s Enemies: Recruiting Hemipteran-Tending Generalist ants for Biological Control in Citrus Orchards by Spatial Partitioning of Foraging Webs. African Entomology, 22(3), pp.519–529. Available at: [Accessed November 14, 2014].
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Candice Owen, S. van N., 2014. Wingless wasps in the water - What?!?! Rhodes University Interdisciplinary Post Graduate Conference, 2014.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Dalu, T. & Froneman, P., 2014. Can δ15N and δ13C stable isotopes and fatty acid signatures indicate changes in phytobenthos composition on an artificial substrate? African Journal of Aquatic Science, 0(0), pp.1–9.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Elston, C., 2014. The importance of the overlooked : the story of stingrays : marine conservation. Quest, 10(2), pp.26–27.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Hill, M.P., 2014. The life history traits of the arctiine moth Pareuchaetes insulata, a biological control agent of Chromolaena odorata in South Africa. African Entomology, 22(3), pp.611–624.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Hodgson, A.N. et al., 2014. Some life-history parameters of the non-native amphipod Platorchestia platensis (Talitridae) in a warm temperate South African estuary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 69(2), pp.97–106.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Hoole, C. et al., Reproductive photo-responsiveness in male forest shrews (Myosorex varius) from the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Knox, C. et al., 2014. Baculovirus-based strategies for the management of insect pests: a focus on development and application in South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 25(1), pp.1–20.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Lathlean, J. & Seuront, L., 2014. Infrared thermography in marine ecology: methods, previous applications and future challenges. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 514, pp.263–277.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Mann, G.K.H., O’Riain, M.J. & Parker, D.M., 2014. The road less travelled: assessing variation in mammal detection probabilities with camera traps in a semi-arid biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity and Conservation, pp.1–15. Available at: [Accessed December 1, 2014].
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Marquet, M. et al., 2014. Habitat selection, breeding biology and numbers of the Bluethroat Luscinia svecica namnetum in the Brière marshland (West France). Alauda, 82(3), pp.177–192.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Nyalungu, N. et al., 2014. Temporal and spatial variability in the abundance, biomass and distribution of Palaemon peringueyi (Decapoda: Crustacea) are influenced by biological but not physico-chemical factors in the permanently open Kariega Estuary, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 0(0), pp.1–8.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Opoku-Debrah, J. k. et al., 2014. Comparison of the Biology of Geographically Distinct Populations of the Citrus Pest, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), in South Africa. African Entomology, 22(3), pp.530–537.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Owen, C.A., Coetzee, J.A. & Noort, S. van, 2014. Distributional range of the South African maritime spider-egg parasitoid wasp, Echthrodesis lamorali (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae: Scelioninae). African Invertebrates, 55(2), pp.323–332.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Parker, D.M. et al., 2014. Attitudes of Rural Communities Toward Dispersing African Wild Dogs in South Africa. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 19(6), pp.512–522.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Richoux, N.B. & Ndhlovu, R.T., 2014. Temporal variability in the isotopic niches of rocky shore grazers and suspension-feeders. Marine Ecology, p.n/a–n/a.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Suleman, N., Sait, S. & Compton, S.G., 2015. Female figs as traps: Their impact on the dynamics of an experimental fig tree-pollinator-parasitoid community. Acta Oecologica, 62, pp.1–9.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Timm, A.E. & Brown, J.W., 2014. Two New Combinations in Thaumatotibia Zacher (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from Réunion Island, with an Updated List of the Afrotropical Species. African Entomology, 22(3), pp.678–680.
ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY : Timm, A.E. & Reineke, A., 2014. First insights into grapevine transcriptional responses as a result of vine mealybug Planococcus ficus feeding. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 8(6), pp.495–505.