Nigel Bennett

SARChI Chair of Mammal Behavioural Ecology and Physiology, Austin Roberts Chair of Mammalogy (Biological sciences; Animal behaviour; Animal physiological ecology; Ecological physiology; Animal physiology - biophysics; Animal physiology - cell; Animal physiology - systems; Zoology not elsewhere classified)

Pretoria, South Africa

Nigel C Bennett is a professor of zoology at the University of Pretoria (UP) and also occupies the Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Chair in the field of Mammalian Behavioural Ecology and Physiology and the UP Austin Roberts Chair of African Mammalogy. Bennett’s research focus is ecology, animal physiology and behaviour using the African mole-rat as his model animal. He and his co-workers have investigated the ecological and physiological factors that affect the control of reproduction and the evolution of sociality. Unlike other researchers investigating cooperative breeding in mammals, he has done so from a variety of perspectives. The strength of this multi-faceted approach is that it has led to an integrated understanding of reproductive suppression in mole-rats of a type that has not been achieved for any other taxa.

Publications

  • Orexinergic bouton density is lower in the cerebral cortex of cetaceans compared to artiodactyls
  • Pattern of ovulation in the East African root rat (Tachyoryctes splendens) from Tanzania: Induced or spontaneous ovulator?
  • Evidence for contrasting roles for prolactin in eusocial naked mole-rats, Heterocephalus glaber and Damaraland mole-rats, Fukomys damarensis
  • Growth affects dispersal success in social mole-rats, but not the duration of philopatry
  • Specialized mechanoreceptor systems in rodent glabrous skin
  • Naked mole‐rats ( Heterocephalus glaber ) do not specialise in cooperative tasks
  • Effects of the colour of photophase light on locomotor activity in a nocturnal and a diurnal South African rodent
  • The development of individual differences in cooperative behaviour: maternal glucocorticoid hormones alter helping behaviour of offspring in wild meerkats
  • Hind foot drumming: Morphofunctional analysis of the hind limb osteology in three species of African mole‐rats (Bathyergidae)
  • The influence of stress hormones and aggression on cooperative behaviour in subordinate meerkats
  • Flexibility in body temperature rhythms of free-living natal mole-rats (Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis)
  • The joint effect of micro- and macro-climate on the thermoregulation and heat dissipation of two African mole-rat (Bathyergidae) sub-species, Cryptomys hottentotus mahali and C. h. pretoriae
  • Noninvasive measurements of ovarian activity in Beira antelope (Dorcatragus megalotis )
  • Rapid molecular evolution of pain insensitivity in multiple African rodents
  • Molecular detection of novel Anaplasmataceae closely related to Anaplasma platys and Ehrlichia canis in the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius)
  • Ectoparasite fauna of rodents collected from two wildlife research centres in Saudi Arabia with discussion on the implications for disease transmission
  • The influence of photoperiod on the reproductive physiology of the greater red musk shrew (Crocidura flavescens)
  • Breeding status affects the expression of androgen and progesterone receptor mRNA in the brain of male Damaraland mole-rats
  • Seasonal reproduction in the Arabian spiny mouse, Acomys dimidiatus (Rodentia: Muridae) from Saudi Arabia: The role of rainfall and temperature
  • The Distribution of Ki-67 and Doublecortin Immunopositive Cells in the Brains of Three Microchiropteran Species, Hipposideros fuliginosus, Triaenops persicus, and Asellia tridens
  • Family wide molecular adaptations to underground life in African mole-rats revealed by phylogenomic analysis
  • Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) Respond to Increased Ambient Temperatures with a Seasonal Shift in the Timing of Their Daily Inactivity Patterns
  • Ectoparasite burdens of the damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis) from southern Africa
  • Evidence for interspecific interactions in the ectoparasite infracommunity of a wild mammal
  • The comparative gastrointestinal morphology of Jaculus jaculus (Rodentia) and Paraechinus aethiopicus (Erinaceomorpha)
  • Burrow Architecture of the Damaraland Mole-Rat (Fukomys damarensis) from South Africa
  • Molecular evolution of the hyaluronan synthase 2 gene in mammals: Implications for adaptations to the subterranean niche and cancer resistance
  • Female reproductive activity and its endocrine correlates in the African lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi
  • Ectoparasite diversity in the Eastern Rock Sengis (Elephantulus myurus): The effect of seasonality and host sex
  • The distribution of mucous secreting cells in the gastrointestinal tracts of three small rodents from Saudi Arabia: Acomys dimidiatus, Meriones rex and Meriones libycus
  • Reproductive photo-responsiveness in male forest shrews (Myosorex varius) from the Eastern Cape of South Africa
  • In contrast to many other mammals, cetaceans have relatively small hippocampi that appear to lack adult neurogenesis
  • Hypofunctional TrkA Accounts for the Absence of Pain Sensitization in the African Naked Mole-Rat
  • Digging for answers: contributions of density- and frequency-dependent factors on ectoparasite burden in a social mammal
  • Nuclear organisation of some immunohistochemically identifiable neural systems in five species of insectivore-Crocidura cyanea, Crocidura olivieri, Sylvisorex ollula, Paraechinus aethiopicus and Atelerix frontalis
  • Sleep in the cape mole rat: A short-sleeping subterranean rodent
  • Oxidative costs of cooperation in cooperatively breeding Damaraland mole-rats
  • Are southern African solitary mole-rats homeothermic or heterothermic under natural field conditions?
  • Bone remodeling in the longest living rodent, the naked mole‐rat: Interelement variation and the effects of reproduction
  • Cultural transmission of vocal dialect in the naked mole-rat
  • How hornbills handle heat: sex-specific thermoregulation in the southern yellow-billed hornbill
  • Heat tolerance in desert rodents is correlated with microclimate at inter- and intraspecific levels
  • The brains of six African mole-rat species show divergent responses to hypoxia
  • Oxidative stress in response to heat stress in wild caught Namaqua rock mice, Micaelamys namaquensis
  • Characterization of the reproductive behaviour of the roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus)
  • Long bone histomorphogenesis of the naked mole‐rat: Histodiversity and intraspecific variation
  • Animal lifestyle affects acceptable mass limits for attached tags
  • Hind foot drumming: Myosin heavy chain muscle fiber distribution in the hind limb muscles of three African mole‐rat species (Bathyergidae)
  • Hind foot drumming: Volumetric micro‐computed tomography investigation of the hind limb musculature of three African mole‐rat species (Bathyergidae)
  • Decision rules for determining terrestrial movement and the consequences for filtering high-resolution global positioning system tracks: a case study using the African lion ( Panthera leo )
  • Assessment of reproductive function in Southern African spiny mice (Acomys spinosissimus) using faeces as hormone matrix
  • Summit metabolism and metabolic expansibility in Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi): Seasonal acclimatisation and effects of captivity
  • Sweeping the house clean: Burrow architecture and seasonal digging activity in the East African root rat from Tanzania
  • Microbats appear to have adult hippocampal neurogenesis, but post-capture stress causes a rapid decline in the number of neurons expressing doublecortin
  • Patterns Of Ossification In Southern Versus Northern Placental Mammals
  • Sex ratio variation in a eusocial mammal, the Damaraland mole-rat, Fukomys damarensis
  • Workforce effects and the evolution of complex sociality in wild damaraland mole rats
  • A comparative histochemical study of the distribution of mucins in the gastrointestinal tracts of three insectivorous mammals
  • Reproductive status and testosterone among females in cooperative mole-rat societies
  • Effects of laboratory housing on exploratory behaviour, novelty discrimination and spatial reference memory in a subterranean, solitary rodent, the cape mole-rat (Georychus capensis)
  • Overground versus underground: A genetic insight into dispersal and abundance of the Cape dune mole-rat
  • Intra-sexual selection in cooperative mammals and birds: Why are females not bigger and better armed
  • The Namaqua rock mouse (Micaelamys namaquensis) as a potential reservoir and host of arthropod vectors of diseases of medical and veterinary importance in South Africa
  • Cheetahs, Acinonyx jubatus, balance turn capacity with pace when chasing prey
  • Ectoparasite burdens of the common mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus) from the cape provinces of South Africa
  • Now you see me, now you don't: The locomotory activity rhythm of the Asian garden dormouse (Eliomys melanurus) from Saudi Arabia
  • A tale of two jirds: The locomotory activity patterns of the King jird (Meriones rex) and Lybian jird (Meriones lybicus) from Saudi Arabia
  • Eastern rock sengis as reservoir hosts of Anaplasma bovis in South Africa
  • Nuclear organisation of some immunohistochemically identifiable neural systems in three Afrotherian species-Potomogale velox, Amblysomus hottentotus and Petrodromus tetradactylus
  • The effect of ambient temperature on locomotor activity patterns in reproductive and non-reproductive female Damaraland mole-rats
  • The comparative gastrointestinal morphology of five species of muroid rodents found in Saudi Arabia
  • Breeding status and social environment differentially affect the expression of sex steroid receptor and aromatase mRNA in the brain of female Damaraland mole-rats
  • Effects of cortisol administration on cooperative behavior in meerkat helpers
  • Local and regional scale genetic variation in the cape dune mole-rat, bathyergus suillus
  • Complex interactions within the ectoparasite community of the eastern rock sengi (Elephantulus myurus)
  • Sociality and the telencephalic distribution of corticotrophin-releasing factor, urocortin 3, and binding sites for CRF type 1 and type 2 receptors: A comparative study of eusocial naked mole-rats and solitary Cape mole-rats
  • Molecular evolution of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptors in long-lived, small-bodied mammals
  • Locomotor activity in the Namaqua rock mouse (Micaelamys namaquensis): Entrainment by light manipulations
  • Reproduction in the East African root rat (Tachyoryctes splendens; Rodentia: Spalacidae) from Tanzania: The importance of rainfall
  • Solar radiation during rewarming from torpor in elephant shrews: Supplementation or substitution of endogenous heat production?
  • Energetic Benefits of Sociality Offset the Costs of Parasitism in a Cooperative Mammal
  • Flexible energetics of cheetah hunting strategies provide resistance against kleptoparasitism
  • Locomotor activity patterns of captive East African root rats, Tachyoryctes splendens (Rodentia: Spalacidae), from Tanzania, East Africa
  • The hustle and bustle of city life: Monitoring the effects of urbanisation in the African lesser bushbaby
  • The distribution of doublecortin-immunopositive cells in the brains of four afrotherian mammals: The hottentot golden mole (Amblysomus hottentotus) , the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) , the eastern rock sengi (Elephantulus myurus) and the four-toed sengi (Petrodromus tetradactylus)
  • Mole rats act as ecosystem engineers within a biodiversity hotspot, the Cape Fynbos
  • On the genetic diversity of spiny mice (genus Acomys) and gerbils (genus Gerbillus) in the Arabian Peninsula
  • Distribution of parvalbumin, calbindin and calretinin containing neurons and terminal networks in relation to sleep associated nuclei in the brain of the giant Zambian mole-rat (Fukomys mechowii)
  • The pattern of ovulation in the southern African spiny mouse (Acomys spinosissimus)
  • Down in the Wadi: The locomotory activity rhythm of the Arabian spiny mouse, Acomys dimidiatus from the Arabian Peninsula
  • A case of natural queen succession in a captive colony of naked mole-rats, Heterocephalus glaber
  • Plasticity and constraints on social evolution in African mole-rats: ultimate and proximate factors.
  • Cellular scaling rules for the brain of afrotherians
  • Phylogeography of a morphologically cryptic golden mole assemblage from south-eastern Africa
  • Reproduction is associated with a tissue-dependent reduction of oxidative stress in eusocial female damaraland mole-rats (fukomys damarensis)
  • Reproductive patterns in the Baluchistan gerbil, Gerbillus nanus (Rodentia: Muridae), from western Saudi Arabia: The role of rainfall and temperature
  • Comparative gastrointestinal morphology of three small mammalian insectivores: Acomys spinosissimus (Rodentia), Crocidura cyanea (Eulipotyphla), and Amblysomus hottentotus (Afrosoricida)
  • The influence of food quantity on carbon and nitrogen stable isotope values in southern african spiny mice (acomys spinosissimus)
  • Partitioning of evaporative water loss into respiratory and Cutaneous pathways in Wahlberg's Epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi)
  • Spicing up the menu: Evidence of fruit feeding in Galago moholi
  • Seasonal patterns of body temperature daily rhythms in group-living cape ground squirrels xerus inauris
  • Specific limits and emerging diversity patterns in East African populations of laminate-toothed rats, genus Otomys (Muridae: Murinae: Otomyini): Revision of the Otomys typus complex
  • Determination of an optimal dose of medetomidine-ketamine-buprenorphine for anaesthesia in the cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris)
  • Determinants of helminth infection in a subterranean rodent, the cape dune mole-rat (Bathyergus suillus)
  • Phylogeography and cryptic diversity of the solitary-dwelling silvery mole-rat, genus Heliophobius (family: Bathyergidae)
  • Lights out, let's move about: Locomotory activity patterns of Wagner's gerbil from the desert of Saudi Arabia
  • Natural Parasite Infection Affects the Tolerance but Not the Response to a Simulated Secondary Parasite Infection
  • Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in the reddish-grey musk shrew (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae) from South Africa
  • Basking is affected by season and influences oxygen consumption in desert-living striped mice
  • Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in captive eastern rock sengi
  • Life-history traits, but not season, affect the febrile response to a lipopolysaccharide challenge in highveld mole-rats
  • Bartonellae of the Namaqua rock mouse, Micaelamys namaquensis (Rodentia: Muridae) from South Africa
  • Body temperature patterns and rhythmicity in free-ranging subterranean damaraland mole-rats, fukomys damarensis
  • Field evidence for colony size and aseasonality of breeding and in ansell's mole-Rat, Fukomys anselli (rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Season but not sex influences burrow length and complexity in the non-sexually dimorphic solitary Cape mole-rat (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Socially induced infertility in Ansell's mole-rat: Are there depressed hormone levels in non-reproductive males and females?
  • Seasonal effects on digging activity and burrow architecture in the Cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Possible modulatory effects of male cues and social system on luteinizing hormone and pituitary sensitivity in two African mole-rats
  • Differential feeding success of two paralysis-inducing ticks, Rhipicephalus warburtoni and Ixodes rubicundus on sympatric small mammal species, Elephantulus myurus and Micaelamys namaquensis
  • Seasonal changes in reproductive development in male spiny mice (Acomys spinosissimus) from South Africa
  • Heterothermy in two mole-rat species subjected to interacting thermoregulatory challenges
  • Influence of spatial environment on maze learning in an African mole-rat
  • No evidence for proteolytic venom resistance in southern african ground squirrels
  • Reproductive photoresponsiveness in male spiny mice from South Africa
  • Nuclear organization of cholinergic, putative catecholaminergic, serotonergic and orexinergic systems in the brain of the African pygmy mouse (Mus minutoides): Organizational complexity is preserved in small brains
  • Specific paucity of unmyelinated C-fibers in cutaneous peripheral nerves of the African naked-mole rat: Comparative analysis using six species of bathyergidae
  • Sleep and wake in rhythmic versus arrhythmic chronotypes of a microphthalmic species of African mole rat (Fukomys mechowii)
  • Low levels of polymorphism at novel microsatellite loci developed for bathyergid mole-rats from South Africa
  • The locomotory activity rhythm of the spiny mouse, Acomys spinosissimus from southern Africa: Light entrainment and endogenous circadian rhythms
  • Seasonal reproduction in the eastern rock elephant-shrew: Influenced by rainfall and ambient temperature?
  • The importance of the aggregation of ticks on small mammal hosts for the establishment and persistence of tick-borne pathogens: An investigation using the R 0 model
  • Teasing apart socially-induced infertility in non-reproductive female Damaraland mole-rats, Fukomys damarensis (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • The mode of ovulation in the Namaqua rock mouse, Micaelamys namaquensis
  • Temporal patterns of den use suggest polygamous mating patterns in an obligate monogamous mammal
  • Sexual selection and genital allometry in the Hottentot golden mole (Amblysomus hottentotus)
  • The long-lived queen: Reproduction and longevity in female eusocial Damaraland mole-rats (Fukomys damarensis)
  • The role of host traits, season and group size on parasite burdens in a cooperative mammal
  • Seasonal changes in burrow geometry of the common mole rat (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Validation of noninvasive monitoring of adrenocortical endocrine activity in ground-feeding aardwolves (Proteles cristata): Exemplifying the influence of consumption of inorganic material for fecal steroid analysis
  • Orexinergic neuron numbers in three species of African mole rats with rhythmic and arrhythmic chronotypes
  • Retrospective genetic characterisation of Encephalomyocarditis viruses from African elephant and swine recovers two distinct lineages in South Africa
  • Subterranean Sympatry: An Investigation into Diet Using Stable Isotope Analysis
  • How attractive is the girl next door? An assessment of spatial mate acquisition and paternity in the solitary cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus
  • Distribution of orexinergic neurons and their terminal networks in the brains of two species of African mole rats
  • A phylogenetic estimate for golden moles (Mammalia, Afrotheria, Chrysochloridae)
  • Cladogenesis and endemism in Tanzanian mole-rats, genus Fukomys: (Rodentia Bathyergidae): a role for tectonics?
  • Control of ovulation in female giant mole-rats Fukomys mechowii (Rodentia: Bathyergidae), and phylogenetic trends within the family
  • Effects of season and social status on gonadal function in social Natal mole-rats
  • Exposure to non-kin females rapidly affects testicular morphology in non-reproductive male Damaraland mole-rats
  • Introducing the Thomas Henry Huxley Review 2010
  • The new framework for understanding placental mammal evolution
  • The energetics of huddling in two species of mole-rat (Rodentia : Bathyergidae)
  • Structure and allometry of genitalia in males and females of a social African ground squirrel with high polygynandry
  • The visual system in subterranean African mole-rats (Rodentia, Bathyergidae): Retina, subcortical visual nuclei and primary visual cortex
  • An assessment of behavioural dominance in a social subterranean rodent, Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae, using the cardinal dominance index method
  • Craniometric sexual dimorphism and age variation in the South African Cape dune mole-rat (Bathyergus suillus)
  • Energetic costs of parasitism in the Cape ground squirrel Xerus inauris
  • LH responses to single doses of exogenous GnRH in the Cape mole rat (Georychus capensis): the pituitary potential for opportunistic breeding
  • Longitudinal differences in N-15 between mothers and offspring during and after weaning in a small cooperative mammal, the meerkat (Suricata suricatta)
  • Pituitary luteinizing hormone responses to single doses of exogenous GnRH in female social Cape ground squirrels exhibiting low reproductive skew
  • Size matters: genital allometry in an African mole-rat (Family : Bathyergidae)
  • The isotopic ecology of African mole rats informs hypotheses on the evolution of human diet
  • Are Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris) induced or spontaneous ovulators?
  • The reproductive physiology and endocrinology of the African mole-rats: With special reference to Southern African mole-rat species
  • The aims and scope of the Journal of Zoology
  • Reproductive skew in african mole-rats: Behavioral and physiological mechanisms to maintain high skew
  • Parasites - a cost of sociality?
  • Placental glycosylation in the golden mole, Amblysomus hottentotus.
  • Strong immune function: a benefit promoting the evolution of sociality?
  • Alternative reproductive tactics in male Cape ground squirrels Xerus inauris
  • MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERGENCE OF BREEDERS AND HELPERS IN WILD DAMARALAND MOLE-RAT SOCIETIES
  • Ontogenetic variation and craniometric sexual dimorphism in the social giant mole-rat, Fukomys mechowii (Rodentia: Bathyergidae), from Zambia
  • PHOTIC INDUCTION OF Fos IN THE SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEUS OF AFRICAN MOLE-RATS: RESPONSES TO INCREASING IRRADIANCE
  • Physiological suppression eases in Damaraland mole-rat societies when ecological constraints on dispersal are relaxed
  • Seasonal reproduction in the female spiny mouse from South Africa
  • Telencephalic Binding Sites for Oxytocin and Social Organization: A Comparative Study of Eusocial Naked Mole-Rats and Solitary Cape Mole-Rats
  • The Comparative Anatomy of the Abdominal Gastrointestinal Tract of Six Species of African Mole-Rats (Rodentia, Bathyergidae)
  • The pattern of ovulation in Ansell's mole-rat: phylogenetic or ecological constraints?
  • African mole-rats (family Bathyergidae): models for studies in animal physiology
  • Burrow architecture and digging activity in the Cape dune mole rat
  • Insights into torpor and behavioural thermoregulation of the endangered Juliana's golden mole
  • Placentation in the Hottentot Golden Mole, Amblysomus hottentotus (Afrosoricida: Chrysochloridae)
  • Seasonal variation in gonadal steroids of males and females in the Cape mole-rat (Georychus capensis): the potential for opportunistic breeding
  • Spatial learning and memory in African mole-rats: The role of sociality and sex
  • AN IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL STUDY OF THE GONADOTROPHIN-RELEASING HORMONE 1 SYSTEM IN SOLITARY CAPE MOLE-RATS, GEORYCHUS CAPENSIS, AND SOCIAL NATAL MOLE-RATS, CRYPTOMYS HOTTENTOTUS NATALENSIS
  • Speciation mirrors geomorphology and palaeoclimatic history in African laminate-toothed rats (Muridae: Otomyini) of the Otomys denti and Otomys lacustris species-complexes in the 'Montane Circle' of East Africa
  • The Colonic Groove or Furrow: A Comparative Morphological Study of Six Species of African Mole-Rats (Rodentia, Bathyergidae)
  • Chromosomal phylogeny and evolution of the African mole-rats (Bathyergidae)
  • Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in Ansell's mole-rat: are mole-rat's clocks ticking?
  • Dissection of a Y-autosome translocation in Cryptomys hottentotus (Rodentia, Bathyergidae) and implications for the evolution of a meiotic sex chromosome chain
  • Do mating strategies determine genital allometry in African mole rats (Bathyergidae)?
  • Ecological variables governing habitat suitability and the distribution of the endangered Juliana's golden mole
  • Evolution of African mole-rat sociality: burrow architecture, rainfall and foraging in colonies of the cooperatively breeding Fukomys mechowii
  • Experimental alteration of litter sex ratios in a mammal
  • Field evidence for aseasonality of reproduction and colony size in the Afrotropical giant mole-rat Fukomys mechowii (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Hibernation and non-shivering thermogenesis in the Hottentot golden mole (Amblysomus hottentottus longiceps)
  • Neuroanatomical investigation of the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone 1 system in the seasonally breeding Cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus
  • Nuclear organization and morphology of cholinergic, putative catecholaminergic and serotonergic neurons in the brains of two species of African mole-rat
  • Reproductive suppression and the seasonality of reproduction in the social Natal mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis)
  • Soil properties and the distribution of the endangered Juliana's golden mole
  • A field assessment of reproductive seasonality in the threatened wild Namaqua dune mole-rat (Bathyergus janetta)
  • Burrow architecture and burrowing dynamics of the endangered Namaqua dune mole rat (Bathyergus janetta) (Rodentia : Bathyergidae)
  • Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in the Lesotho mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus subspecies from Sani Pass, South Africa
  • Complex evolution of X and Y autosomal translocations in the giant mole-rat, Cryptomys mechowi (Bathyergidae)
  • Do dispersing non-reproductive female Damaraland mole-rats, Cryptomys damarensis (Rodentia : Bathyergidae) exhibit spontaneous or induced ovulation?
  • The present issue of the belgian journal of zoology contains the proceedings of the 9th international African small mammal symposium (ASMS), held at the sokoine university of agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania from 14-18 July 2003
  • Is the distribution of the arid-occurring otomyine rodents of southern Africa related to physiological adaptation or refuge type?
  • Foraging in the subterranean social highveld mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae): an investigation into mass-dependent geophyte use and foraging patterns
  • Is the distribution of the arid-occurring otoinyine rodents of southern Africa related to physiological adaptation or refuge type?
  • Intrasexual competition and sexual selection in cooperative mammals
  • Melatonin secretion in the Mashona mole-rat, Cryptomys darlingi - influence of light on rhythmicity
  • Do solitary, seismic signalling Cape mole-rats (Georychus capensis) demonstrate spontaneous or induced ovulation?
  • Does altitudinal difference modulate the respiratory properties in subterranean rodents' (Cryptomys hottentotus mahali) blood?
  • Energetics reveals physiologically distinct castes in a eusocial mammal
  • Huddling in groups leads to daily energy savings in free-living African Four-Striped Grass Mice, Rhabdomys pumilio
  • Is the Cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus (Rodentia : Bathyergidae), a seasonal or aseasonal breeder?
  • Light-induced Fos expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the four-striped field mouse, Rhabdomys pumilio: A southern African diurnal rodent
  • Mole-rats from higher altitudes have greater thermoregulatory capabilities
  • Penile morphology of African mole rats (Bathyergidae): structural modification in relation to mode of ovulation and degree of sociality
  • Relations between social status and the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone system in females of two cooperatively breeding species of African mole-rats, Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus and Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae: Neuroanatomical and neuroendocrinological studies
  • Reproductive photoresponsiveness in Aethomys ineptus and A-namaquensis (Rodentia : Muridae) from southern Africa
  • Reproductive seasonality in Aethomys namaquensis (Rodentia : Muridae) from southern Africa
  • Reproductive seasonality in the Tete veld rat (Aethomys ineptus) (Rodentia : Muridae) from southern Africa
  • Reproductive suppression in subordinate female highveld mole-rats (Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae): No role for endogenous opioid peptides
  • Stress and the suppression of subordinate reproduction in cooperatively breeding meerkats
  • The energy costs of sexual dimorphism in mole-rats are morphological not behavioural
  • The pituitary potential for opportunistic breeding in the Cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus
  • Fos expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus in response to light stimulation in a solitary and social species of African mole-rat (family Bathyergidae)
  • Ultraviolet signals ultra-aggression in a lizard
  • Characterization of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone precursor cDNA in the old world mole-rat Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae: High degree of identity with the new world guinea pig sequence
  • Circadian rhythm of locomotor activity in the four-striped field mouse, Rhabdomys pumilio: A diurnal African rodent
  • Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in the subterranean Mashona mole rat, Cryptomys darlingi
  • Is the natal mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis) a spontaneous or induced ovulator?
  • Seasonal energetics of the Hottentot golden mole at 1500m altitude
  • Ultrastructure of epididymal spermatozoa in three social African mole-rats of the genus Cryptomys (Rodentia : Bathyergidae): conservatism in sperm morphology
  • A neuroanatomical and neuroendocrinological study into the relationship between social status and the GnRH system in cooperatively breeding female Damaraland mole-rats, Cryptomys damarensis
  • Aseasonal reproduction in the Hottentot golden mole, Amblysomus hottentotus (Afrosoricida : Chrysochloridae) from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Colony structure and parentage in wild colonies of co-operatively breeding Damaraland mole-rats suggest incest avoidance alone may not maintain reproductive skew
  • Hormonal correlates of dominance in meerkats (Suricata suricatta)
  • Is the highveld mole-rat Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae (Rodentia : Bathyergidae) an induced or spontaneous ovulator?
  • Molecular insight into patterns of colony composition and paternity in the common mole-rat Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus
  • Phylogeographical patterns of genetic divergence and speciation in African mole-rats (Family : Bathyergidae)
  • Relative age and reproductive status in Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae (Rodentia : Bathyergidae) from South Africa
  • The chronobiology of the Natal mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis
  • The endogenous rhythm of plasma melatonin and its regulation by light in the highveld mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae): a microphthalmic, seasonally breeding rodent
  • Tolerance to unfamiliar conspecifics varies with social organization in female African mole-rats
  • Are non-reproductive male highveld mole-rats, Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae physiologically suppressed while in the confines of the natal colony?
  • Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in solitary and social species of African mole-rats (Family : Bathyergidae)
  • Foraging in the subterranean social Damaraland mole-rat, Cryptomys damarensis: an investigation into size-dependent geophyte utilization and foraging patterns
  • Melatonin secretion in a strictly subterranean mammal, the Damaraland mole-rat (Cryptomys damarensis)
  • Recrudescence of sexual activity in a colony of the Mashona mole-rat (Cryptomys darlingi): an apparent case of incest avoidance
  • Causes and consequences of incest avoidance in the cooperatively breeding mole-rat, Cryptomys darlingi (Bathyergidae)
  • The reproductive biology of the giant Zambian mole-rat, Cryptomys mechowi (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Visual pigment coexpression in all cones of two rodents, the Siberian hamster, and the pouched mouse
  • Comparative patterns of philopatry and dispersal in two common mole-rat populations: implications for the evolution of mole-rat sociality
  • Burrow use and the influence of ectoparasites in Brants' whistling rat Parotomys brantsii
  • Fractal dimension of African mole-rat burrows
  • Seasonal reproduction in the highveld mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae (Rodentia : Bathyergidae)
  • Reproductive suppression and pituitary sensitivity to exogenous GnRH in the highveld mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae)
  • Simple roost nests confer large energetic savings for sparrow-weavers
  • Social suppression in nonreproductive female Damaraland mole-rats, Cryptomys damarensis: No apparent role for endogenous opioid peptides
  • Environmental conditions in burrows of two species of African mole-rat, Georhychus capensis and Cryptomys damarensis
  • Family values: group dynamics and social control of reproduction in African mole-rats
  • Circulating LH levels and the response to exogenous GnRH in the common mole-rat: Implications for reproductive regulation in this social, seasonal breeding species
  • Reproductive suppression in female Damaraland mole-rats Cryptomys damarensis: dominant control or self-restraint?
  • A comparison of the ecology of two populations of the common mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus: the effect of aridity on food, foraging and body mass
  • Adult dispersal in the co-operatively breeding Damaraland mole-rat (Cryptomys damarensis): a case study from the Waterberg region of Namibia
  • Anovulation in non-reproductive female Damaraland mole-rats (Cryptomys damarensis)
  • Inbreeding avoidance and reproductive skew in a cooperative mammal
  • Pituitary sensitivity to exogenous GnRH in giant Zambian mole-rats, Cryptomys mechowi (Rodentia : Bathyergidae): support for the 'socially induced infertility continuum'
  • Reproductive suppression and inbreeding avoidance in wild populations of co operatively breeding meerkats (Suricata suricatta)
  • Foraging in wild and captive colonies of the common mole-rat Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus (Rodentia : Bathyergidae)
  • Oligospermia and azoospermia in non-reproductive male Damaraland mole-rats Cryptomys damarensis (Rodentia : Bathyergidae)
  • Regulation of reproduction in female common mole-rats (Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus): the effects of breeding season and reproductive status
  • Socially induced infertility, incest avoidance and the monopoly of reproduction in cooperatively breeding African mole-rats: Family Bathyergidae
  • Food availability and foraging by wild colonies of Damaraland mole-rats (Cryptomys damarensis): implications for sociality
  • Temporal changes in the social structure of a captive colony of the Damaraland mole-rat, Cryptomys damarensis: the relationship of sex and age to dominance and burrow-maintenance activity
  • The social structure and dominance hierarchy of the highveld mole-rat Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae (Rodentia : Bathyergidae)
  • Differential growth patterns between successive litters of the eusocial Damaraland mole-rat, Cryptomys damarensis, from Namibia
  • Ecological constraints drive social evolution in the African mole-rats
  • Influence of breeding season and reproductive status on male reproductive characteristics in the common mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus
  • LH responses to single doses of exogenous GnRH by social Mashona mole-rats: a continuum of socially induced infertility in the family Bathyergidae
  • Recrudescence of sexual activity in a reproductively quiescent colony of the Damaraland mole-rat (Cryptomys damarensis), by the introduction of an unfamiliar and genetically unrelated male - A case of incest avoidance in 'queenless' colonies
  • Reproductive suppression in subordinate, non-breeding female Damaraland mole-rats: Two components to a lifetime of socially induced infertility
  • The social structure and dominance hierarchy of the Mashona mole-rat, Cryptomys darlingi (Rodentia:Bathyergidae) from Zimbabwe
  • Thermoregulation in two populations of the Matabeleland mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus nimrodi) and remarks on the general thermoregulatory trends within the genus Cryptomys (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • THE REPRODUCTIVE-BIOLOGY OF THE GIANT ZAMBIAN MOLE-RAT, CRYPTOMYS MECHOWI (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • THERMOREGULATION AND METABOLISM IN THE CAPE GOLDEN MOLE (INSECTIVORA, CHRYSOCHLORIS-ASIATICA)
  • Reproductive suppression and inbreeding avoidance in wild populations of co-operatively breeding meerkats (Suricata suricatta)
  • Coefficients of digestibility and nutritional values of geophytes and tubers eaten by southern African mole-rats (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Socially Induced Infertility, Incest Avoidance and the Monopoly of Reproduction in Cooperatively Breeding African Mole-Rats, Family Bathyergidae
  • COEFFICIENTS OF DIGESTIBILITY AND NUTRITIONAL VALUES OF GEOPHYTES AND TUBERS EATEN BY SOUTHERN AFRICAN MOLE-RATS (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • The colony structure and social organization of the giant Zambian mole-rat, Cryptomys mechowi
  • Rainfall, dispersal and reproductive inhibition in eusocial Damaraland mole-rats (Cryptomys damarensis)
  • Eusociality in African mole-rats: new insights from patterns of genetic relatedness in the Damaraland mole-rat (Cryptomys damarensis)
  • Organization of the circadian system in the subterranean mole rat, Cryptomys hottentotus (Bathyergidae)
  • Ovulation in a social ground squirrel
  • The reproductive biology and postnatal development of the highveld mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus pretoriae (Rodentia : Bathyergidae)
  • Alternative refuge strategies and their relation to thermophysiology in two sympatric rodents, Parotomys brantsii and Otomys unisulcatus
  • Behavioural interactions, basal plasma luteinizing hormone concentrations and the differential pituitary responsiveness to exogenous gonadotrophin-releasing hormone in entire colonies of the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber)
  • Reproductive suppression in social Cryptomys damarensis colonies - A lifetime of socially-induced sterility in males and females (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL-BEHAVIOR IN A CAPTIVE COLONY OF THE COMMON MOLE-RAT CRYPTOMYS-HOTTENTOTUS FROM SOUTH-AFRICA
  • A comparison of metabolic acclimation in two species of social mole- rats (Rodentia, Bathyergidae) in southern Africa
  • The locomotory activity patterns of a functionally complete colony of Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • The social structure and reproductive biology of colonies of the mole-rat, Cryptomys damarensis (Rodentia, Bathyergidae)
  • INVESTIGATION OF NUMBERS AND MOTILITY OF SPERMATOZOA IN REPRODUCTIVELY ACTIVE AND SOCIALLY SUPPRESSED MALES OF 2 EUSOCIAL AFRICAN MOLE-RATS, THE NAKED MOLE-RAT (HETEROCEPHALUS-GLABER) AND THE DAMARALAND MOLE-RAT (CRYPTOMYS DAMARENSIS)
  • MAMMALIAN EUSOCIALITY - A FAMILY AFFAIR
  • RELAXATION OF REPRODUCTIVE SUPPRESSION IN NON-BREEDING FEMALE NAKED MOLE-RATS, HETEROCEPHALUS-GLABER
  • REPRODUCTIVE SUPPRESSION IN EUSOCIAL CRYPTOMYS DAMARENSIS COLONIES - SOCIALLY-INDUCED INFERTILITY IN FEMALES
  • REPRODUCTIVE SUPPRESSION IN SOCIAL CRYPTOMYS DAMARENSIS COLONIES - A LIFETIME OF SOCIALLY-INDUCED STERILITY IN MALES AND FEMALES (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • THE COLONY STRUCTURE AND REPRODUCTIVE-BIOLOGY OF THE AFROTROPICAL MASHONA MOLE-RAT, CRYPTOMYS DARLINGI
  • THERMOREGULATION IN 3 SPECIES OF AFROTROPICAL SUBTERRANEAN MOLE-RATS (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE) FROM ZAMBIA AND ANGOLA AND SCALING WITHIN THE GENUS CRYPTOMYS
  • EUSOCIALITY HAS EVOLVED INDEPENDENTLY IN 2 GENERA OF BATHYERGID MOLE-RATS - BUT OCCURS IN NO OTHER SUBTERRANEAN MAMMAL
  • LH RESPONSES TO SINGLE DOSES OF EXOGENOUS GNRH BY FRESHLY CAPTURED DAMARALAND MOLE-RATS, CRYPTOMYS-DAMARENSIS
  • POIKILOTHERMIC TRAITS AND THERMOREGULATION IN THE AFROTROPICAL SOCIAL SUBTERRANEAN MASHONA MOLE-RAT (CRYPTOMYS-HOTTENTOTUS-DARLINGI) (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • THERMOREGULATION AND METABOLIC ACCLIMATION IN THE NATAL MOLE-RAT (CRYPTOMYS HOTTENTOTUS NATALENSIS) (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • THE CHANGES IN THE DOMINANCE HIERARCHY OVER TIME OF A COMPLETE FIELD-CAPTURED COLONY OF CRYPTOMYS-HOTTENTOTUS-HOTTENTOTUS
  • THE LOCOMOTORY ACTIVITY PATTERNS OF A FUNCTIONALLY COMPLETE COLONY OF CRYPTOMYS-HOTTENTOTUS-HOTTENTOTUS (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN 6 SPECIES OF AFRICAN MOLE-RATS (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • THE COLONY STRUCTURE AND DOMINANCE HIERARCHY OF THE DAMARALAND MOLE-RAT, CRYPTOMYS-DAMARENSIS (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE), FROM NAMIBIA
  • BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL-ORGANIZATION IN A COLONY OF THE DAMARALAND MOLE-RAT CRYPTOMYS-DAMARENSIS
  • THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY, POPULATION BIOLOGY AND SOCIAL-STRUCTURE OF AFRICAN MOLE-RATS - FAMILY BATHYERGIDAE
  • THE RELATIVE AGE STRUCTURE AND BODY MASSES OF COMPLETE WILD-CAPTURED COLONIES OF 2 SOCIAL MOLE-RATS, THE COMMON MOLE-RAT, CRYPTOMYS-HOTTENTOTUS-HOTTENTOTUS AND THE DAMARALAND MOLE-RAT, CRYPTOMYS-DAMARENSIS
  • THE SOCIAL-STRUCTURE AND REPRODUCTIVE-BIOLOGY OF THE COMMON MOLE-RAT, CRYPTOMYS-H-HOTTENTOTUS AND REMARKS ON THE TRENDS IN REPRODUCTION AND SOCIALITY IN THE FAMILY BATHYERGIDAE
  • DAILY AND SEASONAL TEMPERATURES IN THE BURROWS OF AFRICAN RODENT MOLES
  • Thermoregulation and metabolism in the Cape golden mole (Insectivora: Chrysochloris asiatica)
  • Reproductive suppression in eusocial Cryptomys damarensis colonies: Socially-induced infertility in females
  • Thermoregulation and metabolic acclimation in the Natal mole-rate (Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis) (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Investigation of numbers and motility of spermatozoa in reproductively active and socially suppressed males of two eusocial African mole-rats, the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) and the Damaraland mole-rat (Cryptomys damarensis)
  • The colony structure and reproductive biology of the Afrotropical Mashona mole-rat, Cryptomys darlingi
  • LH responses to single doses of exogenous GnRH by freshly captured Damaraland mole-rats, Cryptomys damarensis
  • Mammalian eusociality: A family affair
  • Relaxation of reproductive suppression in non-breeding female naked mole-rats, Heterocephalus glaber
  • The evolutionary history, population biology and social structure of African mole-rats: family Bathyergidae.
  • Things that go bump underground: seismic communication in the Cape mole-rat
  • Poikilothermic traits and thermoregulation in the Afrotropical social subterranean Mashona mole‐rat (Cryptomys hottentotus darlingi) (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Thermoregulation in three species of Afrotropical subterranean mole-rats (Rodentia: Bathyergidae) from Zambia and Angola and scaling within the genus Cryptomys
  • Eusociality has evolved independently in two genera of bathyergid mole-rats - but occurs in no other subterranean mammal
  • Growth and development in six species of African mole‐rats (Rodentia: Bathyergidae)
  • Behaviour and social organization in a colony of the Damaraland mole‐rat Cryptomys damarensis
  • The changes in the dominance hierarchy over time of a complete field‐captured colony of Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus
  • The social structure and reproductive biology of the common mole‐rat, Cryptomys h. hottentotus and remarks on the trends in reproduction and sociality in the family Bathyergidae
  • The relative age structure and body masses of complete wild‐captured colonies of two social mole‐rats, the common mole‐rat, Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus and the Damaraland mole‐rat, Cryptomys damarensis
  • The reproductive biology of the Cape mole‐rat, Georychus capensis (Rodentia, Bathyergidae)
  • The colony structure and dominance hierarchy of the Damaraland mole‐rat, Cryptomys damarensis (Rodentia: Bathyergidae), from Namibia
  • THE REPRODUCTIVE-BIOLOGY OF THE CAPE MOLE-RAT, GEORYCHUS-CAPENSIS (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • THE SOCIAL-STRUCTURE AND REPRODUCTIVE-BIOLOGY OF COLONIES OF THE MOLE-RAT, CRYPTOMYS-DAMARENSIS (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE)
  • A COMPARISON OF METABOLIC ACCLIMATION IN 2 SPECIES OF SOCIAL MOLE-RATS (RODENTIA, BATHYERGIDAE) IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • Immune competence and spleen size scale with colony status in the naked mole-rat
  • Personalities are not associated with different reproductive tactics in male Cape ground squirrels, Xerus inauris
  • Social stress is unlikely to play a major role in reproductive suppression of female subordinate naked mole-rats and Damaraland mole-rats
  • Socially Induced Infertility in Naked and Damaraland Mole-Rats: A Tale of Two Mechanisms of Social Suppression
  • Aggression, Boldness, and Exploration Personality Traits in the Subterranean Naked Mole-Rat (Heterocephalus glaber) Disperser Morphs
  • Tissue Oxidative Ecology along an Aridity Gradient in a Mammalian Subterranean Species
  • Muscle architecture and muscle fibre type composition in the forelimb of two African mole‐rat species, Bathyergus suillus and Heterocephalus glaber

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