Island Biodiversity and Conservation (IBC) Centre


List of scientific articles and books (co)authored by UniSey IBC centre affiliates (in bold) – April 2019 –

Rocamora, G. and E. Henriette. 2015. Invasive Alien Species in Seychelles. Why and how to eliminate them? Identification and management of priority species. Island Biodiversity & Conservation centre, University of Seychelles. Biotope Editions, Mèze, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris [Inventaires & Biodiversité series] 384 p.

Henriette, E., I. Larridon, C. Morel, P. Goetghebeur and B. Senterre. 2015. Revision of the genus Costularia (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae) for the flora of Seychelles, including the re-discovery and resurrection of a rare endemic species.  Phytotaxa 231(1): 31-41.

Bonnet-Lebrun, A.-S., L. Calabrese, G. Rocamora and A. López-Sepulcre. 2016. Estimating the abundance of burrow-nesting species through the statistical analysis of combined playback and visual surveys.  Journal of Avian Biology 47(5): 642–649.

Cibois, A., J.-C. Thibault, G. Rocamora and E. Pasquet. 2016. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of Blue and Grey Noddies (Procelsterna).  Ibis 158(2): 433–438.

Jones, H.P., N.D. Holmes, S.H.M. Butchart, B.R. Tershy, P.J. Kappes, I. Corkery, A. Aguirre-Muñoz, D.P. Armstrong, E. Bonnaud, A.A. Burbidge, K. Campbell, F. Courchamp, P.E. Cowan, R.J. Cuthbert, S. Ebbert, P. Genovesi, G.R. Howald, B.S. Keitt, S.W. Kress, C.M. Miskelly, S. Oppel, S. Poncet, M.J. Rauzon, G. Rocamora, J.C. Russell, A. Samaniego-Herrera, P.J. Seddon, D.R. Spatz, D.R. Towns and D.A. Croll. 2016. Invasive mammal eradication on islands results in substantial conservation gains.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113 (15): 4033–4038.

Russell, J.C., N. Cole, N. Zuel and G. Rocamora. 2016. Introduced mammals on Western Indian Ocean islands: species distribution, eradication attempts, and long-term island restoration prospects.  Global Ecology and Conservation 6: 132–144.

Russell, J.C., H.P. Jones, D.P. Armstrong, F. Courchamp, P.J. Kappes, P.J. Seddon, S. Oppel, M.J. Rauzon, P.E. Cowan, G. Rocamora, P. Genovesi, E. Bonnaud, B.S. Keitt, N.D. Holmes and B.R. Tershy. 2016. Importance of lethal control of invasive predators for island conservation.  Conservation Biology 30(3): 670-672.

Senterre, B., G. Rouhan, C. Morel and J.-Y. Dubuisson. 2017. New record and new species in the fern genus Didymoglossum for the flora of Seychelles, with notes on the south-eastern Asian D. motleyi complex (Hymenophyllaceae).  Phytotaxa. 292(3): 201-217.

Zeng, L., C. Ming , Y. Li , L.Y. Su , Y.H. Su , Otecko N.O., A. Dalecky, S. Donnellan, K. Aplin , X.H. Liu, Y. Song , Z. Zhibin, A. Esmailizadeh, S.S. Sohrabi, H.A. Nanaei , H.Q. Liu , M.S. Wang , S.A. Atteynine, G. Rocamora, F. Brescia , S. Morand, D.M. Irwin, M.S. Peng, Y.G. Yao, H. Li, D.D. Wu, Y.P. Zhang. 2017. Out of southern East Asia of the brown rat revealed by large scale genome sequencing. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2017. Oct 26. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx276.

Biscornet, L., K. Dellagi , F. Pagès, J. Bibi , J. de Comarmond , J. Mélade, G. Govinden, M. Tirant, Y. Gomard, V. Guernier, E. Lagadec, J. Mélanie, G. Rocamora, G. Le Minter, J. Jaubert, P. Mavingui, P. Tortosa. 2017. Human leptospirosis in Seychelles: A prospective study confirms the heavy burden of the disease but suggests that rats are not the main reservoir. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2017 Aug 28;11(8): e0005831.

Dubuisson, J.-Y., L. Baureti, A. Grall, B. Senterre, A.H. Said., K. Pynee, A. Ebihara, & S. Hennequin, 2017. Taxonomic study of the fern genera Abrodictyum C.Presl and Trichomanes L. (Hymenophyllaceae, Polypodiidae) in the western Indian Ocean, and description of a new Abrodictyum species for Madagascar. Phytotaxa. 2017. 327 (3): 201–222.

Brooke, M. de L., E. Bonnaud, B. J. Dilley, E. N. Flint , N. D. Holmes, H. P. Jones , P. Provost , G. Rocamora, P. G. Ryan, C. Surman  & R. T. Buxton. 2018. Seabird population changes following mammal eradications on islands. Animal Conservation. 21: 3-12.

Brooke, M. de L., E. Bonnaud, B. J. Dilley, E. N. Flint, N. D. Holmes, H. P. Jones, P. Provost, G. Rocamora, P. G. Ryan, C. Surman & R. T. Buxton. 2018. Enhancing the value of future island eradications needs improved understanding of past outcomes. Animal Conservation. 21(1):19-20 DOI 10.1111/acv.12398

Senterre B., Rocamora G., Morel C., Beaver K., Padayachy T., Henriette E., Wong L. J., Pagad S. 2018. Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species- Seychelles. Version 2.3. Invasive Species Specialist Group ISSG. Checklist Dataset accessed via on 2018-01-29.

Dietrich M., Gomard Y., Lagadec E., Ramasindrazana B., Le Minter G., Guernier V., Benlali A., Rocamora G., Markotter W., Goodman SM., Dellagi K. & Tortosa P. 2018. Biogeography of Leptospira in wild animal communities inhabiting the insular ecosystem of the western Indian Ocean islands and neighboring Africa. Emerging Microbes & Infections 7: 57. https://doi:10.1038/s41426-018-0059-4

Larridon I., Bauters K., Semmouri I., Viljoen J. & Prychid C., Muasya A, Bruhl J. & Wilson K., Senterre B. & Goetghebeur P. 2018. Molecular phylogenetics of the genus Costularia (Schoeneae, Cyperaceae) reveals multiple distinct evolutionary lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution https://doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.016

Labisko J, Griffiths, R.A., Chong-Seng L., Bunbury N., Maddock S.T., Kay S., Bradfield K.S., Taylor M. & Groombridge J. 2019. Endemic, endangered and evolutionarily significant: cryptic lineages in Seychelles’ frogs (Anura: Sooglossidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2019, XX, 1–19’_frogs_Anura_Sooglossidae

Rocamora G. 2019. Eradication of invasive animals and other island restoration -practices in Seychelles: achievements, challenges and scaling up perspectives. In C.R. Veitch, M.N. Clout, A.R. Martin, J.C. Russell and C.J. West (eds.). Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge, pp. 588–599. Occasional Paper SSC no. 62. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Holmes, N.D., Spatz, D.R., Oppel, S., Tershy, B., Croll, D.A., Keitt, B., Genovesi, P., Burfield, I.J., Will, D.J., Bond, A.L., Wegmann, A., Aguirre-Muñoz, A., Raine, A.F., Knapp, C.R., Hung, C.-H., Wingate, D., Hagen, E., Méndez-Sánchez, F., Rocamora, G., Yuan, H.-W., Fric, J., Millett, J., Russell, J., Liske-Clark, J., Vidal, E., Jourdan, H., Campbell, K., Springer, K., Swinnerton, K., Gibbons-Decherong, L., Langrand, O., Brooke, M. de L., McMinn, M., Bunbury, N., Oliveira, N., Sposimo, P., Geraldes, P., McClelland, P., Hodum, P., Ryan, P.G., Borroto-Páez, R., Pierce, R., Griffiths, R., Fisher, R.N., Wanless, R., Pasachnik, S.A., Cranwell, S., Micol, T., Butchart, S.H.M., 2019. Globally important islands where eradicating invasive mammals will benefit highly threatened vertebrates. PLOS ONE 14, 1–17.

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