Island Biodiversity and Conservation (IBC) Centre


List of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and books (co)authored by UniSey IBC centre affiliates – July 2020 (23 publications) 

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. Public Library of Science ONE 14, 1–17.

Razafimandimbison, S. G., Kainulainen K., Senterre B., Morel C., and Rydin C. 2020. “Phylogenetic Affinity of an Enigmatic Rubiaceae from the Seychelles Revealing a Recent Biogeographic Link with Central Africa: Gen. Nov. Seychellea and Trib. Nov. Seychelleeae.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 143, 106685.

Mills A.J., Tan D., Manji A.K., Vijitpan T., Henriette E., Murugaiyan P., Pantha R.H., Lafdal M.Y., Soule A., Cazzetta S., Bégat P., Vlieghe K.E.P., Lavirotte L., Kok J.T., Lister J., 2020. Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change: Lessons learned from a pioneering project spanning Mauritania, Nepal, the Seychelles, and China. Plants, People, Planet; 00:1-11.

Hime P.M., Lemmon A.R., Moriarty-Lemmon E.C., Prendini E., Brown J.M., Thomson R.C., Kratovil J.D., Noonan B.P., Pyron R.A., Peloso P.L.V., Kortyna M.L., Keogh S., Donnellan S.C., Lockridge-Mueller R., Raxworthy C.J., Kunte K., Ron S.R., Das S., Gaitonde N., Green D., Labisko J., Che J., and Weisrock D.W, 2020, in press. Phylogenomics Reveals Ancient Gene Tree Discordance in the Amphibian Tree of Life. Systematic Biology.

Humeau L., Le Corre M., Reynolds S., Wearn C., Hennicke J.C., Russell J., Gomard Y., Magalon H., Pinet P., Gélin P., Couzi F-X., Bemanaja E., Tatayah V., Ousseni B., Rocamora G., Talbot P., Shah N., Bugoni L., Da Silva D., Jaeger,A.. 2020, in press. Genetic structuring among colonies of a pantropical seabird: Implication for subspecies validation and conservation” by. Ecology and Evolution; XX: XX-XX.

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