Susan Cunningham
Susan Cunningham
Senior Lecturer, FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town
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The costs of keeping cool in a warming world: implications of high temperatures for foraging, thermoregulation and body condition of an arid‐zone bird
KL du Plessis, RO Martin, PAR Hockey, SJ Cunningham, AR Ridley
Global Change Biology, 2012
Temperatures in excess of critical thresholds threaten nestling growth and survival in a rapidly-warming arid savanna: a study of common fiscals
SJ Cunningham, RO Martin, CL Hojem, PAR Hockey
PLoS One 8 (9), e74613, 2013
Chronic, sublethal effects of high temperatures will cause severe declines in southern African arid-zone birds during the 21st century
SR Conradie, SM Woodborne, SJ Cunningham, AE McKechnie
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (28), 14065-14070, 2019
The relative importance of olfaction and remote touch in prey detection by North Island brown kiwis
SJ Cunningham, I Castro, MA Potter
Animal Behaviour 78 (4), 899-905, 2009
A new prey‐detection mechanism for kiwi (Apteryx spp.) suggests convergent evolution between paleognathous and neognathous birds
S Cunningham, I Castro, M Alley
Journal of Anatomy 211 (4), 493-502, 2007
Can behaviour buffer the impacts of climate change on an arid-zone bird?
SJ Cunningham, RO Martin, PAR Hockey
Ostrich 86 (1-2), 119-126, 2015
The anatomy of the bill tip of kiwi and associated somatosensory regions of the brain: comparisons with shorebirds
SJ Cunningham, JR Corfield, AN Iwaniuk, I Castro, MR Alley, TR Birkhead, ...
PLoS one 8 (11), e80036, 2013
Electric crows: powerlines, climate change and the emergence of a native invader
SJ Cunningham, CF Madden, P Barnard, A Amar
Diversity and Distributions 22 (1), 17-29, 2016
The costs of keeping cool: behavioural trade-offs between foraging and thermoregulation are associated with significant mass losses in an arid-zone bird
T Van de Ven, AE McKechnie, SJ Cunningham
Oecologia 191 (1), 205-215, 2019
Identifying biologically meaningful hot-weather events using threshold temperatures that affect life-history
SJ Cunningham, AC Kruger, MP Nxumalo, PAR Hockey
PloS one 8 (12), e82492, 2013
Behavioural responses to heat in desert birds: implications for predicting vulnerability to climate warming
B Smit, G Zietsman, RO Martin, SJ Cunningham, AE McKechnie, ...
Climate Change Responses 3 (1), 9, 2016
Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment
AE Bates, RB Primack, CM Duarte, PAN-Environment Working Group
Biological Conservation, 109175, 2021
High temperatures are associated with substantial reductions in breeding success and offspring quality in an arid‑zone bird
T Van de Ven, AE McKechnie, S Er, SJ Cunningham
Oecologia 193 (1), 2020
Facial bristle feather histology and morphology in New Zealand birds: implications for function
SJ Cunningham, MR Alley, I Castro
Journal of Morphology 272 (1), 118-128, 2011
Regulation of heat exchange across the hornbill beak: functional similarities with toucans?
T Van de Ven, RO Martin, TJF Vink, AE McKechnie, SJ Cunningham
PLoS One 11 (5), e0154768, 2016
Elevated temperatures drive fine-scale patterns of habitat use in a savanna bird community
RO Martin, SJ Cunningham, PAR Hockey
Ostrich 86 (1-2), 127-135, 2015
Bill morphology of ibises suggests a remote-tactile sensory system for prey detection
SJ Cunningham, MR Alley, I Castro, MA Potter, M Cunningham, MJ Pyne
The Auk 127 (2), 308-316, 2010
The secret life of wild brown kiwi: studying behaviour of a cryptic species by direct observation
SJ Cunningham, I Castro
New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35 (3), 209, 2011
Opportunity costs and the response of birds and mammals to climate warming
SJ Cunningham, JL Gardner, RO Martin
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 19 (5), 300-307, 2021
High temperatures drive offspring mortality in a cooperatively breeding bird
AR Bourne, SJ Cunningham, CN Spottiswoode, AR Ridley
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 2087, 20201140, 2020
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