Publications

2021

42- Daru, B.H. (2021) Migratory birds distribute seeds to new climates. Nature doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01547-1
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41- Rock, B.M. & Daru, B.H. (2021) Impediments to understanding seagrasses’ response to global change. Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 608867.
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40- Daru, B.H. (2021) Exploring a new way to think about climate regions. eLife 10: e67422.
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2020

39- Daru, B.H., Farooq, H., Antonelli, A. & Faurby, S. (2020) Endemism patterns are scale dependent. Nature Communications 11: 2115.
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38- Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H., Bezeng, B.S., Charles-Dominique, T., Hempson, G.P., Kabongo, R.M., Maurin, O., Muasya, A.M., van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. (2020) Savanna tree evolutionary ages inform the reconstruction of the paleoenvironment of our hominin ancestors. Scientific Reports 10: 12430.
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37- Daru, B.H., Karunarathne P. & Schliep K. (2020) phyloregion: R package for biogeographic regionalization and macroecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11: 1483-1491.
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2019

36- Daru, B.H., le Roux, P.C., Gopalraj, J., Park, D.S., Holt, B.G. & Greve, M. (2019) Spatial overlaps between the global protected areas network and terrestrial hotspots of evolutionary diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 757-766.
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35- Mathakutha, R., Steyn, C., le Roux, P.C., Blom, I.J., Chown, S.L., Daru, B.H., Ripley, B.S., Louw, A. & Greve, M. (2019) Invasive species differ in key functional traits from native and non-invasive alien plant species. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 994-1006.
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34- Daru, B.H., Kling, M.M., Meineke, E.K. & van Wyk, A.E. (2019) Temperature controls phenology in continuously flowering Protea species of subtropical Africa. Applications in Plant Sciences 7: e1232.
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2018

33- Daru, B.H., Park, D.S., Primack, R.B., Willis, C.G., Barrington, D.S., Whitfeld, T.J.S., Seidler, T.G., Sweeney, P.W., Foster, D.R., Ellison, A.M. & Davis, C.C. (2018) Widespread sampling biases in herbaria revealed from large-scale digitization. New Phytologist 217: 939-955.
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32- Daru, B.H., Bowman, E.A., Pfister, D.H. & Arnold, A.E. (2018) A novel proof-of-concept for capturing the diversity of endophytic fungi preserved in herbarium specimens. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374: 20170395.
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31- Meineke, E.K., Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H. & Davis, C.C. (2018) Biological collections for understanding biodiversity in the Anthropocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374: 20170386.
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30- Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M. & Davies, T.J. (2018) Unravelling the evolutionary origins of biogeographic assemblages. Diversity and Distributions 24: 313–324.
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2017

29- Daru, B.H., Elliott, T.L., Park, D.S. & Davies, T.J. (2017) Understanding the processes underpinning patterns of phylogenetic regionalization. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 845-860.
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28- Daru, B.H., Holt, B.G., Lessard, J.P., Yessoufou, K. & Davies, T.J. (2017) Phylogenetic regionalization of marine plants reveals close evolutionary affinities among disjunct temperate assemblages. Biological Conservation 213: 351-356.
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27- Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M., Bello, A. & Yessoufou, K. (2017) Testing the reliability of the standard and complementary DNA barcodes for the monocot subfamily Alooideae from South Africa. Genome 60: 337-347.
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26- Bezeng, B.S., Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H., Kabongo, R.M., Maurin, O., Orton, R.D., Yessoufou, K., van der Bank, H. & van der Bank, M. (2017) Ten years of barcoding at the African Centre for DNA barcoding. Genome 60: 629-638.
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25- Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H., Tafirei, R., Elansary, H.O. & Rampedi, I. (2017) Integrating biogeography, threat and evolutionary data to explore extinction crisis in the taxonomic group of cycads. Ecology and Evolution 7: 2735-2746.
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24- Bezeng, B.S., Morales-Castilla, I., van der Bank, M., Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H. & Davies, T.J. (2017) Climate change may reduce the spread of non-native species. Ecosphere 8: e01694.
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2016

23- Charles-Dominique, T., Davies, T.J., Hempson, G.P., Bezeng, S.B., Daru, B.H., Kabongo, R.M., Maurin, O., Muasya, A.M., van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. (2016) Spiny plants, mammal browsers and the origin of African savannas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113: E5572–E5579.
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22- Daru, B.H. & le Roux, P.C. (2016) Marine protected areas are insufficient to conserve global marine plant diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 324–334.
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21- Daru, B.H. & Yessoufou, K. (2016) A search for a single DNA barcode for seagrasses of the world. DNA Barcoding in Marine Perspectives: Assessment and Conservation of Biodiversity (ed. by S. Trivedi, A.A. Ansari, K.S. Ghosh, H. Rehman), pp. 313-330. Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
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20- Daru, B.H., Berger, D.K. & van Wyk, A.E. (2016) Opportunities for unlocking the potential of genomics for African trees. New Phytologist 210: 772–778.
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19- Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H., Van der Bank, M., Maurin, O. & Bond, W.J. (2016) Multiple routes underground? Frost alone cannot explain the evolution of underground trees. New Phytologist 209: 910-912.
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18- Daru, B.H., Van der Bank, M., Maurin, O., Yessoufou, K., Schaefer, H., Slingsby, J.A. & Davies, T.J. (2016) A novel phylogenetic regionalization of the phytogeographic zones of southern Africa reveals their hidden evolutionary affinities. Journal of Biogeography 43: 155-166.
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2015

17- Daru, B.H., Van der Bank, M. & Davies, T.J. (2015) Spatial incongruence among hotspots and complementary areas of tree diversity in southern Africa. Diversity and Distributions 21: 769-780.
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16- Bello, A., Daru, B.H., Stirton, C.H., Chimphango, S.B.M., Van der Bank, M., Maurin, O. & Muasya, A.M. (2015) DNA barcodes reveal microevolutionary signals in fire response trait in two legume genera. AoB PLANTS 7: plv124.
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15- Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H. & Muasya, A.M. (2015) Phylogenetic exploration of commonly used medicinal plants in South Africa. Molecular Ecology Resources 15: 405-413.
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14- Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Nuttman, C. & Abalaka, J. (2015) A preliminary study of bird use of fig Ficus species in Amurum Forest Reserve, Nigeria. Malimbus 37: 1-15.
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2014

13- Maurin, O., Davies, T.J., Burrows, J.E., Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Muasya, A.M., Van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. (2014) Savanna fire and the origins of the “underground forests” of Africa. New Phytologist 204: 201-214.
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12- Yessoufou, K., Bamigboye, S.O., Daru, B.H. & Van der Bank, M. (2014) Evidence of constant diversification punctuated by a mass extinction in the African cycad. Ecology and Evolution 4: 50-58.
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11- Manning, J.C., Boatwright, J.S., Daru, B.H., Maurin, O. & Van der Bank, M. (2014) A molecular phylogeny and generic classification of Asphodelaceae subfamily Alooideae: A final resolution of the prickly issue of polyphyly in the Alooids? Systematic Botany 39: 55-74.
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10- Yessoufou, K., Gere, J., Daru, B.H. & Van der Bank, M. (2014) Differences in evolutionary history translate into differences in invasion success of alien mammals in South Africa. Ecology and Evolution 44: 2115-2123.
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09- Iheanacho, H.E., Njobeh, P.B., Dutton, F.M., Steenkamp, P.A., Steenkamp, L., Mthombeni, J.Q., Daru, B.H. & Makun, A.H. (2014) Morphological and molecular identification of filamentous Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus isolated from compound feeds in South Africa. Food Microbiology 44: 180-184.
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2013

08- Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Mankga, L.T. & Davies, T.J. (2013) A global trend towards the loss of evolutionarily unique species in mangrove ecosystems. PLoS ONE 8: e66686.
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07- Daru, B.H., Manning, J.C., Boatwright, J.S., Maurin, O., Maclean, N., Schaefer, H., Kuzmina, M. & Van der Bank, M. (2013) Molecular and morphological analysis of subfamily Alooideae (Asphodelaceae) and the inclusion of Chortolirion in Aloe. Taxon 62: 62-76.
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06- Kyalangalilwa, B., Boatwright, J.S., Daru, B.H., Maurin, O. & Van der Bank, M. (2013) Phylogenetic position and revised classification of Acacia s.l. (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) in Africa, including new combinations Vachellia and Senegalia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 500-523.
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05- Gere, J., Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H., Maurin, O., Mankga, L.T. & Van der Bank, M. (2013) Incorporating trnH-psbA to core DNA barcodes improves discrimination of species within southern African Combretaceae. ZooKeys 365: 127-147.
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04- Mankga, L.T., Yessoufou, K., Moteetee, A.M., Daru, B.H. & Van der Bank, M. (2013) Efficacy of the core DNA barcodes in identifying processed and poorly conserved plant materials commonly used in South African traditional medicine. ZooKeys 365: 215-233.
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2012

03- Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H. & Davies, T.J. (2012) Phylogenetic patterns of extinction risk in the Eastern Arc ecosystems, an African biodiversity hotspot. PLoS ONE 7: e47082.
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02- Yessoufou, K., Abalaka, J., Van der Bank, M. & Daru, B.H. (2012) Fig-frugivore interactions follow a constrained Brownian motion model of evolution in an Important Bird Area, West Africa. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 58: 39-51.
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01- Van der Bank, H.F., Greenfield, R., Daru, B.H. & Yessoufou, K. (2012) DNA barcoding reveals micro-evolutionary changes and river system-level phylogeographic resolution of seven populations of African silver catfish, Schilbe intermedius (Siluriformes, Schilbeidae). Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 42: 307-320.
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