Q&A with WRG Authors


9 Questions with WRG authors

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Title of the paper: The Application of a Macroinvertebrate Indicator in Afrotropical Regions for Pesticide Pollution

Journal: Journal of Toxicology

Authors: W. Malherbe, J.H.J. van Vuren, V. Wepener

Title of the paper: A century of taxonomic uncertainty: re-description of two species of tapeworms (Diphyllobothriidea) from Arctic seals

Journal: Polar Biology

Authors: B.C. Schaeffner, O. Ditrich, R. Kuchta

Title of the paper: Two new species of Hepatozoon (Apicomplexa: Hepatozoidae) parasitising species of Philothamnus (Ophidia: Colubridae) from South Africa

Journal: Folia Parasitologica

Authors: C. A. Cook, E. C. Netherlands, J. van As, N. J. Smit

Title of the paper: Human Health Risk from Consumption of Marine Fish Contaminated with DDT and its Metabolites in Maputo Bay, Mozambique

Journal: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Authors: L. A. Thompson, Y. Ikenaka, Y. B. Yohannes, T. Ichise, G. Ito, N. Bortey-Sam, J. J. van Vuren, V. Wepener, N. J. Smit, W. S. Darwish, S. M. M. Nakayama, H. Mizukawa, M. Ishizuka

Title of the paper: Monophyly of the species of Hepatozoon (Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae) parasitizing (African) anurans, with the description of three new species from hyperoliid frogs in South Africa

Journal: Parasitology

Authors: E.C. Netherlands, C.A. Cook, L.H. Du Preez, M.P.M. Vanhove, L. Brendonck, N.J. Smit

Title of the paper: Distribution of perfluorinated compounds (PFASs) in the aquatic environment of the industrially polluted Vaal River, South Africa

Journal: The Science of the Total Environment

Authors: T. Groffen, V. Wepener, W. Malherbe & L. Bervoets

Title of the paper: Irrigation water quality and the threat it poses to crop production: evaluating the status of the Crocodile (West) and Marico catchments, South Africa

Journal: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Authors: G.C. du Preez, V. Wepener, H. Fourie, M.S. Daneel

Title of the paper: Host-dependent differences in measures of condition associated with Anilocra spp. parasitism in two coral reef fishes

Journal: Environmental Biology of Fish

Authors: R.L. Welicky, D.C. Parkyn, P.C. Sikkel

Title of the paper: Fish consumption from urban impoundments: What are the health risks associated with DDTs and other organochlorine pesticides in fish to township residents of a major inland city

Journal: Science of The Total Environment

Authors: W. Pheiffer, N.J. Wolmarans, R. Gerber, Y.B. Yohannes, Y. Ikenaka, M. Ishizuka, N.J. Smit, V. Wepener, R. Pieters


Title of the paper: Redescription of the genus Afrodiplozoon Khotenovski, 1981 and its only known species Afrodiplozoon polycotyleus (Paperna, 1973) (Monogenea: Diplozoidae) using a combined multidisciplinary approach

Journal: Parasitology International

Authors: I. Přikrylová, S. Mašová, M. Gelnar, M.M. Matla, S. Tavakol, W.J. Luus-Powell

Title of the paper: Small but diverse: larval trematode communities in the small freshwater planorbids Gyraulus albus and Segmentina nitida (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) from the Ruhr River, Germany

Journal: Parasitology Research

Authors: J. Schwelm, M. Soldánová, T. Vyhlídalová, B. Sures, C. Selbach

Title of the paper: Biomarkers in tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus) as indicators of metal and organic pollution in ecologically sensitive subtropical rivers

Journal: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Authors: R. Gerber, N.J. Smit, J.H.J. van Vuren, Y. Ikenaka, V. Wepener






Title of the paper: Insights into the drivers of histopathological changes and potential as bio-indicator of riverine health of an aquatic apex predator from a premier conservation area: A multiple lines of evidence and multivariate statistics approach

Journal: Ecological Indicators

Authors: R. Gerber, G.M. Wagenaar, W. Smith, Y. Ikenaka, N.J. Smit