My Outputs

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Pretorius, M and M. Keith. 2021. The shortfall of using capture locality records in conservation planning of South African cave-dwelling bats. African Journal of Ecology. Accepted 30/04/2021
  • Pretorius, M, T. Kearney, M. Keith, W. Markotter, E. Seamark, and H. Broders. 2021. Reproduction-specific seasonal change in body mass of Natal long-fingered bat in north-eastern South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Biology,  70,  20088. https://doi.org/10.25225/jvb.20088
  • Pretorius, M., Broders and Keith, M. 2020. Threat analysis of modeled potential migratory routes for Minopterus natalensis in South Africa. Austral Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12940  
  • Pretorius, M., Van Cakenberghe, V., Broders, H., and Keith, M. 2020. Temperature explains variation in seasonal temporal activity of Miniopterus natalensis more than moonlight or humidity. Mammal Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-020-00531-w
  • Pretorius, M., Broders, H., Seamark, E. and Keith, M. 2020. Climatic correlates of migrant Natal long-fingered bat Miniopterus natalensis phenology in north-eastern South Africa. Wildlife Research, 47(5), 404-414. https://doi.org/10.1071/WR19165
  • Pretorius, M. E., Seoraj-Pillai, N. and Pillay, N. 2019. Landscape correlates of space use in the critically endangered African wild dog Lycaon pictus. PLoS One, 14(3), e0212621
  • Pretorius, M.E., Kearney, T., Keith, M., Markotter, W., Broders, H. and Seamark, E.C.J. 2018. Increased body mass supports energy compensation hypothesis in the breeding female Natal long-fingered bat Miniopterus natalensis. Acta Chiropterologica, 20(2), 319-328
  • Kearney, T. C., Keith, M., Markotter, W., Pretorius, M. and Seamark, E. C. J. 2019. Bat species (Mammalia: Chiroptera) occurring at Telperion Nature Reserve. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, 8(8), 30-42
  • ACR. 2018. African Chiroptera Report. African Chiroptera Project, AfricanBats NPC, Pretoria, South Africa. 987 pp.  Available at: https://www.africanbats.org/Documents/ACR/2018/ACR_2018.pdf
  • ACR. 2017. African Chiroptera Report. African Chiroptera Project, AfricanBats NPC, Pretoria, South Africa. 959 pp. Available at: https://www.africanbats.org/Documents/ACR/2017/ACR_2017-main.pdf

Conference outputs

  • Pretorius, M, Borders, H. and M. Keith. 2020. Threat analysis of modelled potential migratory routes for Miniopterus natalensis in South Africa. The Conservation Symposium 2020: Conservation Approaches for Species Under Pressure I. The Conservation Symposium Online, 2 - 9 November. Available at: https://conservationsym2020.conservationsymposium.com/15302713671/programme

  • Pretorius, M.E., Seamark, E.C.J., Broders, H. and Keith, M. 2019. Climatic correlates of migrant Miniopterus natalensis phenology in north-eastern South Africa. South African Wildlife Management Association 2019: Managing biodiversity in the face of disturbance and extreme events. Wilderness, South Africa. 1 - 5 September. Available at: https://sawma.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Abstracts-SAWMA-2019.pdf 

  • Pretorius, M. E., and Seoraj-Pillai, N. 2019. Landscape correlates of space use in the critically endangered African wild dog Lycaon pictus. International Society for Ecological Modelling 2019: Symposium 17, Spatial Simulation - System dynamics and movement. Salzburg, Austria. 1 - 5 October. Available at: https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/921841/ISEM2019OralProgramme.pdf
  • Pretorius, M.  2018. Winging it: Climatic correlates of migration timing in African bat species. 2nd Meletse Research Symposium, Pretoria, South Africa. 17 August. Available at: https://africanbats.org/news/2nd-meletse-research-symposium/
  • Pretorius, M. 2017. Land cover effects on the space use of cave dwelling assemblages. Meletse Research Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa.  19 September. Available at: https://africanbats.org/news/1st-meletse-research-meeting/

Other

  • Pretorius, M. 2020. Female bats brave risky conditions for their young. The Conversation.
    https://theconversation.com/female-bats-brave-riskyconditions-for-their-young-144806  

  • Pretorius, M. 2018a. Yebo Gogga Yebo AmaBlomo 2018. African Bat Conservation News 47: 7

  • Pretorius, M. 2018b. First PIT tagging session. African Bat Conservation News 47: 4
  • Pretorius, M. 2018c. 5th AfricanBats Bat Fieldworker's course. African Bat Conservation News 47: 4 
  • Seamark, E. C. J., T. C. Kearney, and M. Pretorius. 2018a. Batting with the Friends of Dorningkloof Spruit - 18 February 2018. African Bat Conservation News 47: 5
  • Seamark, E. C. J., and M. Pretorius. 2018. Exploratory visit to Gcwihaba Cave, Botswana. African Bat Conservation News 47: 5 - 6
  • Seamark, E. C. J., M. Pretorius, and T. C. Kearney. 2018b. April 2018 - Introduction to bat biology, ecology, conservation and identification course. African Bat Conservation News 47: 6 

Student Supervision + Mentoring

  • Pangga, G. 2021 (ongoing). Quantifying crop-feeding of Pteropid bats in tropical & subtropical landscapes. EcoHealthNet 2021 Research Exchange Program.
  • Kiulia, N. 2021 (ongoing). Identifying human density hotspots in South Africa near known bat roost localities. EcoHealthNet 2021 Research Exchange Program.
  • Kudze, E. 2019-2021. Bat species richness and modelled distribution of bats in Ghana. Master of Science, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria. Co-supervisor.
  • Imbe, Y. 2018. Phenology of the Bushveld Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus simulator, Mammalia, Chiroptera) within a savanna karst landscape. BSc (Honours) Wildlife Management, University of Pretoria. Co-supervisor.
  • Winterbach, F. 2018. Phenology of the Natal Long-fingered Bat (Miniopterus natalensis) within a savanna karst landscape. BSc (Honours) Wildlife Management, University of Pretoria. Co-supervisor.