Research

Papers

1.Carstens, K. F. (2014). Egg-capping in the Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri. Ostrich, 85 (1), 89-91.

2.Carstens, KF., Kassanjee, R., Little, R.M., Ryan, P.G. & Hockey, P.A.R. (2019). Breeding success and population growth of Southern Ground Hornbills Bucorvus leadbeateri in an area supplemented with nest boxes. Bird Conservation International 29(4): 627–643.

3.Carstens, K.F., Kassanjee, R., Little, R.M., Ryan, P.G. & Hockey, P.A.R. (2019). The effects of weather, group size and type of nest on the timing of egg-laying in the Southern Ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri. Journal of Ornithology 160(3): 633–640.

4.Carstens, K.F., Kassanjee, R., Little, R.M., Ryan, P.G. & Hockey, P.A.R. (2019). Natal dispersal in the Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri. Ostrich 90(2): 119–127.

5.Wilson, G. & Hockey, P. A. (2013). Causes of Variable Reproductive Performance by Southern Ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri and Implications for Management. Ibis, 155(3), 476-484.

6.Zoghby, B. A., Ryan, P. G., Little, R. M., Reid, T. & Hockey, P. A. (2015). Seasonal Changes in Movement and Habitat use by Southern Ground-Hornbills in the South African Lowveld. Ostrich, 86(1-2), 87-95.

7.Zoghby, B.A., Little, R.M., Ryan, P.G. & Hockey, P.A.R. (2016). Patterns of roost site selection and use by Southern Ground-Hornbills in north-eastern South Africa. Ostrich, 87(2): 125–130.

Thesis and Dissertation

Honours degrees:

Dickens, J. (2010). How much is enough? Calibrating satellite telemetry for Southern Ground-Hornbills (Unpublished honours thesis). University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa.

Masters degrees:

Wilson, G. (2010) What causes variation in the reproductive performance of groups of Southern Ground-Hornbills Bucorvus leadbeateri? (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa.

Wyness, W. (2011). Home Range Use by Southern Ground-Hornbills (Bucorvus leadbeateri)- Quantifying Seasonal Habitat Selection and Vegetation Characteristics (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa.

Zogby, B.A. (2015). Fine-Scale Movements and Habitat Use of the Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa.

PhD degrees:

Carstens, K.F. (2017). Nest boxes as a Conservation Tool for the Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa.

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