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Helen James


Dr Helen Barber-James is a freshwater biologist in the Department of Freshwater Invertebrates, which houses a collection of over 1.5 million specimens, including limited material from other African countries. She has over 25 years of research experience, focussing in particular on the biodiversity, systematics and biogeography of freshwater invertebrates, especially the Ephemeroptera (mayflies). These are one of several insect groups that are frequently encountered during studies on freshwater ecosystems, especially rivers, and play an important role as bioindicators of the state of the aquatic environment they inhabit. As a research associate of Rhodes University and SAIAB (South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity), Helen lectures undergraduate courses on freshwater insects, and supervises post graduate student projects. She is also the Eastern Cape auditor for the National River Health Program, and assesses the practitioners’ abilities to perform the South African biomonitoring protocol, known as SASS5. As part of the museum’s outreach program, she does occasional teaching sessions for school groups, and public lectures. She is passionate about biodiversity studies and relating this to environmental conservation. Helen is a mother of three teenage daughters, and balances her career with bringing up her children.

Contact: h.james@ru.ac.za

Phone: +27(0)46 622 2312 ext 229

 

PUBLICATIONS

(Publishing as Barber until 1992, and Barber-James after marriage).

PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

  1. Tree, A.J. and Barber, H.M. 1982. Bird species diversity in Acacia albida woodland of the Middle Zambezi. The Zimbabwe Science News. 16(4) 79-81. (Part of a series of studies done by Zimbabwe Schools Exploration Society in 1981)

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1994. South African mayflies - a renewed emphasis. South Africa Journal of Science 90: 565-566.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and McCafferty, W.P. 1997. Review and a New Species of the African Genus Acanthiops (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae). Annales de Limnologie 33(2): 85-92.

 

  1. McCafferty, W.P., Lugo-Ortiz, C.R. and Barber-James, H.M. 1997. Micksiops, a new genus of small minnow mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Africa. Entomological News 108(5): 363-366.

 

  1. Lugo-Ortiz, C.R., de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2000. A taxonomic and ecological review of Pseudocloeon glaucum (Agnew) (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae). African Entomology 8(2): 281-288.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C., Barber-James, H.M., Harrison, A.D. and Lugo-Ortiz,  C.R. 2000. The macroinvertebrates of the Cunene River from the Ruacana Falls to the river mouth and assessment of the conservation status of the river. African Journal of Aquatic Science 25: 105-122.

 

  1. Lugo-Ortiz, C.R., Barber-James, H.M., McCafferty, W.P and de Moor, F.C. 2001. A non-paraphyletic classification of the Afrotropical genus Acanthiops Waltz & McCafferty Ephemeroptera: Baetidae). African Entomology 9(1): 1-15.

 

  1. Roux, D., de Moor, F.C., Cambray, J.A and Barber-James, H.M. 2002. Use of landscape-level river signatures in conservation planning: a South African case study. Conservation Ecology 6(2): 6. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol6/iss2/art6

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2004. A preliminary investigation into the influence of turbulence on larval feeding in two species of Blackfly, Simulium chutteri Lewis and Simulium nigritarse Coquilett (Diptera, Simuliidae), from the Great Fish River, South Africa. Annals of the Eastern Cape Museums 3: 16-24.

 

  1. McCafferty, W. P. and Barber-James, H.M. 2005. Tanzaniops, replacement name for certain African Baetidae (Ephemeroptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107: 238.

 

  1. Monaghan, M.T., Gattolliat, J-L, Sartori, M., Elouard, J-M., James, H.M., Derleth, P., Glaizot, O., de Moor, F. and Vogler, A.P. 2005. Trans-oceanic and endemic origins of the small minnow mayflies (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) of Madagascar. Proceedings of the Royal Society. B. 272: 1829-1836.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2007. Freshwater invertebrate fauna of the Tristan da Cunha islands (South Atlantic Ocean), with new records for Inaccessible and Nightingale Islands. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. 62(1). 24-36.

 

  1. Alarie, Y., Mariano C., Michat, M.A. and Barber-James. H.M. 2007. Larval morphology of Liodessus Guignot: generic characteristics, descriptions of five species and comparisons with other members of the tribe Bidessini (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Zootaxa.  1516: 1-21.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M., Gattolliat, J-L., Sartori, M. and Hubbard, M.D. 2008. Global Diversity of mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Insecta) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 339-350.

  1. Gattolliat, J-L, Barber-James, H.M and Monaghan, M.T. 2009. New species and generic delimitation of the Afrotropical Baetidae (Ephemeroptera) genera Bugilliesia and Cheleocloeon. Aquatic Insects 31(3): 167-186.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2010. Two new species of Prosopistoma (Ephemeroptera: Prosopistomatidae) from South Africa and Swaziland. African Entomology  18(1): 147–165.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2010. Neotype erection, redescription of the larva and first description of the winged stages of Prosopistoma variegatum Latreille, 1833 (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) from Madagascar. Aquatic Insects 32(3): 215 – 243. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/AGHnQrKrpDYcINrbVhNu/full

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and Gattolliat, J-L. 2012. How well are Afrotropical mayflies known? Status of current knowledge, practical applications and future directions. Inland Waters. 2: 1-9.

 

  1. Pereira da Conceicoa, L.L., Price, B.W., Barber-James, H.M., Barker, N.P., de Moor, F.C. and Villet, M.H. 2012. Cryptic variation in an ecological indicator organism: mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data confirm distinct lineages of Baetis harrisoni Barnard (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in southern Africa. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12(26): 1-14. ISSN 1471-2148  http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/12/26.

 

  1. Woodford DJ, Barber-James HM, Bellingan TA, Day JA, de Moor FC, Gouws J, Weyl OLF. 2013. Immediate impact of piscicide operations on a Cape Floristic Region aquatic insect assemblage: a lesser of two evils? Journal of Insect Conservation. 17 (5): 959–973. ISSN 1366-638X J   DOI 10.1007/s10841-013-9578-4.

 

  1. Pereira-da-Conceicoa, L.L. and Barber-James, H.M. Redescription and lectotype designation of the endemic South African mayfly Lestagella penicillata Barnard (Ephemeroptera: Teloganodidae). Zootaxa. Submitted 13/08/2013.

 

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1995. A preliminary survey of the Ephemeroptera of the north east Cape Rivers, South Africa. Chapter 7. 97-109. In: Corkum, L.D. and Ciborowski, J.J.H. (eds). Current Directions in Research on Ephemeroptera. 478pp. Proceedings of the VIIth International Conference on Ephemeroptera, Orono, Maine, 1992. ISBN 1-55130-075-3.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2003. The Biogeography of Prosopistomatidae, with a particular emphasis on Southern African species.  263-270. In: Gaino E. (ed). Research Update on Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera. Universitá di Perugia, Perugia, Italy. 488pp. Proceedings of the 2001 Joint Meeting X International Conference on Ephemeroptera, XIV International Symposium on Plecoptera. 5-11 August 2001, Perugia, Italy.

 

  1. Belfiore, C., Barber-James, H.M. and Gaino, E. 2003. The eggs of Afronurus Lestage, 1924 (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae): A cue for phylogenetic relationships. 113-116. In: Gaino E. (ed). Research Update on Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera. Universitá di Perugia, Perugia, Italy. 488pp. Proceedings of the 2001 Joint Meeting X International Conference on Ephemeroptera, XIV International Symposium on Plecoptera. 5-11 August 2001, Perugia, Italy. http://www.ephemeroptera-galactica.com/mfbib_b.php

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2008. A synopsis of the Afrotropical Tricorythidae. In: Hauer, F.R, J. A. Stanford and R. L. Newell (eds.). International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.  Entomology 128: 187-203. ISBN 978-0-520-09868-8. http://repositories.odib.org/ucpress/  Triennial Joint Meeting of the Xi International Conference on Ephemeroptera and XV International Symposium on Plecoptera. Flathead lake Biological Station, University of Montana, 2004.

 

  1. Gattolliat,J-L., Monaghan, M.T., Sartori, M., Elouard, J-M., Barber-James, H.M., Derleth, P., Glaizot, O,  de Moor, F.C. and Vogler. A.P. 2008.  A molecular analysis of the Afrotropical Baetidae. In: Hauer, F.R, J. A. Stanford and R. L. Newell (eds.). International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.  Entomology 128: 219-232. ISBN 978-0-520-09868-8.  http://repositories.odib.org/ucpress/ Triennial Joint Meeting of the XI International Conference on Ephemeroptera and XV International Symposium on Plecoptera. Flathead lake Biological Station, University of Montana, 2004.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2009. A preliminary phylogeny of Prosopistomatidae (Ephemeroptera) based on morphological characters of the larvae, and an assessment of their distribution. In: Staniczek, A.H. (ed). International Perspectives in Mayfly and Stonefly Research. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ephemeroptera and the 16th International Symposium on Plecoptera, Stuttgart 2008, Aquatic Insects, 31, Supplement 1, 1-739. ISSN 0165-0424. pp. 149-166. Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, UK. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/V6JGB2Zgu4njUT38Q28B/full

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and de Moor, F.C. (submitted). Mating behaviour and life history of the Prosopistomatidae (Ephemeroptera) derived from studies of morphology. Proceedings of the Joint XIII International Conference on Ephemeroptera, XVII International Symposium on  Plecoptera Limnology.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS 


  1. Barber-James, H.M. and Lugo-Ortiz, C.R. 2003. Chapter 2: Ephemeroptera. In: de Moor, IJ, J.A.Day and F.C. de Moor (eds). Guides to the Freshwater Invertebrates of Southern Africa. Volume 7: Insecta 1.16-159. Water Research Commission, Gezina, South Africa. ISBN 1-77005-017-5

 

  1. Balian,  E.,  Harrison, I.J.,  Barber-James, H.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Chambers, P., Cordeiro, J.,  Cumberlidge, N., de Moor, F.C., Gascon,  C., Kalkman, V., van Dijk, P.P. and Yeo,  D. 2010.  Chapter 1. A Wealth of Life - Species Diversity in Freshwater Systems. In: Mittermeier, C.G., Mittermeier, R.A., Farrell, T.A., Harrison, I.J., Upgren, A.J., and Brooks, T.M. (Eds). Freshwater - The Essence of Life.  Cemex Conservation Book Series. 299 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9841686-2-0.

  

ACTIVELY MAINTAINED WEBSITES

     1.   Barber-James, H.M., Sartori, M., Gattolliat, J-L. and Webb, J.  World checklist on Ephemeroptera. In:             The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment (FADA). Belgium.                                                                     http://fada.biodiversity.be/group/show/35  Updated February 2013

     2.    Barber-James H.M, Sartori M., Gattolliat J.-L. & Webb J. (2013). Catalogue of Life.                                      http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all/key/Ephemeroptera/   World checklist of freshwater                      Ephemeroptera species (version Feb 2013). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 24th September           2013   (Roskov Y., Kunze T., Paglinawan L., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Culham A., Bailly N.,              Kirk P.,  Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds). Digital resource at               www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Reading, UK.

     3.     Barber-James, H.M.  Interactive key to the Afrotropical Prosopistomatidae (Ephemeroptera), and other           information in Prosopistomatidae. http://prosopistomatidae.myspecies.info/#overlay-context=biblio

 

ORAL PAPERS OR POSTERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber, H.M. 1988. An Identification Guide to the larval stages of the Trichoptera of southern Africa. Limnological Society of Southern Africa 25th Anniversary Congress. Abstract pp.32-33. Poster presentation. 
  2. Jacot Guillarmod A., Gardiner, A.J. and Barber, H.M. 1990. Studies on Habenaria arenaria Lindl. (Orchidaceae) in the Eastern Cape. 16th Annual SAAB Conference 1990, Grahamstown. Abstract p.26. Oral paper.
  3. Palmer, R.W. and Barber, H.M. 1990. The effect of water flow on the distribution of blackfly (Diptera, Simuliidae) larvae. ZSSA Symposium, Port Elizabeth. Abstract p.25. Oral paper.
  4. Scott, K.M.F., de Moor, F.C. and Barber, H.M. 1991. Three recently erected families of Trichoptera endemic to South Africa, the Hydrosalpingidae, Petrothrincidae and the Barbarothonidae (Scott 1985); Gondwanaland Relicts. SASAQS - Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Ecosystems Conference proceedings. Abstract p.82. Poster presentation.
  5. Barber, H.M. 1991. Freshwater Fauna of the South Atlantic Island, Inaccessible. SASAQS - Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Ecosystems Conference proceedings. Abstract p.15. Oral paper.
  6. Barber, H.M. 1992. Ephemeroptera of the North East Cape Rivers, South Africa. VIIth International Conference on Ephemeroptera. Abstract p.16. Oral paper.
  7. Barber-James, H.M. 1994. Systematics, Ecology and the South African Mayfly fauna. At: South African Society of Aquatic Sciences, Conference on aquatic ecosystems, Port Elizabeth. Conference proceedings, Abstract p.17. Oral paper.
  8. Barber-James, H.M. 1995. Mayfly diversity in Southern Africa. Proceedings of the Tenth Entomological Congress, Entomological Society of Southern Africa. Abstract p.5. Oral paper
  9. Barber-James, H.M. 1997. Recent development in mayfly taxonomy, and identification implications. At: 34th symposium of Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists. Mtinzini, KwaZulu-Natal. Conference proceedings, Abstract p.23. Oral paper.
  10. de Moor, F.C., Barber-James, H.M. and Dickens, C.W.S. 1997. Using macroinvertebrates to determine the flow requirements of the Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal. 2. A detailed taxonomic perspective. At: 34th symposium of Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists. Mtinzini, KwaZulu-Natal. Conference proceedings, Abstract p.31. Oral paper.
  11. Mangold, S.J., de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 1998. The Albany Museum's National Collection of Freshwater Invertebrates: Research Directions and Management Applications. National Rivers Initiative, SASAQS conference proceedings, Pietermaritzburg. Abstract p.29. Oral paper.
  12. Barber-James, H.M. 1999. The consequence of Phylogenetic Systematics on the understanding of the mayfly (Ephemeroptera) fauna of South Africa. At: The Inaugural Conference of the South African Society for Systematic Biology. Abstract p.42. Poster presentation.
  13. Barber-James, H.M. 1999. A preliminary survey of the mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of the Kunene River, Namibia. At: 35th symposium of Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists. Swakopmund, Namibia. Conference proceedings, Abstract p.3. Oral paper.
  14. Villet, M.H., Barker, N.P., Barber-James, H.M., Bellamy, C., Bills, R., Brendonck, L., Brock, P., Coetzee, L., Crouch, T., Day, J., de Moor, F.C., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.,   Gess, F., Gess, F., Gibbons, M., Greenslade, P., Griffiths, C., Hamer, M., Harrison, A., Hedge, T., Herbert,  D., Heyne,  M., Irish, J., Kilburn, R., Kok, D., Londt, J., Mansell, M., Martens, K., Mianzan, H., Millar, I., Polack, D., Prendini, L., Prinsloo, G., Rayner, N., Reavell, P., Robertson, H., Roeveld, M., Seaman, M., Segerman, J., Stiller, M., Thandar, A., Toms, R.,  Turner, A., Ueckermann, E., van der Land, J., van Noort, S. and Watson, M. 2000.  An Audit of Animal Diversity in South Africa. Systematics and Conservation. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Systematics: Second Conference of the South African Society for Systematic Biology. Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal 10-14 Jul 2000. Abstracts pp. 3-4. Oral paper.
  15. Barber-James, H.M. 2001. The Biogeography of Afrotropical Prosopistomatidae. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ephemeroptera, XIV International Symposium on Plecoptera. 5-11 August 2001, Perugia, Italy. Abstracts p. 71. Oral paper.
  16. Belfiore, C., Barber-James, H.M. and Gaino, E. 2001. The eggs of Afronurus Lestage, 1924 (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae). Proceedings of the Xth International Conference on Ephemeroptera, XIV International Symposium on Plecoptera. 5-11 August 2001, Perugia, Italy. Abstracts p. 42. Oral paper.
  17. Barber-James, H.M. 2004. A brief synopsis of the Afrotropical Tricorythidae (Ephemeroptera). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ephemeroptera, XV International Symposium on Plecoptera. 22-29 August 2004. Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana.  Abstracts p. 3. Oral paper.
  18. Monaghan, M.T., Gattolliat, J-L., Sartori, M., Elouard, J-M., Barber-James, H.M., Derleth, P., Glaizot, O., de Moor, F.C. and Vogler, A.P. 2004 Aug. Habitat type as a predictor of the Trans-oceanic and endemic origins of the small minnow Mayflies (Ephemeroptera; Baetidae) of Madagascar. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ephemeroptera and the 15th International Symposium on Plecoptera. Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana, USA 22-29 August 2004. Abstract p 6. Oral paper delivered by J-L Gattolliat.
  19. Barber-James, H.M. 2005. Recent Observations in the Afrotropical Tricorythidae (Ephemeroptera). 5th congress of the Southern African Society for Systematic Biology. Goudini Spa, Western Cape 2-4 February 2005. Abstracts p. 6. Oral paper.
  20. de Moor, F.C., Barber-James, H.M. and Cambray, J. 2005. The Albany Museum’s Makana Biodiversity Centre, helping to understand aquatic invertebrate and fish biodiversity, contributing to identifying biotic river signatures. Oral presentation by R. Bills at River Signatures workshop, UCT, 28 February 2005.
  21. Barber-James, H.M. 2005. The systematics and biogeography of the mayfly family Prosopistomatidae (order Ephemeroptera). In Proceedings of the 15th Entomological Congress. Grahamstown. Abstracts p. 7. Poster presentation.
  22. Barber-James, H.M., Sartori, M., Gattolliat, J-L. and Hubbard, M.D. 2005. Oct. Taxonomic and biogeographic diversity of Ephemeroptera. In:  Estelle Balian (compiler). A global assessment of animal diversity in continental waters. Workshop. Elewijt (Brussels) Belgium. October 13-16. Organised by the Royal Institute for Natural Sciences Brussels. Draft Documents 32:1-15.
  23. Sartori, M., Barber-James, H.M., Gattolliat, J-L. and Hubbard, M.D. 2005. A global assessment of animal diversity in freshwater. Ephemeroptera (Mayflies). Poster presentation presented at Workshop “An assessment of animal diversity in continental waters”. Elewijt (Brussels) Belgium, October 13-16. Organised by the Royal Institute for Natural Sciences Brussels.
  24. Barber-James, H.M. 2008. Phylogeny of Prosopistomatidae (Ephemeroptera) based on morphological characters of the nymphs, with a biogeographical interpretation. International Joint Meeting XVI International Symposium on Plecoptera, XII International Conference on Ephemeroptera, Museum am Löwentor, Stuttgart. Abstracts p. 30. Oral paper.
  25. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2008. The distribution of Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera in the tributary rivers of the Doring and Olifants Rivers, South West Cape, South Africa, and implications for conservation planning. Program and Exhibitor Directory, XXIII International Congress of Entomology, 6-12 July, International Convention Centre, Durban. Abstract No. 3411. P 240. Poster presentation.
  26. Pereira da Conceicoa, L.L., Barber-James, H.M., Price, B.W., Barker, N.P. and Villet, M.H. 2008. Molecular studies on Baetis harrisoni (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae), using two mitochondrial genes, CO1 and 16S, to distinguish species level differences between populations. Program and Exhibitor Directory, XXIII International Congress of Entomology, 6-12 July, International Convention Centre, Durban. Abstract No. 803. P 238. Poster presentation.
  27. de Moor F.C. and Barber-James H.M. 2009. The distribution of Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera in the tributary rivers of the Doring and mainstream Olifants Rivers, South West Cape, South Africa and implications for conservation planning. Poster presentation. abstract 45 pg 23. In: Programme & Abstracts 13th International Symposium on Trichoptera University of Lodz, Bialowieza, Poland 22-27 June 2009. Previously presented at XXIII International Congress of Entomology. 6-12 July 2008. 
  28. de Moor, F.C., Barber-James, H.M. and Weeks, D.C. 2010. The Albany Museum’s Freshwater Invertebrate Collection Data – SABIF migration. Poster presented at SABIF handover event, Cape Town 25 March 2010.
  29. Barber-James, H.M. and Gattolliat, J-L. 2010. How well are Afrotropical mayflies known? Practical applications of well-identified mayflies. 31st Congress of the International Limnological Society (SIL), Cape Town 15-20 August 2010.  Program and abstracts p. 15. Oral paper. 
  30. Barber-James, H.M.  2011. Fossils, molecules and morphology: an in-depth look at the historical biogeography of the mayfly family Prosopistomatidae (Insecta: Ephemeroptera). Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the Southern African Society for Systematic Biology SSN 2219-410X. Southern African Society for Systematic Biology (SASSB), Grahamstown 19-21 January 2011.  Program and abstracts p. 8. Oral paper. SSN 2219-410X.
  31. Price, B.W., Pereira da Conceicoa, L.L., Barber-James, H.M., Barker, N.P., de Moor, F.C.  and Villet, M.H. 2011. Cryptic variation in an ecological indicator organism: detection of independent lineages in Baetis harrisoni (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in southern Africa. Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the Southern African Society for Systematic Biology. SSN 2219-410X Southern African Society for Systematic Biology (SASSB), Grahamstown 19-21 January 2011.  Program and abstracts p. 85. Poster paper.
  32. Barber-James, H.M. and de Moor, F.C. 2012. Mating behaviour and life history of the Prosopistomatidae (Ephemeroptera) derived from studies of morphology. Joint XIII International Conference on Ephemeroptera, XVII International Symposium on Plecoptera held in Wakayama City, Japan 3-10 June 2012. Program and abstracts p.36. Oral paper. 
  33. Pereira da Conceicoa, L.L. and Barber-James, H.M. 2012. A preliminary investigation of the diversity of Teloganodidae (Ephemeroptera) in South African rivers. Joint XIII International Conference on Ephemeroptera, XVII International Symposium on Plecoptera held in Wakayama City, Japan 3-10 June 2012. Program and abstracts p.38. Oral paper.
  34. de Moor, F.C., Barber-James, H.M.  and Weeks, D.C. 2012. The Albany Museum’s FWI National Aquatic Invertebrate Collection and its ongoing development. SANBI report back meeting, Cape Town, June 2012. Poster paper.
  35. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M.  2012. Effects of alien vegetation on lotic freshwater invertebrate species diversity in South Africa. Workshop: Managing invasive alien plants, applying systematic planning techniques and conserving freshwater ecosystems. SanParks and NMMU George Campus (Saasveld). August 2012. Oral paper.
  36. Pereira-da-Conceicoa LL and Barber-James HM.The use and abuse of SASS: why detailed taxonomic work is vital for conservation; a case study using Teloganodidae (Ephemeroptera). Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists (SASAQS) 2013 Conference 30 June- 4 July, Arniston, Western Cape. Abstract p. 30. Oral paper.
  37. Barber-James HM. Ephemeroptera as tools for biogeography - unravelling the past and conserving the future, a case study using global diversity of Prosopistomatidae. Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS), Münster, Germany. 1-5 July 2013. Abstract p. 27. Poster paper.


RESEARCH REPORTS

 

  1. James, N.P.E. and Barber, H.M. 1990. An investigation into the species composition and conservation status of the aquatic fauna of the Palmiet River, Aucklands Farm, Grahamstown District. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology Report 12 pp.

 

  1. James, N.P.E. and Barber, H.M. 1991. A Survey of the fishes of the Elands and Crocodile Rivers in the vicinity of the SAPPI Kraft Pulp and Paper Mill at Ngodwana, Eastern Transvaal. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology Investigational Report No. 37. 13pp.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1994. The identification and synthesis of the Ephemeroptera. In: de Moor, F.C. A preliminary survey of the aquatic invertebrates, with an emphasis on the Insecta, of the permanent Dolomitic waters of the western Transvaal. Albany Museum Report. In: Conservation of Dolomitic Ecosystems. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology Final Report. 19pp.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 1994. A survey of the Freshwater Invertebrates of the North East Cape Rivers. Albany Museum Contract Report. 65pp.

 

  1. James, N.P.E. and Barber-James, H.M. 1994. A preliminary survey of the fish and aquatic invertebrate fauna of the Ngodwana River, Elands River System, and some recommendations for catchment conservation. Part 1. Unpublished report for SAPPI Kraft Ltd, South Africa. 20 pp.

 

  1. Cambray, J.A., de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 1995. Influence of alien invasive vegetation on the distribution and status of fish and aquatic invertebrates of the Baviaanskloof wilderness complex. Albany Museum Contract Report. 75pp.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and de Moor, F.C. 1995. An exploratory survey of the macroinvertebrta fauna of the Mpofana and Lions Rivers, KwaZulu-Natal, to assess the possible impact of a proposed inter-basin transfer from the Mooi to the Mgeni River system. Albany Museum Contract Report. 33pp.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C., Barber-James H.M. and Mangold S.J. 1998. A survey and synthesis of previous surveys conducted along the Mkomazi and Mkomazana Rivers to advise on instream flow and ecological requirements of the aquatic biota with particular reference to the macroinvertebrates. Albany Museum Contract Report. 92 pp.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James H.M. 1998. A survey of the macroinvertebrate diversity at the proposed sites for Springrove Dam (Mooi River) and Dartington Dam (Little Mooi and Hlatikulu Rivers) to advise on which dam site would cause the least ecological disturbance. Albany Museum Contract Report. 48 pp.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C., Barber-James, H.M. and Lugo-Ortiz, C.R. 1999. An exploratory survey and synthesis of previous surveys conducted along the Tugela (Thukela) and Bushmans Rivers to advise on instream flow requirements of the macroinvertebrates. Albany Museum Contract Report.75 pp.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and  Barber-James, H.M. 2000 Mar. Interpretation of SASS4 scores determined   in 1999 for selected rivers in the vicinity of East London as part of the baseline monitoring programme for the proposed waste disposal site at Roundhill. Albany Museum Contract Report. 5 pp.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and  Barber-James, H.M. 2000 May. May 2000 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London Municipal waste disposal site; baseline monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 36 pp. (incl. Appendices).     

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2000 (June). Assessment of the risk of the proposed waste disposal dump, to be sited at Roundhill, East London, to the aquatic macroinvertebrate biota in the waters draining from that site and June 2000 SASS4 survey of aquatic invertebrates from additional sites for East London waste disposal site baseline monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 34 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and  Barber-James, H.M. 2000 (Aug). August 2000 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London Municipal waste disposal site: baseline monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 40 pp. (incl. Appendices).                   

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2000. (Sept). Preliminary investigation of the freshwater macroinvertebrates in the Salt River, in relation to the proposed stocking of trout into the upper Salt River, Farm 236, The Crags. Environmental Impact Assessment Report. Albany Museum Contract Report. 18 pp.                   

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and  Barber-James, H.M. 2000 (Dec). November 2000 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London Municipal waste disposal site: baseline monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 40 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2001. Summary and synthesis of aquatic macro-invertebrate surveys from March 1999 to January 2001 for East London municipal waste disposal site: preconstruction phase baseline monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 48 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and  Barber-James, H.M. 2001 (Mar). Report on the Second Survey of macroinvertebrates to assess the potential impact of trout stocking in the upper Salt River, The Crags. Albany Museum Contract Report. 32 pp.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and de Moor, F.C. 2001 (Apr). January 2001 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London Municipal waste disposal site: baseline monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 39 pp.  (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and  Barber-James, H.M. 2001 (June). May 2001 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London Municipal waste disposal site: baseline monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 36 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and  Barber-James, H.M. 2001 (September). August 2001 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London Municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 38 pp. (incl. Appendices).      

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M., J.A. Cambray, F.C. de Moor and D. Roux. 2002. (Jan.). Preliminary survey and desktop approach to conservation planning of freshwater ecosystems in the greater Addo Elephant National Park (GAENP). Final Freshwater Aquatic Report. 61pp with 3 maps.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2002. (Mar). February 2002 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 37 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and F.C. de Moor. 2002 (Jun). May 2002 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 38 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2002 (Oct). October 2002 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 38 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2003 (Jan). December 2002 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 38 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2003. (Aug). Assessment of the diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates in the upper Kabouga River, to evaluate the impact the construction of a dam would have on this fauna. Albany Museum Contract Report. 21pp.

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2003 (Sept). August 2003 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 38 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and F.C. de Moor. 2004 (Jan). December 2003 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report. 39 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2004. May 2004 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report.  40 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2004 (June). Report on the macro-invertebrates in the tributaries of the Holo Hlahtsi Dam, collected in April 2004. Albany Museum Contract Report. 12pp (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and F.C. de Moor. 2005. December 2004 survey of aquatic invertebrates for East London municipal waste disposal site: construction phase monitoring of surface waters. Albany Museum Contract Report.  39 pp. (incl. Appendices).

 

  1. de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, H.M. 2007. A Survey of the aquatic macroinvertebrates of selected tributary rivers of the Olifants and Doring Rivers in the Cederberg, western Cape to help assess conservation status and assist conservation planning of the biodiversity of these rivers. Report for Western Cape Nature Conservation. 10pp. (Included in a report for the Water Research Commission).

 

  1. Dickens, C., M.Graham, G. de Winnaar, K. Hodgson, F. Tiba, R. Sekwele, S. Sikhakhane, F. de Moor, H. Barber-James and K. van Niekerk. 2008. The impacts of high winter flow releases from an impoundment on in-stream ecological processes. WRC Report No. 1307/1/08. 155pp.

 

  1. F.C. de Moor and Barber-James, H.M. 2011. The Aquatic Macroinvertebrates of the Malagarasi River, Tanzania. 12pp. Report for SAIAB.

 

  1. Woodford, D.J., de Moor, F.C., Barber-James, H.M., Bellingan, T., Ellender, B. and Weyl, O.L.F. 2011. May. Monitoring the impact and recovery of the biota of the Rondegat River after the removal of alien fishes. Field report with findings of summer survey on aquatic macro-invertebrates, fish and amphibians before treatment. Deliverable 5-7 Water Research Commission Progress report K8-922 13pp.

 

  1. Woodford DJ, Weyl OLF, Cunningham M, Bellingan TA, de Moor FC, Barber-James HM, Day JA, Ellender BR, Richardson NK  2012. November. Monitoring the Impact and Recovery of the Biota of the Rondegat River after the Removal of Alien Fishes. Water Research Commission Report No. KV 304/12 ISBN 978-1-4312-0345-1 72 pp.

 

  1. de Moor FC and Barber-James HM. 2013. The freshwater invertebrate communities of streams in the Mount Nimba region of Guinea,West Africa. Contract report for Golder Associates Project No 1113330033. 61pp.

 

  POPULAR ARTICLES or PRESENTATIONS

 

  1. Barber, H.M. 1989 September. Adventures on Marion Island. The Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum. 12(4): 2-5.

 

  1. Barber, H.M. 1990 September. The Lonely Isle. The Phoenix.  3(2) 18-21.

 

  1. Barber, H.M. 1990. Inaccessible Island. Consumers against Pollution Newsletter. 2(3): 8.

 

  1. Barber, H.M. 1991 April. The Rhodes University - Albany Museum Expedition to Madagascar. The Elephant's Child 14(2): 6.

 

  1. Barber, H.M. and N.P.E. James. 1991. The search for Chiloglanis bifurcus, the endangered rock-catlet. The Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum. 14 (4): 14.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. and F.C. de Moor. 1992. Freshwater animals in the North east Cape rivers. The Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum. 15(3): 4-5.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1992. Mayflies in Maine. The Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum 15(6): 8.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1993. Wild Orchids. The Phoenix 6(2): 10-12.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1993. Inaccessible. The Naturalist 37(2): 8.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1995. Fascinating facts about water insects. Hadeda. Environmental Education sheet of the Albany Museum. 1(5): 4pp.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1996. Interesante feite omtrent water insekte. Hadeda. Environmental Education sheet of the Albany Museum. 1(5): 4pp. (Translated into Afrikaans by M. Barber).  

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1997. Indaba ezimnandi ngezi lwanyana (irhorho) zamanzi. Hadeda. Environmental Education sheet of the Albany Museum. 1(5): 4pp. (Translated into Xhosa by C. Zingela).

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1999. Aquatic Scientists to Namibia. Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum 22(2): 6-7

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2001. Life in a pond or stream. Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum 24(2): 1-2

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2001. Report on the Joint X International Conference on Ephemeroptera (Mayflies) and XIV International Symposium on Plecoptera (Stoneflies) in Perugia, Italy. The Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum. 24(2): 10.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2003. Guides to the Freshwater Invertebrates of Southern Africa. The Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum. 28(2): 6.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2004. In search of mayflies. The Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum. 28(1): 2-4.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2004. An inspiring visit to the USA and UK. The Elephant's Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum  28(3): 3-4

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2005. Pondering Prosopistoma. A visit to Lausanne and France. The Elephant’s Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum. 29(3): 5-6.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2007. Life in a pond focus week. Elephant’s Child. Newsletter of the Albany Museum

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2010. When is a species a species?  SciFest Africa 24-30 March 2010. Grahamstown, South Africa. Programme, abstracts p. 23 and p. 28. Oral presentations at the National Science Festival 24 and 28 March 2010.

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 2013. Mayflies as tools for biogeography - unravelling the past and conserving the future. Public lecture, Albany Museum outreach program. 16 February 2013.

  

BOOK REVIEWS

 

  1. Barber-James, H.M. 1999. Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera. P. Landolt  and M. Sartori (eds) (1997). Mauron, Tinguely and Lachat SA Fribourg/ Switzerland. 569pp. Hydrobiologia 390: 224-227.

 

THESIS

Barber-James, H.M. 2010. Systematics, morphology, phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Mayfly family Prosopistomatidae (Ephemeroptera: Insecta) of the world. Thesis (Ph.D. (Zoology and Entomology)) - Rhodes University, conferred April 2011. 362 pp.

 

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