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In preparation

Potts AJ, Franklin J, Cowling RM. The plant communities of the PalaeoAgulhas Plain: an expert-model approach. Target: Quaternary Science Reviews.
Potts AJ, Franklin J, Cowling RM. The distribution of C4 and CAM photosynthetic pathways across South Africa. Target: South African Journal of Botany.
De Vynck JC, Anderson RJ, Cowling RM, Potts AJ. People or Place: What caused Turbo sarmaticus size change between the Middle- and Later Stone Age? Target: Quaternary Science Reviews.
Buttner D, Jacobs A, Potts AJ. Testing the phenotype plasticity advantage in Acacia cyclops. Target: Functional Ecology.
Potts AJ. Phylogeography of Pappea capensis across Africa. Target: Journal of Biogeography.
Potts AJ. To network or not to network, that is the phylogenetic question! Target: Systematic Biology.

Under review

 36? Duker R, van der Vyver M, Cowling RM, Potts AJMapping cold-air pooling in the sub-escarpment lowlands of South Africa: exploring frost hollows and vegetation boundaries. Ecological Applications.
 35? Botha MS, Cowling RM, Esler KJ, De Vynck J, Potts AJ.  Have humans living within the Greater Cape Floristic Region used the same plant species through time? South African Journal of Botany.
34? Bailey LA, Potts AJ, Cowling RM, Whitfield MC, Smit B. Wand plant architecture in the Fynbos: testing the rodent herbivory hypothesis. South African Journal of Botany.


 33   Potts AJ, Rebelo T, Barret RL & Stirton CH (2018) Editorial: Hybridisation in the Cape and Kwongkan. South African Journal of Botany. 118, 282-283.
 32 Macqueen TP & Potts AJ (2018) Re-opening the case of Frankenflora: Evidence of hybridisation between local and introduced Protea species at Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve. South African Journal of Botany. 118, 315-320.
 31 Grímsson F, Grimm GW, Potts AJ, Zetter R, & Renner SS (2018) A Winteraceae pollen tetrad from the early Paleocene of western Greenland, and the fossil record of Winteraceae in Laurasia and Gondwana. Journal of Biogeography. 45, 567-581


 30Potts AJ (2017) Catchments catch all in South African coastal lowlands: topography and palaeoclimate restricted gene flow in Nymania capensis (Meliaceae)—a multilocus phylogeographic and distribution modelling approach. PeerJ. 5:e2965.
29Potts AJ (2017) Genetic risk and the transition to cultivation in Cape endemic crops—The example of honeybush (Cyclopia)? South African Journal of Botany. 110: 52-56. PDF, www.
28Schliep K, Potts AJ, Morrison DA, & Grimm GW (2017) Intertwining phylogenetic trees and networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 8:  1212–1220. PDFwww.


27 Singels E, Potts AJ, Cowling RM, Marean CW, De Vynck J & Esler KJ (2016) Foraging potential of underground storage organ plants in the southern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution. 101:79-89. PDF, www.
26 van As S, van der Linden SC, Phillips DP, Rous KG, Duker R, Beyers A, Calitz W, Cowling RM & Potts AJ (2016) Impending local extinction of Aloe ferox Mill. populations in the absence of elephants and black rhinos? African Journal of Ecology. 54:504-506. PDF, www.
25 Potts AJ, Veldkornet DA & Adams JB (2016) A phylogeographic break in a South African coastal saltmarsh macrophyte, Juncus kraussii,. South African Journal of Botany. 107:80-83. PDF, www
24 Veldkornet DA, Potts AJ & Adams JB (2016) The distribution of salt marsh macrophyte species in relation to physicochemical variables. South African Journal of Botany. 107:84-90. PDF, www.
23 De Vynck JC, Cowling RM, Potts AJ & Marean CW (2016) Seasonal availability of edible underground and aboveground carbohydrate resources to human foragers on the Cape south coast, South Africa. PeerJ. 4:e1679. PDF, www.
22 Grimm GW, Bouchala JM, Denk T & Potts AJ (2016) Fables and foibles: A critical analysis of the Palaeoflora database and the Coexistence Approach for palaeoclimate reconstruction. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 233:216-235. PDF, www.
21 Grimm GW & Potts AJ (2016) Fallacies and fantasies: the theoretical underpinnings of the Coexistence Approach for palaeoclimate reconstruction. Climate of the Past. 12:611-622. PDF, www.


20 Potts AJ, Bond WJ & Cowling RM (2015) Editorial: Understanding biome boundaries in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany , 101:1-4. PDF
19 Potts AJ, Moncrieff GR, Bond WJ & Cowling RM (2015) An operational framework for biome boundary research with examples from South Africa. South African Journal of Botany , 101:5-15. PDF, www
18 Becker CH, Coetsee C, Cowling RM & Potts AJ (2015) The local landscape boundary between the Albany subtropical thicket and Nama-Karoo shrubland is not influenced by edaphic factors. South African Journal of Botany. 101, 107-111. PDF, www
17 Cowling RM & Potts  AJ (2015) Climatic, edaphic and fire regime determinants of biome boundaries in the eastern Cape Floristic Region. South African Journal of Botany.101, 73-81. PDF, www.
16 Duker R, Cowling RM, du Preez DR & Potts AJ (2015) Frost, Portulacaria afra Jacq., and the boundary between the Albany Subtropical Thicket and Nama-Karoo biomes. South African Journal of Botany. 101, 112-119. PDF, www.
15 Calitz W, Cowling RM & Potts AJ (2015) Investigating the flammability at species level across five biomes of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. 101, 32-39. PDF, www.
14 Veldkornet DA, Adams JB &amp Potts AJ (2015) Where do you draw the line? Determining the transition thresholds between estuarine salt marshes and terrestrial vegetation. South African Journal of Botany. 101, 153-159. PDF, www.
13 Duker R, Cowling RM, du Preez DR, van der Vyver ML, Weatherall-Thomas CR &Potts AJ(2015) Community-level assessment of freezing tolerance: frost dictates the biome boundary between Albany Subtropical Thicket and Nama-Karoo in South Africa. Journal of Biogeography, 42:167–178. PDF, www.
12 Cowling RM, Potts AJ, Bradshaw P, Colville J, Arianoutsou M, Ferrier S, Forest F, Fyllas NM, Hopper SD, Ojeda F, Proches, Smith RJ, Rundel PW, Vassilakis E & Zutta BR (2015). Variation in plant diversity in mediterranean-climate ecosystems: the role of climatic and topographical stability. Journal of Biogeography, 42:552-564. PDF, www.
11 Franklin J, Potts AJ, Fisher EC, Cowling RM & Marean CW (2015) Paleodistribution modeling in archaeology and paleoanthropology. Quaternary Science Reviews, 110:1-14. PDF, www.
10 Marean CW, Anderson RJ, Bar-Matthews M, Braun K, Cawthra HC, Cowling RM, Engelbrecht F, Esler KJ, Fisher E, Franklin J, Hill K, Janssen M, Potts AJ & Zahn R (2015) A new research strategy for integrating studies of paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, and paleoanthropology. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 24:62-72. PDF, www.


9 Potts AJ, Hedderson TA & Grimm GW (2014) Constructing phylogenies in the presence of intra-individual site polymorphisms (2ISPs) with a focus on the nuclear ribosomal cistron. Systematic Biology, 63: 1-16. PDF, www.
8 Wilman V, Campbell EE, Potts AJ & Cowling RM (2014) A mismatch between germination requirements and environmental conditions: Niche conservatism in xeric subtropical thicket canopy species? South African Journal of Botany, 92:1-6. PDF, www.