Dr. Charlene Janion-Scheepers

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Dr. Charlene Janion-Scheepers

Email: cjanion@gmail.com

I am a terrestrial ecologist and invertebrate physiologist. I am especially interested in the adaptation and plasticity of organisms’ responses to climate change and how these responses differ between introduced and indigenous species. To answer these questions I mainly work on Collembola (springtails), using a multidisciplinary approach incorporating physiology, traditional taxonomy, DNA barcoding and ecology.

 


 Recent Publications

 

Basal resistance enhances warming tolerance of alien over indigenous species across latitude.

Janion-Scheepers, C., Phillips, L., Sgrò, C.M., Duffy, G.A., Hallas, R., Chown, S.L. 2018. Basal resistance enhances warming tolerance of alien over indigenous species across latitude. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115, pp 145-150. doi:10.1073/pnas.1715598115

 

 


 

Two new species of Friesea Dalla Torre 1895 (Collembola: Neanuridae) from the Western Cape Province, South Africa; with a key to sub-Saharan Friesea.

Weiner, W.N., Janion-Scheepers, C., Deharveng, L. 2017. Two new species of Friesea Dalla Torre 1895 (Collembola: Neanuridae) from the Western Cape Province, South Africa; with a key to sub-Saharan Friesea. Annales Zoologici 67, 657-664, doi: 10.3161/00034541ANZ2017.67.4.002

 

 


 

A review of Salmon’s Folsomia types from New Zealand (Collembola)

Potapov, M., Janion-Scheepers, C. 2017. A review of Salmon’s Folsomia types from New Zealand (Collembola). New Zealand Entomologist. pp 1- 7. doi: 10.1080/00779962.2017.1357456

 

 


 

Taxonomy of the Cryptopygus complex. II. Affinity of austral Cryptopygus s.s. and Folsomia, with the description of two new Folsomia species (Collembola, Isotomidae)

Potapov, M., Janion-Scheepers, C., Deharveng, L. 2017. Taxonomy of the Cryptopygus complex. II. Affinity of austral Cryptopygus s.s. and Folsomia, with the description of two new Folsomia species (Collembola, Isotomidae). ZooKeys 658: 131-146. doi:10.3897/zookeys.658.11227.

 

 


 

Detection and eradication of a non-native Collembola incursion in a hydroponics facility in East Antarctica.

 

 


 

Range expansion of two invasive springtails on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.

Phillips L*, Janion-Scheepers C*, Houghton M, Terauds A, Potapov M, Chown SL. (2017). Range expansion of two invasive springtails on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Polar Biology, in press (*joint first authors) doi:10.1007/s00300-017-2129-9

 

 


 

Taxonomy of the Cryptopygus complex. II. Affinity of austral Cryptopygus s.s. and Folsomia, with the description of two new Folsomia species (Collembola, Isotomidae).

Potapov M, Janion-Scheepers C, Deharveng L (2017) Taxonomy of the Cryptopygus complex. II. Affinity of austral Cryptopygus s.s. and Folsomia, with the description of two new Folsomia species (Collembola, Isotomidae). ZooKeys 658, 131-146. doi: doi:10.3897/zookeys.658.11227

 

 


 

Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being.

Pecl, G.T., Araújo, M.B., Bell, J.D., Blanchard, J., Bonebrake, T.C., Chen, I-C., Clark, T.D., Colwell, R.K., Danielsen, F., Evengård, B., Falconi, L., Ferrier, S., Frusher, S., Garcia, R.A., Griffis, R.B., Hobday, A.J., Janion-Scheepers, C., Jarzyna, M.A., Jennings, S., Lenoir, J., Linnetved, H.I., Martin, V.Y., McCormack, P.C., McDonald, J., Mitchell, N.J., Mustonen, T., Pandolfi, J.M., Pettorelli, N., Popova, E., Robinson, S.A., Scheffers, B.R., Shaw, J.D., Sorte, C.J.B., Strugnell, J.M., Sunday, J.M., Tuanmu, M-N., Vergés, A., Villanueva, C., Wernberg, T., Wapstra, E., Williams, S.E. (2017). Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science 31, 355, Issue 6332. doi: 10.1126/science.aai9214

 


 

Interactions between rates of temperature change and acclimation affect latitudinal patterns of warming tolerance.

Allen, J.L., Chown, S.L., Janion-Scheepers, C., Clusella-Trullas, S. (2016). Interactions between rates of temperature change and acclimation affect latitudinal patterns of warming tolerance. Conservation Physiology 4, cow053.  doi:10.1093/conphys/cow053

 

 


 

The response of springtails to fire in the fynbos of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Janion-Scheepers,C., Bengtsson, J., Leinaas,H.P., Deharveng,L., Chown, S.L. (2016). The response of springtails to fire in the fynbos of the Western Cape, South Africa. Applied Soil Ecology 108 pp 165-175, Doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.08.001.

 

 

 


 

Soil biota in a megadiverse country: current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa.

Janion-Scheepers, C., Measey, J., Braschler, B., Chown, S.L., Coetzee, L., Colville, J.F., Dames, J., Davies, A.B., Davies, S., Davis, A., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S., Duffy, G.A., Fourie, D., Griffiths, C., Haddad, C.R., Hamer, M., Herbert, D., Hugo-Coetzee, E.A., Jacobs, A., Jacobs, K., Jansen van Rensburg, C., Lamani, S., Lotz, L.N., Louw, S.vdM., Lyle, R., Malan, A.P., Marais, M., Neethling, J.-A., Nxele, T., Plisko, D., Prendini, L., Rink, A.N., Swart, A., Theron, P., Truter, M., Ueckermann, E., Uys, V.M., Villet, M.H., Willows-Munro, S., Wilson, J.R. (2016). Soil biota in a megadiverse country: current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa. Pedobiologia 59, 129-175.  Doi: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2016.03.004.

 


 

Microclimate-based macrophysiology: implications for insects in a warming world.

Duffy, G.A., Coetzee, B.W.T., Janion-Scheepers, C., Chown, S.L. (2015) Microclimate-based macrophysiology: implications for insects in a warming world. Current Opinion in Insect Science. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2015.09.013.

 

 


 

Growth and reproduction of laboratory-reared neanurid Collembola using a novel slime mould diet.

Hoskins JL, Janion-Scheepers C, Chown SL, Duffy GA. (2015) Growth and reproduction of laboratory-reared neanurid Collembola using a novel slime mould diet. Nature Scientific Reports 5: 11957, doi:10.1038/srep11957.

 

 


 

Updated list of Collembola species currently recorded from South Africa.

Janion-Scheepers C, Deharveng L, Bedos A, Chown SL. (2015) Updated list of Collembola species currently recorded from South Africa. ZooKeys 503, 55-88, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.503.8966.

 

 

 


 

Indirect effects of habitat disturbance on invasion: nutritious litter from a grazing resistant plant favors alien over native Collembola.

Leinaas HP, Bengtsson J, Janion-Scheepers C, Chown SL. (2015) Indirect effects of habitat disturbance on invasion: nutritious litter from a grazing resistant plant favors alien over native Collembola. Ecology and Evolution 5, 3462-3471, doi: 10.1002/ece3.1483.

 

 


 

Studying earthworms (Annelida: Oligochaeta) in South Africa.

Nxele TC, Lamani S, Measey GJ, Armstrong AJ, Plisko JD, Willows-Munro S, Janion-Scheepers C, Wilson JRU (2015) Studying earthworms (Annelida: Oligochaeta) in South Africa. African Invertebrates 56, 779-806.

 

 


 

The unknown underworld: understanding soil health in South Africa.

vdM Louw, S., Wilson, J.R.U., Janion, C., Veldtman, R., Davies, S.J., Matthew Addison, M., (2014) The unknown underworld: understanding soil health in South Africa. South African Journal of Science 110, number 5/6, doi: 10.1590/ sajs.2014/a0064.

 

 


 

Synonymy of Spicatella Thibaud, 2002 with Delamarephorura Weiner & Najt, 1999, and description of two new species (Collembola: Tullbergiidae).

Janion C, Deharveng L and Weiner WM (2013) Synonymy of Spicatella Thibaud, 2002 with Delamarephorura Weiner & Najt, 1999, and description of two new species (Collembola: Tullbergiidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61, 657-663.

 

 


 

Challenging species delimitation in Collembola: cryptic diversity among common springtails unveiled by DNA barcoding.

Porco D, Bedos A, Greenslade P, Janion C, Skarzynski D, Stevens MI, Jansen van Vuuren B, Deharveng L (2012) Challenging species delimitation in Collembola: cryptic diversity among common springtails unveiled by DNA barcoding. Invertebrate Systematics 26, 470-477.

 

 


 

Collembola diversity in the critically endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos and adjacent pine plantations.

Liu A, Janion C, Chown SL (2012) Collembola diversity in the critically endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos and adjacent pine plantations. Pedobiologia 55, 203-209, doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2012.03.002.

 

 


 

Litter decomposition in fynbos vegetation, South Africa.

Bengtsson J, Janion C, Chown SL, Leinaas HP (2012) Litter decomposition in fynbos vegetation, South Africa. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 47, 100-105, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.11.023.

 

 

 


 

A new species and first record of the genus Triacanthella Schaffer, 1897 (Collembola, Hypogastruridae) for Africa.

Janion C, D’Haese C, Deharveng L (2012) A new species and first record of the genus Triacanthella Schaffer, 1897 (Collembola, Hypogastruridae) for Africa. Zookeys 163, 57-68, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.163.2298.

 

 


 

Springtails diversity in South Africa.

Janion C, Bedos A, Bengtsson, J, Deharveng L, Jansen van Vuuren B, Leinaas Liu A, Malmström A, Porco D, Chown SL. 2011. Springtails diversity in South Africa. South African Journal of Science 107, Article #582, 7 pp, doi: 10.4102/sajs.v107i11/12.582.

 

 


 

Collembola. In: Alien & Invasive animals: a South African perspective.

Janion C. 2011. Collembola. In: Alien & Invasive animals: a South African perspective. Mike Picker and C. Griffiths (Eds). Struik Publishers, Cape Town, pp.78-80.

 

 

 


 

The genus Ectonura, Cassagnau 1980 in South Africa (Collembola: Neanuridae: Neanurinae), with a key to South African Neanurinae.

Janion C, Bedos A, Deharveng L. 2011. The genus Ectonura, Cassagnau 1980 in South Africa (Collembola: Neanuridae: Neanurinae), with a key to South African Neanurinae. ZooKeys 136, 31-45, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.136.1744.

 

 


 

Two new species of Parisotoma (Collembola: Isotomidae) from the Western Cape, South Africa.

Potapov M, Janion C, Deharveng L. 2011. Two new species of Parisotoma (Collembola: Isotomidae) from the Western Cape, South Africa. Zootaxa 2771, 17-24.

 

 


 

Variation in decomposition rates in the fynbos biome, South Africa: the role of plant species and plant stoichiometry.

Bengtsson J, Janion C, Chown SL, Leinaas HP. 2011. Variation in decomposition rates in the fynbos biome, South Africa: the role of plant species and plant stoichiometry. Oecologia 165, 225-235, doi:10.1007/s00442-010-1753-7.

 


 

Trait means and reaction norms: the consequences of climate change/invasion interactions at the organism level.

Janion C, Leinaas HP, Terblanche JS, Chown SL. 2010. Trait means and reaction norms: the consequences of climate change/invasion interactions at the organism level. Evolutionary Ecology 24, 1365-1380, doi:10.1007/s10682-010-9405-2.

 

 


 

Pre-freeze mortality in three species of aphids from sub-Antarctic Marion Island.

Worland RM, Janion C, Treasure A, Chown SL. 2010. Pre-freeze mortality in three species of aphids from sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Journal of Thermal Biology 35, 255-262, doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2010.05.008.