Scientific publications

HARDING, W.R. & PAXTON B.R. 2001. Cyanobacteria in South Africa: a review. Report prepared for the Water Research Commission. WRC Report No. TT 153/01. 165 pp.

PAXTON, B.R.. 2004. Catchment-wide movement patterns and habitat utilization of freshwater fish in rivers: implications for dam location, design and operation. Water Research Commission Report No. KV145/04. Water Research Commission, Pretoria. 69 pp.

PAXTON, B.R. 2004. Tracking movement of large fish species through a river system: methods development. Water Research Commission Report No. KV 157/04. Water Research Commission, Pretoria. 42 pp.

KING, J.M.; BROWN, C.A.; PAXTON, B.R. AND R.J. FEBRUARY. 2004. Development of DRIFT, a scenario-based methodology for Environmental Flow Assessments. Report prepared for the Water Research Commission WRC Report No. 1150/1/04. 159 pp.

J.L. NEL, A. BELCHER, N.D. IMPSON, I.M. KOTZE, B. PAXTON, L.Y. SCHONEGEVEL AND L.B. SMITH-ADAO. 2006. Conservation assessment of freshwater biodiversity in the Olifants/Doorn Water Management Area: Final report. CSIR Report Number CSIR/NRE/ECO/ER/2006/0182/C, CSIR, Stellenbosch.

PAXTON, B.R. and J.M. KING. 2009. The influence of hydraulics, hydrology and temperature on the distribution, habitat use and recruitment of threatened cyprinids in a Western Cape river, South Africa. Water Research Commission Report No. 1483/1/09. 170 pp.

HALLS, A.S. AND B.R. PAXTON. 2010.  The Stationary Trawl (Dai) Fishery of the Tonle Sap-Great Lake System, Cambodia. In The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2009.  FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations, Rome, 2010.

PAXTON, B.R; RACTLIFFE, G.R; KING, J.M and JDS CULLIS. 2010. Describing hydraulic habitat. In: James CS and King JM (eds). Ecohydraulics for South African rivers: a review and guide. WRC Report No. TT453/10 Water Research Commission, Pretoria. 264 pp.

RACTLIFFE G.R; PAXTON, B.R and J.M. KING. 2010. Patterns and Processes in the River Landscape. In: James CS and King JM (eds). Ecohydraulics for South African rivers: a review and guide. WRC Report No. TT453/10 Water Research Commission, Pretoria. 264 pp.

RACTLIFFE, G.R.; PAXTON, B.R. and J.M KING. 2010. The river as a living system. In: James CS and King JM (eds). Ecohydraulics for South African rivers: a review and guide. WRC Report No. TT453/10 Water Research Commission, Pretoria. 264 pp.

HALLS, A.S.; PAXTON, B.R.; HALL, N.; PENGBUN, N.; LIENG, S. AND PENGBY, N. (In Press). The Stationary Trawl (Dai) Fishery of the Tonle Sap-Great Lake, Cambodia.   MRC Technical Paper No. 23, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Xpp.

HALLS, A.S., PAXTON, B.R., HALL, N., SO, N., CHEA, T., CHHENG P., PUTREA S., LIENG, S., NGOR P., NGOR P., CHAN, S., VU, V.A., NGUYEN NGUYEN, D., DOAN, V.T., SINTHAVONG, V., DOUANGKHAM, S., VANNAXAY, S., RENU, S., TIWARAT, T. AND BOONSONG, S. (2011). Integrated Analysis of Data from MRC Fisheries Monitoring Programmes in the Lower Mekong Basin.   MRC Technical Paper, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane.

PAXTON B.R, O’BRIEN G.C AND COPIN R. 2011. Age Validation. In: O’Brien GC and De Villiers, P. (Eds.). Aspects of the biology and ecology of the Vaal River Yellowfishes. WRC Report No. TT 508/11.  Water Research Commission, Pretoria.                                                                                                                          

PAXTON B.R, O’BRIEN G.C, SLINGSBY, J.A AND COPIN R (In Print). Validation of the rate of growth increment deposition in otoliths from the juvenile and larval stages of two cyprinids from the Orange-Vaal River system, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science.

Popular articles and dissemination reports

PAXTON, B.R. 2005. Undercurrents: imperilled fish of the Cedarberg. Africa Geographic. 13 (4): 62-71.      

PAXTON, B.R. 2007. Clanwilliam sawfin. In: The state of yellowfishes in South Africa 2007, Wolhuter, L and D. Impson (eds). Report to the Water Research Commission by the Yellowfish Working Group.  WRC Report TT 302/07. Pretoria. 


PAXTON, B.R. 2006. Assessing the distribution and flow requirements of endemic cyprinids in the Olifants-Doring rivers system. 10th Yellowfish Working Group Conference (YWG 2006) at Sterkfontein Dam, Free State 7-9 April 2006.

PAXTON, B.R. 2006. Water Resource development and exotic species invasions in a Western Cape River System.  South African Society of Aquatic Scientists Conference. Maputo, Mozambique, June 2006.                                                 

HIRSCHOWITZ, P. and PAXTON, B.R. 2006. A comparison of approaches to predict instream habitat for an endangered cyprinid species in the Olifants-Doring River system, South Africa. 6PthP International Symposium on Ecohydraulics. 18-23 February 2007. Christchurch, New Zealand.                                                                                                                                

HALLS, A.S.; PAXTON B.R. and P. NGOR.  2010. The response of stationary trawl (Dai) fishery yields in the Tonle Sap-Great Lake system of the Mekong River, Cambodia to inter-annual variations in the flood Pulse. Flood Pulsed Wetlands Symposium. 1st-5th February 2010. Maun, Botswana.