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Springtail diversity in South Africa
(Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2011-11)
Despite their significance in soil ecosystems and their use for investigations of soil ecosystem functioning and in bioindication elsewhere, springtails (Collembola) have not been well investigated in South Africa. Early ...
Critical thermal limits depend on methodological context
(Royal Society of Publishing, 2007)
A full-factorial study of the effects of rates of temperature change and start temperatures was undertaken for both upper and lower critical thermal limits (CTLs) using the tsetse fly, Glossina pallidipes. Results show ...
Phenotypic plasticity mediates climate change responses among invasive and indigenous arthropods
(Royal Society Pulishing, 2007-10)
Synergies between global change and biological invasion have been identified as a major potential threat to global biodiversity and human welfare. The global change-type drought characteristic of many temperate terrestrial ...
Springtail diversity in the Cape floristic region
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Understanding the distribution, abundance and diversity of species and the mechanisms causing these patterns has been the interest of ecologists and taxonomists for decades. The exceptionally high plant ...
The genus Ectonura Cassagnau, 1980 in South Africa (Collembola, Neanuridae, Neanurinae), with a key to South African Neanurinae
Two new species of Neanurinae (Collembola) are described from the Western Cape, South Africa: Ectonura monochaeta sp. n. and Ectonura barrai sp. n. E. monochaeta sp. n. differs from other species in the genus by its ...
A new species and first record of the genus Triacanthella Schaffer, 1897 (Collembola, Poduromorpha, Hypogastruridae) for Africa
The first species of the genus Triacanthella to be recorded from Africa is described. Triacanthella madiba sp. n. belongs to the Southern Hemisphere group of the genus. It is morphologically closely related to T. vogeli ...