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Vegetation of mesas and surrounding plains in the southeastern Nama Karoo, South Africa
Plant community composition and distribution on and off isolated mesas were investigated across Nama Karoo communities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Species composition and cover were measured in plots along a transect ...
Long-term effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on species composition and productivity of a southern African C4 dominated grassland in the vicinity of a CO2 exhalation
We describe the long-term effects of a CO2 exhalation, created more than 70 years ago, on a natural C4 dominated sub-tropical grassland in terms of ecosystem structure and functioning. We tested whether long-term CO2 ...
A reference framework for the restoration of riparian vegetation in the Western Cape, South Africa, degraded by invasive Australian Acacias
Riparian vegetation, which normally differs structurally and compositionally from surrounding vegetation, has been degraded in many parts of the fynbos biome by several species of invasive Australian Acacia. Systematic ...