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    • Phytogeographic study of the Kaokoveld Centre of Endemism 

      Craven, Patricia (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      An intriguing biogeographic area that lies in northwestern Namibia and southwest Angola is known for having numerous endemic taxa. It had, however remained vaguely defined because of the complex flora, the arid environment ...

    • Molecular systematic study of Southern African Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) 

      Oberlander, Kenneth Carl (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      The genus Oxalis forms a major part of the flora of southern Africa, in particular the Cape Floristic Region (CFR) at the southwestern tip of the continent, but the current taxonomy is outdated and ecological knowledge ...

    • Mate choice and immunocompetence in ostriches (Struthio camelus) 

      Bonato, Maud (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      Females of many bird species prefer to mate with males exhibiting elaborate ornamentation, which serves as an indicator of male quality. Such ornaments, called secondary sexual traits, could act as signals to females ...

    • Integrating ecosystem services into conservation planning in South Africa 

      Egoh, Benis Nchine (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      Natural ecosystems provide many services that are crucial for sustainability and health of human society. Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems (i.e. goods and services) and can be classified ...

    • Alien species and propagules in the Antarctic : movements through space and time 

      Lee, Jennifer Elizabeth (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Although the impacts of biological invasions are widely appreciated, a bias exists in research effort to post‐dispersal processes because of the difficulties of measuring propagule pressure and the detecting ...