• Extraction of coastal ocean wave characteristic parameters using optical remote sensing and computer vision technologies 

      Johnson, Michael Christopher (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Ocean waves are among the most important forces shaping the world’s coastlines. They drive environmental processes and human activity that occurs within the coastal zone as well as on the open ocean. ...
    • Extreme 1-day rainfall distributions : analysing change in the Western Cape 

      De Waal, Jan H.; Chapman, Arthur; Kemp, Jaco (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
      Severe floods in the Western Cape Province of South Africa have caused significant damage to property and infrastructure over the past decade (2003–2014). The hydrological design criteria for exposed structures and design ...
    • Extreme rainfall distributions : analysing change in the Western Cape 

      De Waal, Jan Hofmeyr (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      Severe floods in the Western Cape have caused significant damage to hydraulic structures, roads and other infrastructure over the past decade. The current design criteria for these structures and flood return level ...
    • Factors affecting lion (Panthera Leo) spatial occurrence in the Zambezi region, Namibia 

      Moeller, Michelle-Louise (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Lion populations globally are on the decrease and their habitats are fragmenting. Despite their importance in the Zambezi Region in Namibia, very little research has yet been undertaken to understand their ...
    • Farm dwellers housing in the Cape Winelands : implications of regional migration and demographic dynamics 

      Cronje, Christian Jacobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The housing of farm workers has been an issue in South Africa since the emancipation of slave labour in 1838. This study specifically focuses on farm dweller housing within the Cape Winelands District ...
    • Farming in the Langkloof : coping with and adapting to environmental shock and social stress 

      De Kock, Carinus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: During the period 2006-2012, the Langkloof area, situated in the Eden District Municipality, suffered severely from environmental shocks and social stress including drought, flooding, hail, wildfire, ...
    • A fine-scale classification of land cover in the North-west Sandveld 

      Lotz, Tamarin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A land cover classification showing the landscape structure of a given area is necessary to make appropriate measures for environmental planning. The environmental impacts from insensitive human activities ...
    • Fire and life history affect the distribution of plant species in a biodiversity hotspot 

      Magadzire, Nyasha; De Klerk, Helen M.; Esler, Karen J.; Slingsby, Jasper A. (Wiley, 2019)
      Aim: Species distribution models (SDMs) provide valuable insights into species–environment relationships and potential climate change impacts on diversity. Most SDMs do not account for the role of natural disturbance ...
    • Fire‑mediated disruptive selection can explain the reseeder–resprouter dichotomy in Mediterranean‑type vegetation 

      Altwegg, Res; De Klerk, Helen Margaret; Midgley, Guy F. (Springer, 2014)
      Crown fire is a key selective pressure in Mediterranean-type plant communities. Adaptive responses to fire regimes involve trade-offs between investment for persistence (fire survival and resprouting) and reproduction (fire ...
    • Flood mapping in the Zambezi Region using Synthetic Aperture Radar 

      Bessinger, Mariel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Floods occur annually in the Zambezi Region during the rainy seasons, causing economic losses and social disruption. Projected changes in climate and land use could worsen the effects of floods. SAR sensors ...
    • Food for body and soul : tourism development opportunities in the Western Cape 

      Van der Merwe, Johannes (SUN MeDIA, 2013)
      This article applies spatial multiple criteria evaluation (MCE) by weighted linear combination of factor layers in a computerised geographical information system (GIS) to aid development of spatial policy and planning of ...
    • A framework for regional estuarine management : a South African case study 

      Van Niekerk, Lara (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      In South Africa, as a result of limited resources and capacity, the governance and management of estuaries occur on an ad hoc basis, with decisions about an estuary’s freshwater-flow requirements, water quality, ...
    • Framing the concept of satellite remote sensing essential biodiversity variables : challenges and future directions 

      Pettorelli, Nathalie; Wegmann, Martin; Skidmore, Andrew; Mucher, Sander; Dawson, Terence P.; Fernandez, Miguel; Lucas, Richard; Schaepman, Michael E.; Wang, Tiejun; O’Connor, Brian; Jongman, Robert H. G.; Kempeneers, Pieter; Sonnenschein, Ruth; Leidner, Allison K.; Bohm, Monika; He, Kate S.; Nagendra, Harini; Dubois, Gregoire; Fatoyinbo, Temilola; Hansen, Matthew C.; Paganini, Marc; De Klerk, Helen Margaret; Asner, Gregory P.; Kerr, Jeremy T.; Estes, Anna B.; Schmeller, Dirk S.; Heiden, Uta; Rocchini, Duccio; Pereira, Henrique M.; Turak, Eren; Fernandez, Nestor; Lausch, Angela; Cho, Moses A.; Alcaraz-Segura, Domingo; McGeoch, Melodie A.; Turner, Woody; Mueller, Andreas; St-Louis, Veronique; Penner, Johannes; Vihervaara, Petteri; Belward, Alan; Reyers, Belinda; Geller, Gary N. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2016-03)
      Although satellite-based variables have for long been expected to be key components to a unified and global biodiversity monitoring strategy, a definitive and agreed list of these variables still remains elusive. The growth ...
    • Free satellite data key to conservation 

      Buchanan, G. M.; Beresford, A. E.; Hebblewhite, M.; Escobedo, F. J.; De Klerk, H. M.; Donald, P. F.; Escribano, P.; Koh, L. P.; Martínez-Lopez, J.; Pettorelli, N.; Skidmore, A. K.; Szantoi, Z.; Tabor, K.; Wegmann, M.; Wich, S. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018-07)
      INTRODUCTION: Biodiversity is in crisis, with extinction rates orders of magnitude higher than background levels (1). Underfunded conservationists need to target their limited resources effectively. Over the past ...
    • Future land cover change scenarios in South African grasslands - implications of altered biophysical drivers on land management 

      Gibson, Lesley; Meunch, Zahn; Palmer, Anthony; Mantel, Sukhmani (Elsevier, 2018)
      Future land cover changes may result in adjustments to biophysical drivers impacting on net ecosystem carbon exchange (NEE), catchment water use through evapotranspiration (ET), and the surface energy balance through a ...
    • Game, fences and motor vehicle accidents : spatial patterns in the Eastern Cape 

      Eloff, P. J.; Van Niekerk, Adriaan (South African Wildlife Management Association, 2005-10)
      In South Africa, very little research on motor vehicle accidents involving animals has been done. Transport networks expand while traffic volumes and speed increases. Animals entering the road reserve pose dangers to ...
    • Gaps in the protected area network for threatened Afrotropical birds 

      De Klerk, Helen Margaret; Fjeldsa, J.; Blyth, S.; Burgess, N. D. (Elsevier, 2004)
      Protected areas established for wildlife conservation (IUCN category I–VI protected areas) or for forest and watershed conservation (forest reserves) across mainland sub-Saharan Africa have high biodiversity values. However, ...
    • The Garden Route golfscape : a golfing destination in the rough 

      Van Zyl, Louise-Mari (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      The Garden Route is located along the southern Cape coast of South Africa, between the Outeniqua Mountain Range and the coast, stretching from Gourits River in the west to Bloukranz River in the east. This region is ...
    • Gated developments : international experiences and the South African context 

      Spocter, Manfred (SUN MeDIA Bloemfontein, 2012)
      Gated developments, more commonly known as gated communities, have become a feature of urban living throughout the world. Gated developments in South African cities are an ubiquitous feature of the contemporary urban ...
    • Generating automated forestry geoinformation products from remotely sensed imagery 

      Luck, Wolfgang (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Private industry, national government departments, and the international community rely on geoinformation to optimise activities, enforce legislation, and assess global markets concerned with the use of ...