Recent Submissions

  • EUNIS Habitat Classification: Expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats 

    Chytry, Milan; Tichy, Lubomir; Hennekens, Stephan M.; Knollova, Ilona; Janssen, John A. M.; Rodwell, John S.; Peterka, Tomas; Marceno, Corrado; Landucci, Flavia; Danihelka, Jiri; Hajek, Michal; Dengler, Jurgen; Novak, Pavel; Zukal, Dominik; Jimenez-Alfaro, Borja; Mucina, Ladislav; Abdulhak, Sylvain; Acic, Svetlana; Agrillo, Emiliano; Attorre, Fabio; Bergmeier, Erwin; Biurrun, Idoia; Boch, Steffen; Boloni, Janos; Bonari, Gianmaria; Braslavskaya, Tatiana; Bruelheide, Helge; Campos, Juan Antonio; Carni, Andraz; Casella, Laura; Cuk, Mirjana; Custerevska, Renata; De Bie, Els; Delbosc, Pauline; Demina, Olga; Didukh, Yakiv; Dite, Daniel; Dziuba, Tetiana; Ewald, Jorg; Gavilan, Rosario G.; Gegout, Jean-Claude; del Galdo, Gian Pietro Giusso; Golub, Valentin; Goncharova, Nadezhda; Goral, Friedemann; Graf, Ulrich; Indreica, Adrian; Isermann, Maike; Jandt, Ute; Jansen, Florian; Jansen, Jan; Jaskova, Anni; Jirousek, Martin; Kacki, Zygmunt; Kalnikova, Veronika; Kavgacı, Ali; Khanina, Larisa; Korolyuk, Andrey Yu.; Kozhevnikova, Mariya; Kuzemko, Anna; Kuzmic, Filip; Kuznetsov, Oleg L.; Laiviņs, Maris; Lavrinenko, Igor; Lavrinenko, Olga; Lebedeva, Maria; Lososova, Zdenka; Lysenko, Tatiana; Maciejewski, Lise; Mardari, Constantin; Marinsek, Aleksander; Napreenko, Maxim G.; Onyshchenko, Viktor; Perez-Haase, Aaron; Pielech, Remigiusz; Prokhorov, Vadim; Rasomavicius, Valerijus; Rojo, Maria Pilar Rodriguez; Rusina, Solvita; Schrautzer, Joachim; Sibik, Jozef; Silc, Urban; Skvorc, Zeljko; Smagin, Viktor A.; Stancic, Zvjezdana; Stanisci, Angela; Tikhonova, Elena; Tonteri, Tiina; Uogintas, Domas; Valachovic, Milan; Vassilev, Kiril; Vynokurov, Denys; Willner, Wolfgang; Yamalov, Sergey; Evans, Douglas; Lund, Mette Palitzsch; Spyropoulou, Rania; Tryfon, Eleni; Schaminee, Joop H. J. (2020-07)
    Abstract: Aim: The EUNIS Habitat Classification is a widely used reference framework for European habitat types (habitats), but it lacks formal definitions of individual habitats that would enable their unequivocal ...
  • Vineyard yield estimation using 2-D proximal sensing : a multitemporal approach 

    Hacking, Chris; Poona, Nitesh; Poblete-Echeverria, Carlos (International Viticulture and Enology Society, 2020-10-23)
    Vineyard yield estimation is a fundamental aspect in precision viticulture that enables a better understanding of the inherent variability within a vineyard. Yield estimation conducted early in the growing season provides ...
  • I fish because I am a fisher : exploring livelihood and fishing practices to justify claims for access to small-scale fisheries resources in South Africa 

    Williams, Samantha (AOSIS, 2021)
    In South Africa, claims for and access to natural resources are deeply embedded in people’s histories, identities and livelihood experiences. As in the case of land, access to and rights over fisheries resources is a highly ...
  • Climate-based regionalization and inclusion of spectral indices for enhancing transboundary land-use/cover classification using deep learning and machine learning 

    Kavhu, Blessing; Mashimbye, Zama Eric; Luvuno, Linda (MDPI, 2021)
    Accurate land use and cover data are essential for effective land-use planning, hydrological modeling, and policy development. Since the Okavango Delta is a transboundary Ramsar site, managing natural resources within ...
  • Spatial accessibility in urban regeneration areas : a population-weighted method assessing the social amenity provision 

    Gutting, Robin; Gerhold, Maria; Rößler, Stefanie (Cogitatio, 2021)
    Principles of social sustainability serve to guide urban regeneration programmes around the world. Increasingly, the upholding of these principles is subject to qualified evaluation and monitoring. One of the cornerstones ...
  • Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) mapping with details : smallholder versus industrial plantations and their extent in Riau, Sumatra 

    Descals, Adria; Szantoi, Zoltan; Meijaard, Erik; Sutikno, Harsono; Rindanata, Guruh; Wich, Serge (MDPI, 2019-11)
    Oil palm is rapidly expanding in Southeast Asia and represents one of the major drivers of deforestation in the region. This includes both industrial-scale and smallholder plantations, the management of which entails ...
  • Comparing thresholding with machine learning classifiers for mapping complex water 

    Bangira, Tsitsi; Alfieri, Silvia Maria; Menenti, Massimo; van Niekerk, Adriaan (MDPI, 2019-06)
    Small reservoirs play an important role in mining, industries, and agriculture, but storage levels or stage changes are very dynamic. Accurate and up-to-date maps of surface water storage and distribution are invaluable ...
  • Monitoring effects of land cover change on biophysical drivers in rangelands using albedo 

    Munch, Zahn; Gibson, Lesley; Palmer, Anthony (MDPI, 2019)
    This paper explores the relationship between land cover change and albedo, recognized as a regulating ecosystems service. Trends and relationships between land cover change and surface albedo were quantified to characterise ...
  • The urban water metabolism of Cape Town : towards becoming a water sensitive city 

    Atkins, Ffion; Flugel, Tyrel; Hugman, Rui (ASSAf, 2021-05-28)
    To improve its resilience to increasing climatic uncertainty, the City of Cape Town (the City) aims to become a water sensitive city by 2040. To undertake this challenge, a means to measure progress is needed that ...
  • Assessment of accuracy : systematic reduction of training points for maximum likelihood classification and mixture discriminant analysis (Gaussian and t-distribution) 

    Ritchie, Michaela; Debba, Pravesh; Luck-Vogel, Melanie; Goodall, Victoria (CONSAS Conference, 2018-09)
    Remote sensing provides a valuable tool for monitoring land cover across large areas of land. A simple yet popular method for land cover classification is Maximum Likelihood Classification (MLC), which assumes a single ...
  • Into the future : Donkergat military training area and the Langebaan Ramsar site 

    Marx, Jan T.; Liebenberg, Ian (AOSIS, 2019-02-26)
    Militaries need natural areas for offensive and defensive combat-readiness programmes. Here soldiers, war machinery and munitions are employed to prepare forces to execute warfighting tactics. Integration of environmental ...
  • Studentification in Stellenbosch, South Africa 

    Visser, Gustav; Kisting, Dene (Urbanistični inštitut RS, 2019)
    Globally, studentification has emerged as a prominent urban process, fast becoming entrenched in geographical discourse. Since the early 1990s, in both developed and developing world countries, an expansion in student ...
  • Stellenbosch coffee society : societal and locational preferences 

    Ferreira, Sanette; Beuster, Lukas (Urbanistični inštitut RS, 2019)
    Stellenbosch is a university town boasting knowledge-intensive economic sectors with a variety of ‘new economy’ occupations and activities. The presence of a professional and creative class, as well as university students ...
  • Architecture in Southern African informal settlements : a contextually appropriate intervention 

    Perold, Rudolf; Donaldson, Ronnie; Devisch, Oswald (Urbanistični inštitut RS, 2019)
    Architectural professionals can contribute to efforts at achieving sustainable urbanism. However, the realm of professional discourse is extremely limited. Grounded architectural practice (GAP) is developed as a conceptual ...
  • Laboratory method design for investigating the phytoremediation of polluted water (with erratum) 

    Jacklin, D. M.; Brink, I. C.; De Waal, J. (South African Water Research Commission, 2019)
    The performance of plants to remove, remediate or immobilise environmental contaminants in a growth matrix through natural biological, chemical or physical activities was studied in a laboratory phytoremediation system. ...
  • Assessing the influence of DEM source on derived streamline and catchment boundary accuracy 

    Mashimbye, Zama Eric; De Clercq, Willem Petrus; Van Niekerk, Adriaan (South African Water Research Commission, 2019)
    Accurate DEM-derived streamlines and catchment boundaries are essential for hydrological modelling. Due to the popularity of hydrological parameters derived mainly from free DEMs, it is essential to investigate the accuracy ...
  • Spatial variation in school performance, a local analysis of socio-economic factors in Cape Town 

    Naidoo, Arulsivanathan Ganas Varadappa; Van Eeden, Amanda; Munch, Zahn (CONSAS Conference, 2014)
    Poor pass rates of matric learners at secondary schools in South Africa has been a concern for quite some time. Despite large government spending on education, research has shown that the South African schooling system ...
  • Do social grants contribute to the jobless population growth in the former South African homelands? 

    Geyer, Hermanus Stephanus; Ngidi, Mawande; Mans, Gerbrand (University of the Free State, 2018)
    The former homelands and tribal authorities have large populations and high densities with low levels of economic activity and low employment. Population growth in these settlements is in contrast to expectations of ...
  • Evaluating ‘homegrown’ research networks in Africa 

    Adelle, Camilla; Elema, Nico; Chakauy, Ereck; Benson, David (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2018)
    Attempts to improve the policy environment have led to a growing pressure on governments in Africa to embark on policymaking that is more evidence based and considers a wide spectrum of scientific and indigenous knowledge. ...
  • Applying the water-energy-food nexus to farm profitability in the Middle Breede catchment, South Africa 

    Seeliger, Leanne; De Clercq, Willem P.; Hoffman, Willem; Cullis, James D. S.; Horn, Annabel M.; De Witt, Marlene (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2018)
    The water-energy-food nexus has emerged as a useful concept to understand the multiple interdependencies that exist between the water, energy and food sectors. The nexus is an ambitious attempt to work across disciplines ...

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