Browsing Research Articles (Geography and Environmental Studies) by Title

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  • Where are the major gaps in the reserve network for Africa's mammals? 

    Fjeldsa, Jon; Burgess, Neil D.; Blyth, Simon; De Klerk, Helen M. (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2004-01)
    The establishment of protected areas for wildlife conservation in Africa was motivated by a number of different reasons (including hunting, recreation and wildlife conservation). The current reserve network provides good ...

  • Why cordylid lizards are black at the south-western tip of Africa 

    Janse van Rensburg, D. A.; Mouton, P. le F. N.; Van Niekerk, Adriaan (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2009-03)
    There is a high incidence of melanism among the cordylid lizards of Africa and it was suggested that melanism has a thermoregulatory function in these species. One prediction of the thermal melanism hypothesis would be ...