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Fire regimes in eastern coastal fynbos : imperatives and thresholds in managing for diversity
(AOSIS Publishing, 2013-03-15)
Until recently, fire ecology was poorly understood in the eastern coastal region of the Cape Floral Kingdom (CFK), South Africa. Rainfall in the area is aseasonal and temperatures are milder than in the winter-rainfall and ...
Fire management in Mediterranean-climate shrublands : a case study from the Cape fynbos, South Africa
(Wiley Online, 2010)
Summary 1. Fire is an important process in Mediterranean-ecosystem shrublands, and prescribed burning is often used to manage these ecosystems. Analyses of past fire regimes are required to interpret biotic responses ...
Invasion science for society : a decade of contributions from the Centre for Invasion Biology
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
Biological invasions are a growing problem worldwide. In 2004, the South African Department of Science and Technology, through the National Research Foundation, established a Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, ...
Natural hazards in a changing world : a case for ecosystem-based management
Communities worldwide are increasingly affected by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, wildfires and storm-waves. However, the causes of these increases remain underexplored, often attributed to climate changes or ...
Coordinated approaches to rehabilitating a river ecosystem invaded by alien plants and fish
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013-11-27)
Large sums have been spent on controlling invasive alien species in South Africa over the past two decades, but documented accounts of successes are almost non-existent. This brief account describes progress with ...
Challenges in invasive alien plant control in South Africa
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012-11-01)
Fire management in species-rich Cape fynbos shrublands
(Ecological Society of America, 2013)
The management of fire-dependent biodiversity hotspots must be based on sound ecological knowledge and a pragmatic approach that accommodates the constraints within which fire managers must operate. South Africa’s fynbos ...