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Plant communities along the Eerste River, Western Cape, South Africa : community descriptions and implications for restoration
(AOSIS Publishing, 2013-03-15)
Riparian plant communities fulfil many functions, including the provision of corridors linking protected areas and other zones of high conservation value. These habitats across much of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region, ...
Assessing the effects of climate change on distributions of Cape Floristic Region amphibians
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
Climatic changes have had profound impacts on species distributions throughout time. In response, species have shifted ranges, adapted genetically and behaviourally or become extinct. Using species distribution models, ...
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 ...
Effects of biotic resistance and resource availability on the invasion success of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, is widespread and has been introduced into the Cape Floristic Region (CFR) of South Africa. It has successfully established and spread into both urban and ...
Significant local-scale plant-insect species richness relationship independent of abiotic effects in the temperate Cape Floristic Region biodiversity hotspot
(Public Library of Science, 2017-01)
Globally plant species richness is a significant predictor of insect richness. Whether this is the result of insect diversity responding directly to plant diversity, or both groups responding in similar ways to extrinsic ...
Multi-temporal remote sensing land-cover change detection for biodiversity assessment in the Berg River catchment
Due to the intimate relationship that exists between land cover and biodiversity it is possible to draw inferences on the current state of the biodiversity of an area, assess the likely future pressures and plan accordingly ...