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Restoration of a tropical island : Cousine Island, Seychelles
(Springer Verlag, 2010-02)
Tropical island species and ecosystems are threatened worldwide as a result of increasing human pressure. Yet some of these islands also lend themselves to restoration, as they are physically defined units that can be given ...
An easy-to-use index of ecological integrity for prioritizing freshwater sites and for assessing habitat quality
(Springer Verlag, 2009-05)
Prioritizing and assessing the condition of sites for conservation action requires robust and ergonomic methodological tools. We focus here on prioritizing freshwater sites using two promising biodiversity indices, the ...
Rescuing the extinction of experience
INTRODUCTION: Miller (2005) and Stokes (2006) draw our attention to a crucial issue: humans are losing touch with nature, particularly in the urban environment. Miller (2005) has called this the ‘extinction of experience’. We ...
A review of odonatology in freshwater applied ecology and conservation science
(Society for Freshwater Science, 2015-05)
The academic study of dragonflies and damselflies (odonatology) is well established, but relatively limited attention has been given to odonates in the context of applied ecology and conservation science. We used the Web ...
Conserving a geographically isolated Charaxes butterfly in response to habitat fragmentation and invasive alien plants
(AOSIS Publishing, 2015-08)
In South Africa, much of the forest biome is vulnerable to human-induced disturbance. The forest-dwelling butterfly Charaxes xiphares occidentalis is naturally confined to a small forest region in the south-western Cape, ...
Wild herbivore grazing enhances insect diversity over livestock grazing in an African grassland system
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
Southern Africa’s grassland biodiversity is threatened by habitat transformation such as commercial forestry. Ecological networks (ENs) have been investigated to alleviate the pressure of habitat transformation on local ...