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Large herbivore stocking rate effects on plant palatability, forage preference and soil properties in an Alluvium Fynbos-Renosterveld mosaic
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2009-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An understanding of the interactions of herbivores, plant nutrients and soil properties is crucial for grazing management. Of particular interest are plant palatability and herbivore grazing preferences. ...
Plant response to habitat fragmentation : clues from species and functional diversity in three Cape lowland vegetation types of South Africa
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The South African Cape lowlands have been severely transformed and reduced to fragments embedded in matrices of various activities. With the need to prioritise conservation efforts, information on the ...
Comparative impacts of fragmentation on birds in two bioregions in a biodiversity hotspot, the Cape Floristic Region
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
Habitat loss and fragmentation are two of the most pressing threats to biodiversity. Avifaunal diversity and integrity is under immense pressure from these two processes. We have made major advances in our understanding ...
Alien grass invasion of Renosterveld : influence of soil variable gradients
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
This thesis examines the role of agricultural activity in the process of invasion of west coast renosterveld fragments by annual alien grass species. This highly endangered vegetation type has less than 5% remaining, it ...