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Relationships between substrate, surface characteristics, and vegetation in an initial ecosystem
(Copernicus Publications, 2013-12-16)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: We investigated surface and vegetation dynamics in the artificial initial ecosystem "Chicken Creek" (Lusatia, Germany) in the years 2006–2011 across a wide spectrum of empirical data. We scrutinized three ...
Soil elements influencing community structure in an old-growth forest in Northeastern China
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study uses detailed soil and vegetation data collected in a 30-ha old-growth broad-leaved Korean pine forest to study the effect of soil properties on tree community structures. Spatial distribution ...
Characteristics of selected non-woody invasive alien plants in South Africa and an evaluation of their potential for electricity generation
(University of Cape Town, Energy Research Centre, 2017)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Alien invasive plants (AIPs) pose a threat to the existence of plant and animal biodiversity in the ecosystems they invade. They need to be cleared, monitored and eventually eradicated from the landscape. ...
The potential of South African timber products to reduce the environmental impact of buildings
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
South Africa was the first country in Africa to implement a locally developed green building rating tool and has a growing number of rated green building projects. The method of life-cycle assessment can help to compare ...
Atomic force microscopy to determine the surface roughness and surface polarity of cell types of hardwoods commonly used for pulping
(Academy of Science for South Africa, 2007)
ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY CAN BE USED to determine the surface roughness and surface polarity of different cell types originating from hardwood species. This analytical method allows images representing the topography and ...
Surface polarity determination of wood fibres after different pre-treatments and bisulphite pulping
(Academy of Science for South Africa, 2008)
THE SURFACE POLARITY OF PULP FIBRES originating from four different wood species commonly used for pulping in South Africa has been determined after various pre-treatments, and after magnesium bisulphite pulping. The ...