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Fire ecology -- Cape fynbos biome

dc.contributor.authorVan Wilgen, Brian W.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T12:34:05Z
dc.date.available2014-07-07T12:34:05Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationVan Wilgen, B. W. 2013. Fire management in species-rich Cape fynbos shrublands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 11:e35–e44, doi:10.1890/120137en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1540-9295 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1890/120137
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/94968
dc.descriptionCITATION: Van Wilgen, B. W. 2013. Fire management in species-rich Cape fynbos shrublands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 11:e35–e44, doi:10.1890/120137.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comen_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe 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 biome (shrubland or heathland vegetation found in the Western Cape of South Africa) is one such hotspot. In this region, the implementation of prescribed burning to conserve biodiversity must take into account the area’s rugged and inaccessible terrain and recurrent wildfires, the presence of fire-adapted invasive alien plants, and the imperatives for ensuring human safety. These constraints limit the potential for prescribed burning to be effective everywhere, and prioritization and trade-offs will be needed to ensure the efficient use of limited funding and management capacity. In such environments, management must be adaptive, based on clearly defined and shared goals, monitoring, and assessment, and should be flexible enough to adjust as new lessons are learned.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/120137/full
dc.format.extent10 pages : illustrations, mapsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherFire management -- Cape Fynbos biomeen_ZA
dc.subjectWildfires -- Western Cape -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleFire ecology -- Cape fynbos biomeen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFire -- Environmental aspects -- Western Cape -- South Africaen_ZA


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