Namaqualand

Long-term impacts of livestock grazing and browsing in the Succulent Karoo

This study used a fence-line contrast approach to investigate the long-term impact of high grazing pressure on the vegetation at a site in Namaqualand, South Africa. Forty pairs of permanently marked plots were surveyed in 1996, 2006 and 2016. The main objective was to investigate changes in the vegetation structure and species composition between the […]

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Multi-functional landscapes in semi arid environments

O’Farrell, P, Reyers, B, Le Maitre, D, Milton, S, Ego, B, Maherry, A, Colvin, C, Atkinson, D, De Lange, W, Blignaut, J and Cowling, R (2010), “Multi-functional landscapes in semi arid environments: Implications for biodiversity and ecosystem services”, Landscape Ecology, vol. 25, no. 8, 1231-1246. Can be purchased at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10980-010-9495-9, or contact karoo@intekom.co.za.   Abstract […]

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The possibilities and pitfalls presented by a pragmatic approach

O’Farrell, De Lange, WJ, Le Maitre, DC, Reyers, B, Blignaut, JN, Milton, SJ, Atkinson, D, Egoh, B, Maherry, C, and Cowling, RM (2011), “The possibilities and pitfalls presented by a pragmatic approach to ecosystem service valuation in an arid biodiversity hotspot”, Journal of Arid Environments, 75 (2011), 612-623. Accessed at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196311000231   Abstract Arid regions […]

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