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Conserving the fishes of the Twee River, Western Cape, South Africa: revisiting the issues
(NISC (Pty) Ltd, 2009)
The Twee River catchment contains two endemic fish species — the Twee River redfin and the Twee River galaxias — which are threatened by water abstraction, habitat degradation, and the presence of introduced fishes. Fyke ...
Dissecting the plant–insect diversity relationship in the Cape
It has been argued that insect diversity in the Cape is disproportionately low, considering the unusually high plant diversity in this region. Recent studies have shown that this is not the case, but the precise mechanisms ...
Flowering phenology of invasive alien plant species compared with native species in three Mediterranean-type ecosystems
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
Background and Aims Flowering phenology is a potentially important component of success of alien species, since elevated fecundity may enhance invasiveness. The flowering patterns of invasive alien plant species and related ...
Ecology and management of alien plant invasions in South African fynbos: Accommodating key complexities in objective decision making
Invasive alien trees and shrubs pose significant threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services in South African fynbos ecosystems. An ambitious initiative, the Working for Water program, commenced in 1995 to reduce the ...
Impact of a dam on benthic macroinvertebrates in a small river in a biodiversity hotspot: Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
(Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2009)
Suitable reservoirs and monitoring methods are needed to manage scarce water supplies in dry countries. We assessed here the impact on aquatic macroinvertebrates of the only dam on the Eerste River, which runs through the ...