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Soil biota in a megadiverse country: Current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa
(Elsevier GmbH, 2016)
Soils are integral to agricultural productivity, biodiversity, and the maintenance of ecosystem services. However, soil ecosystem research depends on foundational biological knowledge that is often missing. In this review, ...
Diet of otters(Lutra lutra) in various habitat types in the Pannonian biogeographical region compared to other regions of Europe
(CC-BY 4.0, 2016)
Knowledge of the effect of habitat type and region on diet and feeding behaviours of a species facilitates a better understanding of factors impacting populations, which contributes to effective conservation management. ...
The use of fynbos fragments by birds: Stepping-stone habitats and resource refugia
Fynbos habitats are threatened by fragmentation through land use and anthropogenic changes in fire regimes, leading to a loss of suitable habitat for birds. We investigated the response of fynbos-typical avifauna to ...
Seed dispersal effectiveness: A comparison of four bird species feeding on seeds of invasive Acacia Cyclops in South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2016)
Seed dispersal effectiveness (SDE) for vertebrates is determined as a product of quantity (numbers of seeds dispersed) and quality (probability that a dispersed seed becomes a new adult plant) components. There is a limited ...
Simplified large African carnivore density estimators from track indices
(Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0, 2016)
Background. The range, population size and trend of large carnivores are important parameters to assess their status globally and to plan conservation strategies. One can use linear models to assess population size and ...