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How much evolutionary history in a 10x10m plot?
We use a fully dated phylogenetic tree of the angiospermfamilies to calculate phylogenetic diversity (PD) in four South African vegetation types with distinct evolutionary histories. Since the branch length values are in ...
Spatially-explicit sensitivity analysis for conservation management: exploring the influence of decisions in invasive alien plant management
Aim Decision-support models have considerable potential for guiding management strategies when problems are complex. The robustness of such decision-making processes is rarely evaluated, and the influence of decision criteria ...
Realizing a synergy between research and education: how participation in ant monitoring helps raise biodiversity awareness in a resource-poor country
(Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010)
Biodiversity-rich, resource-poor countries need to allocate scarce resources to the competing goals of identifying and monitoring their biodiversity and educating their populace about it. Often only relatively wealthy ...
Insect diversity in Cape fynbos and neighbouring South African vegetation
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2006)
Aim It has often been suggested that South Africa’s Cape fynbos shrublands, although extremely rich in plant species, are poor in insects, thus representing a notable exception from the broad plant–insect diversity ...
Intensifying postfire weather and biological invasion drive species loss in a Mediterranean-type biodiversity hotspot
(National Academy of Sciences, 2017)
Prolonged periods of extreme heat or drought in the first year after fire affect the resilience and diversity of fire-dependent ecosystems by inhibiting seed germination or increasing mortality of seedlings and resprouting ...