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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 ...
Ecophysiological traits associated with the competitive ability of invasive Australian acacias
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
Aim We explored morphological and ecophysiological traits that enable invasive Australian acacias to compete with native species for resources (light, water and nutrients) necessary to support the substantial growth ...
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 ...