Now showing items 1-5 of 5
Current and future vulnerability of South African ecosystems to perennial grass invasion under global change scenarios
Invasive alien grasses are a group of increasing importance which respond to global changes and alter native plant community structure and ecosystem processes. To date there have been few studies that assess the ecological ...
Vulnerability of Selected Native and Invasive Woody Riparian Species to Streamflow Variability in the Western Cape Fynbos Ecosystem
Riparian ecosystems of the Mediterranean south-western Cape region are projected to experience significant decreases in streamflow due to climate change and increased demands for water associated with human demographic ...
White rhino populations in the Eastern Cape: distribution, perfomance and diet
White rhinoceros did not occur historically in the Eastern Cape (Skead 2007). However, they were introduced in the Eastern Cape in state-run reserves and private land (Shrader 2006). White rhino have been introduced for ...
Investigating the influence of data quality on ecological niche models for alien plant invaders
Ecological niche modeling is a method designed to describe and predict the geographic distribution of an organism. This procedure aims to quantify the species-environment relationship by describing the association between ...
Integrating ecosystem services into conservation planning in South Africa
This thesis contains seven chapters that deals with the intergration of ecosystem services into conservation planning in South Africa. It starts with a review on the inclusion of ecosystem services in conservation plans, ...