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Linking changes in small mammal communities to ecosystem functions in an agricultural landscape
(Elsevier GmbH, 2014-01)
Global increases in agricultural production have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystem processes. In southern Africa, sugarcane production has converted native vegetation into agricultural monocultures. ...
Natural vegetation and bug abundance promote insectivorous bat activity in macadamia orchards, South Africa
(Elsevier Ltd, 2018)
Accelerating land use change is associated with the loss of species and their ecosystem services. South Africa is the world's largest producer of macadamias and the industry continues to grow. Insectivorous bat species are ...
Insect pest consumption by bats in macadamia orchards established by molecular diet analyses
The diet of insectivorous bat species is difficult to study and the least invasive tool to gain information on these predators’ foraging preferences is the study of their faecal pellets. The aim of this study was to determine ...