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The effectiveness of active and passive restoration on recovery of indigenous vegetation in riparian zones in the Western Cape, South Africa: A preliminary assessment
Riparian ecosystems in South Africa's fynbos biome are heavily invaded by alien woody plants. Although largescale clearing of these species is underway, the assumption that native vegetation will self-repair after ...
Both complete clearing and thinning of invasive trees lead to short-term recovery of native riparian vegetation in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Questions: Most rivers in the Western Cape Province of South Africa are heavily invaded by alien trees, often resulting in profound changes in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Although large-scale management operations ...
Allelopathic effects of invasive Eucalyptus camaldulensis on germination and early growth of four native species in the Western Cape, South Africa
(NISC (Pty) Ltd and Taylor & Francis, 2015)
Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. (red river gum; Myrtaceae) is an invasive tree in riparian habitats of the Western Cape, South Africa, where it replaces indigenous vegetation and affects ecosystem functioning. These ...
Soil water repellency in riparian systems invaded by Eucalyptus camaldulensis: a restoration perspective from the Western Cape Province, South Africa
South African riparian systems are threatened by major alien plant invasions through the widespread replacement of native plant species by fast-growing alien species, including several Eucalyptus species. Since Eucalyptus ...
Medium-term vegetation recovery after removal of invasive Eucalyptus camaldulensis stands along a South African river
(Elsevier B.V., 2018)
Effective ecological restoration requires detailed monitoring to determine the success achieved through different interventions in achieving objectives. In 2017, we resurveyed riparian sites along the Berg River in the ...
Biological Invasions and Ecological Restoration in South Africa
This chapter provides an overview of the researchers and research initiatives relevant to invasion science in South Africa over the past 130 years, profiling some of the more recent personalities, particularly those who ...