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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 ...
Assessment of post-burn removal methods for Acacia saligna in Cape Flats Sand Fynbos, with consideration of indigenous plant recovery
(Elsevier B.V., 2016)
The Greater Cape Floristic Region (GCFR) of South Africa is a biodiversity hotspot threatened by the impacts of habitat transformation and invasive alien species. Cape Flats Sand Fynbos (CFSF) is a critically endangered ...
The impact of pine plantations on fynbos above-ground vegetation and soil seed bank composition
(Elsevier B.V., 2017)
Pine plantations and pine invasions have numerous impacts on native ecosystems in the Fynbos biome of South Africa. The severity of these impacts greatly determines the extent of potential ecosystem recovery after the pines ...
Resilience of invaded riparian landscapes: The potential role of soil-stored seed banks
We investigated the potential role of soil-stored seed banks in driving vegetation recovery under varying intensities of invasion by the alien tree Eucalyptus camaldulensis along the Berg River in South Africa’s Western ...