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Water stress tolerance of shrubs in Mediterranean-type climate regions: convergence of fynbos and succulent Karoo communities with California shrub communities
(Botanical Society of America, Inc., 2009)
Mediterranean-type climate regions are highly biodiverse and predicted to be particularly sensitive to climate change. Shrubs of the mediterranean-type climate region of South Africa are highly threatened, and their ...
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 ...
Ecological research and conservation manangement in the Cape Floristic Region between 1945 and 2015: History, current understanding and future challenges
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
In 1945, the Royal Society of South Africa published a wide-ranging report, prepared by a committee led by Dr C.L. Wicht, dealing with the preservation of the globally unique and highly diverse vegetation of the south-western ...
Invasion, alien control and restoration: Legacy effects linked to folivorous insects and phylopathogenic fungi
(Ecological Society of Australia, 2016)
Invasive alien trees increase native tree stress and may increase attack by herbivores and pathogenic fungi. Alien tree removal should ameliorate such impacts. Here we compared the levels of damage by phylopathogenic fungi ...
Fire and life history affect the distribution of plant species in a biodiversity hotspot
Aim Species distribution models (SDMs) provide valuable insights into species-environment relationships and potential climate change impacts on diversity. Most SDMs do not account for the role of natural disturbance regimes ...