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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 ...
Guidelines for improved management of riparian zones invaded by alien plants in South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2008)
This paper reviews the results of recent research on riparian vegetation recovery following the clearance of invasive alien plants. In Fynbos, Grassland and Savanna Biomes, riparian ecosystems were found to have relatively-high ...
Riparian vegetation: degradation, alien plant invasions, and restoration prospects
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007)
Rivers are conduits for materials and energy; this, the frequent and intense disturbances that these systems experience, and their narrow, linear nature, create problems for conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem ...
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 ...
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 ...