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System dynamic modeling to assess economic viability and risk trade-offs for ecological restoration in South Africa.
Can markets assist by providing support for ecological restoration, and if so, under what conditions? The first step in addressing this question is to develop a consistent methodology for economic evaluation of ecological ...
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 ...
The effectiveness of active restoration following alien clearance in fynbos riparian zones and resilience of treatments to fire
(Elsevier B.V., 2008)
In 1998, a restoration field trial was initiated in a catchment near Wellington (Western Cape, South Africa) to determine whether fynbos riparian scrub vegetation cleared of woody invasive alien trees require post-clearance ...
Re-evaluation of a riparian restoration experiment in the Western Cape Province: Status 8 years down the line
In 1998, a study was initiated to assess the relative effectiveness of three different sowing treatments for reducing soil erosion and restoring indigenous riparian vegetation cover after alien clearing in the Western Cape. ...
Banking on seeds: can our riverine plant communities fight back after heavy invasion
(Botantical Society, 2006-12)
Drought-tolerance of an invasive alien tree, Acacia mearnsii and two native competitors in fynbos riparian ecotones
successfully invaded many riparian zones in South Africa, especially Australian Acacia spp. which are prevalent along riverbanks in the south-western Cape of South Africa. This Mediterranean-type climate region ...
Sucrose application is ineffectual as a restoration aid in a transformed southern African lowland fynbos ecosystem
The addition of carbon (C) to the soil as sucrose has been suggested as a countermeasure to reduce plant available nitrogen (N) and increase the competitive advantage of slower growing native perennial species over faster ...
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 ...