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dc.contributor.authorFill, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorKritzinger-Klopper, S.
dc.contributor.authorvan Wilgen, B.W.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-02T11:45:53Z
dc.date.available2018-08-02T11:45:53Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationFill, J.M.; Kritzinger-Klopper, S.; van Wilgen, B.W. (2018) Short-term vegetation recovery after alien plant clearing along the Rondegat River, South Africa. Restoration Ecology, 26(3): 434-438en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1061-2971en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2479
dc.description.abstractThe outcomes of ecosystem restoration projects should be periodically monitored to inform subsequent adaptive management decisions. In 2012, a project was begun to remove both invasive alien plants and fish from the Rondegat River in South Africa. Although the initial post-intervention dynamics of aquatic fauna have been documented, the results of the simultaneous clearing of dense riparian stands of alien trees and shrubs have not been reported. We examined native riparian vegetation recovery over 3 years after alien plant clearing.We documented increased cover of native riparian shrubs, but a simultaneous increase of alien and native weedy grass cover. Secondary invasions, especially by grasses, can have strong effects on ecosystem dynamics and achieving the goals of restoration may therefore require additional active management. Our findings provide an initial baseline reference for future monitoring and adaptive management decisions.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherSociety for Ecological Restorationen_ZA
dc.subjectAcacia mearnsiien_ZA
dc.subjectfynbosen_ZA
dc.subjectinvasionen_ZA
dc.subjectriver restorationen_ZA
dc.titleShort-term vegetation recovery after alien plant clearing along the Rondegat River, South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeJournalArticlesen_ZA
dc.cibjournalRestoration Ecologyen_ZA
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