Articles by Author: A Rajkaran

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  1. A method for monitoring mangrove harvesting at the Mngazana estuary, South Africa

    A method for monitoring mangrove harvesting at the Mngazana estuary, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The Mngazana estuary supports the third largest area of mangroves, and probably the largest stand of Rhizophora mucronata Lamk., in South Africa. The objective of this study was to determine the extent of harvesting in the Mngazana mangrove forest, using...
  2. Response of mangroves to drought and non-tidal conditions in St Lucia Estuary, South Africa

    Response of mangroves to drought and non-tidal conditions in St Lucia Estuary, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The effect of a prolonged closed-mouth state on the condition of mangrove habitats was studied in May 2010 at St Lucia Estuary, KwaZulu-Natal. The mouth had been closed to the sea since 2002 as a result of artificial mouth closure...
  3. Mangrove litter production and organic carbon pools in the Mngazana Estuary, South Africa

    Mangrove litter production and organic carbon pools in the Mngazana Estuary, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Wood harvesting is reducing the density of adult mangrove trees in the Mngazana Estuary. This is expected to decrease the amount of litter produced as well as the availability of organic carbon to the estuary and the nearshore environment. Pools...
  4. Historic and recent (2006) state of mangroves in small estuaries from Mlalazi to Mtamvuna in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Historic and recent (2006) state of mangroves in small estuaries from Mlalazi to Mtamvuna in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    The new forest type classification considers mangroves to be the rarest and most threatened of forest types in South Africa. The aim of this study was to determine the change in distribution and the current population and community structure of...
  5. Mangrove expansion and population structure at a planted site, East London, South Africa

    Mangrove expansion and population structure at a planted site, East London, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Avicennia marina (Forrsk.) Vierh. was planted in 1969 at Nahoon Estuary, East London, followed a few years later by the planting of Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lam. and Rhizophora mucronata (L.) among the larger A. marina trees. This study tested the...
  6. Key factors that drive phytoplankton biomass and community composition in the urbanised Nahoon Estuary, South Africa

    Key factors that drive phytoplankton biomass and community composition in the urbanised Nahoon Estuary, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Estuaries are under intense pressure, because of urban developments and water abstraction. Water column characteristics of the Nahoon Estuary were examined in 2014–2015 to identify factors that influenced phytoplankton dynamics. The estuary was found to be saline (∼33) and remained...