Best Paper in 2020 Awarded

Posted 27 August 2021 by under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
Best Paper in 2020 Awarded

After careful consideration by the African Journal of Range & Forage Science Editorial Board, the best paper published during the past year (Volume 37; 2020) has been identified. The award went to the paper on “Megaherbivore response to droughts under different management regimes: lessons from a large African savanna” by Izak Smit, Mike Peel, Sam Ferreira, Cathy Greaver and Danie Pienaar.

The paper was selected based on originality of the science, quality and impact of the science, scope of the research or review and the effectiveness of communication. As such, the paper can be read at no cost until the end of September here in a special marketing drive. 

Their results demonstrated that drought interacts with spatio-temporal environmental gradients and management actions. This study also provided convincing evidence, especially for buffalo, showing how increased artificial water points results in lower herbaceous biomass during droughts, leading to greater population reductions through mortality and movement. 

The study illustrates how theGreater Kruger National Park is increasingly functioning as an integrated ecosystem formegaherbivores.

Congratulations to the authors on being voted the best paper published in the African Journal of Range and Forage Science in 2020! The author(s) will receive the award at the Awards Ceremony of the 2021 GSSA Congress to be held 26 to 30 July.

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