Articles by Author: Bengt Hansson

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  1. Microsatellite markers for population genetic studies of the rock firefinch, <em>Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis</em>

    Microsatellite markers for population genetic studies of the rock firefinch, <em>Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    We identified the first set of microsatellites for use in the rock firefinch (Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis). First, we tested existing passerine microsatellite loci for cross-species amplification success in a small sample of rock firefinches and identified 10 loci that were seemingly...
  2. Inferring the links between breeding and wintering grounds in a Palearctic– African migratory bird, the Great Reed Warbler, using mitochondrial DNA data

    Inferring the links between breeding and wintering grounds in a Palearctic– African migratory bird, the Great Reed Warbler, using mitochondrial DNA data

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Understanding spatial connections between breeding and wintering populations is critical for developing sound conservation plans in migratory animals. However, for long-distance migratory songbird species wintering in sub-Saharan Africa, many of which are in a state of population decline, information on...
  3. Chemical Control of Bugweed and <em>Setaria</em> Grass in the Eastern Transvaal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The spread of forest weeds, particularly bugweed and setaria grass, has become a serious problem in the eastern Transvaal. Several experiments were instituted to test the effectiveness of different herbicide treatments on those and their effect on tree growth. Recommendations...
  4. Growth and structural change in Africa: development strategies for the learning economy

    Growth and structural change in Africa: development strategies for the learning economy

    This paper discusses opportunities and policy options for African countries seeking innovation and learning based development strategies. What kind of policies and institutions are necessary in order to transform the current increase in rents from commodities exports into industrial investment...