Articles by Author: P Novellie

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  1. Habitat use by indigenous grazing ungulates in relation to sward structure and veld condition

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The objective of the study was to examine the relationships between the habitat requirements of different wild ungulate species, sward structure and veld condition. Veld condition score was correlated with sward height: habitats with high condition scores were dominated by...
  2. Diet selection of goats in the communally grazed Richtersveld National Park

    Diet selection of goats in the communally grazed Richtersveld National Park

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The study provided an account of the diet selection of goats within the Richtersveld National Park and focused on (a) diet composition, (b) plant growth-forms, (c) principal and preferred food plants. The conservation status of these food plants was also...
  3. Why communal pastoralists do what they do in the Richtersveld National Park

    Why communal pastoralists do what they do in the Richtersveld National Park

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    A better understanding of the socio-economic profile of pastoralists, their farming objectives and the motives underlying herd management practices in the Richtersveld were explored. Livestock were not the only source of income for pastoral households. Livestock farming was a post-retirement...
  4. Movement response patterns of livestock to rainfall variability in the Richtersveld National Park

    Movement response patterns of livestock to rainfall variability in the Richtersveld National Park

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    We studied the seasonal and daily movement patterns of livestock (pastoralists) in the Richtersveld National Park to suggest management strategies that would support a balance between biodiversity conservation and livestock grazing. Livestock movement patterns indicated that forage is the motivation...
  5. Habitat selection by large herbivores in relation to fire at the Bontebok National Park (1974–2009): the effects of management changes

    Habitat selection by large herbivores in relation to fire at the Bontebok National Park (1974–2009): the effects of management changes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The Bontebok National Park has long been faced with the dilemma of reconciling the need for short-interval fires, which promote grazing for bontebok, with that for longer-interval fires to maintain plant diversity. We explored habitat selection by various large herbivores...
  6. An Assessment of Antelope Browse Damage in a Pine Plantation and an Evaluation of Some Chemical Repellents

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Three chemical repellents were tested as a means of protecting Pinus radiata against browsing by antelope:
  7. Can predator urine be used as a buck or rodent repellent?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    It is sometimes suggested that the excreta of predators could be used to protect crops or plantations against large herbivore damage. This study tested whether antelope and rodents tend to avoid felid urine. Captive Cape grysbok and grey duiker sniffed...
  8. Behavioural ecology and communication in the Cape grysbok

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Zoology
    The behaviour of the Cape grysbok, a small antelope inhabiting the fynbos vegetation of the southern and western Cape, is described. Three wild grysbok males, fitted with radio transmitters, were observed to remain within well-defined ranges which averaged 2,5 ha...