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  1. Remote sensing from space—present and future applications in forestry, nature conservation and landscape management

    Remote sensing from space—present and future applications in forestry, nature conservation and landscape management

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    Past studies have suggested that sound knowledge about the reflectance characteristics of objects could be of great value in understanding the physical, chemical, and the spatial properties of features on our planet. These characteristics can be assessed remotely, and the...
  2. The significance of gathering wild orchid tubers for orphan household livelihoods in a context of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

    The significance of gathering wild orchid tubers for orphan household livelihoods in a context of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    We investigated the role of gathering and selling the edible tubers of wild orchids by children orphaned by AIDS as one of their livelihood strategies, through a household survey administered to 152 households in three villages in the Southern Highlands...
  3. Forest structural assessment using remote sensing technologies: an overview of the current state of the art

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal
    The Forestry and Forest Products Research Centre (CSIR), University of KwaZulu-Natal and MONDI Business Paper have recently embarked on a remote sensing cooperative. The primary focus of this cooperative is to explore the potential benefits associated with using remote sensing...
  4. Adjusting Faustmann's Formula for a Dynamic Financial Environment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The well-known LEV criterion or Faustmann's formula which evolved in the static financial environment of the nineteenth century is adjusted to take account of the changes in the dynamic financial environment of today. A previous incorrect attempt to adjust LEV...
  5. Financial Decision Criteria and Real Price Changes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    General price indices such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or the Production Price Index (PPI) represent the weighted average of prices of a large number of goods and services. Such price indices therefore cannot accurately measure the changes in...
  6. A New Form of Internal Rate of Return

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    When the Internal Rate for Return (IRR) of a forestry project is calculated by means of traditional methods which ignore real price changes, the IRR for one rotation of the project is identical to the IRR for an infinite series...
  7. Role of Eucalypt Plantations in Timber Supply and Forest Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The role of eucalypt plantations in timber supply and forest conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa was investigated. The annual destruction of 11,5 million ha of tropical forest is highlighted, the various causes indicated and the controversy whether fast-growing plantations and woodlots...
  8. Estimated Woody Litterfall in Broadleaved, Evergreen Forest, Southern Cape, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    A new line-transect technique for monitoring woody litterfall in forests is described. In indigenous, evergreen coastal forest at Harkerville, southern Cape, branches and trees which fell and accumulated across 50 m lengths of twine over a period of seven years,...
  9. Distribution, Size and Ownership of Forests in the Southern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Indigenous forest of the southern Cape as delimited on 1:50 000 maps was analysed for distribution, size and ownership in six landscape zones: mountains, foothill, coastal platform, river valley, coastal scarp and dunes. I tested the hypothesis that forest distribution...
  10. Indigenous High Forests in the Transvaal with Special Reference to Inventory and Monitoring Systems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The indigenous forests in the Transvaal comprise a total area of 35 385 ha, of which 18 088 ha or 51% are situated on State forest land. The forests are found mainly along the Drakensberg escarpment and, to a lesser...