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  1. Socio-economic transitions influence vegetation change in the communal rangelands of the South African lowveld

    Socio-economic transitions influence vegetation change in the communal rangelands of the South African lowveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The importance of the human dimensions of vegetation change in rangelands is increasingly being acknowledged. However, surprisingly little research is directed at advancing our understanding of the relationships between socio-economic factors and state of the vegetation in these systems. There...
  2. Shallow waters: social science research in South Africa's marine environment

    Shallow waters: social science research in South Africa's marine environment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    This paper provides an overview of social science research in the marine environment of South Africa for the period 1994–2012. A bibliography based on a review of relevant literature and social science projects funded under the SEAChange programme of the...
  3. Conserving rangeland resources <em>die bewaring van veldhulpbronne</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The aims of the paper are to (1) identify the properties of conservation, (2) explain its poor implementation, and (3) propose remedies.
  4. Influence of intensive irrigation and cultivation on selected soil properties: Arid southern Namibia

    Influence of intensive irrigation and cultivation on selected soil properties: Arid southern Namibia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The effect of long-term (25 years) intensive irrigation on selected soil properties of the Hardap Irrigation Scheme was determined by comparing soil profiles in irrigated and adjacent non-irrigated areas. The major differences detected between five soil pairs were rubification of...
  5. How can Human Beings Transgress their Biologically Based Views?

    How can Human Beings Transgress their Biologically Based Views?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    Empirical evidence from developmental psychology and anthropology points out that the human mind is predisposed to conceptualize the world in particular, species-specific ways. These cognitive predispositions lead to universal human commonsense views, often referred to as folk theories. Nevertheless, humans...
  6. HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF MACROBENTHIC FAUNA IN SALDANHA BAY

    HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF MACROBENTHIC FAUNA IN SALDANHA BAY

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The most recent trends in the economic development of Saldanha Bay are towards the tourist and mariculture industries, both of which are dependent on a high quality of water. Yet this water quality is now under threat. In this study,...
  7. What does the new century offer range science in southern Africa?

    What does the new century offer range science in southern Africa?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Range Science, as a developing discipline in southern Africa, is reviewed over its 60 years of formal existence. The context of the African political and socia-economic environment is used as a background to examine the impact that range science has...
  8. Maasai Mara — an ecosystem under siege: an African case study on the societal dimension of rangeland conservation

    Maasai Mara — an ecosystem under siege: an African case study on the societal dimension of rangeland conservation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    'Let me assure you all that our commitment to the preservation of wildlife and the habitat in the Maasai Mara reserve is total. We do not deny that the reserve is of vital economic importance to us, but we also...
  9. The challenge of integrated rangeland monitoring: synthesis address

    The challenge of integrated rangeland monitoring: synthesis address

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The need to balance biodiversity conservation with sustainable development, though widely agreed upon, is elusive in practice. Human societies are increasingly disconnected from the ecosystems which support them. The loosening connection and growing scientific acceptance that ecosystems are complex, dynamic,...
  10. A novel method for estimating tree dimensions and calculating canopy volume using digital photography

    A novel method for estimating tree dimensions and calculating canopy volume using digital photography

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Studies on plant phenology and browse capacity require effective methods to rapidly quantify plant dimensions such as tree height, height of maximum canopy diameter, height of first leaves, maximum canopy diameter, and diameter of trunk(s) at height of first leaves...