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  1. A national range inventory for the Kingdom of Lesotho ‘n nasionale opname van die weivelde van die koningkryk van Lesotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    With the need for an understanding of the nation's rangelands, the Division of Range Management of the Kingdom of Lesotho has undertaken a national range inventory. This resource study has utilized as aids in this task, the up‐to‐date techniques of...
  2. A drought assessment model for Karoo rangeland

    A drought assessment model for Karoo rangeland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The KAROO drought assessment model simplifies veld growth responses to rainfall variability by simulation of the growth and dieback of a hypothetical plant species. Soil water content is treated as a simple weighting factor which determines the plant's growth rate...
  3. Estimation of water use by red grass (<em>Themeda triandra</em> Forssk.) growing in shallow soils: toward a method of on-farm drought assessment

    Estimation of water use by red grass (<em>Themeda triandra</em> Forssk.) growing in shallow soils: toward a method of on-farm drought assessment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    This study was prompted by the need of stock farmers without access to computers for a simple on-farm drought assessment method as an aid in management decision making with respect to stock numbers in times of drought. It is proposed...
  4. An overview of Karoo vegetation modelling Published on the occasion of the Centenary of the ARC-Institute for Soil, Climate and Water

    An overview of Karoo vegetation modelling Published on the occasion of the Centenary of the ARC-Institute for Soil, Climate and Water

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Karoo vegetation processes have been modelled in recent years at various scales and levels of complexity for a variety of purposes ranging from regional drought assessment to range management at farm level. Some models aim to simulate veld growth responses...
  5. Mixed livestock grazing in diverse temperate and semi-arid environments

    Mixed livestock grazing in diverse temperate and semi-arid environments

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The need for an annual increase of 2% in global food production demands knowledge on how best to use natural grazing land resources. Taken with the requirement to protect resources, this need creates conflicting demands on grazing land management. Concerns...
  6. Grazing behaviour and diet selection of Barotse cattle on a communally grazed floodplain in west Zambia

    Grazing behaviour and diet selection of Barotse cattle on a communally grazed floodplain in west Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Grazing behaviour and diet selection of cattle were studied on a communally grazed floodplain and its adjacent wooded uplands in western Zambia to identify the interaction between basic herd management practices, foraging behaviour and body condition of cattle. On average,...
  7. Perspective: Towards improved grazing management recommendations for sourveld

    Perspective: Towards improved grazing management recommendations for sourveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Critical evaluation of grazing management recommendations for sourveld revealed scientific, economic and practical deficiencies. These recommendations are seldom adopted. Recent scientific evidence has facilitated the adoption of certain principles in new practical, economically viable recommendations aimed at maintaining or improving...
  8. Movements and habitat utilization of nembwe, <em>Serranochromis robustus</em> (Günther, 1864), in the Upper Zambezi River

    Movements and habitat utilization of nembwe, <em>Serranochromis robustus</em> (Günther, 1864), in the Upper Zambezi River

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Fifteen adult nembwe Serranochromis robustus (Günther, 1864) were tagged with radio transmitters in the Zambezi River, Namibia, from 4–15 November 2000 to record behaviour and outline the implications for fisheries management. The fish were tracked on average every 3.7 days...
  9. Abundance and home ranges of feral cats in an urban conservancy where there is supplemental feeding: a case study from South Africa

    Abundance and home ranges of feral cats in an urban conservancy where there is supplemental feeding: a case study from South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    There is much debate surrounding the impact of feral cats (Felis catus) on wildlife. Conservancies areusually areas where indigenous flora and fauna are protected and aliens excluded or managed. The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus (HCC) is an urban...
  10. 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...