Articles by Keyword: Social Ecological Systems

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  1. Adaptive management for complex communal rangelands in South Africa

    Adaptive management for complex communal rangelands in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Many of the intransigent problems facing the world arise in complex systems. In this paper, I propose that communal rangelands in South Africa be recognised as complex social–ecological systems and that one of the reasons that development initiatives have had...
  2. Studying the Logone floodplain, Cameroon, as a coupled human and natural system<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Studying the Logone floodplain, Cameroon, as a coupled human and natural system<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    African floodplains are an excellent example of coupled human–natural systems because they exhibit strong interactions among multiple social, ecological, and hydrological systems. The intra-annual and interannual variations in seasonal flooding have direct and indirect impacts on ecosystems and human lives...
  3. Drivers and trajectories of social and ecological change in the Karoo, South Africa<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Drivers and trajectories of social and ecological change in the Karoo, South Africa<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    This review article explores past, present and possible future drivers of change in Karoo social-ecological systems. Biogeographically, the Karoo comprises the arid Succulent Karoo and Nama-Karoo biomes covering significant portions of the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces...
  4. Introduction to the Karoo Special Issue: Trajectories of Change in the Anthropocene<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Introduction to the Karoo Special Issue: Trajectories of Change in the Anthropocene<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The Karoo is an arid to semi-arid area across the western third of South Africa, comprising the Succulent Karoo and Nama-Karoo biomes. Its environment and people have experienced considerable changes, and now face new challenges as the Anthropocene unfolds. This...
  5. Reflections on the Karoo Special Issue: towards an interdisciplinary research agenda for South Africa’s drylands<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Reflections on the Karoo Special Issue: towards an interdisciplinary research agenda for South Africa’s drylands<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    We begin this essay with reflections on major research themes highlighted by the Karoo Special Issue (KSI). These include concerns over land-use change, long-term monitoring, climate change, governance and the need for more interdisciplinary research. We also identify some of...
  6. The sociocultural contexts and meanings associated with livestock keeping in rural South Africa

    The sociocultural contexts and meanings associated with livestock keeping in rural South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    This paper complements Vetter's position paper, ‘Development and sustainable management of rangeland commons – aligning policy with the realities of South Africa's rural landscape’ (Vetter in this issue). It seeks to advance the debate regarding the contemporary nature of livestock...
  7. Degradation of communal rangelands in South Africa: towards an improved understanding to inform policy

    Degradation of communal rangelands in South Africa: towards an improved understanding to inform policy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    In South Africa, the relative extent of range degradation under freehold compared to communal tenure has been strongly debated. We present a perspective on the processes that drive rangeland degradation on land under communal tenure. Our findings are based on...
  8. South Africa youths’ higher-risk sexual behaviour: an eco-developmental analysis

    South Africa youths’ higher-risk sexual behaviour: an eco-developmental analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Despite their high levels of knowledge about HIV and AIDS, young people ages 15–24 years in South Africa remain disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Young people's continued susceptibility to HIV infection has been consistently linked to intractable higher-risk sexual behaviours...
  9. Algae, phytoplankton and eutrophication research and management in South Africa: past, present and future

    Algae, phytoplankton and eutrophication research and management in South Africa: past, present and future

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    A brief history of South African research on and management of algae-, phytoplankton- and eutrophication-related problems is presented, including their ecological, social and economic impacts, which provides a basis for formulation of future research needs. The contributions of southern African...
  10. New perspectives in small-scale fisheries management: challenges and prospects for implementation in South Africa

    New perspectives in small-scale fisheries management: challenges and prospects for implementation in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    Worldwide, the past 15–20 years has seen a significant shift in thinking and approaches to the management of small-scale fisheries. This is in response to the recognition that conventional fisheries management is not equipped to deal with the complexities, uncertainties...