Articles by Keyword: Succulent Karoo

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  1. Correlates of stocking rate and overgrazing in the Leliefontein Communal Reserve, central Namaqualand

    Correlates of stocking rate and overgrazing in the Leliefontein Communal Reserve, central Namaqualand

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    We investigate the correlates of stocking rate in the Leliefontein communal reserve and attempt to provide a mechanistic explanation of the controlling factors. We further speculate on how high stocking rates are maintained in relation to the current state of...
  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. Life form and species diversity on abandoned croplands, Roggeveld, South Africa

    Life form and species diversity on abandoned croplands, Roggeveld, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The Roggeveld consists of an island of Mountain Renosterveld (Fynbos biome) surrounded by Succulent Karoo biome vegetation. Since management of abandoned croplands depends on a better understanding of their succession sequences, vegetation recovery on abandoned croplands in the Roggeveld was...
  4. To run or hide?: escape behaviour in a cryptic African snake

    To run or hide?: escape behaviour in a cryptic African snake

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Optimal escape theory predicts that escape behaviour of an organism is best understood in terms of costs and benefits of escaping relative to risk of predation. However, risk of predation facing an organism is dependent on various biotic and abiotic...
  5. 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...
  6. Response of arthropod communities to plant-community rehabilitation efforts after strip mining on the semi-arid west coast of South Africa<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Response of arthropod communities to plant-community rehabilitation efforts after strip mining on the semi-arid west coast of South Africa<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Strip mining in arid ecosystems causes extreme ecological destruction that may take decades to recover. The present study examined the effect of different plant-community rehabilitation treatments on arthropods after strip mining in the arid Namaqualand region of South Africa. Vegetation...
  7. Assessing the success of experimental rehabilitation on a coastal mineral sands mine in Namaqualand, South Africa<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Assessing the success of experimental rehabilitation on a coastal mineral sands mine in Namaqualand, South Africa<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The success of different rehabilitation treatments following surface mining on the arid west coast of South Africa was assessed. Treatments consisting of one or a combination of topsoil addition, plant translocation and seeding were applied to experimental rehabilitation sites in...
  8. The composition of the soil seedbank and its role in ecosystem dynamics and rehabilitation potential in the arid Tankwa Karoo Region, South Africa<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    The composition of the soil seedbank and its role in ecosystem dynamics and rehabilitation potential in the arid Tankwa Karoo Region, South Africa<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Very few soil seedbank studies have been conducted in South Africa, especially in arid rangelands. Insight into the soil seedbank could therefore improve assessment of rangeland dynamics and enhance rehabilitation efforts. This study aimed to characterise the soil seedbanks in...
  9. 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...
  10. Minimum population size and potential impact of feral and semi-feral donkeys and horses in an arid rangeland

    Minimum population size and potential impact of feral and semi-feral donkeys and horses in an arid rangeland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Farmers in the northern, communally managed parts of the Succulent Karoo, an arid rangeland system in South Africa, historically used donkeys and horses for transport and ploughing. With increasing mechanisation, draught animal power has largely been replaced by machines. Yet,...