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A new national unit for invasive species detection, assessment and eradication planning
TLDR
A new national unit for invasive species detection, assessment and eradication planning is introduced in South Africa for the first time.
Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Pollinator Diversity and Plant Reproductive Success in Renosterveld Shrublands of South Africa
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It is argued that there needs to be a greater focus on the habitat requirements of pollinators to predict the effects of habitat fragmentation on pol- lination systems and plant reproductive success, and that populations on small fragments do not always experience pollination deficits.
The role of beetle marks and flower colour on visitation by monkey beetles (hopliini) in the greater cape floral region, South Africa.
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This study is the first to demonstrate that beetle marks attract pollinating monkey beetles in the Greater Cape Floral Region, and shows that monkey beetles favour flowers with dark beetle markings over unmarked flowers.
Grasses as invasive plants in South Africa revisited: Patterns, pathways and management
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Although introductions of alien grasses have declined in recent decades, South Africa has a potentially large invasion debt and highlights the need for continued monitoring and much greater investment in alien grass management, research and legislation.
FLORAL BIOLOGY OF HESPERANTHA (IRIDACEAE: CROCOIDEAE): HOW MINOR SHIFTS IN FLORAL PRESENTATION CHANGE THE POLLINATION SYSTEM 1
Field observations, floral dissections of a representative range of Hesperantha species, and pollen load analyses of insects captured on many of them indicate that flowers of this African genus are
New species of Geissorhiza (Iridaceae: Crocoideae) from the southern African winter rainfall zone, range extensions, taxonomic changes, and notes on pollen morphology and floral ecology
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Following a survey of pollen morphology in the genus, new pollen types in one section each of the two subgenera are described: five species of section  Ciliatae Goldblatt and two of  section Weihea Eckl have more complex apertures than the plesiomorphic single aperture with a 2-banded oper­culum found in other species.
An innovative South African approach to mentoring novice professionals in Biodiversity Management
The impact of invasive alien species is a global concern. In South Africa there are a limited number of trained and experienced Biodiversity professionals therefore mentoring of young scientists is
Proceedings of a Workshop on biodiversity dynamics on la Réunion Island, Saint Pierre - Saint Denis, 29 November - 5 December 2004
A la suite de sa visite a la Reunion, la conseillere scientifique de l'Ambassade de France en Afrique du Sud, a propose de soutenir et financer un atelier scientifique sur les problemes de la