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Ecosystem Services, Land-Cover Change, and Stakeholders: Finding a Sustainable Foothold for a Semiarid Biodiversity Hotspot
Land-cover change has been identified as one of the most important drivers of change in ecosystems and their services. However, information on the consequences of land cover change for ecosystemExpand
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On the origin of southern African subtropical thicket vegetation
The origin and affinities of southern African subtropical thicket have been misunderstood and neglected. This formation was only recognised as a biome distinct from savanna and karoo in the midExpand
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Fire-survival strategy — a character of taxonomic, ecological and evolutionary importance in fynbos legumes
Variation in the fire-survival strategy of the fynbos, legume tribesPodalyrieae andLiparieae was studied, since it is often the only conspicuous difference between morphologically similar taxa. TwoExpand
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Mapping Grazing-Induced Degradation in a Semi-Arid Environment: A Rapid and Cost Effective Approach for Assessment and Monitoring
Improved techniques for measuring and monitoring the state of biodiversity are required for reporting on national obligations to international and regional conservation institutions. Measuring theExpand
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Getting the biodiversity intactness index right: the importance of habitat degradation data
Given high-level commitments to reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, there is a pressing need to develop simple and practical indicators to monitor progress. In this context, aExpand
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Designing conservation corridors in production landscapes: assessment methods, implementation issues, and lessons learned.
We used empirical data and expert knowledge to identify a corridor network hypothesized to sustain key ecological and evolutionary processes in South Africa's Cape Floristic Region hotspot. Expand
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The morphology, taxonomy and evolution ofRhodocoma (Restionaceae)
The vegetative and reproductive morphology, culm and rhizome anatomy and seed surface micromorphology ofRhodocoma are described. It is shown that this variation is best contained by recognizing threeExpand
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Pleistocene range dynamics in the eastern Greater Cape Floristic Region: A case study of the Little Karoo endemic Berkheya cuneata (Asteraceae)
The glacial–interglacial climate cycles of the Pleistocene played a significant role in dramatically altering species distributions across the globe. However, the climate of the Greater CapeExpand
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Linking ecosystem services and water resources: landscape‐scale hydrology of the Little Karoo
There is growing acknowledgement of the dependence of human society on ecosystem services and of the fact that service delivery is being compromised by human impacts on ecosystems. This paperExpand
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Modern soil phytolith assemblages used as proxies for Paleoscape reconstruction on the south coast of South Africa
South Africa continues to receive substantial attention from scholars researching modern human origins. The importance of this region lies in the many caves and rock shelters containing wellExpand
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