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Indigenous forest degradation is regarded as one of the most important environmental issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa in particular. We tested the utility of the unique band settings of the recently launched South African satellite, SumbandilaSat in characterising forest fragmentation in a fragile rural landscape in Dukuduku, northern(More)
Sirex noctilio is currently the most destructive pest of conifers in South Africa and the wasp is currently causing considerable tree mortality in Pinus patula forests located in the southern parts of the country. Recent estimates indicate that 35,000 ha of P. patula forest are infested and dying (Hurley et al., 2007). In lieu of the future availability of(More)
Resource distribution is a fundamental factor governing the movement and distribution of herbivores. Specifically, the quality (foliar concentration of nitrogen, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium) and quantity (biomass) of vegetation are important factors. In this regard, the development of techniques that can model the distribution of(More)