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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)
Subtropical forest loss resulting from conversion of forest to other land-cover types such as grassland, secondary forest, subsistence crop farms and small forest patches affects leaf nitrogen (N) stocks in the landscape. This study explores the utility of new remote sensing tools to model the spatial distribution of leaf N concentration in a forested(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)