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Featured: Scientific Reports
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Executive Summary This study has for the first time in South Africa provided a quantitative picture of enterprise development and dynamics in a biosphere, i.e. the Gouritz Cluster...
Abstract The Klein Karoo is situated in the Western Cape, South Africa, and is characterised by low rainfall (100–450 mm yr–1). The Klein Karoo is situated in the primary catchment of the Gouritz...
ABSTRACT The Little Karoo is a semi-arid environment with highly variable rainfall and has a history of recurrent floods and droughts. The historical development of the social-ecological system...
Executive summary This report was commissioned as a learning process for practitioners who are involved in the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) and the Jobs for Carbon project (J4C). The...
Prescribing Innovation within a Large-Scale Restoration Programme in Degraded Subtropical Thicket in South Africa
Abstract: Commonly cited requirements for bridging the “science-practice divide” between practitioners and scientists include: political support, communication and experimentation. ...
Abstract Ecosystem carbon storage in intact thicket in the Eastern Cape, South Africa exceeds 20 kg/m2, which is an unusually large amount for a semiarid ecosystem. Heavy brows ing by goats...
Effects of goat pastoralism on ecosystem carbon storage in semiarid thicket, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Abstract Intensive pastoralism with goats transforms semiarid thicket in the Eastern Cape, South Africa from a dense vegetation of tall shrubs to an open landscape dominated by ephemeral grasses...
Spontaneous Return of Biodiversity in Restored Subtropical Thicket: Portulacaria afra as an Ecosystem Engineer
Abstract An accepted criterion for measuring the success of ecosys tem restoration is the return of biodiversity relative to intact reference ecosystems. The emerging global carbon economy has...