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Featured: Scientific Reports

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Scientific ReportsWater
Water resources in the Klein Karoo: the challenge of sustainable development in a water-scarce area
Water resources in the Klein Karoo: the challenge of sustainable development in a water-scarce area

Water resources in the Klein Karoo: the challenge of sustainable development in a water-scarce area

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...

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Scientific ReportsWater
Social-Ecological Resilience in a Dry Environment: People and Water Resources in the Little Karoo
Social-Ecological Resilience in a Dry Environment: People and Water Resources in the Little Karoo

Social-Ecological Resilience in a Dry Environment: People and Water Resources in the Little Karoo

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...

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Scientific ReportsSpekboom Carbon Sequestration Thicket
Prescribing Innovation within a Large-Scale Restoration  Programme in Degraded Subtropical Thicket in South Africa
Prescribing Innovation within a Large-Scale Restoration  Programme in Degraded Subtropical Thicket in South Africa

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. ...

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Scientific ReportsSpekboom Carbon Sequestration Thicket
Rate of Carbon Sequestration at Two Thicket Restoration Sites in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
Rate of Carbon Sequestration at Two Thicket Restoration Sites in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Rate of Carbon Sequestration at Two Thicket Restoration Sites in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

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...

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Scientific ReportsSpekboom Carbon Sequestration Thicket
Effects of goat pastoralism on ecosystem carbon storage in  semiarid thicket, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Effects of goat pastoralism on ecosystem carbon storage in  semiarid thicket, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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...

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Scientific ReportsSpekboom Carbon Sequestration Thicket
Spontaneous Return of Biodiversity in Restored Subtropical Thicket: Portulacaria afra as an Ecosystem Engineer 
Spontaneous Return of Biodiversity in Restored Subtropical Thicket: Portulacaria afra as an Ecosystem Engineer 

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...

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