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Vegetation establishment and functionality on kimberlite tailings in the afro-alpine zone of Lesotho
(North-West University (South Africa), 2017)
Mining activities can have severe negative impacts on the natural environment. It is therefore important for mines to develop and implement mitigation measures through a rehabilitation strategy. As such, Letšeng Diamond ...
The effect of urbanization and agriculture on predacious arthropod diversity in the Highveld grasslands
Biodiversity provides vital ecosystem services and more diverse ecosystems are known to be more stable and resilient in the face of disturbance. Predacious arthropods provide a valuable ecosystem service to control pest ...
Arthropod and plant diversity of maize agro–ecosystems in the grassland and savanna biomes of South Africa
Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important grain crop in the country. Approximately 12 million tons of maize grain is produced annually on approximately 2.5 million ha of land. However, increased farming intensity can lead ...
Drought effects on the herbaceous community structure of transformed Mopaneveld
(North-West University (South Africa), 2020)
Semi-arid Mopaneveld vegetation structure is driven by herbivory, fire, nutrients and rainfall variability. The floristically homogenous herbaceous layer is highly dynamic and dominated by forbs. Forb species contribute ...