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The influence of rainfall and grazing on the demography of some African savanna grasses: a matrix modelling approach.

Published online: 20 Mar 1993

Authors: O'Connor, T. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Two savanna sites in Gazankulu, South Africa, were fenced in 1984 and subjected to heavy or light grazing for 4 growing seasons. Size-structured matri...

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Vegetation changes (1949-71) in a semi-arid, grassy dwarf shrubland in the Karoo, South Africa: influence of rainfall variability and grazing by sheep.

Published online: 22 Sep 1995

Authors: O'Connor, T. G. & Roux, P. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The influence of annual and seasonal (summer vs. winter) rainfall variability and of different seasons and systems of sheep grazing, including complet...

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The influence of grazing on seed production and seed banks of some African savanna grasslands.

Published online: 06 Jun 1992

Authors: O'Connor, T. G. & Pickett, G. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Species composition, population structure and the seed banks of Aristida bipartita, Bothriochloa insculpta, Heteropogon contortus, Themeda triandra an...

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Pollinator monitoring more than pays for itself.

Published online: 17 Mar 2021

Authors: Breeze, T. D. & Bailey, A. P. & Balcombe, K. G. & Brereton, T. & Comont, R. & Edwards, M. & Garratt, M. P. & Harvey, M. & Hawes, C. & Isaac, N. & Jitlal, M. & Jones, C. M. & Kunin, W. E. & Lee, P. & Morris, R. K. A. & Musgrove, A. & O'Connor, R. S. & Peyton, J. & Potts, S. G. & Roberts, S. P. M. & Roy, D. B. & Roy, H. E. & Tang, C. Q. & Vanbergen, A. J. & Carvell, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Resilient pollination services depend on sufficient abundance of pollinating insects over time. Currently, however, most knowledge about the status an...

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Hierarchical control over seedling recruitment of the bunch-grass Themeda triandra in a semi-arid savanna.

Published online: 25 Jan 1997

Authors: O'Connor, T. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The persistence of populations of the economically important bunchgrass Themeda triandra in rangeland depends on seedling recruitment. A 25-factorial ...

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Dynamics of shrub encroachment in an African savanna: relative influences of fire, herbivory, rainfall and density dependence.

Published online: 22 Aug 2001

Authors: Roques, K. G. & O'Connor, T. G. & Watkinson, A. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Shrub encroachment has been widely observed in savanna regions. This study analysed the causes of shrub encroachment in the lowveld savanna of north-e...

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Composition and population responses of an African savanna grassland to rainfall and grazing.

Published online: 15 Apr 1994

Authors: O'Connor, T. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The influence of inter-annual rainfall variability and cattle grazing on the abundance (density, basal area), population dynamics (recruitment, growth...

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Effect of stocking rate and rainfall on rangeland dynamics and cattle performance in a semi-arid savanna, South Africa.

Published online: 28 Jul 2000

Authors: Fynn, R. W. S. & O'Connor, T. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In order to examine the emerging paradigm of non-equilibrium behaviour of plant-livestock relations in semi-arid rangeland, the effect of stocking rat...

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Effect of small catchment dams on downstream vegetation of a seasonal river in semi-arid African savanna.

Published online: 10 Jul 2002

Authors: O'Connor, T. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Seasonal rivers in semiarid African savannas support riparian woodland and hydromorphic grassland, key habitats for wildlife or livestock. We investig...

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Influence of land use on plant community composition and diversity in Highland Sourveld grassland in the southern Drakensberg, South Africa.

Published online: 02 Nov 2005

Authors: O'Connor, T. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biodiversity conservation of grasslands in the face of transformation and global climate change will depend mainly on rangelands because of insufficie...

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