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The effects of invasion by Acacia saligna on the guild structure and regeneration capabilities of South African fynbos shrublands.

Published online: 09 Jul 1997

Authors: Holmes, P. M. & Cowling, R. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The impact of dense stands of the alien invasive species Acacia saligna on the guild structure of indigenous fynbos vegetation was investigated at 3 s...

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Effects of invasive alien acacias on nutrient cycling in the coastal lowlands of the Cape fynbos.

Published online: 09 Oct 1992

Authors: Witkowski, E. T. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Production, N and P return, and decomposition of leaf litter of the invasive alien Acacia saligna were compared with that of the indigenous sclerophyl...

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Effect of invasive Australian acacias on the regeneration, growth and nutrient chemistry of South African lowland fynbos.

Published online: 02 Mar 1995

Authors: Musil, C. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Regeneration, mortality, local extinction, growth and foliar elemental concentrations of indigenous (ericoid, restioid, proteoid) and alien (acacia) p...

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The effects of alien shrub invasions on vegetation structure and fire behaviour in South African fynbos shrublands: a simulation study.

Published online: 23 Apr 1986

Authors: Wilgen, B. W. van & Richardson, D. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

South African fynbos vegetation, principally Protea repens and P. neriifolia, is fire-prone and susceptible to invasion by alien shrubs. Changes in bi...

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Fire management in Mediterranean-climate shrublands: a case study from the Cape fynbos, South Africa.

Published online: 26 May 2010

Authors: Wilgen, B. W. van & Forsyth, G. G. & Klerk, H. de & Sonali Das & Khuluse, S. & Schmitz, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Fire is an important process in Mediterranean-ecosystem shrublands, and prescribed burning is often used to manage these ecosystems. Analyses of past ...

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Invasive plants and water resources in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: modelling the consequences of a lack of management.

Published online: 14 Jun 1996

Authors: Maitre, D. C. le & Wilgen, B. W. van & Chapman, R. A. & McKelly, D. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The invasion of fynbos shrublands by woody weed species can reduce the water yield from catchment areas dramatically. The consequences of uncontrolled...

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Fire behaviour in South African fynbos (macchia) vegetation and predictions from Rothermel's fire model.

Published online: 25 Mar 1988

Authors: Wilgen, B. W. van & Maitre, D. C. le & Kruger, F. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In a study of 14 experimental fires in tall open sclerophyllous shrubland in 2 state forests, rates of spread ranged from 0.04 to 0.89 m/s, flame leng...

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Validation of a spatial simulation model of a spreading alien plant population.

Published online: 10 Oct 2001

Authors: Higgins, S. I. & Richardson, D. M. & Cowling, R. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In this paper we describe the process of parameterizing and validating a spatial demographic model of a spreading alien plant population. The model, a...

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Effects of clearing treatment on seed banks of the alien invasive shrubs Acacia saligna and Acacia cyclops in the southern and south-western Cape, South Africa.

Published online: 15 Mar 1988

Authors: Holmes, P. M. & Macdonald, I. A. W. & Juritz, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Data are presented for 10 fynbos sites with stands aged 25-80 yr subjected to various clearing treatment (felling, piling, burning) over 12 yr with re...

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Proximity to natural habitat and flower plantings increases insect populations and pollination services in South African apple orchards.

Published online: 15 Dec 2021

Authors: Ratto, F. & Steward, P. & Sait, S. M. & Pryke, J. S. & Gaigher, R. & Samways, M. J. & Kunin, W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Introducing areas of wildflower vegetation within crop fields has been shown to enhance pollinator activity and pollination services to crops, and fin...

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