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A remote sensing based delineation of the areal extent of smallholder sugarcane fields of South Africa.
The areal extent delineation of smallholder sugarcane fields in fragmented landscapes is a challenge due to their complex spatial configuration (i.e. patchy field sizes) and timeless planting and harvesting dates. Nevertheless, ...
The role of remote sensing in invasive alien plant species detection and the assessment of removal programs in two selected reserves in the eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Province.
One of the major current concerns by conservationists is alien invasive plants due to their rapid spread and threat to biodiversity. The detection of Invasive Alien Plant Species (IAPs) can aid in monitoring and managing ...
Assessing community access, utilisation and management of fisheries resources at uMthwalume, KwaZulu-Natal.
Coastal communities are disadvantaged, and struggle to access fishery resources due to legislative requirements. This is compounded by overfishing from those possessing permits, and those without (legal and illegal fishers). ...
The impact of land degradation on landscape function in Mount Fletcher, Eastern Cape.
The severity of natural vegetation degradation has become a serious challenge, causing negative impacts on the vegetation ecosystems, livestock population, and productivity, landscape organization and river systems. The ...
Slope stability analyses of rock slopes and a comparison of limit equilibrium and continuum numerical methods.
Open pit mines are amongst the world’s largest geotechnical structures accounting for a large proportion of the world’s metals and minerals. The pressure of future supply of these resources meeting the demands of a growing ...
Investigating the process of erosion and sediment yield at different scales in commercial forestry : a case study at Two Streams, KwaZulu-Natal.
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Assessment of vegetation productivity in the Umfolozi catchment using Leaf Area Index (LAI) derived from SPOT 6 image.
Around the world, rural areas rely on the natural resources for their sustenance. These include grazing lands for livestock production and fuel wood harvesting for heating and cooking, as well as for medicinal purposes. ...
An investigation of the bacterial profile recovered from the oral cavity of sharks, on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Shark attacks are a rare occurrence globally; however quick treatment of a contaminated wound is imperative. Failure to treat infections in a timely manner may result in fatalities as marine bacteria have opportunistic ...
An investigation into the climate change mitigation potential of road transport emissions in eThekwini Municipality.
The South African transport sector as a whole is the second largest source of green house gas (GHG) emissions, with South Africa’s road transport sector contributing 80-90% of the total transport emissions. As such there ...
Assessment of the functional health status of the Melville wetland system, KwaDukuza, South Africa.
Internationally, wetlands are recognised as being valuable, natural ecosystems that provide a spectrum of functions, goods and services. Wetlands are also known to be extensively prone to pollutants. KwaDukuza, which forms ...