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The invertebrates of indigenous forests in Limpopo province South Africa : diversity, biogeography and conservation.
In this study I investigated patterns of invertebrate diversity in Limpopo Province indigenous forests, in order to highlight forests and taxa of special conservation significance. Invertebrates from seven target taxa were ...
Nutrient cycling in grazing systems.
This research was conducted at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The research encompasses five different studies to assess nutrient cycling in intensive and extensive grazing systems with ...
Establishment of an indirect organogenesis protocol for Eucalyptus grandis species and hybrids.
The prospect of integrating transgenic eucalypts with conventional breeding programmes is of value to the Plantation Forestry and Forest Products Industries. However, significant progress in this regard has still to be ...
Effect of soil factors on parasitic nematodes of sugarcane in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa.
Nematicides are not only expensive and unaffordable to small-scale farmers but are also harmful to the environment as they kill both the target organisms and non-target micro and macro-organisms, thereby destabilising the ...
The taxonomy and aspects of the ecology of the Ephemeroidea (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) of the Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of South Africa.
The Ephemeroidea or burrowing mayflies are a superfamily of the Ephemeroptera (mayflies) with a worldwide distribution. Recent decades have seen a sharp decline in their abundance globally. Literature reviews of the past ...
Spatial and temporal dynamics of freshwater wetlands on the eastern shores of St. Lucia, as reflected by their macrofaunal composition and distribution.
The wetlands on the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia are primarily groundwater fed and exhibit a variety of hydrological regimes that give rise to a high degree of habitat and species diversity. Hydrologically unstable ...
Summer supplementation of beef cattle on veld and kikuyu pastures.
In KwaZulu-Natal the production of beef in summer from veld is a common enterprise. Many techniques are available to optimise the productivity of this enterprise, from improving the quality of the grazing resource (planted ...
The use of various soil ameliorants and indigenous grasses, in the rehabilitation of soil from open cast coal mines in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
A series of pot trials were undertaken to test the growth of indigenous grasses (Themeda triandra and Cynodon dactylon) on mine capping soil, treated with various soil ameliorants. The capping soils were obtained from open ...
Dragonfly assemblage dynamics and conservation at small reservoirs in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
A study of the odonate fauna was carried out at the edge of a major escarpment, in eastern South Africa, using the same methodology as has been used in the temperate regions to obtain a sub-tropical perspective. The study ...
Ant management in Western Cape vineyards.
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