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Pharmacological investigation of some trees used in South African traditional medicine.
South Africa is home to a wide diversity of cultural groups, all of which utilize the flora for a variety of purposes. This is true with regard to traditional medicine systems which are similar to those of the rest of ...
Bioprospecting the flora of southern Africa : optimising plant selections.
Focused procedures which streamline and optimise plant prioritisation and selection in bioprospecting have the potential to save both time and resources. A variety of semiquantitative techniques were assessed for their ...
Feral cats (Felis catus) in an urban conservancy : University of KwaZulu- Natal, Howard College campus.
The resident feral cat (Felis catus) population on the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Howard College campus (HCC) in Durban, South Africa was studied from March 2004 to November 2005. This study was initiated as the ...
An assessment of the effect of season of grazing, stocking rate and rainfall on the dynamics of an arid rangeland on the west coast of South Africa.
A grazing trial investigating the effect of season of grazing and stocking rate initiated at the Nortier Experimental Farm in 1988 provided an opportunity to assess the response of the veld to both grazing and environmental ...
Re-vegetation dynamics of land cleared of Acacia mearnsii (black wattle)
The overall aim of the study was to investigate re-vegetation of disturbed sites, using nursery grown plugs (from seedling trays) of Themeda triandra, Heteropogon contortus and Hyparrhenia dregeana in order to reach ...
Grazing management in the communal rangelands of the Upper Thukela, Kwazulu-Natal.
The grazing management project in the Okhombe ward of the Amazizi Tribal Authority formed part of the National Department of Agriculture's LandCare program to address communal natural resource management issues. Okhombe ...
Complementarity between two metrics which use invertebrates to assess riparian conditions of rivers.
Conservation of streams involves an understanding of their physical , chemical and biological entities. SASS5 is a biomonitoring method developed to monitor the habitat quality of a water body. It is based on differential ...
User attitudes to conservation and management options for the Ongoye Forest Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Indigenous forest resources are valuable to communities situated around them as they provide many different resources for their livelihoods. South Africa has only 0.5% of indigenous forest cover and most forests are ...
Above-ground allometry, biomass and nutrient content of acacia mearnsii across four ages and three sites in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands.
Acacia mearnsii (black wattle) is one of the few tree crops of which both timber and bark are utilised, with branches sometimes being collected for fuel wood. There is a great potential for nutrient loss from plantations ...
Systematic revision of Southern African species in the genera Eptesicus, Neoromicia, Hypsugo and Pipistrellus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae).
Abstract available in PDF file.