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Assessment of structural attributes of even-aged Eucalyptus grandis forest plantations using small-footprint discrete return lidar data.
Assessment of forest structural attributes has major implications in the management of forestry by providing information of ecological and economic importance. The traditional methods of assessment involve collecting data ...
Spatial and temporal extent of land degradation in a communal landscape of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Land degradation in communal rangelands is one of the problems that lowers land
A critical analysis of current approaches to SMME development and support within the eThekwini Municipal Area.
Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) are considered to be the engines of growth of any economy. In the light of recent economic events and the recession that is surging rapidly across the globe, more and more attention ...
Investigating the utility of SPOT 5 imagery and artificial neural networks, in the identification and mapping of Acacia mearnsii within environments of varying complexity
The impacts of invasive species on the environment, human health, and the economy continue to gain interest from public and private agencies, scientists, and the media. This study aimed to investigate the utility of SPOT ...
An investigation of the natural and human induced impacts on the Umdloti Catchment.
The Umdloti River is relatively small but very important system that is located northeast of central Durban. This river flows pass the coastal town of Verulam and finally into an open/closed estuary, the La Mercy estuary. ...
An analysis of municipal solid waste management in South Africa using the Msunduzi Municipality as a case study.
Municipal Solid Waste generation has become an inevitable consequence of lifestyles and daily living. However, the nature (quantity and quality) of this waste stream can vary and is largely dependent upon the manner in ...
Participatory forest management (PFM) discourse in South Africa : ecological modernisation in the developing world.
There is growing recognition internationally of the shift in natural resource management away from top-down, technocratic management towards participatory approaches that incorporate local communities and other stakeholders ...
The private sector-community relationship in ecotourism : the case of Umngazi River Bungalows, Eastern Cape
Ecotourism has increasingly been adopted in many countries as a responsible and sustainable form of tourism. The role of the private sector in ecotourism development and specifically the involvement of communities in their ...
A GIS based habitat suitability analysis of the Oribi antelope in KwaZulu-Natal.
Geographic information systems and remotely sensed information provide an analytical platform for linking habitat features and animal distribution in a spatial context. The spatial culmination of such data using geographic ...
Towards integrating sustainability in the eThekwini Municipality integrated development planning process.
Many of today‟s global environmental problems can be traced back to cities. Managing the urban environment has become a priority not only for cities themselves, but also for the global environment as a whole. It has also ...