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Investigating the contribution of the biodiversity stewardship programme in achieving grassland biome conservation in KZN, South Africa.
Research into biodiversity stewardship and its potential as a mechanism for conservation implementation in South Africa is limited. Conservation implementation tools aimed at achieving conservation targets are espoused ...
Mapping land degradation using remote sensing data and an unsupervised clustering algorithm in the eThekwini Metropolitan Area.
Land degradation is a major environmental problem facing South Africa and many other countries around the world. For proper management and adoption of best rehabilitation strategies, a compendious regional-scale assessment ...
Motivations to engage in dark tourism : the case of selected sites in South Africa.
The aim of this study was to understand motivations to visit dark tourism sites, particularly, in South Africa and generally internationally. Dark tourism or tourism to places associated with death, pain and suffering is ...
The impact of a change in climate on small-scale farmers : case studies of the Khokhwane, Sizanenjana and Richmond communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
A large percentage of land use in South Africa is used for agricultural purposes, as this sector serves as the economic backbone of the country. A change in climate is likely to result in an increase in the frequency and ...
An assessment of land cover change patterns using remote sensing : a case study of Dube and Esikhawini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
During the past two centuries, land cover has been changing at an alarming rate in space and time and it is humans who have emerged as the dominant driver of change in the environment, resulting in changes of extraordinary ...
Modelling terrain roughness using LiDAR derived digital terrain model in eucalyptus plantation forests, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
South African commercial plantation forests are established primarily to meet both the local and global demands of industries that require direct raw materials such as pulpwood or timber. Consequently, the commercial forest ...
A statistical approach for modelling forest structural attributes using multispectral remote sensing data within a commercial forest plantation.
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Examining the utility of the random ensemble and remotely sensed image data to predict Pinus patula forest age in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The mapping of forest age is important for effective forest inventory as age is indicative of a number of plant physiological processes. Field survey techniques have traditionally been used to collect forest inventory data, ...
Conceptualisations and experiences of the presence of informal settlements into formal residential areas : a study of the residents in formal housing of the Clare Estate area, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Cities across the globe are characterised by inequality. Within South African cities the marginalised population has unequal access to certain resources and opportunities, one such resource that the research is centred ...
Integrating remote sensing and geostatistics in mapping Seriphium plumosum (bankrupt bush) invasion.
The impacts of plant species invasion in natural ecosystems have attracted geo-scientific studies globally. Several studies have demonstrated that the effects of invasive species can permanently alter an ecosystem structure ...