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An assessment of fire regimes on different vegetation types using MODIS burned area products.
Cost-efficient satellite data has been widely used to map the spatial and temporal distribution of fires in resource scarce regions such as southern Africa. However, the accuracy of such data is often unknown, which ...
Ostracods as bioindicators to reconstruct past environmental conditions at Lake St Lucia, South Africa.
Lake St Lucia, situated along the east coast of South Africa, is a highly dynamic system subject to both tidal and freshwater influences with changing environmental conditions. These fluctuating salinity regimes effect the ...
Remote sensing of wetland tree species in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The impact of global change is expected to result in changes in the distribution and composition of species. Coastal swamp and mangrove forests are some of the most threatened forest types in the world. Remote sensing is ...
Sustainable agriculture among subsistence farmers in Swaziland : a study of adoption and practice of conservation agriculture at Shewula.
The study comprises five separate but related research papers intended to document the introduction and adoption of conservation agriculture in Swaziland and the status of crop cultivation in this country. It further ...
Assessing the level of habitat fragmentation of the KwaZulu-Natal sandstone sourveld.
Numerous processes, including habitat loss and fragmentation, contribute to ecosystem degradation, resulting in the loss of ecosystem functioning and diversity. The KwaZulu-Natal Sandstone Sourveld (KZN SS) is a grassland ...
An investigation of scientific and indigenous weather forecasting for improved decision-making by farmers.
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Exploring post-authorisation follow-up and EIA effectiveness in South Africa : case studies from KwaZulu-Natal.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is recognised internationally as a tool for identifying and addressing the potential adverse impacts of a proposed development on the environment. The effectiveness of an EIA depends ...
Sustainable agricultural practices in smallholder farming systems : a case study of smallholder farmers in the Ugu District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Agriculture is viewed by both World Bank reports of 2005 and 2008 as a viable activity for rural development for the developing economies. Smallholder farming is the dominant type of agricultural practice especially in the ...
The use of spatial analysis and participatory approaches in strategic environmental assessment (SEA) : identifying and predicting the ecological impacts of development on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast of South Africa.
The high pressures for coastal development, translated as prolific land cover transformation, coupled with the weaknesses of management to protect the environment has led to the gradual deterioration of environmental ...
The remote sensing of papyrus vegetation (Cyperus papyrus L.) in swamp wetlands of South Africa.
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus .L) swamp is the most species rich habitat that play vital hydrological, ecological, and economic roles in central tropical and western African wetlands. However, the existence of papyrus vegetation ...